HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Northwest Conference is proud to announce Student-Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 22nd.
Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week – Matthew Young, Whitworth (Jr., RHP)
Young (Tigard, Ore.) tossed his third complete game of the season in Whitworth's 2-1 win over Linfield on Saturday. He scattered seven hits and allowed only one second inning run before shutting down the Wildcats the rest of the game. He struck out eight batters and walked none.
Baseball Position Student-Athlete of the Week – Nicholas Nerud, Whitworth (Sr., IF)
Nerud (Valencia, Calif.) had five hits in eight official at-bats over the weekend for a .625 average. He only played half of the first game, when Whitworth built a big lead, and only four innings of the final game as the Pirates went to the bench early to rest the starters. He scored five runs and drive in two. Nick has taken over the lead in batting average in the NWC.
Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Week – Trent Jones, Willamette (Sr.)
Jones (Kenmore, Wash.) won the Willamette Spring Thaw with a 36-hole score of 6-under-par 138 (68-70). He won by one stroke and helped Willamette win the team title by one stroke at 569 (283-286). His 4-under-par 68 in the first round tied for the low round of the tournament.
Lacrosse Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week – Ella Rand, George Fox (Fr., GK)
Rand (Hood River, Ore.) picked up two more conference wins and made 10 saves against Linfield to help the Bruins clinch its fourth straight Northwest Conference title.
Lacrosse Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week – Lois Ray, George Fox (Sr., C)
Ray (Springfield, Ore.) recorded 10 goals and 11 assists to total 21 points in wins against Pacific (Ore.) and Linfield. The senior also recorded a 100.0 shots on goal percentage.
Softball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week – Drea Schwaier-Wolf, Whitworth (Fr., RHP)
Schwaier-Wolf (Yelm, Wash.) won three games during the Pacific series (two starts and one in relief) and finished the week 3-0 in four appearances, including Monday's game against Lewis & Clark. She posted a 1.05 ERA in 20 innings. Drea is now 16-3 this season and leads the NWC in ERA.
Softball Position Student-Athlete of the Week – Alyssa Gonzalez, George Fox (Sr., C)
Gonzalez (Livermore, Calif.) reached base safely in 18 of her 19 plate appearances, finishing the week with a .889 batting average, .944 on-base percentage, and .1.000 slugging percentage which included eight hits, six runs batted in, and a double.
Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week – Luis Rojas, Linfield (Jr.)
Rojas (Mexico City, Mexico) recorded wins in #1 singles and doubles as the Wildcats took down Willamette, 8-1.
Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week – Michelle Uyeda, Linfield (So.)
Uyeda (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii) has now won 12 straight singles matches at the number one position after picking up two wins against Willamette and Puget Sound. She and partner Elsa Harris also recorded two doubles wins at the number one position over the weekend.
Men’s Track & Field Track Student-Athlete of the Week – Rhett Streeter, Whitworth (?)
Streeter (LeSueur, Minn.) raced to the second-best 100-meter dash time in the NWC at Thursday's Whitworth Twilight meet. The sophomore also set a new career-best in the 200-meter dash.
Men’s Track & Field Field Student-Athlete of the Week – Nathaniel Drotts, Whitworth (Jr.)
Drotts (Sacramento, Calif.) leapt to the top spot in the Northwest Conference and a top-20 national mark in the pole vault with a 15-foot 5-inch vault at the Whitworth Twilight meet.
Women’s Track & Field Track Student-Athlete of the Week – Kameha Medallada, Whitworth (Sr.)
Medallada (Makawao, Hawaii) raced to victories in the 100 and 200-meter dash at the Whitworth Twilight meet. Both of her times ranked in the top-10 in the NWC.
Women’s Track & Field Field Student-Athlete of the Week – Annie Wright, George Fox (Sr.)
Wright (Granite Bay, Calif.) won the Northwest Conference Multi-Events Heptathlon Championship with a score of 4953, less than 10 points off the NWC Championship record.