Portland CC alumn Appleton Named NWC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week

Appleton Named NWC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week

Description: http://www.lcpioneers.com/sports/mbkb/2014-15/photos/CJ_AOTW.jpg

Jan 20, 2015

FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Junior Carl Appleton was named the Northwest Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday after helping the Pioneers extend their NWC win streak.

Appleton ended the weekend averaging a double-double with 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as the Pioneers stretched their NWC winning streak to four.

Appleton started his week on Tuesday with 14 points and 14 rebounds at home against Willamette. The Pioneers went on to take out the Bearcats 68-59. On Friday night at Puget Sound, Appleton netted 12 points and pulled down six boards in the teams 79-69 victory.

Appleton shot 64.3% (9-14) from the field and 72.7% (8-11) from the charity stripe, while adding two assists and a steal to his week.

Linn-Benton resurrects Women’s Basketball Program

After a two year absence, Linn-Benton Community College announced plans to re-establish its women’s basketball program for the 2015-16 season.

The decision came after months of work with community members to create a program structure that fosters high academic completion rates among student-athletes and generates significant involvement of the community in supporting the program. 

The same model that resurrected the baseball program is also being used to support women’s basketball: a mix of school contributions, student contributions and community fundraising. 

At least 40 percent of players will come from the Linn-Benton service district and 80 percent from within the state of Oregon.

LBCC’s athletic programs are committed to student-athlete completion of academic goals, with an expectation that players will accomplish a 50 percent completion rate and a high rate of transfer to four-year institutions.

“Re-establishing our women’s basketball program is a win-win for our students, our athletic program and our community, creating opportunities for student athletes and the community to engage in a program that promotes student completion as well as a positive athletic experience”, said LBCC athletic director Randy Falk.

Joward NWAC Basketball Power Rankings – January 27

Joward NWAC Women’s Power Rankings

Umpqua women jump back to No. 1

When we last spoke, two questions were posed: Can Umpqua keep up their good form up in Southern Region play, and will Spokane continue to lead the East? Both have been answered strongly, and in completely different directions. At 18-2, the Umpqua Riverhawks have the best record in the league, and haven’t lost to an NWAC team since late November. Spokane, on the other hand, has lost four of their first five games against Eastern Region teams, and now sit near the bottom of the region standings.

Plenty of other things have flip-flopped, as well. Centralia finally lost to a Western Region foe, and Clackamas has struggled after an excellent start to their non-league schedule. Oh, and Columbia Basin is sending in heart-stopping performances left and right, and the Hawks have now jumped on top of the Eastern Region. Boom.

In some housekeeping news, both S. Puget Sound and Grays Harbor have unveiled awesome new logos, keeping with a trend which has seen new insignias from Umpqua, Shoreline, Green River and Clark in recent years. 

This edition of the Power Rankings continues the use of offensive efficiency numbers, which help to gage exactly what a team does with the possessions they’re given, and how fast they do it. Bellevue is the slowest among the top eight, with Columbia Basin and Edmonds tying for the fast-paced honors. From this point forward, we’ll upload a separate spreadsheet with each set of rankings so older sets can be used for reference. 

[Get the top 16 teams]

Pace is determined by taking a team’s total points and dividing it by their average points-per-possession to get the number of possessions they’ve played. Total possessions divided by games is what the "pace" number is.

Offensive efficiency is what a team would score if they played at the average pace of the top-16 teams, which is 67 possessions per game. Current average points are in parenthesis next to each ranked team’s efficiency numbers.

Updated coaches rankings, released on Jan. 22, have been posted under each team’s previous ratings. You can see the full coaches poll here.

Joward Power Ranking Women’s Top Four
1. Umpqua
2. Columbia Basin
3. Lane
4. Centralia
View complete rankings and team by team analysis


Joward NWAC Men’s Power Rankings

Bellevue men still clinging to top spot

We’ll get to it shortly, but the league saw an absolutely fantastic overtime showdown between No. 1 Bellevue and No. 2 Edmonds back on Jan. 21 that is too hard to keep out of the intro and both sets of rankings. As Bellevue — the slower and more efficient of the pair of heavyweights — came out with the victory, it brings to mind a piece written several years ago on what it takes to win at the upcoming tournament. Portland wowed viewers last spring by getting hot and pulling together a group of unbelievable talent at the right time, but it seems the slow-paced and defensively-minded teams have an edge when so many games are crammed back-to-back. 

