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Top Sports Moments of 2022

Lacrosse Goes Unbeaten … Again

It seems the only thing that can slow the women’s lacrosse team of late is a pandemic (the 2020 season was shortened to three games due to COVID-19). For a fifth straight campaign, the Bruins went unbeaten in Northwest Conference play, going 12-0 to earn a third consecutive NCAA Division III postseason berth. George Fox hasn’t lost a NWC contest since the 2016 season and has gone 50-0 in league play since 2017.

Women’s Golf Team Takes Third at Nationals

For the fifth time in six years, the women’s golf team earned a top-three finish at the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, landing third place with a 1203 team total – the Bruins’ lowest four-round score at the national tournament in school history. Leading the way was sophomore Alison Takamiya, who earned a runner-up individual finish.

Hollen Notches 300th Win

A 3-1 defeat of conference foe Whitworth on April 15 marked the 300th victory in softball head coach Jessica Hollen’s career. The Bruins finished the year 31-12 overall and 22-6 in the Northwest Conference, marking their ninth straight winning season. Hollen now stands as the fourth-winningest coach in the history of Bruin athletics.

Baseball’s Meffert Named NWC Freshman of the Year

Noah Meffert’s play on both the mound and in the field caught the attention of Northwest Conference baseball coaches, who voted him the NWC’s Freshman of the Year. The talented newcomer also earned a second-team all-conference nod after leading the Bruins with a .375 average at the plate and winning five games, recording three saves and posting a 1.26 ERA as a pitcher.

Strickland Earns Runner-up Finish at Nationals

Senior Christine Strickland closed out her George Fox career on a high note, placing second in the javelin at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio, in May. The Eugene, Oregon, native uncorked a throw of 146 feet, 6 inches to establish a personal record and earn All-American honors in the process.

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