Linfield Wildcats
Wildcat Spotlight
Leaving Footprints - October 29th

Stepping up in her final cross country season, Calli Dowdy's leadership is certain to have a lasting impact on Linfield's youth


Converting Potential into Results - October 28th

Helping Linfield overcome injuries at a key position, Quinn Takashima's own self-awareness provides a steadying influence


Wildcat strong, all year long - October 22nd

Already an all-star in soccer and track, Ellie Schmidt has one final year to add to her busy and impressive Linfield career


Witness to Sea of Change - October 14th

Senior Wildcat Emerson Morris-North has been a positive force and great teammate in the revival of Linfield men's soccer


Posing a Threat - May 9th

After transferring from Washington State, power hitter Clayton Truex has made the most of his opportunities at Linfield


Fisher's Tackle Box is Well Stocked - May 6th

NWC Player of the Year and Academic All-American Nick Fisher has the tools to succeed on the diamond and in the classroom


Businesslike Approach - April 23rd

Senior golfer and marketing major A.J. Taylor may use the course as a setting for business deals in his post-grad years


Taking root in the regional wine industry - March 27th

Leading scorer Shelby Duarte is already laying the groundwork for a successful career in marketing wine products


Friendliness makes for easy transition - February 21st

Junior Vinnie Toor has no problems settling in quickly at Linfield since migrating north from a Bay Area junior college


Smooth Operator - February 14th

Providing stability and outside shooting in the backcourt is rising star Quincey Gibson, daughter of a varsity coach


Rare injuries can't hold Maggie May back - February 8th

Linfield's senior captain is the invisible glue that holds the swim team together


Discovery Process - January 31st

Tanner Brill’s decision to attend Linfield was a first step toward learning where he fits in the classroom and on the court


Laughter Really is the Best Medicine - January 28th

Catie Mets, Linfield’s undersized point guard, makes up for her lack of height with an abundance of wry humor


Home Is Where the Heart Is - January 21st

Attending his third college in four years, guard Ryan Cali is loving his new found basketball home at Linfield College


Killing them with Kindness - January 21st

Is there a nicer a player in the Northwest Conference than Linfield’s Kaely Maltman? Her teammates don’t think so


Positive outlook helps Phillips return to court - January 13th

The road back from two surgeries has been arduous for junior center Kaleigh Phillips


Deep-Running Roots - November 8th

For senior Julia Vaughan, not even a career-ending injury can keep her away from her Wildcat family


With Loriaux, It's All Under Control - November 8th

Junior goalkeeper Grant Loriaux manages the Linfield defense and Type 1 diabetes with equal care and confidence


Home is Where the Heart Is - October 31st

Since leaving crime-riddled Venezuela, Linfield forward Domenico Del Prete has found a promising future in the United States


Feared and Focused - October 24th

Fearless on the soccer field and focused in the classroom, Wildcats junior Lindzee Baker is a model student-athlete


Thinking Outside the Box - October 23rd

Discovering the ideal balance between academics, art and athletics, Linfield’s Katie Skinner pushes past her runners’ block to emerge as one of the Wildcats’ top competitors


Frazier exemplifies the true definition of assisting - October 14th

Between setting up her teammates at the net, studying hard for a career in teaching or counseling and staying active in numerous clubs, junior Audrey Frazier is constantly on the go


Doing Things the Wright Way - October 7th

A steady sparkplug in the secondary, senior Kyle Wright shares his love of snow, football coaches and the Linfield defensive line


Yoder applying farm work ethic to new role as starting quarterback - September 25th

The senior business management major is busy developing his own farm, not to mention leading the Linfield offense


Versatility helping 'Cats close in on NCAA title - May 23rd

Closer Justin Huckins is one of the main reasons the Wildcats' pitching staff ranks among the best in the nation


Prestianni's legacy defines complete college experience - May 4th

With her softball career rounding third base and heading for home, Karleigh Prestianni has quietly become a top-notch role model athletically and academically


Where Are They Now? Dominic Rieniets - May 1st

One of the most decorated swimmers in Linfield history is selected to receive the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship


Quite by Accident - April 25th

Linfield sprinter Melany Crocker emerges stronger following her recovery from a freak accident last summer that nearly ended her career


Harlows are Diamonds in the Rough - April 19th

While it is not uncommon to see a brother and sister attend the same school, not all siblings have the close-knit bond shared between freshman Maggie and senior Jordan


Chamberlain, Hopp define camaraderie, leadership - April 11th

Four-year baseball vets Kyle Chamberlain and Michael Hopp combine experience, wisdom, and an equally light but focused attitude that takes the Wildcats to the next level


With Linfield's smallest fan behind her, Noe blazes her own trail - April 4th

Siena Noe not only excels as a distance runner and college student, but also confidently manages the everyday demands of being a single mother


Maxing Out on Life's Experiences - March 18th

Never-back-down, thrill-seeker Lester Maxwell has focused his competitive nature on becoming one of the league’s top middle-distance runners


