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HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY INFORMATION


Hope International University is located in Fullerton, California and is a private college. Hope International University is a four year college and offers Associate's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, and a number of different programs and courses.

Hope International University is in a relatively urban area (in or near a city), which may be something you prefer if you like a city lifestyle as a student.

Hope International University does not have a rolling admission policy, and you will want to make sure that you get your application in before July 1.

Hope International University is relatively smaller in size with an enrollment of only 1,143 students.

Hope International University accepts about 46% of its applicants on average, and 90% of the students receive some sort of financial aid for college at Hope International University.

If you are looking for more information on financial aid at Hope International University, you can may want to contact , who is the Director of Financial Aid at Hope International University. You may also qualify for free grants for college in California to attend Hope International University.

You may also need to take one or more of the following tests to qualify for admission at Hope International University:

  • ACT
  • SAT

Hope International University offers military credit for military courses that have been completed successfully by students.

If you have taken some advanced placement courses with an applicable test, or obtained credit from an other college, you may be eligible to transfer that credit to Hope International University.

Hope International University offers the following extracurricular activities to its students:

  • Choral Groups
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Sports
  • Yearbook

You may want to brush up on your ACT preparation as well, because the average ACT score for students that are entering Hope International University is 22.

Don't forget to study for the SAT, because the average SAT score for students that are entering Hope International University is 1037.

Do a lot of students come from out of state to attend Hope International University? Well, about 36% of the student body at Hope International University comes from outside the state of California.

Do a lot of the students at Hope International University live on campus? Well, about 84% live on campus, while 16% live off campus and commute to school every day.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Hope International University Address:


2500 East Nutwood Avenue
Fullerton, California 92831-3104
Phone: 714-879-3901
Fax: 714-526-0231
Web Site: http://www.hiu.edu

Hope International University admission closing date:


July 1

Does Hope International University offer Associate's degrees?


Yes

Does Hope International University offer Bachelor's degrees?


Yes

Does Hope International University offer Master's degrees?


Yes

Does Hope International University offer Doctoral degrees?


No

Hope International University graduation rate:


42.7%

Hope International University retention rate:


64%

Hope International University average ACT score:


22

Hope International University average SAT score:


1037

Hope International University tuition cost (estimate):


$18,400



Financial Aid is available only to those who qualify.

Hope International University room & board cost (estimate):


$6,450

Is Hope International University a private college?


Yes

Is Hope International University a coed college?


Yes

Hope International University school calendar:


Semester

Is Hope International University a 2 year or 4 year college?


4 Years
Please Note: Length of programs pertain to finishing programs in normal time.

Hope International University enrollment:


1,143 Students

Percentage of applicants accepted to Hope International University


46%

Percentage of students at Hope International University receiving financial aid:


90%

Percentage of African American students:


7.8%

Percentage of Native American students:


1.1%

Percentage of Asian students:


4.0%

Percentage of Hispanic students:


15.6%

Percentage of Caucasian students:


55.9%

Percentage of students living on campus:


84%

Percentage of students living off campus:


16%



Other Activities Nearby:


Golf Courses in Fullerton


Data provided by Data-lists.com Universities and Colleges Database. Data last updated on 2007-10-17.

HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN CALIFORNIA GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

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HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY NEWS

[Volleyball] Royals Ready For First Summer Slam
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International and Vanguard ready for their first Summer Slam as hosts after the departure of Biola University from the NAIA. The Royals and Lions will combine to host 13 additional teams and a total of 31 matches in three days, with the majority of the action taking place in the Darling Pavilion at HIU's campus.


[Volleyball] Landazuri Leads As HIU Splits Opening Day
FULLERTON, CA – The 2017 season is now underway for the Royals after HIU played in two matches at its Summer Slam tournament on Aug. 16. The Royals split the day at 1-1 with a win in their first match over Trinity Christian before falling in five to (RV) Northwest (WA).


[Women's Basketball] Coach Flanagan Signs Dynamic Center Forel
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International women's basketball team has added another piece to its 2017-18 roster. The Royals' newest signee, Emma Forel, is a multi-talented center from Lyon, France. With the addition of Forel, Coach Beck Flanagan has seemingly cemented his front court for the next four years.


[Women's Basketball] Coach Flanagan Reloads For 2017-18
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International is proud to welcome Coach Beck Flanagan's first signing class as he gears up for his first season at HIU. Coach Flanagan and his staff have been working tirelessly to construct a roster that can rebound from a disappointing season in 2016-17.


[HIU] A Year In Review - Royals Celebrate Another Successful Season For Athletics
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International continues to improve as an Athletics Department from year to year under the combined leadership of Drs. John Derry, Mark Comeaux, and Athletic Director John Turek. For the third time in four years HIU had multiple teams qualify for the NAIA postseason as the overwhelming majority of the department's programs competed in at least the GSAC playoffs. Additionally, three HIU Athletes were named GSAC Player of the Year in 2016-17 and Bill Czech was again named GSAC Coach of the Year for Men's Basketball.


[Baseball] Baranek Tabbed As First-Ever MLB Draft Pick For HIU
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International is proud to announce one more first for its fledgling baseball program in the 2017 season – a selection in the First-Year Player Draft of Major League Baseball. Cameron Baranek (JR/Orange, CA) was taken by the Miami Marlins in the ninth round with the 269th overall pick after tearing it up on the field and at the plate in 2017.


[Baseball] Baranek Named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2017 Baseball All-America Teams as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee. Christopher Acosta-Tapia of Oklahoma Wesleyan headlines the 34 honorees, as the junior outfielder was named National Player of the Year.


[Baseball] A Dollar Short - Lost Chances Drop HIU To Losers' Bracket
LEWISTON, ID – (RV) Hope International played in its debut game at the Avista NAIA World Series on Friday, May 26, against the No. 20 William Carey Crusaders. The Royals and the Crusaders combined for 19 runs, but the Royals never led and would ultimately fall 11-8 in their first-ever appearance at the World Series.


[Baseball] Royals' Ride Ends In Lewiston After 8-5 Loss To Keiser
LEWISTON, ID – (RV) Hope International played its second game of the 2017 Avista NAIA World Series on May 27 at 12:00 pm. The Royals ran into the strong starting arm of the No. 5 Keiser Seahawks (FL) pitcher and did not play their best defensive game of the year which ultimately resulted in HIU falling 8-5 and ending the season with a loss.


[Baseball] HIU Baseball Readies For Avista-NAIA World Series
KANSAS CITY, MO – (Bracket – PDF | Schedule) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the seeds and bracket for the 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State (Idaho). The 61st annual event takes place May 26 – June 2 at Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho.


[Baseball] Royals Stretch Historic Second Season To Include World Series Berth
LIMA, OH – (RV) Hope International continued its incredible second season with a win on Wednesday, May 17 in the Lima Bracket hosted by No. 7 University of Northwestern Ohio. The Royals faced No. 10 Middle Georgia State for the second time in three days and won the matchup again despite allowing five separate two-run home runs to the Knights.


[Baseball] Unanswered Offense Pushes Royals Into Bracket Championship Game
LIMA, OH – The Royals continue their impressive second season with a berth in their NAIA Opening Round Championship game after knocking off their host, top-seeded and No. 7-ranked University of Northwestern Ohio. The (RV) Royals trailed early before erupting late with a pair of multi-run innings to clinch their spot in the Championship game.


[Baseball] Baranek and Potlongo Power HIU Into Opening Round Semifinal
LIMA, OH – It only took (RV) Hope International four pitches to get a lead over Middle Georgia State, and the Royals would largely remain in command after that in their first appearance in an NAIA Opening Round Bracket. Cameron Baranek opened the ball game with a homer to straightaway center and HIU was able to hold on for a win despite some potentially costly errors in the field against the Knights.


[Baseball] Stellar Second Season To Include NAIA Opening Round Appearance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Opening Round Schedule | Video Selection Show) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially announced the 45-team field and brackets for the 2017 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round. The event, which is a five-team, double-elimination format, takes place May 15 – 18 at nine host locations. The nine Opening Round champions join Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at the 61st annual Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, May 26 – June 2.


[Baseball] Impressive Second Season Suffers Late Skid
REDWOOD CITY, CA – (RV) Hope International fell for the second time in as many days to the Mustangs from The Master's University in the 2017 GSAC Tournament Championship. The Royals gave up an early lead and struggled against the Mustangs' pitching before falling in their second shot at the title by six runs.


[Tennis] HIU Signs Seven To 2017-18 Tennis Teams
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International held its third annual Signing Day event on May 6, 2017 for its incoming class of athletes. The Royals' coaches have used this event to welcome new athletes into the university and introduce them to the Athletics department. 


[Baseball] 13 Unearned Ends Undefeated Bid For HIU In First Tourney Appearance
REDWOOD CITY, CA – It's difficult to win a game when allowing an opponent 13 unearned runs, and the (RV) Royals learned that the hard way in the 2017 GSAC Championship game on May 9. The Royals played The Master's in the title game and the Mustangs feasted at the plate in innings where HIU pitchers were forced to throw extra pitches to get outs and stop the bleeding.


[Baseball] String Of Season Firsts Continues For HIU
REDWOOD CITY, CA – (RV) Hope International continued its hot streak with a win over Vanguard on Monday, May 8, in game five of the 2017 GSAC Baseball Tournament hosted by Menlo. The Royals got the early lead in the second and never relinquished the lead before punching their ticket to HIU's first-ever Championship berth with a 6-2 final over the Lions.


[Baseball] Hope International Readies For First-Ever Postseason Appearance
REDWOOD CITY, CA - (RV) Hope International traveled north on Saturday, May 6, to take part in the 2017 GSAC Baseball Tournament. The Tournament is comprised of a five-team field and HIU secured the top seed and the GSAC Regular Season Championship with a win over Westmont earlier this week.


[Baseball] Royals Roll In First Postseason Performance
REDWOOD CITY, CA – (RV) Hope International led off its first-ever postseason appearance with a game against Menlo College in the 2017 GSAC Baseball Tournament. The Royals will advance through the winner's bracket to face Vanguard tomorrow at noon after the Lions defeated Biola in the second game of the Tournament.


[Softball] Historic Season Ends In Costa Mesa At GSAC Tourney
COSTA MESA, CA – Hope International watched its 2017 softball season end after back-to-back losses at the 2017 GSAC Softball Tournament hosted by Vanguard. The Royals won their way to a matchup with tourney host Vanguard on Tuesday and would face San Diego Christian the next morning in a loser-out game that ended the Royals' run in the tournament.


[Baseball] Baranek Named All-GSAC
MISSION VIEJO, CA – The All-GSAC Baseball Team Presented by Under Armour was released Friday, May 5 by the GSAC office and consists of 20 players. The team is led by Player of the Year, Jordan Getzelmen, from Menlo College and Pitcher of the Year, Jason Alexander, also from Menlo College. Getzelmen and Alexander were a big part in helping the Oaks reach the No. 6 ranking in the NAIA Baseball Coaches' Poll earlier this season. That mark for Menlo was the best in school history. The GSAC Coach of the Year is Jay Sullenger from Biola University. The No. 24 Eagles finished just a game out of first place in the regular season and head into the GSAC conference tournament as the No. 2 seed.


[Softball] Royals Flip 2016 Script, Down SDC 3-0 At GSAC Tourney
COSTA MESA, CA – Hope International traveled to Vanguard on Tuesday, May 2 for the 2017 GSAC Softball Tournament and opened the tourney with a game against the fifth-seeded San Diego Christian Hawks. HIU won the rematch of the 2016 opening game with a shutout tossed by GSAC Player of Year Alejandra Guillen (SR/Downey, CA) and some big hits in the sixth.


[Baseball] Royals Capture Outright GSAC Title After Protested Game Goes Their Way
PLACENTIA, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted Westmont on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 pm to complete a suspended seven-inning game that was originally played under protest on Apr. 13. A committed upheld the protest four days later, but 15 days after the committee's decision the original result is unchanged – in only the second year of the program, HIU Baseball is the 2017 GSAC Champion.


[Softball] Royals Ready For Second Straight GSAC Tournament Appearance
FULLERTON, CA – The GSAC Softball Championship will take place May 2-4 and will be hosted by No. 1-seeded Vanguard University, which won the regular-season conference championship. The double-elimination tournament features the top five teams in the GSAC. Menlo finished just two games behind the Lions to earn the No. 2 seed, followed closely by William Jessup as the 3-seed.  Hope International and San Diego Christian round out the field at the No. 4 and 5 spots, respectively.


[Baseball] Royals Rake In Final Non-Conference Win
PLACENTIA, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted Bethesda (CA) on Tuesday, Apr. 25 for the final non-conference game of the 2017 regular season at 6:00 pm at Valencia HS. The Royals benefitted offensively from some big swings and got enough pitching from their bullpen to hold off the Flames in a staff game intended to give multiple arms a final tune-up before San Diego Christian.


[Softball] Three Royals Named All-GSAC, Guillen Player Of The Year
MISSION VIEJO, CA - The All-GSAC Softball Team presented by Under Armour consists of 20 players, led by GSAC Player of the Year Alejandra Guillen (SR/Downey, CA) of Hope International and Shelbi Graifman of William Jessup.  GSAC Coach of the Year honors go to Beth Renkoski who led Vanguard to the GSAC Championship.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Royals Put Five Runners Into Finals Heats At GSAC
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Hope International traveled to Westmont to compete in the 2017 GSAC Track Championships on Thursday and Friday, Apr. 27 & 28. The Royals sent four runners to compete at the Championships and qualified two runners for the finals in the 1500 meters.


[Baseball] Royals Open Final Series With Win Over SDC
PLACENTIA, CA – (RV) Hope International University hosted San Diego Christian on Friday, Apr. 28 at Valencia HS to kick off its final GSAC series of the 2017 regular season. HIU came back from behind by five runs to win by two after stellar hitting and relief pitching clinched the victory to start the series.


[Baseball] Sweep Dreams Are Made Of This - Royals Drop SDC In Final Series
PLACENTIA, CA – (RV) Hope International University finished its final GSAC season series on Saturday with a sweep of San Diego Christian. The Hawks did not make it easy for the Royals but HIU was able to manufacture late-game offense in both halves of the doubleheader to finish Senior Day with a pair of wins.


[Women's Golf] Weiderman Leads Again At NAIA West Championships
VALLEJO, CA – Hope International traveled north to take part in the NAIA West Women's Golf Championship on Apr. 17-19. The event combined teams from the California Pacific and Golden State Athletic Conferences to guarantee an automatic berth to the NAIA Tournament for the winning team. HIU sent their team to the event and would finish as the fourth team in a field of eight.


[Women's Basketball] Beck Flanagan Joins HIU As Head Of Women's Basketball
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International University is proud to welcome Beck Flanagan into the fold as the newest member of the HIU Athletics Department. Flanagan joins the Royals as the new head coach of the women's basketball program and will helm the program beginning June 1 heading into the 2017-18 academic year.


[Softball] Softball Sweeps for Senior Day
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals celebrated Senior Day in their final regular season series against Saint Katherine College on Saturday, April 22. The senior Royals, Alejandra Guillen (SR/Downey, CA), Crystal Cano (SR/Norwalk, CA), Jocelyn Young (SR/Reno, NV), Alyssa Nava (SR/Cerritos, CA), and Cynthia Martinez (SR/Montebello, CA), and their teammates went out with a bang with a sweep against the Firebirds. Game one resulted in a 7-1 win and game two resulted in a 3-0 win. 


[Baseball] Royals Take Season Series In Phoenix
PHOENIX, AZ – (RV) Hope International took two from Arizona Christian on Saturday, Apr. 22 in a doubleheader at ACU to claim the 2017 season. George Castillo (JR/Lakewood, CA) gave the Royals another stellar outing in game one and the offense came to play as HIU put up 25 runs between the two games.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Royals Send Three To Bryan Clays
AZUSA, CA – Hope International competed at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific on Thursday and Friday, Apr. 13 & 14 in its final event before the GSAC Championships. The Royals put three runners on the track in various distance events as the other Royals runners continue to deal with injuries.


[Softball] Royals Sweep Season Series Against Firestorm
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Arizona Christian on Friday, Apr. 21 for the Royals' final GSAC series of the 2017 season and took two from the Firestorm. The Royals won both in walkoff fashion after a late hit gave them a 5-4 win in game one and another gave them an 8-0 win in game two.


[Baseball] Cameron Baranek Featured By OC Register
Cameron Baranek is scarred.His neck, an ankle, a knee, they've all been worked on or surgically repaired over the years, leaving eternal scars. Ask him politely, and he'll move his right shin forward and backward – dislocating it, essentially – without pain. It's one of the gnarliest things.


[Softball] Royals Split Afternoon With Eagles, Drop Season Series
FULLERTON, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted Biola on Thursday, Apr. 13 in their second-to-last GSAC series of the 2017 season with an eye toward making up ground in the GSAC standings. The Royals squandered a lead late in game one but bounced back with a run-rule victory in game two to split the afternoon with the Eagles.


[Baseball] Royals Roll Through Doubleheader, Take Series From Westmont
PLACENTIA, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted the Westmont College Warriors on Thursday, Apr. 13 at 11:00 am for a doubleheader to wrap up the regular-season series. The Royals bounced back from a 15-0 loss the previous night to sweep the afternoon and claimed the series with a pair of wins.


[Softball] Big Bats Fall Quiet, Royals Split With Notre Dame de Namur
FULLERTON, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted NCAA Division II foe Notre Dame de Namur in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday, Apr. 12 at 10:00 am. The Royals won the first game of the day by five and looked poised to repeat in the second outing before defensive miscues erased their chance for a sweep of the Argonauts.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Royals Send Two To Pomona-Pitzer
POMONA, CA – Hope International University ran at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday, Apr. 8 at 10:00 am and continued to show progress on the track. The Royals, limited by injury this season, were only able to field two runners at the Invite, but those two put together a fine performance with improved times from their previous outings.


[Baseball] Broussard, Baranek Blitz Firebirds In Double-Digit Win
PLACENTIA, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted St. Katherine of San Marcos for second game of a three-game series on Thursday, Apr. 6 at Valencia HS. The Royals' bats found the Firebirds' pitches early and often as they went on to win by double-digits for the third time in 2017.


[Baseball] Baranek Continues Ballistic Pace But HIU Falls Short In Final Inning
PLACENTIA, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted Saint Katherine (CA) for the final game of a four-game series on Friday, Apr. 7 at 11:00 am – the Royals had won the previous three meetings and were coming off a 10-run win over the Firebirds from the night before, but a rough early outing for the HIU pitching staff and quiet bats in the opening innings led to an SKC victory to break up the season sweep.


[Softball] Guillen Goes The Distance, HIU Snaps Skid In San Diego
SANTEE, CA – (RV) Hope International traveled to face San Diego Christian in a GSAC doubleheader on Friday, Apr. 7 to wrap up a four-game season series against the Hawks. The Royals' losing streak continued in the first game but HIU bounced back to stop their skid in game two with a 12-0 run-rule victory.


[Softball] Royals' Big Bats Not Enough In Costa Mesa
COSTA MESA, CA – (RV) Hope International University traveled to face the No. 17 Vanguard Lions on Tuesday, Apr. 4 for a doubleheader that capped the four-game season series. HIU put together improved performances at the plate from their previous series against William Jessup but was unable to overcome their hosts in either afternoon game.


[Softball] Royals Split Season Series With Jessup, Fall To Fourth In GSAC
FULLERTON, CA – No. 23 Hope International hosted William Jessup for a GSAC doubleheader on Saturday, Apr. 1 and lost both games to the visiting Warriors. The Royals struggled all day at the plate and were shut out all afternoon by the Warriors' pitching staff.


[Baseball] Royals Split Doubleheader, Take Series From Oaks
ATHERTON, CA – The (RV) Hope International Royals wrapped up its three-game GSAC series against No. 7 Menlo on Saturday, Apr. 1 with a doubleheader and split the day with their hosts. The split with the Oaks gave HIU the series win, 2-1, after claiming game one on Friday in a pitcher's duel.


[Baseball] Home Streak Snapped By MCU
PLACENTIA, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted Marymount (CA) on Tuesday, Mar. 28 for a non-conference meeting that had been rained out three times previously in the 2017 season. The Royals worked their way back into the game after trailing early at home but surrendered seven unanswered runs before ultimately falling 9-5 in their third home loss of the year. HIU had won nine straight when playing at home before the loss to MCU.


[Softball] Menlo Captures Season Series With Sweep
FULLERTON, CA – No. 23 Hope International hosted the Menlo Oaks for an afternoon doubleheader on Friday, Mar. 31 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The Oaks continually made contact at opportune times and were able to string together hits in both games where HIU was not, finishing the afternoon with a sweep and claiming the season series 3-1.


[Baseball] Pitcher's Duel Tilts To HIU In Atherton
ATHERTON, CA – Hope International traveled north to face the No. 7 Menlo Oaks in a three-game series on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 31 and Apr. 1 at Menlo HS. The Royals started the series strong with a good outing by Dominic Potlongo (SO/Placentia, CA) and were able to do just enough again the Oaks' ace to net a win in the opening game of the series.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Point Loma Invite Proves Promising For Several Royals
LA JOLLA, CA – Hope International traveled to the San Diego area on Saturday, Mar. 25 to take part in the 2017 Point Loma Invitational and competed in two events for the men and women. Each team ran in the 800m and the 1500m and showed improvement from times set at their previous meet, the Ben Brown Invite. 


[Men's Golf] Royals Finish Second In Carson
CARSON, CA – Hope International traveled to compete in the Mariner Spring Invite hosted by Marymount University (CA) on Sunday and Monday, Mar. 26 & 27. Three teams competed in a two-round tournament at The Links at Victoria golf course on a par-72 course with a total yardage of 6804.


[Women's Golf] Royals Pick Up First Tourney Win In Program History
CARSON, CA – Hope International traveled to compete in the Mariner Spring Invite hosted by Marymount University (CA) on Sunday and Monday, Mar. 26 & 27. Three teams competed in a two-round tournament at The Links at Victoria golf course on a par-72 course with a total yardage of 5983.


[Softball] Royals Split With Vanguard, Snap 15-0 Streak
Fullerton, CA- Hope International split a doubleheader with the Vanguard University Lions in the first games of the season series on Friday, Mar. 24. HIU lost the first game of the doubleheader to end their 15-0 run but bounced back in the second for a win against the No. 17 team in the NAIA.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals End 2017 On A High Note
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Benedictine-Mesa (AZ) in its final match of the 2107 season and finished the year with a pair of wins against the Redhawks. The Royals got several standout performances from their departing seniors in the win and will now bid goodbye to their five seniors with the end of the academic year approaching.


[Baseball] Castillo, Baranek Show Flashes Of Brilliance Against Biola
LA MIRADA, CA – (RV) Hope International traveled to Biola on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 24 & 25 for a three-game GSAC series against the Eagles. The Eagles captured the first game with a win on Friday afternoon and claimed the series 2-1 after winning the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Sweep Senior Night
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Benedictine-Mesa (AZ) for Senior Night on Friday, Mar. 25 in the Darling Pavilion and were able to sweep the visiting Redhawks in three sets. After honoring their five 2017 seniors the Royals put together a very focused attack on the court to finish in three sets.


[Softball] Royals Continue Winning Streak in Arizona
TUCSON, AZ- The Royals continue their winning streak with two straight wins against Dickinson State and Valley City State University in the Tucson Invitational Games on Thursday, March 16. The Royals posted sixteen total runs against their opponents to come out with the two wins. 


[Softball] Royals Continue Best Season Start With Sweep Of Redhawks
MESA, AZ – Hope International was able to keep its win streak alive on Saturday, March 18, with a sweep of Benedictine-Mesa in the greater Phoenix area. The Royals continue to pile up victories and wins in a sterling start to their 2017 season – the 21-5 record now midway through the 2017 season is the best start in program history by a considerable margin.


[Baseball] Season Series Sweep Gives HIU Its Eighth Straight Win
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International University hosted William Jessup for a three-game series and complete a sweep of the visiting Warriors after winning all three games by a combined margin of 19-11. Dominic Potlongo (SO/Placentia, CA), George Castillo (JR/Lakewood, CA), and Justin Moulds (SR/Huntington Beach, CA) picked up the three wins for HIU to help the Royals improve to 5-1 all-time against Jessup.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Succumb To Life's Challenges In Second Round
KANSAS CITY, MO – No. 5 Hope International drew No. 9 Life in the second round of the NAIA National Tournament and battled with the Running Eagles through regulation in a classic tourney matchup - several fans after the game were overheard after the game remarking that the game was good enough that it deserved to be a Quarterfinals contest. HIU fell behind early, rallied to lead at the break, and ultimately fell in a heartbreaker as time expired.


[Men's Basketball] Survive And Advance - Royals Make Their Fourth Trip To Second Round
KANSAS CITY, MO – No. 5 Hope International University has made it out of the first round for the fourth time in its five NAIA National Tournament appearances after a win over No. 25 Wiley (TX) to open their time at the 2017 Tournament. The Royals got a late scare from the Wildcats but were able to clutch up in the final seconds with a defensive stop and a free throw to ice the game.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Ready For Round Two In Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, MO – Fifth-ranked Hope International University readies for the 2017 NAIA National Tournament with its second game upcoming on Friday, March 17, at 7:00 AM PDT against No. 9 Life (GA). The Royals are in the Tournament this season as the No.1 At-Large team with the fifth overall seed in the field of 32 teams.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Royals Run Well To Start 2017
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International opened its fourth season of outdoor track at the 2017 Ben Brown Invitational hosted by its neighbor, Cal State Fullerton, on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 10 and 11.  The Royals had several impressive performances in their first outing on the track and will look to improve on their start in the coming weeks.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Ready For Wiley (TX) On Wednesday
KANSAS CITY, MO – Fifth-ranked Hope International University readies for the 2017 NAIA National Tournament with its first game upcoming on Wednesday, March 15, at 11:15 PDT against No. 25 Wiley (TX). The Royals are in the Tournament this season as the No.1 At-Large team with the fifth overall seed in the field of 32 teams. 


[Baseball] Royals Clutch Up, Start Shepherd Series With Win
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International hosted Shepherd University (CA) on Friday, Mar. 10 at 6:00 pm to begin a three-game non-conference weekend series against the Thundering Herd at Valencia HS. HIU needed a strong comeback effort to get the win but was able to open the series with a victory in just under three hours at the ball field.


[Baseball] Royals Make History Against Shepherd
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International hosted Shepherd University on Saturday, Mar. 11 at 11:00 am for a doubleheader to finish a three-game weekend series against the Thundering Herd. HIU had a historic afternoon at the park and swept both games to finish the weekend 3-0 against the Herd.


[Softball] Royals Win Seventh Straight with Sweep Against Hawks
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals win their seventh straight game after defeating San Diego Christian in a double header on Friday, March 10. Hope came out on top against the Hawks in Game 1 with a final score of 5-2. Game 2 resulted in an 8-1 win for Hope to complete the sweep. 


[Competitive Dance] Hope International To Add Competitive Dance For 2017-18
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International is proud to announce its plans to compete at the NAIA in level in Competitive Dance during the 2017-18 academic year and onward. The Royals have hired Jennifer Maletto to help start the program and plan to be competitive already in their first season with their sights set on the NAIA Nationals to be held in Oklahoma City, OK.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Founding Members Reflect On Starting Cross Country and Track
FULLERTON, CA – Two of the Royals' founding cross country athletes are now done with their final seasons on the course. Brian Tressler (SR/Lake Forest, CA) finished his last year of cross country in the fall of 2016 and Janna Langrell ran her last cross-country race in 2015. As both athletes ready for the spring track season beginning this week, each stopped by to chat about what their experiences have been as the forerunners of the program.


[Men's Basketball] Instant Classic Ends In Mustangs' Favor For GSAC Tourney Title
FULLERTON, CA – No. 5 Hope International hosted No. 14 The Master's Mustangs on Tuesday, March 7, for the GSAC Tournament Finals in the Darling Pavilion. The game was a classic GSAC contest that took two overtimes to decide as each team dug deep throughout the night with highlight after highlight for each side.


[Baseball] Royals Pick Up First Program Win Against Westmont
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Hope International traveled Tuesday, Mar. 7 to face No. 21 Westmont in a non-GSAC meeting at the Warriors' home field. The Royals collected their first win against the Warriors in program history in the non-conference tilt with an 8-3 final in nine innings.


[Softball] Streak Stretches To Five After Sweep Against Doane
IRVINE, CA – Hope International hosted (RV) Doane on Monday, Mar. 6 for a doubleheader against the Tigers at Eagles Field on the campus of Concordia Irvine. The Royals were able to complete a sweep against the Tigers after a shutout win in game one and a come-from-behind effort in game two.


[Softball] Long Ball Lifts HIU To Split With Oaks
ATHERTON, CA - Hope International traveled north for a four-game road trip against GSAC foes Menlo and William Jessup on Mar. 3 & 4. The Royals opened the road trip with a split at Menlo, dropping game one to the Oaks in a heartbreaker before bouncing back to win game two for the split.


[Softball] HIU Evens Up GSAC Record After Sweep Of Jessup
ROCKLIN, CA – Hope International finished its Northern California trip with a doubleheader at William Jessup on Saturday, March 4. The first pitch was moved to 10 AM to beat the rain and HIU helped their cause by winning the second game by run-rule in the sixth inning.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Drop Two At UC Merced
MERCED, CA – The Royals traveled to face UC Merced on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 3 & 4, in a back-to-back weekend series. The Royals had a chance to lock up a spot in the NAIA Unaffiliated Tournament but instead were swept by the Bobcats and will now have to wait for the results of the Bobcats versus Benedictine-Mesa (AZ).


[Men's Basketball] Royals Punch Their Ticket To Fourth-Straight GSAC Tourney Title Game
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Hope International traveled north to Westmont for the 2017 GSAC Tournament Semifinals on Saturday, March 4 at Murchison Gymnasium. The Royals were able to battle past the Warriors despite playing in hostile territory and will return home to play in the GSAC Tournament Championship after defeating Westmont by 15 on the road.


[Men's Basketball] GSAC Final Field Set For 2017
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International is set to host its third consecutive GSAC Tournament Championship on Tuesday, March 7 at 5:00 pm on the women's side and 8:00 pm for the men. For the fourth consecutive season, the men of HIU will be playing in the GSAC Tournament title game.


[Men's Volleyball] HIU Falls To CUI At Home In Five
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Concordia Irvine in a rematch of an earlier meeting in Irvine on Jan. 25. The Royals fell in straight sets in the first meeting of the season and were able to stretch the match out to five sets before falling at home to the Eagles in the fifth.


[Women's Basketball] Coach Crammer To Step Down After Seven Seasons, Four Playoff Runs
FULLERTON, CA – Effective immediately, Coach Bill Crammer announced on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 that he will step down as the head coach of Hope International Women's Basketball. Coach Crammer took over the program beginning in 2010-11 and coached the Royals for seven full seasons.


[Men's Basketball] Three Royals Honored For 2016-17 Efforts
ALISO VIEJO, CA - The GSAC Office has released the 2016-17 Men's Basketball All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour. The team consists of 11 players and is led by GSAC Player of the Year, Liam Hunt (JR/San Anselmo, CA) from Hope International University. Lawrence Russell from The Master's University is the Defensive Player of the Year. Bill Czech from HIU, who led the Royals to the Regular Season GSAC Championship with a record of 13-3, is the GSAC Coach of the Year.


[Women's Basketball] Royals' Season Ends In Rocklin
ROCKLIN, CA – Hope International wrapped up its 2016-17 season on the road at William Jessup on Saturday, Feb. 25 with a 1:00 pm tilt against the Warriors. HIU was able to gain the lead for stretches of the game but couldn't hold on to their advantage and fell by eleven points on the road to close the year with a loss.


[Men's Volleyball] Slugs Sweep Afternoon And Season Series
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted NCAA Division III UC Santa Cruz on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3:00 pm in the second game of a back-to-back against the Slugs. After taking UCSC to five sets the previous night, HIU fell in three straight on their home hardwood and lost the season series to UCSC, 0-2.


[Baseball] HIU Bounces Back To Sweep Doubleheader Against ACU
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International hosted Arizona Christian on Saturday, February 25, to wrap up a three-game series at home against the Firestorm with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 am. The Royals took both games to sweep the day and improved to 9-3 overall and 7-2 in GSAC with the wins.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Clinch Second GSAC Title In Rocklin
ROCKLIN, CA – It took overtime against a scrappy Warriors team on their Senior Day, but Hope International was able to claim its second undisputed GSAC Championship with an 89-88 victory over William Jessup. Hope International went 2-0 on its last road trip of the regular season to secure the solo share of the title, the number one seed in the GSAC Tournament, and a first round bye at Westmont on Mar. 3.


[Men's Volleyball] Slugs Squeak Out Five Set Win In Darling Pavilion
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted NCAA Division III opponent UC Santa Cruz on Friday, Feb. 24 in the first game of a back-to-back against the Banana Slugs at the Darling Pavilion. HIU fell behind early and was able push the match to five sets in front of its home crowd before falling in the final set to the Slugs for the 2-3 loss.


[Baseball] Big Bats Go ACU's Way To Start Series
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International started its third GSAC series of the 2017 season on Friday, Feb. 24 with a game against Arizona Christian at 6:00 pm. The Royals jumped out to an early 7-0 lead but couldn't close the deal against ACU and would ultimately fall by three runs to the Firestorm in game one of the series.


[Women's Basketball] Oaks Tower Over HIU At Home
ATHERTON, CA – Hope International traveled north for its final road trip of the season to play Menlo and William Jessup over the weekend. The Royals opened the road trip at Menlo and led briefly before trailing the rest of the way and falling by 32 points on the road.


[Men's Basketball] HIU Wins Battle At Atherton, Clinches Top Seed In GSAC Tourney
ATHERTON, CA – Hope International traveled north for its final road trip of the season to play Menlo and William Jessup over the weekend. The Royals opened the road trip at Menlo and trailed throughout the first half and into the second before grinding out a tough win in Atherton on the road against the Oaks.


[Men's Golf] Royals Open Spring Season in Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ – Hope International traveled on Monday and Tuesday to take part in the Arizona Christian Spring Invitational at the Moon Valley Country Club. The Royals finished 12th overall in a field of 14 teams and got another good showing from Clarence DeVera (JR/Long Beach, CA) in their first event of the spring season.


