With restrictions in California starting to lift it also meant that I was finally able to start practicing in person with the women’s water polo team and getting in the water to train on April 5.
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced Tuesday that conference competition, including championships, for all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 academic year would be cancelled.
La Verne coaches and players have been trying to adapt new and efficient ways of continuing the athletic department ever since the University closed its campus for the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The women’s water polo team co-hosted the 2020 Convergence Tournament last weekend, where they gathered momentum throughout to end with a 3-1 record.
The Leopards women’s water polo team made quick work of the Redlands Bulldogs on Wednesday, winning 10-6 at the Thompson Aquatic Center in Redlands.
The men’s water polo team finished its season with a neck-and-neck game against the Redlands Bulldogs but fell short, losing 10-9.
The Leopards claimed a 10-9 victory against Claremont-Mudds-Scripps Wednesday. This is the second win in a row for the Leopards who now move to 4-6 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The men’s water polo team’s win streak was short-lived, as they took two home losses this week, falling to Cal Lutheran 11-7 on Saturday and to Whittier 18-8 on Wednesday.
With over 400 athletes across 18 teams, it is easy to take La Verne’s athletic programs for granted. But as with many great things, our sports came from very humble beginnings.
The men’s water polo team fell short to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference powerhouse, the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, 19-16, as the Leopards were unable to respond to a third quarter scoring streak by the Sagehens.