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Leopards head to NCAA track and field championships

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The La Verne men’s track and field team finished its season strong, taking third place in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference Championships with 100 points, 66 points behind first place Redlands. The women’s team came in fifth place with 63 points. Junior sprinter Marcus Fortugno not only claimed first place in the 200 and 400-meter dash,... 

Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long

Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long
No stranger to athletics, senior Ashley Paul’s love for basketball began in the fourth grade. In addition to being a Second Team All-SCIAC selection in basketball, Paul is also a three-time First Team All-SCIAC honoree in softball. She was a member of both the Leopard softball and basketball teams that both clinched tournament titles in 2008. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Daniel Hargis Associate... 

Tennis ends with success

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The tennis season came to a tough close for La Verne as it finished with a 2-8 record in conference and 7-14 overall. The team had its closest match against Occidental on April 22, losing 5-4, but in the end was not able to find the momentum to seal the win. The Leopards’ biggest challenge was inexperience, with six freshmen and no seniors, the level of play from... 

Leopard golfer Andrew Roque named Player of the Year

Leopard golfer Andrew Roque named Player of the Year
Junior Andrew Roque was selected the 2011 SCIAC Player of the Year for golf. The psychology major earned a 71.7 per round average, the best in conference play this season. Roque has been playing golf for 10 years. This is the fourth time in the past five years a Leopard has been named SCIAC Player of the Year. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor After helping the golf team win the... 

La Verne golfers take their talents to North Carolina

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer On April 25 the golf team won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Confer­ence Championships for the fifth year in a row. By winning the championship, they got an automatic bid for the NCAA Champ­ionships being held Tuesday through Friday at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. “Obviously I am happy how the season turned out,” head coach Eric Riehle said.... 
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MMA emphasizes protecting oneself

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The University of La Verne played host to Blood Bank Mixed Martial Arts academy, which set up shop in Sneaky Park this week to raise awareness of martial arts and the benefits participation offers. Attendees watched closely as owner and professional MMA fighter Aaron “Blood Spiller” Miller instructed his own students various techniques, ranging from striking to Brazilian... 

Kevin Brousard brings home the gold

Kevin Brousard, a member of the track and field team, earned gold medals in both the shotput and discus at the International Blind Sports Federation World Games in Turkey. The junior radio broadcasting major and San Clemente native believes discus is his best event. / photo by Allison Lavelle Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Kevin Brousard brought home gold medals in both the shotput and discus events... 

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field
Caltech left fielder Brendan Sheehan misses a fly ball hit by La Verne’s designated hitter Jason Munoz in the fourth inning of last Friday’s game at Ben Hines Field. Munoz earned a triple for the play and went on to score. The Leopards beat the Beavers, 13-3, in seven innings. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor The Leopards gave Ben Hines Field and their seniors a proper farewell... 

Soaring over hurdles

Soaring over hurdles
Senior DeAntwann Johnson took second place in the 110 meter hurdles at the SCIAC Track and Field Championships, held at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. Johnson, a movement and sports science major in his first year on the track team, is a transfer student from Long Beach City College and was excited to place in the meet. / photo by Candice Salazar  Read More →

Water polo season ends on high water mark

Water polo season ends on high water mark
La Verne junior center Erika Vargas tries to advance the ball as the Leopards face off against Redlands in the SCIAC Championship tournament at Las Flores Park on Friday. The Leopards lost to the Bulldogs, 17-8, in the first round. / photo by Warren Bessant Cheryl Regan Staff Writer Although the Leopards lost the first two games of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship... 
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