[Softball] Royals Split With Northwest (WA) In SoCal Classic
LA MIRADA, CA – Hope International wrapped up its time at the NAIA SoCal Classic hosted by Biola and Triple Crown Sports with a doubleheader against Northwest University (WA). The Royals split the doubleheader with the Eagles, winning game one 5-3 and losing game two 3-6.


[Baseball] Long Ball Lifts HIU Past SDC To Sweep
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International hosted San Diego Christian to wrap up a three-game series on Monday, Feb. 20 with a doubleheader against the Hawks that started at 1:00 pm. The Royals played as the visiting team in both games of the doubleheader – HIU hosted due to the recent slew of rainouts – and were able to come away with a pair of wins to claim the first half of the six-game season series.


[Women's Basketball] Bowlen's Big Night Not Enough Against Biola
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted No. 17 Biola in its final home game of 2016-17 on Saturday, February 18, for Senior Night. HIU honored four seniors before the opening tip and led at the half against the Eagles in the final GSAC meeting between the two teams before coming undone in the second half and falling 59-51 at home.


[Men's Basketball] Final Conference Meeting Tips HIU's Way Against Biola
FULLERTON, CA – No. 10 Hope International hosted No. 4 Biola on Saturday, February 18, in the last-ever regular season meeting between the two teams as conference opponents. The Royals celebrated two seniors as well on Saturday as part of Senior Night and were able to send their seniors out with a win over the Top Five-ranked Eagles in regulation.


[Baseball] Royals Suffer First GSAC Loss Of 2017
SAN DIEGO, CA – Hope International traveled to face San Diego Christian on Thursday, Feb. 16 to begin another GSAC series against the Hawks. The Royals scored the first run of the game but fell behind afterward and could not overcome the deficit, falling 10-5 to their hosts.


[Softball] Royals Sweep West Covina Slate At SoCal Classic
WEST COVINA, CA – Hope International played its second day at the NAIA SoCal Classic hosted by Biola and Triple Crown Sports with a trio of games against (RV) Embry-Riddle (AZ), Marymount (CA), and Northwest Christian (OR). The Royals were able to go 3-0 on the day after downing Embry-Riddle and Marymount by run rule and outlasting Northwest Christian in seven full frames.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Rebound With Win In Thousand Oaks
THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Hope International traveled to face another NCAA Division III opponent on Thursday, Feb. 16 when they faced California Lutheran. The Royals needed extra rallies and four sets but they were able to knock off their hosts for their 10th win of the season.


[Baseball] Nathaniel Crawford Joins NAIA Leadership Program
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International is proud to acknowledge one of its baseball players for joining the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership program. Nathaniel Crawford (SO/Houston, TX) of HIU Baseball was accepted by the Leadership Program as a member for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years and will be helping lead blood drives on HIU's Fullerton campus as a part of the program.


[Baseball] Royals Complete Season Sweep Of No. 11 TMU
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International hosted No. 11 The Master's Mustangs to finish a three-game GSAC series on Monday, February 13 at 6:00 pm. The Royals had won the previous two games in a doubleheader on the previous Saturday and finished the series sweep against TMU on Monday with a 5-3 win.


[Women's Basketball] Firestorm Sweep Season Series
PHOENIX, AZ – Hope International traveled to face Arizona Christian in game two of the season series and fell on the road to the Firestorm in regulation. The Royals were able to lead for stretches while playing in hostile territory but could not pull out a win on the road.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Split Series With ACU After Valentine's Day Heartbreaker
PHOENIX, AZ – Hope International traveled to face Arizona Christian in game two of the season series and fell on the road to the Firestorm in regulation. The Royals were able to lead for stretches while playing in hostile territory but could not pull out a win on the road without one of their leaders on the floor.


[Softball] Royals Fall to Raiders in Day One of SoCal Classic
LA MIRADA, CA- In day one of the SoCal NAIA Classic, hosted by Biola, the Royals took on Southern Oregon. In a close game, Hope fell to the Raiders 7-8.


[Women's Basketball] No. 5 Vanguard Doubles Up HIU In Costa Mesa
COSTA MESA, CA – Hope International traveled to Vanguard University to take on the No. 5 Lions on Saturday, February 11 at 5:30 pm in The Pit. The Royals struggled to limit the Lions' offense and fell 82-40 in regulation on the road.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Win First OT Game Of 2016-17 At Vanguard
COSTA MESA, CA – (RV) Hope International traveled to Costa Mesa to take on the Vanguard Lions on Saturday, February 11 in The Pit. The Royals got all they could handle in regulation from the Lions and needed an extra five minutes of overtime to come away with their ninth win in a row.


[Baseball] Clutch Plays All The Way Get It Done Against No. 11 TMU
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International hosted No. 11 The Master's Mustangs on Saturday, February 11, to open GSAC play with a doubleheader at 3 & 6 pm. The Royals won the first game of the day with a 4-3 final after a two-run homer gave them the lead and outlasted TMU through 14 innings to win game two in walkoff fashion after more than four hours and 420 pitches in game two alone.


[Men's Volleyball] Redhawks Reign Supreme In Arizona
MESA, AZ – No. 6 Hope International traveled to Arizona for a back-to-back against Benedictine-Mesa (AZ). The Redhawks put up a good fight in front of their home crowd and defeated HIU in both matches, winning in four sets on day one and in five sets in day two.


[Women's Tennis] HIU Blanked By Highlanders In Riverside
RIVERSIDE, CA – Hope International traveled to face NCAA Division I UC Riverside on Friday, Feb. 10 for their second countable match of the season. The hosting Highlanders picked up their first victory of the 2017 season at the SRC Tennis Center as the shorthanded Royals defaulted on three singles matches and two doubles matches.


[Women's Golf] Royals Start Spring Season In The Rough
SAN DIEGO, CA – The women's golf team is back in the swing of things after a two-day tournament hosted by Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego at the Riverwalk Golf Club. Allison Weiderman (SO/Las Vegas, NV) resumed her place at the front for HIU but struggled on a challenging course against stiff competition.


[Women's Basketball] Impressive Fourth Not Enough Against No. 21 TMU
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted another ranked NAIA opponent on Thursday, February 9 as No. 21 The Master's came to town for the second game of the season series. The Royals fought hard in the rematch and led for stretches in the opening half but ultimately dropped the season series with a 61-49 final score on their home hardwood.


[Men's Basketball] HIU Joins The 20-Win Club As Five Players Score 10+
FULLERTON, CA – (RV) Hope International University hosted its second-to-last home game of the 2016-17 regular season with a tilt against No. 23 The Master's on Thursday and came away with another win to sweep the season series. HIU has now won its last 11 in a row against The Master's but tonight's battle was by no means the easiest as the Royals would trail by as many as 12 on their home court.


[Baseball] Lobdell Links Up With Southern Illinois Miners For Summer 2017
FULLERTON, CA – Roughly a year after making his debut as a Royal, Payton Lobdell has signed a contract to play for the Southern Illinois Miners based in Marion, IL. The Miners compete in the West Division of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that spans Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.


[Tennis] Biola Hands HIU First Loss of 2017
LA MIRADA, CA – Hope International played its first tennis matches of the 2017 season for the men and women against GSAC foe Biola University on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Eagles' courts and came away with a pair of losses. Newcomer Kyle Rae (FR/Corby, UK) provided the lone bright spot for HIU with a 6-4, 6-1 win in his singles match.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Return Home Empty-Handed From SDC
SAN DIEGO, CA – Hope International is still looking for its first conference win after a second loss to San Diego Christian on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Grossmont College. The Royals were swept in the season series with the Hawks with the loss for the first time since the 2012-13 season – prior to this year's series the Royals were 6-0 against the Hawks after the 2012-13 season.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Complete Season Sweep Of SDC Behind Hunt And Trotter
SAN DIEGO, CA – (RV) Hope International traveled for its first game after a three-week home stretch and added another win to its overall and conference tallies with a tilt at San Diego Christian on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Royals shot almost 60% from the field as a team in the rematch and completed the sweep of the 2016-17 series with a 76-62 final tally in regulation.


[Men's Volleyball] Lopez Named NAIA Setter Of The Week
KANSAS CITY, MO – Three players have been named NAIA Men's Volleyball National Players of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Isaiah Acfalle from Clarke (Iowa) was selected as Attacker of the Week, CJ Rilveria of Lourdes (Ohio) was chosen as Defender of the Week and the Setter of the week honor went to Enrique Lopez of Hope International (Calif.). These three were selected based on their performances from Jan. 30 – Feb. 5 and were chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week nominees.


[Softball] Cano Just Misses Cycle In Perfect Day Against Pioneers
PALMDALE, CA – Hope International opened up the 2017 softball season on the road on Saturday, Feb. 4 with its first doubleheader of the season at Antelope Valley. The Royals brought their bats to the desert and blitzed the UAV team for 25 runs between the two games to sweep their hosts on opening day.


[Women's Basketball] Royals' Fantastic First Not Enough Against Jessup
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted William Jessup in the last game of a three-week home stretch that featured six games on the hardwood of the Darling Pavilion. The Royals jumped on top early but were unable to hang on down the stretch and ultimately fell by 12 at home against the Warriors.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Rally From Down Two To Knock Off No. 2 Warner (FL)
DES MOINES, IA – No. 10 Hope International took down No. 2 Warner (FL) in a Battle Royal in their first match at the 2017 Molten Invitational. The Royals fell behind to Warner – also the Royals – early but rallied back from a 2-0 hole to win in five, sweeping the back stretch for a come-from-behind upset.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Stay Unbeaten In Iowa
DES MOINES, IA – No. 10 Hope International University played three more matches today at the 2017 Molten Invitational hosted by Grand View (IA). The Royals started the day with a sweep of Culver-Stockton (MO) and finished with a pair of four-set wins against (RV) Graceland (IA) and No. 7 Lourdes (OH).


[Baseball] UCCS Hands HIU Hefty First Loss Of 2017
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International hosted NCAA Division II opponent University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) on Saturday, February 4  in its final non-conference game before the start of GSAC play next weekend. The Royals came in riding high after two strong showings in countable contests and a pair of quality exhibition wins, but the Mountain Lions gave HIU a wake-up call with a pair of first-inning blasts and went on to win by ten.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Split On Last Day, End 5-1 In Iowa
DES MOINES, IA – No. 10 Hope International split in its last day at the Grand View (IA) Molten Invitational, winning in three against Morningside (IA) to start the day before falling to the No. 1 Grand View Vikings.


[Men's Volleyball] Osmundson Impresses In Five-Set Loss To Tritons
SAN DIEGO, CA – Hope International hit the road again on Saturday, Jan. 28 for its third away game of the 2017 season. The Royals started strong against the NCAA DII Tritons of UCSD, but some last-minute heroics from the home team kept HIU from collecting its fifth win of the season and the Royals fell in five.


[Men's Basketball] Hunt And Trotter Hold Off Warriors For HIU
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted No. 5 Westmont on Saturday in the second-to-last game of a six-game home stand and came out on top with a strong push in the second half. Liam Hunt (JR/San Anselmo, CA) and Charles Trotter (SO/Slidell, LA) each had impressive performances for HIU in the win as HIU split the season series against Westmont with the victory.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Ole'd By Matadors, Fall In Three In L.A.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Hope International played its second road match of the season with a tough test against the NCAA Division I-CSU Northridge Matadors. The Matadors are currently ranked No. 15 in the MPSF and were able to down HIU in straight sets despite a pair of solid outings from the Greene brothers.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Humbled At Home By No. 3 Westmont
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted No. 3 Westmont on Saturday in the second-to-last game of a six-game home stand and suffered its second loss to the Warriors this season in regulation. The Royals never led and at the final buzzer, HIU took its eight GSAC loss of the season with a 26-78 final tally.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Snap Skid, Ready For Warriors This Weekend
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted its final non-conference tilt on January 24 at 5:30 pm with a rematch against St. Katherine College. The Royals jumped out to a lead early and cruised to the finish line with a 67-47 win, snapping an eight-game losing streak and notching their first home win of 2016-17.


[Baseball] Baranek, Castillo, & Conlin Stellar In Winning HIU Debut
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International has officially opened its second season of NAIA baseball after a 5-4 win against St. Katherine College on Wednesday, January 25. The Royals had originally planned opening night for the previous weekend with three games against the Firebirds, but the highest precipitation totals in recent years for Southern California delayed opening night by five days.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals' First Road Test Stalls Out
IRVINE, CA – Hope International dropped to 4-2 in the 2017 season after a trip to Irvine for a tilt against the Eagles of Concordia Irvine. The Royals dropped their second match of the year, this one in three sets, as the hosting Eagles swept HIU off their home court in the Royals' first road test of the season.


[Men's Basketball] Smith, Young Shoot Combined 94% Against Shepherd In Win
FULLERTON, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted its final non-conference tilt of the 2016-17 regular season on January 23 at 6:30 pm against the Shepherd (CA) Thundering Herd. HIU had already won the previous two meetings against Shepherd by double digits in each and the last meeting proved no different for the Royals.


[Women's Basketball] Valiant First Half Not Enough Against Vanguard
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted No. 5 Vanguard in its third-straight home GSAC tilt on Saturday, January 21, at 5:30 in the Darling Pavilion. Olisa Horn (SR/Santa Ana, CA) was everywhere for HIU against the top-ranked Lions and willed her team to a halftime lead, but the Lions were able to overcome the deficit for a win in the second half.


[Men's Basketball] Royals' Streak Stretches To Three
FULLERTON, CA – (RV) Hope International University hosted the (RV) Vanguard Lions on Saturday night, January 21 in the Darling Pavilion and grabbed its fifth GSAC win of the year after a hard-fought battle against the Lions. Neither side played beautiful basketball, but in the end HIU's grit won out and the Royals escaped with a 14-point win in regulation for their third-straight GSAC win.


[Men's Volleyball] Three Royals Reach Double Digits, Knock Off NCAA DIII National Champs
FULLERTON, CA – No. 8 Hope International University continued its tough preseason slate with a match against State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz on January 18 at 7:00 pm. The Royals dropped the second set after struggling offensively but roared back with two competitive sets to finish in four at home with a win over the defending NCAA DIII National Champs.


[Women's Basketball] Oaks Outlast HIU In Fullerton
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Menlo College on Thursday, January 19, in its sixth GSAC tilt of the season and squared off against an Oaks squad also searching for its first GSAC win of the season. Despite a good early showing from HIU, Menlo would go on to prevail in the Darling Pavilion and captured its first GSAC win at HIU with a 69-60 final.


[Men's Basketball] Grit Gets It Done Against Menlo For HIU
FULLERTON, CA – (RV) Hope International hosted Menlo on January 19 in a gritty, defensive battle that ended with a win for the Royals. The Oaks played exceptional defense throughout the game and got excellent offense from their bench, but a run early in the second half allowed HIU to outlast the Oaks for its fourth GSAC win of the year.


[Men's Volleyball] HIU Suffers First Loss Of 2017 To NCAA DIII 2016 Title Runners-up
FULLERTON, CA – After starting strong with a pair of wins against NCAA DIII teams and a conference win against UC Merced, the Royals have tasted defeat. The second night of a back-to-back against Springfield (MA) went the way of the Pride tonight, January 14, after the Royals won the previous night in five.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Stay Perfect In 2017 After Five Sets Against The Pride
FULLERTON, CA – The No. 8 Hope International University Royals stayed undefeated on Friday, January 13, after hosting a tough Springfield College (MA) squad. It took five sets and a steady comeback to force that fifth frame, but the Royals' determination paid off in the end.


[Women's Basketball] Royals' Second Half Collapse Hands ACU First Series Win
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Arizona Christian on Thursday, January 12 to kick off a six-game home stretch that will end on February 2 against William Jessup. The Royals played well in three of the four quarters and led by as many as 17 before falling to ACU in regulation.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Knock Off Second Ranked Team, Grab Their Third GSAC Win
FULLERTON, CA – The (RV) Royals add another tally to their win column after defeating No. 14 Arizona Christian at home. The Firestorm punched the Royals in the mouth early and led by as many as 11 in the first half but HIU kept its composure and would take a lead by the half before going on to win by double digits to notch its second win of the year against a ranked opponent.


[Men's Volleyball] Osmundson Maximizes His Impact, HIU Improves to 2-0
FULLERTON, CA – No. 8 Hope International hosted NCAA Division III opponent Vassar College (NY) on Wednesday, January 11, in the first-ever tilt between the two sides. The Brewers were able to take a set from HIU but couldn't carry the day as HIU improved the 2-0 on the season in four sets.


[Women's Basketball] Biola Bombs Away In Win Against HIU
LA MIRADA, CA – Hope International traveled on Tuesday, January 10 to face (RV) Biola in their fourth GSAC contest of 2016-17. The Royals struggled to keep pace with the Eagles and fell by 20+ for the fourth time this season.


[Men's Basketball] Eagles' Defense Drops HIU, Royals Now .500 in GSAC
LA MIRADA, CA – The (RV) Hope International University Royals traveled to face No. 3 Biola in Chase Gymnasium on Tuesday, January 10, in the nightcap of a GSAC doubleheader. The Royals fought hard but were systematically turned away and ultimately fell by 14 points on the road.


[Women's Basketball] Bowlen And Lopez HIU's Best Options Against #17 The Master's
SANTA CLARITA, CA – The Royals traveled to #17 The Master's on Saturday, January 7 for their third GSAC game of the season and are still searching for their first conference win after 29-point loss on the road. The Mustangs held the Royals' top two scorers to a combined 12 points and ran away with the victory for their first GSAC win of the year.


[Men's Basketball] Hunt's Monster Night Lifts HIU Past #21 The Master's
SANTA CLARITA, CA – After having its streak of 31 consecutive appearances in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll snapped by the National Office on Tuesday, (RV) Hope International came out with a vengeance this week and grabbed two conference wins in response. The Royals capped the week with a 32-point victory in hostile territory at #21 The Master's Mustangs on Saturday, January 7, in Bross Gymnasium after a monster night from Liam Hunt (JR/San Anselmo, CA) and excellent team defense.


[Men's Volleyball] Zach Greene Gives HIU A Strong Start in 2017
FULLERTON, CA – Men's Volleyball is back in season and started off strong in 2017 with a win over conference foe UC Merced on Friday, January 6, at 3:00 pm in the Darling Pavilion. Zach Greene (SR/Lombard, IL) led all players with 20 kills in the win as the Royals defended their home court well in the season opener.


[Women's Basketball] ACK Amal Belksiri Adds Rendon To Their Roster
ACK Amal Belksiri (D1) added American power forward Andrina Rendon to their roster, Eurobasket Data Center recently announced. Prior to being picked up by the Moroccan-based ACK squad, Rendon played most recently at Hamar in the Icelandic D1 league but left the team in Nov. 2014. In her six Dominos League games she recorded very impressive stats: 20.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 3.0 apg and 3.5 spg in 2014-15 season. ACK is currently third in their league with a 3-1 overall record.


[Women's Basketball] Turnovers And Rebounds Ruin Royals' Evening Against SDC
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted San Diego Christian on Tuesday, January 3, in a return to GSAC play in the New Year and fell to the Hawks in regulation. After leading early in the ball game the Royals beat themselves with costly turnovers that SDC was able to turn into easy transition layups on the other end of the floor.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Ice SDC For First GSAC Win
FULLERTON, CA – (RV) Hope International snared its first GSAC win of the 2016-17 season in decisive fashion against San Diego Christian on Tuesday, January 3 with a drubbing of the visiting Hawks in regulation. HIU opened the game on a 23-1 run and never looked back as they cruised out to a 93-52 final score.


[Men's Basketball] Royals End 2016 On A High Note
COSTA MESA, CA – No. 15 Hope International played its last game of the 2016 calendar year with a tilt against the MacEwan (AB) Griffins in the Bill Reynolds Holiday Classic hosted by Vanguard. The Royals ran away to a 25-lead at the half and were able to maintain that advantage throughout the second half for a win.


[Men's Basketball] Shorthanded Royals Fall Flat Against Saskatchewan
COSTA MESA, CA – No. 15 Hope International University returned to action after celebrating Christmas with an appearance at the Bill Reynolds Holiday Classic hosted by Vanguard University. The Royals will be playing two games at the Classic and opened on Friday, December 30 with a game against Saskatchewan (CAN) at 6:00 pm.


[Men's Basketball] Bench Units Provide The Win Against ERAU
CHANDLER, AZ – The No. 15 Royals played their final game of the Great Falls (MT) Cactus Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 20 against the Embry-Riddle (AZ) Eagles. Coach Bill Czech elected to rest players in the final game of a back-to-back-to-back three-game stretch and the Royals gritted out a win against the Eagles with a lot of help from their bench units.


[Women's Basketball] Terwilliger's Historic Night Spoiled By Turnovers
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International returned home after playing nine games on the road to host Lethbridge College on Dec. 17 at 7:00 pm after the Royals' Fall Commencement ceremonies. The Royals led early in the ballgame but were unable to overcome heavy pressure applied by the visiting Kodiaks.


[Men's Basketball] RMC Bears Battle Their Way Back Past HIU At Cactus Classic
PHOENIX, AZ – No. 15 Hope International hit the road for a three-game appearance in the Cactus Classic hosted by Great Falls (MT) on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, Dec. 18-20 in the greater Phoenix area. The Royals opened up their appearance at the Classic with a matchup against the Battlin' Bears of Rocky Mountain College (MT) at 1:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.


[Men's Basketball] Royals' Late Push Falls Short Against No. 17 Montana Western
CHANDLER, AZ – No. 15 Hope International played their second game of the Cactus Classic hosted by Great Falls (MT) on Monday, Dec. 19 against Montana Western at 3:00 pm. The Royals fought hard in their second game in as many days but ultimately fell short against the Bulldogs on the neutral court.


[Volleyball] Growing Pains In 2016 Will Lead To Strong 2017 Season For HIU Women's Volleyball
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International has wrapped up another season of women's volleyball after the conclusion of the 2016 NAIA National Championship – the final standings and national awards have been announced by the NAIA National Office.


[Cross Country] Royals Surpass Expectations, Record 13 Personal Bests In Historic 2016 Season
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International wrapped up its fifth season of cross country after competing in five races. HIU ran its last race of the year on Nov. 5 in Rocklin, CA at the GSAC Championships. The Royals put ten runners on the course during the year between the two teams. Eight of the Royals' 10 runners managed to set a new personal record at least once and the teams combined for 13 PRs during the season.


[Men's Basketball] HIU Collects More Career Numbers Against NWIC
FULLERTON, CA – No. 15 Hope International hosted the second game of a back-to-back against Northwest Indian College (WA) on Tuesday. The Royals set a new program mark again for the largest win over NWIC and cracked the Top 10 in program history for most points in a single game and largest margin of victory.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Set Three New Marks Against NWIC
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted the first game of a back-to-back against Northwest Indian on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and set a pair of new marks for the season in scoring and rebounding against the visiting Eagles. Six Royals scored in double figures as HIU romped to another non-conference win.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Fall to No. 4 Westmont In GSAC Opener
SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Royals opened up their GSAC campaign at No. 4 Westmont on Saturday, Dec. 10. HIU scored first but fell to the Warriors in decisive fashion in regulation.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Take Westmont's Best Shot, Fall Just Short In GSAC Opener
SANTA BARBARA, CA – 15th-ranked Hope International opened its 2016-17 GSAC slate at Westmont on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Munchinson Gym against the No. 9 Warriors. HIU fought hard against their hosts but their final push came up short in their first loss of the season.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Set Records For Best Start & Ranking in 2016, Will Regroup For 2017 Season
FULLERTON, CA – Another soccer season is in the record books for HIU after the conclusion of the NAIA National Championship in Florida. The Royals received the best-ever ranking in program history and narrowly missed receiving an at-large bid to the tournament after a strong start to their season sputtered at the end due to injury.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Return To Playoffs In 2016, Add Another Winning Season To Record Books
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International has officially wrapped another season of women's soccer with the conclusion of the NAIA National Championship and the release of the final standings from the NAIA National Office.


[Women's Basketball] Four Royals Score 10+ In Win At La Sierra
RIVERSIDE, CA – The Royals evened their record to 4-4 after traveling to La Sierra on Tuesday, Dec. 6 for their last non-conference tune-up prior – HIU will open their GSAC schedule on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Westmont.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Rout Raiders In Tournament Finale
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International wrapped up its 2016 Hope Classic with a game against Southern Oregon University. HIU opened the game in total control and would go on to win by 25 points against a talented SOU team that recently knocked off No. 12 Westmont.


[Men's Golf] Men's Golf Adds TJ Kaczan
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International has added another sharpshooter to their roster for the upcoming spring season of Men's Golf. Coach Eric Thorson signed TJ Kaczan (SO/Jersey City, NJ) to the men's roster on Nov. 30 and plans to put Kaczan on the course in the spring of 2016.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Romp In Rematch Against Shepherd
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International came up with another dominant win in its first outing at the 2016 Hope Classic. Five Royals scored in double figures and Lochlan Cummings (JR/Perth, AUS) led all scorers with 19 points off the bench.


[Men's Basketball] Field Set For 2016 Hope Classic
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International is proud to present the field for its fifth consecutive Hope Classic. This season the Royals will play host to a field that includes No. 4 Biola, Southern Oregon, and Shepherd (CA). A full schedule and post-game results of each matchup can be found here.


[Women's Basketball] Oliver Propels HIU Passed Redlands
REDLANDS, CA - Hope International pulled back within a game of .500 after a road win against Redlands University. The Royals outlasted the Bulldogs in regulation after another strong performance from Jazzmyn Oliver (SR/Rancho Cucamonga, CA) helped power the offense.


[Women's Basketball] Royals' Streak Stops At Two After LCSC Prevails
SANTA CLARITA, CA – Hope International wrapped up its time at The Master's Thanksgiving Classic with a matchup against No. 7 Lewis-Clark State (ID). After putting together back-to-back wins against St. Katherine and Southwest (NM) the Royals put another tally in the loss column following the game against LCSC.


[Women's Basketball] Seniors Spark Second Win For HIU At TMU Thanksgiving Classic
SANTA CLARITA, CA – The Hope International University Royals got their second straight win on Friday, Nov. 25 in the opening game of the Jersey Mike's Thanksgiving Classic hosted by The Master's. The Royals' seniors all scored in double figures to lead HIU to a win.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Grab First 2016-17 Win At SKC
ESCONDIDO, CA – Hope International secured its first win of the year on Friday, Nov. 18 against the Saint Katherine College Firebirds. The Royals trailed early in the game but quickly worked back into a permanent lead that would hold after the first quarter onward.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Stay Perfect Against Bethesda, Punter Nets Career High
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted the Bethesda University Flames on Thanksgiving Eve at 3:00 pm in the Darling Pavilion and collected their fourth win of the season in regulation – HIU is now 8-0 against the Flames dating back to 2012.


[Men's Basketball] HIU Ties Two Block Records In Third Straight Win
Hope International opened a three-game season series against Shepherd University with a 16-point win on Thursday, November 17 in the Darling Pavilion. The Royals continued to tear up the record books in the matchup as they tied two program marks for most blocks in a single game.


[Volleyball] Landazuri Collects First Career All-GSAC Award
IRVINE, CA - The Golden State Athletic Conference Office announced the 2016 All-GSAC Volleyball Team presented by Under Armour. The All-GSAC team consists of 14 players and is led by Player of the Year Libby Dahlberg, a sophomore standout from Westmont. Freshman of the Year honors go to Cassidy Rea of Westmont. Also from Westmont, Kami Troesh wins Libero of the Year. Patti Cook of Westmont, who led the Warriors to a perfect regular season of 31-0, is the GSAC Coach of the Year. To see the complete list of the All-GSAC team, go to the Volleyball Awards Page.


[Volleyball] Royals Challenge Lions in Season Closer
COSTA MESA, CA- The Hope International Royals closed out their 2016 season with a hard fought battle against the Vanguard Lions on Friday evening falling 3-2 with a score of (15-25, 26-28, 25-17, 25-20, 11-15).  The Royals displayed an impressive performance led by hitters Katie Landazuri (JR/Temecula, CA) who produced 22 kills and Kierra Pearson (FR/Huntington Beach, CA) who delivered 15 kills and 18 digs. Ryleigh Campbell (JR/Hemet, CA) contributed five kills in the match.


[Women's Basketball] Redhawks Halt Royals at Home Stretch
PHEONIX, AZ- Hope International fought to the bitter end competing in their second game of the Arizona Christian Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Royals climbed back into the game against the Benedictine-Mesa Redhawks but fell short just four points at 65-69. Emily Terwilliger (SR/Susanville, CA) produced a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Jazzmyn Oliver (SR/Rancho Cucamonga, CA) and Julia Pihl (SO/Oceanside, CA) scored 12 points each.


[Volleyball] HIU Swept In Santa Clarita
SANTA CLARITA, CA – Hope International played the penultimate match of its 2016 season on Tuesday night at The Master's University. The hosting Mustangs polished off HIU in straight sets in a match that took just over an hour from start to finish.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Pull In Program-Best 63 Boards, Start Season With Win Against WCB
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International opened its 2016-17 season at home with a game against the Eagles of West Coast Baptist on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm in the Darling Pavilion. With four players scoring in double figures HIU was able to make short work of the Eagles and start the year strong. 


[Men's Basketball] Stifling Defense Nets Second Win For HIU
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted the second game of its young 2016-17 season against La Sierra on Friday afternoon in the Darling Pavilion. The Royals made short work of the Golden Eagles with a lead of more than 30 points by halftime.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Surrender to Knights in Final Minutes
PHOENIX, AZ- The Hope International Royals battled it out in their first game of the Arizona Christian Classic on Friday evening, but ended up surrendering to the Warner Pacific Knights 50-57. The Royals kept the Knights on edge the entire game with big performances from Emily Terwilliger (SR/Susanville, CA), who led with 16 points shooting 7-10 from the field. Coulter Bowlen (JR/Port Jefferson Station, NY) and Julia Pihl (SO/Oceanside, CA) contributed eight points each.


[Women's Soccer] Strong Late Push Falls Short In Santa Clarita
SANTA CLARITA, CA – The Royals made their second-ever GSAC Tournament appearance today with a tilt at No. 4-seeded The Master's University at 2:00 pm. HIU battled valiantly through 110 minutes of soccer to force a shootout against TMU but the host team would end the match victorious in PKs.


[Volleyball] HIU Falls In Five To Firestorm
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted the Arizona Christian Firestorm on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 pm in the second meeting of the season. After winning the previous meeting in Phoenix the Royals looked to complete the season sweep at home but the Firestorm had other ideas.


[Cross Country] Four Royals Set Personal Records In Rocklin
ROCKLIN, CA – William Jessup hosted the 2016 GSAC Cross Country Championships on Nov. 5, 2016 at 9:00 and 10:00 am for the men and women. All nine GSAC member institutions competed in the event and Hope International was able to field team scores in both events to end its 2016 seasons.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Eliminated From GSAC Postseason By TMU
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted The Master's University in the first round of the GSAC Playoffs. In a match that looked like it was destined for overtime HIU was knocked out of the playoffs in regulation after the Mustangs netted the deciding goal with three minutes remaining.


[Volleyball] Westmont Finishes HIU's Home Season With Sweep
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals hosted undefeated No. 1 Westmont for their Senior Night celebration on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 pm in the Darling Pavilion. After honoring seniors Samantha Fonseca (SR/Runnings Springs, CA), Alexa Basauri (SR/Beaverton, OR), and Johannah Wade (SR/Orange, CA), the Royals fought hard against the last remaining undefeated team in the NAIA but fell in three sets at home.


[Women's Soccer] Esquivel And Talley Named All-Conference
IRVINE, CA - The GSAC Conference Office has released the 2016 GSAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour. The All-Conference team consists of 24 players and is led by GSAC Player of the Year, Brooke Lillywhite of Westmont College. Maddi Berthoud, a true freshman also from Westmont, is the GSAC Newcomer of the Year. Erin Brunelle, who led Biola to an undefeated season, and Randy Dodge, who captured the GSAC Regular Season Championship at Vanguard, were voted GSAC Co-Coaches of the Year. To see the complete list of honorees go to, GSAC Women's Soccer Awards.


[Men's Soccer] Four Royals Named All-GSAC, Serra Named Co-Player of the Year
IRVINE, CA - The GSAC Conference Office has announced the 2016 GSAC Men's Soccer All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour. The team consists of 24 players and is led by GSAC Co-Players of the Year, Thales Serra (Hope International) and Genaro Hurtado-Salinas (Westmont). Efrain Bonilla, a junior transfer for Menlo, is the GSAC Newcomer of the Year. Dave Wolf, who led Westmont to its first GSAC Men's Soccer Championship since 2002, was voted the GSAC Coach of the Year.Serra, a senior midfielder, was solid all season for the Royals. The native of Santos, Brazil was a key piece of Coach Lurker's attacking group. Serra ranks in the top 10 in shots per game, assists, and assists per game. To see the complete list of honorees go to GSAC Men's Soccer Awards


[Women's Soccer] Royals Seal Fifth Seed In 1-0 Win At Menlo
ATHERTON, CA – Hope international played its final regular-season match of the 2016 season on Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 pm at Menlo College against the Oaks. The Royals and Oaks battled it out on the pitch with the fifth seed and a trip to The Master's in the first round of the GSAC Tournament on the line for both sides.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Fall Short In Regular Season Finale
ATHERTON, CA – Hope International finished the regular season on the road at Menlo College on Saturday, October 29, at 3:00 pm. The Royals were playing for a shot at the number two seed in the GSAC Tournament and a first round bye, but the Oaks had other plans.


[Women's Golf] HIU Finishes Fall Season At CSUSM Classic
SAN MARCOS, CA – Hope International women's golf played its final fall tournament at the CSU San Marcos Fall Classic on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 & 25. The Royals played two rounds at the Twin Oaks Golf Club and finished 13th of 13 teams in a field made up largely of NCAA teams.


[Men's Golf] HIU Competes Against Strong NCAA Field At CSUSM Invite
VISTA, CA – Hope International played the third tournament of its 2016-17 season at the CSU San Marcos Fall Classic – the Cougars hosted a three-round affair at the Vista Valley Country Club on Oct. 24 & 25. HIU finished 16th of 17 teams in a field comprised largely of NCAA competitors.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Seal Return To Postseason
ROCKLIN, CA – Hope International opened their NorCal trip to William Jessup and Menlo with a tilt against the Warriors of WJU on Thursday, October 27 at 12:30 pm. A rainy day made no difference to the Royals' offense and HIU walked off with a dominant 6-1 road victory.


