Tritons of the Week
Balino, Balagso, Magaoay and Kirk selected as Tritons of the Week
Making up for lost time, there are four Triton student-athletes being honored as Tritons of the Week on December 6 for the past three weeks of athletic competition. Men's and women's basketball are heading towards the end of their third week of games -- these four Tritons have helped both team's to strong starts.
Gieanni Balino has been a key cog in helping women's basketball to a surprising 5-0 start this season. She is the team's leading scorer, averaging 17.3 points per game. Balino, who hails from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, has reached the 20-point mark twice this year. Her 21 points were tops for Edmonds in their most recent road win over Blue Mountain CC on Saturday.
Rachael Balagso has been an assist machine as the floor general for women's hoops. She is currently the assist leader for the conference, averaging 5.8 per game. The Lahainaluna High (HI) product is also contributing 10 points per game, and tallied an amazing 10 steals in the Tritons' season opening victory against South Puget Sound CC.
Drew Magaoay came off the bench to ignite the Triton offense in Saturday’s come-from-behind overtime road win over Centrailia. The sophomore transfer from Western Washington University knocked down four three pointers in a 20-point second half effort, and finished with 29 points in the contest. Magaoay prepped at Cascade High; he's averaging 14 ppg, 3.8 asg, and 2.4 rpg in just 23 minutes per contest.
Sean Kirk has been a key ingredient in all four men’s basketball triumphs, and is averaging just over 18 points per game. The freshman guard from Mountlake Terrace, Wash. is knocking down 46.3% of his shots, and is also grabbing 7.2 boards per game. The 6'3'' guard's 19 offensive rebounds are 6th overall in the NWAC.
Dmitruk Lands Triton of the Week
Sophomore outside hitter Michelle Dmitruk lands her second Triton of the Week award this fall after a strong finish in the 2018 regular season. The Cascade High School product carried Edmonds in their last two regional games of the year on October 31 at Skagit Valley, and at home on November 2 in the regular season finale. Dmitruk had 18 kills and 8 digs against Skagit Valley and accounted for 19 points in the match. She swatted 13 kills and notched 13 digs in Edmonds' win over Bellevue, leading the Tritons to a perfect 12-0 record in North Region play. On the year she had double-digit kills and digs in seven different matches.
Hooper, Aure tabbed as Tritons of the Week
Volleyball setter Haylee Hooper (Auburn, Wash.) and soccer forward Kyle Aure (Edmonds, Wash.) have been tabbed as Co-Tritons of the Week for athletics action over the past two weeks. Hooper, a freshman product from Auburn Mountain View High School has been a factor in helping lead Triton volleyball to a North Region title. In league play, her performance has spiked as the main setter for the team. She had a six-game stretch from October 3 through October 24 where she recorded at least 20 assists per match, peaking with a season-high 49 assists October 17 at Shoreline CC. Hooper is averaging 7.95 assists per set, good for 7th best in the NWAC overall. In October she is averaging 10.47 assists per set.
Aure has been the most consistent performer for the men's soccer team this year. The sophomore captain from Edmonds-Woodway High School contributed one goal and one assist in the October 17 match against Whatcom, and was responsible for the assist that gave the Tritons an upset 1-0 win over Peninsula on Saturday. He led men's soccer in points with 12 this year (5 goals and 2 assists), and finishes his two-year Triton career as the leading scorer over that period of time with 11 goals and 3 assists. Aure netted four career game-winning goals as a Triton.
Houser recognized as Triton of the Week
Men's soccer freshman goalkeeper Colin Hauser is the Triton of the Week for October 17 after tallying his third shutout of the year. Hauser earned a clean sheet in Edmonds' 1-0 blanking off Everett on October 13. In that match he turned away nine shots, preserving the win. The Boise, Idaho native has 75 saves on the season, which is third best in the NWAC overall.
Rylie Rasar earns Triton of the Week honors
Rylie Rasar led Edmonds volleyball to a sweep at Bellevue College on Wednesday, October 10, helping the Tritons ascend to the top of the North Region standings with a 6-0 record. Rasar's 11 kills were best in the match; she also had a .600 hitting percentage overall. The sophomore middle blocker from Arlington, Wash. has been a steady performer for the Tritons, especially since league play has started. She has registered blocks in five of Edmonds' six north tilts. Volleyball has won 12 straight games and is 23-6 on the season.
Sadie Gardner Selected as Triton of the Week
Freshman Sadie Gardner (Vernal, Utah) has been selected as the Triton of the Week. Gardner has been consistent all year, but has upped her game with double digit kills the past four games. The Uintah High School product led the Tritons to a sweep over Everett on Wednesday night, and has been a major factor in Triton volleyball's 10-game winning streak. Gardner has been an all-around performer, leading the team in digs per set. She also has the second best hitting percentage and points per set on the squad. The opposite hitter has complemented Michelle Dmitruk, giving the fifth ranked Tritons a two-pronged attack.
