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2014 NWAC Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 1

Faith FaamausiliOffensive:  Faith Faamausili
Green River, Freshman, Middle Blocker

Coaches’ Comments: "Faith is getting to know how to play college volleyball. A powerful presence in the middle. She hits with pace and positioning. Has had an outstanding start to the season and was named MVP of the Gator Classic, leading the team to 4 victories. "

Paige KelseySetter:  Paige Kelsey
Linn-Benton, Sophomore, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: "Paige played every set this week. She was consistent in every aspect of the game and is improving quickly in locating and set distribution."

Elysha LangDefensive:  Elysha Lang
Umpqua, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: "Elysha played awesome averaging a 2.31 serve-receive, 5.56 digs per set and nearly an ace each set over 18 sets this last week."

Cross Country Athletes of the Week – September 11

Men’s Cross Country – September 11

Daniel SchofieldDaniel Schofield (Spokane, Sophomore)
— Event: 6 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 19:52 at Carroll College Early Bird

Nominator Comments:

  • "Looks solid early and finished 6th."

Jared SeckelJared Seckel (Spokane, Sophomore)
— Event: 6 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 20:07 at Carroll College Early Bird

Nominator Comments:

  • "Jared ran a smart race, starting in the middle of the pack and moving up to finish 10th overall. Jared is finally healthy after being injured for much of his freshman year."

Women’s Cross Country – September 11

Becca MildesBecca Mildes (Spokane, Freshman)
— Event: 4 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 15:08 at Carroll College Early Bird

Nominator Comments:

  • "Becca finished 4th in her first collegiate competition, running against some solid athletes."
  • "Running well in the first meet."


MMT signs-on as Official Signage and Graphics Supplier to the Northwest Athletic Conference

Vancouver, WA– September 11 , 2014 – The Northwest Athletic Conference and Metromedia Technologies (MMT), today announced a new partnership to support NWAC member schools with unique graphics and signage for conference athletic teams, venues, and advertisers.

MMT provides scoreboards, fence wraps, and outdoor and indoor graphics which all create opportunities for the “reach and frequency” of all NWAC athletic programs.
MMT works with professional, collegiate, and high school teams to brand stadiums, arenas, and fields. MMT provides graphic design, imaging, installation, removal of the visual displays and project management.

MMT’s exciting product line for stadium graphics include but are not limited to the following:
Scoreboard Displays, Wall & Fence Wraps, Dug-out Top Covers, Ceiling Banners, Wall/Floor Graphics, Large Murals, End Zone Covers, Barricade Blocks, Double-sided Banners, Bleachers/Seat Covers, Backlit Graphics, and Architectural Signage.

“Our partnership with MMT allows the NWAC to build a relationship with one of the industry leading sports graphics and signage companies. As the conference has recently re-branded, complete with new logo and name, it was perfect timing to partner with MMT to help externally brand our conference on behalf of our students, colleges, and current and future conference partners,” NWAC Director of External Operations Scott Archer said. “MMT has a reputation for quality product and service at the grass-roots to professional sports level. MMT has made a commitment to serve our conference, and our athletic departments with any branding, signage, or graphics needs our conference and member schools have moving forward.”

“MMT is excited to partner with the NWAC. We will be bringing our MLB, NFL, NBA and NCAA quality sports graphics to the NWAC member schools with affordable pricing and personal service,” said Paul Nevue of MMT. “We can help build each school’s brand, promote sponsors, and at the same time help everyone stay within their budget.”

About MMT MMT is a MEDIA DISPLAY COMPANY serving the advertising, sports and commercial graphics industries since 1987 with innovative systems and solutions for large format installations, whose mission is to identify and create exceptional visual experiences that exceed client expectations and yield outstanding results.

Clackamas’ Kathie Woods registers volleyball win #800

CCC head coach Kathie Woods and her team celebrate Woods’ 800th win at home.

Oregon City, OR — Longtime Clackamas CC volleyball head coach Kathie Woods has reached another major milestone in coaching victories – this time it is win number 800. 

The victory came against Lower Columbia College Red Devils in a match CCC dominated from finish to end  25-16, 25-18, 25-18 [stats].

Woods is now #8 on the all-time 2-yr college coaching wins list. Seven other JUCO volleyball coaches have registered the 800 mark, four of those coaches have retired.

After graduating from Oregon State University, Woods began her 34 year coaching career at Linn-Benton CC in 1981. She then made the move to Oregon City to take the reins of the Cougars in 1983.

Woods last milestone victory came with win number 700 on 17 September 2010 against Edmonds CC in what was also an easy three-set sweep.

