Athletes of the Week

Week of February 7, 2011

Aaron Van Klaveren

Men's Basketball

Cal Lutheran used a career-high 20 rebound performance, along with 14 points from Aaron Van Klaveren to defeat Redlands by a 72-64 margin on Saturday. The victory puts the Kingsmen back in contention for a SCIAC Tournament playoff spot and knocks the Bulldogs out of first place in the regular season conference standings.

With the effort, the junior big man became just the eighth player in program history to grab 600-plus boards for a career. He also moved into seventh all-time in blocked shots, currently at 64 and counting.

Van Klaveren averaged a double-double with 10.5 points and 14.5 rebounds against the top two teams in the SCIAC (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Redlands) this past week.

Allyson Salas


During the opening weekend of CLU softball, Salas pitched 23.2 innings which featured two complete games and a 10-inning CG victory effort over George Fox on Sunday.

To open the season she went the distance against Occidental striking out seven, allowing just four hits and one home run in a 1-0 loss. She was called upon in a relief role in game two and went 7.2 innings allowing two runs (one earned) and struck out seven.

After tossing 13.2 innings within 24 hours prior to her start against the Bruins, Salas went another 10 innings and struck out five to truly earn her first win of the season.