Delta College Athletics Update

In both men’s and women’s water polo Delta College and Sierra College are undefeated in Big 8 conference play.  On Wednesday Delta travels to Sierra for this important water polo double header.  Mustang Women’s Soccer is on a 4-game win streak and has moved up to 4th in the state power rankings. 


Mustang Football has their first home game in a while this Saturday at 1:00 vs Chabot.  We are inviting fans to tailgate before the game from 11:30-1:00 in the Athletic parking lot.  This is also a Pack the House and Faculty Appreciation game. 


We have plenty of other home events this week.  Tuesday – Women’s soccer vs MJC at 4:00, Wednesday – Wrestling vs Sierra at 5:00, Thursday – Women’s Golf Big 8 #8 at   Swenson Golf Course at noon, Friday – Men’s soccer at 4:00 vs Clovis and Women’s Volleyball at 6:30 vs Modesto. 


Women’s Golf:   Last week the team competed in Big 8 #6 in Chico on Tuesday (5th place with 390) and Big 8 #7 in Sacramento on Thursday (6th place with 374).   Delta Individuals #6: Taylor Robinson 83, Natalie Tsutsumi 91, Rebecca Leonard 99, and Kaitlea Maestas 117. Delta Individuals #7: Natalie Tsutsumi 83, Taylor Robinson 89, Rebecca Leonard 90, and Kaitlea Maestas 112.  This week they are finally at home with Big 8 #8 at Swenson Golf course at noon on Thursday.

Men’s Soccer:  The team lost two 0-3 games this week to West Hills (Tuesday) and Fresno (Saturday). This week they are away at the College of Sequoias on Tuesday and home on Friday vs Clovis at 4:00.

Women’s Soccer:  The Mustangs defeated CRC at home on Tuesday 1-0 and then won 2-0 at Sierra on Saturday.  The team is 11-2-1 and ranked 4th in the state and 2nd in the Big 8.

They are home this Tuesday at 4:00 vs Modesto. On Saturday they are away at Evergreen Valley.

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country:  On Friday at Shasta’s Think Pink Run in Redding the women finished in 3rd place and the men in 5th place.  For the women Maria Ramirez finished in 3rd place while the top men’s finisher was Adam Brooks.  The teams have this week off as they prepare for the Big 8 Championships on October 28th.

Football:  The Mustangs began Valley League play with a 34-57 loss at Laney.  For the first time in 3 weeks the team competes at home this Saturday vs Chabot.  This is a Pack the House and Faculty Appreciation game.

Volleyball:  At home on Wednesday the team defeated Diablo Valley in 3 sets.  At Sacramento City on Friday they lost in 3 sets.  This week they are away at Santa Rosa on Wednesday and play at home vs MJC on Friday at 6:30. The team is currently 13-5.

Men’s Water Polo:  On Wednesday they won an important home game vs Big 8 rival Diablo Valley 12-11.  This Wednesday they play at Sierra.  The winner will be the #1 team in the Big 8.  This weekend they will be heading south to play in the Golden West Invitational.

Women’s Water Polo:  Last week the team went 3-0.  On Wednesday they defeated Diablo Valley 14-4.  On Saturday the won 13-1 over Las Positas and 16-10 over Foothill.  This Wednesday they play Sierra in a battle of the top two teams in the Big 8 Conference.  This weekend they travel to Long Beach for the Battle of the Beach Tournament.

Wrestling:  On Saturday they competed in the NorCal Dual Championships at Santa Rosa going 2-3 for the day and finishing in 8th place. They defeated Sierra 27-24 and Shasta 36-9 while losing to Sac City 6-47, Lassen 6-35, and Skyline 6-45.  Justin Loveall was 4-1 at 197, Ian Morken 3-0 at 141, Dao Tep 2-1 at 149, and Stephen Dixon was 2-1 at 184.  This Wednesday they are home vs Sierra at 5:00.  On Saturday they compete at the Cuesta Invitational.

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NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals in Stockton March 25 & 27, 2017

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced today that the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals at the Stockton Arena will be held on March 25th and March 27th.

The Regional Semifinals will be on Saturday, March 25th at 1:00pm and 3:30pm with the Regional Finals Game being held on Monday, March 27th at 6:00pm.

The event will bring 4 of the nation’s top collegiate women’s basketball teams to town, attracting a large amount of media exposure as well as attracting fans and supporters from out of the area to Stockton.

More information on event tickets will be released within the next month or two.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the Stockton Arena on March 25, 2017.

