College Sports

AGGIES AT A GLANCE

MEN

▪ Coach: Jim Les, fourth season, 28-65

▪ 2013-14: 9-22, 4-12 and last place in Big West Conference

▪ Key loss: Ryan Sypkens, the Aggies’ single-season and career three-point leader

▪ Key returnees: Guard Corey Hawkins, All-Big West second-team; forwards Josh Ritchart, J.T. Adenrele and Georgi Funtarov; guards Darius Graham, Brynton Lemar, Tyler Les and Avery Johnson

▪ Strengths: Depth, size, experience, coaching continuity

▪ Challenges: Deep, much-improved Big West Conference; “This is the best Big West in the last 10 years in terms of top-to-bottom competitiveness,” Jim Les says.

▪ Big West media poll (first-place votes in parenthesis: 1. UC Irvine (20); 2. UC Santa Barbara (2); 3. Long Beach State (3); 4. Northridge (1) 5. Hawaii; 6. Cal Poly; 7. UC Davis; 8. CSU Fullerton 64 9. UC Riverside

ROSTER

No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Yr.

0

Brynton Lemar

G

6-4

So.

2

Darius Graham

G

5-10

So.

3

Corey Hawkins

G

6-3

Sr.

10

Isaiah Walton

G

6-4

Fr.

12

Georgi Funtarov

F

6-8

So.

13

J.T. Adenrele

F

6-7

Jr.

15

Tyler Les

G

6-2

Sr.

20

Avery Johnson

G

6-3

Sr.

21

Josh Fox

F

6-6

Jr.

22

Neal Monson

C

6-10

So.

23

Josh Ritchart

G/F

6-9

Sr.

24

Nolan Berry

C/F

6-10

So.

31

Michael Onyebalu

G

6-3

Fr.

40

Justin Dueck

F

6-9

Jr.

SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent

Time

Sunday

vs. Holy Names

4 p.m.

Nov. 20

at Eastern Illinois

5 p.m.

Nov. 22

at Furman

4 p.m.

Nov. 26

vs. Utah State

7 pm.

Nov. 29

vs. Utah Valley

7 p.m.

Dec. 3

vs. San Jose State

7 p.m.

Dec. 6

at Idaho

2 p.m.

Dec. 9

vs. Eastern Illinois

7 p.m.

Dec. 20

at Air Force

6 p.m.

Dec. 22

at Northern Colorado

6 p.m.

Dec. 28

at Washington State

3 p.m.

Dec. 30

at Seattle University

7 p.m.

Jan. 3

vs. Cal Maritime

7 p.m.

Jan. 7

vs. Northridge*

7 p.m.

Jan. 10

vs. Long Beach State*

TBA

Jan. 15

at UC Riverside*

7 p.m.

Jan. 17

at Fullerton

6 p.m.

Jan. 22

at Hawaii*

9 p.m.

Jan. 29

vs. UC Santa Barbara*

7 p.m.

Jan. 31

vs. Cal Poly*

7 p.m.

Feb. 5

at UC Irvine*

7 p.m.

Feb. 7

at Northridge*

7 p.m.

Feb. 12

vs. Fullerton*

7 p.m.

Feb. 19

at Long Beach State*

7 p.m.

Feb. 21

vs. Hawaii*

7 p.m.

Feb. 26

at UC Santa Barbara*

7 p.m.

Feb. 28

at Cal Poly*

7 p.m.

March 5

vs. UC Riverside*

7 p.m.

March 7

vs. UC Irvine*

7 p.m.

* Big West Conference game

WOMEN

▪ Coach: Jennifer Gross, fourth year, 44-47

▪ 2013-14: 15-16 overall; 9-7 and tied for fourth in Big West Conference

▪ Biggest loss: Reserve forward Idit Oryon

▪ Key returnees: Preseason All-Big West first-team senior forward Sydnee Fipps and junior forward Alyson Doherty; senior guard Kelsey Harris, junior forward Celia Marfone and junior guard Molly Greubel

▪ Strengths: Experience, depth, continuity of coaching

▪ Challenges: Doherty’s return to form after offseason knee surgery; integrating five true freshmen into Gross’ demanding, Princeton-style offense

▪ Big West Conference media poll: (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Northridge (13), 2. Hawaii (1), 3. Cal Poly, 4. UC Davis, 5. Long Beach State, 6. Fullerton, 7. UC Irvine, 8. UC Riverside, 9. UC Santa Barbara

ROSTER

No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Yr.

1

Heidi Johnson

F

6-2

Jr.

3

Brianne Yasukochi

G

5-5

So.

4

Rachel Nagel

G

5-10

Fr.

5

Lauren Seyranian

G/F

5-10

Fr.

10

Pele Gianotti

F

5-11

Fr.

11

Lauren Beyer

F

6-1

Jr.

13

Dani Nafekh

G/F

5-11

Fr.

14

Sydnee Fipps

F

5-10

Sr.

20

Celia Marfone

F

6-0

Jr.

21

Taylor McGuire

G

5-10

So.

22

Morgan Bertsch

F

6-4

Fr.

23

Molly Greubel

G

5-9

Jr.

24

Brianna Salvatore

G

5-10

Sr.

33

Kelsey Harris

G

5-10

Sr.

44

Alyson Doherty

F

6-3

Jr.

SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent

Time

Friday

vs. Connecticut

7 p.m.

Tuesday

at Sacramento State

7 p.m.

Nov. 22

vs. Saint Mary’s

11 a.m.

Nov. 26

vs. Utah Valley

4:45 p.m.

Nov. 29

vs. Pacific

4:30 p.m.

Dec. 2

vs. USF

7 p.m.

Dec. 5

vs. Santa Clara**

3:30 p.m.

Dec. 6

vs. Southern Utah**

1 p.m.

Dec. 10

at San Jose State

7 p.m.

Dec. 13

at Arizona State

2 p.m.

Dec. 22

at Stanford

2 p.m.

Jan. 3

vs. Menlo College

2 p.m.

Jan. 8

at Northridge*

7 p.m.

Jan. 10

at Long Beach State*

4 p.m.

Jan. 15

vs. UC Riverside*

7 p.m.

Jan. 17

vs. Fullerton*

2 p.m.

Jan. 22

vs. Hawaii*

7 p.m.

Jan. 29

at Cal Poly*

7 p.m.

Jan. 31

at UC Santa Barbara*

2 p.m.

Feb. 5

vs. Northridge*

7 p.m.

Feb. 7

vs. UC Irvine*

2 p.m.

Feb. 12

at Fullerton*

7 p.m.

Feb. 19

vs. Long Beach State*

7 p.m.

Feb. 21

at Hawaii*

9 p.m.

Feb. 26

vs. Cal Poly*

7 p.m.

Feb. 28

vs. UC Santa Barbara*

2 p.m.

March 5

at UC Riverside*

7 p.m.

March 7

at UC Irvine*

2 p.m.

* Big West Conference games

** Air Force Tournament, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Bill Paterson

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