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Longoria unanimously wins AL Rookie of the Year

Longoria unanimously wins AL Rookie of the Year

November 9, 2008

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria received the storybook ending to his fairy-tale season: the American League Rookie of the Year award.A former Long Beach State standout, Longoria was a unanimou...

Going dancing: LBSU earns first-ever NCAA selection

Going dancing: LBSU earns first-ever NCAA selection

November 9, 2008

The NCAA selection committee gave Long Beach State's women's soccer team the perfect 10-year anniversary present: its first-ever NCAA Tournament selection."It's been a wild but satisfying four years and...

Sports Picks: Women’s volleyball takes control in Big West

Daily 49er sports staff

November 8, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Sports

Women's volleyballBig West-leading ‘Niners extend streak to 7The 49er women's volleyball team swept through Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara over the weekend to take sole possession of first place in the Big West Conference. LBSU came back from a 2-1 deficit Saturday night to outlast Cal Poly, 13-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 15-10. Middle blocker Brittney Herzog tallied a career-high 16 kills and five blocks, to go along wi...

UCSB advances to NCAA Tournament in PKs

UCSB advances to NCAA Tournament in PKs

November 8, 2008

For the fourth straight season Long Beach State is leaving the decision of its first-ever NCAA Tournament in the hands of the selection committee.UC Santa Barbara's Alissa Sanchez scored the Big West C...

Team still confident about NCAA selection

Team still confident about NCAA selection

November 8, 2008

Head coach Mauricio Ingrassia wants the NCAA selection committee to know his Long Beach State women's soccer team "will be ready for next week."Ingrassia is confident the 49ers will be among the 64-team fi...

Women’s soccer takes it to next level

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

November 5, 2008

Filed under Sports

They are one step away from shedding the label of "Big West bridesmaids."For Hayley Bolt, Kim Silos, Liz Ramos and the rest of the seniors on the 49er squad, the 3-0 shutout of Pacific in the Big West Conference tournament semifinals somewhat eases the heartbreak of three consecutive first-round exits in conference tournament play.Bolt, whose birthday was on the date of the semifinal match, celebrated the occasion by netting tw...

49ers move one step closer to first-ever NCAA Tournament

49ers move one step closer to first-ever NCAA Tournament

November 5, 2008

Nobody can ask for a better birthday present than senior Hayley Bolt.The No. 25-ranked Long Beach State women's soccer team took one step closer to reaching the elusive NCAA Tournament, defeating the ...

Four teams gunning for Big West crown

Danny Lee, Tracy McDannald

November 4, 2008

Filed under Sports

No. 1 Long Beach State (13-4-3, 7-0-1 Big West)First-round opponent: Pacific, Thursday at George Allen Field at 2 p.m.The 49ers, winners of their last five matches, enter the Big West Conference Tournament as the top seed and the No. 25 team in the nation, according to the NSCAA/adidas poll released Tuesday."Anybody from here on out will give us their best game," head coach Mauricio Ingrassia said. "We didn't have an easy ...