[Men's Soccer] Late Push Not Enough At William Jessup
ROCKLIN, CA – Hope International traveled to Northern California for its final two GSAC matches of the season. The Royals opened their trip up north with a tilt against William Jessup and suffered their second loss of the season at the hands of the Warriors in regulation.


[Women's Basketball] Turnovers Doom HIU On Opening Night
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International opened the 2016-17 women's basketball season at home on Friday, October 28, at 5:30 pm against the Benedictine-Mesa (AZ) Redhawks. HIU got outstanding performances from Emily Terwilliger (SR/Susanville, CA) and Julia Pihl (SO/Oceanside, CA) but it wasn't enough to offset a slew of turnovers and a poor second quarter.


[Cross Country] HIU Runs At Titan Invite
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International competed at the CSU Fullerton Titan Invitational on Friday, October 21 on the CSUF campus. Neither the men nor the women were able to record a team score but several athletes were able to run for the first time this season at the Invite.


[Men's Soccer] HIU Bounces Back On Senior Day Over ACU
FULLERTON, CA – The No. 17 Hope International Royals hosted Arizona Christian on Saturday, October 22, in their final home tilt of the regular season. HIU honored seniors Thales Serra and Cesar Cruz-Martinez before the match and collected their 11th win of the season to cap the day at Fullerton College.


[Volleyball] Blocks Beat Back William Jessup On The Road For HIU
ROCKLIN, CA – Hope International wrapped up its annual NorCal trip at William Jessup on Saturday, October 22, at 7:00 pm. The Royals entered the match on a five-match losing streak after losing the first match of the trip to Menlo on Friday.


[Volleyball] Royals' Slide Stretches To Five At Menlo
ATHERTON, CA – The Royals made the annual NorCal trip for a pair of GSAC tilts this weekend against Menlo College and William Jessup. Hope International opened their road trip with a match at Menlo College on Friday, October 21 at 5:00 pm.


[Women's Soccer] Senior Day Scores Snap Losing Streak For HIU
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Arizona Christian on Saturday, October 22, and celebrated Senior Day in the final regular-season home game of the 2016 season. Five seniors were honored before the match as Jacqueline Talley, Brittany Batterton, Brittney Stone, Samantha Cabrera, and Taylor Hollywood played what may have been their final home game at Fullerton College.


[Men's Soccer] Second Straight Draw Still Sees HIU Undefeated Through 14 Matches
SANTA BARBARA, CA – No. 17 Hope International traveled to Westmont for their second meeting of the 2016 season on Saturday, October 15, looking for a second win against the Warriors. HIU had won the previous two meetings dating back to the 2015 GSAC Playoffs.


[Women's Soccer] No. 11 Westmont Finishes Season Sweep Of HIU
SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Royals took on No. 11 Westmont on Saturday, October 15, in a rematch of a 2-1 loss to the then-No. 3 Warriors from earlier in the 2016 season. HIU entered the match looking to snap a losing streak but was unable to overcome the Warriors' offense on their home turf.


[Volleyball] Royals' Skid Stretches To Four At Biola
LA MIRADA, CA – The Royals played their third match of the week with a GSAC tilt in Chase Gymnasium at Biola on Saturday, Oct. 15. HIU entered the match looking to improve on a .500 overall season record.


[Men's Soccer] Royals' Second Scoreless Match Becomes First 2016 Loss
FULLERTON, CA – Unranked Biola University put an end to the Royals' magic start in the 2016 season on Tuesday, October 18, with a GSAC tilt that was decided in regulation. The Eagles handed HIU their first loss of the season and their first shutout defeat since Oct. 27, 2015 when Westmont beat the Royals 0-1.


[Women's Soccer] Scoring Drought Snapped Against Biola But Skid Continues
Hope International hosted the undefeated No. 5 Biola Eagles on Wednesday, October 19 in a GSAC matchup looking for its second GSAC win of the season. The Eagles were coming off a 10-day bye and the Royals entered the match with a three-game losing streak after dropping conference matches to Vanguard, The Master's, and Westmont. 


[Volleyball] Royals Record Three Double-Doubles, Fall In Four To MTT
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted its final non-conference match of the 2016 season on Friday, Oct. 14 in the Darling Pavilion with a tilt against the Orediggers of Montana Tech. MTT played HIU as part of a four-game California road trip and picked up its second win of the visit against HIU.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Dodge First Loss In GSAC
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals hosted No. 12 Vanguard in another GSAC contest on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Fullerton College. HIU struck first and held on to defeat the top-ranked team in the GSAC in regulation.


[Volleyball] HIU Slips Again At Home Against Vanguard
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Vanguard University in a GSAC matchup on Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 pm in the Darling Pavilion. The Royals entered the match with an identical GSAC record to Vanguard for the first time in the last 11 seasons.


[Women's Soccer] HIU Loses Second Straight In Hard-Fought Fashion
SANTA CLARITA, CA – The Royals traveled to face the Mustangs of The Master's University on Tuesday in a GSAC tilt with an eye for fourth place in the conference standings. The Royals fought their best but were unable to upend the Mustangs on the road.


[Volleyball] Royals Fall Below .500 In GSAC, Split Season Series With SDC
SAN DIEGO, CA – Hope International faced off against San Diego Christian on the road in their second meeting of the 2016 season on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 pm. The Royals won the first meeting at home but were unable to sweep the season series.


[Men's Soccer] No. 17 Royals Draw In Double Overtime At The Master's, HIU Still Undefeated
SANTA CLARITA, CA – After earning their best NAIA ranking in program history on Tuesday the Royals traveled to The Master's to defend that ranking and their unblemished 2016 season record. The Royals went in with a few injuries but came through without a loss.


[Volleyball] Help Alexa Basauri Of HIU Women's Volleyball Support Her Community
FULLERTON, CA – A team member of Hope International women's volleyball is reaching out to our community looking to make a difference for the family of Bethany Davis.


[Volleyball] Royals Swept By Westmont In Santa Barbara
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Hope International University traveled to face the undefeated #3 Westmont Warriors on the road Saturday, Oct. 1. The Royals were 4-2 against GSAC teams entering the match while Westmont began the night undefeated and had not dropped a set to a GSAC opponent all year.


[Men's Soccer] Men's Soccer Secures Best Start in Program History
FULLERTON, CA – After wins last week against the Hawks of San Diego Christian & (RV) Johnson & Wales the 2016 men's soccer team has solidified its place in program history with the best opening record of any team in the program's tenure at HIU.


[Volleyball] Landazuri Leads Against LPC With Career Numbers
SAN DIMAS, CA - Hope International traveled to LIFE Pacific College for a rematch of an early-season meeting between the sides at the Darling Pavilion on Aug. 30 which HIU won in straight sets. The Royals struggled in the opening set but would finish when it counted to win in four against the Warriors.


[Men's Soccer] Tempers Match Temperature But HIU Stays Unbeaten
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International University hosted (RV) Johnson & Wales in its final non-conference tilt of the 2016 regular season at Fullerton College. A hot afternoon was matched by tempers on the field but HIU avoided having anyone sent off and walked away unbeaten with a 2-1 victory.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Record Second Double Digit Win of 2016
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International University hosted its last non-conference match of the 2016 regular season with a tilt against St. Katherine College on Saturday, October 1. The Royals were able to notch their second win in as many days with an 11-0 romp against the visiting Firebirds.


[Men's Golf] DeVera Back In Front To Start 2016-17
AVONDALE, LA – The Royals traveled to Louisiana for the Battle on the Bayou hosted by Sterling College (KS) to open their 2016-17 golf season at the TPC Avondale course. Clarence DeVera (JR/Long Beach, CA) picked up where he left off in the 2015-16 season and came in first for the Royals, finishing eighth overall in a field of 38 individuals.


[Volleyball] Mustangs Steal One From HIU At Home
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted The Master's University Mustangs on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 pm in the Darling Pavilion in a battle for second place in the 2016 GSAC standings. The Royals entered the match trailing TMU by a win as each team began the night with only one conference loss.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Draw With SDC In Double Overtime
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International returned home after a win at Arizona Christian last Saturday to host the Hawks of San Diego Christian on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 12:00 pm. The Royals were able to fins the back of the net against the Hawks but SDC returned the favor and sent the match to extra time.


[Men's Soccer] Palomares Powers HIU Passed SDC Hawks
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International continued play in the Golden State Athletic Conference by hosting San Diego Christian on Wednesday, September 28 at Fullerton College. As the only remaining undefeated team in the GSAC HIU was fighting to maintain their empty loss column while the Hawks were searching for their first conference win.


[Men's Soccer] OC Register Features Sam Semanda of HIU Men's Soccer
SANTA ANA, CA - In a continuation of the relationship between the Hope International Sports Information office and the Orange County Register, HIU is proud to present a feature story in the OC Register on the journey Sam Semanda (JR/Chino, CA) has taken to arrive on campus here in Fullerton, CA as a student and athlete.


[Men's Soccer] HIU Stays Undefeated With Phoenix Victory
PHOENIX, AZ – The Royals traveled to Phoenix for their second GSAC match of the 2016 season and entered the match against the Arizona Christian Firestorm with an undefeated 6-0-2 record. The Royals got their seventh victory of the season to stay the only unbeaten team in the GSAC with a 3-1 final against the hosting ACU squad.


[Volleyball] HIU Clinches Fifth Straight At ACU In Five
PHOENIX, AZ – Hope International University women's volleyball had a chance to sweep the day against the Firestorm of Arizona Christian following a pair of wins by the men's and women's soccer programs in Phoenix. It took five sets but the Royals were able to clinch their fifth straight win with a 10-4 run in the final set.


[Men's Soccer] Ryan Brown Named GSAC Defender of the Week
MISSION VIEJO, CA - The Golden State Athletic Conference Office announced its Player of the Week selections for events between Sept. 19 and Sept. 24. Ryan Brown has been named the GSAC Defender of the Week for his play in goal as a member of HIU men's soccer.


[Women's Soccer] HIU Collects First GSAC Win With 4-1 Final
PHOENIX, AZ – Hope International hit the road for its second GSAC matchup of the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Phoenix against the hosting Arizona Christian Firestorm. After dropping a close match at home to #3 Westmont the Royals looked to bounce back against the Firestorm and bring home their first conference win of the year.


[Volleyball] Royals Get Fourth Straight Win At La Sierra
RIVERSIDE, CA - Hope International traveled to Riverside for a non-conference match against the Golden Eagles of La Sierra on Tuesday, Sept. 20 looking for their fourth win in a row. HIU managed to outhit the hosting Golden Eagles en route to a three-set sweep.


[Women's Soccer] Esquivel Ends Scoring Drought Against Westmont
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted the #3 Westmont Warriors on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to open GSAC play in the 2016 season. The Royals were able to find the back of the net first but couldn't hold off the Warriors' onslaught long enough for the win.


[Men's Volleyball] Henry Valiente Named Head Men's Volleyball Coach
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International welcomes Henry Valiente Jr. as the newest Men's Volleyball head coach in advance of the coming 2016-17 season. Coach Valiente is the Royals' fifth coach in the past decade of competition 


[Volleyball] Landazuri, Beeman, and Zieg Sweep GSAC Awards
MISSION VIEJO, CA – The Golden State Athletic Conference has released the Players of the Week for contests played from Sept. 12-17. The GSAC Office named Katie Landazuri (JR/Temecula, CA), Shea Beeman (JR/Hurst, TX), and Jessica Zieg (JR/Carlsbad, CA) the Attacker, Defender, and Setter of the Week.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Cruz to Victory In GSAC Opener Against Westmont
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International opened GSAC play on Tuesday, Sept. 20 against the Westmont College Warriors at Fullerton College. The Royals were swept by the visiting Warriors during the 2015 regular season but took a win off WC in the postseason in Santa Barbara and entered the match with a 2-2 record through the two previous seasons.


[Cross Country] Royals Run Well At UCR Invite
RIVERSIDE, CA - Hope International competed in its second races of the 2016 season on both the men's and women's sides on Saturday, September 17 at the UC Riverside Invitational on the UCR Agricultural Operations course. Neither team fielded enough runners for a team score in the event but both squads showed improvement on their times from the previous race at the Mark Covert Classic.


[Volleyball] Royals Double Down On Five-Set Wins, Fell Oaks in Five
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals hosted their fourth GSAC match of the 2016 and their second in less than 24 hours with a matchup against Menlo College. After gutting out a five-set win against William Jessup the Royals played Menlo to five before getting their second five-set win at home.


[Volleyball] Pins Provide the Win For HIU Against William Jessup
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted its third GSAC contest of the 2016 season on Friday, September 16 at 7:00 pm with a matchup against the visiting Warriors of William Jessup. The Warriors took the first two sets from the Royals but HIU avoided being swept at home and rallied to win their first five-set match of 2016.


[Women's Soccer] HIU Stays Undefeated In 2016 With Road Win Against (RV) Marymount
TORRANCE, CA – The Royals traveled for the second time in the 2016 season and squared off against the (RV) Marymount Mariners at El Camino College at 2:00 pm. The Royals got their first road win of the year after drawing in their first road match to stay unbeaten in the 2016 season.


[Women's Golf] Weiderman Starts 2016-17 As All-Tournament Selection For HIU
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The women's golf program opened the 2016-17 season on the road at the Art of Golf Classic hosted by Academy of Art on Sept. 12 & 13 at the Presidio Golf Course. The ladies played two rounds on a par 73 course with a total yardage of 5923 for 18 holes against an eight-team field GSAC foe Biola and six NCAA Division II programs.


[Women's Soccer] HIU Royals Romp to 13-0 Win Over Providence Christian
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals hosted Providence Christian in a non-conference matchup on Saturday, September 10 at 12:00 pm. The Royals established firm control early in the match and never relinquished control en route to a commanding 13-0 win.


[Men's Soccer] Fifth Shutout Win for HIU Comes In 6-0 Defeat Of PCC
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals hosted Providence Christian in a non-conference matchup on Saturday, September 10 at 2:30 pm. The Royals battled early against the visiting Sea Beggars but eventually established themselves before earning their fifth shutout victory of the season.


[Volleyball] Royals Return To .500 With Win Over SDC
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International University hosted San Diego Christian on Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 pm to cap a long day of Royals Athletics in the Darling Pavilion. After dropping the GSAC opening night to Biola on Tuesday HIU rebounded with a four-set win at home against the Hawks.


[Men's Soccer] HIU Stands Tall Over SKC, Wins 7-0
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International University hosted the Firebirds of St. Katherine College on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1:00 pm in a non-conference matchup. The Royals grabbed a dominant win in the first-ever meeting between the sides in regulation as they blitzed the visiting squad by seven.


[Women's Soccer] Double Overtime For HIU Against UC Merced Ends In A Draw
MERCED, CA – Hope International hit the road for the first time in the 2016 season for a non-conference matchup against the Bobcats of UC Merced on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1:00 pm. The Royals fell behind midway through the first period but managed to net an equalizer to force extra time on the road.


[HIU] Hope International One Of Three GSAC Schools Named Gold By NAIA
KANSAS CITY, MO – The NAIA National Office has released its list of 2015-16 Five Star Institutions that embody the five core values that the NAIA embraces - those values are integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.


[Volleyball] HIU Pushes No. 15 Biola to the Brink
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals of Hope International University hosted #15 Biola University to open the 2016 GSAC competition in the Darling Pavilion. After falling behind two sets to none the Royals rallied to force a fifth set but came up just short of toppling the ranked Eagles in five.


[Cross Country] Royals Make Historic Run In Season Opener
BREA, CA – Hope International kicked off its 2016 cross country season at the Mark Covert Classic hosted by CSU Fullerton on Saturday, Sept. 3 in Carbon Canyon. The Royals were unable to field enough runners for a team score but had good individual success in their first race of the season.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Draw With Jacks In Double Overtime
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Hope International played its second match of the San Francisco State tournament against Humboldt State on Saturday, September 3 at 1:00 pm. The NCAA Division II Jacks kept the Royals from a 2-0 record in the tournament but neither side was a loser in the contest after it stretched to double overtime.


[Volleyball] Royals Swept In Tournament Finale By LCSC
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted the final match of its 2016 Labor Day Tournament with a meeting against the Warriors of Lewis-Clark State College (ID) in the 6:00 pm match on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Royals would lose to the visiting Warriors in straight sets to close their tournament with a 2-2 record.


[Women's Soccer] Bethesda Flames Out In 6-0 Royals Victory
FULLERTON, CA – The Hope International University Royals opened their 2016 campaign with a non-conference win over the visiting Bethesda University Flames on Thursday, September 1 at Fullerton College. Five Royals found twine against the Flames in the heat-shortened opener before the game was called at the seventieth minute.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Wrangle Gators With 1-0 Win
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Hope International traveled to San Francisco for a two-game tournament hosted by the NCAA Division II San Francisco State Gators and faced off against the host team on Thursday, September 1. HIU was able to find the net against the Gators and pulled off the upset against the Division II program as their defense held the line.


[Volleyball] HIU Splits The Day In Labor Day Tournament Debut
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International hosted its inaugural Labor Day Tournament this weekend and opened with a win over UC Merced before facing Carroll College (MT) in the nightcap. HIU would be forced to settle for a 1-1 split on the day as they fell in five to Carroll after fighting back from a 0-2 start in the set count.


[Volleyball] Royals Get Their Second Sweep of 2016
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals hosted the Warriors of Life Pacific on Tuesday, Aug. 30 in the Darling Pavilion in their last match before the 2016 Labor Day Tournament. The Royals got off to a slow start in the first set but pulled together quickly for a sweep of the visiting Warriors.


[Volleyball] OIT Tops HIU In Five
SANTA CLARITA, CA – Hope International hit the road for its first away match of the 2016 season in a non-conference neutral contest against the Owls from Oregon Institute of Technology. The Royals found themselves down two sets and fought back to force a fifth before ultimately losing out in five.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Extinguish Flames In First 2016 Win
Hope International hosted its first home game of the 2016 season on Saturday, August 27 at Fullerton College against the visiting Bethesda University Flames. The Royals netted a pair in the first half and would find twine again in the closing minutes for their first victory of 2016.


[Volleyball] Hope International Set To Host Labor Day Tournament
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International is proud to offer its first-ever Labor Day Tournament over the coming weekend on Sept. 2 and 3. Eight teams from three different NAIA conferences will compete in the Darling Pavilion over the course of two days. The Royals will be playing three matches as part of the round robin tournament format, while other teams will play as many as four matches.


[HIU] Royals Add Jennifer Maletto As Head Cheer Coach
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International is proud to welcome Jennifer Maletto as the newest addition to the Royals' coaching staff. Maletto joins for the 2016-17 academic year as the new head coach of the Cheer team.


[Volleyball] Unranked Royals Upend No. 18 Southern Oregon
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International continued its strong start to the 2016 season with an upset of No. 18 Southern Oregon at home on Monday, Aug. 22 in the Darling Pavilion. The Raiders came in to the contest with a 3-1 record but HIU was able to upend the visiting squad in four sets.


[Men's Volleyball] Coach Casaquit Resigns As Head Men's Volleyball Coach
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International says goodbye to Head Coach Noah Casaquit (HIU '12) after one and a half seasons at the helm of the Men's Volleyball program. Coach Casaquit took over midway through the 2015 season and ended his tenure at HIU with a 23-17 overall record and a pair of postseason appearances.


[Men's Soccer] Soccer Alumni Come Home to Coach
FULLERTON, CA – Hope international is proud to welcome back two alumni to its soccer coaching staffs. Gerardo Hidalgo returns to the Royals as an assistant for the men's soccer program while Bianca Fard returns to assist the women's program. Both alumni will look to strengthen the programs they helped build during their time on the pitch in new ways this fall as they navigate new duties on and off the field.


[Women's Soccer] Soccer Alumni Come Home to Coach
FULLERTON, CA – Hope international is proud to welcome back two alumni to its soccer coaching staffs. Gerardo Hidalgo returns to the Royals as an assistant for the men's soccer program while Bianca Fard returns to assist the women's program. Both alumni will look to strengthen the programs they helped build during their time on the pitch in new ways this fall as they navigate new duties on and off the field.


[Men's Soccer] Strong Legs, Stiff Defense Lead To Scoreless Draw Against LSU
RIVERSIDE, CA – Hope International University travelled to Riverside for their season opener against La Sierra University on Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 pm. The non-conference matchup featured two unranked sides vying for the full 110 minutes in double overtime before ending in a draw.


[Volleyball] V-Hawks Fly Away With A Win
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted the #4 Viterbo University V-Hawks on Wednesday, August 17, in a non-conference matchup. HIU was able to take the first set from the #4 team in the NAIA but struggled after the opener and ultimately fell in four. 


[Volleyball] Royals Open 2016 In Sweeping Fashion
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International opened its 2016 campaign with a three-set sweep of the Providence Christian Seabeggars on Saturday, Aug. 13 in the Darling Pavilion. The Royals weathered a testy second set and powered through the finish line in the third stanza for the sweep.


[Men's Soccer] Three Royals Help Push La Maquina To Fourth Round in US Open Cup
CARSON, CA – Three current and future members of the Hope International University men's soccer team competed in the StubHub Center against the L.A. Galaxy on June 14 as members of the Santa Ana-based La Máquina FC. 


[HIU] Three HIU Athletic Teams Recognized for Academics
KANSAS CITY, MO – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 1,585 teams that have earned the distinction of Scholar-Teams for the 2015-16 academic year. Missouri Baptist's women's golf team, who finished the year with an NAIA-best combined 3.95 grade point average, was selected as the Scholar-Team of the Year.


[Outdoor Women Track & Field] Ackley Honored With Academic All-District? Team Selection
GREENWOOD, IN - College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has released the CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Teams for Women's Cross Country and Track and Field. HIU is proud to announce that Ronda Ackley has been selected as a member of the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-District™ team for her efforts off the track in the classroom.


[Tennis] Coach Budai Adds A Pair On Signing Day
Hope International hosted incoming Royals athletes at their Signing Day on May 7. The Royals' women's tennis program brought two athletes to participate as the newest members of Coach Becca Budai's 2017 roster. Those athletes include:


[Men's Volleyball] Coach Casaquit Brings Three To Signing Day
Hope International hosted incoming Royals athletes at their Signing Day on May 7. The Royals' men's volleyball program brought three athletes to participate as the newest members of Coach Noah Casaquit's 2017 roster. Those athletes include:


[Softball] Coach Blas Signs His First Freshman Class
Hope International hosted incoming Royals athletes at their Signing Day on May 7. The Royals' softball program brought four athletes to participate and Coach Dennis Blas plans to add a few more to round out the roster over the summer. Those four athletes include:


[Men's Basketball] Coach Czech Reloads for 2016-17
Hope International hosted incoming Royals athletes at their Signing Day on May 7. The Royals' men's basketball program brought two athletes to participate as the newest members of Coach Bill Czech's 2016-17 roster. Those athletes include:


[Women's Basketball] Coach Crammer Inks A Pair On Signing Day
Hope International hosted incoming Royals athletes at their Signing Day on May 7. The Royals' women's basketball program brought two athletes to participate as the newest members of Coach Bill Crammer's 2016-17 roster. The athletes that were able to attend should see time on the court on the wings for Coach Crammer this season. Those athletes include:


[Volleyball] Women's Volleyball Adds Five On Signing Day
Hope International hosted incoming Royals athletes at their Signing Day on May 7. The Royals' women's volleyball program brought five athletes to participate as the newest members of Coach Jessica Walker's 2016 roster. Those athletes include:


[Women's Soccer] Coach Sanger Adds 10 on Signing Day
Hope International hosted incoming Royals athletes at their Signing Day on May 7. The Royals' women's soccer program led all incoming teams with 10 attending athletes to participate as the newest members of Coach Matt Sanger's 2016 roster. Those athletes include:


[Men's Soccer] Coach Lurker Brings Six To Signing Day
Hope International hosted incoming Royals athletes at their Signing Day on May 7. The Royals' men's soccer program brought two athletes to participate as the newest members of Coach Joe Lurker's 2016 roster. Those athletes include:


[Softball] Former HIU Softball Player Represents NAIA at CoSIDA
DALLAS, TX – Amanda Matthews (SR/Covina, CA) was given the chance to represent the entire NAIA at the 2016 CoSIDA and NACDA conventions in a series of panels and round table discussions on June 14, 2016. A former Hope International softball player, Matthews was selected to be a member of a four-athlete panel spanning NAIA and NCAA Division I, II, and III schools.


[HIU] HIU Set To Host 2016 Athletics Golf Classic
Hope International is proud to announce its first Athletics Golf Classic at Coto De Caza Country Club. The event is set to take place on July 11.


[Baseball] Q&A with Chelsie Keller
Chelsie Keller is a former pitcher and middle infielder for HIU softball working to wrap up her degree and prepare for law school. During the 2015-16 academic year she helped Coach Erich Pfohl revive a baseball program at HIU that had been shut down for three decades as a student manager.Keller sat down with HIU's Sports Information office for a few minutes to talk about an internship opportunity with a local sports agency in Irvine, CA.


[Softball] Guillen First Royal Named NFCA All-West Region
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that 172 student-athletes from 71 programs have received 2016 NFCA NAIA All-Region accolades.


[Baseball] David Robles Signs Contract With Tucson Saguaros
TUCSON, AZ – Hope International University utility player David Robles (JR/San Bernardino, CA) has signed a contract to play in an independent baseball league with the Tucson Saguaros. The Saguaros compete in the Pecos League, a six-year-old league based in Houston, TX.


[Men's Soccer] Sean Toth Signs With Karlslund IF HFK, Finishes Degree
Sean Toth, a former NAIA All-American defender for Hope International University, signed his second professional contract in the Swedish football league for Karlslund IF HFK in February of 2016 and has now completed his collegiate career as a student at HIU.


[HIU] HIU Welcomes 32 Athletes On Signing Day
Fullerton, CA – Hope International welcomed 32 new student-athletes to its fifth annual Signing Day event on Saturday, May 7, at the Fullerton campus. Eight of the Royals' 16 athletic teams were represented on Signing Day with at least one athlete.


[Men's Basketball] Talk N Text Inks Kris Rosales
From Eurobasket Data Center: Talk N Text Tropang Texters (PBA) agreed [to] terms with Filipino guard Kris Rosales (183, college: Hope International). He moved there from Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers in Singapore ASEAN League where he played this season.


[HIU] HIU Honors 45 Athletes At Senior Banquet
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International University celebrated its seniors on Monday, May 2 with a Senior Night banquet in the Darling Pavilion.


[Baseball] Royals Cap First Season With All-GSAC Selection In Center Field
The All-GSAC Baseball Team Presented by Under Armour consists of 20 players and is led by two Vanguard players. The GSAC office announced Thursday afternoon that Jose Rojas is the GSAC Player of the Year and Sean Isaac the GSAC Pitcher of the Year. Both players helped lead No. 13 Vanguard to a 37-13-1 record during the season. The GSAC Coach of the Year is Robert Ruiz from Westmont. No. 6 Westmont was the GSAC Regular Season Champions and heads into the conference tournament as the #1 seed.


[Spring Sports] Royals Honor Spring Athletes For Academics
IRVINE, CA – Hope International is proud to celebrate its four GSAC Scholar-Athletes for the spring season. The Royals have one representative in four of the eight spring sports sponsored by the GSAC.


[Golf] DeVera & Weiderman Named To First All-GSAC Team
On the evening of Monday, May 2 the Golden State Athletic Conference office released the All-GSAC Golf Teams as well as the GSAC Golf Scholar-Athletes for the 2015-16 season.


[Baseball] Royals Split On Final Day Of Opening Season
EL CAJON, CA -  Hope International wrapped up its inaugural NAIA season with a doubleheader against San Diego Christian at Grossmont College on Saturday, Apr. 30 at 11:00 am. The Royals split the day with the Hawks with a pair of quality starts from their pitching staff. 


[Baseball] Pitching Duel Favors SDC In Final Series Opener
CHULA VISTA, CA – The Hope International University Royals started their final series of 2016 with a loss to San Diego Christian on Friday, Apr. 29 at Southwestern College. Payton Lobdell (SR/Huntington Beach, CA) made his final start for HIU and went the distance for the third time this season in his tenth and final start for the Royals.


[Softball] Royals Out In Two At GSAC Tournament
ATHERTON, CA- The Royals headed north to take part in the GSAC softball tournament hosted by Menlo College on Thursday, Apr. 28. HIU opened up tournament play with #5 seed San Diego Christian. The Royals lost game one in five innings with a final score of 0-8. The Royals then faced William Jessup in game two and were dropped from the field with an extra-innings loss and a final score of 5-6. 


[Men's Golf] Royals Wrap Up Second Season At GSAC Tournament
INDUSTRY HILLS, CA – The Hope International University Royals hosted the 2016 GSAC Tournament at the Industry Hills Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 25 & 26. The Royals were led at the Tournament as they have for the majority of the 2015-16 season by Clarence DeVera.


[Women's Golf] Women Close Out 2015-16 At GSAC Tournament
INDUSTRY HILLS, CA – The Hope International University Royals hosted the 2016 GSAC Tournament at the Industry Hills Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 25 & 26. The Royals were led at the Tournament as they have for the majority of the 2015-16 season by Allison Weiderman.


[Outdoor Women Track & Field] Rivera and Langrell Pace HIU at GSAC Championships
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Hope International travelled to Westmont College for the GSAC Championships on Thursday, Apr. 28. The Royals sent four runners to compete in the Championships and entered all four in the 800m and the 1500m.


[Outdoor Men Track & Field] Garcia Leads HIU at GSAC Championships
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Hope International travelled to Westmont College for the GSAC Championships on Thursday, Apr. 28. The Royals sent two runners to compete in the Championships and entered both in the 800m and the 1500m preliminaries.


[Softball] Softball Back to GSAC Tournament After 2015 Hiatus
IRVINE, CA - The GSAC Softball Championship will be held at Menlo College in Atherton from April 28-30. The tournament features the top six teams in the GSAC. Double elimination bracket play will begin Thursday, April 28 at 9:30 am with #4 seed San Diego Christian taking on #5 seed Hope International.


[Softball] Guillen First Royal Named All-GSAC Since 2013
The Golden State Athletic Conference All-Conference Softball team presented by Under Armour has been released. The team was voted on by the GSAC coaches.  The top players in their respective positions made the All-Conference team.


[Baseball] Royals Split With ACU On Senior Day
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International finished its final home series of 2016 with a doubleheader on Saturday, Apr. 23. HIU celebrated Senior Day in between games one and two of the doubleheader to honor Payton Lobdell, Robert Berryman, Brett Finicle, and Stefan Miladinovich.


[Golf] Hope International Set To Host 2016 Golf Championships
The GSAC Men's and Women's Golf Championships will be held at the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort,  April 25-26. Industry Hills Golf Club is one of Los Angeles's premier resorts will 36 holes of championship golf. This is the first year the GSAC will be hosting a tournament championship.


[Women's Tennis] Biola Ends Royals' Season At 2016 GSAC Tournament
INDIAN WELLS, CA – Fifth-seeded Hope International finished the 2016 season at the GSAC Tennis Championships with a match against the fourth-seeded Biola Eagles. The Royals fell 5-1 in a first-to-five match to the Eagles.


[Baseball] Royals Wrap Up 2016 At GSAC Championships
INDIAN WELLS, CA – Fifth-seeded Hope International finished the 2016 season at the GSAC Tennis Championships with a match against the fourth-seeded Arizona Christian Firestorm. The Royals started out two points down to ACU and ultimately fell 5-1 in a first-to-five match. 


[Baseball] Lobdell's Stellar Outing Squandered Against ACU
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International began the final home series of its inaugural NAIA season against Arizona Christian on Friday night at Valencia HS. The Royals got a great start from Payton Lobdell (SR/Huntington Beach, CA) but were unable to put all the pieces together for a win.


[Softball] HIU Royals Celebrate Senior Day
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals celebrated senior day by playing their last regular season game on Tuesday, April 19 against Vanguard. HIU lost both games with a score of 0-11 for Game 1 and a score of 2-10 for Game 2. 


[Outdoor Women Track & Field] Three Royals Set Season Bests
AZUSA, CA – The Hope International Royals competed in their third meet of the 2016 season at the Brian Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific on Apr. 15. HIU put three runners on the track at the events hosted by APU.


[Outdoor Men Track & Field] New Season Bests Set At Brian Clay Invite
AZUSA, CA – The Hope International Royals competed in their third meet of the 2016 season at the Brian Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific on Apr. 15. HIU was only able to field two runners for the even and entered both in the 800m run.


[Softball] Royals Drop Two to Arizona Christian
PHOENIX, AZ- The Royals faced #21 Arizona Christian in a GSAC doubleheader on Saturday, April 16. ACU swept the Royals, giving HIU a score of 1-3 for Game One and a score of 3-4 for Game Two.


[Baseball] Westmont Hands HIU Third GSAC Sweep In First Season
SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Royals closed the season series against #7 Westmont with a doubleheader beginning at 11 AM on Saturday, Apr. 16. After being blanked the previous day the Royals' offense was able to generate runs but not enough to overthrow the Warriors.


[Baseball] Warriors' Ace Backed By Bats In Series Opener
SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Royals faced Westmont on Friday to open their eighth GSAC series in their first season of NAIA and GSAC competition. Payton Lobdell (SR/Huntington Beach, CA) went toe to toe with Daniel Butler of Westmont for eight innings in a pitcher's duel but came out on the losing side of the tilt with an 8-0 final score.


[Softball] Royals Take Two from Benedictine University at Mesa
MESA, AZ- The Royals opened up their Arizona weekend against Benedictine University at Mesa on Thursday, April 14. HIU took the series, winning the first game 4-1 and winning the second game 4-3. 


[Baseball] Pioneers Wrap Up Season Series In Placentia
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International hosted University of Antelope Valley on Tuesday to finish the season series in a non-conference matchup. The Royals benefitted from early offense but were unable to keep pace with the Pioneers.


[Softball] Royals Take One in Series with San Diego Christian
FULLERTON, CA- HIU took on San Diego Christian at home in Fullerton on Tuesday, April 13, in a GSAC doubleheader. The Royals split the series, winning the first game 7-4 and dropping the second game 2-0. 


[Outdoor Men Track & Field] Garcia Sets The Tempo For HIU At Pomona-Pitzer
CLAREMONT, CA – The Royals travelled to take part in the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday and competed in two events. The Royals were only able to enter two runners in the events because of injury.


