Top five moments in 2013-14 Weber State athletics

(Photo by Tony Post)  Weber State University forward Jalen Carpenter defends in a game against Walla Walla University. The Wildcats defeated the Wolves 107-25, ending their 48-game losing streak.

(Photo by Tony Post)
Weber State University forward Jalen Carpenter defends in a game against Walla Walla University. The Wildcats defeated the Wolves 107-25, ending their 48-game losing streak.

5. Women’s basketball breaks record, breaks streak

In their first win since Dec. 10, 2011, the women’s basketball team shattered the school record for largest margin of victory as they defeated Walla Walla University in a 107-25 blowout.

Not only did the 82 point win break the 31-year-old record, but it also snapped a record-setting 48 game losing streak that had shattered the previous school record losing streak of 12 games.

The win seems to have signaled a turnaround for the program, as not only did they record their most wins in a season since the 2010-11, they also recorded their most single digit losses in that same time span.

(Photo by Bryan Butterfield)  Weber State University senior Davion Berry raises the Big Sky Conference Tournament MVP award as he exits the court.

(Photo by Bryan Butterfield)
Weber State University senior Davion Berry raises the Big Sky Conference Tournament MVP award as he exits the court.

 

 

4. Berry ends career with MVP award

Davion Berry was named the Big Sky Conference MVP after the regular season ended. This was the fifth time in the last eight years a Wildcat has won the award.

In his final year with the Wildcats, Berry led the team in scoring in 19 of the team’s 31 games, and recorded at least 20 points in 18 games. Berry’s MVP award capped off his two-year career at Weber State University, a career that saw him finish 19th all-time in school history with 1102 career points.

 

(Source: Weber State Athletics)  Weber State University sophomore Jakub Gewert hits the ball in a match earlier this season.

(Source: Weber State Athletics)
Weber State University sophomore Jakub Gewert hits the ball in a match earlier this season.

3. Men’s tennis plays perfect in conference games

The 2014 season was a major step in the right direction for the Wildcats men’s tennis team, as they finished conference play undefeated.

In the team’s first winning season since 2008, the Wildcats went 10-0 against Big Sky opponents and won the regular season title for the first time in program history.

While the team fell short of winning the title, next season looks good for them as most of their current squad will be returning.

(Source: Robert Casey)  Weber State University soccer player Kendra Smith handles the ball in a game against Brigham Young University in the NCAA College Cup. The Wildcats lost 4-0 to the Cougars.

(Source: Robert Casey)
Weber State University soccer player Kendra Smith handles the ball in a game against Brigham Young University in the NCAA College Cup. The Wildcats lost 4-0 to the Cougars.

 

 

2. Soccer grabs fourth Big Sky title in program history

Weber State University’s first Big Sky Conference Title of the year came from the women’s soccer team when they defeated Portland State University for the program’s first title in eight years.

After winning their fourth title in team history, the Wildcats advanced to the NCAA tournament to face in-state rival BYU, where they lost 4-0.

Despite losing five seniors after this season, the team has a solid young core, and should be contenders for the title again in 2014.

 

(Source: Darin Hogge)  Weber State University sophomore Joel Bolomboy goes up for a shot against the University of Arizona on Friday. Bolomboy had 11 points and 16 rebounds, earning his 11th double-double of the season.

(Source: Darin Hogge)
Weber State University sophomore Joel Bolomboy goes up for a shot against the University of Arizona on Friday. Bolomboy had 11 points and 16 rebounds, earning his 11th double-double of the season.

1. Men’s basketball dominates on way to Big Sky Title

In a season where the Wildcats had the Conference MVP (Davion Berry), Coach of the Year (Randy Rahe), Freshman of the Year (Jeremy Senglin), and Defensive Player of the Year (Joel Bolomboy), it was only fitting that the team would capture the conference title for the 15th time in school history.

The win in the championships sent Weber State to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007.

Although the Wildcats eventually lost to No. 1 Arizona in the first round, they were able to keep the score close throughout the game, as they were the only 16 seed in the tournament to lose by single digits.

 

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