National Appearances for Four Fall Sports

Feb. 22, 2017 - by Carol Best

 

Football

 

Football

Pioneer football finished the season 6-5 and earned two Heart Players of the Week and 12 All-Conference selections. It was the 24th straight season MNU Football finished .500 or better.

 


 

Soccer

 

Men's Soccer

MNU Men's Soccer continued its run of national prominence with a Heart title, eight All-Conference selections, five NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athletes, and a sixth straight appearance at Nationals. Head Coach Kevin Wardlaw was named Heart Coach of the Year and Eduardo Heringer was named NAIA 1st team All-America and NSCAA NAIA Scholar All-America Player of the Year.

 


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Women's Soccer

The Pioneer women's soccer team enjoyed its best season in program history, finishing with 12 wins and its first appearance at Nationals. Six Pioneers were named All-Conference, and Taryn McClendon and Sarah Schmidt were named NAIA Honorable Mention All-America.

 


 

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Volleyball

MNU Volleyball won its fifth straight Heart championship and earned a sixth straight trip to Nationals. Five Pioneers were named All-Conference, and Gisele Silva (1st team), Rachel Kater (1st team), and Taylor Cowan (HM) were named NAIA All-America.

 


 

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Cross Country

MNU Women's Cross Country won the Conference Championship and earned a trip to Nationals. Coach Rob Wade was named Heart Coach of the Year, and Halley Dean, Erin Krohn and Kaylee Shanley earned All-Conference honors. The MNU Men's Cross Country squad finished second in the Heart and earned a trip to Nationals. Brandon Velasco and George Robinson were named All-Conference.

 


 

 

 

 

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