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 27 athletic programs for student-athletes. Since 2010, over 400 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

  • 3.62
Average Student-Athlete GPA
  • 400+
Students signed to colleges since 2010
  • 34
Alumni playing professional sports
  • 2
Olympians on Team USA
  • 38
CIF Titles
  • 12
State Championships
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Strength.
Speed.
Mobility.

Three full-time Sports Performance Coaches and a 5,500 sq. ft. training facility deliver a strength and conditioning program that rivals collegiate offerings. Our individualized approach means that each athlete receives advanced data analysis and a customized training program to foster power, strength, speed, and mobility. Tailored profiles establish baselines, track progression from year to year, and provide comparative data so athletes can understand their physical role within the context of their team. Our Sports Performance Coaches use these critical data points to develop a foundation with each student-athlete and help athletes grow into advanced levels of performance as they continue their athletic careers.

 

Injury prevention is a core component of our Sports Performance philosophy, but when injuries do happen, our Sports Performance staff work closely with our three full-time Athletic Trainers, who help athletes rehab, recover, and safely return to play. Our state-of-the-art athletic training facility enables athletes to receive immediate attention and professional care without leaving campus.

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 Facility

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.

Sports Performance Training Center

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)
  • 16-time League Champions
  • Gerrit Cole ’08 pitches for the New York Yankees
  • Jason Martin ’13 plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Garrett Mitchell ’17 drafted 20th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Cole Winn ’18 drafted 15th overall by the Texas Rangers
  • Mikey Romero ’22 drafted 24th overall by the Boston Red Sox

Boys Basketball

Head Coach
Daniel Dunbar

Notable Achievements

  • Back-to-back CIF Champions 2011, 2012
  • CIF-SS & CIF State Regional Runner-Up 2023
  • 8 x League Champions

Girls Basketball

Head Coach
Lindsay Charity

Notable Achievements

  • 7-time CIF Champions (1981, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2023)
  • 10-time League Champions
  • Shea Joko ’24 John Wooden High School Player of the Year 2023

Girls Beach Volleyball

Head Coach
Marc Laulhere

Notable Achievements

  • The inaugural season was in 2022
  • 2 Lancer pairs earned All-League honors in 2023.  Londyn Giles ’23 and Jaedyn Houston ’25 placed 4th at Trinity League Finals

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
  • 3-time CIF Champions (2004, 2006, 2021)
  • Austin Pettis ’07 drafted to NFL in 2011
  • Stanley Berryhill ’17 played for Detroit Lions

Head Coach
Kristen Sherman

Notable Achievements

  • Program officially launched in May 2023
  • First official season begins during the ’23-’24 school year
  • Undefeated 2023 Trinity League Champions

Boys Golf

Head Coach
Darren Kelso

Notable Achievements

  • 9 x League Champions
  • Blake Barens ’13 Trinity League Individual Champion 2012
  • Mason Greene ’19 signed to play golf at UCLA
  • 3 CIF-SS Indiviudal Regional Qualifers 2023

Girls Golf

Head Coach
Dustin Boburka

Notable Achievements

  • 2-time League Champions
  • Alexia Egdahl ’23 Trinity League Individual Champion 2021
  • 3rd Place in Division 2 Team CIF in 2021
  • 5th Place in Division 1 Team CIF in 2022
  • Riley Shin ’23 CIF Finalist in 2021

Head Coach
Ryan Frost

Notable Achievements

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

Boys Lacrosse

Head Coach
John Padama

Notable Achievements

  • Program launched in fall of 2018
  • Earned first playoff berth in 2022
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Girls Lacrosse

Head Coach
Allie Kyte

Notable Achievements

  • Inaugural Season in Fall 2018
  • Earned first playoff berth in 2022
  • Quarterfinalist ’22 & ’23

Boys Soccer

Head Coach
Mike Oseguera

Notable Achievements

  • 1999 & 2023 CIF Champions
  • 2023 CIF State Regional Champions
  • 7 x League Champions

Girls Soccer

Head Coach
Sarah Klinkenberg

Notable Achievements

  • 2-time CIF Champions (1999, 2006)
  • 4-time League Champions
  • CIF Quarterfinalist ’22

Head Coach
Steve Miklos

Notable Achievements

  • Back-to-back CIF Champions (2001, 2002)
  • 17 time League Champions
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Head Coaches
Spiritleaders: Ashley Kjellson

Song: Autumn Higgins

Cheer: McKenna Reutershan

Instagram

Head Coach
Shannon May

Notable Achievements

Inaugural season 2022

Instagram

Head Coach
Marc Laulhere

Notable Achievements

  • Olivia Roberts ’23 placed second in Longboard in 2021
Instagram

Head Coach
Brenda Villa

Notable Achievements

  • Allison Cohen ’26 qualified for 2023 CIF Finals Meet
  • Kira Anderson ’23 qualified for 2023 CIF Finals Meet
  • Leo Giessmann ’22 qualified for the 2022 CIF Finals Meet
  • Anna Pearson ’22 qualified for 2021 CIF Finals Meet
Instagram

Boys Tennis

Head Coach
Staci Gonzales

Notable Achievements

  • 2-time League Champions (2013, 2019)
  • Paul Dandler ’23 Trinity League Singles Champ 2022
  • Michael Ishizaki ’22 & Andrew Raab ’22 – Trinity League Doubles Champs 2022
  • Chris Sunshine ’19 & Marcus Van Der Watt ’20 – Trinity League Doubles Champs

Girls Tennis

Head Coach
Lindsey Motis

Notable Achievements

  • 7-time League Champs
  • Emily Thinnsen ’21 and Grace Fenton ’21 placed second in Trinity League Doubles
  • Martina Asciuto ’18 Trinity League Singles Champion
  • Team CIF Semifinalists in 2018
  • Kailtyn Christian ’10 member of WTA Tour
Instagram

Head Coach

Kevin Gillian

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
  • 30 Individual CIF Champions All-Time
Instagram

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
Instagram

Boys Water Polo

Head Coach
Jacob Moore

Notable Achievements

  • 2016 & 2022 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
Brenda Villa

Notable Achievements

  • 2016, 2023 & 2024 CIF Champions
  • 2019 State Regional Champions
  • 2023 State Regional Runner-Up
  • 5-time League Champions (2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2023)
Instagram

Head Coach
Heber Castillo

Notable Achievements

  • Jennifer Flores ’26 won first ever girls league title in school history in 2023
  • Zack Stone ’21 was a 3-time CIF Qualifier, a CIF Masters placer, and a CIF State Qualifier