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Five Texas Lutheran student-athletes among SCAC honorees on All-Sportsmanship Teams

Five Texas Lutheran student-athletes among SCAC honorees on All-Sportsmanship Teams
SEGUIN, Texas -- Texas Lutheran student-athletes Christopher Torres (men's cross country), Jocee Bennett (women's cross country), Cole Welker (men's soccer), Rebecca Rivas (women's soccer), and Peyton Sulak (women's volleyball) are among the 47 honorees on the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship Teams.
 
The SCAC today announced its 12th annual fall All-Sportsmanship teams. 

The SCAC places a special emphasis on sportsmanship each year and asks all fans of the conference to exhibit good sportsmanship at all conference functions throughout the 2019-20 season.
 
Read the SCAC Presidents’ Council statement on Fan Sportsmanship.

Each head coach was asked to elect one member from his or her team who displayed good sportsmanship throughout the season.
 
Torres, a senior from San Antonio (Warren), has lettered in both men's cross country and men's track & field in his Bulldog career. With the cross country team this year, Torres finished 53rd individually at the conference championship meet with an 8K time of 31 minutes, 21.40 seconds.
 
Bennett, a senior from Cuero (Cuero), has lettered in women's cross country and women's track and field. This year, she helped the Bulldogs to a fourth-place team finish in the conference championships with an individual showing of 48th. She crossed the finish line of the 6K race with a time of 29:11.70.
 
Welker, a senior from San Antonio (O'Connor), was a key player for the Bulldogs in their SCAC Championship run. Welker, a midfielder, played in 20 matches and made 19 starts for the Bulldogs in the midfield. He registered a goal and five assists and led TLU to its second-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship (first round).
 
Rivas, a senior from Waxahachie (Waxahachie), earned her second varsity letter with the women's soccer team. Rivas appeared in 12 matches in 2019 and scored one goal. Rivas and the Bulldogs qualified for the SCAC Championship tournament and finished their season in the SCAC quarterfinal round.
 
Sulak, a sophomore from Needville (Needville), helped the Bulldogs to an 11-win improvement in 2019 from the 2018 season. Sulak increased her individual kill total by 146 (246 to 100) and her block total by 49 (93 to 44). She also jumped her hitting percentage up to .273 from .199 last season. The Bulldogs won 20 matches, played in the SCAC Championship tournament, and ended their season in the tournament's quarterfinal round.

The 2019 SCAC All-Sportsmanship honorees for the fall sports season are listed below:

2019 All-Sportsmanship Men's Cross Country Team
Austin College - Johnathan Biffar, Jr., Fate, TX
Colorado College - Emerson Worrell, Fy., Winthrop, WA
University of Dallas – Andrew Maal, Sr., Pueblo West, CO
Johnson & Wales University (Denver) - Bryce Moore, Sr., Loma, CO
Schreiner University - Joseph Diaz, Jr., Laredo, TX
Southwestern University – Doug Ginsberg, So., Houston, TX
University of St. Thomas (Houston) - Michael Skinner, So., Houston, TX
Texas Lutheran University - Christopher Torres, Sr., San Antonio, TX
Trinity University - Aaron Garcia, Jr., Austin, TX

2019 All-Sportsmanship Women's Cross Country Team
Austin College - Victoria Dodd, Sr., Pottsboro, TX
Colorado College - Na'ama Nevo, Fy., Portland, OR
University of Dallas - Hannah Guth, Sr., Lake Charles, LA
Johnson & Wales University (Denver) – Jenny Seda, Fy., Harmony, FL
Schreiner University - Kendall Lee, Jr., Gause, TX
Southwestern University – Emma Pertuit, Fy., Seabrook, TX
University of St. Thomas (Houston) - Hanna Dowers, Jr., Flagstaff, Ariz.
Texas Lutheran - Jocee Bennett, Sr., Cuero, TX
Trinity University - Laurel Daughtrey, Jr., Round Rock, TX

2019 All-Sportsmanship Men's Soccer Team
Austin College – Johnathan Gonzalez, Jr., Irving, TX
Centenary College - Jeffery Mallernee, Sr., Keller, TX
Colorado College - Keller Mochel, Sr., Carpinteria, CA
University of Dallas - Craig Drozdowski, Sr., Cypress TX
Johnson & Wales University (Denver) - Zac Collins, Jr., Aurora, CO
Schreiner University - Zachary Rodriguez, Sr., San Antonio, Texas
Southwestern University – Garrison Van Houten, Jr., Port Neches, TX
University of St. Thomas (Houston) - Fabrizio Policastro, Fy., Houston, TX
Texas Lutheran University - Cole Welker, Sr., San Antonio, TX
Trinity University - Rodrigo Castillo, Jr., Kingwood, TX

2019 All-Sportsmanship Women's Soccer Team
Austin College - Meredith Harris, So., Mansfield, TX
Centenary College - Ariel Muller, Fy., Groves, TX
University of Dallas - Lexi Tocci, Jr., Austin, Texas
Johnson & Wales University (Denver) - Amanda Fischer, Sr., Littleton, CO
Schreiner University - Kristeen Restrepo, Sr., Cypress, TX
Southwestern University - Mary Cardone, Sr., San Antonio, TX
University of St. Thomas (Houston) - Sarah Zimmer, So., Willis, TX
Texas Lutheran University - Rebecca Rivas, Sr., Waxahachie, TX
Trinity University - Kristen Coniglione, Fy., Dallas, TX

2019 All-Sportsmanship Volleyball Team
Austin College – Brooklyn Talley, So., Commerce, TX
Centenary College - Alyssa Davis, So., Van Alstyne, TX
Colorado College - Emma Hewlin, Jr., Victoria, BC
University of Dallas - Stephanie Janysek, Sr., Sinton, TX
Johnson & Wales University (Denver) - Kaitlin Jones, So., LaSalle, CO
Schreiner University - Kamryn Ash, Fy., Copperas Cove, TX
Southwestern University – Jazmin Howard, Sr., Universal City, TX
University of St. Thomas (Houston) – Alaina Lanik, Fy., Richmond, TX
Texas Lutheran University - Peyton Sulak, So., Needville, TX
Trinity University - Sami Lin, Jr., Sugar Land, TX

To view an archive of past All-Sportsmanship teams, click here.