Bellevue College Baseball sends off memorable sophomore class as new season begins

Brady Kerr, who earned All-Tournament Team honors at the NWAC Championship Tournament and also was the team’s MVP, Gold Glove, and Most Inspirational Award winner, is one of 12 BC sophomores moving on and will play at the University of Portland.
photo by Rich Dworkis

With the 2014 fall season rapidly approaching, Bellevue College baseball sends off one of the most memorable sophomore classes in the history of the program highlighted by the only NWAC player selected in the major league draft and twelve players receiving scholarships to play at the four-year level, including ten at the NCAA division one level. 

More importantly, 13 of the 14 (93% graduation rate) received their Associates Transfer Degree , with half of them over a 3.0 and three earning distinction honors for their exceptional grade point average. 

The list of departing sophomores playing at the four-year level: John Bodenhamer (Quinnipiac University), Cody Culp (University of Hawaii), Alex Hatch (University of Hawaii), Brady Kerr (University of Portland), Brandon Mahovlich (University of Missouri), Ryan Malone (Campbell University), Nick Pribble (University of Tennessee-Martin), Aaron Sandefur (University of Pittsburgh), Jordan Silva (Peru State University), Sheldon Stober (Seattle University), Aaron Stroosma (Liberty University), Jeff Wyner (Chapman University).

Nick Kiel opted to forego his remaining college eligibility after he was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 18th round and has already been promoted to Class A Everett Aqua Sox after going 4-0 with a 1.31 ERA at the rookie level.

Big Bend’s Jessica Sorensen inks with Westminster College

Griffins Add Jessica Sorensen to Complete Roster

SALT LAKE CITY – The Westminster women’s basketball team has completed its recruiting class for the upcoming year with the addition of Jessica Sorensen. Head Coach Shelley Jarrard announced today that she has signed Sorensen to a NAIA/Frontier Conference letter of intent to complete the roster for the 2014-15 season.

Sorensen is a 5-foot-9 forward from Downey, Idaho that will come to Westminster after spending two years at Big Bend Community College. After scoring 9.0 points per game as a freshman at Big Bend, Sorensen raised her average to 12.5 points per game last season. She finished 10th in the NWAC by grabbing 9.1 rebounds per game with 4.6 coming on the offensive end. Sorensen was named second team All-East Region as a sophomore and participated in the NWAC Sophomore All-Start Game.

Westminster is coming off a 26-3 season in which they won a sixth-straight Frontier Conference championship. The Griffins advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championships for the second-straight season and third time in the past four years.

CBC’s Shannon Bland Joins Cal State East Bay Pioneer Hoops

HAYWARD, Calif. – Junior Shannon Bland from Columbia Basin College has signed her national letter of intent to become a part of Cal State East Bay women’s basketball. Bland and her CBC squad won the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Championship winning four games over four straight days, all by double-digit margins of victory.

"Shannon gives us more depth at the point guard position. She comes from a highly successful Junior College program and understands the commitment level necessary to exceed at the next level. She will be an important contributor to our program and we welcome her to the East Bay family," said Head Coach Suzy Barcomb.

In her lone season with CBC, Bland posted season averages of 6.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.6 steals per game. She ranked among the top six players with 141 assists and 80 steals among all 32 NWAACC squads. Bland was named to the NWAACC All-Tournament First Team and is one of three different players named an all-tournament selection last season to join Cal State East Bay for the 2014-15 campaign.

Cal State East Bay will officially start its season on Friday, Nov. 14, against Saint Martin’s as part of the Western Oregon DoubleTree by Hilton D2 Shootout. Please visit the team’s schedule page for the full list of games.

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Job Anouncement: Head Coach Women’s Soccer – Portland CC

Portland Community College is seeking a Head Coach for the Women’s Soccer Program, based out of the beautiful Rock Creek Campus.  This part-time position reports to the Director of Athletics and works with campus departments, and athletic commissioners to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules. The program is seeking a coach with a history of winning records, and producing academically successful student athletes. The part-time position reports to the Director of Athletics and receives a stipend of ($5,000). 

This position closes on Monday September 15, 2014. 

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Job Anouncement: Head Coach Men’s Soccer – Portland CC

Portland Community College is seeking a Head Coach for the Men’s Soccer Program, based out of the beautiful Rock Creek Campus.  This part-time position reports to the Director of Athletics and works with campus departments, and athletic commissioners to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules. The program is seeking a coach with a history of winning records, and producing academically successful student athletes. The part-time position reports to the Director of Athletics and receives a stipend of ($5,000). 

This position closes on Monday September 15, 2014. 

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Job Announcement: Athletic Trainer – Southwestern Oregon CC

Southwestern Oregon Community College is seeking a part time Athletic Trainer.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Conduct and organize all phases of a meaningful athletic training program.  Provide appropriate care and services to SWOCC’s intercollegiate athletes.  Maintain current and build new relationships with the local medical community and accredited athletic training programs in the region.
  2. Demonstrate continued professional growth by staying current in and expanding knowledge of subject area through a plan of professional development. Attend conferences and professional meetings.
  3. Assist Athletic Director in athletic department retention program.
  4. Support College leadership in developing departmental goals and objectives as part of the institution’s continuous improvement cycle: includes participating in the College-wide accreditation process by performing departmental planning, assessment, and improvement to meet core theme objectives and contribute to mission fulfillment.
  5. Models and ensures diversity and cultural competency (respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing, and welcoming cultural differences) in all position responsibilities regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, age, language, origin, or employment status.

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Clackamas Cougar sophomores all earn scholarships

CCC sophomores Tim Lott, Grant Sitton and Spencer Bankofier move on to play at the next level in 2014-15.

