After a second place finish last season in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and a heartbreaking loss in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament final, the Cal Lutheran women’s soccer team is eager to get underway in 2015. The Regals are poised for success with 16 returners joined by an incoming class of 13 freshmen and three transfers.
The first Cal Lutheran sports team to be officially in action during the 2015-16 academic year will be the women’s soccer team. An exhibition on Tuesday, Aug. 25 kicks off a season that will feature 10 home dates.
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.
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.
For four years, Cal Lutheran women’s soccer player Kiki Bailey has donned the Violet and Gold as the Regals goalkeeper. Her leadership shined through as a captain and her success has earned her individual recognitions while guiding the team to three league titles and as many NCAA Division III appearances.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 6-12, 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 41st year of the NCAA.