The Tritons had a NWAC top four finish in 1987 and won the North region title in 1991.
The Spears Era begins for women's basketball
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College has announced Rafael Spears as its next head women’s basketball coach, effective immediately. He takes over for Nick Amrine, who resigned for personal reasons.
His last stop was as the associate head men’s basketball coach at Fullerton College from 2009-2014 where he spearheaded the team’s defensive efforts among other responsibilities. While at Fullerton, 90% of their sophomore student-athletes moved on to four-year universities.
“Rafael is at a point in his life where this fits perfectly. He understands the challenges we face at our level and he is genuinely excited about this opportunity,” said athletic director Spencer Stark. “Rafael is able to see the big picture. He already knows the values of his program and those align with what we are trying to create here at Edmonds. He is a leader.” Read More >>
Balino, Balagso, Agbayani and Cates moving on
All four Triton women's basketball sophomores are moving on to four-year colleges.
Gieani Balino, who earned 1st-Team North Region recognition this year, was one of the top scorers in the NWAC. She will take her talents south to play for the University of Saint Katherine (NAIA). The Firebirds compete in the California Pacific Conference (CALPAC). Rachael Balagso will join Balino in San Marcos, Calif. at the University of Saint Katherine. The pesky sophomore guard impacted the game on both ends of the floor in her two seasons with the Tritons. Sheilaika Agbayani was a mainstay in the Triton backcourt the past two years and was named to the NWAC All-Academic Team this year for her efforts in the classroom. The left-handed guard was an All-Defensive team selection from the North Region as a frosh and will play for Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. The Vikings are members of the KCAC. Kalei Cates has inked with Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia. The Royals compete in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
Agbayani earns Academic Excellence Award
Women's basketball sophomore guard Sheilaika Agbayani has been named to the NWAC Winter Sports Academic Excellence Team. The Lahainaluna High School product carried a cumulative 3.73 GPA headed into winter quarter this season. Qualifications for the NWAC award are to be a sophomore in eligibility, have a minimum of 36 credits earned and a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
Balino named to NWAC North 1st and All-Defensive Team
Women's basketball sophomore guard Gieani Balino (Campbell HS, Ewa Beach, Hawaii) was rewarded for her fantastic season as she earned 1st-Team recognition. Balino led the Tritons scoring 18.4 ppg (3rd best overall in the NWAC). She was also selected to the All-Defensive Team. Balino averaged 2.2 steals per game. Additionally, she pulled in 5.1 rebounds per game, and shared the rock to the tune of 2.9 assists per game.
Edmonds downs Peninsula, moves to 2-0 in region play
PORT ANGELES -- The Edmonds College women’s basketball program has started regional play with two wins after Saturday’s triumph in Port Angeles over Peninsula College.
The Tritons shot 48% from the field and held the Pirates to 32% shooting. Just over one minute into the game they took a lead they would not relinquish. At the break, they led 35-27 and hung on to claim the important 74-67 road victory. Jerzie Pluid recorded her second double-double in the past three games with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and was one of four players to reach double figures. Read More > >