The Cougar Chronicle

Q&A with softball player Holly Fauria

Q&A with softball player Holly Fauria

Gayana Parsegova, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Where were you born and raised, hometown, interests as a child… etc. I was born in Huntington Beach, and moved to Yorba Linda and was raised there. I was fortunate enough to grow up playing softball and soccer where I met some of my best friends. When I graduated from Yorba Linda High School my family...

Q&A with baseball player Tyler Place

Q&A with baseball player Tyler Place

Shane Siemsen, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

2015 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) freshman of the year and 2016 All- California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) first team selection, Tyler Place starts at shortstop for the Cal State San Marcos Cougars.  Place has been playing baseball his entire life and has high as...

Cougars come out with a 3-1 record in opening weekend

Cougars come out with a 3-1 record in opening weekend

Nic Pollino, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Baseball opened their first weekend with back-to-back doubleheaders on Feb. 3 to Feb. 4 against San Diego Christian with a 3-1 record.   Opening day started with a Cougars victory for new head Coach Matt Guiliano. In game one of the doubleheader, pitcher Taylor Ahearn threw a complete game v...

CSUSM men’s basketball break tough losing streak

CSUSM men’s basketball break tough losing streak

Shane Siemsen, Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

CSUSM men’s basketball team ends their losing streak with a win against West Coast Baptist. The Cougars opened up their three game homestand with a tough CCAA matchup against San Francisco State which the Cougars dropped 76-85.   Off a one-day rest, Sonoma State came into the Sports Center whe...

CSUSM Women’s Basketball slam-dunks San Francisco

CSUSM Women’s Basketball slam-dunks San Francisco

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

CSUSM women’s basketball team went head-to-head against San Francisco State securing another win for the Cougars leaving the final score 73-65. The Jan. 26 game at the Sports Center boosted the Cougars overall record 10-8 and 7-6 in conference. The Cougars started the game off strong with the...

Women’s basketball falls short against CETYS Mexicali in Exhibition game

Women’s basketball falls short against CETYS Mexicali in Exhibition game

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Cougars lost a close game in the final seconds, 72-73, against CETYS Universidad Mexicali in an exhibition game on Feb. 3. At 5:30 p.m. in the Sports Center, the Cougars began the heated game against the Zorros. The game was back and forth with the Zorros only gaining a 1-point lead throughout ...

Cougars defeated in first game of the season

Shane Siemsen, Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

CSUSM women’s softball opened up the 2017 season with a set of road games against Vanguard University.  The cougars fell to the Lions 5-0 in the first game and their second game was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Cougars were only able to collect two hits the entire game as outfielder Holly...

Women’s lacrosse fails to secure a win against UCSD

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Women’s club lacrosse opens up with a narrow loss in the first game of the season against UCSD on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. leaving the final score 9-11. The Cougars started off strong; with high spirits they put the pressure on the Tritons. The entire first half began with the Cougars scoring then Tritons quic...

Softball falls short in doubleheader against San Diego Christian

Softball falls short in doubleheader against San Diego Christian

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

CSUSM’s softball team loses second doubleheader of the season leaving their overall record 0-3. On Feb. 4 the Cougars played their first home game against San Diego Christian, the first game ending 3-8 and the second game ending in a close 3-4 loss for CSUSM. The Cougars started off strong and k...

New spirits for our campus

Micaela Johansson, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

CSUSM’s new cheerleading club is kicking off their season cheering at basketball games with stunts, dance routines and tumbles. With positive responses from both the teams and spectators, cheer’s future looks bright.   The cheerleaders plan on bringing attention to the Cougar name at the USA ...

Volleyball completes first season with yoga program as training

Amy Chastain, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

Under the guidance of the athletic department, CSUSM women’s volleyball began the first official yoga training program during the 2016 season. Personal experience and a struggle with back injuries drove Head Coach Andrea Leonard to incorporate yoga in the team’s training this year. “We star...

Anna Jensen ready to lead club volleyball to victory

Anna Jensen ready to lead club volleyball to victory

Hannah Snider, Club Sports Reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

CSUSM’s club volleyball president Anna Jensen has big plans for this upcoming season and is looking forward to club members continuing to grow in the CSUSM community. “My plans for the upcoming season is for us to compete hard and make it back to championships! Ultimately, with proper fundra...