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The Sagehen Report for November 26

Danny Nasry '13 earned Capital One Academic All-America honors this week after leading the Men’s Soccer team to the SCIAC championship.

Danny Nasry '13 earned Capital One Academic All-America honors this week after leading the Men’s Soccer team to the SCIAC championship.

It was a bit of a quiet Thanksgiving week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics, with only the Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball teams in action at the David Wells Classic. However, a couple of prestigious postseason awards from the fall were announced to help keep Sagehens in the news.

Danny Nasry ’13 became the latest Pomona-Pitzer athlete to earn Capital One Academic All-America honors, as he was chosen to the Academic All-America third team, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Nasry was a starting forward on the SCIAC champion Men’s Soccer team, which won 11 games in a row at one point, the longest streak for the program since 1973. A philosophy major at Pomona, Nasry became the sixth Sagehen to earn Academic All-America distinction in the last 12 months.

Yoshi Rothman ’13 was also took home a prestigious honor, as he earned the John Zinda Award from the SCIAC, which combines athletics, academics, leadership and sportsmanship. Rothman was a starting defensive back last year, but converted to wide receiver this fall, and led the Sagehens in receptions, receiving yardage and return yardage. He became the second Pomona-Pitzer Football player in a row to win the honor, after James Lambert ’12 received it a year ago.

Men’s Basketball overcame its first loss of the season against The Master’s College on Friday, by putting together a dominant 77-45 win over regional rival UC Santa Cruz on Saturday. Kyle McAndrews ’15 continued his strong play this year by leading the Sagehens in both games, scoring 17 against Master’s and 19 against UC Santa Cruz, to go along with six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Jake Klewer ’14 added a double-double against Santa Cruz with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Women’s Basketball finally got its season underway after its first two games were called off, the first at Hope International due to mechanical problems in HIU’s gym, the second against Linfield when Linfield came down with food poisoning. The third try at a season opener took place against Dallas on Friday, and the Sagehens came up on the short end of a close 67-62 contest, in which it had an attempt at a go-ahead three-pointer in the final 20 seconds hit off the rim. Erin Edmonds  PI ’14 led the way with 16 points on 5-5 shooting from the floor and 6-7 shooting from the line. Pomona-Pitzer also fell to UC Santa Cruz on Saturday on the second day of the David Wells Classic.

All four winter sports begin SCIAC play already this week, with everyone facing Chapman in their conference openers, beginning with Men’s Basketball at home on Wednesday. 

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This Week’s Schedule

Home Games In Bold

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Men’s Basketball vs. Chapman, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 29
Women’s Basketball (H) vs. Chapman, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 1
Men’s Swimming & Diving (H) vs. Chapman, 11 a.m.
Women’s Swimming & Diving (H) vs. Chapman, 11 a.m.
Women’s Basketball at Redlands, 5 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Redlands, 7 p.m.