5 Ben Cooney
Ben Cooney
  • Height:
    5-10
  • Weight:
    175
  • Year:
    Sr.
  • Hometown:
    Lisle, IL
  • High School:
    Benet Academy
  • Position:
    DB
  • Major:
    Economics
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna
  • gp
    9
  • tk
    44.0
  • sac
    0
  • int
    2
  • ffum
    2

Bio

At CMS
2022 (Senior)
First-Team AFCA All-American ... Second-Team AP All-American ... SCIAC Defensive Player of the Year ...
Led a CMS defense that allowed just 9.2 points per game on the year and did not allow a touchdown in five of its nine games ... Had 44 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles ... One of the forced fumbles came on the Chapman one-yard line, setting up a one-yard touchdown drive in a 28-6 win for the Stags ... Named SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week after tallying nine tackles (seven solo) and an interception in a narrow 12-7 loss to Whitworth ... Added a second Defensive Player of the week honor after the Chapman game, when he had six tackles and an interception to go with his forced fumble ... Had five tackles and three pass break-ups in a 42-0 shutout win over Redlands that clinched a share of the SCIAC title. 

2021 (Junior)
Second-Team All-SCIAC
 ... SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Totaled 36 tackles (31 solo) ... Had nine pass break-ups and one interception ... Three of his tackles were for losses ... Played for half the season with a cast fully covering a broken hand ... Had a season-high seven tackles in a road win over Chapman ... Picked off a pass in a 27-0 shutout win over Cal Lutheran, the program's first shutout since 2017. 

2020
SCIAC All-Academic Team ...
Stags did not compete due to COVID-19.

2019 (Sophomore)
Second-Team All-SCIAC... SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Earned All-SCIAC honors for second time... Tallied a team-high five interceptions... Led the team with 14 pass break-ups... Had two interceptions in an overtime game at La Verne, and had at least one interception in each of his four games... Named to D3football.com Team of the Week for his efforts on Opening Day against Puget Sound, when he had seven solo tackles, an interception, and six pass breakups... Played in 10 games, made 29 total tackles (26 solo, 3 assisted)... Finished with 67 return yards on five interceptions and two tackles for a loss of seven yards... Posted 61 yards in the return game, averaging 6.1 yards per game while making three return appearances and posting a long of 24 yards... Recorded one interception against Puget Sound (9/7), at Northwestern (9/14), against Pacific Lutheran (9/21), and two at La Verne (9/21)... Posted a season-high 7.0 tackles on two occasions: first on Sep. 7 at Puget Sound, second on Oct. 19 against Redlands. 

2018 (First Year)
Second-Team All-SCIAC ... SCIAC All-Academic Team ... 
Played in all 11 games, including 10 starts ... Ranked third on the team in tackles (56) and first in interceptions (three) ... Tallied 10 tackles (nine solo) in an NCAA contest at Whitworth ... Had an interception in a key road win at Redlands, which ended up deciding the SCIAC Championship, while also picking off two passes ... Picked off a pass in a home win over Northwestern (Minn.) ... Added another interception in a home win over Whittier ... Had seven tackles in a win over Cal Lutheran ... Recovered a fumble (which was forced by his brother) in a SCIAC-opening win over La Verne. 

Prior To CMS: All conference, All Area, Academic All State, Team MVP….National Honor Society, Scholar athlete award.

Personal: Son of Mara and Chris Cooney… List back to back semis appearances as his biggest sport moment… List his favorite hobbies as basketball and video games…. Career Ambition is to be a CEO of a company.

 Benjamin Cooney posed shot

 

Player Profile

Recent Games
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14
  Overall Conf
Solo tackles 29 20
Assists 15 10
Tackles 44.0 30.0
Tackles per game 4.9 5.0
Sacks 0 -
Sack yards 0 -
Interceptions 2 1
Returned for touchdown 0 0
Fumble recoveries 1 1
Fumble return TDs - -

Game Log - Passing

Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - -

Game Log - Rushing

Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 - - - - - - -

Game Log - Receiving

Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 - - - - - - -

Game Log - Kicking

Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 - - - - - 0
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 - - - 0 0 0
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 - - - - - 0
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 - - - - - 0
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 - - - - - 0
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 - - - - - 0
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 - - - - - 0

Game Log - Punting

Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 - - - - - - - -

Game Log - Returns

Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 - - - - - 2 29 14.5 20 0
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - - -

Game Log - All-Purpose

Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 1 - - 29 - 29
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 1 - - - - 0
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 1 - - - - 0
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 1 - - - - 0
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 1 - - - - 0
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 1 - - - - 0
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 1 - - - - 0
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 1 - - - - 0
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 1 - - - - 0

Game Log - Scoring

Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - 0 -
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 0 - - - - 0 - - - 0 0 -
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 0 - - - - - - 0 - - 0 0
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -

Game Log - Defense

Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 10 Whittier W, 42-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Sep 17 at Whitworth L, 12-7 7 2 9.0 0 0 2 2 0 0 - 1 20 0 0 0 0
Sep 24 at Redlands W, 25-21 2 3 5.0 - - 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at La Verne W, 41-13 5 1 6.0 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 Chapman W, 28-6 4 2 6.0 - - 1 1 1 - - 1 0 0 1 - -
Oct 15 Cal Lutheran W, 41-3 5 1 6.0 - - 0 - - 1 - - - - 2 - -
Oct 29 at Whittier W, 43-0 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Nov 5 Redlands W, 42-0 2 3 5.0 - - 1 2 - - - - - - 3 - -
Nov 12 at Pomona-Pitzer L, 28-14 3 3 6.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - 1 - -

Career Stats - Passing

  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2019-20 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2020-21 - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2021-22 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2022-23 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 40 - - - - - - - - - 0.0

Career Stats - Rushing

  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 10 - - - - - - - -
2020-21 - - - - - - - - -
2021-22 10 - - - - - - - -
2022-23 9 - - - - - - - -
Total 40 - - - - - - - -

Career Stats - Receiving

  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2018-19 11 - - - - - - -
2019-20 10 - - - - - - -
2020-21 - - - - - - - -
2021-22 10 - - - - - - -
2022-23 9 - - - - - - -
Total 40 - - - - - - -

Career Stats - Kicking

  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - 0
2019-20 10 - - - - - - - 0
2020-21 - - - - - - - - 0
2021-22 10 - - - - - - - 0
2022-23 9 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Total 40 - - - - 0 0 - 0

Career Stats - Punting

  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 10 - - - - - - - -
2020-21 - - - - - - - - -
2021-22 10 - - - - - - - -
2022-23 9 - - - - - - - -
Total 40 - - - - - - - -

Career Stats - Returns

  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - -
2019-20 3 61 20.3 0 24 - - - - -
2020-21 - - - - - - - - - -
2021-22 - - - - - - - - - -
2022-23 - - - - - 2 29 14.5 0 20
Total 3 61 20.3 0 24 2 29 14.5 0 20

Career Stats - All-Purpose

  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2018-19 11 - - - - 0 .0
2019-20 10 - - - 61 61 6.1
2020-21 - - - - - 0 -
2021-22 10 - - - - 0 .0
2022-23 9 - - 29 - 29 3.2
Total 40 - - 29 61 90 2.3

Career Stats - Scoring

  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2018-19 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
2019-20 6 0.6 - - 0 - 1 - - - - 0
2020-21 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
2021-22 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
2022-23 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 - 0 - 0 0
Total 6 0.1 - - 0 0 1 - 0 - 0 0

Career Stats - Defense

  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2018-19 11 34 22 56.0 5.1 - - 1.5 2 - 1 0 3 18 7 -
2019-20 10 26 3 29.0 2.9 - - 2 7 - 1 0 5 67 14 1
2020-21 - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2021-22 10 31 5 36.0 3.6 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
2022-23 9 29 15 44.0 4.9 0 0 4.5 6 2 1 0 2 20 9 0
Total 40 120 45 165.0 4.1 0 0 11 21 2 3 0 11 105 39 1

Splits Stats - Passing

    gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Event Total 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Location Home 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Result Wins 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Month September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0

Splits Stats - Rushing

    gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Event Total 9 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
Location Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
Result Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
Month September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -

Splits Stats - Receiving

    gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Event Total 9 - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
Location Home 4 - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
Result Wins 7 - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - -
Month September 3 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - -

Splits Stats - Kicking

    gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Event Total 9 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Conference 6 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
Location Home 4 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
Result Wins 7 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - 0
Month September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - 0 0 - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0

Splits Stats - Punting

    gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Event Total 9 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
Location Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
Result Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
Month September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -

Splits Stats - Returns

    kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Event Total - - - - - 2 29 14.5 0 20
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
Location Home - - - - - 2 29 14.5 0 20
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
Result Wins - - - - - 2 29 14.5 0 20
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
Month September - - - - - 2 29 14.5 0 20
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -

Splits Stats - All-Purpose

    gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Event Total 9 - - 29 - 29 3.2
Conference 6 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
Location Home 4 - - 29 - 29 7.3
Away 5 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
Result Wins 7 - - 29 - 29 4.1
Losses 2 - - - - 0 .0
Month September 3 - - 29 - 29 9.7
October 4 - - - - 0 .0
November 2 - - - - 0 .0

Splits Stats - Scoring

    pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Event Total 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 - 0 - 0 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - 0 - 0 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
Location Home 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - 0 - 0 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
Result Wins 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 - 0 - 0 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Month September 0 0.0 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - 0 - 0 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0

Splits Stats - Defense

    gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Event Total 9 29 15 44.0 4.9 0 0 4.5 6 2 1 0 2 20 9 0
Conference 6 20 10 30.0 5.0 - - 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 8 -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Location Home 4 11 6 17.0 4.3 - - 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 7 -
Away 5 18 9 27.0 5.4 0 0 2.5 3 1 0 0 1 20 2 0
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Result Wins 7 19 10 29.0 4.1 - - 2.5 4 2 1 0 1 0 8 -
Losses 2 10 5 15.0 7.5 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 20 1 0
Month September 3 9 5 14.0 4.7 0 0 2.5 3 0 0 0 1 20 1 0
October 4 15 4 19.0 4.8 - - 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 4 -
November 2 5 6 11.0 5.5 - - 1 2 - - - - - 4 -

News Mentions

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Ben Cooney Earns Second-Team AP All-America Honors

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior cornerback Ben Cooney earned second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press, the organization announced...

December 15, 2022

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Ben Cooney Captures First-Team All-America Honors from AFCA

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior cornerback Ben Cooney became the first Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football player to earn first-team All-America honors...

December 12, 2022

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Cooney, Edwards Earn First-Team All-Region from D3football; Asta, Porter on Third Team

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team, which had a 7-2 record in 2022 and shared the SCIAC title, had four players selected...

December 7, 2022

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Cooney, Houk, Satterlee Earn Postseason Awards, 12 Stags Capture All-SCIAC

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior cornerback Ben Cooney earned the SCIAC Defensive Player of the Year Award, first-year defensive end Michael Houk won...

November 17, 2022

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CMS Football Faces Pomona-Pitzer Saturday with Two Trophies on the Line

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The neighboring Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer meet every year in the season finale with the Sixth Street Trophy at...

November 9, 2022

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CMS Football Clinches Share of SCIAC Title with Dominant 42-0 win over Redlands

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Justin Edwards and Ben Rosen each had two touchdowns and the CMS defense held Redlands to only 96 yards of total offense,...

November 5, 2022

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Wicke, Maiuolo Capture SCIAC Weekly Awards for CMS Football

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Christopher Wicke was named the SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week and Alessandro Maiuolo earned the Specialist of the Week...

October 17, 2022

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CMS Football Dominates Again, Rolls Past Cal Lutheran 41-3

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Alessandro Maiuolo swung the momentum in the second quarter with a 54-yard field goal to tie it, and sophomore running back...

October 15, 2022

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Ben Cooney Captures Second SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week Honor of 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Ben Cooney of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team earned the SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week Award for games through...

October 10, 2022

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Big-Play Defense Leads CMS Football to 28-6 Win over Chapman

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Kirby Baynes opened the scoring with a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown, and Michael Colangelo and Ben Cooney...

October 8, 2022

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Fourth-Quarter Comeback Gives CMS Football 25-21 Win over Redlands

REDLANDS, Calif. – Justin Edwards carried 27 times for 122 yards, Walter Kuhlenkamp had two big second-half touchdown passes, and Michael...

September 25, 2022

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Ben Cooney Earns SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week Honor

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior defensive back Ben Cooney earned the SCIAC Football Defensive Player of the Week award for games through Saturday,...

September 19, 2022

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Late Touchdown Gives Whitworth 12-7 Win over CMS

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team led for almost the entire game, but dropped a 12-7 road decision to Whitworth in a...

September 17, 2022

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CMS Picked Second in SCIAC Preseason Football Poll

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team was picked to finish second in the SCIAC in 2022 in a preseason poll of the league's...

August 15, 2022

Photos

Ben Cooney action photo 1
  • Claremont-M-S vs. Whitworth
Ben Cooney action photo 2
  • Cal Lutheran vs. Claremont-M-S