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2021-22 Academic Year

Women's soccer blanks Whatcom

Men's soccer plays to 1-1 draw versus Bellevue

LYNNWOOD -- North Region soccer action has begun and both Triton squads earned points in their season and home openers Saturday, September 11. Women's soccer blanked Whatcom 1-0 behind Flero Dina Surpris's score in the 22nd minute from Tawney Lee-Wilcox. That ended up being the difference as Emily Morandi earned the clean sheet in goal. Men's soccer struck first when Caleb Cho found the back of the net in the 31st minute. Credit the assist to Yoel Teklezghi. Bellevue came back to knot it up later in the first half, and both teams had opportunities but couldn't convert as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Next up: Home doubleheader this Wednesday, September 15 at Triton Field. The women face Everett CC at 2 p.m., followed by the men vs. South Puget Sound at 4:15 p.m.

Triton volleyball splits at Crossover

WALLA WALLA -- Edmonds volleyball split matches both days at the Walla Walla Crossover September 10-11, finishing 2-2 at the tournament. On Friday, the Tritons claimed a 3-1 triumph over Centralia but lost a five-set battle to Linn-Benton 3-2. Saturday they dropped their first match to Spokane 3-0 but bounced back to top Clark 3-1. They took care of Yakima Valley 3-0 on their way over the mountains on September 9.

The final two non-league matches of the season are coming up this week -- Tuesday (Sept. 14) at Highline and Thursday (Sept. 16) at home against Tacoma. Edmonds (8-5) starts regional play September 22.

Soccer begins region action Saturday

Both Edmonds College soccer teams were unable to notch a victory on their two-day road trip to Eastern Washington last week. Walla Walla edged the men 5-2 and the women 2-1 on September 2. Nick Rivera scored his third goal of the year in the loss; Keyo Fenster and Yareli Sanchez netted their first goals of the year. Columbia Basin took out the men 7-1, and won a heartbreaker in the 90th minute over the women, 1-0 on September 3 in Pasco. 

North region soccer action is up next, beginning Saturday, September 11 at Triton Field. Women's soccer hosts Whatcom CC at 12 noon, followed by men's soccer vs. Bellevue College at 2:15 p.m. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens/seniors, and free for those under 12. Health attestations are required for all spectators upon arrival.

The games will also be streamed on the Tritons Official NWAC Sports Network Channel.

Triton spikers prepare for Crossover Tourney

Volleyball (5-3) hits the road again on Thursday, September 9 when they travel to Yakima Valley College. They'll continue on to Walla Walla CC for the NWAC Crossover Tournament September 10-11.

Edmonds lost both matches in Oregon on September 1 to Lane 3-0, and Linn-Benton 3-1. Their scheduled contest at Clackamas CC was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols on September 2.

Edmonds split matches in Longview on September 3. The Tritons defeated Clark College 3-1 but dropped the road trip finale 3-1 to host Lower Columbia College. Charity Wilson had 9 kills and Hannah Zdenek dished out 26 assists in the win; Jordyn Stocks notched 11 kills in the loss.

Volleyball rips off four wins in Seaview

The Edmonds College vollyeball team has started the year with four straight victories in Seaview Gym. On Friday, August 27 they disposed of Blue Mountain CC in straight sets 3-0, then topped Walla Walla CC 3-1. On Saturday, August 28 they defeated Chemeketa CC 3-0, and Monday, August 30 they outlasted Southwestern Oregon CC 3-2 in comeback fashion.

Soccer squads split at Friendlies

Edmonds soccer split games at the NWAC Friendlies August 25 and 26 at Starfire Sports in Tukwila. The women scored four times in a 4-2 triumph over Treasure Valley CC on Wednesday. Goals were scored by Anna Swanson, Bailey Clary, Kiana Ramie, and Amy Gonzalez-Rios. The men earned a 3-1 victory over Southwestern Oregon CC. Nick Rivera had a brace and Vinicius Alves found the back of the net for the other score.

On Thursday the women fell to North Idaho College 1-0 as the Cardinals headed in a corner kick in the second half. The men also fell short 2-0 to North Idaho. Both clubs travel to Eastern Washington to face Walla Walla CC and Columbia Basin College on September 2-3.

EvCC, EC begin competitions still dealing with COVID protocols

40-plus college soccer teams converge in Tukwila this week as NWAC sports get underway again

By Nick Patterson of The Everett Herald | On Wednesday, more than 40 community college men’s and women’s soccer teams converge on the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. For two days teams from all corners of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) will be on the fields from morning to evening for the first official NWAC competitions of the 2021-22 school year.

The soccer friendlies are an example of how community college sports, which were thrown out of whack last school year because of the coronavirus pandemic, are back to something resembling normal. However, they’re also an example of how athletics are still being affected by the pandemic.

Read more > >

Volleyball raising funds for the '21 campaign

The Edmonds College volleyball team has started an online fundraising campaign for their 2021 season. With the loss of opportunities during the 2020 season, they've had limited chances to fund the program and have some catching up to do! Donations will allow them to provide funding necessary to create a great environment for the student-athletes. Please help them reach their goals.

Visit volleyball's SnapRaise page and donate today > > Thank you for your support!

Soccer, Volleyball open seasons this week

The first official games for Triton men's and women's soccer and volleyball have arrived. Both Triton soccer teams start their 2021 campaigns at the NWAC Friendlies in Tukwila on Wednesday. Volleyball hosts the four-team North Region Challenge beginning on Friday in Seaview Gym.

For more information about the NWAC Friendlies, go here > >

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Fall sports schedules released

Edmonds College athletics traditional fall sports have released their 2021 schedules. Volleyball will scrimmage two four-year universities before officially opening the season with a home doubleheader on August 27 in Seaview Gym. Men's and women's soccer start their 2021 campaigns at the NWAC friendlies in Tukwila August 25 and 26. Cross country's first meet will be the NWAC Preview in Tacoma on September 25. 

Quick links to schedules: VB | MSOC | WSOC | XC

Nine Tritons land on NWAC All-Decade teams

Nine former Tritons were named to NWAC All-Decade teams in their respective sports.

Men's Soccer: Zak Naylor played on the 2013 & 2014 squads and helped the Tritons to a North Region title in 2014. He moved on to NCAA DII Concordia University (Portland) after Edmonds and played professionally.

Women's Soccer: Kailin Wiley was the North Region MVP in 2018 when she led the team back to a playoff appearance, earning 39 points, 16 goals, and seven assists. Wiley moved on to NCAA DII Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL.

Men's Basketball: Shaquielle McKissic helped lead the Tritons to a North Region title and an appearance in the 2014 NWAC championship game. He moved on to play at NCAA DI Arizona State University. McKissic has been playing professionally in Europe since 2015 and recently signed a two-year contract with Olympiacos B.C. in the EuroLeague.  Zach Walton, the 2018 Triton Co-Male Athlete of the Year, was a two-time 1st Team North Region selection and continued his journey at NCAA DI Drexel University. Walton recently signed a pro contract with Ehingen Uprising in Germany. McKissic and Walton were both starters on their DI teams and participated in March Madness.

Softball: Seli Aholelei rewrote the Edmonds softball record books in her illustrious two-year career as a two-way player. She was the 2018 Snohomish County Female Athlete of the Year, was a two-time NFCA NWAC All-American, and moved on to play at NCAA DII Western Washington University. She transferred to William Jessup University for her senior campaign and finished with the highest batting average (.452) and on-base percentage (.527) in team history. In the spring of 2021 she was a four-time GSAC conference player of the week, and was the national NAIA player of the week once.

Baseball: T.C. Florentine, Zach Needham, Elliot Carney, and David Garza were selected. Florentine who led Edmonds to a 2014 NWAC North Region title and championship was named the 2014 NWAC Player of the Year and ABCA Pacific Association Player of the Year. The two-time NWAC Gold Glove award winner moved on to play at NCAA DI Santa Clara University. Needham was the NWAC Player of the Year in 2017 and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. He moved on to NCAA DI University of Houston and finished his career at NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark State College. In 2018 Carney helped Edmonds to a 3rd place finish at the NWAC Tournament. He was the NWAC Pitcher of the Year, Triton Athletics Co-Male Athlete of the Year, and later starred at DI Wofford University where he threw the program's first no-hitter in 2021 since they joined DI. Garza was the NWAC North MVP in 2015, and was the anchor to the Tritons North Region title. He moved on to play at NCAA DI Tennessee Tech University and later signed and played professional baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

NWAC All-Decade Teams >>

Men's hoops assistant featured in Herald's NIL story

Edmonds men's basketball director of operations Nate Ivie was featured in a July 9 Everett Herald article about the NCAA's new policy that allows college athletes to make money off their names, images and likenesses (NIL). 

Read the full story by Nick Patterson >>

Ivie is the Vice President for Sales at TUNE, a Seattle-based digital marketing agency.

Read his blog post on the topic >>

2020-21 Academic Year

Volleyball earns AVCA honor roll

The Edmonds College volleyball team was honored by the AVCA for their stellar performance in the classroom this past year. The Tritons were in the top 20% of schools at the two-year level, and were awarded Team Academic Honor Roll by the AVCA (the highest scholarly achievement in their sport). The program was one of three NWAC programs to receive this recognition.

2021 USMC-AVCA Team Academic Awards >>

Top performers from COVID-season announced

The NWAC office released the top performers from this spring's abbreviated COVID-season of competition. Three student-athletes were chosen from each team that participated. Congratulations to these 24 Tritons!

Baseball: Shea Thomas, Taylo Derouin, J.J. Gerarden; Men's Basketball: Xaiver Meekins, Kendall Engelhart, Jack Sims; Men's Cross Country: Dylan Lennon, Alek Schwiesow, Brandon Schenck; Men's Soccer: Wataru Muto, Caleb Cho, Vinicius Alves; Women's Cross Country: Christina Savenkova, Arella Rihn, Hannah Bomgardner; Women's Soccer: Makayla Tornga, Saoirse Brown, LeeAnn Sweider; Softball: Nadia Delzer, Nanea Andrade, Anna Fridell; Volleyball: Danika Brown, Kiana Pel, Jordyn Stocks.

See the full list from all NWAC colleges >>

NWAC Academic Award winners

Edmonds College student-athletes excelled in the classroom this past year, as evidenced by the number of NWAC academic awards received, as announced by the conference on June 22. This year Academic Leadership Awards (3.5-4.0 GPA & 60+ credits earned) were given to 29 Tritons and Academic Excellence Awards (3.25-3.5 GPA & 60+ credits earned) were given to eight Tritons. Edmonds topped all athletic departments in the conference with 37 students garnering recognition. This is a huge accomplishment considering the challenges that have been presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Well done! 

See the full list of award recipients >>

Kris Lowry named Edmonds College Director of Soccer

Darrel Marcelle joins Lowry as the Associate Head Coach for both programs

LYNNWOOD -- Interim head men's soccer coach Kris Lowry has been elevated to the leader of the men's and women's soccer programs at Edmonds College. Lowry, who was in his second stint at the college as an assistant this past spring, assumes the role of Director of Soccer effective immediately. 

 Lowry has previous NWAC head coaching experience at Olympic College where he was head coach from 2008-2011. He has assistant for the Kitsap Pumas of the Premier Development League (PDL), and the men's team at Edmonds in 2015 under Brandon Mitalas, helping the Tritons to a 3rd place finish at the NWAC Tournament. Lowry has his USSF "B" License and is currently a senior coach for Sound FC. Lowry is also a Triton alum and helped the 1992 Edmonds squad to the NWAC title game. He captained the 1993 team the following year before transferring to Arizona State University.

"Kris is a positive person; I know he will do everything in his power to help our student-athletes develop in soccer and in life," said athletic director Spencer Stark.

"I am a Triton. From having worn the uniform and coached on previous staffs, I know the pride and prestige that goes with being part of this institution," said Lowry. His vision is to integrate the men's and women's teams together to build a larger family and prepare them for the next level. "Championship cultures create championship people and teams. It is an honor and blessing to represent Triton Athletics and the alumni. This is a dream come true for me," Lowry added.

 Darrel Marcelle, who has an extensive soccer coaching background, joins Lowry as the Associate Head Coach for both programs. Marcelle was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago national team after playing and graduating from NCAA DI Howard University. He holds his USSF "A" License, is certified by the Italian Football Federation, and is currently the technical director for BVB International Academy which includes overseeing all club operations. He has coached at Empoli FC in the Italian Serie A League, been an assistant at Mount St. Mary's University (NCAA DII), and was the National Team coach for Trinidad and Tobago's women's team, serving on the staff for the U17 & U20 senior women's squads (2019-2021).

A new era of Triton soccer has arrived.

Read the full release >>

Danika Brown tabbed as AVCA All-American

Volleyball player Danika Brown has been tabbed as a 2nd-Team AVCA All-American for two year colleges across the country. The sophomore middle blocker was also selected as the NWAC North Region MVP this year, as decided by North Region volleyball coaches. It is the third consecutive year a Triton volleyball player has been named to the All-American team.

See the full list of AVCA Two-Year All-American Teams >>

Pair of Tritons named NWAC Track All-Americans

Two Edmonds College track student-athletes received All-American recognition for their efforts this spring.

Christina Savenkova (Bothell HS, Lynnwood, WA) ran the third fastest time in the NWAC in the 1500 meters at the North Region Open meet on May 8. The freshman finished at 5:00.13.

Dylan Lennon (Bothell HS, Bothell, WA) ran the second fastest time in conference in the 10,000 meters at Whitworth University's Sam Adams Classic on April 17. The freshman finished with a time of 32:57.55. 

Triton harriers competed in distance track events this spring and will start their second year of competition in cross country (first official year) this fall.

See the full list of NWAC All-Americans >>

Triton Athletics reloading for 2021-22

As of July 6, the Edmonds College athletic coaching staff has signed a total of 63 new student-athletes who will compete for the Tritons in the upcoming 2021-22 athletic season. Here's a list of who's signed with each program. For the most up-to-date list visit the NWAC website >> 

Baseball: Nick Taylor, Connor Bourbon, Carter Olsen, Jaidon Matthews, Angel Maldanado, Mason Persons, Carson Doi, Michael Synder, Hayes Eden, Evan Canfield, and Josh Flaugher.

Volleyball: Charity Wilson, Emma Harada-Suaava, Cassidy Adams, Kaena Kekaualua, McKenzie Smith, Madison Smith, Lanie Elliott, Hannah Zdenek, Devon Condie, Faith Hawkins, and Mariah Johnston.

Men's Basketball: Mario Herring, Jack Fisher, Hunter Chubb, Tony Frohlich-Fair, Michael Mubarak, Mark Frazier Jr., and Squeeky Johnson.

Women's Basketball: Jordan Carter, Jordan Carrasco, Nakota Whalawitsa, Raylie Wardenaar, Lillian Carstens, and Safiyah Abdurrahman.

Men's Soccer: Cristian Senestrari, Isar Tjorvason, Leif Mathews, Sybe Bromberg, Liam Shipley, and Scott Burkholder.

Women's Soccer: Yareli Sanchez, Natalya James, Amara Sayer, Kaelyn Bundy, Mya Sciola, Natalie Hawkins, Varsha Chawla, Noelle Becker and Grace Halstead.

Men's cross country: Josiah Ponton, Anthony Chambers, Taran Holtzclaw and Aaron Simbeck.

Women's cross country: Bridgette Scott and Monserrat Lopez.

Softball: Kelsey Harris and Zoey Morris.

Home spectators now approved via pass list

As of May 19, we have been approved to allow home spectators via pass list. Each rostered student-athlete and coach will be allowed to have two people attend on the pass list for the rest of the 2021 COVID-season. No visiting spectators are permitted. All home games will be continue to be livestreamed free of charge on the Official Sports Network of the Tritons >>

Baseball captures third straight series win

Triton baseball swept both games from Bellevue College on Friday, May 21 to run their win streak to 11 in a row. Edmonds defeated the Bulldogs 4-2 and 7-3. Bellevue snapped that streak on Sunday at their home yard with a 7-3 victory, but the Tritons bounced back to take the final game of the series 6-4 to clinch the overall series win. The final four-game set of the 2021 COVID-season should be a dandy as the Tritons (19-9) face the always tough Everett CC Trojans (18-6) this weekend, May 29-30.

Volleyball tripped up at Skagit, season finale coming up Thursday

Skagit Valley mounted a comeback and outlasted Edmonds volleyball in five sets on May 21 (25-21, 26-24, 23-25, 19-25, 10-15) in Mount Vernon. Jordyn Stocks had 15 kills and Heidi Norman dished out 48 assists. The Tritons have one last go round this season in Seaview Gym on Thursday, May 27. It will be a rematch against Skagit Valley -- first serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Softball splits with Bellevue at home

Edmonds softball split with Bellevue at home May 22. The Tritons lost the first game 8-0 but took the nightcap 4-3 behind Nadia Delzer's 3-for-4 day at the plate. Kennedy West added two hits and earned the victory in the circle, allowing no runs in three innings of relief. The same two clubs clashed again on May 24 as Bellevue nabbed both victories, 1-0 and 9-4 in Bellevue.

Next up: at Skagit Valley College on May 29 (noon start at Daniels Field in Anacortes, WA).

Men's hoops knocks off Skagit

Six players reached double figures and the Tritons cashed in from the charity stripe (23-of-26 from the free throw line) as they topped Skagit Valley on May 17, 87-83 in Seaview Gym. Xaiver Turner has been on a tear the past three games, averaging over 19 points per game, including shooting over 66% from behind the arc.

Edmonds fell to Everett CC 93-75 at home on May 22. Brady Carandang and Xaiver Turner each scored 16 points apiece in the loss.

Next up: at Peninsula College on May 29 (4 p.m. tip).

Baseball runs win streak to nine

Edmonds sweeps their second straight series, taking all four over Olympic

The Triton baseball program secured their second straight sweep of a North Region opponent, taking all four games from Olympic College this past weekend. Scores were 10-0 (8), 3-2, 11-4 and 6-2. On May 8-9, Edmonds swept Skagit Valley by the scores of 4-2, 2-0, 4-0 and 6-5.

Next up: Edmonds hosts Bellevue on Friday at Triton Field; they'll go to Courter Field on Sunday. Both twinbills start at 1 p.m.

Volleyball whips Whatcom in straight sets

In an unusual season which has seen many matches cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols, Edmonds College volleyball has continued to remain perfect. On May 18 they swept Whatcom in straight sets to move to 5-0. With their match on May 25 cancelled, the Tritons will have one last go round in Seaview Gym on Thursday, May 27 in Seaview Gym versus Skagit Valley College. 

Women's soccer breaks through over Whatcom

Women's soccer was finally able to get in the win column with a spirited effort against Whatcom CC on May 13. Maya Loughead's goal in the 57th minute was the difference. Anna Swanson was credited with the assist and Emily Morandi was brilliant in goal, notching 8 saves to earn the clean sheet. The Tritons will finish the spring COVID-season at Skagit Valley College on Monday, May 24.

Softball has four doubleheaders remaining

Edmonds College softball snapped a three-game losing skid to Everett CC on April 28 by winning the backend of a home twinbill 5-2. Kennedy West tossed a gem in the circle and helped herself with a 2-run home run in the triumph.

On May 1 Edmonds took a pair of games from Skagit Valley 4-2 and 5-4 in Anacortes, WA. Kennedy West and Nadia Delzer collect wins in the circle. Brynn Webster had 2 hits in the first game and Jaelyn Meyers collected 2 hits in the nightcap. Nanea Andrade was a combined 4-for-8 in the doubleheader sweep.

The Tritons split with Bellevue on May 5 and fell in doubleheaders against Everett and Skagit on May 16 and May 19. Four more twinbills remain on the 2021 spring slate.

Next up: Bellevue College visits Triton Field on Saturday, May 22.

Men's Soccer closes out season on May 24

Triton men's soccer has battled down the stretch, but lost to North Region powers Whatcom and Peninsula on May 13 and May 17, 4-0 and 3-0 respectively. Edmonds will close out the spring COVID-season with a rescheduled match at Whatcom on May 24 in Bellingham.

Men's Basketball knocks off Skagit

Six players reached double figures and the Tritons cashed in from the charity stripe (23-of-26 from the free throw line) as they topped Skagit Valley on May 17, 87-83 in Seaview Gym. Xaiver Turner has been on a tear the past three games, averaging over 19 points per game, including shooting over 66% from behind the arc.

Next up: Edmonds will host Everett CC on Saturday, May 22.

Statement regarding spectators at home Triton events

We understand everyone’s desire to attend home athletic games at Edmonds College this spring. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of all involved. We are currently reviewing our safety plan to determine if we can meet state, county and local requirements and guidance to safely accommodate spectators at our home events for parents/family members of our Triton student-athletes. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding. In the meantime, we are live streaming all of our home events for free this year on the Official Sports Network of the Tritons >>

Tritons top Trojans, drop OT battle to Bulldogs

Edmonds men’s hoops avenged an earlier defeat this season and toppled Everett 86-84 on April 29. Highlights: Xaiver Meekins 23 points, 7 rebounds; Yadel Hedego 22 points, 7 rebounds; Xaiver Turner & Kendall Engelhart 13 points each. 

Edmonds ran out to a 14-0 lead against Bellevue on May 1 but the Bulldogs clawed back in it, then forced overtime, and eventually prevailed 91-89. The two teams were tied 77-77 at the end of regulation. Kendall Engelhart scored 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, Xaiver Meekins poured in 16 points and had 14 rebounds, and Xaiver Turner chipped in 22 points and dished out 6 assists.

Triton soccer suffers pair of defeats to PC 

Both Triton soccer squads suffered shutout losses to Peninsula College on x . The women were unable to get any offense going and fell 3-0. The men fought until the very end and had chances but lost 2-0. Keeper Angel Chavez notched 7 saves in goal for the Tritons.

Softball splits with Everett, sweeps Skagit

Edmonds College softball snapped a three-game losing skid to Everett CC on April 28 by winning the backend of a home twinbill 5-2. Kennedy West tossed a gem in the circle and helped herself with a 2-run home run in the triumph.

On May 1 Edmonds took a pair of games from Skagit Valley 4-2 and 5-4 in Anacortes, WA. Kennedy West and Nadia Delzer collect wins in the circle. Brynn Webster had 2 hits in the first game and Jaelyn Meyers collected 2 hits in the nightcap. Nanea Andrade was a combined 4-for-8 in the doubleheader sweep.

Pel named NWAC North Defensive POTW

Volleyball sophomore libero Kiana Pel has been named the NWAC North Region Defensive Player of the Week. Pel notched 19 digs, served 100% (18 attempts) and passed at a 2.0 efficiency in Edmonds' five-set win over Bellevue on April 20.

Athletic schedule updates

Athletic schedules continue to shift across most Triton teams due to NWAC COVID-19 protocols in the North Region. Both Triton soccer squads are back in action this Thursday, April 29 when they host Peninsula College. The men last played on April 12; the women on April 19. Volleyball's next three matches are canceled. For the most up to date information visit each team's schedule.

Baseball: Trojans take series over Tritons

The Everett Trojans won the first three games over Triton baseball this past weekend but Edmonds spoiled Everett's hopes of a four-game sweep. Friday's games were rained out so the series started at Everett on Sunday. 

Game 1 -- Edmonds scored one and had chances in the top of the 9th but came up just short, losing 4-3. Jonny Shimabukuro had an RBI double and Oliver Laufman was the tough luck loser going 7-plus innings allowing only 2 earned runs.

Game 2 -- Everett took the lead for good in the 3rd inning and never looked back. Koutarou Matsumaru was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. The final score was 10-3.

Game 3 -- Evan Berry had two hits in a losing effort as the Trojans topped the Tritons 6-4.

Game 4 -- The Tritons exploded in the nightcap, scoring 19 runs to beat the Trojans via the run-rule in the 8th inning. Four hitters had two hits apiece (J.J. Gerarden, Shea Thomas, Travis Lee, and Koutarou Matsumaru). Narumi Okayasu, Gerarden, Thomas, and Matsumaru all had home runs in the win. Lee collected two doubles.

Pirates edge Triton men's hoops

Edmonds men's basketball lost at Peninsula College 82-66 on Saturday night in Port Angeles. Kendall Engelhart registered 24 points and 11 rebounds, leading all scorers. Xaiver Meekins chipped in 15 points and Jack Sims netted 12 points off the bench. Everett visits Seaview Gym on Wednesday, April 28.

Volleyball wins another five-set thriller

The Triton spikers put together another five-set win on Tuesday night in Seaview Gym -- this time over Bellevue College 25-22, 25-19, 17-25, 17-25, 16-14). Heidi Norman dished out 39 assists and Kiana Pel notched 19 digs. Three players reached double-digit kills: Jordyn Stocks (14), Montana Disegna (11), and Keelan Memory (10). Edmonds match with Everett on Friday, April 23 has been postponed out of an abundance of caution and due to COVID-19 protocols.

Disegna named North Defensive POTW

Freshman Montana Disegna has been named the NWAC North Region Defensive Player of the Week. She had 23 digs, 2 aces, and passed 2.0 on 32 attempts in the Tritons' five-set win over Whatcom on April 13.

Women's soccer downed at Skagit

Triton women's soccer was unable to come up with its first win of the season, losing to Skagit Valley 3-0 on Monday, April 19. Edmonds next two matches are canceled due to NWAC COVID-19 protocols. They'll be back in action on April 29 when they host Peninsula College at Triton Field.

Danika Brown lands AVCA POTW Honor

Danika BrownEdmonds college sophomore volleyball player Danika Brown has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Two-Year Collegiate National Player of the Week!

Brown was also chosen as the NWAC North Region Offensive Player of the Week and NWAC Volleyball Player of the Week. Her national honor is a first in program history.


Baseball salvages win in series finale

The Edmonds-Bellevue baseball series lived up to its billing on Friday and Sunday as the two teams played four very close games. The Bulldogs were victorious in the first three games, but the Tritons took the series finale in extras. 

Game 1 highlights (L 10-7): Bellevue broke a 7-7 tie in the 7th inning; J.J. Gerarden and Shea Thomas (2 RBI) had two hits apiece; Travis Lee drove in 2 runs.

Game 2 highlights (L 5-2): Bellevue broke a 2-2 tie, again in the 7th inning; starter Josh Latimer allowed 2 runs in 5 innings of work.

Game 3 highlights (L 5-4): Starter Taylo Derouin settled in after Bellevue's 3-run 1st inning; Matt Erickson had a solo home run; the Tritons scored 2 in the bottom of the ninth and they had the bases loaded, but the comeback fell just short.

Game 4 highlights (W 9-8 in 14 innings): J.J. Gerarden's solo homer sent the game into extra innings, where the Tritons ultimately prevailed in the 14th inning. Gerarden was 5-for-7; Travis Lee had 3 hits; Tatsuya Uemoto hurled the final four frames of shutout ball to earn the win.

Next up: Four-game set with Everett CC starts Saturday, April 24 at Triton Field.

Triton men's hoops defeats Whatcom

Triton men's basketball secured a win over Whatcom CC on Saturday, April 17 against the Whatcom Orcas in Seaview Gym. Xaiver Meekins led all scorers with 21 points. Yadel Hedego registered a double-double finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Caleb Lee continued his solid play of late, netting 13 points. Wednesday's home game vs. Skagit Valley has been cancelled due to NWAC COVID-19 protocols. The next game will be at Peninsula College on Saturday, April  24.

Softball sweeps Cardinals

Edmonds softball got back in the win column on Wednesday night with a doubleheader sweep of Skagit Valley. Trailing 6-0 after the top of the 1st inning, the Tritons completed the comeback to win the first game 10-6. Nanea Andrade was 3-for-4 with 4 RBI; Brynn Webster was 2-for-3; Anna Fridell drove in two runs.

In the nightcap they picked up where they left off and cruised to a 13-0 five inning run-rule victory. Nadia Delzer collected wins in the circle both games -- she struck out 13 Cardinals in 11 innings of work. Brynn Webster was 2-for-2 and belted a 2-run homer; Kaimana Manzano had 2 hits; Nanea Andrade put together another 3-for-4 performance, and Anna Fridell drove in 3 more runs. Edmonds' game at Bellevue Saturday has been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols. Next up: Olympic College comes to Triton Field on Friday, April 23 for a 11 a.m. twinbill. 

Men's basketball battles in close defeat at BC

Edmonds men's basketball lost a close tilt at Bellevue Wednesday night, 92-86. Caleb Lee led all scorers with 23 points. Xaiver Meekins (16 points), Kendall Engelhart (15 points), and Yadel Hedego (12 points) all reached double-digits. The Tritons shot 48% from the field and connected on 14-of-17 free throws from the charity stripe. Whatcom CC visits Seaview Gym on Saturday, April 17 for a 4 p.m. tip-off.

Volleyball outlasts Whatcom in home opener

The Edmonds College volleyball team took the first two sets over Whatcom CC Tuesday night in Seaview Gym, but had to regroup to eventually take the match in five sets over the Orcas. Edmonds defeated Whatcom in their home opener 25-17, 25-21, 22-25, 21-25, 17-15. Danika Brown's ace sealed the victory in a back-and-forth fifth set. Edmonds next match at Skagit Valley College on Friday, April 16 has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

Delzer tabbed as NWAC Player of the Week

Softball freshman Nadia Delzer was chosen as the NWAC Softball Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Friday, April 9. Delzer, a two-way player, helped lift Triton softball to a doubleheader sweep of Olympic College last week. 

In the circle the first game, she hurled a complete game victory allowing only 1 hit, striking out 10 batters. Combined in both games of the twinbill Delzer went 6-for-7 at the plate with 6 runs scored and 2 RBI.


Edmonds soccer drops both at Peninsula

Women's soccer fought against North Region foe Peninsula College on Monday, April 12 but fell 3-0 in Port Angeles. Freshman keeper Emily Morandi notched 11 saves in the loss. The Tritons are back in action on Monday, April 19 when they travel to Skagit Valley College. 

Triton men's soccer jumped ahead early when Musa Jaiteh scored his second goal of the season, but the Pirates stormed back to earn the 5-1 win on Monday. The team is back in action on April 22.

Triton Weekend Roundup - April 10-11

Baseball took all four games in their series with Olympic over the weekend. Edmonds beat OC 4-3 and 7-0 in Bremerton on Saturday. Matt Erickson was 3-for-5 in the second game. Josh Latimer and Oliver Laufman collected wins. In the opener, J.J. Gerarden was 3-for-4 with a double, and Dylan Cyr had 2 RBI.

At Triton Field on Sunday the Tritons disposed of the Rangers 14-1 and 8-1 to complete the sweep. In the first game Zach Archibald and Evan Berry homered and Taylo Derouin earned the win on the bump. Koutarou Matsumaru's grand slam in the bottom of the 1st inning put Edmonds ahead for good in the series finale. Shea Thomas was 5-for-7 in Sunday's twinbill.

Men's basketball suffered a tough defeat at Everett CC on Saturday, April 10. The Tritons had a cold shooting night, only connecting on 27% of their shots. Next up is Bellevue on the road Wednesday, April 14. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

Softball drops one-run affairs at Everett

Edmonds softball lost two heartbreakers at Everett CC on Friday, April 9, both one-run affairs. In the first game the Tritons were shut down by Everett pitcher Kaylie Hoskins and only managed two hits. Everett won 2-1. Nanea Andrade had an RBI double and Kennedy West kept the game tight in five innings of work. Edmonds led 3-1 in game two before the Trojans plated four runs in the bottom of the 6th; they took the nightcap 5-4. Anna Fridell was 2-for-3 with an RBI triple, Brynn Webster doubled, and Lohealani Kamau slugged a solo home run. Softball hosts Skagit Valley on Wednesday, April 14.

Soccer stymied against Whatcom

Women's soccer battled all 90 minutes against the Whatcom Orcas but came up just short on Wednesday, April 7. The Orcas scored in the 72nd mintue and the Tritons couldn't respond. They did have a good opportunity late in the match on a penatly kick but were unable to convert.

Men's soccer was blown out by the Orca men -- Whatcom scored 5 goals in the first half en route to a 7-0 triumph.

Pirates pull away in second half to top Tritons

Men's basketball hosted the first game of the season in Seaview Gym on Wednesday, April 7. Peninsula jumped out to a big lead and went into the half with a 39-23 advantage. The Tritons opened the second half on a 15-4 run to cut difference to four points, but the Pirates took control late and pulled away, winning 78-47. Yadel Hedego led Edmonds with 11 points.

Volleyball posts straight sets win at Everett

Edmonds College volleyball swept Everett CC in straight sets to start their 2021 campaign on the road. Danika Brown led the way with 12 kills and Heidi Norman dished out 21 assists as the Tritons won in easy fashion. Next up: Whatcom visits Seaview Gym on April 13. 

Women's soccer plays to draw, men fall 2-1

Both Edmonds College soccer programs opened the 2021 spring season at home against Everett CC on Monday, April 5. The women played to a scoreless draw, and the men fell 2-1. Musa Jaiteh scored late in the second half and was assisted by Toki Husogaya. Next games are Thursday at Triton Field versus Whatcom CC at 2 p.m. (women) and 4:15 p.m. (men).

Triton Weekend Roundup - April 3-4

Three Triton teams returned to action this weekend after COVID-19 delayed the start of seasons. Baseball split their four-game series with Skagit Valley as each team secured one win each day. Men's basketball dropped their opener at Skagit Valley, and softball swept Olympic on the road.


Edmonds baseball jumped out to a 6-0 lead in their opener on Saturday, but Skagit Valley clawed back in the game and eventually went ahead for good behind a pair of two-run home runs in the top of the eighth inning. The final was 9-6. Evan Berry, Shea Thomas, and Taku Kataoka had two hits apiece.

The Tritons bounced back to take the nightcap 9-3. Josh Latimer was credited with the win and Jackson Gould hurled four innings allowing no earned runs. Matt Erickson had the hot bat and went 3-for-5 with a home run. J.J. Gerarden and Dylan Cyr also had dingers for the Tritons.

On Sunday the Tritons pummelled the Cardinals 14-2 in the first game. Taylo Derouin went six innings, allowing just one run to nab the win on the bump. Cyr was 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI. Gerarden notched three hits and had two doubles and 3 RBI. Erickson, Berry, and Thomas each slapped two hits in the win. Edmonds was only able to muster four hits in game two and lost the series finale, 7-2. See the baseball schedule for box scores.

Men's Basketball 

Men's hoops lost at Skagit Valley 80-65. Freshman Brady Carandang led the way with 13 points (three treys); Xaiver Turner (12 points) and Hans Stone (10 points) each registered double digits. Edmonds hosts Peninsula College on Wednesday in Seaveiw Gym. See the men's basketball schedule for box scores.


Nadia Delzer fanned 10 in the circle to lift Edmonds over Olympic 7-0 in the first game. She helped her own cause at the plate with 2 hits. Brynn Webster had a homer and was 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored. Nanea Andrade also clubbed a round-tripper.

Katie Banks earned the win in game two, going five innings in a run-ruled blow out, 22-3. Delzer was 4-for-4 with 5 runs scored; Jaelyn Myers was 3-for-5 with 4 runs scored; Andrade belted a homer, her second of the day, and was 4-for-4 with 6 RBI; Anna Fridell left the yard twice and tallied 4 RBIs in the win. See the softball schedule for box scores.

All sports return as the spring season starts

Saturday, April 3 marks the start of games for the rest of the athletic programs in the Triton stable. Baseball hosts Skagit Valley College at Triton Field. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m. No spectators are allowed to attend home athletic events at this time. If and when that information changes we will announce it. All home games will be livestreamed free of charge this year.

Softball travels west across the sound for a noon doubleheader at Olympic College, and men's basketball heads north for a 7:15 p.m. tip off at Skagit Valley. Men's and women's soccer kick off their seasons on Monday when they host Everett CC at Triton Field, and volleyball opens their 2021 campaign at Everett on Tuesday. Edmonds' new distance track program will participate at the Pacific Lutheran University Invite on April 10.

Triton XC on top in season finale

Men's and women's cross country teams earn first place in season finale

Even in wet conditions at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett, both Triton cross country teams persisted and took home team victories at the NWAC Northwest Regional Championship in the season finale on March 24. 

For the men, it was another battle with Whatcom. The two first-year programs traded team wins in two earlier meets this year. The Tritons prevailed 26 to 29. In the final 800 meters there were five position changes between the two teams. Dylan Lennon posted a 26:15.78 time to finish second overall in the 8k. 

The women's team scored 66 points en route to a team triumph. Arella Rihn (19:57.69) and Christina Savenkova (20:06.62) placed third and fourth overall in the 5k. There were participants from Edmonds, Green River, Whatcom, Olympic, Everett, and Pierce. Both meets used modified scoring. Edmonds' runners will compete in NWAC distance track later this spring.

Northwest Region Championship Results >>

Savenkova races to third straight win

Savenkova garners her second NWAC Women's Cross Country AOTW award

Christina Savenkova contin ues her torrid start to the cross country season as she notched her third consecutive individual win at the Everett CC Invitational on Saturday, March 13. Savenkova turned in a time of 19:01.49 on the 5K course at McCollum Park in Everett. Arella Rihn was the third place finisher at 19:25.89. It was Savenkova's fastest time of the year and best overall in the NWAC. On March 16 she was named the NWAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. 


The Triton men were barely edged out by Whatcom CC, 27 to 28 and placed second. Dylan Lennon came in second with a time of 28:44.48 and was followed by teammate Alek Schwiesow (29:25.16). It was the first 8k of the year for the men, who will also compete at that distance in their final meet of the season on March 24. The Northwest Region Championship in Everett will feature teams from Edmonds, Everett, Whatcom, Green River, Pierce, and Olympic to close out the season. See the full results >>

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 >>

Savenkova lands NWAC XC Female Athlete of the Week

Savenkova, NWAC AOWFreshman Christina Savenkova has been named the NWAC Cross Country Female Athlete of the Week after taking home first place in the Edmonds Invitational on February 20.




Saturday filled with many firsts for Triton XC 

It was a day of many firsts for the Edmonds College cross country teams on Saturday. After waiting a week to start due to snow, the Triton cross country program finally opened the 2021 COVID-season, and competed for the first time ever. The Edmonds men and women took home victories in the team competition, and Triton harriers Alek Schwiesow and Christina Savenkova were the top finishers as individuals.

Dylan Lennon trailed Schwiesow by seven seconds to earn second place for the Triton men, and Arella Rihn was 20 seconds off Savenkova's pace to notch third place for the Triton women.

Edmonds scored 23 and Everett tallied 34 in the men's dual-meet. Edmonds edged Pierce in the women's tri-meet, 22 to 33. See the full results here >>

Last weekend's NW Region meet hosted by Everett CC has been rescheduled to March 13. Edmonds is back in action on Saturday, March 6 when they travel to Bellingham for the Whatcom CC Invite. No spectators are allowed at NWAC events this season.

The Edmonds Invite was one of four meets that opened the NWAC cross country season. Read More >>

Tritons shine in Fall Quarter academically

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and remote learning, Triton student-athletes turned in a very successful quarter academically. Volleyball led the way with a 3.46 team GPA, followed by cross country (3.13), baseball (3.06), and men's soccer (3.02).

13 student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 GPA's: Evan Berry (baseball), Josh Latimer (baseball), Travis Lee (baseball), Eric Shinjo (baseball), Lucah Folden (women's soccer), Wataru Muto (men's soccer), Nathan Nguyen (men's soccer), Ivy Ewing (women's cross country), Montana Disegna (volleyball), Jordyn Stocks (volleyball), Hans Stone (men's basketball), Jack Sims (men's basketball), and Mira Solam (softball)

Overall 74 student-athletes earned over a 3.0 GPA and 46 earned over a 3.5 GPA. The athletic department achieved an overall 3.01 GPA in fall quarter. 

Edmonds cross country snowed out Saturday

The Edmonds College men's and women's cross country teams were set to start their season on Saturday, but mother nature prevailed as Everett CC's NW Region meet was snowed out. The meet has been rescheduled to March 13, 2021. The Tritons will now open the season at home this Saturday, February 20 when they host the Edmonds Invitational.  Per NWAC rules this season, no spectators are allowed. The first race in Edmonds College cross country history will be this weekend!

NWAC's Return to Play Plan Announced

Triton cross country will kick off the 2021 COVID-season

The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Executive Board agreed that all sports (excluding Cross Country) scheduled to begin winter term will resume competition March 1, 2021. The resumption of competition is dependent on the decision of each member college to participate and on the approval of state and local health authorities. The start date for Cross Country is February 13, 2021. All competition will end no later than June 15, 2021. All NWAC Championship contests are canceled.

Return to Play Schedule >> | COVID-19 Health & Safety Policies >>

Volleyball, women's soccer, baseball ink new class of Tritons

Head women's soccer coach Aaron Howe announced the signing of five new players that will join the program next fall. Tenino High School's Brieanna Dell headlines the group. Dell, a forward with a knack for finding the back of the net, was named to the All-American watchlist. Tenino Standout Brieanna Dell Named to Girls Soccer All-American Watchlist > >

Joining Dell are Sequim High School teammates Amara Sayer and Natalya James, Yareli Sanchez from Wenatchee High School, and local product Kaelyn Bundy from Kamiak High School. Sequim's James, Sayer sign to play for Edmonds College > >

Volleyball skipper Tony Miranda has landed five signees: Devon Condie (Bellevue HS), Faith Hawkins (Jackson HS), Mariah Johnston (Elko HS - Nevada), and Canyon Ridge HS (Idaho) teammates Hannah Zdenek and Lanie Elliott. 

Baseball head man Scott Kelly has also inked four new Tritons: Josh Flaugher (Central Kitsap HS), Evan Canfield (Jackson HS), Michael Snyder (Kennedy HS), and Hayes Eden (Weld Central - Colorado).

For the most up-to-date list of incoming Tritons across all sports, go here > >

NWAC Announces Updated Return-to-Play Plan

Last week the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Executive Board agreed that all sports (excluding Cross Country) scheduled to begin winter term will resume competition March 1, 2021. The resumption of competition is dependent on the decision of each member college to participate and on the approval of state and local health authorities. The start date for Cross Country is February 13, 2021. All competition will end no later than June 15, 2021. All NWAC Championship contests are canceled. Read More >>

For the full return to play schedule, go here >>

2020-21 Eligibility Waiver Granted by NWAC

The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Executive Board has approved the following waiver language for the 2020-21 academic year: For the 2020-2021 NWAC sports season, NWAC student-athletes regardless of the amount of games/matches played will not be charged a year of eligibility. The awarding of a grant in aid/tuition waiver along with the waiver is solely at the discretion of each member college. Returning sophomore student-athletes who are granted a season waiver/grant in aid tuition waiver will NOT count towards the maximum allowable grant in aid awards per sport 2021-2022.

Read the full release and FAQ's > >

Gardner named as SnoCo's Female AOY

Sadie Gardne has been named as the 2020 Snohomish County Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year. Gardner finished her stellar two-year career this past fall and continues her academic and athletic journey at NCAA D-I Idaho State University. Read More on the Triton Blogspot > >

Triton Athletics mourns the loss of HOF Coach Keith Kingsbury

Edmonds College coaching legend Keith Kingsbury passed away Monday, August 24. The former Western Washington University player and storied Triton men's basketball coach won 570 games as head coach and served on staff for 32 years from 1969-2005; he is the winningest coach in school history. Kingsbury was inducted into the Washington Intercollegiate Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2009, the NWAC Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

His teams at Edmonds made 18 NWAC postseason appearances which included a championship in 1985 and runner-up finish in 1993. "Kings" sent over 100 players on to the four-year level and was a mentor and friend to coaches and players throughout the basketball community. His impact will live on forever. Rest in peace coach. Read More > >

My Edmonds News | 'He always put his players first': Remembering legendary Edmonds CC basketball coach Keith Kingsbury 

The Everett Herald | Legendary Edmonds CC men's hoops coach Kingsbury passes away

Fall Quarter resources for students

For all student-athletes who are attending classes this fall, visit the Student Resources Fall Quarter 2020 website.

