Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bronco Softball Statistics

Tazz Weatherly .408
Allie Crump      .400
Devon Bridges  .381
Kellie Caplan    .379
Holly Bourke    .371

Tazz Weatherly (3)
Holly Bourke (2)
Devon Bridges (2)
Christina Capobianco (2)

Home Runs:
Allie Crump (5)
Devon Bridges (4)
Holly Bourke (2)
Christina Capobianco (2)
Megan Harvey (2)

Allie Crump(12)
Devon Bridges (10)
Vanessa Alvarez  (10)
Holly Bourke (9)
Kellie Caplan (9)
Tazz Weatherly (8)

Slugging Percentage:
Allie Crumb (.756)
Devon Bridges (.714)
Holly Bourke (.569)
Tazz Weatherly (.531)
Christina Capobianco (.513)
Megan Harvey (.500)

Kelly Sweeney (8)
Holly Bourke (7)
Allie Crump (6)

On-Base Percentage:
Allie Crump (.462)
Holly Bourke (.448)
Devon Bridges (.435)
Tazz Weatherly (.407)

Pitching Record:
Allie Crump (6-3)
Aubray Zell (2-1)

Boise State Men's Singles Records

1.  Andrew Battles (9-3)
2.  Damian Hume (9-8)
3.  Erik Sheldon (6-5)
4.  Michael Gilliland (4-4)
5.  Freddy Walsh (9-9)
6.  Filipp Pogostkin (10-10)
7.  Scott Sears (9-12)
8.  Nathan Sereke (6-9)

The Football Records Section

Please keep in mind this is a work in progress.  I have done quite a bit on it today, but there are areas that are incomplete.  My goal is for this page to be the most complete record of Boise State football statistics anywhere.  I have started many other fun categories to watch and will continue to update as the weeks progress.

Blog Archives

This blog allows you to easily find past articles.  The Blog Archive, located in the lower right-hand side, lists the dates of past articles.  By clicking on each date, you can see the titles of all the articles submitted on that date.

One that might be of special interest is the article that goes into different scenarios for seeding of teams in the upcoming WAC Men's Basketball Tournament.  It is included in the February 27 articles.

Lady Bronco Tennis Team Blanks Montana

Shocked by a 20-position drop in the NCAA tennis rankings (to #62), the Boise State women's team completed a weekend sweep with a 7-0 win over Montana today at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex.

All three doubles teams were victorious to get Boise State off to a good start.  Sonia Klamczynska easily won at #2 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Montana's Heather Davidson.  Morgan Basil won 6-0, 6-0 to give Boise State its third win of the day.  Elyse Edwards followed with a straight sets win at #4 singles to clinch the match.  Stephanie Jasper, Sandy Vo and Lauren Megale all won as well for the shutout.  

Boise State needs to find its road strength with three matches set this week.  The Lady Broncos play UNLV Friday, Furman Saturday and SMU next Sunday.

#62 Boise State 7, Montana 0

1. Lauren Megale/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Rebecca Bran/Whitney Paluch (UM) 8-5
2. Elyse Edwards/Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Heather Davidson/Lauren Gibson (UM) 8-1
3. Stephanie Jasper/Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Ashley Mackey/Madeline Murray (UM) 8-2

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

1. Megale (BSU) def. R. Bran (UM) 6-1, 6-2
2. Klamczynska (BSU) def. Davidson (UM) 6-0, 6-1
3. Jasper (BSU) def. Paluch (UM) 6-1, 6-1
4. Edwards (BSU) def. Gibson (UM) 6-1, 6-2
5. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Mackey (UM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Vo (BSU) def. Murray (UM) 6-1, 6-0

Order of finish: 2, 5, 4, 3, 6, 1

Bronco Gymnasts Look to Climb in New NCAA Rankings

Boise State could gain a spot in the climb back up the ladder of the NCAA women's gymnastics rankings.  Although the Broncos fell short of 196 points, their Regional Qualifying Score increased from 195.540 to 195.700.  That should be enough to overtake #13 Ohio State, which had a 196.1 this weekend.

However, Boise State will still be no better than fourth in the Western Region.  Only the top two teams from each region qualify for Nationals, and Stanford, Oregon State and UCLA all have regularly been scoring over 196 and in fact are nearing 197.  That is what it is going to take to make Nationals.

