Pierce Raider joins NWAC Mascot Challenge!

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There are thirty-six teams in the NWAC. When the time to sign up happened, only nineteen schools felt they had a mascot up to the challenge. Pierce College Raider Athletics felt the mascot was ready.

Doug Carlson, the Health Education Manager, said “The Raider has been eating well and working out at the Health Education Center all fall. It is ready for the challenge.”

Pierce will be given two preliminary rounds in January. The first challenge starts on January 9th, 2017. We need as many people as possible to sign up using Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter prior to the contest.

To sign up for Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PierceCollegeRaiderAthletics

To sign up for Twitter: @PierceAthletic1
To sign up for Instagram: Pierce_athletics

Bracket for Bulldog Women’s Tournament in Bellevue (Dec. 2-4)

Pierce College will be attending the Bulldog Women’s Tournament in Bellevue.

Games will be played Courter Family Athletic Pavilion. Directions:

6th annual Raider Baseball Dinner and Auction

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Pierce Foundation is hosting the 6th Annual Raider Baseball Dinner Auction – Meet the Raider Baseball team while enjoying dinner and bidding on an exciting array of live and silent auction items.

All proceeds from the event support Pierce College’s Raider Baseball Program.

The 6th Annual Raider Baseball Auction happens on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 @ 6 PM at the Ft. Steilacoom campus Health Education Center in Lakewood, WA.

Tickets for the event are $40.00 a ticket. Please find tickets under the Foundation page:  http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/studentlife/tickets/

There are other ways to support the event below:

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Pierce Raiders hosting Women’s Basketball Holiday Tournament

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Pierce College Women’s Basketball team will be hosting the 9th annual Raider Women’s Basketball Holiday Tournament from Dec. 9th to Dec. 11.

The Raiders will attend the Bellevue Bulldog Tournament in Bellevue from Dec. 2-4 this weekend before returning for this holiday tournament as first semester ends for winter break.

The Tournament Pass (3 day) is $17.  It is $7/Day for adults, $4/Day for Students/Seniors &Military.  Kids under 12 and Pierce Students are FREE w/ID.

Home games (including the tournament) are on Raider TV. http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/athletics/raidertv

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Raider Men’s Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament

 

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Pierce College is hosting the 16th annual Raider Men’s Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament from Friday, Nov. 25th to Sunday, Nov. 27th. Games will start at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. All games will be held on the Ft. Steilacoom campus Health Education Center in Lakewood.

Pierce’s Men’s basketball team is 1-0 after beating Clark College on Friday night. The Raiders will play Wenatchee Valley at 8:00 p.m. on Friday.

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Men’s Soccer headed to NWAC Final Four!!

"FOUR... FOUR... FOUR!!!" The Men's Soccer team celebrates their quarterfinal upset over #1 seed Chemeketa, putting the Raiders into the NWAC Final Four for the first time since 1995

“FOUR… FOUR… FOUR!!!” The Men’s Soccer team celebrates their quarterfinal upset over #1 seed Chemeketa, putting the Raiders into the NWAC Final Four for the first time since 1995

The Raider Men’s Soccer team accomplished what no other Raider squad has done in 21 years — qualified for the Final Four of the Northwest Athletic Conference Championships!! With their quarterfinal upset over South Region champs, and #1 seed, Chemeketa CC on Saturday, the Raiders will play in their first Final Four since 1995.

Pierce – the #3 seed from the West – traveled to Salem, OR, on Saturday for their first quarterfinal contest since 2007.  Fresh off their opening round victory over North Idaho the previous Wednesday, the Raiders were heavy underdogs against Chemeketa.  Freshman defender Paul Powell scored the Raiders’ lone goal in the 38th minute to take an early 1-0 lead.  The Storm tied the score late, with a goal in the 81st minute.  Following two scoreless overtime periods, the outcome came down to a PK shootout.

The Raiders were a perfect 5 for 5 on their shootout attempts, while Chemeketa missed their fourth attempt, vaulting the Pierce to their first quarterfinal win in 26 years.  In order, Anthony McFarland, Tyler Wood, Christian Guzman, and Bradly MacDougall, put their attempts in the back of the net.  Following Chemeketa’s miss, sophomore Jonathan Cano sealed the deal for the Raiders’s historic victory.

Pierce will face West Region foe and crosstown rival Tacoma CC in the semi-finals on Friday, at 5:30 pm, at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila.  A win on Friday will put the Raiders into the conference championship game on Sunday at 5:15 pm against the winner of the Highline vs Spokane semi-final match-up.

 

 

Quinn Landrud named to NWAC Soccer All-Stars.

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Pierce Raider Men’s soccer player Quinn Landrud (Fr./Thomas Jefferson H.S./Federal Way, WA) was named to the NWAC Men’s Soccer South-West Region All-Star Team as a Defender. Landrud had three goals for the 2016 season for the Raiders.

The Raiders are in the NWAC Men’s Soccer semifinal playoff game on Friday, November 11th at 5:00 p.m. at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila vs. Tacoma C.C.. Landrud ended up being a big part of the Raider’s success this fall.

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Men’s Soccer upsets North Idaho in first round of playoffs

The Men's Soccer team before Wednesday's playoff win over N. Idaho

The Men’s Soccer team before Wednesday’s 1-0 playoff win over N. Idaho

The Raider Men’s Soccer team traveled east of the mountains on Wednesday to take on North Idaho in the in opening round of the Northwest Athletic Conference Soccer playoffs.  The Raider — the #3 seed from the West Region — pulled off a mild upset, as they defeated the Cardinals — the #2 seed from the East — 1-0.

Following an evenly played, scoreless first half, the Raiders Christian Guzman scored the lone goal of the day in the 48th minute to open the second half of play.  The Raiders held on for the remainder of the game to secure the win, and advance to Saturday’s quarter-final match against the Chemeketa Storm.  The Storm finished the regular season as the Southern Region champs, compiling a record of 10-5-4.  The Raiders (6-9-2) make their fourth trip to the post season in the past five years.

Wednesday’s win marks the first post season victory for the Raiders since the 2007 season.  A win on Saturday would put the Raiders in the Final Four for the first time since 20 years.

Game time on Saturday is 6:00 pm, at Willamette University’s Sparks Field.