Western Washington University (WWU) volleyball player Marissa Hill, a former volleyball star at Mount Si, received the Great Northwest Athletic Conference “Player of the Week” honors for the week of Aug. 22-28 after her stellar performance in her first college action with WWU at a tournament in Florida.
Hill continued to live up to her early billing as she brought home a team-high 16 kills in a three-game WWU sweep of Chico State, Calif., recently in a match held at Seattle Pacific University as part of a weekend tournament. Unfortunately for the Vikings, that was the only victory in the contest; WWU lost their three other scheduled matches in the SPU event.
Hill’s high-school coach, Mount Si coach Bonnie Foote, was very happy for her former star. “To read that in the paper, I was so excited and I was very proud of her, and you know what, I think she’s going to have a great year. I mean, to start out as a GNAC freshman of the week, a player of the week, that’s huge, and I just hope that she continues to get better and I know she loves the game so much, and she’s definitely setting a name for herself,” Foote said.
Rowing classes offered for fall
Sammamish Rowing Association is offering fall rowing programs for young men and women ages 13-18. Classes are available for rowers of all abilities; no experience is necessary. Classes begin Sept. 6 for experienced rowers, and Sept. 12 for novice rowers.
* More information is available at www.srarowing.com or by calling (425) 653-2583.
Berndt picks up where she left off
The amazing college career of former Mount Si girls soccer player Kristen Berndt continues to get even better. The sophomore at Walla Walla’s Whitman College, who led her Missionaries women’s soccer team with 10 goals last fall as a freshman, has scored a goal in each of her team’s first three games of the 2005 women’s soccer season at Whitman.
Berndt scored the game-winner for the Missionaries last Thursday with less than a minute to go as Whitman downed Northwest Nazarene of Idaho 2-1 in a nonconference contest in Walla Walla, according to the Whitman soccer Web site. Berndt also scored goals in games against Chapman and Cal State-East Bay in the Whitworth Invitational in Spokane over the Labor Day weekend. Overall, the Missionaries are 2-1 on the young season, but Berndt is clearly delivering once again, just as she did in 2004.
Mount Si fans looking to watch this rising college soccer star can see her in action Oct. 1 and 2, when Whitman makes its annual trek to Tacoma to play the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. The game on Oct. 1 is against the Lutes in Parkland, and the game on Oct. 2 is against the Loggers in Tacoma.