FALL SPORTS 2015 PHYSICALS
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 10
WHERE: The Dome

5:00 PM
Football

5:20 PM
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
5:35 PM
Men's Soccer
Women's Volleyball
6:00 PM
Wrestling
Women's Golf
6:20 PM
Men's Water Polo
Women's Water Polo
6:35 PM
Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
6:45 PM
Cheer
Non-Traditional Season Sports (Spring Sports)


Cost: $20.
Collected at the beginning of the process. Make checks payable to Palomar College Athletics; memo: athletic training. Must check in at front table prior to entering Dome. Don't report until your sport's assigned time.

Physical form: Download from the Palomar College Training & Sports Medicine site

Alternate times: Student athletes who miss the original physicals date must arrange for physicals from their own physician or at a clinic at their own expense (physicals administered by chiropractors or other health professionals are not accepted).  

Note: No one can practice or compete in a game, meet or match without having a completed  physical on file.

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, AUG. 28
MEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
at Minkoff Field
vs. Santa Ana, 4 p.m.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
at South Gym
Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills
at Kickoff Classic (Day 1), TBA

SATURDAY, AUG. 29
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
at South Gym
Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills
at Kickoff Classic (Day 2), TBA

SUNDAY, AUG. 30
WOMEN'S GOLF
at Olivas Links Golf Course
Ventura
at South Coast Classic
hosted by Santa Barbara City College

First Round, 2 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 31
WOMEN'S GOLF
at Buenaventura Golf Course
Ventura
at South Coast Classic
hosted by Santa Barbara City College

Second Round, 8:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1
WOMEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
at Irvine Valley College soccer field
Irvine
vs. Irvine Valley, 3 p.m.

MEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
at Minkoff Field
vs. Moorpark, 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2
WOMEN'S GOLF
Orange Empire Conference
at the Country Club at Saboba Springs
San Jacinto
9-team OEC match, 10 a.m.

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
PCAC
at Wallace Memorial Pool
vs. San Diego Miramar, 2 p.m.

MEN'S WATER POLO
PCAC
at Wallace Memorial Pool
vs. San Diego Miramar, 3:30 p.m.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Non-Conference
at Hart Gymnasium
Irvine Valley College
Irvine
vs. Irvcne Valley, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4
WOMEN'S GOLF
at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Palm Springs
Desert Classic
hosted by Santa Barbara City College
First Round, 7:30 a.m.

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
at Minkoff Field
vs. Fullerton, 4 p.m.

MEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
Norco College Soccer Field
Norco
vs. Norco, 4 p.m.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Non-Conference
at The Dome
vs. San Bernardino Valley, 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Palm Springs
Desert Classic
hosted by Santa Barbara City College
Second Round, 7:30 a.m.

FOOTBALL
Non-Confernce
at Citrus College Stadium
Glendora
vs. Citrus, 6 p.m.

CONTACT US

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Athletic Director:
Scott Cathcart

scathcart@palomar.edu

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BRIEFLY

PALOMAR FINISHES 9TH IN NATION IN  BASEBALL RANKINGS

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (6-19-2015) -- Palomar (37-8), which sailed into the California State Championship Final Four ranked No. 2 in the National Community College baseball rankings, finished the 2015 season at No. 9 in the country.

The Comets wound up third in the Calfornia State Tournament.

The national rankings are compiled by Perfect Game USA of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Northwest Florida State (41-13), the NJCAA World Series champion, finished the year ranked No. 1.

Previously nationally top-ranked San Joaquin Delta College of Stockton (41-6), which eliminated the Comets in the California Final Four at Fresno, finished second in the California tournament  and wound up ranked No. 3 in the country

Orange Coast, the defending national champion, defeated Delta in the state championship game and wound up No. 11. The 2015 Pirates finished the year 30-17.

NATIONAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE BASEBALL RANKINGS
Perfect Game USA
1. Northwest Florida State, 42-13
2. LSU-Eunice (Louisiana), 49-10
3. San Joaquin Delta (Northern California), 41-6
4. Walters State College (Tennessee), 57-12
5. Iowa Western, 54-7
6. Cowley County (Kansas), 54-5
7. St. Johns River (Florida), 57-10
8. McLennan (Texas), 41-20
9. Palomar, 37-8
10. Lower Columbia (Washington), 41-10

          Aspen Luedtke 

RUTGERS LANDS PC VOLLEYBALL SETTER LUEDTKE 

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (5-13-2015) -- Palomar setter Aspen Luedtke, a 2014 All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference first-team selection, has accepted a full volleyball scholarship to Rutgers of the Big Ten Conference.

