On Sunday May 19th at 10:30 am we will be hosting an Awards Brunch in the University Church Fellowship hall. This is an invitation only event for all of the WWU athletes, their parents, and the coaches.
Andy Munoz Signs Letter of Intent to play for our Men's Varsity Soccer Team. Andy is an international student from Ecuador who will be playing for us this next fall. We look forward to seeing you play!!
Hannah Sims Signs Letter of Intent to play Women's Varsity Basketball this next year. Hannah is 5' 11" from Rosalia High School. We look forward to seeing her play this next year.
Jordan Surfus Signs Letter of Intent to play Women's Varsity Basketball this next year for us. She is 5'8 from Redwood High School, Visalia California. We look forward to seeing her this next year.
Priscilla Madrid Signs Letter of Intent to play Women's Fast pitch Softball this next year. Priscilla is from Redlands East Valley High School. Welcome to the team Priscilla and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Wesley Burke has signed a letter of intent to play for the Wolves next year and we would like to welcome him to the men's basketball team. Wesley was one of the athletes that came for this year's senior showcase and played an outstanding game. He will be coming next year as a shooting guard from Glendora High School. Well look forward to seeing you here next year Wesley.
Heather Fitzpatrick has signed a letter of intent to play for the women's softball team. Welcome to the team Heather and we look forward to seeing you next year.
We would like to welcome Brooke Hodgert to the Wolves Volleyball team. She has signed a letter of intent to play for the Wolves next year. Welcome to the team Brooke, we can't wait to see you here next year!
This past weekend was Alumni Weekend and the Lady Wolves softball team and the men's basketball team played games against the alumni. They were both great games and were a great opportunity for fellowship between current and former members of the WWU Wolves.
To see pictures from the Alumni Basketball game, click here.
To see pictures from the Alumni Softball game, click here.
The Walla Walla University Athletics Department is proud to announce that Gavin Burt has signed a letter of intent to play on the Men's Basketball team next year. Gavin is a transfer student coming from Blue Mountain Community College where he played on their team for two years and assistant coaching for one. He is a physical education major and will be playing point. Welcome to the Wolves Gavin and see you next year.
The Walla Walla University Athletics Department is proud to announce that Dylan Browning has signed a letter of intent to play for the Wolves next year. Dylan comes to us from Mount Ellis Academy. Welcome to the Wolves Dylan. We look forward to seeing you here next year.
The senior showcase this past weekend was a rousing success. Nearly 40 athletes from various schools came to compete along with parents and several coaches from the various high schools. Both the guys and girls played a great game on Saturday night and the post game party at Roger's Bakery lasted until 1 am. We look forward to many of these athletes returning to Walla Walla University next year as freshmen and are excited about all the potential they will bring to the athletics department. See you all next year!
To see the guy's game click here.
To see the girl's game click here.
To see both the guy's and girl's skill competitions click here.
Purchase a Locker for the Jenda Jones or Tad Loganbill Varsity Locker Rooms. Click here for more information. And to view more pictures of the locker rooms, click here.
Walla Walla University Athletics is proud to announce Michaela Garcia's intention to play Women's Varsity Basketball this next year for the Lady Wolves. Michaela is 5' 4" from Mesa Grande Academy.
The Lady Wolves played a tough double header against the Big Bend Community College Vikings. The first game started with no points on the board for either team for two innings. Then in the third the Vikings pulled away with five runs. For the rest of the game, neither team was able to score any points until the very last quarter when the Wolves put two on the board ending with a score of 5-2.
The second game fared much better. In the second inning the Lady Wolves pulled ahead with a solid four point lead, adding two more points the next inning. They held the Vikings off until the 5th inning when they managed to score two runs. In the end the Vikings were able to make a small comeback, scoring two points in the 5th inning, one in the 6th, and two more in the final inning but it wasn't enough to catch up with the Wolves lead. The game ended with the Wolves winning 7-5.
