As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, fall sports are ending and winter sports are getting underway. Here is a quick look at how some of Tech’s fall teams finished up.
NCAA Championships Finish: Women – #25
ACC Championships Finish: Men – #6, Women – #6
Sarah Rapp, All-ACC
Paige Kvartunas, All-ACC
Competing at NCAA nationals for just the second time in school history, the Tech women finished 25th out of the nation’s top 31 schools.
Paige Kvartunas finished her race in 28:08.1, 24 seconds away from All-American time. She finished 88th out of 255 racers. Both Kvartunas and Sarah Rapp, Tech’s other All-ACC runner, are seniors.
Record: 7-8-2, 2-5-1 ACC
Coastal Division Rank: #5 out of 6
Accolades: Ricardo John, freshman, forward – All-ACC Second Team, ACC All-Freshmen Team
The Hokies improved slightly from the 2013 campaign, in which they went 4-8-5 and 1-5-5 in the ACC. This year’s team lost 1-0 in the first round of the ACC tournament to No. 15 Virginia. It was the second time this season the Hokies fell to Virginia by a 1-0 score.
The Hokies had a rough final stretch of the season, going scoreless in six of their final seven games.
Record: 16-6, 5-5 ACC
ACC rank: #6 out of 14
Murielle Tiernan, sophomore, forward – All-ACC First Team
Ashley Meier, junior, midfielder – All-ACC Second Team
Candace Cephers, sophomore, midfielder – All-ACC Third Team
Jordan Coburn, junior, defender – ALL-ACC Third Team
Shannon Mayrose, senior, forward – All-ACC Third Team
Madi Conyers, freshman, midfielder – All-Freshman Team
Last year, the Hokies were ranked as high as No. 4 in the country and made it to the College Cup. This year, they were unable to get back to Cary, N.C., as their season ended in the Round of 16 with a 2-1 loss to Penn State.
The Hokies will return five All-ACC players next year, creating a strong foundation for what figures to be a successful 2015.
Record: 17-14, 10-8 ACC
ACC rank: #7 out of 15
Kathryn Caine, senior, MB – All-ACC First Team
Lindsey Owens, sophomore, OH – All-ACC First Team
The volleyball team experienced a bit of a regression, falling to 17-14 after a 22-10 2013 season. The women played strong in Blacksburg however, winning 13 of their 17 matches at Cassell Coliseum, including winning all three matches at the Hokie Invitational in September.