Student Voice

Raiders Track and Field Team Hosts Invitational

Raiders Track and Field Team Hosts Invitational

By Krista Abrahamsen

April 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Friday April 7 Moorpark College's track and field team will be hosting a home meet for the first time in a couple of years. Cuesta College and Ventura College will both be in attendance as well as other teams from the Western State Conference. This meet is not one you'll want to miss, as it will b...

Raiders Achieve Five Game Win Streak for First Time This Season

Raiders Achieve Five Game Win Streak for First Time This Season

By Krista Abrahamsen

April 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

For the first time this season, the men’s volleyball team reached a five game win streak. Although the Raiders underwent a loss against California Lutheran University on April 4, they have shown tremendous growth between the beginning of February and now. On Friday, March 24 the Raiders beat Pierce...

A student’s role model

A student’s role model

By Dante Difronzo

April 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Ethan Hermann, a 19-year-old freshman student-athlete at Moorpark College has always looked up to his grandfather, Ernest Hermann, for taking a risk and working for everything he has now. "My grandfather came over to the United States from Hungary with absolutely nothing to his name and created a...

Moorpark baseball looks to continue their stride

Moorpark baseball looks to continue their stride

By Mano Baghjajian

March 31, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The weather is starting to warm up and plants are starting to blossom. Spring has finally arrived. For sports fans, the end of winter signifies something else, something much more exciting. The return of baseball. The Moorpark College baseball team has had a very interesting season up to date. Gre...

Moorpark Field Hockey prepares for annual tournament

Moorpark Field Hockey prepares for annual tournament

By Cole Carlson

March 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This summer, the field hockey association at Moorpark College will be hosting its 46th annual California Cup, a tournament that is nearly as old as the college itself. In preparation, almost half a million dollars have gone in to renovating the field."It is absolutely beautiful," said director of compet...

March Madness is make or break time

March Madness is make or break time

By Eric Caldwell, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

March Madness is the make or break event for the heralded and unheralded stars of Division I college basketball. Star players like Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Jonathan Issac (FSU), Jayson Tatum (Duke), Josh Jackson (KU), and Lauri Markkanen (ZONA) all look to solidify their positions as top picks in the upcoming...

Raiders Dominate Wentworth College

Raiders Dominate Wentworth College

By Krista Abrahamsen

March 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Raiders volleyball team had another exciting win Friday afternoon, defeating Wentworth College 3-1.Freshman Spencer Gray scored Moorpark’s first point with a kill and set the tone for how the rest of the game would pan out. The Raiders won 25-15. At the beginning of the second game, defensive ...

The Lady Raiders Come Up Short in the First Round of Playoffs

The Lady Raiders Come Up Short in the First Round of Playoffs

By Dante Difronzo

March 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Basketball

After finishing the regular season with an overall record of 20-9 and 8-2 in Western State Conference games, the Lady Raiders continued their play into the postseason.The 13th seeded Moorpark College took their talents on the road to the 4th seeded Cypress College in the first round of the CCCAA Sou...

The Raiders Wrap Up Rollercoaster Season

The Raiders Wrap Up Rollercoaster Season

By Dante Difronzo

March 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Moorpark College men's basketball team went on many twists and turns during this grueling past season, but never wavered their stance on continuing to fight.The Raiders finished the year out in style by defeating their opponents in the last four games of the season, including a thrilling one poin...

Moorpark Sweeps LA Trade Tech

Moorpark Sweeps LA Trade Tech

By Krista Abrahamsen

March 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

It was evident an hour before the game began that Moorpark’s volleyball team was going to have a good night. The energy of the Raiders was electric during pregame practice, and they gave 110% during their warm up drills. Moorpark’s energy only intensified as they faced Los Angeles Trade Tec...

Women’s Basketball season continues into the playoffs

Women’s Basketball season continues into the playoffs

By Dante Difronzo

February 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Moorpark women’s basketball team has endured many ups and downs throughout their regular season, but the team has earned the right to keep playing by continuing into the postseason to fight for the coveted championship. Moorpark College finished the regular season with a 20-9 overall record...

Manakas moves Raiders forward

Manakas moves Raiders forward

By Mano Baghjajian

February 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Vance Manakas has been a part of Moorpark College Athletics for over 30 years. Starting in 1981 as a trainer, he has moved his way up the ladder of Moorpark College Athletics. After serving as Interim Athletic Director of Moorpark College for the past year, Manakas has officially been named the full ti...