The 2016-17 Season finishes with many accomplishments in competition and in the classroom. Men's Soccer continue to dominate the California Pacific Conference winning the conference for the 5th time this season and the Cal Pac Tournament Championship for the fourth year running. They have won 20 Cal Pac games in a row over the past two season making the NAIA national tournament four years in a row.
Three teams had the opportunity to qualify for a final four tournament in the California Pacific Conference and all of them did: Men's Soccer, Champions; Women's Soccer, Champions; Softball, finished third. Men's and women's soccer went on to represent MCU in the NAIA national tournament. The men finished in the round of 16 and the women were eliminated in the round of 32.
Four teams compete in an open conference tournement to qualify for the NAIA national tournaments: Men's Golf, finished tied for first and lost in an additional playoff; Women's Golf finished third; Men's Cross Country finished third and the Women's Cross Country in fourth place.
In the classroom, the Mariner Athletes are also excelling:
Baseball finished the year with 14 named the Dean's List for earning over a 3.5 GPA in the spring semester.
Men's/Women's Cross Country have 8 players with a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA.
Men's Soccer have seven players that were named the Dean's list with 14 over a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Men's and Women's Golf have 13 earning higher than a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Lacrosse finished with five earning over a 3.0 GPA.
Women's Soccer has 19 players with a 3.0 or higher GPA, 10 of which earned a 3.5 or higher making the Dean's List.
Softball finished their year with 12 players earning a cumulative GPA over a 3.0.
Other athletic awards achieved this year include:
Men's Soccer received the following awards in 2016 - 2017:
Enrique Amador – Third Team of the NAIA All-American Team, Cal Pac Player of the Year, First Team All Cal Pac Conference
Oriol Josep Morengo – Newcomer of the Year Cal Pac Conference
Women's Soccer 2016 – 2017
Brooke Ybarra – Freshman of the Year Cal Pac Conference and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention
Emily Atkinson – Newcomer of the Year Cal Pac Conference
Women's Cross Country 2016-2017
Ingrid Escobedo - 10th place finish at Cal Pac Championships named to Second Team All Cal Pac Conference
Baseball 2016 -2017
Randy Rubio – Golden Glove All Cal Pac First Baseman, All Cal Pac Conference, and April 2017 Player of the Week
Josh Mingura - Golden Glove All Cal Pac Pitcher of the Year
Andrew Banuelos - Cal Pac All Conference
Michael Padilla - Finished tied for first
Softball 2016 -2017
Mary Gonzales – April 2017 Player of the Week
Princess Nava - Cal Pac All Conference
Sonia Escalera - Cal Pac All Conference and Newcomer of the Year