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New mentoring program aims high for first year

The transition from high school to college can be tough, but through a new mentoring program, first year students can receive the

help they need in making it through their first year.

WIN group photo online

Director of Multicultural Programs, Jason Rodriquez, and senior Elizabeth Guzman work to start up the Wildcat Intercultural Network
mentor program for first year students. YuCheng Zhang/Senior photographer

The Wildcat Intercultural Network, or WIN, was initiated by Jason Rodriquez, director of multicultural programs. With the help of Amy

Bumatai, the multicultural programs intern, and senior Elizabeth Guzman Arroyo, the student cordinator and multicultural programs

summer intern, the program came to life during the summer leading up to the 2013-2014 school year.

“WIN was created to help students succeed inside and outside the classroom,” Rodriquez said.

Through WIN, first year students and transfer students are matched up with an older peer, who can help them by being another

source of support on campus. Mentors can help their new students with anything, such as finding tutoring, where to eat off-campus, and

go to get their hair done. They also help with meeting their cultural needs, by leading them to their cultural food and religious practices.

Rodriquez and the Multicultural programs staff worked through the 2013 spring semester to find mentors for the program.

“I was really looking for a diverse group of students,” Rodriquez said. “I was excited to see a lot of applicants apply for this program.”

Mentors’ majors range anywhere from anthropology to chemistry, English to Japanese, and exercise science to psychology. Mentors

are also involved around campus in with big groups like Greek life to something more personal like outdoors club, and pre-nursing club

to Hawaiian club.

WIN online“All the mentors we selected have an academic requirement they have to meet,” Rodriquez said. “They have to have a minimum of a

2.5 [grade point average], we prefer [them to] have to be involved. We have such a strong mentor group, and they know the benefits of

be mentored, so they’re going to lead by example so the first year students are successful.”

Starting the school year off, WIN has around 50 first year students registered, but is still hoping to grow.

There is still time for first year students to join WIN. Another interest meeting will be held at Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. in the Pioneer

Reading Room.

Kaylyn Peterson / Managing editor

Kaylyn Peterson can be reached at linfieldreviewmanaging@gmail.com

Women’s tennis wins fourth match in a row so far this season

The Wildcat women’s tennis team won its fourth consecutive match March 2 against the Bearcats from Willamette University, winning seven of the nine matches.

The two losses for the Wildcats came in the two top spots.

Senior Lexi Thomas lost in two sets to Willamette’s Denise Poltavski 6-3, 6-2.

In the number one singles match-up Thomas and sophomore Gretchen Jernstedt were defeated by a score of 4-8.

The rest of the Wildcats would not drop a set, winning the other seven matches.

In doubles play, junior Caroline Brigham and freshman Kwynn Ecton took down the Bearcats number two doubles tandem, 8-4.

Sophomores Kaila Nip and Kelly Watanabe took care of the third Willamette doubles pair with a clean sweep, 8-0.

The Wildcats took five of the six singles matches. Brigham took the number two singles match in the tightest contest of the day 6-0, 7-5.

Nip won the number three singles match 6-2, 6-1. Ecton took the number four spot 6-3, 6-4.

Watanabe and Jerntedt took the number six and seven slots, both winning 6-1, 6-1.

Sophomore Erin Crofcheck has been out on injury.

The win on March 2 leaves the Wildcats with a 4-4 record, 4-2 in league.

The Wildcats travel south to southern California for their next matchups.

The Wildcats will take on La Verne at 3 p.m. on March 9, before meeting up with Sewanee: The University of the South at 10 a.m. on March 10.

 

Kelly Watanabe

Kelly Watanabe

Kaila Nip

Kaila Nip

Chris Haddeland/ Senior reporter

Chris Haddeland can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

Wildcat softball sweeps weekend

Junior shortstop Katy Brosig swings at a pitch during the doubleheader against Pacific University. Brosig is batting .333 through the Wildcats’ first eight games.

Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Catball gained the top spot in the conference standings after sweeping Pacific University and Lewis and Clark University.

On March 3, the Wildcats faced Lewis and Clark in a doubleheader, winning the first game 8-0 and the second 6-0.

Junior shortstop Katy Brosig swings at a pitch during the doubleheader against Pacific University. Brosig is batting .333 through the Wildcats’ first eight games. Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Junior shortstop Katy Brosig swings at a pitch during the doubleheader against Pacific University. Brosig is batting .333 through the Wildcats’ first eight games.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Juniors Karina Paavola and Shelby VandeBergh both made appearances on the mound with shut out performances.

Paavola was selected as an All- American returning.

Sophomore outfielder Grace Middelstadt scored the first run for the Wildcats after a groundout to short by senior third basemen Karleigh Prestianni.

The Pioneers were only allowed one hit under Paavola and reliever freshman Maddy Dunn.

The Wildcats scored in every inning except for the fourth. Junior Ashley Garcia went two for three with one RBI and two runs scored.

In game two, junior Haylie Watson hit a homerun for the Wildcats, while Middelstadt had a pair of hits and two stolen bases.

VandeBergh and reliever sophomore Montana McNealy struck out 11, seven of which came from McNealy, who did not allow a hit or walk during her three-inning appearance.

On March 2, the Wildcats started their weekend sweep with a doubleheader against Pacific, winning the first game 3-0 and second game 9-1.

In the first game, Paavola allowed two hits and struck out 10 Boxers.

During the second inning, the Boxers tested the Wildcats’ defense.