[Outdoor Women Track & Field] Rivera Paces HIU At Pomona-Pitzer Invitational
CLAREMONT, CA – The Royals travelled to take part in the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday and competed in two events. Siena Rivera (SO/Kingsburg, CA) led the Royals in both the 800m and the 1500m at in the Invitational.


[Baseball] Royals Carry The Day For Sixth Straight Win
LANCASTER, CA – Hope International hit the road to face the Pioneers of the University of Antelope Valley on Friday to begin a three-game series. The Royals battled back from behind to even the season series with a 7-5 victory.


[Men's Volleyball] Three Royals Hit Above .400 In Sweeping Win
LAKE WALES, FL – The #10 Hope International Royals travelled to Florida to take part in the NAIA Independent Conference Tournament and opened with a match against the Bluefield College (VA) Rams. HIU dominated the matchup and walked off the court with a sweeping three-set win.


[Men's Volleyball] HIU Swept In Conference Championship
LAKE WALES, FL – The #10 Royals ended their bid for an NAIA Independent Conference championship on Saturday, Apr. 9 at Warner University (FL). HIU defeated Bluefield College (VA) to get into the championship game but was unable to take a set from host WU and fell in three on the road.


[Baseball] HIU Evens Season Series With UAV After Split Doubleheader
LANCASTER, CA – The Royals finished off a weekend series against the Pioneers of Antelope Valley on Saturday with a doubleheader. HIU split the day with UAV but they won the weekend, having already claimed the previous day's contest with a 7-5 tally.


[Softball] Royals Split Series with William Jessup
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals hosted William Jessup at home on Saturday, April 9, for a GSAC doubleheader series. HIU split the series. They won the first game 2-0. The Warriors took the second game, giving the Royals a 0-3 loss.


[Baseball] Royals Win Fifth Straight In Extra Innings
PLACENTIA, CA – The Royals hosted Providence Christian College in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday, Apr. 5 at 6:00 pm. The Royals squeaked out their fifth straight win in a game that featured 31 runs combined between the sides after 11 innings of play.


[Women's Tennis] HIU Falls to San Diego Christian
LA HABRA, CA- In their last home game of the season Hope International took on (RV) San Diego Christian at home for a GSAC match on Tuesday, April 5. The Royals lost with a final score of 2-7.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Swept By San Diego Christian
LA HABRA, CA- In their last home game of the season, HIU took on #11 San Diego Christian at home for a GSAC match on Tuesday, April 5. The Royals lost with a final score of 0-9.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Come Up Short Against CUI On Senior Night
FULLERTON, CA – The #10 Hope International Royals hosted Concordia Irvine and celebrated Senior Night on Monday, April 4 at 7:00 pm in their final home contest of the 2016 season. The Royals came out strong and fought hard throughout the night but ultimately fell short in five sets.


[Softball] Royals Split in Series with Biola
LA MIRADA, CA- The Royals faced Biola in La Mirada on Tuesday, April 5. HIU split the series with Biola, losing the first game 4-5 and winning the second game 7-0.


[Baseball] Royals' Bats Bring Down the Oaks in First GSAC Sweep
PLACENTIA, CA – The Royals earned their first GSAC sweep in program history after claiming both games of a doubleheader in walk-off fashion. Brett Thompson (JR/Newport Beach, CA) & Brett Finicle (SR/Anaheim Hills, CA) provided the respective hits to claim the wins after hard-fought battles put them in position to sweep the series.


[Softball] Royals Split in Close Games with Marymount California
WILMINGTON, CA- HIU faced Marymount California University on Saturday, April 2, for a double header. The Royals split the series. Game 1 resulted in an extra inning loss with a final score of 8-9. Game 2 resulted in a win with a final score of 8-5.


[Men's Tennis] Mosquera and Varenne Score Against Arizona Christian
LA HABRA, CA- Hope International faced (RV) Arizona Christian in a GSAC match at home in La Habra on Saturday, April 2. The Royals fell to ACU with a final score of 2-7.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Fall to #10 Arizona Christian
LA HABRA, CA- Hope International faced Arizona Christian in a GSAC match at home in La Habra on Saturday, April 2. The Royals fell to the #10 ACU Firestorm by a final score of in a sweep 0-9.


[Softball] Royals Sweep in Close Series With William Woods
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals took on William Woods University at home in Fullerton on Friday, April 1. HIU swept the series with a score of 5-4 for Game 1 and a score of 7-5 for Game 2.


[Baseball] Gutsy Game Gets HIU the Series Opener Against the Oaks
PLACENTIA, CA - Hope International opened another GSAC series at home by hosting Menlo College on Friday, Apr. 1 at 6:30 pm. The Royals' bats found the ball early and often in the series opener as they took down the Oaks in eight and a half frames.


[Softball] Royals Battle in Close Games Against Simpson
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals faced Simpson University at home in Fullerton on Tuesday, March 29 for a non-conference double header. Simpson took the series, beating HIU 0-1 in Game 1 and 3-6 in Game 2.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Take a Win Against Pacific Lutheran
LA HABRA, CA- HIU hosted Pacific Lutheran University (WA) at home in La Habra on Wednesday, Mar. 30 at 1:00 pm. The Royals got their second win of the season with a final score of 6-3 over the Lutes.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Fall to Lewis-Clark State College (ID)
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals faced Lewis-Clark College at home in La Habra on Monday, March 28 in GSAC play. HIU took the loss with a final score of 0-9 against the #18 Warriors of LCSC.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Play Tough Match Against Lewis-Clark State College (ID)
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals faced #20 Lewis-Clark State College (ID) at home in La Habra on Monday, March 28. HIU took the conference loss by default with a final score of 2-7. 


[Baseball] Bats Break Losing Streak For HIU Against Marymount
PLACENTIA, CA – The Royals snapped a three-game losing streak against the Marymount California Mariners on Monday, Mar. 28 with a single non-conference game. Brett Thompson (JR/Newport Beach, CA) provided an infusion of offense at the leadoff spot with a pair of solo home runs in the win.


[Men's Volleyball] Greene and Baran-Maguire Keep HIU Perfect in Conference
MESA, AZ – The #10 Hope International Royals travelled to Arizona for a final pair of conference matchups hosted by Benedictine-Mesa (AZ) on Friday, Mar. 25 and Saturday, Mar. 26. It took two extra sets but the Royals came back after losing sets one and two to take the match 3-2.


[Men's Volleyball] Osmundson's Double-Double Gets HIU To 8-0 In Conference
MESA, AZ – The #10 Hope International Royals finished their Arizona trip with a sweep of Benedictine-Mesa (AZ) on Saturday, Mar. 26. Max Osmundson registered his second career double-double against the Redhawks in the three-set sweep.


[Men's Tennis] Sena and Varenne Sneak One past UHH
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals hosted the University of Hawaii-Hilo at home in La Habra on Thursday, March 24. HIU took a 1-8 loss against the NCAA DII Vulcans.


[Women's Tennis] HIU Falls to UHH
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals hosted the University of Hawaii-Hilo at home in La Habra on Thursday, March 24. HIU took a 1-8 loss against the NCAA DII Vulcans.


[Baseball] Royals Suffer Second Sweep of the Season
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International finished hosting a three-game series against the Biola Eagles on Thursday with a 6:30 pm game at Valencia HS. The Eagles reeled off seven runs in the first inning for a big lead and never looked back as they completed the sweep against HIU with a double-digit win.


[Softball] Royals Sweep UAV for Second Time
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals faced the University of Antelope Valley for the third time this season. The game was held at home in Fullerton on Wednesday, March 23. The Royals swept the day, winning the first game 2-1 and winning the second game 4-1. HIU is now 5-0 against UAV for the season.


[Men's Volleyball] Pins Provide The Win Over UC Santa Cruz
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals continued an unbeaten streak against the Banana Slugs of UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday, Mar. 23 in the Darling Pavilion. Hope International has now won five straight against UCSC and claimed this match with a combined 27 kills by Max Osmundson (FR/Las Vegas, NV) and Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA).


[Men's Basketball] Barnes and Neilan Cap Careers With All-American Honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2015-16 Division I Men's Basketball All-America Teams on Thursday. Deondre McWhorter (pictured) of Georgetown (Ky.) was named the 2015-16 NABC-NAIA National Player of the Year. McWhorter becomes the second Tiger since the award began in 1994 to earn this accolade – Vic Moses was the NAIA Co-Player of the Year in 2013.


[Baseball] Impressive Ninth Frame Not Enough In La Mirada
LA MIRADA, CA - The Royals travelled to La Mirada on Wednesday, Mar. 23 to continue a GSAC series against Biola. The Royals were the designated home team despite playing at the Eagles' field and struggled early before exploding offensively in the final inning, but the late push fell short.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Claim First Win Of 2016 Over Mills College
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals faced Mills College at home in La Habra on Monday, March 21. The Royals took the match with an impressive win of 9-0 for their first victory of the 2016 season.


[Men's Volleyball] CUI Sweeps HIU In Irvine
IRVINE, CA – The Royals played the third match of a four-match season series against Concordia University Irvine on Monday, Mar. 21 in Irvine. Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) led all players with 18 kills and hit .225, but it was not enough to get passed the Eagles.


[Women's Tennis] Cornea Sneaks a Point Past Colby College
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals faced Colby College (ME) in a home match on Tuesday, March 22. Colby College proved to be a tough competitor as HIU took the 1-8 loss.


[Men's Tennis] Mosquera and Maiolo Lead Royals to a Win
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals faced Colby College (ME) in a home match on Tuesday, March 22. HIU played a close match and walked away with their first win of 2016 with a 5-4 final score. 


[Baseball] Royals' Early Offense Comes Up Short
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International opened their season series against the Biola Eagles on Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 6:30 pm. An offensive explosion in the second gave HIU an early lead but the Royals were unable to get the win.


[Softball] Wins and losses: an OC Register piece on Liz Gonzalez
Never is Liz Gonzalez alone out here.


[Men's Basketball] Dillard Dismisses HIU From 2016 NAIA Championship
KANSAS CITY, MO – The Royals made their fourth-straight appearance at the 79th annual NAIA DI National Championships on Thursday, Mar. 17 with a game against Dillard University (LA) in the Municipal Auditorium. The Royals were the second seed in the Liston quadrant of the bracket and the Bleu Devils were the seventh seed.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Fall in Close Match to PSC
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals started a week of three games by hosting today against Puget Sound Christian on Thursday, Mar. 17. HIU lost at home in a very close match with a team score of 4-5. 


[Softball] Royals Split With ACU
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals faced Arizona Christian in a GSAC doubleheader on Tuesday, March 15. HIU split with ACU, winning the first game 2-1 and losing the second game 5-0.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Stay Perfect Against UC Merced
MERCED, CA – The Royals returned to conference play on Saturday with a doubleheader against the UC Merced Bobcats. The Royals won both matches in a total of seven sets and Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) tallied 29 kills during the day.


[Men's Tennis] Varenne Stands Out Against Amherst
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals faced off against Amherst College at home in La Habra on Monday, March 14. The match resulted in a 0-9 loss for HIU.


[Women's Tennis] Cornea and Robles Play Hard Against Salisbury
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals faced off against Salisbury University at home in La Habra on Monday, March 14. The match resulted in a 0-9 loss for HIU.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Draw Dillard (LA) In Opening Round
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially announced the 32 qualifiers and bracket for the 79th annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. The event will be held in Kansas City, Mo., at historic Municipal Auditorium for the 52nd overall time and 15th-straight year. For tickets as low as $4 per person per game, go to NAIAHoops.com/tickets.


[Baseball] Pioneers Claim Series Opener in Placentia
PLACENTIA, CA – The Royals took a break from conference play on Tuesday, Mar. 8 and hosted the Antelope Valley Pioneers for a single game at 6:00 pm. The Royals' defense struggled against the Pioneers and UAV walked away with a win in the first meeting between the teams.


[Baseball] All Cylinders Fire For HIU In Second Game Against Doane (NE)
PLACENTIA, CA – The Royals continued their hiatus from GSAC competition with a two-game series against the Doane College (NE) Tigers on Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 pm. The Royals split the series with the Tigers, falling 8-12 on Wednesday before winning 13-6 on Thursday.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Lose in Close Match Against Sonoma State
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals hosted NCAA Div. I Sonoma State at home in La Habra on Friday, March 11. HIU played a close match but came up short with the 3-6 loss. 


[Softball] HIU Drops Two to SDC
SANTEE, CA- The Royals headed down South on Friday, March 11, to face San Diego Christian in a GSAC double header. The Royals fell to SDC in both games, but they were close battles. Game 1 resulted in a close 1-2 loss for HIU. Game 2 resulted in a 4-7 loss. 


[Women's Golf] Weiderman Collects First Collegiate Medal Finish
NIPOMO, CA – The Royals played in the Smith Motors Invitational hosted by the Belhaven University Blazers on Tuesday, Mar. 8. Allison Weiderman won the tournament with an individual finish of 155 (77 and 78) on a rainy day in Nipomo.


[Men's Golf] DeVera Paces Again In Nipomo
NIPOMO, CA – The Royals played in the Smith Motors Invitational hosted by the Belhaven University Blazers on Tuesday, Mar. 8. Clarence DeVera (SO/Long Beach, CA) led the Royals at the tournament with an individual finish of 146 (69 and 77) on a rainy day in Nipomo.


[Men's Basketball] Mejia Scores 26 But Royals Come Up Short
FULLERTON, CA – The 2016 GSAC Men's Basketball Championship came to a close on Tuesday, Mar. 8 with the final contest featuring the #1 seed Biola Eagles and the host team, the #2 seed Hope International Royals. In a gritty defensive battle the Eagles walked off the floor with win and the hardware to show for it at the Darling Pavilion.


[Softball] Royals Sweep Vanguard
COSTA MESA, CA- The Royals played another set of GSAC games on Tuesday, March 8, against Vanguard University. HIU walked away with the sweep. Game 1 resulted in a 8-2 win for the Royals. They also won Game 2 with a final score of 6-1.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Fall in Close Match to RCC
RIVERSIDE, CA- The Royals traveled to Riverside on Friday, March 4, for a makeup game against Riverside Community College. The original game was rained out earlier in the season. HIU lost in a close match to RCC 4-5. 


[Baseball] #22 Vanguard Hands HIU First Series Sweep
PLACENTIA, CA – Hope International continued its inaugural NAIA campaign and its series against #22 Vanguard University on Saturday with a doubleheader at Tigers Field. The Royals dropped the first game of the series one day earlier and were unable to steal either of the doubleheader games as they suffered their first sweep of the season.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Down the Eagles, Advance to GSAC Semifinals
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International earned a date with top-seeded Westmont after they defeated the Eagles 63-50 in the Opening Round of the 2016 GSAC Women's Basketball tournament. The Royals were led by Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) who scored a game-high 20 points, and Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.


[Softball] Royals Split Doubleheader with Biola
FULLERTON, CA- It was an exciting day for the Royals as they opened up GSAC play at home on Saturday, March 5, against Biola. The Royals split their double header. They fell in a close Game 1 with a score of 2-3 and had a big Game 2, winning 7-3.


[Men's Basketball] #7 Royals Advance To Third Consecutive GSAC Tournament Championship
FULLERTON, CA – The seventh-ranked and second-seeded Hope International Royals punched their ticket to the GSAC Championship for the third straight season on Saturday with a win over the Vanguard Lions. The sixth-seeded Lions upset William Jessup to make an appearance in the Semifinals but were unable to push past the Royals.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Hit Road Block in Semifinals and Surrender to Warriors
FULLERTON, CA- After advancing to the semifinals of the 2016 GSAC Tournament, the Royals saw their season end with a 72-58 defeat at the hands of the Westmont Warriors on Saturday. Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) led the Royals scoring 14 points while Cheyenne Ball (JR/Corona, CA) contributed 10 points and 9 rebounds in a losing effort.


[Baseball] Lions Take Series Opener From HIU
PLACENTIA, CA- Hope International started their season series against #22 Vanguard University on Friday with a 2:30 game at Tigers Field. The Royals hung close with the Lions for six frames but were unable to capture a win.


[Men's Tennis] Sena Collects Two Against Biola
LA MIRADA, CA- The Royals traveled to La Mirada on Tuesday, March 1, to face Biola in a GSAC match. The Royals stole 2, making it a 2-7 loss for HIU.


[Women's Tennis] Cornea Takes One Against Biola
LA MIRADA, CA- The Royals traveled to La Mirada on Tuesday, March 1, to face Biola in a GSAC match. The Royals stole one, making it a 1-8 loss for HIU.


[Men's Golf] Royals Improve Over Course Of The Master's Invite
SANTA CLARITA, CA – The men of Hope International competed in The Master's Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. HIU was paced by Clarence DeVera (SO/Long Beach, CA) with a 12th place finish and a card of 218, two over par.


[Women's Basketball] Perry Named All-GSAC
IRVINE, CA-The GSAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour consists of 11 players and is led by GSAC Player of the Year, Krissy Karr from Westmont. Bianca Cubello from The Master's College, is the Defensive Player of the Year. Kirsten Moore, who led the Warriors to the GSAC Championship with a record of 15-1, is the GSAC Coach of the Year.


[Winter Sports] GSAC Tournament Seedings and Schedule Announced
The Golden State Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament seeding took until the final week of the regular season to be determined. Biola defeated Hope International on the final night of the regular season to win the GSAC Men's Basketball Championship and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.  Westmont earned the women's championship and is the top-seeded team in the women's bracket.


[Men's Basketball] Neilan Named Defensive Player of the Year & Barnes Named All-GSAC
IRVINE, CA – The GSAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour consists of 11 players and is led by GSAC Player of the Year, Dakari Archer from Biola. Garrett Neilan (SR/Downey, CA) from Hope International, is the Defensive Player of the Year. Dave Holmquist of Biola, who led the Eagles to the GSAC Championship with a record of 14-2, is the GSAC Coach of the Year.


[Softball] HIU Sweeps GSAC Games Against WJU
ROCKLIN, CA- HIU has finished their series of games up North. They ended with double header, GSAC games against William Jessup University. The Royals won both games, resulting in a sweep against WJU. Game 1 had a score of 7-2. Game 2 was a bit closer with a score of 6-5.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Win Fourth Conference Match With Sweep Of Benedictine-Mesa
FULLERTON, CA – The Hope International Royals hosted Benedictine-Mesa (AZ) for the second match in as many days and completed a second sweep of the Redhawks. Zach Greene (JR/Lombard, IL) led the Royals with a double-double, tallying 13 kills and 18 digs in the win.


[Baseball] Firestorm Take Two From HIU to Claim the Series
PHOENIX, AZ – The Royals continued a three-game GSAC series against the Firestorm on Saturday with a doubleheader. After taking the first game of the series on Friday, the Royals fell to the Firestorm in both games of the doubleheader and lost the series 1-2.


[Women's Basketball] Royals' Dominance in First Half Secures Win Over Biola
LA MIRADA, CA- After gaining the first seven points of the evening, Hope International did not look back as they pulled out a 61-51 victory over Biola University in the last conference game. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) led the Royals in scoring with 18 points shooting 8-15 from the floor.


[Men's Basketball] Royals' Subpar Shooting Sinks Top Seed Hopes
LA MIRADA, CA- The #5 Royals' regular season ended on the road in Chase Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 27 as the Biola Eagles celebrated Senior Night. The Royals fell to the #8 Eagles in the NAIA Game of the Week and will have to settle for the second seed in the GSAC Tournament.


[Softball] Royals Fall to Menlo in GSAC Opener
ATHERTON, CA- The Royals are continuing their games up North this week. HIU finally opened up GSAC play against Menlo College on Friday, February 26. The Royals dropped both games to Menlo. Game 1 resulted in a 1-9 loss, and Game 2 resulted in a 1-8 loss. Menlo proved to be a tough competitor for the Royals as HIU came up with only 9 hits for the day.


[Baseball] Lobdell Goes The Distance As HIU Grabs Game One At ACU
PHOENIX, AZ- The Royals took a trip to Phoenix for a three-game series against the Firestorm of Arizona Christian on Friday and Saturday. Payton Lobdell (SR/Huntington Beach, CA) and Dean Jackson each went the distance in a pitcher's duel in the desert, but Lobdell was the one that walked away the winner through nine frames.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Split Games in Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ- The Royals played a set of games on Friday, February 26 out in Phoenix, AZ and Mesa, AZ. Game 1 was played against Paradise Community College, which resulted in a 5-4 win. Game 2 was played against Mesa Community College, which resulted in a 0-9 loss.


[Men's Volleyball] Osborne Collects 17 Kills In Third Conference Win
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International returned to NAIA Independent play with a match at home against Benedictine-Mesa (AZ) on Friday, Feb. 26. The Royals swept a young Redhawks squad in three sets, though the third set did require extra points for the final decision.


[Men's Tennis] Sena and Varenne Win Two Doubles in Same Day
PHOENIX, AZ- The Royals played a set of games on Friday, February 26 out in Phoenix, AZ and Mesa, AZ. Game 1 was played against Paradise Community College, which resulted in a 6-3 win. Game 2 was played against Mesa Community College, which resulted in a 1-8 loss.


[Softball] Royals Drop Two to Holy Names
KENTFIELD, CA- HIU traveled up North this week for a few games. The Royal's first set of games were played against Holy Names University on Thursday, February 25. HIU dropped both games to HNU with a 5-3 loss for Game 1 and a 3-0 loss for Game 2.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Take Down Glendale Community College
GLENDALE, AZ- The Royals traveled to Arizona this week for a number of games. They opened up their trip against Glendale Community College on Thursday, February 25. HIU came up with a 6-3 win over GCC.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Lose in Close Match to GCC
GLENDALE, AZ- The Royals traveled to Arizona this week for a number of games. They opened up their trip against Glendale Community College on Thursday, February 25. HIU had a close match that unfortunately ended in a 4-5 loss for the Royals.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Squeak By Firestorm On Senior Night
FULLERTON, CA- #5 Hope International hosted #15 Arizona Christian on Senior Night in their final home game of the regular season. Dominique Lanier (SR/Lakewood, CA) provided a career-best 27 points against the Firestorm and the Royals split the season series with a nail-biter finish and a last-second win.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Weather the Firestorm On Senior Night
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International Royals brought the heat against the Arizona Christian Firestorm winning 68-65 in their final home game of the season. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) produced a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Cheyenne Ball (JR/Corona, CA) ended the evening with 11 points and eight rebounds, while shooting 4-5 from the floor.


[Women's Golf] Weiderman Leads HIU Again At Eagle Glen
CORONA, CA- The Lady Royals traveled to Corona on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22 & 23 to take part in the California Baptist Women's Invitational. CBU hosted 17 full teams plus the Royals' three individual golfers at Eagle Glen Golf Club in a two-round tournament.


[Men's Tennis] HIU Takes a Doubles Match from CUI
COSTA MESA, CA-  The Royals traveled down to Concordia on Tuesday, February 23, to face them in a GSAC match. The Royals did not get the win, but they did manage to win a doubles match for the 1-8 loss.


[Women's Tennis] Chavez Tallys One Up Against CUI
COSTA MESA, CA- The Royals made there way down to Concordia on Tuesday, February 23, to face them in a GSAC match. Only one Royal was able to snath a match from CUI in the 1-8 loss. 


[Softball] HIU Sweeps Goshen College
FULLERTON, CA- HIU took on Goshen College at Lions Field in Fullerton on Tuesday, February 23. The double header resulted in a sweep for the Royals. Game 1 was a 5 inning run rule with a score of 9-1. Game 2 was a bit closer with a 5-3 win for HIU.


[Baseball] Royals Return To .500 As Westmont Wins Out
PLACENTIA, CA- The Royals hosted Westmont on Tuesday at 6:00 pm in a non-conference preview of a future GSAC series. HIU sent six pitchers to the mound in a blowout defeat by the Warriors from Santa Barbara.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Sweep Kingsmen with 18 Kills by Osborne
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted Cal Lutheran in the second-ever meeting between the two teams and swept the Kingsmen in three sets. Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) led all players with 18 kills and hit .364 with eight digs.


[Men's Tennis] HIU Takes a Double Match from CUI
COSTA MESA, CA-  The Royals traveled dow to Concordia on Tuesday, February 23, to face them in a GSAC match. The Royals did not get the win, but they did manage to win a doubles match for the 1-8 loss.


[Softball] Big Hitters Emerge in Tournament Play
WEST COVINA, CA- The Royals continued tournament play, hosted by Biola, on Saturday, February 20. HIU opened with a morning game against Southern Oregon University, which resulted in a 3-12 loss. They also played University of Antelope Valley for the third time this season, which resulted in a 5-2 win. 


[Softball] Royals Wrap Up Tournament Play with a Win
WEST COVINA, CA- The Royals round out tournament play, hosted by Biola, on Saturday, February 20, against Embry Riddle. This was Game 3 for HIU that day. The Royals walked away with a 5 inning, 13-2 win. This gave the Royals a 3-2 record for the two day tournamnet.


[Women's Basketball] Lions Get a Dose of Pihl
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International played a late game on Saturday night in hopes of upsetting #6 Vanguard. The Royals fought hard but ended up surrendering to the Lions 42-54 in the Darling Pavilion. Julia Pihl (FR/Oceanside, CA) impressed fans as she led the Royals in scoring with 14 points, shooting 4-7 from behind the arc.


[Baseball] Late Offense Not Enough Against The Hawks
PLACENTIA, CA – The Royals continued their series against San Diego Christian on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 am. The Royals lost the first game of the day with a final score of 3-14 and also lost the second game, falling in that contest with a 6-9 tally.


[Men's Basketball] Royals' Bigs Beat Back Vanguard
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International hosted Vanguard University on Saturday in the early game as part of the Play 4 Kay event sponsored league-wide by the GSAC. The Royals were led by Liam Hunt (SO/San Anselmo, CA) and Tuff Barnes (SR/Scottsdale, AZ) who scored a combined 40 points in the win over the Lions.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Beat Fullerton College After Rain Delay
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals traveled down the road on Wednesday, February 17, to face Fullerton College in a friendly scrimmage. However, the weather had different plans. The Royals and the Hornets postponed their scrimmage for February 19. 


[Baseball] Clark Comes Up Clutch With Grand Slam
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International continued their inaugural GSAC campaign with a game against the Hawks of San Diego Christian on Friday at 2:00 pm. The Royals grabbed their third GSAC win of the season and started their all-time series against the Hawks at 1-0.


[Softball] Royals Split in Day 1 of Tournament Play
WEST COVINA, CA-  The Royals are taking part in Biola's tournament for the weekend. HIU played Friday, February 19, against Goshen College and Carroll College to start the two day tournament. The Royals beat Goshen 12-4 and fell to Carroll College 3-6.


[Men's Volleyball] Rivera Posts Career Numbers In Loss To CUI
IRVINE, CA- The Royals traveled south for a rematch against the Concordia Eagles on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7:00 pm. HIU stole the second set from CUI but fell in four to the Eagles for the second time this season. Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) led HIU with 18 kills while also adding six digs and four blocks.


[Women's Basketball] Hixon, Perry, and Rendon Sling Royals Past Oaks
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International Royals took down the Menlo College Oaks 62-57 in their second matchup of the series on Thursday evening in the Darling Pavilion. The Royals used solid defense to hold their lead over the Oaks for nearly the entire game.


[Men's Basketball] Mejia And Barnes Combine For 34 In Win Over Menlo
FULLERTON, CA- No. 6 Hope International felled the Oaks of Menlo College for the second time in the 2015-16 season with dual 17-point outputs from Tuff Barnes (SR/Scottsdale, AZ) and Ramon Mejia (SR/Salina, CA). Liam Hunt (SO/San Anselmo, CA) also turned in an impressive performance with his seventh double-double of the season, tallying 10 points and 11 rebounds.


[Men's Golf] DeVera Leads The Royals Through Moon Valley
PHOENIX, AZ – The Royals returned to action with an appearance at the Arizona Christian Spring Invitational. The Royals finished last in a 13-team field at the Moon Valley Country Club.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Take Two From Biola
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals set up shop at the La Habra Tennis Center on Tuesday, February 16 to host Biola in their second match of GSAC play. While the Royals did not come out with the win, they still managed to take two from the Eagles in the 2-7 loss.


[Women's Tennis] Chavez Sneaks One Past Biola
LA MIRADA, CA- The Royals traveled to La Habra Tennis Center on Tuesday, February 16 to host Biola in their second game of the GSAC conference. Biola proved to be a tough matchup for the Royals, but one athlete stood out.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Open NAIA Independent Play Against UCM
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals hosted UC Merced in their first conference contests of 2016 with a doubleheader against the Bobcats on Monday, Feb. 15. HIU started the day with a 7-0 all-time record against UCM and won both games of the doubleheader against the Bobcats. Zach Greene (JR/Lombard, IL) led in match one with 14 kills and Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) led in the second match with 15 kills.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Sweep Season Series In Santa Clarita
SANTA CLARITA, CA- For the second time in the 2015-16 season, Hope International has come away victorious after a matchup with the Mustangs from The Master's College. Hope International was led by Tuff Barnes (SR/Scottsdale, AZ) with 22 points, eight boards, and two blocks in the win.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Win Sixth Straight With Greene's Big Day
OAKLAND, CA- The Royals played their first five-set match in program history against the Hawks of Holy Names on Friday, Feb. 12 at Holy Names. The Royals lost the first two sets but rallied back to win three straight and the match. Zach Greene (JR/Lombard, IL) powered the offense against the Hawks with 23 kills and a .417 hitting percentage, committing just three hitting errors in 48 attempts.


[Baseball] Royals Split The Day But Take The Series
SANTA CLARITA, CA- The Royals continued to make their presence felt early in their first-ever GSAC campaign by taking the opening game of a doubleheader against #10 The Master's in Santa Clarita.


[Men's Tennis] Men's Tennis Falls to Westmont
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals opened up against Westmont college at home for their first GSAC conference game. HIU fell to Westmont 9-0. 


[Women's Tennis] Royals Shut Out by Westmont
LA HABRA, CA- The Royals opened up against Wesmont College at home for their first GSAC conference game on Saturday, February 13. While Westmont proved to be a challenging competitor with a 9-0 loss, the Royals showed a lot of fight. 


[Women's Basketball] Royals Wrangle With Mustangs But Surrender In Final Quarter
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International fought hard against The Master's College by staying within ten points of the Mustangs for the first three quarters of the game. In the final quarter the Mustangs succeeded from behind the arc securing the 67-52 win on Saturday night. Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) led the Royals in scoring with 10 points while Ashley Carter-Wafer (JR/Riverside, CA) and Cheyenne Ball (JR/Corona, CA) each contributed eight points.


[Men's Volleyball] HIU Grabs Win Number Five In Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ, CA- The Royals opened their Northern California with a stop in Santa Cruz to face the Banana Slugs from UC Santa Cruz. Hope won the matchup with three players in double-figures for kills, including 14 kills each from Zach Greene (JR/Lombard, IL) and Kevin Baran-Maguire (JR/Newport Beach, CA).


[Women's Tennis] Hope Falls to Occidental College 6-3
LOS ANGELES, CA- The Royals to Los Angeles on Thursday, February 11 to face the Tigers of Occidental College. The Royals faced their second loss on the 2016 season. 


[Men's Basketball] Barnes, Hunt, and Lanier Combine For 65 Against SDC
FULLERTON, CA – No. 7 Hope International hosted San Diego Christian in the nightcap of Tuesday's GSAC doubleheader and battled with the Hawks from the opening tip. After trading body blows in the first half the Royals began to string defensive stops together and walked off the floor with a 103-83 victory in regulation.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Soar to Victory Over Hawks
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International concluded their conference series against San Diego Christian with a 53-40 win on Tuesday evening in the Darling Pavilion. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) led the Royals for the fourth game in a row scoring 21 points, while Cheyenne Ball (JR/Corona, CA) dominated the defensive boards by grabbing a game high 11 rebounds.


[Men's Volleyball] Greene and Osborne Conquer Kingsmen
THOUSAND OAKS, CA- The Royals hit the road for a match against the Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran on Tuesday night. HIU got its fourth win of the season in four sets against CLU with 29 kills from Zach Greene (JR/Lombard, IL) and Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA).


[Men's Volleyball] HIU Stretches Streak To Perfect 21-0 Against HNU
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International got its third win of the 2016 season on Friday, Feb. 5 at 2:00 pm against the Hawks of Holy Names. The Royals improve to a perfect 21-0 against the Hawks stretching back to the 2006 season. Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) led HIU with nine kills and hit .444 in the three-set sweep (25-23, 25-14, 25-16).


[Softball] Royals Take One Against MCU Mariners
FULLERTON, CA- HIU opened up their preseason home games on Saturday against Marymount California University. The Royals took Game 1 with an 8-6 win over the Mariners. Game 2 resulted in a 1-2 loss for the Royals after one inning of international tie breaker (ITB). The Royals collected 14 hits on the day.


[Women's Basketball] Perry's 30 Puts a Scare in #2 Westmont
SANTA CLARITA, CA- The Hope International Royals came close to upsetting the #2 Westmont College Warriors on Saturday evening before they fell three points short 68-71 down the final stretch. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) had an impressive night as she recorded a new career high of 30 points while grabbing 10 rebounds for the Royals.


[Baseball] HIU Snaps Three-Game Skid Against Flames With Walkoff Win
VALENCIA, CA- The Royals hosted Bethesda on Saturday, Feb. 6, for a doubleheader in games two and three of the season series. The Royals fell 7-2 in game one and won game two in extra innings with a walkoff as the Flames walked home the winning run.


[Men's Basketball] Hunt's Double-Double Drives HIU to Second Win Over Westmont
SANTA BARBARA, CA- #8 Hope International traveled to #16 Westmont for a rematch in the second game of the season series. After winning the first meeting at the Darling Pavilion with a last-second layup by Dominique Lanier (SR/Lakewood, CA), Hope took the game at Westmont with another close finish, 61-60. Liam Hunt (SO/San Anselmo, CA) tallied a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win.


[Women's Tennis] HIU Drops First Match of 2016 to CSULA
LOS ANGELES, CA- HIU women's tennis traveled to Los Angeles to take on the Golden Eagles of CSU Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 4 in their first countable contest of the 2016 season. The Royals were blanked in LA in their first loss of the 2016 season.


[Men's Tennis] HIU On The Board Against IVC
IRVINE, CA- The Men's Tennis program continued its 2016 season with a scrimmage at Irvine Valley College on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 pm.


