Tritons of the Week
Local product Loren LaCasse (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) is the Triton of the Week for December 4. The sophomore forward helped the Tritons notch a 83-80 victory against Highline CC on Sunday with a well-rounded contribution in just over 27 minutes played. LaCasse earned a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. He also added 6 assists and blocked 2 shots. As a freshman in 2015-16, LaCasse averaged 15.9 ppg and 7.9 rpg.
Sophomore forward Zach Walton (Morton, WA) is the Triton of the Week for November 22. Walton, who used a medical redshirt last year, has come back strong to start this season. He's led the Tritons in scoring their first two runs of the year, with a 30 point outburst at Grays Harbor, and 27 points against the Triton Alumni. Walton was the NWAC North Region freshman of the year in 2015-16.
Sophomore midfielder Sheriff Conta (Lynnwood, WA) has been selected as the Triton of theSheriff Conta Week for November 13. Conta finished his sophomore campaign with a bang, scoring two goals at North Region rival Peninsula College in his final match as a Triton. Conta was also named to the NWAC All-Star team. The North-West team defeated the East-South team 5-2 on Saturday, November 11 at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, WA
Freshman outside hitter Michelle Dmitruk was tabbed as the NWAC North Region Offensive Player of the Week. The local Cascade High School product has led the Tritons in kills in three of their last four matches, and turned in a season-high 22 kills in a pivotal road victory at Skagit Valley last Friday. Her hitting percentage for the match was 61%. Dmitruk also collects Triton of the Week honors, and will look to push Edmonds to a share of the North Region title with a road win at Bellevue College on Tuesday. This is Dmitruk's second time this fall to receive Triton of the Week.
Sophomore middle blocker Sydney Lawrence lands Triton of the Week honors for October 23. The Pullman High School product was a force in the middle for the Tritons over the weekend as Edmonds went 5-2 at the NWAC Volleyball Crossover in Seaview Gym. Lawrence's infectious energy helped Edmonds to a third place finish in the tournament, including two come-from-behind wins to finish Sunday's bracket play. Lawrence was also named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts.
Freshman forward Taishi Adachi netted two goals for the Edmonds CC men's soccer team last week to nab Triton of the Week honors for October 17. Adachi scored Wednesday, October 11 against Peninsula, and again found the net in Saturday's loss to Everett CC. The goals were the first of the season for the freshman from Amagasaki, Japan.
Freshman goal keeper Erikah Ledesma (Yakima, WA) earns Triton of the Week honors after her 9 saves on Saturday, October 7 at Skagit Valley College. The Tritons fell to Skagit 1-0 but Ledesma turned in an outstanding performance, keeping Edmonds close. Ledesma had two tips over the top of the goal, diving saves, and one huge save when she was already on the ground. Ledesma hails from La Salle High School and has 49 total saves on the season.
Freshman outside hitter Michelle Dmitruk has been named Triton of the Week. The local Cascade High School product has consistently put the ball of the floor for the Tritons this season, and leads the team with 141 kills. On Wednesday, September 27 versus Olympic, she had 8 kills and followed up that performance with 12 more against Whatcom on Friday, September 29 to help Edmonds win their fourth straight match. During the win streak Dmitruk has double-digit kills in three of the four games.
Sophomore Mohammed Jobe has made an immediate impact for the men's soccer team in his first two games, earning Triton of the Week honors for September 19. Jobe, a freshman forward from Bakoteh, Gambia, has fired four shots on goal in each of the past two tilts and has found the back of the net in back-to-back games for the Tritons.
Sophomore Macy Magri was named the NWAC Setter of the Week as announced by the conference office on August 30. The setter from Fresno, Calif. had impressive setting numbers in her six matches at the NWAC Showcase in Springfield, Ore. August 26-27. For her performance at the Showcase, she has also been honored as the first Triton of the Week for the 2017-18 athletic season.
Paige Matsuki has been named the Triton of the Week. In softball's last four wins the sophomore infielder went on a tear, going 8-for-15 with 4 home runs, 9 runs scored, 8 RBI, 2 doubles, and 1 triple. The Waimanalo, Hawaii native has also been a standout defender for the Tritons at shortstop all season. For the 2017 campaign, Matsuki is batting .410 overall with 11 doubles, 9 home runs, and 35 RBI.
