Scout Night another huge success

February 23, 2016
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Girl Scouts from Fairfield and Vacaville enjoyed meeting the players after Solano took on Laney College on Wednesday night.

Though the game score was not what it would’ve liked, the Solano Community College women’s basketball team put smiles on its collective faces and entertained several special guests after its game against Laney College on Wednesday night.

For the third year, Solano hosted Scout Night, inviting Girl and Boy scouts from the area to the game. After the game, the scouts had the chance to get up close and personal with the players – the Falcons signed autographs on specially-made Scout Night cards and snapped pictures for posterity.

The event continues to be a big hit for both the Solano players and the scouts in attendance. Solano’s players enjoy their 15 minutes of fame while signing autographs for young fans and the scouts love to meet college basketball players!

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Andaya, Jones help Solano take second at SBCC

November 29, 2014

Sophomores Nikki Andaya and Audrie Jones led the way as the Solano Community College women’s basketball team finished second place in the Santa Barbara MTXE tournament for the third time in the last four seasons.

The Falcons fell to College of Sequoias 88-62 in the championship game.

Andaya averaged 8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4 assists over the three games while Jones averages 16.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and shot a red-hot 10 of 17 from the three-point line. Both were named to the all-tournament team. Read the rest of this entry »


Falcons celebrate in style

May 22, 2010

The Solano women's basketball team celebrated its third straight Bay Valley Conference championship.

The Solano Community College women’s basketball team celebrated another championship season last Sunday with the end-of-season banquet which took place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield.

The Falcons were surrounded by family, friends, support staff, school administration and trustees who welcomed the team into the ballroom with a standing ovation.

There were plenty of awards given out this season – all-conference, academic all-conference, Falcon Award for academic excellence and the team’s Player of the Year. Every player was given her Bay Valley Conference champions t-shirt, which this year signified the team winning the title three straight years.

Coach Matt Borchert recognized the support staff as well.

“I have worked at a lot of colleges and the support our program receives is by far the best I have ever known,” he said. “Without you, we wouldn’t be celebrating tonight.”

The team’s championship banner served as a backdrop on the night and the highlight film debuted to rave reviews.

Bree Domingo proudly shows off her certificate for winning the 2010 Falcon Award.

Congratulations to sophomore point guard Bree Domingo who was honored as the Player of the Year, which is an honor voted on by the players. Bree also took home the Falcon Award for her hard work in classroom.

“This was the closest race for the Falcon Award that I have had in my 10 years at Solano,” said Coach Matt. “This group did great things in the classroom and I am extremely proud of that.”

The banquet was the final one for assistant coaches George Molina, who served under Coach Matt for seven years, and Kate Shipp, was a player for Coach Matt before becoming an assistant this year. Their hard work and dedication to the program will be missed and was greatly appreciated!


The last 2…

November 30, 2008

We’ve played two games since I updated last.  Been a little overwhelmed with eating as much turkey as possible. 🙂

Below are the press releases for each game (Butte & Fresno).  You can also catch the lastest from Ang at Borchert Media Relations, who took some really nice shots from the Fresno game, here.

Butte (11/29)

Final score:

Solano 64

Butte 83

 

Location:

Butte College

 

High Scorers:

Bree Domingo 12

Macie Wilcox 9

Allie Davison 8

Goli Tavassoli 8

 

High Rebounders:

Soroya Blunt 12

Theresa Keith 5

Jana Jenkins 5

 

High Steals:

Macie Wilcox 5

Theresa Keith 4

 

High Assists:

Leilanie Lewis 4

 

Game summary:

The Falcons came out the gates flat and despite a second half run could never recover, falling to Butte College on Saturday night, 64-83.  From the jump, Solano allowed Butte to outhustle them on the boards and to loose balls.  The Falcons were able to bring the deficit to 12 in the second half and seemed to gather a little momentum off steals by Theresa Keith, but failed to come any closer.  The team will have three days of practice before they leave for Visalia and the Tom Gilcrest Tournament on Thursday.

