LPC left out of NorCal playoff picture -
We are still Proud of Our Hawks
Despite winning 21 games and being ranked as one of the top teams in Northern California all season, the Hawks were overlooked when the NorCal playoffs matchups were announced.
Thus, LPC ends the most successful season in its three-year history with a 21-9 overall record. The season was highlighted by an eight-game winning streak to start the season, three tournament championships, and rankings as high as No. 2 in Northern California and No. 3 in the state.
Those accomplishments apparently were not enough to get picked as one of the 17 teams to participate in the NorCal playoffs. Other facts worth noting:
- Of the 15 teams in the final regular-season NorCal rankings, LPC was the only team not selected for postseason play.
- The Hawks beat seven of the teams in the playoffs.
- They recorded more victories than seven of the teams.
- Their overall RPI is fifth in NorCal and 13th in the state.
- Their non-conference RPI is fourth in NorCal and ninth in the state.
LPC back on track, knocks off CCSF
Willie Richardson scored 19 points to lead the Hawks to a much-needed victory, 81-69 over City College of San Francisco in a Coast Conference North Division game Wednesday night in Livermore.
The Hawks (18-5, 2-3, No. 8 in Northern California, No. 15 in the state), who ended a two-game losing streak, also got 13 points from Joe Faumuina in beating CCSF (18-7, 2-2, No. 3 in NorCal, No. 6 in the state).
Kata and Crew Send the Panthers
Back Home With A Loss
January 16, 2009
The LPC Lady Hawks and the Hartnell Panthers battled it out from the beginning, but the Hawks came out with the win, 53-48. The Lady Hawks were behind at half, 27-30, but as 2:00 minutes were left in the game they led the way 48-43 and never looked back. Losalina Kata led the ladies with 18 points..
Hawks "Repeat" Win the Chabot Classic
LPC squandered a 17-point second-half lead but held on to defeat Diablo Valley College 62-60 Sunday to win its second consecutive Chabot Classic championship in Hayward.
The Hawks (14-2, No. 4 in Northern California and No. 8 in the state) have now won three of their four tournaments this season.
Jeff Ford and Joe Faumuina - All Tourney
Nick Marshall - MVP
Hawks win third place in Skyline Classic
LPC returned to its winning ways Sunday, defeating host Skyline 77-68 in the third-place game of the Skyline Classic in San Bruno.
Next up for the Hawks (12-2) is the Chabot Classic, which takes place Dec. 19-21 in Hayward. LPC gets a bye in the first round and will play the winner of Cabrillo and Redwoods at 7 p.m. Dec. 20.
The Hawks will be looking to defend the Chabot Classic championship they won last year.
The Mens HAWKS are RED HOT!
December 12, 2008
Shorthanded LPC easily disposes of Marin
Even without two key players, the Hawks had little trouble with Marin on Saturday, defeating the winless Mariners 89-64 in a nonconference game in Livermore.
With Willie Richardson and D'Juan Estis out of action, LPC, ranked No. 2 in Northern California and No. 4 in the state, got 15 points from Dabrail Henton and Troy Lambert in improving its record to 10-1.
Hawks beat Hartnell, unbeaten after eight
LPC broke open a close game early in the second half en route to an 88-72 victory over Hartnell in a nonconference game Wednesday night in Livermore.
Hawks stay unbeaten, win Eagle Invitational title
LPC claimed the Eagle Invitational championship Saturday by defeating Cuesta 79-75 in Ukiah.
Tournament MVP Joe Faumuina led the Hawks with 20 points, while Willie Richardson added 14, Troy Lambert had 11 and Jeff Ford had 10.
Richardson was named to the all-tournament along with Ford.
The victory gave the Hawks (7-0, No. 2 in Northern California and No. 4 in the state) their second consecutive tourney title after winning the LPC Tipoff Classic on Nov. 9.
LADY HAWKS RETURN TO THE NEST
November 13, 2008
11/21/08 @ 7:00pm
@ Las Positas College
3rd Annual LPC Tipoff Classic CHAMPIONS!
November 9, 2008
Tournament MVP Willie Richardson scored 23 points to lead the Hawks to a 79-76 victory over Chabot in the championship game of the LPC Tipoff Classic.
With the victory, the Hawks (3-0, No. 9 in the state, No. 5 in Northern California), claimed their second Tipoff Classic title in three years. They also earned their first-ever victory over Chabot (2-1, No. 12 in NorCal) after losing the first five matchups between the teams.
Troy Lambert backed up Richardson's 23 points with 18 of his own. Lewis and Jeff Ford added 10 each.
Tournament MVP: Willie Richardson (Las Positas)
Joe Faumuina (Las Positas)
Troy Lambert (Las Positas)
Lonnie Brazil (Chabot)
Derrick Bruce (Chabot)
Mike Elliott (Cosumnes River)
Pavol Losonsky (Butte)
Joe Simpson (Los Medanos)
3rd Annual Mens LPC Tipoff Classic
November 3, 2008
The Mens Hawks return to the Nest to host their third annual Las Positas College Tipoff Classic Nov. 7-9 in Livermore. Aside from the Hawks, Butte, Columbia, Cosumnes River, Chabot, DeAnza, Gavilan, and Los Medanos will participate in the tournament. LPC won the inaugural tourney two years ago and is looking to keep the championship trophy in Livermore again this year.