[Softball] Regals Sweep Royals In Preseason Opener
THOUSAND OAKS, CA- The Royals traveled to Thousand Oaks on Tuesday to face the Cal Lutheran Regals in a doubleheader for their preseason opener. The Royals suffered losses in both games and allowed 27 hits to the Regals.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Share Scoring Load in Win Over WCB
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International hosted the Eagles of West Coast Baptist on Tuesday night in a break from GSAC play. The Royals boasted a perfect 3-0 record against the Eagles prior to tip-off and stayed perfect with the largest win over the Eagles in program history. Deondre Bryant (SO/Santa Ana, CA) led with 14 points and six rebounds.


[Baseball] HIU Suffers Second Loss to LSU In Riverside
RIVERSIDE, CA- The Royals returned to Riverside for their fourth game against La Sierra University on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Royals opened their NAIA campaign with a three-game series against LSU and went 1-1-1 in the initial series. HIU had its chances against the Golden Eagles but would drop the fourth game of the season series to LSU in eight and a half frames.


[Men's Basketball] HIU Rejected In Rocklin Despite Hunt's Career Numbers
ROCKLIN, CA- The #7 Royals wrapped up their Northern California trip and kicked off the second half of GSAC play at (RV) William Jessup on Saturday, Jan. 30. The Warriors prevailed on their homecoming night despite a great performance from Liam Hunt (SO/San Anselmo, CA) who finished with a career-best 24 point on 11-of-16 shooting.


[Baseball] HIU Sweeps PCC With Pair Of Dominant Outings
ARCADIA, CA- The Royals travelled to Arcadia on Saturday to finish a three-game series against the Sea Beggars of Providence Christian. After outlasting PCC 10-9 with a bases-loaded save from David Robles (JR/San Bernardino, CA) the previous night, the HIU pitching staff shut down the Sea Beggar bats with a pair of dominant performances.


[Fall Sports] GSAC to Honor 18 Student-Athletes with Cliff Hamlow Champion of Character Award
The Golden State Athletic Conference will honor 18 student-athletes from across the conference with the Cliff Hamlow Champion of Character award during a banquet on Sunday, March 6.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Win Second Straight In Five
DES MOINES, IA- The Royals wrapped up their time in Iowa with a win against Cardinal Stritch (WI) on Saturday, Jan. 30. After losing the first seven games of the 2016 season the Royals have won the past two in a row. Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) led with 25 kills against the Wolves while hitting .377.


[Men's Tennis] Hope International Blanked In Opening Scrimmage
AZUSA, CA- Hope International travelled to Azusa for a scrimmage to open the 2016 season and lost 0-9 to the NCAA Division II Cougars. One of the nine matches ended up a forfeit because HIU played down a man.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Escape With Win Over Warriors
Rocklin, CA-  The Hope International Royals concluded their trip in Northern California with a win against the William Jessup Warriors 53-45 on Saturday night. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) was the top scorer for both games on the road with 13 points and eight rebounds. Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) was right behind with 11 points.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Split the Day and Snap Seven Game Skid in Iowa
DES MOINES, IA – The Royals completed two more contests in their 2016 campaign at the Molten Invitational hosted by #2 Grand View (IA). The Royals faced the hosting Vikings in their first match of the day and lost in three sets (25-18, 25-23, 25-18) before taking on the Morningside (IA) Mustangs.


[Baseball] Explosive Offense Powers Royals' Second Win
PLACENTIA, CA- Hope International hosted Providence Christian College on Friday, Jan. 29 and outlasted the Sea Beggars 10-9 for their second win of the season. Payton Lobdell (SR/Huntington Beach, CA) started for HIU and recorded his first win as a Royal - the second of the program for HIU - while David Robles (JR/San Bernardino, CA) got the first save of HIU's NAIA tenure.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Finish First Half Of GSAC With Win At Menlo
ATHERTON, CA- The #7 Royals wrapped up the front end of GSAC play on the road against the Menlo College Oaks on Thursday, Jan. 28. Liam Hunt (SO/San Anselmo, CA), Tuff Barnes (SR/Scottsdale, AZ), and Ramon Mejia (SR/Salina, CA) combined to shoot 24 of 33 from the floor on the night for 60 of the Royals' 87 points.


[Women's Tennis] Promising Start to 2016 Season for Lady Royals
LA HABRA, CA- Hope International opened their 2016 campaign with a win against the Vikings of Long Beach City College, felling the Vikings 7-2 with one loss each in singles and doubles play.


[Men's Golf] DeVera Medals In Three-Team Scrimmage
WHITTIER, CA- Hope International competed against CSU Dominguez Hills and Occidental College on Monday, Jan. 28 in a three-team scrimmage at California Country Club.


[Women's Basketball] Perry Puts Up 22, But Oaks Prevail
ATHERTON, CA- After leading at half time, the Hope International Royals were unable to contain the Menlo College Oaks down the final stretch as they surrendered the game 81-73. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) led all scorers with 22 points while shooting 8-11 from the floor.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Drop Two In Iowa, Still Searching For First Win
DES MOINES, IA- #10 Hope International played its first match of the Molten Invitational hosted by Grand View (IA) on Wednesday, Jan. 28 against #5 Warner University (FL). The two NAIA National Conference foes battled throughout but Warner prevailed 3-2 in five sets (30-28, 18-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-9).


[Men's Basketball] Royals' Alumnus Gives Back In A Big Way
FULLERTON, CA – Hope International is pleased to announce the creation of The Jocson Men's Basketball Scholarship on behalf of alumni and former MBB player, Ryan Jocson (Aug '13), a Trustee of the Jocson Family Foundation. The Royals would like to recognize the Jocson Family Foundation for their generous contribution to HIU Athletics and its future success.


[Men's Basketball] Defense and Domo Get It Done For HIU
FULLERTON, CA- The #7 Royals hosted #10 Biola in a one vs. two matchup for the top seed in the GSAC on Saturday, Jan. 23. HIU turned a slim lead at the halfway mark into a 12-point win at the final buzzer, and Dominique Lanier (SR/Lakewood, CA) bounced back after a poor shooting night against Arizona Christian with 14 points while shooting five of nine from the floor.


[Baseball] Baseball Comes Back In A Big Way At Home Opener
PLACENTIA, CA- After a 30-year hiatus Hope International University has baseball once again. Tonight marked the inaugural NAIA home opener for the baseball program as HIU hosted La Sierra University. Dr. Derry threw out the first pitch before the Royals ran away with the win as seven different HIU players plated at least one run each.


[Baseball] Royals Open NAIA Campaign With Split Showing At La Sierra
RIVERSIDE, CA- The Royals opened their inaugural NAIA baseball season with a doubleheader against La Sierra on Friday, January 22. HIU split the day with LSU, dropping the first game of the season 6-5 and tying the second 7-7 in seven innings.


[Women's Basketball] Third Quarter Freeze, Sinks Royals
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International Royals underwent a cold shooting night in their first matchup against the Biola University Eagles where they fell 46-48 on Jan. 23. Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) led the Royals in scoring with 11 points. Cheyenne Ball (JR/Corona, CA) contributed eight points while grabbing a game high 15 rebounds.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Fall Short Again In Four To CUI
FULLERTON, CA- The Royals hosted an old rival on Thursday night as the Eagles of Concordia Irvine came to town. Hope International lost for the fourth time this season and are still searching for their first win of the season. Kevin Baran-Maguire (JR/Newport Beach, CA) shouldered the load for HIU and finished with 21 kills and hit .310 for the Royals in the loss.


[Men's Basketball] Barnes Puts Up 19 As HIU Stays Perfect In GSAC
COSTA MESA, CA- The #9 Royals travelled to Costa Mesa on Saturday night looking to extend their perfect streak in conference play against the Vanguard Lions. HIU finished the night shooting almost 60% from the field as the Royals claimed their fifth GSAC win of the 2015-16 season.


[Women's Basketball] Lions Prove To Be Too Much For Royals
COSTA, MESA CA- The Hope International Royals faced a tough shooting night as they surrendered their fifth game in conference play to the Vanguard University Lions with 63-42 as the final tally. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) led the Royals in scoring with 12 points and seven boards.


[Men's Volleyball] HIU Falls In Five Again to Pride
IRVINE, CA- Hope International played Springfield College (MA) for the second time in two days at Irvine Valley College. The Royals lost in five sets and are still searching for their first win of the 2016 season.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Burn Firestorm in Final Seconds
PHOENIX, AZ- With the score tied in the final seconds of the game, Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) finished her second free-throw to snag the 80-79 win for Hope International against Arizona Christian on Tuesday. Up by 14 points late in the third period, HIU almost gave away their advantage as ACU put up a fight in the second half. Four Royals scored in the double figures, but Nikki Andaya (JR/Benicia, CA) came out on top with a tremendous game of 20 points, shooting 7-10 from the field and 4-5 from behind the arc.


[Men's Basketball] Arizona Christian Hands HIU Its First GSAC Loss of 2015-16
PHOENIX, AZ- The Royals finished their two-game road trip with a stop in Phoenix to face the #10 Firestorm of Arizona Christian. Hope International suffered its first GSAC loss as they fell 73-59. Jordan Pellum (JR/Palm Springs, CA) led with 16 points on 6-13 shooting in 22 minutes off the bench.


[Men's Basketball] Hunt, Mejia, and Neilan Combine for 59 in Win Over SDC
EL CAJON, CA- The #11 Hope International University took on the San Diego Christian Hawks on Saturday, Jan. 9 in the second GSAC game of the New Year. Garrett Neilan (SR/Downey, CA) led the Royals to victory over the Hawks with 21 points on 8-12 shooting and was 4-6 from downtown.


[Women's Basketball] Tough Defense Pushes Royals Past Hawks
EL CAJON, CA- In their third conference game on Saturday Jan. 9 the Hope International Royals used their solid defense to take down the San Diego Christian Hawks 61-47. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) led the Royals in scoring with 15 points, while Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) ended with 13 points. Taylor Hixon had a successful night producing a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Lead Early, But Surrender To Warriors In Overtime
FULLERTON, CA- After leading nearly the entire game, the Hope International Royals surrendered to the William Jessup Warriors 63-56 in overtime on Thursday night. Cheyenne Ball (JR/Corona, CA) was one rebound shy of a double-double with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Ashley-Carter Wafer ended the evening with 11 points, while Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) finished with a career high 14 rebounds.


[Men's Volleyball] Grand Canyon Steals the Show In Royals' 2016 Opener
FULLERTON, CA- The #8 Royals opened their 2016 campaign at home with a match against NCAA DII Grand Canyon on Friday, Jan. 8. Beau-General Osborne (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) led with 14 kills in 37 attempts, while Vinny Parisi came up with 20 digs in the first game of 2016.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Grind Out Gritty Finish With 32 Free Throws
FULLERTON, CA- The #11 Royals returned to GSAC play on Thursday, Jan. 7 with game against William Jessup. After having a nine-game winning streak snapped by British Columbia (CAN), the Royals rebounded back to their winning ways in a gritty game against the Warriors with a 73-62 final tally.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Iced By Thunderbirds in 2016 Opener
FULLERTON, CA- #10 Hope International University hosted the University of British Columbia (CAN) Thunderbirds to open the New Year on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 5:00 pm. Jordan Pellum (JR/Palm Springs, CA) led the Royals for the fifth time this season with 18 points coming off the bench.


[Women's Basketball] Hixon And Terwilliger Double Down In Win Over Bethesda
FULLERTON, CA- With six Royals scoring in double digits, the Hope International women's basketball team took down the Bethesda University Flames 96-64 on Saturday night in the Darling Pavilion. Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) led all scorers with 18 points while dishing out a career high of seven assists. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) was the second leading scorer with 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Nikki Andaya (JR/Benicia, CA) followed with 15 points, while Talor Hixon and Emily Terwilliger (JR/Susanville, CA) ended the night with doubles in scoring and rebounding.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Celebrate End Of Year Win Over Bobcats
Atherton, CA- Hope International gained a victory as they beat the UC Merced Bobcats 76-53 in their second game of the Peninsula Classic on Wednesday. After holding the Bobcats down to just seven points in the first period, the Royals also shot a notable 61.5% from the field. Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) led the Royals in scoring with 16 points, shooting 6-8 from the field while dishing out five assists. Nikki Andaya (JR/Benicia, CA) and Talor Hixon (SR/Carson, CA) each shared 14 points throughout the game.


[Women's Basketball] Keelhaulers No Trouble For Royals In Game One Of Peninsula Classic
Atherton, CA- After gaining an early 13-0 run, the Hope International women's basketball team never looked back as they came out on top 73-62 against the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers in the first game of the Peninsula Classic. Nikki Andaya (JR/Benicia, CA) led the Royals will 15 points while shooting 5-7 from the field. Ashley Wafer- Carter was second in scoring with 11 points.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Double Down Against Northwest Indian (WA)
FULLERTON, CA - For the second time in as many nights, the #10 Hope International Royals defeated the Northwest Indian College (WA) Eagles and broke through the century mark. Deondre Bryant (SO/Santa Ana, CA) led the Royals with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the first start of his career.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Cap Calendar Year With Win Over the LPC Warriors
FULLERTON, CA - Hope International concluded a home-and-away series with the LIFE Pacific College Warriors on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and won the second game of the season series 94-59. Jordan Pellum (JR/Palm Springs, CA) and Ramon Mejia (SR/Salina, CA) each scored 16 points for the Royals in the win.


[Men's Basketball] Six Royals Set Career Marks Against Northwest Indian College
FULLERTON, CA – The Royals soundly defeated the Northwest Indian College (WA) Eagles 112-52 on Monday in the Darling Pavilion. Jordan Pellum (JR/Palm Springs, CA) led again for the Royals coming off the bench and recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes.


[Men's Basketball] Pellum Pushes Royals Past Flames Again
FULLERTON, CA – The #10 Hope International Royals hosted the Bethesda Flames for the second time in the 2015-16 season and came away with a second win to close the season series. Bethesda scored 16 more than in the previous meeting but the Royals' 84-63 final tally was enough to carry the day. For the second time this season the Flames had no answer for Jordan Pellum (JR/Palm Springs, CA) off the bench, as he carried the day for the Royals with 20 points and just missed his first double-double of the season with nine boards.


[Women's Basketball] Toreros Show Royals No Mercy
San Diego, CA- The Hope International Women's Basketball team faced a tough 52-90 loss by the University of San Diego Toreros at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) led the team with 14 points and Ashley Carter- Wafer contributed nine points.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Burned By Flames In Final Minutes
Fullerton, CA- In a back and forth battle, the Hope International women's basketball team could not extinguish the Bethesda Flames, as the game ended 58-61 in the final minutes. Cheyenne Ball (JR/Corona, CA) led the Royals with 15 points, while producing 11 rebounds and dishing out three assists. Alexis Perry (SR/Cerritos, CA) contributed 10 points while grabbing six boards for her teammates. 


[Men's Basketball] #10 Royals Edge #14 Westmont in Hard-Fought Top 15 Fight to the Finish
FULLERTON, CA- The #10 Hope International Royals opened GSAC play at home against the #14 Westmont Warriors on Saturday, Dec. 12 in a battle between two NAIA Top-25 teams. Ramon Mejia (SR/Salina, CA) scored a team-high 16 points in the win and came up with a steal to seal the close victory over #14 Westmont.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Drop Conference Opener Against Westmont
Fullerton, CA- Playing behind an early deficit, The Hope International Royals were unable to upset the #2 Westmont College in their first conference game as they fell 57-44 on Saturday night. Cheyenne Ball (JR/Corona, CA) led the scoring while establishing a career high of 18 points, shooting 6-9 from the floor. Talor Hixon also racked up the scoreboard as she produced 12 points and shot a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line.


[Volleyball] Conley Kipp Named Women's Volleyball First-Ever NAIA All-American
KANSAS CITY, MO - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2015 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America Teams, as chosen by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee, Monday. The 2015 national championship tournament committee consisted of four NAIA coaches including, Stew McDole of Graceland (Iowa), Trish Seidlik of Bellevue (Iowa), Cara Currier of St. Francis (Ill.) and Tina Carter of Grand View (Iowa) Each team – first, second and third – consists of 14 members.


[Women's Basketball] Rendon's Solid Shooting Not Enough, As Broncos Tame Royals Before ...
Santa Clara, CA- Hope International Women's Basketball team fell short 54-78 in their first meeting against Santa Clara University Broncos on Sunday afternoon.  Although the Royals shot respectively throughout the night, it was not enough to overcome the Broncos, as they grabbed more rebounds and used more opportunities to score. Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) was the top scorer for the Royals as she led with 18 points and shot 4-5 behind the arc, while Nikki Andaya (JR/Benicia, CA) scored 16. Arin Perry (SO/Cerritos, CA) contributed six points for the Royals while grabbing four rebounds.


[Men's Basketball] HIU Completes Season Sweep of Golden Eagles
RIVERSIDE, CA- The Hope International Royals traveled to Riverside to finish a home-and-away series against the La Sierra Golden Eagles on Thursday, Dec. 3. Tuff Barnes led the Royals to a 72-56 victory over the Golden Eagles with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting. 


[Women's Basketball] Royals Give Broncos Too Many Chances
Fullerton, CA- After battling back and forth in the first half, the Hope International Royals could not control the boards against the Cal Poly-Pomona Broncos as they fell to 47-65 on Saturday. Senior Marissa Rendon (SR/Carson, CA) was the top scorer for the Royals [4-1] as she ended the night with nine points.


[Men's Basketball] Bench Beats Back Huston-Tillotson As Royals Eclipse 100 Points
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International Royals looked to carry their momentum from a win over NCAA D II Armstrong State (GA) on Monday night into a game against the Huston-Tillotson Rams on Tuesday afternoon in the final game of the Hope Classic. The Royals played through a second half plagued by foul trouble but emerged victorious after breaking the century mark for the first time in 2015.


[Women's Basketball] Pioneers Face Road Block Against Royals
Fullerton, CA- In their fourth contest of the season Hope International women's basketball team came out on top 77-57 against Pacific Union College on Tuesday night.


[Men's Basketball] Effort And Volume The Answers Against Armstrong
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International took the floor against the Pirates of Armstrong State (GA) in the featured game of the night on opening night of the 2015 Hope Classic. After trailing from the tipoff the Royals found a way to finish in the final seconds for an 80-78 win over the Pirates as time expired.


[Women's Basketball] Perry Buries Diggers and Keeps Win Streak Alive
Fullerton, CA- Hope International women's basketball fought hard against Montana Tech, as they captured a win 65-52 on Saturday afternoon in the Darling Pavilion. Shooting was in the Royals [3-0] favor as they shot 41.5 percent from the floor, as opposed to the Orediggers [4-5] 26.5 percent.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Rebound To Win Over Tougaloo
The Hope International Royals bounced back from a loss to the Westminster (UT) Griffins on Friday with a win over the Tougaloo (MS) Bulldogs in the final game of the Mid-November Classic. Ramon Mejia (SR/Salina, CA) led all scorers with 20 points on 7-17 shooting from the field and 2-4 from the charity stripe.


[Cross Country] Coach Jaime Winslow Stepping Down After Four Seasons
FULLERTON, CA- The Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track programs will begin looking for a new head coach in this off-season as they say goodbye to Jaime Winslow after four years of service at the helm of the program.


[Women's Basketball] Rendon Powers Royals Past Lumberjacks
Fullerton, CA- Hope International kept spectators on the edge as they pulled off their first victory over the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Royals [2-0] made the right defensive stops in the final minutes of the game and took the win 62-57 over the Lumberjacks [1-2] on Thursday night in the Darling Pavilion.


[Men's Basketball] Griffins Spread Their Wings In Second Half, Royals Drop First Game Of 2015
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International Royals took the court in the second game of their Mid-November Classic for the featured game of the night against the visiting Westminster (UT) Griffins on Friday, Nov. 20. After leading by seven at the half the Royals watched the final tally slip in favor of the Griffins, losing 56-53 at home in their first defeat of 2015-16.


[Women's Basketball] La Verne Seized By Royals
Fullerton, CA- In the first official game of the season, the Hope International Royals seized a win (97-63) against the University of La Verne Leopards on Tuesday night in the Darling Pavilion.


[Volleyball] Kipp Selected As All-GSAC, Three Royals Named Scholar Athletes
IRVINE, CA- The GSAC Volleyball All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour consists of 15 players and is led by GSAC Player of the Year, Stephanie Flores from Vanguard. Special awards also go to Rebecca Lowden of Vanguard, Libero of the Year, and Libby Dahlberg, Freshman of the Year.  Eryn Leja of Vanguard, who led the Lions to the GSAC Championship with a record of 15-1, is the GSAC Coach of the Year.


[Volleyball] Attacked By Lions In Season Closer
Costa Mesa, CA- Hope International University women's volleyball team fell to #4 Vanguard University on Saturday night by a score of 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-17).


[Men's Basketball] Barnes Notches First Double-Double of 2015-16 As HIU Drops Life Pacific
SAN DIMAS, CA- The #7 Hope International Royals made their first road trip of 2015-16 to Life Pacific in San Dimas in a 2:00 pm game against the Warriors. The Warriors are playing their first season of basketball after a decade-long hiatus.


[Men's Basketball] Pellum Puts Out Flames For HIU
FULLERTON, CA- The no. 7 Hope International Royals hosted their second game of the 2015-16 season against Bethesda University of California on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 pm in the Darling Pavilion. Jordan Pellum (JR/Palm Springs, CA) led all scorers with 17 points off the bench in just 16 minutes of work on eight-of-15 shooting in the Royals' 87-47 victory.


[Men's Soccer] Man Advantage Not Enough Against Eagles In GSAC Semifinals
LA MIRADA, CA- The Hope International Royals travelled to Biola for the 2015 Men's Soccer GSAC Semifinal match hosted by Biola. The Royals fought hard against the number one seed but ultimately fell to the #8 Eagles by a score of 3-2.


[Men's Basketball] Former Royal Kris Rosales Inks Deal In ASEAN Basketball League
Former HIU graduate Kris Rosales has been selected by the Singapore Slingers in the 2015-16 ASEAN draft. The former Royal left the program in 2013 with 1542 career points and was an early foundational piece for the Royals' present-day run of success under head coach Bill Czech.


[Men's Volleyball] Blonski Signs Deal With Squad In France
Former HIU Men's Volleyball player and recent HIU graduate Dominique Blonski was recently selected to play for the Conflans-Andresy-Jouy volleyball team in a professional men's volleyball Elite League in France.


[Women's Basketball] No Answers For Fighting Trojans
Los Angeles, CA- During the fourth exhibition game of the season, the Hope International Royals picked a fight with the University of Southern California Trojans on Friday, Nov. 13 at 12:00pm in the Galen Center. 


[Men's Soccer] #6 Seeded Royals Upset #3 Westmont in 2OT In Santa Barbara
SANTA BARBARA, CA- The Hope International Royals made their second consecutive appearance in GSAC playoffs on Friday as they travelled to face #3 seed Westmont in the opening round. The Royals qualified as the #6 seed with a tiebreaker over Menlo due to a head-to-head victory at Fullerton College. HIU upset the Warriors on the road in double overtime in what proved to be a shootout with a 4-3 final tally.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Fired Up For Season Opener
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Women's Basketball came out firing in their 2015-2016 season opener, defeating Pomona-Pitzer 90-67 in an exhibition game on Wednesday.


[Men's Basketball] Not All That Glitters Is Golden For Eagles, #7 Royals Open With Win At Home
FULLERTON, CA- The #7 Hope International Royals kicked off their 2015-16 season at home by hosting the Golden Eagles of La Sierra on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Darling Pavilion. Ramon Mejia (SR/Salina, CA) led all scorers with 20 points shooting 12-22 from the field, 6-10 from behind the arc, and 2-4 from the stripe.


[Women's Soccer] Bianca Fard, Xochitl Sandoval, and Kristin Damon Named All-GSAC
FULLERTON, CA- The GSAC office announced the 2015 Women's Soccer All-GSAC Team Presented by Under Armour on Day at time. The Royals had three players named to the All-GSAC team this season. 


[Volleyball] Unable to Seize Warriors
Santa Barbara, CA- Hope International University women's volleyball team lost to #17 Westmont College on Tuesday night by a score of 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-15).   


[Women's Basketball] Fired Up For Season Opener
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Women's Basketball came out firing in their 2015-2016 season opener defeating Pomona-Pitzer 90-67 in an exhibition game on Wednesday.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Fall Short On Senior Day
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International University Royals celebrated Senior Day on Saturday as they hosted The Master's College Mustangs. With their playoff hopes on the line going into the match, the Royals gave it their all but ultimately fell 3-0 to TMC in regulation.


[Men's Soccer] Mustangs Spoil Senior Day In Double Overtime
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International University Royals hosted The Master's College Mustangs at Fullerton College on Saturday in the final regular-season GSAC match of 2015. The Royals honored seven seniors prior to the game for their Senior Day.


[Volleyball] Royals Trick Firestorm On Halloween Night
Phoenix, AZ- Hope International University women's volleyball team celebrated Halloween by beating Arizona Christian University on Saturday night by a score of 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-22). 


[Men's Soccer] Royals Earn Second Straight Berth In GSAC Playoffs
FULLERTON, CA- The GSAC office announced the seedings for the 2015 GSAC tournament on Saturday, Oct. 31 following the conclusion of all regular season contests. 


[Men's Soccer] Irvin Guadarrama and Eddie Arellano Named All-GSAC
FULLERTON, CA- The GSAC office announced the 2015 Men's Soccer All-GSAC Team Presented by Under Armour on Monday night at 6:00 pm. The Royals had two players named to the All-GSAC team this season. 


[Men's Soccer] Westmont Wins Out Over Royals At Fullerton College
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International played host to the Westmont Warriors at Fullerton College in a GSAC match with playoff seeding implications on Tuesday at noon. Westmont slipped past the Royals with a goal in the closing seconds of the first half and held on to win 1-0.


[Men's Golf] DeVera Again Sets the Pace at CSUSM Fall Classic
SAN MARCOS, CA- The men's golf team travelled to San Marcos, CA for the CSU San Marcos Fall Classic on Monday and Tuesday. Clarence DeVera (SO/Long Beach, CA) led the Royals with a four-over-par finish and finished in a five-way tie for 25th.


[Women's Golf] Weiderman Finishes In The Top Ten Again
SAN MARCOS, CA- The women's golf team competed in the CSU San Marcos Fall Classic in San Marcos, CA at the Twin Oaks Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday. Allison Weiderman (FR/Las Vegas, NV) led the Royals again in the field and posted another Top-10 finish. Jennifer Williams (SR/Yucaipa, CA) played her final tournament as a Royal and finished with a 187.


[Women's Soccer] #5 Warriors Blank (RV) Royals At Home
FULLERTON, CA- The (RV) Hope International Royals hosted the #5 Westmont Warriors at Fullerton College on Wednesday in a push for the playoffs. Westmont dictated the terms of the match and walked away victorious with a 2-0 final tally.


[Volleyball] Kipp Takes Control
Riverside, CA- Hope International University women's volleyball bounced back against La Sierra University on Wednesday night by a score of 3-1 (28-26, 25-18, 16-25, 25-12) in Riverside, CA.


[Men's Cross Country] Another Pace Day For Tressler
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International Royals took part in the CSU Fullerton Titan Invitational on Friday. Only four runners participated for the men's cross country team, leaving the Royals without a team score for the fourth time in the 2015 season.


[Volleyball] Landazuri Lights Out Against Warriors
Hope International University women's volleyball team came out on top against William Jessup University on Friday night by a score of 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 15-8).


[Women's Soccer] Hawks Humble HIU At Santee Sportsplex
SANTEE, CA- The Hope International Royals travelled down to San Diego for a GSAC contest against the San Diego Christian Hawks on Saturday following a win in Phoenix, AZ. The Hawks bested the Royals 4-2 as HIU scored first and last, but allowed four in the middle for the loss.


[Volleyball] Stunned In Three Sets
Fullerton, CA- Hope International University women's volleyball team was brought down by Menlo College on Saturday night by a score of 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 26-24). 


[Men's Soccer] Hawks Blank Royals in San Diego
SANTEE, CA- The Hope International Royals travelled down to San Diego for a GSAC contest against the San Diego Christian Hawks on Saturday following a win in Phoenix, AZ. The Royals were blanked by the Hawks in a battle for playoff standing at the Santee Sportsplex.


[Softball] NCAA Champions Pay HIU a Visit
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International Royals' softball players were visited by two NCAA Champions on Thursday. Coach Dennis Blas invited Monica Harrison and Jodie Legaspi-Kiaha, former UCLA Bruins, to speak to his team about faith and giving their best on and off the softball field. Legaspi-Kiaha and Harrison work together as coaches at Orange Coast College.


[Women's Soccer] Neilan Drives Royals to Victory Over the Firestorm
SCOTTSDALE, AZ- The Hope International Royals travelled to Arizona on Monday for their Tuesday matchup against Arizona Christian. A rain delay forced a reschedule for Wednesday, but the weather had no ill effect on the Royals' game. HIU's women collected their 10th win of 2015 on the soccer pitch with a 2-0 final tally.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Avenge ACU Loss in Arizona
SCOTTSDALE, AZ- The Hope International Royals travelled to Arizona on Monday for their Tuesday matchup against Arizona Christian. The Royals ended the match playing a man down, but despite the challenge of being short a player HIU avenged an earlier loss at Fullerton College.


[Women's Basketball] Women's Basketball Starts 2015-16 Season by Giving Back
COMPTON, CA- While the Royals have yet to suit up on the hardwood for gameday in 2015, they are not shying away from hard work. The Hope International women's basketball team is passing the time and preparing for the season by reaching out to others.


[Men's Soccer] Biola Wins Out On Senior Night, Royals .500 Again
LA MIRADA, CA- The Hope International Royals travelled to Biola for a GSAC contest on Saturday with post-season implications for playoff seeding in the GSAC Tournament. Biola took the contest with a final score of 2-1.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Blanked by #11 Biola, Drop to Even In GSAC
LA MIRADA, CA- The #11 Biola Eagles persevered at home against the (RV) Hope International University Royals.


[Volleyball] Hawks Shot Down By Royals
Fullerton, CA- Hope International women's volleyball team beat the San Diego Christian Hawks on Saturday night by a score of 3-1 (25-13, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23). The Royals (9-9, 6-4 GSAC) took the win over the Hawks (11-9, 3-7 GSAC) in a four set match. Conley Kipp (JR/Newport Beach, CA) delivered a match high 21 kills while hitting an impressive .462 hitting percentage. Katie Landazuri (SO/Temecula, CA) also contributed 16 kills on the night with respects to Shea Beeman (SO/Hurst, TX) who dished out 47 assists.


[Women's Soccer] Hope Overruns Providence Christian in 8-0 Romp
PASADENA, CA- The Hope international Royals traveled to Villa Parke Community Center in Pasadena on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup against Providence Christian. HIU soundly defeated the Sea Beggars by a final tally of 8-0 as several Royals scored their first season goals of 2015.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Win Another Shootout In Pasadena
PASADENA, CA- The Hope international Royals traveled to Villa Parke Community Center in Pasadena on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup against Providence Christian. Hope won what turned into a shootout to move above .500 for the first time since Sept. 12 after a win against Antelope Valley.


[Volleyball] #1 Eagles One Step Ahead Of Royals
Hope International was swept by No. 1 Biola on Saturday night by a score of 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21).The Royals (8-9, 5-4 GSAC) came up just short in each set against the Eagles (17-1, 9-1 GSAC).


[Women's Soccer] Royals' Onslaught Too Much for Warriors
FULLERTON, CA- The (RV) Hope International Royals hosted William Jessup at Fullerton College on Saturday, collecting their third GSAC win of the 2015 season with a 2-0 shutout of the Warriors. Tara McNaught (SR/Lakewood, CA) netted two goals against the Warriors including one in the closing minutes to lead the Royals' attack.


[Men's Soccer] Hope International Outlasts William Jessup for Second GSAC Win
FULLERTON, CA- The Hope International Royals collected their second GSAC win of 2015 in a 3-2 win over William Jessup at Fullerton College. The Royals scored three unanswered goals before holding on to win by one in regulation.


[Volleyball] A Fight to the Finish Against #9 Vanguard
Fullerton, CA- Hope International fell to No. 9 Vanguard University on Saturday night by a score of 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 16-25, 26-24). The Royals (8-8, 5-3 GSAC) came up short to the Lions (15-4, 8-0 GSAC) in an enduring four set match. Vanguard University arrived at the Darling Pavilion riding the high of a nine game win streak, which has currently put them at the top in the GSAC conference. The Royals did not come out intimidated by the ranked Vanguard Lions. 


[Men's Golf] Hope Drops Head-to-Head against Panthers
TUSTIN, CA- The men's golf team played a single head-to-head round against the Chapman University Panthers on Wednesday at Tustin Ranch Golf Course. Clarence DeVera (SO/Long Beach, CA) led the Royals once again, finishing one shot over par.


[Women's Soccer] Oaks Stand Tall, Fell Royals 2-1
FULLERTON, CA- The (RV) Royals were felled by the Oaks of Menlo College on Thursday at Fullerton College. Xochitl Sandoval (SR/Tustin, CA) scored the first goal of the match but the Royals allowed two goals to go unanswered in their second GSAC loss of the season.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Fell Oaks to Break GSAC Drought
FULLERTON, CA- Hope International collected its first GSAC win of the 2015 season against Menlo College on Thursday at Fullerton College. Shawn Dettmer (SO/Cypress, CA) and Irvin Guadarrama (SR/Westminster, CA) scored for a final score of 2-0 in favor of HIU.


[Volleyball] Mustangs Stop Royals Win Streak
Fullerton, CA- Hope International University fell to The Master's College on Tuesday night by a score of 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 18-25, 25-16).


[Volleyball] Two More Royals Named Players of the Week
Shea Beeman (SO/Hurst, TX) and Katie Landazuri (SO/Temecula, CA) helped the Royals overcome a #16 Westmont Warriors squad on Saturday. The Royals defeated Westmont for just the second time since 2006 with a four-set upset win at Darling Pavilion.


[Women's Soccer] Kayla Jensen Honored as GSAC Defensive Player of the Week
Kayla Jensen (FR/Rancho Cucamonga, CA) was honored as the GSAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for her role in the (RV) Royals' upset of #12 Vanguard on Saturday. The Royals defeated the Lions for the second time since 2007 and Jensen's play in goal was a large part of that upset.


[Men's Cross Country] Tressler Leads Royals Again at CBU Invitational
RIVERSIDE, CA- Hope International fielded four runners for the California Baptist Invitational on Saturday. This is the first time the Royals were able to put four runners on a course in 2015.


