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16
Mar

Warriors Show Consistency on the Track

San Diego, CA – The Westcliff Track & Field team competed at the Ross & Sharon Irwin Collegiate meet held at Point Loma Nazarene University. Opening up the day for the Westcliff Warriors was freshman Kalonni Wilcox, jumping an impressive mark of 5.92m for his first meet of the season. Junior, Cristina Chapi competed throughout...
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11
Mar

Men’s Volleyball Prepares to Go on the Road

Irvine, Calif. – After a tough battle with Ottawa (AZ) last Friday, the warrior volleyball team prepares to go on the road to face Arizona Christian University, Benedictine-Mesa and Ottawa again in Arizona. The warriors showed a lot of heart in set two against the spirit, going into overtime and dropping the set 31-33. Junior...
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05
Mar

Coach Patty Medina Invited to Join Staff at the “Tu Futuro Basketball Elite Camp” in Queretaro, Mexico

Irvine, Calif. – One of Coach Patty Medina’s goals this inaugural season has been to “put Westcliff on the map” but she never would have imagined that one of those opportunities would come from her birth country, Mexico. Medina has been invited to be one of the coaches on staff for the annual “Tu Futuro Basketball Elite...
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03
Mar

Fuiava and Beagan are the Pair of the Day at the BVNE Collegiate Beach League

Santa Monica, Calif. – The Westcliff University women’s beach volleyball team had six pairs compete in the Beach Volleyball National Events (BVNE) Collegiate Beach Volleyball League with the University of Saint Katherine, Marymount California University and Vanguard University. In the first round of matches, the pairs of Hill/Gildernew, Lim/van Deursen, Atkins/Hill and Fuiava/Beagan all swept...
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02
Mar

Warriors Compete at Cal State LA Invitational

Los Angeles, Calif. Junior Cristina Chapi and Freshman Skyler Madrid, competed at the California State LA Invitational meet through inclement weather. The two opened their season with adverse weather conditions and prevailed with great performances. Chapi started the two day meet off with a successful javelin performance, placing third overall with a best throw of...
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01
Mar

Warriors Make Some Beach Volleyball History

Irvine, Calif. – Westcliff University’s women’s beach volleyball team made some history on Friday toppling Arizona Christian University (4-1). The warriors recorded their first ever official win in program history by beating ACU 4-1 and also winning an exhibition match with their sixth pair. Scores Order of finish: 4, 3, 2, 5, 1 Lydie van...
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23
Feb

Inaugural Season Comes to an End – The Beginning of a New Era

Santa Cruz, Calif. – During the last few possessions of Westcliff’s final game, the Warriors were diving on the floor and hustling. You would think that the game was down to the wire! During one of those moments, Maili Fabius managed to get a steal that transferred into a fast break. Jaquel Quest trailed as Fabius...
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23
Feb

Women’s Beach Volleyball Makes a Splash in Their NCSVA Debut

Santa Monica, Calif. – Women’s beach volleyball’s duo of Mikayla Richard and Sierra Lim took first in their debut as a pair at the National Collegiate Sand Volleyball Association (NCSVA) debut this past weekend. The warriors made quite a splash in their first outing on the NCSVA tour. Four duos competed in the tournament (Richard/Lim,...
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22
Feb

Warriors Battle but can’t Overcome Redhawks

Garden Grove, Calif. – The warriors battled with the Benedictine University Redhawks but couldn’t take a set off the #4 ranked team in the nation, dropping three straight sets (13-25, 22-25, 19-25). Benedictine was led by outside hitter, Greg Michael, while Westcliff was led by junior outside hitter, Marques Buggs, who both led their teams...
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16
Feb

Warriors Celebrate Their Inaugural Season with a Win and New Records

Costa Mesa, Calif. – On Saturday, the Westcliff University women’s basketball team celebrated the culmination of their inaugural season at their last home game. The four recently signed recruits for the 2019-2020 season and their families were all in attendance to celebrate this milestone. The Warriors showed up to show out for the biggest home crowd...
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16
Feb

Track Competes at Soka Invitational

Aliso Viejo, Calif. – This weekend, Skyler Madrid and Cristina Chapi rounded out their final meet of the indoor season at Soka University. Freshman Madrid ran her first 600m race in 1:42.12, putting her just 4 secs away from an NAIA national standard. With her first time racing in the event, the freshman shows some great...
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15
Feb

