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 jdunn@highline.edu  
Or, reach Laura Rosa at lrosa@highline.edu


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.)

Season’s End

With the NWAC Basketball Championships being cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic the Women’s Basketball season has ended.  The team finished 10-14 for the season; 8-6 league in league play, and qualified for the playoffs.  The squad says goodbye to sophomores Alani Sinclair, Misi Riberio, Hannah Anderson, and Caitlin Conwell.  The returning squad will be sparked by Kylie Lunday, Catherine Sunny, and Patrea Topp.

Congratulations to Kylie Lunday, who was named to the NWAC West Division First Team All-Stars, as well as the All-Defensive team and Western Division Freshman of the Year.

The 2019/20 Year in Photos

Final Statistics 2019/20

Team Statistics

Games: 24
Points per game: 53.5
Opponent Points per game: 61.3
Field Goals: 467-1365 (34.2 %)
3-pt FGs:  99-372  (26.6%)
Free Throws: 249-385  (64.7 %)



Individual Statistics

Off. Rebounds per game: 12.0
Def. Rebounds per game: 27.5
Total Rebounds per game: 39.5
Assists per game:9.7
Turnovers per game: 23.3
Steals per game: 8.3
Blocks per game: 2.0

Games Played

Alani Sinclair 24
Patrea Topp 24
Catherine Sunny 22

 3-Point Shooting Percentage
(min. 2 attempts per game)

Catherine Sunny  29.7%
Alani Sinclair  27.3%
Patrea Topp   25.7%

Minutes per Game

Patrea Topp  32.5
Kylie Lunday  32.4
Catherine Sunny  28.8
Alani Sinclair  28.0

Assists per Game

Catherine Sunny  2.0
Patrea Topp  1.9
Alani Sinclair  1.5

Points per Game: 

Kylie Lunday  14.4
Catherine Sunny 12.5
Patrea Topp   8.7
Alani Sinclair  4.4

Rebounds per Game

Kylie Lunday  13.6
Alani Sinclair  7.3
Misiona Ribeiro 5.7

Shooting Percentage
(min. 5 attempts per game)

Kylie Lunday  43.6%
Catherine Sunny  37.0%
Patrea Topp   36.4%

Steals per Game

Hannah Anderson 1.5
Catherine Sunny  1.5
Kylie Lunday   1.4

Catherine Sunny Women's BasketballCatherine Sunny provided outside shooting and drives to the basket

Kylie Lunday Women's BasketballKylie Lunday gave Highline a strong inside presence in scoring and rebounding.

Women's Basketball Team 2019/20

The 2019/20 Women’s Basketball Team

Left to Right:

22  Shione Chosokabe
20  Caitlin Conwell
13  Madison O’Brien
15  Maria Leyson-Wilson
33  Kendra Kapotak (red shirt)
3  Alani Sinclair
32  Kylie Lunday
24  Tori Allen
34  Patrea Topp
30  Catherine Sunny