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Fall Athletics Highlights

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Football—For the first time since 2012, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers finished with multiple wins—including a 39-21 win at Willamette University to successfully defend the Wagon Wheel traveling trophy—for the first time since 1992. Sophomore running back Michael Abraham was a unanimous All-Northwest Conference First-Team selection after finishing with the second-most rushing yards per game (95.5) and rushing touchdowns (9) in the conference. Senior defensive lineman Andrew Werst earned his second straight All-NWC First-Team choice, one of 10 Pioneers to receive an all-conference nod.


Cross Country—Nine Pioneers competed at the NCAA Division III West Regional to conclude the season. Junior Sean Richardson, an All-Northwest Conference selection, led the Lewis & Clark men’s team. He finished 28th, earning an All-West Region honor. Junior Samantha Bowen and sophomore Genevieve Serna were the top finishers for the Pioneers women’s team, with Serna improving on her first year’s time by seven seconds.


Women’s Soccer—Senior Mali PetersonWood concluded her L&C career with an All-Northwest Conference selection. With this accolade, the Pioneers have nabbed an All-NWC selection every season since 2008. PetersonWood, along with others on the Pioneer defense, excelled throughout the season, including in a 0-0 draw with Whitworth University on October 7. Erin Lutz joined PetersonWood as the only other senior on this year’s team.


Volleyball—Under first-year head coach Emily Hayes, the Pioneers posted their most wins since 2011. Fueled by a 7-0 start to the season, which included the tournament championship at the Washington and Lee Invitational, Lewis & Clark finished with 13 victories. Senior Kortney Meyer was named an All-Northwest Conference First-Team selection, the first top-team choice for Lewis & Clark since 2015. Meyer ranked second in the conference in total kills and kills per set and finished fifth all-time for kills in Lewis & Clark history.

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