Monthly Archives: November 2015

College Season Comes to a Close

November 20, 2015

Regular season play for our college players has officially ended and the honors have started to roll in for many LUFC players. Casey ChubbFertal and the University of Redlands Bulldogs won the SCIAC league championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA DII Tournament before losing to Trinity. Casey was recognized with All-SCIAC first-team honors for his skills and reliability on the field.

Armando Filho, Chico Sastre and Post University won the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference this year! Filho also received second team All-League honors. Both Louisville (home of Jon Zabasajja) and Penn State (home of Matt Bersano), advanced to the quarterfinal round of their leagues’ tournaments before being eliminated.

Chris Lowrimore of Gonzaga was recently named to the WCC All-Academic team in recognition of his skills both on the field and in the classroom. Timmy Mueller also received academic honors by being named to PAC-12 All-Academic first team for his work at Oregon State. Matt Arbogast received recognition for his academic skills as well by earning PAC-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention. Mueller was named to the PAC-12 first team All-League. His teammate Jordan Jones received second team All-League honors and Mikhail Doholis received All-League honorable mention.

Congratulations to all of our college players on the completion of a great season! You continue to impress and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for you next!

Community Day at Civic

November 13, 2015

About 1500 people attended the Civic Community Day to remember historic Civic Stadium and celebrate plans for a new stadium in South Eugene.

The Eugene Civic Alliance, a non-profit that owns the 10-acre Civic Stadium property, organized the family-friendly event to share plans of a new recreational venue for youth. The free community event ran from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 4, at 2077 Willamette St. in Eugene.

Nancy Webber, a member of ECA’s Director Advisory Board, helped organize the event. “The purpose of today is to let people on the Civic Stadium site; no one has been here since the fire,” Webber said. “There is a lot of emotion out there that needs to be expressed.” She added, “We want to let the community know what we are doing.”

The event included 14 community booths, nine food vendors, kids’ games and activity zones, and a stage for music performances from One More Time Marching Band, Beautiful Wrecks, and the surprise artist Lafa Taylor.

Claire Bierman, a Eugene resident, soaked up the sun and enjoyed playing in the kids’ activity zone with her children.“I’m super excited,” she said. “We have two kids that are going to start playing sports in the next few years. It’s conveniently located and it’s a community activity. I am definitely going to utilize it.”

ECA is planning a campaign to fund the new sports complex through donations from private individuals and foundations. Eugene Civic Park is the unofficial name for the new complex, but the name may change over time.

John Galas, sporting director and head coach of Lane United Football Club, said the semi-professional soccer team will play at Eugene Civic Park after it’s completion. “It will be a great community and family entertainment center,” Galas said. “It will be accessible to everyone in the Eugene-Springfield community, which, first and foremost, is a goal for Lane United.” He added, “The ECA has every intention, when they rebuild, to pay tribute to the history and legacy of the old Civic Stadium, and I think they will do a great job.”

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