Men’s soccer player Adrian Delgado has been named to the 2017 NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American Honorable Mention Team. Delgado is the first-ever men’s soccer player to earn this honor. Head Coach Shane Hurley commented, “The team and coaching staff are immensely proud of Adrian. He has consistently been hard working and internally motivated as a student and athlete. It’s wonderful to see someone get rewarded for doing the right things.” Delgado led the Saints to a second-place finish in the conference. He led the team in goals with 14. His records included: a tie for the most goals scored in a season with 14, fourth all-time in goals scored with 17. This season, he scored a hat trick against Jarvis Christian College, and in 18 games played, he recorded four assists, and along with his 14 goals, tallied 32 points. He took 42 shots, 27 of which were on goal. He scored two game-winning goals. He led the conference in points/game (32/1.78), goals/game (32/.78). Delgado led the Saints to a 9-7-2 overall record and 7-2-1 in the conference.
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The women’s and men’s basketball teams triumphed over the University of St. Thomas and Texas College this past week to open their Red River Athletic Conference Schedule. The women defeated St. Thomas 88-75 last Thursday, and on Saturday, they beat Texas College 112-57. The women move to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the RRAC. The men won 59-54 over St. Thomas, and 85-71 against Texas. They move to 5-5 overall and 2-0 in conference.
The teams will return home for a pair of conference games on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the women will play Wiley College at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the women play Jarvis Christian College at 5:30 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m.
The volleyball team ended its historic season last week after losing the final match of Pool Play in the NAIA National Championship Tournament. The Saints came close, but ultimately lost 3-0 to Georgetown College with scores of 25-19, 25-21 and 29-27. The Saints finish with a record of 24-11. Head Coach Jeremiah Tiffin said, “The whole week had been a learning experience for us. I think we were a little like the kids who are told not to touch the hot stove, but they do it anyway. This week proved to us what kind of discipline it takes to be successful on a national level.
“I’m proud of this team and all the records we set. Raven finished her career on a high note with how she played and she has left a legacy behind.
“I’m excited to see what the future holds. We played a lot of freshmen and the best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores, and we had really good freshmen. Our whole team is going to take a big step for next season, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we do.”
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced last week women’s soccer, men’s soccer, cross-country and volleyball student-athletes who have been named to the 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Teams. From OLLU, earning this honor, are the following:
Women’s Soccer: Maggie Miller, Brooke Cousins
Men’s Soccer: Jorge Cavazos, Adrian Delgado
Cross-Country: Derek Barnett
Volleyball: Mariza Cardenas
In order to be nominated by an institution’s sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer.
To learn more about the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award, click here.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the pool assignments and schedule for the 2017 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship final site in Sioux City, Iowa. The 12 winners from the national championship opening round games, including OLLU, join the 19 teams that received an opening round bye and host Morningside to form the 32-team field. The Saints are in Pool B along with the Viterbo University V-Hawks from La Cross, Wisc.; the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers from La Grande, Ore.; Georgetown Tigers from Georgetown, Ky. This marks the first time in OLLU history that the Saints volleyball team has advanced past the opening round and moved on to the final site of the national championships.
- Saints vs. Viterbo at 1 p.m. on Nov. 28
- Saints vs. Eastern Oregon at 4 p.m. on Nov. 29
- Saints vs. Georgetown at 2 p.m. on Nov. 30
If the Saints finish first or second in their pool, they will advance to bracket play on Dec. 1. Then those matches will be single elimination.
Visit www.ollusaintsathletics.com for links to live stream and live stats.
Led by five players with double-digit scoring, the women’s basketball team upset the No. 1 NAIA team and reigning national champion Oklahoma City University in double overtime. The Saints’ 96-93 win moves them to 5-2, while the Stars drop to 6-2. The Saints have played the Stars on five different occasions including at the NAIA National Tournament, and have won one. In 2016, the Saints won 83-63.
The men’s basketball team delivered the first loss for the Wayland Baptist University (WBU) Pioneers last Saturday. The 74-60 win moves the Saints to 4-2, while the Pioneers drop to 7-1. The Saints are 4-2 against the Pioneers. They lost in 2016 72-81 and earlier this season 85-103.