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Delta Athletics … 2015-2016 Recap

Mustang Athletics had another very successful season in 2015-16.  Delta finished 12th in California in the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup.  This is the third year in a row that Mustang Athletics finished top 12 in the state (7th in 2015 and 9th in 2014).

This NATYCAA Cup is the best measure of the competitive success of an entire athletic department.  The Cup recognizes the success of California two-year collegiate athletic departments based on team placement in the CCCAA championships.  There are over 100 athletic departments competing in the NATYCAA Cup.

Below is more information on the 2015-2016 season and some recent news

Academics and Transfer

  •  For the third straight year over 40% of Delta student-athletes have over a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Over 45 Delta student-athletes have committed/signed to continue their educations and athletic careers at 4-year institutions.  (We expect more signings throughout the summer)


  •  9 of our 19 sports finished top 15 in the CCCAA State Championships.  Baseball – 3rd, Women’s Water Polo- 4th , Men’s Water Polo – 5th , Volleyball – 5th, Women’s Golf – 11th, Men’s Swimming and Diving – 12th,  Women’s Basketball – 12th, Football 12th, and Women’s Swimming and Diving – 13th.
  • 30 student-athletes received All State/All American honors.

Former Mustangs in the Major League Baseball Draft

  • Dean Kremer – 14th round Dodgers (UNLV)
  • Nate Easley – 23rd round Padres (Yavapai College)
  • Sam Held – 29th round Nationals (Nevada Reno)
  • Collin Theroux – 32nd round Athletics (Oklahoma State)

Former Mustangs

  • Roderick Townsend won 3 events at the recent Paralympic Track & Field Trials – High jump, 100 meters and long jump.
  • Eric Sloan – Competing in this week’s Track & Field Olympic Trials – Triple Jump.
  • Collin Theroux – Catcher for Oklahoma State.  They finished in the Final Four of the College World Series.

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Little League Baseball brings tournament to Pacific’s Klein Field

The Northern California Big League Baseball Division tournament opens for a week-long run on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 7 p.m., hosted by California District 8 Little League at Klein Family Field, University of the Pacific. As part of the Little League International Tournament, five Northern California teams, including the District 8 team from Stockton, will vie for the Division II championship and the opportunity to represent Northern California at Little League’s Western Region Big League Tournament in Bremerton, Washington. The winner of the Western Region tournament moves on to the Big League World Series which starts July 26 in Easley, South Carolina. Big League baseball is a division of Little League Baseball for players age 15-18.

More information contact: Dee Dee Martinez, District Administrator, CA District 8 Little League,

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Delta College Baseball advances to State Final Four

For the third straight weekend the Mustangs swept their playoff series.  They defeated Cosumnes River College 12-7 and 13-4.  In game one the Mustangs had 18 hits and starting pitcher Mickey Wright allowed only two earned runs.  Marcus Vidales and Nick Poirier were both 4 for 5 and Joe Montes had a 3 run homer.  The Mustangs opened game two with 1st inning home runs by Nick Poirier and Chris Williams to take the lead 3-1.  The team had 15 hits, including another homer from Williams and starting pitcher Alex Dentoni gave up only two earned runs.  Calvin Riley closed both games.  The Mustangs open the state championships at noon on Saturday vs Golden West College.  The double elimination state championship tournament is at Fresno City College


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Busy Sports Week on Tap for Stockton

Stockton’s sporting facilities are packed full this coming week with a variety of events.  Whether you like baseball, softball, golf, soccer, or just good family fun, it is a great time to head on out to one of our facilities to check out all of the action.

Some of the highlights include:

Friday-Sunday:  California Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II Conference) brings their conference softball championships to the beautiful Arnaiz Softball Complex off of Morada Lane.  Head on out and cheer on Sonoma State University, Chico State University, UC San Diego, or Humboldt State University as they compete for the conference championship and an automatic bid into the NCAA softball championships.  Tickets are only $8.00 per day for adults.

Sunday-Wednesday:  National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) brings their Division II Women’s Golf Super Regionals to Stockton’s Brookside Golf & Country Club.  Golfers from colleges from California, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma and other states converge on Stockton to compete for the NCAA Regional Trophy and for the right to proceed to Denver for the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships!  This event is FREE for spectators to come out and watch!

Saturday:  The University of the Pacific Baseball Team competes at Klein Family Field as they try to secure one of the top four spots in the West Coast Conference.  Come out and cheer on the Tigers, but also stay for the post-game fireworks.

Sunday-Saturday:  The Stockton Ports return home Sunday for a 7 game homestand that is stocked full of promotions and fun.  Sunday is a day game, so if you go out then…be sure to bring some sunscreen.

