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Cross Country Athletes of the Week – October 24

Men’s Cross Country

Matt Hommel Matt Hommel
Spokane, Freshman

— Event: 8 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 25:46 at Inland Empire Championship

Nominator Comments:

  • "Matt ran a tremendous race taking his PR from 26:38 to 25:46. He smashed his high school 3-mile and 5K records during the race as well."

Women’s Cross Country

Camille Shiflett Camille Shiflett
Olympic, Freshman

— Event: 6 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 22:44 at Emerald City Open

Nominators’ Comments:

  • "Camille was the top community college runner (11th place) in a meet that included many of the top D-1 and D-2 athletes in the northwest. Pretty good for a wife and mother of four who just took up running a little over two years ago."
  • "Fantastic time and was the top NWAC athlete in the race."

Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 7

Jacy ViningOffensive:  Jacy Vining
Spokane, Sophomore, Outside Hitter

Coaches’ Comments: “Jacy is a dynamic leader each day, both on the court an din the classroom. Her energy is contagious on our team and she led the Sasquatch to a tough crossover championship win while earning MVP honors.”

Alexa TothSetter: Alexa Toth
Highline, Sophomore, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: “Alexa has come into her own as the starting setter for Highline. Her hard work and great questions that she asks are paying off for her. Alexa was voted to the Spokane Crossover All-Tourney Team.”

Sara PulaskiDefensive: Sara Pulaski
Bellevue, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: “Sara continues to improve each match and has become a vital leader for this team. She has developed a verbal communication with her teammates that is unmatched. Our hitters have been very successful lately due to her direction from the back row. “

Regional Players of the Week – Week 7

Offensive:  Colby Barnette – Olympic
Setter:  Dani Smullin – Bellevue
Defensive:  Sara Pulaski – Bellevue

Offensive:  Jacy Vining – Spokane
Setter:  Maci Beierle – Blue Mountain
Defensive:  Alexa Lindgren – Walla Walla

Offensive:  Jazmyn Boyd-Clark – Clark
Setter:  Alexa Toth – Highline
Defensive:  Sojo Channel – Tacoma

Offensive:  Hannah Olson – Clackamas
Setter:  Shea Lindsey – Setter
Defensive:  Paige Kelsey – Linn Benton

SPSCC athletic director Pam Charpentier resigns

By Meg Wochnick October 21, 2014 

For the first time in 13 years, South Puget Sound Community College will have a new leader in its athletic department.

The school confirmed the resignation of athletic director Pam Charpentier on Monday after serving in the post since 2001. Charpentier, who resigned citing personal reasons and moving onto opportunities on the east coast, had been at SPSCC since 1991 serving multiple roles inside and outside athletics.

The school named second-year men’s basketball coach Aaron Landon as interim athletic director, he confirmed.

SPSCC offers four varsity sports as a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) — men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer and softball — and three of those sports had coaching changes since 2013.

Pictures and Video from Sunday’s Ann Swanson Cup

Women’s medalist – Sam Saleba (top) and Men’s medalist – Chad Hall (bottom) stand aside NWAC Hall of Fame member Ann Swanson follwing their victories at the Ann Swanson Cup Sunday.

The Bellevue College golf program has been the gold standard golf program in the NWAC so far this season.  Both the men’s and women’s teams have won every fall tournament they have entered this fall. 

The Bulldogs won the NWAC fall league match at Avalon, followed by their win at the Bigfoot Invitational, and now they have triumphed at the Ann Swanson Cup (named for NWAC Hall of Fame member Ann Swanson).

Sam Saleba earned medalist honors at this year’s event at Trophy Lakes.  Sam has continually improved her tournament finishes throughout the fall.  Saleba finished 15th at the fall league match, followed by a 6th place finish at the Bigfoot Invitational.  Finally, the smiley Saleba, has finished on the podium.  Ann Swanson, herself, was on hand to congratulate Sam and the other winners of the event held annually in her honor.

Chad Hall of Bellevue College earned the medalist position for the men’s division.  This is Chad’s second medalist honors of the fall season.  Chad also won the fall league match guaranteeing him the top individual standing heading into the spring season.  Chad Hall is no newcomer to the NWAC golf scene.  He was awarded First Team All NWAC honors for his performance his freshman season.

