X-Country Opens 2016 in Oxnard

SAN LUIS OBISPO (August 26, 2016)- This Week:  Cuesta  Cross Country opens the 2016 campaign early with the Oxnard Invitational on August 26 (10 AM).  Cuesta’s men’s and women’s teams both reached the 2015 CCCAA State Championship last year and are on course to make another run at the title.  2015 All State Harrier Sean McDermott (Kings Beach) leads the men’s team along with all-Western State Conference selections Aramis Knox (SLO HS) and Cody Griffith (Yreka HS).    The women are led by 2015 All-WSC Second Teamer Taylor Witcher (Nipomo HS) and 2016 CCCAA State Finalist in the Mile, Miranda Daschian (Atascadero HS).

Last Week: No contests, season begins August 25 in Oxnard. 

Notes: The2016 Cross Country Preview will be released the week of September 5. 



Women’s Soccer Opens 2016 at Home

SAN LUIS OBISPO (August 26, 2016)- This Week:  Cuesta  Women’s Soccer opens the 2016 campaign at home this Saturday (11 AM) against College of the Desert.  The Cougars are coming off a 5-10-3 season and finished in 5th place in the Western State Conference, while the visiting Roadrunners are also looking to bounce back this season after posting an 8-12-1 mark and landing in the Foothill Conference cellar in 2015.   The Cougars are led by 2015 Team MVP Christen Engel (Forest Hill) and “Most Outstanding Player” Brooke Canepa (Sonora HS).  Engel was named to the 2015 All-WSC First Team, while Canepa was chosen for the second team.  Engel also took last spring off from soccer to compete in track and was named to the first team in track after winning a conference title in the Heptathlon.  She was an alternate to the 2016 CCCAA State Meet, but did not compete. 

Last Week: No contests, season begins August 27 in SLO. 

Notes: The 2016 Soccer Preview will be released the week of September 5. 








SAN LUIS OBISPO (June 14, 2016)-- Cuesta has compiled the names of 56 individuals who have risen to the top of Cuesta College’s 2016 spring scholar-athlete list, including several repeat honorees. The success of Cuesta student-athletes is significant, as is the fact that 50.5% of Cuesta College athletes made the honor roll and earned 2016 All Western State Conference Academic Team status. Swimmer Teegan Trimble (Templeton HS) and Track Stars Sean McDermott (Kings River) and Yoel Campos (Fairfax) were the only student-athletes to post a perfect 4.0. In addition, ten Cuesta sophomores made their second appearance on the spring honor roll and a further 11 athletes were also named to their 2016 All Western State Conference First Team as athletes- 2016 Cuesta Athlete of the Year Brendan Jenkins (Pleasanton) and fellow ballplayers Louis Raymond (Laguna Niguel), Garrett Giovannelli (SLO HS) and Tanner Bos (Fresno); Softballers Demi Danell (Hanford) and Ami Hood (Escalon HS); Track stars Miranda Daschian (Atascadero HS), Christen Engel (Forest Hill) and, Aaron Cheek (Fresno); and Cagers Benat Hevia (The Basque Country) and Autumn Russell (Paso Robles: Templeton HS).

The Cuesta Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll recognizes the student-athletes who have completed 12 units during the past semester with a grade point average of at least a 3.0 and finished in good standing with their respective team. This year the honor roll has representatives from each of the six spring sports and both basketball teams. The women’s swim and team led the way with a combined 3.279 grade point average, while baseball led the men’s teams with a 2.993 GPA.

            Cuesta athletes traditionally excel in the classroom and this semester was no exception. Cuesta’s athletes combined to complete 92.7% of their classes for a 2.924 GPA. All of the athletes listed below are part of the 2016 Cuesta College Spring Student-Athlete Honor Roll.


All of the spring sport athletes also earned Western State Conference All Academic team honors (Basketball is tabulated with the fall sports).

The honor roll was also well represented by local athletes: TEMPLETON (6): Teegan Trimble (WSD), Taylor Mariucci (WSD), Ande Miller (WSD), Megan Miller (WSD), Laura White (WSD), Autumn Russell (WBB); SAN LUIS OBISPO (3): Garrett Giovannelli (BB), Jake Niezen (BB), Raymond Smith (MTF); MORRO BAY/LOS OSOS (3): Dan Beavers (BB), Sarah Sandoval (SB), Daniel Van Beurden (MTF); ATASCADERO (2): Cheyenne Hufstetler (SB), Miranda Daschian (WTF); ARROYO GRANDE (2): Robbie Silva (BB), Christina Solis (SB); NIPOMO (1): Taylor Witcher (WTF); CAMBRIA (0); PASO ROBLES (0).


