Whatcom’s Eric Jones and Cam Miller make United Soccer Coach All-West Region Team

2017 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division I Men’s All-West Region Teams

First Team

Pos. Player Yr. School Hometown
K Tyler Trump Fr. Yavapai College Bountiful, Utah
D Eric Jones So. Whatcom CC Tulalip, Wash.
D Ricardo Nunez-Arellano So. Yavapai College Las Vegas, Nev.
D Kacey Smith So. Arizona Western College Gouyave, Grenada
D Khori Edmond So. Trinidad State Junior College St. Catherine, Jamaica
D Ryan Tyrer So. Northwest College Liverpool, England
M Jose Perez Flores Fr. Yavapai College McMinnville, Ore.
M Gimale Essacu So. Otero Junior College Port Monesty, Papua New Guinea
M Adrian Valenzuela So. Pima CC Tucson, Ariz.
F Biska Biyombo So. Trinidad State Junior College Lubumbashi, Congo
F Julian Gaona So. Pima CC Tucson, Ariz.
F Chris Cooper So. Pima CC Tucson, Ariz.

Second Team

Pos. Player Yr. School Hometown
K Heriberto Ruiz Fr. Arizona Western College Canoga Park, Calif.
D Cam Miller Fr. Whatcom CC Snohomish, Wash.
D Akeem Prawl So. Trinidad State Junior College St. Catherine, Jamaica
M Ezequiel Quijada So. Arizona Western College Canoga Park, Calif.
M Johnny Ramirez So. Yavapai College Tucson, Ariz.
M Jafet Sanchez Fr. Arizona Western College Santa Ana, Calif.
M Ricardo Vazquez Fr. Laramie County CC Denver, Colo.
M Kevin Chavez So. Otero Junior College El Paso, Texas
M Eddie Mercado So. Laramie County CC Las Vegas, Nev.
M Francisco Garcia So. Laramie County CC Las Vegas, Nev.
F Christopher Badibengi Fr. Trinidad State Junior College Toronto, Ont.
F William Baynham Fr. Yavapai College Kangaroo Point, Australia

Umpqua’s Dave Stricklin notches 800th WBB Victory!

Images of Dave Stricklin

With an 85-80 victory over North Idaho College on December 3rd, Dave Stricklin reached 800 victories in his career.

Stricklin is 541-154 with the RiverHawks. His other 259 victories came at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California.

Stricklin reached 800 victories faster than all but two coaches in women’s basketball history, Geno Auriemma of the University of Connecticut and the late Pat Summit of the University of Tennessee.

The 59-year-old Stricklin guided Umpqua to Northwest Athletic Conference tournament championships in 1997 and 2000.

image of table of coaching victories reaching 800

Job announcement: Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach – Shoreline Community College

The Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach reports to the Head Men’s Soccer Coach.  The Assistant Coach will assist in the supervision of the soccer program carried out under the carried out under the auspices of the Students, Equity & Success division.  The soccer season begins August 1 and ends mid-November. Team recruitment continues throughout the year.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • As directed by Head Coach, assist in teaching soccer skills to student-athletes
  • Assist Head Coach with developing and enforcing training rules
  • Recruit, as required by Head Coach, within the rules and regulations of the conference
  • Transport teams to various locations as required
  • Assist with schedule development
  • Assist with soccer equipment management
  • Prepare and process all related paperwork as requested by Head Coach
  • Promote an environment supportive of the College’s vision, mission, and values
  • Perform other duties assigned of a similar nature or level

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Under Armour Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 1

Nygil Carr Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image


Nygil Carr, Phyllis Wheatley HS / Houston, TX, averaged 29.8 ppg in five games last week to establish the leagues’ top scoring average. He also tallied 23 assists, 22 rebounds and a conference second best 14 steals.