Once again, remember that these rankings are most often a "what have you done for me lately" grouping of thoughts, and teams are more likely to jump around than in the coaches poll. 

In some housekeeping news, both S. Puget Sound and Grays Harbor have unveiled awesome new logos, keeping with a trend which has seen new insignias from UmpquaShorelineGreen River and Clark in recent years. 

This edition of the Power Rankings continues the use of offensive efficiency numbers, which help to gage exactly what a team does with the possessions they’re given, and how fast they do it. Bellevue is the slowest among the top eight, with Columbia Basin and Edmonds tying for the fast-paced honors. From this point forward, we’ll upload a separate spreadsheet with each set of rankings so older sets can be used for reference. 


[Get the top 16 teams]


Pace is determined by taking a team’s total points and dividing it by their average points-per-possession to get the number of possessions they’ve played. Total possessions divided by games is what the "pace" number is.

Offensive efficiency is what a team would score if they played at the average pace of the top-16 teams, which is 67 possessions per game. Current average points are in parenthesis next to each ranked team’s efficiency numbers.

Updated coaches rankings, released on Jan. 22, have been posted under each team’s previous ratings. You can see the full coaches poll here.

Joward Power Ranking Men’s Top Four
1.
Bellevue
2. Edmonds
3. Clark
4. Columbia Basin
View complete rankings and team by team analysis

NWAC Fall Academic Leadership award winners announced

The NWAC is please to announce the 2014 Fall Academic Leadership award winners.

To qualify an athlete must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a second year athletic participant at an NWAC member
  • Earned 40 + credits (Fall Sports) and 60 + credits (Winter and Spring sports)
  • Hold a 3.50+ cumulative GPA
  • Be involved in campus or community activities

View print version (pdf)

NAME GPA COLLEGE SPORT
Haley Baird 3.54 Columbia Basin Women’s Soccer
Grace Bills 3.69 Whatcom Volleyball
Shannon Budworth 3.76 Spokane Women’s Soccer
Shelby Clark 3.54 Columbia Basin Volleyball
Kaylee Cornelison 3.63 Treasure Valley Volleyball
Corey Dallas 3.50 Pierce Men’s Soccer
Kelly Egge 3.75 Everett Women’s Cross Country
Jack Espinoza 3.78 Everett Men’s Cross Country
Jessica Geibel 3.54 Spokane Women’s Soccer
Kortney Grattic 3.68 Whatcom Volleyball
Kelsey Hafen 3.50 Treasure Valley Volleyball
Callie Hanson 3.50 Columbia Basin Volleyball
Tammy Hilgendorf 3.54 Clark Women’s Soccer
Katelynn Horn 3.81 Everett Women’s Cross Country
Jubilie Jefferson 3.98 Lower Columbia Women’s Soccer
Katie Jo Johnson 3.86 Treasure Valley Women’s Cross Country
Zebulon Klemke 3.86 Spokane Men’s Cross Country
Trapper Lee 3.70 Spokane Men’s Soccer
Sierra Linke 3.62 Blue Mountain Volleyball
Sierra Martinez 3.65 Treasure Valley Women’s Soccer
Sarah Martinez 3.91 Treasure Valley Volleyball
Megan Minke 3.55 Clackamas Volleyball
Savannah Moore 3.55 Treasure Valley Volleyball
Megan Parks 3.76 Wenatchee Valley Women’s Soccer
Monica Postor 3.58 Shoreline Volleyball
Sidronio Rangel 3.52 Treasure Valley Men’s Soccer
M’Kailah Redden 3.51 Shoreline Volleyball
Jade Reid 3.59 Lower Columbia Women’s Soccer
Leah Rife-Dupuy 3.71 Spokane Women’s Cross Country
Averi Rogers 3.98 Clark Women’s Soccer
Emily Russell 3.57 Spokane Volleyball
Amanda Schwegler 3.73 Lower Columbia Volleyball
Jared Seckel 3.79 Spokane Men’s Cross Country
Casandra Slaughter-Jordao 3.55 Pierce Women’s Soccer
Alyssa Sprague 3.68 Southwestern Oregon Volleyball
Rocio Torres 3.62 Treasure Valley Volleyball
Emily Trosino 4.00 Mt. Hood Women’s Cross Country
Sarah Tysdal 3.68 Whatcom Volleyball
Denae Weigelt 3.81 Everett Women’s Soccer
Dakota Wickard 3.50 Columbia Basin Women’s Soccer
Stephanie Wilson 3.71 Columbia Basin Women’s Soccer
Ricky Young 3.59 Pierce Men’s Soccer

