NWAC – Under Armour Volleyball Coaches Poll – September 14

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

, 2018
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Spokane 1-0, 13-0 78(7)
2. North Idaho 1-0, 8-5 50
3. Linn-Benton 0-0, 13-6 43(1)
4. Pierce 0-0, 12-3 36
5. Edmonds 0-0, 12-6 33
6. Walla Walla 1-1, 15-3 28
7. Bellevue 0-0, 11-7 23
8. Highline 0-0, 14-5 12
Also receiving votes: Lower Columbia 6, Blue Mountain 3

Next Poll: September 26

Shoreline names Chris Weakley as new Head Women’s Basketball Coach

image of Coach Weakley

Shoreline Community College is pleased to announce that Coach Chris Weakley has accepted to become the Dolphin’s next Head Women’s Basketball Coach. 

Coach Weakley has played professional basketball overseas and has a wealth of basketball knowledge and coaching experience.  He was an Associate Head Coach at Franklin HS, and he coached at Prince Avenue Prep in South Carolina, where he took his team to a national championship. 

He has had the privilege and honor to learn from great coaches such as Don Casey, former L.A. Clippers coach and Orlando Woolridge former WNBA coach and current ABA coach.   

“We are excited to have Coach Weakley here at Shoreline Community College,” said SCC Athletic Director Steve Eskridge. 

Under Armour Volleyball Athlete of the Week & NWAC Volleyball Athletes of the Week – Week 3

CARLEE ROWELL Under Armour Photo BannerClick to enlarge image


Kamiakin High School Kennewick, WA.

In 26 sets last week, Rowell had 76 kills on a 37.2% hitting efficiency with 17 blocks (15 solo) and 15 aces on a 97% serve percentage.

"Carlee was the backbone for our team this week," said Bulldog head coach Jocelyn Lawrence. "We had a week of tough matches and Carlee was extrememly consistent through each game and provided stability and strength on the front row as well as the serving line for us.

NWAC Players of the Week photo collageClick to enlarge image

Regional Players of the Week – Week 3

Offensive: Carlee Rowell, Bellevue
Setter:  Mattie Kozloff/Shania Rose, Olympic
Defensive: Sydnee Peterson, Edmonds

Offensive: McKenna Russell, Spokane
Setter: Lindsey Russell, Spokane
Defensive: Kacey Halbert, WWCC

Offensive:  Teila Kaiphe, Grays Harbor
Setter: Macey Wright, Lower Columbia
Defensive: Karli Hall, Lower Columbia

Offensive: Grace Phillips, Linn Benton
Setter: Maddie Norris and Ellie Weber, Linn Benton
Defensive: Emma Lind, Umpqua

Under Armour Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Week 3

Sebastian Ruelas Armour Player of the Week graphic Click to enlarge image


Sebastian Ruelas, South Salem HS / Salem, OR., scored a hat trick in Chemeketa’s 3-0 win over Clark. Ruelas now has 7 goals, and along with teammate Mario Rodriguez, leads the league in goals. He also has a pair of assists for 16 points on the season.

"Sebastian is so very fast and he can score with both feet," said Storm head coach Cristian Curiel. " Our team is definitely benefiting from the chances he creates in the offence!"


Under Armour Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Week 3

Kailin Wiley Armour Player of the Week graphic Click to enlarge image


Kailin Wiley, Kamiak HS / Mukilteo, WA., earned a hat trick in the Tritons’ North Region opening victory over Everett on Saturday. In just three games, Wiley has scored four goals total on the year. The 7-2 victory for Edmonds was their first against region rival Everett since October 30, 2013.

“I couldn’t be more pleased for Kailin," said Triton head coach Adam Fenster. "It’s nice to see the extra work she’s been putting in after practice pay off.”

Bellevue softball team provides 200 hours of community service

image of  Bellevue softball team helping Lake Stevens Community Food Bank

The Bellevue Softball Team Finished up its Week of Service, putting in over 200 combined hours to help the local community.
On Thursday, September 6th, the Bulldogs started their week of service and for the 6th straight year, the Dawgs worked with the Food Bank Farm out of Snohomish, WA.  This year they harvested over 8,300 pounds of corn, to be distributed directly to the local food banks.

The Bulldogs volunteered for the 2nd straight year at the Women of Wonder 5k/10k event on Sunday the 9th. The event celebrates women survivors of cancer and benefits Team Survivor Northwest, an organization dedicated to empowering women cancer survivors to survive and thrive through fitness, health and wellness services.  Over 1,000 runners, decked out in their best Wonder Women outfits, took part in the event and Dawgs helped manage the course, provide water assistance to racers, hand out medals, take finisher pictures, demonstrate yoga and various other tasks.
image of  Bellevue sofyball players doing some yard work
The Bulldogs finished up their week of service on the 11th at the Greenwood Senior Center, with whom they have partnered with over a dozen times.  The Center’s mission is that of an inclusive community that provides social, physical, and educational activities focused around the needs of older adults; empowering them to live in their homes longer. The Dawgs spent the day at member’s homes pruning, pulling weeds, raking leaves, clearing brush and bringing smiles to the faces of the community!