Men’s Volleyball Victorious Against Arizona Christian in Home Opener

Garden Grove, Calif. – The Westcliff University Warriors cinched their first home win in their home opener against the Arizona Christian University Firestorm in four sets (25-22, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21). The warriors took the first two sets, with the firestorm battling back to take the third set. The warriors then regrouped and closed out the...
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15
Feb

Three Warriors Finish with Double-Double, Quest Has Career High 13 Blocks

Costa Mesa, Calif. – The emphasis for the Warriors’ inaugural season has been to “Become Legendary!” There are many records to be set, and to be broken, during this first season of existence and the Warriors are doing just that! For the first time during Westcliff University’s women’s basketball inaugural season, three starters recorded double-doubles...
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15
Feb

Coach Patty Medina Invited to be a Guest Speaker at the “Sisters Gonna Work It Out” Conference at CSU San Marcos

San Marcos, Calif. – “Sisters Gonna Work It Out” conference provides African American, Latino, Samoan, and Native American youth positive strategies to combat and overcome the debilitating environment and conditions they face daily at school and on the streets. The workshops stress the central role that education plays in this process to change current conditions....
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11
Feb

Westcliff University Adds Baseball and Hires David Shermet as Head Coach

Irvine, Calif. – Westcliff University Athletic Director Shawn Harris has announced the addition of baseball as a varsity sport for WU Athletics. The team will begin its inaugural season in the spring of 2020. Westcliff University has a strong academic tradition and is now establishing a strong athletic presence with the goal of becoming competitive regionally and nationally....
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11
Feb

Warriors Add Four Freshmen to the 2019-2020 Roster

Irvine, Calif. – It is all about building and moving forward for the Westcliff University women’s basketball team in 2019-20. The Warriors have competed and accumulated some wins during this tough inaugural season but have even bigger aspirations for the seasons to come. The Warriors will return six players next year and, thus far, have...
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09
Feb

Warriors Drop Match with Menlo, Sweep Irvine Valley College

Irvine, Calif. – The Warriors battled but could not withstand the storm, dropping a four set match to the Menlo College Oaks. Junior outside hitter, Marques Buggs, led the warrior with 19 kills (hitting 0.412), 2 aces and 5 blocks. Freshman outside hitter, James Santos, chipped in 9 kills and 1 ace, while freshman setter,...
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04
Feb

Westcliff Welcomes New Athletic Director

A successful athletic director must be willing to make tough decisions, and according to former colleagues, there’s no better decision-maker than Shawn Harris, who has taken the reins of many big name companies throughout his professional career. Shawn Harris’ passion, energy and commitment to leadership, athletics and, now Westcliff University, make him ideal to fill...
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02
Feb

Warriors Continue to Show Growth – Simone Hall Sets New Scoring Record with 30 Point Performance

There isn’t a place in the score book for progress, development or maturation and one game isn’t always an indicator of your season. So when the Warriors lost by 8 points on January 23rd to Bethesda, there was no panic or overhaul of the game plan. Patience was the proper path. The thought process was...
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29
Jan

Beach Volleyball excited to kick off inaugural season

1/29/19 – Irvine, Calif. Women’s beach volleyball has announced its schedule for its inaugural season. This season features opponents in the NAIA as well as NCAA divisions I and II. The lady warriors got a taste of the sand in the fall when they participated in the BVNE college showcase in October where they faced...
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28
Jan

Westcliff Shows Grit in Final Games Against Ranked Teams

DC Comics had the “Secret Six” and in Marvel Comics, Spider Man’s rivals were the “Sinister Six”. The best comparison may be with the “Bionic Six,” a TV series from the 1980s about six machine-enhanced people with supernatural powers. The “Westcliff Super Six” have some of that since losing players throughout the tough inaugural season....
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27
Jan

Warriors Battle on the Road

Merced, Calif – The Westcliff University Warriors battled hard with Menlo College and UC Merced on a three day road trip up north over the weekend. In the first match against Menlo on Friday evening, freshman middle blocker, Barry Greenough, hit a blistering 0.625 and also notched 2 blocks. In the second match against Menlo...
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26
Jan

Warriors Track & Field Team Opens 2019 Season

SANTA BARBARA, CA The Warriors had 3 athletes, Junior Cristina Chapi from Spain, and the two freshman Skyler Madrid from New Mexico, and Kalonni Wilcox from Ohio, compete at Westmont University’s On Your Marks meet. Chapi wasted little time to boost her personal record performance in the shotput throw. Her first throw was 7.9m to...
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18
Jan

