CSD Riverside Volleyball team @ California Baptist University volleyball game tonight for youth team gameday experience with CBU! Thank you CBU for a great experience tonight!
JV: California Lutheran defeated CSDR 25-11, 25-13
Player of the Game: Brenda Vargas. She keep her team in control with kills, assists, and serving points.
Varsity: California Lutheran defeated CSDR 25-22, 25-22, 25-18
Player of the Game: Courtney Hocog. She managed to keep ball off the ground with 17 digs. She improves in her ability to read the hitters each time she played in a game.
On behalf of the Athletics Department, it is with pride that we congratulate Emma Salazar on being a recipient of the 2015-2016 CIF Southern Section Champions for Character for her display of character in which she received an exquisite banner, certificate, patch, plaque, and a check in the amount of $1,000.
As you know, Emma represents our school very well as she plays three sports: Volleyball, Basketball, and Track & Field. She is able to juggle all of her responsibilities while maintaining good grades in her courses at CSDR. Her work ethic in classrooms and in various organizations/extracurricular activities is evident throughout the entire school year. She adheres to the CIF Athlete Code of Ethics which builds intellectual, social, and moral well-being for all of her peers. She also exhibits all of the 6 Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship on a daily basis. Emma is an excellent role model for her peers at CSDR and she does with grace and humility.
The banner will be displayed in the MAC and in our new gymnasium until Emma graduates from CSDR. The banner is a great example that every student athlete is encouraged to live the 6 Pillars of Character on a daily basis on the court and off the court.
CSD Riverside Junior Varsity Results: 13-25, 17-25 (L)
Dakota Ronco was selected as player of the game. With courage, she was willing to play a new position in good spirits.
CSD Riverside Varsity Results: 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 (W)
With her fierce determination in earning the victory, Jarita Bustamante led the game with 11 serving points and 18 assists thus earning the player of the game honors.
Hello CSD Riverside Community,
The Homecoming weekend is approaching quickly and we are excited to have Battle of California occurring at our school on October 15th, 2016. We are seeking volunteers to help make our Homecoming event run smoothly. Our volleyball game will begin at 11 AM and football game at 2 PM.
Please contact me if you are interested in volunteering for Homecoming. Here are the list that we need to be filled:
Admission ( VB game and FB game)
Restroom supervision (Palomar 2 cottage)
Usher/Crowd control (MAC and football field)
Booth set up/take down
With CUBS PRIDE,
Player of the Game: Brenda Vargas.
She helped lead her team by contributing with strong serving points vs. Sherman Indian. She improved her confidence with playing with team since day one.
Score 15-25, 13-25.
Player of the Game: Hannah Metzner
Hannah Metnzer stepped up with her passing skills. She pinpointed her serve receiving points at 90% yesterday during the game that helped the team.
Score : 22-25 , 10-25 , 11-25
-Head Coach Michelle Skowzgird
Today we had preseason cross country meet at Sherman Indian. I was pleased with their performance. They ran continuously without stopping or briefly walking. This course is two mile race.
Jeffrey Giordano: 14:12
Rafael Davila: 17:45
Courtney Hocog: 16:14
Caitlyn Cypert: 17:37
Nykel Best: 22:24
Coach Don Cochran
Our first game against Carnegie, we had only 15 players and I call them the iron 15 players. They played very hard and most of them played both offense and defense. I am very proud of our boys, we lost but I feel we won by finishing the game with only 15 players. For the offense, I have to give Paul Hernandez recognition for his 100% effort, he played both sides and he didn’t quit. He gave Carnegie a very hard time and broke few tackles. It was his very first varsity game. Also, I would like to give Dylan Durate recognition for his defense where he made 16 total tackles. He didn’t quit and continue playing until time ran out. His very first varsity game as well!
Our second game vs NuView Bridge, we had 18 players and we played much better than the first game. We scored the first touchdown for the season on our home field! A very nice touchdown was made by a quick pass from quarterback Desi Gonzales to inside WR Paul Hernandez. We moved the ball very well but with several mental mistakes, we gave away our chance to score more. Our defense did a great job and we gave away big plays. They scored all by big plays as they didn’t move the ball to end zone and score. I would like to give Desi Gonzales recognition for both offense and defense, he played both sides and he did not quit. It was his very first varsity game as well
-Head Coach Marcus Chmaj
Hello CSD Riverside Community,
It is with regrets that our football game vs Santa Rosa Academy tomorrow evening is cancelled as we will suit up players below the minimum numbers needed for a game. Safety and well-being of our student-athletes is a priority. Our next game will be on 9/2 vs Riverside Christian (Carnegie School) at Sherman Indian High School at 7:00pm. Please come and support our football team.