Wiley, Dmitruk Tabbed as Tritons of the Week
Two Tritons have been tabbed as Tritons of the Week for athletic action over the past two weeks.
Freshman forward Kailin Wiley (Mukilteo, Wash.) has continued her stunning start to the season. The Kamiak High School product notched her second hat trick of the season on September 15 against Shoreline. She followed that up with a haul, netting four goals in a road victory at Skagit Valley September 19. On Saturday at Peninsula College, she was responsible for the only Triton goal which resulted in a 1-1 score. The draw marked the first time Peninsula had not won a North Region match since September 16, 2015. Wiley is the top scorer in the entire conference with 12 goals.
Sophomore outside hitter Michelle Dmitruk (Everett, Wash.) has been the steady influence during volleyball's seven-game win streak. Dmitruk, who was an all-league selection last fall, was named as the NWAC Mt. Hood Crossover Tournament MVP last week. The Tritons went 5-0 in Oregon, and Dmitruk again led the team in kills on September 21, as they defeated Shoreline to start league play. Dmitruk is eighth overall in the NWAC with 2.94 kills per set.
Honorable Mention: Men's soccer forwards Kyle Aure and Taishi Adachi each scored two goals apiece in wins at Skagit Valley (Sept. 19), and Shoreline (Sept. 15). Volleyball's Sadie Gardner has been a consistent performer as an opposite and was named to the Mt. Hood Crossover All-Tournament Team.
Ewoniuk, Wiley Selected as Tritons of the Week
Two weeks of the fall sports season has passed, so to get caught up, there are two student-athletes who have been selected as Tritons of the Week for the past two weeks of competition.
Freshman Katlyn Ewoniuk (South Sandy, Utah) has started hot and has been a scoring
machine early on, netting five goals in the Tritons' first three matches. Ewoniuk found the back of the net twice in Edmonds win over Everett on Saturday and has scored in every game this season. The speedy forward hails from Hillcrest High School.
Kailin Wiley, also a freshman forward, turned in a rare performance on Saturday when she earned a hat trick, scoring three goals in Edmonds' first victory over Everett since 2013. Wiley (Mukilteo, Wash.) has netted four goals on the season and has been tough to stop on the Tritons' front line. The duo has helped Edmonds women's soccer notch back-to-back wins in consecutive weeks.
Edmonds CC softball leadoff hitter Chantelle Shimabukuro (Waipahu, Hawaii) put together a six-game stretch last week that helped propel the Tritons one step closer to the team's first North Region crown since 2004. The freshman second baseman was a staggering 19-for-26 (.731) with 16 runs scored, 10 RBI, 4 doubles, and one home run. She has been a terrorizing force at the top of the lineup. In two of the six Triton victories last week she turned in 5-for-5 performances. On the year she is now batting .517, which is sixth-best overall in the NWAC. Her 68 runs scored is tied with teammate Kamalei Labasan for fourth best overall in the conference. She also is near the top of the NWAC leaderboard with 20 doubles (tied for third), and a .578 on-base percentage (sixth overall). This is Shimabukuro's second Triton of the Week honor this year.
Sophomore baseball player Lucas Ford has been named the Triton of the Week for April 30. The right-hander from Seattle, Wash., has excelled in the closer role this spring. Ford has yet to allow an earned run this season in 15 innings of work. The Ballard high school product also leads the NWAC with 11 saves. He's appeared in 13 games for the Tritons, and has shut down many games with multiple inning stints.
Baseball catcher Nathaniel Sagdahl and softball utility player Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna have been tabbed as Co-Tritons of the Week for April 23. Sagdahl went 4-for-9 with 3 runs scored and 6 RBI in Edmonds' sweep of Shoreline over the weekend. The sophomore backstop also drew 4 walks and has been stellar behind the plate. The Decatur high school product has a team-leading 10 doubles, and is currently batting .359 overall this spring. He earned 2nd-Team North region catching honors last year as a freshman. Cacho-Kekahuna helped lift softball to a 4-0 record last week. The freshman from Waianae, Hawaii just recently recovered from an early-season ACL sprain. Although her mobility is not back to full strength, she has started to dominate from the designated player spot in the Tritons lineup. Last week she was 7-for-10 with one home run, 6 runs scored, 11 RBI, and also walked 3 times. On the year she is batting .474 in 38 at-bats, which includes 5 doubles and 21 RBI. Cacho has walked 13 times overall; she sports the best on-base percentage on team (.697).
With last week's crazy weather it was difficult to select a Triton of the Week. Now two weeks have past, and over that stretch of time, these three spring sports student-athletes are deserving of the honor for their performances over that period of time.