Women’s Team champions Bellevue and Men’s Team Champions also from Bellevue College.

Weekend Volleyball Crossover summary and All-Tourney Teams

ABERDEEN, WASH. | Grays Harbor Crossover
Wenatchee Valley defeated Everett in a 5-set thriller to win the Grays Harbor Crossover 25-21, 20-25, 25-12, 26-28,15-8.  The Knights defeated Umpqua and Pierce on their way to the final, while the Trojans topped Shoreline and the Western Washington University VB Club.  
Mt. Hood defeated Shoreline for the consolation final.  The teams played a marathon first set, with the Saints finally taking the win 32-30.

All-Tournament Team
MVP Jordan Hunter, Wenatchee
Marshall Poischbeg, Everett
Tiffani Dhooghe, Grays Harbor
Devin Saucy, Mt. Hood
Helena Stout, Pierce
Malia Parilla, Shoreline
Terrain Misfeldt, Umpqua
Brooke Dalgleish, Western Washington VB Club

COOS BAY, ORE. | SW Oregon Crossover

The Clark Penguins win the SW Oregon Crossover, going a perfect 5-0 while winning 15 of 18 sets. Clark’s closest match up came from the host Lakers, who took the champs 5 sets: 25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 25-12, 15-10.

Treasure Valley finishes second, going 4-1, followed by the hosts who finished 3-2.

All-Tournament Team
Jazmyn Boyd-Clark – Clark
MiKayla Kane – Treasure Valley
Myleah Musgrave- Yakima
Tiana Reynolds – Centralia
Jill Segalini – Whatcom
Alyssa Sprague- SWOCC

Final Standings:

  1. Clark 5-0
  2. Treasure Valley 4-1
  3. SW Oregon 3-2
  4. Whatcom 2-3

BELLEVUE, WASH. | Bellevue Crossover

Blue Mountain forces an ‘if’ game, defeating Olympic 25-22, 25-19, 25-18. The ‘if’ (extra set tie reaker) game was tight with Olympic defeating Blue Mountain 27-25 to take the championship.

Walla Walla defeated Bellevue 25-23, 20-25, 17-15 to take third. Linn-Benton topped Chemeketa 27-25, 20-25, 15-8 for 5th.

All-Tournament Team
MVP Colby Barnette – Olympic

Brylie Barnette – Olympic
Natasha Bogdanovic – Linn-Benton
Klaree Hobart – Blue Mountain
Hannah Hudson – Olympic
Sierra Linke – Blue Mountain
Breanna Mehilng – Walla Walla
Sam Odren – Blue Mountain
Dani Smullin – Bellevue
Ashlee Trane – Olympic
Kyley Watkins – Bellevue
Chantelle Zamora – Walla Walla

Final Standings:
1. Olympic
2. Blue Mountain
3. Walla Walla
4. Bellevue
5. Linn-Benton
6. Chemeketa

SPOKANE, WASH. | Spokane Dig Pink Crossover

Host Spokane takes the crown at their Dig Pink Crossover, defeating Clackamas 25-20, 25-18, 25-20. Spokane finished top of their pool yesterday and topped Tacoma on their way to the championship.

Tacoma defeated West rival Highline 25-16, 25-21 to win the consolation bracket.

All-Tournament Team
MVP: Jacy Vining – Spokane

Taylor Balkan – Clackamas
Brooke Bowers – Big Bend
Kiana Calles – Skagit Valley
Sojo Channel – Tacoma
Siera English – Spokane
Bre Gibbons – Clackamas
Hannah Olson – Clackamas
Carly Quick – Tacoma
Emily Russell – Spokane
Dani Tabor – Highline
Alexa Toth – Highline
Jenna Widman – Spokane

Final Standings:

  1. Spokane
  2. Clackamas
  3. Tacoma
  4. Highline

NWAC Alaska Airlines Women’s Soccer Coaches Poll – Oct 17

NWAC - Alaska Airline Coaches Poll

Alaska Airlines Women’s Soccer Coaches Poll – October 17, 2014
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Peninsula 13-1-0, 15-1-0 74 (6) 1
2t. Everett 12-1-0, 14-2-0 56 (2) 3
2t. Highline 12-1-1, 14-1-1 56 2
4. Spokane 12-1-1, 16-2-1 46 4
5. Treasure Valley 10-3-1, 13-3-1 27 5
6. Lane 9-2-2, 9-2-2 26 6
7. Shoreline 9-3-1, 10-5-1 16 8
8. North Idaho 6-2-6, 7-2-7 5 7
Also receiving votes:  Tacoma 3, Edmonds 2, Bellevue 1

