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“The possibilities we can achieve are endless”

Sophomore Yuya Eguchi drives a ball as he looks down the course.
DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

WSU men’s golf is a program that expects a lot of hard work and determination out of its athletes, and sophomore Yuya Eguchi embodies that perfectly. Eguchi was born in Chiba, Japan, and played golf...

Heart and soul of WSU soccer

Forward Makamae Gomera-Stevens dribbles past UNC defender.
KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

The WSU women’s soccer team has been the program to watch for the last couple of years. One player has helped make history for the WSU women, and that is forward Makamae Gomera-Stevens. The program...

Lusby ready to compete, hungry to win

Sophomore outside hitter Alexcis Lusby tried out for the USA Women’s Collegiate Team last year.
KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Passion, unity, servanthood, humility and thankfulness. These are the five pillars of the WSU women’s volleyball program, and Alexcis Lusby embodies them all. The 6-foot-5-inch sophomore opposite...

Revisiting last year’s College Cup Final Four

WSU soccer team holds hands before their matchup against the UNC Tarheels.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

The 2019-20 season was a historic one for the Washington State Women’s soccer team. The Cougars posted a record of 16-7-1, en route to the first NCAA Final Four appearance in program history. While...

A team inspired by one swimmer

Swimmer Payton Bokowy was a member of the team that broke the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Pac-12 Championships her sophomore season.
KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2020

Selflessness is something the WSU women’s swim team values and tries to instill in all swimmers. Payton Bokowy embodies this team value perfectly, according to coaches and fellow teammates. Bokowy,...

Chu leads by example

Amy Chu grew up in Sydney, Australia. She led her high school golf team to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014 before WSU.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

In recent years, WSU’s rolling wheat fields and lively weather have been appealing to international student-athletes. Redshirt sophomore Amy Chu of the Cougars' women's golf team is no exception. Chu...

Cougar Crew: Continuing a legacy

Senior Henry McRae describes his position on the Cougar Crew as the team’s CEO and captain.
LAURENCE SINCLAIR, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2020

Created in spring 1970, Cougar Crew recently marked its 50th year here at WSU. With its long history, the team has a vast array of traditions and stories. “We are super lucky to have a really strong...

‘Three back and two over’

WSU kicker Blake Mazza has made 30 of 36 field goals and 115 of 120 extra points throughout his two-career at WSU.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter September 17, 2020

WSU redshirt junior kicker Blake Mazza has been kicking footballs since he was in elementary school, but not always on a football field. “I remember the first time I took him out to an empty field and...

WSU legend remains loyal to the Pullman area

Mayes compiled over 4,200 yards from scrimmage and 26
total touchdowns during his four-year career at WSU.
NICK OLDHAM, Evergreen deputy sports editor September 16, 2020

Rueben Mayes, Washington State Athletics Hall of Famer, is arguably one of the greatest football players to ever come through WSU. His love and support for the Pullman community did not stop when his time...

Remembering Bryce Beekman

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman stands ready on the field during the game against UNC on Sept. 7 at Martin Stadium.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist March 25, 2020

Gone too soon. That is the overwhelming feeling in the WSU community following the unfortunate and disheartening news of Bryce Beekman’s passing. Beekman’s Cougar career was just getting started....

Unofficial mayor of Pullman bids farewell

Senior forward Jeff Pollard high-fives teamates as he returns to the bench during the game against OSU Jan. 18 at Beasley Coliseum.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter March 4, 2020

Cougar veteran and local favorite senior forward Jeff Pollard finishes his fourth and final year at WSU in the end of the 2019-20 season. Before WSU, Pollard went to high school in Bountiful, Utah. He...

‘It’s nothing but love for Jervae’

Senior Guard Jervae Robinson attempts to get past Stanford defenders on Feb. 23 at Beasley Coliseum.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter March 4, 2020

Senior guard Jervae Robinson finishes his collegiate basketball career with WSU this season as one of five returning Cougars from last year. Before WSU, Robinson played for Otero Junior College in...

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