May 13, 2019

Bruins Finish Second In McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy

HILLSBORO --- The Northwest Conference announced the final standings of the 2018-19 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy on Monday, as George Fox University claimed its highest placement at second with 220 points.

Official NWC Release

This marks the Bruins' highest finish in school history and breaks last year's record of 212 points in the 2017-18 standings. Last season, the Bruins moved up to third in the McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy after capturing six NWC trophies (women's basketball, women's lacrosse, men's track & field, women's track & field and were co-champions in both women's golf and softball).

The Bruins matched last season's success with six NWC titles in the 2018-19 season (co-champs men's cross country, women's basketball, women's golf, men's track & field, women's track & field and women's lacrosse). The Bruins also enjoyed a second-place finish in men's tennis, and third-place finishes in men's golf, softball, and football.

This marks the second straight season the Bruins led the NWC in conference championships (6). Pacific Lutheran and Whitman grabbed five conference titles, while Whitworth recorded three and Linfield and Willamette had two apiece.

Whitworth University won the McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy for the 12th consecutive year with 268 points. The Pirates claimed conference titles in football, baseball, and men's swimming. They also placed second in seven different sports among the conference standings.

The Northwest Conference All-Sports Trophy recognizes athletic excellence among Northwest Conference institutions across all fields of competition. It is named in honor of John Lewis, the baseball coach (1947-72), basketball coach (1947-67) and athletics director (1952- 72) at Willamette University; and Jane McIlroy, Linfield College's women's athletics director and physical education professor from 1950-82 who also coached field hockey (1952-81), basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis.

2018-19 George Fox Results – (Team, NWC Finish, Points)

Men's Cross Country – T-1st – 17 points

Women's Cross Country – 7th – 6 points

Men's Soccer – 8th – 4 points

Women's Soccer – 6th – 8 points

Women's Volleyball – 8th – 4 points

Football – T-3rd – 13 points

Men's Swimming – 8th – 4 points

Women's Swimming – 8th – 4 points

Men's Basketball – 5th – 10 points

Women's Basketball – 1st – 18 points

Baseball – T-4th – 10 points

Softball – T-3rd – 13 points

Men's Tennis – 2nd – 16 points

Women's Tennis – 6th – 8 points

Men's Golf – 3rd – 14 points

Women's Golf – 1st – 17 points

Women's Lacrosse – 1st – 18 points

Men's Track & Field – 1st – 18 points

Women's Track & Field – 1st – 18 points