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  • 2019 Women's Water Polo Review
    April 10, 2020
    Another successful season went into the books for the Ventura College women's water polo team in the fall. VC posted an overall season mark of 16-14 on the season, but five of those setbacks were by margins of two goals or less. The Pirates narrowly lost to Santa Barbara in the Western State Conference semifinals before capturing third place in the post-season tournament as the No. 5 seed. Shayle Barrus earned All-American honors, setting a new program single-season saves record with 284.
  • Ocheltree, Sanchez Earn Academic All-State Honors
    April 09, 2020
    VC football sophomores Brandon Ocheltree and Steve Sanchez have been named Academic All-State by the California Community College Football Coaches Association as announced last month. Ocheltree posted a team-high grade point average of 3.62 while Sanchez earned a 3.52 GPA. The pair were among 41 players from throughout he state honored with the highest academic distinction. Ventura was one of 11 programs with multiple players honored.
  • 2019 VC Pirate Volleyball Review
    April 09, 2020
    Entering the 2019 season, the Ventura College volleyball team had high expectations coming off the program's first Western State Conference title in 13 years the previous season. Those expectations were tempered by an incredibly difficult schedule which had the Pirates dropping seven non-conference matches, six to eventual playoff teams. The Pirates won nine of their final 10 matches of the season, however, to post an overall record of 13-9, 8-2 in the WSC North for a second place finish.
  • SCFA Honors Pirates on Scholar-Athlete Team
    April 07, 2020
    The tradition of academic achievement by the Ventura College football team continues with 16 Pirates being named to the 2019 Southern California Football Association Scholar-Athlete Team. The Pirates honored were led by punter Steve Sanchez and wide receiver Dustin Sanchez, both of whom were named to the Dean's list in the fall with grade point averages of 3.52 and 3.50, respectively. VC (16) was second to Saddleback (17) in the total number of honorees.
  • 2019 VC Women's Soccer Review
    April 06, 2020
    Defense was the name of the game for the 2019 Ventura College women's soccer team as the Pirates had their best season guarding the goal since 2008. VC allowed just 17 goals on the season, a 12-year low, and posted 10 shutouts en route to their 23rd playoff appearance in the program's 24-year history.
  • 2019 VC Cross Country Review
    April 01, 2020
    Coming off two consecutive Top-10 finishes at the CCCAA State Championships, the Pirates' women's cross country team came into the 2019 looking to build on that success. Meanwhile the VC men were looking for a return to the state, their final destination in 2017. It was another competitive, interesting and fun season for the Ventura College cross country teams.
  • VC Athletics' 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Postponed
    March 31, 2020
    Ventura College has a proud tradition of intercollegiate athletics dating back over 90 years. Since the 2006-07 academic year, we have gathered annually to celebrate the legacy of our 16 state championships, 39 state scholar teams and 225 conference titles. However, the 14th Annual Ventura College Hall of Fame Induction and Student Athlete Recognition Banquet originally scheduled for May 3 has been postponed due to the continuing statewide shelter-in-place order in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The 14th VC Athletics Hall of Fame class will be announced in 2021, with their induction tentatively scheduled for May 2 of next year.
  • Turner, Henry Named All-State by the CCCMBCA
    March 30, 2020
    VC men's basketball standouts Timothy Turner and Dayshone Henry were both tabbed as All-State selections for the 2019-20 season earlier this month by the California Community College Men's Basketball Association. Turner was named first-team All-State by the coaches' association while Henry earned honorable mention accolades on the elite group.
  • Pirate Football Lists Early Transfers/Signees
    March 25, 2020
    Ventura College football coach Steve Mooshagian has announced seven transfers from the 2019 Northern Conference champion Pirates, five of whom were mid-year transfers. Among the transfers and signees, two are moving on to NCAA Division I, three to NCAA Division II, one to NAIA and one to theNCAA Division III level. With the addition of these transfers, coach Mooshagian has now helped 241 student athletes move on to the four-year level in his ten years leading the Pirates.
  • CCCAA Cancels Spring Seasons, Restores Eligibility
    March 20, 2020
    The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday that the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season will be canceled, the spring season of competition for approximately 9,500 student-athletes will be restored and face-to-face recruiting and recruiting-related travel is being prohibited immediately but will be re-evaluated next month. Ventura College is a participant in the CCCAA, and the college has moved to all online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester.
  • VC Athletics Postpones Spring Sports Indefinitely
    March 13, 2020
    In accordance with a directive from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), Ventura College has indefinitely postponed all spring sports, including nontradtional seasons, due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. The move was voted upon by the CCCAA Board of Directors on Thursday afternoon.
