NWAC Men’s Basketball Selection Show on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Pierce Raider Men’s Basketball team will be heading to the NWAC Championships starting Thurs., March 9th in Everett, WA. The team will find out which team it will play in the sweet 16 game during the selection show on Sunday, March 6th at 3:00 p.m..

The Raiders ended up as the #2 seed from the West Division, so they will likely play a #3 seed from one of the other regions in the selection show.

The show can be found at You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaOggW93LBo

Pierce Baseball Opens Home Season!

Pierce College got its 2017 season underway last night at soggy Bellevue College at Courter’s Field. The Raiders ended up starting the season at 1-1 after splitting the doubleheader. The Raiders won the first game, 10-3 before losing the second game, 7-5. Leif Strom, sophomore from Puyallup H.S., got the win in the first game.

The Raiders will end up starting the 2017 season at home on Saturday, March 4th at 11 a.m. at Mt. Tahoma H.S.. The game is a doubleheader vs. the Bellevue Bulldogs.

Pierce will be playing the next weekend in Coos Bay, OR vs. S.W. Oregon for two doubleheaders the weekend of March 11th and 12th, 2017.

Pierce will end up starting its 2017 league season at home vs. Green River on Sat., April 1st.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. Tacoma (2/22)

Pierce College Men’s (8:00 p.m.) and Women’s (6:00 p.m.) games are at the Ft. Steilacoom Health Education Center on Wed., Feb. 22nd.

The Raiders and Titans are tied for 2nd place in the NWAC West Division. The rivalry game takes on a new importance as the teams try to get the 2nd playoff spot in the division. South Puget Sound will take the #1 seed in the west division after winning on a last minute shot here in Lakewood last Wednesday night.

After both games the Men’s and Women’s teams will have autographs available for younger spectators in the lobby. The Women’s halftime will have a performance from Master Pae’s World Class Martial Arts Academy. The Men’s game will see Charles Wright’s Jaguar Jumpers at halftime.

Pierce Basketball on Feb. 15 vs. S. Puget Sound. Hula Hoops!

Pierce Raider Basketball Men’s (8:00) and Women’s teams (6:00) play on Wed., Feb. 15th vs. the South Puget Sound Clippers.

Hoopsmiles will be here at halftime of the Men’s game to show Hula Hoops to the crowd. After the game, the basketball players (Both Men and Women) will learn hula hoops from the representative from Hoopsmiles with the crowd. It is a great informal time to meet several basketball players. Come out early for a great time!

Pierce Men’s team is tied for 2nd place in the West Division at 6-2 in league. S. Puget Sound (8-0) is currently in first place. S. Puget Sound won the game in Olympia earlier this season. The women’s team is playing much better in games later in the season.

Men’s Soccer to host high school ID Camp

Pierce College Men’s Soccer team will be hosting a FREE high school ID camp on Saturday, Feb. 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The camp will be held at Emerald Ridge H.S. in Puyallup.  Emerald Ridge is at 12405 184th St E, Puyallup, WA 98374.

This camp is for high school soccer players who have the desire to play at the collegiate level.  Coaches will be on hand to train, observe, and evaluate campers.

Pierce College is in the NWAC Conference in Lakewood, WA.  The Raiders finished in 3rd place in the NWAC in 2016.  The team is coached by Luke Helling-Christy.  Please e-mail lhelling-christy@pierce.ctc.edu​ with questions.

Pierce Winter Softball Camps

The Pierce College Raiders are hosting three softball camps this winter.

The 1st camp is a Softball Winter Skills Camp. Events are Dec. 27-29th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. 3 day inside camp at the Health Education Center in Lakewood, WA.. FUN intensive skills training. $50.00.

2nd camp is the Raider Softball Pitching Camp. The Camp is from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Dec. 27, 28, 29th. It is also held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 6th and Jan. 13th also. $100.00. The camp is held at the Health Education Center in Lakewood, WA..

3rd camp is at the Puyallup Campus Health Education Center. It will be held every Tuesday/Thursday to get ready for the 2017 high school season. You will work with a workout partner from Pierce College’s Raiders team. Program is a weights, conditioning, speed and agility program. The program starts on Jan. 12, 2017 and goes until Feb. 21st when the high school season starts. This program is for serious high school athletes. $150.00.

You can sign up for any of the three classes here under athletics: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/studentlife/tickets/

Please call Laina Sobczak at 253-964-6613or e-mail her at msobczak@pierce.ctc.edu, if you have questions.

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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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.