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Highline Athletics for 2020/21  

July 10, 2020 – The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), of which Highline is a member, has announced its plans for conference play for the 2020/21 year.  For Highline sports, Women’s Golf will be allowed to start in Fall 2000. Highline fall sports, including Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball, will begin competition in Winter and Spring quarters 2021, playing reduced schedules.


NWAC Details on Returning to Play for 2020-21

(updated August 14, 2020)  The NWAC (Northwest Athletic Conference) has posted its updated NWAC Return to Play for 2020-21, This update includes an overview of the situation, guiding principles for return, return to play guidelines, the revised sports calendar, and a summary.


2020/21 Sports Schedule

Women’s Golf start Sept. 2020
Men’s and Women’s Basketball start Feb 2021
Men’s and Women’s Soccer start Feb 2021
Women’s Tennis start Feb 2021
Women’s Softball start Feb 2021
Women’s Volleyball

Women’s Golf

start Feb 2021

start Feb 2021



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