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Thompson hosts tournament for Be Perfect

Thompson hosts tournament for Be Perfect
Members of team The Zoo, sophomore Nick Byrd and senior Daniel McDonnell attempt to block Super BA Oaks member freshman Samuel Geller’s spike during the first set of the Play For Change Tournament Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court. Junior Cassie Thompson hosted the tournament for HONR 331: Advocacy, where she had to pick a charity to support. Thompson chose the Be Perfect Foundation, founded by ULV... 

Leopards swept by Pomona-Pitzer

Leopards swept by Pomona-Pitzer
With La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer tied at 17 in the first set, Leopards’ senior outside hitter Ashlyn Cross makes the second of back-to-back kills past Sagehens junior outside hitter Stephanie Sun, senior middle hitter Emma Burdekin and sophomore setter Jessica Finn, to give La Verne a 19-17 lead. Both teams went back-and-forth in attempts to take the lead throughout each set, but the Sagehens prevailed... 

Leopards defeat Tigers in five

Leopards defeat Tigers in five
Junior middle blocker Kelsi Robinson keeps the rally alive against Occidental’s defense with a spike in the fourth set Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court. After the Leopards fell to the Tigers in the first two sets, both teams kept the scores close as they exchanged points back-and-forth during the last sets. The Leopards managed to take the third and fourth sets, forcing a fifth set. Although the... 

Volleyball splits at Leo Invitational

Volleyball splits at Leo Invitational
La Verne freshman outside hitter Delaney Lynch prepares to spike the ball against UC Santa Cruz outside hitter Tatum Novitsky as junior middle blocker Kelsi Robinson, freshman libero Kristen Sanchez and freshman setter Madison Hickey watch in the second set Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards ultimately squished the Banana Slugs, 3-0, in game one of the Leopard Invitational. Later that... 

Leopards move to No. 20 in nation

Leopards move to No. 20 in nation
Junior setter Tiffany Mancuso sets up the ball for senior outside hitter Ashlyn Cross against Pomona-Pitzer sophomore setter Jessica Finn Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. Despite winning the first two sets with a score of 25-19 and 25-19, Pomona-Pitzer responded with a win, 25-21. La Verne answered back in the fourth set, to seal the win. The Leopards won, 3-1, to extend their win streak to seven.... 

Volleyball extends win streak to 6

Volleyball extends win streak to 6
La Verne senior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley returns the ball against Chapman sophomore middle blocker Ali Robinson for a point to take an early lead in the third set of the match Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court. After losing a seven-point lead in the first set, the Leopards were able to dominate the Panthers in the next three sets, as they sealed the win, 3-1. With the win, La Verne managed to... 

Leopards top nationally-ranked Athenas

Leopards top nationally-ranked Athenas
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore outside hitter Shelbi Stein scores a kill past La Verne junior outside hitter Cassie Thompson and senior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley. Both teams kept each set close, battling to take the lead and seal the game. The Leopards defeated the No. 9 ranked Athenas, 3-2, Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Noel Cabrera Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer The women’s... 

Leopards sweep Boxers in tourney

Leopards sweep Boxers in tourney
Struggling to catch up to Wisconsin-Stout’s lead in game four of the Pacific Coast Classic Tournament, juniors setter Tiffany Mancuso and middle blocker Kelsi Robinson, work closely together at the net. The Leopards won the match, 3-1. The team wrapped up the classic with a record of 3-1, after dropping the first game to Carthage. /  photo by Gabriel de Alba Lauren Harchut Staff Writer The women’s... 

Yaxley is a leader on and off court

Yaxley is a leader on and off court
Junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley was named an All-American on both American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Third Team and First Team All-SCIAC. Beside volleyball, Yaxley’s interests include reading Harry Potter books and photography. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Despite competing in a sport where being tall is the norm, Brittany Yaxley does not let her petite... 

Leopards reach NCAA volleyball tourney

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The women’s volleyball team’s season came to an abrupt end Friday with a loss to No. 21 Trinity Tigers, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA West Regional Tournament at Gilbert Sports Arena. A matchup between two nationally recognized teams was a lopsided win for the Tigers that ended La Verne’s season and put the Leopards to 20-7 overall on the season. The Leopards kept... 
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