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Cross country sprints into action

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer The 2011 cross country season is under way and La Verne’s team is on a mission to continue the improvement they have experienced under the direction of head coach Michael Atwood. Since Atwood became head coach the team has steadily improved, which became very noticeable last season when both men’s and women’s teams found success in the conference championships. At... 

Krich tackles first head coach job

Krich tackles first head coach job
California weather wins back California native Chris Krich after coaching in the Midwest. Krich says he is happy to be away from the snow and is ready for his first season at the University. / photo by Cameron Barr   Daniel Hargis Sports Editor Chris Krich has returned to his native California to start a new era with the Leopard football program after spending 18 years away from home playing and... 

Leopards hungry for 2011 football campaign to begin

Kevin Parada Staff Writer Most athletic programs including La Verne’s football program go through ups and downs. In 2010 the team won only one of its nine contests. In 2009 it failed to win any contests and in 2008 it won only two. “Hopefully they can pick up where they left off,” said psychology student Lou Moran. Although the Leopards have won three games in three years, there are always things... 

Volleyball raises the bar for season

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer The women’s volleyball team is looking for a comeback season under new head coach Jenna Panatier. After the release of the team’s head coach Marlon Sano at the end of last year’s season, all are hoping that Panatier can restore the team to its former glory. With Panatier now at the helm, both returning and new players are learning and adapting to a new style of coaching... 

LVAA function unites Leos

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Wednesday marked the annual La Verne Athletic Associates Barbecue, held for every student athlete on campus on the field of Ortmayer Stadium. Student athletes donned neon green shirts as part of the annual Student Athlete Recognition Day. “Its an honor to be an athlete,” freshman softball player Danielle Vela said. “It’s really special to see so many athletes out... 

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... 
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