Anderson Named to All-WAC Team

La'Shard Anderson, who was a key factor in Boise State's 19-win season, was named today to the All-Western Athletic Conference team, the league office announced.  Anderson was also recognized on the All-Defensive team.

Anderson averaged 15.4 points this season, fifth in the WAC.  He also led the league in steals (2.47 per game) and was second with 4.67 assists a game.

La'Shard Anderson and Chace Stanback - Boise State v UNLV

Boise State will play in the WAC semifinals Friday night at 10 Mountain Time.

2010-11 WAC Men’s Basketball Postseason Award Winners

First Team
La’Shard Anderson, Boise State, G, 6-1, 170, Sr., San Diego, Calif. (Irvine Valley CC)
Troy Gillenwater, New Mexico State, F, 6-8, 238, Jr., Boston, Mass. (Stoneridge Prep)
Adrian Oliver, San Jose State, G, 6-4, 210, Sr., Modesto, Calif. (Washington)
Brockeith Pane, Utah State, G, 6-1, 195, Jr., Dallas, Texas (Midland JC)
Tai Wesley, Utah State, F, 6-7, 240, Sr., Provo, Utah (Provo HS)

Second Team

Bill Amis, Hawai‘i, F, 6-9, 235, Sr., Oklahoma City, Okla. (Pratt CC)
Brian Green, Utah State, G, 6-1, 200, Sr., Kaysville, Utah (Salt Lake CC)
Dario Hunt, Nevada, F, 6-8, 230, Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo. (Charis Prep School)
Jeff Ledbetter, Idaho, G, 6-3, 195, Sr., Brea, Calif. (Irvine Valley CC)
Greg Smith, Fresno State, C, 6-10, 250, So., Fresno, Calif. (Westwind Academy)

Honorable Mention
Olu Ashaolu, Louisiana Tech, F, 6-7, 220, Jr., Toronto, Canada (Humble Christian)
Kyle Barone, Idaho, C, 6-10, 220, So., Garden Grove, Calif. (Pacifica HS)
Deonte Burton, Nevada, G, 6-1, 185, Fr., Los Angeles, Calif. (Compton Centenial HS)
Justin Graham, San Jose State, G, 6-4, 195, Sr., Ripon, Calif. (Ripon HS)
Zane Johnson, Hawai‘i, G, 6-6, 210, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz. (Arizona)

Player of the Year : Tai Wesley, Utah State
Freshman of the Year : Deonte Burton, Nevada
Don Haskins Coach of the Year : Stew Morrill, Utah State

All-Defensive Team
La’Shard Anderson, Boise State, G, 6-1, 170, Sr., San Diego, Calif. (Irvine Valley CC)
Olu Ashaolu, Louisiana Tech, F, 6-7, 220, Jr., Toronto, Canada (Humble Christian)
Justin Graham, San Jose State, G, 6-4, 195, Sr., Ripon, Calif. (Ripon HS)
Dario Hunt, Nevada, F, 6-8, 230, Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo. (Charis Prep School)
Tyler Newbold, Utah State, G, 6-5, 210, Sr., Payson, Utah (Payson HS)

All-Newcomer Team
Deonte Burton, Nevada, G, 6-1, 185, Fr., Los Angeles, Calif. (Compton Centenial HS)
Olek Czyz, Nevada, 6-7, 240, Jr., Gdynia, Poland (Duke)
Zane Johnson, Hawai‘i, G, 6-6, 210, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz. (Arizona)
Brockeith Pane, Utah State, G, 6-1, 195, Jr., Dallas, Texas (Midland JC)
Tim Steed, Fresno State, G, 6-4, 215, Jr., Philadelphia, Penn. (Highland CC)

Utah State Narrows Boise State's WAC Commissioner's Cup Lead

Utah State has used a #21 men's basketball team and a third-place finish in the WAC for the women to edge closer to Boise State in the race for the WAC Commissioner's Cup.

I reported last week that Boise State had a 48.25 to 42 lead over Utah State following the track and swimming championships.  That lead is now down to 53.25 for Boise State to 50 for USU.  New Mexico State is third with 36.75 followed by Idaho (36).  Fresno State has begun its move by jumping from sixth to fifth with 35.25.  Hawai'i (34.50) is now sixth, followed by Nevada with 33, Louisiana Tech with 29 and San Jose State with 22.25.  (Note:  I am adding in the regular season results for basketball, which account for half of a school's score.  (Note:  I am also giving the last-place team (Louisiana Tech in men's and San Jose State in women's) one full point since they will finish in last place after the tournament is over and the points allocated.)

Utah State has been in the upper half of the Cup Standings but isn't likely to finish in second.  Fresno State and Nevada (along with Boise State) have traditionally dominated the spring sports and should battle New Mexico State for the top spots along with Utah State.

If Boise State is fortunate enough to duplicate last year's spring sports, when they scored 34.75 points, the Broncos can finish with 93 points.  Keep in mind that that performance included a last place by the women's golf team and a seventh-place finish by the men's golf team.

Watch this blog for continued updates of the Commissioner's Cup race.

Bridges' Grand Slam Lifts Broncos to 8-0 Win

Boise State's softball team made it a perfect 5-5 this weekend at the Bronco Invitational Softball Tournament.
Coach Erin Thorpe's team won all five games, including an 8-0 win in five innings today.

Singles by Kellie Caplan, Tazz Weatherly and Allie Crump and a grand slam by Devon Bridges have propelled Boise State to a 4-0 first-inning lead over Southern Utah.  Kelly Sweeney then singled to center and, following an error that allowed her to go to second and Mackenzie Whyte to reach first safely, scored on Ashley Collier's hit to make it 5-0.  Crump also homered to aid the Bronco cause.  Collier allowed one hit over four innings to get the victory.

NCAA to Announce At-Large Wrestling Berths Wednesday

The last of the conference wrestling tournaments are taking place this weekend and soon we'll know if there are any Boise State wrestlers in the at-large pool for the NCAA National Tournament in Philadelphia.

After all of the qualifying events, the NCAA Wrestling Committee will meet to select the remaining 48 at-large qualifiers.  Those will be announced March 9.  Seven wrestlers (Alan Bartelli, Andrew Hochstrasser, Jason Chamberlain, Adam Hall, Levi Jones, Kurt Swartz and J.T. Felix) earned automatic berths by virtue of their finish at the Pac-10 Championships in Corvallis last weekend.  Jake Swartz, Matt Casperson and Kirk Smith await their fate next Wednesday.  Jake finished fourth in the Pac-10 at 174 pounds, Smith was sixth at 184 pounds and Casperson was sixth at 197 pounds.

All weight classes will consist of 33 wrestlers.  The at-large selections will be made based on the following criteria: head-to-head competition; qualifying event placement; quality wins; results against common opponents; winning percentage; RPI; coaches ranking and the number of matches contested at that weight class.

Kraychir & Viitala Make Push for NCAA's

Trevor Kraychir and Eetu Viitala made one final effort to qualify for the upcoming NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships with wins at the University of Washington's "Last Chance" meet in Seattle yesterday.

Kraychir captured first place with a lifetime-best 67-feet, 3.25 inches in the weight throw.  Viitala remains unbeaten in the long jump with a performance of 25-2.75 yesterday.  

The Bronco duo will find out tomorrow if they earned a spot at the Nationals.  Kurt Felix is the only automatic qualifier from Boise State thus far.  Felix earned an automatic berth in the Championships in the heptathlon.

Marcus Rios In-Depth

(Click on the story title for a link to Rios' YouTube highlights.)

Marcus Rios was the earliest football commitment in Boise State history when he gave his verbal earlier this week.  The Cosumnes Oaks High School  (Elk Grove, California) star will join former teammate Robert Ash (a 2011 Boise State recruit) and former Elk Grove defensive back Brandyn Thompson as a Boise State Bronco.
“No one will work harder,” he said.  Robert (Ash) and I will become champions.  Rios has been a Bronco fan since the seventh grade and attended camp at Boise State last summer.
Rios had already received scholarship offers from Arizona State and Washington State and had received interest from Arizona, California, Colorado, Fresno State, Nevada, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Stanford, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Utah and Washington.  In other words, even though each of the 12 Pac-12 teams wanted Rios, he prefers to come to Boise State

That is a landmark statement.  The Pac-12 didn’t invite Boise State in its expansion last year, but the student-athletes prefer Boise State over the Pac-12.  Better get used to that.
Rios (6-0, 170) played free safety last season as a junior at Cosumnes Oaks, recording 47 tackles, an interception and an 83-yard return for a touchdown.  He also brought a kickoff back 96 yards for a TD as a sophomore.  Rios also played some on the other side of the ball, rushing 4 times for 11 yards and catching 7 passes for 77 yards.  He averaged 27.4 yards on kickoff returns last season.
Rios also is on the track team this spring at Cosumnes Oaks, with an 11.6 time in the 100-meters.