[Women's Cross Country] Rivera Leads the Royals in First Season 6k
RIVERSIDE, CA- Hope International competed in the California Baptist Invitational on Saturday. The Royals fielded enough runners to post a team score for the second race of the 2015 season.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Stun Lions Late in Shutout Upset
COSTA MESA, CA- The (RV) Hope International Royals travelled to Costa Mesa on Saturday for a GSAC matchup against the #12 Vanguard Lions. HIU came away with an upset win over the Lions as Xochitl Sandoval (SR/Tustin, CA) netted her third game-winning goal of the season.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Lose Shootout in Costa Mesa
COSTA MESA, CA- The Royals were felled by #3 Vanguard in a conference road game on Saturday. Three Royals scored in the match but the goals were not enough to overcome an eight-goal onslaught unleashed by the Lions.


[Volleyball] Streak Continues After Royals Dominate #16 Westmont
Fullerton, CA- The Royals pulled off a major upset on Saturday night, as they defeated No. 16 Westmont by a score of 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23). 


[Men's Golf] DeVera Leads Royals Again at Co-Ed Invite
Prescott, AZ- The Royals made the trip to Arizona this weekend to play in the Embry Riddle (AZ) Co-Ed Invitational on Sept. 27 & 28. The men competed against a seven-team field, including GSAC members Arizona Christian and Biola.


[Women's Golf] Weiderman Posts Her Second Top-5 Finish
Prescott, AZ- The Royals made the trip to Arizona this weekend to play in the Embry Riddle (AZ) Co-Ed Invitational on Sept. 27 & 28. The women competed against a six-team field, including GSAC members Arizona Christian and Biola.


[Women's Soccer] Lucky Number Ten Trumps Sierra Nevada
Fullerton, CA- The (RV) Hope International Royals hosted the Sierra Nevada (NV) Eagles on Tuesday in a non-conference matchup at Fullerton College. Tara McNaught (SR/Lakewood, CA)  scored twice in the win.


[Men's Soccer] Silva Collects Hat Trick With Assists
Fullerton, CA- The Hope International Royals downed the Sierra Nevada (NV) Eagles in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday at Fullerton College. Five different Royals scored in the win over the Eagles as they snapped a three-game losing streak.


[Volleyball] Life Pacific Outperformed By Royals
San Dimas, CA- On Wednesday night, the Royals traveled to Life Pacific College in San Dimas, CA for a non-conference match.


[Volleyball] Royals Sweep Providence Christian
The Royals traveled out to Pasadena on Friday night to square off against the Providence Christian Sea Beggars where they won in three sets (25-14, 25-15, 25-18).


[Men's Soccer] Late Warriors Surge Sinks Royals
Santa Barbara, CA- Hope International traveled to Santa Barbara, CA to face the Westmont Warriors on Saturday and dropped its second straight GSAC match. The Royals start GSAC play 0-2 for the first time since the 2012 season when they finished 4-5-1 in GSAC regular-season play.


[Women's Soccer] (RV) Royals Shut Down In Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA- The (RV) Royals faced off against the #9 Westmont Warriors on Saturday in the NAIA Game of the Week. Westmont defeated Hope 3-0 as the Royals fell to 1-1 in GSAC play after one week of conference play.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Drop GSAC Opener to Firestorm
The Royals fell to the Arizona Christian Firestorm in their GSAC opener on Tuesday. Senior Eddie Arellano (SR/Anaheim, CA) scored the lone Royals goal as they fell 4-1 at Fullerton College.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Douse Firestorm in GSAC Opener
Fullerton, CA- Freshmen Giselle Leoro (FR/Eastvale, CA) and Kelly Ruiz (FR/Anaheim, CA) netted their first collegiate goals on Tuesday as the Royals opened GSAC play with a win over the Arizona Christian Firestorm. Leoro and junior Abi Celaya (JR/San Dimas, CA) assisted Ruiz and Leoro scored her own goal unassisted.


[Men's Golf] Records Set In Hemet
Hemet, CA- Hope International Men's Golf established several new program lows in their 54 holes of golf at the CA State Intercollegiate.  As a team in the second round on Tuesday, the Royals shot an even 300- the best team score in a single round in HIU history.  Sophomore Clarence DeVera carried HIU in his bag as he finished tied for second with an overall score of 217 (one over par) highlighted by shooting a three under 69 on Tuesday- the new lowest HIU single round score.


[Women's Soccer] Miranda Flores Named GSAC Defensive Player of the Week
Fullerton, CA- Junior Miranda Flores (JR/Whittier, CA) was named Hope's first GSAC women's soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the 2015 season on Monday.


[Volleyball] Royals Earn Two GSAC Player of the Week Awards
Hope International doubled down on Monday as the Royals earned their first two women's volleyball GSAC Player of the Week awards since the 2004 season. Conley Kipp (JR/Newport Beach, CA) was named GSAC Attacker of the Week and Shea Beeman (SO/Hurst, TX) earned a nod as GSAC Setter of the Week.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Draw With Mariners
Fullerton, CA- Freshman keeper Kayla Jensen (FR/Rancho Cucamonga, CA) and the Royals' back line battled the Mariners of Marymount California to a draw through two extra periods of play on Friday.


[Volleyball] Oaks Cut Down By Royals
Atherton, CA- Hope International came out victorious in a 3-0 (22-25, 16-25, 19-25) win against Menlo College on Friday night. Junior Conley Kipp produced a match high 15 kills. Sophomore Katie Landazuri had eight kills and 13 digs.


[Women's Cross Country] Headed In The Right Direction
Santa Clarita, CA- On Saturday, all HIU runners established at least season best times including one career best at The Mustang Challenge. Unfortunately, only four runners were able to run so the Royals were unable team score.  Sophomore Siena Rivera tore through the Central Park 5K course to benchmark a new career best run.


[Men's Cross Country] Two Run At Mustang Challenge
Santa Clarita, CA- After opening the season with three runners, the HIU men were only able to field two runners at The Mustang Challenge on Saturday.  Juniors Brain Tressler and Jose Rivera were the two lone representatives for the men in the 8K run through Central Park.


[Volleyball] Warriors Surrender to Royals
Rocklin, CA- Hope International battled with William Jessup in a four set match on Saturday night where they captured the win (25-20, 25-18, 27-29, 26-24) over the Warriors.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Rangel Pioneers
Fullerton, CA- Hope International returned to the win column on Saturday afternoon by beating Antelope Valley 1-0.  Freshman Luis Rangel connected on the back end of some nice HIU soccer to deliver the game's only goal.


[Volleyball] Not Enough for #1
La Mirada, CA - Fullerton, CA- Despite ultimately falling 3-0 (25-20, 25-10, 25-22) to #1 Biola on Saturday night, Hope International had their moments against the Eagles. Junior Conley Kipp ended the evening with 10 kills and four blocks.


[Men's Soccer] Golden Eagles Shut Down Royals
Riverside, CA- Despite outshooting La Sierra 14-9 on Monday night, Hope International could not muster a goal as they fell 2-0.  Senior Eduardo Zavala attempted four shots.


[Men's Golf] DeVera Led Royals Open Season In Sixth
Buckeye, AZ- With Sophomore Clarence DeVera once again leading the way, Hope International Men's Golf opened their season finishing tied for sixth at the Firestorm Invitational.  Speaking of sixth that is the position DeVera found himself placing at the end of the tournament.


[Women's Golf] Weiderman Takes Third In First Women?s Team Tournament
Buckeye, AZ- Hope International Women's Golf earned their first ever team score by finishing fourth in a six team field at the Firestorm Invitational on Tuesday.  Freshman Allison Weiderman concluded her first collegiate tournament in impressive fashion by climbing into a third place tie with her final stroke.


[Women's Soccer] Hope International Slows Embry-Riddle (AZ)
Fullerton, CA- Facing an Embry-Riddle squad that had outscored their opponents 19-0 to open the season, Hope International beat the Eagles 2-0 on a hot and humid Thursday afternoon.  Juniors Brittney Stone and Abi Celaya scored for the Royals.


[Volleyball] Beeman Sets Royals Up For Success
Santee, CA- On Tuesday night, Hope International defeated San Diego Christian for a tightly contested win 3-2 (23-25, 27-25, 25-23, 21-25, 20-18). Sophomore Shea Beeman delivered a career high 61 assists which tied her for fifth on the all-time single HIU match list. Junior Conley Kipp lead the Royals with 21 kills and Senior Dana Nicholson was second with 20 kills.


[Women's Soccer] Sandoval Earns Season?s First GSAC Women?s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Fullerton, CA- Senior Xochitl Sandoval was the named the first GSAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the 2015 season on Monday.  Sandoval scored four goals in two games last week accounting for two goals in each contest.


[Women's Soccer] No Goals Plus Double Overtime In Heat Equals Draw
Fullerton, CA- On Monday afternoon, Hope International battled the heat (nearly 100 degrees) and #20 Northwest (WA) while playing to a 0-0 double overtime tie.  Senior Allyssa Stencil cracked four of the Hope International shots.


[Men's Soccer] Blanked By Bobcats In Home Opener
Fullerton, CA- Despite numerous chances and controlling the run of play a good portion of the time, Hope International fell 3-0 to UC Merced on a very hot Tuesday afternoon.  Junior Willie Munoz topped the Royals with two shots in their first home game of the season.


[Men's Soccer] #14 Bruins Fight Off Royal Upset
Salt Lake City, UT- Despite forcing #14 Bellevue into overtime, Hope International came up on the short end of 1-0 result on Friday afternoon.  Senior Eduardo Zavala fired off four of the seven HIU shots on the neutral field of Westminster.


[Men's Cross Country] Cross Country Men Open Season at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA- Hope International opened their season on Saturday by running in the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational for the fourth straight season.  Due to injuries, the Royals were only able to run three guys which eliminated them from team scoring.


[Women's Cross Country] Three Runners Open Season Ahead Of Last Year?s Openers
Irvine, CA- Three of the five Hope International runners opened their seasons on Saturday with faster times than last year's opening race.  The Royals ran in the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational to start their 2015 season and placed 13th.


[Men's Soccer] Defense Stellar, Guadarrama Nets Game Winner
Salt Lake City, UT- A little bit of rain could stop Hope International from earning a 1-0 win over Westminster on Saturday.  The HIU defensive back line was stellar as they only allowed two shots the entire game.  Senior Irvin Guadarrama continued to be the go to man for game winners as he delivered his second gaming goal in as many Hope International wins on the season.


[Volleyball] Victory Over Eagles
Fullerton, CA- On Saturday night, the Royals celebrated their first victory of the season after they took down the Embry- Riddle Eagles in a three set win (25-20, 25-20, 25-22).  Junior Conley Kipp produced a new career high 11 kills.


[Women's Soccer] Royals Start Season And Sanger?s Coaching Career With A Bang
Aliso Viejo, CA- On Tuesday night, Hope International Women's Soccer started their season with a 6-0 win on the road at Soka.  The win gave Head Coach Matt Sanger his first collegiate win in his first official match.  Five different Royals scored with Senior Xochitl Sandoval finding the back of the net twice.


[Volleyball] Royals Fall In Season Opener
On Saturday afternoon, the Royals opened their season by hosting the University of Great Falls. Hope International came out firing in the first set but ended the day with a 3-1 loss (25-17, 17-25, 17-25, 17-25) against the Argonauts.  Junior Conley Kipp made her HIU debut by producing a team high of 10 kills.  Sophomore Shea Beeman ended the match with 20 digs.


[Volleyball] Rough Start In Montana
Butte, MT- Hope International traveled to Butte Montana to compete in the Big Sky Volleyball Challenge Thursday August 27. In a close first match, the Royals fell 0-3 (23-25, 12-25, 16-25) to the College of Idaho Coyotes. The team also dropped their next match against the Diggers from Montana Tech 0-3 (13-25, 14-25, 18-25).


[Volleyball] Royals Unable To Get The Ball Rolling
Helena, MT-  Hope International  fell twice in the second day of the Big Sky Challenge losing first - against Carroll College (16-25, 16-25, 18-25) and  then against the University of Great Falls (22-25,19-25, 18-25). 


[Men's Soccer] Royals Upset #3 Marymount To Open 2015 Season
Wilmington, CA- Hope International Men's Soccer opened their 2015 campaign with a 2-1 upset of #3 Marymount on Saturday afternoon.  The Royals- who start the season receiving votes- beat the heat and the Mariners with goals from Seniors Oleg Parent and Irvin Guadarrama.


[Volleyball] Royals Fall Season Opener
On Saturday afternoon, the Royals opened their season by hosting the University of Great Falls. Hope International came out firing in the first set but ended the day with a 3-1 loss (25-17, 17-25, 17-25, 17-25) against the Argonauts.  Junior Conley Kipp made her HIU debut by producing a team high of 10 kills.  Sophomore Shea Beeman ended the match with 20 digs.


[Men's Soccer] Royals Return To Victory House, Season Kicks Off Saturday
San Clemente, CA- Hope International Men's Soccer recently spent part of their training camp providing manual labor help at the Victory House in San Clemente.  This is the second year in a row that men's soccer has served with Victory House- a recovery house for men who have hit rock bottom and are trying to get back on their feet.


[Women's Basketball] And Wafer Makes One More
Fullerton, CA- Even when he thought he was done recruiting, Head Coach Bill Crammer found one more diamond recruit in the rough.  Coach Crammer is excited to announce the signing of Ashley Wafer- a state champion and state tournament MVP.


[Women's Tennis] Trio Joins Women?s Tennis
Fullerton, CA- The trio of Celeste Chavez, Jessica Cornea, and Elizabeth Fung has signed to play next season with Hope International Women's Tennis.  Interim Head Coach Becca Budai is excited about the three signees- two Freshmen and one Junior transfer.


[Men's Tennis] Rivas and Tieu Become Royals
Fullerton, CA- Interim Head Coach Becca Budai has announced the signing of two new Men's Tennis athletes- Freshman Andres Rivas and Junior Allen Tieu.  Rivas and Tieu will be joining the Royals for the 2015-16 academic year.


[Softball] Coach Blas Signs His First Three Recruits
Fullerton, CA- Head Coach Dennis Blas has signed his first three recruits for the Hope International Softball program.  His first three signees will all be joining the Royals as Junior transfers.


[Men's Golf] Men?s Golf Welcomes Flowers
Fullerton, CA- Keith Flowers, Jr. has become the newest member of the Hope International Men's Golf team after signing with Head Coach Eric Thorson on Wednesday.  Flowers will transfer to Hope International after spending a year at California Baptist University as a student only.


[Volleyball] Women?s Volleyball Earns NAIA Scholar-Team Distinction
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Women's Volleyball earned the distinction of NAIA Scholar-Team for the 2014-15 academic year as announced today by the NAIA.  HIU Women's Volleyball was one of 1,502 teams in all sports across the country but the only Hope International team honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a Scholar-Team.


[Women's Basketball] Andaya Closes Out WBB Recruiting Class
Fullerton, CA- Head Coach Bill Crammer is pleased to announce the signing of Junior Nikki Andaya to round out his recruiting class for the upcoming 2015-16 season.  Andaya joins the Royals after spending the last two years playing for Solano Community College.


[Women's Basketball] Women?s Basketball Get Their Pihl
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Women's Basketball Bill Crammer is pleased to announce the signing of Julia Pihl- an incoming Freshman from Oceanside, CA.  Pihl a two time all league player will join the Royals this Fall.


[Softball] Dennis Blas Takes Over HIU Softball Program
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Athletic Director John Turek is excited to announce the hiring of Dennis Blas as the new Head Coach of Hope International softball.  Coach Blas joins the Royals staff after spending 15 years at Cypress College as the Associate Softball Coach and 19 years as an administrator, coach, and educator at Saint Joseph High School.


[Women's Basketball] Arin Perry Joins Sister And HIU Women?s Basketball
Fullerton, CA- Grand Canyon University transfer Arin Perry has signed to play with sister Alexis Perry and the HIU Women's Basketball team as recently announced by Head Coach Bill Crammer.  Perry appeared in 14 games for the Antelopes as a Freshman.


[Men's Volleyball] Blonski Concludes Collegiate Career As An Academic All-American
Fullerton, CA- On Monday, Senior Dominique Blonski was announced as a member of the Capital One/ CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division At-Large First Team.  The distinction of Academic All-American is the highest academic honor bestowed on a collegiate athlete.


[Men's Basketball] Men?s Basketball Adds Seven
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Men's Basketball has added seven to their roster for the 2015-16 season as announced by Head Coach Bill Czech.  Four of the signees participated in the Hope International Athletic Signing Day.


[Women's Soccer] Coach Sanger Makes Splash By Signing 14
Fullerton, CA- HIU Women's Soccer has signed 14 new players for the upcoming 2015 season as announced by Head Coach Matt Sanger.  Nine of them participated in the HIU Athletics Signing Day.


[Men's Soccer] Lurker Nets Six For Men?s Soccer
Fullerton, CA- Six new recruits have signed with Hope International Men's Soccer as recently announced by Head Coach Joe Lurker.  The new Royals were all on campus for the Hope International Athletics signing day.


[Softball] Coach Rosa Resigns, Royals In Search Of New Softball Coach
Fullerton, CA- On Tuesday, Aimee Rosa resigned her position as the Head Coach of the Hope International Softball Team.  The Hope International Athletic Department will now begin a search for their new softball coach effective immediately.


[Women's Golf] Salazar Added To HIU Women?s Golf Team
Fullerton, CA- Head Coach Eric Thorson is pleased to announce the signing of incoming Freshman Ashley Salazar for the 2015-16 school year.  Salazar attended last Friday's Hope International Athletics Signing Day.


[Women's Basketball] Gauthier And Oliver To Play for Royals Next Year
Fullerton, CA- Head Coach Bill Crammer recently announced the signing of two transfers- Melody Gauthier and Jazzmyn Oliver- who will suit up for the Royals next season.


[Baseball] Baseball Increases By Six
Fullerton, CA- Head Coach Erich Pfohl has announced the signing of six more baseball players to play for Hope International in their inaugural season in 2016.  The half dozen new recruits all took part in the Hope International Athletics Signing Day last Friday.


[Women's Tennis] Miller Serves Up Double Scholar-Athlete Honors
Fullerton, CA- Junior Sabrina Miller has served up for herself a double Scholar-Athlete honor after being named both a GSAC and NAIA Scholar-Athlete for her work in the classroom as recently announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).


[Tennis] Hope International Opens Search For New Tennis Coach
Fullerton, CA- With the recent resignation of Jony Chai, Hope International Athletics is opening a search for a new Men's and Women's Tennis Coach.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


[HIU] Record Number Of Seniors Honored At Fourth Annual Banquet
Fullerton, CA- On Monday night, Hope International Athletics honored the 41 seniors from their department with the Fourth Annual Senior Banquet.  Following tradition, Athletic Director John Turek ended the evening by awarding a male and female athlete in the following three categories- Scholar Athlete, Champion of Character, and Athlete of the Year.


[Men's Volleyball] MVB Fights Hard But Closes Out Season In Nationals Pool Play
St. Louis, MO- Hope International played a back and forth match with Grand View (IA) but was turned away 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, 25-20) in pool play of the NAIA National Invitational.  The loss ends the season of the Royals.  Senior Dominique Blonski recorded 12 kills in his final collegiate match.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Women?s 4 x 800 Relay Highlights Day One At GSAC Championships
Santa Barbara, CA- On Friday, Hope International participated in the GSAC Track Championships Prelims hosted by Westmont.  The HIU women's 4 x800 relay highlighted the effort of the Royals as they finished third to score the first points of the championship for Hope International.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Wright Adds To Women?s Track Score On Day Two Of GSAC Championships
Santa Barbara, CA- On Saturday, Hope International Track wrapped up running at the GSAC Championships hosted by Westmont.  The women added to their point total to finish eighth while the men were shut out both days.  Senior Alicia Wright dropped time off her run from the day before to have a part in all HIU points scored.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Drop Opening Match At NAIA Nationals
Parkville, MO- Fifth seed Hope International dropped their first match at the NAIA National Invitational falling 3-1 (25-13, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20) against second seed Park on Thursday morning.  Senior Dominique Blonski topped HIU with 10 kills.


[Softball] Royals Put Up Fight in Season Finale
Santee, CA- Hope International closed out their season on Tuesday by putting up a fight against San Diego Christian but fell 8-5 and 5-4.  Freshman Alyssa Guzman was 2-3, hit by two pitches, and collected an RBI and a walk.


[Men's Volleyball] Blonski Reels In Second All-American Honor
Fullerton, CA- For the second time in his illustrious Hope International Men's Volleyball career, Senior Dominique Blonski has been named an NAIA All-American.  On Monday, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released their sixth annual AVCA Men's NAIA All-America Team with Blonski grabbing one of the four outside hitter spots.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Fall In First Round Of GSAC Playoffs
Indian Wells, CA- Hope International Women's Tennis faced off with Westmont on Wednesday in the GSAC Tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.  The Royals saw their season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to the Warriors.


[Softball] Chances Slip Past Bats of Royals
Prescott, AZ- Hope International had their opportunities on Wednesday at Embry-Riddle (AZ) but came up on the short end of 3-2 and 5-0 games.  Senior Kayla Klein pitched well and doubled and scored.


[Outdoor Track & Field] HIU Challenges Bryan Clay Invitational
Azusa, CA- Hope International challenged the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific on Friday.  Three of the four guys that ran set their individual, season, or program records.  The women saw two of their runners produce new personal or season marks.


[Softball] Klein Delivers Split With Warriors
Fullerton, CA-Senior Kayla Klein celebrated her Senior Day by throwing a three hit 1-0 shutout in Saturday's game one against William Jessup.  Like game one, game two was a nail biter through six until the Warriors notched four runs in the seventh to win the afternoon cap 7-3.  Senior Taylor Augino collected two hits, two runs, and two stolen bases on the day.


[Softball] Biola Takes Advantage Of HIU Mistakes
Fullerton, CA- Hope International's mistakes (mental and actual) and lack of hitting were their down fall against Biola on Saturday.  Seven actual errors and just three hits by the Royals resulted in being swept 8-0 in five innings and 4-0.  Senior Julie Lopez was 2-5 on the day with a hit in each game breaking up no hitters.


[Men's Volleyball] Men?s Volleyball Captures NAIA National Conference Championship
Merced, CA- On Saturday, Hope International Men's Volleyball captured the NAIA National Conference Championship by beating UC Merced 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 25-14, 27-25).  Junior Beau-General Osborne topped the Royals with 11 kills.


[Softball] Royals Have Rough Trip To Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ- On Tuesday, Hope International started their road trip in Arizona by facing Arizona Christian.  The Firestorm blazed their way to wins of 16-0 and 17-1 over the Royals.  Junior Alyssa Felipe and Freshman Destiney Fierro both produced two hits.


[Men's Golf] HIU Starts Fast But Slows At CALPAC/GSAC Championships
Redding, CA- Hope International Men's Golf completed their first season by finishing fourth at the CALPAC/GSAC Championships on Tuesday.  Freshman Clarence DeVera had a big tournament as he was the only player in the field to shoot a round under par.  On the strength of shooting 70 in the opening round, DeVera earned All-Conference honors.


[Men's Tennis] Royals End Season At Indian Wells
Indian Wells, CA- Men's Tennis finished their season with a 5-0 loss to Concordia in the GSAC Tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Wednesday.  Juniors Mauricio Mosquera and Anthony Sena produced the closest result with an 8-5 loss in doubles.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Beat Warner and Concordia, National Invitational Ticket All But Punched
Merced, CA- Facing the daunting challenge of having to beat Warner and Concordia in back-to-back matches in the NAIA National Conference Tournament, Hope International pulled through with a 3-0 win and a 3-1 win.  HIU beat WU 28-26, 25-21, and 25-22 and then beat CUI 25-23, 25-23, 20-25, and 25-21.  The two wins all but certainly will punch the ticket for Hope International to head to the NAIA National Invitational in two weeks.  Senior Dominique Blonski recorded 21 combined kills while Sophomore Keenan Meyer accounted for 20 kills on the day.


[Men's Soccer] Toth Playing Professionally In Sweden
Fullerton, CA- Former Hope International Men's Soccer Player Sean Toth is playing professionally in Sweden for Obrero Syrianska.  The Syriac are transitioning this season from Division III to Division II in the Swedish Premier League.


[Men's Golf] Cosca and DeVera Lead Royals To First Team Win
Seal Beach, CA- Hope International Men's Golf made history on Tuesday as they earned their first team win with a 307-314 win over Chapman.  Freshmen Justin Cosca and Clarence DeVera both shot 73 to lead the way in the HIU win at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach.


[Men's Tennis] Walker Aids In Doubles Point
Phoenix, AZ- In their final GSAC match of the season, Hope International used a unique turn of events to earn their team point on the day.  Sophomore Mauricio Mosquera had to retire during his singles match forcing Junior Cody Walker to team up with Junior Anthony Sena at number one doubles.  Walker and Sena provided the only Royal point in the otherwise decided match 8-1 in favor of Arizona Christian.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Take Home Doubles Success
Phoenix, AZ- On Tuesday, the Royals traveled to Phoenix to face Arizona Christian in their final GSAC match of the season. Hope International played excellent in doubles winning two of the three matches but lost the overall match 7-2.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Track Spends Easter Eve At Pomona-Pitzer Invite
Claremont, CA- Hope International Track prepared for Easter by running in the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday.  In a capacity field, the Royals had a hard time breaking through in the crowded standings.


[Softball] No. 11 Cougars Chip Away To Sweep Royals
Fullerton, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International kept CSU San Marcos from producing big innings but the Cougars used several small scoring innings to sweep the Royals 6-0 and 9-1.  Despite only managing one hit on the day, HIU converted that one hit into a run.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Let Lopes Slip Through Fingers
Fullerton, CA- In front of a great final home crowd, Hope International and Grand Canyon put on quite a show as the teams exchanged 29 ties and 10 lead changes on Wednesday.  After letting the first set slip away but winning the next two sets, the Royals saw the Lopes take the final two sets and a 3-2 win (32-30, 19-25, 26-28, 25-21, 15-12).  Five of the Seniors playing in their final home match put forth quite an effort lead by 14 kills from Senior Phillip Lopez and 17 digs from Senior Matt Heirakuji.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Rally in Improvement, But Not Enough
San Diego, CA- The Royals ended their month traveling to Lake Murray Tennis Club to challenge San Diego Christian but returned defeated 9-0.  Seniors Caroline Houston and Alyssa Penner showed fervor in their singles and doubles matches today.


[Men's Tennis] No. 16 Hawks Have Royals Number
San Diego, CA- At the Lake Murray Tennis Club on Tuesday, Hope International met with #16 San Diego Christian but the Royals were turned away 9-0.  Junior Cody Walker and Sophomore Mauricio Mosquera both completed singles fairly well on the day.


[Softball] Cougars Sweep Royals
Fullerton, CA- On a hot Friday afternoon, Hope International was swept by Columbia (MO) falling 13-0 in five innings and 11-4.  Junior Alyssa Felipe went 2-5 on the day with a run scored and a RBI.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Royals Run At Aztec Invitational
San Diego, CA- On Friday, Hope International Track competed at the Aztec Invitational hosted by San Diego State.  In a field made up of several NCAA Division I and II schools, the Royals had their work cut out for them.


[Men's Tennis] Mosquera and Sena Dial in Close Doubles Defeat
Irvine, CA- The Royals traveled to nearby Irvine to face off against Concordia at Irvine Valley College on Saturday.  Hope International was turned away 9-0. The biggest success of the day was Sophomore Mauricio Mosquera and Junior Anthony Sena rallying for five points during their match in doubles.


[Softball] Pair Of Ones Not Enough
Costa Mesa, CA- On Saturday, despite leading or being tied with a single run, the Royals could not hold off the #12 Lions as they fell 5-1 and 9-1.  Freshman Alexsys Lesan scored one of the HIU runs.


[Women's Tennis] Chavez Celebrates Concordia Victory
Irvine, CA- On Saturday, Hope International and Concordia duked it out at Irvine Valley College as the end of the season looms near. The Royals just managed to slip in one point against the twelfth team in the nation just before the match ended.  Freshman Gabriella Chavez celebrated the victory after a three set win 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.


[Winter Sports] Soto, Stewart Named NAIA/GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Fullerton, CA- Men's Basketball Senior Daniel Soto and Women's Basketball Academic Junior Briana Stewart were both recently named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Scholar-Athletes.


[Men's Basketball] Historic Season Ends In NAIA Semifinals
Kansas City, MO- On Monday, Hope International climbed all the way back from a 12 point deficit but in the end came up on the short end of a 70-69 game against GSAC foe Westmont.  The Royals' run to the Semifinals of the 2015 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship was an historic effort for the HIU men.  Senior Kenny Morgan topped with 20 points.  Senior Matt Green added 14 points.  Senior Austin Sanford delivered 11 points and a game high six rebounds.


[Men's Tennis] Biola Bests Hope International
Fullerton, CA- Facing Biola once again, the Royals dropped momentum when compared to their first match against the Eagles.  A near tie last time, this round BU took home the win 9-0.  Junior Anthony Sena stood strong with a couple of tiebreaks but could not fare against the Eagles' wings.


[Softball] No. 4 Eagles Capitalize On HIU Mistakes
Irvine, CA- When you face one of the top teams in the NAIA, errors can come back to haunt you as evident by HIU's losses (especially in game one) to Concordia in the form of 9-0 and 7-1 on Tuesday.  Senior Julie Lopez collected three hits on the day.


[Women's Tennis] Pritchett and Chavez Put Up Fight Against Biola
Fullerton, CA- Hope International faced off against Biola for the second time during their season. Despite a loss of 8-1 again, there was Royal success as senior Alyssa Pritchett and Freshman Gabriella Chavez contributed to the only point secured by the team.


[Softball] Royals End Slide, Split With Red Hawks
Fullerton, CA- On Wednesday, Hope International snapped a 20 game slide by beating Simpson 5-3 in the first game before losing the night cap 9-0.  Senior Kayla Klein threw a complete game with seven strikeouts to earn finally earn her first win of the season.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Split Matches Actually Played
Fullerton, CA- Of the matches actually played on Saturday, Hope International and Westmont tied 2-2.  Unfortunately, the Royals surrendered five points due to lack of players and lost 7-2.  Junior Mauricio Mosquera won both of his matches.


[Men's Basketball] Biggest Comeback Sends Royals To NAIA Semifinals
Kansas City, MO- Tying their biggest halftime deficit turned comeback win sent Hope International to the 2015 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship Semifinals after a 74-62 win over Martin Methodist on Saturday.  Senior Matt Green scored 21 points.  Senior Austin Sanford doubled up with 11 points and 11 rebounds.


[Softball] Royals Fall To Pipers
Fullerton, CA- On Friday, Hope International fell 7-1 and 6-0 to NCAA DIII Hamline (MN).  Senior Taylor Augino was 3-6 on the day.  Freshman Amanda Garcia was 2-4 with a double and RBI.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Rebound Their Way To NAIA Quarterfinals
Kansas City, MO- Hope International started slowed defensively but used their rebounding to stay in the game before beating Montana-Western 82-72.  A strong second half sent the Royals into the Quarterfinals of the 2015 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship- their first trip ever to the Quarterfinals.  Senior Matt Green and Junior Tuff Barnes both finished with a game high 16 points as five Royals reached doubled figures.


[Men's Basketball] MBB Royals Bring Joy To Harmony
Kansas City, MO- As part of their participation in the 2015 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championships, Hope International Men's Basketball used their service project opportunity to bring joy to kids from Harmony Elementary School on Thursday.


[Men's Basketball] No.1 Royals Survive Golden Bears In NAIA Nationals First Round
Kansas City, MO- Top seeded Hope International survived West Virginia Tech 70-67 in the opening round of the 2015 Buffalo Funds NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship.  Senior Matt Green lifted the Royals with 20 points including the game icing free throws.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Start Second Round Of GSAC Play In Similar Fashion
Costa Mesa, CA- After an almost entire month off, HIU women's tennis returned for GSAC play facing Vanguard on Tuesday.  Despite a 9-0 loss, Junior Sabrina Miller collected the most total game wins.


[Softball] Warriors Have Royals? Number
Rocklin, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International managed just one run against William Jessup as the Warriors swept with scores of 8-0 and 9-1.  Freshman Jennifer Scantlen doubled and drove in the lone HIU run.


[HIU] Bauman, Tyler Honored With Cliff Hamlow Champion Of Character Award
Fullerton, CA- Seniors Brittany Bauman and Chris Tyler were recently honored as 2015 Cliff Hamlow Champions of Character Award Honorees.  Each member of the Golden State Athletic Conference selected a male and female student athlete as a representative of their campus.


[Men's Tennis] Maiolo Does His Part
Fullerton, CA- After a couple week break men's tennis returned to season play by facing Principia College at Cal State Fullerton. The Royals rallied in their Spring Break with sophomore Michael Maiolo bringing in two of the three points in the 6-3 loss on Friday afternoon.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Royals ?Travel? to Ben Brown Invitational
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Track traveled just across the street on Saturday to participate in the Ben Brown Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton.  Senior Alicia Wright had the best showing as she finished fourth in Women's 1,500 meter race.


[Softball] Royals Score In Three Innings But Hawks Score In Nine
Fullerton, CA- Hope International put together a few good innings but were swept 9-3 and 11-3 by San Diego Christian on Saturday.  Junior Alyssa Felipe went 3-7 on the day with two runs scored.


[Men's Volleyball] Men?s Volleyball Enjoys Hawaii, Takes A Set From No. 4 UH
Honolulu, HI- To kick off their Spring Break, Men's Volleyball played two matches in two days at the University of Hawaii and took a set against the No.4 Rainbow Warriors.  Despite enjoying some time chilling around the island as a team, Senior Dominique Blonski was all business as he recorded 25 kills in the two matches which included a match high 17 kills on Saturday.


[Baseball] HIU Baseball Featured In OC Register
Fullerton, CA- With the focus on starting a program from scratch, HIU Baseball was recently featured in the Orange County Register.


[Softball] Oaks One Better Than Royals Twice
Fullerton, CA- Hope International fell in both games of their doubleheader against Menlo with a one run differential of 3-2 and 7-6 on Thursday.  Freshman Alyssa Guzman was 4-6 on the day with 2 RBI and a run scored.  Senior Julie Lopez hit her first home run of the season.


