LMU this Week

Former All-American Danielle Shanahan, following a decorated career running for Loyola Marymount University, has signed a professional contract with HOKA ONE ONE and Northern Arizona Elite. Shanahan will join a team of 10 elite distance runners specializing in distances from 5,000 meters to marathons.

Numerous LMU baseball players have been added to various collegiate summer league teams across the country. In total, 11 Lions are taking advantage of these summer games, a tradition across college baseball for decades. LMU players are off to hot starts across the board this summer, as the Lions take the first steps in preparing for the 2019 season. To keep up with all the Lions currently playing in summer leagues, please follow this link.

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup underway and grabbing the attention of the globe, Loyola Marymount men’s and

women’s soccer looks back at the time that several international superstars trained on LMU’s Sullivan Field with their respective club teams. FC Barcelona was on campus in August 2006, Manchester City played on the bluff in July 2011, and Paris Saint-Germain used the campus in July 2016 to practice during their U.S. summer tour. In total, 16 players from those teams are in Russia representing their countries on the game’s biggest stage. Between the three clubs to train at LMU, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Uruguay have players who were part of the summer trainings at LMU.

Men’s soccer and women’s tennis have filled coaching vacancies for the upcoming school year.  Men’s soccer as hired Kyle Schmid as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer team. Schmid most recently served as an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton for three seasons. Schmid has also held assistant coaching positions at UC Irvine and Cal State Northridge while gaining experience at the club and youth levels with various programs as well. He is no stranger to LMU, as he worked with the Lions as a volunteer assistant coach in 2013-14.

Elizabeth Begley, who has spent the last three years as the Cornelia Drake and John Van Ryn Jr. ’28 Assistant Coach of Women’s Tennis at Princeton, has been hired as an assistant coach with LMU women’s tennis. As a coach at Princeton, Begley helped Princeton to a pair of Ivy League titles, including one this past spring as the Tigers went 19-4 overall and 7-0 in conference play en route to a berth into the NCAA championship tournament. Over her three years, Princeton compiled a 45-23 overall record and a 16-5 in Ivy League play.

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