by Robert Hydrick
November 24, 2008
Albany - The Darton women's soccer team did not win the school's first national junior college championship.
They have though gained the reputation as the nation's top women's junior college program.
The Lady Cavs returned from the NJCAA tournament on Monday.
One day after their tough 3-2 loss to Lewis and Clark College in the NJCAA tournament game.
The Lady Cavs one and only loss this season was a difficult one to digest for players and coaches.
The long flight home from Phoenix, Arizona did give head coach Ken Veilands a chance to reflect on what this program has accomplished in the last four years. T
wo national runner-up finishes, more than 85 wins and the team that everyone across the nation loves to cheer against because everyone roots for the underdog.
Head coach Ken Veilands said. "It is hard to explain while we were out there. It was a hostile enviroment. Everybody wants to beat Darton. It used to be on a regional basis but now it is on a national basis.
Sophomore Rachael McQuade said. "We really all felt this was this year and we all felt strongly enough that we were going to go all the way. We are really disappointed but we are proud of the achivements we have made throughout the season."
Darton's record in the last five years is 85-5-3 and has 153 wins in less than ten years.