By Austyn Ward
Despite all of their efforts, the men’s soccer team finished the 2018 season 0-18. As athletes, this type of long and difficult season is a struggle to withstand but it has left the Saints with renewed passion to be an improved squad in 2019.
Although their record doesn’t reflect it, the Saints did have a few bright spots this season including one NAIA scholar athlete, Chuy Garcia. For those that don’t understand the difficulty of juggling a full time college education and being an athlete, in order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or 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 student.
In addition to boasting a scholar athlete, the Saints added two more all-conference selections: Brandt McCall and Rylie Young. The Saints finished in the top ten in two categories: #3 in total saves with a count of 162 and #4 in saves per game (9.0).