Latest NWAACC Volleyball and Soccer Polls

Vancouver, WA — The latest Horizon Air / Coaches’ Polls have been released for volleyball and soccer.

Volleyball

Top-ranked Tacoma (3-0, 22-3) holds on to the number one spot for the second straight poll. Spokane (5-0, 19-8) makes the biggest move upwards this week going from 4th to 2nd while Blue Mountain (4-1, 18-4) and Mt Hood (4-0, 16-4) each dip a spot to 3rd and 4th.

Men’s Soccer

Undefeated Chemeketa (4-0-1, 9-0-2) has held the top spot all season and remains the coaches’ favorite for third consecutive poll. Peninsula (3-1-1, 6-3-2) made the biggest move in the men’s soccer poll, going from unranked to second with a huge 2-1 win over previously second-ranked and undefeated Walla Walla (3-1-0, 6-1-0). The Warriors slip a spot to third and Bellevue (2-12, 6-3-2) also moves down a spot to fourth.

Women’s Soccer

Walla Walla (5-0-0, 8-1-0) continues to hold the top position in the women’s poll with a convincing 5-1 win over previously third-ranked Clackamas (5-1-0, 5-2-1) who drop to fourth this week. The Warriors claimed all eight first place votes.  Undefeated Columbia Basin (5-0-0, 7-0-0) holds in second while another undefeated East Region squad, Treasure Valley (4-0-1, 5-0-1), moves up a spot to third.

Volleyball Poll
(Last Week)
1. Tacoma
(1)
2. Spokane (4)
3. Blue Mountain (2)
4. Mt Hood (3)

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Men’s Soccer
(Last Week)
1. Chemeketa (1)
2. Peninsula (NR)
2. Walla Walla (2)
3. Bellevue (3)

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Women’s Soccer
(Last Week)
1. Walla Walla (1)
2. Columbia Basin (2)
3. Treasure Valley (4)
4. Clackamas (3)
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Clackamas names Steen Co-Head Coach of Women’s Basketball

Kayla Steen

Oregon City, OR – Kayla Steen will join Jim Martineau this season as Co-Head Coaches for the Lady Cougars of Clackamas CC.

Steen, a 2000 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, led the Cougars to their first of three straight Southern Region Championships in 2002. She was named Southern Region MVP and still holds multiple records at Clackamas for points scored, three point percentage, and three pointers made.

After a stellar career for the Lady Cougars, Steen earned a full ride scholarship to play for the Ducks at the University of Oregon. After earning her Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2004 she spent a year as a Graduate Assistant Coach with the Ducks.

Steen returned back to Clackamas in the fall of 2006 to work for her former coaches as an assistant coach for the Lady Cougar Hoop program. Steen just finished her course work for her Masters Degree from the United States Sports Academy and will continue to teach and work in the HPE department at Clackamas.

Steen, along with long time Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator PJ Martineau, brought in a great group of new freshman players that will fit in well with the five returners. The combination of a new coach, five excellent returners, and a group of talented freshman has the Lady Cougars excited about the upcoming season.

Jim Martineau, who recently was named Director of the HPE/Athletic Department, sees the move as a must for the program to forward with continued success.

"Kayla brings a lot to the table for our program. She is a tough minded person who has a great understanding of the game of basketball, stated Martineau. "She also has a great understanding of how much work it takes to be great student/athlete and a great team. She will be an excellent role model for our players as well as other athletes on campus."

Spokane’s ‘Mr. Soccer’ dies

Spokane ‘Spokesman-Review’
Spokane, WA — Cor van der Meer, the founder and former longtime coach of the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Community Colleges of Spokane and one of the sport’s best-known regional personalities, died early Wednesday morning following a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

He was 74.

“Cor was ‘Mr. Soccer’ of Spokane in my mind,” said Maury Ray, who served as the athletic director at CCS from 1976-2005 and first hired van der Meer to coach the Sasquatch men’s team in 1985. “He was the ultimate in what we could have asked for in a soccer coach, and he is really going to be missed, not only by CCS but by the entire Spokane soccer community.”

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Cor’s memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th at 4:00 pm at the Spokane Falls Community College stadium (outdoors). A gathering will be held in the stadium dance room following the memorial service. Also, included is a link to the Spokesman-Review newspaper article. If you have any questions, please call Nancy Zacher at SFCC ( 509-533-3630).

Baseball Sophomore All-Star Showcase results

NWAACC Baseball Sophomore Showcase @ Lower Columbia College

Saturday, September 26

Game #1
Runs
Hits
E
EAST
3
8
3
NORTH
5
9
1

WP-Avila (Everett), LP-Cruzen (Blue Mountain), Save-Edwards (Bellevue)

East: Gibby Briones (Yakima) 3 for 4; Paul Wimer (Wenatchee) 1 for 3, 2 RBI
North: Andy Criscaden (Skagit) 3 for 5, 2 RBI; Austin Potter (Skagit) 2 for 4; Ryan Bean (Edmonds) 2 for 5, 2 RBI

Game #2
Runs
Hits
E
EAST
4
6
1
NORTH
6
10
0

WP-Long (Bellevue), LP-Murphy Spokane),

East: Kris Carlson 1 for 3, HR, RBI
North: Jace Sloan (Everett) 2 for 5; Sam Richter (Skagit) 2 for 3, 2 RBI

Sunday, September 27

Game #1
Runs
Hits
E
WEST
8
11
3
SOUTH
3
6
0

WP-Shadle (Green River), LP-Wood (Chemeketa)

South: Taylor Hill (Clackamas) 2.1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 4 K’s; Taylor Ard (Mt. Hood) 1 for 3, RBI; Griffen Boyd (Mt. Hood) solo HR

West: Levi Dean (Lower Columbia) 2 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 4 K’s; Alex Rose (Pierce) 2 for 3, 2 RBI; Chris Pierce (Lower Columbia) 2 doubles, RBI; Eric Lane (Lower Columbia) 1 for 3, double, RBI; Jesse Mayfield (Green River) 1 for 3, RBI

Game #2
Runs
Hits
E
WEST
2
4
1
SOUTH
9
12
2

WP-Wirkaala (Clackamas), LP-Griffiths (Lower Columbia)

South: Trent Oleszczuk (Chemeketa) 3 for 5; Taylor Ard (Mt. Hood) 2 for 4, 2 RBI; Michael Blake (Mt. Hood) 2 for 4, RBI
West: Taylor Miller (Centralia) 2 for 4; David Olson (Tacoma) 2 for 3

XC Athletes of the Week – September 25

Jon Phillips – Everett – Freshman
Sundodger Invite – 19th Place, 25:39

Jon ran a smart race in posting a 25:39 and earning a 19th place overall finish at Sundodger. He looked strong throughout.

Shawna Schooley – Everett – Freshman
Sundodger Invite – 20th Place, 22:35 (6k)

Shawna ran a tough race in her first 6k placing 20th overall in a very competitive Sundodger field of just over 200 athletes. Her 18:33 5k split set a new PR and she held on for the last 1k to an impressive 22:35 performance.

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