[Softball] Big Last Innings Hurt
Fullerton, CA- Both games against Arizona Christian on Tuesday ended with Hope International allowing big innings to the Firestorm that put the game out of reach.  Senior Kayla Klein usually makes her mark as a pitcher but Tuesday made an impression with her bat as she went 3-4 in game two.


[Men's Basketball] HIU Top Ranked And Top Seeded Team For Nationals
Fullerton, CA- Hours after learning they were ranked number one in the NAIA, Hope International was named the top seed for next week's 78th Annual Buffalo Funds NAIA National Championship.  HIU will face West Virginia Tech on Wednesday at 3:15 (PT)/ 5:15 (CT) in the first round at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO.


[Men's Basketball] Men?s Basketball GSAC Champions Times Two
Fullerton, CA- After winning the regular season GSAC Championship a week and a half ago, the Royals won the GSAC Tournament Championship on Tuesday night.  In a game carried live on Fox College Sports and Fox Prime Ticket, Hope International beat Concordia 75-61 to win the GSAC tournament title.  Senior Kenny Morgan and Junior Tuff Barnes both scored a team high 18 points.


[Softball] Biola Contains Royals
La Mirada, CA- Hope International scored three runs on the day but was swept by Biola 6-0 and 8-3 on Saturday.  Senior Taylor Augino collected two and scored one of the runs.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Slip Past Firestorm, Headed To GSAC Championship
Fullerton, CA- Top seeded Hope International is heading to the GSAC Championship next Tuesday, despite coughing up a nine point lead in the final minute before slipping past fourth seeded Arizona Christian 73-72 on Saturday night.  The Royals are heading to their second straight GSAC Championship game.  Senior Kenny Morgan did not disappoint as he scored a game high 28 points including the game winning free throw.


[Softball] Royals Score But Not Enough
Fullerton, CA- Hope International broke out of their scoreless drought but still came up short 5-1 and 2-0 to Martin Methodist on Thursday.  Junior Alyssa Felipe collected two hits and scored the lone HIU run.


[Women's Basketball] Double Overtime Needed To End Season Of The Royals
Costa Mesa, CA- Sixth seeded Hope International took second seeded Vanguard to double overtime in their GSAC Semifinal before falling 68-62 on Friday.  Senior Brittany Bauman scored a team high 21 points while Junior Alexis Perry recorded the first GSAC triple-double of the season with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Upset Warriors, Headed to GSAC Semis
Santa Barbara, CA- Sixth seeded Hope International upset third seeded Westmont 72-67 on Wednesday night in the first round of the GSAC Tournament.  Without question the difference in the game was rebounding as the Royals out rebounded the Warriors 47-27 and pulled down 18 offensive rebounds.  Sophomore Emily Terwilliger had a huge game with 19 points and 11 rebounds- her fifth double-double of the season.


[Men's Basketball] Green Leads Royals To GSAC Semifinals
Fullerton, CA- From a tie at 31-31, Hope International outscored William Jessup 55-37 which resulted in an 86-68 HIU win in the first round of the GSAC Playoffs on Thursday evening.  Senior Matt Green torched the nets with impressive shooting and 25 points.


[Softball] Lions Shut Down Royals
Fullerton, CA- Hope International had a few chances on Tuesday but Vanguard shut them down as the Lions won 5-0 and 4-0.  Freshmen Amanda Garcia and Jas Rivas both collected two hits.


[Men's Golf] Royals Slide To 13 At TMC Invitational
Santa Clarita, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International completed their participation in The Master's Invitational sliding down to 13 out of 15 teams.  After the first round, HIU found themselves positioned in the 10 spot as a team.  Freshman Clarence DeVera was the most consistent through all three rounds but Freshman Chase Bennett posted the lowest single round of 71.


[Men's Basketball] GSAC Coach And Player of the Year Highlight All-GSAC Recognition For Royals
Fullerton, CA- The 2104-15 All-GSAC Men's Basketball Team Presented by Under Armour was announced on Tuesday by the Golden State Athletic Conference.  The All-GSAC team was highlighted by Hope International Head Coach Bill Czech and Senior Kenny Morgan voted as the GSAC Coach of the Year and GSAC Player of the Year.  Senior Matt Green was also named to the All-GSAC squad.


[Women's Soccer] Sanger Named Head Coach Of HIU Women?s Soccer
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Athletic Director John Turek is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Sanger as the new Head Coach of Women's Soccer.  As an alumnus of the HIU Men's Soccer program, Coach Sanger is excited to be back as part of the Hope International Athletic Department.


[Men's Basketball] Neilan Grabs Final GSAC MBB Player of the Week Honor
Fullerton, CA- Junior guard Garrett Neilan was named the GSAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week in the final vote of the season as announced by the Golden State Athletic Conference on Monday.  Neilan averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds as he helped the Royals wrap up their first ever GSAC title in men's Basketball last week.


[Women's Basketball] Bauman Earns Second All-GSAC Honor
Fullerton, CA- On Monday, Senior Brittany Bauman was named to the 2014-15 All-GSAC Women's Basketball Team as presented by Under Armour and announced by the Golden State Athletic Conference.  For Bauman, it was her second All-GSAC honor in as many years.


[Baseball] Royals Sign First Five Baseball Recruits
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Baseball Coach Erich Pfohl is pleased to announce the signing of the first five recruits for the newly created HIU baseball team.  The five signees consist of four Freshmen and one Sophomore transfer.


[Men's Tennis] Mosquera Helps Royals Earn Two
Pasadena, CA- Heading to nearby Pasadena, the Royals went head to head with Caltech on Friday afternoon. Despite Sophomore Mauricio Mosquera pushing in yet another HIU point for the season, the Royals still fell 8-1.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Ground Hawks
Fullerton, CA- Each set started out close on Friday afternoon, before eventually Hope International pulled away from Holy Names to win 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-17).  Senior Dominique Blonski had fun throughout the late afternoon as he recorded 11 kills while hitting .429.


[Softball] Weather Avoided, Eagles Not So Much
Fullerton, CA- HIU and CUI avoided bad weather but the Royals could not avoid the #8 Eagles as Concordia swept the double header with two 10-0 wins.  Junior Amanda Matthews collected two of the HIU three hits on the day.


[Women's Basketball] WBB Falls at TMC, Will Head To Westmont for Playoffs
Santa Clarita, CA- With no chance of moving in the GSAC Tournament standings, Hope International closed out their regular season with a 61-47 loss at The Master's.  Last minute heroics for Westmont gives the Warriors the third seed which means they will host the sixth seeded Royals on Wednesday in the GSAC Tournament.  Senior Krystyn Jacobs and Junior Alexis Perry both scored 12 points on Saturday.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Claim First MBB GSAC Championship!!
Santa Clarita, CA- On Saturday, Hope International held on for a 78-75 win at The Master's to claim their first ever Men's Basketball GSAC Championship.  The Royals survived 33 points from Russell Byrd thanks to six players in double figures topped by 22 points from Senior Matt Green.


[Women's Basketball] Loss At Westmont Settles Royals Into Sixth Seed
Santa Barbara, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International fell 83-52 at #15 Westmont which locks HIU into the sixth seed for next's week GSAC tournament.  Senior Krystyn Jacobs scored a team high 22 points.


[Softball] Garcia Leads Royals Past Maple Leafs
Fullerton, CA- Playing a rare single game, Hope International beat Goshen (IN) 8-3 on Tuesday afternoon.  Freshman Amanda Garcia went the distance for the win allowing three unearned runs while going 2-3 with two runs scored at the plate.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Beat Westmont, Secure Share Of GSAC Title
Santa Barbara, CA- Hope International made one more big step toward securing their first ever GSAC title as they beat Westmont 75-62 on Tuesday.  Junior Garrett Neilan was the man of the game for Hope International as he delivered 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists- all HIU highs.


[Women's Golf] Koko Terada Signs With Royals, Featured In Local News
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Women's Golf is pleased to announce the signing of Nicole "Koko" Terada from Douglas High School in Gardnerville, NV.  Terada will join the Royals after qualifying the last four years for the Nevada State Tournament where she finished as high as second.


[Men's Basketball] Morgan Earns GSAC MBB Player of the Week Honors
Fullerton, CA- Senior Kenny Morgan has been named the GSAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week as announced today by the Golden State Athletic Conference.  Morgan averaged 27 points in the two Hope International wins last week.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Cannot Handle Eagles Size
Fullerton, CA- Hope International could not overcome the size advantage of Concordia as they fell 102-72 on Saturday.  The Eagles could not stop Junior Alexis Perry as she converted a game high 29 points- a new career single game high.


[Men's Volleyball] Cardinal Wear Down Royals
Palo Alto, CA- Hope International exchanged lead changes and ties in every set with NCAA Division I Stanford on Saturday but fell 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 2-35, 25-16).  Seniors Dominique Blonski (13 kills) and Phillip Lopez (11 kills) lead the HIU attack.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Grab Upper Hand In GSAC Race
Fullerton, CA- #4 Hope International and #7 Concordia put on quite a show on Saturday night with the Royals pulling out the 72-67 win.  The win propels HIU into the driver's seat for the GSAC title as the only team with only two losses in GSAC play.  Senior Kenny Morgan had a big game with 31 points.


[Women's Tennis] Pacino, Royals Cannot Slow Firestorm
Fullerton, CA- Taking place at Cal State Fullerton, the Royals faced off against #10 Arizona Christian on Friday.  HIU pushed in one point against the Firestorm in their 8-1 loss.  Senior Sofia Pacino recorded the only Royal point and her first match win of the season.


[Men's Tennis] Mosquera Stands Not Enough
Fullerton, CA- The Royals are beginning to gain momentum as they met Arizona Christian on Friday.  Ever since their close loss of 5-4 against Biola, their 9-0 loss to Concordia, and their 8-1 loss to San Diego Christian, the Royals have continued to build on their score one point at a time. Their match against the Firestorm ended in a 7-2 loss with Sophomore Mauricio Mosquera contributing both wins in singles and doubles.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Tame Hawks
Oakland, CA- Hope International started their trip to Northern California by beating Holy Names 3-1 (25-11, 25-16, 22-25, 25-13) on Friday night.  Senior Phillip Lopez topped all hitters with 12 kills.


[Softball] HIU Drops Two In Riverside
Riverside, CA- Hope International was swept by La Sierra- 3-2 (8 innings) and 11-3 (5 innings)- on Wednesday.   Sophomores Corie Apodaca (2-4, 2 BB) and Chelsie Keller (4-6, 2B) both reached base safely four times over the course of the double header.


[Women's Tennis] HIU Forces Tie Breaks, Still Comes Up Short
Fullerton, CA- After a few days off from last week's four match marathon, the Royals stayed home to host San Diego Christian on Tuesday.  Despite two super tie breaks by Senior Caroline Houston and Freshman Gabriella Chavez, the Hawks took home the win 9-0.


[Men's Tennis] Sena Good For One
Fullerton, CA- After almost no week of match play, the Royals greeted San Diego Christian on Cal State Fullerton's tennis courts on Tuesday. Halfway through their GSAC season, HIU fell 8-1 to the visiting SDCC team. Junior Anthony Sena was the only Royal to push in a point toward the final score.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Handle The Pit
Costa Mesa, CA- Playing in one of the toughest environments in the GSAC, Hope International showed their mental toughness as they won at Vanguard 81-72.  Seniors Matt Green (27 points) and Kenny Morgan (23 points) combined to score 50 points.


[Softball] Bats Quiet In San Marcos
San Marcos, CA- Hope International's bats were quiet down in San Marcos on Tuesday as HIU managed just two hits.  The #12 Cougars beat the Royal 10-1 and 8-0- both in five innings.  Sophomore Chelsie Keller knocked in the only HIU run.


[Women's Basketball] To Shoot Free Throws Or Not Shoot Free Throws- That Is The Difference
Costa Mesa, CA- Despite making more shots, Hope International fell 54-45 on Tuesday at #9 Vanguard.  The main difference in the game was at the free line where VUSC made 16-26 free throws while HIU was just 1-6 at the charity stripe.  Senior Krystyn Jacobs had a big game with 14 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds.


[Men's Volleyball] Heirakuji Named NAIA MVB Libero Of The Week
Fullerton, CA- On the strength of beating Concordia 3-2 last week, Senior Matt Heirakuji was named the NAIA's Men's Volleyball Libero of the Week on Monday.


[Softball] Royals Finish 2-4 At Simpson Tournament
Redding, CA- Hope International bookended their six games at the Simpson Tournament with wins against Northwest Christian and College of Idaho.  The Royals beat the Beacons 8-4 on Friday and the Coyotes 9-1 on Saturday.  Freshman Jas Rivas hit .538 during the six games.  Freshman Amanda Garcia hit .400 while earning one of the wins.


[Women's Basketball] HIU Falls To Eagles In Seesaw Affair
Fullerton, CA- In a game that featured 15 lead changes and 5 ties, Hope International came up short 60-53 against Biola on Saturday.  Junior Alexis Perry and her game high 23 points were not enough.  Sophomore Emily Terwilliger produced her second straight double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.


[Men's Basketball] Missed Buzzer Beater Three Allows Royals To Escape
Fullerton, CA- Hope International's use of late game heroics was almost not enough on Saturday as Biola just missed pulling off the upset by about an inch.  But a late game run proved to be enough as the Royals beat the Eagles 57-55.  Seniors Matt Green and Kenny Morgan once provided the late game clutch shots as both finished with 14 points in the game.  Senior Austin Sanford was arguably the player of the game for the Royals as he pulled down nine rebounds with six coming on the offensive end.


[Men's Volleyball] #9 Royals Slip Past #3 Eagles
Fullerton, CA- In a match that nearly could not have been played any tighter, #9 Hope International slipped past #3 Concordia 3-2 (24-26, 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 16-14) on Wednesday evening.  Senior Dominique Blonski carried the Royals on his back at times with 25 kills and 10 digs.  Senior Shane Beatty dished out a career high 60 assists.


[Women's Tennis] Warriors Shutout Royals
Santa Barbara, CA ­- Thursday women's tennis continued their weeklong matches by traveling north to face Westmont College.  Despite a 9-0 loss, the Royals showed overall improvement in their sets.  Freshman Gabriella Chavez showed significant development in her singles play.


[Softball] Coyotes Mightier Than Royals
Redding, CA- In a neutral site affair on Thursday, Hope International could not capitalize on a few chances and could not slow College of Idaho.  The Coyotes swept the Royals 10-0 in five innings and 6-1.  Junior Alyssa Felipe was 3-5 with the day's lone HIU RBI.


[Women's Tennis] Penner and Miller Return To Doubles Form
Pasadena, CA- Finishing their week long match marathon, Hope International concluded their daily play against Caltech. Playing their fourth match in as many days, the HIU took home one point in an otherwise decided 8-1 match.  Senior Alyssa Penner and Junior Sabrina Miller- the most effective HIU doubles tandem a year ago- earned the Royal point during doubles.


[Men's Golf] DeVera Sets New HIU Golf Standard
Whittier, CA- Playing in their first head-to-head matchup as a program, Hope International faced off with CSU Dominguez Hills for 54 holes on Thursday and Friday.  Freshman Clarence DeVera was the man of the day on Friday as he established the new HIU standard for one round as well as a three round total after shooting 67 and then a 214 for the three rounds.  Overall, the Toros beat the Royals 867-911 at the California Country Club.


[Men's Volleyball] #8 Royals Start Strong But Tire Against #4 Eagles
Irvine, CA- After a return trip from Iowa less than two days earlier for some of the team, Hope International took the first set before dropping the next three at Concordia on Wednesday.  The #4 Eagles beat the #8 Royals 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-16).  Senior Dominique Blonski topped with 15 kills though Sophomore Zach Greene was not far behind finishing with 12 kills.


[Softball] Big Innings Equals Sweep Of ERAU
Fullerton, CA- A six run game one inning and four run game two inning produced enough runs by themselves to lead Hope International to a 10-2 and 6-3 sweep over Embry-Riddle (AZ) on Friday.  Sophomore Chelsie Keller played a big part of the Royal attack with two doubles and three RBI.


[Women's Basketball] Start Strong, Finish Stronger
Phoenix, AZ- Hope International started strong, hit a lull, and then finished stronger as they beat Arizona Christian 67-55 on Saturday afternoon.  Senior Krystal Canning scored 16 points while Sophomore Emily Terwilliger doubled up with 14 points and 10 rebounds.


[Men's Basketball] Ten Day History Repeats Itself
Phoenix, AZ- With just 10 days separately the time they faced off, Hope International and Arizona Christian repeated the same script- visiting team gets up big and then home mounts big comeback for ten point win.  On Saturday, Hope International played the visiting role and lost 65-55.  Senior Kenny Morgan and Junior Garrett Neilan each scored 14 points.


[Softball] Huge First Inning Of Season Leads To Sweep In Opener
Lancaster, CA- Hope International scored seven runs in their first inning of the season to ignite a 14-9 and 6-4 sweep of Antelope Valley on Tuesday.  Sophomore Corie Apodaca connected for a grand slam home run as part of the big first inning.  Sophomore Chelsie Keller also homered and drove in five in the first game.


[Women's Basketball] Comeback Keyed By Eight Threes From Bauman
Fullerton, CA- Down by as many as 15 points, Senior Brittany Bauman sparked a comeback keyed by eight three pointers as Hope International beat San Diego Christian 77-63 on Tuesday.  Bauman used her career high eight three pointers to account for the majority of her game high 31 points.  Senior Krystyn Jacobs was not to be left out as she scored 24 points while dishing out six assists.


[Men's Basketball] A Royal Rebound Gives Czech Win 100
Fullerton, CA- Hope International turned a slow start around and rebounded for a 63-53 win over San Diego Christian giving Head Coach Bill Czech career win number 100.  Needing 21 wins as the season began for Coach Czech to reach 100 wins, the Royals accomplished the feat in just 22 games.  On Tuesday, Senior Kenny Morgan topped with 16 points but Junior Tuff Barnes was right behind with 15 points.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Open Season At Cal Lutheran
Thousand Oaks, CA- Hope International University Men's Tennis opened their season against California Lutheran at the Poulson Tennis Center on Saturday.  The Kingsmen took charge throughout with a 9-0 win.  Sophomore Mauricio Mosquera showed the most hustle on the court by collecting the most points on the team.


[Women's Basketball] Bauman Breaks Personal Season Record, Leads Royals Pasts Warriors
Fullerton, CA- Senior Brittany Bauman nailed five three pointers and 21 points to lead Hope International past William Jessup 84-46 on Saturday.  Her five three pointers for the game gave Bauman 74 made three pointers on the season- breaking her personal record of 73 three pointers made last year.


[Men's Basketball] First To 20- Wins
Fullerton, CA- Hope International became the first GSAC team in basketball to reach 20 wins on the season as they beat William Jessup 80-55 on Saturday.  Senior Matt Green poured in 21 points including six three pointers to established a new personal high of made threes in a season.   Senior Kenny Morgan added 18 points.


[Women's Basketball] Last Second Heroics Lets Royals Escape Firestorm
Fullerton, CA- Last second heroics were needed from Senior Krystyn Jacobs for Hope International to beat Arizona Christian 76-74 on Tuesday.  Up by as many as 13 points, HIU almost let one slip away as ACU put up a tremendous fight in the second half which included hitting 57% of their shots from the field.  In the end, four Royals in double figures proved to be just enough as Sophomore Emily Terwilliger had a great game with a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds plus four blocks and three assists.


[Men's Basketball] Second Half Surge Sends No. 3 Royals Past No. 10 Firestorm
Fullerton, CA- After trailing nearly the entire first half and by as many as 12 points, #3 Hope International used a 53 point second half scoring outburst to beat #10 Arizona Christian 84-74 on Tuesday night.  Both teams were lead by a player scoring 19 points- Junior Garrett Neilan for the Royals and Senior Brandon Newman for the Firestorm.


[Men's Volleyball] Blonski Takes Over Top Spot, Royals Beat Slugs
Santa Cruz, CA- There is a new HIU MVB King of the Swing as Senior Dominique Blonski moved to the top of the HIU career kills list on Sunday at UC Santa Cruz.  As for the match itself, the Royals recorded a 3-2 win (27-25, 26-28, 25-20, 21-25, 15-7) over the Banana Slugs.  Needing 19 kills to break the record, Blonski recorded a match high 21 kills to take over the top spot.


[Women's Soccer] Paine Accepts Full Time Teaching Role, Steps Down As Women?s Soccer Coach
Fullerton, CA- HIU Coach Andrew Paine has stepped down as the head coach of Women's Soccer after accepting a full time teaching role in the Hope International University Business Department.  After teaching and coaching the last four years, Paine will take the lead in the new Accounting concentration which will include writing curriculum and teaching a full load.  The search will begin immediately for a new head coach for Hope International Women's Soccer.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Finally Shake Hot Shooting Mustangs
Fullerton, CA- Hope International pulled away in the end from the hot shooting Mustangs as the Royals won 81-74 on Tuesday.  The Master's College shot 52% from the field for the game- a season opponent high against the Royals.  Senior Kenny Morgan and Junior Garrett Neilan played big down the stretch as they finished the game with 21 and 13 points respectively.


[Women's Golf] Kenny Signs With Royals
Fullerton, CA- Head Coach Eric Thorson is pleased to announce the signing of Meghan Kenny- a Senior at Carlsbad High School- to play for Hope International beginning in 2015-16.  Kenny helped CHS finish fifth in CIF in December.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Sweep Past Bobcats
Merced, CA- Hope International swept UC Merced in six straight sets on Saturday as they won 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-18) and then 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-20).  Senior Dominique Blonski recorded 26 combined kills on Saturday.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Hold Off Late Charge of #16 Warriors- Pull Off Upset
Fullerton, CA- Hope International ended a four game slide by knocking off #16 Westmont 70-63 on Saturday.  After building as large as a 17 point lead, the Royals held off a furious comeback bid from the Warriors who climbed within four points in the final minute.  Hope International allowed 32 points to Westmont's Kristin Karr but Junior Alexis Perry guided HIU to the win with 19 points and 9 rebounds.


[Men's Basketball] Thriller In Pavilion Features Big HIU Comeback
Fullerton, CA- Down by as many 16 points, Hope International pulled off the comeback in the Darling Pavilion as they beat Westmont 72-68 on Saturday.  Westmont's Daniel Carlin was the first half star as 16 of his 18 points came in the first 20 minutes while Senior Kenny Morgan was the second half star pouring in 15 of his 23 points after the break.


[Men's Volleyball] Blonski Led Royals Bounce Back Against Pride
Fullerton, CA- After dropping the first two sets, Hope International charged back to take the last three sets and the 3-2 win against Springfield (MA) on Friday.  Senior Dominique Blonski was a beast with 25 kills and a .477 hitting night as HIU won 22-25, 19-25, 25-19, 33-31, 15-7.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Reel In #9 Eagles Before Falling Off
Irvine, CA- Down by as many as 24 points, Hope International came all the way back to get within two before falling 90-75 at #9 Concordia on Saturday.  Seniors Krystyn Jacobs and Brittany Bauman both turned in 20 point performances.


[Men's Volleyball] Pride Knocks Off Royals
Fullerton, CA- Twenty-four hours after staging a classic five set meeting, Springfield and Hope International returned to the court but this time the Pride rolled to a 3-0 win over the Royals.  Sophomore Zach Greene was solid on the evening with seven kills and three blocks while hitting .312.


[Men's Basketball] Slow Start Equates To First Loss Of Season
Irvine, CA- For the first time this season, #2 Hope International experienced the agony of defeat as a slow start played a big role in their 71-66 loss at #15 Concordia in the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Game of the Week on Saturday.  Senior Matt Green topped all Royals with 17 points while Senior Carlton Hayes pulled down 10 rebounds.


[Men's Volleyball] MVB Serves Up Split to Open Season
Phoenix, AZ- Hope International opened their 2015 season by beating Coker (SC) 3-0 before falling to Grand Canyon 3-0.  Senior Dominique Blonski came through with a team high of 20 kills over the course of the two matches.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Survive First Real Test
Fullerton, CA- After beating their opponents by an average of 27 points in their first fifteen games, Hope International survived their first real test of the season holding off Vanguard 66-59.  Senior Carlton Hayes produced a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.  Junior Garrett Neilan also pulled down 12 rebounds- a career high.


[Men's Basketball] Matt Green GSAC POW And Featured In OC Register
Fullerton, CA- Senior Matt Green had a big week last week that earned him GSAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors as well as being featured in the OC Register.  Green scored 59 combined points in his two games played last week.


[Women's Basketball] Eagles Freeze Out Royals In Second Half
La Mirada, CA- On Saturday, Hope International's return to GSAC play started out well but ended not so well as they fell 85-59 to Biola.  After leading by six points in the second half, HIU would score just seven points in the final 15 plus minutes the remainder of the game.  Senior Brittany Bauman scored a game high 20 points- all in the first half.


[Men's Basketball] Impressive Start Sends Royals Past Biola With Ease
La Mirada, CA- Hope International used a 17-0 run to take control and not look back against Biola on Saturday as they won 65-40.  Junior Garrett Neilan scored a game and his season high of 18 points.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Pick Up Where They Left Off
Fullerton, CA- After not playing in two weeks, Hope International showed no ill effects as they blew out Pacific Union 91-50 on Saturday to open 2015. Senior Matt Green scored a game high 21 points in just 23 minutes played.  Senior Kenny Morgan added 14 points.


[Women's Basketball] Bauman And Friends Extinguish Flames
Fullerton, CA- Hope International concluded the non-conference portion of their schedule on Monday with a 78-66 win over the Bethesda Flames.  Senior Brittany Bauman collected a game high 25 points.  Junior Alexis Perry added 14 points.


[Men's Basketball] Green Plus Nine Equals 42
Fullerton, CA- Senior Matt Green delivered a lights out shooting performance that included nine made three pointers and topped out at 42 points on Monday as Hope International beat Bethesda 86-52.  The made three pointers and 42 point total are both GSAC highs and second in the NAIA for the season.


[Women's Basketball] Jacobs Leads Comeback To Close Out 2014 Calendar
Santa Clarita, CA- The Hope International needed another comeback but beat South Dakota School of Mines and Tech 60-55 to close out the 2014 calendar.  Senior Krystyn Jacobs topped all scorers with 23 points.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Pull Out OT Victory Versus SCU Eagles
Santa Clarita, CA- On the strength of all five starters scoring in double figures, Hope International pulled off a comeback 73-72 win in overtime against Southwestern Christian.  Senior Krystyn Jacobs and Junior Alexis Perry led the way on Tuesday by both securing a double-double.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Manage Only Tie Against No. 4 Griffins
Las Vegas, NV- An early tie was all Hope International could manage against #4 Westminster on Thursday evening in Las Vegas as they fell 65-41.  Senior Krystyn Jacobs was the only Royal in double figures with 13 points.


[Men's Basketball] Close Few Minutes Turns Into HIU Rout
Fullerton, CA- After a close first few minutes on Thursday, Hope International pulled away from Bethesda for a 96-61 win.  Senior Matt Green nailed five three pointers on his way to a game high 20 points.  Senior Kenny Morgan added 16 points.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Shoot Better From Three Point Line Than Field, Down Bulldogs
Las Vegas, NV- On Friday, Hope International nailed exactly 45% of their three pointers while "only" hitting 44.4% from the field as they beat Montana-Western 67-51.  Senior Brittany Bauman torched the nets with a career single game tying six three pointers and 22 total points.  Sophomore Emily Terwilliger added 16 points.


[Women's Basketball] Hope International Ice Cold In Vegas Finale
Las Vegas, NV- Hope International concluded their three game stay at the Frontier Conference Las Vegas Shootout on Saturday by falling 55-43 to Carroll (MT).   As a team, the Royals shot 31.6% from the field and just 20% from the three point line.  Senior Brittany Bauman and Junior Alexis Perry had 12 points.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Close Out 2014 Calendar Year Undefeated
Fullerton, CA- Playing their final game before the end of 2014, Hope International slowed down the Oaks 70-43 on Saturday to improve to a perfect 12-0 on the season.  Senior Matt Green led all scorers with 20 points.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Ease To 10-0 On The Season
Fullerton, CA- Similar to when they met a month ago, Hope International took the early lead and never allowed La Sierra to even tie the game as they won easily 104-60 on Wednesday evening.  Six Royals finished their evening in double figures led by Senior Kenny Morgan.  Freshman Lochlan Cummings was a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line which accounted for a big part of his 12 points.


[Men's Soccer] Toth Named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention
Fullerton, CA- Senior Sean Toth was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-America Honorable Mention Team as announced by the NAIA on Monday.  Toth becomes the first ever Hope International Men's Soccer player to earn NAIA All-American honors.


[Men's Volleyball] Levinski Playing Professionally In The Netherlands
Fullerton, CA- Former Hope International Middle Blocker Griffin Levinski is playing professionally for the Orion Men 1 Volleyball Club in the Netherlands.  The Orion Club competes in the Eredivisie division.


[Men's Soccer] Lurker Adds Seahorses To Coaching Profile
Fullerton, CA- Head Coach Joe Lurker added to his coaching profile as he was recently named the head coach of the Premier Development League (PDL) team Southern California Seahorses.  Coach Lurker is now using his coaching expertise at the high school, collegiate, and post collegiate levels which he hopes will create crossbreeding opportunities for recruiting.


[Women's Basketball] First Half Run Sends Royals Past Hawks
El Cajon, CA- After a few early ties, Hope International used an 11-0 run to take control of their game against San Diego Christian which resulted in a 75-53 HIU win on Saturday.  Junior Alexis Perry topped all scorers with 19 points.


[Men's Basketball] El Cajon Up To Royals? Liking
Fullerton, CA- Traveling down to El Cajon proved to be no problem for Hope International as they beat San Diego Christian 69-55 on Saturday.  Senior Matt Green led the Royals with 13 points as HIU led first points to last whistle.


[Women's Soccer] Trio Earns NAIA/GSAC Scholar-Athlete Honors
Fullerton, CA- The trio of Juniors Kristin Damon, Grace Kellogg, and Tara McNaught all earned NAIA and GSAC Scholar-Athlete honors as announced recently by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) offices.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Open GSAC Play With Win
Rocklin, CA- Facing each other for the first time as GSAC foes in Women's Basketball, Hope International defeated William Jessup 71-51 to open GSAC play.  Senior Brittany Bauman dropped in five three pointers on her way to a game high 21 points.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Top Warriors in GSAC Opener
Rocklin, CA- Playing just their second road game of the season, Hope International knocked off William Jessup 87-65 to open GSAC play.  Seniors Matt Green and Kenny Morgan helped the Royals pull away as they scored 21 and 18 points respectively.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Shoot Down Oaks
Atherton, CA- On the strength of shooting 56.5% for the game, Hope International lead beginning to end as they beat Menlo 89-67.  Freshman Liam Hunt led the way with 16 points and 6 rebounds.


[Men's Soccer] Quintero Earns Scholar-Athlete Recognition
Fullerton, CA- Junior Emmanuel Quintero has been recognized for his work in the classroom as he has been named an NAIA and GSAC Scholar-Athlete as announced recently by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).


[Softball] Royals Have No Answer For Cotta
Irvine, CA- Playing their third top ten team in as many days, Hope International had trouble answering the pitching of Concordia on Saturday- especially in the first game. CUI's Katie Cotta threw a no hitter against the Royals in the opener to help the Eagles sweep 4-0 and 4-3. Freshman Katie Gripp was 2-3 with a double in the second game.


[Softball] Defense A No Show
Fullerton, CA- On Friday, Hope International played very porous defense, especially in game two, allowing #10 Azusa Pacific to cruise to a sweep. Ten total errors proved to be generous enough for the Cougars to beat the Royals 9-0 (5 inn.) and 11-2 (5 inn.). Freshman Katie Gripp was 3-5 on the day and suffered a tough loss in the circle in the game two.


[Women's Tennis] Rodriguez Earns Win But HIU Falls
Grand Junction, CO- Hope International ended their Spring Break trip to Colorado with an 8-1 loss to Colorado Mesa on Wednesday. Junior Jeannette Rodriguez scored the only win for the Royals.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Come Up Short In Third Sets, Fall to Mavericks
Grand Junction, CO- The Royals were two set three victories away from closing out their Spring Break trip to Colorado with a win. But Colorado Mesa held on in both three set matches and beat Hope International 6-3 on Wednesday. Freshmen Tulio Amaral and Thiago Brito recorded wins in singles play. Junior Tyler McDonald and Sophomore Joshua Feichter produced a winning result in number three doubles.


[Softball] Royals Still Cannot Solve #2 Cougars
San Marcos, CA- Facing Cal State San Marcos for the fourth and fifth time on the season, Hope International came in looking for their first runs of the year against the #2 Cougars. Unfortunately, the Royals are still looking for their first runs against them after they fell 8-0 in 5 innings in game one and 5-0 in game two on Thursday. Freshman Stephanie Froussine was the only Royal with two hits on the day.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Split Two Matches
Denver, CO- Hope International opened their four match road trip to Colorado with two matches on Monday. In the opening match of the day, the Royals exploded for their first victory of the season with an 8-1 win over Colorado Christian. In the second match of the day against Colorado College, HIU came up just short losing 5-4.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Outlast Lions in Home Finale
Fullerton, CA- In a match that featured an incredible 44 ties and 17 lead changes, #3 Hope International outlasted Lindenwood 3-0 (29-27, 27-25, 27-25) in their home finale on Monday night. The Royals beat the Lions for just the second time ever. Freshman Thomas Cervetti led with 10 kills while Senior Danilo Pereira paced the offense with 37 assists.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Struggle To Find Their Game in Colorado
Denver, CO- Hope International Women's Tennis has not found the success they were hoping for on their trip to Colorado. Junior Becca Roeser and Freshman Alyssa Pritchett have secured the only wins so far for the Royals in three matches.


[Softball] Homers Don't Equal Wins- Singles Do
Fullerton, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International and Vanguard split their GSAC double header 4-2 in game one and 4-1 in game two. The odd part of the day was that all three runs that were scored by the losing teams came via solo home runs yet the winning teams did not hit a home run. Freshman Katie Gripp accounted for both solo home runs for HIU in the first game.


[Men's Tennis] Lutes Edge Royals
Fullerton, CA- Hope International was turned away 6-3 by Pacific Lutheran on Saturday. Freshman Tulio Amaral, Junior Ivan Rashkov, and Junior John-Douglas Owens all won in singles play.


