ESPN1280 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK- Freshman Driver Brandon Green enjoyed a breakout weekend and led Men's Water Polo to the title at the Cuesta II Tournament title on Saturday and Sunday in Morro Bay.  Green was outstanding at both ends of the tank.  He netted a team-high thirteen goals in the tournament and added five assists and earned eight exclusions to set up the Cougars' power play offense.  Cuesta opened the tournament with a Western State Conference win over Ventura, to clinch a first round bye in the conference tournament, and added three more power wins over fellow Southern California teams- Mt San Antonio, Saddleback, and Rio Hondo.  


MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY- COMING UP- Cuesta’s Harriers head to the 2018 Western State Conference Championship this Friday by Citrus College at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in Glendora. The Cougars the WSC Preview Meet on the Cuesta Fairbanks Course. The men placed 5th in the preview meet, while the women landed in 6th place. First-year Runner Steven Youngblood and 2017 All-WSC Harrier Garron Knox are expected to lead the Cougars and also compete for individual honors. On the women’s side, Freshman Mattie Lindsey has led Cuesta in every race this season, however the Cougars finally have their full squad healthy and ready to run and should score near the top of the loop this week. LAST WEEK: The Cougars took the week off to train for the 2018 Western State Conference Championship at Citrus College on October 19.

WOMEN’S SOCCER- COMING UP- Women's Soccer plays two Western State Conference games this week as the Kickers chase the program’s first conference title.  The Cougars are tied atop the loop’s standings with Santa Barbara and begin the week with a night game against the Vaqueros on Tuesday (6:30).  Cuesta and Santa Barbara are the only two teams in the WSC that can currently boast a winning record on the season.  On Friday (4 PM), Cuesta is back home to host Oxnard.   LAST WEEK: The Cougars picked up a pair of Western State Conference, which included their first conference victory since November 2016.  On Tuesday, the Cougars blanked Moorpark, 3-0, and on Friday they held off local rival Allan Hancock, 4-2, thanks to Forward Martha Mora’s first career hat trick.  Mora ranks 11th in the State with 38 total points, off 15 goals and eight assists, but is one goal away for tying the Cuesta’s season goal record of 16 set in 2000 by Angie Mouw and one point away from Lacy Martin’s 1996 record, the program’s second season, of 39 points for a season.   Sophomore Forward Sydnie Esser is also enjoyed a great second season and has 25 total points on the year.  She currently ranks 8th all time at Cuesta with 42 career points. 

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL- COMING UP- Women's Volleyball continues to search for its first Western State Conference win and will get their chance when Cuesta hosts local rival Allan Hancock this Wednesday (6 PM). Cuesta has claimed 19 of the last 20 matches against Bulldogs. The Cougars end the week with a WSC bye, so they shall hit the road to Victor Valley to grab a Southern California power win on Friday (6 PM). Cuesta is 6-12 on the season and enters the week at 0-3 in conference play. LAST WEEK: The Cougars dropped a pair of close Western State Conference matches.  On Wednesday, the fell at Santa Barbara in five games, despite taking an early 2-1 lead (25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 25-14, 15-11).  On Friday, they were swept by the loop-leading Ventura Pirates, but they gave the Bucs all they could handle on the night.  The Cougars jumped out to big lead in Game 1, before falling 25-22.  The Pirates kept the pressure on and cruised through Game 2 (25-17), but needed to survive on set point by the Cougars and needed four match points of their own to retire the Cougars in Game 3 (27-29).  The Cougars have lost five matches in a row.  

