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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Deanna Sanchez

Deanna Sanchez, staff writer

Deanna Sanchez is a sports photographer for The State Hornet for the spring 2021 semester. She is a communications major and hopes to pursue a job in PR or at a magazine. This is her last semester before graduation.

All content by Deanna Sanchez
Charizma Guzman pumps up her team before the start of the last of three games against Idaho State at Shea Stadium at Sacramento State on Saturday May 1, 2021. The Hornets dropped 2-of-3 from the Bengals over the weekend.

[Photo] Sac State softball drops 2-of-3 to Idaho State in last home series

May 2, 2021

Charizma Guzman pumps up her team before the start of the last of three games against Idaho State at Shea Stadium at Sacramento State on Saturday May 1, 2021. The Hornets dropped 2-of-3 from the Bengals...

Sac State hitter Matt Smith swings against the Stanford Cardinals on March 29 in a 3-2 Hornet win. Smith became the Sac State leader in hits and RBIs on April 25 against Northern Colorado.

[Photo] Sac State baseball team splits four-game series with Northern Colorado

April 26, 2021

Sac State hitter Matt Smith swings against the Stanford Cardinals on March 29 in a 3-2 Hornet win. Smith became the Sac State leader in hits and RBIs on April 25 against Northern Colorado.

Lewa Day gets ready for a pitch from Santa Clara University during the Capital Classic at the Shea Stadium at Sacramento State on March 5, 2021. Lewa Day is a third base player for the Hornets softball team.

[Photo] Sophomore slugger brings championship pedigree to Sac State softball team

April 24, 2021

Lewa Day gets ready for a pitch from Santa Clara University during the Capital Classic at the Shea Stadium at Sacramento State on March 5, 2021. Lewa Day is a third base player for the Hornets softball...

Matt Smith fielding a ball in left field against New Mexico State last Friday, the 9th at John Smith Field. Smith had a walkoff hit last month versus the Stanford Cardinals.

[Photo] Senior baseball players Matt Smith, Ryan Walstad lead Hornets through abnormal season

April 23, 2021

Matt Smith fielding a ball in left field against New Mexico State last Friday, the 9th at John Smith Field. Smith had a walkoff hit last month versus the Stanford Cardinals.

Sac State freshman Jennifer Koga practices putting at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on March 17, 2020. Koga was +18 for the Big Sky Tournament but had a much-improved final round, shooting a 4-over 76 and helping the Hornets clinch the Big Sky Conference Championship.

[Photo] Sac State women’s golf wins Big Sky tournament

April 21, 2021

Sac State freshman Jennifer Koga practices putting at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on March 17, 2020. Koga was +18 for the Big Sky Tournament but had a much-improved final round, shooting a 4-over 76 and helping...

 Marissa Bertuccio pitches a fastball to Weber State University during the first game of a doubleheader at home at Shea Stadium on Friday, March 26, 2021. The Hornets lost the first game of the doubleheader 5-4.

[Photo] Sac State softball gets swept in series against Weber State

April 12, 2021

Marissa Bertuccio pitches a fastball to Weber State University during the first game of a doubleheader at home at Shea Stadium on Friday, March 26, 2021. The Hornets lost the first game of the doubleheader...

Sacramento State second baseman Jorge Bojorquez fields a roundball and throws to first in game one of Fridays action. The Hornets held on to win 10-5 at John Smith Field.

[Photo] Sac State baseball team splits doubleheader against New Mexico State

April 9, 2021

Sacramento State second baseman Jorge Bojorquez fields a roundball and throws to first in game one of Friday's action. The Hornets held on to win 10-5 at John Smith Field.

Keith Torres (right) guides teammate Trevor Doyle into the plate during the home game against Stanford University at John Smith Field on Monday, March 29, 2021. Doyle scored the second run in the seventh inning against Stanford University to tie the game.

[Photo] Hornet Baseball: Weekend series canceled due to positive COVID-19 test

April 1, 2021

Keith Torres (right) guides teammate Trevor Doyle into the plate during the home game against Stanford University at John Smith Field on Monday, March 29, 2021. Doyle scored the second run in the seventh...

Sac State freshman Jennifer Koga practices putting at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Wednesday, March 17, 2020. Koga tied for third individually at the Juli Inkster Meadow Club Invitational.

[Photo] Swinging in the right direction: Sac State freshman golfer shines early

March 30, 2021

Sac State freshman Jennifer Koga practices putting at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Wednesday, March 17, 2020. Koga tied for third individually at the Juli Inkster Meadow Club Invitational.

Senior outfielder Matt Smith connects with the ball during the home game against Stanford University at John Smith Field on Monday March 29, 2020. Smith drove in all three runs on Monday in the comeback win.

