A dream 20-years in the making – since Chapman University brought football back to campus in 1994 after a 62-year hiatus – became reality this season as the Panthers reached the grand stage of the Division III football world.
The final outcome wasn’t what Chapman fans hoped for, but watching Panther football bring home Chapman University’s first SCIAC championship and NCAA Division III playoff berth was a ride worth watching. The Panthers fell, 55-24, to Linfield College in Oregon this weekend. Complete game coverage is available at Chapman Athletics.
By Brian Kirwan ’13 Chapman University’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) recently hosted nearly 100 athletes from the Southern California chapter of the Special Olympics for a basketball clinic in Harold Hutton Sports Center. The event was in partnership with NCAA Division III and the Special Olympics. The goal was to foster a mutual learning
The third time was the charm for the Chapman University women’s lacrosse team on Saturday. The Panthers earned a berth in the SCIAC Championships finals with a 13-10 comeback win over host Occidental College at Jack Kemp Stadium on Saturday morning. Oxy had defeated Chapman twice during the regular season, including just a week earlier
Freshman sprinter Lauren Deats put an exclamation mark on her impressive rookie season, setting a pair of Chapman University records at the SCIAC Track & Field Championships hosted by Occidental College on Friday and Saturday. Read more at the Athletics website.
Junior starting pitcher Justin Hanks tossed his second straight complete game, leading the Chapman University baseball team to a 9-0 shutout over Whittier on Friday at Hart Park. The Panthers have bounced back from a seven game losing streak, winning four straight games to improve their conference record to 13-9. Read more at the Athletics
By Brian Kirwan ‘13 The Chapman University football team always tries to make its mark on the field, but it recently made an impact off the field helping to feed needy families in Santa Ana. Several players pitched in to help assemble and deliver grocery bags packed with enough pasta and sauce for several hundred
The accolades never seemed to stop rolling in after the 2012 women’s soccer season for junior Val Sobol, who received recognition for her work on the field and in the classroom. The Forsyth, Ill. native is the second athlete in Panther history to earn NSCAA All-America recognition and did so while holding a 3.84 GPA.
The Chapman University football team continues to receive off-field recognitions as five players were named Scholar Athletes by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame at their 43rd annual banquet hosted by the Orange County chapter. Seniors Michael Mehlhaff, Kevin Anderson, Kellen Matsuno, Elliot Cooley and junior Cameron Cutter received the honor, continuing
The first-place Chapman University softball team rode the arms of Cassie Oregel and Natalie Both (pictured above) to a sweep in Sunday’s doubleheader versus Pomona-Pitzer at El Camino Real Park. Freshman Both followed up her first career save in the first game with her fourth complete game of the season in the afternoon matchup as