The 2018-19 season in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was a memorable one for many reasons. The SLIAC celebrated a pair of programs capturing their first ever conference tournament titles while nine other programs repeated as tournament winners. You can relive the 2018-19 year with our SLIAC Champions List below.

2018 SLIAC Women's Golf Champion - Spalding Univeristy

The school year started out with the SLIAC holding its 2nd ever Women's Golf Championship. The two day event was held in Jacksonville, Illinois at The Links with a field of six programs and saw Spalding University capture back-to-back titles. The Golden Eagles led the tournament from the start and had the top four individual finishers. Spalding shot a two round score of 670, winning by nearly 60 strokes with Taylor Thompson winning Player of the Year honors with a score of 160.


1st - Spalding (670)

2nd - Fontbonne (728)

3rd - Iowa Wesleyan (902)

4th - Eureka (968)

NTS - MacMurray & Westminster

2018 SLIAC Men's Cross Country Champion - Greenville University

The Greenville University men's cross country team extended their title streak to three by winning the 2018 championship. The Panthers are the first program to win three in a row since the program won 11 straight from 1996 to 2007. Greenville tallied 24 points as a team with five runners finishing in the top nine spots of the race. Their 33 point margin of victory was the largest in the SLIAC Championship since 2000. Dylan Goodyear was the individual championship, finishing in a time of 25:55 and becoming the first Panther to win an individual title since 2008.


1st - Greenville (24)

2nd - Webster (57)

3rd - Spalding (59)

4th - Principia (105)

5th - Iowa Wesleyan (147)

6th - Blackburn (178)

7th - MacMurray (183)

NTS - Fontbonne & Westminster

2018 SLIAC Women's Cross Country Champion - Webster University

Webster University defended their SLIAC Women's Cross Country title, totaling 29 points as a team to win the 2018 championship. The Gorloks depth was the difference maker as they had three runners place in the top six. Their 30 point margin of victory was the largest since the 2008 championship while the title is the 3rd in program history. They are the first program to repeat as champions since Greenville won six straight from 2004 through 2009. Individually it was a historic send-off for Westminster College's Jessie Kuykendall. Kuykendall, who had not raced in a month due to injury, won her 3rd career SLIAC Championship; becoming the first runner in SLIAC history to accomplish that feat.


1st - Webster (29)

2nd - Greenville (59)

3rd - Spalding (93)

4th - Principia (98)

5th - Fontbonne (121)

6th - Iowa Wesleyan (143)

NTS - Blackburn, MacMurray, & Westminster

2018 SLIAC Women's Soccer Champion - Westminster College

The 2018 SLIAC Women's Soccer Tournament was one of upsets. The first round featured both lower seeds knocking off the top two seeds; and the tournament concluded with #3 Westminster capturing the title in a double overtime thriller. Westminster took the early lead with two goals in the first-half but had to hold off Greenville in the final ten-minutes of the game, which saw the Panthers even the score. The game remained tied unitl the 109th minute when Kate Ponder netted her second goal of the game and clinched the Blue Jays second ever SLIAC Women's Soccer Title.


Game 1 - #4 Greenville def. #1 Webster, 2-1 OT

Game 2 - #3 Westminster tied #2 Fontbonne, 1-1 OT (WC 3-2 on PK)

Championship - #3 Westminster def. #4 Greenville, 3-2 (2 OT)

2018 SLIAC Volleyball Champion - Greenville University

Greenville made it four in a row with a 3-1 win in the championship match of the 2018 SLIAC Volleyball Tournament. The Panthers hit .242 as a team in their two matches during the tournament including a season-high 65 kills in the championship match alone. Greenville took the title with a 25-21, 25-17, 24-26, 26-24 win as Abby Freeman put down 24 kills in the match and earned Tournament MVP honors.


Match 1 - #1 Webster def. #4 Westminster, 3-2

Match 2 - #2 Greenville def. #3 Principia, 3-0

Championship - #2 Greenville def. #1 Webster, 3-1

2019 SLIAC Women's Basketball Champion - Greenville University

For the second time in four years the Greenville Panthers took home the SLIAC title, this time in front of their fans on their home court. For the first time in program history the Panthers were regular season and tournament champions in the same season. Greenville edged out Spalding in the championship game, a game that featured 11 lead changes and four ties. But Greenville was able to find themselves on top at the end with a 72-66 win thanks in large part to a key blocked shot by Morgan St. James, which led to a fast break and extended their lead late. St. James went on to finish with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 blocked shots in the game and was named Tournament MVP.


Game 1 - #2 Spalding def. #3 Westminster, 75-67

Game 2 - #1 Greenville def. #4 Webster, 68-65 OT

Championship - #1 Greenville def. #2 Spalding, 72-66

2019 SLIAC Men's Basketball Champion - Eureka College

Eureka College showed the importance of playing well at the right time. Desipte entering the tournament with an 11-14 overall record the Red Devils won their final four conference games in the regular season and carried that momentum into the SLIAC tournament. Eureka proceeded to out score the nation's top scoring team, Greenville, 163-146 in the opening round and continued their dream run with a 70-69 win over host Webster in the championship game. It marked the first SLIAC Men's Basketball title in school history and the first time the program advanced to the national tournament since joining NCAA Division III in 2006. Hank Thomas was named the Tournament MVP after putting up 23 points with 5 assists in the championship game, which came on the heels of his 32 point, 12 assist effort in round one.


