During the 2014 Cal Lutheran volleyball season a number of student-athletes reached memorable milestones, including Jena Chavez, Allie Eason, Michelle Lawrence, Sarah Pappas, Kennedy Peters and Nicki Tetherow.
For the second straight year Allie Eason finished the season with an AVCA All-America selection. In 2014 after guiding Cal Lutheran to a fifth straight SCIAC title and seventh consecutive NCAA appearance, the junior outside hitter was named to the First Team All-America.
In conjunction with the start of the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championships, the AVCA announced All-Region Teams and Regional Coaches of the Year. No. 3 Cal Lutheran earned three student-athlete selections while head coach Kellee Roesel hauled in her third career COY honor.
The second semifinal at the 2014 NCAA Division III Volleyball Thousand Oaks Regional was a rematch of the 2013 championship match and the result was the exact same in reverse. A year ago, CLU celebrated on Trinity’s court after a 3-1 victory and tonight the Tigers mimicked that action, ending the Regals’ season with 26-24, 25-18, 11-25, 25-21 wins for a 3-1 final result.
Before a loud and energetic home crowd, the Cal Lutheran volleyball team earned a 3-0 sweep of Whitworth at the 2014 NCAA Division III Volleyball Thousand Oaks Regional to advance to the Round of 32, which is set for tomorrow evening. The Regals put up 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 victories against a hungry and tenacious Pirates’ team tonight to wrap up a full day of volleyball inside of the Gilbert Arena.
Announced this morning by the NCAA Division III Volleyball Committee, Cal Lutheran, was selected as a Regional host for the 2014 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championships scheduled from Friday to Sunday, Nov. 14-16 at eight sites across the country.
With a SCIAC Postseason Tournament title and automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament on the line, the Cal Lutheran volleyball team defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (25-19, 26-24, 25-18) to clinch both.
The 2014 SCIAC Postseason Tournament finale had a little bit of everything as the top two teams in the conference, and two of the Top-25 teams in the country, faced off with an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championships on the line, though both teams will surely be competing in the postseason.