San Antonio - Trinity has earned a #14 ranking in the latest fall Learfield Sports Division III Directors’ Cup Standings.
Over 400 Division III institutions are ranked in the prestigious standings, administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Led by Trinity’s Director of Athletics Bob King, the Tigers amassed 194 points based on NCAA competition.
Women’s soccer, guided by first-year Head Coach Dylan Harrison, scored 73 points in the standings, after advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Tigers completed the campaign with a 23-1-0 record, and a #2 regular-season ranking. Senior Yasmeen Farra earned All-America First Team honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Men’s soccer, led by 26th-year Head Coach Paul McGinlay, amassed 64 points, and advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for the fifth consecutive time. The Tigers wrapped up with a 22-2-0 mark, and a #3 ranking. Sophomore Laurence Wyke and Austin Michaelis were tabbed for the NSCAA All-America First Team, while junior Kellen Reid and sophomore Christian Sakshaug made the All-America Second Team.
Women’s cross country, under the direction of third-year Head Coach Emily Daum, scored 32 points in the standings. Sophomore Molly McCullough represented Trinity at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, and placed 65th of 280 competitors in the 6k race. McCullough finished in the best position of any sophomore runner in Trinity history.
The 16th-ranked Trinity volleyball team, skippered by 32nd-year Head Coach Julie Jenkins, accounted for 25 points. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Regional, and concluded the season with a 27-8 mark. Junior Kirby Smith was elected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First Team.
The final fall Learfield Sports Division III Directors’ Cup standings will be announced December 22.
Trinity’s teams also lead the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Presidents’ Trophy standings. After the fall season, the Tigers have amassed 190 points, and have a lead of 55 points over second-place Colorado College. Trinity captured three of the six conference championships, in men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball. Second-place finishes went to football, and men’s and women’s cross country.