November 4, 1993 |
Cal State Northridge soccer player Armando Valdivia was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation's player of the year in the Pacific Division, and Coach Marwan Ass'ad received coach of the year honors. Valdivia, a senior forward, led the MPSF in scoring with 54 points and posted MPSF highs in goals (17) and assists (20). He and Ass'ad led the Matadors to a second-place finish in the division and their first berth in the MPSF playoffs, where they will face Air Force on Friday.
April 19, 1998 |
Pepperdine eliminated defending national champion Stanford from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball playoffs, avenging its elimination by the Cardinal last season. The third-ranked Waves beat the Cardinal, 12-15, 15-6, 15-3, 15-5, in the first round of the MPSF tournament Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.
December 9, 1993
Senior forward Armando Valdivia was named most valuable player for the 1993 season at the Cal State Northridge soccer banquet Tuesday. Valdivia led the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in goals (17), assists (20) and points (54). He was also named the MPSF Pacific Divsion's most valuable player by league coaches. Valdivia's 54 points were the third-best for a single season in Northridge history.
April 8, 2000 |
It's his first year running the men's volleyball program at Pepperdine, but Coach Jeff Stork knows what to expect tonight at UCLA. In short, a long night. As the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation season winds down, both teams need a victory. The Waves are in the hunt for the top seeding in the eight-team MPSF tournament, while UCLA is hunting for continuity.
November 10, 2000 |
The UC Irvine men's soccer team already has a record-tying number of victories and one more today in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament would give the Anteaters a chance at a crowning achievement. Irvine (12-7-1) faces San Jose State (18-0-1) at 11 a.m. and Cal State Fullerton (14-4-1) plays Denver (9-5-2) at 2 p.m. in semifinal games at Cal State Fullerton. The winners advance to the championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday at Fullerton.
April 20, 1996 |
The road to the four-team NCAA championships--scheduled for May 2-4 at UCLA--will be a tough one for the Cal State Northridge and Pepperdine men's volleyball teams. Both have first-round playoff matches on the road tonight against higher-ranked opponents that defeated them during the regular season. The Matadors, ranked seventh in the nation, will face No. 2 Long Beach State tonight at 7:30 at the Pyramid in Long Beach. The No.
April 25, 1998 |
Top-ranked UCLA and No. 2 Pepperdine will meet tonight at 7 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation's men's volleyball title match at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA has won both of its matches against the Waves this season, but the stakes are higher this time around, with an NCAA tournament berth going to the winner. The Bruins, who defeated Long Beach State in three games Thursday night, are looking to make their sixth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance.
November 8, 1993 |
Perspective came quickly to Cal State Northridge soccer Coach Marwan Ass'ad after his team's 2-0 loss to UCLA in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship Sunday at UCLA. "We've worked so hard--11 years--to come play on the soccer field at UCLA," Ass'ad said. "I've envied the way UCLA played the past 11 years. They used to make us look bad. This year we made a major breakthrough."
April 15, 1999
Although UC Irvine lost its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball match to host Loyola Marymount Wednesday, 15-13, 15-5, 9-15, 15-5, the Anteaters still clinched their first postseason bid in school history. Donnie Rafter had 26 kills and Mike Rupp had 23 kills and seven blocks for ninth-ranked Irvine (13-10, 10-8 in conference), which only needed to win one game to clinch a berth in the MPSF tournament.