After finishing her four year varsity career at Chaminade High School, Northridge native Courtney Sooy was left with a college decision and California Lutheran University was always a part of the conversation.
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.
Six Cal Lutheran student-athletes were selected to The Star’s College First Team of the Spring in 2015. Earning accolades were Ramsey Abushahla (baseball), Michael Bassette (track & field), Moises Cardenas (tennis), Blake Lewis (softball), Keegan Sheard (golf) and Melissa Skiba (track & field).
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.
In late April, all eight Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) softball teams participated in the annual Strike Out Cancer Fundraiser. This year, the group combined to raise more than $4,000 for Annalise Fischer.
After another standout season, Blake Lewisof the Cal Lutheran softball team was selected to the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-West Region Third Team as announced this week.
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 morning, a group of 152 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 12th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
After a successful season that saw the Cal Lutheran softball team eclipse the 20-win mark for the first time since 2009 and advance to their first ever Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament, two Regals were recognized as All-SCIAC selections as announced by the conference on Thursday. Junior designated hitter Blake Lewis was named to the First Team while freshman left fielder Olivia Leyva earned Second Team honors.