The Hawks' first-round game is at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 against Gavilan. View the tournament bracket (PDF). LPC enters as the 12th-ranked team in the Northern California preseason poll. Chabot is ranked No. 11.
Women's Basketball Season Ends in Second Round Play-offs
March 3, 2008
The Lady Hawk's season ended on February 21, when they lost their second round play-off game to the Foothill Owls 56-86. Foothill went on to finish 2nd in the State, after a loss to Mt. San Antonio College. The Lady Hawks played tough this year.
We will miss our Fabulous Six Sophomores - Kira "Pikachu Ellis", "D", Ja Ja, Lyndzer, Pam, and Amanda and wish them well as they move on to pursue their academic and athletic goals.
Freshman Soccer Players Earn Top Honors
December 10, 2007
Several of the LPC Men's Soccer Players have received top honors, and they are all Freshman. With these top Freshman returning next season, the team has the potential for a strong 2008-2009 season.
Tyler Bell - Freshman -2nd Team All West Region
David Pimentel - Freshman -2nd Team All West Region
They were both also voted to:
Coast Conference First Team
1st Team Nor-Cal
1st Team All State
We also had from our conference:
Danny Daughton - Freshman -2nd Team Coast Conference
Yojiro Sudo - Freshman -2nd Team Coast Conference
We had two for Honorable Mention:
Anthony LaPierre - Sophomore - Honorable Mention
Raul Rios - Freshman - Honorable Mention
Gustavo Gonzalez - Freshman - Honorable Mention
The Queen of Soccer, LPC Coach Sissi
For Brazil, Sissi is the best in the world. For us, Sissi is the Queen of Soccer."
1999 Brazilian Coach, Wilson Oliveira Rica
Many of the greatest soccer players in the world have worn the jersey number 10. In the history of soccer, names like Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho are known worldwide as some of the finest players with a ball at their feet. Another player recognized for her soccer mastery and who also wore the number 10 is Sisleide do Amor Lima, better known to the world as just "Sissi"...
Bay Area Sports Drive
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Men's Basketball wins second straight, toppling Solano
For the first time this season, the Hawks put together back-to-back victories after beating Solano 77-74 Friday night in Suisun.
And for the second straight game, LPC (3-5) won with a team effort. The Hawks spread the scoring wealth as five players reached double figures, but no player scoring more than 11 points. Marques Smith, Brandon Tatum, and D'Juan Estis all had 11, while Dominic Roberson and Joe Faumuina added 10 each.
Solano fell to 1-8, with its only victory coming last week against Diablo Valley College, which is currently ranked fifth in Northern California.
LPC has a week off before opening play in the Skyline Classic in San Bruno. The Hawks' first-round opponent is Merced at 4 p.m. Dec. 7.
Hawks coast to victory over De Anza
Marques Smith scored 17 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as the LPC Men's Basketball Team cruised past De Anza 87-70 on Monday night in a nonconference game in Livermore.
Aside from Smith, five other Hawks players scored in double-figures: Joe Faumuina (14 points), Jeff Ford (11), Brandon Tatum (11), Dominic Roberson (10), and Carlos Navarro (10).
The Hawks (2-5), coming off two consecutive one-point losses, sprinted to a 41-21 halftime lead. De Anza (2-5) never got closer than 13 points the rest of the game.
LPC's next game is Nov. 30 against Solano in Suisun.
Men's Basketball Hosts 2nd LPC Tip-Off Classic
The Hawks open their second season at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, when they host Los Medanos in the first round of the second annual LPC Tip-Off Classic in Livermore.
Coming off a 15-15 inaugural season, the Hawks look to defend the tournament title they won last year. LPC defeated Cosumnes River in the 2007 championship game.
Cosumnes is back and opens the three-day tourney with a 2 pm. game Nov. 9 against Columbia. The two other first-round games match De Anza against College of the Redwoods at 4 p.m. and Butte against Gavilan at 8 p.m.
Second-round games are slated for 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 10. On Sunday, Nov. 11, the consolation game begins at 1 p.m., the third-place game at 3 p.m., and the championship at 5 p.m.
View the tournament brackets (PDF).
Athletes Qualify for California State Track and Field Meet!
Saturday May 12 at American River College, Five Chabot-Las Positas College athletes qualified for the California State Meet!
Las Positas College Cross Country Runner, Kyle Robinson was second in the 800 Meters; while Rob Gire placed fourth in the Discus.
Dual Sport Athletes Compete in Cross Country at LPC and Track at Chabot
Cross-Country Athletes qualify for the Track Northern California Championships
Several of our LPC Cross-Country student athletes run Cross-Country for LPC in the Fall and Track for Chabot in the Spring. Please join me in congratulating these LPC students in advancing to the Nor Cal Championships. We wish them well this weekend and hope they move swiftly on to the California State Championships, to occur May 18-19 at the College of San Mateo.
