After winning the Cal Pac regular-season title and the league’s top seed for the conference tournament, the UC Merced women’s soccer team had its season end abruptly on a penalty shootout in the championship game. With 20 returners, nothing short of a conference crown will do for the Bobcats in 2016.
Surabordin Prachumsri becomes the second women’s volleyball coach in UCM history, replacing Allen McCreary, who went 42-72 in his five years at the helm. Prachumsri also becomes the first Bobcat alumnus to come back and coach in the school’s brief history.
Hostetler Court has seen its share of memorable basketball games in five years since the UC Merced men’s and women’s teams made their intercollegiate debut – the men’s overtime thriller with Division II Fresno Pacific in inaugural season and the women’s upset of Cal State Monterey Bay last season.