February 26, 1994
Gene Urcan, a sophomore from Chatsworth High, has left the Cal State Northridge volleyball team, Coach John Price said Friday. Urcan, the Matadors' top backup at middle blocker and opposite hitter, was not happy with his role, according to his coach. Urcan was set to start at middle blocker alongside Craig Hewitt before the arrival of Oliver Heitmann, a member of the German national team.
March 11, 1995
Jon Baer had a career-high 36 kills as sixth-ranked Cal State Northridge swept eighth-ranked Ball State, 15-13, 15-13, 15-8, in the first round of the Long Beach State volleyball tournament Friday at the Pyramid. The senior middle blocker hit .397 with five digs, five assisted blocks and two solo blocks. Outside hitter Jason Hughes had 16 kills and middle blocker Oliver Heitmann added 15 kills with a .464 hitting percentage for the Matadors (10-5), who play Indiana-Purdue Ft.
April 20, 1994
Four more players from state runner-up Ventura College have made commitments to four-year schools, but the Pirates' top Division I prospect, Brandon Jessie, is still undecided. Forwards James King and Alfred Kennedy will attend UC Riverside, guard D'mitri Rideout is headed to Eastern Washington, and forward Thomas Gillespie will play at Regis (Colo.), Ventura Coach Philip Mathews said. Earlier this week, forward Michael Tate committed to UC Irvine.
February 1, 1995 |
Cal State Northridge got no respect in the preseason men's volleyball rankings, but the Matadors earned some Tuesday night by defeating third-ranked Cal State Long Beach, 15-10, 13-15, 15-7, 7-15, 15-11, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match. Northridge, unranked in the coaches' national preseason poll, went into the game ranked eighth. "They put us in the 'teams to watch' category," CSUN Coach John Price said. "We get dogged every year at the beginning. I'm getting a little tired of it."
March 17, 1995 |
With his team down one game and trailing 1-13 in the second, Cal State Northridge volleyball Coach John Price benched his starters and checked six reserves into the match. The plan worked for the Matadors, who came back to beat George Mason, 10-15, 14-16, 15-6, 15-6, 15-12, in a nonconference match at the Matador gym on Thursday. The victory gives Northridge a seven-game winning streak and a 12-5 record. George Mason, a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn., is 13-3.
March 19, 1995
Oliver Heitmann had 23 kills and Jon Baer added 21 as fifth-ranked Cal State Northridge defeated 12th-ranked UC Irvine, 10-15, 15-8, 12-15, 16-14, 15-9, Saturday in a Mountain-Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match at Irvine. The Matadors (13-5, 10-4) won their eighth consecutive match. Leland Quinn had a school-record 50 kills for the Anteaters. MEN'S TRACK Bakersfield Invitational--Isaac Turner of Glendale College timed 1 minute 50.