The Athletics Minute is a recap of the prior week's action in Lancer varsity sports.
Throughout each season, one athlete from each sport is selected as a profile athlete. This week’s profiles feature senior girls beach volleyball player Sofia Zazueta.
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Each week we will have a new profile to share about an athlete from one of our spring sports teams.
On the diamond, the Lancers finished the 2022 regular season with a 24-4 overall record and a 13-2 mark in the Trinity League.
After a 3rd place finish in the Boras Classic, OLu swept Santa Margarita in their season's final series.
The Lancers bashed 13 hits in a 13-6 win to open the series on. Mikey Romero and Bryan Martinez each homered.
On senior night OLu dominated en route to a 7-0 win. Romero and Martinez homered again while Louis Rodriguez struck out his first 8 batters faced.
In the series finale, Romero was again on fire, hitting two doubles with 5 RBIs. He finished the week 11-12.
The Lancers will open the CIF playoffs next week and are expected to be the #1 seed.
For the 3rd season in a row, the Lancers softball team won the Trinity League title.
They opened the week with a 12-1 win over Santa Margarita. Brianne Weiss earned her 15th win while Kiki Estrada had a 2-run homer.
On Wednesday, the Lancers used a 5-run burst in the 5th inning to put away Rosary 10-5. OLu had 12 hits, including home runs by Tessa Jerue and Mak Motis.
The girls finished the season 18-8 overall and 6-2 in league play. They will open the CIF playoffs next Thursday at Riverside Poly at 3:15 pm.
The girls lacrosse regular season came to a close this past week. The Lancers fell in their lone game against Santa Margarita. OLu wrapped up the regular season 11-10. They secured their first-ever CIF playoff berth and will play Long Beach Wilson on Thursday, May 5.
The boys lacrosse team is currently 9-8 overall as they conclude the season tomorrow against Woodbridge at home on senior night. They are ranked #5 in the CIF D3 poll and got into the CIF playoffs for the first time by drawing Damien in a wildcard game on Monday, May 2.
Track & Field
On Friday evening, the Track & Field team had a strong showing at League Finals. The following were Trinity League champs in their respective events:
- 4x100 Relay
- Kennedy Cunningham | High Jump
- Hannah Wons | Long Jump
- Pesi Tauaika | Shotput
The following qualified for CIF by finishing in the top 3 in their events
- Boys 4x1 - Desmin Jackson, Matthew Kaloustian, Xane Uipi, and Deuce Frierson-Cotter
- 400m - Jaylen Lynch and Alex Vasquez
- 100m - Matthew Kaloustian and Desmin Jackson
- 300H - Amelia Trautman
- 3200 - Lauren Landrith
- Boys 4x4 - Desmin Jackson, Gavin Gallegos, Alex Vasquez, and Jaylen Lynch
- Shotput - Pesi Tauaika, Rebel Tuinuknafe, Leah Gilmore, and Heaven Johnson
- Discus - Rebel Tuinuknafe and Pesi Tauaika
- High Jump - Kennedy Cunningham and Blake Brewer
- Pole Vault - Nicholas Ling
- Long Jump - Hannah Wons, Kennedy Cunningham, and Samson Seiler
This writing will be updated with other CIF qualifiers as they are confirmed.
The boys volleyball team secured a berth in the Division 2 playoffs when the draw came out on Monday morning. They drew Thousand Oaks away to open the playoffs.
After splitting the first two sets, the Lancers dropped sets 3 and 4 and lost 3-1. The season came to an end with a 20-15 record.
It was a 3 match stretch this past week for the Lancer golfers. OLu lost matches to Santa Margarita and Servite but won a thriller against Mater Dei to move to 8-4 overall and 5-3 in league play. After the match ended in a tie, the tie was broken after two card-offs where the Lancers 7th player beat the Monarchs player by 2 strokes.
OLu will wrap up the regular season with back-to-back matches against JSerra.
What a day it was on the court for the boys tennis program at the Trinity League finals.
Orange Lutheran swept the podium at the Trinity League Tennis Finals to win both the singles and doubles titles.
Junior Paul Dandler won the singles title after a thrilling 3-set win (6-7, 6-3, 6-1) over Mater Dei's number one singles player. Dandler entered the tournament with a 43-7 overall record this season, including a 25-5 record in league play. Dandler only lost one set en route to the singles title.
Seniors Michael Ishizaki and Andrew Raab won the doubles title with a 3-set win (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) over Santa Margarita's number one doubles pair. The duo only played together four times all season before the league tournament. Ishizaki was primarily a singles player for the Lancers, going 32-12 in all singles competitions. The win is only the second doubles championship in school history.
Both Dandler and the duo of Ishizaki/Rabb will now compete in individual CIF, which begins on May 19.
The boys tennis team as a whole will open team playoffs the week of May 2 after a 3rd place finish in league.
Swim & Dive
In the pool, the regular season for the swim and dive team wrapped up this past week with Trinity League Finals.
The following swimmers qualified and will advance to the CIF prelims on Tuesday, May 3, at Casta del Sol.
- 100 Free - Reed Pantaleon
- 100 Breaststroke - Leo Giessman
- 200 Medley Relay - Sean Hernandez, Leo Giessmann, Brian Marinescu, Reed Pantaleon
- 200 IM - Leo Giessmann
- 50 Free - Reed Pantaleon
- 100 Fly - Brian Marinescu
- 100 Free - Reed Pantaleon & Wade Sherlock
- 200 Free Relay - Reed Pantaleon, Brian Marinescu, Wade Sherlock, Leo Giessmann
- 100 Breast - Brian Marinescu & Leo Geissmann
Freshman diver Makena Milne finished 23rd in her first career CIF meet.