Sophomore outfielder Kamryn Kanae was an offensive juggernaut for Edmonds CC softball last week during a six-game road swing. Kanae collected 14 hits in 24 at-bats (.583), which included 4 home runs and 2 doubles. She also drove in 8 runs, scored 9 runs, and added 3 stolen bases. Kanae, who is from Kapolei, Hawaii, was a 2nd team North Region outfielder last season as a freshman. She is currently batting .447 with 10 round-trippers, 14 doubles, and 37 RBI.
Sophomore infielder Jake Malone has been tabbed as the Triton of the Week. In baseball's series win over Douglas College, Malone was 7-for-15 (.467) and scored 7 runs. He also drew 4 walks and totaled 7 RBI in the four games. In Saturday's series opener, Malone went 4-for-5 to jumpstart the Triton offense. Malone recently committed to playing baseball at Embry-Riddle University, an NCAA DII school in Daytona Beach, Fla. next year.
Baseball pitcher Rob Lawler and softball infielder Daria Kawaauhau have been selected as Co-Tritons of the Week. Lawler went the distance on Saturday earning a complete game shutout over Shoreline in a 3-0 triumph. The sophomore left-hander from Covington, WA scattered 7 hits and had 8 strikeouts in his outing. Lawler improved to 5-0 on the year and has a 2.41 ERA this season.
Kawaauhau, a freshman from Waianae, Hawaii, was 10-for-16 (.625) in softball’s four regional wins this week against Everett and Shoreline, scoring 6 runs and driving in 11 more in the four-game stretch. She is currently batting .383 on the year and is 2nd overall on the team in home runs (7) and RBI (27).
Baseball catcher Nathaniel Sagdahl (Federal Way, WA) has been tabbed as the Triton of the Week. He went 9-for-17 (.529) in Edmonds' series win against regional rival and No. 4-ranked Bellevue College. Sagdahl was a perfect 5-for-5 with 7 RBI in game two on Saturday. He finished the weekend with 6 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 home run, and 10 RBI.
The freshman backstop has caught fire of late – through the first two North Region series, he is batting .538. Sagdhal has now upped his overall batting average to .418, good for 4th overall in the NWAC. He's also played errorless defense behind the dish this year.
Baseball pitcher Jared Gray and softball infielder Tamia Hirano have been named Co-Tritons of the Week. Gray hurled a gem on Friday for the Tritons, going the distance in a complete-game effort. The sophomore righty from Auburn, WA had 5 punch outs to help keep Olympic’s bats at bay. Hirano, a freshman from Mililani, Hawaii was 8-for-12 (.667) in Triton softball’s four wins this week against Highline and Skagit Valley. In those four games Hirano collected 8 RBI, scored 4 runs, hit 3 doubles, and swiped two bases. Hirano has also been a defensive standout for the Tritons, anchoring the middle infield.
Seli Aholelei was a force for Triton Softball this past week. The two-way player from Honolulu, Hawaii went 10-for-14 at the plate and collected three pitching wins in Edmonds’ six regional victories over Olympic College and top-ranked Bellevue College. Aholelei’s no-hitter against Bellevue Saturday capped her standout week. She now leads the NWAC in three categories: home runs (11), RBI (32), and wins (7). She’s also the sixth leading hitter in the conference with a .583 batting average. This is the second time this year the freshman has earned Triton of the Week honors.
Triton Baseball’s Justin Polzin’s has been picked as the Triton of the Week. The sophomore from Yelm, WA went 9-for-18 (.500) in Edmonds CC’s 4 wins this past weekend. Polzin is at the top of several offensive categories overall in the NWAC. His .500 batting average is 2nd in the conference; he’s tied for 3rd overall in home runs with 3, and is also 3rd in RBI with 19. The left-handed swinging sophomore third baseman/catcher has also been a defensive standout for Edmonds, with a perfect 1.000 field percentage at both positions.
After going 8-for-16 (.500) at the plate this past weekend, sophomore infielder Zach Needham has been named Triton of the Week for March 14. Needham, a product of Puyallup High School, helped the Tritons take four games from Grays Harbor College and Green River College over the weekend. The switch-hitter is batting .409 on the season, and with another home run on Saturday, currently sits tied for the NWAC lead in home runs (3). He is the conference’s leader in RBI (17) overall.
