2017 Fall Athletics Recap

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Bulldog 2017 fall sports made a strong showing, including team honors and numerous standout individual performances.

Maria Ramirez ’20 is one of the cross-country athletes who recently received accolades.

Maria Ramirez ’20 is one of the cross-country athletes who recently received accolades.

The cross-country programs impressed with multiple career bests. Highlights include:

  • The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships, where the women’s team placed third, and the men’s team, fifth
  • Four all-SCIAC honorees: Maria Ramirez ’20, Kaylee Jorgensen ’18, Joseph Esparza ’19, and Benjamin Casey ’19
  • Redlands was represented at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Championships in Elsah, Ill., by Ramirez and Esparza
All-American Nathan Hierlihy ’18 helps propel Bulldog football to the forefront.

All-American Nathan Hierlihy ’18 helps propel Bulldog football to the forefront.

Redlands football put together a 7-2 season that began with a 32-7 win over Trinity University (Texas) and culminated in the fifth-straight Smudge Pot victory over Cal Lutheran University. Among those receiving individual honors:

  • Defensive back Daniel Gonzales ’18, who led the nation in interceptions per game and was selected for the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America First Team and D3football.com All-West Region Team
  • Kicker Nathan Hierlihy ’19, who joined Gonzales on the D3football.com All-West Region Team, also received All-America honors from the Associated Press
The men’s soccer team holds the 2017 SCIAC regular-season title.

The men’s soccer team holds the 2017 SCIAC regular-season title.

Bulldog men’s soccer earned an undefeated 12-0-2 conference record en route to an overall mark of 14-4-2. Highlights:

  • The team captured the program’s 15th regular-season SCIAC title
  • Midfielder Casey ChubbFertal ’18 became the eighth All-American to play for Head Coach Ralph Perez and led a talented squad as the SCIAC Athlete of the Year
  • Forward Chase Boone ’18, defender Ben Thompson ’18, and goalkeeper Josh Haskill ’18 were All-Region selections
Madison Mills ’19, who was recently recognized by the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Third Team, demonstrates outstanding play.

Madison Mills ’19, who was recently recognized by the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Third Team, demonstrates outstanding play.

The women’s soccer team advanced through a season of highs and lows to the SCIAC Postseason Tournament with a conference record of 6-7-1 and an overall mark of 9-8-1. Three games prior to the tournament, the Bulldogs sat on the outside looking in, but managed to fire off the necessary wins to not only qualify for the tournament but enter as the three-seed. In the process, the team showed heart and determination, and two players earned honors:

  • Forward Madison Mills ’20 landed on the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Third Team
  • Both Mills and goalkeeper Hanna Menk ’18 joined the All-SCIAC Second Team

The Bulldog women’s volleyball team—comprising only one senior and one junior among a youth-laden roster—mustered a 6-19 overall record that included a 2-14 showing in the conference. One bright spot came in a hard-fought 3-1 win over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges for the Bulldogs’ first victory against the Sagehens since 2012. Among the new players:

  • Savannah Casey ’21 was named to the SCIAC All-Sportsmanship Team
Max Taylor ’18 continues to earn recognition, most recently with a spot on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America Second Team.

Max Taylor ’18 continues to earn recognition, most recently with a spot on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America Second Team.

Men’s water polo battled through a challenging season that resulted in a 13-16 overall record and an 8-6 showing in conference action, placing fifth and just missing out on the inaugural year of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament. Five of the team’s losses came by a mere combined seven goals. One notable athlete was:

  • Utility player Max Taylor ’18, who led the team with 54 goals and 19 assists, capping off a solid career at Redlands with a spot on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America Second Team
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