After a tournament win at the Embry-Riddle Invitational in Prescott, Ariz., the men’s golf team reached No. 1 in the national rankings, while men’s water polo earned a No. 2 ranking in Division III at one point this fall. Five programs have held spots in the top 16, including women’s soccer, volleyball and football.
When regular season play ended on Oct. 27 for both of the nationally ranked women’s teams, the Regals soccer and volleyball squads stood in very similar, very enviable positions. Each team had earned its third straight regular-season Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. Both were the top seeds in the SCIAC Tournament for the third straight year. And both had suffered only one loss in conference play.