Marty James

Marty James

Junior outside hitter Adlee Van Winden was named as the Tournament MVP and her younger sister, Torrey Van Winden, a sophomore outside hitter, was selected to the all-tournament team for the Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo volleyball team at the Northern Illinois Holiday Inn Express Invitational in DeKalb, Illinois.

Cal Poly won the season-opening tournament, which was held at Victor E. Court.

Cal Poly had wins over Dayton (3-0), High Point (3-0) and NIU (3-0).

For the season, Adlee Van Winden has 46 kills on a .353 attack percentage, 19 digs, four blocks and 52.5 points.

Torrey Van Winden has 35 kills on a .355 attack percentage, 24 digs, 10 blocks and 45 points.

Adlee and Torrey are from Napa and are Vintage High School graduates.

Torrey joined the Cal Poly program as a transfer from UCLA, Cal Poly announced on Aug. 17.

Torrey is eligible to play immediately for Cal Poly and has three years of eligibility remaining, Cal Poly reported on its website.

“We’re excited about the addition of Torrey to our roster,” Cal Poly coach Sam Crosson said on the Mustangs website. “Torrey is an outstanding person who has the drive, competitive spirit, and skill set to become a very good volleyball player. It’s unique to have a player like Torrey who can have an impact on a match in so many versatile ways.”

Torrey Van Winden was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Pacific South Region and All-Pac-12 Conference first teams last year for UCLA. She averaged 2.87 kills and 0.65 blocks per game.

“She can pass, attack from multiple positions on the floor, and her ball control for her height is very impressive,” Crosson said. “She had a tremendous freshman season at UCLA for both the indoor and beach programs, and we have no doubt that she will continue her impact for both of the volleyball programs here at Cal Poly.”


The $100,000 NorthBay Healthcare Men’s Professional Championship, the final leg of the worldwide ATP Challenger Tour’s swing through Northern California, will be held at Solano Community College, Oct. 7-15.

It’s a U.S. Tennis Association Pro Circuit event. Santiago Giraldo of Colombia won last year’s tournament. This year’s field of entrants will not be finalized until the middle of next month.

“These guys are good, very good. We are fortunate to be able to attract the younger professionals from the U.S. and countries around the globe who are on their way up,” tournament director Phil Cello of Fairfield said in a press release.

It’s the third year for the tournament in Solano County.

The tournament benefits the Dr. Chris Cammisa Tennis and Educational Foundation, according to a press release.

The event also offers a pro-am tournament.

“There are great opportunities for community involvement in the tournament,” said Cello.

NorthBay Healthcare is the title sponsor of the tournament.

For sponsorship information, contact Cello at (707) 853-0915, or assistant tournament director Rafael Rovira at (707) 246-0990.

More information is at the event website,


The host Pacific Union College men’s soccer team lost its opener, a 7-2 nonconference decision to Multnomah University (Portland, Oregon) last week in Angwin.

Nathan Diaz scored Pacific Union’s first goal at the 31:24 mark. The assist went to Angel Pena.

Cristian Paz-Velasquez scored the Pioneers’ second goal, which came at the 68:12 mark.

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Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the