It is a hot summer day in Ortmayer Stadium. Coach Lauryn Pehanich is enthusiastically motivating the women’s soccer team as they are gasping for breath.
Defense is the prime focus in the Leopards’ plan to win this season. Last season, the football team finished with a 4-5 record.
Olga Saldivar, senior criminology major, scores the first goal of the first preseason game against Arizona Christian.
Expectations are high as the women’s volleyball team is ranked just outside the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Top 25 poll.
It is almost impossible for a competitive college softball player to get on base every time she’s at bat – and end the season with an average of .465 and 31 RBI.
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 conference.
Junior track and field team member Chancise Watkins had a record setting season, capturing the title for the 200-meter at the SCIAC Championships on April 5 and 6 at Occidental.
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.
Nicole Crutchfield first fell in love with track and field her sophomore year of high school, when she decided to put her natural born speed to use on the rubber turf.
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 SCIAC Championships last month in Beaumont.