Each year conference offices across the country at all NCAA levels nominate worthy candidates for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. In 2013-14 there were two SCIAC standout senior student-athletes meeting the criteria and for the second consecutive year one of the league finalists has come out of Cal Lutheran with graduate Lauren Rohach being selected by the committee.
Released this week by Cal Lutheran head coach volleyball Kellee Roesel, the 2014 schedule will feature another slate full of American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top-25 Division III teams beginning early in the year and continuing throughout the fall.
Much praise is focused on athletic success during the day-to-day operations of Cal Lutheran athletics, but on Saturday, May 10, 160 student-athletes were recognized, honored and inducted into the CLU Scholar Athlete Society at the 11th annual induction ceremony in the Gilbert Arena.
CLU recently had four seniors received the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award. Diver/ pole vaulter Sheyenne Machida and setter Jackie Russell represented the CLU women honored while thrower Bjorn McMillan and offensive tackle Andrew Pankow earned the award on the men’s side.
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.