[Men's Volleyball] HIU Wins MAMVIC National Division Championship to Qualify for National ...
Fullerton, CA- Hope International played probably their best overall match of the season as they beat Warner in the MAMVIC National Division Championship on Saturday evening. The 3-0 win (25-22, 25-22, 25-16) over the WU Royals qualified the HIU Royals for the NAIA Invitational in April. Freshman Thomas Cervetti delivered 14 kills while Freshman Dominique Blonski posted 10 kills. Senior Danilo Pereira, the MAMVIC National Division Player of the Year, passed out 42 assists.


[Men's Basketball] Jurich Closes Out Career with All-American Honors
Fullerton, CA- Senior Steve Jurich has been named an NCCAA Men's Basketball 1st Team All-American as announced recently by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Jurich led the NAIA and NCCAA in rebounding.


[Men's Tennis] Points, Points, And More Points- Just Not Enough Points
Fullerton, CA- On Wednesday, Hope International hosted NCAA DIII Amherst (MA) and the Royals scored numerous points on their way to several game wins. In fact, there was only set the entire day that did not have at least one game won by both opponents. But in the end, the Royals still came up short 8-1. Junior Tyler McDonald had a strong showing in singles and doubles play.


[Women's Tennis] Sea Gulls Turn Away Royals
Fullerton, CA- On Thursday, Hope International tried their hand against a NCAA DIII foe- Salisbury University. But the Sea Gulls produced a 9-0 sweep over the Royals. Junior Becca Roeser played well in singles and doubles.


[Men's Volleyball] Two Royals Punch Ticket To MAMVIC National Division Championship
Fullerton, CA- Hope International punched their ticket to the MAMVIC National Division Tournament Championship with wins over Holy Names and Johnson & Wales on Friday. The #3 Royals of Hope International will now face the #5 Royals of Warner University in the championship with the winner punching their ticket to the NAIA National Invitational. Junior Jeff Wolf had a rock solid day with 19 kills and just two errors. Sophomore Griffin Levinski produced 17 kills with just one error.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Able To Pick Up Points But Not Wins
Azusa, CA- Hope International went head to head with #5 Azusa Pacific on Monday. Junior Ivan Rashkov made the biggest stand in singles play while all three doubles teams put up their own fight.


[Softball] Marentis and Gripp Show Power as Royals Hold On For Sweep
Fullerton, CA- After cruising through the first game 7-1, Hope International held on for a 7-6 win against Doane (NE) in game two on Monday. Freshman Tori Marentis and Freshman Katie Gripp homered in the second game. Senior Alexis Alonzo earned the win in the first game and the save in the second game.


[Men's Tennis] Scores Not Reflective Of Effort
Irvine, CA- In six of the nine matches on Tuesday, Hope International made life a lot more interesting than the actual scores showed against #11 Concordia. The Eagles beat the Royals 9-0. Junior John-Douglas Owens was involved in the two closest matches on the day.


[Softball] Royals Set New Win Plateau
Fullerton, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International established a new winning plateau with their 5-4 and 4-0 sweep over Hamline (MN). For the first time since joining the GSAC in 1999-00, the Royals have eclipsed the 20 game win total in a season. Sophomore Lauren Ackerson was 3-4 with 2 doubles in the first game. Freshman Katie Gripp hit a home run for the second day in a row.


[Softball] Forget Me, Forget Me Not
La Mirada, CA- Hope International hopes to quickly forget their first game against Biola on Thursday while recalling their successes in the second game might be a good thing to remember. The Eagles beat the Royals 16-3 in the opener but HIU held on for a 5-4 win in the second game. Freshman Katie Gripp earned the game two win in relief while Freshman Crystal Martin was 3-4 with 2 RBIs.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Fall in Low Scoring NCCAA Semi-Final
Winona Lake, IN- Hope International's championship dreams were derailed in a low scoring NCCAA Semi-Final on Thursday. Emmanuel College slowed up the Royals with a 52-45 win. Senior Steve Jurich scored a game high 20 points.


[Men's Tennis] Owens Wins, Royals Turned Away
Fullerton, CA- Junior John-Douglas Owens secured a win in both doubles and singles on Friday against Sewanee. Junior Ivan Rashkov claimed a win in singles as well. But those three points were not enough as Hope International fell 6-3 to Sewanee.


[Softball] Cancer Awareness and Game Postponed
Due to an expected major rain storm, the softball double header between Hope International and Azusa Pacific on Saturday has been postponed.  The double header has been moved to Monday, March 26 at 2:00 pm.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Run Out Of Gas In Season Finale at NCCAA Nationals
Winona Lake, IN- In a bid for third place at the NCCAA National tournament, Hope International let a 17 point lead slip away as they fell 84-81 on Saturday to Southwestern Assemblies of God. Junior Kris Rosales delivered a game high 30 points in the season finale for the Royals. Senior Steve Jurich chipped in 19 points in his collegiate finale.


[Men's Basketball] #7 Royals Upset #2 Patriots at NCCAA Nationals
Winona Lake, IN- Hope International opened their participation in the NCCAA National Tournament with a 63-58 upset of defending champion Dallas Baptist. The #7 Royals led the majority of the contest against the #2 Patriots. Junior Kris Rosales produced a line of 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and no turnovers. Senior Steve Jurich added 20 points and 9 rebounds.


[Men's Volleyball] Pereira Repeats As NAIA Setter of the Week
Fullerton, CA- Senior Setter Danilo Pereira has been named a repeat NAIA Men's Volleyball Setter of the Week as announced by the MAMVIC conference on Monday.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Accept At-Large Bid to NCCAA Nationals
Fullerton, CA- Hope International Men's Basketball accepted an At-Large bid late Saturday evening to participate in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Tournament. Nationals will be played at Grace College in Winona Lake, IN, on March 14 through March 17. The Royals will open play on Wednesday against Dallas Baptist at 10:15 am (EST)/ 7:15 am (PST).


[Softball] Three Innings of Success Not Enough
Fullerton, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International found their hitting stroke for three innings to score five runs against #8 Concordia. However, the other nine innings played saw the Eagles control the Royals for the 10-0 (5 inn) and 13-5 sweep. Sophomore Lauren Ackerson was 2-4 with a double and a home run in the second game.


[Softball] Day Starts Well But Fades
San Marcos, CA- Hope International finished up their participation in the Cougar Clash in San Marcos by going 1-2 on Saturday. The Royals knocked off William Jessup in the first game of the day. They lost their last two games to CSU San Marcos 8-0 (5 inn) and 5-0. Freshmen Katie Gripp and Stephanie Froussine were both 3-4 with 2 RBI in the first game. Junior Janelle Medor earned the win.


[Softball] Royals Cannot Find Their Way Against Warriors and Cougars
San Marcos, CA- Hope International could not find their hitting stroke against William Jessup and CSU San Marcos on Thursday afternoon. They lost 9-0 in 5 innings to William Jessup in the first game. Game two they lost ­­­­6-0 to CSU San Marcos.


[Men's Basketball] Outstanding Effort By Royals Not Meant To Be
Santa Clarita, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International put forth an outstanding effort in the NCCAA Western Regional Final at the Master's. The Mustangs had enough push at the end of the game to beat the Royals 60-56. Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore scored a team high 19 points.


[Softball] Royals And Cougars To Swing To Raise Cancer Awareness
Hope International Women's Softball has decided to dedicate their softball doubleheader on March 17 against Azusa Pacific to cancer awareness. This year, the Royals are focusing their attention specifically on ovarian cancer awareness.


[Men's Tennis] The One That Got Away
Fullerton, CA- Hope International is left to wonder about what could have been after they lost to Biola 7-2 on Tuesday. Freshman Tulio Amaral and Junior John-Douglas Owens earned their first wins in a Royals uniform.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Knock Off Eagles For First Win
Fullerton, CA- Hope International defeated Biola 6-3 on Tuesday for their first win of the season. Junior Jeannette Rodriguez and Junior Becca Roeser both won impressive points for the Royals in singles play. Roeser collected a win in doubles as well.


[Softball] Royals Turn Tables on Hawks
Fullerton, CA- Less than a week after being dealt the wrath of power hitting and strong pitching by Holy Names, Hope International turned the tables on the Hawks and showed their power and tough pitching on Tuesday. The Royals swept the Hawks 2-1 and 5-3. Senior Alexis Alonzo and Sophomore Liz Gonzalez pitched their way to solid wins. Sophomore Lauren Ackerson connected on two homeruns in game two and Junior Leslie Coffee delivered one herself.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Complete Comeback, Make History, And Advance To NCCAA Western Finals
Riverside, CA- Down by as many as 15 points, fourth seed Hope International came all the back and defeated top seed California Baptist 64-63 in the NCCAA Western Regional Semi-Finals. Junior Kris Rosales poured in 21 points and Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore added 19 points.


[Men's Volleyball] #4 Royals More Powerful Than Cougars
Chicago, IL- Hope International concluded their trip through half the states that begin with the letter "I" as they beat Saint Xavier 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-19) on Monday. Freshman Dominique Blonski finished with a match 10 high kills. Freshman Cody Summers hit .800 for the match.


[Men's Volleyball] Two Royals Earn NAIA Player of the Week Honors
Fullerton, CA- Two Hope International Men's Volleyball players earned NAIA Player of the Week honors as announced by the MAMVIC on Monday. Senior Danilo Pereira was named the NAIA Setter of the Week while Senior Henry Valiente garnered NAIA Libero of the Week honors.


[Softball] Royals Take Two and Half in Tucson
Tucson, AZ- Playing three games on their third day in Tucson, Hope International won two of three on Friday. They beat Purdue- North Central 10-4 and Cornerstone (MI) 11-2. After starting out down 6-0, HIU came back and took a 7-6 lead before ultimately falling 9-7 to Trinity International. Senior Alexis Alonzo went 1-1 in the circle on the day but delivered a combined 16 strikeouts. Sophomore Lauren Ackerson and Junior Janelle Medor drilled back-to-back home runs against TIU.


[Men's Volleyball] #7 Royals Reel In #6 Yellowjackets and #5 Vikings
Davenport, IA- On Friday, Hope International took care of business as they faced off with the two teams ranked right above them and defeated both of them. The Royals started their day with a 3-0 triumph over #6 Graceland (32-30, 25-20, 25-12). A few hours later they played a marathon five set match with #5 Grand View. In the end, the Royals prevailed 3-2 (25-17, 25-19, 22-25, 19-25, 15-9) over the Vikings.


[Men's Tennis] Doubles and Amaral Make Lions Work Hard
Costa Mesa, CA- Hope International put forth their best effort of the season in doubles play on Saturday. Freshman Tulio Amaral showed off his full arsenal of skill nearly pulling off a win at number one singles. Unfortunately, the effort was there but the result was not quite as the Royals fell 9-0 to #8 Vanguard.


[Women's Tennis] Roeser and Marroquin Play Inspired Tennis
Costa Mesa, CA- On Saturday, Hope International was spotted a couple of points by Vanguard but despite a great effort from a few Royals it was not quite enough as they fell 7-2. Junior Becca Roeser played a marathon match in singles. Sophomore Grace Marroquin played the best tennis of her HIU career.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Split Matches and Then Split Davenport
Davenport, IA- On Saturday, Hope International split their two matches at St. Ambrose and than about an hour later were on the road to Chicago for their next match. They came up a little short against #1 Park losing 3-1 (18-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-23). They then turned right around and had no trouble with Hannibal-LaGrange winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-22). Freshman Thomas Cervetti delivered 29 kills combined in the two matches.


[Softball] Hawks Have Royals Number
Tucson, AZ- On Thursday, Hope International struggled to find an offensive rhythm against Holy Names as the Hawks swept the Royals 9-0 (5 inn) and 6-2. Sophomore Lauren Ackerson was 2-3 with a double and triple in the first game. Senior Heather Hunt had 1-3 second game with a double and RBI.


[Men's Volleyball] #7 Royals Held Off By #2 Bees
Davenport, IA- In a three set match that bettered with age (like a fine wine), #7 Hope International could not pull off the upset of #2 St. Ambrose. The Bees held off the Royals 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-23). Freshman Dominique Blonski finished with 16 kills while Freshman Thomas Cervetti had 12 kills.


[Softball] Royals Open Tucson With MSOE Sweep
Tucson, AZ- Hope International opened their participation in the Tucson Invitational with two games against Milwaukee School of Engineering on Wednesday. The Royals swept the two games with scores 8-2 and 8-0 in 6 innings. Freshman Stephanie Froussine was 4-6 on the day with two doubles and four RBI.


[Men's Tennis] What Almost Was
San Diego, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International met up with #7 Point Loma Nazarene and the Sea Lions held on for 9-0 win. Despite being shutout in the points column, four or five of the matches went down to the wire. Freshman Tulio Amaral had a strong showing in singles and doubles.


[Men's Basketball] Jurich Adds ALL-GSAC to Season Accomplishments
Fullerton, CA- Senior Steve Jurich has been named to the 2011-12 Men's Basketball team as announced yesterday by the Golden State Athletic Conference. Jurich averaged a double-double on the season which included leading the GSAC and NAIA in rebounding. Jurich also recorded a GSAC high 14 double-doubles during the year.


[Women's Basketball] Salazar Closes Out Career With All-GSAC Honors
Fullerton, CA- Senior Lauren Salazar was named to the 2011-12 Women's Basketball All-GSAC Team as announced by the Golden State Athletic Conference yesterday. Salazar finished the year in the top ten in the GSAC in points and steals.


[Softball] That Is Why They Play Two
Fullerton, CA- Hope International and Lake Superior State proved why softball plays two games. The Royals dominated Game 1 with a 7-0 win but the Lakers dominated Game 2 with 10-1 win in 5 innings on an off and on rainy Monday afternoon. Senior Alexis Alonzo threw a two hit shutout in the first game. Junior Leslie Coffee was 3-4 with a double on the day.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Fall In Marathon Season Finale
Fresno, CA- Hope International closed out their season in marathon fashion as they fell 97-83 at Fresno Pacific on Saturday. HIU made 58% of their shots for game- their second highest shooting percentage of the season. Senior Lauren Salazar and Freshman Krystal Canning scored a team high 21 points each. Freshman Brittany Bauman added 16 points.


[Men's Basketball] Four Royals in Double Digits Not Enough For GSAC Playoffs
Fresno, CA- Hope International needed a win in their regular season finale against Fresno Pacific against to keep their GSAC playoff hopes alive on Saturday. But the Sunbirds punched the final ticket to the GSAC playoffs with their 71-64 win over the Royals. Sophomore Matt Green made 5 three pointers on his way to a team high 17 points. Senior Steve Jurich scored 13 points while grabbing 11 rebounds.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Overcome Slight Hiccup
Fullerton, CA- On Saturday, #7 Hope International let a set get away from them but ultimately they had little trouble with Holy Names. The Royals won 3-1 (25-16, 19-25, 25-16, 25-16). Senior Danilo Pereira gave out 43 assists while Junior Jeff Wolf recorded 8 kills on a .500 hitting night.


[Men's Tennis] Doubles Strong But Warriors Win
Fullerton, CA- Hope International played well in doubles on Saturday but #6 Westmont had enough to knock off the Royals 8-1. Junior Ivan Rashkov and Freshman Thiago Brito earned a hard fought win at number two doubles for HIU.


[Women's Tennis] Warriors Get Better of Royals
Fullerton, CA- Freshman Jasmin Zaragoza and Sophomore Grace Marroquin put up some resistance for Hope International but Westmont prevailed on Saturday 9-0.


[Men's Volleyball] Match Against UC Merced Cancelled
The scrimmage against the UC Merced scheduled for Friday at 7:00 pm has been cancelled.  Head Coach Victor Jennings-Santiago stated he was notified today that they would not be making the trip down for the scrimmage.Saturday's match against Holy Names is still set to go at 7:00 pm in the Darling Pavilion.


[Women's Basketball] Lions Ruin Senior Day
Fullerton, CA- For the five Seniors playing in the final home of their careers, Tuesday was anything but what they imagined. Hope International lost 106-45 to Vanguard. Senior Lauren Salazar ended up with a team high 11 points.


[Women's Tennis] Rodriguez and Roeser Fight Back To Claim Wins
Valencia, CA- Juniors Jeannette Rodriguez and Becca Roeser both lost their first set in their singles matches before fighting all the way back to claim their matches. The two wins were not enough as Hope International fell 7-2 to The Master's on Tuesday.


[Men's Basketball] Two Double Doubles Cannot Top Lions' Shooting
Fullerton, CA- A near triple double of 18 points, 12 assists, and 8 rebounds from Junior Kris Rosales was not enough to overcome Vanguard's hot shooting on Tuesday night. The Lions outlasted the Royals 86-78. Senior Steve Jurich collected a double-double as well with 11 points and 16 rebounds. Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore scored a team high 22 points.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Sweep Saturday With Ease
Fullerton, CA- Hope International had little trouble with UC Santa Cruz or Johnson Wales (CO) on Saturday as they beat both teams 3-0. They opened with UCSC and won 25-15, 25-19, 25-19. They knocked off JWU 25-17, 25-16, 25-19. Sophomore Griffin Levinski was on his game with 18 kills and 10 blocks combined in the two matches.


[Women's Basketball] First Half Eagle Run Costly
Fullerton, CA- A first half 16-0 run by Biola proved too much for Hope International overcome on Saturday night as they fell 69-57. Freshman Brittany Bauman scored a game high 15 points.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Cannot Rebound Against Eagles
Fullerton, CA- The trademark of Hope International Men's Basketball this year has been their ability to stay close or ahead in the area of rebounding. On Saturday, it was their inability to rebound that cost them the game against Biola. The Eagles beat the Royals 72-60. Junior Kris Rosales had a game high 21 points.


[Women's Tennis] #2 Sunbirds Have Royals Number
Fresno, CA- Hope International could not muster more than a few games against #2 Fresno Pacific on Monday. The Sunbirds won 9-0.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Not Enough Fire Power For #1 Sunbirds
Fresno, CA- Try as they might, Hope International did not have enough fire power to take down #1 Fresno Pacific on Monday afternoon. The Sunbirds beat the Royals 9-0.


[Women's Tennis] Tigers Tame Royals
Glendale, CA- Despite a strong effort at 1, 3, and 5 singles, Hope International was turned away 9-0 against Occidental on Friday afternoon. Freshmen Jasmin Zaragoza and Alyssa Pritchett along with Junior Becca Roeser played tough in their singles matches.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Make Quick Work Of Wildcats
Fullerton, CA- Several Royals padded their stats on Friday evening as Hope International sailed right by Johnson & Wales (CO) in a quick three sets (25-16, 25-11, 25-17). Freshman Dominique Blonski had a near perfect night as he finished with 10 kills on 12 attacks with no errors (.833).


[Softball] Gonzalez Delivers Split
Fullerton, CA- Sophomore Liz Gonzalez pitched the entire first game with the slimmest margin of error yet completed the 1-0 shutout of William Jessup on Thursday afternoon. The Royals were turned away by the Warriors in the second game 7-3. Senior Heather Hunt was 2-5 on the day with the lone RBi in the first game.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Have Respectable Showing Against #6 Trojans
Los Angeles, CA- Playing their lone NCAA Division I opponent of the season, Hope International produced a respectable showing against #6 USC on Thursday evening. Despite losing 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21), the Royals played well enough to force 26 ties and 9 lead changes on the night. Freshmen Thomas Cervetti (12 kills) and Dominique Blonski (11 kills) combined for 23 kills on the night.


[Women's Tennis] Royals Fall In GSAC Opener
Fullerton, CA- Hope International opened Golden State Athletic Conference play on Tuesday when they hosted #5 Concordia. The Eagles proved their ranking as they beat the Royals 9-0. Junior Becca Roeser showed some success with scores of 6-2, 6-1 at #3 singles.


[Men's Tennis] Royals Put Up Fight Against #11 Eagles
Fullerton, CA- Despite not earning an actual point, Hope International put up quite a fight against #11 Concordia on Tuesday in the GSAC opener for both teams. Junior Ivan Rashkov was the closest at #2 singles to winning a point for the Royals as he finally went down 7-6 and 6-2. Junior John-Douglas Owens and Freshman Tulio Amaral staged a big resistance at #1 doubles.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Fail To Maintain Momentum
El Cajon, CA- Looking to build a little momentum from a big win on Saturday, Hope International came away slowed by San Diego Christian on Tuesday night. The Hawks defeated the Royals 68-55. Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore scored a team high 19 points.


[Women's Basketball] Oh (Canada) Canning
El Cajon, CA- Freshman Krystal Canning led a Hope International bid for an upset at San Diego Christian on Tuesday night as she delivered a game and career high 18 points while grabbing a team high 9 rebounds as well. But in the end, the Royals came up short 61-57.


[Softball] Softball Rained Out
After several attempts to get today's doubleheader in the rain finally prevailed and the doubleheader with Simon Fraser (BC) was called off.  The games will not be made up.Tomorrow's doubleheader with William Jessup is currently scheduled to go on as planned at Craig Park at 1:00 pm.


[Women's Basketball] Bailey and Sea Lions Too Much For Royals
San Diego, CA- Like the rest of the GSAC lately, Hope International could not slow Nyla Bailey and Point Loma Nazarene. Bailey scored 29 for the Sea Lions in their 86-50 win over the Royals on Tuesday. Senior Morgan Rentie came away with a team high 14 points for HIU.


[Men's Basketball] Sea Lions Force Royals Into Foul Trouble And Hold On
San Diego, CA- Hope International came within one point late before falling 66-61 to Point Loma Nazarene on Tuesday. Three starters for the Royals had fouled out by night's end including Junior Aaron Woods who had a team high 19 points. Senior Steve Jurich contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds for his GSAC leading 11th double-double of the year.


[Softball] Royals Cannot Finish Off Last At Bats
Whittier, CA- Both games on Wednesday between Hope International and Whittier came down to the final at bat with both games ultimately being won by the Poets 7-6. The first game ended on a three run walk off homerun by WC. Game two ended with the game tying and potential game winning runs at second and third for HIU. Freshman Stephanie Froussine was 2-5 with a homerun, double, 3 RBI, and run without starting either game.


[Softball] Live Stats Now Available for HIU Softball and Soccer
HIU Athletics will kick off the use of Live Stats for home Softball and Men's and Women's Soccer games beginning with this weekend's softball games.  Catch all the pitch by pitch action at the following link- http://athletics.hiu.edu/livestats/soft/xlive.htm.Go Royals!


[Men's Tennis] Royals Open Season With Loss At UC San Diego
Loyola, CA- Hope International opened their season on Saturday at UC San Diego. The Tritons beat the Royals 9-0 but several of the matches were close. Freshman Tulio Amaral played very strong at number singles and doubles.


[Women's Basketball] Good Effort But Same Result
Santa Clarita, CA- Try as they might, Hope International cannot not seem to break their recent cycle of staying close in the first 20-30 minutes of a game before running out of gas. Saturday was no different as they were down by four at half before falling 76-59 at The Master's. Freshman Brittany Bauman scored 15 points for the Royals.


[Softball] Gripp Delivers In Season Opener
Fullerton, CA- Freshman Katie Gripp wasted no time hitting her first collegiate homerun as she did so in her first collegiate at bat on Saturday leading the Royals to a sweep of Patten 3-1 and 1-0. Gripp accounted for all four HIU RBIs on the day. Senior Alexis Alonzo and Sophomore Liz Gonzalez both went the distance in the circle to earn the wins.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Shock #13 Mustangs With Comeback
Santa Clarita, CA- Down by 15 with 9:45 to play, Hope International pulled off the huge comeback and upset #13 The Master's 60-58 on Saturday. Senior Steve Jurich rallied the troops with 21 points and 12 rebounds.


[Women's Tennis] Rodriguez, Zaragoza, and Roeser Impressive in Season Opener
Thousand Oaks, CA- Juniors Jeanette Rodriguez and Becca Roeser along with Freshman Jasmin Zaragoza represented Hope International very well on Friday in their season opener at California Lutheran in Thousand Oaks. Ultimately, the Royals lost 8-1 to the Regals but not with a fight from the trio named above.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Almost Make History
Fullerton, CA- Hope International came within a few finishing points of beating NCAA Division II UC San Diego for the first time ever on Friday. But the Royals came up short 3-2 (25-22, 13-25, 25-18, 13-25, 12-15). Senior Andrew Speth pounded out 14 kills. Freshman Dominic Blonski had 13 kills.


[Women's Basketball] Eagles Soar Away From Royals
Fullerton, CA- In a game that featured an exciting back and forth first half, Concordia pulled away from Hope International in the later stages of the game and won 71-52. Senior Morgan Rentie ended the night with a team high 14 points.


[Men's Basketball] Eagles Trap Royals Early
Fullerton, CA- An early bout of shooting troubles hurt Hope International in the long run as they lost to #16 Concordia on Tuesday 79-58. Junior Kris Rosales floated home a game high 21 points. Sophomore Matt Green contributed 14 points.


[Women's Basketball] Cougars Overwhelm Royals With Their Depth
Fullerton, CA- A constant rotation of fresher bodies from Azusa Pacific became too much for Hope International to overcome on Saturday. The top three scorers for HIU- Brittany Bauman (14), Lindsay Sutherlin (13), and Morgan Rentie (12)- all outscored anyone wearing an APU uniform. But 13 of the 14 Cougar players that saw the court scored as they showed off their balanced attack.


[Men's Volleyball] Wildcats Gracious, Royals Cruise
Denver, CO- Despite fighting a snow storm and arriving later than expected on Friday, Hope International cruised to a 3-0 win over Johnson & Wales (25-12, 25-13, 25-17). JWU helped HIU's cause with 36 combined (hitting and serving) errors. Freshman Thomas Cervetti recorded a match high 9 kills.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Sweep Wildcats
Denver, CO- Playing for the second time in the as many days, Hope International completed the two day sweep over Johnson & Wales with a 3-0 win (25-20, 25-21, 25-22) on Saturday. Senior Andrew Speth and Freshman Thomas Cervetti led the offensive attack with 10 kills each.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Dig Too Deep To Come All The Way Back
Fullerton, CA- A dismissal first half of shooting caused Hope International to dig too big of hole for themselves to come back against Azusa Pacific on Saturday. The Cougars beat the Royals 61-51. Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore finished with a game high 16 points.


[Men's Basketball] Lions Wear Down Royals
Costa Mesa, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International was worn down by Vanguard as they fell 84-66. Sophomore Matt Green had the hot hand again as he led the Royals in scoring with 21 points. Junior Kris Rosales contributed 17 points.


[Men's Volleyball] Rallies, Ties, and Antelopes? Oh No
Fullerton, CA- On Thursday, in an exciting match that saw 37 ties and 12 lead changes, Hope International fell 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 27-25) to Grand Canyon. The Freshman French connection of Thomas Cervetti and Dominique Blonski recorded 10 kills each. Senior Henry Valiente had 10 digs.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Competitive For 30 Minutes
La Mirada, CA- Though out manned and out subbed, the Royals kept their game close against Biola on Saturday for three fourths of the game. But in the end they fell 77-49. Senior Lauren Salazar scored a team high 12 points.


[Men's Basketball] Comeback Runs Aground
La Mirada, CA- Hope International made a valiant comeback attempt on Saturday at Biola but the Eagles had a couple bounces go their way at the end to hold off the Royals 65-57. Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore matched his jersey number with 23 points while Sophomore Matt Green was just a point behind at 22 points.


[HIU] Former Athletic Director Doug Michael Passes Away
Fullerton, CA- Former Hope International University Athletic Director and Coach Doug Michael passed away unexpectedly this week. HIU Athletics offers their condolences to the Michael Family.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Show Some Heart But Fall
Santa Barbara, CA- On Saturday, the Hope International women showed some heart taking on #4 Westmont despite the Warriors winning 78-50. Senior Lauren Salazar had team highs of 17 points and 6 rebounds.


[Men's Basketball] Two Huge Comebacks Fended Off
Santa Barbara, CA- Down by 19 points at half and 6 points in overtime, Hope International came all the way back to take the lead on both occasions on Saturday. But the Royals could not fend off the Warriors as Westmont won 73-70 in overtime. Senior Steve Jurich impressed with 27 points and 16 rebounds.


[Women's Basketball] Good First Half Does Not Hold
Fullerton, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International put together a good first half but could not sustain it as they fell 64-50 to San Diego Christian. Senior Lauren Salazar and Freshman Brittany Bauman both scored 12 points for the Royals.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Hold Their Ground Against Hawks
Fullerton, CA- On Tuesday, Hope International stopped a four game skid by beating San Diego Christian 60-58. Sophomore Matt Green drained 5 three pointers on his way to a game high 19 points.


[Volleyball] Walker Takes Over Women's Volleyball Program
Fullerton, CA- Hope International University is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Walker as their new Women's Volleyball Head Coach effective immediately. Walker joins the Royals coaching staff with numerous coaching experiences at the high school level and as part of the 951 Elite Volleyball Club staff.


[Men's Basketball] The Bad, The Ugly, and The Second Half
Fullerton, CA- In a game that featured a first half that can be best be described as bad and ugly, the Royals dropped a 52-46 game on Tuesday night to Point Loma Nazarene. Senior Steve Jurich scored 14 points to go along with 9 rebounds. Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore had 10 points.


[Women's Basketball] Salazar Gets 30 But Needs 32
Fullerton, CA- In a back and forth game, Hope International came up one lead change short of the win as Point Loma Nazarene held on for a 64-63 win. Senior Lauren Salazar set a new career high with 30 points for the Royals. Freshman Brittany Bauman added 13 points.


[Men's Volleyball] Royals Turned Away In Season Opener
Fullerton, CA- Hope International opened their 2012 campaign with a five set setback to NCAA Division III Juniata (PA) on Wednesday as they fell 20-25, 25-18, 25-20, 17-25, 15-12. Freshman Richard Harpole had a match high 23 kills in his collegiate debut while fellow Freshman Thomas Cervetti banged out 20 kills.


[Men's Basketball] Mustangs Buck Royals
Fullerton, CA- On Saturday, Hope International started down early, came back and held the lead late, but saw the Master's catch them and then hold on. In the end, the Mustangs defeated the Royals 59-58 in overtime. Senior Steve Jurich grabbed more than half of HIU's rebounds with 19. He added 15 points as well.


[Women's Basketball] Dorton and Company Hold Off Mustangs
Fullerton, CA- On Saturday, Hope International picked up their first GSAC win of the season as they held off The Master's 73-64. Senior Samera Dorton dominated the game with 21 points and 21 rebounds. Senior Lauren Salazar was no slouch herself with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists.


[Women's Basketball] Salazar's Near Double-Double For Not
Irvine, CA- Hope International gave up a big first half before playing even steven basketball in the second half as they fell 75-55 to Concordia on Tuesday. Senior Lauren Salazar ended the evening with game highs of 16 points and 9 rebounds.


[Men's Basketball] #1 Eagles Bury Royals With Threes
Irvine, CA- A barrage of three pointers from #1 Concordia wore down Hope International as the Royals fell 93-73 on the road on Tuesday. Five Royals reached double digits in scoring led by 18 points from Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore. Senior Steve Jurich produced his seventh double-double of the season in ten games with 14 points and 14 rebounds.


[Women's Basketball] Three Dozen Turned Away
Fullerton, CA- A thinned out Hope International squad fell 81-54 to Westminster (UT) on Thursday evening as part of the Biola Classic. Seniors Lauren Salazar and Samera Dorton along with Freshman Brittany Bauman all had 12 points.


[Men's Basketball] Royals Man Up with Mustangs
San Luis Obispo, CA- On Thursday, Hope International played their second NCAA Division I team in a week. After digging a big hole, the Royals fought back but fell 67-61 to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Sophomore Matt Green drained 5 three pointers on his way to a game high 18 points.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Fall in 2011 Calendar Finale
Fullerton, CA- Playing in their final game of the 2011 calendar year, Hope International dropped a 79-61 result to Montana Tech on Friday evening. Senior Lauren Salazar knocked down a game high 21 points.


[Men's Basketball] Quadruple Double Digits Lead Royals To Win
Fullerton, CA- On Wednesday afternoon, three Royals reached double digits in a total of four areas as Hope International defeated Vancouver Island (BC) 65-55. Sophomore Jeremy Kilgore laid in a game high 17 points. Sophomore Matt Green dropped in 16 points off the bench and Senior Steve Jurich produced a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds.


[Men's Basketball] Anteaters Best Royals
Irvine, CA- Playing their first of two NCAA Division I opponents in a matter of a week, Hope International dropped a 76-54 decision at UC Irvine on Thursday. Senior Steve Jurich and Sophomore Matt Green scored 10 points each for the Royals.


[Cross Country] Royals Land Jaime Canterbury-Winslow To Launch Cross Country Teams
Fullerton, CA- Hope International University is pleased to announce the hiring of Jaime Canterbury-Winslow to be the coach of the newly established HIU Men's and Women's Cross Country teams. When the Royals lace up their shoes for their first meet in Fall 2012, they will lean heavily on the expertise of the 15 time NAIA All-American and former professional distance runner.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Turned Away With Pair of 15's
Havre, MT- Despite 15 points from Freshman Brittany Bauman and 15 rebounds from Senior Samera Dorton, Hope International was turned away by Montana State-Northern on Thursday 62-57. The Royals shot themselves out of the game as they made just 9 of 20 shots from the free throw line.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Go Cold In the Cold
Havre, MT- With the outside temperature dropping below 25 degrees in second half, Hope International's shooting went just as cold after the break inside. After hitting 56% of their shots in the first half, they made just 20% of their shots in the second as they fell 61-45 to Carroll on Friday evening. Freshman Brittany Bauman led the Royals with 10 points.


[Men's Basketball] Defense Helps Royals Shake Rust and Red Hawks
Redding, CA- Hope International Men's Basketball used a great defensive effort to shake off a slow start and defeat Simpson on Saturday 55-43. Four Royals scored 11 points or more each.


[Women's Basketball] Royals Shoot Lights Out To End Montana Swing
Havre, MT- Hope International ended their road trip in Montana on Saturday afternoon by shooting 60% from the field for the game. Their sizzling shooting gave them a 95-82 win over Great Falls (MT). The Royals had 5 players finish the afternoon in double figures led by 21 points from Senior Crystal Vazquez and 17 points from Freshman Brittany Bauman.


[Volleyball] Royals Search For New Women's Volleyball Coach
Fullerton, CA- The search for a new Hope International Women's Volleyball Coach begins immediately as three year Head Coach Steve La Rusch and HIU Athletics have parted ways.


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