Women’s Players of the Week (Week #3)

Northern Region
Kristina Schumacher, Everett
Kristina is a freshman guard from Lake Stevens HS. Last week against Skagit Valley and Seattle, she led Everett in scoring with 24 and 27 points respectively. In their overtime victory against Skagit Valley, Schumacher scored five of Everett’s 10 points in overtime and provided the assist on the winning three-pointer. She has a 3.88 GPA, is well liked by her teammates and is described by the staff at Everett as “well liked by all her teammates, always happy with a smile on her face, hard worker, very determined to do the best she can, verywillingto help the people around her.”
She is currently third in scoring for the Northern region averaging 18.8 points per game.

Eastern Region
Chelsie Morrison, Yakima Valley
Chelsie is a sophomore guard from Central Catholic High School. Last week, she helped the Yaks rebound from their first league loss with victories over Treasure Valley and Blue Mountain. Morrison had games with 17 and 22 points respectively to lead the Yaks. Coach Cody Butler states “Chelsie epitomizes what a team player should be; she places individual stats secondary to team wins. Her role on the team could be just a scorer, but she is an unselfish leader that makes her teammates better every practice and game.” In the Eastern Region, she eighth in scoring (13.2 ppg), ninth in total rebounds (6.0 rpg) and third in steals (3.0 spg).

Western Region
Vanessa McCormick, Lower Columbia
In a match-up of undefeated teams in the Western Region, Lower Columbia defeated Tacoma to take sole possession of the lead in the West thanks in large part to the play of McCormick. A sophomore guard from North Pole High School, McCormick had 23 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Titans.

Southern Region
Shelby Stevens, Lane
Shelby is a sophomore guard from Willamette High School. Last week she led the Titans over the undefeated Clackamas with 32 points, eight rebounds and three steals. The win gave Lane sole possession of first place in the Southern Region. In the Southern Region, Stevens is third in scoring (19.3 ppg) and fourth in free throw percentage (86.2%).

Players of the Week- Week 2

Players of the Week for the second week of league play have been announced. Below are the selections.

MEN
Northern Region- Ryan Sweet, Olympic
Eastern Region- Jake Swartzendruber, Blue Mountain
Western Region- Orlandor Westbrooks, Clark
Southern Region- Nick Green, Umpqua

WOMEN
Northern Region- Sara Bergner, Whatcom
Eastern Region- Michelle Short, Wenatchee Valley
Western Region- Samantha Tinned, Highline
Southern Region- Alysse Carlson, Chemeketa

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Men’s Players of the Week- Week 2

Northern Region
Ryan Sweet, Olympic
A freshman from South Kitsap HS, Sweet help lead the Rangers to two consecutive victories last week. Against Everett, Sweet had 30 points and 16 rebounds. In the win over Edmonds Sweet scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. He is currently second in scoring average (24 pgm) and rebounding average (9.25 rpg)

Eastern Region
Jake Swartzendruber, Blue Mountain
A sophomore forward from Libby HS, Jake has been a bright spot for a Timberwolves team that has struggled in their first few league games. Swartzendruber lead BMCC to their first victory over Spokane with 27 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks. In the Eastern Region, Swartzenbruber is second in scoring average, second in rebounding average and fifth in total blocks.

Western Region
Orlandor Westbrooks, Clark
A freshman from Prairie HS, Westbrooks had an 41 points against the Tacoma Titans in a thrilling 93-91 victory. Westbrook is third in the Western Region in scoring, averagein 18.5 points per game. The win was key for the Penguins who are now 2-2 in league play.

Southern Region
Nick Green, Umpqua
A freshman guard front Grant HS, Nick has helped the Riverhawks to an undefeated start in the Southern Region. In their win over Chemeketa, Green scored 32 points and had 11 rebounds. Against Linn-Benton, Green recorded another double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. In the Southern Region, Green leads in points per game (22.0) and is tied for first in total blocks (6), rebounding (10.7/game) and is sixth in steals with a 2.3 per game average

Women’s Players of the Week (Jan 10-16)

North
Sara Bergner, Whatcom
A sophomore from Bellingham, Sara Bergner led the Orcas to three straight wins last week. She had impressive games against Skagit Valley, Seattle and Olympic. Against Seattle, Bergner had 14 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, one block and two steals to help lead the Orcas to a four point victory. In a key game against Skagit Valley, she had 18 points, 8 rebounds, five assists and two steals. In the Northern Region, Bergner is a leader in scoring average (4th), total rebounding average (6th) and assists (6th). With only eight players, Bergner’s contributions have kept her team within a half game of undefeated Bellevue.

