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Coach’s Corner: Izaiah Williams, Football

May 1, 2023 by | Uncategorized

Coach Izaiah Williams comes to the Panthers with more than a decade’s worth of coaching experience. At Chapman University, he works with the running backs and handles some special teams duties. He also is an Assistant Athletic Director. Here, he discusses more about his first year coaching and working at Chapman. How long have you

Alumni Hour: Lauren Friend ’19, Volleyball Read more about Lauren Friend, and what she has been up to since joining the Chapman Athletics Alumni Family 

March 31, 2023 by | Uncategorized

What have you been doing since graduating from Chapman? Since graduating from Chapman, I’ve been keeping myself quite busy! When I’m not working, I love being outside and active. I’m an avid snowboarder and I also enjoy mountain biking and surfing when the weather isn’t as snowy. I still make time to play beach volleyball

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Reid Omilian, Dive Making a splash in his first-year! Read more about Reid's accomplishments over the course of his first season as a panther. 

March 28, 2023 by | Uncategorized

Reid made a huge impact to the dive program during his first-year as a Panther. The Colorado native not only podium at the conference championships, but qualified for NCAA Regionals and competed at the NCAA Championships in North Carolina, being the first in Chapman Swim & Dive history to record points at Nationals. However, all

Coaches Corner: Juliet Suess, Swim & Dive In their first season as head coach, our Swim & Dive Coach was named SCIAC Coaching Staff of the year after an incredible performances over the course of the season and at the conference swim championship.

February 27, 2023 by | Uncategorized

What made you want to start coaching? In general but also at Chapman.  After college, I spent a year in Germany teaching English and studying. While it was a wonderful time of my life, it was also hard. So when it was time to come home, I knew that meant returning to the pool deck

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Jenna Urrabazo, Women’s Soccer Translating her passion for sports into her professional life, read more about the steps the first-year soccer player is taking to launch her career.

February 20, 2023 by | Uncategorized

Jenna Urrabazo hit Wilson field running, not only on accomplishing her goals as a student-athlete, but using what she will learn in her time at Chapman to kick-start her career. The first-year forward from Gilroy, CA. earned first team All-Conference honors, as she led the SCIAC in scoring, and was also recognized on the All-Region

Alumni Hour: Katie Bell ’17 (MLD ’22) From athlete to administrator. Read about how former women's soccer athlete, Katie Bell, transformed her student-athlete experience into her professional career. 

October 24, 2022 by | Uncategorized

Katie Bell has left her mark on Chapman Athletics, not only as a student-athlete, but as an staff member as well. After competing as a varsity women’s soccer athlete for four years, receiving All-SCIAC Second Team and Academic Team honors, Bell became the Administrative Supervisor for the Chapman Athletics Department, where she served and supported

Alumni Hour: Michael Lahey ’15

August 26, 2022 by | Uncategorized

Michael Lahey made a monumental impact in the Chapman Football program, and still is to this day. The two-time SCIAC Offensive Player of the Year, earning the accolade during his junior and senior seasons, is still heavily involved with the football team. Lahey describes why he chose to play at Chapman, stating it was “because

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Shannon Coyle, Women’s Soccer Coming off an injury during her junior season, Shannon Coyle reflects on her motivations and goals for her senior campaign. 

August 17, 2022 by | Uncategorized

Shannon Coyle was a star during her first season at Chapman. She appeared in every match during in 2019, ranking third on the team in assists with three, and was looking to achieve the same greatness during her junior campaign (sophomore season missed due to COVID). After starting the first two preseason matches, Coyle went

Alumni Hour: Garret Aanestad (’16) and James Vigeant (’13) Chapman Men's Water Polo alum continue their love for the game through a Southern California league.

August 1, 2022 by | Uncategorized

Garrett Aanestad (’16) and James Vigeant (’13), two alum from the Chapman Men’s Water Polo, continue their passion for the game by playing for Riptide Water Polo National League. The league is through USA Water Polo, and allows individuals to play at a high and competitive level. Aaenstad stated that “Our club as the only

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