With Cubs Pride,
Marcus Chmaj once again is returning as Head Varsity Football Coach in which he has football coaching related for more than 10 years on different levels: youth football, middle school football, and high school varsity football team. He was a football player at Gallaudet University as a linebacker. Currently, he is coaching a 3rd/4th grade/Youth RIVERSIDE RAPTORS, which is under Inland Empire Lacrosse League Association (IELA). He has a passion to build CSD Riverside football program and see it built with strength, confidence, and pride on and off field. With the goal in mind, he wants to focus on small details and those will help players become bigger, faster, and stronger players. Welcome back, Marcus.
Michelle Skowgird, ’08 alumnae at Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor science (BS) degree in sports science, psychology and fine arts where she had a lot of experience in volleyball for five years as a middle blocker and right hitter, is a returning Head Varsity Volleyball. She has been coaching CSD Riverside Volleyball as a head coach, which is her 8th year in the fall. She also hosted two huge volleyball events: SportsMax Beach Volleyball Tournament in Huntington Beach, CA. Not only beach volleyball events, she also hosted a 2014 Gallaudet University Volleyball Summer camp here at CSD Riverside. She was a 2013 Deaflympics Beach Volleyball player with her volleyball partner, Shana Lehmann in Bulgaria. Roll your short sleeves, Michelle!
Don Cochran is a returning coach as a Cross Country Head Coach. He has been coaching for cross country for 10 years. As a cross country runner in high school, he had the most inspiring experience that encouraged him to p develop his passion in coaching cross country, which is kind of a long story. Still, it is about consistency, commitment, diligently hard work, and endurance. From his experience, he wants his student athletes/runners to have that success. He knows and has faith in them that they can accomplish. He is always enjoying, coaching and running with them.
Stacey Hausman began her coaching at CSD Riverside 20 years ago as a Cheer coach. To this day, she is still (well, always) excited to return and coach her cheer team. A few months ago, her former cheerleaders along with Stacey’s assistant coaches, Tanya and David, threw a surprise a 20 year cheer coaching celebration. Anywhere and even here, you would find that she is a full on cheer coach because she has such a zestful spirit. Give us your zestful spirit, Stacey!
Track & Field Finals Result:
Yesterday we had Track Finals. I am also proud to announce that our sprinter, Jamund Roberts (senior) is qualified to race in CIF for 200M on May 14th.
HHS- (Hamiton High School); UCA (Upland Christian Academy) CLHS (California Lutheran High School)
A CSDR student made big news when his picture and accomplishments were published in the world famous Sports Illustrated magazine as part of the publication’s weekly feature, “Faces in the Crowd.” Senior Noah Valencia, who had a stellar basketball season during the past winter in which he broke numerous personal, school, and local records and had his biggest game in December 2015 against Baker in which he scored 71 points, the 10th highest ever in the state of California, was recognized by the magazine in their May 2, 2016 issue. Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd page recognizes various student athletes from across the nation for their exceptional athletic performances. Noah was selected due the fact that he had just been awarded the Most Valuable Player at the Inland Sports All Star Classic after turning in a 35-point performance in the game to lead his team to a 136-121 win. Noah was also recognized as the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Division 1 Player of the Year. According to Noah, it had always been a dream of his to be in Sports Illustrated at some point in his life, so he is thrilled that his dream has come true at last. CSDR could not be more proud of their student athlete for being a remarkable role model.
The CSDR Girls Softball team flew to Texas last weekend for the Hoy Tournament. Unfortunately, the weather was so bad, that instead of a two day tournament we ended up with a one day tournament. So we had a double elimination bracket tournament. This meant that the games were limited to 60 minutes each. This made it really tough to play a softball game in a 60 minutes. Our first game was against MSSD. We played a great game. Both teams scored one run in the first inning which made it 1-1. We remained tied the entire game. We managed to stop MSSD from scoring any more runs . Unfortunately for us, MSSD had the home advantage and they scored their second run with 3 minutes left in the game. They won by home advantage. Our players really played great. Sukie Miller pitched 5 strikeouts and Brenda Vargas went 2 for 2.
Our second game was against Texas School for the Deaf. We started off badly and were unable to finish with a win. We allowed 13 runs by mental errors. We lost 13-0. Sukie pitched 4 strikeouts.
Hands Waving to Sukie Miller as she made 9 strikeouts total in the tournament.
Even though we did not place well in the tournament, we are definitely improving with each year. The other schools were impressed with us on how we played in our first game. I told the girls not to give up because we see that they have so much potential since most of them are young players. We look forward to many more games.