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Sac state soccer player overcomes rare blood disorder, torn ACL

Sac State soccer player Christina Lazar poses at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville. Lazar was diagnosed with a rare blood disease and had to heal from a torn ACL before she could return to playing for Sac State's team in March. Photo courtesy of Christina Lazar.
Jason Gallardo May 19, 2020

On March 8, Sacramento State soccer player Christina Lazar played her first game in over a year following her battle with a rare blood disorder and a torn ACL.  Lazar grew up in Rocklin and has been...

Q&A: Sac State alumnus Lester Holt talks about career, coronavirus pandemic

Lester Holt, a Sac State alumnus, claps during the 36th annual Cronkite Award Luncheon on November 4, 2019. Holt spoke with The State Hornet about his journalism career and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vince Castellana May 18, 2020

Sacramento State alumnus Lester Holt has become one of the most well-known journalists in the country for his work on NBC. Holt, who grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Cordova High School, went...

Senior pitcher satisfied with return to Sac State, even in shortened 2020 season

Sac State senior pitcher Parker Brahms poses for a photo at practice on Thursday, Feb. 6 at John Smith Field. Brahms was drafted in the 27th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers but chose to return to Sac State.
Shaun Holkko April 28, 2020

On Jun. 5, 2019, Sacramento State senior pitcher Parker Brahms had a childhood dream come true, being selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers chose the right-handed pitcher...

Sac State community gives advice on staying healthy through shelter-at-home order

Sac State community gives advice on staying healthy through shelter-at-home order
Garry Singh April 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and California’s statewide shelter-at-home order have made it a challenge for many students to stay healthy, both mentally and physically. As a result, students have to come...

‘It is a completely different dynamic’: Sac State athlete describes transition from baseball to softball player

Sac State sophomore shortstop Shea Graves runs for a ball against California Baptist at Shea Stadium on Friday, Feb. 7. Graves ranks among the top five in the Big Sky for batting average and hits.
Paola Yepez April 13, 2020

Sophomore shortstop Shea Graves’ love for sports started at a young age, but it wasn’t softball that first peaked her interest. Instead, she took a more nontraditional path to college softball.  “I...

Sac State junior sprinter ends indoor season with all-Big Sky honors

Sac State junior sprinter Mikayla Revera poses on the track at Hornet Stadium on March 10. Revera finished the indoor season with career bests in the 200 and 400 races.
Allisyn Mayhew April 2, 2020

Some athletes have a defining meet or game in their athletic career to remind them why they love the sport.  For Sacramento State junior sprinter Mikayla Revera, it’s the feeling of being part of...

‘I knew my time would come eventually if I kept working’: A football player’s 2,172-mile journey

Sac State defensive back Prince Washington poses for a photo in Hornet Stadium after the team's morning workout on Friday, March 6. Washington was put on scholarship after joining the team as a walk-on and took over as the starting defensive back for the last three games of the 2019 season.
Jason Gallardo March 31, 2020

After the last whistle blew to end the Sacramento State and University of California, Davis game, starting defensive back Prince Washington celebrated a Cinderella season that saw the Hornets win the Big...

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson prepares to shoot at Yosemite Hall. Johnson has averaged 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season.
Shaun Holkko March 9, 2020

Rafting, fly fishing, hiking and swimming are just a few activities that Sacramento State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson grew up doing in Kalispell, Montana. Johnson was born to parents Tryg and Lynette...

Sac State men’s basketball player is the ‘connector of the team’

Sac State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu poses with the ball at center court at the Nest on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Nwachukwu has been averaging 6.2 points per game this season.
Ian Edwards March 3, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is one win away from securing a .500 or better record for the third time since the Hornets moved to Division I in 1991.  The Hornets have also been dominant...

Sac State women’s rugby club welcomes all skill levels

Women's rugby club president Sarah Armanino attempts to stop her teammate in a practice drill Tuesday, Feb. 25. The women's rugby club prides itself on being open to all skill levels.
Jesse Tapia March 2, 2020

The women’s rugby club has been at Sacramento State since 1999 and strives to provide a welcoming environment for all members. One of the coaches, Kristina Weber, who the team refers to as “K-Dub”...

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