Freshman softball player Lesieli Aholelei is the Triton of the Week for March 7. Aholelei’s contributions as a two-way player for the Tritons helped Edmonds go 3-1 over the weekend in the Triton Invitational. Seli, who hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, pitched in both Triton victories Saturday and earned the win against Southwestern Oregon. She was also 4-for-10 at the plate with 2 homers, 5 RBI, and drew 4 walks. Overall Aholelei is now batting .353 and is tied for 2nd in the NWAC with 3 home runs.
Baseball outfielder Taylor Poffenroth (Kent, WA) started his sophomore campaign on fire, going 10-for-14 in Edmonds CC’s four-game sweep of Centralia College over the weekend. Poffenroth collected hits and RBI in all four games, and went a perfect 4-for-4 and 3-for-3 in each nightcap win. He finished the weekend with 6 RBI, 3 runs scored, and 3 stolen bases. Early on in NWAC action, Poffenroth leads the conference in batting average (.714).
For the second straight week, women’s basketball’s Sudana Moyong has been named the Triton of the Week. The freshman center from Anchorage, Alaska continues to lead the Tritons as their top scorer. She tallied 14 points in Wednesday’s game against Shoreline, and recorded a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) in Saturday’s contest at Everett. Moyong has scored in double digits the past four games and is 12th overall in the NWAC in blocks.
Sudana Moyong has been named the Triton of the Week for February 14. The freshman post from Anchorage, Alaska scored a season-high 16 points, shooting 55% from the field in Saturday’s game at Olympic College. Moyong also grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds on Wednesday at Bellevue. She notched back-to-back double digit scoring performances this week after netting 10 points in the Bellevue game. Moyong leads the Triton women in field goal percentage (44%) and blocks per game.
Men’s basketball guard Daon Jones (Anchorage, Alaska) is the Triton of the Week for February 7 after scoring 15 points in a loss at Skagit Valley February 1. The freshman shot 83% from the field and netted 2 of 3 three-pointers. He also grabbed 4 rebounds for the Tritons, and leads the team in blocks this season.
Men's basketball guard Will Powell is the Triton Athlete of the Week for January 31. The sophomore helped Edmonds to a rare road win at Whatcom CC last week. Powell went 5-of-7 from the floor, including a stellar 4-for-6 effort from beyond the arc, netting 15 points in the 73-69 triumph. Powell also dished out 4 assists and had 3 rebounds for the Tritons.
Women's basketball point guard Katie Rodriguez is the Triton of the Week. Rodriguez is a freshman from Burlington, WA and has been the leading scorer for Edmonds the past three games, including a season-high 21-point outburst against Shoreline on January 18.
Pepe Hernandez nabs Triton of the Week honors for the second time this year after his 31-point game on Saturday January 14. The sophomore guard is averaging 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists per game.
Playing in his fifth game of the season, K.J. Hassett led the Tritons with a season-high 24 points in just 22 minutes of action on January 5. The point guard from Spokane, WA had been sidelined at the beginning of the year with a finger injury. Hassett shot 64% from the field, draining 6-of-9 treys from behind the arc.
Pepe Hernandez's 25 points and 19 rebounds in Edmonds' 94-80 victory against Green River College on December 22 earn him Triton of the Week honors. The sophomore guard and Chief Sealth High School product was 10-for-18 (56%) from the field, and had 6 assists and 4 steals in the game.
Tyler Morris (Sultan, WA), a freshman guard on the men's basketball team is the Triton of the Week. Morris was the only Triton to score in double figures in each of Edmonds' three games this weekend during the EdCC-hosted NWAC Crossover Tournament. In those three games he averaged over 15 points per game, shooting 53% from the field.
Freshman Kaya Dumas (Hazen HS, Renton) is the Triton Athlete of the Week for December 5. The 6-0 guard scored 45 points over three games this past weekend, with 12 rebounds. She registered a season high 23 points against Yakima Valley on Friday. Dumas is averaging 10 points a game for Edmonds CC women's hoops so far in 2016-17.
Sophomore Zach Walton (Morton, WA) led the Triton men’s basketball team to a 103-101 victory over the Triton Alumni last week to earn Player of the Week honors. Walton notched a double-double, scoring 31 points and collecting 18 rebounds. Walton was the NWAC North Freshman of the Year last year in addition to receiving 1st-Team recognition.
