Mills Athletics News
With eighteen runners, Mills had the most competitors on the hilly 5k course in Crystal Springs, CA and showed the most improvement since their last place finish at conference championships last year. Laura Davis, head cross country and track and field coach, has a young team that has doubled from 11 to 22 student-athletes, 16 of which are first-year students. With Cal State-East Bay leaving the conference next year to become a NCAA Division II institution, Mills will be the team to beat for any team that has their sights on nationals.
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Four Mills College volleyball players earned Cal Pac All-Conference honors this year. Senior Loke Davis (Hilo, HI/Hilo HS) led the Second Team with top-5 conference performances in hitting percentage, services aces, and blocks. Graduate student Danielle Thurlow-LaRue (Berkeley, CA/Mills College BA), junior Karen "Sally" Espinosa (Yorkville, CA/Anderson Valley HS), and junior Isidora Jimenez (La Laguneta, Mexico/Anderson Valley HS) received Honorable Mention. For more volleyball All-Conference info, click here.
Mills College volleyball wrapped up their 2008 season with a decisive 3-0 win over Pacific Union College on Saturday, November 8, following a 1-3 loss to Dominican University on Friday. The weekend brought the Cyclones' 6-8 record to fifth place in the Cal Pac conference, only one match short of a tie with Bethany for fourth place. With an overall record of 7-16, Mills challenged themselves against several strong schools this season such as UC Santa Cruz, Academy of Art (Div II), Warner Pacific University (OR) and George Fox University (OR). The team's statistics for the season were strongest in defense, leading the conference with 850 digs and 38 solo blocks (not including 55 block assists). Their offensive stats improved over last year with a 12.3 hitting percentage in conference (10.2 overall) and 137 total service aces.
Sophomore Emily Meike (San Diego, CA/Westview HS) received Second Team honors for her goalkeeping performances this season. Meike led the Cal Pac in Saves per Game (10.08) and total Saves (111). Transfer junior Katja Davis (Palo Alto, CA/Gunn HS) received Honorable Mention. For more soccer All-conference information, click here.