"Nygil finished as the leading scorer of the Pierce College Thanksgiving Tournament (23.7 ppg) and was named to the all-tournament team," said Cougar associate head coach Brian Stamme. "In the Cougars second game this year against Christian Faith, a semi-pro team, he poured in 51 points which is a new Clackamas school record.  Nygil is an outstanding representative of student athletes in the NWAC excelling on and off the court.  He currently has a solid GPA and is on track to graduate this spring with his associates’ transfer degree.":

Under Armour Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 1

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Alexia Thrower, Canyon Springs HS / Nevada, LV, led the Grays Harbor Chokers to a 4-1 record last week. She averaged 29.2 ppg on a 60.4% FG percent average including a 41 point performance against Columbia Basin. She also averaged 10.2 rebounds per game with three double-doubles. Filling the stats sheet, Alexia also tallied 16 steals, 17 assists and 4 blocks.

"Alexia came in this year with improvements in both her game and leadership skills," said GHC head coach Chad Allan. She is a super athlete with a competitive spirit and worked all summer on her shooting range. She also takes care of her academics and has a good GPA. Alexia is a great fit for our program and her teammates. I look forward to more positive things coming from her this season."

Spokane head coach Jenni Hull notches 400th volleyball win

image of Spokane volleyball players in huddle during a tournament match

TACOMA — Community Colleges of Spokane head volleyball coach Jenni Hull reached 400 wins on November 16 at the NWAC tournament defeating Highline by a score of 2-1.



image of Jenni HullIn Hull’s 13 seasons her program is consistently in the top of the NWAC conference, top 5 in 9 seasons, top four in region for 13 seasons, 3rd in NWAC two times, 2nd in NWAC twice and 1st in 2009. Hull’s career record currently stands at 401-203.

Athletic Director Ken Burrus added, “We are so proud of coach Hull for this amazing accomplishment. Under coach Hull’s leadership, the volleyball program at CCS has consistently produced winning teams and scholar athletes. They do an outstanding job representing the Athletic Department, the CCS District, and the city of Spokane.”

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

The women’s soccer coach will be responsible for all aspects of the women’s soccer program, including planning and directing recruitment, conditioning, training, and performance of student-athletes, along with fiscal management, for Edmonds Community College’s Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) women’s soccer program. This position reports to the athletic director. The duties of this position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of the NWAC and Edmonds Community College. 

Must be able to work and interact effectively with other coaches, staff, student-athletes, the general student body, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Spencer Stark, athletic director, 425.640.1046 or spencer.stark@email.edcc.edu.

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Edmonds’ Beitel-Davidson Steps Down from Women’s Soccer Post

LYNNWOOD — Brittney Beitel-Davidson has stepped down as women’s soccer coach after four years as the head coach. Edmonds went 17-39-6 in the North under Beitel-Davidson, and was 21-42-8 overall. In 2014, the Tritons qualified for the playoffs in her first year, and were defeated in the quarterfinals at Treasure Valley — that match was decided by penalty kicks.

Brittney Beitel-Davidson

Beitel-Davidson, who also served as the college’s athletic women’s commissioner, made the decision to move on and pursue other interests.

“I am thankful to Brittney for her dedication and commitment to the women’s soccer program, and for serving as our women’s commissioner. Her players have done a great job in the classroom and are positive representatives of our athletic program — that is a direct reflection of her,” said athletic director Spencer Stark.

Edmonds Community College women’s soccer reached the NWAC championship game in 2013, after a steady improvement under former head coach Jeanette Delaney, who served a nine-year stint at the helm.

The program has four North Region titles, and two NWAC Championships, in 2000 and 2002. The Tritons play their home games at Triton Field, on a soccer pitch that is one of the largest in Snohomish County at nearly 40,000 square feet. The multi-sport complex is lighted, all-turf, and is home to Triton softball, baseball, and men’s soccer, in addition to women’s soccer. It is located in the middle of campus, and is one of the top soccer facilities in all of NWAC soccer. Edmonds CC is known for their professional game-day soccer atmosphere.

The search for a new head coach will begin immediately. If interested in the position, please contact athletic director Spencer Stark at spencer.stark@email.edcc.edu or 425-640-1046. The position is open until filled.

