The State Hornet

 Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State. Sunday Sac State baseball dropped the rubber match of their series to Arizona State and women’s tennis fell to UC Davis, remaining winless. Graphic by Max Connor

Swarm Report Feb. 20: Women’s basketball and softball secure close wins, baseball falls short

Jordan Parker and Max Connor February 21, 2021
Saturday’s Swamp Report recap of Sac State sports features baseball falling short, a dominant pitching performance in softball and women’s basketball getting their second win of the season.

‘It’s been a huge adjustment’: Sac State softball team embraces changes entering 2021 season

Deanna Sanchez and Mengting Tian February 16, 2021

After COVID-19 swiftly ended the Sacramento State softball team’s spring 2020 season, the Hornets are back on the field with 18 players returning from the 2020 roster among the 25 athletes for the 2021...

Sac State blocker Sarah Falk (14) and outside hitter Macey Hayden (3) block Idaho’s return in the final minute of their fourth set. The Hornets went on to win the Saturday, Feb 13th match 3-1.

Swarm Report Feb. 13: Women’s soccer team still undefeated, both basketball teams lose

Garry Singh February 15, 2021
Sac State men’s (6-6) and women’s basketball (1-16) lose in away games. Sac State volleyball (4-3) gets a victory on the day. Sac State softball (2-2) splits and Sac State women’s’ soccer(1-0-1) ties.
Freshman Liam Liles celebrates after scoring in the first set of his doubles matchup at the campus tennis courts Friday, Feb. 12. The Hornets fell to the Mustangs 4-0.

Swarm Report Feb. 12: Sac State tennis teams swept, softball team opens split

Jordan Latimore February 13, 2021
The Sac State men’s and women’s tennis teams remain winless on the season, but the Hornet softball team opened up its season to a 1-1 start.
Sac State track and field assistant coach Kimberly Graham-Miller poses at the Hornet Stadium Monday, Oct. 26. Graham-Miller discussed the importance of female empowerment and support in athletics.

Women at Sac State speak out on gender inequalities within athletics

Jenna Cooper November 16, 2020
Sacramento State athletes discussed the importance of coaching opportunities and female representation in the male-dominated athletics.
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.

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

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 alumna Alyssa Nakken poses for a photo at Oracle Park. Nakken made history when she was named as the first female MLB coach.

Sac State alumna makes history as first female MLB coach

Jason Gallardo May 14, 2020

While working to produce the Spartan Race at Oracle Park as an intern for the San Francisco Giants, Sacramento State alumna Alyssa Nakken passed by the office of manager Gabe Kapler. Nakken stopped...

The Sac State softball team ended their season with a 14-11-1 record before its cancellation amid COVID-19 concerns. The Hornets were just a few days away from beginning conference play when the Athletics Department announced the cancellations.

Top moments from the Sac State softball team’s 2020 season

Paola Yepez April 20, 2020

The Sacramento State softball team played 26 games, ending with a 14-11-1 record before the cancellation of the season by the Sac State Athletics Department due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The following...

The Sac State Athletics Department canceled all sports through the end of the academic year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the extra time, student-athletes have found themselves picking up new and old hobbies to pass the time.

Sac State student-athletes on their shelter-at-home routines

Olivia Laroa April 16, 2020

With the NCAA suspension of all remaining winter and spring championships, games and practices and Sacramento State’s subsequent cancellation of sports through the end of the academic year, student-athletes...

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.

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

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...

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