The Kingsmen returned to Gilbert Arena on Sunday afternoon for their second home contest this season, and came out on top against UC Santa Cruz, 74-61. Cal Lutheran is now off to a 6-0 start this season.
In the first home game of the season, the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team used a big second half to pull away from Bethesda and treat the home crowd to a 108-91 victory inside Gilbert Arena on Thursday night. With the win, the Kingsmen are off to a 5-0 start for the first time since the 1996-97 season.
The Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team continued its hot start to the season with a pair of wins in Oregon over the Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday, the Kingsmen topped Lewis & Clark 87-83 before defeating George Fox 91-83 on Saturday.
For the first time of the 2016-17 season, the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team stepped on the hardwood and came away with a pair of victories to start the year at the Mission Inn Classic. On Friday night, the Kingsmen cruised to a 73-62 win over UC Santa Cruz after a hot start and capped off the road trip with a 70-67 win over Linfield (Ore.) on Saturday.
After finishing in a tie for fourth place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) standings last season, the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team will look to get back into the SCIAC Postseason Tournament after bolstering its roster with eight incoming student-athletes to go with eight returners.
The 2015-16 academic year was a memorable one for the Cal Lutheran athletics department. With 430 student-athletes occupying 460 roster spots, a number of milestones were met including the first NCAA Division III National title in school history, which was achieved by the women’s volleyball team, and an individual national champion crowned to round out the year.
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.
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.