8 named All-Americans

March 13, 2013 — Sports

Transfer student Melissa Skiba suited up for the Regals in the fall and soon became the first cross-country All-American for CLU in SCIAC competition. She finished 11th of 263 competitors at nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., to earn the accolade.

Junior Melissa Skiba is the first All-American in women’s cross-country since Cal Lutheran joined SCIAC in 1991. After putting his name atop seven categories in the CLU record books and being named the SCIAC Offensive Player of the Year, wide receiver Eric Rogers became the sixth First Team selection for Kingsmen football.

In volleyball, 2012 SCIAC Athlete of the Year Kylie McLogan and Shannon Pearson were selected to the First and Third teams, respectively. On the soccer field, sophomore Taylor Will was named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year and went on to earn Second Team accolades. A trio of water polo seniors, Carter Baldwin, Danny Mock and Dejan Novakovic, concluded the season and their careers on a high note, all being named to the Second Team.