Last week a number of Cal Lutheran administrators attended the 2015 NCAA Convention in Washington D.C. where legislation was a key topic of conversation, not only for Division I programs, but at the D-III level as well.
With spring around the corner and the weather warming up, head coach Debby Day announced the 2015 Cal Lutheran softball schedule, which is slated to start on the final day of January. Overall, the Regals will play 24 home games on 12 dates during their campaign this year.
Everyone played Bingo as a kid; now, the Cal Lutheran student body has the opportunity to play it again with sporting events! CLU athletics, marketing and student life have teamed up to create Purple Pit Bingo complete with prizes at the end of the semester.
Debby Day never set out to be a trailblazer. She wasn’t trying to prove anybody wrong or show anyone up. Day just wanted to keep playing softball at a high level. It just so happened that required joining a men’s fast-pitch league.
Following a 13-day training camp, Cal Lutheran assistant softball coach Sam Fischer was chosen to represent the United States of America as part of the National softball team as announced in late June.
After totaling its most wins in a season since 2009, Cal Lutheran had seven of its softball players honored by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) for their academic achievements. Seniors Katelyn Downing, Kelly Lockwood, Stephanie Martello, Kayla Sakamoto along with juniors Kaity Carter, Liz Mertel and Ryanna Morua were all named to the SCIAC Softball All-Academic team.
The softball season for the Regals came to a close in late April, but Sam Fischer has been hard at work fine tuning her own game. The 2012 Loyola Marymount University graduate and first year assistant coach at Cal Lutheran was invited to the USA National Team tryouts from June 8-20.
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.
After collecting its most wins in a single season in five years, two players from Cal Lutheran’s softball team were selected as SCIAC announced by the league office Friday morning. The Regals selections were Stephanie Martello and Blake Lewis, who both were named Second Team All-SCIAC.