The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Alyssa Selve (Glendale Community College, 2012) junior, Adams State College women's cross-country: Having had a big hand in the Vaqueros' state championship, Selve has wasted no time in taking a big role with another prominent program.
Ranked second in NCAA Division II, the Grizzly women won the Regis Pre-Regional Meet on Sept. 17 in Colorado.
Selve, in her first official race for Adams State, took second in the 6K in a time of 23 minutes 34 seconds. She finished just behind teammate Lauren Martin, who won in 23:28. Also in the race for Adams was Vivian Ochoa, who ran at Glendale college, as well, and was the Grizzlies' sixth runner across, taking 18th in 25:12.
Selve ran unattached in the team's first race at the Joe Vigil Open, also in Colorado, on Sept. 8. She finished sixth overall in the 5K in 18:17. Ochoa was 27th in 19:34.
Adams is set to run in Saturday's prestigious Stanford Invitational.
Gabe Ramirez (Crescenta Valley High, 2009) senior, University of Redlands men's soccer: Ramirez has been on a tear for Redlands, scoring goals in consecutive games, starting with a game-winner on Saturday in what the school's website called "quite possibly the best goal of his four-year Bulldog career."
After a Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defender headed the ball away from his own goal off a header, the former Falcon kicked the ball out of mid-air from the top of the 18-yard box into the upper left corner of the net for the only goal in a 1-0 Redlands victory.
Ramirez kept his team unbeaten in SCIAC play at 3-0-2 when he scored his team's only goal in a 1-1 tie with Pomona-Pitzer on Monday.
Redlands, which is 3-2-3, traveled to La Verne for a Wednesday night SCIAC match.
Ramirez leads the team with three goals and seven points, as he's started and played in all eight of his team's games.
Chris Cabrera (St. Francis High, 2010) junior, California Lutheran University football: Cabrera and Co. lost a nailbiter on Sept. 15 to visiting Linfield, 33-30, but the former Golden Knights tackling machine was all over the field.
The linebacker recorded a game-high 12 tackles, with eight solo and two for a loss.
Cabrera wasn't the only former St. Francis standout to turn in a big day for the Kingsmen, as Rian Younker, a four-year starter at defensive end, tallied nine tackles with three for a loss and two sacks.
Cabrera has 13 tackles on the season for the Kingsmen (1-1), who open up Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Conference play after a bye week on Saturday at home against Pomona-Pitzer.
Younker has 14 tackles, with four for a loss and 2.5 sacks.
Mallory Carcich (Crescenta Valley High, 2012) freshman, California Lutheran University women's soccer: California Lutheran had its five-match winning streak stopped on Sunday in a 1-0 loss to UC Santa Cruz.
Carcich saw some playing time off the bench, as she's played in all seven of the Regals' games thus far as a true freshman, starting in three. The defender got her first collegiate start in the team's second game of the year, a 4-1 win over Whitworth on Sept. 1. Consequently, it was the first of three straight starts for the former Pacific League Player of the Year and multi-time All-Area honoree and the team went 3-0 with just one goal allowed in that span.
Cal Lutheran (7-2) was set to face Whittier on Wednesday night.
Sinead Fleming (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2009) senior, University of New Mexico women's soccer: Fleming has been a mainstay along the back line of a defense that's posted three consecutive shutouts. In all, New Mexico's allowed 11 goals in 11 games.
Fleming has started all 11 games for New Mexico, as it's posted a 6-4-1 record.
Another former Tolog, true freshman Katelyn Almeida, like Fleming a former multi-time All-Area honoree, is on the Lobos, having seen action in three games playing defense.
New Mexico opens up Mountain West Conference play on Friday against Boise State.
Cassandra Orozco (Crescenta Valley High, 2012) freshman, Pasadena City College women's soccer: The Lancers midfielder opened up South Coast Conference play and her team's scoring barrage with the first goal of a 5-1 win over El Camino College (Torrance) on Tuesday at Jackie Robinson Field.
Orozco's goal came on a header off a throw-in by Burroughs High product Hallie White.
Orozco and the Lancers remained unbeaten at home, where they will host East L.A. on Friday in another conference match, as they upped their season record to 5-2-1.
The goal was the first collegiate tally for Orozco, who's played and started in all eight games this season for the Lancers. She also has two assists.
Former All-Area standout Dani Busta, also a freshman out of CV, is a Lancers starter on defense and Glendale product Isabella Montano, a freshman, is also on the squad.
Busta has played in all of her team's games, starting in seven and tallying a goal and an assist.
Montano has played in six games and started one.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times