This Sunday was duck hunting season at the Walla Walla University softball field. The Lady Wolves played a double header against the Oregon State Ducks that ended with two victories. In the first game, the Wolves pulled ahead with 3 points in the first inning and didn't look back. In the 3rd inning Karissa Barton hit a grand slam adding 4 more points to the board. By the fifth inning the Wolves were up by 8, ending the game early because of the 8 point mercy rule.
The second game was more heated. The first four endings went by without a single run. Then in the fifth inning, the Wolves scored 3 points and added 2 more in the next inning. The Ducks grabbed a single run in the final inning of the game, leaving with a score of 5-1.
Read the Union Bulletin's coverage of the games here.
This year's soccer camp was very successful. There were 37 guys that participated in this year. Thanks to all of the staff who helped make this camp great and for all the students who participated.
To see pictures from soccer camp, click here.
The Lady Wolves played a double header against Skagit Valley College. The first game was incredibly close with the Wolves falling behind during the first half of the game and making an incredible 8 run come back in the fifth inning, edging the Skagit Valley Cardinals out by a single point, finishing the game 12-11.
The second game did not fair as well for the Wolves who fell behind in the first half of the game and were not able to make up lost ground, finishing the game off 10-2.
Read the Union Bulletin coverage of the game here.
The Lady Wolves played a very close double header against the Washington State University club softball team. The Wolves pulled ahead in the second inning and the score was tied up in the third. Then the Wolves pulled ahead by 3 points during the 5th inning but WSU made a comeback in the sixth inning with 4 points, edging the Wolves out by a single point.
The next game was close for the first half with the Wolves pulling ahead in the first and second inning. The score was tied in the third but neither team was able to score a run for the following two innings. But in the sixth WSU pulled ahead and the Wolves were unable to catch up.
Walla Walla University Athletics is proud to announce Heather Carter's intention to play Women's Fastpitch Softball this next year for the Lady Wolves. Heather is from Mac-Hi and plays 2nd base.
We would like to congratulate Alexander Marshall and Ryan Spady for making this year's USCAA list for All-Academic team.
In addition, we would like to congratulate Miguel Martinez for making this year's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference First Team; and Ryan Spady and Tyreek Luckett for making the PCAC Second Team.
We would like to congratulate Rachel Boulais and Dani Carlman for making this year's USCAA All-Athletic Team.
Congratulations to Andres Diocares, Alex Lemnah, and Craig Nash for making the 2012 USCAA All-Athletics team.
We would like to congratulate Emily Yip and Kelsie Schafer for making the USCAA's All-Academic list.
The Lady Wolves won both of their games against University of Idaho in this Sunday's double header. In the first game the Wolves pulled ahead with a 3 point lead in the first inning and maintained their lead through the rest of the game, ending with a score of 13-4. The second game played out similarly to the first, the girls gained a lead early on and kept up the pressure, finishing with a score of 15 to the University of Idaho's 4. Come out three weeks from this Sunday, March 31st to watch the Lady Wolves play Washington State University in their next home game.
The Lady Wolves softball team lost their first round of games in Portland this weekend. They played Lewis & Clark College on Friday and then again on Sunday along with Lower Columbia Community College.
Walla Walla University Athletics is proud to announce Anika Jacobsson's intention to play Women's Volleyball this next year for the Lady Wolves! Anika is a 6 ft. 2in. middle and right side hitter from Mesa Grande Adventist Academy.
Walla Walla University Athletics is proud to announce Alissa Casey and Melissa Barton's intention to play Women's Volleyball this next year for the Lady Wolves!
Alissa Casey is a setter from El Dorado Adventist Academy.
Melissa Barton is a middle blocker from Mile High Adventist Academy.
Walla Walla University Athletics is proud to announce Morgan Malacara's intention to play Women's Fastpitch Softball this coming year for the Lady Wolves.
Before the final home game on Wednesday, we took a moment to honor our graduating senior this year, James Thorn.