  • Women's Basketball Returns Home After Tournament Cancellation
    March 12, 2020
    The Pirates' women's basketball team traveled to Lemoore Wednesday for the program's 19th CCCAA State Elite Eight, with aspirations of qualifying for the team's 16th Final Four, 10th State Finals appearance, and possibly winning the program's eighth state title. They came home Thursday, however, along with the other seven state championship hopefuls, after the CCCAA canceled the state tournament in response to the COVID-19 outbreak gripping the nation.
  • Women's Tennis Drops Close Match at Bakersfield
    March 12, 2020
    The VC women's tennis team dropped a narrow 5-4 decision at Bakersfield College on Thursday afternoon. Sylvie Van Cott did not drop a game in her singles and doubles match to lead the Pirate charge. Van Cott and Aline Rojas won their No. 1 doubles contest 8-0, then Van Cott posted a love and love win in No. 1 singles. Allison Jones and Denissa Garcia also posted singles wins for the Pirates (6-5, 3-5).
  • CCCAA Basketball Championships To Be Played Without Spectators
    March 10, 2020
    With the health and well-being of its student-athletes at the forefront of decision-making and out of an abundance of caution for fans and others due to COVID-19 concerns, the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) announced Tuesday that its upcoming men’s and women’s basketball state championship tournaments at West Hills College Lemoore will be played with only teams and essential staff in attendance. The Ventura College women's basketball team will play its state quarterfinal game as scheduled against Diablo Valley College at 3:00 pm Thursday at Golden Eagle Arena without spectators in attendance.
  • VC Loses Lead Late in 2-1 Setback
    March 09, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the first inning Monday against Rio Hondo and made it stand up for eight more innings, giving up a two-run ninth to the Roadrunners in their 2-1 setback at Pirate Park. Gabe Baldovino singled to lead off the game and came around to score two batters later, and the Pirate pitching of Jacob Martinez, Omar Magana, Travis Nelson and Vincent Fashano held Rio Hondo scoreless beofe their rally in the final at bat.
  • Zeman's 2-under Leads VC to Season-Best 369, 2nd at WSC No. 5
    March 09, 2020
    Steen Zeman shot a 2-under par 70 on Monday at Santa Maria Country Club, good for a third place finish, to lead the VC golf team to a season best score of 369 to take second place overall at the Western State Conference No. 5 hosted by Allan Hancock College. Mason Teron had a 1-over 73 to come in sixth out of 47 golfers. Canyons won the event with a team score of 357, 3-under par, followed by the Pirates' 9-over mark. Santa Barbara was third at 382.
  • Pirate Baseball Falls at Santa Barbara
    March 07, 2020
    The VC baseball team dropped the rubber game of a three-game set against Santa Barbara 8-3 Saturday afternoon at Pershing Park. VC gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the first and were playing catch-up the rest of the day against the Vaqueros. Jacob Harris had three hits on the day for Ventura (7-12, 2-7), including a double and a triple, and Jacob Martinez belted out a single and a double with a run scored and one run batted in.
  • Ventura Holds off Irvine Valley for Elite Victory
    March 07, 2020
    The Ventura College women's basketball team built a 20-point lead with 1:43 remaining in the third quarter, then held off a furious charge by Irvine Valley in the fourth to post a 70-67 victory in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Finals Saturday night at the Athletic Event Center. The win advances the No. 3-seeded Pirates (21-7) to the program's state-record 19th State Elite Eight next weekend in Lemoore. Cece Quintino had a season-best 20 points and Talia Taufaasau recorded 16 points to send VC to the state tournament for the third time in the past four seasons.
  • Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten with Non-Conference WIn
    March 06, 2020
    The Ventura College men's tennis team remained undefeated Friday with an 8-1 decision over previously unbeaten San Diego City College at the VC Tennis Center. Yuya Koide continued his energetic play with another love, love victory in No. 6 singles and he paired with Charles De La Laurencie to win in No. 2 doubles, 8-4. Antonio Rosales, Cody Castro, Ryan Lam and De La Laurencie were also double winners for the Pirates (8-0, 5-0), who ar the lone remaining team in Southern California without a loss.
  • Pirate Softball Falls at Home to El Camino
    March 06, 2020
    The Pirate softball team dropped a home game Friday, falling to visiting El Camino 6-2. VC (11-8) was limited to four hits on the day, including a double by Jessica Mendoza. Kat Tafoya and Mendoza each had a run batted in for Ventura, who saw a seven-game winning streak come to an end. Tafoya took the loss in the pitcher's circle, allowing 10 hits while striking out six batters.