Game 1 - #3 Eureka def. #2 Greenville, 163-146

Game 2 - #1 Webster def. #4 Blackburn, 70-68

Championship - #3 Eureka def. #1 Webster, 70-69

2019 SLIAC Women's Tennis Champion - Principia College

The spring championship season started with the SLIAC Women's Tennis Tournament, a five team field that saw #2 seed Principia come away with the trophy. Principia defeated Webster 5-4 in their first match of the tournament and went on to get past top-seed Greenville 5-4 in a championship thriller that came down to the final individual match, where Hallie Jones clinched the championship point for Principia. Principia had to fight their way back from being down in both of their tournament matches to capture the program's 21st SLIAC title.


Match 1 - #3 Webster def. #6 Fontbonne, 5-0

Match 2 - #5 Westminster def. #4 Blackburn, 5-0

Match 3 - #1 Greenville def. #5 Westminster, 5-2

Match 4 - #2 Principia def. #3 Webster, 5-4

5th Place Match - #4 Blackburn def. #6 Fontbonne, 5-1

3rd Place Match - #3 Webster def. #5 Westminster, 5-3

Championship - #2 Principia def. #1 Greenville, 5-4

2019 SLIAC Men's Golf Champion - Webster University

Webster won their 3rd consecutive SLIAC Men's Golf Tournament, shooting an 889 at Weaver Ridge in Peoria, Illinois. Although it was the 9th SLIAC title in program history it marked the first time they had won three consecutive. The Gorloks had the top four golfers on the leaderboard with Zac Ciesla winning the individual title with a 215.


1st - Webster (889)

2nd - Fontbonne (962)

3rd - Westminster (999)

4th - Blackburn (1008)

5th - Iowa Wesleyan (1018)

6th - MacMurray (1035)

7th - Eureka (1156)

2019 SLIAC Men's Tennis Champion - Principia College

Principia continued their dominance in men's tennis, winning their 6th consecutive tournament title. That mark is tied for the second longest streak in conference history. The Panthers went undefeated in the regular season and have now won 19 consecutive matches against SLIAC opponents. Principia added two more wins to that streak with a 5-0 victory over Westminster in their first tournament match and a 5-1 win against Greenville in the championship match.


Match 1 - #5 Westminster def. #4 Fontbonne, 5-0

Match 2 - #2 Greenville def. #3 Webster, 5-0

Match 3 - #1 Principia def. #5 Westminster, 5-0

Match 4 - #3 Webster def. #4 Fontbonne, 5-0

3rd Place Match - #3 Webster def. #5 Westminster

Championship - #1 Principia def. #2 Greenville, 5-1

2019 SLIAC Men's Track and Field Champion - Greenville University

For the second straight weekend in the spring a SLIAC school maintained their dominance in their sport. Greenville University won their 3rd consecutive SLIAC Men's Track and Field Championship and in fact are the only school to win the title since the league started sponsoring a championship in 2017. Greenville totaled 267 points in the 2019 championship.


1st - Greenville (267)

2nd - Webster (191)

3rd - Principia (102)

4th - Spalding (31)

5th - Fontbonne (1)

2019 SLIAC Women's Track and Field Champion - Webster University

The Webster University women's track and field team had a near record performance at the 2019 SLIAC Championships on their way to a title, totaling 258 points. That was just 2.5 points off last year's record total which also garnered them the trophy. Meredith Sowers added to her career totals with five more medals at the 2019 meet, extending her SLIAC record to 15 medals in her career.


1st - Webster (258)

2nd - Greenville (170)

3rd - Fontbonne (90)

4th - Principia (42)

5th - Spalding (33)

6th - Westminster (8)

2019 SLIAC Softball Champion - Eureka College

For the second time in just over two months Eureka College fans would celebrate a SLIAC title for the first time in a respective sport. This time it was Red Devil softball fans that went along for a historic ride. Eureka captured their first-ever SLIAC softball regular season title by going 14-4 and then kept their potent offense going in the tournament, powering their way to a tournament title. Eureka scored 27 runs in their three tournament games and became the first #1 seed to win the tournament since 2015. Morgan Ledbetter was named the tournament MVP after going 6-for-10 with 4 home runs and 7 runs batted in during the weekend.


Game 1 - #3 Greenville def. #2 Iowa Wesleyan, 4-2

Game 2 - #1 Eureka def. #4 Spalding, 7-4

Game 3 - #1 Eureka def. #3 Greenville, 9-0

Game 4 - #4 Spalding def. #2 Iowa Wesleyan, 6-4 (8 inn.)

Game 5 - #4 Spalding def. #3 Greenville, 9-6

Championship - #1 Eureka def. #4 Spalding 11-3

2019 SLIAC Baseball Champion - Webster University

The season came to an end in a familiar fashion as Webster University won its 2nd straight SLIAC Tournament and the 10th in program history. Webster became the first repeat champion since 2014 which capped off a five-year title streak by the Gorloks. The Webster offense came alive in the conference tournament. After scoring double digit runs just nine times in 39 regular season games the Gorloks exploded for 10 or more runs in two of their three tournament games. The Gorloks won the championship game 10-5 over Spalding with Gorlok pitcher Matt Mulhearn working 1 1/3 perfect innings of relief on just one day of work after notching the win in the Gorloks tournament opening game. Sean Beaver would be named the Tournament MVP after his win in game two in which he allowed just one run on seven hits in nine innings while striking out nine.


Game 1 - #1 East Spalding def. #2 West Westminster, 3-2

Game 2 - #1 West Webster def. #2 East Greenville, 11-1

Game 3 - Greenville def. Westminster, 8-2

Game 4 - Webster def. Spalding, 8-1

Game 5 - Spalding def. Greenville, 9-0

Championship - Webster def. Spalding, 10-5

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