On Wednesday, the Men's team played their final home game against Multnomah University Lions. The Wolves quickly established a lead in the first half that the Lions couldn't overcome. By the final buzzer, the Wolves had a 18 point lead, ending the game with a score of 111-93.
Congrats to all of the senior girls that were honored on Senior Night. Thanks for all the hard work and we wish you well for whatever lies ahead for each of you.
This weekend the Lady Wolves finished the season strong with two wins in the Hoops Classic. They played Northwest Indian College on Thursday and Salish Kootnai on Saturday night. And before Saturday night's game, we honored the graduating seniors on the team, thanking them for all their hard work and effort during their time here. We'd also like to take a moment to congratulate the All-Tournament players: Lauren Pernu, Nicolette Neel, Dani Carlman, Michelle Warner, and Brianna Moorer.
Please join us this Saturday night for the Lady Wolves final home game of the season. Before the game starts we are going to recognize the seniors on the team. It starts at 6:45 at the WEC. So come on down to help us celebrate all the hard work these ladies have put into the team during their time here.
During Week of Worship, Ryan Spady invited everyone out to Thursday's game and promised a good game and a win. Well true to his word, the Wolves played a great game against West Coast Baptist College, winning 90-79. They followed it up with another win against West Coast Baptist in Portland on Friday in a very close game.
Merry Christmas from all of us in the Walla Walla Athletics Department. Over break our basketball teams were busy. The men's team played the University of Idaho, Whitman College, and Pacific University before the year was out and they played two games at Simpson University right before classes started up again. The Lady Wolves played a tournament at Montana State University at the beginning of break and a pair of games against New Hope Christian College right as classes were starting back up. We hope your Holidays went well and can't wait to see you at the next Wolves home game on January 17 when the Men's team plays West Coast Baptist College. See you there!
The Wolves played a close game on Sunday against Montana Tech. At the end of the first half Montana Tech had a one point lead. The game stayed close through the second half with Miguel Martinez sealing a 67-67 tie in the final moments of the game. Montana Tech pulled ahead in overtime but Tristan Greenidge scored 2 threes pulling ahead by 2 points, 79-77.
The Lady Wolves played two games against Montana Tech this weekend. In both games the Diggers pulled ahead from the start and the Lady Wolves were unable to catch up.
After starting off the game with a 14 point deficit by the end of the 1st half, the Wolves came back and finished off strong in the second half. In the end they edged Pacific University out for a 4 point victory.
While all the other students went home for break, the Wolves were busy. The men's team played 4 games over break and the women's team had one. Unfortunately neither team was able to come away with a victory, despite some close games. Nevertheless, we hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving and hope to see you at the men's home game this Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Wolves were unable to come back from a deficit in the first quarter against the University of Great Falls.
The lady Wolves were unable to overcome the lead the Argos established and lost. Click here to view the game stats.
The Wolves played a close game but the Portland Bible College Wildcats pulled away with a 7 point lead in the final moments of the game.
A strong defensive effort in the 2nd half of Friday afternoons ball game, again proved as it had earlier in the season, against Columbia Bible College, to be the difference for the Walla Walla University Lady Wolves.
The Wolves held the Eagles of Northwest Indian College (NWIC) to just 12 second half points, allowing for only 30 shots to be taken. Strong defense only allowed the Eagles to make good on 16% of their field goals inside the three-point arch. Junior Nicolette Neel, and freshman Lauren Pernu led the team with 4 steals a piece. The Wolves combined for 17 steals in total.
The Lady Wolves won the battle of the boards combining for 60. Johanna Uribe, a senior, had a total of 14 rebounds, grabbing 10 of the teams 36 defensive rebounds. Pernu grabbed a team high of 6 offensive boards. In total, WWU was able to secure 24 second chance offensive rebounds.
Three Wolves scored in double figures. Freshman Rebekah Gaines and Uribe each led the team with 14 points apiece. Sophomore Abbey Manzano scored 12 points.