After two walks and a single, the bases were loaded with one out left. Paavola kept her composure, striking out one for the second out, and then forcing a Boxer to pop out, ending the inning.

The Wildcats scored their lone three runs in the third inning, leading them to their first victory of the weekend.

In the second game, a power performance was displayed with a two-run homerun from Catball’s Garcia and a solo homerun by Boxer centerfielder Becca Moen.

The VandeBergh and McNealy match-up held the Boxers to four hits and one run.

The Boxers had one error in the third.

The Wildcats will compete next in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Leadoff Classic. They will first face Ithaca College on March 8.

 

Ivanna Tucker/ Sports editor

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

Wildcats end preseason strong

Sophomore catcher Chance Laboda attempts to hit the ball during the game against Oregon Institute of Technology, winning 10-0. Laboda went 2-3 for hitting and scored two runs for the Wildcats.

Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

Wildcat baseball completed its preseason with a 7-1 record, with its sole loss during the first game against La Verne.

The ‘Cats devoured Oregon Institute of Technology on Feb. 24, winning 11-0. Junior Zach Brandon pitched seven shutout innings, only allowing three hits and no walks.

Four Wildcats had multi-hitters, juniors Jake Wylie, Tim Wilson, sophomore Chance Laboda and senior Michael Hopp. Wylie scored three runs with a homer, double and single.

Sophomore catcher Chance Laboda attempts to hit the ball during the game against Oregon Institute of Technology, winning 10-0. Laboda went 2-3 for hitting and scored two runs for the Wildcats. Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

Sophomore catcher Chance Laboda attempts to hit the ball during the game against Oregon Institute of Technology, winning 10-0. Laboda went 2-3 for hitting and scored two runs for the Wildcats.
Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

From the beginning, the Wildcats held a strong defense with the infield making solid catches. Wilson scored the first run of the game on Wylie’s double.

The Wildcats continued to score runs, with the Owls struggling to gain hits, and they had five errors throughout the game. The Owls remained scoreless at the end of the fifth, while the ‘Cats earned a large lead with five runs.

Five runs were made by the Wildcats in the seventh, securing their last pregame victory.

Two wins were gained during a doubleheader against Corban and Pacific on Feb. 23. Sophomore Chris Haddeland and senior Zach Manley started, with Haddeland earning his first season win and Manley gaining his second.

Five different Wildcats scored runs, allowing them to secure their win against Corban, with the score 5-2. Sophomore Joe Stevick came in and had two scoreless innings, earning his first save.

During the match against Pacific, the Boxers ended scoreless and only had three hits and one error. The Wildcats took the game, winning 4-0.

Sophomore Aaron Thomassen only allowed one run on three hits and five strikeouts during the game against Pacific Lutheran on Feb. 22. The Wildcats won 3-1. Junior Nate McClellan was a standout, with a double during the first and two RBI.

The Lutes’ pitcher struck out Wylie and left McClellan out on second after a double out. In the second, the Lutes scored the first run, but junior Clayton Truex scored the tying run with a fielder’s choice during the fifth.

Sophomore Corey VanDomelan and Wilson both earned runs for the Wildcats in the last of the inning.

Both teams remained scoreless for the remainder of the game, securing another victory for the Wildcats.

The ‘Cats end the trip with a 3-1 record in Arizona.

The Wildcats will play their next series against Pacific, beginning at 11 a.m. March 2 at the Roy Helser field.

 

Ivanna Tucker/ Sports editor

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

Wildcats end season with win against the Bearcats

The Wildcats women’s basketball team wrapped up the 2012-13 season with a win over Northwest Conference foe Willamette University on Feb. 19 at the Ted Wilson Gymnasium.

Prior to the game, Linfield senior Nicole Barton was honored as the Wildcats’ lone senior on senior night.

Sophomore guard Alex Christenson looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during the game against WIllamette. The Wildcats won 66-45. Christenson averaged 2.9 points per game and 39 assists. Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

Sophomore guard Alex Christenson looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during the game against WIllamette. The Wildcats won 66-45. Christenson averaged 2.9 points per game and 39 assists.
Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

The scoring started low for both teams, with only one basket scored in the first three minutes by Wildcats’ sophomore Katelyn Henson. At the 17-minute mark, the ’Cats started their run, extending their two-point lead to five points with 14 minutes left.

“Jumping out to an early lead is always a good indicator of how the overall game will go,” Henson said. “We set the tempo and were able to keep control of the outcome.”

The trend continued for the remainder of the first half, as the Wildcats left to the locker room with a 14-point lead, 34-20. The ’Cats scoring was helped out largely by the bench, who contributed 11 points. The Wildcats out-shot the Bearcats 47-21 percent.

With a healthy lead, the Wildcats took control of the court in the second half and continued with their success. Aided by a 41 field goal percentage in the half, the ’Cats showed their dominance, taking the game by a final score of 66-45.

Junior Kaely Maltman led the Wildcats in scoring with 15 points and shooting six of seven from the field. Henson and Maltman each added seven additional rebounds.

“I felt like collectively, as a team, we were even across the scoreboard,” Henson said. “I also thought that we played great defense and didn’t let them get many second chance shots.”

This was the third win of the season for the Wildcats, who finished with a final record of 3-19.

“Going out on a win was the perfect way to wrap up a season like this,” Henson said. “Although our record doesn’t show it, we have grown immensely over the past few months as a team, and I have no doubt that we will continue to improve as the 2013-14 season rolls in.”

 

Chris Haddeland/ Senior reporter

Chris Haddeand can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.