 

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Fresno (11/25)

Final score:

Solano 69

Fresno 73

 

Location:

Solano College, Fairfield

 

High Scorers:

Bree Domingo 16

Soroya Blunt 16

Macie Wilcox 15

 

High Rebounders:

Soroya Blunt 14

Theresa Keith 5

 

High Steals:

Soroya Blunt 5

 

High Assists:

Bree Domingo 4

Ashley Daniels 4

 

Game summary:

The Falcons came up just short in their loss to Fresno on Tuesday night, falling 73-69.  Solano stayed on Fresno’s heels the entire game, even tying it up with about five minutes to go.  The game was won at the free throw line, as the Falcons found themselves in consistent foul trouble and gave Fresno 44 free throw attempts. 

 

Kim Nunley, assistant women’s basketball coach

Angela Borchert, sports information


Hall of Fame

October 3, 2008

On Monday, I’m going to be introducing two of my former Solano teammates as they are inducted into the Solano College Hall of Fame.  Both Sara Gordon (97-99) and Erika Morrow (98-00) really deserve to join the eleven other former women basketball players.

Both were All-Conference and All-Northern California players, and each of them were a part of teams that won Bay Valley Conference titles.  Sara’s team went to the Final Four her freshman year, and Erika’s team went to the Elight Eight her sophomore year.

The banquet is at 7:00 (after cocktails at 6:00) at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield, CA.

I’m excited to be a part of their induction.  Oh, and if Erika or Sara read this before the banquet, you might want to be nice to me, or I have good stories about each of you to share with the crowd. 🙂

– Coach Kim


More than just shooting baskets…

September 6, 2008

There’s more to being a part of a college athletic program than just playing the sport.

Our team just finished the first week of long sprints.  I’ve already told you how the first day went.  Wednesday was somewhat better, but still not drama-free.

Nick & Soroya

Nick & Soroya

On Friday, the individuals who had things that prevented them from conditioning on Labor Day had to make up their sprints.  During that conditioning, we ended up losing a player, who wasn’t able to push themselves through the discomfort and eventually made the decision that it wasn’t worth it.

There’s more to playing college basketball than showing up to practice and games.  The sprints are about getting our players ready for the season, yes.  However, they serve an even bigger purpose by teaching them how to push beyond their comfort zones. 

Bottom line is we don’t use our players. We expect our players to succeed academically and act like adults when they’re on their own.  We don’t just recruit them, have them show up and do whatever they want as long as they help us win games.  If you play at Solano, you’ll learn what real hard work is.  If you don’t want to do it, then you won’t make it.

– Coach Kim


Solano squad names new team captain…

August 22, 2008

With captain Christine Tucker moving on, Coach Matt has named Theresa Keith as team captain for this upcoming season.  “Scrappy” will join last year’s freshman captain, Leilanie Lewis.  Scrappy was an easy choice, as she is the ultimate “lead by example” player, both athletically and academically .  Here’s Scrappy’s first blog entry:

August 18, 2008 was the beginning of many things.  I am very excited for this season.  There are 17 girls on our team.  All with different personalities.  We have recruited some of the top women’s basketball players from all over local high schools.  The freshman got their first taste of college, while the sophomores pointed them in the right direction. 

Academically the competition has started.  Our goal, that everyone makes the dean’s list.  But for the sophomores it’s also to make Academic All-Conference.  Atletically, the competition will be back to back BVC champs, with our ultimate goal in mind, to win state.

This year will be very different from all my other years that I have played.  I don’t think we really have a go-to player.  We don’t have an Angela Franklin or a Lil’ Bit.  Everyone has to really step it up offensively and defensively.  But it isn’t a bad thing because everyone and anyone can be a threat at anytime.  I believe that this is going to make us stronger because we all have to work together.

I am really looking forward to all 17 different young ladies becoming one team and all the up and down times we may encounter as a team.  Good luck to all my teammates.

-Scrappy #33