Category Archives: Athletics
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: this year’s all-freshman team, coming straight from high school, won the Treasure Valley Community College Crossover Tournament in Oregon. “We won three straight matches, and won the championship,” said Carlson. “First time we’ve won a championship since the late ’90s. That was a big deal!”
Oct. 3 : First day of fall tryouts (Instructional) 5-8 p.m.
Oct. 4: Second day of fall tryouts (Instructional) 5-8 p.m.
Oct. 5: Final day of tryouts 9 a.m. -??* (Time will depend on the size of the candidate pool)
*Please be available until 4 p.m. on Oct. 5. The selected squad members will have a mandatory meeting at a specified time once tryouts are completed. More details will be given on Oct. 3.
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.
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.
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: http://bit.ly/14NcATG
On Monday night, Morris sent a tweet saying: Just signed my first major league contract.
The Angels had picked Morris in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on June 7. It was the first time Pierce College had ever seen a major league team draft a player directly from the college.
Good luck with your career, Elliot. We’ll be your biggest fans!
“I’m so happy to be picked. It’s the perfect team,” Morris said in a telephone interview, minutes after learning the Angels drafted him. “It’s awesome.”
Morris’s pick marks the first time Pierce College has ever seen a major league team draft a player directly from the college, Pierce College District Athletic Director Duncan Stevenson said.
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 BaseballAmerica.com’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 Saturday.
Morris’s eye-popping 94-mph fastball has caught the attention of nearly every major league scout in the Northwest, according to Pierce College District Athletic Director Duncan Stevenson.
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.
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 overall), and extended the Raiders’ winning streak to an amazing 13 games — longest current win streak in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, and a program record for the #2 ranked Raiders.
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 the Western Division of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), Mendelson said. The top finisher gets the top seed in the conference playoffs.