End of an era: Clackamas volleyball head coach Kathie Woods announces retirement

January 27, 2015

Kathie Woods
Kathie Woods

Oregon City — Longtime Clackamas Community College Volleyball Coach Kathie Woods has announced her retirement from coaching, effective after this current school year.

Woods, a native of Dallas, Oregon, has been the head coach at Clackamas since the 1983-84 season.

Prior to arriving at CCC, Woods also coached for 2 years at Linn-Benton community College in Albany.

“Coaching volleyball at Clackamas has been the most fun and rewarding profession in the world to me,“ expressed Woods. “It has truly been an honor and I have loved every minute. I am excited to see what the next chapter in my life holds.  Honestly, when people ask me what I’m going to do, I hesitate in answering because I have been coaching all of my adult life and I don’t really know what I’m going to do” she laughs. “I am looking forward to having summers, nights, weekends and fall seasons to explore.  This was a good time to take the next step. It just felt right. This current team was the team I chose to go out on.  They are incredible.  God never fails to bless me.”

Woods finished the 2014-15 season with a 10-0 region record, her 7th Southern Region Championship, a 37-13 overall finish and a 4th place in the NWAC conference.

During her career she amassed a 836-522 record for a 61.6% winning percentage.  This year she surpassed the 800 victory mark. Her 836 wins is the most by an NWAC volleyball coach and a mark only surpassed by 5 other 2-year volleyball coaches in the history of Junior College athletics.

Other notable accolades Woods achieved in her tenure included 2 NWAC Championships, NWAC Coach of the Year (3x), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Coach of the Year and Southern Region Coach of the Year on multiple occasions, including this past season.

Her 1996 team that went 12-0 in region and 50-9 overall including CCC’s first NWAC volleyball championship was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame in 2008.

Woods was an avid proponent of her students doing well in the classroom. Her teams have been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) 8 out of the last 10 years for the AVCA Team Academic Award (a minimum 3.3 team GPA).

Woods also coached 7 AVCA All-Americans since the award’s inception in 1996.

“I am so thankful to all my Cougar student/athletes, my coaches and the administrations I’ve worked with at Clackamas.  No words can express my gratitude.  They have been truly incredible and Clackamas is the best place in the world to work and play!  They have helped make my dream of coaching a reality and I am truly blessed.” Said Woods.

Coach Woods will continue her coaching duties until July 1st, when incoming coach Sarah Hoeke, a Cougar Alumni who played for Woods, will officially take over.

“I am so thrilled that Sarah will be taking over the helm.  She has the same philosophy as what we have now and I just know she will do (and is already doing in transition) a fantastic job.  I am excited to see her and the program grow into even higher heights.  Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar“ expressed Woods.

Job announcement: Head Coach Men’s Soccer – Edmonds Community College

Edmonds Community College (EdCC), a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), is seeking a head coach to lead the college’s intercollegiate men’s soccer program. Responsibilities will include: recruiting academically and athletically eligible athletes; assisting in the development of schedules, travel arrangements, and necessary arrangements for home contests; assisting with preparation of the ASEdCC budget request; operating program within budget limits; inventory and maintenance of all sports equipment and uniforms; field maintenance as needed; following proper purchasing procedures as required by the State of Washington and described by the college business office; driving college vans to games; organizing camps and clinics; fundraising for program; running team study hall; initializing grade checks, ensuring academic progress for student-athletes and more.

View job announcement: http://edcc.edu/athletics/soccer-men/opening.html 

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Jorge de la Torre, Athletic Director, (425) 640-1233.

Just another WordPress weblog