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San Diego State men's soccer head coach Ryan Hopkins and his staff look on during the Aztecs' 4-0 loss to Oregon State on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

Two takeaways: Men’s soccer wraps up first season with Hopkins at helm

by Marco Perez and Juan Daniel Avila // May 14, 2021

The San Diego State men's soccer team finished its season with a 1-7-2 record. This was the program’s first season under head coach Ryan Hopkins. The...

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San Diego State softball head coach Kathy Van Wyk pictured during the 2018 season.

Kathy Van Wyk announces retirement as softball head coach

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // May 14, 2021

Nearly a year ago, San Diego State softball announced that assistant coach Stacey Nuveman-Deniz would be the program’s head coach in-waiting. Now,...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel and senior forward Matt Mitchell pictured during the 2020-21 season.

Column: Jordan Schakel and Matt Mitchell rank among best duos in program history

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // May 14, 2021

With a 23-4 record, Mountain West Conference tournament championship win and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after 2020’s events, San Diego State...

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San Diego State women's golf senior Sara Kjellker (left) and men's golf senior Puwit Anupansuebsai swing their drivers during the 2021 season.

Kjellker and Anupansuebsai claim conference honors, make waves during senior seasons

by Kyle Betz and Breven Honda // May 14, 2021

San Diego State men's and women's golf have found a knack in finding talent from international players over the last decade. That raw talent during...

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All four seniors featured in this edition of Writer's Roundtable are pictured.

Writer’s Roundtable: Memories on the Mesa (Part 2)

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // May 7, 2021

Last week, we talked to four graduating Daily Aztec Sports section writers about some of their recollections during their time as not only writers for...

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San Diego State women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson (right) and assistant coach Marsha Frese look on during a game in the 2020-21 season at Viejas Arena.

Q&A: Frese discusses her first year at SDSU, past experiences

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // May 7, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball went through many changes this past season.  One of them was bringing in assistant coach Marsha Frese last September.  I...

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San Diego State track and field senior sprinter Jalyn Harris runs during the annual Mountain West Challenge on April 7, 2021 at the Aztrack Sports Deck.

Track and field wins nine events in last meet before Mountain West Championships 

by Marco Perez, Staff Writer // May 7, 2021

The San Diego State track and field team won nine events between the UC Riverside Invitational and Long Beach Throws and Jumps Fest this past weekend....

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San Diego State softball senior shortstop Shelby Thompson (left) high-fives junior utility player/catcher Danielle Romanello (right) during the Aztecs' 14-3 win over San José State on April 18, 2021 at the SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball continues winning ways with a weekend sweep over New Mexico

by Lily Murillo, Staff Writer // May 7, 2021

San Diego State softball head coach Kathy Van Wyk and the Aztecs dominated their weekend tournament sweeping the University of New Mexico.  SDSU (25-13,...

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All five seniors featured in this edition of Writer's Roundtable are pictured. Part 2 of Memories on the Mesa will be released next week.

Writer’s Roundtable: Memories on the Mesa (Part 1)

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // May 5, 2021

Over the last four years, so many memories have come from players having lights-out games to power outages to coaches earning milestone wins.   Our...

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San Diego State football-junior safety Dwayne Johnson Jr. (#36) helps lay a hit on a Brigham Young receiver during the Aztecs’ 13-3 victory on Nov. 30, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

Five Aztecs sign to NFL teams as undrafted free agents

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // May 3, 2021

Following the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft on May 1, five former San Diego State football players signed with NFL teams. Safeties Tariq Thompson,...

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San Diego State football senior quarterback Lucas Johnson throws a pass during the Aztecs' annual spring game on April 30, 2021 at the SDSU football practice field next to the Sports Deck.

Defense dominates in football’s annual spring game

by Andrew Finley, Senior Staff Writer // May 3, 2021

The competitive spirit was in the air at San Diego State on April 30, as SDSU football put on a show for friends and family at the team's annual intrasquad...

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San Diego State baseball redshirt freshman pitcher Ricky Tibbett tosses a pitch during the 2021 season.

The rise of San Diego native pitcher Ricky Tibbett

by Jenna Meyer, Staff Writer // May 3, 2021

Countless kids play youth sports growing up, whether it’s for local recreational leagues or select programs.  While many have dreams to play at the...

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