San Antonio - Five Tiger student-athletes have been tabbed for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Fall All-Sportsmanship Team.
The conference places a special emphasis on sportsmanship throughout the year. The fall sports coaches were each asked to select a student-athlete who exhibited sportsmanship during the season.
Senior defender Liam Looney represented Trinity men’s soccer. Looney was a key member of Trinity’s taut defense which allowed only .77 goals per game and posted 10 shutouts during the campaign. Offensively, Looney contributed two goals and one assist. The fifth-ranked Tigers won their seventh consecutive SCAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III Round of 16 for the sixth time in the past seven years. Trinity completed the year with a 17-2-3 record.
Women’s soccer’s Kelsey Kohler helped anchor a strong defense which yielded only .30 goals per contest and produced 17 clean-sheet games. The senior defender/midfielder also shelled out two assists to her teammates. The 13th-ranked Tigers captured their 10th straight SCAC title, advanced to the NCAA second round, and finished the season with a 17-2-1 overall record.
Junior middle blocker Maggi Linker hit .318 on Trinity’s volleyball team and accounted for 50 blocked shots. The 17th-ranked Tigers finished third at the SCAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship for the 24th occasion. Trinity wrapped up the year with a 25-7 record.
First-year student-athletes Ben Abikhaled and Ardi Saunders were named as representatives for the respective men’s and women’s cross country teams. Both the men’s and women’s teams captured SCAC Championships for the second straight year, and Saunders placed 19th in the women’s race. Trinity’s women’s squad finished fourth at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, while the men came in seventh. Each team had a runner at the NCAA Division III Championships.