San Antonio - A total of 54 student-athletes earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll kudos.
To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain at least a grade-point average of 3.25 for the semester and be a regular member of a varsity athletic team in a sport sponsored by the conference.
Women’s soccer led the list with 15 honorees, men’s soccer placed 13 student-athletes on the Honor Roll, women’s cross country and volleyball each had nine, and men’s cross country earned eight positions. The full list of honorees is available here, courtesy of the SCAC.
The Tiger women’s soccer team, guided by third-year Head Coach Dylan Harrison, completed the season with a 17-2-1 overall record and a #18 ranking by United Soccer Coaches. Trinity posted its 10th consecutive undefeated SCAC season, and Coach Harrison was elected the conference Coach of the Year for the second time in a row. Trinity qualified for its 10th straight NCAA Division III Championship and advanced to the second round. Chelsea Cole and Kristen Canepa were elected to the United Soccer Coaches Women’s All-America First Team, and Cole was also elected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 Women’s Soccer Team for the second time in a row. The two Tiger standouts were selected for the the United Soccer Coaches Women’s Scholar All-America Team.
Head Coach Paul McGinlay’s men’s soccer team finished the campaign with a 17-2-3 record. The Tigers received a final ranking of eighth by D3soccer.com, and were ninth by United Soccer Coaches. The 28th-year coach guided the team to a seventh consecutive conference title and to a 17th straight appearance in the NCAA Championship. Trinity advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for the sixth time in seven years. Coach McGinlay and his assistants were elected the United Soccer Coaches Division III West Region Staff of the Year. Brady Johnston was tabbed for the United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team, Austin Michaelis made the Second Team, and Quentin Van Der Lee was a Third Team recipient.
Head Coach Julie Jenkins completed her 34th year at the helm of Tiger volleyball. Trinity finished the season with a 25-7 overall record and a 15-1 mark in the SCAC, earning a final ranking of 17th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. The Tigers took third place at the SCAC Tournament and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship. Competing in its 24th NCAA postseason event, Trinity was upset in the first round of action. Madeline McKay was selected for the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Third Team, while Katrina Lieberman made the Honorable Mention Team.
Fifth-year Head Coach Emily Daum led the men’s and women’s cross country teams to their second straight SCAC Championships. For her efforts, Coach Daum was elected the SCAC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year for the second consecutive occasion. Molly McCullough won the women’s individual title and was named the SCAC Elite 19 award winner, a high academic honor. The two teams advanced to the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Championships, where the Tiger women finishing fourth and the men seventh. Three Trinity women’s runners earned All-Region honors, while the men had two recipients. McCullough and Elliot Blake qualified for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. McCullough placed 21st in the women’s event and became Trinity’s first back-to-back cross country All-American. Blake finished in 102nd place in the men’s race and was the first Trinity male runner to compete at nationals since 2015.