Corban Athletics Enjoys Tremendous Success During Challenging Year
In new head coach Taylor Kelly’s first season, the Warriors shocked the Cascade Collegiate Conference finishing 10-2 in conference play and 15-3 overall to claim the CCC Spring Championship outright. The Warriors’ efforts were buoyed by All-Conference award winners, Kendall Moore and Jordan Newt, with Kelly being named CCC Coach of the Spring.
The Warriors completed another historic season, claiming the CCC championship for the third time in school history, upsetting eighth-ranked Eastern Oregon. The team went on to nationals for their fifth consecutive season, finishing in the top 16 at the final site, and coming in at 14th in the final NAIA coaches’ poll. The squad anticipates continued success as the entire roster returns for next season.
The men’s soccer team completed another stellar season, finishing 9-2-1 and repeating as CCC champions, with their efforts earning them a spot in the NAIA Tournament for the eighth straight season. Led by NAIA All-Americans Carlos Llamosa, Justin Keegan, and Matheus Giron, the Warriors landed at number 20 in the final NAIA coaches’ poll.
This season, the Corban baseball team booked its first-ever trip to the NAIA Tournament in program history. The Warriors finished 16-16 in what is widely considered one of the nation’s toughest conferences, dropping a close contest in the CCC championship game.
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