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, May 7, a group of 150 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 13th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
Every child dreams of something and Jesse Cerdas dreamt of playing collegiate football. By attending Cal Lutheran, he was able to achieve that goal while learning so much more than the ins and outs of the game on the gridiron.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 4-10, 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 42nd year of the NCAA.
California Lutheran University has entered into an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to allow the team to base its training operations on the university’s Thousand Oaks campus for at least two years.
It has been a long three years, full of challenges, dedication and improvement, but Cal Lutheran alum Eric Rogers (’13)remained focused on his football abilities, which took him to the Arena League and Canadian Football League before he claimed the ultimate dream yesterday by signing a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League as announced by the organization today.
EJ Edinburgh has worn many jerseys during his football career. The Cal Lutheran senior linebacker will take extreme pride in the next jersey he wears. Edinburgh and CLU senior punter Jack McFarland will be participating in the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) in Baja, Mexico, on Saturday at Margarita Astiazran de Fimbres Stadium.
A pair of Cal Lutheran football players, EJ Edinburgh and Jack McFarland, was selected to represent the United States and participate on the 43-man roster for Team Stars and Stripes in the Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) in Mexico on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Announced today by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) office, Cal Lutheran landed seven Kingsmen on the 2015 Football All-SCIAC teams with linebacker Dalton Santos earning Newcomer of the Year. Two Kingsmen were named to the First Team and five players earned Second Team honors.
The Cal Lutheran football team started the season strong with a 3-0 record in what looked to be a promising year with defeats over sister school Pacific Lutheran (Wash.), Willamette (Ore.) and Whittier, however the Kingsmen found themselves in a slump plagued by a losing streak during Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) competition.