"Service to our community is an extremely important part of our program and has an impact way beyond the softball field.  All these events help our players understand the greater good they can have on those around them and the pride they can feel for helping those in need.  It was an honor to support the efforts of  the Food Bank Farm, Team Survivor Northwest and the Greenwood Senior Center!" 

The team at the Greenwood Senior Center

NWAC Spotlight: Treasure Valley’s Delia DeLeon

By Emily Masseth, NWAC intern

image of Delia DeLeon crossing the finsh line at the 2017 NWAC championship race

About Delia DeLeon
Delia DeLeon runningDelia DeLeon attends Treasure Valley Community College, where she will be a returning sophomore student-athlete in cross country and track and field. DeLeon chose to attend Treasure Valley, “because it is close to home, it has good tuition costs, and was excited to run for Blas.” DeLeon, “started cross country in the sixth grade and track in the seventh grade.” She explains that the “experience getting to run at this level has come from no experience or no interest until I looked up to my older sister. She always got to go run five miles with my dad to train and I wanted to go, but my dad never let me because I was his girly girl. Now, my experience up to this level took a lot of hard work and ran with heart to get to where I’m at today.” According to her stats, we can see that DeLeon runs her heart out during every competition. She was not only the NWAC Champion for women’s cross country or the NWAC Champion in the 10,000m, the 5,000m, and the 1,500m in track, but was also named Baden Runner of the Year in women’s cross country, as well as, one of the Under Armour Athletes of the Week. During this upcoming cross country and track season, Delia DeLeon will be one to watch.

Who is your greatest influence?
“My greatest influence is my coach Blas Guerra and my dad Joe Diaz DeLeon because they both are big supporters not only to me but my teammates as well. My coach and dad still see a lot of potential in me and believe I can get faster and that motivates me.”

Do you consider yourself a leader? If so, describe that about yourself either on or off the team.
“I’m a leader in a way that others look up to, but not the type of leader that really speaks up about things because I’m shy and like to keep to myself. I do congratulate my teammates, tell them great job, cheer for them, tag along to any school activities with them, and it is super fun.”

What advice do you have for incoming student-athletes?
”My advice for the incoming student-athletes is to have fun and enjoy what you do. You have to be willing to put in the hard work and support your teammates if you want to improve or help others improve. Supporting your teammates is really important and can help boost their confidence. Take practice seriously and push each other, but also have fun and joke around a little and get to know each other.”

What is one challenge or obstacle that you have had to overcome in order to get where you are today?
“One challenge I had to overcome is changing the way that I run. I took my coach Blas Guerra’s advice and worked more on running on the balls of my feet instead of running from heel to toe and it was a challenge because I wasn’t used to running that way.”

What is something you enjoy doing outside of your athletic pursuits?
“Something I enjoy doing outside of my athletic pursuits is watching movies, hanging out with my sisters or friends.”

What are your plans after you graduate?
“My plans after graduating Treasure Valley Community College is to transfer to a University, but I’m still undecided.”

Delia DeLeon receiving her Baden Womne's Cross Country Athlete of the  Year award

NWAC Baseball All-Star Showcase – September 22, 2018

2017 NWAC Baseball Showcase Graphic

The NWAC Baseball Showcase will be held on September 22, 2018 on the campus of Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA [map].

The event  features the top recruitable prospects for both professional scouts and four-year college coaches

*all professional baseball scouts and 4-year coaches, NWAC coaches, staff WITH credentials admitted at gate and allowed entry
*all parents, fans seating up in right field on berm. No entry into main gate – reserved for scouts and coaches only. All events and players will be announced over the PA system. Restrooms, food and beverage vending will be available in gym.
*parking available in any lot surrounding field free of charge.
*contact mark.yoshino@bellevuecollege.edu for further information on other scheduled recruiting events and scout days in the area during the week. For those college coaches who would like a basic roster ahead of time to get an early glimpse of players taking part, those will be available by e-mailing Yoshino beginning Thursday morning September 20.

8:45 am: South/East Player Check In

9:10 am: South Batting Practice

9:40 am: East Batting Practice

10:10 am: 60 yard dash

10:30 am: South Defense Workout

10:50 am: East Defense Workout

11:30 am: South versus East Showcase Scrimmage

1:30 pm: North/West Player Check In

2:30 pm: North Batting Practice

3:00 pm: West Batting Practice

3:30 pm: 60 yard dash

3:40 pm: North Defense Workout

3:50 pm: West Defense Workout

4:00 pm: North versus West Scrimmage

Under Armour Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Week 2

Ryley Johnson Armour Player of the Week graphic Click to enlarge image


Ryley Johnson, Lynnwood HS / Lynnwood, WA., scored a hat trick in Highline’s 4-0 win over Spokane. Johnson has tallied goals in all three of Highline’s matches this season as the defending champion Thunderbirds have outscored three of last season’s power teams (Whatcom, Portland & Spokane) nine goals to one in pre-league competition.

"Ryley was very efficient in front of goal against Spokane and scored 3 great goals," said Thunderbird head coach Steve Mohn. "He was a threat everytime he was on the ball in attacking areas. He was very intelligent with his running and found himself in good attacking areas and was able to finish off the plays."

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