Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 5

Chase BohmanOffensive:  Chase Bohman
Linn-Benton, Freshman, Outside Hitter

Coaches’ Comments: “Chase adjusted her attack this week which led to strong consistency and a varied shot selection. She also served well getting several aces and putting receive out of system.”

Samantha RouleauSetter: Samantha Rouleau
Linn-Benton, Sophomore, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: “Sam continues to run our offense effectively with smart distribution and court awareness. She has also become more of a defensive threat blocking at the net.”

Savanna CappaDefensive: Savanna Cappa
Tacoma, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: As a captain, Savanna has been an instrumental part of TCCs success. Her consistency in the backrow has lead the defense. She averaged 5.66 digs per game in week 5. She also had a total of 6 aces.”

Regional Players of the Week – Week 5

Offensive:  Quinn Walker – Shoreline
Setter:  Sarah Carpenter – Olympic
Defensive:  Natasha Valentine – Edmonds 

Offensive:  Erika Crawford – Wenatchee
Setter:  Nicole Dally – Big Bend
Defensive:  Alexa Lindgren – Walla Walla

Offensive:  Alexis Fetui – Grays Harbor
Setter:  Taylor Buell – Pierce
Defensive:  Savanna Cappa – Tacoma

Offensive:  Chase Bohman – Linn-Benton
Setter:  Samantha Rouleau – Linn-Benton
Defensive:  Meaghan Turner – Clark

President’s Cup Winners – 2015

CLCCLOGONWAC: Presidents Cup


Today the NWAC office is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 NWAC Presidents Cup winners: Clackamas Community College Cougars (Large School Division) and Blue Mountain Community College Timberwolves (Small School Division).

The Presidents Cups are awarded to institutions based on the academic performance of their athletic teams. Points are awarded for student-athletes who complete 36 credits, 72 credits, complete a certificate, and degree completion. Amount of points awarded are determined by student-athletes GPA.

BMCCLOGOThe conference awards one cup to institutions who offer eight or more sports and one cup awarded to institutions who offer seven or fewer sports. Congratulations to the student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and support staff at Clackamas Community College and Blue Mountain Community Colleges on their academic accomplishments!


Presentation of the cups and banners to the respective winners will be scheduled sometime in October 2015.


Any questions feel free to contact the NWAC office at 360-992-2833.


Where are they Now? Daniel Schofield-Spokane

Daniel Schofield
Spokane Cross Country
NWAC class of 2014-2015
Junior at Eastern Washington University

NWAC Accomplishments
Two time winner of the Baden Cross Country Athlete of the year award in 2013 and 2014 as well as two time Individual Cross Country Champion in those same years.  Lead Spokane to the overall team championship in 2014.  Also a standout track athlete taking 2nd in the 1500 and 8th in the 5000 in 2014.

Eastern Washington University
Placed 51st overall in the Clash of the Inland Northwest race on September 1st, as well as 95th overall at the University of Washington Invitational on October 2nd,  which featured some of the top runners in the nation.   Daniel is currently the number 5 runner on the Eagles team.

Follow Daniels’s junior season:
EWU Athletics: http://goeags.com/sports/c-xc/index
Twitter: @EWUAthletics


Message from the NWAC

In light of last week’s tragedy, I have struggled on whether or not something should be said from our office.  Words though well meaning, often times are not enough at a time like this.  Words though encouraging, may not be enough.  Struggling with what to say, how to say it, and when to say it, often times complicates the message.

Regardless, on behalf of our office I would like to share the following:  First and foremost, NWAC thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who work and attend school at Umpqua Community College.  We also have received many notices from people around the country sending their thoughts, condolences, and prayers, for Umpqua Community College.

As I reflect daily on this event, I am drawn to many things, but one thought comes to my heart and mind.  A few years ago the NWAC adopted the following foundational principle:  “The NWAC wants to be about Character, Competition, and Community.”  Many of those who perished, when asked about their religious faith, spoke up for what they believed, and were killed for it.  Tragic, sad, and devastating, yet I find some solace knowing that these student’s character and their beliefs did not perish with them.  Their Character will live as an example to others; that character means something, and these victims died because they lived their convictions.

One of the victims, Trevan Anspach (member of the 14-15 Umpqua Community College Men’s Basketball Team) who was shot and died, rolled on top of an 18-year-old student protecting her so that she would not be shot.  Student Chris Mintz, a 30-year-old Iraq war veteran was shot 7 times holding the door closed so the shooter could not enter the classroom.  These two men demonstrated an incredible lesson, that when faced with adversity, character will shine through. 

The communities of Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon, and surrounding communities have been shattered.  As these communities look to put back the pieces, and undoubtedly ask why and how do we recover from something like this, often it is the power of community that may help the rebuilding process.  Community is about action, it is about comrades sharing their joy and pains together, united because of their experiences and interests.  Community is not just about being together, it also doing together.  The NWAC community that Umpqua Community College is a part of, will do our part in helping the Riverhawks.

As we continue to compete this year, let’s keep in mind the benefits of Competition yet never forget that our responsibility is to help develop Character in our student-athletes and to share in the joys and pains of our Community (NWAC family).

We may never pass this way again.

Our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of UCC.UCCribbon

Volleyball Schedule Changes

In respect of the recent tragedy at Umpqua, the college President has requested that there shall be no on campus activities this week.

As a result, Umpqua and SWOCC will travel to Linn Benton and Chemeketa this weekend (10/9 & 10/10).

Then on the weekend of (11/6 & 11/7), Linn Benton and Chemeketa will travel to Umpqua and SWOCC.

This has been reflected on the current schedule.

Cross Country Athletes of the Week – Week 4

Jackson Baker
Clackamas, Sophomore

Event: 8 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 25:23 at NWAC Preview

Nominator Comments: “Jackson won the NWAC Preview meet and led CCC to the team victory with a fine individual performance.  He
bested 2nd place by over 25 seconds. Jackson took control of this race early and never looked back.  Looked comfortable running fast.  He looks like the guy to beat for the NWAC title this year.”



Becca Mildes 
Spokane, Sophomore

Event: 5 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 18:41 at NWAC Preview

Nominator Comments: “Becca ran away from everyone to win by 49 seconds.  Not much else to say.”

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