MEN’S WATER POLO- LAST WEEK: Men's Water Polo began last week with a Western State Conference lost in Van Nuys to the loop=leading LA Valley Monarchs, 17-5, but they came home to claim the Cuesta II Tournament title on Saturday and Sunday in Morro Bay.  The Cougars 4-0 record at their home tournament was highlighted by four Southern California power wins, including a Western State Conference victory over Ventura, 15-9. Cuesta’s other three wins came against Mt San Antonio, 15-8, Rio Hondo, 15-7, and a down-to-the-wire victory over Saddleback, 12-9.  Cuesta ended the week 18-6 on the season and 3-1 in WSC play, which clinches the #2 seed for the 2018 Western State Conference Tournament in two weeks.  COMING UP- Men's Water Polo heads to their final big tournament before conference play with the two-day Golden West Tournament in Garden Grove this Friday and Saturday.  This is the 40th year of Cuesta Men’s Water Polo and a strong showing at this week’s tournament shall put the poloists in position to reach their 40th consecutive post-season.

WOMEN’S WATER POLO- COMING UP-  Women's Water Polo heads South for five games this week.  The Cougars play in the Battle at the Beach Tournament in Long Beach on Friday and Saturday, but will also play at El Camino on Thursday (4:30) on the way down.  The “Battle” hosts 24 teams and is the final big tournament before the conference tournaments in two weeks.  LAST WEEK: The Poloists picked up a pair of Western State Conference wins last Saturday at the Ventura Mini Tournament.  The Cougars downed host Ventura, 10-6, in the tournament opener and closed their day with a victory over Pierce, 14-5. The twin triumphs allowed them to clinch a hosting spot for a first-round game in the Western State Conference Tournament in two weeks. Cuesta is 16-6 on the season and 3-1 against the Western State Conference.

WRESTLING- COMING UP- Wrestling is back in action this week with a pair SouthEast Conference Meets and the 2018 Meathead Mover Invitational on Saturday.  The Cougars hosts Moorpark and Victor Valley on Friday (5 PM) for their first two SouthEast Conference Duals.  The Raiders and Rams will stay in town after the bouts to join the State’s premier wrestling event- the 2018 Meathead Mover Invitational.   LAST WEEK: The Cougars enjoyred a bye-week and return to action the next week with a pair of SouthEast Conference duals on Friday and the Meathead Mover Invitational



Cuesta College

Female Athlete of the Month

September 2018

 Martha Mora -Soccer

            Cuesta College Athletics Department is proud to announce this month’s selections for the Cuesta Athlete of the Month.  This distinct honor recognizes two Cuesta College Athletes each month during the school year who have performed to the highest standards in their sport.  Our female selection for is September is Freshman Forward Martha Mora.

Freshman Forward Martha Mora burst on the scene with at least two goals in each of her first four collegiate games.  Her scoring streak continued with at least one goal in each of her first seven games. Mora has also been a playmaker for the Cougars and kept everyone on the pitch involved in the team’s success.  In addition to her goals, Mora has dished out six assists to her teammates and closed her first month of collegiate soccer ranked 3rd in the State with 28 total points.  The Cougars, who have not enjoyed a winning season since 2010, began the season by winning seven of their first eight contests and moving into the State’s Top 10, so Mora is doing much more than changing the score of individual games. she is actually helping to change the program’s culture. No player in the State is more valuable to her team than Mora has been to Cuesta. 

  Women’s Soccer posted a 7-1 record in the first month of the season and moved into the CCCAA State Rankings.  The Cougars are currently ranked #10.   


Cuesta College

Male Athlete of the Month

September 2018

Anthony Stenschke


            Cuesta College Athletics Department is proud to announce this month’s selections for the Cuesta Athlete of the Month.  This distinct honor recognizes two Cuesta College Athletes each month during the school year who have performed to the highest standards in their sport.  Our female selection for is September is Sophomore Grappler Anthony Stenschke.

Sophomore Wrestler Anthony Stenschke is back with a vengeance after a two-year layoff.  He placed in both of the Cougars’ September tournaments and leads the Cuesta team for individual victories.  Stenschke opened the season with a 3rd place finish in the 285-division at the Sac City Tournament, but dropped down to the 197-division to nab 2nd place at the Santa Ana Tournament.  He faced tough competition in Orange County, by knocking off both the #3 and #4 State ranked wrestlers, before losing by a single point to the reigning State Champion.  Stenschke is 8-2 on the season and 20-18 over his bisected Cuesta career.  He earned all-SouthEast Conference Second Team honors as a freshman in 2015 and is poised for a big sophomore campaign.

