The 2019 Orange Lutheran fall sports season has come to a close, and here is a look back at how the varsity Lancer squads fared across the six sports.
The Lancers were CIF-SS playoff bound this year and met up with Long Beach Poly in a Division 2 matchup. OLu lost a heartbreaker in overtime, but ended the season with 11 players receiving All-Trinity League honors. First Team selections included seniors Jared Amasio, Jonah Laban and Cooper Vander Hill and junior RJ Regan. Second Team honors went to seniors Jack Baron, Tayber Tomanek and Joseph Wiersma, sophomores Malik Blackmon and Adrian Tena and freshman Tiger Bachmeier. Junior Ashton Logan was named Trinity League Most Valuable Kicker, and Tena was invited to play in the Polynesian All-American Bowl in January 2020.
The varsity team represented the Lancers in the opening round of CIF-SS Division 2 playoff action versus Village Christian. They dropped the match 1-3, but finished with an overall record of 19-14-0 on the season. They were also the champions of the Whittier Classic Tournament, going a perfect 7-0 on the weekend. First Team All-Trinity League honors went to senior Brianne Sullivan and junior Mia Jerue. Senior Amanda Albertini was a 2nd Team All-Trinity League selection, and she also made her college commitment to play college volleyball at UC Irvine.
The Lancers secured a Trinity League at-large bid and advanced to the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs where they lost to San Clemente. But the doubles team of sophomore Natalie Rodriguez and junior Grace Fenton finished third in the highly competitive Trinity League Finals, knocking off the #1 seed in the first round. The pair was also named 1st Team All-Trinity League. Singles player and junior Emily Thinnsen was named 2nd Team All-League and was joined by four doubles honorees, including senior Lauren Doctor, junior Isabella Jackson and sophomores Julia Fierro and Lauren Lee.
It was another memorable year for the Lancers on the golf course as the girls team saw four golfers advance to Day 2 of the Trinity League Finals for the first time in program history, featuring seniors Liv Coons and Maddie Hahn, sophomore Hannah Batcheller and freshman Riley Shin. The team advanced to the CIF-SS Championships representing the Northern Region and finished 13th out of 21 schools. Batcheller, Coons, Hahn and Shin were all named 2nd Team All-Trinity League.
It was a historic year for the Lancers cross country teams. From the boys side, the team advanced to CIF Finals for the first time in two years. Senior Garrett Boezinger was named 1st Team All-Trinity League, and sophomores Noah Lockwood and Nathaniel Patton were 2nd Team All-Trinity League honorees.
The girls team had a tremendous season earning both the Trinity League title and the CIF-SS Division 4 championship for the first time since 2009. They went on to close out their season as 3rd place winners in the CIF Division 4 State Meet. Junior Sophia Gutierrez was named 1st Team All-Trinity League and Trinity League MVP. Senior Katrina Reta, junior Nicole Meyer and sophomores Sofia Gibson and LoLo Landrith were also named 1st Team All-League honorees. Junior Ishani Hansji was named 2nd Team All-Trinity League.
Boys Water Polo
The Lancers finished with a perfect 5-0 record in league play to secure the Trinity League title and advanced to Round 1 of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs where they dropped their match to Huntington Beach. First Team All-Trinity League honors went to seniors Riley Catino, Miles Wilson and Mason Killion, as well as junior Brennis Lidecis. Second Team All-League honorees included senior Cameron Burns, junior Andrew Barnuevo and sophomore Reed Pantaleon. Catino was also named Trinity League MVP and 1st Team Division 1 All-CIF.