During Division III Week Cal Lutheran will feature a number of student-athletes. Sophomore volleyball player Allie Eason is on two CLU Top-10 lists and has been a mentor for a cancer survivor who loves the same game she does.
Senior Lauren Rohach along with juniors Jena Chavez, Kennedy Peters and sophomores Caitlin Fransen and Pua Mo’okini-Oliveira were all named to the SCIAC Volleyball All-Academic Team announced Wednesday.
Cal Lutheran is one of 448 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 7-13, all members will host Division III Week, aimed at celebrating what those schools have to offer student-athletes in the classroom, in the field of play and in the community during the 40th year of the NCAA.
Cal Lutheran senior setter Jackie Russell has been announced as the recipient of the Inaugural "Alyssa Sialaris Award” and will attend a European Exposure Tour that was established to honor the former Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) two-sport standout who passed away in April 2013.
Earlier this week Cal Lutheran senior Kylie McLogan capped her collegiate career with one final honor, begin selected the SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week and fourth time this fall as she concluded her playing days by nearly leading the Regals to a national title, returning to Southern California as the national runner-up.
The goal of the 2013 Cal Lutheran volleyball team was to play on the final day of the season. Tonight the Regals earned that opportunity and played the hearts out, leaving everything they had on the court. Unfortunately, CLU fell 3-2 (25-20, 25-12, 22-25, 17-25, 18-20) in five tremendous sets to Calvin as the Knights were crowned National champions while the Regals will return to Southern California, after two whirlwind weeks, as the NCAA Division III runner-up.
Tonight with a three-set sweep over No. 19 Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Semifinal play, Cal Lutheran earned a trip to the title match of the NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament, marking the second final in school history, joining the 1995 squad that was national runner-up.