Player of the Week
The Western Athletic Conference recently announced their TicketSmarter WAC Men’s Soccer Players of the Week. California Baptist University’s Bryan Iliohan and Grand Canyon’s Rafael Guerrero each garnered an offensive player of the week and defensive player of the week honor, respectively. CBU won its first conference competition against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Sept. 25. Guerrero made eight saves as the goalkeeper for GCU against Seattle University on Sept. 25.
Western Athletic Conference football has returned for the first time since 2012. The WAC is competing at the Football Championship Subdivision level, with defending FCS national champions Sam Houston State University headlining the new WAC football lineup. Sam Houston will be joined by Abilene Christian University, Dixie State University, Lamar University, Stephen F. Austin University, and Tarleton University. Sam Houston has remained at the top of the major FCS polls this week.
Several Western Athletic Conference cross-country have been ranked in a top regional poll. Four men’s teams and three women’s teams have been listed in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional cross-country poll. The WAC cross-country championships will soon be hosted at the UC Riverside Agricultural Operations for 2021. The Lancers will be racing to defend their team and individual conference titles.