Category Archives: Athletics
“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.
When the Raider Men’s Basketball team takes the court tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, the Raiders and Head Coach Bill Mendelson will be on the brink of two historic events, according to Duncan Stevenson, Pierce College athletic director.
The ladies from down under gave the Raiders a good go of it, but came up short in the end, as Pierce pulled away for an unofficial 72-60 victory.
Team NPIRE is in the U.S. on a two-week tour, with a schedule that includes games against high school and community college teams.
The Pierce College women’s basketball program invites you to join them for three days of top-flight college basketball Dec. 7-10, as they host eight community college teams from around the Pacific Northwest in the Fifth Annual Raiders Holiday Invitational Tournament!!
Play begins on Friday, Dec. 7, with games scheduled at 2 p.m.(Lane vs Green River), 4 p.m.(Wenatchee Valley vs Skagit Valley), 6 p.m.(Clackamas vs Peninsula), and 8 p.m. (Olympic vs Pierce). Game times on Saturday are 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m. The tournament wraps up on Sunday, with games at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tournament championship game will follow at 3 p.m.
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors/military/non-Pierce students. Kids under 12 and Pierce College students (with ID) get in for FREE!!
A tournament pass is available on Friday for $14 — good for admission for all three days!
If you can’t make it to the games in person, you can still follow the action – go to, www.pierce.ctc.edu/athletics, and click on RaiderTV (“Watch Live”).
Sophomores Natimia Barker-Doss, English Bryant, and Annie Ferris were named to the West Region’s 2012 All-Star Team.
Barker-Doss, the prolific sophomore outside hitter, was selected to the West’s First Team after leading the Raiders to a third place finish in the West and a trip to the NWAACC championships.
Sophomore setter English Bryant, the Raider’s quarterback on the court the past two seasons, was named to the West’s Second Team with sophomore middle blocker Annie Ferris.
The three were joined by teammate Alaurra Boring (libero), and played in the NWAACC Sophomore All-Star event at Mt. Hood Community College on Nov. 18.
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will host the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 2A State Volleyball Championships on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10.
Matches will be Friday at 11 a.m., and 12:45, 2:45, 4:30, 6:45, and 8:15 p.m.
Matches will be Saturday at 8:30 and 10 a.m., and 12:30, 2:30, and 5:30 p.m. The final match, the tournament championship, will be at 7:30 p.m.
All matches will be played in the Health Education Center gymnasium at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr. SW, Lakewood.
Admission prices are $9 per day or $15 for the tournament for adults and students without ASB cards; $7 per day or $10 for the tournament for students with a valid high school or middle school ASB card; $7 per day or $10 for the tournament for seniors ages 62 and older; and free for children ages five and younger. Tickets will be available at the door.