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* SCC Fall Sports Opens Season with Mixed Results

The fall sports at Shoreline Community College kicked off their season on August 31-September 1 with mixed results.

 

Volleyball:

 

The Lady Dolphin Volleyball Team, the defending NWAACC Northern Region Champions, had a strong showing at the 15 team Highline Community College Volleyball Tournament, finishing third and compiling a 3-2 record. The SCC squad went 2-1 in pool play, defeating Lower Columbia College and Southwestern Oregon Community College while dropping a match to the Community College of Spokane. SCC was the #2 in their pool played host Highline Community College in the first round of the Championship Bracket. SCC defeated the Thunderbirds in three games to advance to the semi-finals. SCC faced NWAACC volleyball power, Tacoma Community College in the semis and had match point in the third game 15-14, but could not put the Titans away and lost that match 17-15. SCC finished tied for third with Bellevue College.

 

2010 NWAACC Northern Region Player of the Year, Lisa Day, was named to the First Team All-Tournament squad for SCC, while Christine Jenson was placed on the second team.

 

The volleyball team travels to Northwest Indian College on Wednesday for a match in Bellingham, WA.

 

Women’s Soccer:

 

The SCC Women’s Soccer Team under first year coach, Aaron Howe, opened their season with two ties at the NWAACC “Friendlies” Tournament at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila, WA. In the opening match of the two day event, SCC played Chemeketa Community College from Oregon and battled to a 3-3 tie. Freshmen Taylyr McLean, Donna Norton and Sara Gilmore all scored goals for SCC, who constantly played from behind in the game after falling behind 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2, but managed to tie the game three times.

 

The second match of the tournament for Shoreline was against Clackamas Community College, also from Oregon, and again, SCC found themselves in a tie, as the Lady Dolphins again fell behind 1-0 but tied the game late in the first half on a goal by sophomore Anastaja Norins-Endres, and then played to a scoreless second half.

 

SCC opens its home schedule on Labor Day, as the Lady Dolphins play NWAACC power, Walla Walla CC, who went 2-0 in the “Friendlies” tournament, outscoring their opponents 9-0. Match time is 1:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students.

 

Men’s Soccer:

 

The defending NWAACC Northern Region Champions had a rough opening set of games at the NWAACC “Friendlies” Tournament at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila, WA. The SCC Dolphins had high hopes of a good start to the 2011 season, after starting last season 0-7-2 before winning 8 games in a row to make a run to the NWAACC Final Four and finishing third in the NWAACC.

 

SCC opened the tournament with a 3-1 loss to Clark College from Vancouver, WA. SCC scored first on a goal by freshman Jakob Hibbard, but Clark answered back with a quick strike themselves and added another goal before halftime to lead 2-1. Clark then sealed the game with a second half goal to finish the scoring. SCC had several opportunities in the second half but could not muster another score.

 

On Thursday, SCC faced a tough Chemeketa squad, but again SCC opened the scoring on a goal by freshman Connor Barton, but Chemeketa tied the game less than 2 minutes later and then scored two more first half goals to lead 3-1 at half. Chemeketa dominated the second half as well and produced 2 more goals to win the match, 5-1.

 

SCC will try to recover as they open their home schedule on Monday against Walla Walla CC at 3:15 PM at Dolphin Field on the SCC campus. Walla Walla finished the “Friendlies” tournament 1-1.

 

Admission if $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students at all SCC Home Soccer matches.

* Three Academic Dolphins Lead the Way for SCC Athletics

The Shoreline Community College Athletic Department announced its Green, Gold and Dolphin Academic Clubs for spring quarter 2011 and for the academic year of 2010-11 today. For the first time in the three year history of the academic athletic clubs, SCC had three 4.0 GPA students in one quarter. The Green Club is for students with a 3.00 to 3.49 GPA, Gold Club for 3.50 to 3.99 and Dolphin Club, 4.0 GPA.

 

Matt Cottingham (Baseball), Chelsea Lindroth (Softball) and Joseph Ademofe (Men’s Soccer) all had 4.0 GPAs for the spring quarter. Cottingham and Lindroth accomplished the feat during their busy spring seasons.

 

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Matt Cottingham

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Chelsea Lindroth

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Joseph Ademofe

 

Overall, 38 Dolphins are represented in the spring quarter clubs, 35 different individuals as Jenny Voss and Andrea Schneider played multiple sports for SCC this year. Freshman Voss was the first three sport athlete at SCC in a long time, as she was recruited to SCC from Aberdeen High School as a scholarship women’s soccer and basketball player, but also joined the short-handed women’s tennis team in the spring quarter to fill out their roster and ended up winning three individual matches and two doubles matches at the NWAACC Tennis Championship. Schneider played women’s basketball and then joined the softball team in the spring quarter.