NWAC Alaska Airlines Men’s Soccer Coaches Poll – Oct 17

NWAC - Alaska Airline Coaches Poll

Alaska Airlines Men’s Soccer Coaches Poll – October 17, 2014
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Peninsula 8-0-2, 10-0-2 69 (4) 1
2. North Idaho 9-1-1, 11-1-2 64 (2) 2
3. Clark 8-0-3, 12-1-3 48 (2) 3
4. Highline 7-1-2, 7-2-3 42 4
5. Wenatchee Valley 8-2-2, 9-2-3 29 6
6. Edmonds 6-3-1, 6-6-2 18 8
7. Walla Walla 7-3-2, 8-4-4 14 NR
8. Whatcom 5-2-3, 7-2-3 12 5
Also receiving votes: Spokane 8, Skagit Valley 7

NWAC Alaska Airlines Volleyball Coaches Poll – Oct 17

NWAC - Alaska Airline Coaches Poll

Alaska Airlines Volleyball Coaches Poll – October 17, 2014
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Blue Mountain 7-0, 34-1 80 (8) 1
2. Olympic 6-0, 18-5 62 2
3. Tacoma 6-1, 19-2 43 4
4. Spokane 6-2, 21-11 41 3
5. Clackamas 5-0, 22-7 34 5
6. Walla Walla 5-3, 16-9 15 6
7. Chemeketa 4-1, 16-6 11 8
8. Highline 5-2, 20-7 7 7
Also receiving votes:  Clark 6, Linn-Benton 5, Bellevue 4, Wenatchee Valley 1

Cross Country Athletes of the Week – October 17

Men’s Cross Country

Jack EspinozaJack Espinoza 
Everett, Sophomore

— Event: 10 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 33:16 at WWU Invite

Nominator Comments:

  • "#1 placer for the EvCC Men’s Team, on a tough course made tougher by a torrential rain that made the steep terrain slick and dangerous. The 10K was a real test for Jack and he passed with flying colors."

Women’s Cross Country

Katelynn Horn Katelynn Horn 
Everett, Sophomore

— Event: 6 Kilometer Cross Country; Mark: 24:10 at WWU Invite

Nominator Comments:

  • "This race had a lot of fast athletes competing, but Katelynn is so savvy about her pacing that she wasn’t carried away with the fast pace and returned to her #1 spot on the EvCC women’s team."

Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 6

Korrie StephensonOffensive:  Korrie Stephenson
Spokane, Sophomore, Right Side

Coaches’ Comments: “Korrie had a personal best this week with hitting percentage and kills per match. She had a career high 16 kills and .696 hitting against CBC. Korrie finished the week off by leading the team in passing percentage during the Yakima match with a 2.82.”

Kinsey PeaseSetter: Kinsey Pease
Clark, Freshman, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: “Kinsey has been stepping up for us, leading the offense to where we want to go. Had a great serving week with out an error. We had two quality victories and now sit tied for first in the NWAC West at 5-1.”

Shaina GustufsonDefensive: Shaina Gustufson
Lower Columbia, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: “Shaina has become our most vocal on the floor leader as a sophomore. She is one of the reasons we turned it around in the last couple of matches.”

Regional Players of the Week – Week 6

Offensive:  Danielle Chu – Olympic
Setter:  Dani Smullin – Bellevue
Defensive:  Carly Reece – Edmonds

Offensive:  Korrie Stephenson – Spokane
Setter:  Emily Russell – Spokane
Defensive:  Lizzy Ridley – Spokane

Offensive:  Carly Quirk – Tacoma
Setter:  Kinsey Pease – Clark
Defensive:  Shaina Gustufson – Lower Columbia

Offensive:  Gabby White – Southwestern Oregon
Setter:  Samantha Rouleau – Linn-Benton
Defensive:  Katie Bentson – Linn-Benton