Westmont coach Kirsten Moore exposes her daughter Alexis to college dorm life

It was a back-to-the future moment for Westmont women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore, when she and her team were evacuated from campus because of the Thomas Fire and spent a week in a dormitory at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita. Moore took her daughter, too. “Alexis and I got to live the dorm life,” Moore said at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. “I got to relive the dorm life of college and Alexis got to live it before her … [Read more...]

Westmont women’s basketball team in right frame of mind for postseason

Following its revenge victory against Biola in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals, the Westmont women’s basketball team set its sights on Vanguard, a team the Warriors lost twice against during the regular season. “We stayed to watch Vanguard play The Master’s College in the second semifinal,” Westmont coach Kirsten Moore said at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. “It was a one seed versus a four seed. Master’s was up at … [Read more...]

Area’s girls water polo talent, success impresses Westmont basketball coach Kirsten Moore

Westmont women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore marveled at the continued success of the local girls water polo teams during Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. “I feel like this is the power table here,” she said while looking to where prep coaches Mark Walsh, Chuckie Roth, Connor Levoff and UCSB’s Serela Kay were seated with their athletes. “This is my 12th year here and every year you have the best high school player in the country; the Gauchos now are in the top … [Read more...]

Westmont fundraiser is for a good cows

It may be one of the oddest promotions you’ll see at a local athlete event. At Westmont’s big Golden State Athletic Conference basketball opener Tuesday night against Vanguard, the women’s team will be asking for donations to buy a cow. The cow is for a village in northern Uganda, where the goal is to start a dairy. The Westmont women’s basketball team traveled to Uganda on a mission trip over the summer and learned of the tremendous needs in the areas they visited. “It changed … [Read more...]

Moore Encourages Everyone to “Think Pink”

By BLAKE DORFMAN, PRESIDIOSPORTS.COM Kirsten Moore stepped out from behind the podium to do a little modeling of her pink pants at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table luncheon. Kind of an odd venue to show off pants, but it all came together when she explained why she was wearing them. Legendary women’s hoops coach Kay Yow passed away Saturday after a courageous 23-year battle with breast cancer, and Moore was wearing the color in support of raising breast cancer awareness. On … [Read more...]