The Cal Lutheran men’s soccer team will feature a revamped roster in 2016 with an influx of 16 newcomers to go along with 15 returners. After an injury plagued season led to an eighth place finish in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) a year ago, the Kingsmen will look to gel youth with experience in the upcoming fall campaign.
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.
The 2016 Cal Lutheran men’s soccer schedule will feature a total of 18 contests comprised of 16 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) matches and two non-conference games. The Kingsmen will play 10 times inside William Rolland Stadium.
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.
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.
After being the go-to guy all season long for the Cal Lutheran men’s soccer team, Brandon Kearney was selected to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) First Team as announced by the league office last week.
This afternoon for the final time of the year, the Cal Lutheran men’s soccer team suited up. At Caltech in the SCIAC finale, the Kingsmen pushed their way to a 3-0 victory to conclude the season on a high note.