Men’s Soccer Ranked 4th in NWAC
Off to a 2-0-2 start in the 2023 season, and following a pair of shutout wins (4-0 over Portland, 6-0 over SW Oregon), the Men’s Soccer team is tied for fourth in conference rankings in the first NWAC Coaches Poll.
Zane May leads the team with 4 goals, closely followed by the 3 goals by Dugsiye Ahmed. Nicholas Cardenas and Mason Averill, sharing goalkeeping duties, have each recorded a shutout.
Zane May (9) scored three goals in Highline’s 4-0 win over Portland (Sept. 6)
Volleyball Off to a Hot Start
The Highline Women’s Volleyball Team is off to a scorching start, going 9-1 in its first ten matches of the year.
With a team consisting largely of freshmen, the team is among the NWAC Conference leaders in individual and team statistics.
For the team, it is first in the NWAC in blokcs, second in digs, third in kills, assists, and hitting percentage. Individually, Madison Mamizuka leads the NWAC in averaging 11.35 assists per set; Tru Onisuka is 4th with 5.45 digs per set; and Aspen Olson is first with 1.56 blocks per set and a hitting percentage of .397.
Aspen Olson with the kill against SW Oregon. Olson leads the NWAC in blocks per set and hitting percentage.
Aspen Olson named American Volleyball Collage Association Player of the Week
From a NWAC news release (Sept 8):
Highline College volleyball player Aspen Olson was named the AVCA/GameChanger Two-Year College Player of the Week for her performances between Aug. 28-Sep.3. Below are Olson’s stats for the week as she helped lead Highline to a 6-0 week overall. She is the first winner from the NWAC since Bellevue’s Meg Perry won in 2021.
Olson led Highline to six wins last week by averaging 3.52 kills per set, 1.5 blocks per set, and hitting .400. In the sweep of Southwestern Oregon, she had 14 kills, eight blocks, and hit .650. One of a talented group of Thunderbird freshmen, Olson has helped the team open the season 9-1, and she is currently atop the NWAC in hitting percentage (.397) and blocks per set (1.56).