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Leopards to lean on experience for success

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The women’s soccer team looks to turn over a new leaf for the 2011 season, featuring nine returners who saw the pitch as freshman, allowing the Leopards to start where they left off a year ago. The Leopards have started the season with a 2-1-2 record and believe they are on track for greater success than last fall. “We’re starting off in a better place,” junior defenseman... 

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... 

Leopards head to NCAA track and field championships

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The La Verne men’s track and field team finished its season strong, taking third place in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference Championships with 100 points, 66 points behind first place Redlands. The women’s team came in fifth place with 63 points. Junior sprinter Marcus Fortugno not only claimed first place in the 200 and 400-meter dash,... 

Tennis ends with success

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The tennis season came to a tough close for La Verne as it finished with a 2-8 record in conference and 7-14 overall. The team had its closest match against Occidental on April 22, losing 5-4, but in the end was not able to find the momentum to seal the win. The Leopards’ biggest challenge was inexperience, with six freshmen and no seniors, the level of play from... 

Leopard golfer Andrew Roque named Player of the Year

Leopard golfer Andrew Roque named Player of the Year
Junior Andrew Roque was selected the 2011 SCIAC Player of the Year for golf. The psychology major earned a 71.7 per round average, the best in conference play this season. Roque has been playing golf for 10 years. This is the fourth time in the past five years a Leopard has been named SCIAC Player of the Year. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor After helping the golf team win the... 

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field
Caltech left fielder Brendan Sheehan misses a fly ball hit by La Verne’s designated hitter Jason Munoz in the fourth inning of last Friday’s game at Ben Hines Field. Munoz earned a triple for the play and went on to score. The Leopards beat the Beavers, 13-3, in seven innings. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor The Leopards gave Ben Hines Field and their seniors a proper farewell... 

Soaring over hurdles

Soaring over hurdles
Senior DeAntwann Johnson took second place in the 110 meter hurdles at the SCIAC Track and Field Championships, held at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. Johnson, a movement and sports science major in his first year on the track team, is a transfer student from Long Beach City College and was excited to place in the meet. / photo by Candice Salazar  Read More →

Water polo season ends on high water mark

Water polo season ends on high water mark
La Verne junior center Erika Vargas tries to advance the ball as the Leopards face off against Redlands in the SCIAC Championship tournament at Las Flores Park on Friday. The Leopards lost to the Bulldogs, 17-8, in the first round. / photo by Warren Bessant Cheryl Regan Staff Writer Although the Leopards lost the first two games of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship... 

Leopards lose grip in upstream battle

Leopards lose grip in upstream battle
La Verne freshman attacker Alexandra Escobar (No. 22) tries to score against Redlands goalie Julie Lupfer and field players Chandler Weeks and Joy Corona (No. 9) during the second quarter of the Senior Day game against the Bulldogs on Saturday. The Leopards lost the game, 13-5, at the La Verne Aquatic Center in Las Flores Park. La Verne will play Redlands again in the first round of the SCIAC tournament... 

Bulldogs rally to beat Leopards, 7-6

Bulldogs rally to beat Leopards, 7-6
La Verne third baseman Jason Munoz prepares to throw to first after tagging out Redlands pitcher Trenton Lively. The Leopards were defeated by the Bulldogs, 7-6, at Ben Hines Field on Sunday. The Leopards have won 17 of their 24 conference games and face off against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in their next game at 3 p.m. today in Claremont. / photo by Warren Bessant Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Despite... 
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