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Norwegian newcomer makes headway

Norwegian newcomer makes headway
A native of Stavanger, Norway, freshman midfielder Boye Christiansen made the decision to attend the University of La Verne because he said he wanted to try something new. Being part of the men’s soccer team has helped him make friends and adjust to his new life in a foreign country, but he said that the style of soccer is different than in Norway. Christiansen scored his first goal of the season... 

Leos clip Sagehens’ wings

Christian Orozco Staff Writer With balloons and posters in the stands, Leopard fans brought their clappers and noise makers to cheer on the men’s soccer team to a 1-0 overtime win against Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday at Damien High School. The surprising fireworks during the national anthem set the mood for the Leopards and their fans. “This is all really impressive,” sophomore biology major Peter... 

Leos, Stags finish on level terms

Julian Burrel Assistant Editor The men’s soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 tie against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, despite heated back-and-forth competition from both sides. The Leopards had recently fallen into an losing streak following its victory in the season opener against the University of Dallas. For the next three games, Pomona-Pitzer, Occidental and Cal Lutheran consistently denied the Leopards... 

Men’s soccer suffers defeat on late goals

Men's soccer suffers defeat on late goals
Ten minutes into the first half, La Verne sophomore midfielder Victor Serrano goes head to head with Pomona-Pitzer freshman midfielder Arash Mahboubi for control of the ball. The Leopards lost to the Sagehens at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, 2-0. Both goals were scored in the last 14 minutes of the match. The Leopards now carry a SCIAC record of 0-3. / photo by Danielle Navarro  Read More →

Squads find homes, await new fields

Squads find homes, await new fields
The women’s soccer team will hold practices this semester at Lutheran High School on Fruit Street, just north of Foothill Boulevard. Practices are held Monday through Thursday afternoons. Head coach Wendy Zwissler said the Lutheran High field is a great place to practice. / photo by Candice Salazar Grace Casale Staff Writer Bulldozed baseball, soccer and football fields will eventually give way to... 

Leos written off by Whittier in home opener

Christian Orozco Staff Writer An exciting second half led to a Whittier comeback, resulting in a 2-1 final score as the men’s soccer team fell to the visiting Poets in overtime on Sept. 14 at Damien High School. The Leopard’s controlled the pace of the pace of the first half and came out strong. “We need to learn how to maintain leads and we can’t sit back and enjoy a lead for 90 minutes,”... 

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... 

Athletics could lose facilities with new campus construction

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor With the addition of a new parking lot and new state of the dormitories come consequences for some of the athletes and the athletic fields at the University of La Verne. The new dorms will be built where the former tennis courts, now parking lot F, are located at the corner of Second and D streets and a new parking structure will take the place of what is now Ben Hines Field,... 

New dorms, parking, stadium planned

Branden del Rio News Editor The University Board of Trustees recently approved the next phase of La Verne’s Master Plan for Campus Development. The new phase includes a new dorm facility, a new parking facility, new sports facilities on what is known as Campus West and the reconstruction of Ortmayer Stadium. Construction of the new dorms is slated to begin during the spring semester. It will be constructed... 

All-Decade honor for soccer captain Angel de Alba

All-Decade honor for soccer captain Angel de Alba
Senior Angel de Alba will graduate in the spring with a degree in business administration. De Alba served as the men’s soccer team’s captain and middle-defender; he hopes he can somehow implement soccer into his future career as he moves forward with his life. / photo by Christopher Guzman Elsie Ramos Sports Editor When he first started playing at the age of seven, soccer was not something Angel... 
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