As the 2013-14 academic year concludes and anticipation turns towards the coming year, here is a quick glance back at the three conference titles the Washington Huskies took home in 2013-14.
The Dawgs claimed the Pac-12 title for the first time since 2005 and just the third time in program history. The Huskies then had a valiant run to the Final Four, where the Dawgs fell to eventual national champion Penn State. Junior Krista Vansant took home Pac-12 Player of the Year honors, while head coach Jim McLaughlin was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year. Vansant was also named the AVCA National Player of the Year, the first Husky ever to win the prestigious award. Two Huskies were named to the All-Pac-12 conference team; Vansant and junior Kaleigh Nelson.
The Huskies took the Pac-12 by storm, winning their first conference title since 2000. Washington head coach Jamie Clark was voted Pac-12 Coach of the Year, while Cristian Roldan (7 goals) was named Freshman of the Year. The second-seeded Huskies reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, where they were knocked out by New Mexico, 1-0.
The Huskies had three members make the All-Pac-12 First team, while two additional Huskies were named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team.
The Huskies just continue to win. The Dawgs grabbed their fourth consecutive national title and 17th in program history, while also winning the Ten Eyck trophy for garnering the most team points for an eighth-straight season. The Huskies also claimed their fifth-straight conference title. Washington placed four athletes on the All-Pac-12 Conference team, the most of any Pac-12 school, and head coach Michael Callahan was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year.
The 2014-15 athletic year figures to be just as exciting.