Information on the Coaching Opening

South Puget Sound alum Luke Chavez named GNAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

SMU Men’s Basketball | 11/27/2017 11:05:00 AM | Austin Byrnes

Luke Chavez Honored As GNAC Player Of The Week

PORTLAND, Ore. – After leading Saint Martin’s to three out-of-state road victories, including upsetting No. 7 Cal Baptist, Luke Chavez was announced Player of the Week by the GNAC office on Monday.


The junior guard averaged 19.0 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, 3.3 assists per game while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor and an impressive 56.3 percent beyond the arc. Chavez added nine steals and one block in the Saints’ three games.

Chavez started the week off with a 14-point, 4-assist, 4-steal performance against Cal State Monterey Bay. He began the Cal Baptist Thanksgiving Classic by setting a career-high in points (26) against Academy of Art on 7-for-14 shooting and 4-of-7 from deep. Chavez was perfect at the free throw line (8-for-8), while recording four rebounds, three steals, one block and one assist.  Chavez capped off the week with 17 points, five assists and two steals as Saint Martin’s upset No. 7 Cal Baptist, 93-88, on the road. 

Chavez improved his season averages to 17.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.3 spg, while shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 53.6 percent beyond the arc. The Player of the Week award is the first for Chavez. 

Luke Chavez captained the 2016-17 South Puget Sound men’s basketball team that went 23-6 and won the NWAC West Region. Chavez was the 2016-17 NWAC West Region MVP and was a finalist for NWAC player of the year. During his Sophomore season Chavez averaged 15.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.3 steals.

Weekend Tournament Recaps and All-Tournament Teams


LAKEWOOD— Annual Thanksgiving host Pierce set the table yet again for another quality Thanksgiving weekend tournament. Games featured multiple overtimes, high scoring and quality showings by surprise contenders.

Entering Sunday, the Bellevue Bulldogs, lead by new head coach Donald Brady, scrapped their way into the championship game with a double OT win over Linn-Benton 102-101. Coming through the other side with wins over host Pierce and Whatcom would be the Clackamas Cougars.

In spectacular fashion, Bellevue worked its way through a low scoring game to hold off Clackamas 77-74 lead by MVP Yonathon Michael who shot 10-17 from the field including 9 three pointers (tournament record) for 33 points and 6 rebounds. Clackamas was lead by the 21 points of Nygil Carr and Isaiah Gentry also had 10 points and 9 rebounds. 

All Tournament Team
MVP – Yonathon Michael- Bellevue
Kason Blair – Columbia Basin
Nygil Carr- Clackamas
Tanner Clark- Whatcom
Taylor Jensen- Linn-Benton
Jaden Vollmen- Bellevue


LONGVIEW— The second of three hosts this weekend, Lower Columbia held their annual Red Devil Classic featuring several annual attendees of the event.

The first day was filled with scoring and 100-point performances by 3 different teams. Championship Sunday contained two names who have both previously won the tournament in past years- Spokane v. Everett. Spokane needed overtime to beat upstart Olympic on a last second put back by Isaiah Gotell 101-99.

Everett used a strong performance from Markeith Brown Jr. and a stingy defense to hand Lower Columbia their first loss of the year 80-65.

Down 8 in the first half, Spokane rallied to cut the deficit and come over the top of Everett to win 71-60. Spokane was lead by the 16 points and 9 rebounds of George Pilimai. Cameron Gay also chipped in 14 for the Sasquatch.

Everett fell victim to poor three-point shooting (3-21) after sinking 10 against Lower Columbia the night before. Gio Jackson lead the Trojans with 14 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.

All Tournament Team
MVP – Isaiah Gotell, Spokane
Cameron Gay, Spokane
George Pilimai, Spokane
Gio Jackson, Everett
Conner Moffatt, Everett
Spencer Sweet, Lower Columbia
Sam Gagliardi, Olympic
Austin Curry, Centralia
Gamaun Boykin, Yakima Valley

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