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Seattle U’s Top 5 Sports Moments 2017-2018

Olivia Stein Wins Gold in Women’s 10k

Olivia Stein took first place in the women’s 10k with her time of 35:51.39 at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Lawrence, Kan. On the final day of the conference, Stein also took home a silver medal in the women’s 5k. In addition to placing first and second in the championship, Stein also broke a school record this past season. She ran a 35:21.65 10k, beating the past record by 40 seconds and her personal best by 2:10.

Record Breaking Season for Women’s Softball

The Seattle University Women’s Softball team had a record-breaking season. At the WAC tournament, the team set a record for bases stolen in a single season with 27 steals. Prior to setting that record, the team claimed another with 33 wins in the Division I program. Seven players also earned all-WAC honors. Madison Cathcart, Ally Choate and Andie Larkins were First Team picks and Maddy Kristjanson, Carley Nance, Kaylee Ree and Bailey Thompson were picked for Second Team.

Men’s Soccer Takes WAC Championship and Beats UW in Overtime in NCAA Tournament

After having a season record of 15-4-4 for the third time in five years, the Seattle U Men’s Soccer team won the WAC Championship Tournament against San Jose State University. Their win brought them into the NCAA Tournament where they played against the University of Washington. The first match went into overtime with the score tied at 2-2. First-year Gabriel Ruiz ended the game with a shot to the top right side of the net.

Women’s Basketball Claims WAC Championship Title

For the first time in Seattle U’s history, the women’s basketball team won the WAC Championship against University of California Bakersfield. Following their win, the team made the first-ever Redhawk appearance in the NCAA tournament. Kamira Sanders was named WAC Tournament MVP and Alexis Montgomery was an All-WAC First team and WAC-All Defensive Team pick. Kallin Spiller was also named WAC Freshman of the Year and chosen to WAC’s All-Newcomer Team. Jacinta Beckley was selected for the All-WAC Second team.

Alex Roldan Becomes a Sounder

After starting all 82 soccer matches with Seattle U, Alex Roldan was the No. 22 pick in the MLS SuperDraft and the first Seattle U player to be selected as a first-round choice. He signed a contract with the Seattle Sounders FC in February and quickly became a starter for the team in April, with his first match against Sporting Kansas City. He has played a total of 10 games with the Sounders, started in seven and spent 637 minutes on the field during a game.

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