Weeks in Review: October 17-30


Jordie Simpson

SU soccer player Peter Kingston taking a shot at the Grand Canyon goal.

Cross Country

The Seattle University cross country team began the postseason at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) championship meet in Nacogdoches, Texas, Oct. 29, where many personal records were broken in an impressive weekend. The men’s team placed 11th while the women’s team placed eighth overall. Senior Alex Franklin completed the 8 kilometers in 24:51, earning the ninth fastest time in Seattle U history and placing 42nd overall. Freshmen Azalea Groleau and Caitlyn O’Neil finished the women’s 6k in the top 50, finishing in 22:04 and 22:13.9 respectively. The Redhawks head north for the NCAA West Regional championship. 

Men’s Golf

The Seattle U men’s golf team concluded their season tying for second place against Weber State University at the 2022 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 17-18. Competing against eight other teams, the Redhawks scored an even 852. Graduate students Jack Rahon and Nathan Cogswell, Sophomore Liam Gill and Freshman Ben Ragland all placed in the top 20, in which Rahon completed a new personal best of five-under 66.

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team finished their season placing fourth overall at The Clash at Boulder Creek tournament in Boulder City, Nev., Oct. 23-25. The team set a new personal best of 282 strokes in their second round and accumulated one-under 863 total. Graduate student Samantha Bruce tied for fifth with an overall score of five-under 211. Freshman Aaryanna Morris tied in 13th at 216, setting a new record of five-under 67.

Men’s Soccer

The last two weeks were hit and miss for the Seattle U men’s soccer team as they managed to pull in two wins and two losses. The team began their week battling Utah Valley University (UVU) at Championship Field, coming out on top, Oct. 21. After Graduate Student Richard Bedats secured the first goal in the second minute, the Redhawks spent the remaining 88 minutes fighting to keep the Wolverines off the board.

The Redhawks lost this momentum when they lost to California Baptist University 3-1, Oct. 23., and Grand Canyon University (GCU) 4-1, Oct. 28, at home. However, the men’s team would regain their footing during their game against Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo., where they won 4-3, Oct. 30. Sophomore Christian Koontz and Freshman Nathan Lobo obtained their first goals of the season following Junior Peter Kingston’s goal in the 29th minute. The Sunday game secured Seattle U’s spot in the WAC tournament, which will commence Friday, Nov. 4. 

Women’s Soccer

Continuing their three-week winning streak, the women’s soccer team had an amazing performance, resulting in three wins and one draw. The Redhawks began their week traveling to Stephensfield, Texas, where they matched-up against Tarleton State, winning 4-0, Oct. 21.

The team then traveled to Abilene, Texas and defeated Abilene Christian University 2-0, Oct. 23. Junior Kaylee Coatney scored the first goal in the 29th minute, followed by Senior Kacey LaBoda during a penalty kick in the 71st. During their home game at Championship Field, Oct. 27, the Redhawks were tied 1-1 against Utah Tech University (UTU), ending in a draw. On Seattle U’s hometurf, the team won 4-1 against Southern Utah University (SUU), placing them in the top-2 in the WAC. LaBoda scored two goals for the Redhawks, while Senior Monique Nagel and Freshman Caroline Penner secured the other two. Once the results of the UVU and UTU games are finalized, the team will find out their placement in the WAC tournament, which will commence on Friday, Nov. 4.


After their swim meet at GCU in Phoenix, Ariz., the men’s and women’s swim teams brought home multiple wins, Oct. 21-22. Although the Redhawks lost to GCU (153-30) and San Diego State (168-36) overall, they beat Loyola Marymount 142-60. Sophomore Cole Lanting had outstanding performances, winning first in not only the 100 meter Free, but also the 200 Free and the 200 Individual Medley. Senior Michaela Day, Junior Cassie Koester and Freshman Sarah Cook each placed in the top five in their respective categories. 


Seattle U volleyball concluded a rough end to the month, resulting in four losses. The team traveled to Cedar City, Utah to compete in the WAC , where they battled and lost to SUU (20-25, 14-25, 19-25), Oct. 20. Senior Lauren McCabe currently holds the most total- and solo-blocks on the team, ranking second all-time and ninth all-time respectively. Concluding their second match in St. George, Utah, the Redhawks lost to UTU (18-25, 22-25, 25-19, 13-25), Oct. 22. Continuing their travels, the Redhawks matched-up against Abilene Christian in Abilene, Texas, losing three matches (22-25, 23-25, 17-25), Oct. 27. Senior Shanice Horn and Sophomore Arianna Bilby posted the most kills in Thursday night’s game, totaling to 11 and 12 kills respectively. The team closed out the month falling to Tarleton State (14-25, 13-25, 20-25) in Stephenville, Texas, Oct. 29.Weeks in Review: October 17-30