  Cuesta Wrestling reached the Top 10 in all three of the squad’s September meets.     



Marsh Honored as Cuesta College’s Coach of the Year

SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 29, 2018)- Cuesta Men’s Swim & Dive Coach John Marsh has been recognized as the 2017-18 Cuesta College Coach of the Year.  This is Marsh’s second time to be honored for his work as Cuesta’s Men’s Swim & Dive Coach.  Marsh led his Aqua-Cats to the 2018 Western State Conference title and to 7th place at the 2018 CCCAA State Swim & Dive Championships.  In the pool, Cuesta’s 53rd recipient of the George Silveria Career Student-Athlete Award Austin Barton led the team.  Barton and fellow All Americans Sean Mylan and Dan Lambert all won two individual events to power the Cougars to the conference title and returned them to the State’s Top 10 State with multiple CCCAA State Championship final appearances. Marsh, who also coaches men’s water polo and women’s swim & dive, has been recognized as the Western State Conference Coach of the Year nine times, including twice for men’s swim and dive, over his 15 years at Cuesta.    

This award recognizes the highest level of coaching achieved at Cuesta College during a year of competition.  It was first officially presented in 2009.  The award is based on a mathematical formula that weighs a coach’s individual performance as well as the on-field success of his/her team.  

Cuesta Coaches Award

Cuesta College Coach of the Year (est. 2009)

2008-09          Mike Napoli, Women’s Tennis

2009-10          Rusty Blair, Men’s Basketball

2010-11          Joe Dansby, Wrestling

2011-12          Brian Locher, Women’s Cross Country

2012-13          John Marsh, Men’s Swim & Dive

2013-14          Joe Dansby, Wrestling

2014-15          Joe Dansby, Wrestling

2015-16          Bob Miller, Baseball

2016-17          Brian Locher, Men’s Cross Country

2017-18        John Marsh, Men’s Swim & Dive


Andrew Navigato and Torie White Named Cuesta’s

2018 Outstanding Athletes of the Year

SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 8, 2018) – In 2003 the Cuesta Athletic Department instituted its first true Athlete of the Year Award.  The coaching staff was encouraged to nominate their best athlete for the award and committee was created that would weigh performance as the highest criteria.  Today Cuesta announced its Outstanding Athletes of the Year for the sixteenth time. This year’s winners are Baseball Star Andrew Navigato (Riverside) and Aquatic Star Torie White (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS).  Both of athletes led their teams to the post-season and established themselves as state-level elite athletes.  

2018 Western State Conference Player of the Year Andrew Navigato (Riverside) displayed excellence at the plate, on the bases, and in the field as one of the State’s elite players.  He led the Cougars in runs scored (44), Triples (6), Runs Batted In (52), and batting average (.387).  As a 2018 All State First Team player, Navigato played every game and led the team into the playoffs by ending the regular season riding a 23-game hitting streak.  A two-time all-WSC First Team selection and two-time Cuesta Team MVP, Navigato played to win and put himself on the line in every game.  He holds the school record with 28 hit by pitches and is 10th all-time with 100 career hits.  Coach Bob Miller says, “Andrew has been a team leader the past two seasons.  He is having one of the best offensive seasons in years at Cuesta.  He has been a huge part of our success.  His leadership and influence has been a major bonus as well.” 

