Bowling Green, Ky. -- Last year the St. Catharine College Patriots advanced to the championship game of the Mid-South Conference where they lost 2-1 to perennial power Lindsey Wilson. This season Tim Wolz team looked poised to return to that game with four consecutive wins to end the regular season at 11-7.
But the University of the Cumberlands, the first conquest of that four game Patriots’ win streak, turned the tables on St. Catharine in the Mid-South Conference opener with a 4-1 victory. A tough loss, indeed, but not one that tarnished an otherwise successful 2015 campaign.
“This was a much tougher conference this year“, said sixth year coach Wolz who has now compiled back to back winning seasons (15-6 in 2014) for the first time in St. Catharine history. “We were competitive in every game but things didn’t always go our way.”
After starting the season at 2-4 the Patriots regrouped to go 9-4 the remainder of the season which put them in fourth place in the final MSC standings. And with only three starters lost to graduation, Wolz is optimistic about the Patriots’ future.
“We will miss all of our seniors,” added Wolz, “but we return the majority of our starters and many of our good players off the bench. I feel good, too, about how our recruiting is going”
Wolz will also feel good about reaching a milestone next year when his first victory of the season will be his 50th win at St. Catharine, where he is already the winningest men’s coach in the school’s history.