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Katie Goldhahn is heading into her “senior” season as head coach of the College of San Mateo volleyball team. Yes, this will be CSM’s fourth season since Goldhahn reestablished the volleyball program in 2016. As a cornerstone of the Encore Volleyball Club in Redwood City, she has built a network of local players, and that network has paid dividends in the overall roster number — 17 players — the Lady Bulldogs will carry heading into 2019.

Now in remission, Dovenberg returned Monday to CSM for the Bulldogs’ first official practice of the upcoming 2019 season. He was met by a rousing welcome prior to taking the field when he walked into the team meeting room.

After losing only two games during the regular season and putting together a 36-game winning streak, the College of San Mateo softball team saw its season come to an end with back-to-back losses in the state tournament.

McAdams has developed into one of the best pitchers in the state. The sophomore at College of San Mateo is wrapping up her two-year stay with the Bulldogs with a second straight appearance in the state tournament and helped the program continue its string of state tournament berths to seven years in a row.

No one has slugged it better than the Lady Bulldogs this season. The College of San Mateo softball team powered their way to the No. 1 ranking in Northern California by leading all California community colleges in slugging percentage (.575) and runs scored (tied with 353). It was the arm of Emily McAdams, however, that delivered the Bulldogs to the state championship tournament for the seventh straight year.

The Bulldogs almost let their season slip away. Then came the kind of emotional victory that can define a team of destiny. No. 7-seed College of San Mateo (30-12 overall) rallied for four runs in its last at-bat for an 11-10 win over Sierra College in the winner-take-all Game 3 of a best-of-three opening playoff series Saturday at Bulldog Stadium.

The College of San Mateo baseball and softball teams were two of the hottest teams down the stretch to end the regular season. CSM baseball (28-11) ended the regular season with an 11-game winning streak, tacking on a 3-2 win over Monterey Peninsula last Saturday in a game postponed from February. This was two days after clinching the Coast Golden Gate Conference with a come-from-behind, 11-8 win over Mission. The Lady Bulldogs (37-2) were an absolutely juggernaut this season, as their winning streak was nearly three times as long as the baseball team’s. The CSM softball team embarked on a 32-game winning streak following a 5-3 loss to Sierra Feb. 18.

Yan-Jun “Sophie” Liao has already become the most accomplished College of San Mateo women’s sprinter this century. Now, she is shooting for the best standing in program history.

Having grown up in Taipei City, Yan-Jun “Sophie” Liao relocated to Foster City late last year for the opportunity to further an already prestigious amateur track and field career. As a freshman at College of San Mateo, she has certainly done that, having emerged as one of the greatest sprinters in the history of the women’s program.

A little less than a month ago, the College of San Mateo baseball team was scuffling, having dropped four of five. A 19-4 loss to Mission College April 2 was the low point — but it also happened be the turning point for the Bulldogs’ season.