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 profile features senior girls lacrosse player Abby Nattagh-Turner and senior sprinter Amelia Trautman.
Athletics Hall of Fame Profiles
The OLu Athletics Hall of Class of 2023 is set to be inducted on June 24, 2023. We will be sharing a profile article on inductees until the June event. This week’s profile features Gerrit Cole ‘08. Check it out!
The Lancers were off this week following their trip to Alabama. They will pick up next week in the Boras Classic. Their first game is on Tuesday at 9 am against Maranatha at JSerra.
The softball team is on fire on the diamond. OLu is off to a perfect 4-0 start in Trinity League play following back-to-back wins over Rosary and Mater Dei this week.
Against Rosary, freshman Peyton May had 11 strikeouts and picked up the win, a 3-1 victory. Mak Motis and Emi Todoroki each had an RBI.
The next day against Mater Dei, Brianne Weiss turned in another outstanding performance striking out 10 in an 8-2 victory. The Lancers had 11 hits led. Tessa Jerue with 2-4 with an RBI, Mak Motis was 3-4 with 2 RBI, Carlie Snyder was 2-3 with an RBI, and Kai Minor had two runs and two steals.
The Lancers are 13-5 overall and ranked #7 in the Cal-Hi Sports state rankings this past week.
The girls lacrosse team split their two contests this week. OLu lost to Mater Dei to open the week, but heading into Easter Break, they beat El Modena 17-4 on Thursday night.
OLu is currently 7-8 on the season and is ranked #7 in the CIF-SS Division 3 poll.
The Lancers lost their lone game of the week to a strong Servite team on Saturday. OLu is currently 3-6 overall and returns to the field next week against Esperanza and Huntington Beach.
Back in Trinity League play, the Lancers fell to Mater Dei and Servite this week. OLu is 3rd in league with a 4-4 record and 16-9 overall.
They are back on the court in the Kennedy Tournament this weekend before closing out the regular season with matches against Bosco and JSerra.
Girls Beach Volleyball
With 1 match remaining in the 2023 season, the girls beach volleyball team sits at 6-8. They play El Dorado to round out the regular season next Friday and then compete in the Trinity League Finals tournament at the Great Park on April 18.
The boys tennis team has four matches remaining in the 2023 season after falling to league opponents Servite and Santa Margarita this past week.
They will close the regular season with matches against La Serna, Mater Dei, Bosco, and JSerra before the Trinity League Finals tournament on April 26.
The boys golf team continues to sit at 6-0. This past week they competed in the Champions Invitational in Palm Springs. They are off until the Trinity League Finals on April 17.
The Lancers are off this past week and will close out the season on April 12 against Segerstrom and Westminster.
Track & Field
It was a stellar weekend for Track & Field at the Stanford Invitational.
Against some of the top competition in the country, the Lancers showed out.
Senior Matt Kaloustian broke a 14-year-old school record by running 10.70 in the 100M. He finished 3rd overall in the meet, running a 10.88 in the final.
The 4x100 team consisting of Deuce Frierson-Cotter, Jackson Weng, Khanrad Hernandez, and Matt Kaloustian won the event running a 41.99. They are now ranked #10 in the country with that time.
They were back on the track on Wednesday at the second Trinity League cluster meet. The following placed in the top 3 in their event:
- Matt Kaloustian: 200M - 1st
- Jackon Weng: 200M - 2nd
- Deuce Frierson-Cotter: 200M - 3rd
- Boys 1600M Relay - 3rd
- Ford Bruning - Long Jump - 3rd
- Nicolas Ling - Pole Vault - 1st
- Heaven Johnson - Girls Shot Put - 2nd
This weekend, several athletes will compete at the Arcadia Invitational, one of the highlight meets on the calendar.
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