HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Northwest Conference is proud to announce Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 11th.
Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week – Matthew Young, Whitworth (Jr., RHP)
Young (Tigard, Ore.) came within two outs of throwing a no-hitter at Pacific on Saturday. He still finished Whitworth's first complete game of the season allowing only two hits and one run. The junior struck out eight and walked two. He did not allow a hit until Eli Wisdom's single with one out in the ninth.
Baseball Position Student-Athlete of the Week – Matt Ramirez, George Fox (Jr., IF)
Ramirez (San Ramon, Calif.) guided the Bruins to a sweep over Lewis & Conference, hitting .615 during the series. He recorded a .667 on-base percentage and a 1.308 slugging percentage. He went 8-13 at the plate with two home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored.
Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Week – Jordan Brajcich, Pacific Lutheran (So.)
Brajcich (Mill Creek, Wash.) finished second overall out of 55 with a score of 73 to help the Lutes win their third tournament of the season.
Women’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Week – Annie McCutchan, Lewis & Clark (Sr.)
McCutchan (San Diego, Calif.) fired a second round 76 en route to a two-day total of 155 to claim the individual title at the Puget Sound Spring Invitational. The senior entered the day in a tie for third and fired the low round of the day to best the field by three strokes. Her two-day total of 155 helped the Pioneers to a second place finish overall, beating Saint Martin's by one stroke.
Lacrosse Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week – Ella Rand, George Fox (Fr., GK)
Rand (Hood River, Ore.) remains undefeated on the season after recording wins against New England College and Puget Sound. The freshman allowed just four goals in 60 minutes of play.
Lacrosse Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week – Lois Ray, George Fox (Sr., C)
Ray (Springfield, Ore.) helped the Bruins stay perfect this weekend with a team-high 18 points. In two games, she recorded nine goals, nine assists and shot 85.7 percent on goal. She also claimed seven draw controls.
Softball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week – Morgan Masters, Pacific (Ore.) (Jr., RHP)
Masters (Tenino, Wash.) pitched a pair of complete games as the Boxers swept a weekend series from Puget Sound. In 10 innings of work, she allowed just five hits and struck out 16 en route to a 0.70 ERA.
Softball Position Student-Athlete of the Week – Montana Vaught, Pacific (Ore.) (So., UT)
In the four-game series against Puget Sound (Mar. 9-10), Vaught (Wailuku, Hawaii) hit .714 (10-for-14) with eight runs scored, four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI en route to a 1.429 slugging percentage and a .714 on-base percentage.
Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week – Will Leach, George Fox (So.)
Leach (Portland, Ore.) helped the Bruins start Northwest Conference play with back-to-back 9-0 victories. He won five out of six matches with his only loss coming from NCAA Division I Seattle University in three sets at the No. 1 singles spot.
Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week – Lisa Owen, Puget Sound (Jr.)
Owen (Honolulu, Hawaii) picked up both a singles and doubles win in the number one spot against Lewis & Clark.Owen is undefeated in all of her NCAA Divison III matches this season.
Men’s Track & Field Track Student-Athlete of the Week – Michael Montague, Willamette (Jr.)
Montague (San Diego, Calif.) won the 1,500-meter run in 3:59.35 at the Pacific Preview. He broke the four-minute mark in only his second competitive 1,500 for the Bearcats. A total of 24 runners competed in the event.
Men’s Track & Field Field Student-Athlete of the Week – Saige Swan, Willamette (Jr.)
Swan (Crescent City, Calif.) won the hammer throw with a top distance of 160' 5". He set a personal record, improving by more than 11 feet from his 148' 9" at the Willamette Opener a week ago. He has increased his top mark in the hammer by 22' 3" since the start of this season. Swan also took third place in the shot put at 43' 2.50".
Women’s Track & Field Track Student-Athlete of the Week – Imani Keyes, Pacific Lutheran (Fr.)
Keyes (Spanaway, Wash.) won the 100-meter race and finished second in the 200-meter race, setting personal record times. Her 100-meter time currently ranks third in Division III while her 200-meter is the fastest time in Division III this outdoor season. The 400-meter relay team, which includes Keyes, currently ranks sixth in Division III.
Women’s Track & Field Field Student-Athlete of the Week – Lauren Wilson, Pacific Lutheran (So.)
Wilson (Olympia, Wash.) won the high jump by four inches. Her clearance ranks No. 1 in Division III this outdoor season.
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