Luedtke, a freshman out of Mission Vista High School, will become the second Palomar volleyball player to play for the Scarlet Knights. Robin Allyn, a Vista High School product who played two seasons for Comets coach Karl Seiler, was a middle blocker for Rutgers during the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Allyn later returned to Palomar as an assistant coach.

Luedtke averaged 7.80 assists per set in making the 2014 All-PCAC team after helping lead the Comets to a 13-3 conference record and second-place finish behind champion Grossmont, which reached the CCCAA state title match. Palomar finished 19-5 overall.

She becomes the second player from Palomar's 2014 volleyball team to sign with a four-year college. Sophomore outside hitter / middle blocker Maci Lerno, who also plays softball for the Comets, previously received a volleyball scholarship to Cumberland University of the NAIA.

Luetke also played for the Comets' first-ever sand volleyball team during the recently-concluded season.

Rutgers, officially "Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey", is the eighth oldest college in the United States, founded in 1766. The Scarlet Knights fielded their first athletic team (rowing) 151 years ago in 1864. Rutgers defeated Princeton at College Field in New Brunswick on Nov. 6, 1869 in the first intercollegiate football game ever played. The Scarlet Knights, formerly a member of the Big East Conference, joined the Big 10 in 2012.

Academically, Rutgers was ranked 52nd in the world in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Luedtke will become the first Palomar female athlete to play for a Big 10 Conference school since Danielle LeBeau, who was the third-leading hitter on Ohio State's 2012 softball team.

(UPDATED AT 12:40 P.M. ON THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015)

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FOOTBALL  7-4  3-3   WRESTLING  10-4  2-2   GOLF (W)  Conf:  68-43   VOLLEYBALL (W) 19-5 13-3    WATER POLO (M) 18-9 7-3   WATER POLO (W) 12-13 3-6  SOCCER (M)  6-11-4  3-7-2   SOCCER (W)   9-9-2  2-6-0    CROSS COUNTRY (M/W)  no duals    BASKETBALL (M) 15-12  6-2    BASKETBALL (W)  26-4  13-1     BASEBALL 37-8  21-3    SOFTBALL  41-4-1   17-1  GOLF (M)   60-25-1  46-4    TENNIS (M)   6-12  6-8   TENNIS (W)   6-10  6-6  SWIM & DIVE (M)  2-1  2-1  SWIM & DIVE (W) 2-1  2-1     TRACK & FIELD (W)  no dual meets scheduled    VOLLEYBALL (M)  8-9  6-8  SAND VOLLEYBALL (W)  5-7  2-4

 

SOFTBALL: Commits, Signings, Transfers

ABOVE: Palomar centerfielder K.K. Fronda has received a scholarship to play in the Pac-12 for the University of Utah. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Shortstop Kali Pugh, who received a scholarship to Oklahoma City University, the No. 1-ranked team in the NAIA during the regular season -- Photo by Melinda Finn

Fronda to Utah; Pugh to Oklahoma City

SAN MARCOS (7-23-2015) -- All five Palomar softball sophomores have received scholarships, including centerfielder K.K. Fronda who is headed to the Pac-12 and the University of Utah.

Fronda is one of two first-team all-state selections who landed scholarships. Kali Pugh, the other all-state pick, will play for Oklahoma City University, which was 55-6 in 2015 and was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the NAIA before being upset in its National Tournament regional championship game.

Pugh, a Rancho Buena Vista High product, hit .517 to lead the Comets with 12 doubles, 7 triples, 15 home runs and 65 RBIs. Fronda, who came to Palomar from Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, CA, hit .451 with 12 doubles, 6 triples, 4 homers and 36 RBIs.

All five sophomores on coach Lacey Craft's team, which went 41-4-1 and won Palomar's fifth California state softball championship, landed scholarships.

The other sophomore transfers are leftfielder Stephanie Koishor to Oklahoma City, first baseman/pitcher Kristina Carbajal to D-II Holy Names University of Oakland and rightfielder/pitcher Maci Lerno who received a volleyball to the NAIA's Cumberland University of Tennessee.

PALOMAR SOFTBALL SIGNINGS, TRANSFERS
Player (High School) 4-Year College
SS Kali Pugh (Rancho Buena Vista) Oklahoma City University (NAIA)
CF K.K. Fronda (Rancho Cotate) University of Utah (NCAA D 1 / Pac-12)
LF Stephanie Koishor (Valley Center)  Oklahoma City University (NAIA)
1B/P Kristina Carbajal (Mission Hills) Holy Names University (D II)
RF/P Maci Lerno (El Centro Southwest) Cumberland University (NAIA) -- volleyball

BASEBALL ALUMNI: Major Leagues

Saladino goes 3-for-5, homers again, is at .355

CHICAGO (7-19-2015) / (7-21-2015) -- Palomar's Tyler Saladino homered for the second straight game on Tuesday night as he went 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Saladino, the Chicago White Sox' starting third baseman who turned 26 on Sunday, slugged a two-run shot that landed deep in the stands behind the leftfield fence in the fifth inning.