New to online learning? Go to the EC Online Learning Information webpage to find out how to get your EdPass, access Canvas, and how to succeed in an online class. 

Need a laptop or have technology needs? Fill out the Student Technology Checkout and Return

If you do not have internet access or cannot complete the form online, please call 425.640.1101 for assistance by phone, or send an email to start@edmail.edcc.edu with “Technology Need” in the subject line of your email. 

Need to order books? Bookstore staff are available to assist students remotely. Call 425.640.1575 or email sm8070@bncollege.com. Free shipping is available for orders over $49. EC Bookstore website 

Cross Country season postponed to Winter

NWAC return to play guidelines have been updated as of August 14

VANCOUVER, WASH. -- (August 14, 2020) The 2020 NWAC Cross Country season is suspended until winter quarter. Once fall classes officially start (first day of the fall term) Cross Country will enter into their out of season protocol which concludes on November 20, 2020.  The NWAC Cross Country committee will now start working on scheduling for winter quarter. 

The NWAC's fall 2020 return to play guidelines integrates the work of many in the conference. The plan is the first step to the overall return to play plan for the entire year and for all NWAC sports.  It is important to note that as part of the plan the sports committees and sports regions will work alongside the NWAC office to develop the details.  

Flexibility, creativity, adaptability, and patience are essential to the success of return to play.  NWAC will continue to follow the guidance and direction of the Center for Disease Control, local and state health agencies, and member college presidents.  Should conditions dictate a change from these guidelines, we have contingencies (two scenarios) that will help us address NWAC sports.  Be advised that as additional information becomes available we will look to update our plans and strategies. Read More >>

All of Edmonds College's nine intercollegiate varsity sports now have their official start dates pushed to 2021. We are in the process of obtaining approvals for athletic activities this fall on campus. All head coaches will communicate with their respective teams as information becomes available and to schedule gray phase/educational sessions for those teams/athletes who may be on campus.

NWAC COVID-19 webpage | NWAC Sports Medicine Information

Men's Soccer, Softball add assistants

Men's soccer and softball have added new assistant coaches to their staffs. Former Triton standout Kris Lowry has joined coach Ozzy Erkut's staff, and local product and Seattle U-graduate Alyssa Reuble has linked up with coach Ashley Lokey. Lowry currently coaches with Sound FC and Reuble is coming off a stint as an assistant at Central Washington University where she served as interim head coach. Read More > > 

Compliance and Eligibility FAQ

The NWAC provides more eligibility guidance for this academic year

VANCOUVER, WASH. -- (July 16, 2020) The NWAC encourages student-athletes to enroll in fall 2020 classes. Attending college for the first time can be quite daunting and overwhelming especially when you include competing in athletics as well. Enrolling in fall classes helps you get acclimated to your institution with very little to no pressure from athletics. Attending in the fall 2020 part-time and or full-time should prove beneficial to your overall academic plan and success. Proper planning may lead to a sophomore season with reduced credits. Also it is important to note that NWAC is planning on the traditional sports calendar resuming for fall 2021. Student-athletes will need to meet the traditional second-year academic eligibility standards. Taking classes beginning fall 2020 will help meet second-year eligibility requirements.

Read More > >

2019-2020 Academic Year

Latest round of Tritons sign at NCAA schools

Four more Triton student-athletes have inked to play at four-year universities. Sophomore midfielder Rofaiel Dawood will play soccer for Wheeling University in Wheeling, West Virginia. The Cardinals are a D2 that competes in the Mountain East Conference. Read More > >

Sophomore hurler Trey Tiffany has signed to play baseball at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The Lancers are a D1 that competes in the Big South. Sophomore outfielder Jacob Butler will move on to play baseball at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. The Buffs are a D2 in the Lone Star Conference. Freshman baseball infielder Dawson Bakker has inked with the University of Antelope Valley and joins former Triton Chris Cook on the roster at the NAIA in Lancaster, Calif. The Pioneers compete in the California Pacific Conference.

NWAC Announces Return to Play for 2020-21

VANCOUVER, WASH. -- (July 9, 2020) With the 2020-2021 school year quickly approaching, and the goal to provide practice and competition in as much normalcy as possible while continuing to protect the safety of our student-athletes and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) has released Return-to-Play Guidelines for the 2020-2021 academic year. On Tuesday the NWAC Executive Board approved a plan to move the majority of fall sports to winter and spring quarters.

This means Edmonds College will only have two programs officially competing this fall -- men's and women's cross country. We recognize there are still questions to be answered around eligibility, what our other teams will be allowed to do in the fall, and when student-athletes should arrive to campus. Each sport's head coach will communicate with their respective teams as more information becomes available.  Read More > >

10 Tritons earn 4.0 GPAs to headline Spring term academic success

The grades from Spring Quarter 2020 have posted and your Tritons showed their commitment to the classroom even with new challenges such as COVID-19 and learning in a new online environment. Ten student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 GPA's: Jerzie Pluid (volleyball, women's basketball), Cecilia Robbins (softball), Lucy Holloway (women's soccer), Chihiro Ichimura (men's soccer), Josh Latimer (baseball), Oliver Laufman (baseball), Travis Lee (baseball), Thomas Lingren (baseball), Eric Shinjo (baseball), and Logan Freitas (men's basketball).

Overall 24 student-athletes earned between a 3.0 and 3.5 GPA, and 35 received between a 3.5 and 3.9 GPA.

2019-20 Virtual End of Year Banquet

Although the annual end of year banquet was scratched due to COVID-19, we are honoring and thanking our student-athletes virtually. #TritonPride

Gonzales, Ichimura nab Sportsmanship Awards

A pair of Edmonds College soccer players have received North Region Sportsmanship Awards as announced by the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) on June 16. Casey Gonzales is a freshman defender from Kamiak High School on women's soccer team, and Chihiro Ichimura is a sophomore midfielder from Tokorozawa, Japan on the men's soccer team. Each North Region college nominated one male and female representative. This is the first year the North Region has made region Sportsmanship selections.

Read More > >

Three more Tritons ink with four-year schools

Aure and Clark sign at CCC universities; Manelski heads to the NWC

Former men's soccer midfielder Kyle Aure (MF, Meadowdale HS) has signed to Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore. Aure was selected to the NWAC All-Star Team last season. The Beacons are an NAIA school that competes in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC).

Softball's Isabella Clark transferred to Edmonds after her freshman season at Spoon River College. The catcher/third baseman hails from Del Oro High School in Loomis, Calif. Clark was off to a good start in her sophomore campaign, hitting .333 with one homer before the season was cut short due to COVID-19. She will stay in the area and has signed with the Northwest University Eagles (NAIA) in Kirkland, Wash.

Read more about her signing at Northwest University > >

Redshirt freshman Skyler Manelski has committed to Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. The right-handed pitcher from Shorewood High School will join the NCAA DIII college that competes in the Northwest Conference (NWC).

Triton Athletics changes social media handles

Athletics: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Baseball: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @EdmondsBaseball
Cross Country: Instagram
Men's Basketball: Twitter
Men's Soccer: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Softball: Instagram | Twitter
Women's Basketball: Instagram | Twitter
Women's Soccer: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Volleyball: Instagram | Twitter

A message from the NWAC Executive Director

The NWAC Executive Director Marco Azurdia gives an update. Read More > >

Volleyball to host two camps later this summer

Edmonds College volleyball will host two summer camps in Seaview Gym this summer. All questions can be directed to head coach Tony Miranda. The registration form is linked below.

  • Advanced/Recruit Camp for high school athletes who are looking for advanced training days before the Tritons start their official season is July 29-31 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.); cost is $175
  • Youth All Skills Camp is designed for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls who are looking to learn fundamental skills. The dates are August 3-5 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.); cost is $125
    More information and registration (.pdf)

NWAC COVID-19 Update

Read about the latest COVID-19 update from the Northwest Athletic Conference. The NWAC has established principles in their decision making as it relates to return to play protocol and fall sports. Read More > > | More information can be found on their COVID-19 webpage > >

Agbayani, Delgado, Geaslen, Manibusan will all play at KCAC schools

Three baseball sophomores and one women's basketball sophomore have all committed to attend and play for colleges in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) of the NAIA. Sheilaika Agbayani, Seth Delgado, A.J. Geaslen, and Chris Manibusan will head to the Midwest to continue their careers. 

Read More > >

  • 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.
  • Delgado was slated to see time behind the dish, at first base and in the outfield this spring for the Tritons. The O'Dea graduate will transfer to Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okl. 
  • Geaslen, who was set to assume closer duties for the Tritons, will join Delgado at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The Eagles had won three straight KCAC championships entering this spring. 
  • Manibusan is a speedy outfielder and has signed with York College in York, Neb. The Panthers are also members of the KCAC.

Balino, Balagso, Garcia, Hauser moving on 

Four more Triton student-athletes have committed to four-year universities and will be moving on to continue their academic and athletic careers. Women's basketball guards Gieani Balino and Rachael Balagso, baseball catcher Alex Garcia, and men's soccer keeper Colin Hauser have all found new homes for next year. Read More > >

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Hauser, who was named to the NWAC All-Star team this past fall, will move on to the University of Redlands (NCAA DIII). The Bulldogs play in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and are located in Redlands, Calif. Hauser finished his Triton career with 155 saves in goal.
  • Garcia, the sophomore backstop for baseball, has inked with Western Oregon University (NCAA DII). The Wolves are a perennial power in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and are located in Monmouth, Ore. Garcia will join former Tritons David Gibons and Sam Jones on the roster. Garcia was poised for a huge year this spring before his sophomore season ended abruptly due to COVID-19.

Gardner, Hooper, Cates, Kaimi-Montira commit to four-year programs

The first round of Triton student-athletes have recently committed to four-year college athletic programs next year. Volleyball's Sadie Gardner and Haylee Hooper, women's basketball's Kalei Cates, and softball's Prestyne Kaimi-Montira will all continue their academic and athletic journeys at the next level. Read More > >

  • Gardner, who earned AVCA All-American honors, has signed with NCAA D1 Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. The Bengals compete in the Big Sky Conference.
  • Cates has inked with Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia. The Royals compete in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
  • Hooper, who is a two-time 1st-Team North Region selection, will play at NAIA Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS. The  Braves compete in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).
  • Kaimi-Montira had her sophomore season cut short due to COVID-19 but has signed to play for former Triton head coach Shery Gilmore at NCAA D2 Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. She was an NFCA All-American as a freshman. The Vikings compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).

Vinicius Armucho honored with Transforming Lives award

The Edmonds College Board of Trustees awarded Vinicius Armucho with its 2020 Transforming Lives award. The award is given annually to a student whose life was transformed by attending Edmonds College and who also overcame significant barriers to achieve his or her educational goals. Armucho is a freshman on the men's soccer team from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also serves as a resident assistant on campus for the housing department. Read More > >

Volleyball to host three camps this summer

Edmonds College volleyball will again host three camps this summer in Seaview Gym for different age groups and levels. All questions can be directed to head coach Tony Miranda. The registration form is linked below.

  • All Skills Camp for players of any level is June 29-July 2 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for boys and girls 5th through 9th grade; cost is $200.
  • Advanced/Recruit Camp for high school athletes who are looking for advanced training days before the Tritons start their official season is July 29-31 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.); cost is $175
  • Youth All Skills Camp is designed for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls who are looking to learn fundamental skills. The dates are August 3-5 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.); cost is $125
  • More information and registration (.pdf)

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.

Spring sports are officially canceled 

March 17, 2020 | VANCOUVER -- The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) has made the decision to cancel all spring sport competition and NWAC Championship events, effective immediately. There are many questions about what will happen for our current spring sport student-athletes. The baseball and softball programs have been notified and are in communication with their head coach and the athletic director. This is an evolving situation with many moving parts. There won't be answers to all questions for some time ahead. The NWAC has posted a FAQ page that is very helpful. Read More > >

Edmonds College cancels large campus events until further notice

All athletic facility rentals are canceled until further notice

LYNNWOOD -- Based on the recommendations of the Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County and our own risk assessment to slow the progress of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the greater community, Edmonds College has canceled all campus events, which includes non-Edmonds College hosted events. In addition to all athletic contests not being held, all athletic facility rentals will not be taking place through April 3. Triton Athletics follows the recommendations of national and local health authorities in our area and takes directive from our President, Dr. Amit Singh. For updates, visit www.edcc.edu/coronavirus

NWAC suspends spring sports until April 13

March 13, 2020 | VANCOUVER -- The Northwest Athletic Conference has made the decision to suspend all spring sports until April 13, effective immediately. For now, Edmonds College softball and baseball will not be competing. Check back next week for any updates or further information regarding spring sports.

Friday's home softball games canceled

March 13, 2020 | LYNNWOOD -- Friday's softball home and region opener against Everett CC has been canceled. Stay tuned for more information regarding NWAC spring sports. Follow Triton Athletics on Twitter for the most up to date information.

Baseball falls to LC in 11 innings 

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College baseball team battled NWAC power Lower Columbia College on Tuesday night, but fell 5-3 in 11 innings at Triton Field. Box Score > >

Softball blasts nine homers in sweep of LC 

MONTESANO -- Edmonds College softball picked up two games against Lower Columbia College on Sunday in replacement of the canceled NWAC Inter-Region Tournament. The Tritons blasted nine homers in the doubleheader, sweeping LC 7-2 and 12-2 in 5 innings. Freshman Nanea Andrade launched four home runs on the day. Game 1 Box Score >> | Game 2 Box Score >>

No spectators allowed at Triton home games until further notice

LYNNWOOD -- Out of an abundance of caution due to coronavirus (COVID-19), Edmonds College will host their home athletic contests with no fans or spectators until further notice. Based on recommendations of Snohomish County Health District, we are helping to slow the progress of the virus in the greater community. Any updates, information about the virus, and links to more resources are being continually updated at www.edcc.edu/coronavirus

All games will be livestreamed on our YouTube and BoxCast channels and live stats will be available on the NWAC website. Baseball hosts Lower Columbia College on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m., softball welcomes Everett CC at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 13 and baseball has a four-game set with Mt. Hood CC this weekend, March 14-15. All games will be played at Triton Field on the campus of Edmonds College. Thank you for your understanding; wash your hands, and stay safe!

NWAC Softball Inter-Region Tourney Cancelled

LACEY -- The NWAC has canceled the Inter-Regional Tournament that was scheduled to start today, March 6, in Lacey, Wash. and run through Sunday, March 8 at the Regional Athletic Complex. 

Stay up to date with any schedule changes by following Triton Athletics on Twitter.

Four Triton hoopers named to All-Region Team

Four Triton basketball players were selected to the NWAC North All-Region team for their performances this season. For men's basketball, sophomore double-double machine Curtis Walker (Garfield HS, Seattle, Wash.) earned 1st-Team honors, while sophomore guard Tre'Var Holland (Nathan Hale HS, Seattle, Wash.) garnered 2nd-Team honors. Freshman guard Ki'Jan Weisinger (Auburn Mt. View HS, Auburn, Wash.) was selected to the All-Defensive Team. Walker was a force to be reckoned with all year long and averaged 20 ppg, 11 rpg and 2.3 assists per game. Holland fought through injuries but still turned in strong numbers -- he scored 14.6 ppg, and dished out 5.7 assists per game to lead North point guards. Weisinger started all 29 games and was regularly matched up against opposing teams' best guard.

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.

Baseball takes 3 of 4 from Lane CC

Edmonds will hit the road for the first time next weekend at Mt. Hood CC

LYNNWOOD -- Triton baseball bounced back after an uncharacteristic series loss with a series win over the visiting Lane CC Titans this past weekend at Triton Field. The Tritons swept Saturday's games 3-0 and 3-0, and split with the Titans on Sunday. They dropped Sunday's opener 14-4 before taking the nightcap 3-1. Strong pitching, which has been the mainstay of Scott Kelly's teams at Edmonds, was the driving force behind all three victories.

Oliver Laufman spun a gem in the series opener, going the distance for the complete game one-hit shutout. The freshman righty fanned 10 for his first collegiate win. Jacob Butler (3-for-3) and John Clark (2 hits) provided all the offense Laufman needed.

Tyson McInnes got the nod in game two and went seven strong innings for the win before giving way to Josh Latimer, who closed out the final two frames. Clark continued his hot start to the season with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate which included 2 RBI.

Dylan Cyr launched his first home run of the year in game three, a two-run shot, but would end up being the lone bright spot in a 14-4 loss. The Titans took control of the game with a six-spot in the top of the fourth inning.

The Tritons broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth to top the Titans in the series finale, 3-1. Eric Shinjoworked six innings for the win on the bump. Jacob Butler collected two hits and drove in one run; Travis Leewas responsible for the other two RBI.

Edmonds (4-4) will head to Gresham, Ore. for a four-game set at Mt. Hood CC (2-2) this weekend, March 7-8. Saturday's doubleheader will be played at Sandy High School in Sandy, Ore. starting at 1 p.m. Sunday's twinbill is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at Mt. Hood CC. 

Lower Columbia College is scheduled to visit Triton Field on Tuesday, March 10 for a single game at 6:30 p.m.

Stay up to date with any schedule changes by following Triton Athletics on Twitter.

Delzer twirls no-hitter against SWOCC

The Tritons are in Lacey for the NWAC Inter-Region Tournament March 6-7

BELLEVUE -- Edmonds College softball freshman two-way player Nadia Delzer twirled a no-hitter to lead the Tritons past Southwestern Oregon CC in the first of two games at Bellevue College on Sunday, March 1. Delzer shined, allowing just one hit in five innings of work. The final score was 9-0 and ended after five frames because of the run-rule. Delzer helped herself at the plate with a 3-for-3 day, and Rhilmina Sagapolutele left the yard twice, totaling 5 RBI.

Southwestern Oregon fought back in game two, scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to escape with a 7-4 win. Staisa Micky was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.

Edmonds (3-3) will participate in the NWAC Inter-Region Tournament at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, Wash. this Friday and Saturday, March 6-7. 

Friday's Schedule: Field #4-vs. CC of Spokane (4-0) at 3 p.m. and vs. Chemeketa CC (4-3) at 5:15 p.m.

Saturday's Schedule: Field #1-vs. Treasure Valley CC (0-4) at 9 a.m. and Centralia College (0-0) at 11:15 a.m.

The Tritons open North Region action at home against rival Everett CC on March 13 at 4 p.m.

Edmonds College Basketball teams suffer play-in game losses to end season

Both Edmonds College basketball squads suffered play-in game defeats to end their seasons on Saturday, February 29. The men fell at Peninsula College 111-98, and the women were bested by Everett CC 58-48. The Triton basketball seasons have come to a close. The men finished 17-12 overall, and the women ended up 9-19 overall.

Men's Game (at Port Angeles):  Saturday's play-in game started slow for the Tritons, and they really never found their footing. The Pirates raced out to a 57-39 at the half and never looked back. Tre'Var Holland scored 25 points, and Curtis Walker added 21. Caleb Anglin notched a career-high 17 points. Peninsula shot a blistering 56% from the field.

Women's Game (at Everett): Edmonds was doomed by a cold shooting night and was unable to take advantage at the charity stripe in a loss at Everett. The Tritons shot just 23% from the floor and made just 12 of 25 free throw attempts in the loss. It was a tough end to the season for the team. Gieani Balino led all scorers with 19 points.

Tritons knock off SVC, keep playoff hopes alive

LYNNWOOD -- With their backs against the wall, the Edmonds College men's basketball team rose to the challenge and defeated Bellevue College on Wednesday night and followed that with an exciting win over Skagit Valley College on sophomore night to keep their postseason hopes alive.

On Wednesday, the Tritons started strong and finished big with a 93-72 win over Bellevue. Xaiver Meekins' jumpshot put Edmonds ahead 29-17 five minutes into the game. The Tritons shot well all night and they carried that hot start into the locker rooms with a 60-37 lead at halftime. Bellevue did make a comeback attempt early in the second stanza, going on a 22-6 run, but the Tritons responded and held off the charge.

Simran Parmar finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Meekins poured in a season and career-high 21 points. Curtis Walker came off the bench to contribute 17 points.

Saturday's sophomore night thriller saw the Tritons shoot 45% from the floor, even against a stingy Skagit Valley Cardinal defense. In the end, the Tritons earned an impressive 94-88 win to top No. 1-ranked Skagit and continued their hopes to obtain the final playoff spot from the North Region.

Both teams came out strong to start the game. The Tritons opened up an eight-point lead at 14-6 in the middle of the first half. Near the end of the half Amanuel Gebreziabher was able to score six of his nine points to end the first half with the Tritons up 43-36.

In the second half, the Cardinals fought back, led by forward Willie Thomas III, who scored 21 of his 33 game-high points in the second half. Edmonds' double-double machine Curtis Walker matched him with 27 points and 17 rebounds. Edmonds made clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the win. 

Now 8-5 in the North, the Tritons will need to beat Whatcom on the road Wednesday night in order to have a chance at the postseason. The other key game that will help determine playoff slots will be Peninsula's (9-4) matchup with Shoreline (8-5). Edmonds tips off in Bellingham at 7 p.m. in the regular season finale.

Women still in the hunt for postseason

LYNNWOOD -- Despite losing two close contests to Bellevue College and Skagit Valley College this week, the Edmonds College women's basketball team still has a shot to qualify for the NWAC playoffs. 

Wednesday night's game against Bellevue was an absolute heartbreaker. The Tritons pushed the game to overtime but fell on a last second shot by the Bulldogs. The final score was 80-79. Kalei Cates led Edmonds with 15 points.

The Tritons looked unstoppable in the first half scoring over 20 points in each of the first two quarters. Jerzie Pluid notched 9 points and 4 rebounds, and Gieani Balino dished out four assists. The Bulldogs were paced by Makenna Faulkner’s 13 points in the third quarter as they mounted a 24-7 run to tighten the game up into the fourth quarter. Sharp shooting by the Tritons helped them extend the game to overtime, but the back-and-forth tilt was decided by the Bulldogs on their final possession as they scored a put-back for the game winner with just one second remaining.

Saturday's game against Skagit Valley was a frustrating one. The Tritons started slow out of the gates and were never able to hit their stride, losing 74-70. They did not hold a lead in the second half and were dominated inside by the Cardinals' Melissa Frein at key points in the game. Skagit shot 50% from the field in the first half. 

Skagit Valley stayed hot in the second half, shooting an eye-popping 70% from the floor; they also connected on 75% from beyond the arc. Kalei Cates was again a bright spot for Edmonds offensively; she scored 19 points in the sophomore night contest. Fellow sophomore Gieani Balino matched her with 19 points and sophomore Rachael Balagso chipped in 15 points and 10 assists.  

Headed into the final game of the regular season the women, who are 6-7, still have a chance to earn a playoff spot from the North Region. They will face the top team in Whatcom (11-2) on Wednesday night at 5 p.m. in Bellingham. If they win, and Everett (6-7) loses they will clinch a postseason berth. If they lose, they will need Everett to also lose in order to force a play-in game that will determine the fourth and final slot from the region.

Softball splits in Eastern Washington

The Edmonds College Triton softball team started the 2020 campaign with two wins on Friday, and two loses on Saturday in Eastern Washington. Friday's doubleheader sweep of Columbia Basin were both run-rule games by the scores of 23-6 (5) and 11-1 (6). On Saturday the Tritons ran into Walla Walla's potent offense and fell 12-7 and 14-11.

Cecilia Robbins collected the win in the season opener, and Nadia Delzer fanned six, earning the win in the nightcap, her first career win for the Tritons.

Offensively in the two games versus Columbia Basin, Prestyne Kaimi-Montira was 6-for-8 with 6 runs scored, 9 RBI, and one home run. Rhilmina Sagapolutele was 6-for-8 with 5 runs scored, 6 RBI, a home run, and two doubles. Isabella Clark went 5-for-8 with 2 RBI and a double. Nadia Delzer helped herself in the circle by going 3-for-6 with 3 RBI and 3 stolen bases. Staisa Micky was 4-for-8 with a home run and 4 RBI.

In Sunday's first game Delzer was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and a double. Liliola Vehikite was 2-for-3. Kaimi-Montira earned 3 more RBI and slugged another home run, going 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored. Kylee-Lei Bednar and Cecilia Robbins each hit one round tripper apiece.

Delzer turned in another productive performance at the plate in Sunday's second game going 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored. Kaimi-Montira drove in 2 runs and hit a double. Sagapolutele was 2-for-5 with 4 RBI and a home run. Clark had two hits, 3 RBI, a double, and a bomb. Nanea Andrade was 2-for-4. The Warriors won the second game with a walk-off three-run home run in the final frame.

Edmonds (2-2) will play Southwestern Oregon CC (1-1) for a 10 a.m. doubleheader at Bellevue College on Sunday, March 1. 

Baseball goes 1-3 on opening weekend

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College baseball team started the season 1-3 at home on opening weekend, salvaging their only win in Sunday's first game against Centralia College.

Edmonds made three errors in Saturday's season opener, and after the Trailblazers plated back-to-back four-run innings in the top of the sixth, they held off a late Triton comeback to win 12-6. John Clark and Mark Wright each had two hits apiece and Jacob Butler drove in 2 runs. Starter Oliver Laufman allowed only one run in his four innings of work. The Tritons took control in game two with a four-run bottom of the first. They held a 5-2 lead and needed just three outs to close the door in the top of the seventh, but the Trailblazers' Andrew Dalton hit a grand slam to cement Centralia's come-from-behind win, 7-5.

Edmonds earned their first win of the year on Sunday 11-3 as they cruised in the first game. Starter Trey Tiffany hurled three scoreless frames and Taylo Derouin went six innings to shut down the Trailblazers. John Clark was 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, and clubbed the team's first home run of the year. Dawson Bakker went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI, and Dylan Cyr added 2 hits and 3 RBI. The Tritons couldn't sustain their momentum in the nightcap; the Trailblazers broke a 1-1 tie with a 3-run sixth to go in front for good. Edmonds scored one in the bottom of the seventh, but fell 4-2. Jacob Butler was the only Triton to collect two hits.

Lane CC (2-1-1) comes to Triton Field this weekend for a four-game set this weekend. First pitch of Saturday's doubleheader is 3 p.m. Sunday's start time is 11 a.m. General admission for all home Triton athletic events is $5.

Trojans win two heartbreakers over Tritons

Edmonds women cough up 18-point lead in T Cup showdown

EVERETT -- The Trojan women started the game on a 12-2 run to jump in front early, but the Tritons responded and closed the gap by the end of the first quarter. Edmonds' strongest stretch of the game was in the second quarter as they built their lead to 18 points just before the end of the half. They went into the locker room with a 44-30 lead behind Gieani Balino’s 11 points.

The third quarter was much different. Cold shooting and defensive breakdowns helped the Trojans as they went on a 20-2 run to start the stanza; they took a 50-49 lead before the end of the quarter. The game became back-and-forth in the final period. Edmonds was only able to connect on 10 of 18 free throws and shot just 25% in the final period. The Tritons had two open three-point attempts on their final offensive possession but couldn't find net as they fell 71-68.

The loss tightens the race for the fourth and final playoff spot between the two teams as we head into the homestretch of regional play. Edmonds (6-5) now sits one game ahead of Everett (5-6) in the North Region standings. Peninsula and Bellevue are tied for second with identical 8-3 records. Whatcom (10-1) has already clinched a postseason berth. Shoreline (4-7) and Skagit Valley (3-8) are still statistically alive, but would need to run the table and get help from other teams.

Edmonds (6-5 North, 9-15 overall) hosts two games in Seaview Gym this week: Wednesday vs. Bellevue (5 p.m.) and Saturday vs. Skagit Valley (2 p.m.).

Edmonds men fight to force overtime, but lose in final seconds of back-and-forth thriller

EVERETT -- In an epic matchup of two North Region rivals, the Edmonds and Everett men did not disappoint on Saturday night at the Walt Price Fitness Center. After pushing the game into an extra period, the Tritons fell in the final seconds 83-80.

The Tritons' heavy defensive pressure forced seven Trojan turnovers in the first half. Edmonds converted that into nine points. Simran Parmar's three-pointer off one of those turnovers pushed the Edmonds lead to 27-20 at the 4:53 mark of the first half. Parmar had a hot hand in the first half nailing 3 of 4 treys; he was 4 of 7 from the field as well. He finished with 21 points, his second highest output of the season.

Everett quickly responded with a 10-3 run to knot the game back up at 30 apiece. Curtis Walker’s layup from Parker Landdeck gave the Tritons a 39-38 lead at halftime. Walker had 16 points at the half. Edmonds chucked up 18 three-point attempts in the stanza, twice as many as the Trojans.

Walker continued to carry the Tritons at times during the second half. He worked in the post, backing down defenders, and also stepped out knocking down key three-pointers that ended Trojan offensive bursts. In all, he drained four treys, scored 34 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

Everett’s transition offense started to get rolling early in the second half but Edmonds adjusted and ratcheted up the defensive pressure again, forcing another 12 Trojan turnovers in the half. Xaiver Meekins' corner pocket three with just under nine minutes left gave the Tritons life after another Trojan outburst.

Late into the fourth quarter Edmonds pushed their lead to 70-65 after Tre'Var Holland hit the back end of two free throws. Everett responded with a 7-0 run to regain the lead, 72-70. Much like the first meeting between the two teams, this game was exciting and tight -- there were 11 ties and nine lead changes.

Parmar hit 2 of 3 from the charity stripe to tie the game up at 72-72 and Meekins followed with another big play when he took a charge with 1:35 left that gave the Tritons' another offensive possession. On that possession Holland dumped the ball down to Walker and he scored to put Edmonds up 74-72. Everett was able to score another bucket and the game went into overtime at 74-74.

Everett's Joe Crumley started the extra period with two three-pointers to give the Trojans an 80-74 lead. Walker answered with a bucket, forced a jump ball on the defensive end, and Parmar sank two free throws to cut the lead to 80-78. Meekins then came up with a huge block on the defensive end and the Tritons got the ball back. Coach Gray took a timeout, and Walker scored again out of the huddle, backing down a Trojan defender to tie the game back up 80-80.

On Everett's final possession they stalled and took a timeout with just eight seconds remaining. Out of the timeout, Piol Makuei drove to the lane and was fouled; he made the bucket and completed the and-1 to give the Trojans an 83-80 lead with two seconds left. Curtis Walker hurled up a hail mary from half court, and it nearly went in, but rattled off the rim. The Tritons had 10 steals in the game.

The playoff picture in the North is uncertain with three games remaining. Skagit Valley and Everett are tied atop the standings with 9-2 records, but Peninsula (8-3) can still take the crown. Shoreline sits in the fourth and final playoff spot at 7-4 with Edmonds trailing them by one game at 6-5. Four of the five teams will make the postseason. 

Edmonds (6-5 North, 14-11 overall) faces Bellevue (1-10 North, 2-23 overall) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and No. 1-ranked Skagit Valley (9-2 North, 24-2 overall) at home this week, and will close out the regular season at Whatcom (2-9 North, 5-18 overall) on February 26.

Triton Spirit Day is Wednesday, February 20 in Seaview Gym

The annual Triton Spirit Day is Wednesday, February 19 in Seaview Gym. The home games against Bellevue College at 5 and 7 p.m. are sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement. Both hoops squads close out the home slate for Sophomore Day on Saturday, February 22 versus Skagit Valley.

Baseball has two schedule changes

Softball opens the season in Eastern Washington February 21-22

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College baseball team has made two schedule changes to their 2020 schedule. Because of field conditions at Centralia College's Wheeler Field, Sunday's double header on opening weekend will now be played at Triton Field February 23. The 2020 season opener is still set for 12 p.m. at Triton Field the day before, Saturday, February 22.

The other shift on the slate is a home and away series flop with Mt. Hood CC. Edmonds will now travel to Gresham, Ore. to face the Saints on March 7-8, and will now host the Saints at Triton Field on March 14-15. 

Triton softball kicks off the 2020 campaign in Eastern Washington on Friday, February 21 at Columbia Basin College. The next day, Saturday, February 22, they face another East Region opponent in Walla Walla CC. They return to the west side of the state for the Bellevue College Invite the following weekend, February 29-March 1. 

Triton basketball sweeps Olympic 

The women and men both improve to 6-4 in North Region play ahead of games at EvCC

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women's basketball came out hungry and exploded for an impressive win over the Olympic College Rangers 78-58 on Wednesday night in Seaview Gym. The Tritons struck early and often and shot an efficient 46% from the behind the arc. They also held the rebounding edge over the Rangers by 12.

Edmonds started the game on fire, running out to a 25-2 lead in the first quarter, and took a 48-29 lead into halftime. They never looked back leading from tip to finish. Rachael Balagso scored 16 points and had 8 assists to spark the Triton attack. Ten players scored in the game. 

With the win, Edmonds now sits alone in fourth place with a 6-4 record. Bellevue and Peninsula are one game ahead in the standings; both are tied for second place in the standings. The upcoming clash with Snohomish County rival Everett CC (4-6) will be a big one if they want to create some breathing room. Saturday's tip off is set for 2:45 p.m. at the Walt Price Fitness Center. 

The nightcap was a closer contest between the Triton and Ranger men. Olympic was upset-minded but couldn't stay with Edmonds late in the second half. Four players notched double figures in the tilt as the Tritons shot 48% from the field. The final score was 88-76. 

Olympic ran out to an early 20-13 advantage but the Tritons wore down the Rangers as the game progressed. OC's Jayden Upshaw poured in a game-high 25 points. With less than five minutes left Caleb Anglin's three-ball iced the game pushing the Triton lead to 15. Late free throws put the game completely out of reach as the Tritons improved to 6-4 in the North. Naji Ibraham contributed a solid 14-point performance off the bench.

Edmonds gets a second shot at rival Everett CC (8-2 North, 21-4 overall) on Saturday in the Walt Price Fitness Center. The two teams played a highly contested game that went right down to the wire on January 18 in Seaview Gym. Everett won that game 83-80. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Here's a preview of Saturday's matchups in Everett by Nick Patterson of The Herald > >

Mark your calendars for our annual Triton Spirit Day next Wednesday, February 19. The home games against Bellevue College at 5 and 7 p.m. are sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement.

Balino honored as NWAC Athlete of the Week

Sophomore guard Gieani Balino (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) was selected as the NWAC Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week as announced by the conference on February 11. Balino has been a bright spot for the Tritons this year. She's the team's top scorer averaging 19 ppg, 5 rpg, and 3 asg and is impacting the game on the defense side as well. The Campbell High School product is 11th overall in the NWAC for steals per game and is currently the top scorer in the NWAC. Read more > >

Peninsula gets redemption, downs both Triton hoops teams 

Women lose fourth quarter lead, men fall short in matchup with Pirates

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women’s basketball led for three quarters against the Peninsula Pirates, but were not able to hold on late, eventually losing 73-63 on Saturday night.

The two teams were close most of the first half and were tied 14-14 after the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Tritons closed on a 12-2 run to take a 35-25 lead into the half. The Pirates started to build momentum at the end of the third quarter, and that carried over in the final stanza. Peninsula closed the third quarter on a 10-0 run, cutting the Triton lead to 50-45. The first eight points of the final stanza went to the Pirates as they exerted heavy defensive pressure. The Tritons offense stalled against the Pirates zone defense; Edmonds only scored 13 points in the fourth.

Gieani Balino scored 19 points in the first half, and finished with 25 overall. The sophomore has continued her strong play this season, and averaged 26.5 ppg this week week; she made 60% of her shots against the Pirates. Jerzie Pluid added 14 points and Rachael Balagso dished out 9 assists.

With five games remaining in North Region play, the Triton women hold a half-game lead for the fourth and final playoff spot with a 5-4 record. Edmonds has Olympic College (0-9 North, 3-15 overall) at home on Wednesday, February 12. Tip off is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Walker's 29-point effort not enough in loss to PC

It was a tough slog for the Edmonds College men's basketball team on Saturday night in Seaview Gym. In a choppy back-and-forth game in which 41 fouls were called, the Tritons never hit their stride and lost to Peninsula College 88-83. 

The two teams traded buckets for most of the first half. Skyler Hammer injected some extra energy in the gym at the end of the half when he put away an aggressive dunk after a fast break steal. Peninsula led by one, 40-39, at the break. Curtis Walker scored a game-high 29 points in a losing effort. Simran Parmar chipped in 12 points and Tre'Var Holland scored 10 points with 8 assists.

The game went right down to the wire. Walker's layup cut the Pirates lead to 84-83 late, but the Pirates would end up getting crucial stops in the final minutes to close out the road win. It was a packed house, much in part due to Viewlands Elementary School students who came out in full force to support the Tritons. Many students were part of the starting lineup introduction for the team. The annual event always draws huge support from the North Seattle school where coach Kyle Gray teaches physical education.

Edmonds (5-4 North, 13-10 overall) will look to snap a two-game skid when they host Olympic College (2-7 North, 5-18 overall) in Seaview Gym on Wednesday, February 12. Game time is 7 p.m.  

Baseball, Softball schedules released

Edmonds College baseball and softball are gearing up for the 2020 season, which kicks in just one month. Baseball is led by head coach Scott Kelly who enters his eighth season at the helm. Opening day is February 22 when they host Centralia College at Triton Field for a 12 p.m. doubleheader. The non-league slate features five series and one single game against defending champion Lower Columbia College. The Tritons open North Region play on March 28 versus Everett CC. Triton baseball has qualified for the NWAC post season the past six seasons in a row.

Ashley Lokey begins her first year as the new Triton softball skipper and will take her team to Eastern Washington to start the 2020 campaign. The Tritons start the season at Columbia Basin College and Walla Walla CC on February 21-22. They will participate in two tournaments -- the Bellevue College Invite Feb. 29-March 1 and the NWAC Inter-Region Tournament -- before North Region action begins March 13 against Everett CC. Edmonds is coming off an appearance in the NWAC title game in 2019.

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Women's hoops earns important win at SCC

SHORELINE -- The Edmonds College women's basketball team returned to play after a week off and downed the Shoreline Dolphins 93-86, notching an important win in the North Region standings. Sophomore Gieani Balino led the way with 28 points. Shyann Kahalehoe added 17 points off the bench, and Rachael Balagso chipped in 15 points. The ladies shot well from behind the arc, draining 50% of their three-pointers.

"We did a good job of taking care of the ball," said head coach Nick Amrine. "We were able to put together two important aspects of our offense." Amrine was pleased with the Tritons' shooting night, which led to a good points per possession ratio.

"Rachael controlled tempo on both ends of the floor, and Gieano helped seal the game in the fourth quarter. We also had a nice contribution from Shy off the bench. She was really efficient," Amrine added.

Edmonds improved to  5-3 in the North with the win and has another big matchup at home on Saturday when Peninsula College visits Seaview Gym. Tip off is set for 2 p.m.; general admission is $5 for adults and free for all Edmonds College students, staff, and faculty. Peninsula is also 5-3 in the North.

Triton men stumble at Shoreline

SHORELINE -- The upset-minded Shoreline CC Dolphins scored another huge victory on Wednesday night when they defeated the Edmonds men's basketball squad 83-64. The Tritons struggled to get going, as the Dolphins shot 47% from the field and controlled most of the game.

Curtis Walker earned a double-double with a 17-point, 15-rebound effort in the loss. Yadel Hedego reached double figures for the third time this season, adding 13 points.

Edmonds now looks ahead to another tough game at home this Saturday when Peninsula College comes to Seaview Gym. The Pirates and Tritons are both knotted up at 5-3 in the standings in a three-way tie for third place. The 4 p.m. run will have significant impact on the NWAC North Region playoff picture. General admission is $5 for adults and free for all Edmonds College students, staff, and faculty. It is also the annual Viewlands Elementary School Night.

Men's hoops improves to 5-2 behind Walker

LYNNWOOD -- On Wednesday night, the Edmonds College men's basketball team was able to outlast the Whatcom Orcas for a 90-84 victory in Seaview Gym. Edmonds started fast, running out to a 13-5 lead behind Curtis Walker. Tyler Blouin's three-ball cut the Tritons lead to just two at 28-26 with seven minutes left in the half. The rest of the first half remained close; Edmonds took a 46-43 into the break. 

The Tritons took control right out of the gates in the second half, going on a 15-4 run that the Orcas would never recover from. Whatcom fought at the end, going on a 19-5 run themselves to cut the Triton advantage to 85-80 but Edmonds held off the comeback attempt. Curtis Walker was a force in the paint, notching a 32-point, 23-rebound double-double. Simran Parmar chipped in 17 points and grabbed 9 boards.

Edmonds (5-2 North, 13-8 overall) has now reached the midway point of North Region play and is off this Saturday. They return to action next Wednesday, February 5 at Shoreline CC (3-3 North, 8-10 overall). That game tips off at 7:30 p.m. Edmonds defeated Shoreline in their earlier matchup this season on January 8.

Chisman, Orcas too much for Triton women

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College women's basketball team was unable to snap a two-game losing streak, and fell to the Whatcom Orcas in Seaview Gym Wednesday night, 88-77. The Orcas led after the first quarter 23-20 and stayed in front by six points into the locker rooms, 44-37. They held that lead the rest of the way and earned the road triumph. The Orcas' Madison Chisman was tough to stop, netting 36 points on 55% shooting from the floor. 

Jerzie Pluid recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Sheilaika Agbayani scored a season-high 18 points in a losing effort, and Kalei Cates snatched 15 rebounds. With the win Whatcom hopped Edmonds in the standings and is now tied with Bellevue atop the North standings at 5-1.

Edmonds (4-3 North, 7-13 overall) gets a short respite and is off until next Wednesday, February 5 when they take the shortest road trip of the season to Shoreline CC (2-4 North, 9-11 overall). The Tritons topped Shoreline 96-83 in their first meeting earlier this season.

Edmonds basketball teams swept at Skagit

MOUNT VERNON -- Both Edmonds College basketball teams dropped North Region games in Mount Vernon, Wash. at Skagit Valley College on Saturday, January 25. The women were stunned by a Cardinal team that hadn't cracked the win column in region play entering Saturday's contest. Skagit jumped ahead in the second quarter for good, and shot an astounding 50 free throws in the game compared to Edmonds' 21. The final score was 79-63. Shyann Kahalehoe scored a career-high 19 points off the bench. 

The No. 1-ranked Skagit men remained perfect on the season and prevailed over Edmonds 92-80. The Cardinals pulled away in the final minutes to stamp the win. Curtis Walker led the Tritons with 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Parker Landdeck netted 15 points (sunk four three-pointers).

Whatcom CC pays Seaview Gym a visit on Wednesday, January 29 for a North Region doubleheader. The women tip off at 5 p.m. followed by the men at 7 p.m. General admission for all Triton home games is $5.

Bellevue hangs on to top Edmonds

BELLEVUE -- The Edmonds College women's hoops team dug themselves a hole they couldn't overcome on Wednesday night at Bellevue, and despite a late comeback in the fourth quarter, came up short 62-56. Gieani Balino paced the Tritons with 21 points, Rachael Balagso added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Jerzie Pluid scored 11 points and grabbed 14 boards. Edmonds (4-1 North, 7-11 overall) only connected on two three-pointers in the game. Next up for the Tritons is another road matchup at Skagit Valley (0-5 North, 6-11 overall) on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Walker leads Edmonds past Bellevue

BELLEVUE -- Curtis Walker's 28 points lifted Edmonds men's basketball past Bellevue College on Wednesday night, 87-74. The Tritons carried a 36-28 lead into halftime and stayed in control to complete the road victory. Skyler Hammer notched a career-high 14 points in the game. Edmonds (4-1 North, 8-2 overall) has another road tilt Saturday at undefeated and No. 1-ranked Skagit Valley (4-0 North, 19-0 overall). Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Tritons pull off overtime win against rival

Monday the women scored a 66-63 road victory at OC

LYNNWOOD – Saturday night’s rivalry game in Seaview Gym against Everett CC was a thriller, and Triton women’s basketball prevailed in overtime 84-75.

