BYU lacrosse, defending 2007 Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association champions, took second at nationals this year. Nine BYU players received U.S. Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates All-America honors.
For the third year in a row, the men’s rugby team made it to the USA Rugby Collegiate Championship final and came in second to the Cal Bears.
In the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship—the game that could have propelled the men’s volleyball team to the NCAA Final Four—BYU fell to Pepperdine. Yet post-season, the Cougars were ranked no. 4 nationally in the CBS College Sports Network/AVCA Division I-II Coaches Poll. Seniors Russell K. Holmes (BS ’08) and Ivan A. Perez-Rosario (BS ’08) both received their third consecutive All-America honors.
The women’s racquetball team won the 2008 National Collegiate Racquetball Championship. Darla Wenger (’08), Mallory K. Parry (’08), Katherine A. Affeltranger (’10), Katherine J. Yourstone (’10), Charlotte A. MacFarlane (’09), and Lisa J. Culverwell (’11) made up the championship team.
Entering the NCAA Softball Championships with the MWC at-large bid and the no. 3 batting average in the nation, the women’s softball team beat no. 13 North Carolina to advance to the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Championship. The season ended there; no. 23 Georgia stopped BYU.
Track and Field
Ten BYU athletes competed in the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Leif H. Arrhenius (’10) placed fourth in the nation in discus, Angela Wagner (’10) placed sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and Carlee Clark Platt (BS ’07) placed seventh in the 800-meter run.
The men’s track and field team also won the MWC Outdoor Track and Field Championship—setting a BYU record with 11 straight league titles.