Don Gregory

Jack Flatau

Josh Spencer fights off attackers in the men’s soccer team’s Sept. 5 game against the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Amy Douglas controls the ball in the women’s soccer team’s Aug. 31 game against LeTourneau University.

Athletics

Soccer Coaches Garner Coach of the Year Awards

Southwestern’s two soccer coaches were both selected as Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coaches of the Year in November.

Don Gregory led the Southwestern men’s team to its second consecutive second-place finish in the SCAC this year as the Pirates posted a 7-2-1 mark in league play and a 12-6-2 record overall. Since taking over the reigns of the Southwestern men’s soccer program in 1998, Gregory has turned it into one of the most competitive in the SCAC. In the past five years, only Trinity has had a better conference mark than the Pirates’ SCAC record of 30-12-3. Gregory boasts an overall record of 105-73-16 at Southwestern and the Pirates have finished in the top three in the SCAC for four of the last five seasons. Gregory earned his 100th career win this fall in a home game as the Pirates hosted conference rival Hendrix College. Southwestern cruised to a 6-0 win to secure the victory.

Jack Flatau has built the Southwestern University women’s soccer program into a consistent winner over the past decade. His efforts culminated this season with a second-place finish in the SCAC standings—the highest-ever finish for the Southwestern women since joining the conference in 1994. The Pirates finished 7-2-0 in conference and 13-5-0 overall, establishing highwater marks for wins in both categories. In his 11 years as head coach at Southwestern, Flatau has compiled a 93-87-17 overall record with a 51-39-6 record in SCAC play.

This is the first time for both Southwestern coaches to earn Coach of the Year honors. The winners were decided in voting by the SCAC head soccer coaches. Flatau edged Trinity’s Lance Key in the voting, receiving five votes compared to Key’s four. Gregory tied in voting with Trinity’s Paul McGinlay as both received four first votes.

Fall Athletics Highlights

Marisa Mauldin

The Southwestern men’s golf team won its first tournament in eight years this fall as the Pirates won the Alamo City Classic by 11 strokes on Oct. 16. First-year player Stephen Gehring earned his first collegiate victory, shooting a 143 (72-71) and is just the second Southwestern golfer to win an individual title in his first season with the team. Sophomore Ricky Jones finished one stroke behind Gehring in second place.

Head volleyball coach Hannah Long reached the 100-win mark this season in her fourth year as a head coach at Southwestern. The Pirates got the win for Long at Washington & Lee University, picking up a 3-1 (30-27, 30-24, 27-30, 30-24) decision. With the 100th win, her career record stood at 100-24 for a superb .806 winning percentage.

Women’s golf team member Marisa Mauldin won two tournaments this fall. Her first win came at the Lady Bulldog Fall Classic, the first outing of the year, and her second was at the Alamo City Classic. Maudlin fired a 156 (78-78) to win the tournament by three strokes. Teammate Kristen Davenport finished third in the tournament with a 160 (79-81).