Season In Review: Lancers Fall Sports

In the first full high school fall sports season since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange Lutheran saw all six of their programs advance to the CIF-SS playoffs, with one team bringing home the top prize.




Under new head coach Rod Sherman and offensive coordinator Aaron Corp ’07, the Lancers football program returned to their championship ways by winning the CIF Division 2 title.


After finishing the regular season 6-4 (5-0 non-league, 1-4 Trinity League), OLu secured the No. 3 seed in CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs and knocked off Simi Valley, Corona del Mar and Sierra Canyon en route to the championship contest vs. Bishop Alemany.


Down 27-16 with seven minutes remaining in the 4th quarter of the title game, the Lancersexecuted a nearly flawless comeback to take the Division 2 crown 38-35, their first football CIF championship in 15 years.


OLu advanced to the CIF State Regional game versus Cathedral Catholic where they came up short in an offensive shootout 71-62. The Lancers were well represented in All-Trinity League selections with Desmin Jackson, Logan Gonzalez, Gabe Morin and Jayden Niumata receiving 1st Team honors. Jaylen Lynch, Zach Miller, Anthony Tena, Noah Rodriguez, Brendan Hale and Jace Rodriguez were 2nd Team honorees.



Girls Volleyball 

Finishing the season 22-9 and third place in the Trinity League was enough for the Lancers girls volleyball team to secure a CIF-SS Division 3 playoff berth.


OLu opened the postseason against Valley Christian and advanced in 3 sets. The Lancers then facedMillikan and again went 3-0 to move on to the CIF-SS quarterfinal round where they lost in straight sets to Etiwanda.


Senior Alexis Dennick and junior Paige Buzzerio both were named 1st Team All-Trinity League, while seniors Claire Underwood and Mya Rodriguez received 2nd Team honors.


KITANO_F_TGV_013 (1)

Girls Tennis

The Lancers girls tennis team earned an at-large bid into the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs where they took on Beverly Hills High School in Round 1 of the postseason.They came up short, falling 10-8 in the match and finishing 8-10 on the season.


The girls’ Trinity League finals performance earned senior singles players Natalie Rodriguez and Lauren Lee spots on 2nd Team All-Trinity League. The doubles pair of freshman Kara Barry and sophomore Ashley Lee also put up a 2nd team All-League performance.



Girls Golf

In an OLu first, the girls golf program ended another historic season with junior Alexia Egdahl winning the Trinity League individual title with a +2 over two days and 36 holes at Los Serranos Golf Club.Her sister, freshman Mason Egdahl, placed 7th overall, and the two advanced to the CIF-SS Individuals tournament.


The team’s 2nd place finish in the Trinity League advanced the Lancers to the CIF-SS Division 2 Team championships where they finished third out of 20 teams. Both Alexia and Mason earned 1st Team All-Trinity League honors, while Hannah Batcheller, Riley Shin, and Jayne Sung were named 2nd Team All-League.



Boys Water Polo

With a 19-9 overall season record and a third place 3-2 finish in the Trinity League, the OLu boys water polo team earned the 8th seed in the CIF-SS Open Division playoffs.This matched them with No. 1 seed Huntington Beach, and the Lancers fell short 14-8.


Seniors Reed Pantaleon, Donnie Robertson and Leonardo Giessmann all were named 1st Team-All Trinity League, while juniors Wade Sherlock and Jonathan Carcarey earned 2nd Team All-League honors.



Cross Country

Both the Lancers boys and girls cross country teams earned third place finishes in the Trinity League Finals race to advance to the CIF-SS Division 4 Prelims meet held at Mt. SAC.


Both teams finished high enough in the prelims contest to race the Mt. SAC course once again in the CIF-SS Finals meet where they both finished in 10th place.


Senior Lolo Landrith was named 1st Team All-Trinity League and teammates Caroline Kargenian, Kira Anderson, Sofia Gibson and Amelia Trautman were 2nd Team honorees. On the boys side, seniors Noah Lockwood and Ethan Pacholl, along with juniors Joseph O’Donnell, Hank Reynoso and Joshua Wonderlick were all 2nd Team All-League.


For more information on your favorite Lancer athletic teams, visit or download our athletics app at


An Unparalleled Athletic Experience

Focused on faith and character development, Orange Lutheran Athletics seeks to pursue victory while bringing honor and glory to God. As part of the nationally recognized Trinity League, Orange Lutheran is known for its long history of athletic excellence across 25 athletic programs for student-athletes.

Topics from this blog: Athletics