COSTA MESA, Calif. – No. 3 Vanguard took down La Sierra 85-56 Monday evening in nonconference women's basketball action. Riley Holsinger (JR/Spokane, WA) propelled The Pride with a monster 29-point, 15-rebound double-double, while Samantha Doucette (JR/Irvine, CA) scored a game-high 30 points. With the victory, the Lions improve to 2-0 on the year.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – No. 3 Vanguard opened the 2014-15 season with tight 74-73 win over Bethesda University of California to move to 1-0. Newcomer Riley Holsinger (JR/Spokane, WA) paced The Pride with a game-best 30 points and 6 assists in the affair.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Samantha Doucette (JR/Irvine, CA) paced Vanguard women's basketball over the weekend as it played in a pair of NCAA Division I exhibitions on the road at California and Stanford. She managed a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double on Saturday against the Bears and dropped 14 in Friday's competition with the Cardinals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Vanguard enters the 2014-15 season as the NAIA's third-ranked team, according to the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll which was released by the national office on Tuesday afternoon. The Lions received 229 points in the voting process. VU, the 2013-14 Golden State Athletic Conference Champion, finished last season with an overall record of 27-2, with both of its losses coming in postseason play.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard women's basketball standout Nicole Ballestero has signed a contract to begin her professional career overseas. Ballestero, the VU Athlete of the Year, Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, WBCA Player of the Year and the NAIA Player of the Year will spend the 2014-15 season as a member of the Aabyhoj Basketball Club in Denmark.
NASHVILLE - Vanguard's Nicole Ballestero (SR/Orange, CA) was selected as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year for the NAIA after leading the Lions to a 27-2 overall record. Her team was ranked No. 1 in the nation throughout the 2014 regular season. She was flown to Nashville for the NCAA Final Four to receive the award.
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