After the end of the first quarter the Tritons held a one-point lead, 19-18. In a fast-paced second quarter, aggressive defense helped Edmonds grow their lead to 41-32 at halftime. It was the fourth quarter where the Trojans mounted their comeback. Trailing by nine points after three stanzas, Everett’s Hannah Hezekiah sunk a contested trey that tied the game at 68-68 and sent the game to overtime. Hezekiah had the hot hand all night, shooting over 60% from the field. She finished the contest with 41 points, which included seven three-pointers.

In overtime Gieani Balino scored the first five points of the extra period and Kalei Cates hit a game icing three-pointer to send the Tritons past the Trojans. Rachael Balagso led Edmonds with a season-high 17 points. Balino chipped in 15 points, and Jerzie Pluid recorded a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds.

On Monday in Bremerton, the ladies grinded out a snow makeup game victory against Olympic College 66-63. Again, Balino led the charge, dropping a game-high 27 points. The Tritons overcame a cold shooting night to outlast the Rangers on their home floor. Rachael Balagso had the key play in the game when she stole the ball from the Rangers with just under 30 seconds left to secure the triumph.

Men bounce back for win at Olympic

Edmonds lost a nail biter to Everett in Seaview Gym on Saturday

LYNNWOOD -- Much like the women's game against Everett, the men also played a barn burner in Seaview Gym Saturday night, but came up just short in the end 83-80. It was a nail biting thriller that came down to the very last second.

Xaiver Meekins' two free-throws gave the Tritons their first lead of the game with 9:48 left in the first half at 23-22. From that point on it continued back-and-forth -- there were 15 lead changes and 9 ties in the game.

Late in the second half Curtis Walker finished off a crazy sequence with a drive to the lane to cut the Trojans lead to 79-77. Simran Parmar stole the ball off the inbounds pass and knocked down a three to give the Tritons an 80-79 advantage. Parmar scored 15 points and hit three 3s off the bench. Edmonds had opportunities at the end of the game -- including two offensive possessions -- but came up empty, ultimately falling to the sixth-ranked Trojans. Tre'Var Holland recorded a double-double (15 points, 10 assists) before sustaining an injury late in the second half. The sophomore guard was slashing to the cup all night. Edmonds will get a rematch with Everett on February 15 in the Walt Price Fitness Center.

On Monday, the Tritons bounced back to defeat the Rangers 82-78 in Olympic's Bremer Student Center Gym. Curtis Walker poured in 23 points and grabbed 10 boards and Simran Parmer continued with the hot hand, scoring a career-high 25 points in the win. The Tritons won the battle in the paint, 38-24.

Men win OT thriller at Peninsula, improve to 2-0 in the North 

PORT ANGELES -- Edmonds men’s basketball is off to a 2-0 start in the NWAC North after hanging on to defeat Peninsula College on Saturday night.

Winning in Port Angeles against the Pirates (1-1 North, 11-3 overall) is never an easy task. Edmonds snapped Peninsula’s six-game win streak. “It was a gritty win for us. We battled through a lot of adversity at the end when Peninsula hit some tough shots and found ways to get to the free throw line,” said head coach Kyle Gray. "I'm really proud of how we stuck together and found a way to get a road win in a tough place. We focused on what we could control." Read More > > EdCC Tritons Blogspot

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 > > EdCC Tritons Blogspot

Ex-Edmonds College standout shooting his shot in Division 1 hoops

Zach Walton parlayed success with the Tritons into a starter’s role at Drexel

Former Edmonds College Male Athlete of the Year and men's hoops star Zach Walton is thriving at NCAA Division 1 Drexel University. The senior guard/forward has made his way into the starting lineup for the Dragons after suffering a season-ending injury last year. Read the article in the Everett Herald by Nick Patterson > >

Edmonds men complete non-league slate 8-6

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds men's basketball finished off non-league play with a 110-97 win over the Blue Angels on Saturday, January 4. Tre'Var Holland nailed four treys and led the charge with 27 points. Holland leads the team in scoring, averaging 17 ppg. Curtis Walker has also been a key cog for the offense and has averaged a double-double this season (16.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg). Edmonds is shooting for their seventh trip to the postseason in the last eight years. The Tritons head into NWAC North Region action with a 8-6 record and get the Shoreline CC (5-7) on Wednesday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Seaview Gym. General admission for all home athletic events is $5.

Triton women's hoops opens North Region play

The Edmonds College women's basketball team played two final non-league tuneups January 3 and 4. The Tritons fell in both contests, 71-61 versus Douglas on Friday, and 82-77 at Pierce on Saturday.  Wednesday marks the start of NWAC North Region. Sophomore Gieani Balino leads the team in scoring, averaging 17.8 ppg. Kalei Cates has also stepped up to anchor the offense -- she's averaging 9.3 ppg and 5.7 rpg. Edmonds (3-10) is looking to improve on last year's 5-9 North Region record. They open region play against Shoreline CC (7-6) on Wednesday in Seaview Gym. Tip off is scheduled for 5 p.m. General admission for all home athletic events is $5.

Men's hoops goes 2-1 at Clackamas Showcase

OREGON CITY -- Edmonds men's basketball finished 2-1 at the 2019 Clackamas CC Holiday Showcase over the weekend. The Tritons defeated Yakima Valley for the second time this season on Saturday 93-86, lost to top-ranked Clackamas 106-77 on Sunday, and topped Linn-Benton 90-72 on Monday.

Saturday's come-from-behind win over Yakima Valley saw Curtis Walker register another double-double (16 points, 14 rebounds). The sophomore has seven double-doubles this season. Caleb Anglin contributed a season-high 15 points off the bench. Edmonds' bench scored 47 points in the game to lift the Tritons.

Edmonds struggled from behind the three-point arc in Sunday's loss to the host Clackamas, only connecting on five of 29 attempts. Amanuel Gebreziabher scored a career-high 16 points in the loss. The Cougars remained perfect on the season with the win, improving to 11-0.

Five players scored reached double figures in Monday's win: Curtis Walker (17 points), Tre'Var Holland (17 points), Amanuel Gebreziabher (14 points), Ki'Jan Weisinger (12 points), and Xaiver Meekins (10 points). The Tritons overcame a one-point deficit at the half to run away from the Roadrunners in the second period.

Edmonds is now 7-6 on the season, winning six of their last eight games, and heads into their final non-league matchup of the season this Saturday, January 4 when they welcome the Blue Angels at 4 p.m. in Seaview Gym. North Region action starts January 8 versus Shoreline CC.

Balanced attack leads Tritons past Storm

LYNNWOOD -- Triton women's hoops notched their third win in four games after a victory over the Chemeketa Storm on December 21. The game was close for three quarters before Edmonds applied extra defensive pressure to pull away from the Storm in the final stanza. The final score was 79-56.

It was a team effort as four players scored in double figures. Gieani Balino netted 17 points to lead the way, and Kalei Cates continued her stellar play of late, pouring in 16. Rachael Balagso swiped five steals, and Sheilaika Agbayani added 11 points and 7 rebounds. The Tritons outscored the Storm 34-17 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

The ladies have two final non-league tilts this week before North Region play starts. On January 3 they host Douglas College of Canada in Seaview Gym at 5 p.m. The following day, January 4, they travel to Pierce College for a 4 p.m. tip off. Edmonds opens region action at home January 8 against Shoreline CC.

Triton men's hoops rattles off three in a row

PORTLAND -- With Monday's victory over Tacoma, the Edmonds Tritons men's basketball team earned three wins in three days at Portland CC's NWAC men's crossover tournament.

Saturday's opener against the host Portland was a thriller that went down to the wire. Ultimately, Tre'Var Holland was too much, scoring the final eight points of the game to complete the 103-100 win for Edmonds. At one point, the Panthers had built an 18-point lead, but Edmonds clawed back in it. Holland was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line and added seven rebounds and three steals. He ended up with a career-high 37 points. Joining Holland in double figures were Naji Ibraham (11), Curtis Walker (10), Skyler Hammer (10), and Xaiver Meekins (10).

Edmonds led most of the way in their Sunday tilt with Yakima Valley. Holland was the leading scorer with 19 points and Xaiver Meekins provided a spark off the bench with a season-high 17 points. Caleb Anglin contributed 14 points and six rebounds in 18 minutes of action. The final score was 92-70.

Monday's win over Tacoma was a comeback affair. Edmonds trailed 45-37 at the half, but Holland and Walker were a one-two punch to help resurrect the Tritons, who tallied the 97-90 triumph. Holland netted 15 points in the second half; Walker scored 17 on seven of 13 shooting in the stanza and finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Tacoma's Emmett Linton was tough to stop, scoring a game-high 35 points, including 16 from the charity stripe. The Tritons forced 21 Titan turnovers in the game and parlayed that into 24 points. They also dominated in the paint and held a 56-32 advantage. 

Edmonds has now won four of their last five games and improves to 5-5 on the year. The team won't play again until after Christmas when they take their annual trek to Oregon City, Ore. for the Clackamas CC Holiday Invitational. That eight-team tournament begins on December 28.

Edmonds women take two of three in Yakima

YAKIMA -- The Edmonds College women's basketball team came back from Yakima with two wins over the weekend at the Yakima Valley College-hosted NWAC Crossover Tournament.

Friday's game with Clark was a battle between two evenly matched teams, but the Tritons prevailed in the second half to earn their first win of the season. It was also head coach Nick Amrine's first win as the Tritons' skipper. Gieani Balino dropped 22 points, and swiped five steals in the 73-68 victory.

Edmonds fell to seventh-ranked Yakima 83-76 on Saturday, but not for lack of effort. The Tritons stayed right with the Yaks the entire way cutting the deficit to 76-73 with just under three minutes left in the contest, but couldn't close it out. Kalei Cates poured in a season-high 20 points to lead the Tritons. Balino chipped in 17 points and Briarra Nakihei added 15.

In Sunday's win over Green River, Maddy Axelson scored a season-high 14 points to pace the Tritons in 26 minutes of work. Kalei Cates stayed hot, notching a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds; she shot 75 percent from the field. Edmonds (2-8) connected on eight three-pointers and ran away from the Gators, 78-57.

Triton women's hoops is back in action on Saturday, December 21 when they host Chemeketa (3-5) in Seaview Gym.

McKissic enters sixth year as pro in Turkey

Former Triton men's basketball player Shaquielle McKissic is having a great year in the Turkish Basketball Super League for Besiktas. Now in his sixth season of pro ball, he’s averaging 15.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.3 apg, and 1.4 spg. After leading the Tritons to the NWAC Championship game in 2013, and claiming the NWAC North MVP, he moved on to play for the Arizona State University Sun Devils in the Pac-12. Over his six-year professional career McKissic has played in Italy, Spain, Russia, and is currently in his second stint in Turkey.

Tritons win at home, lose in OT on the road

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College men's basketball fought their way past Highline at home in Seaview Gym Friday night, but lost an overtime thriller at Grays Harbor on Saturday. 

In Friday's win, Edmonds connected on nine three pointers in the first half and took a 46-33 lead into the locker room. The Tritons ran into foul trouble early in the second half, picking up their seventh team foul with 14:31 left in the stanza, but sustained that lead and held off the Highline Thunderbirds for a 99-84 victory. Although they nearly eclipsed the 100-point mark, it was the Tritons' defensive effort that propelled the offense. Edmonds forced 22 Thunderbird turnovers in the contest.

Parker Landdeck had a strong offensive effort, scoring 13 points in the first half; he finished with 18 in the game. Curtis Walker has shown up huge the past three games. He followed his monster effort on November 26 in the Tritons' win over Green River and has now registered three consecutive games with double-doubles. Against Highline (4-3) he tallied 17 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. Walker controlled the paint, especially in the second half.

Tre’Var Holland was consistent all night long. He shot 3 of 5 from behind the arc, and distributed the ball, notching 10 assists in the game. Holland led all scorers with 22 points. The sophomore is averaging 8.3 assists per game, which is the 3rd best in the NWAC overall.

On Saturday the Tritons came up just short in overtime, losing to Grays Harbor 86-84. The Chokers were able to exact revenge for an earlier loss to Edmonds on November 24 in Seaview Gym, besting Edmonds on their home hardwood. The Tritons took a six-point lead into the break, but the Chokers forced overtime. Landdeck had a chance to end it, but missed a three-ball late in the second half. Grays Harbor (7-3) outscored the Tritons 13-11 in the extra period.

Walker poured in 26 points, 11 rebounds, and added 4 steals. He is 3rd overall in the NWAC in two categories, averaging 11.8 rebounds per game and 3 steals per game. Yadel Hedego (16 points) and Xaiver Turner (14 points) both had their highest scoring outputs of the season in the loss. 

The Tritons are 2-5 on the year and head to the three-day NWAC Crossover Tournament hosted by Portland CC this weekend. Edmonds will play one game each day and opens with Portland CC (1-2) at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14. The other teams at the crossover are Yakima Valley (2-4) and Tacoma CC (3-6). 

Women's hoops prepares for next road swing

TWIN FALLS -- The Edmonds College women's basketball team lost twice to NJCAA schools at the College of Southern Idaho's Coca Cola Invitational in Twin Falls, Idaho.

On Friday, the Tritons hung with Salt Lake Community College (7-4) in the first half, but the Bruins pulled away in the second half to win 94-72. Salt Lake mounted a 17-point lead after the third quarter. They led by just two points, 42-40, at the half.

Gieani Balino paced the Tritons with 27 points on 10 of 20 shooting from the field. She also nailed three trifectas and was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. Jerzie Pluid, who saw her first action of the year, grabbed 11 rebounds in 19 minutes of work off the bench. Kalei Cates chipped in 11 points; Shyann Kahalehoe notched 10 points.

CSI (8-3) defeated Edmonds 82-62 on Saturday. Balino earned a double-double in the loss, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds. Briarra Nakihei reached double figures for the fifth time this year with 10 points, and Jayla Kidd matched a personal best with 10 points.

Edmonds continues to be road warriors. Entering their fourth week of play, the Tritons have already traveled to Yakima, Wenatchee, Twin Falls, and this weekend they head back to Yakima. Their lone home game was November 26. 

The women are still searching for their first win of the year. The next opportunity to nab that victory will be at the NWAC Crossover Tournament hosted by Yakima Valley College starting Friday, December 13. Edmonds plays Clark College (3-3) first at 6 p.m. The other teams at the crossover are seventh-ranked Yakima Valley (5-2) and Green River (0-7). Women's hoops returns to Seaview Gym on December 21 when they host Chemeketa CC in their final game of the 2019 calendar year.

Four Tritons earn NWAC Academic Excellence Awards

Four Triton fall sports student-athletes made the NWAC All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference. The Academic Excellence award winners were: Devin Sutomo (men's soccer, 3.88 GPA), Katy Ewoniuk (women's soccer, 3.44 GPA), Sadie Gardner (volleyball, 3.53 GPA), and Audree Weekes (volleyball, 3.32 GPA). Qualifications for recognition are to be a sophomore in eligibility, have a minimum of 36 credits earned and a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Balagso forces OT, but women fall to TCC

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women's hoops made a furious fourth quarter comeback on Tuesday night, but fell in overtime to Tacoma CC 95-91 in Seaview Gym. Edmonds nabbed their first lead of the game in the last stanza when Rachael Balagso's bucket went in off the glass. It put the Tritons up 80-79 with 2:54 left in the game. Later, Balagso sunk two free throws with just one second remaining to push the game into overtime.

Edmonds had chances in the extra period, forcing five Titan turnovers, but they were simply not able to score. Gieani Balino dropped a game-high 30 points. Balagso contributed 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Briarra Nakihei notched her fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season with 18 points.

The ladies will make the trek to Twin Falls, Idaho this weekend for the College of Southern Idaho Tournament. First up is Salt Lake CC on Friday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. M.S.T.

Gators top Tritons despite Walker's big night

LYNNWOOD -- Sophomore Curtis Walker was force for Edmonds men's hoops on Tuesday night, but the Green River Gators rode a big second half to top Edmonds 89-80. The Tritons took a 44-41 lead into the half but couldn't hang on. Walker made 11 of 21 shots to finish with 27 points and 18 rebounds. He also dished 5 assists and tallied 4 steals. Tre'Var Holland added 12 points. The Gators' two-headed scoring machine of Tanner Nygren (27 points) and Pa'Treon Lee (26 points) was too much. 

Edmonds (1-4) hosts Highline (4-1) on Friday, December 6 in Seaview Gym. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Tritons travel to Grays Harbor (5-3) on Saturday, December 7 for a 4 p.m. tip in Aberdeen, Wash.

Volleyball bows out of NWAC Tournament

Hooper, Brown named All-Region; Gardner selected as NWAC AVCA All-American

TACOMA -- Edmonds College volleyball went 1-2 at the NWAC Championship Tournament in Tacoma and saw their season come to an end. The Tritons won a thriller over Linn-Benton 3-2 before losing to Pierce College 3-0 and Highline College 2-0. It was another successful campaign for the program. Edmonds ended the season 28-14 and made their fourth straight trip to the postseason.

Edmonds trailed 2-1 in their opening match against Linn-Benton but climbed back in gritty fashion, fighting to win a contentious fourth set, 27-25. They began to establish their block and built momentum. In the fifth set Sadie Gardner took over -- she ended with 20 kills and lifted the Tritons to a 15-11 deciding set victory. Danika Brown added 14 kills and Payton Ludwig tallied 28 digs. LInn-Benton had previously topped the Tritons in three meetings during the regular season.

Pierce College (this year's runners-up) swept Edmonds and knocked them into the losers bracket. Highline eliminated the Tritons. Haylee Hooper went down with an ankle injury in the first set of the Pierce match which shuffled Edmonds' lineup the rest of the tournament. Down 1-0 in the match and 21-14 in the second set to Highline, Payton Ludwig's effective serving rallied the Tritons on a 8-0 run, but the comeback fell short.

Three players were selected as NWAC North Region All-Stars as announced by the conference at the banquet Wednesday night. Sophomores Sadie Gardner and Haylee Hooper were first-team picks, and freshman Danika Brown made the second team. NWAC Volleyball All-Stars > >

Gardner, Hooper, and Ludwig made the All-Star Games on Sunday, November 24. Gardner, a stud outside hitter, was selected as an AVCA NWAC Third-Team All-American. It is the second straight year a Triton volleyball sophomore has been honored to the six-person All-American Team. Last year Michelle Dmitruk was the first Triton to ever make the list. AVCA NWAC All-Americans > >

Tritons take out Chokers for first win 

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College Athletics hosted the Triton-Pirate Classic in Seaview Gym this past weekend. Men's basketball split games, losing to Clackamas 93-80 on Saturday and defeating Grays Harbor 94-75 on Sunday.

Clackamas (4-0) built a 26-point halftime lead and held off the Tritons in the second half. Simran Parmar scored 18 points to lead the team. Tre'Var Holland notched his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 assists. 

It was a team effort in Sunday's triumph over the Chokers. Four players reached double figures (Naji Ibraham, Curtis Walker, Parker Landdeck, Simran Parmar) and the team dished out 34 assists. Edmonds shot 56% from the field which is their best effort four games in.

Peninsula (1-1) beat Grays Harbor 71-56 on Saturday, and Clackamas edged Peninsula 103-86 on Sunday in the other contests. Grays Harbor was 3-0 entering the weekend. Edmonds (1-3) is back in Seaview Gym for a home tilt against Green River College (4-1) on Tuesday, November 26. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. General admission is $5. Students, staff, and faculty with an EdPass can attend for free.

Women's hoops downed in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE -- Women's basketball traveled east of the mountains for the second consecutive weekend and came up empty in the win column. Chemeketa CC (1-4) downed the Tritons 76-63 on Saturday, and Wenatchee Valley cruised past Edmonds 79-48 on Sunday. Wenatchee Valley College hosted the two-day six-team Classic.

Kalei Cates was the top scorer in Saturday's tilt with 15 points. Briarra Nakihei (14) and Shyann Kahalehoe(11) joined her with double-digit scoring efforts. The Tritons struggled from the charity stripe, connecting on just 33% of their free throws. On Sunday Wenatchee (5-1) jumped ahead in the first quarter and never looked back. Edmonds shot 28% from the field and 46% from the free throw line. 

The women host Tacoma CC (0-4) in their home opener on Tuesday, November 26 in Seaview Gym at 5 p.m. General admission is $5. Students, staff, and faculty with an EdPass can attend for free.

Edmonds College volleyball opens NWAC Championships in Tacoma 

TACOMA -- The Edmonds College volleyball team opens postseason play at the NWAC Championship Tournament as the No. 2 seed from the North Region on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Edmonds (27-12, 9-3 North) comes into the tournament as one of the hottest teams in the NWAC after winning its last five matches. The tournament kicks off Thursday morning on the fifth floor of the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Tritons play a familiar opponent in their first-round match in Linn-Benton CC. Read More > >

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Volleyball spoils Whatcom's perfect league record on sophomore night

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College volleyball is peaking at the right time. The Tritons celebrated four sophomores in Seaview Gym on November 6, and put a cap on the season with a 3-0 sweep of division leader Whatcom CC. The win spoiled the Orcas chance at a perfect league record in 2019 -- something Edmonds did one year ago.

The Tritons finished 27-12 and 9-3 in North Region play, ending on a five-game win streak. Whatcom still earned the North Region crown and completed the regular season 20-8 with a 11-1 mark in the North.

FIRST SET — [25-17] After an evenly-fought start to the match, Sarah Gauna riffled down her first kill of the night to open the lea-d to 7-5. She would finish the night with six kills. Ceirra Dean followed up with an ace to extend the lead to 8-5. The Tritons opened up another lead with a big kill from middle blocker Danika Brown. Sadie Gardner was a force the entire night and added seven kills in the first set -- none bigger than the two that extended the lead to 21-16 when she scored back-to-back points. Gardner ended the Orcas hope of a first set comeback with the final kill.

SECOND SET — [25-13] Gardner showed up early again in the second set with three of the first four Triton points. Trailing 6-4, Dean led the Tritons on a huge run, serving five times in a row which led to five Triton points.  After an Orca timeout, Dean struck again with her second ace of the night. The Tritons built and maintained a five-point lead throughout the second set. Their lead grew again when Jerzie Pluid sent a ball hard into the floor to make the score 13-8. Edmonds never looked back in the second act and went on to win 25-13.

THIRD SET — [25-14] The third set started out sluggish as both teams traded errors. Pluid woke the Tritons up with a big block to give Edmonds a 7-6 edge. Pluid then added back-to-back kills to push the lead to 10-7. Sophomore setter Haylee Hooper earned her first kill of the night with a cheeky setter attack to make the score 11-7 and force an Orca timeout. She would finish the night with 29 assists. Later in the set, an ace by sophomore libero Payton Ludwig pushed the score to 17-11 and forced another Orca timeout. Out of the break, Ludwig continued her dominance at the serving stripe. She led the Tritons on a 7-3 run to close out the final set. Sadie Gardner dominated the match with 22 kills.

The 2019 NWAC Championship Tournament starts on Thursday, November 21 at the Tacoma Convention Center. The Tritons are the No. 2 seed from the North and will face Linn-Benton CC (27-10, 13-3 South), the No. 3 seed from the South Region. First serve is set for 2 p.m. It is the fourth consecutive trip to the postseason for the program under Tony Miranda. 

There is a new NWAC pay-per-view streaming service this year for all championship events. 

The four sophomores who played in their final home match are Audree Weekes, Payton Ludwig, Haylee Hooper and Sadie Gardner. The past two years they've gone 59-20 overall, including 21-3 in North Region action. The two year stretch will go down in program history as one of the most successful ever.Pictures from sophomore night can be found on the Athletics Facebook page.

Basketball stumbles out of the gate opening weekend

Men's hoops drops games to Centralia and South Puget Sound

EVERETT -- Edmonds College men's basketball lost their first two games of the season in Everett, Wash. on Saturday November 16 and 17. The Tritons fell to Centralia 87-78 and South Puget Sound 86-69. Both teams were NWAC playoff qualifiers last year.

Saturday's game was a back-and-forth affair with 10 total lead changes. Centralia pulled away in the final minutes, closing on a 7-0 run in the final 1:20 to defeat the Tritons. Parker Landdeck paced Edmonds with 17 points. Tre'Var Holland notched a double double with 11 points and 13 assists, and Naji Ibrahim had 14 points and 9 rebounds off the bench.

South Puget Sound held a 10-point halftime lead and stayed the course to top Edmonds Sunday. Yadel Hedego was the Tritons' leading scorer with 14 points in 14 minutes of action off the bench. Tre'Var Holland and Naji Ibrahim each reached double figures.

Edmonds College welcomes Peninsula College, Grays Harbor College and Clackamas CC for the annual Triton-Pirate Classic in Seaview Gym November 23-24. The schedule will be doubleheaders both days. Edmonds will play Clackamas first on November 23 at 6 p.m. General admission is $5 per day. 

Balino shines in two losses at the YVC Tip-off

YAKIMA -- The Triton women's hoops team also came away winless in their first two tries this past weekend. The squad opened the season at the Yakima Valley College Tip-off Tournament. On Friday they fell to Treasure Valley 74-52; on Saturday Centralia used a huge second quarter to separate themselves and run away to win 90-61.

Gieani Balino shined in the two losses, leading the team as the high scorer in both contests. She topped all scorers with 19 points against Treasure Valley; versus Centralia she scored 20 points. Briarra Nakiheicontributed 16 points and 7 rebounds and Stephanie Cannon added 10 points off the bench on Saturday. The Trailblazers outshot the Tritons from the field and connected on 15 three-pointers.

Edmonds goes east of the mountains for the second of three trips during the non-league portion of the schedule November 23-24 when they participate in the Wenatchee Valley Classic. First up will be Chemeketa (0-1) on November 23 at 4 p.m., followed by the host Wenatchee Valley (1-0) on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Hauser, Ramirez, Erkut collect NWAC awards

Women's soccer sophomore defender Lexi Ramirez (Lake Stevens, Wash.) and men's soccer sophomore goal keeper Colin Hauser (Boise, Idaho) were named NWAC All-Stars. Ramirez has been a mainstay in the backfield both years and helped anchor the defense on last year's playoff team in 2018.
Hauser has made numerous highlight-reel worthy saves in his two years in goal for the Tritons. In all he finishes his career with 155 saves and a .771 save percentage. The Boise High School product earned six shutouts as well.

Despite missing the playoffs, men's soccer head coach Ozzy Erkut was voted as the NWAC North Region Co-Coach of the Year by his peers. It is the ;second time he has been bestowed with the honor. The last time was after his first season in 2015.

Baseball inducts 2003 championship team

LYNNWOOD -- The 2003 NWAC Baseball Championship team was inducted into the Triton Baseball of Fame on Saturday, November 9 in Seaview Gym.

Donnie Marbut, the former Triton skipper who led the 2002 and 2003 squads to titles, introduced the players and spoke about the team. Marbut was inducted into the HOF as an individual in 2017. Edmonds won 43 games in 2003 and defeated Lower Columbia in extra innings to claim the crown. Double-digit players moved on to four-year universities and three players from the group played professional baseball. At the time, the 43 wins were an NWAC record for wins in a season. It was the seventh year of the event which also features a dinner and silent auction in addition to honoring the alumni and rich tradition of the program. All proceeds from the fundraiser go towards the baseball program.

Triton basketball opens 2019-20 slate

Both Edmonds College basketball teams will open the 2019-20 on the road this weekend. Women's hoops goes east of the mountains and begins their season at the Yakima Valley College Tip-off Tournament on Friday, November 15. The Tritons, who are led by first-year head coach Nick Amrine, face Treasure Valley CC in their opener at 4 p.m.

Men's hoops has a short trip north to Everett CC this weekend. On Saturday, November 16 they start the year with an opponent they played four times in 2018-19, Centralia College. The Trailblazers knocked the Tritons out of the championship tournament last March. Saturday they clash with Centralia at 4 p.m; Sunday they matchup with South Puget Sound at 2 p.m.

Soccer sophomores play final home games

LYNNWOOD -- The 2019 Edmonds College soccer seasons have come to an end. On Saturday, October 30 the Tritons celebrated four women's soccer sophomores and six men's soccer sophomores who played in the final home games of their Triton careers.

Skagit Valley topped the women 3-1, and beat the men 3-2. Sophomore Katy Ewoniuk scored for the women; sophomore Rofaiel Dawood and Bradley Mabalo found the back of the net for the men.

Thank you to women's soccer sophomores Mariah Davis (Meadowdale HS, Lynnwood, Wash.), Katy Ewoniuk (Hillcrest HS, Sandy, Utah), Lexi Ramirez (Lake Stevens HS, Lake Stevens, Wash.) and Julia Hart (Mountlake Terrace HS, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.), and thank you to men's soccer sophomores Said Dominguez (Del Sol Academy, Las Vegas, Nev.), Cyrus Bolosan (Campbell HS, Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Masahiro Ichikawa (Aichi Toho, Nagoya, Japan), Colin Hauser (Boise HS, Boise, Idaho), Rofaiel Dawood (Lynnwood HS, Cairo, Egypt), and Devin Sutomo (El Shaddai International, Jakarta, Indonesia).

Pictures from both games can be found on the Athletics Facebook page. The NWAC All-Region and All-Star teams will be announced later this week.

Volleyball extends win streak to four

After a 3-0 loss at Skagit Valley on October 16, Triton volleyball has rattled off a four-game win streak. The latest victim was Shoreline on October 30 -- Edmonds defeated the Dolphins in four sets {box score}. The Tritons have climbed back to second place in the North Region standings headed into the regular season finale with first place Whatcom. The Orcas are currently ranked fifth in the NWAC and are riding a 13-game winning streak; they are unbeaten in region play. Edmonds (26-12, 8-3 North) has punched their ticket to the post season for the fourth consecutive year and will open the NWAC Championship Tournament November 21 in Tacoma, Wash.

Sophomore captains Haylee Hooper and Sadie Gardner were selected as the NWAC North Region Setter and Offensive Players of the Week on October 30. We will honor our four sophomores prior to the start of Wednesday night's match against Whatcom in Seaview Gym at 7 p.m. General admission is $5. 

Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday

Edmonds College baseball will hold its 7th annual auction/dinner and Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Seaview Gym on Saturday, November 9. Doors will open for social hour (no-host bar) at 5:30 p.m. This year's inductee will be the 2003 NWAC championship team. Tickets will not be available for puchase the night of the event. If interested in attending, see a current baseball player or contact head coach Scott Kelly. All proceeds go to the Edmonds College baseball program.

Gardner propels Tritons to third straight win

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College volleyball team pushed its winning streak to three games Friday night with a 3-0 victory (25-15, 25-18, 25-18) against the Everett Community College Trojans.

The Tritons move to 25-12 overall and 7-3 in the NWAC North Region, while the Trojans fall to 5-18 overall and 1-8 in conference. Edmonds hits the road for a matchup at Shoreline Community College before returning home November 6 for sophomore night.

In the first set, Edmonds raced out to an early 9-2 lead behind six serves in a row from Sadie Gardner. After a Trojan timeout, the visitors mounted a rally of their own, scoring four straight points. After a quick 3-0 run by the Trojans, Sara Gauna ended the threat with a thunderous kill. Gardner finished off the first set with her fifth kill of the frame, ending the evening with 19 total.

Jerzie Pluid got the action going for the Tritons in the second set. With the score tied 2-2, Pluid earned her team two points with back-to-back blocks. Danika Brown checked in with the score 9-7 and earned two more kills by way of Haylee Hooper. Hooper finished the night with 28 assists. Pluid struck again with another big block late in the set to up the Triton lead to 19-16. The Tritons didn’t look back and closed with a 9-2 run.

Edmonds found themselves in an early deficit early in the third act. Trailing 7-5, Katie Banks righted the ship with five scoring serves, one by way of ace. Garnder extended the lead with three kills in-a-row to make the score 11-8. Ceirra Dean continued her hot serving streak with another ace in the third set which helped build a 16-10 lead. It was all Gardner the rest of the way as she accounted for four of the final six final points. {box score}

Volleyball stuns Bellevue on the road

BELLEVUE -- Make it two in-a-row for the Edmonds College volleyball team after a 3-0 sweep at second place Bellevue Wednesday night. The final in straight sets was 25-17, 25-21, 21-9. {box score}

Down the stretch -- and dealing with a different mix of players because of injuries -- Sadie Gardner and Sara Gauna have stepped up to anchor the offensive attack. Danika Brown has been solid in the middle and Haylee Hooper is dishing the ball out effectively.  The Tritons (24-12, 6-3 North) are still getting back to full strength as the entire roster has been counted on to contribute.

Snohomish County rival Everett CC (5-17, 1-7 North) comes to Seaview Gym on Friday night at 7 p.m. A road clash at Shoreline will follow on Wednesday, October 30.

Basketball Schedules released

The Edmonds College basketball season is right around the corner, and both teams have released their 2019-20 schedules. Women's basketball already has one scrimmage under their belt, September 28 at Douglas College. Both Triton squads participated at the NWAC Juco Jamboree in Centralia, Wash. this past Saturday. Next up for the women will be two home scrimmages October 23 and November 1 before they open the season at the Yakima Valley Tip-off Tournament November 15. Men's hoops has home scrimmages October 23 and November 1 as well, and officially starts the 2019-20 campaign on November 16 at Everett CC versus Centralia College. 

Women's Basketball Schedule | Men's Basketball Schedule

Soccer suffers pair of 1-0 defeats to PC

LYNNWOOD -- Triton soccer had two hard fought battles with the Peninsula Pirates at Triton Field on Wednesday that resulted in a pair of 1-0 defeats. 

The women had a sound strategy to contain the NWAC's No. 1-ranked team. The Pirates' single goal was their lowest scoring output of the season. Freshman Lima Mauga, in her second start of the season in goal, turned away four shots including a penalty kick early on in the first half.

The achilles heel for the men's team has been its inability to score. Wednesday's 1-0 loss was the ninth one-goal loss of the season and second in-a-row for the Tritons. The offense was only able to muster one shot on goal; Keepers Colin Hauser and Spencer Haney split the match in goal.

Both teams play at Shoreline CC on Saturday night. Those matches will be played at Twin Ponds Park in Shoreline, Wash. at 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men) respectively. The field address is 16501 N 155th St, Shoreline, WA 98133.

The season finales are coming up Wednesday, October 30 at Triton Field when Skagit Valley College visits. It will also be Sophomore Day -- both teams will honor their sophomores at halftime. The women kickoff at 2 p.m., followed by the men at 4:15 p.m. Come support the sophomores in their final home matches of their Triton careers!

Volleyball back in the win column, sweeps OC

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College volleyball team blanked the Olympic College Rangers (25-18, 25-19, 25-18) Friday night to snap a two-game losing streak. The Tritons improved to 23-12 overall and upped their mark to 5-3 in the North Region.

Edmonds won the first set 25-18 powered by Sara Gauna's five kills. Haylee Hooper dished out nine assists in set one. She would finish the night with 23 total. The Tritons were out killed in the first set 13-10 but benefited from 10 Ranger errors.

In the second set with the scored tied at 2-2, the Tritons rattled off four points in-a-row to take a 6-2 lead. The run started when Gauna hammered home a kill and Sadie Gardner followed up with the first off her two blocks on the night to excite the crowd. The Tritons controlled the second act, leading 15-10, when Gardner showed up again with back-to-back kills to advance the Tritons’ lead to 17-10; they would go on to win 25-19. Gardner finished with 10 kills to lead the Tritons.

The Tritons found themselves down six points to start the third set. Audree Weekes stopped the Rangers’ run with a kill. The Tritons managed to even the score when Ceirra Dean delivered a scoring-serve. The Tritons put the match away on a 6-0 run fueled by consecutive kills from Gardner, Weekes, and Gauna. {Box score} Edmonds will hit the road for another North Region matchup at Bellevue College on Wednesday, October 23.

Edmonds soccer falls to Whatcom

BELLINGHAM -- Edmonds College men's soccer dropped yet another tight match, this time to eighth-ranked Whatcom CC in Bellingham, 1-0. Saturday's loss is the eighth match in which the Tritons have lost by just one score this season. Edmonds has showed it can hang with the best, but they have not been able to breakthrough. Their defense has been stout, only allowing 16 goals on the season (tied for 9th best in the NWAC). The women were blanked 2-0 in the first game on Saturday with Alba Roop saving six shots in a losing effort. Both teams return to Triton Field on Wednesday to face Peninsula College. The women kickoff against Peninsula at 2 p.m. The men's tilt starts at 4:15 p.m. Both Pirate teams are currently ranked No. 2 in the NWAC. General admission for all Triton home games is $5.

Trojans sweep Triton soccer at Kasch Park

EVERETT -- Triton soccer was unable to collect any points in both road matches at Kasch Park versus Everett CC on Wednesday afternoon. The women fell 3-0 and the men lost another close match to the Trojans, 2-1. In the women's tilt, Everett's keeper denied eight Triton shots on goal. The Tritons outshout the Trojans 8-to-6 but couldn't convert -- something that has plagued them all year. Men's soccer freshman forward Toki Husogaya continued his strong play, scoring his third goal in as many games when he connected in the 55th minute. Husogaya, who hails from Aichi, Japan has now scored four goals on the year, which leads the team.

Upstart Skagit beats Edmonds in straight sets

MOUNT VERNON -- The Skagit Valley Cardinals volleyball team dominated Edmonds on their home floor Wednesday night, earning the 3-0 sweep in straight sets. With the loss, the Tritons will need to fend off the Cardinals and Shoreline Dolphins down the stretch in order to secure a playoff bid from the North Region. Edmonds (22-12, 4-3 North) returns to Seaview Gym on Friday night when they host Olympic College at 7 p.m. in a dig pink matchup.

Men's soccer stymied at Skagit

MOUNT VERNON -- Edmonds College men's soccer lost at Skagit Valley on Saturday 3-1. Toki Husogaya scored for the second consecutive game, cutting the Cardinals lead to 2-1 in the 63rd minute. The Aichi, Japan native has three goals on the season. The Tritons face an uphill battle if they are to crawl back in the playoff picture. They will need to beat rival Everett CC on Wednesday first. The road match starts at 3:30 p.m. at Kasch Park (8811 Airport Road, Everett WA 98204).

Five players net goals in win over Shoreline

LYNNWOOD -- Cyrus Bolosan's goal in the 9th minute got the Tritons rolling early over Shoreline and they never looked back. Wataru Muto followed with a goal in the 34th minute, and just one minute later Toki Husogaya found the back of the net for his second goal of the season to spot the team to a 3-0 lead before the half. Said Dominguez and Cole Jacksonadded second half scores to push the Tritons past the Dolphins 5-0 at Triton Field on Wednesday. Spencer Haney saved three shots and earned the clean sheet in goal. It was a big win for Edmonds if they are to stay in the race for a playoff berth and was a nice bounce back win after three straight tight losses to Everett (1-0), Whatcom (3-2), and Peninsula (2-1). 

Now past the midway point of region play, the Tritons have another opportunity to help position themselves for that playoff spot on Saturday when they visit Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash. Edmonds has eight points in the standings, trailing Skagit by two. Whatcom and Everett are tied in second place with 16 points apiece. Men's soccer stays on the road for matches at Everett on October 16 and Whatcom on October 19 before returning to Triton Field October 23 against Peninsula.

Women's soccer falls to Cardinals 2-1

MOUNT VERNON -- The Skagit Valley Cardinals scored goals in the 3rd and 68th minutes that eventually held up, defeating Edmonds women's soccer 2-1 on Saturday in Mount Vernon. Edmonds-Woodway High School product Meimee Letson found the back of the net for the Tritons in the 71st minute. Edmonds fired more shots than Skagit (12-10) but the Cardinals converted two of their six shots on goal for scores. 

It was a better result than when the teams met on September 21 at Triton Field. The Cardinals beat Edmonds 3-0 in that match. Edmonds has another road tilt on Wednesday at rival Everett CC. The Trojans won the region opener 2-1 on September 7, but the Tritons battled to a 2-2 tie on September 28 at Triton Field. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Kasch Park (8811 Airport Road, Everett WA 98204).

Holloway's brace lifts Tritons past Dolphins

LYNNWOOD -- Lucy Holloway's two second half goals helped lift the Edmonds College women's soccer team past Shoreline CC 3-0 on Wednesday at Triton Field. The freshman scored the first and second collegiate goals of her career in the 62nd and 77th minutes. Another late Shoreline own goal put the game out of reach. Lima Mauga earned the clean sheet in her first career start in goal. Edmonds dominated, outshooting the Dolphins 13-2, including a 12-1 advantage for shots on goal. {Box score}

It was the first win of the season for Edmonds and first for Aaron Howe as head coach. The ladies responded after dropping two matches at Whatcom on October 2, and at No. 2 Peninsula on Saturday. The team goes to Mount Vernon, Wash. on Saturday, October 12 for the first of three straight road matches when they face Skagit Valley College (5-6-1, 4-4-1 North).

Baseball adds fall ball game at UW

Triton baseball has added another fall baseball game for Monday, October 14. The Tritons will host Pierce College at the University of Washington's Husky Ballpark in Seattle, Wash. First pitch of the single nine inning affair is set for 7 p.m.

First place Orcas defeat Tritons in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM -- Edmonds College volleyball forced a fourth set against Whatcom on Friday night, but could not complete a late run as the Orcas topped the Tritons 3-1 in Bellingham. The Tritons lost the first two sets 25-20 and 25-22, but took the third set 25-18. After trailing by as many as 10 points in the fourth set, Edmonds made a late rally but fell short. Sadie Gardner served four aces in the match and led the Tritons with 13 kills. Whatcom now sits alone atop the North standings after the first round of regional play. Edmonds is in third place, two games behind Whatcom and trails second place Bellevue by one game. The top four teams qualify for the NWAC Tournament November 21-24 in Tacoma, Wash.

Volleyball prevails in five sets Friday

MOUNT VERNON -- Even with a severely banged up group, the Edmonds College volleyball team continues to grind through region play and earn important victories. On Friday, it was a five-set thriller against Shoreline. The Dolphins took the first set 25-21, but the Tritons bounced back to win the second 25-21 and the third set 27-25. Shoreline continued fight, notching a 25-17 fourth set triumph. With the score knotted up 4-4 in the deciding set, Edmonds pulled away with an 11-2 run to close out the match. Danika Brown (14 pts), Sadie Gardner (18 pts), and Sara Gauna (14.5 pts) all played key roles in the win and were responsible for double digit points individually. {Box score}

Edmonds cruised past Everett 3-0 on the road October 2 in a three set sweep. Sadie Gardner led the way with 13 kills and 12 digs.

Edmonds (22-10, 4-1 North) has an intriguing matchup in Bellingham, Wash. on Friday, October 11 at Whatcom CC (14-7, 5-0 North). The Orcas are riding a seven-game winning streak and have surfaced as the top team in the North Region standings after defeating Bellevue on the road Wednesday. Triton volleyball is ranked No. 8 in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll that was released on October 9. Bellevue College is the only other North team in the poll -- they landed at No. 5. Edmonds travels to Skagit Valley on October 16 before returning to Seaview Gym on October 18 versus Olympic College.

Volleyball prevails in five sets Friday

LYNNWOOD -- Even with a severely banged up group, the Edmonds College volleyball team continues to grind through region play and earn important victories. On Friday, it was a five-set thriller against Shoreline. The Dolphins took the first set 25-21, but the Tritons bounced back to win the second 25-21 and the third set 27-25. Shoreline continued fight, notching a 25-17 fourth set triumph. With the score knotted up 4-4 in the deciding set, Edmonds pulled away with an 11-2 run to close out the match. Danika Brown (14 pts), Sadie Gardner (18 pts), and Sara Gauna (14.5 pts) all played key roles in the win and were responsible for double digit points individually. 