There is tons to do in Stockton.  Even if you aren’t a fan of sports, take the time to come out and cheer on the competitors, thank them for coming to Stockton, and acknowledge the fact that these events bring a large amount of economic impact to the City of Stockton.

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Stockton’s “on the clock” as March Madness approaches

The 2015-2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s Basketball season comes to an end tonight in Indianapolis.  This marks yet another step closer to Stockton hosting one of the Regional Rounds (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight Rounds) next year.

Planning for this event has been going on for the last couple of months, and this coming year will be full of meetings, community presentations and other events to get the word out and build excitement in town.  This event, which will bring an estimated $1.5 million dollars of economic impact to the city, is our chance to showcase Stockton to the nation, but also showcase Stockton to the NCAA management staff in the hopes of being able to host additional events in the years to come.

Community support will be a vital part of this.  Whether it is welcoming the teams and staff to town if you see them out and about, or attending the games (three games over two days) and cheering them on…we want the teams to leave Stockton with good memories, whether they leave as the Regional Champion or not.

IF you are a member of a community organization (Rotary Club, Lions Club, etc) we would love to hear from you to schedule a time to have members of the planning committee come out and review this exiting event.  IF you have a community event going on in town between August of 2016 and March of 2017 we would love to hear from you and be a part of your event to promote this.

This event is like no others that has been to town, with that, we need to treat it as such and do all we can to fill our beautiful downtown arena so that the nation can see how much Stockton appreciates and supports sporting events.

If you are interested in finding out more, or have ideas as to how we might promote this event, please feel free to reach out to one of the Tournament Managers:

Mike Kelly, Assistant Athletic Director – University of the Pacific (


Tim Pasisz, Sports & Tourism Development Director – Visit Stockton (

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Delta College is Packed full of Action this Week!

This week we have a number of home athletic events:

  • Tuesday – Baseball vs Modesto at 2:30.
  • Tuesday – Softball vs Santa Rosa at 3:00.
  • Wednesday – Men’s Golf at The Reserve at Spanos at noon.
  • Friday – Swimming and Diving: Big 8 Diving Invitational at 11:00
  • Saturday – Swimming and Diving: Diving and Sprint meet at 11:00.
  • Saturday – Softball hosts a double header vs Cosumnes River at noon.

Baseball: The team started Big 8 play with a 4-3 win over Modesto. Saturday’s game at Modesto will have to be rescheduled due to field conditions. This week they are home against Modesto at 2:30 on Tuesday. Saturday they play at Cosumnes River.

Men’s Golf: They had last week off from competition and compete at home this Wednesday at the Reserve at Spanos at Noon.

Softball: The team went 2-1 this week. The defeated Folsom Lake 10-3 on Tuesday and split with Sierra on Saturday (8-5, 4-5). This week they are home vs Santa Rosa at 3:00 on Tuesday and home again on Saturday at noon in a double header against Cosumnes River.

Swimming and Diving: At the 23 team Cuesta Invitational both the women’s and men’s Delta teams finished in 4th place. This Friday the swimmers compete at the Big 8 Invitational at Diablo Valley, while we host the Big 8 Invitational Diving meet here at Delta at 11:00. On Saturday the team hosts the Delta Invitational Diving and Sprint meet on Saturday at 11:00.

Track and Field: The teams competed in the Jack Albiani Invitational at Modesto this weekend. On the men’s side strong performances were turned in by Gerard Featherson (1st 110 hurdles), Louie Berandicou (3rd pole vault), Stanley Young (3rd triple jump) and Julio Nicaragua (3rd steeplechase). For the women Laury Ashly Diboki was 2nd in high jump, 2nd triple jump, and 3rd in shotput while teammates Joy Bragg (3rd pole vault) and Shapre Jones (2nd shot) also placed high. This Saturday they compete at the Hornet Invitational at CSU Sacramento.

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Greater San Joaquin ASA Softball holds Hall of Fame Ceremony

It was a fantastic evening at the Greater San Joaquin Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds.  Over 100 people attended the ceremony that not only celebrated our new inductees but also presented awards to our 2015 Volunteer of The Year, National Tournament Umpires of 2015 and our 2015 National Champions.

ASA Commissioner Matt Pfeifer served as the Master of Ceremonies of this event.  “Every year I run this program amazes me how many deserving people we have to be put into this Hall of Fame.  However, the best part is watching the interaction of past inductees who get to see each other once a year.  To me, that is really special.”

We had one National Champion this year.  The Men’s 60 and Over Fast Pitch team “Airtronics” won the 60+ Masters event held in Seattle, Washington.

