Sports Archives April 2019

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This weekend the LMU Women’s softball team (33-17 overall, 9-3 WCC) took on Saint Mary’s College of California in a conference matchup at Smith Field. The Lions came away with a series sweep over the Gaels. Here are the three major takeaways from this weekend’s action.

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The NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs always bring insanity. From the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals being eliminated in back-to-back seasons in 2009 and 2010 despite having the best records in the league, to the Los Angeles Kings winning it all as an eight seed in 2012 — results shake out…

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Senior guard Gabby Green of the university's women’s basketball team has signed with the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, according to an April 12 press release from the Sparks. Green will begin training camp with the team on May 5 and will graduate from LMU…

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Last Saturday, the LMU beach volleyball team (27- 11) defeated the top-seeded Pepperdine Waves in the West Coast Conference (WCC) Championships, claiming LMU’s first ever WCC title for beach volleyball. The Lions beat Pepperdine twice to capture the conference championship, with the first wi…

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It’s a dream that countless young athletes have: to become the fan favorite, to have hundreds or thousands of pairs of eyes glued to you every time you touch the ball, to have the crowd chant your name when you make a big play. 

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Earlier this month, senior women’s rower Ma’at Hembrick was recognized for her academic and athletic excellence with the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar Award. The award is given to one member of each individual college sport nationally, with Hembrick winning the award in the category of women…

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The LMU softball team (27-16, 4-2 WCC) defeated San Diego (19-21, 3-3 WCC) this past weekend in a three-game home series sweep. The Lions shut down the Toreros in back-to-back games on Saturday, 2-0, 8-0, before returning on Sunday to scrape by their opponent, 4-3. With the win, the Lions im…

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This weekend, the LMU Baseball team (22-12 overall, 11-3 conference) took on the University of San Diego in a WCC matchup. The Lions won the first two games against the Toreros and by doing so increased their lead in first place in the WCC standings. Here are the three major takeaways from t…

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This past weekend, the women’s rowing team traveled to San Diego for the 46th annual San Diego Crew Classic. Out of the varsity crews competing in the race, the rowers of LMU managed to achieve an impressive second place finish.

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The LMU men’s tennis team will honor the roster’s two seniors ahead of the team’s match against the University of San Diego on Saturday, April 13. Here is a closer look at the career of each senior.

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This tennis season, history has quietly been made by a tandem of men’s players. This month, pair Diego Nava and Nick Borchenko became the highest ranked men’s tennis pair in the history of the program. Placed 32nd in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), this rank repr…

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The men’s and women’s track teams are off to a pair of strong seasons this spring, with a number of runners recording commanding performances at multiple invitationals. Most recently, the Lions competed at the UCLA Bob Larsen Distance Carnival on March 29, where multiple Lions finished highl…

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This weekend, the LMU baseball team (19-11 overall, 9-3 conference) traveled up north to take on the University of San Francisco in a WCC matchup. The Lions came away with a series win, taking two out of three games. LMU currently sits at first place in the WCC standings. Here are the three …

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This weekend, the LMU Women’s Softball team (24-17 overall, 1-2 conference) took on Brigham Young University in their WCC opening series. The Lions only managed to come away with one win over the three-game series. Here are the three major takeaways from the weekend.

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As the first week of the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season draws to a close, fans from certain cities have been thrilled to see their teams doing so well. In the American League, the Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners are currently in first place in their resp…

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For decades in the United States, soccer has long been advertised as the country’s “sport of the future." The originally foreign game was entirely an afterthought in the U.S. until 1994. That all changed when the U.S. had the opportunity to host soccer’s premiere event: the World Cup. Hostin…

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The No. 13 ranked LMU beach volleyball team (17-8 overall) lost 0-5 against the No. 1 ranked UCLA Bruins on Tuesday. The Lions entered the game on a four-match winning streak, making this their first loss since playing No. 17 ranked Cal Poly. Here are the takeaways from Tuesday’s match.

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Alex Farrell, sophomore biology major: I’m excited to see who the teams are that come out and end up in the postseason. I'm also excited for the general atmosphere of baseball. Baseball is one of my favorite sports, and my team is the Giants. Hopefully this year they can take away the third …

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Junior right-handed pitcher Samantha Manti was named West Coast Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week on Monday, March 25, for her performance for the week of March 18. Manti recorded three straight wins over Harvard, Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State, notching 17 strikeouts and all…

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This weekend, the LMU Baseball team (17-10 overall, 7-2 conference) visited the University of Portland (16-10 overall, 2-7 conference) in a WCC matchup. The Lions won two out of the three games in Portland and are now tied for first place in the WCC. Here are the three major takeaways from t…

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The LMU men’s basketball team (22-12, 8-8 WCC regular season) fell to the Bulls of South Florida (22-13, 8-10 AAC regular season) on Thursday, 47-56, in the semifinal round of the College Basketball Invitational in Tampa, Florida. The game marks the end of the Lions’ 2018-19 season. Here are…

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