A year removed from a break-out men’s soccer season in 2013, head coach Dan Kuntzrolled out the 2014 Cal Lutheran schedule, which features some tough early opponents and another challenging league portion, today.
Much praise is focused on athletic success during the day-to-day operations of Cal Lutheran athletics, but on Saturday, May 10, 160 student-athletes were recognized, honored and inducted into the CLU Scholar Athlete Society at the 11th annual induction ceremony in the Gilbert Arena.
Cal Lutheran is one of 448 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 7-13, 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 40th year of the NCAA.
The taste of ending a 15-year NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament appearance drought was sweet for Cal Lutheran, but a 2-0 shutout loss to host No. 7 Trinity in the First Round, left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Kingsmen tonight at McGinlay Soccer Field.
Four Cal Lutheran players earned All-SCIAC honors after capturing its first-ever SCIAC Post Season Tournament championship and a berth into the NCAA tournament for the first time in 15 years. Jack Duncan and Ivan Sanchez earned First Team All-SCIAC honors while Kyle Fleming and Salvador Orozco were named to the Second Team.
For the first time this fall Cal Lutheran athletes swept the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week honors between Nov. 4-10. Announced today Thiago Gaglianone and Kylie McLogan were named the Men’s and Women’s AOW, respectively, after leading Kingsmen soccer and Regals volleyball to 2013 SCIAC Post Season Tournament titles and NCAA berths.