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Letter to Highline Athletes from
Athletics Director John Dunn

(March 23, 2020)
T-Birds –
During this time of uncertainty I just wanted check in to see how each of you are doing and let you know that Laura, your coaches and I are working through all of the issues that will be facing you during spring quarter and beyond. Please understand that our number one priority is you, the student-athlete. For the spring athletes, we will be contacting you through your coaches to let you know what your options will be moving forward. So for now, try to be patient, stay focused on your academics, and do your part to socially distance yourself from others. Remember, what is right isn’t always popular and what is popular isn’t always right. Be the example, lead, and help those around you.

Thank You for Being a T-Bird!
Sincerely,  John Dunn
Athletic Director, Highline College

You can email me with questions at  
Or, reach Laura Rosa at


NWAC Cancels all Spring Sports

updated March 18, 2020

The Northwest Athletics Conference, of which Highline is a member, has cancelled all Spring athletic events.  Below (in part) is their officially released statement:

March 18,10:50am: The Northwest Athletic Conference has decided to cancel all spring sport competition and NWAC Championship events, effective immediately. This is a decision that we do not take lightly but in consultation with the NWAC Executive Board, member colleges, and other conferences, NWAC believes it makes the most sense. (See entire statement.)

The 2019/20 Season in Photos

With Highline College Athletics on hiatus until Fall Quarter 2020, here is some of the action from the past year.

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Women’s Soccer

Highline Defeats Peninsula 1-0 For Title

Sophia Leer Hits Winning Goal in Double Overtime
Hannah Jenkins Named MVP

Hannah Jenkins to an NWAC reporter about the Highline defense: “”We’re filthy, we’re nasty, and we don’t go down without a fight.”

Nov. 17 – you could tell they were tired.  They seemed a step slower, moving a little sluggishly, their passes lacked crispness, and their distance kicks didn’t go quite as far.  They were having trouble clearing the ball from their end. It came as no surprise; they were in the second overtime in the championship match against Peninsula, and this was their second double-overtime match in less than 48 hours, following a penalty shootout win over Walla Walla in the semi-finals.  With a bench of only three players to start both contest, almost half the Thunderbird starters had played every minute of both contests.  Peninsula, on the other hand, had been substituting liberally throughout the match. And now in this second overtime, with two starters now out with leg injuries and no fresh players to bring in, Highline was hanging on by its fingernails, saved only by Peninsula near misses and a series of sprawling saves by the preternaturally calm Highline freshman goalkeeper Kate Nelson.  And then it changed (Finish reading the story at the Women’s Soccer page).

Highline also takes Playoff and League MVP honors; Coach of the Year; places six players on All-Star team (details)




Women's Soccer Championship TeamThe 2019 Women’s Soccer Champions