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Difference maker

Junior forward Morgan Weaver scores her second goal of the game, making her way past multiple Idaho Vandal players in the match on Sept. 6 at the Lower Soccer Field. Weaver has scored six goals in eight games this season.

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2018

Since she was a kid Morgan Weaver has always been on the soccer field — it started when her dad would carry her around in a backpack while he coached. Weaver has played nearly all her life and is now an important part of the No. 9 WSU soccer team. At 4 years old, Weaver started playing with her...

A different shade of crimson

Graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II celebrates after the Cougars’ victory against Utah on Saturday at Martin Stadium.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 28, 2018

Passing on an opportunity to play for one of the most storied college football programs ever isn’t easy, but Gardner Minshew II did just that in order to wear the crimson and gray. It all started it March when Minshew had already committed to transferring from East Carolina University to University...

Haro kicks off final year at WSU

Senior defender Maddy Haro runs up the field while defending the ball from the Vandals on Sept. 6 at the Lower Soccer Field during the ‘Battle of the Palouse,’ which the Cougars won 3-0.

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018

From seeing palm trees and traffic every day in Corona, California, to viewing wheat fields and sunsets in Pullman, senior defender Maddy Haro had to make major adjustments when she committed to WSU soccer her sophomore year of high school. Haro started playing in a league when she was only 5 years...

An unexpected journey

Senior nickel Hunter Dale received about 30 scholarship offers and planned on attending University of Florida before a series of unforeseen events led him to Pullman. “Once I figured out I was coming here, it was perfect,” he said.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 14, 2018

When Hunter Dale realized playing football at a Division 1 school was a reality, WSU wasn’t first, second, third or even fourth on his list. In fact, Pullman wasn’t even on his radar. Of the roughly 30 scholarship offers Dale received while still in high school, none of them came from the crimson...

Meet new ‘Head Coach Leach’ in Pullman

New WSU swim Head Coach Matt Leach speaks about his job Sept. 6 at Gibb Pool.

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018

For the newly-appointed swim Head Coach Matt Leach, swimming isn’t just a hobby or a job — it is a lifestyle. Growing up in Oregon, Leach developed a love for competitive swimming at age 4 from watching his older brother and his dad, who was a coach. “If you really love what you do, you’ll...

Football holds home opener

Then-sophomore wide receiver Dezmon Patmon charges forward to gain extra yards after his initial catch to get the first down against Oregon State on Sept. 16, 2017 at Martin Stadium.

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

September 7, 2018

WSU football will be heavy favorites this weekend as they take on San Jose State University in its home opener. Last time out the Cougars (1-0) traveled to Laramie to face University of Wyoming (1-1) for their first game of the season and WSU came out on top 41-19. Starting Sunday night after the...

Finding a way out

Redshirt junior running back James Williams II slept in motel rooms, churches and the back of a car for nearly a year while his family made the transition to living in California. “What we had was nothing, but at the same time we made the most of it,” he said.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 7, 2018

A bed in a Motel 6, the backseat of a Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the floor of a church: all places James Williams II had to sleep and call home for about a year as his family made the transition from Toledo, Ohio, to Burbank, California. It wasn’t easy, but the redshirt junior running back got through...

Silvels, Taylor both ready to step up

Sophomore linebacker Dominick Silvels, No. 20, lines up to rush the kicker attempting a field goal during a scrimmage Aug. 18 in Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 4, 2018

The question of who would replace former linebacker Frankie Luvu at the rush linebacker position. May have been put to rest. In fact, there might be a new, but entirely different question: who do you start? Redshirt freshman linebacker Willie Taylor III or sophomore linebacker Dominick Silvels? My...

From ‘Last Chance U’ to Wazzu

Sophomore safety Chad Davis Jr., left, and junior wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr., right, both played for Independence CC last season, and were a part of the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U.”

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 20, 2018

From high school ball on Florida’s southern shores to playing at a junior college in Independence, Kansas, it seems fitting that the next stop for junior wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. and sophomore safety Chad Davis Jr. would be on the op-posite side of the country from where they started their...

Clanton leaves legacy of dedication as career nears end

Senior outfielder Blake Clanton received the Oviatt-Lang Award on May 4 for his efforts in the weight room.

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 24, 2018

Four years of hard work behind the scenes culminated in peak performance on the field and recognition off of it. That’s the legacy WSU senior outfielder Blake Clanton leaves behind for future players to strive toward. Clanton received the Oviatt-Lang Award at the 36th Annual Senior Recognition...

Leaving behind a better team

Senior first baseman James Rudkin waits on first base after batting in a single against Santa Clara University.

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018

In its third year under Head Coach Marty Lees, WSU baseball has adopted a mantra — leave it better than when you got here. It’s something senior James Rudkin has focused on in his final season. “I feel like I’ve gotten better every single year,” Rudkin said. “The record doesn’t show...

Wanderscheid finds balance in senior season

Bree Wanderscheid talks about her lengthy 3-hour golf practice routine where she practices putting, chipping and driving.

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018

Senior Bree Wanderscheid’s career came to an end last week with the conclusion of the women’s golf Pac-12 Championships in Seattle. Looking back, Wanderscheid said she will remember all the development she underwent and the good times she had while at WSU. “It’s cool to see over the past...

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