Kyle Robinson in the 800 Meters.
Nick Sigmon and Joey Nunes in the 5,000 Meter run.
Kyle Robinson will join Chabot students Morales, Macklin and Turner in the 4x400 Relay.
Hopefully all Twelve will have personal bests this coming weekend.
LadyHawks Advance to Nor-Cal Playoffs
Women's Basketball Team heads North on Saturday
February 20, 2007
Coach West and her team of Freshman will be traveling to the College of the Siskiyous this Saturday February 23 for the first round of the Northern California Playoffs. The LadyHawks (20-10) cleared the cut with a #12 seed, and will be playing the Siskiyou Eagles (25-3), seeded #5.
Las Positas Student Named All-American
38-Year-Old Marcia Tafarel is First All-American in Women’s Sports at College
Livermore , CA –The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has named Marcia Tafarel as a First Team All-American player. The designation marks the first time in the 16-year history of women’s intercollegiate sports at Las Positas College (LPC) that a woman has received the honor of First Team All-American. The NSCAA awards the highest honors for all players, student/athletes and coaches at every level in the game of soccer, from World Cup Qualifying of national teams to coaching licensing schools.
Tafarel, or “Tafa” as she is commonly known, was presented the award on January 13 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Annual NSCAA Awards Banquet Luncheon during the National Convention. Her All-American pin, team picture and NSCAS certificate are on display in the women’s trophy case of the new physical education complex at LPC.
Tafa was also the Most Valuable Player for the LPC Lady Hawks, Player of the Year for the Coast Conference, First Team Nor/Cal State Team, and the Western Region Mid-Fielder of the Year. The string of honors bear even more weight when you consider that Tafa is 38-years old, a Brazilian national who moved to the United States just two years ago to attend school and learn English. Tafa didn’t even play on an organized women’s team until she was 14 years old.
“Soccer is very, very big in Brazil, but there were no competitive teams organized for young girls, just for boys,” says Tafa. “I began playing as a child with my brothers and neighbors, kicking the ball in the street.”
Tafa came to the United States in 2004 as a player who believed she had retired from playing soccer, just looking to play for fun and perhaps secure a coaching job. Her best friend, Sisi Do Amor, assisted her in adapting to her new lifestyle in the U.S.
In addition to maintaining a 4.0 grade point average in her classes at Las Positas, Tafa has realized her dream of staying in the game she loves so much, and plays and coaches soccer in the region. She is currently being recruited by several 4-year colleges.
Hawks off to Flying Start in First Year
Contra Costa Times Newspaper
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Women's Soccer Qualifies for Playoffs
After finishing the season with a 13-7-2 record, the Ladyhawk Soccer Team has qualified to advance to the Conference Playoffs. The Ladyhawks will take on the College of the Sequoias this Saturday November 18 in the first round of the Conference Playoffs.
Las Positas Basketball Wins Inaugural Games
By Brianne Farmer, STAFF WRITER, Tri-Valley Herald
Article Last Updated: 11/08/2006 02:35:57 AM PST
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Men's Soccer Finishes Strong
LPC Men's Team was 9-13-2 (Win-Loss-Tie) in Overall play of 24 games. The team finished in fourth place in the North Coast Division.
First Team All Coast Conference: David Vasquez and Michael Augello. Second Team All Coast Conference: Frankie Diaz and Chase Swalwell. Honorable Mention Team: Gary Zuniga, Alex Hickerson and Francisco Trujillo.
Team highlights were the excellent play by the team beating Skyline 1-0 at Skyline when they were first in league with no losses. Skyline went to the playoffs. Second team highlight was a very close loss to Fresno, who is currently in the final round of the Nor-Cal Men's Playoff, and the favorite in the State Finals.
Cross Country Sends 8 Runners to State Meet
The Men's team had their best finish ever. We finished 2nd in the Coast Conference, 5th in NorCal, and sent 8 runners (7 men and 1 woman) to the State Meet. All this was done with all freshman! We look forward to building on this year's successes for an even stronger finish next year. Parris Hodges also set the new LPC college record for Crystal Springs with a time of 19:30.
Women's LadyHawks Basketball
Currently 4-4. We have played pretty tough teams, and 3 of our loses were within 4 points. The girls are finally getting to know each other which helped us win against #14 ranked Sacramento City College 77-70. In the game Donisha Tate led all scores with 40 points. Against previously ranked Modesto Junior College Janine Jackson had 22 points and Donisha Tate had 24 points and 17 rebounds, in the 76-72 point lost for the Lady Hawks.
This Monday December 4th the LadyHawks play a tough game against De Anza College and then on the 6th we play Butte College. Both games are held at The Nest at 6:00 pm.
Currently ranked #7 in Northern California and #14 in the state. Record is 6 - 2. Next home game is this Friday Dec 1 at 6:00 against Solano College.