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Men’s soccer team opens year with high hopes

Christian Orozco Staff Writer The men’s soccer team is looking to be a contender for the conference title this year following a heartbreaking end to last year’s season when the team missed the playoffs by one game. The loss of an All-American and a few all-conference players has some fans worried, but the team does not seem to be deterred by the loss. “Of course it is going to affect us,” men’s... 

Larini leaves LV as a storied leader on the diamond

Larini leaves LV as a storied leader on the diamond
Senior pitcher and infielder Mark Larini looks out on Ben Hines Field from the dugout as the construction workers continue preparations to dig up the field. Larini, a movement and sports science major, has played for La Verne for four years. He was selected to be on the All-SCIAC team and lead the team in innings pitched and strikeouts during the 2011 season. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports... 

Spring football practice motivates Leopards

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer When spring semester comes to an end, so does spring football. Friday marked the end of spring football, where new head coach Chris Krich distilled accountability and discipline into his new players. The Leopards were allowed 16 practices in four weeks for the spring. They are not allowed to meet again for practice until Aug. 18. “We were able to accomplish everything we... 

Panatier takes over volleyball team

Panatier takes over volleyball team
Jenna Panatier was hired in January to coach women’s volleyball. While completing her MBA at Lipscomb University, Panatier began making jewelry, a hobby she continues to enjoy. The season begins on Sept. 2 at the Pacific Coast Classic Tournament. / photo by Candice Salazar Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer After losing to Cal Lutheran in the Southern California Intercollegiate... 

Current student led past life as hockey player

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor After a rough ending to his career as minor league hockey player, junior communications major Blake Humphrey has found a way to stay involved in hockey – through scouting for the team for which he once played. Humphrey scouts for the team he skated for last, the Topeka Roadrunners, officially as their West Coast scout. “The reason I enjoy scouting is because... 

Demolition blues

Demolition blues
Fences surrounding Ben Hines Field were removed Tuesday as the University of La Verne begins construction on a parking lot along First Street to serve the new residence hall slated to open fall 2012. The building will house 387 students as well as retail stores. / photo by David Bess  Read More →

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... 
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