May 18, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
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  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
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  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
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  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
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  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
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  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
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  • 1:03 pm The Toros Sweep Stanislaus State, Start CCAA Championships 
  • 12:56 pm Year In Review: 2022-23 Toros Athletics 

Nayah Pola celebrates with her teammates after winning the 2023 CCAA Tournament. Photo by Chris Perry Courtesy of CSUDH Athletics.

By Raymond Castillo, Sports Editor 

112 total program wins and counting, 6 postseason wins and more to come, one Men’s Soccer Super Region 4 championship, and of course, everyone’s favorite, one NCAA Women’s West Regional championship and a trip to the Elite 8. All of this has been accomplished in one academic year for California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Athletics.

While the juggernaut Toro softball team secured its first California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) conference tournament championship in program history and has another round of playoffs with the potential for their first-ever National Championship. They look to join the ranks of the 1991-92 Women’s Soccer and 2000-01 and 2008-09 Men’s Soccer teams as the only National Championship teams in CSUDH athletics history.

Under new athletic director, Eric McCurdy and with the help of CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. William Franklin, the department has completely revamped its culture and outlook. 

“The first 100 days, I did what is called ‘the three L’s’. I looked, listened, and learned,” said McCurdy.

McCurdy learned that the department has always had the potential to be great, but just needed a little bit of love. 

“Our staff is outstanding. They do everything in their power to serve our athletes and strive to make their experience at CSUDH the best it can be,” said McCurdy.

With over 110,000 alumni and 60% of them living within 25 miles of campus, CSUDH athletics has felt and appreciated the increase in interest and engagement. Although they know they are just getting started, they hope to grow their relationship together.

The increase in interest was well deserved as the Toros yielded stars and were well-decorated all over the playing surfaces this year.

According to CSUDH Athletics, Angel Sayama:

Women’s Soccer: 

Alyssa Newsom awarded CCAA Player of the Week

Selected to the Cardinal & Gold Academic Fall Honor Roll

Men’s Soccer:

Finished with 15 wins and 5 ties

Coach Eddie Soto was awarded Coach of the Year

Ranked top 5 in the United Soccer Coaches since 2008

4 All-CCAA Honorable Mention (Sebastian Ascencio, Nick Walker, Martin Velasquez, Martin Velasquez)

2 All-CCAA Second Team (Zane Bumgardt, Michael McKibbin)

1 First team All-American (Suliman Bah)

1 First-Team All-CCAA (Suliman Bah)

Suliman Bah was named CCAA Player of The Week 5 Times

Suliman Bah was named CCAA Offensive Player of the Year

1 West Region Player of the Year (Suliman Bah)

Selected to the Cardinal & Gold Academic Fall Honor Roll


 1 All-CCAA Honorable Mention (Ava Hurry)

Selected to the Cardinal & Gold Academic Fall Honor Roll

Women’s Basketball

Finished with 31 wins, 21 in conference

CCAA regular season champions

Coach John Bonner was awarded Coach of the Year

Qualified for the CCAA Tournament

Qualified for the DII West Region Tournament; West Region Champions

Qualified for the Elite Eight

Dawnyel Lair was awarded CCAA Player of the Week four times 

Dawnyel Lair was awarded CCAA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, DII CCA First-Team All-Region Honor, WBCA First-Team All-American

Nala Williams was named CCAA Freshman of the Year; Second Team All-CCAA

2 First-team All-CCAA (Asia Jordan, Dawnyel Lair)

Dawnyel Lair was named to Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-American team

2 All-CCAA Honorable Mention (Joe’l Benoit, Danyell Booker)

Selected to the Cardinal & Gold Academic Fall Honor Roll

Men’s Basketball

Finished with 12 wins

1 All-CCAA second team (DJ Guest)

Selected to the Cardinal & Gold Academic Fall Honor Roll


Finished with 30 wins, 19 in conference play

Placed 4th overall in conference

Qualified for the CCAA tournament

All-CCAA Players

Selected to the Cardinal & Gold Academic Fall Honor Roll

Men’s Golf

Finished the CCAA Championship in 8th place

Andy Yoon qualifies for NCAA West Regional

Selected to the Cardinal & Gold Academic Fall Honor Roll


23-27 Overall record, 18-22 CCAA record

All conference team members

Six CCAA Players of the week (Anthony Accordino, Vincent Temesvary, Nico Martinez, Aaron Greenfield, Julian Diaz, and Eric Smelko)

Nico Martinez threw a No-hitter against New Mexico Highlands University

Julian Diaz named NCBWA West Region Pitcher of the Week

The Toros athletics department led by Eric McCurdy has started a new day in CSUDH history. Brick by brick they are building a foundation of academic and athletic excellence.



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