Former LMU star Drew Viney is currently playing for the Toyama Grouses in Japan’s J–league. After a terrific game, Viney has lead the Grouses into the title game. Story from Japan times can be read here.
Instantly, the voice you hear resonates throughout the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on a perfect Sunday afternoon. The deep, booming, and confident voice projects a variety of feelings – excitement, enthusiasm, passion – in perfect clarity that culminates in the deafening roar of the crowd and an instant surge of adrenaline and emotions. That roar belongs to none other than LMU alum Sam Lagana ‘85. I caught up with Sam, who was in between NFL preseason games, just before the official start to the Rams’ 2017 season, its second in their return to Los Angeles after more than 20 years in St. Louis.
Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that incoming freshman Zafir Williams was named the MVP of the 2017 Collision All-Star game. The prestigious All-Star game routinely features some of the best players of the LA City Section against some of the best of the Southern Section. Former Collision All-Star players include NBA players Russell Westbrook, Jordan Hamilton, Darren Collision and Solomon Hill to name a few. Zafir scored 25 points en route to winning MVP honors.
Incoming Freshman Zafir Williams has been named boys basketball player of the year. Story here:
This may be a first in the history of LMU basketball. All six incoming Lions men’s and women’s recruits has been nominated as McDonald All-American nominees. With five graduating men’s seniors, there will be plenty of opportunity for such a talented class to push for immediate playing time and an immediate impact on the court.
The incoming women’s recruits who are ranked in 50 and 53 in the top 100 recruits in America, will be joined by McDonald’s All- America Gabby Green who transferred from Cal, and 6-5 Minnesota transfer Josie Buckingham.
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Once again, Gonzaga, St. Mary’s and BYU should finish at the top of the West Coast Conference standings. After that trio of teams, it could be anybody who fills spots 4-8. In fact, I changed the order of finish about six times. The first part of the schedule is favorable to a couple of those teams, and a few early wins could breed some unexpected confidence and propel one of those teams to a top-5 finish in what we know to be yet another poor year for the WCC past the top 3 spots.