The Week Ahead in Matador Athletics......


The Week Ahead in Matador Athletics......

The Week Ahead ...
Two Cal State Northridge student-athletes with a charitable heart, and Dr. Jolene Koester's coaching talents highlight what's happening in Cal State Northridge Athletics this week ... Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, offers his weekly insight on the teams and student-athletes who compete for Cal State Northridge ... The weekly report includes upcoming key games, a look at the accomplishments of the student-athletes and coaches at Cal State Northridge, and a report on what other activities are happening in the Matador Athletic Department ... For more information on Matador Athletics, go to www.gomatadors.com

Northridge Notables ...
As part of their media guide bios, every student athlete is asked a series of questions such as favorite actor or actress, favorite food, greatest sports moment, etc ... One question in particular has brought a wide range of responses ... The question is "if you had a million dollars, what would you do with the money?" ... For two Matador soccer players, Bo Miller (Junior, Monument, Co) and Sonia Espitia (freshman, Paramont, Ca.), their answers are noble ... Miller and Espitia said that if they had a million dollars, they would "distribute the money to the poor."

Volleyball Volumes ...
Now it's Dr. Jolene Koester's turn to test her coaching skills ... The CSUN President will act as an honorary coach on Thursday, Nov. 1 (7:00 p.m.) at The Matadome against Cal State Bakersfield in a women's volleyball match ... Dr. Koester will be patrolling the sidelines, shouting words of encouragement, and offering coaching tips to head coach Jeff Stork in pursuit of a victory.

Hoops Hoopla ...
Both the men's and women's basketball team recently hosted a kickoff "Mid-Morning Madness" basketball preview with more than 100 Matador fans in attendance at The Matadome ... Fans were given t-shirts, players were available for autographs, and refreshments were served ... Both teams were introduced, and both head coaches, men's coach Bobby Braswell and women's head coach Staci Schulz, talked about the team's prospects for 2007-08, and followed by a question-and-answer period ... Both teams were introduced, and then each squad went through several drills ... The men's team opens exhibition play on Wednesday, October 31, at 7:05 p.m. with an exhibition game against Cal State Los Angeles ... The Matador women have an
exhibition game on Friday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. against Cal Poly Pomona at The Matadome.

Did You Know ...
The Matador men's basketball team will be celebrating its 50th season of intercollegiate basketball in 2007-08 ... However, the Matadors will be playing in The Matadome for only the 46th year ... Cal State Northridge basketball started during the 1958-59 season, but The Matadome was not built until the 1962-63 campaign ... Before the '62-63 season, the Matadors played in various high school gyms including Monroe, San Fernando and Granada Hills High Schools.

MATADORS THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, October 30, All Day, Women's Golf at Kent Youel Invitational, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Wednesday, October 31, 2:00 p.m., Men's Soccer vs Cal Poly, Matador Field

Wednesday. October 31, All Day, Women's Golf at Kent Youel Invitational, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Wednesday, October 31, 7:05 p.m., Men's Basketball vs Cal State Los Angeles (Exh), The Matadome

Thursday, November 1, 7:00 p.m., Women's Volleyball vs Cal State Bakersfield, The Matadome

Friday, November 2, 2:30 p.m., Women's Soccer vs UC Santa Barbara, Matador Field

Friday, November 2, 7:00 p.m., Women's Basketball vs Cal Poly Pomona (Exh), The Matadome

Saturday, November 3, 7:00 p.m., Women's Volleyball vs Long Beach State, The Matadome

Sunday, November 4, Noon, Men's Soccer vs UC Davis, Matador Field

Sunday, November 4, 2:30 p.m., Women's Soccer vs Cal Poly, Matador Field

- GO MATADORS -

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