[Photo] Matt Smith powers Sac State baseball past Stanford 3-2

March 29, 2021

Senior outfielder Matt Smith connects with the ball during the home game against Stanford University at John Smith Field on Monday March 29, 2020. Smith drove in all three runs on Monday in the comeback...

Sisters Alexis and Samantha Parish, pose for a photo together after a game at the John Smith Field at Sac State Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Alexis and Samantha are the first sisters to be on the Sac State  softball team together in 24 years.

Softball team sisters share connection ‘only a sibling will understand’

First sisters on the same Sac State softball team since 1997
March 23, 2021
“I love our friendship... if she’s doing good, she’ll get on me and if I’m doing good, I’ll get on her. It’s that back-and-forth we have for each other.” Sac State softball players Samantha Parish and Alexis Parish talk about their relationship on the field.
Devonn Johnson and teammate keep the lead on San Jose State at Sacramento States Hornet Invitational at Hornet Stadium on Saturday March 20, 2021. Sacramento State’s relay team placed second against San Jose.

Photo Gallery: Sac State Track and field team hosts Hornet Invitational

Team faced San Jose State, Montana State, Stanford University and UC Davis
March 21, 2021
The Sacramento State track and field team hosted the Hornet Invitational, competing with four other Universities and implementing new protocols due to COVID-19.
Middle blocker Kalani Hayes spikes the ball while the Portland vikings attempt to block it during the second set of Sacramento State’s last game at home against Portland State University at the Nest Sunday, March 13, 2021. Hayes got 6 blocks and 7 kills in the match.

[Photo] SWARM REPORT MARCH 13: Rough day for Sac State sports, all teams lose

March 13, 2021

Middle blocker Kalani Hayes spikes the ball while the Portland vikings attempt to block it during the second set of Sacramento State’s last game at home against Portland State University at the Nest...

Outside hitter, Bridgette Smith, spiking the ball to Eastern Washington during the second set and getting a kill during the first of 2 games against Eastern Washington at the Nest at Sac State Saturday, March 5, 2021. The score for the second set was a winning score of 25-17.

[Photo] Swarm Report March 6: Sac State baseball and women’s volleyball teams dominate

March 7, 2021

Outside hitter, Bridgette Smith, spiking the ball to Eastern Washington during the second set and getting a kill during the first of 2 games against Eastern Washington at the Nest at Sac State Saturday,...

Freshman outfielder Alexis Parish hits a ball to the deep part of the outfield in the first game of the Capital Classic Tournament versus Santa Clara University at the John Smith Field at Sac State Friday, March 5, 2021. Alexis had two hits in the game, including an RBI-double.

[Photo] Swarm Report March 5: Sac State men’s basketball falls short, baseball gets close win and softball splits a doubleheader.

March 6, 2021

Freshman outfielder Alexis Parish hits a ball to the deep part of the outfield in the first game of the Capital Classic Tournament versus Santa Clara University at the John Smith Field at Sac State Friday,...

Weekend Swarm Report: Baseball completes sweep and track starts strong

Weekend Swarm Report: Baseball completes sweep and track starts strong

Nine Saturday games lead to an action packed day
March 1, 2021
Sacramento State had nine games on Saturday and three more on Sunday. We recap all the action here on the Swarm report.

Photo Caption: McKenna Smith sets up for an attack during the home opening Sac State volleyball game Jan. 31, 2021 at the Nest. Volleyball teams, including Sac States, are allowed to test for COVID-19 only once per week if masks are worn during practice and competition.

[Photo] Why Sac State volleyball team wears masks and the basketball teams don’t

February 26, 2021

Photo Caption: McKenna Smith sets up for an attack during the home opening Sac State volleyball game Jan. 31, 2021 at the Nest. Volleyball teams, including Sac State's, are allowed to test for COVID-19...

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

2021 season began Friday against Cal Baptist
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...

Karlee Soderberg (center), hitter for Sac State Volleyball, breaks with her team for the opening home game against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. The Hornets lost in back-to-back matches against the University of Northern Colorado in six straight sets on Feb. 7 and 8 at Bank of Colorado arena.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball dominated by Northern Colorado in back-to-back losses

February 9, 2021

Karlee Soderberg (center), hitter for Sac State Volleyball, breaks with her team for the opening home game against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. The Hornets lost in back-to-back...

Sac State senior outside hitter Macey Hayden performing a block against Idaho State during the second set of the opening home game against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. Hayden had 10 digs to go along with six points in the match.

[Photo] Freshman hitters lead Sac State volleyball to victory in home opener

January 31, 2021

Sac State senior outside hitter Macey Hayden performing a block against Idaho State during the second set of the opening home game against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021....

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