La Sierra University’s women’s volleyball and men’s soccer teams completed successful 2013 seasons, with both finishing as the runner up teams in California Pacific Conference post-season playoffs. This is the first season that La Sierra has been a member of the Cal Pac conference.
The volleyball team completed 2013 play with a 22-9 record, and finished with the best record in the Cal Pac Conference during the regular season. The women were tough to beat at home, going 13-1 in the Alumni Pavilion. During the conference tournament, La Sierra beat Simpson College in the semifinals before falling to Menlo College in the finals.
La Sierra was one of only two schools to place four players on the All Conference Team following the season. Outside hitters Lupe Garcia and Lina Semaia joined setter Colleen Stafford on the first team, while outside hitter Robyn Miller was named to the second team.
The men’s soccer team finished the regular season with an 8-8 record, good enough to finish fourth in the conference and earn a place in the tournament. In the semifinals the Golden Eagles upset the top seed, Marymount California University. They lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in the finals to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Three men earned spots on the All Conference Soccer team. Forward Kenneth Henry was named to the first team, while forward Edgar Padilla and midfielder Roman Santiago made the second team.
“Our players were very positive representatives for La Sierra University during their matches,” said Javier Krumm, La Sierra’s athletic director. “We start the academic year with a spiritual retreat for all of our athletes, and we encourage their character and leadership development as part of our ongoing program.”
“We start the academic year with a spiritual retreat for all of our athletes, and we encourage their character and leadership development as part of our ongoing program.”