Volleyball setter Macy Magri is the Triton Athlete of the Week. Magri, a freshman from Fresno, California, had three solid matches at the NWAC Tournament and helped Edmonds CC pick up its first postseason win since 2008. In the three matches she recorded 78 assists, 14 digs, 6 kills, 5 blocks and 3 aces.
Volleyball freshman outside hitter Payton Calhoun is the Triton Athlete of the Week for November 14. Last Thursday, Calhoun recorded 14 kills, 14 digs, 2 aces and a block in Edmonds CC's 3-2 win over Olympic College. The victory put the Tritons in the NWAC tournament for the first time since 2008.
For the third time this season, Mohamed Elmoghrbi is the Triton Athlete of the Week, he is joined by soccer teammate Issac Ensz. Elmoghrbi, a sophomore forward, scored both goals in a first-round playoff game at Clark College last Wednesday, including the game-winner in the first minute of overtime. Ensz, a sophomore keeper, made three saves in the contest, including a couple of point-blank rejections that kept Edmonds CC in the match and allowed Elmoghrbi and the team a chance for the overtime win.
Volleyball freshman Sydney Lawrence is the Triton Athlete of the Week. In Edmonds CC's lone match last week Lawrence, a middle blocker, collected 13 kills on just 22 swings (.409 percentage) as she helped lead the Tritons to a 3-0 sweep of Everett CC. Lawrence has been a big factor in Edmonds CC's resurgence in 2016 with the team sitting at 22-14 overall and fighting for a NWAC playoff spot.
Alex Ptachik is the Triton Athlete of the Week. The freshman midfielder from Bothell, WA was involved in every Triton goal in Saturday's 4-1 playoff-clinching victory over Shoreline. He recorded goals in the 55th and 61st minutes, and earned assists in the 36th and 76th minutes. Ptachik is currently the NWAC leader in assists (9) this year.
Mohamed Elmoghrbi's hat-trick led Edmonds past Everett 4-3 on Monday and earns him Triton Player of the Week honors for the second time this fall. Elmoghrbi, a 6-2 forward, has had an uncanny ability to put the ball in the net this year. The sophomore forward from Tripoli, Libya is currently tied for the most goals scored in the NWAC (14).
Sophomore libero Natasha Valentine (Lake Stevens, WA) is the Triton of the Week. Valentine had 33 combined digs in Edmonds’ games against Whatcom (21) and Olympic (12) this past week. She has shined as the team’s libero of late – her 21 dig performance against Whatcom was her second in a row after collecting 21 against Everett the game before. Valentine was honored as the NWAC North Region Defensive Player of the Week on Friday.
A pair of soccer keepers are the Tritons of the Week for October 3. Freshman John Seymour notched 10 saves in a 2-2 tie at Whatcom last Saturday, many of the shots were at point-blank range. Sophomore Justice Kleiner recorded 3 saves in one half of action against Everett, allowing no goals. She stopped 11 shots in 90 minutes of work, yielding a PK and a score in a tough 2-1 loss at Whatcom.
Sophomore shortstop Paige Matsuki (Waimanalo, HI) helped the North clobber the East in the NWAC Sophomore Showcase this past Saturday and she was a big part in Edmonds CC's outstanding performances against three top teams in a NWAC preseason tournament in Portland. Matsuki hit .331 with 5 homers and 28 RBI in 2016.
Sophomore defender Michele Bodzewski scored both of Edmonds CC's goals last week and helped the Tritons claim their first points of the season with a 1-1 tie versus Shoreline. She netted goals in the 69th minute against Whatcom and in the 34th minute versus SCC. Keeper Jourdyn Tollum deserves an honorable mention nod for stopping six shots against Shoreline.
Volleyball's Macy Magri and soccer player Mohamed Elmoghrbi are the Tritons of the Week for September 12. Magri led Edmonds to eight wins and the Big Bend Tournament title, earning tournament MVP honors in the process. Elmoghrbi scored three goals to lead Edmonds CC to a 4-0 win over Everett this past Saturday in the NWAC North Region opening game. Mohamed leads the NWAC in goals (7) and points (16).