All American Swimmer Torie White (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS) is one of the most competitive athletes to ever suit up for Cuesta.  She won two Western State Conference titles this year, in the 50 and 100 freestyles, and is poised to earn All American honors in three events after reaching the State Finals in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles.  Torie has established herself as one of the all time greats in Cuesta’s dominant aquatics program.  She ranks 2nd all time at Cuesta in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 50-butterfly.  She also posted Cuesta Top 10 marks this season in the 200-freestyle, 100-butterfly, 200-backstroke and both the 100 and 400-individual medleys.  In addition, Torie swam the anchor leg on two of Cuesta record relays during her freshman season.  In her other sport, Torie was named to the 2017 All-Western State Conference First Team for water polo and led Cuesta to the second round of the CCCAA Regional Playoffs.  She scored 40 goals and dished out a team-high 43 assists for the Cuesta Poloists.

Swim Coach John Marsh says, “Torie is a fierce competitor, who showed great sportsmanship, regardless of her winning or losing the race. Torie was joy to coach and be around.”

Water Polo Coach Pete Schuler says, “Torie is an amazing young woman and never holds back in anything she does, no matter the odds, the score or the distance.  She is a leader in and out of the pool and always pushes people to do and be their best.”

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

2003           David Lamar, Carpinteria, CA (Baseball)              

2004           Kevin Bradley, Long Beach, CA (Water Polo, Swim)        

2005           Mike Brown, Davis, CA (Baseball)                        

2006           Jeff Chaney, Arroyo Grande, CA (Water Polo)                 

2007           Michael Williams, Sutter Creek, CA (Wrestling)               

2008           Quentin Cate, Cambria, CA (Baseball)         

2009           Tom Schumacher, Dudelange, LUX (Basketball)             

2010           Roger Guardia, Matadepera, ESP (Basketball)                

2011           Eric Marsh, Arroyo Grande, CA (Water Polo)         

2012           Malte Kramer, Freiburg, DEU (Basketball)            

2013           Brady Moore, Santa Barbara, CA (Water Polo)               

2014           Georan Meendering, Visalia, CA (Swimming)        

2015           Connor Fisher, Lake Isabella, CA (Cross Country, Track)

2016           Brendan Jenkins, Pleasanton, CA (Baseball)                  

2017           Sean McDermott, Kings Beach, CA (Cross Country)

2018          Andrew Navigato, Riverside, CA (Baseball)                                                                     

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

 2003           Shanna DeMichelle, Napa, CA (Swim)

2004           Christina Reyes, Los Osos, CA (Cross Country, Track)

2005           Jessie Ritchie, Arroyo Grande, CA (Tennis)

2006           Lindsay Campana, Templeton, CA (Softball)

2007           Whitney Levicki, Santa Cruz, CA (Water Polo)

2008           Julie Coelho, Lemoore, CA (Volleyball)

2009           Chloe Redman, Morro Bay, CA (Tennis)

2010           Kelly Barmann, Cimarron, NM (Cross Country)

2011           Alexandria Bernard, Porterville, CA (Water Polo, Swim)

2012           Devon Kelsey, Atascadero, CA (Cross Country, Track)

2013           Kryn Masutani, Honolulu, HI (Softball)

2014           Riley Cooks, Coarsegold, CA (Volleyball, Track)

2015           Rachel Gruetzmacher, Atascadero, CA (Water Polo, Swim)

2016           Augusta Thomason, San Diego, CA (Track)  

2017           Miranda Daschian, Atascadero, CA (Cross Country, Track)

2018          Torie White, Los Osos, CA (Swim) 

Austin Barton Named Cuesta’s

2018 George Silveria Memorial Student-Athlete Award

SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 8, 2018) - The George Silveria Memorial Student/Athlete Career Award was established in 1966 by the Booster Club Board of Directors to honor and serve as a memorial for George Silveria. George was a graduate of San Luis Obispo District Junior College in 1948. He was the captain of the Championship football team in 1947, he was an executive member of the student body, and he was a very good student and was extensively involved in the community. He was well respected by his teammates, coaches, teachers and fellow peers. He truly exemplified the meaning of student/athlete. George served in World War II and died of Leukemia in 1961. The award has been given annually and from 1966 to 2002 as the Cuesta Athlete of the Year Award. Cuesta began giving a men’s and a women’s award in 1978 and did so until 2003, when Cuesta established the Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award, which left the George Silveria Award to stand on its own as a career award. It was decided that the merits emphasized by the award were not restricted by gender and the athletic department returned to only one award per year. This is the 53rd year of Cuesta College Athletics and the 53rd year of the George Silveria Award.
