Athletes of the Week

Week of November 8, 2010

Jacob Norlock


Norlock led all players wrapping up 13 total tackles, including a career-high three for loss as the Cal Lutheran football team shut out Occidental 24-0 to secure back-to-back outright SCIAC titles.

In the program's final regular season game at Mount Clef Stadium, the sophomore linebacker helped preserve the shutout late in the contest recording five tackles in the fourth quarter, including a fourth down stop in the red zone.

Despite missing the season opener, the sophomore currently leads the team with 64 total tackles to go along with six tackles for loss, three pass breakups and one interception this season.

Jackie Russell


The sophomore setter became the program's single-season record holder after dishing out 132 assists in three matches during the 2010 NCAA Tournament Regionals this past weekend.

Russell was one shy of her season-best dishing out 58 assists in a 3-1 regional semifinal victory over Southwestern on Saturday.

In the finals against No. 1 Emory she contributed 36 assists, along with a career-high six kills on only 10 attempts as the Regals fell in five sets to the nation's top-ranked Eagles.

Russell finished the season with 1,244 assists and currently ranks third in program history with 2,408 for her career.

She earned AVCA all-West Region and all-SCIAC First Team honors in 2010, repeating her honors she took as a freshman last season.

Ray Ostrander

Men's Cross Country

Ostrander was the third Kingsmen in history to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships in 2009 and this season he becomes the first CLU men's harrier to compete in the national meet for a second time.

Last season Ray Ostrander became the first Cal Lutheran men's cross country member to race in the NCAA Championship meet in 13 years and he will do so again after finishing 11th in the NCAA Men's West Regional at Bush's Pasture Park in Salem, Ore. on Saturday.

The top seven runners in each regional whose teams have not received automatic or at-large bids will qualify as individuals.

Toccoa Kahovec

Women's Cross Country

Toccoa Kahovec was the ninth place finisher in the women's race and qualified for the national meet for the first time in her career.

Kahovec just missed out on a trip to the national championships last season and this year she secured the bid with her ninth place finish. She covered the 6k course in 22:40.83, 49 seconds behind the West Region female champion Annie Lydens (21:51.84) of Pomona-Pitzer.