ATHLETICS

It is in His name that we pray. It is to His glory that we play.

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 24 athletic programs for student-athletes. Since 2010, over 300 college-bound student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic career at NCAA and NAIA schools. Orange Lutheran alumni have competed at the professional level in the MLB, NFL, NBA, and national teams. Additionally, alumni have represented Team USA at the 2008, 2012, and 2020 Olympics.

BY THE NUMBERS

Average Student-Athlete GPA
Students signed to colleges since 2010
Alumni playing professional sports
Olympians on Team USA
CIF Titles
State Championships
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An Unparalleled Athletic Experience

Game Day

Montell Field and the two gyms that comprise the Ellwein Center host multiple teams on campus for practice, conditioning, and games. Orange Lutheran also utilizes local facilities for hockey, tennis, baseball, aquatics, and golf.

Athletic Training

Recognized as a Safe Sports School by the National Athletic Trainers Association, Lancer Athletes receive the highest level of care by Orange Lutheran’s full-time Athletic Trainers. An expansive collegiate-level athletic training room, complete with a temperature controlled whirlpool for ice baths, allows for professionally-guided injury prevention and recovery care.

Strength & Conditioning

Designed to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, the Performance Training Center offers an unparalleled athletic experience. State-of-the-art training equipment, individualized lifting stations, and a fully-stocked nutrition center help student-athletes achieve peak performance. Additionally, personalized athletic software and iPads located throughout the weight room allow our entire coaching staff to maximize and monitor each athlete’s performance and development.

Teams & Programs

Orange Lutheran athletes are guided by a highly qualified team of head and assistant coaches, Sports Performance coaches, and certified Athletic Trainers. Many of our current head coaches have been named CIF Coach of the Year, and some have worked with USA national teams and have coached at elite camps both in the United States and abroad.

Head Coach
Eric Borba

Notable Achievements

  • 3-time NHSI Champions (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 15-time League Champions
  • Gerrit Cole ’08 pitches for the New York Yankees
  • Jason Martin ’13 plays left field for the Texas Rangers
  • Garrett Mitchell ’17 drafted 20th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Cole Winn ’18 drafted 15th overall by the Texas Rangers

Boys Basketball

Head Coach
Daniel Dunbar

Notable Achievements

  • Back-to-back CIF Champions 2011, 2012
  • 8 x League Champions

Girls Basketball

Head Coach
Lindsay Charity

Notable Achievements

  • 5-time CIF Champions (1981, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019)
  • 10-time League Champions

Head Coach
Kristen Goossens

Notable Achievements

  • Girls XC 2007 California State Champions
  • 7-time CIF Champions combined amongst girls/boys

Head Coach
Rod Sherman

Notable Achievements

  • 2006 California State Champions
  • 2-time CIF Champions (2004, 2006)
  • Austin Pettis ’07 drafted to NFL in 2011

Boys Golf

Head Coach
Darren Kelso

Notable Achievements

  • 8 x League Champions
  • Blake Barens ’13 signed to play golf at Notre Dame
  • Mason Greene ’19 signed to play golf at UCLA

Girls Golf

Head Coach
Dustin Boburka

Notable Achievements

  • 2-time League Champions
  • Riley Shin ’23 CIF Finalist in 2021

Head Coach
Ryan Frost

Notable Achievements

  • 4-time CAHA State Champions
  • 4-time USA Hockey National Championship Appearances
  • 2-time Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League Champions

Boys Lacrosse

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Notable Achievements

  • Program launched in fall of 2018
  • First program win on March 9, 2019
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Girls Lacrosse

Head Coach
Allie Kyte

Notable Achievements

  • Inaugural Season in Fall 2018
  • First program win – March 9, 2019

Boys Soccer

Head Coach
Jon Spencer

Notable Achievements

  • 1999 CIF Champions
  • 7 x League Champions

Girls Soccer

Head Coach
Sarah Klinkenberg

Notable Achievements

  • 2-time CIF Champions (1999, 2006)
  • 4-time League Champions

Head Coach
Steve Miklos

Notable Achievements

  • Back-to-back CIF Champions (2001, 2002)
  • 15-time League Champions
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Head Coach
Stephanie Schuster

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Head Coach
Marc Laulhere

Notable Achievements

  • Olivia Roberts ’23 placed second in Longboard in 2021
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Head Coach
Kellyn Carlson

Notable Achievements

  • Rachel Gazzaniga ’23 and Anna Pearson ’22 qualified for 2021 CIF Finals meet
  • 4×100 team qualified for 2021 CIF Finals Meet
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Boys Tennis

Head Coach
Flavio Rueda

Notable Achievements

  • 2-time League Champions (2013, 2019)
  • Chris Sunshine ’19 & Marcus Van Der Watt ’20 – Trinity League Doubles Champs

Girls Tennis

Head Coach
Flavio Rueda

Notable Achievements

  • 7-time League Champs
  • Emily Thinnsen ’21 and Grace Fenton ’21 placed second in Trinity League Doubles
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Head Coach
Jason Hitchens

Notable Achievements

  • 5-time CIF Champions across boys & girls (1978, 1991, 2004, 2013, 2014)
  • Carl Johannson ’14 CIF State Champion in Pole Vault
  • Sophia Hartwell ’19 CIF Champion in Triple Jump & Long Jump
  • Kevin McNulty ’18 CIF Champion in 1600M
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Boys Volleyball

Head Coach
Henry Valiente

Notable Achievements

  • 2-time CIF Champions (2005, 2018)
  • 2018 CIF State Regional Champion
  • 2021 League Champions with a 13-1 overall record

Girls Volleyball

Head Coach
Henry Valiente

Notable Achievements

  • 2017 CIF Champions
  • 14-time League Champions
  • Several D1 signees
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Boys Water Polo

Head Coach
Nestor Nunez

Notable Achievements

  • 2016 CIF Champions
  • 2017 CIF State Regional Champions
  • 2-time League Champions (2016, 2019)
  • Hannes Daube ’18 represented the United States in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as a member of the Men’s Water Polo team

Girls Water Polo

Head Coach

TBD

Notable Achievements

  • 2016 CIF Champions
  • 2019 State Regional Champions
  • 4-time League Champions (2015, 2016, 2019, 2020)
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Head Coach
Joe List

Notable Achievements

  • Zack Stone ’21 was a 3-time CIF Qualifier, a CIF Masters placer, and a CIF State Qualifier