Spring sports roundup
The Lancers Volleyball squad made a deep run into the CIF Playoffs, just falling short to Torrey Pines in the semifinals . The team flew under the radar throughout the earlier portion of the season, which was just fine by them. They ended up with an impressive 27-6 overall record, along with a championship from the Scripps Ranch Tournament in April.
“It felt great to show the county that Carlsbad meant business and that we had what it takes to be one of the best,” Senior Tien Le said.
As captain of the team, Le led the team with 88 aces and 630 assists. The four year letterman will attend UCSD in the fall.
Finishing with a 23-8 record, the ladies secured the Avocado West championship after going undefeated in league play. One of the more memorable games of the season came versus El Camino on May 12. The Lancers hit three home runs, taking their season total to 39, a CIF San Diego Section record.
Even after a tough 6-3 playoff loss to Torrey Pines, the team was all smiles.
“This is a year I’ll never forget. We worked extremely hard and I am optimistic for next season,” Junior Jacque Batchelder said.
While just missing out on the playoffs, the Carlsbad Lacrosse team still ended with a respectable 10-8 overall record. Seniors Mark Beyer and Kendal Strahl, who will both be attending Wagner College (NY) to play lacrosse in the fall, led the team. The young squad, which had 11 underclassmen this year, looks to have a very bright future.
“We really performed well this season, and had a very solid starting line. Next year if we put in the work during the offseason, we really have a chance to do something special,” Junior Ben Kinne said.