In hitting 50% of her 8 three-pointers, Uribe not only helped with the teams percentage of 33, but she also used this to help her in putting together a double-double (14 points 14 rebounds).
Only two players from NWIC scored in double figures as the Lady Wolves were victorious 72-42.
This cute little fan here is the daughter of Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Tucker Urdahl.
Owls Sweep Wolves as Walla Walla University Women’s Basketball team makes progress.
Walla Walla University held the lead at halftime by two points, but could not hold the lead as Eastern Oregon University pulled away with the victory.
Wolves Travel to La Grande, OR and play the College of Idaho. They outscored the Coyotes in the second half, but could not overcome the deficit that was set in the first half.
The Women’s Basketball Team had their Home Opener against Eastern Oregon University and put up a valiant effort and ended up losing to a team that is ranked 7th in the Country.
Tonight, graduating seniors Emily Yip and Kara Moon were honored for all of their hard work and energy they have put into the team during their time here.
Veronica Rojas was honored tonight for all her hard work during her four years on the softball team.
First half: New Hope leads 40-35. Second Half: Walla Walla University scored 30 points and New Hope scored 25 points taking the game into Over Time where New Hope scored 15 points and Walla Walla University scored only 8points. Final Score: New Hope 80. Walla Walla University 73. Tristan Greenidge led WWU with 18 points on 9-for-12shooting from the free-throw line. Miguel Martinez and Tyreek Luckett added 11 points each, with Martinez leading his team with eight rebounds. The Wolves play this Friday, November 2nd vs. Eastern Oregon University at Whitman College.
The Lady Wolves continued their winning ways just a day across the Canadian boarder. Not only did they improve their shooting percentage to 36% from the field, but in doing this, 5 players scored in double figures.
Defensive play was the key to their success in the 2nd half. WWU had only allowed 6 Bearcats points at the 5:16 mark of the second half. In total they combined in taking away 39 steals from Columbia Bible College. The Wolves grabbed 27 defensive rebounds, with a team total of 45.
While Dani Carlman led the team again, this time with 18 points, Lauren Pernu recorded her first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Carlman was one steal away from recording a triple-double.
In beating CBC 91-59, Abbey Manzano, Dani Carlman, Lauren Pernu, Johanna Uribe; and Giselle Schmitz were in double figures.
The Lady Wolves of Walla Walla University started the year claiming a victory in their first contest on the road against Northwest Indian College. Senior and captain, Dani Carlman, did what’s expected from an upper classman shooting 50% from inside the arch, scoring a team high of 16 points. Carlman also dished out 5 assist, while on the other end of the floor she proved strong defensively with 3 steals.
Freshman Lauren Pernu learned quickly and scored 13 points while making good on 6 of 10 shots from the field. Pernu led the team with 6 steals, tied for a team best of 10 rebounds, four of which came from the offensive end of the floor. Sophomore Giselle Schmitz equaled her rebound total on both ends of the floor also finishing with 10 rebounds.
In their first road victory, the Lady Wolves pulled down 44 rebounds in total, 16 offensive. While struggling with their first shots on the road, WWU hit 33% of their shots and won 70-42.
Men open season on the road in University of Montana Western Tournament. They played some competitive basketball, but came up short on both games.
Jonathan McLane was recognized for his three years on the varsity soccer team.
Women’s Basketball opens their season on the road and come up with two loses to start their season against Northwest Christian University and New Hope Christian College.
Walla Walla University Athletics will host their Second Annual Softball Senior Showcase on September 27-28th. More details to follow.
Thursday, September 27th, 12:00 PM - Practice, Learn about the program, etc.
Friday, September 28th - Final Game in the Afternoon.
Our Men's Varsity Soccer team headed down to Pacific Union College and Rocklin CA, where they spent a few days playing soccer and bonding as a team. Although they did not come back with a win, they gained much more as they spent time bonding as team both on and off the field. We are excited to see what this season holds for our men's soccer team this fall.