Gaels’ Fall Season Sees Struggles and Success

Saint Mary’s women’s volleyball finished 18-7 overall with a 10-2 record in West Coast Conference play. The Gaels finished in second place in the WCC. Seven players recorded All-Conference honors for Saint Mary’s, including four notching First Team honors, two Honorable Mentions and one All-Freshman team award.

Head coach Kai Edwards returned for his second season with the Saint Mary’s women’s soccer team. The Gaels finished with an 8-7-4 regular season record, going 2-4-1 in conference play. They earned five All-Conference awards, the most since 2002. Freshman midfielder Jordan Marada was named to the All-WCC First Team. Saint Mary’s earned one Second Team placement and three Honorable Mentions.

The men’s soccer team finished with a 10-8-1 overall record, 6-6-0 in WCC play. The Gaels notched a school record, allowing only 20 goals in 19 games. The men also earned six-All Conference Honors including an All-WCC First Team, two Second Team awards, two Honorable Mention awards and an All-Freshman selection.

Cross-country wrapped up its first season with new head coach Marty Kinsey. The men’s team placed 25th overall in the NCAA Western Regional. Junior Rob Van Wyck set a Saint Mary’s record for a 10k with 31:10.57. The men finished 30 seconds faster than last year. The women competed for the first time since 2008 and finished in 29th place.