After a strong inaugural year, the Orange Lutheran STUNT team is back on the mat for their second season and is looking to improve upon their performance and earn a postseason berth.
“Last year was a great season,” says OLu STUNT head coach Shannon May. “The girls loved it so much. They loved being able to progress, and they were excited every single time that they would learn a new routine and then be able to play it.”
The Lancers went 5-4 last spring, finishing second in the Golden West League. The girls are intent on improving those stats as they face league opponents San Clemente, Segerstrom, Ocean View and Westminster.
With 22 players on the roster, this year’s group is taking the learning experience of their first season and working to step up their skill level in their routines.
“It’s a more focused group,” says May. “The girls want to play the higher level routines from the beginning of the season. They’re working hard on their skills so that we can pull it all together. We have more of an awareness of what we need to do.”
The squad will be led by seniors Brooke Rexin and Giselle Parra, junior Kaylee Ossman and sophomores Grace Choura and Abbie Prather. Their season kicks off this weekend as the Lancers compete in the Big Orange Battle Tournament against Murrieta Valley and Lakeside.
OLu will host home contests on March 24 when they take on Westminster and Ocean View. With a year under their belts, the Lancers are prepared to compete and are looking forward to another strong season of growth.
“The girls know what they need to do,” says May, “and they're so excited to just get it going.”