Wackerman Honored by SCIAC

Rachel Wackerman, who helped the Cal Lutheran women’s team win all 12 of its Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference soccer matches, was chosen conference player of the year, the school announced this week.

Wackerman scored 33 goals and had five assists. She has 63 goals in her career, 10th on the NCAA all-time list.

Nine Cal Lutheran women were selected to the all-conference teams and eight members of the CLU men’s team (14-4-1, 13-1 in SCIAC) received similar honors.

Joining Wackerman on the first team were Catherine Graham, Heidi Ramage, Vanessa Martin, Stephanie Gainey and Stephanie Roberts. Second-team selections were Danielle Deyarmond and Carla Crawford.


Cal Lutheran men selected to the first team were Jeff Popour, Willie Ruiz, Dave Rinehart, Espen Hosoien and Dai Nguyen. Second-team selections were Preben Krohustad, Luis Gutierrez, and Eddie Guerricabetia.

Tailbacks LaShante Parker of Pierce College and Jamal Anderson of Moorpark and quarterback Jesse Wallace of L. A. Southwest have been honored as Western State Conference offensive players of the week. Glendale linebacker Scott Blade was selected as a co-defensive player of the week.

Parker, a sophomore from Palmdale High, gained a career-high 230 yards in 30 carries and scored two touchdowns in Pierce’s 21-12 victory over West L. A.

Anderson, a sophomore from El Camino Real High, rushed for 179 yards in 25 carries and scored a touchdown in Moorpark’s 33-7 victory over Harbor.


Wallace, from Monroe High, completed five of 12 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns and also gained 68 yards in 11 carries and scored twice in Southwest’s 34-17 win over Valley.

Blade, a freshman from Canyon High, had 10 unassisted tackles--including two sacks and two tackles for losses--in Glendale’s 28-14 victory against Compton.

Jorge Ordaz of Antelope Valley College has been selected as the Foothill Conference defensive player of the week. Ordaz had six unassisted tackles--including two sacks--and forced a fumble in a win over Desert.