The Cal Lutheran women’s soccer team is eager to return to the pitch in 2016 where they will play 20 total contests in the regular season with 10 of those at home inside William Rolland Stadium. The Regals will compete in six non-conference matches and 14 against Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponents.
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, May 7, a group of 150 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 13th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
To be an All-Conference collegiate athlete takes talent, dedication and hard work, but to be a two-sport All-Conference player is even more commendable. Sophomore Olivia Leyva has done just that and is one of a rare few in unrelated sports to do so in the SCIAC, garnering accolades for both women’s soccer and softball.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 4-10, 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 42nd year of the NCAA.
California Lutheran University has entered into an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to allow the team to base its training operations on the university’s Thousand Oaks campus for at least two years.
With an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament on the line, the Cal Lutheran women’s soccer team battled Pomona-Pitzer in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament Championship inside Rolland Stadium. The Sagehens broke through midway through the second half and held on for a 1-0 upset victory over the Regals on a chilly Saturday night.
Once practice ends each day, the Cal Lutheran women’s soccer players scatter throughout the campus. They head back to the dorms to study, grab a bite to eat or hang out with friends to watch television. Raquel Weckhurst has a much different routine.