Puget Sound Athletics places fourth in NWC All-Sports standings

Puget Sound Athletics places fourth in NWC All-Sports standings

TACOMA, Washington – Puget Sound Athletics finished fourth for the 2018-19 Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy, rounding out the academic year with 198 points. The Loggers matched Whitman in the standings, and Whitworth led the NWC with 268 points.

NWC release

Puget Sound and Whitworth are the only NWC athletics programs to win the All-Sports Trophy through the past 15 years.

The women's soccer team led all Puget Sound teams with 17 points, as the Loggers earned an automatic bid to the NCAA D-III Tournament. Jamie Lange was named the NWC Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, Kylee Roath received NWC Freshman of the Year, and Joe Vari was named the NWC Coach of the Year. Also, Gabbie Berg led the NWC in scoring.

Women's rowing amassed 16 points, including a second-place finish in the NWC Championship. Each of the Loggers' four winter teams posted double-digit points for Puget Sound's All-Sports total: men's swimming and women's basketball both totaled 14 points, men's basketball came away with 12 points, and women's swimming added 10 points.

The women's basketball team returned to the postseason for the fifth time in six years, while Lange earned All-NWC Player of the Year and D3hoops.com All-West Region. The men's basketball team made its second consecutive bid for the NWC Tournament, and Cal Hansen was named the NWC Freshman of the Year. Kelli Callahan earned NWC Women's Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive year, and Brett Kolb the NWC Men's Freshman of the Year, when Puget Sound hosted the conference championships in February. 

The men's cross country team (12 points) and women's cross country team (10 points) also finished with double-digit totals. Freshman sensation Colin Monaghan won the 2018 NWC Men's Cross Country title. He was named the NWC Men's Freshman of the Year for both cross country and track & field.  

The men's soccer team and volleyball team both added 12 points for Puget Sound athletics. Luke Murdock led all NWC men's soccer players in scoring and was named the NWC Offensive Player of the Year.

The women's tennis team contributed 12 points by qualifying for the NWC Tournament for the first time since 2014. Lisa Owen and Nicole Bouche both earned All-NWC honors. Led by two-time All-NWC honoree Mac Turner, the men's golf team chipped in with 10 points. Women's lacrosse finished with the program's first winning record since 2015, and it clinched 12 points for Puget Sound's All-Sports standing.