Warriors Inaugural Season is Far from Easy

When the Westcliff women’s basketball schedule was released last fall, it was no surprise that the Warriors would have a grueling season ahead of them. Westcliff would face some of the best NAIA teams in college basketball for their inaugural season, as well as play two NCAA Division 1 programs, one Division 2 program and...
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17
Jan

Buggs’ hitting streak not enough to handle CUI

1/17/19 – Junior, Marques Buggs, hit a hot 0.450 and accounted for more than half of the team kills with 13 kills as the warriors were swept by NCAA DII opponent, Concordia University – Irvine. Freshman setters, Sean Collins and Spencer Hirai, both chipped in 12 and 7 assists respectively, while Barry Greenough and Cameron...
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11
Jan

Warriors Pick Up Second Win of the Season Against University of St. Katherine

The Westcliff women’s basketball team gained its second win of the inaugural season against the University of St. Katherine’s Firebirds on their “Recruit Day” at MiraCosta College. The Warriors started the game with great momentum from the jump. Stretching the lead early and overpowering the Firebirds with their aggressive defense. They held USK to a...
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10
Jan

History Made! Men’s Volleyball wins first match in program history

1/10/19 – Thousand Oaks, Calif. – The warrior men’s volleyball team brought home its first win in program history downing Arcadia University (PA) in 5 sets at Cal Lutheran University. The warriors battled back after dropping the first set 22-25 to win set two 25-23. After losing set three 19-25, the warriors went on a...
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15
Dec

New Three Point Record Set in Redhawks Battle

The Westcliff Women’s Basketball team had one of their best showings of the year today against Simpson University. The Warriors scored the 2nd most points of the season, and Jordan Pierce managed to break her own 3 point shooting record, connecting for 9 total and scoring her new career high 27 points. The Warriors put...
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03
Dec

Westcliff Warriors Get First Win in School History

The Westcliff Warriors inaugural season’s story continues. Westcliff women’s basketball pulled out a 69-58 win against University of St. Katherine to claim the first victory in school history.  The game was exciting for the Warriors from the beginning. Junior shooting guard, Jordan Pierce was 3 for 3 from the arc in the first 2 min...
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27
Oct

Men’s Beach Volleyball Conclude Competition in the Collegiate Beach League

Irvine, Calif. – The warriors spent the month of October competing every Saturday in the 10 team men’s collegiate beach league at Irvine Valley College. Three pairs competed each week, with pairs varying each week. In their very first competition on week 1, the warriors bested Santa Monica College (2-1). The warriors continued to show...
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26
Oct

Volleyball Honors First Senior in Program History

Costa Mesa, Calif. – The Westcliff University women’s volleyball team honored their first senior in program and athletics history in their final home match of the season. Senior Co-captain Kaitlin Meyer is the first senior in program history. She has consistently been a stat leader for the lady warriors. A business major, Meyer excels in...
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26
Oct

Warriors Launch Inaugural Season

The Westcliff Warriors women’s basketball team opened their inaugural season at Hope International University on Thursday, Oct. 25th, 2018. The Warriors and HIU Royals co-hosted a Thursday through Sunday classic to launch the 2018-2019 season. The participating schools consisted of Hope International, Cal Miramar, CSU Maritime, Life Pacific College and Westcliff. The Warriors played their...
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21
Oct

Warriors Return Home from Arizona Trip 2-1

Arizona – The Lady Warriors went on the road this past weekend, playing SAGU-AIC and Benedictine University-Mesa. Westcliff made quick work of SAGU-AIC on Friday and Saturday, sweeping them twice. However, the Redhawks of Benedictine-Mesa proved to be too much for the warriors to handle besting the warriors in three. Westcliff was led by junior...
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11
Oct

Westcliff Digs Pink!

Costa Mesa, Calif. – The Westcliff University Warriors made it a quick three set sweep (25-14, 25-18, 24-8) of SAGU-AIC on Dig Pink night. Senior Outside Hitter, Kaitlin Meyer, with 14 kills and 1 ace, led the lady warriors. Junior Defensive Specialist, Kassidy Beagan, led all players with 8 digs and junior, Vasiti Baleilomaloma, had...
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06
Oct

Beach Volleyball Prepares for Season at the BVNE Pre-season Collegiate Challenge

Santa Monica, Calif. — The Westcliff University Women’s Beach Volleyball Team traveled to Santa Monica on Saturday morning to participate in the BVNE Preseason Collegiate Challenge. Participating teams included UCLA, USC, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Cal Berkeley and Vanguard. In its inaugural season, the beach duo of Sierra Lim and Lydie van Deursen...
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22
Sep

