WVC Knights Fast-Pitch News
|Seven amazing sophomores gave our program every thing they had for the past two years...their reward?
2 Eastern Region Championships...2 NWAACC tournament trophies...a victory in every game they played on their home field...teammates who respect and love them and a Coach who couldn't be more proud. Well done Dani, Kinley, Hess, Rambo, Becky, Mel and Marie!
Knights fastpitch awards 2013
WVC Knights fastpitch celebrated their ninth consecutive year as Eastern Region Champions in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC). The Knights returned to the NWAACC Tournament in Portland, Ore., where they placed fourth.
Several players received honors and awards at the end of their season.
Those named to the Eastern Region All-Stars First Team include Liz Crookes, pitcher; Melanie Swanson, catcher; infielders Haley Hess, Iris Rodriguez and Becky Wall; Ashley Wilkey, outfielder; and Julia Rambo, utility. Players named to the All-Stars Second Team include Kinley Pope, infielder; Ashleigh Lynch, outfielder; and Sidney Hazen, DH/DP.
Five of the Knights sophomores qualified for the NWAACC Academic Leadership Award and will continue their education: Kinley Pope, Carroll College; Julia Rambo, College of Idaho; Melanie Swanson, Central Washington University; Dani Swiegard, University of Colorado; and Becky Wall, WVC Nursing Program. The following sophomores are also continuing to four-year schools: Haley Hess will attend Eastern Oregon University, and Marie Beagle will go to Central Washington University.
In addition, five fastpitch players were named to the NWAACC All-Academic Sports Team for spring quarter: Kinley Pope, Julia Rambo, Melanie Swanson, Dani Swiegard and Becky Wall.
Coach Shelly Pflugrath was named 2014 NWAACC Eastern Region Coach of the Year, her sixth award since she began her coaching at WVC.
Knights fast-pitch numbers for 2012
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Knights fast pitch earns NWAACC honors and awards
Along with winning their seventh consecutive Eastern Region championship title, several Knights fast-pitch players and their coach have earned Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) honors and awards.
Hailey Bator, who was named five times this season as NWAACC Player of the Week, has also been named the 2012 Eastern Region Pitcher of the Year.
Kirstie Thomas (pitcher), Ashley Van Horne (infielder), Sarah Goodman (outfielder) and Rae Dorcas (DH/DP) were named to the NWAACC All-Star First Team. Infielder McKensie Stanton and outfielder Devin McNellis were named to the All-Star Second Team.
Stanton and McNellis, along with teammates Sydney Chestnut and Katelynn Kropp were named to the NWAACC spring-quarter 2012 All Academic Sports Team. To be eligible for the All Academic Team, players must be sophomores with a minimum of 36 credits earned, a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA, and be recommended by their college. Stanton earned a 3.57, McNellis a 3.71, Chestnut a 3.6 and Kropp a 3.55.
Coach Shelly Pflugrath has been named the 2012 Eastern Region Coach of the Year. This is Pflugrath’s thirteenth year coaching Knights fast pitch and the second time she has won the award.
2011 Season Wrap-up
If you saw the Knights play this past season, you know you watched a great team. Here are some facts and figures to further prove that point.
Knights fast-pitch catcher named 2011 Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year
Cassi Ellis has been named as one of the 2011 Diamond Sports Catchers of the Year by the NFCA and Diamond Sports.
Knights fast-pitch players moving on
Seven WVC Knights fast-pitch players will be continuing their education and playing careers at four-year schools in 2011-2012.
Knights off to a great start
The Knights defeat Shoreline, Walla Walla and Columbia Basin in their first games of the season.
Nine Knights named Eastern Region All-Stars
In a season that saw the Knights win the Eastern Region by a four-game margin, an amazing nine players were recognized for their efforts. Read more about the Eastern Region All-Stars here.
Knights fast pitch go 38-9, claim fifth straight Eastern Region Championship
The 2010 Knights fast-pitch team put together a remarkable season and brought home the program’s fifth straight championship title. Read more about the team's success here.
First half of league season comes to a close
The team's 27-4 start is the best in the 30 years of Knights Fast Pitch. Read more about the fast-pitch team's success in the first half of the season.
Six wins to begin Eastern Region play
After winning two non-league games against Pierce Community College by scores of 8-4 and 8-2, the Knights took a 7-2 record into Eastern Region play. Read more about the Knights' six wins.
Fun, sun and five wins
The 2010 season got under way in sunny Phoenix, Arizona last weekend, March 12-14. The team played great, came home with five victories and a whole lot of confidence. Read more about the results of the Knights fast-pitch games in Arizona.
Knights fast pitch ranked 4th to begin 2010
Visit the NWAACC Horizon Air Polls to view the rankings.
Fast-pitch season preview for 2010
The players who wear the Knight uniform change from year to year but the formula for success remains the same…work harder, play smarter and trust completely. The 2010 Knights Fast Pitch team is a talented, versatile bunch who has the work ethic, drive and desire to do great things this season. Meet the 2010 Fast-Pitch Knights.