Category - Sports

Lastinger Tennis Center

New Lastinger Tennis Center opens

The first “thwack” of balls hitting racket strings came a little after 9 a.m. on the second day of fall semester classes. Seven students in instructor Beri Dwyer’s beginning tennis course became the first class to take...

One Giant Leap – For athlete and mentor, a shared journey culminates in a singular propulsive moment. For athlete and mentor, a shared journey culminates in a singular propulsive moment.

Call it the track athlete’s dichotomy: Doing something extraordinary starts with doing the routine. For Chapman University long jumper Mitchell Bouldin ’17, each competitive leap begins the same way – by measuring off...

A Q&A with former Chapman water polo player Jake Gross ’15 from Maccabiah Games in Israel

Former Chapman University water polo player Jake Gross ’15 competed in the 2017 Maccabiah Games, an Olympic-style athletic competition now held every four years in Israel for some 10,000 Jewish athletes from around the...

Night of Champions – Currey, Ly ’10, Sanders ’03 and Phillips ’79 will be honored as the 37th class to enter Chapman’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Currey, Ly ’10, Sanders ’03 and Phillips ’79 will be honored as the 37th class to enter Chapman’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

A leader who steered Chapman Athletics toward excellence for more than two decades, and a two-sport  star whose feats fill multiple school record books are among the latest inductees to the University’s Athletic Hall of...

Panthers on Ice – The hockey program carves a special niche at Chapman. The hockey program carves a special niche at Chapman.

There are places where kids who begin playing hockey at age 4½ are called late bloomers. Southern California is typically not such a place. But then Heikki Veharanta ’15 (JD ’18) isn’t typical, and neither are his...

Frosh Start – Fresh success for first year students in sports Fresh success for first year students in sports

Like most freshmen, they hardly knew their way around when they arrived at Chapman University this year. But these four athletes quickly found success, making a name for themselves on campus and beyond. Cam Haslam With...

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Men’s lacrosse pounds USC, 14-4, to stay unbeaten and earn No. 1 national ranking

The victories just keep rolling in for the Chapman University men’s lacrosse team, which has won its first 13 games this season, earning the Panthers the No. 1 spot in two national rankings. The winning streak includes...

Sports Roundup

While Chapman University is proud of award-winning soccer player Haley Fedden ’16 , other Chapman athletes are also equally talented. New Hall of Famers Inducted Baseball star Alex Taylor ’03, soccer great Eunice...

Field Tested – In victory and in loss, award-winner Haley Fedden ’16 shows the powerful influence of her leadership In victory and in loss, award-winner Haley Fedden '16 shows the powerful influence of her leadership

        Of all the things that motivate Chapman University soccer player Haley Fedden ’16, personal awards barely even register. Which helps explain why she won a conference award for sportsmanship...

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Boesel Named AD – Terry Boesel takes over a Chapman athletic program that has won two national championships and 18 regional titles during the University’s 21 years in Division III. Terry Boesel takes over a Chapman athletic program that has won two national championships and 18 regional titles during the University's 21 years in Division III.

Following a nationwide search, Chapman University found that the best person to lead its Department of Athletics was already on campus. Terry Boesel, previously associate director of athletics, has been named the...