 

40 SCC student-athletes were part of the 2010-11 Green and Gold clubs for the year. Women’s basketball led the way with 7 Green and Gold members during 2010-11, followed by softball and men’s soccer with 6. Women’s basketball had 4 Gold club members for the year and men’s soccer had 5 Green Club members to lead those clubs.

 

softball2011.jpgThe softball team dominated the spring grades, with 7 members in the academic clubs, 3 in Green, 3 in Gold and 1 Dolphin. The softball team on the field went 18-15-1 overall, 17-7 in the NWAACC Northern Region; good enough to finish second in the region and go to the NWAACC Softball Championships were they won 1 game and lost 2.

 

SCC Athletic Director Doug Palmer said: "SCC Softball is a great example of how it can be done on the field and in the classroom. Coach Swehla and his team has over the past three seasons won a regional championship and finished second twice, producing the highest number of academic club members as well. SCC softball does college athletics the right way."

 

 

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* SCC Athletics Announces Academic Award Winners for Winter Quarter

The Shoreline Community College Athletic Department announced 56 winners of their Green and Gold Academic Club certificates on Monday. There was 31 members of the Green Club (3.00 – 3.49 GPAs) and 25 members of the Gold Club (3.50 – 3.99 GPAs). There were no Dolphin Club winners (4.00 GPA) in the Winter Quarter after 5 straight quarters of at least one Dolphin Club member.

The SCC men’s baseball team led the way, with 11 academic award club winners, follow by women’s basketball and men’s soccer with 8 members, men’s tennis and women’s softball had 7 members each. Baseball had 6 members in the Gold category followed by women’s tennis, with 5 gold members.

The SCC athletic department had 61 Green, Gold and Dolphin winners in the fall quarter.

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* Shoreline CC Celebrates Athletic Homecoming and Sophomore Day

The Shoreline Community College Athletic Department celebrated Athletic Homecoming on Sunday, February 27 in the SCC Gym during the half-times of the men’s and women’s basketball games against Peninsula College. The event saw both the Women’s Volleyball team and Men’s Soccer team awarded their banners for winning their NWAACC Northern Region Championships in the fall quarter.

 

The basketball teams honored their sophomores as the women’s basketball team presented four sophomores flowers, Kylie Williams, Yan Tsoi Hoi, Lynsey Sandum and Andrea Schneider. While the men’s team honored three sophomores and their families,  Alfie Miller-Soukasen, Joe Holifield and Sean Jones.

 

And finally, the Athletic Department honored 61 student-athletes who made a 3.00 GPA or higher during the fall quarter in the department’s Green, Gold and Dolphin Clubs. There was 38 student-athletes in the Green Club (3.00 to 3.49 GPA), 22 in the Gold Club (3.50 to 4.00 GPA) and one in the Dolphin Club (4.00 GPA) who was Blair Stone from the Women’s Tennis team.

 

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2010 Volleyball Team with banner           2010 Men's Soccer Team with banner

 

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Women's Basketball sophomores     Sophomore Alfie Miller-Soukasen w/ mom

 

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Yun Tsoi Hoi received academic award
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* The Shoreline Community College Athletic Department Announces Fall Academic Awards

The Shoreline Community College Athletic Department announced their Fall 2010 Academic Awards today, with 58 student-athletes having a 3.00 GPA or better, 20 of those making a 3.50 GPA or better, and one Dolphin Club winne, who has a perfect 4.00 for the fall quarter.

 

Athletic Director Doug Palmer is happy with the results: “In the fall of 2009 we had 59 student-athletes with a 3.00 or better, so we are staying very consistent in our academic pursuits. Even with 3 new head coaches this year, the main focus of our department, to produce good students, has been maintained. We know that 99% of our student-athletes will not turn professional in their sport careers, so we want to make sure they pursue their academics at SCC, and hopefully are successful enough in the classroom to transfer to a four year institution for further social and academic development or finish with a certificate or associate degree that will lead them to a job or career in a field of their choice”.

 

Blair Stone, a 50+ year old student at SCC, who plays on the women’s tennis team, led the way for the academic clubs, with a perfect 4.00 GPA. The academic clubs consist of the “Green” Club (3.00 – 3.49 GPA), the “Gold” Club (3.50 – 3.99 GPA) and the “Dolphin” Club, (4.00 GPA).

 

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Athletic Director Doug Palmer

 

 

 

 

Student Athlete Blair Stone