Under Armour Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 9

Nicole Hermosillo-Wright  Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image

NICOLE HERMOSILLO-WRIGHT CLACKAMAS
SOPHOMORE GUARD

Nicole Hermosillo-Wright, North Salinas HS / Salinas, CA., led the 5th-ranked Cougars to a double digit win over Clark before falling to top-ranked and undefeated Umpqua by 5 points. Hermosillo-Wright averaged 33 points, 8 rebounds while collecting 4 assists, 5 steals and a pair of blocked shots. She is 6th in the conference in in points per game and 7th in steals.

"Nicole had a great week for us this past week scoring 33 points in both of our games," CCC head coach Jim Martineau,. "She has been key for us getting off to a good start in the Southern Region.  In our 7 region games she is averaging 24 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting over 50% from the floor. 

 

Bellevue Baseball Hall of Fame to Induct Terry Agnew and Ray Washburn

photos of Terry Agnew and Ray Washburn Terry Agnew (left) and Ray Washburn will be inducted into the Bellevue College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bellevue College baseball will honor the past and present by inducting Ray Washburn and Terry Agnew into the Bellevue College Baseball Hall of Fame. They will join former Bulldog and Major Leaguer Jason Ellison who was inducted in 2013.  Following the presentation and words from both inductees, the evening will also serve as a pre-season dinner for the current 2018 club. Introductions of each member of this year’s club and an pre-season talk by the coaching staff will be featured at the event.

Washburn, the former longtime Coach and then Athletic Director at Bellevue, has been an iconic baseball figure both on the local scene with his NWAC Champion 1979 club that he coached, but also on the national scene as a holder of two MLB World Series rings as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Agnew, the NWAC batting champion in 1972, led his Bellevue squad to the NWAC title in that same year before a long and successful career as the Coach and Athletic Director at Woodinville HS.  The ’72 and ’79 titles were the lone baseball championships captured by Bellevue before the 28 year drought was ended in 2007.

This year’s club looks to follow that legacy with six returning starters in the field for a team that is ranked #3 in the NWAC pre-season poll.  All former alumni, friends and acquaintances of Washburn and Agnew, former players (of Washburn at Bellevue, of Agnew at Woodinville HS) are encouraged to attend to honor these two deserving individuals. Here are the event specifics:

Date: Saturday February 10
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Site: Rainier Golf and Country Club (weblink here for address)
Cost: $45 for general public
Food and Beverage: buffet dinner with dessert. A no-host bar will be available
Attire: Business Casual. men: no jeans, collared shirt required, tie recommended. women: skirt, dress, pants, open collar shirt, knit shirt, or sweater)

Reservations: mark.yoshino@bellevuecollege.edu  
425-564-2356. RSVP by Tuesday January 31.

Peninsula College wishes Jim Jackson to Speedy Recovery

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Peninsula College Athletics wishes Jim Jackson all the best toward a speedy and complete recovery! You have fought and won many battles in athletics Jim and you are in our thoughts and prayers as you tackle this one. #NWACStrong #CoachesVsCancer  #PCProud

NWAC Compliance Manager, Jim Jackson, recently was diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. We wish all the best for Jim’s recovery.

Green River coach Stu Snow leads state soccer champions to Special Olympics USA Games

image of Stu SnowGreen River College Women’s Soccer Head Coach, Stuart Snow and his Washington Special Olympics 2017 State Champion Soccer Team, Federal Way Thunder Blue, have been named Team Washington and will be competing in the Special Olympics USA Games in July. 

This is Coach Snow’s 10th year coaching for Special Olympics for the City of Federal Way.

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle July 1-6, 2018.

Team Washington is made up of athletes, unified partners and coaches from 14 different sports. Basketball, bowling, Bocce, Flagg Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball, Standup Paddle Boarding, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball.

All teams have qualified and were selected by competing at a Special Olympics Championship State Tournament in 2017.

“Green River is pleased for Coach Snow and the Thunder to represent Washington state in the USA Special Olympic Games,” stated Director of Athletics Bob Kickner.  “Coach Snow has been a great ambassador for soccer in the South Sound region and this is a well deserved honor for his coaching ability.”

