COLLEGE ROUNDUP: 8 PLNU Sea Lions capture All-American honors
by PLNU Athletics Communications Dept.
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Eight women from the Point Loma Nazarene University track and field team were named to the NCCAA All-American honors after finishing fifth in the NCCAA championships.
Eight women from the Point Loma Nazarene University track and field team were named to the NCCAA All-American honors after finishing fifth in the NCCAA championships.

Lindsay Honea capped off a brilliant 2014 season and storied Point Loma career by being named Field Athlete of the Meet at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Track and Field Championships.

Honea earned three All-American honors last weekend, including capturing the heptathlon title with

4,676 points. She took home the heptathlon championship after winning three of the seven events and placing no lower than third in the other four. Honea also captured second place in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 400-meter hurdles, both with career-best times of 14.60 and 1:03.20, respectively.

With her victory, and a second- and third-place finish, Honea earned

24 points for the Sea Lions at the meet. With Honea’s performance and a number of other PLNU student-athletes having quality meets, the Sea Lions were able to capture fifth place at the NCCAA championships with 62.5 points.

Last season, Honea placed second in the heptathlon at the NCCAA championships with 4,398 points. She has earned four All-American honors over the course of two seasons while competing in the NCCAA championships. 

 Chloe Soremekun captured the second individual championship for Point Loma at the NCCAAs. The junior from Cypress sailed over two feet further than her previous career-best mark to win the triple jump with a mark of 38-11 (11.86 meters) on her final attempt.

 The Sea Lions’ 4x800-meter relay team of Hallie Swenson, Emily Loogman, Sally Rudi and Alisa Poplawski earned All-American honors when they placed third in their event with a time of 9:21.51.



The Point Loma baseball team wrapped up its 2014 season by taking three of four games from Academy of Art at home last week.

The Sea Lions opened the four-game set with a pair of complete games from its freshman starters. Kellen Sheppard opened the series by allowing just one run and six hits in an 8-1 Sea Lions win. Kevin Lillicrop then threw a complete game in the nightcap, allowing just two hits and one run while striking out six. The only run he allowed was a solo shot in the ninth. He retired 14 straight batters at one point.

The Sea Lions then split a doubleheader with the Urban Knights (winning game one 11-6 and losing game two 3-2) to win the series three games to one.

 The Sea Lions completed their 2014 season at 24-25. They placed sixth in the Pacific West Conference Standings with a 15-17 record. Tyler Nordgren and Clinton Harwick led the Sea Lions with .356 batting averages. Harwick led the team in hits (68), runs scored (37) and stolen bases (17). Nordgren paced PLNU with five home runs, 46 RBI and 96 total bases. Kellen Sheppard, Brett Carlile and Garret Levsen tied for the team lead with five wins apiece. Sheppard’s 2.66 ERA was tops on the squad.



Point Loma men’s soccer coach Phil Wolf has announced the signing of five student-athletes to his 2014 recruiting class. Alec Afarian, Chandler Kirby, Chris Tellez, Eddie Gallardo and Matt Rose will suit up for the Sea Lions for the first time in the upcoming season.

“We are incredibly excited to add Eddie, Chris, Alec and Chandler as newcomers to our team in 2014,” said Wolf. “While we built the team from the defensive side of the ball in our first recruiting class in 2013, we have now moved our focus to the attacking side of the ball. All four players have fantastic resumes as high -evel club and high school players.

“Eddie and Chris are going to give us a much-needed boost in the attacking third,” he said. “Both have next level pace and quickness with incredible engines.  We believe that they will produce goals and assists for us right away.”  

Wolf said he is thrilled with the talent and quality of the student-athletes that he brought in during his third season as the leader of the Sea Lions.

“This group of student-athletes will impact and elevate our quality of play right away,” Wolf continued. “Our incoming class is the right type of people for our program. They all value integrity, honesty in their lives and obtain a high work ethic on the field and in the classroom.”

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