Beatbox 9.25.2012

by Ryan Schuler

SDSU swimming and diving defeats USD

The San Diego State women’s swimming and diving team defeated the University of San Diego, 71-22, in a pentathlon meet on Friday at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Junior Mikaela Macklin won the individual title for the second consecutive year, while the Aztecs grabbed in eight of the top 10 finished in the final individual standings.

The meet consisted of the 100 freestyle, 100 fly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley.

Macklin finished with four second-place and one third-place finishes with an overall time of 4:54.06.

Following behind Macklin was senior Leona Jennings, who finished second for the second consecutive year and ended with an overall time of 4:56.87 in the five events.

The Aztecs begin their regular season this Saturday at the Aztec Aquaplex against Mountain West Conference rival UNLV.

Women’s basketball preseason rank

Lindy’s Sports ranked the SDSU women’s basketball team No. 25 in its College Basketball Preseason Top-25 poll.

The Aztecs, who were the MW regular-season and tournament champions, return four starters and nine letterwinners after finishing 25-7 and advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

The 2012 MW Player of the Year and the Associated Press All-American Courtney Clements, who averaged 17.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season, and MW Newcome of the Year and first-team all- MW selection Chelsea Hopkins, who averaged 10.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists last year during her first season on Montezuma Mesa, highlight the returning starters.

SDSU plays an exhibition game against Cal Lutheran at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Viejas Arena.

Ongaro wins several awards

Junior forward Jordan Ongaro and the rest of the men’s soccer team have had quite a week.

The Aztecs went 3-0 in their past three games, including a 9- 0 trashing of North Florida, and Ongaro was also recognized for his outstanding play.

Most recently, Ongaro was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week. This award comes after the Canadian landed a spot on and College Sports Madness’ national team of the week, as well as being named the conference player of the week by the Pacific-12 Conference and CSM.

Since Sept. 14, Ongaro has scored four goals and added an assist, highlighted by a hat trick against North Florida. In addition, he was also named to the all-tournament team at the UCR/Courtyard by Marriott Soccer Invitational in Riverside last week.

“It was a very big surprise to me,” Ongaro said. “It’s a great feeling to be honored.”