Women’s soccer was the fourth athletics program to earn a national ranking this fall. The Regals were perfect in conference play and ended the regular season on a 16-game winning streak.
For the second time in Frank Marino’s three years as head coach, Cal Lutheran set an all-time program record of regular season victories. The Regals won 19 of 20 contests this fall, improving upon their 18-win season a year ago. The team’s lone loss in 2011 was a 2-0 defeat at Hardin-Simmons, the defending NCAA National Champions.
By the 10th match – halfway through the regular season – freshman Taylor Will had amassed 13 goals, more than any Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player had racked up in all of 2010. A late-season injury slowed down the pace of her scoring, and she finished regular season play with 17 goals and eight assists.
The football and volleyball teams also won conference titles, and were ranked nationally along with men’s water polo and women’s soccer for the second straight year.