CBC reviews fall sports season

With the season concluded, Central Baptist College had some positive things to take away from the fall season. Fall sports officially ended for CBC on Nov. 3 after the final volleyball match vs. Stephens College at Reddin Fieldhouse.

Women’s soccer had the most to take away from this season, winning four games and having three players – Sara Calzada, Kady Johnson and Ashley Hultquist – named to the All-American Midwest Conference teams as honorable mention selections. As a team, the Mustangs scored 21 goals and Calzada made 94 saves to give her a total of 312 in two years.

Men’s soccer, trying to repeat the success of 2017 when they played for the American Midwest Conference championship, won just three times, but weren’t eliminated from playoff contention until the final weekend of the regular season. Andrew Montoya, who finished the season with 68 saves and a .739 save percentage, earned American Midwest Conference honorable mention team honors for his performance this season, including five shutouts, the most in a season since 2013.

Volleyball won three games this season, two against Mississippi University for Women and one against AMC foe Harris-Stowe State. Some highlights from the season were Hope Johnson joining the 1,000 assist club and Kobie Hartman becoming just the third Mustang ever with 400 digs in a season. Reaven Seymore and Khyra Echols were both named to the All-AMC honorable mention team after finishing the season as leaders in kills (Echols) and blocks/hitting percentage (Seymore). 

Cross country ran a total of six meets this fall, with mostly freshmen competing in those meets. Cade Griffith and Ally Swaim were the top finishers in every meet for CBC, guiding the Mustangs to a pair of 12th place finishes at the AMC Championships.

Men’s golf had probably the most impressive fall of any team that competed, winning the last three tournaments they competed in and having individual top finishers as well. Dylan Smith, Leyton Clark, Spencer LaBarbera and Taylor Morton earned AMC Golfer of the Week honors during the fall season and all four of them posted top-five finishes during the weeks they were selected, including a win by LaBarbera and second place finishes for Smith, Clark and Morton.