"Tonight was a very special night and the Cougs came to play their best match of the year so far," exclaimed Woods. "The special part of all this celebration is remembering all these years and knowing EVERY girl I ever coached is a part of it. There is a lot of great memories and I am forever blessed by each one."

Job announcement: Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Portland CC

Portland Community College is seeking an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Basketball Program, located at the Cascade Gym of PCC’s Cascade Campus (600 N. Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon 97217). This part-time position reports to the Head Women’s Basketball Coach. The position closes on September 22, 2014. 


  1. Assists the head basketball coach in managing and directing the basketball program and coaching students to achieve their potential.
  2. Assists the head basketball coach with all aspects of the team including training, basketball fundamentals, competing and scheduling.
  3. Assists the head basketball coach with maintaining up-to-date knowledge of eligibility rules, and assures that the athletic office has all the information needed for completion of eligibility forms and records.
  4. Assures that players complete all requirements to play and practice (e.g., completion of financial aid applications, enrollment in required courses, attends meetings with academic advisors, and other items in the player agreement).
  5. Assists in organizing and maintaining accurate inventory of basketball equipment and uniforms. 
  6. Drive a 12 passenger van to away games and provide supervision before and after games; meet all scheduled obligations; must have a valid driver’s license.
  7. Assure that game scores are reported to the NWAC office and local media, and that statistics, receipts, and other required paperwork is submitted in a timely manner. 
  8. Insure that athletes have completed physical exams and are trained and conditioned.
  9. Works cooperatively with personnel in the athletics department, attends department meetings and activities, always represents the college positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public.
  10. Be familiar with and comply with all basketball policies, procedures, rules and regulations, including NWAC rules related to eligibility, playing season dates, pre-game activities, travel squad size, protests, home team responsibilities, scrimmage rules and conference tournament schedule, etc.
  11. Completes other assigned administrative duties.


Minimum Qualifications:  Experience coaching college-level basketball; Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree required Current First Aid/CPR Certification (or ability to obtain upon hiring); valid unrestricted Driver’s License and strong oral and written communication skills.  

Please submit letter of application, resume, and references by September 22, 2014 to:

Dick Magruder
Athletic Director
Portland Community College
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280

PCC actively encourages minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply. 
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.

Weekend Volleyball Tournament Recap and All-Tournment Teams

AUBURN—Tacoma and host Green River both go 4-0 in the GRCC round robin tournament.  Treasure Valley & Grays Harbor go 2-2, while Whatcom and Skagit Valley go winless. 

All Tournament Team
MVP – Faith Faamasuli – Green River
MVSetter – Ashtyn Bagby – Tacoma
MVLibero – Sojo Channel – Tacoma

Dana Alderson – Green River
Molly von Borstel – Treasure Valley
Kesley Hafen – Treasure Valley
Braylie Jeffers – Tacoma
Rochelle Middlebrooks – Green River
Chelsy Stewart – Grays Harbor

SPOKANE—Blue Mountain goes undefeated and Walla Walla finishes 4-1 at the Spokane Falls Invitational.  Big Bend, Chemeketa, Olympic, and Linn-Benton finish 3-2. Wenatchee Valley, Highline, Mt. Hood & host Spokane end 2-3. Clark ends 1-4 while Edmonds finishes 0-5. 

All-Tournament Team
Kylee Giles – Blue Mountain
Amorelle Applin – Blue Mountain
Kylie Collins- Blue Mountain
Brylie Barnette – Olympic
Bridgette Dwyer – Olympic
Ashlee Trane – Olympic
Maddie Zinsli – Spokane
Korrie Stephenson – Spokane
Aliya Ranis – Highline
Megan Smith – Highline
Kiendra Chester – Walla Walla
Chantelle Zamora – Walla Walla
Shea Lindsey – Mt. Hood
Kennedy Bell – Big Bend
Meghan Kennedy – Clark

Cross Country Athletes of the Week – September 5

Men’s XC – Sept 5

James Breen (Clark, Freshman)

— Event: 8 Kilometer Cross Country;
Mark: 27:00.12 at Linfield Harrier Classic
Nominators’ Comments:

  • "Went out hard and held on well."
  • "James had an outstanding effort running in his first college meet. He led most of the race and was the top attached Community College finisher, placing 3rd overall."

Women’s XC – Sept 5

Erica Koranda (Clark, Freshman)

— Event: 6 Kilometer Cross Country;
Mark: 24:49.45 at Linfield Harrier Classic
Nominator Comments:

  • "Erica had an outstanding race, running not only in her first college meet, but in her first meet since high school twenty years ago. She led most of the race, having as much as a 10 second lead at one point. Erica was the first Community College runner across the finish line, placing 2nd overall."

