The 2014 fall Logger sports season officially came to a close Nov. 22.
The men’s soccer team finished their season with an overall record of 13-5-2 and a conference record of 10-3-1, which ranked them third place in the Northwest Conference (NWC).
Seniors Sam Naatz (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Andrew White (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) and junior Sam Zisette (Seattle, Wash.) made the All-NWC First Team.
White led the Loggers with a total of eight goals this season.
Senior Sean Ryan (Mill Creek, Wash.) and senior goalkeeper Nathan King (Preston, Wash.) made the All-NWC Second Team.
Ryan scored a total of seven goals, tying with senior Landon Gauthier (Fox Island, Wash.) who also put up seven and was named an All-NWC Honorable Mention.
The team honored their seniors on Nov. 8 with a final 2-1 win over the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes.
After ending their conference season with a 13th consecutive Northwest Conference title, the women’s soccer team proceeded to play in the NCAA Division-III Championships in St. Louis, Mo.
In the first round, the Loggers pulled out a 1-0 win against the Washington University (Mo.) Bears.
Senior Robin Vieira (Seattle, Wash.) scored the sole goal off a header 90 minutes into the game.
Their win over the Bears propelled them into the second round of the championship tournament.
In the second round, the Loggers took on the Centre University Colonels.
Ultimately, after no scoring during either half, the Colonels advanced on penalty kicks, 7-6.
The women finished the season with an overall season record of 16-4-1.
Junior Amalia Acorda-Fey (Seattle, Wash.) was named the Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year, finishing the season with a total of nine goals.
Senior Liz Blonden (Seattle, Wash.), sophomore Emma Donckels (Los Altos, Calif.) and Vieira joined Acorda-Fey on the All-NWC First Team.
Vieira also led the team in scoring with a total of nine goals.
Senior Annie Jonsson (Portland, Ore.) made the All-NWC Second Team and senior goalkeeper Lauren Thomas (Woodinville, Wash.) was named All-NWC Honorable Mention.
The Logger football team finished out the year with an overall record of 4-5, making the 2014 season their highest-winning since 2007.
They closed out the season with their fourth win against the Willamette Bearcats 27-14 on Nov. 15.
Seniors Nasser Abdelrasul (Salem, Ore.), Kevin Miller (Seattle, Wash.), Max Mirande (Klamath Falls, Ore.) and Connor Savage (Bothell, Wash.) made the All-NWC Second Team along with junior Sawyer Petre (Denver, Colo.) and sophomores Reid Hartmann (Medina, Wash.) and Jacob Wuesthoff (Newbury Park, Calif.).
With seven honorees, Puget Sound placed the most All-NWC members since 2008 when it placed eighth.
During the season, the team averaged 361.4 yards per game and passed a total of 2,595 yards.
Senior quarterback Branden Foley (Bothell, Wash.) passed a total of 1,556 yards, and sophomore quarterback Hans Fortune (Kenmore, Wash.) came close behind, passing a total of 909 yards during the season.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the NCAA West Regional meet on Nov. 15, which signaled the end of the season for most of the runners.
The teams previously competed at the Northwest Conference Championships on Nov. 1 when the men placed second out of the nine teams and the women placed third.
At the regional meet, the men’s team placed sixth out of 17 teams.
Junior David Santillan (Milwaukie, Ore.) was the top finisher for Puget Sound in the 8k, coming in ninth place overall with a time of 25:50.70.
Senior Justin Higa (Pearl City, Hawaii) and junior Sam Carilli (Palo Alto, Calif.) finished second and third for Puget Sound, coming in 36th and 37th place with times of 26:35.40 and 26:39.60, respectively.
The women’s team finished eighth out of 19 teams.
Sophomore Tori Klein (Yakima, Wash.) was the top finisher for the 6k, placing 23rd with a time of 23:10.40.
Not far behind was senior Molly Bradbury (Boise, Idaho), finishing in 27th place with a time of 23:14.80.
Santillan, Klein and Bradbury made the All-Region team, and Santillan’s time qualified him to compete in the NCAA Division-III National Championships on Nov. 22, where he placed 196th out of 280 runners with his second fastest time of the season of 25:53.00.
Finally, the volleyball team finished with an overall record of 12-13 and a conference record of 11-5.
The season came to a close on Nov. 8 when the Loggers pulled a 2-0 win over the Linfield Wildcats.
Senior Nicolette Reynaud (Los Gatos, Calif.) and junior Emily Convery (Portland, Ore.) both made the All-Northwest Conference Volleyball Team.
Reynaud scored a total of 227 points during the season, and Convery scored a total of 233.
Thank you to all the seniors! This was a great fall with better than expected outcomes all around.
Puget Sound’s future continues to look bright within Logger athletics.
Hopefully all of the athletes will work hard in the offf season so that we have an even stronger fall.
Plenty of great questions: Will women’s soccer continue their streak?
Will the football team continue their overall improvement? I cannot wait to see.