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Track and field athletes excelled this weekend at the California-Nevada State Track and Field Championships held Saturday and Sunday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
Juniors Austin Napolitano and Trevor Woodland earned La Verne the respect it was looking for as both received All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors.
It was a cold, cloudy day as the Leopards took on Salisbury University, fighting their way through the match, but ending the day with an 8-1 loss at the Claremont Club last Thursday.
With 14 RBIs and two homeruns, the Leopards proved their power is in its swing in a sweep over Occidental on Saturday, 4-3 and 12-4.
After having the first game of the series cancelled on Friday, the Leopards took on Cal Lutheran for a doubleheader Saturday at Ben Hines Field. La Verne won both games by scores of 7-5 and 8-0.
After a weekend of rainy weather, the sun was out on Tuesday when La Verne took first place in SCIAC No. 3 tournament at Sierra Lakes Golf Course.
La Verne continued its eight game winning streak against Whittier on Saturday beating the Poets 3-0 in game one and 8-4 in game two.
For the last four seasons the football programs has been at the bottom of the La Verne sports totem pole.
After much anticipation and speculation, the University on Thursday announced the appointment of Christopher Kirch as head football coach.
Senior pitcher Mark Larini did now allow a rainy afternoon to affect his performance as he pitched an outstanding two-hit complete game shutout against Whittier last Friday at Ben Hines Field.