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Practice Makes Perfect

There's a whole lot of practicing going on.  The Men and Women Soccer teams and the Volleyball team are gearing up for the upcoming season, starting off with conditioning and drills and moving up to intrasquad scrimmages.  You can catch photos of team practices on their Highline home pages:  Volleyball    Women's Soccer     Men's Soccer.  You can also read a preview by Associate Head Coach Emerson De Oliveria on the upcoming Men's Soccer season as defending champions Highline undertakes a defense of the NWAC title.

Returning Champions

Assistant Coach Fawzi Belal (left), Head Coach Steve Mohr (middle) and Associate Head Coach Emerson De Oliveria (right) of the Men's Soccer team lead defending champions Highline into the 2015 season. 

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The 2015/16 Sports Year Wrap-up

The Men's Soccer team won the NWAC Championship, the Men's Wrestling Team became the first ones ever to win consecutive National Academic Championships, and every team sport made the playoffs.

Men's Soccer
The Men's Soccer team defeated North Idaho College 3-0 in the championship game to take the NWAC Championship, after playoff wins over Whatcom and Skagit Valley.  Vinnie Nguyen of Highline was named Most Valuable Player. The team finished the regular season at 12-2-4. It's league record of 9-1-3 was good for the NWAC West Division title.
Men's Basketball
The Men's Basketball team finished in 6th place in the NWAC Basketball playoffs.  The T-Birds went 23-9 for the season and 13-3 in the NWAC West Division, co-champions with Clark College. Highline's Ben Tucakovic
was named NWAC West Division Most Valuable Player and Isom Brown was named NWAC Defensive Player of the Year

Women's Volleyball
The Women's Volleyball team finished at 31-17 for the season and 11-3 in league play, good for second place in the NWAC West Division. Dani Tabor led the team with 217 kills, followed by Kristen Anderson with 155.  Alexandra Toth's 439 sets was among the league leaders.

Women's Soccer
The Women's team made it to the quarterfinals, losing 1-0 in a heartbreaker to Spokane College.  For the year the team finished at 18-2-2   and 15-1-2 in league play. The Thunderbirds dominated league scoring with 105 goals and four of the top 10 point scorers. Madison Gale led the women with 20 goals while Jessi Beverlin added 18 goals and 16 assists.
Women's Basketball
The Women's Basketball team finished at 19-13 for the season and 12-4 in league play (3rd place in NWAC West Division).  Brittany Barrington, Highline's leading scorer at almost 11 points per game, was named to the NWAC West Division Second Team.  Ionna Price was named to the NWAC West Division All-Defensive Team.  Women's Basketball Head Coach Amber Rowe Mosley won her 200th game at Highline.
The Women's Softball team bowed out in the first round of the 2015 NWAC Softball Playoffs with losses to Wenatchee Valley and Pierce, after going 16-20 for the season and 11-7 in the NWAC West Region. 
Allyson Rippingham 
led the hitting average with a .442 batting average.  Cheyanne Haas was the team leader with 5 homeruns and 24 runs batted in. Hayley Craddock and Emma Seymer proved to be durable starters on the mound.
The Men's Wrestling Team  received the Academic National Championship for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in team history. This is the first time a team has won the award in back-to-back years and Highline is the only team to have won the award more than once.  Highline, behind head coach Scott Norton, also placed four wrestlers in the National Tournament.



Men's Soccer




Defeats North Idaho 3-0 in Finals
Vinny Nguyen Named Tournament MVP

See Men's Soccer page for additional game information/photos

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