Former Mission Prep running star Jordan Hasay was named Pac-10 Women’s Cross Country Newcomer of the Year on Wednesday, following a season in which she helped Oregon to second place in the conference championships.
Hasay, who finished third overall at the conference championships in 19 minutes, 48 seconds, also finished second in the NCAA West Regional in 20:52 and was the top Ducks finisher in the NCAA Championships.
Hasay, a freshman from Arroyo Grande, finished 18th at the NCAA Championships in 20:23 to earn college All-America honors. All three courses were 6K courses.
Stanford’s Chris Derrick and Washington’s Kendra Schaaf were named the men’s and women’s Pac-10 cross country athletes of the year. Cardinal coach Jason Dunn was the conference men’s coach of the year, and the Huskies’ Greg Metcalf was the women’s coach of the year.
The honors were decided by a vote of the conference’s cross country coaches.
Cal Poly wrestling recruiting class ranked sixth in the country
The Cal Poly wrestling team, currently 2-0 in duals and ranked in the top 25 by three major polls, received another high ranking — this time for its recent recruiting class.
The five high school recruits set to join the team next year after signing with the Mustangs in the early period last month were enough to rank the class sixth in the nation by InterMat.
Iowa, Northwestern, Iowa State, Penn State and Cornell round out the top five.
Cal Poly recruits Jesse Delgado, Tucker Armstrong, Drew Meulman and Travis Gallegos are all ranked by InterMat in the top 10 in the country in their respective weight classes. Dominic Kastl is in the top 20.
Cal Poly returns to action Friday at the 28th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational in Primm, Nevada.
Cal Poly signs six golf recruits
Cal Poly announced the signing of six high school golfers — two men and four women — to national Letters of Intent.
The men’s recruits include Mark Wyllie of Bellarmine Prep, the 48th-ranked high school player by Golfweek, and Justin Haley of California High in San Ramon, who finished tied for 14th at the Northern California Championships last spring.
The women’s signees are Asia Adell of Clovis West, Alexandra Phillips of Bishop Manogue in Reno, Sorelle Sedej of Poway and Taylor Yoshitake of St. Monica High in Playa Del Rey.
Adell was sixth in the Southern California Championships this fall. Phillips is a former Nevada state champion. Sedej finished tied for fifth in the CIF-San Diego Section Championships. And Yoshitake tied for 33rd in the Southern Section individual finals last month.
Cuesta men’s basketball players head list of recent honorees
The Cuesta College men’s basketball team, which tied a program best mark with its 6-0 start, saw two players handed awards this week.
Former Templeton High player Seth Koenig was named Western State Conference player of the week after scoring 50 points and grabbing 20 rebounds in three games. Sophomore guard Roger Guardia was named Cuesta’s Male Athlete of the Month.
Guardia is leading the team with 14.8 points per game and is shooting 44.4 percent from 3-point range for the No. 15-ranked Cougars.
The Female Athlete of the Month was women’s volleyball middle blocker Kayla Cribbs, who also joined the women’s basketball team following the conclusion of the volleyball season. Cuesta women’s water polo honors include two all-state appearances
Former Paso Robles High standout Morgan Thompson, the 2008 Western State Conference women’s water polo player of the year, and Cuesta College teammate Ashley Smith were each named to the All-Southern California second team.
The duo joined former Nipomo High standout Heidi Link on the all-conference first team for the Cougars (12-19), who had six more players recognized by the conference.
Thompson scored 97 goals to break her own single-season school record and finish second in the state in scoring. She holds the Cuesta record with 192 career goals.
Smith, the team MVP, added 53 goals and led the Cougars with 37 assists. Link was third on the team in goals (41), assists (28) and steals (40).
Erin Gray, Kat Shellooe and Maggie Evans made the second team, and Sophie Mouret, Aurdrey Baker and Aubree McAtee were honorable mention selections.
Cuesta volleyball lands six on all-conference team
The Cuesta College women’s volleyball team (8-13) had two players — outside hitter Mackenzie Sullivan and middle blocker Cribbs — named to the All-Western State Conference first team and four more who received all-conference honors.
Sullivan, a freshman, became the third Cuesta player to reach 300 kills in a season and her 4 kills-per-game average ranks second in program history. Cribbs, a sophomore was second on the team in kills and set the program’s all-time record for blocks (198).
Setter Ashlan Cate, a former Coast Union standout, and middle blocker Kaitlyn Henry, formerly of Arroyo Grande High — both freshmen — were named to the second team.
Outside hitter Julie English from Templeton and libero Joanna Hogue were honorable mention selections.