The award takes into consideration the student/athletes’ career as an athlete, their involvement in the college and community, sportsmanship, citizenship, coachability and leadership on and off the field. In a sense, this award exemplifies type of athlete we strive to mold here at Cuesta.
The 2018 George Silveria Athletic Career Award winner is Aquatic Star Austin Barton (Albany, OR).  Barton competed in both water polo and swimming for two seasons.  In his individual sport, swimming, Barton possesses outstanding speed, however it is his overall athleticism that also made him a star in water polo.    

Barton is a two-time CCCAA State Qualifier in swimming and earned All American honors in the 50-freestyle as a freshman and should add honors in the 100 and 200 freestyles to earn All American in three events this Spring.  He is a two-time Cuesta Men’s Swim & Dive Team MVP and led the team to the 2018 Western State Conference title and to 7th place at the CCCAA State Swim & Dive Championships.  Barton won Western State Conference titles in the 100 and 200 this season, but was second in the circuit in the 50-freestyle, which was the only event he won as a freshman. He owns Cuesta record marks in the non-championship 50-breaststroke (:28.39) and 100-individual medley (:57.93) and is in the Top 10 for a total of six events.  In his specialty, Barton ranks 3rd all time in both the 50-freestyle (:20.90) and 100-freestyle (:45.91) and 5th in the 200-freestyle (1:42.36).   

Barton was a two-year starter on Cuesta Men’s Water Polo team and led the Cougars to a pair of playoff berths.  The Cougars were a combined 44-29 over his two campaigns and Barton was the Cougars’ top fastbreak threat and one of the team’s best outside shooters.  He scored 84 goals in his two seasons and earned all-conference 2nd team as a sophomore. 

Barton twice earned All-Western State Conference Academic honors competed at Cuesta College and has compiled a 3.5 GPA over his first three semesters.  He has accepted a scholarship to compete in water polo and swimming at Concordia-Irvine next year. 

George Silveria Career Student-Athlete

1966                                       Ray Sayler (Football, Basketball, Baseball)

1967                                       Mark Anderson (Cross Country, Track & Field)

1968                                       Jim Sunderland (Wrestling)

1969                                       Richard Abney (Football, Wrestling)

1970                                       Steve Mowrey (Golf)

1971                                       Larry Ramos (Football, Wrestling)

1972                                       George Palmer (Wrestling)

1973                                       Camillo Alarcio (Football, Wrestling)

1974                                       Paul Kinne (Football, Baseball)

1975                                       Rusty Kuntz (Football, Basketball, Baseball)

                                               & Dave Rusco (Basketball, Baseball)

1976                                       Kevin Hunstad (Football, Wrestling)

1977                                       Randy Roeder (Football, Baseball)

                        Male                                                    Female

1978               Edmund Alarcio (FB, MTF)              Laura McCarthy (WXC, WTF)

1979               Shawn Kuhn (MBB, Golf)                Celeste Martyn (WXC, WTF)

1980               Steve Mitchell (MBB, MTF)               Catherine Belcher (WXC, WTF, SB)

1981               Gregg Fambrough (MWP, MSD)       Joanne Cooper (VB)

1982               Tom McKeown (MXC, MTF)             Heidi Hausner (VB, WSD)

1983               Matt Armbruster (MXC, MTF)          Karen Canfield (SB)

1984               Bill Lucia (MWP, MSD)                      Toni Venturini (VB)

1985               Sean Chambers (MBB, MTF)           Kelly Buzza (WXC, WTF)

1986               Hank Peterson (MWP, MSD)            Tracey Ross (WXC, WTF)

1987               Karl Blum (MWP, MSD)                    Cathy Jones (WXC, WTF)

1988               Todd Bates (MWP, MSD)                  Jennifer Bland (WSD)

                       & Kelly Porter (MWP, MSD)

