Wolves Score in 38 Seconds and Never Look Back

Brook Fesler (JR)


Brook Fesler scored four goals Saturday night, the first of which came 38 seconds into the match, as Walla Walla University defeated Multnomah University 6-0.

Staying in complete control all the way through, the Wolves kept attacking and putting the pressure on Multnomah through 90 minutes. Walla Walla Head Coach, Andres Diocares, was....  (Full Story)

Melissa Barton (So)

Wolves Control Match at Home


By Alex Wagner

Monday night, the Walla Walla University women’s volleyball team took on the visiting Multnomah University Lions, in College Place, with the Wolves winning 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-13).  This was one of the stronger performances for Walla Walla on the season, with several players... (Full Story).



Wolves Lose in Three Competitive Games in Eugene

Eugene, Oregon - The Walla Walla University women’s volleyball team returned to action Saturday night, as they traveled to Eugene, Oregon to take on Northwest Christian University. The Wolves ended up on the losing side of this contest, in a match that was decided in three games (25-15, 25-20, 25-21).

Sophomore outside hitter Maria Darling played a strong match, finishing with....  (Full Story)



Wolves Volleyball Earns First Win in Split with PUC

Perri & Lexi Shanko look on as Lauren Barlow registers a kill late in WWU's win over PUC.


By Alex Wagner

College Place, Washington – Walla Walla University (1-12), and Pacific Union College (Angwin, CA) battled through two matches, and a total of nine games on Thursday.  The clubs split the matches, with Pacific Union (PUC) winning in the early afternoon, 3-1 (17-25, 25-12, 25-16, 25-16). Walla Walla followed in the evening by winning the nightcap, 3-2 (19-25, 25-17, 11-25, 25-22, 16-14).  The evening result left PUC with a 5-3 record on the season, and a 3-1 record on their recent road trip.  (Read More)



Wolves Lose Final Tune-Up Before Home Opener Against P.U.C.

By Alex Wagner

La Grande, Oregon - The Walla Walla University Wolves  (0-11) volleyball team dropped three sets against (9-1) Eastern Oregon University (25-15, 25-14, 25-10) Wednesday evening. Freshman outside hitter, Lauren Barlow continued her strong...  (Full Story)



Young Wolves Fall to Whitman

by Alex Wagner

Walla Walla, Washington – The Walla Walla University Wolves fell to the Whitman Missionaries 3-1 Friday afternoon in the Sherwood Athletic Center. In a match that began with two excited teams, the Missionaries took the first game of the match (25-5). “I’ve got to hand it to Matt Helm, he’s a... (Full Story).




Wolves Volleyball Opens Season in Spokane

OH- Maria Darling (So)

By Alex Wagner

The Wolves  Women’s Volleyball team opened up their season Thursday (Aug 21) with the first day of matches at the Sports Travel Northwest Invitational in Spokane, Washington. Walla Walla came up short in matches against Lewis & Clark State (25-14, 25-10, 25-12), Westminster College (25-19, 25-10, 25-20) and Montana State University-Northern (25-9, 25-18, 25-22).

“All of our freshman stepped up and played really well for... (Read More)





2014 Volleyball Schedule Released

by Alex Wagner

Walla Walla University Women’s Volleyball has released their 2014 schedule.  In their final season participating as an NAIA Independent, the team will host seven home matches, and participate in two tournaments. The Wolves will open the season... (full story)



Walla Walla University Names New Athletic Director

A 1995 Walla Walla University graduate will serve as the university’s new athletic director. Gerry Larson, currently a WWU recruiter, begins his duties on July 1. Larson is replacing Tim Windemuth, who is retiring this June after 30 years in this position.


Larson will oversee the school’s varsity sports program. The program currently has women’s teams in softball, volleyball, and basketball, and men’s teams in soccer and basketball. An average of 80 students participate in the athletics program every year. WWU is an independent member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.


In addition to overseeing athletics, Larson will teach classes for the Health and Physical Education Department.


Larson has previously worked for the department as a contract teacher and also for the university’s athletic program. Larson has served as assistant athletic director and has also men’s head basketball coach and women’s assistant basketball coach.


Larson joined the full-time staff of WWU in 2011, when he was hired as a recruiter in marketing and enrollment services. For the past two years, he has primarily recruited students in southern California and Montana. Larson will continue to assist the university in the area of recruiting.


Before moving to the Walla Walla Valley, Larson was an elementary and secondary school teacher in California. From 1999 to 2004, he was the physical education teacher at Loma Linda Elementary School in Loma Linda, Calif. At Loma Linda Academy Junior High School, where he taught from 1997 to 1999, he was a religion, earth science, and physical science teacher. He was also the school’s basketball coach.


Larson graduated from WWU with a major in physical education. He will complete a master’s degree program through the University of Idaho this fall. 


Larson and his wife, Lauri, a 1996 WWU graduate, have four daughters.

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Last update on October 21, 2014