Category Archives: Athletics

Pierce College women’s volleyball aims for NWAACC championship


They said at the outset that the 2013 season promised to be one of “firsts” for Pierce Women’s Volleyball. Athletic Director Duncan Stevenson and Head Coach Doug Carlson weren’t kidding. Following the departure of last year’s all-sophomore squad, Carlson had to completely re-load the roster and hope for the best. Mid-season that’s what he got:

2013-14 Cheer Tryouts – Oct. 3-5


Our second and final round of fall tryouts are approaching fast and we want to see YOU there!  We encourage both men and women to try out.  Running Start students are welcome to tryout as well. Oct. 3 :  First day of fall tryouts (Instructional) 5-8 p.m. Oct. 4: Second day of fall tryouts (Instructional) 

Women’s soccer debuts at Pierce College


Raider fans can get their crazy on for a new team: women’s soccer. Pierce College is fielding a team of about 20 women to compete in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. Team tryouts will be Aug. 9  and 10. Practice begins Aug. 12 at the team’s home field, Heritage Recreation Center in Puyallup.

Raider first baseman Wesley Hoskins scores national honor

Raider first baseman Wesley "Wes" Hoskins

Congratulations to Raider Baseball player Wesley “Wes” Hoskins for making the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-American team. Hoskins is the fourth Raider Baseball player in Pierce College history to receive the national honor, according to Pierce College Athletic Director Duncan Stevenson.

Raiders pitcher signs contract with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim


Recent Pierce College grad and Raiders pitcher Elliot Morris has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. On Monday, the Federal Way Mirror quoted Baseball America as saying Morris and the Angels inked the contract, and Morris will receive a $387,300 signing bonus. Here’s a link to the story: On Monday night, Morris sent

LA Angels of Anaheim draft Raiders ace pitcher Elliot Morris


Raiders pitcher Elliot Morris is heading off to his field of dreams. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim drafted the right-handed pitcher this morning in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft. “I’m so happy to be picked. It’s the perfect team,” Morris said in a telephone interview, minutes after learning the

Raiders pitcher expected to be picked in Major League Baseball amateur draft

Raiders pitcher Elliot Morris has a 94-mph fastball

Cross your fingers for Raiders pitcher Elliot Morris. He’s expected to be drafted during the three-day Major League Baseball amateur draft that begins today, Thursday, June 6. According to’s pre-draft ranking, Morris is the number 5 prospect from the state of Washington, and number 227 in the nation. The draft runs this afternoon through

Thanks, Raider Men’s Basketball team for a great season


The Raiders broke the school record for wins, won the league championship and finished eighth in the conference. Read the Puyallup Herald story about the Raiders’ memorable season.  

Raider Men capture Western Division Title!


The Raider Men’s Basketball team took another giant step into the Pierce College history books, with an 83-68 win over Green River CC on Saturday night.  The win clinched the Western Division Title, the team’s first since 2007, and just the fourth in the program’s  history.  The win improved the team’s record to 14-1 (22-4

Raider Coach Mendelson scores 300th career victory with Raider Men’s Basketball win


The Men’s Basketball Raiders nudged closer to a division title Wednesday night, and propelled Coach Bill Mendelson to his 300th career win. The Raiders won 86 to 68 over the Clark College Penguins at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. Though they have two more league games, the Raiders have at least tied for first place in