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Sacramento State men’s soccer player dies in motorcycle accident

Arath Chavez, a Sacramento State men’s soccer player, died Tuesday in a motorcycle accident, according to Sac State men's soccer head coach Mike Linenberger. Photo courtesy of Sacramento State's media relations office.
Mercy Sosa, news editor January 14, 2021
Arath Chavez, a Sacramento State men’s soccer player, died Tuesday in a motorcycle accident, according to Sac State men's soccer head coach Mike Linenberger.

Sac State athletes react to Big Sky Conference 2020-21 schedule changes

Sacramento State’s Samaad Hector (0) goes up strong to make the layup during the second half in the conference opener in the game against the University of Idaho at The Nest at Sac State Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Hector said the schedule changes up the competitive ante on the court.
Katerina Graziosi December 16, 2020
The Big Sky Conference released adjusted schedules for winter and spring sports including men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer for the 2020-21 season. Sacramento State athletes are adjusting to the changes made to minimize travel and risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Big West Board of Directors gives men’s soccer the boot

Sac State senior midfielder Matt Carnefix dribbles upfield against San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at Hornet Field. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, the Big West Board of Directors unanimously decided to all fall sports set to continue in the spring due to concerns over COVID-19 and the difficulty and resources it would take to keep student athletes safe.
Jordan Parker December 11, 2020
The Big West announced the cancellation of the men’s soccer season Thursday. The decision ended the Sac State men’s soccer season before it even started.

Sac State goalie rebounds from ACL injury

Aaliyah Fesili, goalkeeper for Sac State's women's soccer team, warms up with head coach Randy Dedini at a socially distanced practice on Thursday Oct 8th, 2020. Fesili earned Goalie Of The Year in the Big Sky Conference last season.
Jason Gallardo October 14, 2020
Last season, Sacramento State redshirt junior soccer player Aaliyah Fesili was named Big Sky Goalkeeper of the Year and named to All-Big Sky Conference First team, after not being able to play the year before due to injury. 

Sac State women’s soccer donates to people affected by California fires

Sacramento State soccer players Shay Valenzano and Christina Lazar donating bags of clothes, shoes and toiletries on Thursday Aug. 27, 2020. The pair created a donation center for the Sac State women’s soccer team to help those affected by the fires.
Emmely Ramirez September 13, 2020

The Sacramento State women's soccer team donated clothes, shoes and about $200 worth of toiletries Aug. 27 to people affected by this summer’s California fires. This year wildfires in California have...

Big West Conference postpones fall 2020 sports competition

Sac State sophomore forward Benji Kikanovic runs for a play Saturday, Oct. 19 against CSU Fullerton at Hornet Field. The Sac State men's soccer team will have its fall 2020 season postponed due to the Big West Conference's announcement Wednesday that they will postpone sports competition through the end of the calendar year.
Jordan Parker July 29, 2020
The Big West Conference board of directors announced Wednesday that fall sports competition will be postponed through the end of the calendar year.

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...

Sac State coaches forced to adapt recruitment efforts amid stay-at-home order

Sac State baseball coach Reggie Christiansen poses for a photo at John Smith Field. Christiansen has been relying on high school and travel ball coaches to get opinions on potential recruits.
Garry Singh May 15, 2020

College sports coaches have been fostering new and innovative ways to recruit players amid the stay-at-home order to ensure they still have successful teams and are able to bring in the right players for...

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...

SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

Senior center Joshua Patton, junior quarterback Kevin Thomson, senior goalkeeper Kaylyn Evans and softball head coach Lori Perez. Top left photo by Kelly Kiernan and remaining three by Eucario Calderon.
Shaun Holkko and Will Coburn December 12, 2019

From Sac State football's first year in the playoffs to the careers of former Sac State students Deuce and Mo, the sports section here at The State Hornet has had a lot to cover this semester. Here’s...

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