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Alumni Hour: Matt Deemer ’18 Former men's soccer goalkeeper Matt Deemer takes us through his journey as a successful collegiate, high school and club soccer coach

March 31, 2021 by | Chapman Alumni

Matt Deemer ’18 didn’t always know he wanted to be a coach, but when he wasn’t getting his desired playing time on the Chapman men’s soccer team, he decided to channel his efforts into what he could contribute from the sidelines. It was at this point that he fell in love with coaching. Deemer, as

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Women’s Cross Country

January 28, 2021 by | Chapman Alumni

Chapman University student-athletes achieved tremendous success in the classroom through the Fall 2020 semester with a 3.43 department GPA. All 21 Chapman varsity teams finished the semester over a 3.1 team GPA. Topping all teams was the women’s cross country program, posting an incredible 3.689 team GPA last semester. The women’s cross country team has

Alumni Hour: Haley Aanestad One of the best to ever play Chapman women's soccer, Haley Aanestad takes her leadership skills off the field and into the courtroom

January 26, 2021 by | Chapman Alumni

One of the best to ever take the pitch for the Chapman University women’s soccer team, Haley Aanestad (formerly Fedden) ’16 (JD ’20) is now fighting sexual abuse cases as an attorney for the Manly, Stewart and Finaldi law firm in Irvine. Haley graduated from Chapman with a dual degree in Political Science and Business

Coach’s Corner: Dennis Ploessel Coach Ploessel has been at the helm of both the men's and women's swim and dive programs for 25 years. He sat down to chat about some of his experiences.

January 26, 2021 by | Chapman Alumni

How long have you been working at Chapman / how did you get here? I think about 25 years! The previous AD, Dave Currey, brought me out to Chapman during the summer to show me around. I coached his son at the high school level. I fell in love with Chapman and said if a

Coach’s Corner: Will Marino, Tennis Coach Marino has been at the helm of both the men's and women's tennis programs for 20 years. He sat down to chat about some of his experiences.

December 16, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

How long have you been working at Chapman / how did you get here? I’ve been at Chapman for 20 years. I was an assistant women’s coach at UC Irvine for three years prior to Chapman. What’s your favorite story from working at Chapman? When they were talking about building a new tennis center. Around

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kayla Kluemper

November 25, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

When Kayla Kluemper went home to Fort Wright, Kentucky the summer after her freshman year, she did not think she would be staying there for the next seven months. A Health Sciences major with a Pre-Physician’s Assistant emphasis, Kayla has been attending her classes this year completely remote from over 2,000 miles away. “Going to

Alumni Hour – Kathy Copelin "It was a highlight of 2019 for me." Kathy Copelin '82 was asked back to Chapman University nearly 30 years after graduating to act as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Night of Champions and Hall of Fame Induction.

November 19, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Chapman softball’s first-ever All-American and a member of the Chapman Athletics Hall of Fame, Kathy Copelin recently returned in October 2019 to act as they keynote speaker for the Annual Night of Champions and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. A ceremony, Kathy said, she was “deeply honored” to be presenting at. Kathy played softball at

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Elle Uyeda A jack of all trades, senior Elle Uyeda is keeping busy in her home city of Honolulu, Hawaii this semester.

October 29, 2020 by | Chapman Alumni

Not having a true senior season meant that women’s soccer player Elle Uyeda needed to keep herself busy this semester. With this in mind, the Honolulu, Hawaii native opted to stay on the island to continue working and interning while attending classes virtually. Uyeda has had her fair share of injuries, which led her to

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