He'd singled for the Sox' first hit of the night in the fourth and came around to score as he ran his consecutive-game hit streak to seven games. He also singled in the bottom of the ninth after an "out" call was reviewed on video.

With Tuesday night's performance, Saladino raised his Major League batting average to .355. He has a .613 slugging percentage.

Saladino's homer highlighted a three-run inning as the White Sox pulled to within 8-5 after trailing the Cardinals 7-0 earlier in the game. St. Louis won 8-5.

Saladino, the 2009 PCAC Player of the Year for the Comets, slugged his first Major League home run on Sunday, depositing the ball over the leftfield wall at U.S. Cellular Field for the Sox' only run in a 4-1 loss to the American League Central-leading Kansas City Royals.

The Sox had an off-day on Monday, Saladino's birthday.

Saladino has started at third for the White Sox since being called up from Triple-A on July 10, playing almost flawless and often spectacularly defensively. His offense has also been a big plus in a batting order that sorely needs as much offense as it can get. Manager Robin Ventura officially confirmed Saladino as the Sox' everyday third baseman before Sunday's game.

SALADINO'S 2-RUN HOME RUN

FOOTBALL: 2015 Schedule



Palomar will visit Citrus College to kick off the 2015 football season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. Charlie Long (above), the 2014 team's starting center who came to Palomar as a transfer from Purdue prior to last season and returns this fall, is about to snap the ball in last season's 47-20 victory over Santa Ana College. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Comets to open season at Citrus on Sept. 5

SAN MARCOS (7-18-2015) -- Palomar, coming off a 7-4 season and expeced to be improved this fall, will kick off its 2015 football season on Saturday, Sept. 5 on the road against Citrus College in Glendora.

Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at Citrus College Stadium. The Comets defeated the Owls 35-28 in last year's season opener at Wilson Stadium in Escondido.

Coach Joe Early's team will play home games against Long Beach City College, San Diego Mesa, Grossmont, Golden West and Fullerton. The Comets' other away games will be against Saddleback, Moorpark, Orange Coast and Santa Ana.

PALOMAR COLLEGE 2015 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT, SITE TIME
Sat, Sep 5 Citrus at Citrus College Stadium, Glendora 6 PM
Sat, Sep 12 Long Beach City College at Wilson Stadium, Escondido 6 PM
Sat, Sep 19 San Diego Mesa at Wilson Stadium, Escondido 6 PM
Sat, Sep 26 Saddleback at Saddleback Stadium, Mission Viejo - x 6 PM
Sat, Oct 3 Grossmont at Wilson Stadium, Escondido - x 6 PM
Sat, Oct 10 Moorpark at Griffin Stadium, Moorpark College, Moorpark 6 PM
Sat, Oct 17 Orange Coast at LeBard Stadium, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa - x 6 PM
Sat, Oct 31 Golden West at Wilson Stadium, Escondido - x 6 PM
Sat, Nov 7 Fullerton at Wilson Stadium, Escondido - x 1 PM
Sat, Nov 14 Santa Ana College at Eddie West Field, Santa Ana Stadium, Santa Ana - x 1 PM
x -- SCFA National Division Southern Conference game

Saladino slugs first Major League home run

CHICAGO (7-19-2015) -- A matter of hours after manager Robin Ventura confirmed Tyler Saladino as the Chicago White Sox' regular third baseman, Palomar's 2009 PCAC Player of the Year slugged his first Major League home run.

Saladino rocketed a shot over the leftfield wall at U.S. Cellular Field for the Sox' only run in a 4-1 loss to the American League Central-leading Kansas City Royals.

Demonstrating the same philosophy he had as the Comets' starting shortstop in 2008 and 2009, Saladino said he would rather have had a win.

“The home run’s nice, especially the first one, but at the end of the day, if we don’t win, that’s all that matters. The home run is just a moment,” Saladino told CSNCHICAGO.com. “The win, at the end of the day, we didn’t get it, so come back Tuesday.

“It’s a huge accomplishment to trot around those bases at a big league field, a major league home run. But I can’t help it. It doesn’t do it (for me). If we won, it would’ve been the greatest thing to happen. But we didn’t. I don’t know, it just doesn’t quite do it.”

Saladino has started at third for the White Sox since being called up from Triple-A on July 10, playing almost flawless and often spectacularly defensively. His offense has also been a big plus in a batting order that sorely needs as much offense as it can get.

Saladino has a .308 big-league batting average, .328 during his current six-game hitting streak.

