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Despite Injury Setback, Soccer Star Stays Positive

September 08, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not easy for sports fans to understand what it’s like to be an athlete. Fans are able to understand the joy of a win or the sting of a loss. But how does it feel to be sidelined by an injury, forced to watch the season go by without making an impact? GCU men’s soccer star Kyle Ciliento has experienced that feeling — twice.

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Season Begins This Week for Antelope Athletes

August 31, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Here’s a look at the prospects for GCU’s fall sports teams, featuring men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country. Visit gculopes.com for schedules, news and features on GCU student-athletes and teams.

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‘Drak’ Driven by Twin Passions of Soccer, GCU

August 31, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

History remembers national championship teams, but rarely does it remember those who fought to reach that goal — and the people they are. Even rarer are those who achieve athletic excellence yet consider the striving more important than the success. GCU’s longtime men’s soccer coach, Petar Draksin, is that kind of person.

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MyGCU: Mitchell Garcia and Melanie Johnston

August 30, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Photographed at the new Prescott Hall, soccer players Mitchell Garcia (senior, sports management) and Melanie Johnston (junior, nursing) prepare to dive into a new season. The women’s team has more than 30 new players. The men, coming off a season that led to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, also have an abundance of fresh faces. “Our eyes are on the Final Four,” Garcia says. “We have the squad to do it.”

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Slideshow: Soccer, Volleyball Win ‘Clash of Titans’

April 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Eight Antelope fall and winter sports teams participated Wednesday evening in “Clash of the Titans,” an end-of-the-year event organized by strength and conditioning coach Chuck Howard and his Performance Athletics staff. On the men’s side, the soccer team prevailed against a field that included basketball, wrestling and swimming. On the women’s side, volleyball came in first against the same three sports.

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GCU Inducts Three Into Athletics Hall of Fame

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored three new inductees into its athletics Hall of Fame at the 2010 Homecoming Hall of Fame Dinner, Friday, January 29. The honorees included former baseball star Tim Salmon, ex-men’s basketball coach Ben Lindsey and the 1996 NCAA Division II national champion men’s soccer team. Tim Salmon Major League Baseball fans affectionately know Salmon as “King Fish.” A 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles Angels, he is considered one of the greatest players in the franchise’s history. The former right fielder and World Series champion also is recognized for hitting it out of the park for the families he supports through his many humanitarian projects, which earned him an honorary doctor of public service degree from GCU in 2006. Like most baseball players, Salmon’s journey began as a Little Leaguer in Long Beach, Calif. While he was a student at GCU in the mid-1980s, he set numerous baseball records, met his future wife, Marci, and began a spiritual relationship with his Savior. In 2009, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in applied management from GCU, completing the degree program that he started as a freshman in 1986. After three record-setting seasons at Brazell Stadium, Salmon made his major […]

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