November 28, 2012

Loggers Lead Race For McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy

Forest Grove, Ore. - Puget Sound leads the Northwest Conference in the hunt for the 2012-13 McIlroy-Lewis All Sports trophy after the conclusion of the fall season. The Loggers had four teams finish in the top-3 in the final conference standings.

The Logger women's soccer team highlighted the fall conference season with its 11th straight NWC title. Both the women's volleyball team and men's soccer team finished second in the standings and the men's cross country team took third at the conference meet.

The Loggers totaled 78 points in the standings to edge ahead of Whitworth for the lead.

Whitworth follows closely behind with 76 points while Willamette University 72 points this past fall. Linfield is in fourth with 66 points. Pacific Lutheran is in fifth with 60 points, Lewis & Clark isn't far behind with 56 points and Pacific is in seventh with 50 points. Whitman and George Fox round out the standings in order with 44 points and 28 points, respectively.

The Northwest Conference All-Sports Trophy recognizes athletic excellence among Northwest Conference institutions across all fields of competition. It is named in honor of John Lewis, the baseball coach (1947-72), basketball coach (1947-67) and athletics director (1952- 72) at Willamette University; and Jane McIlroy, Linfield College's women's athletics director and physical education professor from 1950- 82 who also coached field hockey (1952-81), basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis.

Allison Embernate
Kihei, Hawaii
Seabury Hall

4-0 the easy way! Allison Embernate had a terrific week on the courts, winning all four matches in convincing fashion. The junior won all but four games the entire weekend, tallying singles victories of 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1. Her 6-0, 6-1 win at George Fox Saturday helped the Loggers clinch their first NWC Tournament appearance since at least 2008. She and Sara Nielsen also teamed up for an 8-0 sweep of the Bruins' Shelby Arnold and Jessica Moss as well, leading the Loggers to the 7-2 victory. Embernate and the rest of the Puget Sound women's tennis team take on top-seeded Whitman Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. in Walla Walla, Wash.