The Chapman University football team ended the 2022 season with 15 All-SCIAC selections, including nine First Team selections. In total, seven All-SCIAC picks came from the Chapman offense and the Panthers special teams swept the First Team kicking awards.
A big week from Kade Jordan led to SCIAC Defensive Athlete of the Week honors in the final week of the season.
To little surprise with the Panthers’ high-powered offense this season, there were three offensive records broken and one record tied in the victory. Nathaniel Espinoza broke the record for most passing yards in a single season, previously 2,545, the junior hurled for 2,663 passing yards and 30 touchdowns — the other record, which was previously 28 both held by Ian Fieber.
Nathaniel Espinoza and Tanner Mendoza were each selected as SCIAC Athletes of the Week after leading the Panthers to a big 65-26 win over Cal Lutheran in Chapman’s home finale. Espinaoza was chosen as the Offensive Player of the Week and Mendoza was the Special Teams Player of the Week.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kiana had a historic weekend for their Panthers in their two-day meet, breaking five individual records, and two school records. In fact, she broke a record every time she landed in the water this weekend. Kiana broke the 100 Fly and 200 Fly records, the 200 Fly record set in 2004 by Kati Wise. She helped the women's medley and free relay teams set school records. She also set the fastest 50 and 100 fly splits in school history, breaking the 50 split record twice on the weekend.