NWAC – Under Armour Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll – Final Poll

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

MARCH 6, 2018
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Everett 13-1, 25-4 76(6) 1
2. Portland 13-3, 24-5 63(2) 2
3. Walla Walla 12-4, 22-7 47 3
4. Spokane 11-5, 21-8 40 4
5t. North Idaho 11-5, 21-8 26 6
5t. South Puget Sound 13-1, 22-7 26 5
7. Linn-Benton 10-6, 20-9 19 7
8. Peninsula 9-5, 19-10 7 NR
Also receiving votes: Yakima Valley 4, Lower Columbia 3, Chemeketa 1


NWAC – Under Armour Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll – Final Poll

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

MARCH 6, 2018
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Umpqua 15-1, 28-1 72(5) 1
2. Walla Walla 16-0, 28-1 70(3) 2
3. Lane 14-2, 22-6 48 3
4. Grays Harbor 13-1, 25-2 32 6
5. Columbia Basin 12-4, 21-8 28 5
6. Clackamas 12-4, 21-7 23 4
7. Bellevue 10-2, 20-8 14 8
8. Lower Columbia 12-2, 22-8 12 NR
Also receiving votes: North Idaho 9, Everett 3, Big Bend 1

Spokane alum Tyler Blakely wins NAIA Indoor High Jump Championship

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Blakeley wins national high jump title

03.02.2018 | Source Article

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Lewis-Clark State College’s Tyler Blakeley cleared six feet, 10¾ inches to win the NAIA Indoor High Jump Championship Friday afternoon.

Blakeley, a junior from Spokane (Freeman High School by way of Community Colleges of Spokane), won by 1½ inches over Qua Stocks of Reinhardt. In the dual between the meet’s final two jumpers, Blakeley had one miss on the way to 6-9½. He missed twice 6-10¾ before clearing the winning height, while Stocks knocked down the bar on all three of attempts.

Blakeley was a two-year standout at Spokane, winning the NWAC High Jump Championship in 2017 with a jump of 6’9 1/2”.

Under Armour Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 14

Shaton Daniels Jr.  Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image


Shaton Daniels Jr., McKay HS / Salem, OR., came off the bench for Chemeketa and led his Storm to a crucial win over Clackamas to help Chemeketa to a playoff berth on the final day of the regular season. Daniels tallied 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and a block in the victory.

"Shaton is our energy… When he comes in a contest, he has the ability to effect the game at both ends of the floor with his speed and athleticism," said Chemeketa head coach David Abderhalden.

Under Armour Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 14

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Sarah Hall, Sheldon HS / Eugene, OR., led the #3 ranked Titans in handing top-ranked Umpqua its first loss of the season, snapping the Riverhawks’ 28 game win streak last Wednesday in Eugene. Hall led the team in scoring with 21 points and turned in 4 rebounds and three steals. She also had a double-double against playoff bound Mt. Hood where she tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds.

"Sarah has been a consistent performer for us the entire season. said Lane head coach Greg Sheley. "She has stepped up her game in the last half of league which has helped us achieve some big victories and finish the regular season strong."


Under Armour Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 13

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Zach Walton, Morton HS / Morton, WA, averaged 27.5 points per game in leading the Tritons to road victories at Whatcom and Peninsula. Walton tallied 34 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists while surpassing the 1000 point career mark at Whatcom. Against Peninsula he notched another double double, scoring 21 points, with 12 rebounds,
5 steals, and 3 assists.

The 6’6" sophomore is averaging 20.9 ppg (6th best in NWAC), and
9.4 rpg (4th best in NWAC) overall. Walton has led the Tritons to three straight road wins as the team is now in a position to clinch a playoff spot with a win at Skagit Valley Wednesday.

"Zach has been great all season but this past week he has really stepped up," said EdCC head coach Kyle Gray. "Zach has led us to 2 huge road wins while we are in the thick of a playoff race.  His scoring has been great but his rebounding and defense are what have been most impressive.  He also joined the 1,000 point club as a Triton this week.  He is playing his best basketball at the right time."

Under Armour Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 13

Ashlynn Burgess  Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image


Ashlynn Burgess, Chugiak HS / Chugiak, AK., tallied a pair of double-doubles in wins over Spokane and Yakima Valley. She torched the Sasquatch for 34 points and 13 rebounds then followed that performance with 28 points and 14 rebounds against the Yaks.

She shot an amazing 72.2 percent from the field, including 90% from the line while only allowing 1 turnover and 3 personal fouls. She is 5th in the league in points scored (499), 8th in free throws and FT% (81.7) and 16th in rebounds (212).

"Ashlynn Burgess is a work horse – On the floor and off!" exclaimed WVC head coach Rachel Goetz. "She is a top notch student and is a consistent force for her team! She is an outstanding teammate, amazing competitor and student of the game! She helped our team last week with back to back inspiring performances!"

Job announcement: Head Men’s Soccer Coach – Bellevue College

The men’s soccer coach will be responsible for all aspects of the men’s soccer program including academic and athletic eligibility, recruitment, skill development, budget management, fundraising and overall leadership and performance of student-athletes.

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. 

The duties of this position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of Bellevue College and the NWAC. 

This position reports to the athletic director and is open until filled.

Questions and applicants interested in the position can be directed to Jeremy Eggers, Athletic Director, 425-564-2193 or jeremy.eggers@bellevuecollege.edu.

Under Armour Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 12

Gio Jackson Under Armour photo Click to enlarge image


Gio Jackson, Todd Beamer HS / Federal Way, WA., earned his second Player of the Week selection this season in a pair of road wins over North Region playoff contenders Bellevue and Edmonds. Jackson first stunned the Bulldogs with a triple-double 26 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists followed by his 21 point, 12 rebound double-double against Edmonds. The top-ranked Trojans bested their record to 10-1 in the North and 22-4 overall.

"Gio lead our team to two important North region wins to secure a #1 seed for the NWAC tournament," said Trojan head coach Mike Trautman. "He plays with such speed on offense with the ball in his hands and has the ability to get to the rim, or find his teammates with an assist.  His rebounding numbers really show how hungry he is to win basketball games.  Gio is been picking up a ton of interest from schools at the next level over the past month."

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