When senior kinesiology major and softball catcher Angelica DeAngelo started her freshman year, the softball team’s squat lift record was 195 pounds.
The softball team made its first NCAA Championship appearance in seven years on Saturday. The team traveled to Tyler, Texas for the Regional tournament hosted by Texas-Tyler at Suddenlink Field.
Alexis Schiff has a full list of accomplishments as a student and softball player at the University of La Verne and has now added the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year as an accolade during her senior year.
The Leopards went into the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament on a high after their last conference win, making them SCIAC champions for the second year in a row. The team only lost one game throughout the weekend, ending the tournament 4-1.
The Leopards have claimed the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title for the second year in a row, after facing Redlands Saturday at Campus West. They swept the Bulldogs in their ninth conference championship appearance.
The Leopards faced Chapman on Saturday at Campus West, splitting the doubleheader with the Panthers.
La Verne is in first place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a 23-7 overall record and a 16-4 record in SCIAC play. It is on a five game winning streak.
With a nail biter for the first game and the teams going back and forth, La Verne swept Whittier in a doubleheader Saturday at Campus West.
La Verne defeated Cal Lutheran in a doubleheader at Campus West March 11.
Occidental junior second baseman Mackensie Priley missed the throw as La Verne sophomore outfielder Rachel Ogata advanced to second base in the sixth inning of the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader at Campus West.