Athletes of the Week

Week of October 25, 2010

Kristina Hulse

Women's Soccer

The freshman forward provided the lone goal in CLU's 1-0 victory over Occidental on Oct. 30 that gave the Regals outright possesion of the 2010 SCIAC Championship.

It is the program's 12th conference title and first since the 2002 season.

Hulse took three shots in the game but netted the game-winner in the 38th minute as she collected a rebound and booted it in from six yards out.

On Oct. 27 she helped the Regals to a 2-0 win at Whittier that setup the outright conference title opporunity against Occidental.

John Verlinich

Men's Water Polo

The freshman keeper led the Kingsmen water polo team to a pair of crucial SCIAC victories during the week.

On Oct. 27 in a 14-7 win against No. 8 Occidental he made six saves while helping hold the Tigers to zero goals in the second and fourth quarters.

To follow that effort he led the team to a
10-5 victory over No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer, the first win for CLU over the Sagehens in program history. Verlinich made 10 saves in the match including a block on a five-meter penalty shot.

Eric Rogers


The sophomore wide out was the top target for the CLU offense in the team's 41-14 victory at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Oct. 30.

He posted career-highs with 10 grabs and 123 yards, and equaled his best effort with two scoring catches.

He snatched 10 of the team's 17 total receptions, which marked the third straight game with at least five catches and a touchdown.

Rogers leads the club with 40 receptions, 530 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.

Allison Kerr


The senior contributed 32 kills over two matches as Cal Lutheran volleyball clinched its first outright SCIAC title since 1999.

On Oct. 26 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps she led the Regals with 18 kills, hit .455 for the match, served a pair of aces and posted a season-high eight digs.

On Oct. 29, CLU swept Occidental to clinch sole possession of the conference crown with Kerr putting down 14 kills, hit .481 for the contest and recorded two more aces.

During that span she led the team in kills (32) hitting percentage (.467), aces (4), and total blocks (5).