Edmonds cruised past Everett 3-0 on the road October 2 in a three set sweep. Sadie Gardner led the way with 13 kills and 12 digs.

Edmonds (22-10, 4-1 North) has an intriguing matchup in Bellingham, Wash. on Friday, October 11 at Whatcom CC (14-7, 5-0 North). The Orcas are riding a seven-game winning streak and have surfaced as the top team in the North Region standings after defeating Bellevue on the road Wednesday. Triton volleyball is ranked No. 8 in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll that was released on October 9. Bellevue College is the only other North team in the poll -- they landed at No. 5. Edmonds travels to Skagit Valley on October 16 before returning to Seaview Gym on October 18 versus Olympic College.

Holloway's brace lifts Tritons past Dolphins

LYNNWOOD -- Lucy Holloway's two second half goals helped lift the Edmonds College women's soccer team past Shoreline CC 3-0 on Wednesday at Triton Field. The freshman scored the first and second collegiate goals of her career in the 62nd and 77th minutes. Another late Shoreline own goal put the game out of reach. Lima Mauga earned the clean sheet in her first career start in goal. Edmonds dominated, outshooting the Dolphins 13-2, including a 12-1 advantage for shots on goal. 

It was the first win of the season for Edmonds and first for Aaron Howe as head coach. The ladies responded after dropping two matches at Whatcom on October 2, and at No. 2 Peninsula on Saturday. The team goes to Mount Vernon, Wash. on Saturday, October 12 for the first of three straight road matches when they face Skagit Valley College (5-6-1, 4-4-1 North).

Five players net goals in win over Shoreline

LYNNWOOD -- Cyrus Bolosan's goal in the 9th minute got the Tritons rolling early over Shoreline and they never looked back. Wataru Muto followed with a goal in the 34th minute, and just one minute later Toki Husogaya found the back of the net for his second goal of the season to spot the team to a 3-0 lead before the half. Said Dominguez and Cole Jackson added second half scores to push the Tritons past the Dolphins 5-0 at Triton Field on Wednesday. Spencer Haney saved three shots and earned the clean sheet in goal. It was a big win for Edmonds if they are to stay in the race for a playoff berth and was a nice bounce back win after three straight tight losses to Everett (1-0), Whatcom (3-2), and Peninsula (2-1). 

Now past the midway point of region play, the Tritons have another opportunity to help position themselves for that playoff spot on Saturday when they visit Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash. Edmonds has eight points in the standings, trailing Skagit by two. Whatcom and Everett are tied in second place with 16 points apiece. Men's soccer stays on the road for matches at Everett on October 16 and Whatcom on October 19 before returning to Triton Field October 23 against Peninsula.

Hoops squads at Juco Jamboree Saturday

Both Edmonds College basketball teams will be traveling to Centralia, Wash. for the Northwest Juco Jamboree on Saturday, October 12 at the Northwest Sportshub (701 Allen Ave., Centralia, WA 98531). The jamobree will have a 30 minute running clock for each matchup and features many four-year coaches who will be there to recruit players from the NWAC.

Men's schedule: Portland CC at 10 a.m. (Court 4); Lower Columbia College at 10:45 a.m. (Court 3); Mt. Hood CC at 1 p.m. (Court 2).

Women's schedule: North Idaho College at 1 p.m. (Court 6); Linn-Benton CC at 1:45 p.m. (Court 5); Tacoma CC at 4 p.m. (Court 6); Mt. Hood CC at 5:30 p.m. (Court 6).

Whatcom tops Triton women 5-1

LYNNWOOD -- Triton women's soccer struggled against Whatcom CC at Triton Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Orcas jumped ahead early and never looked back, building off a 2-0 halftime lead to win running away 5-1. Katy Ewoniuk scored the Triton goal in the 73rd minute and was assisted by Lexi Ramirez. Edmonds is at Peninsula on Saturday.

Women's soccer battles to 2-2 draw

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women's soccer earned their first point in the standings on Saturday after a inspired second half comeback against rival Everett CC. After trailing 2-0 at the break, Casey Gonzales' (Mukilteo, Wash.) two goals in the second stanza sparked the Triton turnaround. Edmonds outshot the second place Trojans 10-7 in the 2-2 draw. Kiriri Onishi (Osaka, Japan) was credited with her first assist of the season on Gonzales's second goal.

Men's soccer rally falls short against WCC

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College men's soccer allowed two second half goals, and fell to Whatcom CC at Triton Field 3-2 on Wednesday. The Orcas struck first in the 20th minute off a penalty kick. The Tritons responded when Omar Padilla headed one in from Shomly Toro in the 32nd minute to even the match into the half. Two Whatcom goals within six minutes of each other pushed their lead to 3-1 before Masahiro Ichikawa netted his first goal of the season from Wataru Muto, who collected his second assist. Edmonds is at Peninsula on Saturday.

Late own goal dooms men's soccer

LYNNWOOD -- For over 80 minutes Triton men's soccer went neck and neck with No. 2-ranked Everett CC on Saturday. Both teams fought back-and-forth at Triton Field and were scoreless into the 82nd minute. In the end, it was an unfortunate own goal that sealed their fate late in the second half. The Tritons' Colin Hauser saved five shots in goal; the offense fired three shots on goal in the match. The two teams have one more showdown at Everett on October 16. 

Triton volleyball topples Trojans

EVERETT -- Triton volleyball bounced back in the win column on Wednesday night after a convincing 3-0 triumph at Everett CC. The win also marked the first points in the "T" Trophy standings for the Triton athletic department in their rivalry competition with the Snohomish County foe. Edmonds hosts Shoreline on Friday in Seaview Gym.

BC snaps volleyball's North Region win streak

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College volleyball saw their 14-game North Region winning streak snapped Friday night in a five-set thriller with Bellevue College (25-23, 20-25, 19-25, 25-21, 11-15). The sixth-ranked Tritons suffered their first loss in regional play dating back to November 7, 2017. Sophomore  Sadie Gardner (Vernal, Utah) had a solid all-around performance with 11 kills, 15 digs and 3 aces. Edmonds cut the Bulldogs lead to just one point at 11-10 in the deciding set, but Bellevue prevailed, ending the match on a 4-1 run {Box Score} Volleyball gets another shot at Bellevue on October 23.

Hooper Latest Triton to earn AOTW Recognition

Haylee HooperEdmonds College volleyball sophomore Haylee Hooper is the latest Triton to earn NWAC Athlete of the Week recognition. The Auburn Mountain View High School product was selected as the NWAC Volleyball Athlete of the Week on September 24. Hooper, who has battled an injury sustained at the NWAC Crossover Tournament and been off the court the past three weeks, sprung back to life in a dominating performance over Skagit Valley on Friday. The setter was previously honored as the North Region setter of the week on August 30. Read More >>

The Tritons have been well represented on the NWAC's weekly volleyball honors. In addition to Hooper claiming the Athlete of the Week, Edmonds took the other two regional awards this week -- Danika Brown (West Anchorage, Alaska) is the North Offensive Player of the Week and Payton Ludwig (Lake Stevens, Wash.) is the North Defensive Player of the Week.

Week 1 | Haylee Hooper - North Setter of the Week; Week 2 | Payton Ludwig - NWAC AOTW & North Defensive Player of the Week; Week 3 | Audree Weekes - North Setter of the Week; Week 4 | Danika Brown - North Offensive Player of the Week

Abad honored at SnoCo Sports HOF banquet

EVERETT -- Edmonds College men's soccer alum Julio Abad was honored at the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. on September 18 as the Snohomish County Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year. Abad, who was the Triton Athletics Male Athlete of the Year in 2018-19, is currently a member of the Long Island University men's soccer program, a NCAA DI in New York. Edmonds College soccer coach Ozzy Erkut introduced Abad and his mother Cynthia Abad accepted the award on his behalf. Read about the night >>

Five sophomores compete at NWAC Showcase

LONGVIEW -- Five sophomore baseball players were in Longview, Wash. on September 21 for the annual NWAC Sophomore Showcase at Lower Columbia College. The catching duo of Mark Wright (Federal Way HS) and Alex Garcia (South Kitsap HS) joined outfielders Jacob Butler (Kentlake HS), Dylan Cyr (Mount Vernon HS), and Kolby Force (Rogers HS) for the North Region squad.

Wright, who also plays first base, and Garcia will handle a majority of the catching duties for the Tritons this year. Butler was a 1st-Team North selection last year; Cyr earned a North Gold Glove in his freshman campaign; Force spent last year at NCAA DI California State University Northridge.

Edmonds downs Olympic in three sets

BREMERTON -- Edmonds is off to a 2-0 start in region play after defeating Olympic College in straight sets on Wednesday night (25-21, 25-23, 25-14). Sophomore Sadie Gardner led the way with 15 kills and Danika Brown continued her stellar play of late with a hitting percentage of .533 in the match. {Box Score} The Tritons host Bellevue College in Seaview Gym at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 27.

Volleyball tops Cardinals in Region Opener

LYNNWOOD -- Triton volleyball played a back-and-forth first set against Skagit Valley in their region opener Friday, but cruised in next two to sweep the Cardinals in straight sets 25-19, 25-12, 25-10. {Box Score} Edmonds, who upped their overall record to 19-9, significantly improved their hitting percentage in sets two and three to finish off Skagit. Sadie Garnder and Danika Brown tallied double digit kills and Haylee Hooper notched 35 assists in the win.

Next up: at Olympic College (7-10, 0-0 North) on Wednesday, September 25 in Bremerton, Wash. before returning to Seaview Gym for a home match against Bellevue College (17-7, 1-0 North) on Friday, September 27. General admission for all Triton home games is $5.  

Men's Soccer splits North Region tilts

Edmonds loses at Shoreline but rebounds to blank Skagit Valley

LYNNWOOD -- Men's soccer split North Region matches this past week. On September 18 they were unable to convert offensively, losing to Shoreline 1-0. Edmonds outshot the Dolphins 18-11 in the match, including 5 corners to Shoreline's 0, but left empty handed., 

The team responded on Saturday with a 2-0 blanking of Skagit Valley at Triton Field. They used an own goal in the 18th minute to jump ahead, and Toki Husogaya's (Aichi, Japan) goal in the 31st minute gave them a lead they would not relinquish. Wataru Muto (Chiba, Japan) picked up his first assist of the year on Husogaya's score. After the first of three rounds of North Region play Edmonds (2-3-2, 1-2-2 North) finds themselves right in the hunt for a playoff spot, trailing Whatcom by 2 points.

Next up: The Tritons host rival Everett CC (6-1-3, 3-1-1 North) at Triton Field on Saturday, September 28 at 2:15 p.m. The team has a bye on Wednesday. General admission for all Triton home games is $5.

Women's Soccer searching for first win

Edmonds College women's soccer continues to fight but has not been able to find the win column yet this season. In two games last week the ladies dropped matches at Shoreline CC, 2-0, and versus Skagit Valley College on their home turf. First year coach Aaron Howe knew it would be a challenge to fill out a competitive roster this season with the timing of his hiring, but despite those challenges, the team has been competitive in all of their games.

In Wednesday's game at Shoreline the Tritons outshout the Dolphins 18-10 but the Dolphins keeper stood her ground, saving 12 shots. Shoreline mustered five shots on goal, with two of them getting past Triton keeper Alba Roop. On Saturday the Tritons and Cardinals went into halftime scoreless, but the second half belonged to Skagit's Amber Elliano who netted three goals to push the Cards past the Tritons, 3-0.

Edmonds (0-7, 0-5 North) is back at it Saturday, September 28 after a bye on Wednesday as they take on Everett CC (7-2-1, 3-1-1 North) at Triton Field for a noon kickoff. Coach Howe has already secured 13 verbal commitments for next year's recruiting class.

Hauser Chosen as NWAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week

Colin HauserSophomore Colin Hauser (Boise, Idaho) was outstanding in goal for Edmonds College men's soccer the past week and for his efforts has been named NWAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week. Hauser helped Edmonds earn two draws against perennial North powers Whatcom CC and Peninsula College. On September 11 at Whatcom he turned away 6 shots in a 1-1 tie. Later in the week at home against Peninsula he saved an additional 11 shots to help Edmonds earn the scoreless draw. Read More >>

Ludwig named NWAC Volleyball Athlete of the Week

Payton LudwigTriton volleyball libero Payton Ludwig (Lake Stevens, Wash.) was selected as the NWAC Volleyball Athlete of the Week as announced by the conference office on September 5. The sophomore helped the Tritons to a perfect 4-0 mark in home wins August 27 and 28.

Ludwig was also chosen as the NWAC North Setter of the Week. 


Men's Soccer earns draw with Peninsula

Women's soccer fell in both their matches last week

LYNNWOOD -- Triton men's soccer earned two hard fought draws this week at Whatcom on September 11 and at home in a scoreless affair with Peninsula on September 14. Kaden Rizvi's penalty kick helped the Tritons to a 1-1 tie at Whatcom. Keeper Colin Hauser was outstanding in goal to hold Peninsula scoreless in Saturday's tilt. 

Women's soccer lost at Whatcom 2-0 and fell to Peninsula 4-0 on Saturday. Edmonds has been competitive in all of their matches this season and will look to get in the win column on Wednesday, September 18 at Shoreline CC. Both matches are being played at Shoreline Park (19030 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline WA 98155). The women kickoff at noon, followed by the men at 2:15 p.m.

Banged-up Tritons prepare for North opener

Volleyball is battling injures after 2-2 showing at NWAC Crossover Tournament

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College volleyball finished 2-2 at the Edmonds College-hosted NWAC Volleyball Crossover Tournament in Seaview Gym on September 13 and 14. Lane CC went undefeated to the claim the championship. The Tritons have been hit with a rash of injuries the past two weeks. Edmonds' Jerzie Pluid(Bonners Ferry, Idaho) and Sadie Gardner (Vernal, Utah) were selected to the All-Tournament Team. The Tritons open North Region play Friday, September 20 in Seaview Gym at 7 p.m. versus Skagit Valley College.

Softball Releases Fall Schedule

New Edmonds College softball head coach Ashley Lokey has announced her 2019 fall ball game schedule. The Tritons will square off at three NCAA schools on consecutive weekends starting with NCAA DII Western Washington University on September 28. On October 6 they travel to NCAA DI Seattle University and close out the slate at NCAA DI Portland State University on October 13. 

NWAC Baseball Sophomore Showcase is September 20

Triton Baseball has also started their fall season and played Northwest Elite on Sunday, September 8 at Triton Field. Edmonds goes to Bellevue College on Friday, September 20 for a 4 p.m. twinbill. The annual sophomore showcase takes place the next day, September 21, at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Wash. Five players have been selected to participate: Mark Wright (Federal Way HS, Federal Way, Wash.), Alex Garcia (South Kitsap HS, Port Orchard, Wash.), Jacob Butler (Kentlake HS, Kent, Wash.), Dylan Cyr(Mount Vernon HS, Mount Vernon, Wash.), and Kolby Force (Rogers HS, Puyallup, Wash.).

Weary Jr. picked up by WWU Hoops

BELLINGHAM -- Western Washington University head men's basketball coach Tony Dominguez has announced that guard Erwin Weary Jr. has joined the program as part of the incoming recruiting class that will debut in 2019-20 for the Vikings. Weary Jr. will be a sophomore for the Vikings after transferring from Edmonds College. The Lynnwood native had a standout prep career at Cedar Park Christian of Mountlake Terrace where he was selected as the Washington 1B State Player of the Year following his senior season in 2017-18.  Read More >>

Soccer Tripped up at Everett

EVERETT -- In two close matches, both Edmonds College soccer squads were tripped up in their North Region openers at Everett CC on September 7. The women grabbed an early lead off Kiriri Onishi's (Osaka, Japan) unassisted goal in the 42nd minute and took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but it wouldn't hold up. The Trojans struck twice in the second stanza to secure the victory. Edmonds showed well statistically -- they outshot Everett 14-5, had seven corner kicks to Everett's three, and tallied 9 shots on goal. 

The men suffered a 1-0 decision in a tight contest at Kasch Park. Everett's lone goal in the 32nd minute was the difference. The Tritons had eight shots on goal -- two coming from Wataru Muto -- but were unable to convert their chances. Both teams head to Bellingham to face Whatcom CC on Wednesday, September 11. The women kickoff at 5 p.m., followed by the men at 7:15 p.m. 

Edmonds soccer's home openers are this Saturday, September 14 vs. Peninsula College at Triton Field. The women's match starts at noon, followed by the men at 2:15 p.m. General admission is $5.

Volleyball goes 5-2 at Bellevue Invite

BELLEVUE --The Edmonds College volleyball team continued their rigorous non-league schedule. Last week the team split games in Oregon on September 3 and 4, defeating Chemeketa (3-0), and losing to Linn-Benton (3-2). On Friday and Saturday they participated at the Bellevue College Invitational where they finished 5-2 overall. Edmonds won all three matches on Friday and split four matches on Saturday to finish tied for 3rd at the tournament. The Tritons are back at Bellevue College on Tuesday, September 10 for a doubleheader against Tacoma CC (3 p.m.) and South Puget Sound (5 p.m.) before hitting the road to matchup with with Lower Columbia (3 p.m.) and Centralia College (7 p.m.) Wednesday, September 11.

Edmonds College hosts eight teams for the 2019 NWAC Crossover Tournament in Seaview Gym Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14. Daily general admission will be $5.

Volleyball runs win streak to five

The Tritons win all four matches in Seaview Gym on August 27 and 28

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College volleyball team defeated all four teams they hosted in non-league matches played in Seaview Gym August 27 and 28. The Tritons topped Chemeketa CC (3-0) and Clark College (3-0) on Tuesday, and swept Walla Walla CC (3-0) and Yakima Valley College (3-0) on Wednesday to run their winning streak to five.

Edmonds started the season 2-4 at the NWAC Showcase, squaring off with six playoff teams from a year ago, including defending NWAC-champion Spokane. For results from the Showcase, go here >>

Edmonds (6-4) hits the road for three matches in two days down in Oregon. First up is Chemeketa CC at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3. On Wednesday morning the Tritons will scrimmage NCAA DII Western Oregon University before playing Linn-Benton CC at 1 p.m. in Albany, Ore. Later this week the Tritons will participate in the Bellevue College Invite on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7. Their first match will be against Lower Columbia College at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Sophomore setter Haylee Hooper (Auburn, Wash.) was selected as the North Region Setter of the Week on August 30.

Men's and women's soccer fall to East Region teams on Friday at Friendlies

Edmonds begins North Region play at Everett September 7

TUKWILA -- Both Edmonds College soccer squads lost the backend of their NWAC friendly matches at Starfire Sports Complex on Friday, August 23. North Idaho's goal in the 24th minute was the difference as the Cardinals outlasted the Triton men's soccer 1-0. Edmonds (1-1) had five shots on goal; the Cardinals had six opportunities.

Women's soccer weathered an astute offensive attack from Walla Walla, falling to the Warriors 2-0. Freshman keeper Alba Roop (Gillette, Wyo.) saved 16 shots in goal to keep the Tritons close. Edmonds (0-2) has added a few more players to the roster as they prepare for regional action.

Both teams open NWAC North Region play at local rival Everett CC on Saturday, September 7. The women's match kicks off at noon, followed by the men at 2:15 p.m. Everett's home games are played at Kasch Park (8811 Airport Road, Everett WA 98204).

Triton Soccer opens season at NWAC Friendlies

Volleyball begins 2019 campaign Saturday at NWAC Showcase in Oregon 

Edmonds College men's soccer started the season with a 2-0 shutout win over Bellevue in Tukwila, Wash. on Thursday morning. The Triton scores came from Kaden Rizvi (Issaquah, Wash.) and Bradley Mabalo (Clamart, France) in the 15th and 30th minute. Edmonds has a 4 p.m. matchup with North Idaho College on Friday.

Women's soccer dropped their first tilt of the year 2-1 to Tacoma CC. Jacy Elizondo (Mill Creek, Wash.) scored the lone goal in the 65th minute off an assist from Julia Hart (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.). Tacoma advanced to the NWAC Final Four last year. The Tritons face Walla Walla CC, another playoff team from a year ago, at 4 p.m. on Friday in Tukwila. WWCC made it to the quarterfinals in 2018. 

Triton volleyball begins defense of their North Region crown at the NWAC Showcase in Springfield, Ore. on Saturday, August 24. Edmonds will play four matches on the first day and opens with Linn-Benton CC at 9 a.m. followed by Lower Columbia College, Pierce College, and Walla Walla CC. 

2018-2019 Academic Year

More Tritons moving on to four-year schools

More Tritons that played at  Edmonds College during the 2018-19 season have signed to four-year universities to continue their academic and athletic careers. Men's hoops freshman guard Sean Kirk was picked up by NCAA DII Western Washington University (WWU). He will join softball sophomore infielder Chantelle Shimabukuro, who also signed with WWU. Shimabukuro was the Triton Athletics Female Athlete of the Year in 2018-19 and was a two-time NWAC North 1st Region selection as well as a NFCA All-American her freshman year.

Men's Hoops Adds Sean Kirk from Edmonds College >>| Vikings Announce Star-Studded Recruiting Class > >

Here's the full list of Tritons moving on:

  • Sean Kirk (Fr.) - Men's Basketball - Western Washington University (NCAA DII)
  • Tobyn Lawson (So.) - Men's Basketball - Mayville State University (NAIA)
  • Thomas Doyle (So.) - Men's Basketball - Chapman University (NCAA DIII)
  • Edwin Weary Jr. (Fr.) - Men's Basketball - Western Washington University (NCAA DII)
  • Drew Magaoay (So.) - Men's Basketball - Vancouver Island University (CCAA)
  • Cameron Burns (So.) - Men's Basketball - York College (NAIA)
  • Rylie Rasar (So.) - Volleyball - Marymount California University (NAIA)
  • Samantha Fast (So.) - Volleyball - Corban College (NAIA)
  • Heather Goodman (So.) - Volleyball - The Evergreen State College (NAIA)
  • Kailin Wiley (Fr.) - Women's Soccer - Florida Southern College (NCAA DII)
  • Josh Morehead (So.) - Men's Soccer - Adams State University (NCAA DII)
  • Ahmed Ahmed (So.) - Men's Soccer - Adams State University (NCAA DII)
  • Julio Abad (So.) - Men's Soccer - Long Island University (NCAA DI)
  • Taishi Adachi (So.) - Men's Soccer - Wescliff University (NAIA)
  • Taylor Shigeta (So.) - Softball - Pacific Lutheran University (NCAA DIII)
  • Shanelle Lum (So.) - Softball - Pacific Lutheran University (NCAA DIII)
  • Kamalei Labasan (So.) - Softball - University of Hawai'i at Hilo (NCAA DII)
  • Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna (So.) - Softball - University of Hawai'i at Hilo (NCAA DII)
  • Riley Sykes (So.) - Softball - Linfield College (NCAA DIII)
  • Chantelle Shimabukuro (So.) - Softball - Western Washington University (NCAA DII)
  • Sam Jones (So.) - Baseball - Western Oregon University (NCAA DII)
  • David Gibons (So.) - Baseball - Western Oregon University (NCAA DII)
  • Nic Sokol (So.) - Baseball - Lewis-Clark State College (NAIA)
  • Luke Tedrick (So.) - Baseball - Seattle University (NCAA DI)
  • Wyatt Stanley (So.) - Baseball - University of Portland (NCAA DI)

Fall Sports release schedules

All three Edmonds College athletics fall sports schedules have been released. Men's and women's soccer open the 2019 campaign on August 22 at the NWAC Friendlies at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Triton volleyball begins their season at the NWAC Fall Showcase in Springfield, Ore. on August 24.

Men's soccer has three scrimmages scheduled at Northwest University (August 13), Chemeketa CC (August 16) and Portland CC (August 17) before their opener against Bellevue College. Volleyball will scrimmage three four-year universities before their first match versus Linn-Benton CC. The Tritons are at The Evergreen State College August 12, host Northwest University August 15, and travel to Central Washington University on August 22. Official practices begin on August 1.

Women's Soccer Schedule | Men's Soccer Schedule | Volleyball Schedule

Sign up for Triton Summer Camps

Men's Basketball, Volleyball hosting summer camps in Seaview Gym

The Edmonds College men's basketball and volleyball programs are hosting camps for youth this summer. Basketball's annual summer youth camp is July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Seaview Gym. Come learn from the Triton coaching staff and interact with current Triton players. The cost of the camp is $125 and is open to elementary and middle school-aged boys and girls. 

Register and pay online (Men's Basketball): Co-Ed Youth Camp >>

Volleyball's Advanced Recruit Camp for high school-aged athletes is July 29-31 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and costs $175. The Youth All Skills Camp for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls is August 7-9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and is $125; both camps are in Seaview Gym.

Register and pay online (Volleyball): Advanced Recruit Camp >> | Youth All Skills Camp >>

Meadowdale native globe-trotting through soccer

Julio Abad has created opportunities for himself from Lynnwood to Abu Dhabi playing the sport he loves

The Triton Athletics 2018-19 Male Athlete of the Year was featured in the Everett Herald sports section on July 2, 2019. The former men's soccer player is training with the Seattle Sounders FC U-23 team, will join NCAA DI Long Island University in August and recently had the opportunity to be on the Special Olympics USA unified men's soccer team that competed at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Read the story by Nick Patterson > >

Want to #BeATriton? Soccer tryouts coming up

Men's soccer tryouts are July 14; women's soccer tryouts are August 5

Anyone interested in playing for the Edmonds College men's or women's soccer programs are welcome to attend upcoming open tryouts at Triton Field. The men's tryout is Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4-6:30 p.m. The women will hold their tryout on Thursday, August 5, 2019 from 7-9 a.m. Bring cleats, a water bottle, and shinguards with you. Triton Field is all turf and located on campus next to Seaview Gymnasium. For more information or questions, contact men's soccer coach Ozzy Erkut or women's soccer coach Aaron Howe.

Sokol earns All-American Gold Glove

Edmonds College baseball sophomore infielder Nic Sokol was named to the 2019 ABCA Rawlings Pacific Association All-American Gold Glove team. The slick fielding versatile infielder played multiple spots for the Tritons and was the only player in the NWAC to make the list. All-American Gold Glove team >>

Baseball out in two at NWAC Tourney

11 Tritons named to North All-Region and Gold Glove Team; three land All-NWAC honors

LONGVIEW -- Edmonds College baseball fell in two straight games at the NWAC Championship Tournament on Thursday and Friday, and were eliminated from the double elimination bracket ending their season in 7th place overall.

On Thursday Spokane jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth, building a lead Edmonds could not overcome. The Tritons plated two runs in the bottom of the eighth as Yugo Hamakawa scored on a passed ball and Nic Sokol ripped an RBI single into left field, but they left the bases juiced and Spokane ultimately prevailed 5-2. 

In a loser out game, Linn-Benton used a similar formula, scoring one run in the first and three in the third for a 4-0 advantage early, chasing Edmonds' starter Eric Shinjo. The Tritons could only muster three hits and faced their second left-hander of the tournament in the Roadrunners' Austen Carpenter. Linn-Benton won 5-0. Edmonds finished the 2019 campaign with a 34-13 record. 

Edmonds North-Region All-Stars: 1st Team -- David Gibons (INF), Yugo Hamakawa (INF), Jacob Butler (OF), Wyatt Stanley (P), Luke Tedrick (P); 2nd Team -- Nic Sokol (INF), Sam Jones (OF), Noah Fenz (P), Evan Massie (Relief P); Assistant Coach of the Year -- Paul Gehring; Gold Glove -- Wyatt Stanley (P), David Gibons (INF), Yugo Hamakawa (INF), Dylan Cyr (OF). NWAC Baseball All-Stars >>

Three Tritons were selected to the All-NWAC and Gold Glove team. Sophomore pitcher Luke Tedrick was named to the All-NWAC 2nd Team, and sophomore infielders Yugo Hamakawa and Nic Sokol picked up All-NWAC gold glove honors. Tedrick, a southpaw, sported one of the lowest ERAs in NWAC Baseball for a majority of the season. Hamakawa is a slick fielding shortstop who had one of the highest fielding percentages in the league, and also had the most attempts of any infielder. Sokol played multiple defensive positions for the Tritons' infield. All-NWAC Team >>

Softball places second overall in NWAC

Team 41 wins 41 games and finishes as runners up at NWAC Tournament

SPOKANE -- The Edmonds College softball team finished second at the NWAC Championships, losing in the title game to North Idaho College. Interim head coach Chuck Stark guided the Tritons to a 41-10 record and the team's highest finish since 1998. Edmonds went 4-2 over the weekend in Spokane, topping Columbia Basin 7-6, Olympic 5-4, and Douglas 3-0 before falling to North Idaho 6-3. The Tritons regrouped and mounted a wild comeback for the ages on Championship Monday, downing Douglas 10-9 after falling behind 8-0 in the first inning. Edmonds lost to North Idaho 9-1 in the title game.  

Four players were named to the All-Tournament Team: Sophomore outfielder Shanelle Lum, freshman utility player Kayla Hensley, freshman pitcher Cecilia Robbins, and freshman infielder Rhilmina Sagapolutele. On Thursday night at the Championship banquet, All-Region and All-American teams were announced and the Tritons were well represented.

Edmonds North Region All-Stars: 1st Team -- Ciena Kauhi (INF), Chantelle Shimabukuro (INF), Kamalei Labasan (OF), Liliola Vehikite (OF), Prestyne Kaimi-Montira (C), Rhilmina Sagapolutele (UTL); 2nd Team -- Cecilia Robbins (P), Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna (INF), Shanelle Lum (UTL), Staisa Micky (DH/DP).

NWAC Softball All-Stars >>

Freshmen catcher Prestyne Kaimi-Montira and freshman shortstop Ciena Kauhi were named to the NFCA's NWAC All-American Team. Kaimi-Montira was also selected as The Diamond Catcher of the Year. She finished the year with 22 home runs, 78 RBI, and only committed one error behind the dish. Kauhi led Edmonds with a .477 batting average, which included five triples, 10 doubles, 35 RBI, and 65 runs scored.

NWAC NFCA All-Americans  >>

Game recaps: Hensley's pinch-hit homer lifts Tritons past Hawks >> | Tritons mount comeback to advance in winner's bracket >> | Robbins shines as Tritons blank Douglas >> | Tritons title hopes still alive after 6-3 loss >> | Everett Herald: Tritons second in NWAC Softball Tourney >>

Baseball Wins Super Regional, Advances to NWAC Championship Tournament

The Tritons topped Big Bend twice to punch their ticket to Longview

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College topped Big Bend twice over the weekend to advance to the NWAC Championship Tournament in Longview, hosted by Lower Columbia College. The Tritons defeated the Vikings on Saturday, 9-2, capped by a grand slam by Yugo Hamakawa, and then downed Big Bend 5-2 on Sunday.Wyatt Stanley went the distance for the complete game win in the first game. Alex Garcia led the way offensively going 3-for-4. In the second matchup Noah Fenz twirled seven innings to lift the Tritons to victory. The Vikings beat Pierce in the other two Super Regional contests at Triton Field on Thursday and Friday.

It is the seventh consecutive year Edmonds baseball has made the postseason. The Tritons took home 3rd place at last year's tournament. Edmonds will open the bracket at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, May 23 against the East Region champion, Community Colleges of Spokane.

Super Regional Brackets | Championship website | Bracket | Triton Athletics Twitter

Nick Amrine Tabbed as Women's Basketball Coach

LYNNWOOD -- Nick Amrine has been hired as the new women's basketball coach at Edmonds College, effective May 2, 2019. Amrine's most recent coaching stop was as the Stanwood High School girls coach this past season where he led the Spartans to districts in his first year. Amrine has a great deal of college coaching experience, most notably 10 years as the assistant women’s hoops coach at Everett CC from 2005-2013, and again from 2016-2018. “Nick is familiar with the NWAC, is connected to the local high school basketball scene because of his experience, and has a vision larger than just winning basketball games,” said Edmonds athletic director Spencer Stark. Read More > >

Baseball Sweeps Douglas, Controls Destiny 

Showdown looms versus Everett in region finale

The stage is set for this weekend when Edmonds and Everett -- the two Snohomish County NWAC baseball powers -- collide for the regular season finale, which will determine the 2019 North Region crown. The fifth-ranked Tritons and top-ranked Trojans begin their pivotal four-game set at Triton Field on Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. 

Recent history has seen the two squads jockey for North Region supremacy. Dating back to 2008, Edmonds has secured 5 titles, Everett 4, followed by Bellevue with 3 and Skagit with 1. Other than Everett, Bellevue, and Skagit's three-way shared title in 2016, it has been Edmonds or Everett claiming the top spot every year since 2011.

The same four team lineup will also be the four playoff qualifiers from the region, which is already in place headed into the final weekend of play. Skagit has the bye week and has already filled the No. 4 spot -- they will head to the West-hosted NWAC Super Regional. The remaining slots will be determined by the Tritons' series and Bellevue's with Shoreline.

Edmonds (30-9, 15-5 North) put themselves in a position to contend after sweeping Douglas last weekend by the scores of 12-4, 4-2, 5-4, and 9-2. Solid starting pitching was the formula for success and has been the key ingredient in their current 7-game winning streak. During the win streak the pitching staff is holding opponents to under 3 runs per game. Superb outings by starters Luke Tedrick (6 IP, 0 ER), Wyatt Stanley (8 IP, 2 ER, 11 K), Eric Shinjo (9 IP, 4 ER, 11 K, CG), and Noah Fenz (8 IP, 0 ER, 12 K) propelled them to victory.

What has been most impressive about the team this year has been their ability to overcome a rash of injuries. Five players have gone down with season-ending injuries, and many players on the roster have been banged up and missed significant time at different points throughout the season. Nevertheless, the Tritons have pushed ahead and have their playoff destiny in front of them and in their control.

Friday's final home doubleheader are the 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Games -- there will be free admission for all active duty, reserve, national guard, veterans, and their families. The U.S. Joint Volunteer Service Command will be providing color guard prior to the start and veteran Keith Sessions, Captain with the South County Fire Regional Fire Authority, will be singing the national anthem. Keith's wife Shannon, who is also a veteran and current City of Lynnwood council member, will be throwing out the first pitch.

Between games 8 Triton sophomores will be honored as they play in their final home games of their Triton careers. This class leaves Edmonds with another 30-win season and helped win the North Region title in 2018.

Softball Completes 10-Game Road Swing

Tritons win their final seven straight away from Triton Field

After dropping the first three contests of a tough 10-game road stretch, the Edmonds College softball team bounced back to win their last seven in a row. Edmonds took all three doubleheaders last week, sweeping games from Pierce College, Highline College, and Skagit Valley College to improve to 33-8 overall, and 22-6 in the North.

Tuesday's sweep of Pierce saw the Tritons plate 48 runs in 13 innings winning 25-14 and 23-11. In all, the Tritons belted 8 home runs by 6 different players. Wednesday's sweep of Highline put the team over the 30-win mark for the second consecutive year, a feat that hasn't been done in the program's history. In two games completely opposite of Tuesday's slugfests, Edmonds showed grit, winning two-run affairs, 4-3 and 2-1. It was Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna's RBI single in the 6th that proved to be the game-winner in the first game. Cecilia Robbins went the distance for the complete game. In the nightcap, two 1st inning runs held up as Riley Sykes earned the win in the circle.

On Saturday, the Tritons won an extra inning thriller in the first tilt, to turn Skagit Valley away 10-9 in 8 innings. Staisa Micky's pinch-hit RBI knock in the top of the 8th was the difference. Prestyne Kaimi-Montiracontinued her spectacular offensive surge with two homers. The freshman has now launched 20 home runs on the year, good for 4th overall in the NWAC. Edmonds clobbered Skagit 17-5 in 5 innings to claim the sweep. 

Infielder Ciena Kauhi is also at the top of the NWAC leaderboard in stolen bases (31), and the Triton offense is the top hitting team in the league with a .424 batting average. Nine Tritons are batting over .400, and there are no players under .360 on the team. Edmonds leads or is near the top of several offensive categories in the conference: Runs (485, 1st), hits (538, 1st), doubles (110, 1st), triples (18, 2nd), home runs (65, 4th), stolen bases (94, 1st), and on-base percentage (.495, 2nd).

North Region action concludes in the cozy confines of Triton Field as Pierce College (11-25, 7-21 North) and Douglas College (31-8, 21-7 North) end the regular season this Wednesday, May 8, and Saturday, May 11. Saturday's home games with Douglas College will be Sophomore Day as we will honor our 7 sophomores between games. First pitch is scheduled for noon. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 teens/seniors, and free for children under 12 or for those with their EdPass.

Edmonds has clinched a spot in the NWAC Championship Tournament -- the Tritons have been steady in the No. 4 spot of the last four weekly RPI Rankings. The double-elimination Championship Tournament begins Friday, May 17 in Spokane, Wash.  

Triton Athletics Wins Inaugural T Trophy

LYNNWOOD -- Triton softball's sweep of Everett on April 12 clinched the overall victory for the Edmonds College Athletic Department over Everett CC in the inaugural "T" Trophy competition between the two rival Snohomish County colleges.

Edmonds and Everett went head to head in the sports of women's soccer, men's soccer, volleyball, women's basketball, men's basketball, softball, and baseball this athletic season.

Headed into softball's doubleheader at Everett, the Tritons held a 9 to 5 advantage. With the two wins, baseball's four-game series May 10 and 12 will not affect the final result. The Tritons now have 11 wins and have officially been declared the winner for the 2018-19 athletic season. Rivalry Schedule, Standings and Results > >

Baseball Downs Dolphins with 3 in a row

Edmonds will host Douglas College Friday at Triton Field

The Triton baseball team topped Shoreline CC in three straight games to win their North Region series over the weekend. The Dolphins defeated the Tritons 7-1 in game one on Saturday, April 27 but won the nightcap, and took both tilts at Shoreline on Sunday.  Yugo Hamakawa plated the only Triton run in the first game with a double in the 3rd inning. Jacob Butler was 3-for-4 and Sam Jones added two hits.

In Saturday's second contest the Tritons jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 3rd and that was all Wyatt Stanley needed to turn the Dolphins away. The sophomore right-hander went 8 innings, scattering 5 hits and notched 9 strikeouts to earn his 5th win of the year.  Hamakawa was 2-for-4 in the victory; the final score was 5-1.

The first game on Sunday, April 28 was tied up at 2-2 into the 8th until Leighton Moniz's RBI single put the Tritons up one run. The Dolphins would score a run in the bottom of the 9th to take the game into extra innings before Nic Sokol's single scored 2 runs and ultimately won the game for the Tritons, 5-3 in 10 innings. Michael Buchanan got the last out of the 9th and shut the door in the 10th to close out his second game of the series on the bump.

Edmonds had an 11-4 triumph in the series finale behind an 11-hit attack led by Jones (3-for-5, 2 RBI) and Sokol (2-for-3, RBI). Alex Garcia and Moniz each tallied 2 RBI apiece.

Headed into the final two weeks of regional play Edmonds (26-9, 11-5 North) sits in second place tied with Bellevue (24-12, 11-5 North), and trails Everett (30-6, 14-2 North) by 2.5 games. North Region standings > > Their next series against Douglas College (5-18, 2-14 North) begins on Friday, May 3 at Triton Field. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. Sunday's doubleheader in Surrey, British Columbia will be played at Whalley Park (10635 University Drive, Surrey B.C., V3T 4B3).

Tritons Tripped up at Bellevue, Shoreline

Six more road games are on tap this week

Triton softball's 14-game win streak was snapped Saturday, April 27 at Bellevue College. The top-ranked Bulldogs disposed of the Tritons 10-2 and 12-4. Chantelle Shimabukuro was 2-for-3 in the first game; Shanelle Lum was 2-for-2 with a double and solo home run (her 4th of the season).

In the second game the Bulldogs broke a 4-4 tie in the 4th with an 8-run outburst which put the game out of reach. Shimabukuro, Kamalei Labasan (2 RBI), and Rhilmina Sagapolutele each had 2 hits in the loss. Kayla Hensley and Sagapolutele also homered.

Edmonds was at Shoreline on Sunday and lost a heartbreaker in the first one, 14-10 before drubbing the Dolphins 21-2 in the nightcap. The Tritons led 10-5 headed into the bottom of the 7th, but the Dolphins came back, ending the game with a walk-off grand slam home run. Sagapolutele blasted another dinger -- her 10th of the year -- and Prestyne Kaimi-Montira, Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna, and Labasan each added 2 hits in a losing effort. 

Shanelle Lum limited the Dolphin hitters to just 2 runs and collected the win in the cirlce as the Triton offense produced 21 runs to split the day. Kamalei Labasan was 3-for-3 with 4 runs scored and 3 RBI, Kaimi-Montira drove in 7 runs, and Mckenzie Beavin belted a grand slam. Taylor Shigeta and Chantelle Shimabukuro tallied 2 hits in the win.

The weekly NWAC Softball RRI Rankings were released April 29 and the Tritons have stayed put as the No. 4 team. Bellevue moved up to No. 1, and Douglas is No. 5. The busy road stretch continues for softball -- they head to Pierce on Tuesday, Highline on Wednesday, and Skagit Valley on Saturday. 

Softball Extends Win Streak to 14

Edmonds faces No. 1 Bellevue in a key twinbill Saturday, April 27

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College softball continued their winning ways, recording another North Region sweep on April 23 at home versus Olympic College. The Tritons run-ruled the Rangers 13-0 and 17-4 -- both games ended after 5 innings and extended the team's win streak to 14. Cecilia Robbins and Riley Sykesboth collected wins in the circle. Ciena Kauhi went 4-for-7 on the day and swiped 4 bags. Kamalei Labasan was 2-for-3 with a triple and 3 RBI in the nightcap. Staisa Micky and Rhilmina Sagapolutele both had 6 RBI and hit grand slams in a 8-run 3rd inning outburst to seal the second game victory. Both teams wore pink to help raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer for the NFCA Strikeout Cancer doubleheader.

On April 17-18, Edmonds earned four wins in two road non-league twinbills against Clackamas CC and Clark College. The Tritons defeated Clackamas 6-3 and 17-13 and Clark 11-3 and 16-1. On April 12 they swept Snohomish County rival Everett 11-3 and 19-9 and clinched the inaugural T Trophy for the Edmonds College Athletic department.

Softball is ranked No. 4 in the NWAC Coaches Poll that was released April 24. North Region foes Bellevue (No. 1) and Douglas (No. 5) are also ranked in the poll. Edmonds is currently No. 4 in the NWAC RPI. The 16-team NWAC Championship Tournament is seeded by RPI, regardless of regional play finish. 

The Tritons now head into a packed stretch of games over the next week. Saturday marks the start of a 10-game stretch -- all on the road -- in just one week's time. First up is top-ranked Bellevue on April 27. Bellevue (32-5, 21-3 North) and Edmonds (26-5, 15-3 North) sit atop the North standings headed into the pivotal matchup at Bellevue. The Bulldogs and Tritons split their previous games at Triton Field on March 28. Edmonds goes to Shoreline April 28, Pierce April 30, Highline May 1, and Skagit Valley May 4.

Baseball Splits with Bellevue

The Tritons took 3 of 4 from Olympic the previous weekend; next up is Shoreline

BELLEVUE -- The Triton baseball team rallied to plate 4 runs in the top of the 9th inning at Bellevue in game two on Sunday, April 21 to win 7-4 and earn a series split with the Bulldogs. Edmonds took the first game of the series 3-2 in 10 innings, and fell to the Bulldogs 6-1 and 7-1 in the middle games of the set.

David Gibons provided the offensive punch on Saturday -- he went a combined 4-for-8 in the two tilts. Jacob Butler was 2-for-3 in the series opener, and Luke Tedrick hurled 7 innings allowing only 1 earned run. Catcher Alex Garciahad a monster day on Sunday at Bellevue, going 6-for-8 in the doubleheader. He scored 2 runs, drove in 2, drew 2 walks, and clubbed 2 doubles.