1989               Brad Dodge (MT)                               Vanessa Hornbuckle (VB, WBB)

                                                                                    & Kathryn Krieger (WXC, WTF)

1990               Steve Long (MWP, MSD)                   Monica Castro (WT)

1991               Dean Jefferis (MWP, MSD)               Melissa McCormick (WSD)

                                                                                   & Cee Cee Yancy (WBB)

1992               Geoff Bradshaw (MTF)                    Alyssa Van Schmus (WTF)

1993               Kipp Ortenberger (MXC, MTF)         Erin Breeze (VB, WBB)

1994               Kipp Ortenberger (MXC, MTF)         Wendy Ward (VB, WBB)

1995               Mike Barrow (MWP, MSD)                Courtney Peters (WT)

1996               Shannon Lamb (MWP, MSD)           Carrie Musolff (VB, WBB, WT)

1997               Marco Hanlon (BB)                           Anicia Bonds (WBB, WTF)

1998               Mark Merlo (MWP, MSD)                   Ashley Messer (VB, WBB)

1999               Chris Lund (MWP, MSD)                   Ashley Messer (VB, WBB)

2000               Sergio Reyes (MXC, MTF)                Mary Benson (WWP, WSD)

2001               Patrick Furelos (MWP, MSD)            Melinda Flores (WXC, WTF)

2002               Doug Leach (MWP, MSD)                  Courtney Christy (WWP, WSD)

2003                                       Katie Dacus (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2004                                       Christina Reyes (Cross Country, Track & Field)

2005                                       Bryan Etnrye (Water Polo, Swim& Dive)

2006                                       Chris Stehula (Cross Country, Track, Swim & Dive)

2007                                       Becca Reyes (Cross Country, Track & Field)

2008                                       Ian Starkie (Water Polo, Swim& Dive)

2009                                       Tammy Barksdale (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2010                                       Kayla Cribbs (Volleyball, Basketball)

2011                                       Evan Norton (Water Polo, Swim& Dive)

2012                                       Alexandria Bernard (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2013                                       Erin Casey (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

                                               & Matt Giancanelli (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2014                                       Riley Cooks (Volleyball, Track & Field)

2015                                       Rachel Gruetzmacher (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2016                                       Aly Voth (Cross Country, Track & Field)

2017                                       Sean McDermott (Cross Country, Track & Field)

2018                                       Austin Barton (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)


Mia Viss and Chandler Mankins Named Cuesta’s

2018 Warren Hansen Scholar-Athletes of the Year

SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 8, 2017) – In 2002 the Cuesta Athletic Department established and named the Warren Hansen Scholar-Athlete Award in recognition of former Cuesta Athletic Director Warren Hansen’s 36-year commitment to academic excellence.  A student must maintain a 3.5 GPA and be nominated on the basis of their citizenship and athletic performance. Both of the athletes will represent Cuesta at the Conference and State as Cuesta College’s CCCAA Scholar Award nominees. This year’s winners are both All American Water Polo Goaltenders- Mia Viss (Modesto) and Chandler Mankins (Pismo Beach: Arroyo Grande HS)

Mia Viss is a three-time Western State Conference Scholar-Athlete in the classroom and was twice accorded All-Western State Conference First Team in the pool.  She was Cuesta Women’s Water Polo’s Team MVP this season and was recognized as the top goaltender in the State.  She led the CCCAA with a Cuesta school record 375 saves and earned All American honors.  Mia ended her two-year Cuesta career holding nearly all of the school’s goaltending records.  She also swam for the Cougars for two seasons.  Mia is Majoring in Public Health and has posted a 3.97 GPA over her first three semesters at Cuesta College. 

