On the shelf: Kendell McDaniels, a 6-5 swingman who averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Chatsworth High basketball team last season, will redshirt at Cal State Northridge this season after suffering a knee injury in practice.
Impartial observer: Mark Schubert had a bad case of divided loyalties at the NAIA District III soccer tournament.
Schubert, the Master's soccer coach, officiated at the game between Biola and Westmont last week and was supposed to be a neutral observer. But Schubert found it difficult to be neutral knowing that a Biola victory would qualify Master's for the National Christian College Athletic Assn. national championships.
"It was hard not to root for Biola," Schubert said. "I just kept checking the time hoping it would run out."
With Biola's 1-0 victory, Master's (14-5) is seeded No. 2 at the NCCAA tournament in Longview, Tex., beginning Wednesday.
Master's has the second-best record in the eight-team tournament.
Net return department: The Cal State Northridge women's volleyball team plays host to a CSUN alumni squad Friday. Three-time All-Americans Shelli Mosby and Heather Hafner will play for the alumni along with two-time All-Americans Kristy Olson and Linda Wilson.
CSUN was undefeated in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. for the third consecutive season and claimed its fifth CCAA title in as many years. The Lady Matadors (31-6, 12-0), bolstered by its victory in the Premier tournament at the Air Force Academy, is ranked No. 1 in the Tachikara coaches poll for the fourth consecutive week.
Season finale: Melissa Sutton of UCLA finished 10th last Saturday at the NCAA District 8 Cross-Country Championships in Fresno. Sutton, a freshman who attended Newbury Park High, ran the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes, 13 seconds. Neither Sutton nor the Bruins, who finished third behind Oregon and UC Irvine, qualified for the NCAA Championships at Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 23.
Fresno-bound: Debbie Ball and Anna Howland are Moorpark's only qualifiers to the State junior college cross-country championships Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. Ball finished 20th at the Southern California championships last week. She ran the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 15 seconds. Howland placed 24th in 19:34.
Moorpark Coach Manny Trevino said that the flat course conditions at Woodward Park favor Ball and Howland's running style.
The Moorpark women's team placed 10th last week. Ramon Perez, the only runner from the Raiders' men's team, did not finish in the top 80 and failed to qualify for state.
All-American: Marlys Newey, a freshman cross-country runner, is the first Master's athlete to be named as an NCCAA All-American.
Newey placed ninth at the NCCAA national championships in Cedarville, Ohio, last week to earn the honor. She ran the three-mile course in 19:21.
Senior Kim Fish placed sixth in the NAIA District III meet to qualify for the NAIA nationals Saturday in Kenosha, Wis. She ran the three-mile course at UC Santa Barbara in 19:27.
Staff writers Gary Klein, Mike Hiserman, Gordon Monson, Ralph Nichols and John Ortega contributed to this notebook.