Baseball's Evan Hurn: In the past five games, Hurn has gone 8-for-19 (.421) with 4 runs scored, 6 RBI, and had the clutch RBI that drove in the winning run in the Tritons 12-inning triumph at Olympic last Monday. The sophomore infielder and Sequim high school product is currently batting .417 on the season (2nd overall in the NWAC); his 30 RBI are 6th best in the conference.
Softball's Chantelle Shimabukuro: The Waipahu, Hawaii native was 11-for-21 (.524) with 7 runs scored and 4 RBI in Triton softball's 5-1 stretch the last two weeks. She ripped four doubles, a triple, and is the second leading hitter on the team with a .460 average. On the year she has 14 doubles, 32 RBI, and has played solid defense at second base. Shimabukuro prepped at Aiea high school.
Baseball's Yugo Hamakawa: The slick-fielding freshman shortstop from Sayamagaoka, Japan has moved into the middle of the order for the squad, and is producing. In the past five games, Hamakawa has gone 9-for-22 (.409), and has scored 6 runs. He is batting .377 on the season (10th overall in the NWAC) and has been a consistent bat for the No. 1-ranked Tritons.
Softball's Seli Aholelei and Tamia Hirano have been selected as the Co-Tritons of the Week for April 3. Both sophomores had an unprecedented six-game stretch that has led the team to a No. 3 ranking, and to the top of the NWAC North standings. Aholelei has been dominant in the circle and leads the team in batting average (.521), while Hirano is in the midst of a 19-for-26 stretch over the last eight games, and has been a stalwart playing every game as one of the top defenders in the NWAC at shortstop.
Aholelei (Honolulu, Hawaii) accounted for four of the six Triton pitching wins last week, including two over the No. 4-ranked Bellevue Bulldogs on the road. She only allowed six earned runs in just over 22 innings pitched, and fanned 25 batters. On Friday, March 30 at Highline she twirled her second no-hitter of the season, striking out 11 over five innings. It was the third no hitter of her Triton career.
The Henry Kaiser high school product is proving her worth at the plate as well. She was 11-for-23 (.478) last week, and launched three round trippers (one was a grand slam), had 14 RBI, and scored 12 runs. Aholelei also drew six walks. In addition to leading Edmonds in wins, strikeouts, and batting average, she is at the top -- or near the top -- of multiple NWAC statistical categories: first in wins (11), first in strikeouts (102), sixth in ERA (2.84), ninth in batting average, and tied for eighth in RBI (36). She also sports a 1.484 OPS and is slugging .890.
Hirano, who hails from Maryknoll High School, was a blistering 15-for-22 (.682) in the last six games. The 5'3'' shortstop left the yard three times, and also doubled three times to go along with 11 runs driven in. Against Bellevue on March 27 she was a combined 5-for-7 with 5 runs scored in Edmonds' sweep of the Bulldogs. Last week she crossed the plate 14 times and is currently batting .459 overall (second best on the team behind Aholelei). Her 37 RBI are seventh best in the NWAC. Hirano has played gold glove caliber defense in the middle infield and has easily made the transition to shortstop after manning second base last year as a freshman.
Freshman outfielder Brooke Keli'iho'omalu (Kaunakakai, Hawaii) has been tabbed Triton of the Week after a dominating performance at the plate in a sweep of Olympic College on Saturday. Keli'iho'omalu blasted three home runs, including a grand slam, in the doubleheader. In the two games she finished 6-for-8 with 8 runs scored and 10 RBI.
Sophomore Chasity Stalcup has been named Triton of the Week after ripping three home runs over the weekend to lead Edmonds CC softball past Shoreline CC in their NWAC North region openers on Sunday, March 18. The outfielder/pitcher from Wahiawa, Hawaii had a monster day, going a combined 6-for-9 with 5 runs scored and 10 RBI. Stalcup has driven in the most runs for the Tritons (12-3) so far this year, and is batting .472 overall.
Sophomore Elliot Carney hurled seven innings of no-hit ball on Saturday against Thompson Rivers University, and nabs Triton of the Week honors for March 13. Ryoma Ueda preserved the no-hitter with a perfect frame in the eighth to finish off the combined no-hit bid. The game ended after the eighth inning because of the run-rule; Edmonds defeated the WolfPack 12-0. Carney, who hails from Eastlake High School, had 11 punch outs in the game. In three starts this year, the right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 17 strikeouts, and 2 walks; he's only allowed 5 hits.
Sophomore Guthrie Morrison has been tabbed as the Triton of the Week after an unconscious weekend in baseball's sweep of Green River. The center fielder was 11-for-16 (.688) with 8 runs scored, 9 runs batted in, and 6 stolen bases. Morrison was a North Region and All-NWAC gold glover as well as a second-team North Region outfielder as a freshman last spring. Through six games Morrison is batting .591 (third overall in the NWAC) as the Tritons are off to a 6-0 start.