Chandler Mankins re-started his water polo career spending two years on his Mission.  He is a two-time Western State Conference Scholar-Athlete in the classroom and a two-time All-Western State Conference First Team in the pool.  He was named all-State Second Team each of the past two seasons and earned All American honors this past Fall.  Chandler also reached the CCCAA State Meet in swimming this season as part of a relay.  Chandler is a Political Science Major and has posted a 3.74 GPA at Cuesta College.

Both Mia and Chandler shall represent Cuesta at the Conference and State level as Cuesta College’s CCCAA Scholar Award nominees.  Their nominations will move forward to the conference level in September. 

Cuesta has earned more CCCAA Scholar-Athlete Awards than any other community college. 

Male                                                                  Female

2002    Savio Gomes (Water Polo)                    Virlena Bascos (Basketball)

2003    Jeremy Waldram (Wrestling)               Leilani Greene (X-Country/Track)

2004    Kevin Bradley (Water Polo/Swim)       Chelsea Tallcott (Soccer)

2005    Jared Hollows (Track)                         Lauren Villa (Basketball)

2006    Jon Jordan (Track)                              Clare Nowel (X-Country/Track)

2007    Mark Stephen (Water Polo)                   Haley Woeste (Basketball)

2008    Quinn Clair (Baseball)                         Majida Fazal (X-Country/Track)

2009    Miles Wallace (Wrestling)                    Chloe Redman (Tennis)

2010    Demian Nelson (Diving)                        Alex Ramirez (Softball)

2011    Nic Lalanne (Water Polo)                      Kaysea Woods (Soccer)

2012    Malte Kramer (Basketball)                   Ensley Allmon (Volleyball)

2013    Spencer Silva (Water Polo)                   Julia Mills (X-Country/Track)

2014    Geoff Merker (Wrestling)                      Karissa Sternfels (Water Polo/Swim)

2015    John Sinclair (Wrestling)                     Molly Casey (Water Polo/Swim)

2016    Nick Rutckyj (Baseball)                       Keiley Hansen (Soccer)

2017    Modan Goldman (Wrestling)                Miranda Daschian (X-Country/Track)

2018   Chandler Mankins (Water Polo/Swim)  Mia Viss (Water Polo/Swim)   


CUESTA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2018 SPRING ATHLETIC HONOR ROLL                                             

SAN LUIS OBISPO (June 15, 2018)-- Cuesta has compiled the names of 68 individuals who have risen to the top of Cuesta College’s 2018 spring scholar-athlete list, including several repeat honorees.  The success of Cuesta student-athletes is significant, as is the fact that 52.3% of Cuesta College athletes made the honor roll and earned 2018 All Western State Conference Academic Team status.  Three athletes posted perfect marks- Cager Nic Gabsch (Melbourne, AUS), Swimmer Chandler Mankins (Pismo Beach: Arroyo Grande HS), and Track Star Josiah Gilbert (Paso Robles HS) were the only student-athletes to post a perfect 4.0.  In addition, fifteen Cuesta sophomores made their second appearance on the Spring Honor Roll and a further 11 athletes were also named to their 2017 All Western State Conference First Team as athletes- 2018 Cuesta Athletes of the Year Torie White (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS) and Andrew Navigato (Riverside), plus George Silveria Career-Athlete Austin Barton (Albany, OR) were joined by fellow swimmers Dan Lambert (Kodiak HS, AK) and Sean Mylan (Atascadero HS), Basketball MVPs Noah Saunders (Pittsburgh, PA) and Courtney Barba (Santa Maria: Righetti HS); as well as Diamond Stars Chandler Hughes (Santa Barbara: Dunn School), Nik Pagan (San Bernardino), and Alec Smith (Santa Cruz) from baseball and Sydney Doherty (Tustin: Foothill HS) from Softball, along with Track Stars Roxanne Nolan (Morro Bay HS), Evan Stork (SLO HS), and Luke Nickelson (Fresno: Nipomo 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 men's basketball team led the way with a combined 3.386 grade point average, while swimming led the women’s teams with a 3.238 GPA.