Lady Broncos Face Nemesis Idaho in WAC Tournament Opener

Boise State's women's basketball team qualified for the WAC Tournament, but they have a long climb to the top.  The Broncos are the lowest seed in the tournament and will face #5 Idaho at 7 p.m. Mountain Time Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Idaho humiliated the Broncos in both regular season games this year and are no doubt glad they drew Boise State in the tournament opener.

Click on the story title for a pdf file that shows the tournament bracket.

Bronco Softball Team Takes Two

Make it four in a row for the Boise State softball team.

The Broncos trounced Seattle 14-1 and handed Southern Utah a 2-0 setback at the Boise State SpringHill Suites Invitational at Mountain Cove Softball Field yesterday to even their season mark at 8-8.

Boise State's bats have shown signs of life this weekend, never more so than the opener, when six Broncos hit round-trippers.  Junior Aubray Zell, who fired the school's first no-hitter on Saturday, came back to get the win over the Thunderbirds in the nightcap.

Back-to-back homers by Kellie Caplan and Holly Bourke provided an early 4-0 edge over Seattle.  But the hits just kept coming.  Sophomore Megan Harvey sent a shot over the fence in the third and Boise State batted around to score nine runs in a devastating fourth inning.  Christina Capobianco hit her second homer of the weekend, Allie Crump launched her fourth of the season and freshman Mackenzie Whyte hit her first collegiate home run in the offensive display.  Crump got the complete-game win by allowing just four hits and striking out eight.

Boise State's bats went quiet again in the second game, but Zell struck out seven in getting her second win in as many days.  Crump (3-3 in the game) helped out her fellow pitcher with liner up the middle to score Caplan in the third.  Devon Bridges homered in the sixth for added measure and the Broncos had the sweep.

The Broncos face Seattle again today at noon at Mountain Cove.

Bronco Tennis Team Earns First WAC Win

After facing 11 consecutive ranked teams on the road, Boise State's recent success on the courts may just be that the players are glad to be home.

The #47 tennis team completed a sweep of teams from Utah with a 6-1 victory over Utah State last night at the Boise Racquet & Swim Club.  Boise State shut out Utah earlier in the day 7-0, adding to its impressive resume of all-sports success over the Utes.

"Those are two good teams," Boise State head coach Greg Patton said after Saturday's duals. "It is so gratifying to see our guys get better and better. Our young guys are getting a graduate degree in what tennis is all about right now. They are starting to figure it out and how we want them to play."

Andy Bettles and Filipp Pogostkin blasted their opponents at #2 doubles 8-2, and then Damian Hume and Scott Sears came in to clinch the doubles point with an 8-4 win at #1 doubles.

Sears became the first Bronco to finish with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 victory over Utah State's Fredrik Peterson.  Nathan Sereke got the job done with a 6-2, 6-1 win at #5 singles.  Pogostkin earned the match victory with a 6-1, 6-4 victory at #2 singles.  Hume won at #1 singles and Bettles also won in straight sets to provide the final margin.

Boise State will host BYU next Saturday.

#47 Boise State 6, Utah State 1

1.  Damian Hume/Scott Sears (Boise State) def. Bryan Marchant/Sven Poslusny (USU) 8-4
2. Andy Bettles/Filipp Pogostkin (Boise State) def. Fredrik Peterson/Alex Thatcher (USU) 8-2
3. Jakob Asplund/Nikita Ryashchenko (USU) def. Michael Gilland/Erik Sheldon (Boise State) 8-6

Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

1. Hume (BSU) def. Poslusny (USU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Pogostkin (BSU) def. Asplund (USU) 6-1, 6-4
3. Sears (BSU) def. Peterson (USU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Bettles (BSU) def. Marchant (USU) 6-2, 7-5
5. Sereke (BSU) def. Thatcher (USU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Ryashchenko (USU) def. Freddy Walsh (Boise State) 3-6, 7-6 (1), 10-8

Order of finish: 3, 5, 2, 1, 4, 6