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Fifth-year senior Melisa Ates will finish her career as a Cougar with 197 total wins and 106 singles wins.

‘Everyone’s always looked up to her’

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

For fifth-year tennis player Melisa Ates, a calm demeanor belies relentless optimism, strong internal character and unmatched heart for the game. The Turkish star is one of the most accomplished tennis...

Recent transfer quarterback Jarrett Guarantano takes and throws his only snap before injury in the Crimson and Gray game last Saturday at Martin Stadium.

Different journeys, same destination

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor April 29, 2021

This fall, the Cougar football team will be returning a lot of starting talent to Gesa Field. However, there are two names that WSU fans have not heard called out over the loudspeakers in Martin Stadium...

Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker dribbles around an Oregon State defender during the game Dec. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

A true leader

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter April 15, 2021

Before their 2020-21 season started, the WSU women’s basketball team was speculated to finish in last place in the Pac-12 standings. There wasn’t much buzz surrounding the team because the Cougars’...

Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski drives the ball down the court as he looks for teammates against Utah on Jan. 21 in Beasley Coliseum.

Never accepting defeat

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

After a memorable season to say the least, one of WSU’s top recruits in program history reflects on his freshman season. Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski’s recruitment thrilled Cougar fans coming...

Freshman Kiana Swain earned 15 points in the swim meet against the University of Utah on Jan. 15, 2021 in Gibb Pool.

“She’s got no where to go but up”

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU swim has been on the rise for the last several seasons, most notably when Matt Leach took over as head coach three years ago. His recruiting skills have brought in several top talents that have made...

Freshman Dishon Jackson attempts free-throw after being fouled against Montana State on Dec. 18 in Beasley Coliseum.

Striving for improvement everyday

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

In an age where WSU tries to revitalize its men’s basketball program, freshman center Dishon Jackson gives fans a great example of what iconic players in Cougar history will look like in the coming years. The...

Forward Makamae Gomera-Stevens dribbles past UNC defender.

Heart and soul of WSU soccer

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...

Sophomore outside hitter Alexcis Lusby tried out for the USA Women’s Collegiate Team last year.

Lusby ready to compete, hungry to win

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...

WSU kicker Blake Mazza has made 30 of 36 field goals and 115 of 120 extra points throughout his two-career at WSU.

‘Three back and two over’

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter September 18, 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...

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