Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 5

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JT STRICKLER
SOPHOMORE • CATCHER

JT Strickler, Rocky Mountain HS / Meridian, ID., went 10 for 22 at the plate with 2 doubles, a triple, 10 runs and 15 RBIs. He also reached base on 5 HBP.

Strickler’s .382 batting average is now 8th best in the league.

"JT was excellent this week," said Red Devil coach Eric Lane. "He played hard for his team."

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – APRIL 25

JT Strickler and Will Smith players of the week collage Click to enlarge image

Will Smith, Shorewood HS / Shoreline, WA., collected a pair of wins to improve his record to 6-0 allowing only a pair of earned runs in 16 innings with 19 strikeouts.

Smith’s 6 wins now ranks 3rd in the NWAC while his 1.12 ERA is 6th best and his 50 strikeouts is 12th best.

"Will competed at a high level all day, said Triton head coach Scott Kelly. "He was in command of all his pitches, when that happens Will is very tough to beat!

NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding an personalized engraved bat to each NWAC Baseball Batter of the Week during the month of April. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.

Job announcement: Athletics & Student Recreation Coordinator – Whatcom Community College

The Athletics and Student Recreation Coordinator provides management and administrative support for Whatcom Community College’s athletics and student recreation programs, as well as the Student Recreation Center/Pavilion (SRC/PAV).

Reporting to the Associate Director for Athletics, this position works collaboratively with the Student Recreation Manager to ensure both departments support and promote meaningful student engagement while building a welcoming and inclusive experience for the campus and community. This position provides administrative support for athletic events, staff scheduling, and athletics reporting.

The Athletics and Student Recreation Coordinator works closely with students, faculty, and staff to support strengths-based, culturally responsive practices for the athletics program, recreation programs, and the SRC/PAV facility.

View full job description and application information

Mt. Hood names Kristina Crivello as head volleyball coach

Mt. Hood Community College’s Athletics department recently welcomed a new head volleyball coach, Kristina Crivello. Crivello served as assistant coach under former head coach Kim Lissinna, who recently resigned to work at Saint Michael’s College, a Division II school in Vermont.

Crivello is a 2009 graduate of Reynolds High School, where she competed in volleyball and track and field. She also played two years of collegiate volleyball at Linn-Benton Community College and two years at Warner Pacific College.

She possesses an associate degree in exercise and sports science from Linn-Benton and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Warner Pacific. She will complete a master’s degree at Concordia University this year.

“As a Reynolds graduate, Coach Crivello is familiar with our area, and she understands the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) as a former athlete at Linn-Benton,” said Dr. Kim Hyatt, MHCC athletic director and dean of Health, Physical Education, Athletics, Aquatics and Recreation. “She’s benefited from some outstanding mentors in the sport, and she brings to us excellent energy and a true passion to see our students succeed.”

Hyatt also praised the progress the team made under Coach Lissinna. During Lissinna’s two years as head coach, MHCC Volleyball competed in the 2017 NWAC Championship tournament, marking the team’s first appearance in the championships in three years.

Men’s Track & Field Under Armour Athlete of the Week – Week 5

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DIMEJI ADEKANBI EVERETT

FRESHMAN SPRINTS

Oluwadamilol (Dimeji) Adekanbi, Nathan Hale HS / Seattle, WA.

Adekanbi posted an NWAC leading time in the 100m with a 10.89 as well as a 22.65 in the 200m. He also ran on the school record breaking 4x100m relay team, completing the event in 42.83. 

"We are thrilled with Dimeji’s performances so far at Everett CC, especially this past weekend," said Trojan head coach Tansey Lystad. "He had a prior injury that held him back in recent years, but he’s put in the work to not only get back to where he was, but surpass his previous bests! We’re very excited to see what the rest of the season and the future holds for him!"

Women’s Track & Field Under Armour Athlete of the Week – Week 5

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KAITLYN PALLER OLYMPIC

FRESHMAN THROWS

Kaitlyn Paller, Shelton HS / Shelton, WA.

Kaitlyn Paller had a fourth place finish in the hammer throw at Saint Martin University’s Jay Hammer Invite with a throw of 48.33m (158’7”) breaking her previous school record of 141’. This is Paller’s second Track & Field Athlete of the Week award in only her freshman season.

"Kaitlyn had an outstanding day in the hammer throw in ugly weather," said Ranger head coach Jakan Austin. "She finish fourth overall in the hammer with a throw of 158’7 while breaking her own school record."

