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WSU club baseball off to a strong start in its inaugural season

RYAN SIEFKES | Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Features, Mens, Sports

Starting a brand-new club is not an easy task, but the success coach Dylan Haugh of the WSU club baseball team has had is impressive.Haugh, a junior transfer student from Grossmont Community College in San Diego, was willing to take on the tough challenge.“I consider myself someone who likes to lead and...

WSU wrestling club to attend nationals in Florida

WSU wrestling club to attend nationals in Florida

From staff reports

March 10, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Features, Mens, Sports

Looking to defend its NCWA (National Collegiate Wrestling Association) title, the WSU wrestling club will send seven of its top competitors, all from different weight classes, to the championship tournament this Friday in Kissimmee, Florida.Hosted by the University of Central Florida, the tournament ...

Men’s club hockey athletes go the distance to compete

Men’s club hockey athletes go the distance to compete

JAMIE JONES | Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Features, Sports

Willingness to sacrifice and true commitment are two major keys to success for the WSU men’s hockey team. This year the Cougs took South Lake Tahoe, California and made a statement by finishing strong when they placed fifth in the championship tournament.The WSU men’s hockey team is associated wit...

‘Blessed’: Xavier Cooper returns to home state to play Seahawks

KELSEY JONES | Evergreen sports editor

December 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

There are only three words in Xavier Cooper’s about section on his Facebook page: Tacoma, Washington and just beneath that, blessed.Now a defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns, Cooper has never taken for granted everything and everyone it took for him to don his Browns jersey every Sunday.This S...

Cross-country’s Whelan went from small town runner to the NCAA Championships

CASIE MOE | Evergreen cross-country reporter

December 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

Though currently one of the best runners in the nation, nobody looked at John Whelan in high school.“Being from a small school, I told John his workout partner was going to be a stopwatch for four years,” said Les Helsley, Etna High School’s cross-country coach.Helsley had to come up with a plan fo...

A family affair: The Vander Tuig sisters hit the court together

A family affair: The Vander Tuig sisters hit the court together

BRADEN JOHNSON | Evergreen volleyball reporter

December 3, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Womens

Sisters Ashley and Katelyn Vander Tuig had no idea that come 2015 they would be playing collegiate volleyball together.The junior middle blocker and freshman setter had never even played club or high school ball on the same team.It sounds as though the two are always finding out new things about their ...

Combating stress in collegiate athletics

SPENCER ANDERSON | Evergreen reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

When a student-athlete walks into Jerry Pastore's office, a discussion about sleep or stress is most likely to ensue.The Coordinator of Student-Athlete Wellbeing, Pastore said his job revolves around trying to help athletes maintain a balance between their hectic sports schedules and other aspects of t...

MacDonald a quiet, but key leader of WSU’s young volleyball team

MacDonald a quiet, but key leader of WSU’s young volleyball team

BRADEN JOHNSON | Evergreen volleyball reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Womens

Like a point guard running an offense and a quarterback relaying play calls in from the press box, the setter serves a similar roll on a volleyball team.She is the starting lineup's scout in the film room and extension of the coaching staff on the court, setting up hitters and reading the defensive f...

Forward progress: Dom Williams has grown in many ways in his five years at WSU

SPENCER ANDERSON | Evergreen football reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

Growth (noun): the process of developing or maturing physically, mentally, or spiritually.Despite being a redshirt senior, Head Coach Mike Leach called receiver Dom Williams one of the most improved players of the year because he's gotten bigger and stronger. Williams’ 6-foot-2-inch, 200 pound frame ...

WSU’s Swedlund dedicated herself to basketball from the beginning

WSU’s Swedlund dedicated herself to basketball from the beginning

LARS HANSON | Evergreen women's basketball reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Womens

Dedication and perfection developed Washington State women’s basketball freshman guard Alexys Swedlund into the player she is today, but she didn’t do it alone.Growing up in Rapid City, South Dakota, Shurald “Swede” Swedlund, Alexys’ father, preached being a team player over playing one ag...

A coach and a father: two roles in one for assistant volleyball coach

SPENCER ANDERSON | Evergreen reporter

November 10, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Womens

Balancing the role of being a father and the responsibilities of a job can be quite difficult. When your job is an assistant volleyball coach and recruiting coordinator at the collegiate level, finding that balance may be even harder.Burdette Greeny is able to do that, spending time with his daughters L...

A warrior’s Destiny: Destiny Vaeao’s story

SPENCER ANDERSON | Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

Many collegiate athletes will talk with family on the day of a game, looking for words of encouragement or good luck wishes. Others may search out and greet those they know in the crowd before a competition.Not senior defensive lineman Destiny Vaeao. He’s too busy preparing for battle.When WSU traveled t...

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