The previous weekend, the Tritons defeated the Olympic 3 of 4 games. David Gibons led the way offensively -- the sophomore slammed two round trippers and totaled 8 RBI on the weekend. Luke Tedrick, Wyatt Stanley, and Noah Fenz earned wins on the bump. 

The Tritons (23-8, 8-4 North) will square off with Shoreline (15-16, 6-9 North) this weekend, April 27-28. Edmonds hosts the Dolphins at Triton Field on Saturday. First pitch on both days is 1 p.m.

Baseball is ranked No. 5 in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll that was released April 24. Two other North Region schools made the list -- Everett is No. 1 and Bellevue came in at No. 8. Edmonds and Everett will matchup in the regular season finale on May 10 and 12.  

Three More Tritons Earn NWAC Honors

Softball's Shimabukuro and Robbins, Baseball's Gibbons receive recognition

Triton spring sports continue to haul in awards from the conference office. Sophomore freshman pitcher Cecilia Robbins (Mukilteo, Wash.) was chosen as the Week 5 NWAC Softball Pitcher of the Week on April 23. Robbins has been outstanding in the circle, and has been a key cog in Edmonds' 14-game winning streak.  Read More > >

Sophomore infielder/pitcher David Gibons (Redmond, Wash.) was named the NWAC Baseball Week 4 Batter of the Week on April 17 after going 7-for-17 in the Tritons' series with Olympic. He homered twice in the four-game set. Read More > >

Sophomore infielder Chantelle Shimabukuro (Aiea, Hawaii) was honored as the NWAC Softball Week 3 Batter and Athlete of the Week. The NFCA All-American hit .714 in the week of play with 2 home runs and 8 RBI. Read More > >

Sophomore pitcher Luke Tedrick (Federal Way, Wash.) was the NWAC Baseball Week 1 Pitcher and Athlete of the Week on March 28. 

All Seven Sports Signing Players for 2019-20

As of April 25, there are 63 new student-athletes that are set to join the Triton Athletics family, and more players are on the way. To see the most updated list of next year's signing class for all sports, visit the NWAC website link here > >

Men's hoops, volleyball to host summer camps

The Edmonds College men's basketball and volleyball programs have announced their annual summer camp dates in Seaview Gym. The youth camp for basketball is July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to elementary and middle school-aged boys and girls. Cost is $125. More info > > Volleyball will be hosting two camps -- one for high school-aged athletes, and one for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls. The dates are July 29-31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($175) & August 7-9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($125). More info > >

Howe Takes Over Women's Soccer Coaching Reigns

Edmonds College has named Aaron Howe as it's next women's soccer coach. Howe has a considerable amount of collegiate coaching experience at different levels and takes over the reigns immediately. He has a proven track record of building successful programs, recruiting student-athletes and moving them on to four-year schools, and holds his USSF National B License. Read More > >

Softball sweeps Douglas in Canada 

SURREY -- For the first time in school history, Triton softball took two games from Douglas College. The Royals, who are the only Canadian college in the NWAC, joined the conference and North Region in 2011. Edmonds swept the Royals on Tuesday, April 9 in Surrey, B.C., 10-0 and 6-3. In the first game Cecilia Robbins hurled a complete game shutout, scattering just 4 hits to earn her 9th win of the season. Staisa Micky was 3-for-4 and McKenzie Beavin was 2-for-3 in the win. Prestyne Kaimi-Montira's 2-run jack in the top of the 9th inning broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Tritons to the extra-inning victory in the nightcap.  Chantelle Shimabukuro and Staisa Micky were both 3-for-5, and Rhilmina Sagapolutele added 2 hits. Robbins went the final 3 plus innings to collect the win in the circle, relieveing Shanelle Lum.

The April 7 NWAC RPI rankings have Edmonds at No. 5. Douglas came in at No. 6., and fellow North foes Bellevue and Olympic were ranked No. 1 and No. 9 respectively. The Tritons were ranked No. 4 in the previous week's rankings. The newest NWAC Coaches Poll is also out as of April 10 -- Edmonds lands at No. 6. Bellevue takes the top spot, and Douglas is No. 4.

The Tritons travel to Everett (6-14, 3-11 North) on Friday to face their Snohomish County rivals at 2 p.m. The twinbill will be played at the Everett Boys & Girls Club. If Edmonds (18-5, 11-3 North) can sweep the Trojans, they will lock up the inaugural "T" Trophy before baseball even plays their four-game series in May.

Softball has also added games against South Region opponent Clackamas CC on Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. The doubleheaders will be played in Oregon City, Ore. North Region play continues April 23 at home versus Olympic College. 

Baseball now hosts Olympic Friday

Edmonds College baseball will now host Olympic College on Friday, April 12 at Triton Field. The opening games of the four-game series have been shifted from Sunday due to the impending weather forecast. Edmonds (18-5, 3-1 North) and Olympic (14-12, 2-2 North) are the only two teams from the North that have already had their bye week. Any schedule updates and changes will be posted on the Triton Athletics Twitter. The Tritons are ranked No. 3 in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll that was released on April 10. Edmonds was No. 1 in the first poll that came out March 27. 

Tedrick honored as NWAC Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Luke Tedrick was honored as the NWAC Baseball Pitcher and Athlete of the Week on March 28. The southpaw has hurled 35 innings and tallied an outstanding 0.77 ERA (as of March 28). He pitched 8 scoreless innings against Lower Columbia on March 23, allowing just 5 hits and punching out 8 hitters.

Tedrick, who hails from Federal Way, Wash., has already signed at NCAA DI Seattle University.

NWAC Baseball Athletes of the Week (Week 1) > >

Tritons clip Cardinals to earn series win

Saturday's wins keyed by Tedrick, Shinjo's pitching gems

LYNNWOOD -- Triton baseball dropped their NWAC North region opener to Skagit Valley in extra innings on Friday, March 29, but stormed back to defeat the Cardinals three straight games and win their NWAC North Region opening series. 

Game 1 (L 4-3): Wyatt Stanley’s strong start was wasted in the extra-inning loss in the series opener. The sophomore right-hander went 7 plus innings, surrendering only 1 earned run. The University of Portland commit punched out 9 Cardinals' batters and has 31 strikeouts in 26 innings pitched this season. Jacob Butler was 2-for-3 in the losing effort. The Tritons uncharacteristically had 4 errors in the game, which haunted them.

Game 2 (W 8-4): Edmonds bounced back to top Skagit 8-4 in the nightcap at Triton Field. Sophomore shortstop Yugo Hamakawa paced the offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, triple, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Hamakawa has been a consistent contributor this season; he's batting .291 with 3 round trippers, 14 runs scored, and 20 RBI. David Gibons went 2-for-4 with a double, and lefty Evan Massie earned the win with over 4 innings of work from the bullpen.

Game 3 (W 3-0): Sophomore Luke Tedrick continued his recent dominance and spun another gem in Mount Vernon to lead the Tritons past the Cardinals 3-0 in the third game of the series. Tedrick went all 9 frames to notch the complete game, allowing just 5 hits and fanning 7 batters. The offense scored single runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. Sam Jones was 3-for-4 and had the game-winning RBI single in the 7th.

Game 4 (W 14-0): The Tritons routed Skagit in the series finale 14-0 in a mercy-rule 7-inning contest. Freshman righty Eric Shinjo shined in another impressive start, working 5 innings of scoreless ball. Shinjo is now 5-0 with a 0.84 ERA in 32 innings pitched. Leighton Moniz propelled the offense, going 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored. Nic Sokol and Yugo Hamakawa each added 2 hits apiece.

The previous week, the Tritons split their final non-league series of the season with defending NWAC champion Lower Columbia College. Edmonds' offense was stymied in Longview on March 22, but the team responded with two wins at home the next day, March 23. 

The Tritons four-game set at home versus Clackamas April 5-6 has been cancelled due to impending weather. The forecast is calling for heavy rain both days. Edmonds (18-5, 3-1 North) returns to North Region action April 13 at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash.

Softball surpasses 20 runs twice in sweep of Skagit

The Tritons are coming off a busy stretch last week with six home games

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College softball team was dialed in on Wednesday, April 3 as they scored over 20 runs twice to sweep North Region opponent Skagit Valley at home. In just 8 offensive innings, the Tritons mounted 45 runs and 42 hits. 

Game 1 (W 20-3): Edmonds scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, and exploded for 10 more in the bottom of the 2nd to run away from the Cardinals. Cecilia Robbins struckout 5 batters to earn her 8th win of the year in the circle. Game 2 (W 25-1): Similar to the first game, Edmonds plated 1 run in the 1st, and put up a 9-spot in the 2nd inning to take control. Shanelle Lum went all five innings to notch her 3rd pitching win of the season. Individual offensive highlights from the twinbill sweep: Staisa Micky 3-for-4, 2 RBI; Kamalei Labasan 5-for-8, 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 RBI; Ciena Kauhi4-for-5, 3 runs scored, 3B; Kayla Hensley 3-for-5, 3 runs scored, double, home run, 5 RBI; Liliola Vehikite 3-for-7, 5 runs scored, 2 RBI; Chantelle Shimabukuro 5-for-7, 3 runs scored, double, triple, home run, 8 RBI; Prestyne Kaimi-Montira 5-for-6, 5 runs scored, 2 home runs, 5 RBI; Taylor Shigeta 2-for-3, 3 runs scored, double, 4 RBI; Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna 5-for-9, 5 runs scored, double, home run, 4 RBI; Shanelle Lum 3-for-4, 2 runs scored, 5 RBI; Jordan Bentz 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI.

Triton softball welcomed three North Region opponents to Triton Field last week, and finished 4-2 overall. They split with Shoreline March 26, split with Bellevue March 28, and swept Highline March 30. Now in the heart of North Region play, the team has been without sophomore pitcher Riley Sykes as she’s been sidelined due to injury. Freshman pitcher Cecilia Robbins has been a stalwart, notching many quality innings in the circle. Sophomore Shanelle Lum has also seen plenty of action toeing the rubber, and the offense has continued to produce runs in bunches.

Shoreline Series | Game 1 (W 10-5): The Tritons took control in the middle innings and defeated the Dolphins 10-5 in the opener. Leadoff hitter Ciena Kauhi set the tone, going 3-for-4, and set the table for the middle of the order. Mckenzie Beavin, Kamalei Labasan, and Prestyne Kaimi-Montira each had 2 hits. Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna, Brooke Keli'iho'omalu and Kaimi-Montira all homered.

Game 2 (L 13-9): Shoreline scored 6 runs in the top of the 2nd inning, and was unable to complete the comeback, falling to the Dolphins 13-9. Kamalei Labasan and Mckenzie Beavin each had solo round trippers in the loss. Beavin and Staisa Micky had 3-hit performance at the plate. The Triton offense produced 16 hits but stranded 13 runners on base.

Bellevue Series | Game 1 (W 5-3): Both teams had six hits, but Edmonds was able to capitalize with runners in scoring position. Ciena Kauhi finished 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. She had the clutch single that scored two in the bottom of the 4th, which put the Tritons ahead for good. Prestyne Kaimi-Montira clubbed a two-run homer in the 3rd inning; the ball landed just past the baseball pitcher’s mound past the left field fence. Edmonds was able to snag a win from the No. 1-ranked Bellevue Bulldogs.

Game 2 (L 15-5): The defense fell apart in the nightcap, as the Tritons made a season-high 7 errors. The Bulldogs 4th inning was the backbreaker, as Bellevue scored 8 runs and built a lead Edmonds could not overcome. The Tritons mustered 8 hits (five of them doubles), and Rhilmina Sagapolutele hit her 4th home run of the year.

Highline Series | Game 1 (W 10-2): Edmonds’ offense jumped on Highline early and cruised to a 10-2 win in the first game. The Tritons 3-spot in the 3rd, followed by another 4-spot in the 4th put the game out of reach. The offense tallied 17 hits with contributions up and down the order. Ciena Kauhi (3B, 3 RBI), Liliola Vehikite (2B), and Kamalei Labasan (3B) all had 3 hits apiece. Chantelle Shimabukuro, Prestyne Kaimi-Montira (2B, 2 RBI), and Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna all added 2 hits in the contest. Cecilia Robbins earned her 7th win of the year in the circle, scattering four hits in five innings of work.

Game 2 (W 11-2): Leading 2-1, the Tritons’ five-run third inning was too much for the Thunderbirds to overcome. Five players collected two hits in the game: Ciena Kauhi, Liliola Vehikite, Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna, Jordan Bentz (3 RBI), and Rhilmina Sagapolutele (3 runs scored, 4 RBI). Sagapolutele ended the game in the sixth inning when she blasted her 5th home run of the year over the center field fence. The 3-run shot stamped a series sweep of Highline and improved the team’s league record to 7-3. Sophomore Shanelle Lum gave up just three hits and fanned six, going the distance in the circle to collect her second win of the year.

Edmonds doubleheader sweep of Everett on March 14 has helped Triton Athletics secure a 9 to 5 advantage over Everett in the inaugural "T Trophy" competition between the two Snohomish County athletic departments.

Edmonds (16-5, 9-3 North) was scheduled to play at Pierce College on Saturday, April 6 but the games were postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been set yet. 

Triton Tidbits: Four hoopers land NWAC Academic Excellence Awards

Softball's Taylor Shigeta signs to play at Pacific Lutheran University; Volleyball's Heather Goodman inks with The Evergreen State College

LYNNWOOD -- Four Triton basketball players garnered NWAC Winter Academic Excellence Awards for their work in the classroom. Sophomores Tobyn Lawson (Shoreline, Wash.) and Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) from men's basketball made the list. Women's basketball sophomores, and sisters, Shanteriel Thompson (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Shontriel Thompson (Las Vegas, Nev.) also received recognition. Lawson holds a 3.99 GPA; Doyle, and the Thompson twins maintain a cumulative GPA over 3.25. NWAC Academic Excellence Awards are given to sophomores who have been recommended by the college and have met credits passed and GPA requirements.

Softball sophomore utility player Taylor Shigeta (Pearl City, Hawaii) has signed to play at NCAA DIII Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. to play for the Lutes next year. Shigeta is off to a hot start, batting .419 with 6 doubles and 14 RBI this season. The Lutes compete in the Northwest Conference.

Volleyball sophomore Heather Goodman (Lakeland, Fla.) has inked to play for The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. The outside hitter will join the Geoducks next fall. The NAIA school competes in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

Women's basketball seeks next head coach

Edmonds College is looking for qualified applicants to apply to be the head coach of the women's basketball program. The position is open until filled. All inquires can be directed to athletic director Spencer Stark. For more information see the position announcement.

Baseball ranked No. 1; Softball No. 5

Softball is up to No. 4 in the latest NWAC RPI rankings

Triton Baseball is the top-ranked team in the first release of the NWAC Baseball Coaches Poll that came out March 27. North foes Everett (No. 4) and Bellevue (No. 5) also made the list. 

The Tritons moved up to No. 4 in the most recent NWAC RPI rankings which were released April 1. North Region opponents Bellevue (No. 1), Douglas (No. 6), and Olympic (No. 9) landed in the top 10.

Edmonds is currently ranked No. 5 in the last NWAC Coaches Poll installment (March 27).

Triton Tidbits: Abad signs with D1 LIU

Agbayani named to NWAC North All-Defensive Team

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College men's soccer sophomore Julio Abad recently signed his national letter of intent to attend Long Island University to play for the Post Pioneers next fall. LIU is making the transition to NCAA Division I competition and will compete in the Northeast Conference. Abad (Lynnwood, Wash.) was selected to the NWAC All-Region team and is a midfielder from Meadowdale High School.

Women's basketball freshman Sheilaika Agbayani (Lahaina, Hawaii) was selected to the NWAC North Region All-Defensive Team. Agbayani is a 5-foot-3 guard from Lahainaluna High School.

Trailblazers edge Tritons at NWAC Tourney

Kirk, Magaoay, Doyle earn North Region honors; Kirk tabbed as North Frosh of the Year

EVERETT -- Edmonds College was unable to fend off the Centralia Trailblazers in the early morning game at the NWAC Championship Tournament on Thursday, March 7. The Tritons fell 73-71 to the No. 3 seed from the West Region. It was the fourth matchup between the two teams this season. The game was a physical, choppy back-and-forth game most of the first half as both teams went to the locker rooms tied up at 30-30.

The Trailblazers inside presence eventually took over in the second half as Centralia's Marqus Gilson started converting easy looks under the rim. Edmonds used their trademark defensive pressure to force turnovers and closed the gap to 56-51 after two putbacks from Tobyn Lawson, but Centralia was able to fend off the run and prevailed taking advantage of multiple offensive rebounds.

Gilson was force for Centralia, finishing with a 17-point, 15-rebound, 7-block effort. Drew Magaoay was the game's top scorer with 23 points and 5 steals. Sean Kirk added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the losing effort. Centralia moved on to face the defending NWAC champion North Idaho on Friday. NIC beat the Trailblazers and has advanced to next weekend's Final Four.  

Sophomore guard Drew Magaoay (Shoreline, Wash.) was named to the NWAC North Region 1st Team, sophomore point guard Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) was selected to the North All-Defensive Team, and freshman Sean Kirk (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) was tabbed as a 1st Team selection and North Freshman of the Year. Magaoay, a transfer from Western Washington University, averaged 18.7 ppg, 1.9 spg, and shot 86% from the charity stripe. Doyle emerged as the catalyst for the Tritons this year with his relentless effort on both ends of the floor. He averaged 10.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 5 apg, and 2.7 spg. Kirk  scored 18.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg, and shot 50% from the field this season. The Mountlake Terrace high school product follows former Triton star Zach Walton with freshman of the year honors.

Edmonds men's hoops turned in another outstanding season with a 19-10 record. The Tritons have been a playoff qualifier six of the past seven seasons. 

Women's Basketball seeks next head coach

Edmonds College is looking for qualified applicants to apply to be the head coach of the women's basketball program. The position is open until filled. All inquires can be directed to athletic director Spencer Stark. For more information see the position announcement.

Baseball sweeps over the weekend, now 11-2

Edmonds went 4-0 against Columbia Basin and Walla Walla 

LYNNWOOD -- Triton baseball earned four more wins over the weekend, defeating Columbia Basin College and Walla Walla CC to up their record to 11-2. Edmonds beat Columbia Basin 10-3 and Walla Walla 5-4 Saturday; they defeated Walla Walla 5-0 and Columbia Basin 2-1 Sunday.

Game 1: Jacob Butler led the offensive attack going 3-for-4. Edmonds scored two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth, never looking back. Leighton Moniz, David Gibons, and Ben David each collected two hits apiece. Gibons also launched his first home run of the year. Righty Wyatt Stanley earned his third victory of the year going six innings of scoreless ball.

Game 2: Saturday's nightcap was a comeback affair -- the Warriors broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth inning, but the Tritons responded with two runs in the bottom half to win 5-4. Noah Fenz allowed only three runs in seven innings. RBI's for Gage Gibson, Zach Archibald, Chris Cook, Leighton Moniz, and Ben David.

Game 3: The Tritons rode Luke Tedrick's strong start to a 5-0 blanking of Walla Walla. The sophomore left-hander fanned six over seven frames to earn the win. Leighton Moniz and Jalil Marinez were both 2-for-4 with two runs scored; Chris Cook was 2-for-3.

Game 4: Gage Gibson was 2-for-3, and Jalil Marinez provided both RBI's for Edmonds as the Tritons held on to edge CBC 2-1 in the weekend finale. Freshman Eric Shinjo went six innings to nab the pitching win.

The Tritons were scheduled to travel to Yakima Valley College this weekend, but because of field conditions the four games east of the mountains have been canceled. Edmonds will now host Centralia College on Sunday, March 17 for a doubleheader starting at noon. Most up-to-date information can be found on the athletics Twitter (@edmondstritons).

Softball 7-2 headed into region play Thursday

Edmonds faces Everett in a "T" Trophy matchup in home opener

LACEY -- The Edmonds College softball team participated in the NWAC Inter-Region tournament March 9-10 and collected three wins in five games at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, Wash.

Game 1: Edmonds lost a slugfest to Big Bend 17-11 in their opener. Ciena Kauhi and Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna led the way with 3 hits each. Shanelle Lum,  Mckenzie Beavin, Kayla Hensley, and Chantelle Shimabukuro all collected two hits apiece in the losing effort. The Tritons had 16 hits total as a team.

Game 2: The Tritons bounced back with a dominating performance over Chemeketa, disposing off the Storm 17-3 in a run-rule shortened game. Cecilia Robbins earned the win in the circle. (No box score available).

Game 3: Ciena Kauhi was a perfect 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored and helped Edmonds top Treasure Valley 9-1in five innings. The Tritons pounded out 13 hits to run away from the Chukars. Shanelle Lum's two-run opposite field home run ended the game in the fifth. Freshman pitcher Cecilia Robbins got her second win of the day.

Game 4: Shanelle Lum hurled five shutout innings in the circle as Edmonds defeated Grays Harbor 12-0 in five innings. Five Tritons had multiple hits in the game, including Staisa Micky, Brooke Keli'iho'omalu, and Jordan Bentz.

Game 5: Edmonds had chances offensively -- especially in the late innings -- but was unable to drive in runners and fell to Mt. Hood 6-4. Kamalei Labasan was 2-for-4; Staisa Micky went 2-for-3.

Edmonds home and North Region opener is Thursday, March 14 against rival Everett Community College (3-3). The Tritons will hope to build off a 7-5 lead in the "T" Trophy standings. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Triton Field. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens/seniors, and free for children under 12.

Men's hoops draws Centralia in NWAC opener

Edmonds opens the NWAC Championship Tournament Thursday morning

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds men's hoops closed out the regular season and sent their four sophomores out on top with a 94-76 victory over Whatcom CC in Seaview Gym on February 27. Several players contributed in the win; five scored in double figures. Edwin Weary Jr. (13 points, 15 rebounds) and Sean Kirk(14 points, 10 rebounds) notched double-doubles in the triumph. Edmonds secured the No. 2 spot from the North Region and finished the regular season 19-9 overall, with a 10-4 record in league play. The Tritons have won four of their past five games headed into the postseason, and return to the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven years. Four Triton sophomores (Drew Magaoay, Tobyn Lawson, Cameron Burns, and Thomas Doyle) were honored prior to tipoff on February 27 and played in their final home game of their Triton careers.

Edmonds found out their first round opponent late Sunday night as the NWAC Sports Network announced the 16 team Championship bracket. Their first round matchup with Centralia will mark the fourth time the two teams have met this season. The Tritons hold a 2-1 advantage in the series, defeating the Trailblazers in a wild comeback in overtime on December 1 in Centraila. The Blazers responded, knocking off the Tritons on their home court on December 9. Edmonds claimed the third meeting on Clackamas CC's neutral floor on December 29. Centralia has a balanced scoring attack and is arguably the most formidable No. 3 seed in any first round game. The game will also be the first of the tournament, with tipoff scheduled for 8 a.m. at Everett CC's Walt Price Fitness Center.

The final NWAC RPI rankings were released on March 5. North Region champion Everett was No. 1; Edmonds landed at No. 7, and Centralia came in at No. 5. In the coaches poll, Edmonds was No. 8 and Centralia received votes. If the Tritons can top Centralia, they may have a tough matchup in the second round. The winner of Clackamas and defending NWAC champion North Idaho (27-2, 16-0), who is the top-ranked squad in the Coaches Poll, would square off with the Tritons. 

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Softball wins all four games to open season

Edmonds top SWOCC and Centralia two times, both days; Inter-Region up next

BELLEVUE -- The Edmonds College softball season got off to a great start over the weekend as the Tritons won all four games at the Bellevue College Invite March 2-3. The Tritons took two games from Southwestern Oregon CC and Centralia College both days to start the season with a 4-0 record.

Edmonds beat SWOCC 11-2 in the season opener behind Riley Sykes complete game in the circle. She scattered seven hits and allowed just one earned run. Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna was 2-for-4 with a triple; Kamalei Labasan was 2-for-5 with a double and 5 RBI. Cecilia Robbins earned her first collegiate pitching victory in the second game Saturday. Edmonds topped Centralia 11-2 in five innings. Stasia Micky was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI; Kayla Hensley slugged her first career home run and tallied 3 RBI.

On Sunday, Edmonds picked up where they left off and cruised past SWOCC 14-4 in five innings. Ciena Kauhi went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and Cacho-Kekahuna was 3-for-4 with 5 RBI and belted a grand slam. Shanelle Lum earned the victory in the circle. The Tritons completed the weekend sweep with an 11-2 win over Centralia in six innings in the nightcap. Sykes picked up her second win and second complete game of the season.

This weekend the team travels south to Lacey, Wash. for the NWAC Inter-Region Tournament at the Regional Athletic Complex.

Triton Baseball improves to 7-2

This weekend's games have shifted to Triton Field due to snow in Eastern Washington

LYNNWOOD -- After the first two weekends of the 2019 baseball season Edmonds College finds themselves 7-2 overall. The Tritons took three of four games from Pierce College February 23-24, and won four of five games this past weekend against Big Bend CC, Lane CC, and the CC of Spokane.

Offensively freshman backstop Alex Garcia has started with a hot bat, with 7 hits in 17 at-bats, including two home runs and 7 RBI. Nic Sokol is batting .412 early on, and shortstop Yugo Hamakawahas left the yard twice and has 8 RBI overall.

On the mound, Noah Fenz and Wyatt Stanley have two wins, and two-way player David Gibons has notched two saves. Fenz has yet to allow an earned run in his first two outings. Evan Massie has provided seven innings of scoreless relief out of the bullpen. The staff has 74 punchouts overall compared to 24 walks issued. 

This weekend's scheduled games in Eastern Washington against Columbia Basin College and Walla Walla CC have been shifted to Triton Field because of mother nature. Winter weather has brought snow to that area of the state that has still not thawed on their respective baseball diamonds. Edmonds will now host the Hawks and Warriors on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10. Daily general admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens/seniors, and free for children under the age of 12. 

Women's hoops concludes season

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College women's basketball season came to an end on Wednesday night in Seaview Gym. The playoff-bound Whatcom Orcas (17-9, 9-5 North) defeated the Tritons 68-58. Edmonds struggled from behind the arc, shooting just 16% from deep. The squad battled back in the fourth quarter, but lost control of the game in the third quarter as the Orcas outscored the Tritons 22-12.

Sophomores Hailey Carlson, Shanteriel Thompson, Zaria Smith, Shontriel Thompson, Lynnae Wilds, and Myra Tadytin finished out their careers on Wednesday night and will be remembered for laying the foundation for the program's future success. Before the six sophomores joined the team, Edmonds had won just two games the previous two years, including a winless campaign in 2016-17.

Edmonds finished the year 10-12 overall with a 5-9 mark in the NWAC North. This year's 10 wins doubled the total number of wins from last year. The last time women's basketball reached 10 wins was the 2010-11 season when the Tritons finished 11-13. The permanent head coaching position for the program will be opened very soon.

Triton women knock off first place Rangers

BREMERTON -- The Edmonds CC women's basketball team pulled off the upset in Bremerton on Monday night, defeating the Olympic College Rangers on the road, 58-49. Edmonds collected their tenth win of the year, and will look to finish the season strong at home against Whatcom CC on Wednesday. Gieani Balino (15 points), Myra Tadytin (11 points), and Almond Slayton (10 points) reached double digits as the Tritons took control in the second half.

The six sophomores on the team will be honored before the start of Wednesday's final home game, which is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

Edmonds men's hoops is heading back to postseason for sixth time in seven years

MOUNT VERNON -- Edmonds College earned a hard fought  79-74 win at Skagit Valley College on Saturday, February 23, and in the process, clinched another NWAC postseason berth. Sean Kirk and Drew Magaoay each scored 22 points apiece, helping the Tritons rebound from a recent loss at Bellevue. The men's basketball program has now qualified for the NWAC Championships six of the last seven years. 

On Monday, February 25 the Tritons traveled to Bremerton for a makeup contest at Olympic College which was rescheduled due to the recent snowstorm. Edmonds struggled in the first half but came out of the locker room on fire to start the second stanza. The Tritons ripped off a 16-4 run whichpropelled them to a 81-75 victory in Bremerton. The Tritons outscored Olympic 47-30 in the second period. Sean Kirk cleaned up from the charity stripe, netting 12 of 14 free throws to score a game-high 26 points. Erwin Weary Jr. and Cameron Burns notched double digit scoring efforts with 14 and 11 points respectively.

Edmonds' four sophomores will be recognized before the start of Wednesday's season finale in Seaview Gym. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. against Whatcom CC. The Tritons are 9-4 in the North and can secure the No. 2 seed from the region with a win and/or a Bellevue College loss. The NWAC Championship tournament begins Thursday, March 7 at Everett CC. The tournament selection show will take place on Sunday, March 3 on the NWAC Sports Network. This is when the Tritons will find out who their first round opponent and time will be.  

Women's soccer seeks next head coach

Edmonds College is looking for qualified applicants to apply for the position of head coach. 

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Edmonds men fall to EvCC, top PC on road

Edmonds College men's hoops has the inside track to second playoff spot from North

PORT ANGELES -- Triton men's hoops stayed true to form on Monday, and bounced back after a tough home loss to Everett CC on Saturday. Edmonds has yet to lose two straight games in league play after topping Peninsula College 78-73 in Port Angeles. Sean Kirk grabbed an offensive rebound with under 10 seconds remaining in the game to put the stamp on the road win. Drew Magaoay scored 25 points, recorded 7 rebounds, and swiped 3 steals to lead the Tritons.

Edmonds went back-and-forth with North leader Everett on Saturday, but fell 101-96 in Seaview Gym. Cameron Burns scored a season and career-high 20 points, nailing six three pointers. As the game tightened at the end of regulation, Edmonds was not able to secure a bucket on a pivotal offensive possession trailing 99-96. Sean Kirk dropped 22 points, Magaoay went for 14 points, and Thomas Doyle scored 17 points. The point guard also recorded 8 assists, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals.

Edmonds (16-8, 7-3 North) holds a 1.5 game advantage over Bellevue (14-8, 5-4 North) in second place headed into Wednesday night's tilt. If the Tritons can knock off the Bulldogs, they will have a clear path to the No. 2 seed from the North. On Saturday they travel north up I-5 to square off with Skagit Valley (12-12, 4-6 North).

Triton women knock off EvCC, lose to PC

PORT ANGELES -- The Edmonds College women's basketball team notched a key home victory against Everett CC on Saturday, but fell to Peninsula College on the road Monday. The Tritons are now 4-6 in the North standings with four games remaining. They are two games back in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot.

Gieani Balino scored 23 points in a losing effort on Monday (including 15 in the fourth quarter), but it wasn't enough as the Pirates held steady control most of the contest; the final score was 76-57.  Balino also contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's game. Edmonds shot just 35% from the field.

Zaria Smith was the game's top scorer versus Everett, tallying 19 points to lead the Tritons. Smith has notched double digit scoring outputs in five consecutive games, and has been a spark for the team offensively. The 70-59 win gave Edmonds a season split with their North Region rivals. The triumph also guaranteed a 7 to 5 overall lead for Triton Athletics after fall and winter sports in the inaugural "T" Trophy series with Everett CC. 

Edmonds hits the road two more times this week with games at Bellevue (10-11, 6-3 North) and Skagit Valley (11-12, 5-5 North). Both teams are ahead of the Tritons in the standings. This week may determine the team's playoff fate.

Baseball starts 2019 campaign Saturday

Softball's Pre-Season NWAC Tournament is canceled

The 2019 Triton baseball season begins this Saturday, February 23 at home versus the Pierce College Raiders at Triton Field. First pitch of the twinbill is set for noon. Sunday's doubleheader is also scheduled for a noon start. Both the Tritons and Raiders were playoff teams a year ago.  

Softball: The NWAC Pre-season Crossover Tournament in the Tri Cities February 23-24 was canceled due to the amount of snow, freezing cold weather, and more impending storms that are going to hit the area. The tournament will not be rescheduled. The Tritons are still trying to reschedule a scrimmage with Northwest University. As of now, they are set to officially open the season at the Bellevue College Invite Saturday, March 2. 

Basketball snowed out Saturday, Wednesday

Both Triton hoops squads had their scheduled away games on Saturday, February 9 (at Peninsula College) and Wednesday, February 13 (at Olympic College) postponed due to the recent inclement weather which included heavy snowfall, unsafe conditions, and college closures. The games at Peninsula have been rescheduled for Monday, February 18 at 4 p.m. (women), and 6 p.m. (men) in Port Angeles, Wash. No makeup date has been set for the Olympic College doubleheader. Follow the Triton Athletics Twitter for the most up-to-date information. 

Men's hoops tops Dolphins 89-64

LYNNWOOD, WASH. (Feb. 6) -- Edmonds College men's basketball started the back half of North Region play with a convincing 89-64 victory over Shoreline CC. Sean Kirk (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Erwin Weary Jr. (16 points, 10 rebounds) both collected double doubles as the Tritons raced out to an insurmountable 51-24 lead at the half. Drew Magaoay added 16 points, and Brendan Hayes chipped in 11 points.

Edmonds (15-7, 6-2 North) hosts Everett CC in a "T Trophy" matchup this Saturday in Seaview Gym. The Tritons are looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Trojans on January 19. Everett (16-7, 8-0 North) is the only team ahead of Edmonds in the North standings.

Triton women notch win over Shoreline

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College women's hoops team snapped their five game losing streak on Wednesday night, defeating Shoreline CC 75-50in Seaview Gym. Shoreline held a 15-14 advantage after the first quarter, but Edmonds controlled the rest of the contest. Zaria Smith (12), Gieani Balino (10), and Rachael Balagso (10) all reached double figures; the Tritons won the rebounding battle 44-27. Kirsten Thompson earned her first career win as the Tritons head coach.

Edmonds (8-8, 3-5 North) hosts Everett CC in a "T Trophy" matchup this Saturday in Seaview Gym. The Tritons fell to the Trojans at Everett (9-14, 4-4 North) on January 19. 

Spring Sports Release Schedules

Winter weather is already impacting the start of the season

The Edmonds College baseball and softball seasons are approaching with both teams opening the 2019 slate at the end of February. Baseball, which claimed their third North Region title in five years last season, will host Pierce College for a four-game set at Triton Field February 23-24. Softball took the North Region crown in 2018 and will start their season at the Tri-Cities Tournament on February 23-24.

Update (Feb. 8): Triton softball's home scrimmage February 12 against Northwest University was postponed due to snow. The makeup date is to be determined. 

Update (Feb. 13): The NWAC Pre-season Crossover Tournament in the Tri Cities February 23-24 has been cancelled due to the amount of snow, freezing cold weather, and more impending storms that are going to hit the area. The tournament will not be rescheduled.

Triton men earn road victory, edge Orcas

BELLINGHAM -- Men's basketball showed resiliency with a bounce back road victory at Whatcom CC on Wednesday, 105-93. Freshman guard Sean Kirk(Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) was a beast, dropping 26 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Edmonds took control in the second half as they stepped up on the defensive end, converting 20 Orca turnovers into 33 points. Four Tritons joined Kirk in reaching double figures: Thomas Doyle (18), Tobyn Lawson (14), Brendan Tetrault (13), and Ben Eshete (10).

Edmonds is in a good position after the first round of NWAC North action. They sit in second place with a 5-2 record, just ahead of Peninsula (4-3). Everett (7-0) leads the pack; Whatcom, Shoreline, Skagit Valley, and Bellevue are all bunched up in the standings at 3-4. Shoreline CC visits Seaview Gym February 6.

Women's hoops unable to snap skid

BELLINGHAM -- Another great effort. Another tough loss. So it goes right now for the Edmonds College women's hoops team. The Tritons went back-and-forth with the Whatcom CC Orcas on Wednesday night but were unable to notch the win, extending their losing streak to five games. Edmonds closed the gap to just four points at 87-83 but turned the ball over, wasting an opportunity to make it a one possession game with under a minute to go. Whatcom prevailed 91-83 on their home floor. Gieani Balino (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) drained six treys and was the leading scorer for Edmonds with 21 points. Zaria Smith (Mukilteo, Wash.) added 18 points and 6 rebounds, Rachael Balagso (Lahaina, Hawaii) scored 12 points and chipped in 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Analiyah Matthews (Las Vegas, Nev.) contributed 10 points off the bench.

At the midway point of league Edmonds finds themselves with a 2-5 record. Even so, the path to a playoff spot is still there. The Tritons are just two games back of the fourth place Peninsula Pirates (4-3). Edmonds defeated Peninsula early on; their matchup with the Pirates on the road February 9 could be of great significance for tiebreaker purposes. There are no games in the NWAC North on Saturday. Shoreline will come to Seaview Gym on Wednesday, February 6.

Men's hoops loses heartbreaker at buzzer

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College men's basketball lost a heartbreaker on Saturday night to Skagit Valley, 81-78. Trailing by five points with just over one minute left, Sean Kirk drove through the lane hitting a bucket off the glass to bring the game to 76-73 with 1:06 on the clock. After Edmonds' defensive stop on the other end of the floor, Kirk again dashed to the cup to bring the game to within one point (76-75), prompting a Triton timeout. Skagit Valley connected on two free throws to extend the lead back to three before Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) made a miraculous three-point play, sinking his lone free throw attempt, and knotting the game up at 78-78 with just 14 seconds left. On the next possession, Cameron Burns (Marysville, Wash.) blocked what would have been the game-winning shot out of bounds with just a few seconds remaining. Skagit then proceeded to inbound the ball to Cade Isakson, who heaved a shot up from over 40 feet out. He sunk it, allowing the Cardinals to escape Seaview Gym with the win.

Kirk finished with 20 points as the top scorer on both sides; Brendan Hayes (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) chipped in 11 points off the bench, and Cameron Burns went for 9 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaching staffs wore sneakers in support of the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer week to raise awareness to help save lives from cancer. Edmonds (13-7, 4-2 North) currently sits in second place tied with Peninsula. The Tritons face Whatcom (9-9, 3-3 North) in Bellingham on Wednesday and will have a week off before hosting Shoreline CC in Seaview Gym on February 6. 

Upset bid falls just short for Triton women

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women's basketball fought with the first place Skagit Valley Cardinals on Saturday, but in the end fell just short, 67-65. It was a valliant effort from the Tritons, who stayed right with Skagit throughout the contest. Skagit used a 7-0 run in just over two minutes to close the gap to one point with just under four minutes remaining in the game. Nani Garner's game-winner came with just seconds remaining as the Cardinals closed out the victory.

Zaria Smith netted a season-high 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the floor and freshman post Almond Slayton (Las Vegas, Nev.) was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and scored 14 points, also a season-high. The Tritons showed they are still very much in the hunt for a playoff berth. Their depth should aid them as the North schedule continues. Wednesday's road tilt at Whatcom CC (10-8, 2-4 North) marks end of the first round of regional play. Edmonds (7-7, 2-4 North) does not play Saturday and will return to Seaview Gym February 6 vs. Shoreline CC. 

Spring Sports Release Schedules

The Edmonds College baseball and softball seasons are approaching with both teams opening the 2019 slate at the end of February. Baseball, which claimed their third North Region title in five years last season, will host Pierce College for a four-game set at Triton Field February 23-24. Softball took the North Region crown in 2018 and will start their season at the Tri-Cities Tournament on February 23-24. Your first chance to see Triton softball is February 12 when Northwest University comes to Triton Field for a scrimmage.

2019 Softball Schedule | 2019 Baseball Schedule

Ensign resigns, Thompson takes over as interim coach

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College women's basketball program has a change in leadership. Effective January 18, 2019, Kirsten Thompson has assumed the role of interim head coach. Thompson takes over for Eric Ensign, who stepped down for personal reasons. She joined the staff this fall as an assistant. Read More > >

"T" Trophy gives extra juice to local NWAC rivalry

Their campuses? Separated by just 17 miles. Their sports teams? Often adjacent  to one another in the standings. Their coaches? Usually recruiting the same players. Their mascots? Sharing a first letter. Get ready Snohomish County. The sports rivalry between the county's two community colleges was just injected with a heavy dose of vitamin T. 

Everett Community College and Edmonds College have long been rivals in the Northwest Athletic Conference's North Region. However, the schools have something new to play for in 2018-19 with the introduction of the "T" Trophy.

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Edmonds men nab 83-79 win over Bellevue

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College men's basketball team got back on track Wednesday night, defeating the Bellevue Bulldogs 83-79 in Seaview Gym. The two-headed scoring attack of Sean Kirk (21 points) and Drew Magaoay (18 points) helped Edmonds stave off a feisty Bulldog team who stayed in the contest right up until the end of the second half. The Tritons had a 36-30 lead at halftime, and used a strong run late in the second half to propel themselves past Bellevue. Leading 62-60 with 5:32 left in the game, the defense stepped up, leading to turnovers and easy buckets. Edmonds (13-6, 4-1 North) pushed the lead to 73-62 and did not look back. The Tritons face Skagit Valley (9-10, 1-4 North) at home on Saturday. Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Seaview Gym.

Everett CC men top Edmonds College in NWAC North showdown

EVERETT -- Everett CC men's basketball, the defending NWAC North champion, finds itself all alone in front again after the Trojans defeated the rival Edmonds Tritons 92-76 on Saturday night at the Walt Price Fitness Center. Saturday's game was an early test of regional supremacy as both teams came into the night 3-0 in region play, the only undefeated teams left in the North. Read the Full Herald Story > >

Women's hoops can't rally in loss to Bellevue

LYNNWOOD -- For the second straight game Triton women's basketball carried a lead into the locker rooms but couldn't hold on in the second half. Edmonds fell to Bellevue College 49-37 Wednesday night. No players reached double digits in the scoring column. Statistically, the two teams were very even, but for the second straight game the opposing team took advantage of Triton fouls. Bellevue cashed in 15 points from the free throw line. Edmonds registered 24 personal fouls compared to the Bulldogs' 15.

The Tritons will need iron out their offense, re-commit to their swarming defense that aided them to wins earlier in the year, and take care of the ball in order to get back on track. Edmonds (7-6, 2-3 North) turned the ball over 18 times at Everett on Saturday, and had 19 turnovers against Bellevue on Wednesday. The ladies will try and snap their three-game losing skid on Saturday when Skagit Valley (10-8, 4-1 North) visits Seaview Gym.

Everett's big third quarter dooms Tritons 

EVERETT -- The Edmonds College women got off to a good start in Saturday's tilt at Everett CC, but could not overcome Everett's big third quarter, falling to the Trojans 75-65. The Tritons carried a 34-28 lead into halftime but were stunned by the Trojans' explosion to start the second stanza. Everett cleaned up at the charity stripe, sinking 29 of 37 free throws in the game. The Tritons were called for 31 personal fouls overall, compared to 18 for Everett. Hannah Hezekiah was a force, scoring 30 points. Alex Lancaster-Banglos led Edmonds (7-5, 2-2 North) with 14 points, and Sheilaika Agbayani netted 11 points in the loss.

Big Basketball tripleheader Saturday at EvCC

The Edmonds and Everett hoops teams square off in important NWAC matchups on Saturday at the Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett CC. Both men's teams sit atop the North standings at 3-0. On the women's side, both squads are tied for second place with 2-1 league records. Read More > >

Men's hoops outlasts Olympic 93-86

LYNNWOOD -- It wasn't easy for the Edmonds men on Wednesday night, but the Tritons eventually prevailed over Olympic College 93-86. Sean Kirk notched 23 points, scoring 19 of them in the second half to rally Edmonds back. Edmonds has a matchup at Everett on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Triton Men surge past Peninsula, now 2-0

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College men's hoops finished the first week of North Region action 2-0 with a 77-46 win over Peninsula in Seaview Gym on Saturday. After building a 34-20 lead at halftime, the Tritons extended that advantage and separated from the Peninsula Pirates in the second half.  Freshman Brendan Hayes topped all scorers with 21 points. Edmonds won the rebounding war 49-31 and limited Peninsula to just two three point shots overall. The Pirates' 46 points were the lowest output in all of NWAC men's basketball this season. Edmonds never trailed in the game. The Tritons will now prepare for Olympic College (4-11, 0-2 North) on Wednesday, January 16, and Everett CC (10-7, 2-0 North) on Saturday, January 19.

