November 28, 2017
The Mountain Lions finished their season losing to Colorado Christian during the RMAC Tournament Quarterfinals 3 sets to 1 on Nov. 14. They finished the season with a 15-12 record.
On Nov. 14, junior outside hitter Alyssa Brinton and senior middle blocker Taylor Hamilton earned spots on the 2017 All-RMAC Volleyball First Team. Redshirt freshman setter Raelynn Edge earned a spot on All-RMAC Second Team and senior libero Natasha Habert and freshman middle blocker Josie Russell earned Honorable Mention.
On Nov. 16, senior libero Natasha Habert was named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Volleyball Team. This team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.
Habert has maintained a cumulative 3.98 grade point average during her four-year career at UCCS. She is now eligible for the (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Team.
In her final match with the Mountain Lions, Habert set the new program record for career digs totaling 1,786 over four seasons.
On Nov. 10, senior midfielder Blake Barnes has been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-Distric Team.
The senior helped lead UCCS (7-8-4) to a berth in the RMAC Men’s Soccer Tournament this past season while finishing second on the team with 16 points (5 goals, 6 assists) after starting all 18 games.
In the classroom, the business administration major holds a 3.58 cumulative grade point average. Barnes advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-American team ballot. First-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be announced in December.
On Nov. 15, senior forward Jake McAllister has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) South Central All-Region Second Team. He led the team with 21 points (10 goals, 1 assists) while starting and appearing in all but one of the 19 games UCCS played.
The team has advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament where they played Colorado School of Mines on Nov. 17 in a rematch of the RMAC Tournament semifinals at UC San Diego.
On Nov. 15, sophomore midfielder Tarah Patterson has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) South Central All-Region First Team as teammate Taylor Proctor earned a spot on the Second Team.
Patterson has been racking up a team-best 19 points (8 goals, 3 assists) through 20 games. She has five game-winning goals, including the lone goal she scored in the 1-0 win over West Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Proctor has compiled five shutouts, four of which have come in the post season, for UCCS. The RMAC Goalkeeper of the Year has averaged a paltry 0.56 goals against through 19 appearances and has maintained a .880 saves percentage.
On Nov. 17, the men’s golf team climbed three spots and are now ranked No. 15 in the final Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll of the fall season.
The team is the only RMAC program to be ranked in the top 25 as CSU-Pueblo and Colorado Christian both received votes.