On a gorgeous first day of autumn, the Cal Lutheran men’s water polo team hosted a three-game, three-team mini tournament at the Samuelson Aquatics Center with Cerritos College and Los Angeles Valley College. The Kingsmen started the day with an 8-7 win over LAVC before nearly notching a come-from-behind win over Cerritos, falling by the narrowest of margins at 14-13.
A new season, which started this weekend, Sept. 5-6, at the United States Naval Academy Open, has brought another tough preseason schedule for the Cal Lutheran men’s water polo team. The Kingsmen dove in against a trio of top-tier Division I programs, in Johns Hopkins, Navy and Princeton, to start the year before earning their first win of the season in the tournament finale against Connecticut College on Sunday morning.
The Cal Lutheran men’s water polo team returns to the pool in 2015 looking to make some noise with five incoming freshman, three transfers and 16 returners from a squad that placed fourth in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) standings last season.
The Cal Lutheran men’s water polo schedule will feature eight home games, the most since 2012, and three tournaments to prepare the Kingsmen for a set of eight regular season conference games prior to the SCIAC championships.
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.
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.