College Sports

Cuesta women's basketball team improves to 10-0

The Cuesta College women’s basketball team improved to 10-0 after beating Santa Barbara City College 66-56 in the Allan Hancock Tournament on Friday. 

Courtney Chadwick led the Cougars with 16 points, and Melissa Limas and Kaylie Williams each added 11 points. 

Kaylie Williams had seven rebounds and five steals for Cuesta, Morgan Liebscher scored 10 points off the bench, and Jerrica Crosby also scored 10 points. 


Big week for Pridham

A big week for Cal Poly senior Mackenzie Pridham resulted in an invitation to the 2014 Major League Soccer Combine, earning a spot on the NSCAA all-Far West Region first team, and being named to the Senior CLASS Award All-America second team. 

Pridham is one of 50 Division I seniors to earn an invitation to the combine. He is one of three Big West players and is the first Mustang to earn a spot since 2012. In addition, he is Cal Poly’s all-time leading scorer with 27 goals.

Pridham is also the only Cal Poly student-athlete to have been named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. It recognizes those who have excelled in sports, community, classroom, character and competition. He is involved in Cal Poly’s Student of the Game outreach program, where student athletes visit local schools and provide free clinics.


Cuesta all-conference honors

The Cougars are well-represented on the Western State Conference all-conference team with six players receiving honors. 

Rachel Gruetzmacher was named second team all-state in addition to her first team all-conference honor. The Atascadero High graduate led the Cougars with 100 goals and tied the school record.

Haley Shafer and Amber Ehmer were named second team all-conference. Shafer had 56 goals on the season. Ehmer was the Cougars’ best defender with 33 goals, 24 assists and 54 steals. 

Karissa Sternfels, Brie Fleming and America Hall were honorable mention selections.


Cuesta all-conference honors

Riley Cooks led Cuesta to a third-place finish in the WSC regular season and was one of five Cougars named to an all-conference first team for the second straight year.

Cooks ranks fifth in kills in a season, second in career kills, third in career aces, and 10th in career digs in school history.

Whitney Meyer and Blake O’Brien were named second team all-WSC. Meyer led the team in digs, and O’Brien led the team in assists.

Cami Mauricio and Paige Waymire were honorable mention selections.