“It's always special when a guy hits his first home run or first hit,” Ventura said. “He just continues to play. As far as that stuff, he's going to check that off the list. But he's just playing to win games. He's not into the meaning of all that. He thinks it's cool and everything, but he's trying as hard as he can to help us win games. He's just a good player.”

The White Sox get Monday off and host the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

LINK to CSNCHICAGO.com coverage

BASEBALL ALUMNI: Major Leagues

Saladino: .304 after 3-for-6 in split, 2-for-7 game

CHICAGO (7-17-2015 / 7-18-2015) -- Former Palomar standout Tyler Saladino went 3-for-6 on Friday as the Chicago White Sox split a day-night doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals.

On Saturday, he was 2-for-7 in an 13-inning loss to the American League Central leaders and will enter Sunday's finale of the teams' three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field hitting .304 in six games since being called up from Triple A on July 10. 

Saladino, the 2009 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the Comets, went 2-for-4 in his national TV debut on MLB Network in Friday's afternoon game, won by Kansas City 4-2.

Saladino used his bat control and speed to leave the American League Central leaders standing flat-footed with a bunt single between pitcher and third in the bottom of the third inning. He added an opposite-field single to right in the sixth. In the night game, Saladino was 1-for-2 with another infield single and a sacrifice bunt as Chicago won 2-0.

On Saturday, he had base hits in in first two at-bats. Saladino continues to play spectacular defensively as the White Sox' starter at third base.

BASEBALL ALUMNI: Major Leagues

Hatley pitches scoreless inning in MLB debut

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (7-01-2015) -- Palomar alum Marcus Hatley, who was called up from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, made a successul Major League debut for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound right-hander stopped the bleeding for the Cards in the top of the ninth inning in a 7-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox before a crowd of 41,696 at Busch Stadium.

After giving up a single to Jose Abreau, Hatley retired Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia on back-to-back  ground outs, then struck out Gordon Beckham swinging for the third out. The White Sox had scored five times to break open a 2-1 game before Hatley got the Cards out of the inning.

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FOOTBALL: Signings, Transfers

Palomar tight end Sam Browning (also pictured below) hauls in a pass during the Comets' game at Saddleback on Nov. 2, 2013. Browning took the ball to the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown, the first of his two TD catches against the Gauchos. He's accepted a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University and leaves for Ypsilanti, Michigan on Saturday. -- Photo by Hugh Cox.

Browning lands scholarship to E. Michigan

SAN MARCOS (6-26-2015 / REVISED 7-01-2015) -- Palomar's 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end Sam Browning, who had a big sophomore season for the Comets in 2013 and sat out 2014 to finish his A.A. degree, has accepted a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University of the Mid-American Conference.

Browning, who has run a 4.6 in the 40 and has added 25 pounds since his sophomore season, leaves for Yipsilanti, Michigan on Saturday.

Browning had been offered a full-ride scholarship by Colorado a year ago when the Buffaloes needed a community college tight end to come in immediately. But Browning remained at Palomar through the 2015 spring semester to finish academic requirements for his A.A. degree.

Browning, an Escondido High School product, caught 27 passes for 335 yards as a sophomore for the Comets while playing in only seven of 10 games due to an injury.

He had 21 catches in the last four games -- six receptions against Cerritos, three catches for 44 yards and two touchdowns vs. Saddleback, four receptions vs. Santa Ana and eight catches for 101 yards in the season finale vs. Grossmont.

Eastern Michigan's biggest game of 2015 will find the Eagles playing LSU in Baton Rouge on Oct. 3.

The Comets' Codey Wuthrich is back on the market after Colorado restructered its backup punting situation on Wednesday and decided not the bring him on board. He's finishing his A.A. degree this summer.

PALOMAR FOOTBALL SIGNINGS, TRANSFERS
Player (High School) 4-Year College
TE Sam Browning (2013) (Escondido) Eastern Michigan (D I FCS)
LB Dylan Donahue (Billings West, MT) West Georgia (NCAA Div. II semifinalists)
CB Bryan Jones (Great Oak) Colorado State-Pueblo (D II national champions)
DE Ian Kelly (Temecula Chaparral) Colorado State-Pueblo (D II national champions)
CB Javante O'Roy (Antelope, CA) Texas State (D I FBS)
DT Joe Naotala (Army-Navy Academy) Montana State (D I FCS)
LB Austin Wolff (Fallbrook) Portland State (D I FCS)
WR M.J. Bailey (San Marcos) Idaho State (D I FCS)
LS Jared Sargent (2013) (Temecula Valley) Azusa Pacific (D II)
SL/PR Damon Nolan (Murrieta Valley) Baker University, Kansas  (NAIA)
DT Dominic Darby (Mission Hills) Midland College, Nebraska (NAIA)

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