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From ‘Cardinal’ to crimson

From ‘Cardinal’ to crimson

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2019

No. 17 WSU women’s soccer, starting out 3-0-0 and still in the top 25, is on a path toward the NCAA tournament. With leaders like sixth-year goalkeeper Ella Dederick and junior defender Hanna Goff, there is one athlete in particular that proves to be a top-star on the team. Graduate transfer midfielder...

Dederick continues to make WSU history

Dederick continues to make WSU history

GRACE ARNIS, Evergreen deputy sports editor

August 30, 2019

If graduate student goalkeeper Ella Dederick’s soccer career was a person, it would be a sophomore in college. Dederick played soccer for the first time at age 3 and never looked back. “I’ve always been around it, and I’ve always just loved it,” Dederick said. The NCAA granted the 23-year-old...

Senior finds passion for rowing at WSU

Senior finds passion for rowing at WSU

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

Madeleine Bingham is following in her family’s footsteps and leaving her own mark at WSU after being raised a Cougar. The senior rower is a third-generation Cougar. Her grandparents and uncle on her mom’s side graduated from WSU as did both of her parents. Bingham said her decision to attend...

‘She was always there for me’

‘She was always there for me’

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019

This Mom’s Weekend, WSU baseball will take on Oregon in a three-game series with their mothers in attendance. For the majority of players on the team, it’s an exciting time as it brings back memories of their Little League days where it all began.   Junior infielder Dillon Plew said he’...

From mutton busting to baseball

From mutton busting to baseball

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

April 5, 2019

The Wall Street Journal featured a WSU baseball player when he was 6 years old, but not for baseball. Instead, it showcased his talent in mutton busting, a sheep riding event for kids in rodeos. “I didn’t really know what was happening, but I mean it’s pretty cool,” freshman outfielder and catche...

Manzardo earns starting role in first year at WSU

Manzardo earns starting role in first year at WSU

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 29, 2019

Kyle Manzardo was surrounded by baseball since before he learned how to walk. While his father, Paul, was the head baseball coach at North Idaho College from 1998-2002, Kyle crawled in the dugout as a baby and took in the sights and sounds of the game he would come to love. At 3 years old, the...

Freshman brings new energy to WSU

Freshman brings new energy to WSU

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019

From Taiwan to the U.S., the positive aura that surrounds freshman tennis player Yang Lee helped her team reach a 16-4 record on the season. Growing up in Taichung, Taiwan, Lee enjoyed small-time elementary school sports but she loved none as much as she loved tennis. She joined her first tennis team...

Passion for track guided by family values

Passion for track guided by family values

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2019

Triple jumper Charisma Taylor said her family’s connection to God pushes her to grow as an athlete and a person. The freshman athlete grew up in the Caribbean city of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. She comes from an athletic and religious family. Her two older brothers both came to boarding ...

Started from the bottom now he’s here

Started from the bottom now he’s here

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019

Growing up, the odds were stacked against Isaiah Wade but he persevered and carved out a path for himself through basketball. Wade was born and raised in Minneapolis. He became homeless in the fourth grade and he said he didn’t get to have a childhood. Wade didn’t find a way out of his situation...

‘Ahead of his time’

‘Ahead of his time’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

February 28, 2019

Kodie Kolden has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. When he was still in middle school, Kodie interacted with star MLB players such as Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado in their clubhouse thanks to a relationship he built with former MLB pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. “He’s one of those...

Lone senior reflects on WSU career

Lone senior reflects on WSU career

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2019

When most people think of Sweden or Pullman, they might only think of a cold-weather place. However, WSU swimmer Linnea Lindberg thinks of both places as home. Lindberg, the lone senior on the WSU swimming team, is from Stockholm, Sweden. “It is difficult to come to a new culture and experience...

No limit, all the glory

No limit, all the glory

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

February 8, 2019

Emmanuel Wells Jr. is enamored with being the best. He was born athletically gifted thanks to a family tree filled with multi-sport athletes. His whole life he’s felt pressure to push the boundaries each time he steps on a track. “I think if you don’t do it that you’re never going to reach...

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