As the 2015 collegiate women’s volleyball season approaches, the AVCA has released its 2015 Preseason Poll. The five-time defending SCIAC champion Regals open the fall ranked No. 5 as announced by the organization today.
The five-time defending SCIAC women’s volleyball champions will be back on the courts vying for a sixth straight title the first weekend in September with hopes of extending their season through November.
For the 10th consecutive year the number of AVCA teams honored for academic excellence has increased. In 2014-15, the Cal Lutheran women’s team was among 755 overall teams to be honored with an AVCA Team Academic Award this year, marking the fourth straight year that the Regals have reeled in the recognition.
The largest sporting event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics is coming to town and California Lutheran University and the city of Thousand Oaks are honored to be hosting Special Olympic World Games delegations from four countries between July 21-24, 2015 prior to the start of competition on July 25 as a Host Town.
At the conclusion of each academic and athletic year the school with the most combined championships points in Division III is honored with the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. In 2014-15 Cal Lutheran was one of eight SCIAC schools to appear in the final standings as announced on June 4.
Throughout the school year, much of the day-to-day focus is directed towards the successes of the Cal Lutheran athletics programs, but on Saturday morning, a group of 152 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 12th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
A pair of Cal Lutheran alumni, Russell White and Kelli DiMuro, enjoyed successful high school basketball seasons in 2014-15, coaching the Encino Crespi boys’ team and the West Hills Chaminade girls’ team, respectively, and were selected as the Los Angeles Times Coaches of the Year.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 6-12, 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 41st year of the NCAA.