San Antonio - Trinity’s teams were ranked 24th in the final fall standings by one of the most prestigious programs in athletics, the Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup.
Administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the standings are based on the postseason performances of over 400 NCAA Division III institutions. With Trinity’s Director of Athletics Bob King at the helm, the Tigers amassed 170 points in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball.
Tiger men’s soccer scored 64 points in the Directors’ Cup after advancing to the NCAA Round of 16 for the sixth time in the past seven seasons. Trinity qualified for the NCAA Championship for the 17th consecutive year, the longest active streak in DIII soccer, and the 22nd overall. Head Coach Paul McGinlay guided the team to a 17-2-3 record, and a ranking as high as #8 in the nation by D3soccer.com. Brady Johnston, Austin Michaelis, and Quentin Van Der Lee were elected to United Soccer Coaches All-America Teams.
Women’s soccer registered 50 points in the standings and advanced to the NCAA second round. It marked the 10th straight year the Tigers advanced to the NCAA Championship and the 24th in program history. Head Coach Dylan Harrison’s squad concluded the campaign with a 17-2-1 record and a #18 national ranking by D3soccer.com and United Soccer Coaches. Chelsea Cole and Kristen Canepa were tabbed for the United Soccer Coaches All-America Team.
Trinity’s women’s cross country team chalked up 31 points in the standings. Head Coach Emily Daum led the Tigers to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional. Molly McCullough became Trinity cross country’s first multiple All-American by crossing the finish line in 21st place at the NCAA Division III Championships. McCullough also earned All-America honors for the second year in a row.
Tiger volleyball contributed 25 points to the standings, after receiving a bid to the NCAA Championship for the 24th occasion. Head Coach Julie Jenkins skippered Trinity to a 25-7 record and a #17 ranking by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Madeline McKay and Katrina Lieberman were elected to the AVCA All-America Teams.