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2019 Belly Flop Championship Runner Up

sou track and field steeplechase

Most years, this would be our champion. However, as you will see tomorrow, our runner up lacked two things our 2019 champion had going for him–blood and glasses.

sou track and field steeplechase

Academic All-CCC team

sou softball MACKENZIE EVANGELISTI

Mackenzie Evangelisti

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball @tiiaannaa_ @princess_kenzo @SoderstromErika

Full list here.

sou track seth campbell

Seth Campbell

sou softball tiana brown

Tiana Brown

sou track field erika sonderstrom

Erika Sonderstrom

Happy birthday, Devin Poppen!

sou mens wrestling devin poppen

Devin Poppen

@SOURaiders @SOUWrestling @DevinPoppen

Pick up some cool AHS gear and support the student athletes

2018 ashland high school baseball evan

Evan McLennan

@ahs_baseball @EvanMclennan7

Purchase Grizz gear and support the 2019 AHS baseball team here.

Happy birthday, Keegan Lawrence!

sou football keegan lawrence

Keegan Lawrence

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @k_law21 ‏

Happy birthday, Kevin Blueford!

sou football kevin blueford

Kevin Blueford

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football

NWCA-NAIA National Duals begin

sou mens wrestling devin poppen

Devin Poppen

@SOURaiders @SOUWrestling @DevinPoppen

Details here.

Lacrosse in Ashland

sou mens lacrosse

March 2014

@SOULACROSSE

Today’s photo comes from a time before the SOU track and field received a much needed face lift. SOU Lacrosse no longer plays games on this field.

Happy birthday, Aaron Borich!

sou mens basketball Aaron Borich

Aaron Borich

@SOURaiders @AaronBorich5

Raiders rank #1 in NAIA after fall

sou mens soccer luis aguilar

Men’s soccer earned SOU 53 points with a 9th place finish

@SOURaiders @RaiderVB @LDirectorsCup @SOUMensSoccer @EmmaRyan_4 @elli_cook @KileyBarcroft @nillawafer_8 @tristvedt_10 @aguilar_luis18

Details here.

sou volleyball

Volleyball earned SOU 73 points with a 5th place finish

Unfortunately, SOU has little chance of ever winning the NAIA Directors’ Cup for an entire year given the way the points are calculated. Standings are based on a school’s best 13 teams. The points are not weighted for things like number of sports or number of teams competing in a given sport. Therefore, schools with more teams and more teams in lower-participation sports (golf, tennis, swimming, cheer, dance, etc.) will score higher when all is said and done. If proper weighting was done (more points for higher-participation sports like softball and volleyball–there are over 220 volleyball teams in the NAIA but only 29 schools participating in swimming so if a school comes in 5th place in volleyball (like SOU did) they’ll score only half as many points as a school that comes in 5th place in both men’s and women’s swimming) and final points were divided by the number of teams that competed, Southern Oregon probably would have come in at #1 in each of the past four or five years. No team that has ranked higher than SOU in the final standings has only 13 teams (like SOU does). Most have 17 or more teams so they get to drop their lowest four or more teams a year. Last year’s winner, for instance, had 17 teams. The runner up had 22 teams!

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