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Fielding his way to legacy

Fielding his way to legacy

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

After a game or a long practice, freshman infielder Mason De La Cruz goes to his locker, where he is surrounded with experience. On his left are junior infielder Justin Harrer and senior outfielder JJ Hancock. To his right are junior catcher Cory Meyer and senior infielder and senior infielder Ryan...

Proving his worth despite odds

Proving his worth despite odds

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Sports

Sometimes coaches know talent when they see it. That was the case for Amani Brown, a redshirt junior hammer thrower on the WSU track and field team. Brown walked on the team as a freshman, having never thrown hammer before college. He had experience in discus and shotput in high school, but was told...

Putting weight of team, game on his arm

Putting weight of team, game on his arm

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

In a close game, there’s nobody WSU wants on the mound more than senior right-handed pitcher Ryan Walker. Dan Spencer, associate head coach and pitching coach, said the team has two goals in every game. “Try to get the lead, and give the ball to Walker with a lead,” he said. “That’s it.” Gaining...

Stepping up to the mound

Stepping up to the mound

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

A swing and a miss and senior pitcher Scotty Sunitsch dropped his glove, took a sigh of relief and waited for his teammates to charge the mound. Sunitsch had just accomplished something no other Cougar has since 1976 – a no-hitter. “It just felt like a couple hundred pounds lifted off my shoulders...

Brevick continues a family tradition at WSU

Brevick continues a family tradition at WSU

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Women's

Two things prevail in the Brevick household: rowing and being a Coug. Junior Sara Brevick is the youngest of six siblings — two sisters and four brothers — all of whom have gone to WSU. Her sisters Karin and Amy both rowed for the WSU rowing team, and two of her brothers, Danny and Peter, rowed...

Teammates stick together on, off tennis court

Teammates stick together on, off tennis court

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Women's

Roommates Ege Tomey and Melisa Ates have each undergone life-changing transitions to play tennis at WSU after growing up in Turkey. Both sophomores got involved in athletics through their families. Ates, who was raised in Antalya, Turkey, said her brother, uncles and dad all played tennis. Tomey,...

‘I wouldn’t have wanted any other mom’

‘I wouldn’t have wanted any other mom’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Mom's Weekend, Sports

A momma’s boy, Drick Bernstine isn’t afraid to admit how much he has relied on his mother, Stephanie, throughout his life. “My mom has always done everything for me, almost to a fault,” Drick said. “To a point where I’ve always been spoiled because [of] her love, care and everything she...

Scharmann dreams big, aims to leave legacy at WSU

Scharmann dreams big, aims to leave legacy at WSU

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Already sitting in a tie for third in the WSU all-time pole-vaulting record books as a redshirt sophomore, Molly Scharmann has even bigger goals. “Any collegiate athlete’s dream is to be a professional athlete,” Scharmann said. “If they’re not dreaming of that, then I don’t know what they’re...

Dedicated to moving past inexperience

Dedicated to moving past inexperience

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Defense wins championships – or so the adage goes. Defensive prowess is not something innate or stumbled upon, but something worked on tirelessly every day. Jack Smith shows up early and stays late for every practice, taking groundballs in the infield and hitting in the cages. His work ethic comes...

Jumper draws on heritage to succeed

Jumper draws on heritage to succeed

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Redshirt senior triple jumper Greer Alsop has always been a competitor, whether in the classroom, on the track or in a race with her siblings. “I think that’s where my competitiveness came from,” Alsop said. “My sister is very intelligent, and my brother is very physical. So I always wanted...

Pitcher wears his heart on his sleeves, in his pocket

Pitcher wears his heart on his sleeves, in his pocket

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

He’s not the kind of guy that is going to catch the eyes of MLB scouts with a high-velocity fastball, but senior pitcher Cody Anderson takes pride in deceiving opposing batters. Head Coach Marty Lees said Anderson brings his best every time he steps on the mound. “The one thing you can count...

Sinatro dives for a major league dream

Sinatro dives for a major league dream

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

The Sinatros have a particular affinity for baseball. Matt Sinatro played in the MLB from 1981 to 1992 and coached the Seattle Mariners under Lou Piniella from 1995 to 2002. His eldest sons, Jimmy and Matt Jr., recently finished their baseball careers for Gonzaga University and University of San Francisco,...

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