Eastern Region
Michelle Short, Wenatchee Valley
A sophomore guard from Wenatchee, Michelle has been an integral part of the Knights success in the first part of the league season. Last week, she was instrumental in the Knights upset of fourth ranked Columbia Basin. In the final seconds of the game, Short hit several key free throws to seal the victory and scored 30 points in the game. Short is second in the Eastern Region in scoring average.


Western Region

Samantha Tinned, Highline
A sophomore for the Thunderbirds, Tinned had a great game against Centralia last week, recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in HCC’s victory. Tinned is second in the Western Region in scoring. She also leads Highline in total rebounds.

Southern Region
Alysse Carlson, Chemeketa
Alysse is a sophomore point guard from Ashland who helped lead the Storm to two victories last week over Umpqua and Portland. Carlson had 24 points, nine assists and six steals against Umpqua. Against Portland, she had 25 points, nine rebounds and four steals. In the Southern Region, Carlson is second in scoring average, fourth in assists per game, third in steals per game, and third in total blocks.

Men’s Players of the Week

MEN’S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

NORTH
Jacob Gonzales, Peninsula
Jacob is a sophomore guard from North Kitsap HS. He led Peninsula to an undefeated start in league play and also led the Northern Region in scoring averaging 26 points per game. In the Pirates’ game against Everett, Gonzales hit several key free throws in the final seconds to secure the win.

EAST
Andrew Kilgore, Columbia Basin
Andrew Kilgore led the number one ranked Hawks to a 2-0 league start last week. He led the Hawks in scoring and blocks, and was also a co-leader in rebounds. Kilgore is a freshman center from Meridian HS (ID).

WEST
Michael Wright, Pierce College
Michael Wright is a sophomore from Steilacoom HS. Wright was instrumental in Pierce’s victory over Highline in a key Western Region match-up. He led the Western Region in rebounding last week averaging 14.5 rebounds. Wright also had a productive week in assists (9) and steals (3).

SOUTH
Everett Smith, Southwestern Oregon
Everett Smith is a sophomore from Chapel Hill (Atlanta, GA). He led the Lakers in a road win against Portland in the first game of the league season. Smith had a complete game against the Panthers. He had 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks to lead his team.

Women’s Players of the Week

WOMEN’S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

NORTH
Jennifer Deyoung, Bellevue
Jennifer Deyoung had a great week for the Bulldogs. In Bellevue’s double overtime victory against Olympic, Deyoung hit a three-point basket in the closing moments of the second half to send the game into overtime. In the first overtime, she had four of Bellevue’s seven points and in the second overtime she hit the field goal that put the Bulldog’s up for good. In two games last week, Deyoung had 28 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and five steals.

EAST
Sadie Short, Walla Walla
Sadie led the Eastern Region in scoring, rebounding and assists last week as she helped Walla Walla to a perfect start. Short is a sophomore guard/forward from Touchet HS in Touchet, WA. Last week against in her two games she scored 48 points, pulled down 24 rebounds and 10 assists.

WEST
Tricia Hamilton, Lower Columbia
A sophomore guard from Kelso HS, Tricia Hamilton has had a good week for the Red Devils. In addition to helping Lower Columbia to a perfect start she also was third in scoring and assists and led the Western Region in steals.

SOUTH
Erica Moore, Portland
Erica is a sophomore guard from Lake Oswego HS. In Portland’s game against Southwestern Oregon, she had 17 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists and nine steals to lead the Panthers to victory.

Soccer Coaches of the Year

The 2006 NWAACC Coaches of the Year for soccer were released today. Whatcom’s Head Coach Brian Iblings was named the Men’s Coach of the Year. Spokane’s head Coach Jim Martinson was named the Women’s Coach of the Year.

Both coaches won their first NWAACC Championship two weeks ago at Starfire Complex. Iblings guided the Orcas’ to Whactom’s first even championship in soccer in only the program’s second year.

Martinson won Spokane’s first championship with an overtime victory against Walla Walla.

Both coaches will be honored at the NWAACC’s Annual Banquet which will be held in May 31, 2007 in Bellevue, WA.

Women’s Soccer All-Stars

NORTH-SOUTH DIVISION EAST-WEST DIVISION

FORWARDS:
Kori Wilgus, Lane
Lisa Worden, SW Oregon
Hannah Nash, Clackamas
Amanda Zueger, Shoreline
Stephani Catt, Clackamas
Ashley Biral, Lower Columbia

DEFENDERS:
Mesha Clayton, Lane
Holly Egan, SW Oregon
Penny Sullivan, Lane
Trisha Halverson, Lower Columbia
Deidre Debski, Clackamas
Megan Franko, SW Oregon