Edmonds women fall to Olympic 65-64

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College women's basketball team fell to Olympic College 65-54 on Wednesday night in Seaview Gym. Gieani Balino scored 18 points in the loss. The Tritons face Everett on the road Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Triton Women close out Peninsula to start 2-0

LYNNWOOD -- In a back-and-forth affair in Seaview Gym on Saturday, Edmonds used a late charge to slip past Peninsula College 62-54 and collect their second win in North Region play. The lead changed nine times, and the game was tied four times in a tight contest between the two evenly matched teams. In the end, the Tritons' defense stiffened in the fourth quarter to hold off the Pirates. Gieani Balino led all scorers with 24 points, sinking four three pointers. Rachael Balagso chipped in 20 points on 50% shooting from the field and had 4 steals. She currently leads the NWAC in steals per game with 3.6 per game. Edmonds (7-3, 2-0 North) faces Olympic College (3-13, 2-0 North) at home Wednesday, January 16 and will travel to rival Everett CC (6-11, 1-1 North) on Saturday, January 19.

Men's Basketball pulls away from Shoreline

SHORELINE -- The Edmonds College men's basketball team used a strong second half to pull away from Shoreline CC and win their North Region opener 100-79. Edmonds trailed at halftime 39-38, only connecting on 15% of their shots behind the arc. The second half was a much different story, led by Drew Magaoay. The sophomore guard made four three pointers and scored 25 points in the period to spark the comeback. Edmonds -- who trailed by as many as 13 points -- held a large rebounding advantage in the game (53-29). Magaoay finished with 32 points, Sean Kirk contributed 25 points, and Tobyn Lawson chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Cameron Burns and Thomas Doyle also helped the Triton effort -- Burns scored 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Doyle turned in another all-around performance with 8 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists. Edmonds hosts Peninsula College on Saturday in Seaview Gym at 4 p.m. The Pirates defeated Bellevue on Wednesday.

Women's Hoops cruises past Shoreline

SHORELINE -- Edmonds College women's basketball got off to a good start in North Region action with a win at Shoreline CC on Wednesday, 74-51. The ladies led from tip to finish, jumping out to an early 17-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Tritons capitalized on 27 Dolphin turnovers, converting that into 34 points. They totalled 20 steals on defense and shot 38% from the field. Their bench also played a key role in the win, scoring 31 points. Sophomore Myra Tadytin scored 12 points and collected 9 rebounds. Kalei Cates added 11 points, her second-highest output of the season. Peninsula, who lost to Bellevue on Wednesday, pays Seaview Gym a visit on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tritons take 2nd at Clackamas Invite

Edmonds goes 2-1, falling to the host in the Tournament Championship 

OREGON CITY -- Edmonds College men's basketball won two games on consecutive nights to advance to the Clackamas Holiday Invitational Tournament Championship on Sunday, but fell to the host Cougars 83-75. Edmonds (10-4) took second place at the eight-team tournament, which featured teams that all qualified for the NWAC postseason last year. Clackamas (10-2) avenged an earlier defeat to the Tritons on December 8. Sean Kirk dropped 25 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

On Friday the Tritons defeated Linn-Benton 87-75 behind Drew Magaoay's 30-point effort. He knocked down 4 of 6 three pointers as Edmonds created a large cushion, leading 61-36 after the first half. Magaoay kept his hot hand on Saturday, leading the Tritons past Centralia 82-78. He scored 19 of his game-high 27 points in the second half. Thomas Doyle, Sean Kirk, and Edwin Weary Jr. all recorded double digit scoring efforts in the win. It was the third time the Tritons and Trailblazers have squared off this year.

First Round of Tritons Ink to Four-Year Schools

Men's soccer sophomores Ahmed Ahmed (MF, Lynnwood, Wash.) and Josh Morehead (DF, Sultan, Wash.) recently inked their national letters of intent to play for Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. The NCAA DII Grizzlies compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Former Triton Abdoulie Danso is currently on the roster for the Grizzlies.

Sophomore baseball hurlers Wyatt Stanley (RHP, Napavine, Wash.) and Luke Tedrick (LHP, Federal Wash, Wash.) have also committed to four-year universities for next year. Both have signed at Northwest NCAA DI institutions. Stanley will play for the University of Portland, who competes in the West Coast Conference. Tedrick joins ex-Triton Will Smith at Seattle University. The Redhawks are members of the Western Athletic Conference.

Women's soccer freshman Kailin Wiley (Mukilteo, Wash.) has also signed her national letter of intent to Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. The NCAA II Mocs compete in the Sunshine State Conference. Wiley was the leading goal scorer for the Tritons this fall, earning NWAC North Region MVP honors as a freshman.

Men's Basketball finishes 2-1 at SPS Crossover

OLYMPIA -- Edmonds College men's hoops went 2-1 at the NWAC Crossover Tournament in Olympia, Wash. December 13-15, taking their first two games before losing their final contest at South Puget Sound CC.

Edmonds opened the tournament with a 87-69 win over Portland CC on Thursday, December 13, and led from tip to finish. Drew Magaoay dropped 25 points, leading all scorers. Sean Kirk registered a double double with 19 points and 11 rebounds; Cameron Burns added 18 points, and point guard Thomas Doyle grabbed 13 rebounds.

On Friday the Tritons collected their second victory, plowing past Blue Mountain CC 98-75. Sean Kirk led a balanced offensive attack, leading the team with 19 points. Five Tritons reached double figures as Edmonds ran away from the Timberwolves in the second half.

South Puget Sound CC, the host of the tournament, nabbed a 80-60 triumph over Edmonds on Saturday. It was redemption for the Clippers, who's only loss of the season was to the Tritons on November 18. South Puget Sound is currently the No. 2-ranked team in the NWAC and has a conference-leading nine game winning streak. Edwin Weary Jr. was the top scorer for Edmonds in the loss, turning in a 20-point effort. Drew Magaoay chipped in 14 points. Magaoay and Doyle were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Tritons host the Blue Angels at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 21 in a non-league game before taking their annual trek down I-5 to compete in the Clackamas CC Holiday Showcase December 28-30 in Oregon City, Ore. Edmonds (7-3) will be one of eight teams participating in the double elimination tournament hosted by Clackamas CC (7-2). First up is Linn-Benton CC (6-3) at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 28.  The other five colleges include Centralia (6-3), Walla Walla (5-5), South Puget Sound (10-1), Yakima Valley (1-8), and Peninsula (3-8).

Women's Hoops struggles at HC Crossover

DES MOINES -- Triton women's hoops had a rough go of it at the NWAC Crossover Tournament in Des Moines, Wash. Edmonds was unable to collect a victory, losing all three games at Highline College. 

In their opener Edmonds lost to the host Highline College, 53-45, on Friday. Sophomore Myra Tadytin netted a season-high 15 points, and freshman guard Gieani Balinohad 12 rebounds. Yakima Valley jumped out to an early lead and did not look back, defeating the Tritons 75-42 on Saturday. Edmonds was led by Balino who scored 15 points on Sunday, but could not mount a comeback against Chemeketa. The Storm topped the Tritons, 69-45.

The ladies are off over the holiday break and won't hit the floor against another opponent until the start of NWAC North Region play on January 9 at Shoreline CC. The Edmonds women (5-3) have already eclipsed their win total of five from last year.

Dmitruk Named AVCA All-American 

Sophomore outside hitter Michelle Dmitruk (Everett, Wash.) has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Two-Year College All-American team. Dmitruk, who was tabbed as the NWAC North Region MVP, and who was also selected to the NWAC All-Tournament Team, landed on the AVCA Third-Team All-American list.

Dmitruk led the Tritons to the North Region title and a 4th place finish at the NWAC Tournament. She averaged the most kills per set in the region. Dmitruk also received the NWAC Academic Excellence Award for her efforts in the classroom.

Link to the AVCA website

Triton Men split pair of games in Seaview

Men's hoops knocks off Clackamas, loses to Centralia in rematch

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College men's basketball extended their winning streak to five games on Saturday, but fell to Centralia on Sunday in the Triton-Pirate Classic. Edmonds handed Clackamas CC their first loss of the year, 108-96 Saturday. The Tritons were ahead 45-32 at the half and pushed their lead to 29 points at one point before holding off a late charge by the Cougars. Freshman guard Robert Ford was largely responsible for the Cougar comeback. He scored 21 points in the second half and finished the contest with 32 points.

Sean Kirk had the hot hand for Edmonds -- he was 4 of 5 from behind the arc, and 11 of 12 from the field, netting a game-high 32 points. Kirk also tallied 11 rebounds and 3 assists in the win. Drew Magaoay scored 26 points, Brendan Tetrault dropped 15 points, and Erwin Weary Jr. contributed 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Tritons' point guard Thomas Doyle scored 10 points, dished 8 assists, and grabbed 6 rebounds.

On Sunday the Tritons lost to Centralia 92-80. The Trailblazers took control midway through the second half and held on the rest of the way. Edwin Weary Jr. led all scorers with 26 points, going 11 for 16 from the field. Centralia (4-2) shot 63% in the second half and won the battle in the paint, outscoring Edmonds 48-30. The Trailblazers avenged a tough loss to the Tritons that they suffered on their home court in overtime on December 1. In the other games, Centralia beat Peninsula 64-51 Saturday and Clackamas (7-1) downed Peninsula (1-7) in overtime, 100-86 on Sunday.

Edmonds (5-2) travels to Olympia, Wash. for the South Puget Sound CC-hosted NWAC Crossover tournament this Thursday-Saturday. 

Tritons Roll Titans 62-48

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women's basketball defeated Tacoma CC 62-48 in Seaview Gym Wednesday night. Rachael Balagso's six first quarter points helped the Tritons take an early 14-4 advantage that they would not relinquish. Twelve players scored in the contest. Kalei Cates' 10 points marked the third game this season she's reached double digits. Box Score

Edmonds (5-0) is off until next Friday, December 14 when they open the NWAC Crossover Tournament at Highline Community College. In addition to the host Highline College, Yakima Valley College and Chemeketa CC will be participating in the weekend tournament.  

Nine Tritons earn Fall NWAC Academic Excellence Awards

Nine fall sports sophomores have received NWAC Academic Excellence status for their efforts in the classroom. Congratulations to volleyball's Michelle Dmitruk (3.38 GPA) and Sydnee Peterson (3.65), women's soccer's Victoria Hunter (3.53), Halle Porter (3.68), Karla Olsan (3.55), Erikah Ledesma (3.36) and men's soccer's Kyle Aure (3.4), Bryce Foland (3.39), and Taishi Adachi (3.58). To be considered for the award, you must be a sophomore, have completed a minimum of 36 credits, and have at least a 3.25 GPA.

NWAC Academic Excellence Award winners

Women's hoops improves to 4-0

PENDLETON -- Triton women's basketball improved to 4-0 after beating Blue Mountain CC on Saturday, 75-63. Freshman Gieani Balino led the Tritons with 21 points. Rachael Balagso contributed 18 points and 10 assists in the win. Edmonds pulled ahead for good in the second quarter and held the Timberwolves the rest of the way. The Tritons shot 43.9% from the field, and the defense forced 19 turnovers. 

Early on in the season, the Tritons are creating offensive opportunities from the stellar play of their swarming defense. Edmonds is tops in the conference in two defensive categories, averaging 17.3 steals per game, and only allowing 50.5 points per game. 

Kirk, Magaoay spark Triton comeback

Men's hoops notches fourth straight win; Triton-Pirate Classic is this weekend

CENTRALIA -- For much of Saturday night's contest at Centralia it looked as though Edmonds College's three-game winning streak was over. That was until the Tritons stormed back to complete one of the largest comebacks in recent history. Trailing by 22 points with just 13 minutes left in the game, Edmonds stepped up their defensive press, forcing multiple turnovers. Sean Kirk was a main benefactor, as he cleaned up from the charity stripe. The freshman guard was 10 of 14 from the line in the second half and finished with 29 points. Sophomore transfer Drew Magaoay lit it up from the outside, nailing four three pointers -- including three in the second half — en route to scoring 29 points (20 in the second half). In the end, Edmonds forced 28 Trailblazer turnovers, which led to 24 points for the Tritons. Edmonds fought back to tie the game up 69-69 at the end of regulation, and dominated the overtime period to win 89-80. 

On Friday night the Tritons ran away from Northwest Indian College 127-77 in Seaview Gym. Five players scored in double figures. 

Edmonds (4-1) will host the Triton-Pirate Classic this weekend in conjunction with North Region foe Peninsula College (1-5). Undefeated Clackamas CC (6-0) and Centralia (2-2) will travel to Lynnwood to play one game each day. Centralia and Peninsula open the weekend Saturday at 4 p.m. Centralia will will get a rematch with the Tritons on Sunday at 2 p.m. Daily general admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for teens/seniors.

Volleyball places 4th in NWAC

The Tritons claimed the North Region title and placed in the top four for the first time since 2008

TACOMA -- The special 2018 season for Edmonds College volleyball came to an end Saturday night in Tacoma. Edmonds fell to Highline in the losers bracket 2-0 to bow out of the championship tournament. The Tritons went 3-2 over the weekend and placed 4th overall -- the highest finish for the program since 2008. Highline went on to lose to Spokane in the NWAC title game.

Edmonds opened the tournament on Thursday with a 3-0 sweep of Tacoma. On Friday they took care of third ranked Walla Walla in straight sets before dropping a five set thriller against West Region champion Pierce. Saturday morning they pushed past Lower Columbia 2-0 before squaring off with Highline.

This year's team claimed the North Region title and placed in the top four for the first time since 2008. They finished the season with 32 wins overall, best for the program since 2008's 38-win campaign.

Michelle Dmitruk and Sadie Gardner were both named to the NWAC All-Tournament Team as first and second team choices, respectively. On Sunday, four Triton sophomores (Dmitruk, Rylie Rasar, Zarya Smith, and Kendall Broschat) participated in the NWAC Sophomore All-Star games. 

Dmitruk wins NWAC North MVP

Michelle Dmitruk was named as the NWAC North Region MVP after a fantastic sophomore season in which the Tritons took the North Region title and finished 4th overall at the NWAC Tournament. The outside hitter from Everett, Wash. led Edmonds all year long as the most consistent offensive weapon. She also improved her all around game and averaged double digit digs down the homestrech of league play. Dmitruk led the North in kills per set (3.53), which was 3rd best overall in the NWAC. Her hitting percentage (.299) and aces per set (0.43) were 2nd in the North; she was 3rd in kills (254) for the region. 

Hooper, Gardner, Rasar make North All-Region Team

Four players received recognition, being named to the North All-Region team. Freshmen Sadie Gardner (MB, Vernal, Utah) and Haylee Hooper (S, Auburn, Wash.) were 1st-Team selections. Sophomore Rylie Rasar (MB, Arlington, Wash.) was a 2nd-Team selection, and sophomore Zarya Smith (OH, Holladay, Utah) was honorable mention.

Tony Miranda garners Coach of the Year award

Head volleyball coach Tony Miranda was selected as the North Region Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. He previously won the award in 2001 and 2002 as head coach at Bellevue College. Miranda guided the Tritons to a perfect 12-0 region record this year, and earned his second North title as coach of the Tritons. As Edmonds head coach, Miranda is now 50-22 in the North, and has 157 wins overall. His career win total as an NWAC head coach now sits at 280. His teams have qualified for the playoffs in 9 of his 10 seasons as head coach. 

NWAC Volleyball All-Region teams

Women's hoops downs Fairchild AFB

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College women's hoops team defeated Fairchild Air Force Base 72-40 in a non-league game Saturday afternoon in Seaview Gymnasium. Gieani Balino, Analiyah Matthews, and Lei Harris and all scored in double figures to lead the Tritons in the convincing victory. Balino also dished out seven assists. The Tritons cleaned up at the free throw line, making 12 of 14 attempts, and held a strong advantage in the paint, outscoring Fairchild 40-18.

Edmonds travels to Pendleton, Ore. for a single game on Saturday, December 1 at Blue Mountain CC (1-2). Edmonds returns home December 5 against Tacoma CC.

Men's basketball tops Alumni, now 2-1

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College men's basketball team disposed of the Triton Alumni 105-76 in Seaview Gym on Tuesday night. They jumped ahead early and never looked back. Sean Kirk (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) was the top scorer for the current Triton squad with 17 points (6 of 8 from the field). Cameron Burns (Marysville, Wash.) and Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) each chipped in 14 points apiece. 

Edmonds had a rough go out of the gates, losing to Green River 90-62 on Saturday, November 17. Green River won the battle in the paint 36-22, and cleaned up at the free throw line, netting 17 points and shooting 85% from the charity stripe. 

The Tritons bounced back to top South Puget Sound CC, 85-74 on Sunday at Everett CC. Edmonds College led from start to finish, holding a 22-point advantage at one point. Four Tritons scored in double figures (Cameron Burns, Thomas Doyle, Brendan Hayes, Sean Kirk); the team shot 50% from the field.

The men are off until November 30 when they host Northwest Indian College in a non-league tilt at 7 p.m.

Soccer All-Region teams announced

Six Triton soccer players were selected to the NWAC soccer All-Region teams that were announced by the conference. On the women's side, sophomore midfielder Alex Modica (Shoreline, Wash.), freshman forward Katy Ewoniuk (South Sandy, Utah), and freshman forward Mariah Davis (Lynnwood, Wash.) made the list. For the men, three sophomores were named to the team: Midfielder Julio Abad (Lynnwood, Wash.), midfielder Taishi Adachi (Amagaski, Japan), and midfielder Bryce Foland (Snohomish, Wash.).

NWAC Soccer All-Region teams

An effective but unorthodox star leads Edmonds College volleyball

Michelle Dmitruk, a Cascade High School alumna, didn't take a traditional path to success. Dmitruk, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, is the top player for an Edmonds team that is 29-6, went undefeated in the North Region, and carries the No. 4 ranking in the NWAC coaches poll into the NWAC tournament, which takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Tritons open the double-elimination tournament against West Region No. 4 Tacoma at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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Kailin Wiley named NWAC North MVP

Lexi Ramirez and Kyle Aure join Wiley on NWAC All-Star teams

Three Edmonds College soccer players were selected as NWAC All-Stars as announced by the conference. Women's soccer freshmen Lexi Ramirez (Lake Stevens, Wash., DF) and Kailin Wiley (Mukilteo, Wash., F) were selected as well as men's soccer sophomore captain Kyle Aure (Edmonds, Wash., MF). Ramirez was a mainstay in the backfield for the Tritons and was recognized as one of the top defenders in the North Region. Aure was the men's team's leader in goals scored and points the past two seasons.

Wiley was also honored as the North Region MVP for her performance this season after putting up incredible numbers in her freshman campaign. She ranked near the top of many offensive categories and was a scoring machine for Edmonds. Wiley finished the season with 16 goals (3rd North, 6th in NWAC), 7 assists (3rd North, 11th NWAC), 39 points (2nd North, 6th NWAC), 57 shots (3rd North, 6th NWAC), and 44 shots on goal (3rd North, 4th NWAC). 

The NWAC All-Star games will take place Sunday, November 11 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. The women kickoff at 9 a.m., followed by the men at 11 a.m.

Women's hoops starts 2-0

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women's basketball collected their second victory of year on Sunday, November 18 in Seaview Gym. The Tritons defeated Clark College 68-45 behind a balanced offensive effort (11 players scored) and pressure defense. Gieani Balino (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) and Kalei Cates (Waianae, Hawaii) both scored 15 and 10 points respectively.

Edmonds opened the season with a 66-54 win at South Puget Sound CC on Saturday, November 17. Balino led all scorers with 21 points, and Cates registered a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Rachel Balagso (Lahaina, Hawaii) added 10 steals. The women host Fairfield Air Force on Sunday, November 24. General admission for all Triton home games is $5, or $3 for teens/seniors.

Triton Basketball begins non-league slate

The Edmonds College men's and women's basketball programs begins their 2018-19 campaigns this weekend. Men's basketball will spend the weekend in Everett playing against West region opponents. First up is Green River College on Saturday, November 17 at 4 p.m., followed by South Puget Sound CC on Sunday, November 18 at 4 p.m. Women's hoops begins their season in Olympia on Saturday at South Puget Sound CC at 2 p.m. They host Clark College at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in Seaview Gym. General admission for all Triton home games is $5 for adults, $3 for youth (12-18) and seniors (over 65), and children under 12 are free. 

Volleyball completes perfect region season

The North Region champs will open the NWAC Tournament November 15

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College volleyball completed a perfect regional season on Friday night, downing the eighth-ranked Bellevue College Bulldogs in three sets. The Tritons finish the regular season 12-0 in league and 29-6 overall, claiming their first North Region championship since 2008. Edmonds, who is ranked fourth in the conference, will wait to see who they draw to open the NWAC Championship Tournament on November 15. Edmonds is riding an 18-game win streak into the postseason; they will be pitted against the West Region's No. 4 seed.

The bleachers in Seaview Gym were full for Friday's match -- the battle between rival college's created a loud playoff atmosphere. After a back-and-forth first set, the Tritons prevailed 26-24, and went on to take the next two sets 25-19 and 25-21. Their formula for success is one we have become accustom to -- a balanced effort that has come from multiple contributors. Michelle Dmitruk had 13 kills and 13 digs (15-point performance), Haylee Hooper led the match with 33 assists, and Sydnee Peterson notched 18 digs. Kendall Broschat (10 points), Rylie Rasar (7.5 points), and Zarya Smith (7 points) also made their presence felt, helping Edmonds sweep the Bulldogs for the second time this season. Box Score

North Region play concluded on Friday; the four playoff qualifiers from the North are set: Edmonds (12-0), Shoreline (9-3), Bellevue (8-4), Skagit Valley (7-5). Eight Triton sophomores were honored before the start of the match. Look for photos in the coming days on the EdCC Tritons Facebook. The NWAC Volleyball Championships are November 15-18 at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Wash. 

Hooper receives second Setter of the Week award

Freshman setter Haylee Hooper (Lake Stevens, Wash.) earned her second North Region Setter of the Weekaward for Week 10 of the NWAC volleyball season on November 1. Hooper leads Edmonds in sets per match this year, and is near the top of the setting statistics for the NWAC overall. She was named Triton of the Week on October 30 and has paced the team in their push towards the playoffs.

Women's Soccer falls to Bellevue 2-1 to end season

BELLEVUE -- The Edmonds College women's soccer team lost their NWAC playoff opener on Halloween at Bellevue College, 2-1. The Bulldogs opened the scoring early in the first stanza, and took a 1-0 lead into the half. Edmonds, who threatened throughout the match, made it interesting when freshman Julia Hart (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) slotted one home in the 46th minute to tie the game up 1-1. Bellevue would respond soon after to regain the lead -- one they would not relinquish.

The Tritons gave the Bulldogs all they could handle in their effort to send the match to overtime. Edmonds had more corner kicks than Bellevue (4-1), and also outshout the Bulldogs in the match, 13-8. The Bulldog keeper held her own, saving 5 shots. The Tritons' best opportunity came in the 85th minute when Kailin Wiley (Mukilteo, Wash.) got an opening and hammered one that sailed just over the crossbar. Edmonds finished the season with a 9-7-2 record. 

Volleyball claims North Region crown

Volleyball up to fourth in NWAC Coaches Poll; sophomore night is November 2

EVERETT -- Triton volleyball cruised past local rival Everett CC 3-0 on Friday to notch their 16th straight victory in a row. Edmonds improved to 27-6 with the win, and is now 10-0 in the North Region. Michelle Dmitruk led the way spiking 14 kills. She also added 12 digs. Audree Weeks and Haylee Hooper both had double digits assists, and Payton Ludwig and Hooper also had double digit digs. 

With Shoreline upending Bellevue on Friday, Edmonds clinched the program's first North Region tile since 2008. That team was also led by coach Tony Miranda. There are still two games left in the regular season -- Wednesday at Skagit Valley (11-17, 6-4 North) and Friday versus Bellevue (23-12, 7-3 North).

Edmonds moved up to their highest ranking of the year to No. 4 with the release of the October 24 NWAC Volleyball Coaches Poll. The Tritons were ranked as high as No. 5 (twice) earlier this season. The final poll of the season will come out November 7 after the championship bracket has been set. Link to Poll > >

The other ranked team from the North Region is Bellevue, who landed at No. 8 in the poll. The Bulldogs, who are last year's region champion and placed 2nd at the NWAC Championships, visit Seaview Gym to close out the regular season slate this Friday, November 2. Eight Triton sophomores will be honored before the start of Friday's match. General admission is $5, youth (12-18) and seniors (over 65) are $3. Children under 12 are free. Come support the Tritons in their final home game of the year!

Volleyball will open the NWAC Championship Tournament on Thursday, November 15 at 2 p.m. at the Tacoma Convention Center. 

Dmitruk latest Triton Volleyball player to nab NWAC Offensive Player of the Week honor

Michelle Dmitruk was bestowed the honor of NWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week on October 25. The sophomore outside hitter from Cascade High School was very efficient hitting, had solid passing despite being targeted by both of the Tritons' opponents, and also played stellar defense. Against Shoreline (Oct. 15) and Olympic (Oct. 17) she also added five aces.

Along with the conference award, she was also selected as the North Region Offensive Player of the Week. Teammate Kendall Broschat earned NWAC Player of the Week on October 11. Read More > >

Women's Soccer sets sights on Bellevue

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women's soccer failed to win their final match of the year, but is already looking forward to the NWAC post season, which begins this Wednesday, October 31. The Tritons allowed two second half goals to Peninsula, falling to the Pirates 2-0 to end the 2018 regular season at home. Seven Triton sophomores were honored before the match. 

Edmonds will have a short trip to the eastside when they face the Bellevue College Bulldogs on Wednesday, October 31. The first round Halloween NWAC playoff matchup starts at 2 p.m. Bellevue has a turf pitch on campus below the baseball field. Fifth-ranked Bellevue (12-1-3, 10-1-3) was the second place finisher from the West Region. The Bulldogs have a two-headed attack offensively in freshman Lauren Landis and sophomore Katelyn Evans. Landis leads the NWAC with 23 goals this season. They also have a good keeper in Taylor Thatcher. The freshman goalie has a .889 save percentage, which is fourth-best in the conference.

The grind of the season has tested Edmonds' depth this year, as many players have been injured or are dealing with minor nags, but now the season has shortened to a game-by-game proposition. The winner of Wednesday's first round match will move ahead to the NWAC quarterfinals where they will face South Region champion and third-ranked Clark College on Saturday, November 3. Women's soccer last qualified for the NWAC playoffs in 2014. Follow Edmonds College Tritons on Twitter for in game updates.

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Men's Soccer sends sophomores out on top

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College men's soccer team knew they were out of the  playoff race headed into Saturday's final match of the season, but that didn't stop them from upsetting the playoff-bound Peninsula College Pirates. The Tritons defeated the Pirates 1-0 on the Triton Field pitch in dramatic fashion to end the season on a high note. The sophomores led the spirited effort and did not let up for all 90 minutes. 

Bryce Foland (Snohomish, Wash.) broke through in the 49th minute, making best of an opportunity set up by Kyle Aure (Edmonds, Wash.). The goal stood up as the Tritons and Pirates went scoreless the rest of the way. Colin Hauser (Boise, Idaho) was outstanding in goal turning away five shots, and earned his fifth shoutout of the season. Peninsula moves on to the playoffs as the North No. 2 seed. Edmonds ended the season with a 5-10-3 record (5-8-2 North).

Local players spark turnaround for Edmonds College women's soccer

The Everett Herald featured the Edmonds College women's soccer team on the front page of the sports section on October 22. The Tritons have qualified for the post season after a three-year hiatus, with many local products on the roster. Read the Full Story > >

Edmonds sweeps OC, prepares for road swing

LYNNWOOD -- Triton volleyball fought past the Olympic College Rangers for a three-set victory in Seaview Gym on Friday night, 25-17, 25-14, 25-21. The sixth-ranked Tritons improve to 25-6 overall, and remain perfect in the North with a 8-0 regional record. Michelle Dmitruk led the way with 15 kills (.481 hitting percentage); Zarya Smith added 12 kills and also notched 14 digs. Haylee Hooper tallied 38 assists, her fourth straight game with over 30 assists. Box Score

Edmonds, who has now run it's win streak to 14 games, gets ready to prepare for three straight road matches. First up is Whatcom on October 24, followed by Everett on October 26, and Skagit Valley on Halloween. The Tritons close out the regular season on November 2 at home against Bellevue College. Former volleyball coach and NWAC Hall of Famer Janet Guenther was honored on Friday night between sets. The championship coach will be part of the inaugural class being inducted into the Triton Athletics Hall of Fame in May 2019. 

Women's soccer clinches playoff berth

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College women's soccer defeated the Shoreline Dolphins 3-1 at Triton Field on Saturday, and in the process, punched their ticket to the NWAC playoffs. Edmonds' last post season appearance was 2014. Katy Ewoniuk started the scoring early, netting her first goal in the third minute. She scored her second goal of the game in the 25th minute to give the Tritons a 2-1 lead at halftime. Alexis Griggs scored in the second half to seal the win. Ewoniuk has 11 goals on the season and Griggs' goal was her 5th of the year. Kailin Wiley also collected an assist, her 7th on the year. Wiley is responsible for 39 total points this year, which is 5th overall in the NWAC. 

Edmonds (9-4-2, 8-4-1 North), the seventh-ranked team in the NWAC, has two more matches to close out the regular season. The Tritons will need to beat Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon on Wednesday and Peninsula College at home Saturday to have a shot at second place in the region. Whatcom is tied with Edmonds in the standings at 8-4-1 but holds the tiebreaker over the Tritons. The second place team hosts a first round playoff game on Wednesday, October 31. If Edmonds gets the third seed from the North they will play at the West No. 2.

Men's soccer plays to scoreless draw

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College men's soccer team saw their playoff hopes dashed as they played Shoreline to a scoreless draw at Triton Field on Saturday. The Tritons outshout the Dolphins 14-4 but couldn't find the back of the net, something that has troubled the team this season. Without collecting three points in the match, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Tritons will finish the 2018 season with an away match at Skagit Valley College on Wednesday, before hosting Peninsula College on Saturday, October 27 at Triton Field.

Broschat chosen as NWAC Offensive POW

Broschat NWAC POWVolleyball's Kendall Broschat received recognition from the conference as she was named the NWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week on October 11. Broschat was a key factor in the Tritons' two wins over Everett and Skagit Valley last week. The sophomore middle blocker from Kelso, Wash. had no attacking errors and was a steady force at the net both attacking and blocking, earning a high hitting percentage in both games. She was also the regional Offensive Player of the Week for Week 7 of NWAC volleyball action. Read More > >

Triton Basketball Schedules Set

Another installment of Triton basketball is just around the corner. Both Triton hoops squads have set their 2018-19 schedules. Edmonds men's basketball has their first scrimmage on November 1 in Seaview Gym against Christian Faith. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. They will open the season at Everett CC on November 17-18 against Green River College and South Puget Sound CC. The Edmonds women start their campaign in Olympia, Wash. at South Puget Sound CC on November 17, before hosting Fairfield Air Force on November 24.

Tawney named women's athletic commissioner

Traci TawneyNew assistant softball coach Traci Tawney has been named Edmonds College's women's athletic commissioner, effectively immediately. Tawney steps into the role vacated by former Triton softball coach Sheryl Gilmore. Tawney played softball four years at the University of Washington where she received her bachelor's degree in Communications. Tawney also has her master's degree in Special Education. Before her arrival to Edmonds she was the head softball coach at Lake Washington High School the past six years, and guided the Kangaroos to the 2A state championship in 2014. Tawney still assists with University of Washington softball clinics, and  was a volunteer coach for the program in 2003-04. "Traci's past experiences and values directly align with the NWAC's mission. She will be a great support to our women student-athletes," said athletic director Spencer Stark.

Team effort lifts volleyball to 13th straight win

SHORELINE -- The Edmonds College volleyball team extended it's winning streak with a 3-1 win at Shoreline on Wednesday. Edmonds (24-6, 7-0 North) took the first set 25-20 and lost the second set 25-16 before finishing off the match with two identical 25-18 set victories. It has been -- and continues to be -- a team effort for the Tritons. Three players collected double digit kills (Michelle Dmitruk, Saide Gardner, Zarya Smith) and four players notched double digit digs (Michelle Dmitruk, Haylee Hooper, Payton Ludwig, and Sadie Gardner). Haylee Hooper tallied a season-high 49 assists which is the most in match for the team this season. Edmonds hosts Olympic College Friday night in Seaview Gym. Former volleyball coach and NWAC Hall of Famer Janet Guenther will be honored between sets on Friday. The championship coach will be part of the first Triton Athletics Hall of Fame class that will be inducted in May 2019.

Second half comeback falls short for men's soccer

LYNNWOOD -- The Whatcom Orcas scored four first half goals, and led 4-1 late in the first half, eventually hanging on to top the Tritons 5-3. The Tritons mounted a comeback but came up just short. Edmonds' goals were by Bryce Foland (22'), Kyle Aure (43') and Rofaiel Dawood (65'). Aure also had an assist in the match. The game tightened near the end of regulation as Edmonds trailed 4-3 and had many chances. The Orcas last goal in the 90th minute sealed the victory. With three games remaining, the Tritons will need to win out and get some help in order to secure a playoff berth. Everett (18 points), Skagit Valley (15 points), and Edmonds (13 points) are all fighting to nab the last playoff spot in the North.

Women's soccer blanked by Whatcom

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds women's soccer was unable to find the back of the net in a home loss to Whatcom CC on Wednesday, 5-0. It wasn't for lack of effort -- the Tritons outshot the Orcas in the match 16-10 but were unable to convert. With three games remaining, the Orcas have now caught up to the Tritons in the standings; both teams are tied in second place with 22 points. With the win, Whatcom now has the tiebreaker over the Tritons. Skagit Valley still has their playoff hopes alive with 16 points. They will need to defeat Edmonds on October 24 to have a chance. The Tritons can punch their ticket to the NWAC playoffs with at least a tie against Shoreline on Saturday.

Volleyball, women's soccer still in NWAC rankings

Edmonds College volleyball and women's soccer are still in the latest installment of the NWAC Coaches Polls, which were released October 10. Volleyball dropped one spot to No. 6, while women's soccer stayed put at No. 7.  Volleyball has been ranked No. 5 the first three polls; women's soccer was not ranked the first poll, followed by appearances at No. 8 and No. 7 for two consecutive polls. 

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Hooper Named Setter of the Week

Freshman setter Haylee Hooper (Auburn, Wash.) was named the NWAC North Region setter of the week on October 4. Hooper is 12th overall in the NWAC, averaging 6.7 assists per set. The Auburn Mountain View High School product has registered double digit assists in the Tritons' first five regional matches.

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Second half goals propel women past Everett 

EVERETT -- Edmonds women's soccer trailed Everett 1-0 but used two second half goals to edge the Trojans 2-1 at Kasch Park on Saturday. Katy Ewoniuk scored the equalizer in the 73rd minute, and Alex Griggs nailed the game-winner in the 82nd minute. The Tritons' outshot the Trojans 17-6, and had nine shots on goal in the match. The win keeps Edmonds (8-3-2, 7-3-1 North) in second place, and ahead of Whatcom CC by three points in the standings. Wednesday's showdown with the Orcas at Triton Field could determine who hosts an NWAC playoff game. 

Triton men's soccer notches key win at Everett

EVERETT -- Hector Palmoera's goal just before the end of the first half carried Edmonds men's soccer to a 1-0 win at Everett CC on Saturday. Palomera headed it in off Taishi Adachi's corner kick. Although the Tritons only had 2 shots on goal, it was enough to win the key road matchup. Freshman goalkeeper Colin Hauser (Boise, Idaho) was outstanding in goal, turning away 9 saves to earn the clean sheet. Edmonds (4-8-2, 4-6-1 North) has two important home matches this week at Triton Field, starting with North Region leader and fourth-ranked Whatcom CC on Wednesday. Edmonds trails Everett by five points in the standings for the final playoff spot.

Volleyball stays perfect, win streak intact at 12

BELLEVUE -- Edmonds College volleyball continued their winning ways, disposing of Bellevue in straight sets (25-9, 26-24, 25-20) on Wednesday night. Both teams entered the match tied atop the North standings with 5-0 records. Rylie Rasar led a multifaceted attack with 11 kills, Haylee Hooper tallied 33 assists, and Payton Ludwig notched 10 digs in the win. Michelle Dmitruk had 6 service aces in the game. Edmonds (23-6, 6-0 North) is now in the drivers seat after the first round of regional play. The Tritons, who are currently in the midst of a 12-game winning streak, are back in action October 17 at Shoreline CC.

Women's soccer blown out in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Triton women's soccer was out of sorts on Wednesday, as they were blown out by Peninsula 13-1. The second ranked Pirates netted five goals in the first stanza and never looked back. Kailin Wiley scored the only goal for Edmonds in the 28th minute. The freshman forward now has 16 goals, good for second best overall in the NWAC. Edmonds (7-3-2, 6-3-1 North) remains in second place, but has Whatcom nipping at their their heels as the race for the final two playoff spots heats up. The Orcas now trail the Tritons by just three points. The ladies will go to Everett on Saturday, before hosting Whatcom on October 17 at Triton Field. 

Men's soccer defeated at Peninsula

PORT ANGELES -- Edmonds College men's soccer battled, but couldn't overcome two first half goals by Peninsula, losing 2-0 on Wednesday. The Pirates struck twice in the 34th and 35th minutes to defeated the Tritons. Edmonds (3-8-2, 3-6-1 North) has now slipped into fifth place in the North and faces an uphill battle to clinch a playoff berth. They trail Skagit Valley by two points in the standings, and Everett by eight with five matches left in the season. The squad travels to No. 7-ranked Everett on Saturday, and will host No. 4-ranked Whatcom at Triton Field on October 17. 

Edmonds College 5K Walk and Run Oct. 13

The second annual Edmonds College 5K Walk and Run is this Saturday, October 13 on the campus of Edmonds College. Help us support student success and raise funds for athletic scholarships and emergency funds at Edmonds College. Walkers and runners at every level are welcomed. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m., and runners will take off from the Courtyard at 9 a.m. It's only $35 to sign up as an individual. Costumes are welcomed! For more information, and to sign up, visit edcc.edu/5k

Volleyball ranked fifth, women's soccer seventh in latest NWAC Polls

Edmonds College volleyball and women's soccer continue to be in the NWAC rankings after the last release of coaches polls on September 26. Volleyball has hit the 20-win mark on the year and remains the fifth ranked team for the second installment of the season. North Region foe Bellevue College landed at No. 8 in the poll.

Women's soccer moved up one spot to No. 7 after appearing in the poll for the first time since 2014. The team is in second place of the North standings and has an overall record of 6-1-2. North region leader Peninsula College stayed put at No. 2.

Skagit's late goal upends Triton men's soccer 

LYNNWOOD -- Triton men's soccer lost a heated contest to the Skagit Valley (3-6-0) on Saturday afternoon, 1-0. The Cardinals found the back of the net in the 84th minute to pull ahead. Colin Hauser notched eight saves in the loss. There were nine yellow cards in the match overall. Edmonds (3-5-1) travels to Port Angeles to face Peninsula College on Wednesday, October 10. 

Opportunistic Cardinals top women's soccer

LYNNWOOD -- Triton women's soccer was tripped up at home on Saturday as the opportunistic Skagit Valley Cardinals defeated Edmonds 3-1 at Triton Field. Skagit (3-5-1) needed the win to keep their playoff chances alive, and controlled the game for most of the first half. The Cardinals outshot the Tritons 10-8 in the match. Tamia Fanner scored the lone Triton goal -- her first of the year -- in the 43rd minute from Kailin Wiley. The Tritons remain in second place with a 6-2-1 record in the North Region. Wednesday's road match in Port Angeles will complete the second round of regional action. 

Volleyball takes out Skagit for 11th straight win

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds volleyball stayed perfect in North Region play with another straight set sweep, this time over Skagit Valley in Seaview Gym on Friday night. The Tritons took out the Cardinals 25-13, 25-21, 25-22 to win their 11th straight match. The fifth ranked Tritons improved to 5-0 in the North and 22-6 overall. 

Next week's match on Wednesday, October 10 will pit the top two teams in the North when Edmonds travels to Bellevue. The Bulldogs are also 5-0 in the North and are currently ranked No. 8 in the NWAC. The two teams met in one non-league match earlier this year; Bellevue defeated Edmonds 3-2 in Spokane on September 8. Wednesday's match at Bellevue will mark the mid-way point of league play.

Baseball, Softball send sophomores to NWAC Showcases

Baseball sophomore showcase The spring sports NWAC showcases took place on Saturday, September 21. Baseball's sophomore showcase was held at Bellevue College's Courter Field. The Tritons were represented by four sophomore infielders (from left-to-right): Nic Sokol (Mount Vernon, Wash.), David Gibons, (Redmond, Wash.), Yugo Hamakawa (Sayamagaoka, Japan), and Leighton Moniz (Kapaa, Hawaii). Sokol was a 1st-Team North selection last spring and Hamakawa earned 2nd-Team status. Moniz was a member of the Gold Glove team.

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Six softball sophomores participated in the NWAC All-Star games at Delta Park in Portland, Ore. The all-star game was part of the NWAC Fall Classic round-robin tournament. Edmonds softball played three fall scrimmages against Yakima Valley, Lower Columbia, and Clackamas. Players who were selected to the All-Star game were: Riley Sykes (Stanwood, Wash.), Taylor Softball sophomore showcaseShigeta(Wailuku, Hawaii), Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna (Waiawa, Hawaii), Kamalei Labasan (Mililani, Hawaii), Chantelle Shimabukuro (Waipahu, Hawaii), and Brooke Keli'iho'omalu (Kaunakakai, Hawaii). Labasan, Cacho-Kekahuna, and Shimabukuro were 1st-Team North selections last spring; Keli'iho'omalu made the 2nd-Team.

Baseball has two more fall tilts, ending the fall season for the second straight year at the University of Washington on October 24. The annual Alumni Game will take place on October 14. Softball travels to Centralia for a doubleheader September 29, and will close out the fall for the second straight year at Western Washington University on October 14.

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Wiley honored as NWAC soccer POW

The freshman forward leads the NWAC in goals scored

Kailin WileyKailin Wiley has been recognized as the NWAC Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week for her hot start with the Edmonds College women's soccer team. The Kamiak High School forward led the Tritons to their first victory over Everett on September 8, scoring three goals to earn the hat trick. She had four goals in the first three matches of the year.

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Aholelei accepts award at SnoCo Sports HOF

Former Triton softball star Seli Aholelei (Honolulu, Hawaii)Seli Aholelei accepted her award as the Snohomish County Sports Commission Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year on September 19 at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. Aholelei, who is now a junior at Western Washington University, rewrote the record books as a Triton softball player the past two years. She finished her Triton career as one of the most decorated in Triton Athletics history. Aholelei is now the program leader in home runs (34), hits (147), runs batted in (130), runs scored (139), batting average (.510), pitching wins (43), strikeouts (334), and no hitters (4).

Edmonds softball tied the school record for wins (35) in 2017, and topped that in Seli's sophomore year with 42, capturing the school's first North Region crown since 2004. She was a NFCA NWAC All-American both years at Edmonds, and was the 2018 NWAC North Region Pitcher of the Week.

Aholelei was introduced by athletic director Spencer Stark, and was accompanied by family members, the athletic administration, and Dean for Student Success/Life and Development Jorge de la Torre. The male and female collegiate athletes of the year are honored at the Hall of Fame event each September.

