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Softball finishes season with best record since ‘13

Chris McMahan Staff Writer In a season filled with ups and downs, the softball team was unable to reach its goal of a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference championship. La Verne finished 23-19 on the season, including a 18-10 conference record, third place behind Whittier and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Leopards finished with its best record since 2013. The team also earned the... 

Poets hand Leopards third straight loss

Poets hand Leopards third straight loss
La Verne sophomore third baseman Jakob Thomas misses the connection with sophomore pitcher Alex Bernstein, after a strategic bunt by Whitter Poets senior left fielder Ben Cerami in game two Sunday at Ben Hines Field. On the next batter, the Leopards were able to make a double play to end the top of the fifth inning. La Verne struggled with a powerful Poets offense and errors throughout the game, as... 

Baseball tied for 1st place in SCIAC

Baseball tied for 1st place in SCIAC
La Verne senior left fielder Mark Jebbia takes off for third base on a hit in the second inning from sophomore third baseman Andrew Douglas Saturday at Ben Hines Field against Chapman. Jebbia was able to reach home, scoring the first run in game two of the doubleheader. The Leopards defeated the Panthers, 11-1. / photo by Michelle Leon Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The La Verne baseball team defeated... 

Leos sweep Whittier in doubleheader

Leos sweep Whittier in doubleheader
La Verne sophomore first baseman Alexis Schiff catches a ball fielded by senior shortstop Rebecca Ireland early in the first game of a doubleheader against Whittier Friday at Campus West. Schiff went on to homer in the bottom of the sixth, adding the last three runs to seal the win for La Verne, 8-1. In game two, Schiff singled to right field for an RBI and the only run of the game. Junior center fielder... 

Track splits at SCIAC Multi-Dual

Track splits at SCIAC Multi-Dual
La Verne sophomore distance runner Damon Gomez dashes through the water barrier toward the end of the 3,000 meter steeplechase Saturday at Strehle Track in Claremont. Gomez placed ninth with a time of 11:36 at the second SCIAC Multi-Dual. / photo by Jerri White Chris McMahan Staff Writer The men’s track and field team took first in several events, while the women’s team had multiple top-five finishes... 

Leopards school the Poets

Leopards school the Poets
At the bottom of the second inning, sophomore second baseman Andrew Douglas attempts to steal second base in game two of a doubleheader against the Whittier Poets Saturday. Douglas safely returned to first, after beating out Whittier freshman first baseman Charlie Mayfield. The Leopards swept Whittier, 6-5, Friday and 4-2, 12-5, Saturday at Ben Hines Field./ photo by Bailey Maguire Lauren Crumbaker Staff... 

Football keeps helmets high in sky

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer What was expected to be a powerhouse year for the football team did not meet team expectations with some crucial close losses. The Leopards finished the season 2-7 overall and 1-6 in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference. “Record wise this season we were not where we wanted to be,” head coach Chris Krich said. “But as far as an internal group... 

Water polo submerged by Whittier

Water polo submerged by Whittier
Junior driver Matthew Vega makes a goal in the second quarter of the men’s water polo game Saturday. Vega scored two of the 10 goals made by La Verne. The Leopards were swamped by the Whittier Poets, 14-10, at the La Verne Aquatics Center. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The men’s water polo team faced a tough loss to the Whittier Poets, 14-10, in its last home game of... 

Poets schooled by Leopards on senior night

Poets schooled by Leopards on senior night
La Verne junior midfielder Cassidy Schweiger tries to regain the ball from Whittier’s junior forward Maegan Garcia and senior defender Dana Bergstrom in the first half of the senior night game Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards beat the Poets, 2-0./ photo by Mariela Patron Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Kat Simonelli News Editor Women’s soccer shined on senior night, as the team closed out... 

Volleyball earns national ranking

Volleyball earns national ranking
Freshman middle blocker Flynn Salas-Miller spikes the ball against the Caltech Beavers Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. The crowd waved pink poms poms for La Verne’s annual Cancer Awareness Day, while the Leopards dammed the Beavers, 3-0. / photo by Michael Saakyan Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The volleyball team swept Caltech, 3-0, winning its 11th Southern California Intercol­legiate Athletic... 
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