Team of Lion Alums Wins Hermosa Beach Volleyball Open

ATHLETICS | Emily Day ’09 and Betsi Flint ’13, M.A. ’15, took home the title this weekend at the AVP Hermosa Beach Open. The Lion alums entered the tournament as the top-ranked women’s team and swept their way in straight sets to the pair’s fourth team title in 10 AVP tour events. The LMU pair did not drop a set over the weekend.

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recognized both the LMU men’s and women’s track and field teams with All-Academic Honors. The men’s team earned the honor with a 3.38 GPA and the women’s team with a 3.41 GPA.

Preparing to enter his first season at the helm of the LMU baseball program, Coach Nathan Choate announced his coaching staff today as he brings in former USC associate head coach Matt Curtis and former Cal State Northridge assistant coach Tony Asaro to join the Lions coaching staff in 2019-20. Curtis will run the offense, while Asaro will serve as the recruiting coordinator. Additionally, both coaches will work with hitters.

The LMU Athletics Spirit Squad will be holding tryouts for their cheer and dance team, as well as mascot position, the first week of school. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, we will hold cheer and mascot tryouts in Gersten Pavilion from 6-10 p.m. The dance team tryouts will be from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Gersten Pavilion. Head Coach Nicole Martin is seeking friendly, coachable and dedicated athletes to represent the university as ambassadors of the Spirit Program. The tryout fee is $25 and is nonrefundable.

The Top 10 Highlights of 2018-19 countdown continues throughout the summer. As we prepare for more excitement in 2019-20, we’re counting down the Top 10 Moments of this past year. Number five focused on LMU’s five All-American performers from the past year.