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Aure's goal lifts Tritons past Dolphins

SHORELINE -- Kyle Aure's second half goal was enough as Edmonds College men's soccer earned the 1-0 victory at Shoreline CC. Men's soccer snapped a three game losing streak, and keeps themselves in the playoff race with 3 points. Omar Fye assisted Aure's goal. Colin Hauser had six saves in the shutout. The Tritons host Skagit Valley on Saturday in a key North Region matchup. 

Triton men come up empty at Whatcom

BELLINGHAM -- The Edmonds College men's soccer team wa s not able to pull off the upset Saturday at sixth ranked Whatcom CC (7-2-3, 5-0-2 North), falling 5-1 to the Orcas. Edmonds was only able to fire two shots on goal. Kyle Aure connected for his third goal of the year in the first minute of the game. 

Men's soccer has two important games this week with teams below them in the standings, starting with Shoreline CC on Wednesday, October 3. The Tritons defeated Shoreline 2-1 on September 15, and will hope to gain six points and get back in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Women's soccer back in win column

SHORELINE -- The Edmonds College women's soccer team is back in the win column after a 6-0 win over Shoreline on Wednesday. Kailin Wiley recorded her third hat trick of the season, and Alexis Griggs scored two goals. Four first half goals spotted the Tritons to a lead that would hold up. Edmonds will host Skagit Valley on Saturday at Triton Field at 12 p.m. 

Orcas topple women's soccer 2-0

BELLINGHAM -- It was a tough go for the Triton women's soccer team on Saturday in Bellingham. Whatcom CC used an early goal and added another mid-way through the second half to topple the Tritons 2-0. Whatcom outshot Edmonds 19-8; the Orcas tallied eight shots on goal, the Tritons had six. The loss drops the women to second place in the North region standings. Edmonds (6-1-2, 5-1-1) now trails Peninsula by three points. 

Next up is Shoreline CC on Wednesday, October 3. The Tritons won the first matchup of the year on September 15, 7-0. The Dolphins have yet to win a match this year. Skagit Valley College (4-4-1, 2-4-1 North) visits Triton Field on Saturday.

Tritons throttle Trojans, notch 10th in a row

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds downed the Everett CC Trojans on Wednesday night in three sets (25-9, 25-5, 25-15) in Seaview Gym. The Tritons rolled to their 10th straight win, and improved to 4-0 in the North. Sadie Gardner led the way with 10 kills and added four digs with a hitting percentage of .714. Haylee Hooper had 24 assists; the team tallied 12 service aces. The Tritons host Skagit Valley on Friday at 7 p.m. 

Volleyball extends win streak to nine

LYNNWOOD -- The  Triton volleyball team swept Whatcom CC on Friday night to extend their winning streak to nine games. Edmonds (20-6, 3-0 North) cruised past the Orcas 25-16, 25-14, 25-16. Michelle Dmitruk and Sadie Gardner had 13 and 10 kills respectively. Haylee Hooper and Audree Weekes contributed 14 assists apiece, and Payton Ludwig and Heather Goodman notched a combined 26 digs. 

Women's soccer remains perfect in North

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds women's soccer stayed perfect in the North with a 2-0 shutout over Everett on Wednesday. Alexis Griggs and Katy Ewoniuk each scored in the victory. The Tritons outshout Everett 12-6 in the match. Samantha Miller-Foy registered the clean sheet with six saves. Next up is Whatcom CC in Bellingham on Saturday.

Edmonds collects road win at Skagit, ties No. 2 Peninsula in Port Angeles

The Edmonds College women's soccer team continues to turn heads -- this past week it was because of a 5-2 road win at Skagit Valley, followed by a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Port Angeles at No. 2-ranked Peninsula College. After the first round of NWAC North action, Edmonds finds themselves tied atop the standings at 4-0-1 with Peninsula. The Tritons are 5-0-2 overall and snuck in the first NWAC Coaches Poll rankings at No. 8. NWAC Coaches Poll Rankings > >

Even with some injuries, the Tritons have been able to sustain by using an offensive attack not seen since the program's run to the NWAC title game in 2013. Much of that is due in part to the NWAC's leading goal scorer, Kailin Wiley. The freshman from Mukilteo is lighting up the back of the net with 8 goals scored in the Tritons' past three matches. 

Triton men's soccer drops match to Everett 4-0

LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College men's soccer was unable to muster any offense, dropping a home contest to Everett 4-0 on Wednesday. The Trojans scored a trifecta of goals over a ten mintue stretch towards the end of the first half and didn't look back. The Tritons were outshot 13-4 and will look to rebound Saturday at Whatcom CC.

The Tritons defeated Skagit, and lost a thriller at Peninsula in stoppage time

On September 19 Edmonds College men's soccer trailed Skagit Valley 1-0 early on, but rallied to score three goals and put the Cardinals away 3-1 in Mount Vernon, Wash. Sophomore Kyle Aure (Edmonds, Wash.) notched his first two goals of the season to lead the comeback. Freshman keeper Colin Houser (Boise, Idaho) had seven saves to preserve the win.

Taishi Adachi (Amagaskai, Japan) was responsible for both Triton goals in a home triumph over Shoreline on September 15. Adachi's follow up after a missed chance on a penalty kick in the box was the difference in Edmonds' 2-1 win. Edmonds took Peninsula to the brink on Saturday; the Pirates broke through in stoppage time to sneak out a 1-0 win on a day where the rain was relentless. After the first go round through the North, men's soccer is right in the mix with a 2-2-1 record in region play.

This week poses a challenge as third ranked Everett visits Triton Field on Wednesday, followed by a tough matchup with Whatcom CC, a team who is ahead of the Tritons in the standings.

Volleyball keeps rolling, wins eigthth straight

BREMERTON -- Volleyball kept rolling with a four-set win at Olympic College on Wednesday night.  The Tritons defeated the Rangers 28-26, 25-15, 18-25, 25-9. Three stat-leaders in the match tallied season-highs: Michelle Dmitruk (22 kills), Heather Goodman (16 digs), and Haylee Hooper (46 assists). Edmonds returns to Seaview Gym when they host Whatcom on Friday. 

Volleyball claims NWAC Crossover Championship, tops Shoreline to open North play 

Edmonds College volleyball ripped off their seventh win in a row on Friday, September 21 when they topped Shoreline CC in straight sets (25-18, 25-23, 25-19) to open NWAC North Region play. Michelle Dmitruk led the attack with 17 kills; Sadie Gardner added 15 kills. Four Tritons recorded double digit digs: Emalee Jordan (15), Gardner (14), Heather Goodman (12), Dmitruk (10).

Edmonds (18-6) earned five wins to stay perfect at the NWAC Crossover Tournament in Gresham, Ore. September 14-15. The Tritons took the Championship, which was hosted by Mt. Hood CC. Sophomore outside hitter Michelle Dmitruk was named the Tournament MVP. Emalee Jordan (Meridian, Idaho), Sadie Gardner (Vernal, Utah), and Haylee Hooper (Auburn, Wash.), also garnered recognition as they were named to the All-Tournament Team (pictured left-to-right).

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The team travels across the Puget Sound on Wednesday, September 26 to face Olympic College in Bremerton, before returning to Seaview Gym for a matchup with Whatcom CC on Friday. Edmonds landed at No. 5 in the first NWAC Coaches Poll of the season

Peterson selected as NWAC defensive POW

Sydnee PetersonSophomore Sydnee Peterson was selected as the NWAC defensive Player of the Week on September 12. It is the second time the libero has been honored this season. On September 6, she was named as the North Region defensive player of the week. She also received that regional award this week. Peterson hails from Draper, Utah, and has been a key cog for the Tritons successful start in the 2018 campaign. Her 4.48 digs per set are third best overall in the NWAC.

Wiley's hat trick carries Tritons to league opening triumph

Kailin Wiley's three goals lifted the Edmonds College women's soccer program to a 7-2 North Region victory over Everett on Saturday, September 8. It was a strong offensive attack by the Tritons, who ran out to an early 4-0 lead in the first 18 minutes and never looked back. Katlyn Ewoniuk and Julia Hart added two goals each, and Jazmin Nunez scored her first goal of the season. Hart also added an assist on the first goal of the game.

Whatcom (2-2, 1-0 North) should provide a good test on Wednesday. The Orcas defeated Skagit Valley 4-1 to start regional play. Edmonds' (2-0-1, 1-0 North) home opener kicks off at 2 p.m. at Triton Field. Shoreline CC pays a visit to Triton Field on Saturday. General admission for all Triton home contests is $5 for adults, $3 for youth/seniors, and free for children under 12.

Volleyball improves to 11-5 after four-win weekend

The Edmonds College volleyball team earned four more victories this past weekend, going 3-2 in Spokane, and topping Columbia Basin for the third time this season. The Tritons faced more quality opponents at the Spokane Preseason Tournament, and swept three matches Friday, before dropping two matches on Saturday. Edmonds avenged an earlier defeat this season to Walla Walla, handing the Warriors only their second loss of the year to close out Friday. Saturday they fell to 2017 regional champions North Idaho and Bellevue. The Tritons took fourth place out of 16 teams; freshman Sadie Gardner (Vernal, Utah) and sophomore Sydnee Peterson (Draper, Utah) were named to the All-Tournament team.

Volleyball has another busy stretch ahead starting with a doubleheader at Highline College on Tuesday. They'll clash with Pierce (9-2) and Highline (13-4), both of which sit atop the NWAC West standings. Later in the week, the road warriors will travel to Gresham, Ore. to participate in the NWAC Crossover Tournament, hosted by Mt. Hood CC. The crossover will be the final tuneup before league play begins September 21 versus Shoreline.

Tritons fall to Trojans 5-0

Edmonds College men's soccer was unable to find the back of the net, losing to Everett CC 5-0 on Saturday, September 8. The Trojans stifled the Tritons' offense, limiting Edmonds to just five shots on goal. Edmonds (0-3-1, 0-1 North) will look to bounce back in their home opener on Wednesday, September 12. Kick off is set for 4:15 p.m. at Triton Field.

The Whatcom men beat Skagit 3-2 on Saturday and are 3-2-1 on the season overall. Later in the week, the Tritons will host Shoreline CC. General admission for all Triton home contests is $5 for adults, $3 for youth/seniors, and free for children under 12.

Peterson named North defensive POW

Sophomore transfer Sydnee Peterson (Draper, Utah) was named the NWAC North Region defensive player of the week for her efforts in Edmonds volleyball's 4-1 record last week. The defensive specialist is third overall in the NWAC, averaging 4.83 digs per set. She notched 15 digs in the Tritons' win over Columbia Basin in their home opener on August 30. Peterson totalled 26 digs at Clackamas on August 27.

Volleyball on road swing in Eastern Washington

Edmonds volleyball will hit the road again for more preseason non-league tests to prepare the club for North Region play. The team is off to a 7-3 start after defeating four playoff teams from a year ago to open the season at the NWAC Showcase August 25-26. The Tritons swept Clackamas on their way home August 27, and split matches at Bellevue College on August 29, topping Linn-Benton, and falling to Walla Walla. On August 30, they knocked off Columbia Basin 3-0 to win their home opener.

This weeknd they will be in Spokane for the Community Colleges of Spokane's Preseason Tournament. On Friday, September 7 they will play Grays Harbor (10-6), Yakima Valley (5-7), and will get a rematch with Walla Walla (9-1) in the nightcap.

Saturday's games will be determined from the results on Friday's matches. On the way back home, the team will stop in Pasco, Wash. to play Columbia Basin for a third time this year. Edmonds has defeated the Hawks in their first two meetings, both in straight sets. For the most up-to-date results, follow the athletics twitter @edmondstritons.

Soccer set to open North Region play

Both Triton soccer squads are set to start NWAC league play on the road at Everett CC on Saturday, September 8. The Triton men are 0-2-1, and the women are 1-0-1 coming into the their North Region openers.
The men's lone goal on the year was scored by Claudio Dortrait (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) in their 4-1 loss against Chemeketa CC on August 30. Coach Ozzy Erkut is carrying his largest roster of his coaching tenure, and has played all of that roster in three preseason games to find the right mix.

Edmonds women's soccer gave first-year head coach Adam Fenster his first victory on September 5 as they blew past Portland CC, 5-0. Katy Ewoniuk (South Sandy, Utah) netted two goals and leads the team with three in the early going. Julia Hart (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) has two goals and one assist on the season, and Alex Modica (Shoreline, Wash.) turned in a two-assist performance in the Portland win.

The Everett women are 0-3-2 in five non-league tilts so far; they've earned ties their last two matches. The Everett men are 3-2 and have shown an ability to score early on. The Trojans have netted 15 goals, third most in the NWAC to this point. Both North Region openers will be played at Kasch Park in Everett; the field address is 8811 Airport Road.

Chuck Stark appointed Interim Softball Head Coach

Chuck Stark has been appointed as interim head coach of the softball program at Edmonds College. Stark takes over for Sheryl Gilmore, who was named the new skipper of the Western Washington University softball team last week. Stark, who is retired, comes to Edmonds after coaching at Olympic College for five years. The Rangers qualified for the NWAC playoffs four times during that stretch. "Chuck was the best fit to stabilize the program and allow us to accomplish our long-term objective of hiring an outstanding head coach for the future." Read More > >

Volleyball goes 4-2 at Showcase

Triton volleyball began the 2018 campaign with a positive showing at the NWAC Showcase in Springfield, Ore. over the weekend, posting a 4-2 record overall.  Edmonds went 2-2 on Saturday, losing to Pierce (2-0) and Linn-Benton (2-0), and defeating North Idaho (2-0) and Highline (2-0). On Sunday they swept matches against Columbia Basin (2-0) and last year's NWAC champion Chemeketa (2-0). The six teams they faced all placed first or second in their respective regions and were NWAC playoff qualifiers last year. 

The Tritons are stopping in Oregon City on the way back and will play Clackamas CC (5-2) on Monday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday they'll return to the cozy confines of Seaview Gym for the 2018 home opener against Columbia Basin College at 7 p.m. General admission for all Triton home contests is $5 for adults, $3 for youth/seniors, and free for children under 12.

Triton soccer teams draw to start season

It took one extra day of waiting, but the Edmonds College soccer teams started their 2018 seasons at the NWAC
Friendlies on Friday, August 24. Thursday's matches were canceled due to smoke in the area because of wildfires. The NWAC made the decision based on the poor air quality.

On Friday women's soccer played to a 1-1 draw against Wenatchee Valley. The Knights struck first in the 10th minute, but freshman Katy Ewoniuk (South Sandy, Utah) answered right back, scoring in the 11th minute from Julia Hart (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.). The women resume play next week when they travel to Portland CC for their final non-league tilt on September 5. That match starts at 1:30 p.m.

Colin Hauser (Boise, Idaho) collected four saves to earn the shutout in goal as men's soccer had a scoreless draw with Wenatchee Valley later Friday evening. Edmonds will be back in action this week with two games in Oregon on Wednesday, August 29 (Lane CC, 4 p.m.) and Thursday, August 30 (Chemeketa CC, 12 p.m.). Thursday's match at Chemeketa is being played at the Cascade Futbol Club in Salem, Ore.

2017-2018 Academic Year

Student-Athlete achievements recognized at honors banquet

On Tuesday, May 30 the Edmonds College athletic department celebrated another successful athletic season in Woodway Hall. Four of the seven programs qualified for the postseason, and 20 Triton  student-athletes earned NWAC All-Academic awards. Ronnie Stiell-Williams was chosen as the Ron Omori Assistant Coach of the Year and Kirk Mahalath received the Special Appreciation Award. Elliot Carney and Zach Walton were named Co-Male Athletes of the Year, and Seli Aholelei was honored as the Female Athlete of the Year. Read the Full Story > >

Sheryl Gilmore Named WWU Softball Coach

Sheryl Gilmore has been tabbed as the new Western Washington University head softball coach. Gilmore, who is a Western grad, will return to lead the softball program at her alma mater. In her four years at the helm of Triton softball Gilmore led her teams to a 106-60 record. Edmonds took the North Region title in 2018 and placed 3rd overall at the NWAC Tournament. Read the Full Story > >

Soccer teams to play in NWAC Friendlies

Both Triton soccer squads open the 2018 season at the NWAC Friendlies Thursday, August 23. The women are scheduled to play in the opening match of the day at 8 a.m. against Centralia College. The men will face South Puget Sound CC at 10 a.m. All games are being played at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Be sure to check NWAC webpage to see if the early matches on Thursday are played. The air quality index has been very high this week because of fires in the area.

Volleyball ready for NWAC Showcase

The 2018 Edmonds College volleyball team will officially start the season this weekend at the NWAC Showcase in Springfield, Ore. After three scrimmages against three four-year universities (Central Washington, Seattle Pacific, and Northwest), the Tritons are ready for NWAC competition. Edmonds will start the 2018 campaign with four three-set matches on Saturday, August 25. Pierce College is up first at 10:15 a.m. from the Bob Keefer Center. More info > > 

Volleyball reloads with freshman class

Edmonds College volleyball has reloaded for the 2018 season, and welcomes seven new players to the program. The roster is diverse, with a mix of players from across the Northwest. There are players from four different states (WA, OR, ID, UT). Head coach Tony Miranda has signed five incoming freshmen and two transfers for the upcoming season. Read More > >

Fall sports release 2018 schedules

Edmonds College's fall sports programs have released their 2018 schedules. Volleyball will open the season in Springfield, Ore. at the NWAC Showcase August 25-26. Their first match is against Pierce College at 10:15 a.m. on August 25. Men's soccer starts their 2018 campaign at the NWAC friendlies on August 23 versus South Puget Sound in Tukwila at 10 a.m. Women's soccer will also begin their 2018 slate at the friendlies at Starfire in Tukwila. They kickoff with Centralia College on August 23 at 8 a.m.

Volleyball schedule | Women's Soccer schedule | Men's Soccer schedule

Former Triton Garza taken by Diamondbacks

Edmonds College baseball alumni David Garza was taken in the 2018 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 38th round. The 2015 NWAC North Region MVP has starred for Tennessee Tech University the past three seasons, earning First Team OVC honors as a junior, and Second Team OVC honors his senior year. Garza was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List for the second straight year in 2018, and finished as a semifinalist this spring. He was a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week, and at one point had a 50-game reached base streak. Garza finished his career as the program leader for shortstops with 16 home runs and 69 RBI. Read more: Tri-City Herald Story | Columbia Basin Herald Story

Ex-Triton Kisena signs with Cardinals

Former Triton baseball player Alec Kisena has been picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals' organization. The big right-handed hurler, who has been playing for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League the past two years, led the independent baseball league with 44 strikeouts in 28 innings so far this year. Kisena, who is a local product from Mill Creek, Wash., played for Edmonds College baseball in 2015 and was drafted by the Tigers in the 16th round. Read More > >

Baseball takes 3rd Place at NWAC Tournament

Team wins 40 games, tied for second most in school history

The Edmonds College baseball team saw its season come to an end Sunday night in Longview as the host Lower Columbia College Red Devils turned the Tritons away, 3-1. Edmonds pounded balls all over the yard offensively but most were right at defenders. The Tritons battled, but fell to the eventual champion. The team ends the 2018 campaign with 40 wins, tied for second most in school history, and reclaimed the North Region title. Guthrie Morrison and Will Smith were named to the All-Tournament team.

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Japanese shortstop leading Edmonds College Baseball

Yugo Hamakawa and the Tritons begin NWAC Tournament play this weekend 

Freshman infielder Yugo Hamakawa was featured in a recent Everett Herald story as Edmonds College baseball prepares for the 2018 NWAC Championship Tournament. Hamakawa, the team's starting shortstop, has anchored the middle of the lineup for the team as a freshman, and was recently selected to the NWAC North 2nd Team. Yugo Hamakawa was a sophomore in high school when he decided he was going to play college baseball in the United States. Read More > >

Softball places 3rd in NWAC

Team ends with record 42 wins, North title, and highest finish since '98

Edmonds softball's successful run ended on Monday, May 21 in Spokane as the Tritons fell to Lower Columbia College 7-1 on Championship Monday. The Tritons took 3rd place in the NWAC and finished a magical run in which it set a new school-record for wins, captured the North Region title for the first time since 2004, and achieved its highest finish at the tournament in two decades. Seli Aholelei, Chantelle Shimabukuro, and Tamia Hirano were named the All-Tournament team.

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Walton Inks With NCAA Division I Drexel

25 Tritons move on to four-year schools on scholarship

Men's basketball sophomore forward Zach Walton recently signed his national letter of intent to play basketball for Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. The Dragons compete in the Colonial Athletic Association at the NCAA Division I level. 

Articles: Drexel University Athletics | Everett Herald | The Chronicle

Current list of Tritons who have signed to four-year schools from Edmonds College this year:

  • Zach Walton (So.) - Men's Basketball - F - Drexel University (NCAA DI)
  • Sydney Lawrence (So.) - Volleyball - MB - Lewis-Clark State College (NAIA)
  • Macy Magri (So.) - Volleyball - S - Arizona Chrisitan University (NAIA)
  • Rotash Mattu (So.) - Men's Basketball - C - University of Victoria (NAIA)
  • Raven Frazier (So.) - Men's Basketball - PG - The Evergreen State College (NAIA)
  • Morgan Lord (So.) - Women's Soccer - DF - Saint Martin's University (NCAA DII)
  • Natalie Brown (So.) - Women's Soccer - F - Saint Martin's University (NCAA DII)
  • Abdoulie Danso (So.) - Men's Soccer - DF - Adams St. University (NCAA DII)
  • Sheriff Conta (So.) - Men's Soccer - DF - Walla Walla University (NAIA)
  • Kolby Force (Fr.) - Baseball - OF - Cal. State University, Northridge (NCAA DI)
  • Will Smith (Fr.) - Baseball - RHP - Seattle University (NCAA DI)
  • Evan Hurn (So.) - Baseball - 1B - Marshall University (NCAA DI)
  • CJ Blowers (So.) - Baseball - LHP - Cal. State University, San Bernadino (NCAA DII)
  • Andrew Bustard (Fr.) - Baseball - C - Simpson University (NAIA)
  • Elliot Carney (So.) - Baseball - RHP - Wofford College (NCAA DI)
  • Lucas Ford (So.) - Baseball - RHP - Charleston Southern University (NCAA DI)
  • Carson Lindell (So.) - Baseball - INF - Concordia University Neb. (NAIA)
  • Guthrie Morrison (So.) - Baseball - OF - Gonzaga University (NCAA DI)
  • Nathaniel Sagdahl (So.) - Baseball - C - Central Arkansas University (NCAA DI)
  • Elijah Santiago (So.) - Baseball - OF - Saint Martin's University (NCAA DII)
  • Sam Wyatt (So.) - Baseball - RHP - University of Northern Colorado (NCAA DI)
  • Chasity Stalcup (So.) - Softball - UTL - Northwest University (NAIA)
  • Nicole Manuel (So.) - Softball - OF - Pacific Lutheran University (NCAA DIII)
  • Seli Aholelei (So.) - Softball - P/OF - Western Washington University (NCAA DII)
  • Tamia Hirano (So.) - Softball - INF - Eastern Oregon University (NAIA)

Aholelei, Shimabukuro Selected as All-Americans

Six softball players were named to the All-Region team

The Edmonds College softball team had six players named to the NWAC North All-Region team, and two Tritons — Seli Aholelei and Chantelle Shimabukuro — were selected as NFCA NWAC All-Americans. For sophomore Seli Aholelei, it is the second time she has been honored with All-American status.

NWAC Softball All-League Teams | NFCA Announces 2018 NWAC Softball All-Americans

Carney Named North MVP, and NWAC Pitcher of the Year

Eleven baseball players earn All-Region status

The NWAC office released the All-Region and Gold Glove teams on May 18 and 11 Tritons were honored. Sophomore pitcher Elliot Carney took the most prestigious award as the North MVP. He makes it back-to-back years in which a Triton has been named the region's MVP (last year was Zach Needham). 

NWAC All-Region and Gold Glove Teams | All-NWAC and Gold Glove Teams

Women's Soccer Adds 12 to fold

New Edmonds College women's soccer coach Adam Fenster and his coaching staff have hit the ground running, signing 12 new freshmen for next fall. There is a strong base of decorated local players with a mix of out of state flavor. Read the Full Story > >

Softball Wins North Region Crown

The Tritons open the NWAC Championship Tournament Friday, May 18

The Edmonds College softball team captured the NWAC north region crown with two victories over Everett on Saturday, May 12. It is the first regional title for the program since 2004 in what has been a record-setting season for Team 40; the squad finishes the regular season with a 39-6 record and No. 2 ranking in the final NWAC coaches poll of the season. All-league teams and award recognition will take place the night of Thursday, May 17 at the Red Lion at the Park Hotel in Spokane. The Tritons finished in the No. 3 slot for RPI and will face a familiar foe in No. 14 Highline College at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18 to open the tournament. Edmonds swept the season series from the Thunderbirds during north region play. All games will be held at Spokane's Dwight Merkel Sports Complex for the second year in a row, hosted by the Community Colleges of Spokane and North Idaho College.

Sweep of Everett Ends Regular Season

Six Triton softball sophomores leave as winningest group in history

Six Triton softball sophomores put a stamp on their Triton careers Saturday, May 12 in a sweep of the Everett CC Trojans in their final games at Triton Field. Edmonds won the first game 7-1 and took an exciting extra-inning affair 3-2 in the nightcap. The sophomores leave the program as the winningest in the college's history. As freshmen the team had 35 victories; this season's 39 wins are a single season record. 

Catcher Taylor Shigeta ended the regular season with the game winner in the bottom of the ninth. Everett is also headed to Spokane and will be the No. 10 seed at the NWAC championships. Sophomore Seli Aholeleihas re-written the record books as a pitcher and position player. She currently leads the conference in pitching wins and strikeouts.

Baseball Claims North Region Title

The Tritons automatically qualify for the NWAC Championships

The Edmonds College baseball team claimed their third North Region title in the last six years and receives an automatic bid to the NWAC championships May 24-28. Edmonds, who was ranked No. 3 in the final coaches poll of the season on May 9, will await the winner of the NWAC West-hosted super regional at Tacoma CC this weekend. The NWAC championships are in Longview hosted by Lower Columbia College at David Story Field. Baseball ends the regular season with a 38-7 mark, the highest number of wins headed into the championship tournament under sixth-year head coach Scott Kelly.

Military Veterans Honored at Baseball Games

First Military Appreciation Game held in conjunction with sophomore day

Edmonds College baseball hosted its first ever Military Appreciation Day on Friday, May 11. The Tritons also honored 10 sophomores and three freshmen who will be moving on after this year. Edmonds lost to Skagit Valley twice, 2-1 and 3-1 at home before finishing the series and season with two wins at Skagit on Saturday. The Tritons clinched the north last week at Douglas College and will take the next week to prepare for the NWAC championships. 

Edmonds College alumnus, current foundation board member, co-chair of the Boots to Books and Beyond Campaign that raised $1 million dollars for the Veterans Resource Center, and Air Force veteran, Steve Pennington threw out the ceremonial first pitch. All active duty, reserve, national guard, veterans, and their families attended games free of charge.

Softball Sets School Record for Wins

Coach Sheryl Gilmore passes 100 win mark, team qualifies for postseason

The Edmonds College softball team eclipsed the school record for wins with their first triumph at Pierce College on Saturday, May 5. Edmonds went on to sweep the doubleheader, and has now established a new record for wins in a season with 37. Last spring in 2017, the team matched the old record of 35 wins with a postseason victory at the NWAC Championships. Now, with four regular season games remaining, the team will look to push the record to an even higher number with their ticket to the 2018 postseason already punched.

Another milestone was reached on Saturday as head softball coach Sheryl Gilmore passed the 100 win mark as leader of Edmonds College softball. In her fourth year at the helm, the program has seen a massive turnaround. Gilmore's career record is 101-56 (.643) overall, and 64-40 (.615) in north region competition. She inherited a program that was 3-236 from 2007-2013, which included four winless campaigns, before a nine-win season in 2014 started the upward trend. This year's NWAC championship tournament will be the third straight year Edmonds has qualified.

The Tritons were a perfect six for six over the last week with sweeps of Skagit Valley, Highline, and Pierce. Led by this week's Triton of the Week Chantelle Shimabukuro, Edmonds displayed their offensive power using 90 hits to score 90 runs. Seli Aholelei picked up wins in four of the games, including another no hitter in a 9-0 blanking of Skagit Valley on May 2. Aholelei has tossed three no hitters this season. Freshman hurler Shanelle Lumstepped up against Highline to earn two wins in her first starts of the year in the circle.

The No. 2-ranked Tritons will travel to Canada on Tuesday to take on third ranked Douglas College. Edmonds (37-4, 27-1 North) is looking for at least a split, which would assure them the North Region tile outright. Douglas (29-5, 21-5 North) is currently No. 2 in the RPI; the Tritons are No. 3 in the RPI rankings (which seeds the NWAC Championship Tournament). First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. from Surrey's Softball City. Edmonds closes out the regular season with a doubleheader against Everett CC on Saturday, May 12 at Triton Field. Stick around after the games as we honor our six sophomores.

Baseball Splits With Everett

The Tritons are on the cusp of clinching first North title since 2015

Edmonds College baseball split their series with Everett CC this past weekend, but clinched a spot in the NWAC postseason for the sixth consecutive year. The annual matchup of NWAC baseball powers saw each team sweep twinbills at their home yards. On Friday at Triton Field, Edmonds defeated Everett 4-3 and 6-3. In the opener the Trojans scored three runs in the eighth inning to make it close, but Lucas Ford was able to keep them at bay, notching his NWAC-leading 12th save. Elliot Carney earned the win going 7 innings. The Tritons used a five-run fifth inning to defeat the Trojans in the nightcap. Leighton Moniz was the top hitter in Friday's wins, going a combined 5-for-8 in the sweep.

On Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium the Trojans shutout the Tritons twice, 1-0 and 5-0. The road losses snapped an 11-game win streak for Edmonds. Game three was a pitchers duel between Edmonds starter Will Smith and Everett's Marques Titialii. David Gibons had two of Edmonds' three hits in the game. The Tritons were unable to cash in with runners on in the series finale as they had 9 hits and stranded 10 runners. Baseball will now travel to Surrey, B.C. on short rest to makeup a doubleheader with Douglas College on Tuesday, May 8. That twinbill was rained out on April 29.

The Tritons hold a five-game advantage atop the North standings headed into the final week of the regular season. Tuesday's opponent Douglas (10-8), Bellevue (11-9), Everett (11-9), and Skagit Valley (9-11) are all in contention for three playoff spots. If the Tritons split at Douglas it would assure them the North Region title, their first since 2015. Friday's home games with Skagit Valley at Triton Field will conclude the home slate for baseball. Join us in between games as we'll honor our 10 Triton sophomores.

Edmonds and Bellevue Softball Team up in Fight Against Cancer

For the second time this year, the Edmonds College and Bellevue College softball squads teamed up together in the fight against breast cancer. On April 24 both teams wore pink to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness, and raise money. Donations collected at the game were given to Team Survivor Northwest, an organization that helps breast cancer survivors with their health, fitness, and emotional healing. The Strikeout Cancer games will be an annual event for the softball program into the future.

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Baseball, Softball Remain No. 1 and No. 2 in NWAC Coaches Polls

Baseball hits 30 wins; softball heading towards record-setting season

The third round of spring NWAC coaches polls were released on April 25 and Triton baseball and softball held on to their respective spots. Edmonds College baseball remains the top-ranked team for the third consecutive poll dating back to March 28. Triton softball is still the No. 2 ranked team in NWAC softball, as they were the previous poll on April 11. Read the Full Story > >

April 25 NWAC Rankings: Baseball | Softball

Triton Baseball Beats OC, Takes Pair from DC

The Triton baseball team continued their impressive year with two more wins against Douglas College on Friday, April 27. Edmonds also defeated Olympic College 6-4 on Wednesday, April 25 in a makeup game. Kolby Force led the charge at Olympic with 4 hits, which included his second homer of the season. He finished with 3 RBI. Conner Sayles also added 3 basehits. Three Triton pitchers combined to beat the Rangers. Sam Wyatt collected the win with four innings of relief.

On Friday at Triton Field, Edmonds swept Douglas 2-1 and 11-2. A wild pitch in the bottom of the fourth ended up being the difference as the Tritons hung on to top the Royals in game one. Starter Elliot Carney fanned 8 batters in just over 7 innings to notch his NWAC-best 9th win. Lucas Ford picked up his NWAC-leading 11th save by getting the final five outs. Edmonds pounded out 13 hits in the nightcap to comfortably cruise past Douglas 11-2. Five Triton batters had multiple hit performances. Wyatt Stanley earned the win on the bump, and Sam Wyatt hurled two scoreless frames.

Sunday's games at Whalley Park in Surrey, B.C. were canceled due to field conditions and the rain. The date for those games has not been rescheduled yet. Edmonds (32-3, 13-1 North) will host No. 7-ranked Everett CC (25-12, 9-7 North) for the annual T-cup series starting this Friday, May 4 at Triton Field.

Softball Sweeps Season Series With Bellevue

The Edmonds College softball team took both ends of a home doubleheader with Bellevue College on April 24 to sweep the season series with the Bulldogs. Edmonds ran out to an early 7-0 lead in the first game, and held off the Bulldogs late charge to win 8-5. Seli Aholelei went the distance in the circle both games, and upped her NWAC-leading strikout total to 170. Game two was a thriller between two of the NWAC's best. Edmonds led 6-1 through four innings, but Bellevue scored three runs in the sixth and seventh frames to take a 7-6 lead. This set the stage for Tamia Hirano's heroics, as she ripped a double that scored two runs and ended up being the game-winner. Top hitters in the double dip were: Seli Aholelei (4-for-7, HR, 4R, 3 RBI), Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna (4-for-7, 1R, RBI) and Chantelle Shimabukuro (5-for-8, HR, 3R, 2 RBI).

The Tritons home doubleheader with Highline College was cancelled Saturday due to rain. That twinbill has been rescheduled for Thursday this week. Edmonds (31-4, 21-1 North) travels to Skagit Valley (9-13, 6-12 North) on Wednesday.

Seli Aholelei Named NWAC Pitcher of the Week

Seli AholeleiFor the second time this season Edmonds College softball's Seli Aholelei has been honored by the conference. This week she has been named the NWAC Pitcher of the Week. She was the NWAC Player of the Week on April 4.

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Softball Hosts Strikeout Cancer Games on Tuesday

Edmonds College softball swept two more regional series last week at Olympic College and versus Shoreline CC. On April 18, the Tritons defeated OC 14-4 and 11-0, both in five innings. Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna led the way with three hits in the opener. Six batters recorded multiple hits in the game. Seli Aholelei hurled a one-hitter in the game two shutout, and helped herself with a 3-for-4 day offensively. Cacho-Kekahuna added two hits and 4 RBI, and Brooke Keli'iho'omalu was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI.

On Friday, Edmonds re-started a previously halted game against Shoreline, inheriting the bases loaded and trailing 2-0 in the top of the first. The Dolphins plated two more runs in the top of the first, but the Tritons took over from that point on. Final scores of the home sweep were 15-4 in five innings, and 8-0 in six frames. Cacho-Kekahuna, Aholelei, and Chantelle Shimabukuro all homered on the day. The Tritons pounded out 23 hits in the twinbill as Aholelei picked up both pitching wins.

Edmonds will host Bellevue College on Tuesday, April 24 in a matchup of perennial North powers. Edmonds College is currently ranked No. 2 overall, and comes in at No. 4 in the NWAC RPI. Bellevue is ranked No. 4, and is the No. 5 team in the RPI. Both teams will be wearing pink for Tuesday's doubleheader to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness, and raise money in the fight against breast cancer. There will be an opportunity to make donations at the gate entrance. All donations will go to Team Survivor Northwest.

Baseball Sweeps Dolphins, Holds Top Spot in the North

The Edmonds College baseball team swept all four games from Shoreline CC over the weekend and sit alone atop the North Region standings at 10-1. The Tritons defeated the Dolphins 8-5 and 5-0 on Saturday, and 12-1 and 5-1 on Sunday. Starting pitchers Elliot Carney, Wyatt Stanley, Will Smith, and C.J. Blowers all picked up pitching wins. Lucas Ford has not allowed an earned run this year, and picked up two more saves, a category he leads the NWAC in (9).

Game 1 (8-5): Nathaniel Sagdahl recorded two hits and drove in five runs and Conner Sayles was 3-for-4. Edmonds broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the fifth scoring two runs.

Game 2 (5-0): Edmonds scored two runs in the first and three in the sixth to blank the Dolphins. Leadoff hitter Guthrie Morrison was 2-for-4. Wyatt Stanley twirled a complete game gem on the bump.

Game 3 (12-1): The Tritons pulled away late with a four-run eighth and a five-run ninth. Nic Sokol was 4-for-6 with 3 runs scored; Evan Hurn (3 RBI) and Conner Sayles collected two hits apiece. Kolby Force also added 3 RBI.

Game 4 (5-1): David Gibons was 2-for-4 and Leighton Moniz scored twice as the Tritons notched the series sweep.

Edmonds (29-3, 10-1 North) heads back to Bremerton for a makeup game at Olympic College (17-16, 8-7 North) on Wednesday, April 25. The single nine inning affair will start at 11:00 a.m.

Baseball, Softball No. 1 and No. 2 in NWAC Polls

The second installment of coaches polls were released on April 12 -- Triton Baseball stayed in the top spot at No. 1, and Triton Softball moved up one slot to the No. 2 ranking. The recognition for softball as No. 2 is the highest in program history (since the NWAC coaches poll were started). Baseball is 4-1 against North teams, and is 23-3 overall; Softball is 15-1 in the North, and 25-4 overall.

Everett (No. 5) is the only other North team in the baseball poll. Douglas (No. 3) and Bellevue (No. 4) are behind Edmonds in the softball poll. The Tritons went 3-1 against the two clubs in the first round of region play. April 12 NWAC Rankings: Baseball | Softball

Seli Aholelei Honored as NWAC Softball Player of the Week

Edmonds College's Seli Aholelei has been honored as the NWAC pitcher of the week, and the NWAC Softball Player of the Week as announced on April 4. See all NWAC softball Players of the Week here > >

Seli Aholelei

Weather Creating Havoc for Spring Schedules

Both Edmonds College baseball and softball have finally been affected by the recent weather, which has been canceling contests throughout the Northwest Athletic Conference. On Friday, April 13, the home softball doubleheader against Shoreline was started, but after a steady downpour and the inability to grip the ball, the game was halted due to safety concerns. That twinbill has been rescheduled at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Triton Field. The upcoming NWAC Crossover Tournament in Portland, Ore. April 21-22 has also been cancelled, as many NWAC teams are struggling to makeup regional contests.

Baseball was rained out at Olympic College back on Saturday, April 7. One of those games was made up on Monday, April 9 in Bremerton, but the series finale is still awaiting reschedule. Edmonds College was able to play both games at Bellevue College on Sunday, April 15. The first two games of the series that were rained out are now set to be played at Triton Field on Tuesday, April 17. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Softball is scheduled to travel across the sound to face Olympic College on Wednesday, April 18. Those games are set to start at 1 p.m. We'll see if mother nature cooperates. With more rain in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, stay tuned for additional potential schedule adjustments.

Baseball 4-1 Midway Through Two North Series

Edmonds College Baseball opened North Region play with three wins over Olympic College — two on Sunday, April 8, and one on Monday, April 9. Edmonds run-ruled the Rangers in the first game 11-1. Elliot Carney went the distance, allowing only two hits and fanning 12 batters. Evan Hurn was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. Kolby Force did not record an at bat, walking four times. The Tritons defeated OC 6-2 in the nightcap, as six different Triton batters each collected one hit apiece. Leadoff hitter Guthrie Morrison plated two runs and Wyatt Stanley hurled eight innings to collect the win. Monday's win was an extra-inning thriller in Bremerton. Evan Hurn's sac fly in the top of the 12th inning was the difference, as the Tritons escaped with a 2-1 win to clinch the series. Yugo Hamakawa, Guthrie Morrison, and Hurn each had two hits in the game. Will Smith received a no-decision after a strong eight inning start. Luke Tedrick picked up the pitching win throwing three frames in relief.

This past weekend Edmonds split games at Bellevue College to open their current series. The Tritons used a seven-run ninth inning to run away with the first game, 15-2. Elliot Carney, the NWAC's leader in wins (7) and strikeouts (54) provided eight innings on the bump, scattering just three hits. Carney's 0.89 ERA is second best among all NWAC pitchers. The offense was led by Yugo Hamakawa (4-for-6, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI), Nic Sokol (3-for-6), Nathaniel Sagdahl (2-for-4), and Leighton Moniz (2-for-4, 2 RBI). Edmonds dropped game two 4-3, as the Bulldogs go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth held up. Evan Hurn was 3-for-4 in a losing effort.

The final two games against Bellevue College are scheduled to be played at Triton Field on Tuesday, April 17. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Bellevue Series Update
The Tritons topped Bellevue 7-2 and 6-4 on April 17 to clinch their second consecutive series win. Right-hander Will Smith provided eight innings of work in his game one start, striking out 10 batters and scattering three hits to earn the win on the mound. Edmonds jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and added insurance runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Conner Sayles and Nic Sokol had two hits apiece, and Evan Hurn had 3 RBI. In the nightcap, Edmonds again ran out to a 5-0 lead after two frames, but had to fend off the Bulldogs who scored three runs in the top of the sixth. Lucas Ford inherited runners at first and second base with one out but induced an inning-ending double play in the seventh inning. He got another big double play in the eighth as well to thwart another Bulldog threat. Guthrie Morrison and Yugo Hamakawa collected two hits each, and Luke Tedrick got the win with over five innings of work. Ford's two-plus inning save was his seventh of the season (2nd best in the NWAC).

Softball Picks Up Key Wins in 5-1 Stretch

The Edmonds College softball kept rolling with a 5-1 record over the past week. The split with Douglas College, who was ranked No. 2 at the time, at home on April 6 included a historic win for the program. Edmonds' 3-2 triumph in the nightcap notched the first win in program history over the North Region and Canadian power. In the first game, Edmonds and Douglas were knotted at 4-4 but the Royals struck for five runs in the fifth that proved to be too much; the Royals took the first game 9-6. Seli Aholelei and Chantelle Shimabukuro each had two hits in the opener. Edmonds bounced back in game two for a gritty 3-2 victory, scoring all three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tritons made their five hits and three walks count, and Riley Sykes (earned the win) and Seli Aholelei (got the save) combined to keep the Royals bats at bay.

The Tritons swept Pierce College at Triton Field on April 9, and also took a pair at Everett CC on April 10 to close out the week. Kamalei Labasan was a doubles machine against Pierce. The freshman outfielder was 6-for-7 in the two games, with five of those hits being of the two-base variety. Edmonds exploded for 12 runs in the fourth frame en route to run-ruling the Raiders in the first game, 18-7. Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna's pinch hit grand slam capped the rally. Seli Aholelei also homered in the win. The Tritons defeated Pierce 8-2 in game two -- Shimabukuro, Labasan, and Brooke Keli'iho'omalu each tallied three hits.

Edmonds continued to use the big inning, braking a 2-2 tie at Everett with five runs in the top of the seventh to top the Trojans 7-2 in the first tilt. Shimabukuro had two hits, Chasity Stalcup had two RBI, and Cacho-Kekahuna walked three times. Sykes started in the circle, hurling five innings before handing it over to Aholelei, who earned the win in relief. The Tritons completed the sweep, claiming a 6-2 victory in game two. Stalcup was 2-for-4, and Taylor Shigeta went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

The team will be at Olympic College on Wednesday and will return to Triton Field on Friday, April 20 to finish their home Shoreline series that was halted last week. The first game will re-start in the first inning with Shoreline leading 2-0. Seli Aholelei spun all seven innings from the circle to notch her 14th win of the year. She is the NWAC leader in strikeouts (138), is second in wins, and is third overall in ERA (2.46).

