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Admired professor and coach leaves behind legacy as retirement approaches

Admired professor and coach leaves behind legacy as retirement approaches

April 15, 2013

Over his 41 years at Cosumnes River College, kinesiology professor Travis Parker has pushed students...

Official dedication of athletic facilities marks new era for campus sports

Official dedication of athletic facilities marks new era for campus sports

March 16, 2013

Cosumnes River College President Deborah Travis spoke to members of the board of trustees, administration...

There’s no ‘I’ in team but there’s always a leader

There’s no ‘I’ in team but there’s always a leader

March 1, 2013

In the first game of Cosumnes River College’s softball three-way contest with San Mateo College and...

Women’s soccer team ends season with loss, falls to seventh-ranked Santa Rosa

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

November 12, 2012

Filed under Sports

Cosumnes River College went head-to-head with the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs on the frigid night of Nov. 8, marking the last women’s soccer game of the season. The game was tied 0-0 for the majority of the first half. Both CRC and Santa Rosa struggled to mount any offense throughout the first half of the game. Santa Rosa scored...

Freshman forward’s persistence pays off

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

November 1, 2012

Filed under Sports

They always say, “if you believe, you can achieve.” For the reigning Student Athlete of the Month, these words resonated in his ear.Rigo Gomez was raised in Long Beach, Calif. and now resides in Lodi. He was motivated by his father and grandfather at the age of 6 to start playing soccer. Thirteen years later, he finds hims...

Women’s soccer secure rematch victory against Diablo Valley

Mary Garcia, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

Filed under Sports

The women's soccer team won their rematch against the Diablo Valley College Vikings on Oct. 26. The Hawks’ first match against DVC resulted in a 1-0 loss on Sept. 28,  due to injuries Cosumnes River College played the away game with only one substitution. “We’ve been struggling all season,” said Hawks’ head...

Superstitions draw athletes towards routine

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

Filed under Sports

Not crossing a black cat or making sure not to open an umbrella indoors are superstitions that are held by the average person, but the average person is not the only one that have them. Tiger Woods always wears a red shirt in the final round of golf tournaments. Michael Phelps swings his arms three times before a race. Rituals...

Hawks soccer player displays leadership through passion for the game

Hawks soccer player displays leadership through passion for the game

October 2, 2012

There is one word that encompasses Rachel Dube’s focus as soccer team captain this season, that word...

Construction of athletic facilities nearly complete

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

September 9, 2012

Filed under Sports

Cosumnes River College athletes will soon have new sports fields to play on as a $14.5 million renovation project of the school’s stadium, baseball and softball facilities is almost complete. Funded by the local Measure M Bond, which was passed by voters in 2008, $1.5 million of the $14.5 million dollars is coming from...

Hawks win opener in dramatic fashion

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

August 30, 2012

Filed under Sports

The women's soccer team took its first step towards the playoffs Aug. 28, defeating Fresno City College in a thriller. The Hawks started the season with the same team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season. “This was a tough opener,” head coach Cesar Plasencia said. “I was really proud of my girls, the...

Major League Soccer: Missed markets and poor scheduling is hurting growth

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

August 27, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

The cheers of over 75,000 strong can be heard throughout Manchester, England on any given Saturday. There is a certain passion and electricity in the air. Old Trafford is packed with thousands of Red Devils fans cheering on their beloved Manchester United. Across the pond, on a very similar Saturday night there is only a...

Women’s soccer looks to attack their way to a championship

Women’s soccer looks to attack their way to a championship

August 27, 2012

Last year’s women's soccer team finished its season with a loss to Fresno City College in the second...

Women’s soccer player devoted to sport on and off the field

Alex Mosqueda, Connection staff

December 5, 2011

Filed under Sports

Katie Ulan is a 23-year old freshman forward for the Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team. Despite losing in the playoffs, Ulan still maintains a positive outlook for next season. “Unfortunately, we ended earlier than we would have liked to, but our season was definitely a memorable one,” Ulan said. “All the...

Women’s soccer set to face Solano College Falcons in first round of playoffs

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

Filed under Sports

With injuries to a few key players at the end of the season, the Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team finished on the wrong foot, with three straight losses in November. But they head in to the playoffs ranked sixth in the Northern Region and third in the Big 8 conference with a 12-7-2 overall record. “If we...

Men’s soccer misses playoffs for first time since 2007

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team finished its season on Nov. 11 against the San Joaquin Delta College Mustangs, losing 1-0. The game was the fifth straight that the Hawks failed to win. They slipped to 8-9-3 and narrowly missed the playoffs. “As a squad we fought hard together,” said freshman goalkeeper Demitri Fellines. “There...

Ulan’s goals not enough as Hawks fall to Beavers

Ulan’s goals not enough as Hawks fall to Beavers

November 8, 2011

The Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team lost against the American River College Beavers on Nov....

Men’s soccer loses crucial home game

Men’s soccer loses crucial home game

October 28, 2011

The men’s soccer team suffered their third straight home loss on Oct. 26, losing 2-1 against the Lassen...

Men’s soccer shut out by high powered Modesto, 2-0

Men’s soccer shut out by high powered Modesto, 2-0

October 6, 2011

The men’s soccer team hosted Modesto Junior College on Oct. 4, in what was set to be a tough match...

Women’s soccer dominates Los Medanos 7-0

Women’s soccer dominates Los Medanos 7-0

September 18, 2011

Despite injuries to key players, Cosumnes River College’s women’s soccer team posted a 7-0 blo...

Men’s soccer earns first win against Yuba City

Men’s soccer earns first win against Yuba City

September 11, 2011

Sophomore forward Aaron McCollum led the Cosumnes River College Hawks to their first victory on Sept....

Hawks’ women’s soccer 2011: Aiming for the top

Mike Hendrickson, Connection Staff

August 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

Last season, Cosumnes River College’s women’s soccer team finished with a 14-5-5 record, but they fell short in the third round of the regional playoffs against Santa Rosa Junior College. This year, the team’s hopes and expectations are high, with six starters returning including 2009 All-American MVP forward Dani...

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