Fall 2015 Sports Wrap-up

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Women’s Cross Country

The Bulldog women’s cross country team enjoyed a solid conference season, which culminated in a strong second-place showing. Senior Lauren Roberts, freshman Etta Eckerstrom and junior Jessika Snincsak all landed on the All-SCIAC First Team. Eckerstrom was also named the SCIAC’s Newcomer of the Year, and Roberts was a co-recipient of the Celia Peterson Award. She went on to shine at the NCAA Regional Championships with her sixth-place finish, which qualified her for All-Region accolades and a spot at the NCAA Championships.

Men’s Cross Country

The men’s cross country team battled through a challenging season that culminated in a sixth-place finish at the SCIAC Championships and a 12th place showing at the NCAA Regionals. Junior Abhinav Nagpal led the Maroon and Gray in each of the first three 6K races of the year before giving way to freshman Benjamin Casey at the SCIAC Championships and senior Ian Lee at the NCAA Regional meet.

Football

Bulldog football squared off against an impressive slate of opponents, earning a 4-5 overall record and a tied-for-third-place showing in the parity-full conference with a 4-3 mark. Redlands finished the year as the top NCAA Division III team for red-zone offense with an astounding 94.3% conversion rate. The Bulldogs earned 12 All-SCIAC awards for 10 individuals, including a pair of First-Team nods for senior kicker/punter Sean Murray. Murray also collected two All-Region nods from D3football.com.

Men’s Water Polo

The men’s water polo team nearly doubled its total number of wins from the prior season en route to a 17-14 record. The Bulldogs moved up to third place among the SCIAC standings with an 8-3 mark. The Maroon and Gray gained three ACWPC All-America nods, with junior goalkeeper Chris Sekula and senior center John Koning receiving First-Team nods and sophomore driver Kevin Chapa garnering Honorable Mention All-America status.

Volleyball

Under first-year Head Coach Lisa Lindberg, Redlands volleyball doubled the team’s win total from the previous season. Seniors Ashton Martin and Marisa Gile left their mark on the program’s history with solid career numbers in kills and blocks. Martin finished her four years with 647 kills and 203 total blocks, while Gile recorded 152 blocks in her tenure.

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