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Football squad prepares to tackle competition

Football squad prepares to tackle competition
As the season approaches head football coach Chris Krich pushes his team during practice. David Kain (No. 7), a junior safety, runs to block another player during the drill. / photo by Celine Dehban Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer Defense is the prime focus in the Leopards’ plan to win this season. Last season, the football team finished with a 4-5 record. “We are competing for a conference championship... 

Women’s soccer kicks off preseason with a win

Women's soccer kicks off preseason with a win
Olga Saldivar, senior criminology major, scores the first goal of the first preseason game against Arizona Christian. The Leopards won, 2-0. The women’s soccer team is looking to turn around a 4-11-2 record from last year. The next home game will be against Hope International at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ortmayer Stadium. / photo by Jessica Harsen  Read More →

Leos hope to dig their way into AVCA top 25

Leos hope to dig their way into AVCA top 25
Cassie Thompson and Kelsi Robinson, both freshmen, practiced Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Pavilion for this upcoming season. Thompson earned three-time all league selection (2010-12) from Garfield-Palouse High School in Washington, and Robinson garnered Second Team All Moore League accolades in 2012 from Long Beach Wilson High School. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Alana Glenn Staff Writer Expectations are... 

From the dance floor to first base

From the dance floor to first base
Raven Freret, junior broadcasting major, plays first base for the softball team. Freret started playing softball at age 5 and has not stopped since. For the second consecutive season, Freret was named to the First Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Karleigh Neff Staff Writer It is almost impossible for a competitive college softball player to... 

ULV baseball expects big things next season

Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The Leopards were unable to defend their SCIAC title from last season finishing the season with an overall record of 22-16 and 16-12 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. La Verne placed fifth in SCIAC and did not qualify for the conference tournament, but the players were able to gain a lot from this season. “If I could take anything from it,... 

Leopard sprints way to Nationals

Leopard sprints way to Nationals
Junior speech communication major Chancise Watkins does more than run track. He enjoys video games, collecting hats and getting tattoos. Watkins gets his tattoos from a friend back home in Blythe, Watkins’ dorm walls are covered with his awards that he has accumulated over the years. Watkins won the 200-meter at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 21.31. / photo by Stephanie Ball Julian Mininsohn Staff... 

Tennis finishes season ranked No. 28 in D-III

Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The women’s tennis team finished the season in fourth place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­fer­ence after falling to Redlands, 6-3, in the third place match at the SCIAC Champion­ships May 4 at the Upland Tennis Club. La Verne finished the year with a 13-8 overall record and 5-4 in SCIAC. The 13 wins are the most in La Verne history. The Leopards... 

Crutchfield talks Air Force and Olympics

Crutchfield talks Air Force and Olympics
Junior computer engineering major Nicole Crutchfield helped lead the women’s track and field team to a SCIAC Conference Championship this season. Crutchfield is a sprinter for the Leopards, competing in the 100, 200, 4x100 races. She took first place at the SCIAC Championships in the 100 and anchored the 4x100 where La Verne finished third. / photo by Ryan Gann Karleigh Neff Staff Writer Nicole Crutchfield... 

Leopard sees PGA Tour in future

Leopard sees PGA Tour in future
Derek Zachman, senior business administration major, was named to the All-SCIAC First Team for the second year in a row at the SCIAC Championships on April 27-29. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Kristina Bugante Staff Writer Senior Derek Zachman had a successful second and final season with the golf team which continued its winning streak, capturing its seventh consecutive league title at the 54 hole Southern... 

Commentary: Collins’ courage will change sports culture

<i>Commentary</i>: Collins’ courage will change sports culture
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor It has been long overdue. Finally an active member of one the four major sports leagues in the United States has come out as an openly gay man. NBA free agent Jason Collins broke Twitter the morning of April 29 with his announcement, via a Sports Illustrated essay, that he was gay. While he is not the first athlete to come out, he is the first active male athlete to do so.... 
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