Michael Cooper, former member of the infamous Los Angeles Lakers “Showtime” team, at one point it seemed unlikely that he would make it to the NBA after he failed a junior college English class. Faced with such a challenging situation, Cooper’s humility came to the fore when he persevered and exhibited many champion-like qualities that allowed him to successfully overcome this lesson that had a profound impact not only on his education, but also in his life and career.
Even with their top four singles players missing in action, the women’s badminton team finished off the South Coast conference season in style by easily accounting for hosts El Camino College-Compton 21-0 on Wednesday and also claimed their third undefeated conference title in the process with a 12-0 SCC record.
Not only are the women’s badminton team gunning for a state title and are undefeated in the South Coast conference, but they have shifted the status of their rivalry with reigning two-time SCC champions and neighbors, the East Los Angeles Huskies with a 21-0 commanding win on Friday at home.
In a shocking upset that brings them one step closer to the state title, the women’s badminton team snapped the two-time state champions and visitors, De Anza College’s 24 match winning streak with a 14-7 win in a non-conference matchup on Thursday.
Pasadena has been so dominant in the SCC this season that Ho has had to resort to unique methods by testing her players against stronger male opponents in practice sessions and sending her team to compete in recent tournaments in Northern California and San Diego that allow her team to be pushed outside their comfort zone.
In their best attacking offensive display this season, the Pasadena City College Lancers men’s baseball team broke a four- game losing streak when they overpowered the visitors, ing LA Harbor Seahawks 11-3 in the first of a three game series at Jackie Robinson Memorial field on Tuesday.
Peron’s coaching record of 451-137 speaks for itself—he coached the first women’s sporting team at PCC to a California Community College’s Association state title in 2008-09 and his team has appeared in the state championships seven consecutive times from 2004-10 and appeared in the state championship game three times (2004, 2005 and 2009).
The women’s badminton team extended their winning streak to four games on the trot with a clinical 20-1 drubbing of last year’s South Coast Champions, East LA Huskies in a return conference game on Friday at Hutto-Patterson gymnasium, which involved a standout performance from the Lancers doubles team who didn’t drop a set.
The women’s badminton team capitalized on an intense pre-season training program by comprehensively accounting for two-time defending South Coast conference champions East LA College Huskies, 21-0, in the season opening conference matchup at Monterey Park on Wednesday.
The women’s basketball team almost pulled off a stunning comeback win at the Hutto-Patterson gymnasium on Wednesday against their crosstown rivals East LA CC Huskies, who prevailed 67-62 due to a dominating defensive performance that forced the Lady Lancers to commit way too many costly errors.