December 08, 2003
Meanwhile, in a sport that does feature a playoff...

Congratulations to the Trinity University men's soccer team for winning their first national championship! They had a tough road to the title but came through in style.

Talent and attitude helped Trinity win its first Division III national championship last Sunday over Drew (N.J.) University under difficult conditions, capping a 24-0 season.


After surviving in the semifinals last Saturday on a dramatic golden goal from Chris Quinn in a 3-2 victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Trinity won the title over Drew in front of 3,000 fans on a cold New Jersey day.


The San Antonio university held the No. 1 national ranking in Division III from start to finish this year and conceded only seven goals in 24 games.


After receiving a first-round bye, Trinity plowed through the University of the Ozarks, Piedmont College and California-Santa Cruz before ousting Wisconsin-Oshkosh in a battle of unbeaten teams in the semifinals. Inexplicably, the NCAA had the semifinals and final on consecutive days, making it a physical and mental battle of endurance.

Way to go, Tigers! This old alum salutes you.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 08, 2003 to Other sports | TrackBack

Drew University is usually a tough school to beat in Division III soccer. For Trinity to win the national championship at Drew's home field under wintry conditions (about a foot of snow fell in the NYC area this weekend) makes this even more of an accomplishment.

Posted by: William Hughes on December 8, 2003 11:00 AM