Linfield Wildcats
Wildcat Spotlight
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

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