                Cuesta athletes traditionally excel in the classroom and this semester was no exception.  Cuesta’s athletes combined to complete 94.6% of their classes for a 3.009 GPA.  The complete 2018 Cuesta College Spring Student-Athlete Honor Roll is attached to this release.


All of the spring sport athletes also earned Western State Conference All Academic team honors

The honor roll was also well represented by local athletes:  SAN LUIS OBISPO HS (6): Emerson Trout (MSD), Sofia Terry (WSD), Kobi Kelly (MTF), Nick Maldonado (MTF), Evan Stork (MTF), Tiana Arata (WTF); PASO ROBLES (4): Matt Keller (BB), Josiah Gilbert (MTF), Damian Navarro (MTF), Gwen Lundy (WTF); MORRO BAY (3):  Tyler Chivens (BB), Torie White (WSD), Roxanne Nolan (WTF);  ARROYO GRANDE (2): Chandler Mankins (MSD), Anthony Gonzalez (MTF); ATASCADERO (2): Sean Moller (BB), Faith Archibald (WSD); NIPOMO (1): Luke Nickelson (MTF); TEMPLETON HS (1): Maddie Laskey (SB); COAST UNION (0).


M Basketball (MBB)          3.386

W Swim/Dive (WSD)        3.238

Softball (SB)                        3.031

W Basketball (WBB)         3.022

M Swim/Dive (MSD)         2.999

Baseball (BB)                       2.995

M Track/Field (MTF)         2.816

W Track/Field (WTF)         2.775


Spring Semester

Athletic Honor Roll

Zachary Amante- Baseball

Haley Antonini- Softball

Tiana Arata- Track

Faith Archibald- Swimming

Spencer Bade- Basketball

Courtney Barba- Basketball

Gabe Barthelmass- Baseball

Austin Barton- Swimming

Zack Berohn- Baseball

Megan Black- Softball

Garrett Brown- Baseball

Jorge Bueno- Basketball

Tyler Chivens- Baseball

Iker Cruz- Basketball

Connor Davis- Baseball

Sydney Doherty- Softball

Victoris Donis- Swimming

Jimmy Escobar- Track

Michael Escobar- Track

Ryan Estrada- Swimming

Piper Fluegge- Swimming

Nic Gabsch- Basketball

Josiah Gilbert- Track

Mathieu Giroud- Basketball

Farrah Gomes- Softball

Anthony Gonzalez- Track

Mason Grotto- Baseball

Chandler Hughes- Baseball

Summer Hurt- Swimming

Ian Irvine- Baseball

Matt Keller- Baseball

Kobi Kelly- Track

Dan Lambert- Swimming

Maddie Laskey- Softball

Mario Lopez- Baseball

Gwen Lundy- Track

Rodrigo Majarin- Basketball

Nick Maldonado- Track

Chandler Mankins- Swimming

Ruben Mercado- Baseball

Jackson Metcalfe- Swimming

Sean Moller- Baseball

Jed Moscot- Baseball

Damian Navarro- Track

Andrew Navigato- Baseball

Crystal Newsom- Swimming

Luke Nickelson- Track

Roxanne Nolan- Track

Nik Pagan- Baseball

Tyler Parsley- Track

Macy Rivas-Clark- Track

Austin Rust- Track

George Sammon- Baseball

Amber Santana- Swimming

Noah Saunders- Basketball

Makenna Schwarz- Swimming

Emiliano Scully Lopez- Basketball

Alec Smith- Baseball

Logan Smith- Swimming

Shaine Sorensen- Swimming

Evan Stork- Track

Sofia Terry- Swimming

Daphne Torres- Softball

Emerson Trout- Swimming

Cole Tucker- Baseball

Mia Viss- Swimming

Torie White- Swimming


Cuesta College Athletic Programs are funded through a combined effort of the College District,

Associated Students of Cuesta College and, The Athletic Booster Club