Student-Athletes of the Week Announced

Student-Athletes of the Week Announced

HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Northwest Conference is proud to announce Student-Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 18th.


Baseball Position Student-Athlete of the Week – Ryan Krout, Pacific (Ore.) (So., INF)

Krout (Washougal, Wash.) hit .538 (7-for-13) with with four runs scored and five RBI. Three of his seven hits were home runs including a pair in the Boxers' walk-off 8-7 win over Whitman in game two of the doubleheader. The four hits in the nightcap were a career-high for the sophomore third baseman. He also hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth in the series finale to tie the game at 1. 


Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week – Dominic Monozon, Lewis & Clark (So., P)

Monozon (Foster City, Calif.) pitched a nine-inning shutout to lead the Pioneers to a victory over Pacific Lutheran on Saturday. He allowed only six hits and struck out seven of 32 batters faced. The sophomore did not walk a single batter in his first career shutout and first career win for the Pioneers. This is the Pioneers first win against Pacific Lutheran since 2016 and their second shutout in the last three seasons.


Lacrosse Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week –Isabella Alfaro, George Fox (Fr., M)

Alfaro (Yorba Linda, Calif.) was all over the place for the Bruins on both sides of the field. She caused a team-high six turnovers during the Bruins 2-0 week, won seven draw controls, grabbed three ground balls, and also recorded 10 points. 


Lacrosse Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week –Lois Ray, George Fox (Sr., C)

Ray (Springfield, Ore.) helped the Bruins to a 2-0 week with big wins over Puget Sound and Willamette. She finished with team-highs in points (13) and goals (9). She also dished out four assists, won four draw controls, caused two turnovers and shot 76.5 percent on goal. 


Women’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Week –Nicolle Nitta, George Fox (Fr.)

Nitta (Aiae, Hawaii) led the Bruins at the George Fox Westbrook Invitational with her first-ever medalist honors as a Bruin. She shot a 1-under-par 70 on the final day to move up to the top spot and secure the individual win by one stroke.


Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Week –Sam Hinton, Willamette (Sr.)

Hinton (Seaside, Ore.) shot 6-under-par 138 for 36 holes to win the individual title at the Willamette Valley Cup. He shot a 4-under-par 68 in the second round after shooting a 2-under 70 in the opening round. His second round Hinton's included two eagles, plus two birdies and only two bogeys. Hinton helped Willamette win the team title by 28 strokes.


Softball Position Student-Athlete of the Week –Montana Vaught, Pacific (Ore.) (So., UT)

Vaught (Wailuku, Hawaii) had four straight multi-hit games in the series win over Pacific Lutheran with two hits in each game. She hit at a .615 (8-for-13) clip with a .688 on-base percentage and 1.077 slugging percentage. Vaught had three doubles, a home run to spark a Pacific offense. She also had six runs scored, seven RBI and drew two walks.


Softball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week –Winter Ridgeway, George Fox (Sr., P)

Ridgeway (Seattle, Wash.) won both her starts and grabbed another win on the week for a team-high three wins. She struck out 20 batters for a 1.13 ERA over five games in the circle. 


Women’s Track & Field Track Student-Athlete of the Week– Sydney Radigan, George Fox (Fr.)

Radigan (Portland, Ore.) won the women's 100-meter race with a time of 12.28. Her time is the fastest in Divison III and it moved her up to No. 6 all-time at George Fox. 


Women’s Track & Field Field Student-Athlete of the Week– Kayla Rambo, Whitworth (Fr.)

Rambo (LaPine, Ore.) tossed the second-furthest discus throw in the nation, 142-feet 6-inches, to win the event at the Buc Scoring Invite. 


Men’s Track & Field Track Student-Athlete of the Week –Jack Monaghan, Puget Sound (Jr.)

Monaghan (Oak Park, Ill.) won all three of his events in the Peyton Scoring Meet, as the Logger men placed first out of eight teams. The junior recorded a 1:59.26 finish in the 800-meter, a  4:05.13 time in the 1500-meter, and a 3:39.26 in the 4x400-meter relay.


Men’s Track & Field Field Student-Athlete of the Week –Josh Huffman, Pacific (Ore.) (Sr.)

Huffman (Puyallup, Wash.) won the discus and took third in the shot put at the Rich Allen Classic. His effort in the discus is the best in the conference and third nationally to date by four feet and the effort in the shot put is the third best to date in the NWC and 18th nationally.


Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week –Erica Lee, Whitworth (Jr.)

Lee (Sherwood, Ore.) led her team to a weekend road sweep at Lewis & Clark and George Fox. She won both of her #1 singles matches in straight sets and teamed with Emma Jo Wiley to win a pair of #1 doubles matches. It was Whitworth's first win over the Pioneers since 2012.


Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week– Will Leach, George Fox (So.)

Leach (Portland, Ore.) went 3-for-4 on the weekend in Washington against the Whits. He grabbed the Bruins' lone point at No. 1 doubles against No. 19 Whitman. 


Women’s Rowing Crew of the Week – Pacific Lutheran (V1)

 The Pacific Lutheran women’s V1 boat won both races over NWC foes Lewis & Clark and Pacific. They won their first race of the day with a nearly 44-second margin over the Pioneers before edging Pacific by a whopping 70 seconds. They had the fastest time on the water overall by over 13 seconds. Anna Norman-Wikner raced in the 3 seat for the second race of the day.






Kale'a Paiva


Makawao, Hawaii


Hannah Beach


Rosalia, Wash.


Kiana Boyer-Viceroy


Orange County, Calif. 


Hannah Peterson


Hamilton, Mont. 


Madeline Woods


Inverness, Mont. 


Sienna Mathes


Lincoln, Neb.


Alex Moore


Silverdale, Wash.


Ali Wriggle


Eugene, Ore.


Molly Ivey


Federal Way, Wash.