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Program encourages bystander intervention

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne has adopted a new bystander intervention program called “Step UP!” The “bystander effect” refers to instances in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Step UP! is a program that was developed to encourage and empower students to be proactive in helping others. It is a national program... 

Leopards and Bulldogs split series

Leopards and Bulldogs split series
La Verne senior left fielder Laura Olson rounds second base as Redlands second baseman Amanda Clark tries to save a ball missed by shortstop Vicki King in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday. La Verne’s next doubleheader is noon Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor  La Verne settled for a split against No. 18 Redlands Saturday at Campus West. The... 

Leos win three of last six contests

During the ninth inning of the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, junior shortstop Rebecca Ireland makes the throw to first for an easy out. Donning pink breast cancer awareness jerseys, La Verne faced Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Campus West’s opening weekend. The Leopards split the doubleheader, winning the first game, 2-1, and losing the second, 11-4. / photo by Hunter Cole Jolene Nacapuy Assistant... 

Softball splits series with Sagehens

Softball splits series with Sagehens
Danielle Vela, junior second baseman, rushes to cover first base as Sagehens’ Lauren Boden quickly approaches during the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Leopards lost the game, 7-4, in seven innings. Following a doubleheader sweep of Occidental the following day, the team improved its record to 10-14 overall and 6-8 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, good... 

Smith and Alvarez analyze sports culture

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor Head softball coach Julie Smith and Paul Alvarez, director of the Athletic Training Education Program, spoke at the International Studies Institute’s Hot Spots lecture Thursday about the effect of politics upon international sports. The lecture, entitled “International Sports: Athletic Achievement or Political Football?” took place in the President’s... 

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... 

La Verne hits its way to a sweep over Ducks

Erica Maurice Staff Writer The softball team pulled off back-to back wins against Stevens Institute 9-1 in game one and 19-0 in game two at Wheeler Park Sunday. In the first game, La Verne pitcher Katherine Kibbe hit a homerun in the bottom of the first making it the only homerun of the game. “I liked how we all came together and worked on team hitting,” second baseman Rachel Hong said. “This... 

New fields renew hope for teams

New fields renew hope for teams
Graphic courtesy of David Evans and Associates, Inc. Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer With the West Campus project moving forward, the softball and baseball teams will finally have their own fields to call home. The project, with a projected completion date of December 2014, will create the West Campus Athletics Complex, with fields up to NCAA standards. It will also include a parking lot. The West Campus... 

Softball coach shares story of Olympic glory

Softball coach shares story of Olympic glory
Softball coach Julie Smith presents “How One Trains for an Olympic Gold Medal (and what one does with it once it’s won)” as part of the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Smith shared her experience of being part of the 1996 Olympic softball team. Smith also shared how she learned to embrace her great achievements and not allow them to define her. / photo by Pablo... 

ULV catches much needed break

ULV catches much needed break
Senior Tara Allis tries to tag out Redlands Kayla Uphold on March 3. The Leopards struggled after the Bulldogs scored seven runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the fifth. The Leopards lost their first game 13-3 and their second game 10-1 after playing a doubleheader against Redlands at Wheeler Park. The two losses extended the Leopards losing streak to four. / photo by Cameron Barr Christian... 
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