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Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Brooke Uhlenhop

December 16, 2019

The sky was grey and the ground was wet. Their photographer canceled because of the weather but they were still determined to have their announcement photoshoot at the place where it all started: Sac State and Hornet Stadium.  In 2013, Nick and Kimberly Mazza were Sacramento State student athletes a...

Sac State senior guard recalls journey from NBL to NCAA

Sac State senior guard recalls journey from NBL to NCAA

Garry Singh

December 13, 2019

Growing up in New Zealand, Sacramento State senior guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa (pronounced Mo-dee-oh-ho-ho Lee-ah-fuh) always had a love for basketball. “It's in my blood, I was born and raised in a basketball family,” Mauriohooho-Le'afa said. Imagine playing for two basketball teams a...

Sac State women’s tennis team ready for challenge of new season

Sac State women’s tennis team ready for challenge of new season

Shikhar Mohan

December 12, 2019

Cami Hubbs has been coaching women’s tennis at Sacramento State since 2017 and is ready for the challenge that awaits in her third season as head coach. “I’ve learned a lot from the past,” said Hubbs, who has spent 10 years on the coaching staff of various schools. The Hornets will travel t...

Sac State men’s rugby club aims to become official varsity team

Sac State men’s rugby club aims to become official varsity team

Jasmin Acosta

December 12, 2019

The Sacramento State men’s rugby club is focused on becoming an official varsity team for Sac State after their recent win of the Pacific Western Sevens Tournament. The ruggers will now be competing in the USA Rugby Division 1-AA Sevens for the first time since 2000, almost two decades later. A...

Sac State sophomore golfer attributes growth as player to his mental game

Sac State sophomore golfer attributes growth as player to his mental game

Nijzel Dotson

December 9, 2019

Sophomore golfer Ethan Davidson grew up in Southern California but knew after his first visit with Sacramento State’s men’s golf team that he was meant to be a Hornet. Davidson, who hails from the San Fernando Valley, said he’s been playing golf since he was 16 months old. His father Gary D...

Senior golfer emerges from sister’s shadow to lead Sac State women’s team

Senior golfer emerges from sister’s shadow to lead Sac State women’s team

Regina Reddick

December 4, 2019

Nishtha Madan followed the path that her sister Astha Madan blazed for her, leaving India to join her older sister on the Sacramento State women’s golf team.   Astha Madan was entering her junior year at Sac State when her younger sister left India to join her. The two sisters had committed t...

Underdogs to champions: A recap of the Sac State football team’s regular season

Underdogs to champions: A recap of the Sac State football team’s regular season

Mack Ervin III

November 30, 2019

One season was all it took for the Sacramento State football team to taste success and a playoff berth under the guidance of new head coach Troy Taylor. The Hornets entered this season with the goal of turning around the program after finishing with a 2-8 record in 2018 and firing head coach Jody S...

Sac State women’s soccer midfielder prioritizes health after concussion

Sac State women’s soccer midfielder prioritizes health after concussion

Ashton Byers

November 28, 2019

During a women’s soccer away game at Portland State on Oct. 13, Sacramento State junior midfielder Skylar Littlefield was struck in the head by the ball, causing a concussion.  Littlefield, 20, is currently majoring in communication studies at Sac State and received a scholarship to play soccer at Sa...

Sac State alumnus drafted in first round of G League draft to Stockton Kings

Sac State alumnus drafted in first round of G League draft to Stockton Kings

Garry Singh

November 27, 2019

On Oct. 26th, Sacramento State alumnus Marcus Graves was drafted 17th overall to the NBA G League by the Stockton Kings, an affiliate of the Sacramento Kings.  The G League is the NBA’s minor league system that helps develop players. Graves is the fifth player in Sac State history to be drafted...

‘This is where I’m meant to be’: Sac State volleyball player sets team up for success

‘This is where I’m meant to be’: Sac State volleyball player sets team up for success

Robyn Dobson

November 25, 2019

Sacramento State sophomore setter Ashtin Olin stood at the net during a rotation waiting for Utah State University to serve the ball during the first preseason match of 2018.  To those in attendance, it was just another volleyball match. But for Olin, it was her first-ever collegiate game, a moment s...

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