April 14, 2008

The Week Ahead At Cal State Northridge ...

April 14, 2008

The Week Ahead at CSUN ...
Matador men's volleyball takes aim at a possible NCAA title ... Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, offers his weekly insights on the accomplishments of the teams, coaches, and student-athletes who compete for CSUN ... For more information on CSUN Athletics, go to the new website of Matador Athletics, www.gomatadors.cstv.com

Matador Minute ...
Congratulations to water polo standout Jillian Stapf, and soccer goalkeeper Kevin Guppy ... Stapf and Guppy have been selected to represent Cal State Northridge at the 2008 NCAA National Student-Athlete Conference in late May at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Florida ... Stapf, a sophomore from Hudsonville, Mi., is one of the top collegiate water polo goalkeepers in the country, while Guppy, a junior from Chino Hills, is regarded as one of the all-time great soccer players in school history ... Although the Matador men's volleyball team lost its home season finale to Long Beach State last Saturday night, what was notable was the size of the crowd that attended the match ... A crowd of nearly 1,500 fans (The Matadome seats 1,600) filed into CSUN's home gym, a tribute to the team's winning season (22-6 overall, 17-5 MPSF) and entertaining style of play ...The 22 regular season wins for Northridge is a school record ... The Matadors open up the MPSF Tournament as the third seed and will host the sixth seed, Stanford, in a quarterfinal match next Saturday, April 19, at The Matadome ... Happy birthday wishes to CSUN's top softball pitcher, Mercedes Lovato, who celebrates her birthday on Saturday (April 19).

Athletic Events THIS WEEK at Cal State Northridge

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

Baseball @ UCLA, 6:00 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
Track & Field @ Mt. SAC Relays, All Day
Women's Tennis vs Fresno Pacific, 2:00 p.m.


THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Track & Field @ Mt. SAC Relays, All Day
Track & Field @ Cal State Los Angeles Open, All Day


FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Track & Field @ Mt. SAC Relays, All Day
Baseball vs Long Beach State, 3:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Track & Field @ Mt. SAC Relays, All Day
Baseball vs Long Beach State, 1:00 p.m.
Softball @ Cal Poly (dh), 1:00 p.m.
Tennis vs Cal State Bakersfield, Matador Tennis Complex, 1:00 p.m.
Water Polo vs UC Santa Barbara, 10:00 a.m.
Water Polo vs Cal State San Bernardino, 3:00 p.m.
Men's Volleyball vs Stanford, MPSF Tournament, The Matadome, 7:00 p.m.


SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Track & Field @ Mt. SAC Relays, All Day
Baseball vs Long Beach State, 1:00 p.m.
Softball @ Cal Poly, 1:00 p.m.

Go Matadors ...