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Celts Make RRAC History
11/7/2018

With the NCAA Division III exploratory membership underway, the University of St. Thomas Athletics program is showcasing its talent with victory after victory in the 2018 Red River Athletic Conference Regular Season Championships.

Women’s Soccer Wins Regular Season Title

After winning the RRAC Tournament Championship last year, the women’s soccer team once again made history for the program by winning this year’s title in the RRAC Regular Season Championship. The team is preparing for the 2018 RRAC Tournament Championship now and will compete in the semifinal match on November 8.

University of St. Thomas - Houston Women's Soccer Team are 2018 regular season RRAC Champions

“We hope to repeat success from last year and defend our championship,” Head Coach Nikola Barjaktarevic said.

Volleyball Wins Every Home Game of the Season

The volleyball team ended the regular season by beating Our Lady of the Lake University 3-1 on November 3. With this win, the team had a perfect home game record of 12-0.

University of St. Thomas - Houston women's volleyball team celebrates on the court

Volleyball is now the first sport in RRAC history to have a four-way tie for title at the RRAC Regular Season Championship. The team will travel to San Antonio for the RRAC Tournament Championship at OLLU on November 10.

“Going out like this at the end really brings the momentum for the tournament,” senior Kayden Thomas said. “We're really excited and we can't wait to play next weekend.”

Cross Country Sends Five to Nationals

In the sport’s inaugural season at UST, the men’s cross country team finished second and women’s finished third at the RRAC Conference Championship held in San Antonio on November 2.

“The team did a terrific job running their best on the day that counted the most,” Head Coach Ryan Dohner said. “I am so proud of the hard work these men and women put in over the course of this year and I cannot wait to see how much better we will be in the future.”

Five individual qualifiers will compete at the NAIA National Championships Meet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Nov. 16: Freshmen Alex De La Maza, Michael Skinner and Juan Gonzales from the men’s team and freshman Venice Macawilli and senior Alexandria Gonzales from the women’s team.

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by Katie Fleming