The Cal Lutheran men's basketball team knows what most people are thinking. Now that Arik Smith and Coltrane Powdrill have graduated, the Kingsmen won't be as good this season. Cal Lutheran begins the prove-it process on Thursday night when it opens the season at home against Bristol University of Anaheim.
After finishing in a three-way tie for first in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) last year with an overall record of 18-7 and 12-4 in conference play, the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team is looking to continue to build off that success and has been working hard at practice in preparation for the upcoming season.
The largest sporting event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics is coming to town and California Lutheran University and the city of Thousand Oaks are honored to be hosting Special Olympic World Games delegations from four countries between July 21-24, 2015 prior to the start of competition on July 25 as a Host Town.
Junior Amanda Hamiltonand senior Arik Smithwere recently named 2015 All-American Athletes of the Year as announced by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and EAS Sports Nutrition.
At the conclusion of each academic and athletic year the school with the most combined championships points in Division III is honored with the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. In 2014-15 Cal Lutheran was one of eight SCIAC schools to appear in the final standings as announced on June 4.