Westcliff University Men’s Beach Volleyball Team Prepares for the Fall Collegiate League

Manhattan Beach, CA – The Warriors entered three men’s pairs in the CBVA tournament in Manhattan Beach this weekend. Espinosa/Nguyen improved as the day went on and Zelaya/Meyer earned their first win as a team. The team of Santos and Tillman showed some good blocking and hustle in defense, which helped them take 5th place...
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20
Sep

Warriors Drop Tough 5 Set Battle with St. Katherine

Costa Mesa, Calif. – The lady Warriors fought a tough 5 set thriller with the University of St. Katherine and came up just a bit short, dropping the match 25-16, 17-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-7 in front of a spirited crowd. Senior, Kaitlin Meyer, collected another double-double on the season with 16 kills and 15 digs...
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16
Sep

Warriors Return Home After Going 2-1 on the Road

Irvine, Calif. – The Westcliff Women’s Volleyball team picked up 2 wins on the road over the weekend. They return from their Oregon/NorCal trip 2-1. The Warriors battled back and forth through two 5 set matches with New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday. Senior, Kaitlin Meyer, notched 2 double-doubles, collecting a season...
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07
Sep

Warriors Prepare to Go on the Road

Irvine, CA – The Westcliff University Women’s Volleyball team will go on the road next week after their home match tomorrow night. The Warriors will take on the Marymount California University Mariners at home (Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa) on Saturday at 7pm. The Warriors are off to a strong start in their first season as...
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25
Aug

Women’s volleyball wins first matches in program history!

San Marcos, CA – The Westcliff University Women’s Volleyball team went 2-1 on the weekend at the University of St. Katherine tournament. On Friday, the Warriors battled but fell to CETYS-Mexico in 3 sets. The warriors came charging back on Saturday and downed the University of Antelope Valley and West Coast Baptist College in 3...
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25
Aug

LADY WARRIORS BATTLE IN SEASON OPENER

SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The Westcliff University (0-1) women’s volleyball team fought hard in a three set battle against CETYS-Mexico in their season opener at the University of St. Katherine tournament. WU senior outside hitter Kaitlin Meyer (Sacramento, CA) led the warriors with 10 kills and 9 digs. Junior Vasiti Baleilomaloma (Suva, Fiji) had 9...
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12
Jun

Westcliff Introduces Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Westcliff University in Irvine has hired Patty Medina as its head women’s basketball coach to lead the inaugural Warriors team that will begin play in the fall of 2018. Medina spent the last two years at Bethesda University as a head coach, where she was named NCCAA Coach of the Year both seasons and has...
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09
May

Taboo from Black Eyed Peas Speaks at Westcliff

Musician and performer Taboo took some time to talk to students and staff of Westcliff University. Taboo recently collaborated with Hancock President Johnny Lee to make a music video that won an MTV Video Music Award. The song was called Stand Up/Stand N Rock and was written to raise awareness about the fight of the...
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01
May

Westcliff University Adds Men’s Beach Volleyball

Irvine, CA. May 1, 2018 – Westcliff University Athletic Director Paul Cook has announced the addition of Men’s Beach Volleyball to become a sport for WU Athletics. The men’s beach team will start its inaugural season in the fall of 2018 and compete again after the indoor season is done in April. Women’s collegiate beach volleyball has...
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15
Apr

Westcliff University Adds Men’s Volleyball and Introduces Head Coach Danko Iordanov

Irvine, CA. April 15, 2018 – Westcliff University Athletic Director Paul Cook has announced the addition of Men’s Volleyball as a varsity sport for WU Athletics. The men’s team will start its inaugural season in the spring of 2019. Men’s volleyball has been gaining momentum nationally and recently reached the milestone and becoming the newest championship sport...
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11
Apr

Westcliff University Adds Women’s Indoor & Beach Volleyball. Kristen Iordanova named head coach.

The Westcliff University athletic department is proud to announce the hiring of Kristen Iordanova as the Warriors’ new head women’s indoor and beach volleyball coach. Kristen Iordanova grew up in southern California and is an alumnus of Gretchen Whitney High School, where she was a starting outside hitter for the Wildcats. She played indoor club...
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31
Aug

Warrior Logo Introduced

Westcliff athletics is proud to debut their new mascot logo. After months of working to find a design that fit the personality of the University and the athletic program, Westcliff is proud of the look and design were chosen for its mascot. Westcliff colors are royal blue, silver, and a bit of gold. The new...
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