Olympic College Athletics is proud to announce its 2016 Fall Sports Awards.
The cross country season ended at the NWAC Championships on November, 12th, held at the campus of Saint Martin's University. The women's team was led by freshmen Briana Powar (Fr., Kingston, WA) with a 27th place finish and a 21:47 time for the 5k race. Brian Johnston led the men's team, finishing 40th overall with a 8k PR of 28:32. According to head coach Dan Dittmer, nearly every athlete representing OC PR'd. It was the best performance for the men's team in an 8k race and the best overall placing for both teams since the 2010 restart of the programs at the college. The men took 8th out of 12 schools and the women placed 6th out of 12 schools.
Most Valuable Runners:
Erika Hettick: First Team All-North Region
Tammy Kayango: NWAC Academic Excellence Award, 3.33 GPA
Bailey Larsen: Second Team All-North Region
Briana Powar: Second Team All-North Region
Brian Johnston: First Team All-North Region & NWAC Academic Excellence Award, 3.50 GPA
Drake Adams: Second Team All-North Region
Jack Harvey: Second Team All-North Region
Jeremiah Lambert: Second Team All-North Region
Anthony Swenson: Second Team All-North Region
Volleyball ended its season with a 2-3 loss in a play-in game versus Edmonds. A loss versus Edmonds the week prior along with a win against Everett a couple days later led to a 4th place tie in the North, requiring the play-in game to decide the 4th seed to the NWAC Championships.
The beginning of the match was rocky, with the Rangers going down 2 sets to none. After the halftime break, the team stormed back to take the next 2 sets 25-7, 25-20. The 5th set was a back-and-forth affair, with teams swapping the lead before Edmonds closed the match out 15-10.
The Rangers finished the season with a record of 18-26 overall and 5-7 in the North.
Most Improved: Sierra Orr (Fr., Woodland, WA)
Most Inspirational: Faythe Harris (Fr., Wiggins, CO)
Most Valuable Player: Devyn Sigurdson (So., Camas, WA)
Claire Lacey: First Team All-North Region & NWAC Academic Excellence Award, 3.39 GPA
Sarah Carpenter: NWAC Academic Excellence Award, 3.88 GPA