Sam Reeves finished a half sack from tying the Truman football single-season record for quarterback sacks with 11.5 and was ninth in all of Division II. He finished with 16 tackles for loss and as a sophomore is already fourth on the career sacks and tackles for loss list at Truman. Jordan Salima finished second in the GLVC in rushing yards with 1,111 and led the league in attempts with 253. He finished the season with a career-best performance of 41 carries for 195 yards against McKendree as the Bulldogs won their fourth straight game. Both Reeves and Salima earned all-league honors for the second time in their second season of action. Overall, 10 players earned all-conference honors with four on the first team.
Katie Mattingly wrapped up her Truman career with the second-most minutes in goal by a Bulldog keeper. She was 42-14-15 during her four-year career with 41 shutouts, two off the career school record set by Emily Huyck. She was second among active Division II keepers in shutouts and fifth across all three NCAA divisions. Mattingly was a two-time All-GLVC goalkeeper and was the 2016 GLVC Defensive Player of the Year. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-American following her junior year. The Bulldogs were 6-6-5 this season with defender Laura Ney and forward Allison Lockett earning all-region honors.
Junior forward Trevor Kaufmann returned to the form that earned him third-team All-GLVC honors as a freshman in 2015. Fast forward to 2017 and Kaufmann was tied for the team lead in goals (4), points (10) and assists (2) while finishing in second for both shots (21) and shots on goal (11). The St. Louis, Mo., native was on a mission out of the gate as all four of his scores came in the team’s first eight matches. By finding the back of the net four times this season, Kaufmann has now done so 11 times in his career.
Prior to this season, Jasmine Brown had never recorded a double-double with kills and digs in her career. In 2017, the 5’ 10” outside hitter did just that 15 times, including four occurrences in her last six outings. In fact, for her first three seasons, Brown had reached double-figures in digs just three times, but did so on 18 occasions this fall. As a senior, Brown has set new personal bests for sets played (103), kills (335), kills per set (3.25), total attacks (1,086), service aces (31), aces per set (0.30), digs (338), digs per set (3.28) and total blocks (68).
Brice Pavey and Michaela Hylen were the top runners for Truman cross country all season long and led each team to their best finishes in the conference meet since joining the GLVC. Pavey earned All-GLVC honors with a ninth-place conference finish and helped the men to a fifth-place team finish while Hylen was 12th and freshman Kelly Doerr was 13th to earn all-league accolades and a fourth-place team finish. The Bulldogs hosted the 2017 GLVC Championships at the Kirksville Country Club.
What hasn’t already been said about senior golfer, Nicolle Barmettler? Heading into her final spring as a Bulldog, Barmettler is one of the top golfers in the program’s history. For her career, the Omaha, Neb., native has two tournament titles, 16 top-five finishes, 30 in the top 20, and 38 rounds under 80 with a career average of 79 (5,370 strokes in 68 rounds). In the team’s five tournaments for this fall, Barmettler’s finishes went second, tied for fifth, tied for sixth, first and sixth.