Colts Athletics UpdateWed, 4 January, 2023 at 10:00 am
The men’s basketball team, under second-year Head Coach Eddy Harris, is playing its first season before fans in Cañada’s Kinesiology and Wellness Center. They played the 2021-22 season with no fans due to COVID restrictions. The Colts open up Coast Conference play in January with a month more of games in December.
Soccer Teams Reached Playoffs
Both Colts soccer teams reached the second round of the CCCAA Playoffs.
women’s soccer team finished the year 15-5-0 and in second place in the
Coast Conference. They hosted and won a first-round matchup with
Modesto, winning 4-0, as the No. 11 seed, before falling to Lake Tahoe.
It was the sixth straight playoff appearance for the Colts lead by Head
Coach Katie Perkins. Yara Gomez-Zavala was named the Division’s Player
of the Year, while Rachel Mull was the Offensive Player of the Year.
Giselle Gutierrez was the Division’s top freshman.
The men’s soccer team finished the year 10-10-1 and as the No. 21 seed. The Colts pulled off an upset of the College of the Sequoias in a thrilling double overtime 2-1 victory in the first round of the CCCAA Playoffs and then lost at Merced in the second round. It was the fourth playoff appearance in five seasons for the Colts and Head Coach Erik Gaspar. Japanese international student Kosuke Kaneko was named the Division’s Goalkeeper of the Year and Kiichi Murakami, also from Japan, was the Division’s Forward of the Year.
In addition, Colts soccer players Finn Kelly Lewis and Tomislav Jozinovic recently celebrated signing with four-year universities. Lewis is headed to North Georgia University and Jozinovic is headed to Biola University. Congratulations and Go Colts!