  • Women's Tennis Defeats San Diego, 7-2
    March 06, 2020
    The VC women's tennis team defeated a shorthanded San Diego City 7-2 Friday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. The Knights played with four players, giving VC points for No. 3 doubles and Nos. 5 and 6 singles before the first serve of the day. VC split the remaining six matches to claim the victory. Sylvie Van Cott, Aline Rojas and Allison Jones all posted victories in singles for the Pirates (6-4, 3-4).
  • VC Has Two State Scholar Teams, Garcia Named to Honor Roll
    March 05, 2020
    The California Community College Athletic Association has named its team and individual scholar awards for the 2018-19, and Ventura College is once again well represented. The Pirates' men's tennis and women's track and field teams were both named State Scholar Teams for the academic year, and VC's Tatiana Garcia has been named to the State Scholar Athlete Honor Roll. The scholar team honors are Ventura's 38th and 39th awards since the program's inception in 1997-98.
  • Campbell's Solid Start Survives SBCC Comeback Bid
    March 05, 2020
    Pirate starting pitcher Blake Campbell threw 6.2 scoreless innings on Thursday as VC built a 6-0 lead over Santa Barbara before a Vaquero rally in the ninth inning fell short in Ventura's 6-5 victory at Pirate Park. The sophomore hurler allowed just three hits and struck out three in picking up the win. Jacob Martinez had two hits with two runs batted while scoring a run and Adrian Sandoval had a two-RBI double to lead Ventura (7-11, 2-6) at the plate.
  • Men's Tennis Clinches Outright WSC Crown With Sweep
    March 05, 2020
    The Ventura College men's tennis team reclaimed the Western State Conference championship with a 9-0 sweep over visiting Glendale on Thursday afternoon. Yuya Koide, who had a golden set earlier this season, lost just five points in his love, love victory in No. 6 singles. Meanwhile Charles De La Laurencie, Ryan Lam and Cody Castro all continued their undefeated seasons in singles play. The title is the 21st overall for the Pirates in program history, their 13th in the past 15 years.
  • Pirates Claim Narrow Victory at Glendale
    March 05, 2020
    Allison Jones won a close three-set thriller in No. 3 singles to give the Pirates' women's tennis team a 5-4 victory at Glendale College on Thursday afternoon. Jones also won in No. 3 doubles with partner Dee Emami and Sylvie Van Cott was also a double winner for Ventura (5-4, 3-4). Isabella DeRosa's victory in No. 6 singles provided another point in the Pirate win.
  • Taufaasau Earns All-State Honors
    March 04, 2020
    Ventura College sophomore Talia Taufaasau has been named second team All-State by the California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The 5-foot-7 point guard earned third team All-State honors a year ago, making her the 11th player in program history to earn the honor for two seasons.
  • VC Drops 6-3 Decision at Santa Barbara
    March 03, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team dropped a 6-3 decision at Santa Barbara City College Tuesday afternoon. The Vaqueros did most of their damage in a five-run third inning while Ventura was limited to five hits on the day, including a triple by Jacob Harris. Omar Gastelum and Alejandro Soto each batted in a run for VC (6-11, 1-6).
  • Pirate Tennis Remains Undefeated With WSC Victory
    March 03, 2020
    The Pirates' men's tennis team remained undefeated on the year with a resounding 8-1 victory over Santa Barbara City College Tuesday in Santa Barbara. Antonio Rosales led the Pirates (6-0, 4-0) with a two and love win in No. 1 singles after her paired with Cody Castro for an 8-4 win in No. 1 doubles. Castro, Leo Noni and Alexandre Campolina were also double-winners on the day for Ventura.
  • Pirate Women Fall Against Santa Barbara
    March 03, 2020
    The VC women's tennis team fell to defeat at the hands of Santa Barbara City College Tuesday afternoon at the VC Tennis Center. Sylvie Van Cott was the lone winner for VC (4-4, 2-4), capturing her No. 1 singles match, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Denissa Garcia and Isabella DeRosa had a close 8-5 defeat at No. 3 doubles.
  • Great Conditions, Low Scores Prevail at WSC No. 4 in Bakersfield
    March 02, 2020
    Under good scoring conditions at Stockdale Country Club, the VC golf team posted its second-lowest score of the season at the Western State Conference No. 4 hosted by Bakersfield College. Unfortunately for the Pirates, front-running Canyons and Santa Barbara also went low as Ventura placed third out of eight participating teams. Mason Teron shot a 1-over 73 to post the low score for the Pirates, good for a tie for ninth place overall.
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