Sophomore Zach Walton has shifted into another gear for Edmonds CC men's hoops. The 6'6'' forward had a monstrous performance at Whatcom on February 21, leading the Tritons to an important 100-88 road win. Walton poured in 34 points, grabbed 19 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists. On Saturday he registered another double double, helping Edmonds past Peninsula with 21 points, 12 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 assists. Walton's 20.9 points per game is sixth best in the NWAC; his 9.4 rebounds per game is the fourth best overall in the conference. The Morton High School product's 34-point effort at Whatcom pushed him past the 1,000 point mark as a Triton, and cemented his status as one of the best Triton men's basketball players to wear the Triton uniform.
Hailey Carlson powered the Triton women's basketball program to an upset of No. 6-ranked Everett CC on Saturday, and has earned Triton of the Week honors for the second time this year. The local product and Edmonds native scored a season-high 22 points, and grabbed 8 rebounds in the Tritons 73-70 triumph.
Tyler Morris is your Triton of the Week for February 12. The sophomore guard from Sultan, Wash. hit key three pointers for men's basketball against Bellevue last week, finishing with 19 points (6 of 7 from behind the arc). In Saturday's win over Olympic, Morris scored 11 points and dished out 5 assists. He was a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line. This is Morris's second time being honored as Triton of the Week -- he collected the award earlier this season on January 9.
Morris is averaging 9.6 ppg, over 2.6 rpg, and 2.3 asg. He is shooting 46% from the field, and 84% from the charity stripe as well. His start against Olympic on Saturday was his first in regional play this season.
Men's basketball sophomore Zach Walton lands his second Triton of the Week award after a dominating performance against Skagit Valley College last week. The Morton High School product scored a game-high 28 points and earned a double double after collecting 15 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 2 blocks in the 91-83 win. It was Walton's highest scoring output of 2018. He is averaging 20 ppg, over 8 rpg, and 3 asg in addition to shooting 57.8% from the field.
Freshman hooper Hailey Carlson has provided a spark for the women's basketball program in their last two games, and helped them earn their first league victory of the season on Saturday. Carlson had a great week, starting with a season-high 13 points and 8 rebounds against Whatcom on Wednesday, January 24. She followed that up with another 12 points and 9 rebounds versus Peninsula. Carlson is from Edmonds and prepped at Cedar Park Christian High School.
Freshman point guard Caitlin Rojas has garnered Triton of the Week honors for January 22. Rojas has steadily worked herself into the starting lineup for women's basketball, and has continued to be a larger contributor for the team this season. On January 17 she matched her season-high scoring output with 13 points against Northwest Indian College. She also added 8 assists and 7 rebounds in the loss. Over her last five games, the Mabton High School product is averaging nearly 8 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game, and 5.6 assists per game. Rojas has also been a warrior for Coach Ensign playing the full 40 minutes in 3 of her last 5 games.
Men's basketball sophomore Jake Higgins has been picked as Triton of the Week for January 17. The transfer guard from Bellevue, Wash. scored 15 points in Edmonds win at Bellevue on January 10, and led the team with 24 points in Saturday's narrow loss at Olympic. The three-point specialist scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half at Olympic, including 5 treys. The Newport High School product is averaging 13.9 ppg, 3 rpg, and 3 apg, and is 7th overall in the NWAC for trifectas made with 57.
Tyler Morris lifted the Edmonds CC men's basketball team to a 84-75 win over Pirece College on January 6 and has been selected as the Triton of the Week. The sophomore from Sultan, Wash. came off the bench and provided a spark to lead Edmonds with 23 points. Morris was 7 of 15 from the field, and drained five treys. He was also a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line, and added 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal in 26 minutes of action.
Sophomore Devin Price has been recognized as Triton of the Week for January 3. The forward was a key to both men's basketball victories at the Clackamas Holiday Tournament this past weekend. In Friday's win over Centralia Price scored 15 points and added 8 rebounds and 3 assists. In Sunday's triumph, Price registered a double-double against Walla Walla, and finished with 14 points, 17 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal. Price is shooting 50% from the field this season and is 8th overall in the NWAC in offensive rebounds. He hails from Salt Lake City, Utah, and prepped at West High School.
Sophomore strong forward Zach Walton was selected as Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball Player of the Week on December 19. The Morton, Wash. product leads Edmonds in scoring and rebounds, and is near the top of the conference in both categories as well. Walton has been a consistent force early on, and has helped the team to a 9-1 start this season. Read More > >
Zaria Smith dropped 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Sunday, December 10 to lead the Triton women's basketball team to their second victory of the season over Clark College. Smith, a freshman from Everett, Wash., has been the top scorer in both wins for Edmonds this season. The Mariner High School product also leads the team in scoring through six games, averaging just over 10 points per game.
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).