Oregon City, OR — Congratulations to the CCC 2014 sophomore class; Spencer Bankofier, Tim Lott, and Grant Sitton.

All three players have completed their transfer degrees, signed for very good scholarships and will continue their competitive basketball & academic careers.

Bankofier will attend Arizona Christian University, an NAIA school in Phoenix, Arizona

Lott will attend the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana, also an NAIA school.

And Sitton will attend the University of Victoria, an NCAA Division 2 school in British Columbia, where he can compete three more seasons.

Bankofier and Lott each have two more seasons of eligibility.

All three players all region performers and worked hard together to lead an undersized, outnumbered, and undermanned Clackamas squad to a share of the southern region title.

Congratulations to all three and best wishes to them for continued success.

NWAC announces partnership with Krossover

Northwest Athletic Conference selects Krossover Intelligence Game Tape Exchange and Video Breakdown Partner NWAC will employ Krossover Technology for 2014-15 Season

Vancouver, WA– August 15 , 2014

The Northwest Athletic Conference and Krossover, the leading sports film analysis and statistics company, today announced a new partnership to support NWAC game tape exchange between men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball for the 2014-15 season. 

In the new partnership, game tapes will be hosted by Krossover and accessible to all teams throughout the NWAC to be shared between schools, the conference office, and conference officials.

Krossover’s cloud-based platform will enable NWAC schools the ability to access game clips and data online, share content with their players, and sort film by specific stats, players, occurrences and more. NWAC will have the ability to create an archived repository of their content on Krossover.com.

“The partnership allows us to offer a fantastic cutting-edge tool to our coaches and athletic departments that can be used as a teaching tool to elevate all levels of performance from playing, to teaching and coaching, to marketing our fantastic student-athletes and their abilities to a larger audience,” NWAC Director of External Operations Scott Archer said.  “Krossover has the ability to analyze game performance from the macro to the micro level of team and individual performance. This is another step towards raising our conference profile while providing a fantastic experience for our student-athletes, and their respective athletic departments.”

“Krossover is excited to enter our partnership with the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC)," said Shawn Sadjatumwadee Director of Community Partnerships at Krossover. "The NWAC is one of the elite community college conferences in the country. Krossover will be able to provide our premier platform to all volleyball and basketball teams in the NWAC so that their coaches and officials are able view and exchange film easily. Film is the best teacher and will assist NWAC teams so that they are able to compete at the highest possible level. Krossover is also thrilled to introduce our detailed film breakdown and analytics platform to the members of the NWAC to further expand coaches’ commitment to improvement and excellence. The NWAC and Krossover share an aligned vision toward the growth and expansion of film exchange and analytics at the junior college level, making our partnership ideal.”

About Krossover
Krossover, a New York City-based startup, provides sophisticated data analytics technology to the sports world. With an intuitive online platform easily accessible by thousands of high school and college programs, Krossover enables coaches to use video to improve the success of their athletic programs by eliminating the time and financial impediments to managing their filmed content. With an estimated 95% of high school and college athletic programs now recording game video, Krossover is accelerating the use of indexed, on-demand video content and advanced analytics by programs of all sizes.

Job Announcement: Recreation & Athletic Specialist 2 – Shoreline Community College

Under the general direction of the Director of Athletics, this position is responsible for the supervision of the Athletics’ Issue Room, overseeing Physical Education, Athletics and Intramurals equipment and facilities. 

Additional duties include: 

  • Leads, trains and coordinates employees in athletic home contests, and physical education classroom support programs
  • Supervise, hire, process hiring paperwork, train, assign and check the work of student hourly, non-student hourly, volunteers, and other staff in Athletic Game Management & Physical Education facilities and other class room support
  • Direct and develop athletic social media, athletic website and promotional campaigns in conjunction with the Public Information Office
  • Responsible for all athletic teams’ game management, which includes stat reporting to NWAACC, accounting for all gate receipts, and managing all game staff
  • Work with the City of Seattle, City of Shoreline, City of Bellevue and other vendors to ensure facility rentals, schedules and plans for athletic game contests
  • Prepare reports for facility usage when necessary, equipment purchases, budgeting (when needed), facility improvements, and inventory reports
  • Assist the Athletic Director in budgeting student/hourly employees and game management
  • Develop and administer policies and procedures for purchased equipment and athletic gear
  • Supervise all inventory control to include tracking, issuance, retrieval and administering hold when not in compliance with policies
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned

View complete job description and application process here.

Go to Shoreline’s HR page to apply.

Four Clackamas softball players land at four year programs

Cougars Alyson Boytz, Kayla Stevens, Rachel Ray and Samantha Owirka have inked to continue their academic and softball careers at the next level.

August 7, 2014

Four Cougars have signed to continue their academic and playing careers at four year universities.

Alyson Boytz (Elmira, OR) has signed at Western Oregon University, Samantha Owirka (Medford, OR) has signed at Concordia University, Kayla Stevens (Springfield, OR) has signed at Tennessee Weslyn and Rachel Ray (Central Point, OR) at Southwest Baptist. 

"These four girls have had such an impact in our program over the last two years,” said head coach Jessica Buel. “Not only have they been awesome on the field but great teammates as well.  I have had such a fun time coaching them and will miss having them at CCC.  I can’t wait to see how they will contribute to their new teams."

In their time with CCC, Botyz, Owirka and Ray were named to the Southern Region All-Star team. Additionally, Ray was named to the 2014 NFCA-Louisville Slugger All-America Team and was the recipient of the NFCA Golden Shoe award as the league’s stolen base leader.

The four sophomores helped lead the Cougars to a 5th place finish at the 2013 NWAACC Championship Tournament and a 2nd place finish in 2014.  They helped lead CCC to a combined record of 69-23 and two 2nd place finishes in the Southern Region.

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