ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: NU grad Roberts makes impact with No. 4 Regals |

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: NU grad Roberts makes impact with No. 4 Regals

Amanda Roberts
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Amanda Roberts, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 4 ranked Cal Lutheran Regals volleyball team split a pair of Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games last week, beating Occidental College before losing to University of La Verne.

Roberts, a sophomore outside hitter, had 11 kills and 10 digs in the victory over Occidental. She had eight kills and nine digs in the lass to La Verne. For the season, Roberts is fourth on her team with 118 kills and 135 digs.

Cal Lutheran (13-4, 4-2 SCIAC) is the defending NCAA Division III National Champs and were ranked No. 4 in the Sept. 27 AVCA Division III national poll.

Morgan Koch, a 2014 Forest Lake Christian graduate, and The Masters University Mustangs extended their win streak to six matches after topping Life Pacific College and Hope International University last week.

Koch, a junior middle block, had 20 kills across the two games. For the season, Koch is second on her team with 166 kills.

The Masters University (14-5) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school and competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Leila Whaley, a 2012 Nevada Union graduate, and the Henderson State Reddies won a pair of conference games last week, beating Arkansas Tech University and Ouachita Baptist University.

Whaley, a senior, appeared in the game matchup with Arkansas Tech. For the season, Whaley has played in 16 matches and has 33 kills.

Henderson State (8-9) is a NCAA Division II school that plays in the Great American Conference.


Ian Davis, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the Western New Mexico Mustangs lost for the first time in three weeks, falling to No. 10 ranked Midwestern State University, 43-22.

Davis, a 6-foot, 3-inch, junior defensive back, made five tackles and recovered two fumbles in the game. For the season, Davis has started five games, has 21 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Western New Mexico (2-3) is a NCAA Division II team that plays in the Lone Star Conference.

Hank Humphers, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos rallied late, but in the end dropped their matchup with Emporia State University, 35-21.

Humphers, a 6-foot, 1-inch, 210-pound, junior linebacker, had seven tackles in the game. For the season, Humphers is third on the team with 28 tackles, including a sack.

The Bronchos (1-4) are a NCAA Division II school that plays in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Austin Marks, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the Stetson Hatters earned a 31-27 victory over Davidson Saturday.

Marks, a senior tight end, caught one pass for 3 yards. On the season, Marks has two catches for 11 yards.

Stetson (2-2) is a Division I school that plays in the Pioneer Football League.

Beau Baggett, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines had a tough time with Santa Rosa Junior College, falling 44-0.

Baggett, a freshmen linebacker, made two tackles in the game, including one for a loss.

Sierra College (1-4) plays in the National NorCal Division within the California Community College Athletic Association.


Cayce Shaw, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the UC Santa Cruz girls soccer team tied one match and dropped two others last week.

Shaw, a sophomore forward, helped her team earn a 1-1 double overtime tie against NCAA Division II team Cal State East Bay. In the game, Shaw got off a shot in the final overtime period, but it did not find the net and the match ended in a tie.

In the other matches, The Banana Slugs lost to Cal Lutheran, 1-0, and Stanislaus State, 4-0.

For the season, Shaw has two goals, which is tied for most on the team. The Banana Slugs (2-6-1) are a NCAA Division III team.

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