LCC Athletic Director Kirk Roland Named to Babe Ruth Hall of Fame

Lower Columbia College Athletic Director Kirc Roland has been inducted into the Southern Washington Babe Ruth Hall of Fame. Assistant State Commissioner for Babe Ruth Baseball Jarl Opgrande made the award last week during the sixth Babe Ruth World Series tournament hosted by Longview and Kelso at Story Field.

The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor those individuals who have given unselfishly of their time and talents for Babe Ruth Baseball in this part of Washington State.

Kirc is well respected for his outstanding support and involvement in both league and tournament activities. His commitment in broadcasting Babe Ruth Regional and World Series games to the local area over many years, and the leadership and organization he has invested in the Longview and Kelso Babe Ruth World Series, has put this area and LCC on the "Babe Ruth Map".

In addition, he has been a positive influence on the lives of countless youth and adults during these many years and his contributions have helped make Babe Ruth Baseball and all of baseball, the wonderful game it is for players, coaches, volunteers and spectators.

Kirc played Babe Ruth Baseball, and after graduating from San Diego State University in 1980 came home and became the sports voice on KLOG and KUKN radio. For the past 34 years we all have listened to him call Kelso High School football and basketball, LCC basketball and baseball, and hundreds of Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth post-season games.

Kirc has followed Longview and Kelso Babe Ruth teams across the country. It was after the 1988 Bambino World Series in Nashua when Kirc and the late Bill Daniels approached Babe Ruth Baseball about bringing the World Series to Longview. That proposal became real when the 1990 World Series for 12-year-olds was hosted at Lower Columbia College’s Story Field. The lower "press box" and the left field stands are a legacy of that World Series.

Since that time, Kirc has overseen the 1997, 2001, 2004, 2009, and 2014 World Series. After Kelso won the 13-15-year-olds Pacific Northwest Regional title in 1997 and earned its berth to the Longview World Series, it made sense to Kirc to have both leagues host future World Series. So he floated that with Babe Ruth baseball and it became the Longview-Kelso World Series in 2001.

A personal connection, Kirc coached his own son Spencer through Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball including coaching contributions to Spencer’s 2004 Longview World Series team. It was fitting that after Kirc was recognized by the organization last week. To start this year’s event he threw out the ceremonial first pitch and his catcher was his son Spencer.

Weekend Volleyball Recap and All-Stars

Highline Tourney
Des Moines, WA:  Host Highline ran the tables, defeating Green River 25-17, 27-25 to win their own tournament [view bracket]. 

All-Tournament Team
MVP: Luaipou Lologo, Highline
Tournament Setter: Luiapou Lologo, Highline
Tournament Libergo: Aliya Ranis, Highline

Kristen Anderson, Highline
Kianna Callis, Skagit Valley
Faith Faamausili, Green River
Rochelle Middlebrooks, Green River
Megan Smith, Highline
Whitney Southam, Big Bend
Alyssa Sprague, SW Oregon
Christine Wing, SW Oregon

Chemeketa Tourney
Salem, OR:  In a repeat of last year’s NWAC final, Olympic met Blue Mountain for the championship.  This time Olympic took the victory, winning a tight 5-set match 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 21-25, 15-13 [view bracket].

All-Tournament Team:
Brylie Barnette –  Olympic
Colby Barnette – Olympic
Marandah Boeder – Chemeketa
Sam Odren – Blue Mountain
Lizzie Ridley – Spokane
Chantelle Zamora – Walla Walla

Lots of action, photos and US National soccer stars on hand at the 2014 NWAC Soccer Friendlies

The 2014 NWAC Soccer Friendlies at Starfire Sports Complex were a great success again this year. There were 45 matches over the two days involving most of the league’s 47 men and women’s teams.

Bellevue’s Anthony Dean and Olympic’s Kurt Koemmpel both left the Friendlies as conference scoring leaders with 9 points tallied off of 4 goals and 1 assist.

On the women’s side, Grays Harbor’s Ashley Alonzo also registered 9 points from 4 goals and an assist while Highline’s Jessi Beverlin trails closely with 8 points on 4 goals.

Some lucky players from Columbia Basin women’s team got to meet and take a photo with U.S. National Team players Hope Solo and Clint Dempsey while the Edmonds women’s team ran into Megan Rapinoe and got a photo opportunity with the star forward. Sydney Leroux was also spotted at the friendlies. Starfire is the workout facility for the Seattle Sounders FC and Reign FC.

Other great photos were taken by photographers from View the action images by Wilson Tsoi, Dale Garvey and Jeff Halstead at’s Facebook page.

Highline’s women’s team put out the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to the rest of the league.

Highline ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hope Solo with CBC women

Clint Dempsey with CBC women

Megan Rapinoe with Edmonds women soccer team