Playing with passion, Lindell represents rare breed of ballplayer - March 13th

A year after being selected to the NWC first team, Kramer Lindell is determined to lead the Wildcats back to the top of the conference with his old-school, all-around excellence on the diamond


Solomon Overcomes Injury, Back on Court for 'Cats - February 15th

The hangover from a high school injury prevented Taylor Solomon from seeing time last year, but the sophomore guard has shot back into action in 2012-13 as a key role player


'Cats count on Cantonwine to assume leadership - February 8th

Sophomore guard Nick Cantonwine has matured quickly and become a reason to be excited about watching Wildcat basketball


Rivers Runs Through It - January 25th

Overcoming occastional setbacks and his own lingering self doubt, Lee Rivers is respected for his leadership skills as co-captain of the Linfield swim team


'Cats rebuild, call upon young players to take lead - January 11th

Alex Christensen finds herself in the thick of a Wildcat roster packed with young talent and hungry for a return to the top of the Northwest Conference


On Point; Harris Runs the Show for 'Cats - January 4th

A sophomore nursing major, Brandon Harris has burst onto the scene as a mature star in the bittersweet final season of an abbreviated collegiate career


Henson's Personality, Skill Lead Wildcats - December 10th

Though just a sophomore, Katelyn Henson is already demonstrating qualities consistent with a natural leader


Purple and Red Haze: Hendryx Energizes Wildcats - November 30th

Junior guard Cory Hendryx has developed into an intelligent and energetic role model whom the 'Cats turn to for leadership in 2012-13


Brian Dundas overcomes adversity along life's pathway - November 13th

In his second stint as a Wildcat, the senior linebacker tells a story of emotion and inspiration of how he became the person he is today


Coppock keeping school, volleyball in harmony - November 5th

The junior outside hitter perseveres through challenges on the court and in the classroom but life at Linfield is back in tune


Collins-worth the world to 'Cats - November 2nd

On the verge of a historic first-place conference finish, goalkeeper Taylor Collinsworth is Linfield’s anchor and symbol of persistence


Global Pursuits - November 2nd

Linfielder Kelsey Ludin plans to combine a love of travel with an interest in health care to make the world a better place


Hawaiian Pipeline delivering Islanders to Linfield - October 29th

Nearly half of Linfield's varsity roster hails from the Aloha State


Jepson runs the right route to Linfield - October 27th

Senior wide receiver Lucas Jepson has had quite a journey on the way to landing squarely in the middle of a championship-contending Wildcats team


Two Hundred Percent - October 25th

Linfield's Brinn Hovde leads a double life as a two-sport athlete in the same season


Shades of Beckham: Dupea's Goals Awe-Inspiring - October 19th

With a pair of jaw-dropping goals, Linfield senior defender Brad Dupea has burst onto the scene and is a key ingredient to a winning season


Linfield punter Josh Repp among nation's best - October 15th

Combining great technical ability with genuine leadership, Josh Repp has evolved into a well-rounded and well-respected role model


Transfer Finds Home, Blossoms into Star for 'Cats - October 5th

Two years after transferring to Linfield, Christine Tamamoto is a quiet leader who lets her play do the talking and keeps the Wildcats' sights on a first-ever NWC crown


Behind the Gloves: Goodman Leads Way for Wildcats - October 4th

Following the play of junior goalkeeper Scott Goodman, Linfield is well well on its way to a turnaround season


What's In A Name? - October 1st

Wildcat senior Emily Allison lives a dual identity as Mrs. Hanson, newlywed, and as Em Al, captain for the women's soccer program


Where Are They Now? Brian Higgins - September 18th

The quarterback of the 1998 Wildcats team that clinched the all-time record for consecuitve winning seasons is enjoying a successful life and career in Minneapolis


Drew Wert's emotional style fuels team - September 8th

Second-generation Wildcat following the examples set by his father and an older teammate to forge a leadership role all his own


Path to the pros could be a chip shot for Josh Kay - September 1st

Applying a smooth leg motion acquired from soccer with a steely mental approach from golf could springboard this Wildcat kicker to a pro career


Fun in the Sun - May 14th

Linfield's men's golf team is in the Sunshine State, competing at this week's NCAA Division III Championships

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Linfield Softball's 'Rock Star' - May 5th

A conversation with three-time Northwest Conference Player of the Year Staci Doucette reveals she's just a kid at heart


Game, Set, Match for Powerhouse Senior - April 19th

Fueled by an unrelenting competitive nature, Linfield star Abby Olbrich is every coach's dream


She'll go to bat for the good guys - April 10th

With a nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic and love of pressure situations, Jordan Mixsell would have no problem fitting into the intense world of law enforcement


Where Are They Now? Erik Olson - April 9th

Since graduating from Linfield three years ago, the sharp-shooting swingman is making a name for himself playing and coaching professional basketball oversees