Sellers helps team thrive

Former Falcons star and Adams State squad eyeing Division II national championship.

November 22, 2010|By Grant Gordon,

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes in college.

Nathan Sellers (Crescenta Valley High, 2006) Junior, Adams State College men's cross-country: While the former Falcons and Glendale Community College standout has more than his share of individual and team success in his past local endeavors, Sellers has become a crucial part in the Grizzlies' bid for a third consecutive NCAA Division II national title.

Adams dominated the field on Saturday at Wayne State College in Nebraska, scoring 29 points to second-place Western State's 58, to win the Division II Central Regional.


Sellers was the Grizzlies No. 4 runner across the line with a seventh-place finish in the 10,000-meter race in a time of 31 minutes 22.57 seconds.

Adams had the No. 3 finisher and the Nos. 5 through 10 finishers.

Fresh off winning another Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference crown, Adams cruised to victory at the Central Regional en route to defending its national title, which will come Dec. 4 in Kentucky.

Nick Posthuma (St. Francis High, 2007) junior forward, Cal State Fullerton's men's soccer: Posthuma was named to the 2010 All-Big West Men's Soccer First Team.

He was one of just three Cal State Fullerton players to receive all-conference recognition.

In 19 games played during Fullerton's 7-12-2 season, Posthuma led his team with nine goals and 19 points.

Rian Younker (St. Francis High, 2009) sophomore nose guard, Cal Lutheran University football: A successful season came to a first-round end on Saturday when Cal Lutheran was defeated by Linfield of Oregon on the road, 42-26, in the opening round of the NCAA Division III playoff game.

Younker, the team's starting nose guard, tallied four tackles, but the defense relinquished four touchdowns to Linfield running back Simon Lamson.

The Kingsmen ended the season at 8-2, as the team won only its second outright Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in program history, but still came away searching for its first-ever NCAA playoff win.

Younker finished the season having played in all 10 games, recording 35 tackles with 5.5 for a loss and 3.5 sacks. He also had a team-best four fumble recoveries.

Carter was joined on the squad by fellow St. Francis High graduates Darryl Carter, a fullback, offensive linemen John Schachtner and Nick Sabatella and linebacker Chris Cabrera.

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