More than a handshake: PCC struggles to get athletes to commit

Recruiting is all about building relationships. It usually starts off with a simple handshake. College coaches who build the best relationships, will recruit the best players, which usually leads to them having the best programs in the country. Then there’s the fun part. Prospective recruits get to experience tons of campus tours and special passes for games.

PCC basketball legend is one-step away from traveling to the Hall of Fame

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced a total of 14 candidates for the 2021 election on March 9. Among those selected, PCC alumnus and former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Michael Cooper, better known as “Coop”, was among them. “It’s such a great honor. You know, when you play this game, you play the game for the love of it, for the camaraderie of a team sport, and to win championships. So to be singled out and looked at as an individual, you know, I’m …

‘Is he staring at me because I coughed or because I’m Asian?’

If Hollywood films have taught us anything, it’s that student-athletes have it good. Channeling Spike Lee’s “He Got Game”, it seems that participating in a sport almost always gains you the stereotypical college experience: notoriety, success and of course, invites to all the best parties. Except, none of these movies took place in the middle of a pandemic that claimed the lives of over half a million Americans in less than a year. And so, 20-year-old Kinesiology major Madison Blohm, sighs. “Covid has just been…mean …

PCC men’s soccer team practices despite COVID

The PCC men’s soccer team have been practicing every Tuesday since the beginning of Aug. between 8 a.m and 10 a.m. to prepare for the 2021 Spring season. Without the assistance of their coaches, the student-athletes took it upon themselves to run their own practices even though there are 18,641 COVID-19 cases and 146 deaths in Los Angeles County in the month of Nov., according to Los Angeles Public Health.

PCC soccer has a ‘born leader’ in freshman midfielder

As a 5-year-old, PCC midfielder Mario Urbina remembered watching one of his favorite soccer teams play in the 2010 World Cup with his family. The Urbinas’, especially his grandfather, would wake up at 6:00 a.m. to watch Honduras, a small country in Central America between Guatemala and El Salvador. On other days, Urbina would find his grandfather watching soccer after he came home from school. This was a special time for both of them because it gave them a chance to connect with each other …

PCC Football ‘army’ and invincible Badminton Lancers are ready for 2021

The last time the PCC Football team was on the field they went 6-4, their first winning record since 2008. And for the first time in 45 years, they had back-to-back shutouts while closing down the season in second place in the SCFA American Pacific League. Lancers defeated their opponents 98-2 over their last three games. After his third season, coach Steven Mojarro has the Lancers on the right track. The winning has certainly helped the team in the recruiting department.