Tryouts for Men's Soccer
"The Thunderbird Men’s Soccer Season is right around the corner! Before the
‘Birds start up with their campaign to defend their NWAC and Western Division titles
they will be holding open tryouts.
Tryouts will be open to all current and incoming Highline students who wish to compete
for a spot on the T-Bird roster. Tryouts will be held on August 1st, 9am-11am & 1pm-3p and August 2nd 12pm-2pm. All tryouts will take place at the Highline College Soccer Field located on West Sideof Campus next to the lower parking lot. The address from Highline College is 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198.
All individuals attending need to bring their cleats, proper athletic apparel, water to stay hydrated
and arrive at least 15 minutes early. We look forward to seeing everyone out at the sessions and
can’t wait for the season to begin! "
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.
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.
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
was named NWAC West Division Most Valuable Player and
Isom Brown was named NWAC Defensive Player of the Year
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.
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.
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.