Nine Titans Earn NWAC Academic Excellence Award
Vancouver – Crystal Adame, Jordyn Dion, Emily Hillestad, Pikake Hix, Harley Hix, Allison King, Valentina Loza, Ava Mickola and Jessica Van Domelen, all sophomores on the Lane Women’s Soccer team, earned the NWAC Academic Excellence Award, announced by the conference on Monday, Nov. 28.
The 9 award winners is a program best for the women’s soccer program. The Titans also lead the NWAC with the most Academic Excellence Award winners for women’s soccer this fall.
To be nominated for this award, student-athletes must be sophomores in eligibility, have earned more than 36 credit hours, and maintained at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.
Four Titans Earn NWAC All-Conference Team
Vancouver – Lane Women’s Soccer team (13-4-3, 10-1-1) had four players named to the NWAC-all conference All-Star team, announced Tuesday by the conference.
Sophomore defender Crystal Adame (Las Vegas, Nev.) earned her second-straight All-Star honor after anchoring a backline that gave up just 16 goals (1st in the South Region) and earned 13 shutouts on the season. Adame also added 3 goals and 1 assist from her center back position.
Sophomore defender, Jessica Van Domelen (Eugene, Ore.), earned her first career NWAC accolade. A team captain, Van Domelen started and played in every game for Lane this season as either an outside back or center back. Van Domelen led the team to a region-leading 13 shutouts and a region-leading 16 goals against.
Sophomore forward, Emily Hillestad (Eugene, Ore.), also earned her first career NWAC accolade. Hillestad led the team in scoring, earning 15 goals and dishing out 2 assists for 32 points. All 15 of Hillestad’s goals came in South Region play and that total landed her in the Top 10 of all NWAC goal scorers.
Rounding out the Titan’s All-NWAC selections was sophomore midfielder, Jordyn Dion (South Lake Tahoe, Ca.). Dion earned six goals and dished out an NWAC-leading 13 assists for 25 points on the season on the way to earning her first NWAC accolade.
The All-Stars will travel to Tuckwila, Wa. on Sunday, Nov. 13 where they will participate in the All-Star match and be honored at the NWAC Championships.
Riley’s hat trick lifts Titans to win
Erin Riley scored three goals in a nine-minute span late in the second half, and Lane broke away for a 4-0 victory over Shoreline in the NWAC women’s soccer playoffs on Wednesday.
The victory earned the Titans, the No. 2 seed from the Southern Region, a road game against Eastern Region champion Spokane on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
Riley scored her goals in the 69th and 72nd minutes off passes from Ally King, and added another goal in the 78th minute for the hat trick. Emily Hillestad also scored for Lane, in the 85th minute.
Nora Goodrie earned the shutout in goal with four saves.
Draw with Lane gives Clark title
Nora Goodrie earned the shutout, but Lane couldn’t break into the scoring column in a 0-0 tie with Clark that secured the NWAC Southern Region title for the Penguins on Saturday.
The draw gave Clark (14-2-1, 11-0-1) the regional title with 34 points. Lane (12-3-3, 10-1-1) finished second with 31 and will host an NWAC playoff game against the No. 3 team from the North Region on Wednesday. Clark earned a first-round bye with the regional title.