COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard was chosen as the 2013 recipient of the coveted Buffalo Funds-NAIA Men's Soccer Champions of Character Team Award. The Buffalo Funds Five Star award was created to recognize one team in every sport, regardless of whether they qualify for nationals, based upon their documented display of exemplary character and sportsmanship during practice, competition, on campus, and in the community.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In the first regular-season edition, Vanguard (Calif.) again tops the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Lions, who reached the quarterfinals of last year's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship, received nine-of-10 first-place votes and 250 points en route to their 30th top mention dating back to the 1999-2000 season.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – No. 1 Vanguard never trailed as it handed La Sierra a 94-51 loss in non-conference women's basketball action on Saturday in The Pit. The Pride, which improve to 6-0 on the season, got eight three-pointers, six assists and a season-high 35 points from senior Nicole Ballestero (Orange, Calif.).
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Future Golden State Athletic Conference member William Jessup got a taste of GSAC hoops on Saturday, falling victim to a multifaceted Vanguard attack, 96-78, in The Pit. Four Lions posted 15 or more points in the win.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Four players put up double-digit defensive numbers for No. 9 Vanguard in its final pool play match of the 2013 NAIA Volleyball National Championships, but the Lions' offense faltered, hitting just 12 percent, in a four set (18-25, 19-25, 27-25, 16-25) loss to No. 5 Northwestern (Iowa) (36-3).
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sophomore Charlotte Heerlyn (Santee, Calif.) had a stellar night for the No. 9 Lions against No. 23 Spring Hill College (Ala.) at the 2013 NAIA Volleyball Championships, recording a season-high 18 kills while hitting a team-best 39 percent, but Vanguard struggled overall and fell in a five-set heartbreaker to the Badgers (25-20, 25-27, 25-22, 12-25, 13-15). The Pride drop to 0-2 in pool play with the loss and sit at 22-8 overall.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa –No. 9 Vanguard (22-7) got its first pool play match out of the way on Tuesday night at the 2013 NAIA Volleyball National Championships, falling 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-15) to a Wayland Baptist (Texas) (32-6) squad that it defeated 3-1 (25-23, 26-24, 21-25, 25-16) on September 7th.
PHOENIX – On Tuesday night, senior Preston Wynne (Wellpinit, Wash.) played like a young man with something to prove on the NCAA Division I stage, scoring a game-high 29 points in front of a 4,101-person crowd under the bright lights in Grand Canyon University Arena. Wynne nailed six from downtown, grabbed five off of the glass and recorded two blocks in the Lions' 82-73 loss against the 'Lopes.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. –Five inches of crossbar and a single defensive mishap eliminated the 12th-ranked Lions from the 2013 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championships at the Orange Beach Sportsplex on Tuesday morning. No. 20 Robert Morris University (Ill.) (15-4-1) advances to the quarterfinal round with the 2-1 victory.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard (RV) (7-2) men's basketball bested La Sierra (2-7) 94-76 in the final contest of the VU Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday night in The Pit. The Lions got 19 points from junior guard Chris Gorman (Oceanside, Calif.) and 16 points from junior forward Keith Mason (Carson, Calif.) in the win.
|Grand View University vs||58|
|(6) Concordia University||82|
|Vanguard Thanksgiving Tournament|
|La Sierra University vs||58|
|(6) Concordia University||91|
|Vanguard Thanksgiving Tournament|
|Simpson University at||7:30pm|
|Westminster College of Salt Lake City vs||3:30pm|
|(1) Vanguard at||7:30pm|
|California State University-San Marcos||PST|
|Trinity Western University vs||5:30pm|
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