Linfield Wildcats
Wildcat Spotlight
A Helping Hand - November 11th

Through community service, Linfield soccer star Annie Ferguson reaps rewards greater than money


Mirror Images - November 1st

Even after four years at Linfield, most still cannot tell the Lewis twins apart


Casie and the Sunshine Band - October 28th

Solving problems and influencing others with her upbeat attitude are what Linfield setter Casie Gaza does best


The Human Metronome - October 25th

Senior distance standout Adrian Clifford finds rhythm pounding the trails of the race course or strumming the guitar in his band


Amazing Grace - October 24th

Following advice of his high school coaches, Kela Grace lands at Linfield


Extra Credit - October 20th

Linfield midfielder Karlee Willcox carries a heavy academic workload along side her responsibility as a senior team leader


Staying Power - October 13th

Four-year letterwinner Molly McTaggart achieves her full potential while serving as a role model to a young team on the rise


A Perfect 10 - October 10th

Placing team objectives above his own make Skylor Elgarico a quintessential ’Cat


Setting the Tone - October 5th

Kendra McSheridan has weathered injuries and rigorous academic schedules to become the centerpiece of the Linfield defense


Captain Fantastic - September 30th

An interest in helping others drives senior Brian DeGrandmont on the field, in the community and soon in professional setting


Star Turn - September 14th

Oregon State's loss is Linfield's gain as Johnny Carroll becomes a big-play target


Late bloomer enjoying otherworldly season - May 5th

Manuel Finley overcomes the mental obstacles to develop into a national-caliber 800-meter runner

Watch Finley's 800 race at NWC Championships

Curtain Call - April 22nd

Battle-tested, fourth-year senior Tim Hawkins mentors Linfield’s incoming talent as a parting gift to a program and sport he loves


Baseball's Fantastic 5 - April 18th

Exemplifying model Division III student-athletes, five Linfield baseball seniors thrive in school and sport


A Sizeable Task - April 12th

Standing just 4-foot-11, Marisa Kume has taken on a new culture, intensive exercise science major and formidable tennis opponents


Turning Frowns Upside Down - April 11th

In addition to hitting home runs, nursing major Erin Tauscher’s specialty is sharing smiles with those around her


Quiet demeanor masks puzzle-solving savvy - April 6th

Senior shortstop David Mason uses analytics on the diamond


Balancing Act - March 28th

Walking a tightrope between the classroom and the softball diamond, Kenzie Schmoll’s skilled mastery of time is a beauty to behold


Checking all the Boxes - March 18th

Senior pitcher and dual major Joe Perryman proves it is possible to excel at everything as a Wildcat student-athlete


Linfield's Elder Stateswoman - February 22nd

Perhaps more important than setting a school record, Elizabeth Fry’s career includes serving as role model for rising young stars


Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee - February 19th

Two-sport student-athlete and junior communication arts major Jade Everage bring tenacity to the Linfield basketball court


Culture Club - February 12th

The opportunity to travel to a new continent and compete in two sports is too much to pass up for sophomore forward Genna Hughes


Fully Invested - February 6th

First-year head coach Casey Bunn's instant connection with the Wildcats has resulted in a spike in performance on the court


Drive-Thru Window - January 31st

Dani Krier is happy playing college hoops and learning athletic training before chasing her dream of a career as a neonatal nurse


Center of Attention - January 30th

Using raw athleticism and guile to win battles in the low post, Mason Rodby loves the challenge of matching up with opposing big


Standing Tall Through It All - January 13th

Leading others come naturally to senior Jessica McMillan, Linfield's lone fourth-year player


Impractical Joker - January 12th

To inspire his team, Wildcat senior guard Kevin Hurley mixes hard work with humor


Creative Crossover - October 30th

Whether’s he’s blending running with tennis, or creativity with analysis, Alex Mangan shows off an array of skills and talent


Tom Knecht is 'Ready to Go' - October 28th

A promising career in real estate awaits the trustworthy and capable quarterback


From 'Me' to 'We' - October 23rd

A product of two junior colleges, senior Caiti Barrie found greater joy in volleyball when her focus shifted toward team goals


Linfield's Triple Threat - October 16th

Regan Cox delivers as a student, athlete and teacher


Friendships Matter Most - October 13th

Sharing common experiences with teammates are what make football fun, says Linfield's Kyle Belcher


Don't Underestimate This Wildcat - September 28th

Hopeful teacher Courtney Uyeda is equipped to handle any challenge thrown her way


True Leadership Knows No Boundaries - September 28th

On and off the soccer field, Canadian native Alexander Gosselin-Bockel is leading his team to success


Two Forks in the Road - September 21st

Eric Pitassi's transfer to Linfield four years ago guides the senior offensive guard to a new career path


Ready or Not, Eli's Coming - September 15th

Gregarious linebacker Eli Biondine is poised for outstanding senior campaign


More to the catcher than meets the eye - April 22nd

From her view behind home plate, Linfield senior McKenna Spieth relates well with teammates, coaches and umpires


Natural Born Leader - April 9th

Rising from a novice player to team co-captain, Linfield's Rebecca Kropp is stabilizing influence for the women's lacrosse program


Eight Great Years - April 9th

Sisters Kelly and Sarah Watanabe were never teammates, but they have supported one another throughout their respective careers


Right field has international flavor - April 8th

Trips to Argentina and China expand outfielder Erin Carson's worldly view


Haddeland embraces pressure situations - April 8th

Senior Chris Haddeland’s competitive nature rubs off on rest of team


All about angles, rotation and speed - April 8th

Mathematics mind Montana McNealy applies her knowledge inside pitching circle and inside the classroom


Taking No Chances - March 30th

Interests in law and sports point to a potential future career as legal counsel for senior catcher Chance Laboda


Safe to Say: Middelstadt on a Good Path - March 30th

Base-stealing star and senior outfielder Grace Middelstadt has multiple career options after her time at Linfield comes to a close


Pitching an Art, the Diamond a Canvas - March 10th

Senior relief pitcher Joseph Stevick loves the simplicity and complexity of his craft


Senior Captain Taking Injuries in Stride - February 20th

By focusing on the positive, Taylor Solomon's leadership keeps Linfield on even keel


Training, Foreign Study Go Hand in Hand - February 14th

A semester abroad in Norway doesn't slow Linfield senior Tori Nickerson


Sisterhood Extends to Classroom, Court - February 13th

Wildcat teammates and siblings Riley and Paige Graham enjoy learning and playing together


Journey Begins with Small Steps - February 7th

A short detour to community college strengthens Hannah Depew's skills


Walls Putting His Best Foot Forward - January 23rd

Sophomore guard DeQuam Walls seeks post-graduate career in athletic shoe industry


Sharpshooting Potter finding his groove - January 9th

Sophomore guard Ryan Potter has the potential to be among the Northwest Conference's best


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