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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Joey Aguirre

Joey Aguirre, Sports Editor


Joey Aguirre is in his second semester at The State Hornet. He is a passionate sports fan and wants to pursue a career in sports media.

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Junior outfielder Matt Masciangelo up to bat on Friday Feb. 16, 2024 against Loyola Marymount University at John Smith Field. There’s an 87.5% chance Masciangelo was hit by a pitch in this plate appearance.

Sac State outfielder hit seven times in eight plate appearances

Matt Masciangelo has more HBP than the rest of Sac State combined
Joey Aguirre and Kai Arellano
February 17, 2024
Sac State’s Matt Masciangelo’s seven HBPs in Friday’s doubleheader were more than any MLB player has ever had in a doubleheader.
Freshman quarterback Carson Conklin looks ahead to make a pass during the Hornets’ final home game in Hornet Stadium Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. This game marked Conklin’s first start as Sac State’s quarterback with 313 passing yards and a 65.4% completion rate.

Hornets’ potent offense secures a win over Cal Poly

Sac State’s offense has a big game in the air and on the ground
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
November 12, 2023
Lethal offense and clutch play from the defense helped propel the Sacramento State Hornets to a 41-30 win over the Cal Poly Mustangs
Sac State senior running back Marcus Fulcher stands alone against Texas A&M-Commerce Sept. 9, 2023. Fulcher will be a key player for the Hornets against Cal Poly.

Sac State must respond against Cal Poly after blowout loss

Sac State dropped two spots to No. 9 in the FCS media poll
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
November 10, 2023
The Sacramento State football team is back home to face Cal Poly San Luis Obispo after their big defeat against Montana on the road.
The Sacramento State women’s soccer team lining up before their first Big Sky conference game against Northern Arizona Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. They won that first game, but were unable to repeat their performance in the quarterfinals.

[Photo] Sac State women’s soccer chokes in the Big Sky quarterfinals

Rinn Lee, Staffer
November 9, 2023

The Sacramento State women’s soccer team lining up before their first Big Sky conference game against Northern Arizona Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. They won that first game, but were unable to repeat their...

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team before their match against UC Santa Barbara Oct. 18, 2023. The Hornets finished the season with a 4-10-4 record.

Victory at last: Sac State knocks off UC Davis in season finale

Hornets beat Aggies for the first time since 2016
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
November 6, 2023
Sacramento State beats their rivals UC Davis for the first time since 2016 and puts an end to their 12-game winless streak.
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team in a huddle before the match Saturday Oct. 21, 2023 against UC Irvine. They would end up losing to Irvine 2-0, eliminating them from playoff contention.

UC Irvine puts an end to Sac State’s playoff hopes

Saturday’s loss marks the 12th consecutive game the Hornets have lost
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
October 25, 2023
Sacramento State gets shut out for the fourth game in a row, in a defeat which sees them eliminated from Big West playoff contention.
Robert and Jhared together on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023. They are playing together on the same team for the first time.

Brotherly love: The siblings fulfilling their dreams at Sac State

‘We both knew we wanted to play together.’
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
October 24, 2023
Jhared and Robert Willcot make their dreams come true by playing on the same team
Junior goalkeeper Mac Learned standing up the pitch against UC Santa Barbara Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Learned has 86 saves this season, which is the most for any Division I men’s soccer goalkeeper.

11 games without a win: Sac State men’s soccer loses to UC Santa Barbara

Hornets must win their last two games to have a chance at playoffs
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
October 21, 2023
It was a struggle for Sacramento State throughout the entire 90 minutes due to a dominant performance from UC Santa Barbara.
Sac State forward Francisco Magaña takes a shot against Cal Poly Oct. 11, 2023. The Hornets had 12 shots against the Mustangs but weren’t able to score.

Sac State men’s soccer’s scoring woes have led to a winless streak

Examining what’s gone wrong for Sac State men’s soccer this season
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
October 18, 2023
Sac State men’s soccer is in the midst of a brutally disappointing season and have failed to win in 10 games.
Sac State senior midfielder Cody Sundquist carries the ball up the field against Cal Poly Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. Sundquist played all 90 minutes for the Hornets against the Mustangs.

Sac State tames the Cal Poly Mustangs’ attack in scoreless draw

The Hornets fail to win for the ninth consecutive game
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
October 14, 2023
Sacramento State and Cal Poly couldn’t find the back of the net Wednesday thanks in part to big saves from goalkeepers Mac Learned and Justin Siegel
Junior defender Bryan Gutierrez sends the ball up the field against Northridge Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. Gutierrez played all 90 minutes against Northridge.

Sac State slips up late against Northridge; extends winless streak

The Hornets picked up their third point in the Big West Conference
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
October 9, 2023
Sacramento State was nine minutes away from ending their winless streak against Cal State Northridge before conceding
Senior forward Austin Wehner passing the ball against Saint Mary’s Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. Wehner leads the team in goals scored, with 10 points to his name.

Scoring woes continue for Sac State at Riverside

The Hornets are currently on a seven game winless streak
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
October 5, 2023
UC Riverside men’s soccer went 10 games without a win prior to the game against Sac State
Sophomore midfielder Hasan Alsakati takes a free kick Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 against UC San Diego. Alsakati had a team high of four shots on target against the Tritons.

Goalkeepers duel it out: Sac State and UC San Diego settle for scoreless draw

Hornets record a shutout for the first time in seven games
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
October 2, 2023
Both goalkeepers combined for a total of 15 saves.
Junior winger Jhared Willcot looks for a passing target at San José State Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Willcot started against Bakersfield and played 58 minutes.

A first half pen writes off Sac State’s chance at a win

Sac State draws for the first time this season
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
September 29, 2023
Sacramento State Hornets and the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners both score once, and both collect one point in the Big West Conference opener.
Sac State senior forward Michael Gonzalez lines up to take a shot against San José State Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Gonzalez recorded two shots in 28 minutes of play.

Sac State suffers a four-gettable defeat to San José State

The 4-1 loss marks the Hornets’ fourth consecutive defeat
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
September 24, 2023
A rough first half was enough to seal the result for Sac State.
Sacramento State midfielder Stacy Holmes moves the ball downfield against Saint Mary’s forward/midfielder Maxwell Farnum on the Hornet Field, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. The Hornets played a frustrating game on defense against the Gaels.

Sac State men’s soccer suffers a pair of one-goal defeats

The Hornets have lost three consecutive games
Joey Aguirre and Ryan Lorenz
September 19, 2023
Sac State concedes early, fails to come back against Saint Mary’s and San Francisco.
Sophomore midfielder Hasan Alsakati attempting a pass against Utah Tech Thursday, August 31, 2023. Alsakati scored his first collegiate level goal against Loyola Marymount.

Sac State men’s soccer split two games on road trip

Hornets move to 3-3 on the season
Joey Aguirre, Staffer
September 12, 2023
Sac State records big win against Pacific but gives up late winner against LMU.
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