Five umpires were recognized for working National Championships last year.  Alan Blanchard, Ken Castro, Zach Menasco, Gene Jones and Matt Harrington were awarded a special National Championships pin developed by our local association.

Jim Hunter was honored with our Volunteer of the Year award this year.  His dedication to our umpire program is unsurpassed.  He serves as an administrator, treasurer, does payroll, registrations, as well as sits on the Board of Directors.  He accomplished all this while recovering from triple bypass surgery and weeks of rehab.  His service is invaluable and our appreciation does not go un-noticed.

After the Awards, the Hall of Fame Ceremony began:

Vergil Jocson, Umpire

Vergil has been an umpire for Greater San Joaquin for over 30 years,  He has worked six National Championships, 3 of them being Majors.  He is also very involved in NCAA, where he works in 9 conferences and has had several Regional and State Championship assignments.  Vergil, is well respected and never falters from helping new or upcoming umpires from getting better.  Vergil was unable to attend the Ceremony due to prior commitments, however he will be formally honored next year.

Mark Santillano, Player

“Sant” as he is known by his fellow teammates was and still is an outstanding ball player.  He has played on several men’s fast pitch teams in “Open”,“A”,and “B”. Division.  He has been on Several National Championship fast pitch teams in ASA, NAFA and ISC.  He has may All Tournament Team awards, All World awards and All Tourneys.  His dedication to the game and willingness to do whatever it takes to make the team better is what he is known for. “ Sant” hates to lose, and is a fierce competitor.  He is well respected by his competition and has many friends amongst the game.

Dave Dodson, Player

Dave Dodson is the ultimate teammate.  He pitched for many Men’s fast pitch softball teams and was very successful.  A very humble person, Dave likes to say he was an OK pitcher, but he always had the best batting average on the team, hitting .500 going 2 for 4.  Dave played for many teams winning awards and National Championships.  Today, Dave is a co-owner of Lodi Sports Academy which develops young athletes to be successful both in softball and in life.

Bob Regpala,  Manager/Administrator

Coach Bob has been coaching girls softball for over 35 years.  He began in 1980 coaching the Tremors in Lodi, CA.  Bob has coached in over 20 National Tournaments, finishing as high as 2nd place four times.  He likes to say he lost to Lisa Fernandez twice and Jenny Finch once.  His teams finished in the top ten, 11 times.  Bob was the head coach for the USA in the Pre-World games held in Canada in 1985.  He also coached at Lincoln High School where his team was section champions 10 times and given the distinction of being the #1 team in the country four times.  Bob has sent over 250 girls to school on scholarships, which he says is the most gratifying part of his career.  Bob is still involved as the President and coach of the Running Rebels organization in Stockton, CA

Marco Marciasini, Manager

Marco Marciasini has been a player and manager for over 20 years,  His competed with Italian Athletic Club Men’s fast pitch since 1999 where his team qualified to play in National Championships nine times in ASA as well as several NAFA and ISC appearances, winning two ASA, one NAFA and one ISC Championships.  Marco is known by his recruiting skills as well as all the little things it takes to be a successful manager of a Men’s fast pitch team.  As a consummate professional, he has always held his head high and lead by example.

What a great night it was.

The Greater San Joaquin Softball Association is always looking for nominations for it’s future classes.  Anyone can nominate someone.  To nominate someone and have them go before the committee, download the nomination form from our website at and follow the direction for submission.  Nominations are due by Thanksgiving every year for the following year’s class.

Pictured left to right:

2016 Hall Of Fame Inductees:

From left to Right:  Mark Santillano, Bob Regpala, Dave Dodson, Marco Marciasini and ASA Commissioner Matt Pfeifer.   Not Pictured: Vergil Jocson

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Come support Delta at final basketball games of season

I want to invite everyone to our final regular season basketball games this Friday. The men’s game is at 5:30 with the women playing at 7:30. These are Pack the House games where we are expecting a large crowd. There will be several events during the games including:

  • Proceeds from the gate will be donated to cancer research. These are Coaches vs Cancer games.
  • Mustang Meal Deal: hot dog, chips, and water/soda – $2.50
  • Games/prizes during time outs: dance competition, races, and more.
  • Tee shirt give-away: T-shirts thrown into the crowd when Delta makes a 3 pointer.
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation prior to each game. Faculty/Staff to be honored:
    • Men’s Game: Vivian Harper, Andrew Jones & Loren Lukens
    • Women’s game: Paula Sheil, Amir Assadi-Rad, & Tyffani Upton

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