Coach Snow completed his ninth season for the Gator women’s soccer team.  He has amassed over 50 wins and his 2011 and 2016 teams posted the best two records in school history.

Everett alum Bevin Brown named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week for Pacific University

image of Bevin Brown in action

Pacific University junior Brevin Brown (Everett, Wash.) of the men’s basketball team rose to the occasion in his first two starts of the season en route to being named the Northwest Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday. The Everett, Washington native scored 33 points on the strength of a school record 9 three-pointers to lead Pacific to a 105-92 win over George Fox. The most by a Pacific player since 11/23/14 vs. Cal Tech when Danny Brakebush, who also scored 33 points. He also matched a season-high with five assists to go along with three rebounds in the win.

Brown followed that up with a 23-point effort in the win at Pacific Lutheran on Saturday. His 56 points in the last two games are the most by a Pacific player since Daniel Zitahi scored 58 (30 vs. Lewis & Clark, 2/15/14) and (28 vs. Linfield, 2/21/14). Plus, against the Lutes, he had a season-high four steals and matched a season-high with six rebounds.

Under Armour Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 8

Gio Jackson Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image

GIO JACKSON EVERETT
SOPHOMORE GUARD

Gio Jackson, Todd Beamer HS / Federal Way, WA., helped the 2nd-ranked Trojans to a pair of wins over Bellevue and sixth-ranked Edmonds. Jackson averaged 24.5 points per game and shot a terrific 15-16 (93.8%) from the charity stripe. He also tallied 22 rebounds, 13 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.

"Gio is our leader on and off the floor," said Everett head coach Mike Trautman. "He doesn’t take possessions off and attacks the rims as well as anyone in the NWAC.  He is currently 4th in the NWAC in rebounding at 8.9 rebounds a game, as a 5’10 PG.  His rebounding along with excellent on ball defense, helps our team get stops.  Off the floor, Gio is a good student in the Engineering department and the student athletic coordinator for Student Life."

Under Armour Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 8

Cierra Jo McKeown Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image

CIERRA JO MCKEOWN WALLA WALLA
SOPHOMORE GUARD

Cierra Jo McKeown, Touchet HS / Touchet, WA., led the 2nd-ranked Warriors to double digit wins over Yakima Valley (13-5), North Idaho (11-7) and Blue Mountain. McKeown averaged 26.3 points per game on 61.2% shooting (54.8% from the three on 31 shots). She also added 12 rebounds, 16 assists and 3 steals.

“Cierra Jo had a very solid week in three East Region games," said WWCC head coach Bobbi Hazeltine. "Her near 26 point average was impressive, but even more impressive was her shooting percentage.  Cierra has been consistent like that all year for us.  She put in hours of time this summer, and her dedication is really paying off.”

 

NWAC – Under Armour Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll – Jan 23

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

UNDER ARMOUR MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES POLL
JANUARY 23, 2018
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Portland 5-1, 16-3 76(6) 1
2. Everett 3-1, 15-4 68(2) 2
3. Walla Walla 5-1, 15-4 42 6
4. Spokane 4-2, 14-5 32 7
5. North Idaho 4-2, 14-5 28 5
6t. Clackamas 4-1, 12-6 20 NR
6t. Edmonds 2-2, 14-5 20 3
8. South Puget Sound 4-0, 13-6 9 NR
Also receiving votes:
Lower Columbia 7, Yakima Valley 7, Umpqua 2, Tacoma 1

Next Poll: February 6

NWAC – Under Armour Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll – Jan 23

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

UNDER ARMOUR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES POLL
JANUARY 23, 2018
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Umpqua 5-0, 18-0 80(8) 1
2. Walla Walla 6-0, 18-1 62 2
3. Grays Harbor 4-0, 16-1 39 5
4. Columbia Basin 7-0, 16-4 38 6
5. Clackamas 5-0, 14-3 35 4
6. Everett 4-0, 15-3 33 7
7. Lane 4-1, 12-5 13 8
8. Lower Columbia 2-1, 12-7 4 NR
Also receiving votes: Bellevue 3, North Idaho 3, Yakima Valley 2
Next Poll: February 6

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