SF Athletics: 2023-24 Review

SF Athletics: 2023-24 Review

Santa Fe College's Clock Tower on the Northwest Campus.

May 23, 2024 – The echoes of the final buzzer fade. The last cheers of the crowd settle into memory. From post-season triumphs to bittersweet farewells, each moment has left its mark in Santa Fe College history. Let’s look back at the 2023-24 athletic seasons.

SF mascot Caesar holding a volleyball.

Women’s Volleyball

Santa Fe College Volleyball prepared for the 2023 season by introducing 12 new Saints to its team. The season schedule challenged each player. Despite several disappointments, the Saints shone in games such as their victory over Indian River State College.

  • Overall record: 6-20
  • Conference record: 2-12
  • Home record: 5-10
  • Away record: 1-9
Coach Mowry stands in between two Santa Fe College basketball players while holding a basketball.

Men’s Basketball

Having lost their top eight scorers from the previous year, the Santa Fe Saints looked forward with optimism. There were many opportunities for everyone to step up and contribute. The Saints had a season filled with highs and lows as they sought to regain their glory.

  • Overall record: 10-20
  • Conference record: 2-14
  • Home record: 6-10
  • Away record: 3-10
The Santa Fe College Saints Women’s Basketball Team sitting and standing in a variety of playful poses.

Women’s Basketball

It was an uphill fight for SF’s Women’s Basketball team. Their perseverance paid off when they made it to the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 postseason tournament. Despite losing in the quarterfinals, the Saints found the momentum to improve their game next season.

  • Overall record: 13-16
  • Conference record: 9-12
  • Home record: 7-10
  • Away record: 5-6
The Santa Fe College Baseball team poses for a photo on the Santa Fe College baseball field.

Men’s Baseball

The Saints brought their bats this season. Their offensive prowess balanced by pitching and defensive excellence propelled them into post-season play for the second year in a row. Will next year be the third?

  • Overall record: 31-22
  • Conference record: 19-14
  • Home record: 18-9
  • Away record: 11-12
The Santa Fe College Saints Softball team pose for a photo on the softball field.

Women’s Softball

The SF Saints maintained a steady pace through the season. Making it to the FCSAA DI Softball Championship tournament was a testament of ability and determination. Although eliminated early, the Saints can look forward to another winning season next year.

  • Overall record: 39-22
  • Conference record: 30-14
  • Home record: 20-8
  • Away record: 17-10
Santa Fe College Saints Baseball coach Harry Tholen throws out the first pitch before a ceremony to rename the field in his honor.

ICYMI: News and Events

  • Santa Fe College named baseball field in Harry Tholen’s honor: Tholen’s impressive efforts on the field stand second only to the positive impact he made in students’ lives over his 22-year career as head coach.

  • Mallory Forrester was named FCSAA Softball Pitcher of the Year: Forrester completed the regular season with a 17-7 record with three saves and 148 strikeouts in 166.2 innings pitched.

  • Santa Fe College welcomed John Ritzdorf as its new Men’s Basketball head coach: Ritzdorf steps into this role following the retirement of long-serving Head Coach Chris Mowry.

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