Bulldog Athletics Fall Season
Bulldog Athletics fall teams are back on campus, including men's water polo which began training with a Midnight Madness® practice at 12:01 a.m. Monday Aug. 26. Get ready for the new season with a review of the 2012 fall sports finishes and highlights of the 2012 season.
|2012 FALL SPORTS FINISHES
|MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
3-5/6th place | 17th place NCAA W Regional
|WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
||2-6/7th place | 17th place NCAA W Regional
||7-5-2/Tied for 4th place
|MEN'S WATER POLO
||6-6/Tied for 5th place
- A wealth of talented youth joined the men’s and women’s cross country teams in what turned out to be a year full of exciting races and career-best times. Among the highlights, sophomore Della Lyle (Buffalo, WY) was the 11th-fastest finisher in the talented field at the 2012 SCIAC Championships, earning the Bulldogs’ only All-SCIAC honor as a Second-Team member. The team consistently improved and now looks forward to the return of experienced runners and the influx of talented newcomers to take the program to the next level in 2013.
- The football program finished a strong 2012 season with five consecutive wins en route to a 6-3 overall record and a 6-1 showing in SCIAC competition for second place, which tied for the best of any of Redlands’ fall sports for the year. Two of the Bulldogs’ final wins came in shutout style and the final trio of triumphs totaled 174 points. In 2013, the team holds high hopes for its seniors, including senior kicker Kevin Grady (Seattle, WA), who has raked in five preseason All-American nods thus far. Redlands also returns six of its All-SCIAC recipients from a year ago, providing ample talent and leadership for the team.
- During the 2012 campaign, Bulldog men’s soccer experienced yet another successful run, registering a 12-6-3 overall record and an 11-3-2 mark in conference action. While finishing in second place during the regular season, the team garnered six All-SCIAC selections, which was the most of the nine conference schools. Redlands looks forward to the return of All-American Third-Team defender Richie Marquez (Pomona, CA) for his senior season, as the squad works to reclaim the SCIAC title which has belonged to the program in 10 of the last 12 years.
- Last season, Redlands women’s soccer enjoyed its 13th consecutive winning season, accumulating a 10-5-3 overall mark and 7-5-2 record in the SCIAC. Erupting on the scene, midfielder Savannah Laursen led the team in goals (5) and assists (7) en route to being named the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year. As a sophomore, she now heads up a talented returning crew that sets its sites on making a run at the program’s fifth overall conference championship.
- With a roster laden with underclassmen, the Bulldog volleyball team battled through a year of transition and growth, rallying for an 8-15 overall record and a 3-13 showing in conference competition during the 2012 season. This season, the team welcomes a hearty crew of newcomers, which bodes well for the future success of the program while creating a formidable combination with the now veterans of the squad.
- During the 2012 campaign, the men’s water polo team faced the challenges of a somewhat young roster after graduating a large crew. With a continuous pursuit of excellence, the Maroon and Gray posted an 8-21 overall record that landed it in fifth place in the SCIAC standings at 6-6. The Bulldogs welcome back senior All-American driver Clint Freeman (Brentwood, CA) to guide the hungry team back to the upper echelon of the conference, knowing that 2013 marks the first year of the SCIAC’s automatic qualification to the NCAA tournament.
Posted: Aug. 26, 2013
Written by: Rachel Roche