Job announcement: Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Lane Community College

The Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach.  The basketball season begins mid-September and concludes at the end of March. Team recruitment continues throughout the year.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assistant coaching esponsibilities will include both pre-season, in-season, post-season and out of season responsibilities.
  • Assist with coaching, recruiting, training, supervising student-athletes, maintaining a working knowledge of the rules governing the sport to be coached, maintaining statistics, maintaining athletic equipment, facilities and supplies.
  • Provide leadership in the personal, athletic and academic development of student-athletes.
  • Assist the Head Coach with fund-raising activities.
  • Ensure adherence to all Lane Community College, Health, Physical Education & Athletics Division, Northwest Athletic Conference, and other regulatory agencies rules, policies and procedures by the programs student-athletes, coaches and staff.
  • Successfully develop and implement game strategy, position assignments and plan all practice/training sessions.
  • Work cooperatively to ensure proper scheduling and care of facilities.
  • Provide positive reinforcement and encouragement.
  • Participate positively and contribute to a respectful and collaborative team environment.
  • Support, advise, train and coach student athletes in a competitive collegiate program.
  • Perform other duties assigned of similar nature and level if asked by Head Coach

Direct link to Lane application: https://jobs.lanecc.edu/postings/8934

Under Armour Softball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 4

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MEGAN CARVER • SOPHOMORE • UTILITY

Megan Carver, Auburn HS / Auburn, WA., had 7 hits in 11 at bats for a .636 batting average with two walks. She tallied 6 runs and 5 RBIs with a double, a triple and a pair of homers.

Carver is tied for 4th in the league with a .516 batting average.

“Megan is a red-shirt sophomore that has worked on her game to bring it to a high level. She has developed into a consistent, clutch hitter that produces RBI’s for our team. On top of her play on the field, she is a great person and teammate. Megan is going to finish her career at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida.”

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – APRIL18

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Seli Aholeli, Henry J. Kaiser HS / Honolulu, HI., pitched 9 innings while collecting a pair of wins with 14 strikeouts while allowing only 1 earned run, 3 hits and no walks.

Aholeli leads the league in strikeouts with 138, is second in wins with 14 and third in ERA with 2.46.

"Seli is a strong leader on and off the field," said Triton head coach Sheryl Gilmore. "Her growth and maturity over the past year has really set her apart in the circle. She is getting ahead of batters, commanding the zone well, and is mentally tough enough to battle through tight situations. She has earned the trust of her teammates and she has a unique way of instilling confidence in everyone around her."

NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding an engraved wall trophy bat to each NWAC Softball Batter of the Week during the month of April. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.

Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 4

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DALTON HARUM
SOPHOMORE • OUTFIELDER

Dalton Harum , Wenatchee HS / Wenatchee, WA.,had 11 hits in 24 at bats with 6 home runs, 15 RBIs and 8 runs. He also reached base another 6 times on walks/HBP.

Harum leads the league in RBIs with 37, is second in homers with 9 and has the third best batting average with a .402 mark.

"The week Dalton put together was scary," said Knights head coach Zach Clanton. "Every single time he came up you had a feeling he was going to do something special. Some guys will never hit 6 home runs in a season, let alone in a week. His approach is much improved and the confidence he is going to the plate with is on another level."

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – APRIL 18

Dalton Harum and Bryce Mulcahy players of the week collage Click to enlarge image

Bryce Mulcahy, St. Helens HS / St. Helens, OR.,

"Bryce was electric on Friday vs Clark as he struck out 11 and walked 2 over 6.0 innings," said Titan head coach Josh Blunt. "8 of the 11 K’s were swinging. Mulcahy gave up 1 hit and that runner was thrown out stealing. He had command of good breaking ball and established his fastball early."

NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding an personalized engraved bat to each NWAC Baseball Batter of the Week during the month of April. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.

Men’s Under Armour Tennis Player of the Week – Week 4

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EMAHD KHAN
BELLEVUE • SOPHOMORE

Emahd Khan, Shorecrest HS / Shoreline, WA.

"Emahd had a great week playing #1 and #2 singles with wins in both, also winning at #1 Doubles with Edgardo Quintero," said Bulldog head coach Jason Chapman. "Nothing fazes Emahd, he is very calm and relaxed and loves competing.  I can tell Emahd anything and he can execute all shots.  Very excited to see what the end of the season brings out of him."

Women’s Under Armour Tennis Player of the Week – Week 4

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MIRIAM CABRERAI

HIGHLINE • FRESHMAN

Miriam Cabrerai, Lincoln HS / Tacoma, WA.

"Freshman Miriam Cabrera, plays both #2 and #3 singles for Highline as well as #1 and #2 doubles," said Thunderbird head coach Laura Rosa. "This week Miriam won at #2 singles against Treasure Valley and then the next day pulled off an amazing win at #3 singles against Bellevue. The match was tied with a team score of 4-4, Miriam’s court was the last match in play, she embraced the pressure and just kept forcing the pace.  She pulled off a huge victory against an excellent opponent, winning 7-5, 6-3. This secured the first ever team win for the Thunderbirds over Bellevue College.  Miriam is a powerful lefty, her first serve is arguably currently the most dominant in the Conference.  Miriam is also an excellent student, she is planning a career in Electrical Engineering."

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