W Swim/Dive (WSD)  3.279

W Track/Field (WTF)            3.081

Baseball (BB)              2.993

W Basketball (WBB)  2.918

M Swim/Dive (MSD)  2.874

M Track/Field (MTF) 2.837

M Basketball (MBB)   2.827

Softball (SB)               2.731




Spring Semester

Athletic Honor Roll


Andres Aguado- Basketball

Dan Beavers- Baseball

Josselyn Beutler- Track

Tanner Bos- Baseball

Yoel Campos- Track

Aaron Cheek- Track

Stephen Chipman- Baseball

Rhys Couser- Track

Kristen Currie- Softball

Demi Danell- Softball

Miranda Daschian- Track

Rafail Eleftheriou- Basketball

Christian Emerson- Swimming

Christen Engel- Track

Ryan Gilroy- Basketball

Garrett Giovannelli- Baseball

John Hartshorne- Swimming

Benat Hevia- Basketball

Ami Hood- Softball

Cheyenne Hufstetler- Softball

Daci Hughes- Swimming

Brendan Jenkins- Baseball

Angela Llaverias- Basketball

Taylor Mariucci- Swimming

Sean McDermott- Track

Brendan McKeen- Swimming

TK McWhertor- Baseball

Knute Meyer- Track

Ande Miller- Swimming

Megan Miller- Swimming

John Nejedly- Baseball

Jake Niezen- Baseball

Anthony Nonini- Baseball

Karem Ozel- Basketball

Aaron Pado- Baseball

Ben Peterson- Basketball

Andrew Pifferini- Baseball

Jordi Rabassa- Basketball

Max Raunegger- Track

Louis Raymond- Baseball

Autumn Russell- Basketball

Will Ruiz- Baseball

Nick Rutckyj- Baseball

Sam Ryan- Track

Sarah Sandoval- Softball

Robbie Silva- Baseball

Logan Smith- Swimming

Raymond Smith- Track

Christina Solis- Softball

Thomas Stehly- Track

Jaron Thexton- Track

Teegan Trimble- Swimming

Daniel Van Beurden- Track

Laura White- Swimming

Taylor Witcher- Track

Madi Zelenski- Softball




Cuesta TV Project Announces Fall Schedule

SAN LUIS OBISPO (August 25, 2016)- The Cuesta TV Project has announced its schedule for Fall 2016.  The project, an inter-disciplinary undertaking in its fifth year, will feature seven live broadcasts of Cuesta athletic contests and three episodes of the monthly interview show ‘Cuesta Sports Monthly’.   SLOCOE will feature all of the broadcasts on Charter Cable- Channel 2.  Cuesta College content is scheduled to air on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 PM and during the week beginning at 5 PM.   All events shall be posted on YouTube at CuestaHDTV and are scheduled to be streamed live at

Cuesta TV Live Game/Event Schedule (Play-by-Play Randy Scovil)

September 9                  Women’s Water Polo v. Santa Monica         11:45

September 22        Men’s Water Polo v. Golden West              3:30

October 14           Women’s Volleyball v. Santa Barbara           6 PM

October 21           Wrestling v. West Hills                               6:30

October 25           Women’s Soccer v. Allan Hancock             4 PM

November 4          Men’s Basketball v. TBA                            8 PM

December 1          Women’s Basketball v. TBA                       8 PM


Cuesta Sports Monthly (with Peter Schuler)- Taping at 3:15 PM

September 20        Soccer/Volleyball

October 4             M/W Water Polo

November 8          X-Country/Wrestling/Basketball

                                                                                                                  Cuesta Film, TV and Electronic Media Professor John Arno, and his students, produces all of the shows and leads the Cuesta TV Project.   SLOCOE Media Operations Specialist Pat Renshaw, Cuesta Computer Science Professor Randy Scovil, Cuesta Marketing Coordinator Ritchie Bermudez and Cuesta’s Peter Schuler round out the project team.  

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