Triton Softball Runs Win Streak to 11

The Edmonds College softball team continues to roll through North Region play after six more victories in three doubleheader sweeps of Bellevue, Highline, and Skagit Valley. The Tritons, who are currently ranked No. 3 in the first NWAC Coaches Poll, have extended their win streak to 11 games, which includes starting region play with 10 straight victories. Sophomores Seli Aholelei and freshman Riley Sykes have been steady in the circle. The duo has combined for 164 of the team's NWAC-leading 169 strikeouts on the year.

The Triton offense has been prolific.

Aholelei is the team's top hitter with a .529 average, followed by Tamia Hirano (.459), freshman Chantelle Shimabukuro (.443) and Kamalei Labasan (.440). There are six players who are also batting over .300. Edmonds is tied for the most runs scored in the NWAC (290), is second in doubles (64), sixth in home runs (25), third in RBI (251), and first in walks (142).

On March 27, Bellevue took Edmonds to extra innings before the Tritons scored two in the top of the eighth to seal the win, 6-4. The squad carried that momentum over to the nightcap as they blasted the fourth-ranked Bulldogs 28-10 in five innings. At Highline on March 30, Seli Aholelei's no hitter in game two capped two five inning wins, 17-2 and 20-0. Edmonds took care of Skagit Valley on March 31 at home, 10-2 and 3-0, to finish the week with a perfect 6-0 record.

SCHEDULE UPDATE: Wednesday's doubleheader with Pierce College (4-7, 2-5 North) has been canceled due to weather and has been rescheduled for Monday, April 9 at 4 p.m. Saturday's twinbill against No. 2-ranked Douglas College (17-1, 9-1 North) has been shifted to Friday, April 6 at 4 p.m. For any weather-related changes, follow the Triton Athletics Twitter @edmondstritons.

Baseball Sweeps Lane in Final Non-League Matchup

Edmonds College baseball swept all four games from Lane CC this past weekend in Eugene, Ore. Playing at the University of Oregon's PK Park, the Tritons used stellar pitching to hold the Titans to four runs over four games. Edmonds closed out the non-conference slate with a 19-2 record.

On Friday Elliot Carney continued to deal in what has been an outstanding sophomore campaign so far. The righty went seven innings for the complete game shutout, allowing only four hits; he struck out nine. The Triton offense plated 11 runs: Evan Hurn was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI, Talon Yerbury went 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored, and Nathaniel Sagdahl and Kolby Force each added 2 hits. Wyatt Stanley earned the win in game two with a five-inning start. He currently has the lowest ERA in the NWAC (0.36). The Tritons made their four hits turn into five runs, defeating Lane 5-1.

Saturday's scores were 10-3 and 3-0. Evan Hurn continued to drive runs in (he had 4 RBI in game one), and six different players each had one hit apiece as the club used 10 walks to plate 10 runs in the first game. Hurn is fourth overall in the NWAC with 24 RBI this season. Freshman right-hander Will Smith notched the win. Sophomore CJ Blowers went the distance in the series finale, holding the Titans to three hits over seven frames. Freshman outfielder Talon Yerbury (Puayllup, Wash.), who was 2-for-4 in the 3-0 triumph, put together his best series of the year. He went 7-for-13 on the weekend, including two doubles and a triple. Lucas Ford nabbed his fifth save over the weekend, which is tied for the most among hurlers in the conference.

The Tritons now shift their focus to NWAC North Region play, which starts this Saturday in Bremerton. Edmonds had the bye the first week of the conference schedule. Their opponent, Olympic College (13-9, 4-0 North), opened conference play with a four-game sweep of Skagit Valley, and after one week, sits atop the standings. For any weather-related changes, follow the Triton Athletics Twitter @edmondstritons.

Mattu, Price Receive NWAC Academic Excellence Awards

Sophomores Rotash Mattu (Patiala, India) and Devin Price (Salt Lake City, Utah) were named to the NWAC All-Academic Team for their achievements in the classroom. NWAC academic excellence awards are given to sophomores with a minimum of 36 credits earned and at least a 3.25 GPA. Edmonds College men's basketball was the only team from the North Region that had multiple representatives on the list.

Baseball, Softball Land in NWAC Rankings

Edmonds College baseball and softball both landed in the first NWAC Coaches Polls of the 2018 season. Triton baseball took the top spot as the No. 1-ranked team, and Triton softball is ranked No. 3 overall in the conference. Baseball takes a 15-2 record into their last non-league series of the year this weekend. Softball has jumped out to a 16-3 start, and is one of three North region teams in the top four.

March 28 NWAC Rankings: Baseball | Softball

Additionally, Triton Baseball is ranked No. 3 in the ABCA Pacific Association Division Baseball Poll, which covers all junior colleges on the West Coast. Link to the Poll > >

Triton Softball Rolls Rangers in Sweep

Edmonds College softball rolled past the Olympic College Rangers in their home openers on Saturday, March 24 to improve to 4-0 in the NWAC North. The Tritons put on an offensive display, dismounting the Rangers in two run-rule games, 29-3 and 15-1. Chasity Stalcup started the barrage in the bottom of the first when she launched a grand slam. Edmonds sent 14 batters to the plate in a nine-run first inning.

Brooke Keli'iho'omalu (game one) and Mckenzie Beavin (game two) both notched grand slams on the day. The Tritons used 17 hits to score 29 runs in the opener. Keli'iho'omalu was 4-for-5 with 5 runs scored and 3 RBI. Beavin collected 3 hits, scored 5 times, and had 7 RBI. Tamia Hirano and Nicole Manuel each added 4 hits apiece. Riley Sykes earned the win in the circle going four innings, allowing one run with four strikeouts.

In game two Edmonds jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first inning and cruised to another league win. Keli'iho'omalu hit her third home run of the series, and had 7 RBI in the game. Three Tritons had two hits each (Seli Aholelei, Shanelle Lum, and Hirano), and Aholelei hurled five innings of two-hit ball from the circle to earn the pitching victory.

The Tritons face a challenging six-game stretch this week with road games at Bellevue (16-3, 4-2 North) and Highline (9-6, 3-1 North) before returning to Triton Field on Saturday to host Skagit Valley (4-4, 3-3 North).

Weather Cancels Three Baseball Games

Edmonds College baseball was only able to complete one game against Lower Columbia this past weekend. The Tritons lost to the Red Devils at home 9-4 on Saturday, March 23 before the weather washed away the rest of the series. The teams finished one inning of game two Saturday at Triton Field before the mixture of rain, hail, and snow prevailed. On Sunday, the Tritons and Red Devils made it to the third inning of the first game before slick conditions proved unsafe to continue.

Edmonds (15-2) travels to Eugene, Ore. to battle with South Region foe Lane CC this Friday and Saturday. The four-game set against the Titans (6-6) will be played at Oregon State University's PK Park. North Region play starts Saturday, April 7 at Knights Field in Bremerton, Wash. versus Olympic College. The Tritons will be back home Sunday, April 8.

Softball Launches Eight Homers in Sweep of Shoreline

The Triton softball team flexed their muscle in two NWAC North Region openers at Shoreline CC on Sunday, March 18. Edmonds defeated Shoreline 13-4, and 13-1 in five innings to start league play 2-0. In all, five Tritons homered — the team launched eight home runs overall in the twinbill.

Chantelle Shimabukuro and Kamalei Labasan each collected three hits in game one. Chasity Stalcup drove in five runs, and Seli Aholelei added two hits and three runs scored offensively. Riley Sykes earned the win in the circle, going four plus innings before giving way to Aholelei.

Aholelei dealt in game two, with a five-inning gem. She only allowed two hits, and fanned 11 Dolphin batters. Shimabukuro and Stalcup again provided the offensive punch with three hits apiece. The Edmonds College softball home openers are this Saturday, March 24 against Olympic College. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/youth, and free for kids.

Baseball Extends Win Streak to Nine

With a perfect 6-0 record over the weekend, the Edmonds Tritons baseball team has extended its win streak to nine games. On Friday, March 16 the Tritons took both games from Southwestern Oregon CC 13-0 (7) and 6-3. On Saturday, they completed the four-game sweep of the Lakers with two more wins -- 10-2 and 12-1. Sunday, Edmonds swept Pierce College for the second time this year, 5-3 and 4-0.

Guthrie Morrison and Evan Hurn each had four hits in Friday's opener and Wyatt Stanley went the distance for the seven-inning complete game shutout. Hurn left the yard for the second time this year and drove in six runs. Nic Sokol had a three-knock game in Friday's nightcap as the Tritons used four pitchers to seal the victory.

Sokol stayed hot and went 3-for-6 in Saturday's first game -- he also had 4 RBI. Elliot Carney earned his NWAC-leading fourth victory in a seven-inning start. CJ Blowers hurled a seven-inning complete game in game two Saturday, scattering four hits and notching five strikeouts. Morrison and Sokol had three hits apiece.

Leighton Moniz had the big hit in Sunday's come-from-behind win over Pierce. The freshman third baseman slugged a two-out three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh that put the Tritons ahead for good. Noah Fenz earned the win in relief, and Lucas Ford earned his fourth save of the year. Guthrie Morrison got the start in the weekend finale and went five innings to get the win. It was Matt Benjamin's three-run triple that propelled the Tritons to victory.

Edmonds has another home and away non-league series this weekend. Lower Columbia College, one of the historical powers in NWAC baseball, pays Triton Field a visit Friday for a noon doubleheader. The series shifts to Longview on Saturday. Lower Columbia has claimed the NWAC Championship two of the past three years.

Tritons Softball Has Island Flavor

The Edmonds College softball team was featured on the front page of The Daily Herald on Tuesday, March 13. The program's rise to success is due, in part, to the recruiting connection they have established in Hawaii. Last year's Hawaiian sophomores Paige Matsuki and Kamryn Kanae have moved on to four-year schools, and this year's squad is already off to a strong 10-3 start. Read the Full Story > >

Four Tritons Participate in NWAC Basketball All-Star Games

Four Triton basketball players were selected to participate in the NWAC Basketball All-Star games that were held on Sunday, March 18 at the Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett CC. Women's basketball freshman Zaria Smith helped the North-East All-Stars to a 109-102 victory over the South-East squad.

On the men's side, Raven Frazier netted 23 points in the North-West effort against the South-East team. The North-West team won a high scoring affair 140-128. Triton sophomores Jake Higgins and Zach Walton were also selected to participate.

Women's All-Star Photos | Men's All-Star Photos

Softball Gears up for North Region Play

The Triton softball team split on the weekend at the NWAC Inter-Region tournament in Lacey, Wash. going 2-2. On Saturday, Edmonds started with a blow out win over Grays Harbor 20-2 in five innings, but fell to South power Lower Columbia 9-8. On Sunday the Tritons lost to Centralia 7-3 before defeating Wenatchee Valley 13-1.

Softball now holds a 10-3 record overall and looks ahead to the start of North Region play. Up first is an improved Shoreline CC team, at Meridian Park in Shoreline on Sunday. The Tritons have qualified for the NWAC postseason the last two years after a decade hiatus. Your first chance to see the Tritons at home will be Saturday, March 24 vs. Olympic College.

Pitching Powers Tritons to Three Wins

Edmonds College baseball took three of four games over the weekend in Moses Lake, Wash. Edmonds lost to Big Bend 1-0 on Friday, but rebounded to win three straight games to up their record to 9-1 overall. Edmonds defeated Thompson Rivers later Friday 3-1, beat the WolfPack again 12-0 on Saturday, and avenged their loss to Big Bend with a 3-0 shutout on Sunday. The Tritons pitching staff has been stellar with five shutouts so far this year.

Noah Fenz had nine strikeouts in six innings and Conner Sayles was 2-for-4 in Friday's loss. C.J. Blowersnabbed his first win of the year in Saturday's 3-0 victory. Nic Sokol was 3-for-3 with a double, and Evan Hurncollected two hits. In the 12-0 triumph over TRU, Matt Benjamin was 4-for-4 with a home run and 4 RBI. Hurn also homered in the win. Will Smith earned his third win of the year after a strong seven-inning start against Big Bend Sunday. Kolby Force accounted for all 3 RBI, and Lucas Ford earned his second save of the weekend.

The Tritons will host Southwestern Oregon CC and Pierce College for games this weekend that kickoff an eight-game homestand. General admission for all home Triton athletic games is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/youth, and free for kids and students, staff, and faculty.

Three Tritons Make All-League Teams

Women's Zaria Smith, and men's basketball players Zach Walton and Raven Frazier garnered NWAC North Region All-league honors this week, as announced by the conference. Smith, a freshman, was named to the All-Defensive team and the 2nd-Team. Sophomore Raven Frazier was an All-Defensive team selection, and sophomore Zach Walton earned 1st-Team status for the second time as a Triton.

Linn-Benton Bests Tritons, Ends Men's Hoops Season

The Triton men's basketball season came to an end on Saturday with a first round loss at the NWAC Championships to Linn-Benton. After a choppy first half, Edmonds carried a 40-36 lead into the locker rooms. It wasn't until late in the second half when the Roadrunners separated from the Tritons as their bench depth keyed the victory, 81-72. Zach Walton registered a double double scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in his final game as a Triton. Edmonds College shot 37% from the field; Linn-Benton made 46% of their shots. The Roadrunners also took care of the ball, only surrendering 9 turnovers. The Tritons coughed it up 18 times. Edmonds outrebounded Linn-Benton 47-39, but in the end could not hit the big shot or make an important stop defensively when needed.Jake Higgins and Loren LaCasse added 11 and 10 points respectively.

Edmonds finished the season 20-10 overall and qualified for the NWAC posteseason for the fifth time in six years. The NWAC's game recap can be found here > > Scroll down to the Edmonds game.

Women's Hoops Ends Season, Looks to Future

Edmonds College women's hoops dropped their final contest of the season at Skagit Valley, 65-43. The Tritons ended up winning five games in 2017-18 after coming off two wins in 2015-16, and a winless campaign in 2016-17. This year's roster was made up entirely of freshmen, and featured one of the NWAC's leading scorers, Zaria Smith; the Mariner High School product averaged 17 points per game. She was also the NWAC steals leader, averaging 3.8 steals per game. The program also improved off the court as well -- in Fall Quarter 2017 the ladies posted a team GPA of 2.95, the highest in recent memory. The future is bright for Triton women's basketball.

Walton Garners Second NWAC POW Award This Season

Sophomore Zach Walton was selected for his second NWAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week award this season on February 28. Read More > >

Zach Walton

Baseball Slugs to Sweep of Gators

Edmonds College baseball had four eye-opening triumphs in a weekend sweep of the Green River College. On Saturday, the Tritons pummeled the Gators 17-0 in a shortened seven-inning run-rule contest. Guthrie Morrison and Trey Tiffany each collected three hits in game one. Elliot Carney picked up his second wining decision on the mound as well. Edmonds also won the nightcap 10-4. Guthrie Morrison had another three-hit game, and Drew Carlson slugged the first Triton round tripper of the year.

On Sunday it was two more decisive run-rule victories for Edmonds, 27-1 and 11-2. Ten Triton hitters had multiple hit days. In all, the Tritons scored 65 runs on the weekend, and improved to 6-0 on the season. Edmonds takes its first overnighter of the year when it visits Moses Lake this weekend for games with Big Bend CC and Thompson Rivers University. TRU is a four-year Canadian university that competes in the Canadian College Baseball Conference.

Softball Adds Three More Wins, Improves to 8-1

Triton Softball continued a successful start to the 2018 campaign, winning three of four games at Bellevue College this past weekend against South region opponents Chemeketa CC and Southwestern Oregon CC. On Saturday Edmonds topped Chemeketa 13-5 in six innings and later drubbed Southwestern Oregon 9-1 (6). The SWOCC Lakers handed the Tritons their first loss of the season on Sunday, 6-4, but Edmonds responded with a blow out 21-1 (5) victory over Chemeketa.

Softball is now 8-1 as they prepare for the Inter-Region Tournament this weekend at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. When the schedule is released, we will announce it on our social media.

Triton Men's Hoops Readies for NWAC Championships

The Edmonds College men's basketball team notched their fourth straight victory at Skagit Valley last week, and clinched a playoff berth to the NWAC Championship Tournament. After starting North region play 2-4, Edmonds finished 6-2 in their final eight league games, and will now participate in the post season for the fifth time in the last six years. The victory in the season finale also marked win No. 20 on the year for the squad. Edmonds College is pitted against Linn-Benton CC in their opener, which tips off at noon on Saturday, March 10 inside the Walt Price Fitness Center on the campus of Everett CC. Read More > >

Triton Men Punch Ticket to NWAC Championships

The Edmonds College men's basketball team notched their fourth straight victory at Skagit Valley Wednesday night, and clinched a playoff berth to the NWAC Championship Tournament. Sophomore Tyler Morris led the way with a season-high 28 points as the Tritons defeated the Cardinals in convincing fashion, 106-81. After starting North region play 2-4, Edmonds finished 6-2 in their final eight league games, and will now participate in the post season for the fifth time in the last six years. The victory in the season finale also marked win No. 20 on the year for the squad.

The Tritons will be the 3-seed from the North but will not know their opponent until Sunday night. The NWAC Championship Tournament selection show is at 3pm on Sunday, March 4 on the NWAC Sports Network.

NWAC Selection Show

Softball Returns from Richland 5-0

Edmonds College softball started the 2018 slate in perfect fashion, taking five wins in the NWAC Preseason Crossover Tournament in Richland. The Tritons downed Big Bend (15-8) and Columbia Basin (11-7) Saturday, and won three more games on Sunday: Yakima (8-0), Walla Walla (6-3), and Blue Mountain (13-3). Freshman Riley Sykes threw a no-hitter against Yakima, and sophomore hurler Seli Aholelei had an 11-strikeout gem against Walla Walla on Sunday.

Triton softball will play South region opponents Chemeketa CC and Southwestern Oregon CC in a round robin tournament at Bellevue College this weekend. All games are being played at Bellevue College's new turf facility below the baseball diamond. Bleachers have not yet been installed so plan to bring chairs if you're headed to the games this weekend. Any weather-related changes will be announced via the Edmonds College athletics twitter (@edmondstritons).

Baseball Blanks Pierce Twice to Open 2018

Edmonds College baseball started the 2018 season with two shutouts, 8-0 and 5-0, over Pierce College Saturday at Triton Field. Sophomore Elliot Carney earned the win in the opener after going five strong innings. Freshman bump Will Smith registered the victory in game two, after three innings of scoreless work. In both games it was the big inning that propelled Edmonds to victory. In the opener, the Tritons scored seven runs in the 7th, and used a four-run 5th inning to put away the nightcap. Freshman infielder Yugo Hamakawa went 4-for-5 in the first game. Guthrie Morrison, Matt Benjamin, and Evan Hurn all had two-hit games.

Triton baseball has a four-game set scheduled with Green River College from the NWAC West region. Saturday's home doubleheader starts at 1 p.m. Any weather-related changes for the weekend will be announced via the Edmonds College athletics twitter (@edmondstritons).

Triton Men Win Third Straight Road Game

They may have taken the hardest route, but Edmonds College men's basketball has put themselves in a position to clinch an NWAC playoff berth with a win at Skagit Valley on Wednesday. Three straight road victories have helped the Tritons jump up to third place in the North region standings. In a must-win game at Whatcom on February 21, the Tritons used a big run at the start of the second half to avenge an earlier loss to the Orcas; Edmonds defeated Whatcom 100-88. Zach Walton led the way with 34 points, and three other Tritons -- Jake Higgins (19 points), Loren LaCasse (12 points), and Raven Frazier (12 points) -- each reached double figures in the win.

At Peninsula Saturday it was a career night for Rotash Mattu. The sophomore center scored 15 points, had 13 rebounds, and rejected 4 shots. Mattu was coming off a 6-block night at Whatcom the previous game. Walton notched another double double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Morris added 11 points off the bench. After breaking a 24-24 tie with 2:54 left in the first stanza, Edmonds led the rest of the way. The Pirates cut the lead to four points with just under three minutes left in the second half, but the Tritons withstood the run, and eventually put the Pirates away 65-53.

All focus is now on the upcoming clash with Skagit Valley. Win, and they're in. Follow live stats of the game here. The NWAC Championship Tournament selection show is on Sunday, March 4 on the NWAC Sports Network. Tune in at 3 p.m.

Women's Basketball Concludes Season at Skagit

The Edmonds College women's basketball team will finish their season Wednesday at Skagit Valley College. The ladies are coming off two losses last week at Whatcom February 21, and at Peninsula February 24. Zaria Smith, who has been the team's leading scorer in a majority of their games this season, again provided the offensive spark and led the team in scoring both games. Edmonds is seeking its sixth win of the year in the season finale. The Tritons fell to playoff-bound Skagit 68-45 in Seaview Gym on January 31.

Men's Basketball: Huge Matchup Looms at Whatcom Wednesday

Triton men's basketball tallied a road victory at Shoreline Wednesday, and almost pulled off the upset Saturday, but fell to No. 1 Everett 100-93 at home. Edmonds led most of the game on a night where nine sophomores were honored prior to the tipoff. Now, this Wednesday's matchup at Whatcom has major NWAC playoff implications for the Tritons. Full Story > >

Triton Women's Hoops Stuns No. 6 Everett

Edmonds College women's basketball was off Wednesday leading up to their last home game against Everett on Saturday. The home finale did not disappoint as the Tritons notched their biggest win of the season. Edmonds upset sixth-ranked Everett CC 73-70 using a full team effort. Full Story > >

Game Week is here for Baseball, Softball

The 2018 season is here for both Triton spring sports. Baseball opens the 2018 campaign at home this Saturday, February 24 against Pierce College. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 12 p.m. General admission for all Triton home games are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/youth, and free for children, Edmonds College staff, faculty, and students. Baseball has qualified for the NWAC playoffs in five consecutive years.

Softball completed a successful scrimmage at Pacific Lutheran University, and is now ready to play for real this weekend in Richland, Wash. The ladies will play four games in total over the weekend, starting with Big Bend CC at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Softball has made back-to-back appearances at the NWAC Championships the past two years, including a record-setting season in 2017.

King Triton Trumped By Facebook Votes, Bows Out of Challenge

After a surprise upstart showing in weeks two and three of the NWAC Mascot Challenge, Edmonds College's mascot King Triton was defeated in the Final Four Round. In a matchup against Walla Walla CC, the votes on Facebook made the difference in the final result. Walla Walla, who now moves on to the championship, had 445 shares on Facebook, which counted for three times as many votes as likes on the platform.

Still, King Triton held his own. The prince of the sea garnered more votes than Walla Walla on Twitter and Instagram, seeing a huge wave of engagement. The week four post on Twitter received 95 retweets and 120 likes, and his Instagram post saw 116 likes. The Twitter votes for Edmonds were the highest of any school in weeks 3 and 4, and the votes on Instagram were the best of any school in week three, and tallied the second-highest score in week four.

We thank everyone in the Edmonds College and larger surrounding community for your support during the #NWACMascotChallenge2018 and look forward to the competition again next year. King Triton improved his standing from the previous year, was one round short of the championship, and proved that Edmonds College has a ton of Triton Pride!

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Triton Men Notch Important Win Over OC

Triton men's basketball split games at home the past week. On Wednesday, February 7 the Tritons led at halftime 40-29, but Bellevue College was able to close out the comeback victory in Seaview Gym 93-81. Zach Walton recorded a double double after the first half (11 points, 10 rebounds) and went on to finish with 28 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 assists. Raven Frazier added 15 points and 6 assists, and Tyler Morris hit multiple clutch three pointers to keep Edmonds close late; Morris had 19 points.

On Saturday, it was much the opposite of Wednesday's tilt, with Edmonds trailing at the half, 42-32. The Tritons used a 14-7 run to start the second stanza, and took the lead 52-51 before fending off Olympic College 88-84. The come-from-behind win was aided by extra support from the packed house that was in attendance for Triton Spirit Day. The quarterly event, which is a collaboration between athletics and CSEL, served free pizza to students and put on halftime activities for prizes. Four players scored in double figures for Edmonds: Zach Walton (22), Loren LaCasse (21), Jake Higgins (18), and Tyler Morris (11); Walton and LaCasse also earned double doubles.

The fight for playoff spots in the North continues to be contencious. Everett CC has separated themselves from the pack atop the standings with a 8-1 record, but the remaining three spots are still wide open with five league games left. Edmonds (16-8, 4-5 North) will look to swipe a road victory at Shoreline (7-13, 3-6 North) on Wednesday, and returns to Seaview Gym to host Everett for sophomore night on Saturday, February 17. Orangetheory Fitness will be in the gym with free giveaways to promote their new Lynnwood location, and will sponsor a halftime contest for a prize. All Triton sophomores will be honored prior to the start of the 4 p.m. contest.

Women's Hoops Drops Two, Off Until Saturday

Edmonds College women's basketball dropped both of their region contests this past week, Wednesday to Bellevue College, and Saturday to Olympic College. Although the team is in full rebuilding mode this year, they continue to fight tough against all opponents. In Wednesday's 68-54 loss, the Tritons cut the Bulldog lead to just six points headed into the fourth quarter. Zaria Smith netted 24 points, and Hailey Carlson registered 10 rebounds in the loss.

On Saturday, Olympic led wire-to-wire to upend the Tritons 52-45. Similar to Wednesday's contest, Edmonds was able to cut the lead to just one point at the end of the third quarter (33-32), but was unable to collect the win. Smith had a team-high 16 points, and Caitlin Rojas chipped in 12 points. Myra Tadytin grabbed 10 rebounds.

Shoreline CC canceled their women's season this year, so the Tritons (4-19, 1-7 North) have an off day on Wednesday. They'll return to action against region-leader Everett CC (18-4, 7-1 North) on Saturday, February 17. That will mark the final home game of the season -- make sure to join us as Orangetheory Fitness will also be in the gym with free giveaways to promote their new Lynnwood location.

King Triton Advances to Final Four of NWAC Mascot Challenge

King TritonEdmonds College's college mascot, King Triton, has advanced to the Final Four of the NWAC Mascot Challenge. Last week as the No. 6 seed, King Triton pulled off the upset, upending the 3-seed Pierce College. This week will determine who moves on to the championship match.

Help King Triton in the contest by voting: retweet, like, and share this week's post on our social media with the hashtag #NWACmascotchallenge2018. This week's post will come out on Wednesday, February 7.

This is the second year NWAC schools are competing for a $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to the mascot champion. Visit our social media below and help us in the contest!

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Spencer Haywood Visits the Tritons

Former Seattle Supersonic legend, Olympic gold medalist, and NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood shared his experiences as an athlete activist at Edmonds College on January 11 as part of the college's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Speaking before a packed house at the Black Box Theatre, and later with Triton student-athletes in a special session inside Seaview Gym, Haywood reflected on his life path and spoke about paving the way for those after him. Our very own Devin Price, a member of the Triton men's basketball team, interviewed Haywood. See more pictures on Facebook.

Read the story from the Everett Herald | Read the article from My Edmonds News

Walton Has Edmonds Back in Contention

Zach WaltonSophomore Zach Walton has recovered from injury to lead the Edmonds College men's basketball team to a 13-4 record and No. 3 ranking in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll. He was featured in a recent article from The Herald. Walton is averaging nearly 20 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 3 assists per contest.

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Women's Basketball Looks to End Skid

The Edmonds College women's hoops team fell in two games this past week to extend their losing streak to 10 games. Tritons lost a non-league contest to Northwest Indian College on Wednesday, 65-61. On Saturday, the women were defeated by No. 7-ranked Everett, 81-50. Tiara Tapua, Caitlin Rojas, and Zaria Smith scored in double digits on Wednesday; on Saturday Smith and Lynnae Wilds led the team with 14 and 10 points respectively. The Tritons now have two home matchups against the other winless teams in the North -- Wednesday vs. Whatcom (5-11, 0-3 North), and Saturday vs. Peninsula (2-13, 0-3 North). Coming off the 2016-17 season in which Edmonds had no wins, this year's team has earned three non-league victories in 2017-18.

Men's Hoops Splits Again, Now 2-2 in the North

Edmonds College men's basketball split North Region games this past week, defeating Shoreline at home Wednesday, 76-64, and losing to No. 2-ranked Everett CC Saturday, 117-100. Edmonds used a balanced scoring attack to top the Dolphins -- Jake Higgins, Devin Price, Raven Frazier, and Zach Walton all reached double figures. On Saturday, the Trojans offensive effort was too much, as the two-headed monster of Gio Jackson (32 points) and Markieth Brown Jr. (28 points) pushed past the Tritons in what was most likely the combined highest scoring game of the year in the NWAC. Jake Higgins dropped six trifectas to lead Edmonds in scoring with 25 points. Here's a game recap from The Herald. The men will face Whatcom (9-9, 2-2 North) and Peninsula (12-7, 2-2 North) in two home tilts this week. Six teams are knotted at 2-2 in the standings currently.

Fenster Chosen as New Women's Soccer Coach

fensterAdam Fenster has been named head coach of the Edmonds College women's soccer program. Fenster has 12 years of collegiate coaching experience on the men's and women's side, both at Bellevue College and The Evergreen State College. His men's team at Bellevue qualified for the playoffs all four years he was at the helm, including two title game appearances, and one NWAC championship in 2009. Fenster is actively involved in youth soccer, and has coached for the Greater Seattle Surf Club since 2012.

"Adam is an exciting addition to our coaching staff. He is dynamic and understands the NWAC," said athletic director Spencer Stark. Fenster has worked with the Washington State Olympic Development Program and holds his USSF "B" License. "I'm excited about the opportunity. Edmonds is a great school, with a great group of people, and it has a rich tradition of excellence," said Fenster. Full Story > >

Zach Walton Nabs NWAC Player of the Week

waltonSophomore strong forward Zach Walton was selected as Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball Player of the Week on December 19. The Morton, Wash. product leads Edmonds in scoring and rebounds, and is near the top of the conference in both categories as well. Walton has been a consistent force early on, and has helped the team to a 9-1 start this season. Read More > >


Kyle Gray Part of Coaching Article in Seattle Times

Head men's basketball coach Kyle Gray was featured and quoted in a recent Seattle Times story that ran in Sunday's sports section on December 3. Gray well over a decade of coaching experience, and his perspective on the coach/parent relationship stems from his background coaching at different levels, sports, and of men's and women's teams. The story was written by Jayda Evans. Read More > >

Final Tuneup for Men January 6

Edmonds College men's basketball has their final non-league game of the season on Saturday, January 6 in Seaview Gym when they host Pierce College at 4 p.m. Edmonds is coming off a 2-1 showing at the annual Clackamas Holiday Tournament in Oregon City, Ore. The Tritons defeated both Centralia and Walla Walla for the second time this season, and lost to host Clackamas.

North Region play begins on Wednesday, January 10 when Bellevue College pays Seaview a visit. The region seems to have great depth this year with five teams over .500 and Whatcom and Skagit Valley both very competitive through the non-league slate. The Everett Herald recently wrote about the Edmonds (ranked No. 5) and Everett (No. 4) men's basketball teams. Read More > >

Men's Basketball in Clackamas for Annual Holiday Tournament

Edmonds College men's basketball travels to Oregon City, Ore. December 28-30 for their final games of 2017 as they participate in Clackamas Holiday Tournament. Edmonds is a familiar face at the tournament as Coach Gray's squads take the annual trek south to compete against some of the NWAC's best teams.

The Tritons will play Centralia College and Walla Walla Community College for the second time this season at the tournament. Edmonds defeated both teams earlier in December at the Edmonds-hosted NWAC Crossover. Edmonds College is 9-2 on the season and is coming off a 107-97 loss at home to Yakima Valley College on December 20. The men are ranked No. 5 in the first NWAC Coaches Poll of the season, and have one more non-league run against Pierce College at home on January 6 at 4 p.m.

Smith Carries Women's Hoops to Third Win

The Edmonds College women's basketball team went 1-2 at the Treasure Valley Crossover in Ontario, Ore. Edmonds lost to Treasure Valley 86-65, topped Chemeketa 78-70, and dropped their final game 63-45 to Tacoma. Zaria Smith has been lights out for Edmonds College; she scored 25 points in Friday's loss, and netted 30 points in Saturday's win (the third of the season for Edmonds). After back-to-back weekends on the road, the Tritons will be off until after Christmas. The ladies travel to Mount Vernon for the Skagit Valley Holiday Tournament that starts December 28. The Tritons host Green River for a non-league contest on January 3 at 6 p.m.

Triton Spikers End Run With 27-Win Campaign

Triton volleyball at NWACsEdmonds College volleyball ended another successful season on Friday night at the Tacoma Convention Center, falling to NWAC East Region champion North Idaho College, 2-0, in a loser-out contest. The Tritons finished with a 1-2 record at the NWAC Championships, winning 27 games overall — the highest win total for the program since 2008. Edmonds lost to Walla Walla 3-0 on Thursday morning, and defeated Mt. Hood 2-1 Thursday evening. Edmonds College qualified for the NWAC Championships for the second consecutive year.

Men's Hoops 3-1 After Split in Everett

Edmonds College men's basketball split games at Everett CC over the weekend against North Idaho College and Highline CC. The Tritons lost a back-and-forth affair with North Idaho, 86-81 on Saturday. Sophomore Zach Walton had a good look behind the arc that would have tied the game at 84 apiece, but it rimmed off. Raven Frazier (pictured) had 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss. Walton was the top scorer for the Tritons, netting 16 points; six players scored in double figures.

Edmonds bounced back to defeat Highline 83-80 on Sunday, led by Jake Higgins 17-point outburst. The Tritons improved to 3-1 with the win, and have a non-league contest with Northwest Indian College on Wednesday, December 6, before hosting the Triton-Pirate Classic in Seaview Gym this weekend, December 9 and 10. Edmonds and North Region foe Peninsula College (3-3) will flop games against NWAC West Region opponents Centralia (2-2) and Grays Harbor (1-5). The Tritons bested Grays Harbor 93-67 in an earlier meeting this season on November 18.

Edmonds College will also welcome Green River, Southwestern Oregon, and Walla Walla for the Edmonds NWAC Crossover Tournament Dec. 15-17. Wednesday's home tilt with Northwest Indian marks the start of a seven-game homestand for the team.

Women's Basketball Starts December Road Swing

Edmonds women's hoops is off to a 1-2 start after losing to the South Puget Sound CC Clippers on Saturday, November 25. Edmonds College held a 33-19 lead at the half, but the Clippers—who remain perfect with a 3-0 record this year—made a strong second half push to defeat the Tritons 57-47. Ryan Terry scored all of her 12 points in the first half; Tiara Tupua collected 10 rebounds in a losing effort. The women will be road warriors in December—no home games are scheduled until after the new year. Edmonds College's next contest will be at Blue Mountain CC on December 8 as part of a three-day, three-game road swing. Edmonds will play NWAC South foes Mt. Hood CC and Clark College to round out the trip.

Beitel-Davidson Steps Down from Women's Soccer Post

Brittney Beitel-Davidson has stepped down after four years as Edmonds College women's soccer head coach. The search for a new head coach will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

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Basketball Player Devin Price Interviews Terence Clemens

Men's basketball sophomore Devin Price recently interviewed Terrence Clemens as part of the Edmonds College Triton Talks Lecture Series. Clemens is a gay college athlete who discussed his struggles and emotions that athletes face during their coming out process. He currently has a documentary on Netflix titled "GAME FACE", which shows his quest as a LGBTQ athlete. Watch the Interview > >

Volleyball Back in Tacoma For NWAC Championships

The Edmonds College volleyball team has qualified for the NWAC Championship Tournament for the second consecutive year. Edmonds opens with No. 6-ranked Walla Walla CC on Thursday, November 16 at 9 a.m. Michelle Dmitruk was named as a 1st-Team North Region All-Star; Macy Magri and Sydney Lawrence garnered 2nd-Team accolades. Full list of NWAC Volleyball All-Stars

Volleyball Back at NWAC Championships in Tacoma. (Read More > >)

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Dmitruk Named NWAC Offensive Player of the Week

michelle dmitrukFreshman Michelle Dmitruk continues to be rewarded for her recent success as she was named NWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week in the final week of the regular season. For the second straight week Dmitruk was also named as the North Region Offensive Player of the Week. The freshman outside hitter from Everett, Wash. leads the Tritons in kills and aces, and has been an offensive force for the team down the stretch.

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Riggan, Marbut Inducted to Triton Baseball Hall of Fame

On Saturday, November 4, Jerrod Riggan and Donnie Marubt were inducted into the Triton baseball Hall of Fame as part of the annual Edmonds College Baseball Dinner/Auction and Hall of Fame Banquet in Seaview Gym. The event introduces the baseball team and helps raise funds for the program.

Riggan (pictured with Fred Shull) was a member of the '93 and '94 teams that won North Region titles. The '93 team finished 3rd overall; the '94 team ended up 5th. Riggan was the North Region MVP in 1994 and moved on to play at San Diego State University. In 1996 he was drafted by the California Angels in the 8th round and began his professional career, which spanned four years and included over 86 innings pitched as a major leaguer for the New York Mets and Cleveland Indians.

Marbut spent time as a Triton player (1992-1995) before becoming head coach (2000-2003). He was also a two-time North Region champ as a player, and earned Team MVP in 1995 before transferring to Portland State University. He was a All-Pac 10 North infielder while at PSU. In his four years as the Tritons' skipper, Marbut won three North Region titles, and two NWAC Championships (2002 & 2003). The '03 team set a then NWAC-record with 43 wins. His overall record at Edmonds is 152-38. After Edmonds he became Washington State University's baseball coach, and went on to win 314 games in 11 years at the helm for the Cougars.

Past inductees into the Hall of Fame include: The 1980, 1998, 2002 & 2008 NWAC Championship Teams, Ron Omori, Tom Lampkin, Fred Shull, Don Long, Andrew LeFave, and Brad Ditter.

Showdown With Bellevue Up Next for Volleyball

Edmonds College volleyball took care of business last week, winning matches over Everett CC (3-0) and Skagit Valley College (3-2) to put themselves in a position to be co-North Region champions. Edmonds College cruised past Everett in straight sets on sophomore night November 1. On Friday, November 3 the Tritons rebounded after trailing 2-1 in Mount Vernon, mounting a comeback to improve their region record to 9-2.

Tuesday's road tilt at the first-place Bellevue College Bulldogs will determine whether the Bulldogs will take the region crown outright, or if the Tritons will earn a share of the title for the first time since 2008. Bellevue swept the Tritons at Edmonds in the only match between the two teams earlier this season.

The team was featured in The Everett Herald on November 7. Read the article > >

The Herald also made a video of the team. Watch it here > >

Edmonds has already clinched a playoff spot and will play at the NWAC Championships in Tacoma, November 16-19. It is the second straight year the team will travel to the Tacoma Convention Center. If Edmonds is able to defeat first-place Bellevue on Tuesday, they will not only earn a share of the North Region title, but will take the No. 1 seed from the region because of this year's tiebreaker.

Volleyball Finishes Third at Edmonds Crossover

It was a busy week for the Edmonds Tritons volleyball team. On Wednesday, October 18 they defeated Shoreline in a five-set thriller (box score). With the win, Edmonds improved to 6-1 in North Region play; they currently sit a half-game behind first-place Bellevue in the region standings.

Triton Athletics hosted the Edmonds NWAC Crossover October 21 and 22 in Seaview Gym. Edmonds College went 5-2 overall and finished in 3rd place. Sophomore Sydney Lawrence was named to the All-Tournament Team. No.2-ranked Chemeketa CC defeated No. 8 Walla Walla CC to take the championship.

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Baseballers Attend NWAC Showcase

Baseball Sophomore ShowcaseFive Triton baseball players attended the annual NWAC Fall Showcase in Longview, Wash. on Saturday, September 23. The showcase and games were held on the campus of Lower Columbia College where the NWAC Championships are played each May. Four Triton sophomores and one freshman were selected to showcase their skills in front of 50 major league baseball scouts and four-year universities and colleges. Edmonds participants were (pictured from left-to-right): Evan Hurn (So., INF), Guthrie Morrison (So., OF), Elliot Carney (So., RHP), Kolby Force (Fr., OF), and Nathaniel Sagdahl (So., C).

Softball Shows Well at Fall Classic

Softball Fall ClassicEdmonds College softball faced their first opponents of the fall this past weekend at Portland's Delta Park. Many NWAC schools (16) were represented, and there was a showcase for selected sophomores. Edmonds fared well against two South region NWAC Tournament qualifiers from a year ago in Fall Classic games against Chemeketa and Clackamas. The four Triton sophomores who participated in the showcase were (pictured from left-to-right): Ashley Gregory (C/3B), Tamia Hirano (INF), Seli Aholelei (P/UTL), and Chasity Stalcup (P/OF).

Magri Honored as NWAC Setter of the Week













Sophomore Macy Magri was named the NWAC Setter of the Week as announced by the conference office on August 30. The setter from Fresno, Calif. had impressive numbers in her six matches at the NWAC Showcase in Springfield, Ore. August 26-27. Read More > >

Kelly Selected as Assistant Athletic Director

kellyScott Kelly was hired as Edmonds College Assistant Athletic Director recently. In addition to supporting the seven athletic programs, Kelly will be responsible for all home game management, upkeep of and management of all athletic facilities, facility rentals, hiring and training student workers and part-time hourly employees, and scheduling among other duties.

Kelly brings 14 years of coaching experience from all levels, including 7 years in the NWAC as both an assistant and head baseball coach, to the position. He has a proven track record of moving players on to four-year schools and the professional ranks from a structured program where student success is at the core. "I want to help all students succeed that come through our doors at EdCC," Kelly said. Full Story > >

2016-2017 Academic Year

Needham Selected by Mariners in 2017 MLB Draft

Zach Needham, the NWAC Baseball Player of the Year, was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 40th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball first-year player draft, and becomes the 70th Triton baseball player taken from Edmonds College. Read More >>

Triton Athletics Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

needhamThe Edmonds College athletics department held their fifth annual banquet and awards ceremony on June 6. Current student-athletes were recognized for their academic achievements and their athletic performance. NWAC Executive Director Marco kanaeAzurdia was the guest speaker. There were three special recognition awards given to Coach Ron Newton, Coach Ron Omori, and Dean Jorge de la Torre. Baseball's Zach Needham (L) was named Male Athlete of the Year and softball's Kamryn Kanae (R) came away with the Female Athlete of the Year. The event capped another successful year of Triton Athletics. For a detailed recap of the night, read the Full Story >>

Former Edmonds College Skipper Kingsbury Inducted into SCSHOF

EVERETT -- Keith Kingsbury (R), who helmed the Triton men's basketball team for 36 years and wonkingsbury 570 games, was inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Xfinity Arena on September 28, 2016. In 1985, his team won the NWAC men’s basketball championship and three other times his teams placed in the NWAC championships.

He is the all-time winningest coach in Edmonds College history and he has sent over 100 players to four-year level colleges, including 25 to NCAA Division 1 schools. In 2013, Kingsbury was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame. Full Story >>

2015-2016 Academic Year

Edmonds College Gets Two into the NWAC Hall of Fame

The Northwest Athletic Conference inducted former Edmonds College coach Janet Guenther and 1998 Championship baseball team into the Hall of Fame held at the Red Lion in Bellevue on June 2, 2016.

Janet Guenther | 1998 Baseball Champions

2014-2015 Academic Year

Edmonds College Wins Maury Ray Athletic Director's Cup

The NWAC announced the two winners of its 2014-2015 Athletic Director's Cup (Dr. Maury Ray Cup) at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Awards Dinner on June 4. Taking the Dick McClain Division (schools with seven or less sports) was Edmonds College. Read More >>

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