NWC announces first Student-Athlete of the Week awards for the 2018-19 year

NWC announces first Student-Athlete of the Week awards for the 2018-19 year

HILLSBORO, Ore. - The Northwest Conference has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week recipients for the week of 8/27-9/4. 

 

Football

Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Alvin Johnson, Puget Sound 
Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Charles Riga, George Fox
Special Teams Student-Athlete of the Week: Ty Hargis, Pacific (Ore.)

Johnson (Tacoma, Wash.) scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, and the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter in a 28-21 win against host Claremont-Midd-Scripps. He set career highs in receptions, yards, and touchdowns per game.

Riga (Portland, Ore.) recorded a team-high 17 tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss in a tough loss against Redlands, 20-12.

Hargis (Lebanon, Ore.) totaled 123 yards on five kickoff returns against Chapman. He had a best return of 33 yards to start the second half, averaging 24.6.

 

Men's Soccer

Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Joe Sammartino, Pacific Lutheran
Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Cole Weaver, Pacific Lutheran

Sammartino (Boise, Idaho) scored the game winning goal in a season opener 2-1 victory against Wisconsin Lutheran. He finished the week with one goal and one assist over the weekend as the Lutes earned three road wins in Wisconsin.

Weaver (Seattle, Wash.) recorded a 1.000 save percentage as he allowed no goals in two game appearances for the Lutes.

 

Women's Soccer

Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Ella Viesturs, Lewis and Clark
Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Taylor Cole, Linfield

Viesturs (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored three goals and helped the Pioneers go undefeated last weekend. She currently leads the NWC in points and is matched for the NWC lead in goals. She had one goal and one assist to tie Carroll, 2-2, before netting two in a 4-1 win over Fontbonne.

Cole (Sherwood, Ore.) started and played all 180 minutes. She kept opponents Warner Pacific and Northwest to five shots and two shots on goal each. In addition, she scored one goal in the Wildcats' season opener against Warner Pacific.

 

Men's Cross Country

Student-Athlete of the Week: Colin Monaghan, Puget Sound

Monaghan (Payallup, Wash.) – took first place out of 45 competing at the Puget Sound Inivitational. With Monaghan's first place finish, the Loggers finished first out of five teams.

 

Women's Cross Country

Student-Athlete of the Week: Emery Bradlina, Puget Sound

Bradlina (Boulder, Colo.) finished first out of 27 with a time of 23:41.00. The senior led the Loggers as they finished in first place out of three teams competing.

 

Volleyball

Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Jessica Schmautz, Whitworth
Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Taylor Souza, Linfield

Schmautz (Spokane, Wash.) led the Pirates to a 4-0 start to the season at the Oregon Trail tournament. She led the team in kills per set with 4.0, and hitting percentage with .311, in addition to tying for the team lead in service aces. She was named to the All-Oregon Trail Tournament team.

In the Wildcats' 5-0 weekend, Souza (Kane'ohe, Hawaii) averaged five digs per set, with 22 digs in a 3-0 victory over New Rochelle.