Andrew Loehman

Athletics

First in Texas!

After offering men’s lacrosse for 25 years as a club sport, Southwestern will become the first university in Texas to offer lacrosse as a varsity sport. The University plans to field its first team in fall 2009 and begin NCAA competition in spring 2010, with longtime lacrosse veteran Joe Ernst as head coach. In recent years, the men’s lacrosse team has enjoyed tremendous success as a club sport, winning the Lone Star Alliance Division II Championship for the past four years and advancing to the national championship tournament.

Athletics Scoreboard

Cross Country junior Tamra Warner received All-Region honors at the 2008 NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships. The team finished in 15th place in the region out of 24 teams and finished sixth among conference schools. Sam Marsh and Kelly Parmet were named to the SCAC All-Sportsmanship team.

Volleyball finished the season at 36-5 overall, placing third at the SCAC Championships (15-1 SCAC). Coach Hannah Long was named SCAC Coach of the Year, Junior Audra Gentry was named SCAC Player of the Year.

Women’s Soccer ended the season 13-4-1 (6-3-0 SCAC) and placed second in the conference. A.J. Andreola was named to the 2008 All-SCAC Women’s Soccer First Team.

Men’s Soccer finished in second place in the conference for the third straight season. They ended with a 9-10 overall record and 7-3 in the SCAC. Kevin Jordan and David Lozano were both named to the SCAC First Team.

Women’s Golf was recognized last season by the National Golf Coaches Association as having the third highest team GPA (3.7) among all Division I, II, III schools. Marisa Mauldin, a senior from Utopia, Texas, was the #1 ranked Division III women’s golfer according to Golfstat in fall 2008.