Track and field Three Wildcats represented Linfield at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Delaware, Ohio. Morgunn Ewing ’15 placed 8th in the men’s javelin, Kate Shear ’14 (above) was 11th in the women’s javelin and Dallas Edge ’17 finished 12th in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Softball The ‘Cats nailed down the program’s 11th straight Northwest Conference championship but suffered back-to-back one-run losses to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Redlands in the NCAA regionals. Six Linfield College softball players were recognized on the prestigious National Fastpitch Coaches Association West Region all-star team – four to the first team and two to the third team. Ashley Garcia ’14, Katy Brosig ’14, Karina Paavola ’14 and Erin Kinney ’17 were named to the West Region first team, while Grace Middelstadt ’15 and Lisa Yamamoto ’15 received third team all-region accolades. Two named Academic All-American Two student-athletes have earned prestigious Capital One Academic All-America honors. Lisa Yamamoto ’15, a biology major with a 3.78 GPA, became the fifth softball player in Linfield history to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team. Nick Fisher ’14, a math major with a 3.86 GPA, is an all-star outfielder with the baseball team and earned his second Academic All-America appointment. The Capital One Academic All-America teams for NCAA Division III were nominated, selected and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Baseball takes second run at title Shaky first innings proved to be the baseball team’s undoing at the NCAA Division III Finals in Appleton, Wis., where the defending national champion Wildcats lost consecutive games to St. Thomas 10-0 and Emory 8-5 and were eliminated. Led by head coach Scott Brosius ’02, Linfield is 8-7 in four appearances at the NCAA Finals. Linfield pitcher Chris Haddeland ’15 (left) was nominated for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the top amateur baseball player in the country, named the D3baseball.com’s Pitcher of The Year and was the recipient of the Ad Rutschman Small College Male Athlete of the Year award. Linfield put 12 on the All-Northwest Conference Baseball Team, including NWC Player of the Year Nick Fisher ’14 and NWC Pitcher of the Year Aaron Thomassen ’15. Brosius was chosen as the NWC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season in a vote of the league’s coaches.
2014 Summer Linfield Magazine
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