Fall Sport Summary
Men’s cross country
The men’s team proved itself again this year to be a steady competitor. The Prairie Wolves took third place at the Woody Greeno Invitational and earned several more top 10 finishes and a GPAC championship. They finished 24th at the NCAA Division III nationals.
Women’s cross country
The Prairie Wolves began their season by winning the Woody Greeno Invitational at Lincoln’s Pioneers Park, then went on to fill their season with top 10 team finishes. The team held a steady presence on the USTFCCCA national rankings. The GPAC champions capped the season placing 13th at the NCAA Division III nationals.
NWU weathered a tough first half of the season that included games against two top five teams. A victory against 25th ranked Dakota Wesleyan marked a turning point as the Prairie Wolves finished 4-6.
The golf team displayed consistent strength all fall, opening with a victory at the Doane Dual and following up with three more top three finishes. Leadership stretched across this team with five different players posting top team scores over the six events.
A solid defensive team struggled to score goals throughout the year. The Prairie Wolves won six games in a season where they scored no more than one goal in a game 11 times. The men finished with a 6-10-1 record.
The Prairie Wolves played ferocious defense all season, giving up just one goal in their first seven games. That defensive rigidity complemented a hot and cold offense. The women finished with a 9-6-2 record.
The team got off to the hottest start in school history, dropping just five games in winning its first 10 matches. The Prairie Wolves finished 23-5. Their .821 winning percentage was second best in school history. NWU competed in the opening round of the NCAA Division III national tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota.