Spring Sports Wrap Up

Lindsey Benson Clayton Cardenas (center) and Jacob Calderon (65) Matt Heagy Marisa Zambetti Josh Moskowitz

Volleyball

The volleyball team was selected for the NCAA postseason for the third time in four seasons and wound up advancing to the West Regional final where they fell to University of La Verne 1-3. The Regals placed second in SCIAC with a 12-2 record and compiled a 26-7 overall record earning the most single season wins since 1995. Senior Summer Plante-Newman capped off a record-setting career as the CLU record holder in kills (1,154) and aces (175), and was rewarded with her third consecutive All-SCIAC First Team selection. Senior Lindsey Benson was selected to the First Team after leading the SCIAC with 8.99 assists per game. Sophomore middle blocker Allison Kerr led the conference with a .365 hitting percentage and was the third Regal to earn First Team honors. Benson and Kerr each earned All-West Region First Team honors as well as Second Team All-America selections.

Football

The football team finished second in the conference after posting a 7-2 overall record and a 5-1 record in the SCIAC. Its only two losses came to a pair of undefeated teams, Willamette University and Occidental College. Senior Jacob Calderon, SCIAC Defensive Player of the Year, led the NCAA Division III in sacks with 12 in nine games. He was rewarded with a selection to the AFCA All-America Team. The Kingsmen ranked first in Division III in pass efficiency defense, third in sacks and sixth in total defense. Freshman Jackson Damron was the Division III leader in field goals with 1.89 made per contest.

Men’s Water Polo

The men’s water polo team took third place in the SCIAC going 14-13 overall and 6-4 in conference play – marking the program’s first winning record, most wins in conference play and highest SCIAC finish in team history. Junior Matt Heagy was named all-league First Team after leading the team with 73 goals and 43 steals. He became the CLU all-time leading scorer with 217 goals. Junior goalkeeper Jordan Bouey set a school record with 242 saves in earning a Second Team All-SCIAC selection. Senior Jeff Chaney was second on the team with 48 goals and also earned a Second Team spot.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team ended the regular season in second place in the SCIAC, its highest finish since the 2002 season. The Regals went 10-7-4 overall and 7-4-1 in conference. Five Regals were named to the All-SCIAC team including senior Marisa Zambetti and freshman Jessica Dingman earning First Team honors. Sophomores Kristin Borzi and Brittany Clark were joined by freshman Jennifer Jones on the conference’s Second Team.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team closed its 2008 season with a fifth place finish after going 9-9-1 overall and 7-6-1 in conference. With its seasonclosing win over Occidental College, the team secured the program’s 18-year streak of a winning conference record. Senior Josh Moskowitz culminated his career with a second straight All-SCIAC First Team selection in a season where he posted seven goals and five assists. He will leave CLU ranking among the program’s all-time best with 33 goals (ninth), 22 assists (fourth) and 88 total points (seventh). Senior Kai Werring led the Kingsmen defense and added three goals en route to a Second Team all-conference selection. Junior Ryan McDermott was also named to the Second Team after he scored a team-best 11 goals and added five assists.

Women’s Cross Country

The Regals cross country team finished sixth place in the SCIAC this season led by freshman Toccoa Kahovec and sophomore Nicole Flanary who both earned Second Team all-conference recognition. Flanary went on to finish in the top-35 at the West Regional meet to earn All-Region honors.

Men’s Cross Country

The Kingsmen cross country team earned a fifth place finish in conference with junior Brian Kahovec and sophomore Ray Ostrander leading the way and earning All-SCIAC Second Team honors. Ostrander went on to finish 30th at the regional meet in Salem, Ore., to earn All-West Region recognition.

Post-Season Recognition

All-American

  • Lindsey Benson, Volleyball (AVCA, Second Team)
  • Jacob Calderon, Football (AFCA, First Team;
  • D3Football.com, Honorable Mention)
  • Jackson Damron, Football (D3Football.com, Honorable Mention)
  • Victor Edwards, Football (D3Football.com, Third Team)
  • Allison Kerr, Volleyball (AVCA, Second Team)

All-West Region

  • Lindsey Benson, Volleyball (AVCA, First Team)
  • Jacob Calderon, Football (D3Football.com, Second Team)
  • Jackson Damron, Football (D3Football.com, Third Team)
  • Jessica Dingman, Soccer (NSCAA/adidas, Second Team)
  • Victor Edwards, Football (D3Football.com, First Team)
  • Nicole Flanary, Women’s Cross Country
  • Allison Kerr, Volleyball (AVCA, First Team)
  • Ray Ostrander, Men’s Cross Country
  • Summer Plante-Newman Volleyball (AVCA, Honorable Mention)
  • Marisa Zambetti, Soccer (NSCAA/adidas, Third Team)

All-Far West Region

  • Josh Moskowitz, Soccer (NSCAA/adidas, Second Team)

All-SCIAC First Team

  • Lindsey Benson, Volleyball
  • Jacob Calderon, Football (Defensive Player of the Year)
  • Clayton Cardenas, Football
  • Jackson Damron, Football
  • Jessica Dingman, Women’s Soccer
  • Victor Edwards, Football
  • Matt Heagy, Men’s Water Polo
  • Danny Hernandez, Football
  • Allison Kerr, Volleyball
  • Sawyer Merrill, Football
  • Josh Moskowitz, Men’s Soccer
  • Summer Plante-Newman, Volleyball
  • Marisa Zambetti, Women’s Soccer

All-SCIAC Second Team

  • Kristin Borzi, Women’s Soccer
  • Jordan Bouey, Men’s Water Polo
  • Jeff Chaney, Men’s Water Polo
  • Brittany Clark, Women’s Soccer
  • Erin Exline, Volleyball
  • Nicole Flanary, Women’s Cross Country
  • Cori Hayes, Volleyball
  • Roland Jenkins, Football
  • Jennifer Jones, Women’s Soccer
  • Brian Kahovec, Men’s Cross Country
  • Toccoa Kahovec, Women’s Cross Country
  • Ryan McDermott, Men’s Soccer
  • Ray Ostrander, Men’s Cross Country
  • Matt Rosen, Football
  • Jericho Toilolo, Football
  • Kai Werring, Men’s Soccer
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