MIDFIELDERS:
McKenzie Creamer, Clackamas
Brittany Hayes, Lane
Maggie Bartell, Lower Columbia
Callie Cram, Lane
Sara Carey, Clackamas
Chelsea Hager, SW Oregon
Danielle Monson, Everett
Stephanie Brossman, Shoreline

KEEPERS:
Georgeanna Christensen, Clackamas
Jackie Lewis, Skagit Valley

MVPS:
SOUTH CO-MVPS:
Lisa Worden, SW Oregon
Brittany Hayes, Lane

NORTH MVP:
Amanda Zueger, Shoreline

FORWARDS:
Lauryn Koelzer, Walla Walla
Jenni Martini, Highline
Jackie McClendon, Tacoma
Candice Duffy, Walla Walla
Lauren Nay, Spokane
Kandi Stragey, Wenatchee

DEFENDERS:
Steffani Johnson, Spokane
Lydia Beyerlein, Walla Walla
Bailey Snyder, Tacoma
Taylor Sinclair, Walla Walla
Anna Roselli, Tacoma
Sarah Waugh, Spokane

MIDFIELDERS:
Kaytlin Laughlin, Spokane
Alli Krous, Walla Walla
Kates Ginther, Tacoma
Lindsey Jacobs, Spokane
Corrie McNeil, Walla Walla
Justine Jones, Walla Walla
Reanne Cumbie, Spokane
Yanette Candido, Wenatchee

KEEPERS:
Amy Danielson, Spokane
Sharee Fitzgerald, Walla Walla

MVPS:
Jenni Martini, Highline
Kaitlyn Laughlin, Spokane

Men’s Soccer All-Stars

NORTH-SOUTH DIVISION EAST-WEST DIVISION

FORWARDS:
Davor Lukic, Clark
Ricardo Guerrera, SW Oregon
Garret Lowell, Edmonds
Joey Graham, Whatcom
Jamie Prengeman, SW Oregon
Joel Duenas, Clark

DEFENDERS:
Cody Samuels, Clark
Nick Ammons, Whatcom
Luke Stanich, Whaycom
Kael Holderby, SW Oregon
Nic Lundberg, Clark
Tie Spencer Huffer. Edmonds
Tie Stefan Welch, Skagit Valley

MIDFIELDERS:
Gianni Tsoulouhas, Whatcom
Joe Grogan, Whatcom
Martin Gonzales, Clark
Udabong Oboette, SW Oregon
Amir Vejo, Whatcom
Brian Iotte, Whatcom
TJ Coleburn, Skagit Valley
Bobby McDonough, Shoreline

KEEPERS:
Robbie Wright, Whatcom
Whitney Parker, Clark

MVPs:
North Joe Grogan, Whatcom.
South: Davor Lukic, Clark

FORWARDS:
Leo Diaz, Walla Walla
Jay Vela, Spokane
Will Chang, Highline
Jose Guzman, Columbia Basin
Richard Romain-Dika, Bellevue
Seth Ransom, Peninsula

DEFENDERS:
Tucker Maxwell, Highline
Eric Bofenkamp, Spokane
Brad Groce, Peninsula
Cameron Valentine, Highline
Ben Rotert, Spokane
Cameron White, Columbia Basin
Frankie Licon, Walla Walla

MIDFIELDERS:
Keith Kirsch, Spokane
Guillermo Cardenas, Bellevue
Ruben Orozco, Highline
Moise Nistrian, Highline
Victor Perez, Walla Walla
Zack Crim, Walla Walla
Wilbur Velasco, Wenatchee
Ryan Mattern, Spokane

KEEPERS:
Hawk Mummey, Spokane
Matthew Stalnik, Wenatchee

MVPS:
Keith Kirsch, Spokane
Tucker Maxwell, Highline

Whatcom wins first NWAACC title

WCC's Robbie Wright stops the Bellevue attack

Tukwila, WASH-The Whatcom Orcas won their first NWAACC championship in only their second year of existence. They defeated a feisty Bellevue team 1-0 in a physical contest. The only goal of the game was scored by Bryan Iotte (assisted by Aaron Leonard) in the 13th minute of the contest.

The Orcas’ defense did an excellent job of neutralizing Richard Romain-Dika who was one of the NWAACC’s leading scorers for the season. The Bulldogs had several opportunities to tie the game, but Whatcom’s goalie Robbie Wright was like a rock.

Toward the end of the game, Bellevue received a few free kicks within 25 yards of the Whatcom goal, but Wright and the Orca defense held strong. With under a minute remaining, one such kick hit the crossbar. A few seconds later, Bellevue’s goal keeper, Claudio Lazar was pulled and nearly scored twice in the closing moments.

Despite all of Bellevue’s efforts, they were shut out by Wright who was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Whatcom head coach Brian Iblings was named the tournament Coach of the Year.

2006 Men's Champions

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