HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Northwest Conference is proud to announce Student-Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 1st.
Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week– Landon Schirer, George Fox (So., RHP)
Schirer (San Diego, Calif.) grabbed the Bruins' lone win against the Blues with his first-ever career complete game shutout. He went all nine innings in the 9-0 victory, recording seven strikeouts. He walked three batters and gave up three hits.
Baseball Position Student-Athlete of the Week– Mason Quinlan, Puget Sound (Jr., 1B)
Quinlan (Mililani, Hawaii) hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning (March 31) to complete the sweep over Linfield. He currently leads the Loggers in batting average (.385) and slugging percentage (.549).
Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Week– Kenneth Sheldon, Willamette (Sr.)
Sheldon (Ocean Park, Wash.) shot 221 for 54 holes (73-77-71) to tie for 6th place out of 83 golfers at the West Cup. He was Willamette's top finisher, as he led the Bearcats to 4th place in the team standings, the best finish for an NWC team at the prestigious event.
Women’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Week– Rachel Drgastin, George Fox (Jr.)
Drgastin (Bend, Ore.) recorded her second collegiate medalist honor at the UCSC Spring Invite by three strokes. She guided the Bruins to their fourth tournament victory on the season and second in a row at the UCSC Spring Invite.
Lacrosse Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week– Emma Canchola, Willamette (Fr., DEF)
Canchola (Oregon City, Ore.) had a very strong week on defense. She earned 25 ground balls, caused 15 turnovers and won 11 draw controls. Her seven draw wins against Pacific played a key role in Willamette's first-ever NWC win. Against the Boxers, she also intercepted a pass in the midfield and went forward to score her first goal of the season.
Lacrosse Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week– Madison Strickland, George Fox (Jr., A)
Strickland (Bothell, Wash.) finished with 20 points, 12 goals, and eight assists in the Bruins' 2-1 week. She helped the Bruins remain perfect in conference play, scoring 11 goals and dishing out seven assists against conference opponents. She also shot 78.6 percent and was 100 percent on target.
Women’s Rowing Crew of the Week– Puget Sound V8
The Puget Sound V8 boat raced against two top University of Washington boats, finishing third with a 6:57.246 mark.
Women’s Varsity 8
C Kyra Farr
8 Emily Bessen
7 Jill La Fetra
6 Katie Snodgrass
5 Katia Mrdjan
4 Elena Staver
3 Alyssa Bebout
2 Hannah Caruso
1 Monica Schweitz
Softball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week– Shelby Saylors, Linfield (Sr., P)
Saylors tossed 17 innings over three games for the Wildcats, including two complete games, allowing 11 earned runs to record a 4.53 earned run average. She recorded eleven strikeouts in a complete game in addition to fanning seven in just three innings in two conference wins.
Softball Position Student-Athlete of the Week– Olivia Brackin, Lewis & Clark (Fr., INF)
Brackin (Castro Valley, Calif.) totaled three home runs over eight games en route to a .577 batting average and a 1.000 slugging percentage for the week. Brackin took over the top spot in the NWC in home runs on the season after recording her ninth home run on Sunday against Puget Sound. All four of the Pioneers' RBIs in their win against Puget Sound were recorded by Brackin. She totaled 11 RBIs over the week to move up to first place in the NWC in RBIs on the season with 28.
Men’s Track & Field Field Student-Athlete of the Week– Brian Peck, Willamette (Jr.)
Peck (Reno, Nev.) set a personal record while placing 6th overall in the decathlon with 5884 points during the Pacific Multi-Event.
Men’s Track & Field Track Student-Athlete of the Week– Kenny May, George Fox (Sr.)
May (San Antonio, Tex.) won the men's 100-meter and finished second in the men's 200-meter among Division I athletes at the California Collegiate Open hosted by UC San Diego. Both his times are conference leaders and he moved up to seventh on the all-time list at George Fox.
Women’s Track & Field Track Student-Athletes of the Week– Warren (Fr.), Wright (Sr.), King (Sr.), James (So.), George Fox
The Bruins' 4x400 relay team of Elizabeth Warren (Newberg, Ore.), Annie Wright (Granite Bay, Calif.), Sarah King (Carlton, Ore.), and Katie James (Essex Jct., Vt.) posted a time of 3:46.98 to finish first out of 10 teams. Their time is good enough for second all-time at George Fox and is the national leader by five seconds.