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2013 Cougars

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2013 Cougars Year

Region Record

Overall Record

Region Finish

NWAACC Finish

Coach

2012

3-7

21-25

5th

Did not Qualify

Kathie Woods

2011

6-4

31-19

3rd

5th

Kathie Woods

2010

4-6

20-26

4th

Qualified

Kathie Woods

2009

5-5

20-25

3rd - tie

Qualified

Kathie Woods

2008

7-3

41-15

2nd

4th

Kathie Woods

2007

5-5

25-23

3rd - tie

7th

Kathie Woods

2006

8-2

41-9

2nd

2nd

Kathie Woods

2005

2-10

27-21

5th

10th in final poll

Kathie Woods

2004

11-1

43-9

Champions

Champions

Kathie Woods

2003

9-1

30-6

Co-Champions

2nd

Kathie Woods

2002

8-4

35-15

3rd

Qualified

Kathie Woods

2001

5-7

29-17

4th

Qualified

Kathie Woods

2000

5-7

21-24

4th

5th

Kathie Woods

1999

7-5

30-18

3rd

5th

Kathie Woods

1998

11-1

45-9

Co-Champions

2nd

Kathie Woods

1997

11-1

40-11

Champions

3rd

Kathie Woods

1996

12-0

50-9

Champions

Champions

Kathie Woods

1995

11-1

45-9

Co-Champions

4th

Kathie Woods

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2013 Cougars Kathie Woods :: Head Coach

1995, 1996 & 2004 NWAACC Coach of the Year This is Kathie’s 31st year at the helm of the Cougar volleyball program. In 1995, under Kathie’s direction, the program made major strides in becoming a perennial contender compiling a 594-291 record since 1995, a 67.1 percent winning average. Being at the top of the league is something Cougar teams and fans have grown accustomed to. The Cougars have brought home six Southern Region titles and two NWAACC Championships in 1996 and, most recently, in 2004. During the 2010 season Kathie celebrated her 700th coaching victory, the most wins in the league’s volleyball history. Academic success is also a top priority for Kathie as evidenced in her team’s ability to capture numerous American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Academic Team awards seven out of the last ten years. Kathie’s success as a coach eventually led to public speaking engagements on motivational techniques and team unity during the off season and she has since written a book entitled, “The Honor of Coaching”. In the Cougar Volleyball program Kathie stresses her philosophy in giving 100% in school, volleyball and life. Her athletes work hard, not only at becoming better volleyball players, but also on character development and showing respect in all of life’s situations. Her team’s successes have led her to multiple NWAACC awards. She was selected Coach of the Year in 1995, 1996 and 2004. She has also been selected Southern Region Coach of the year in 1995, 1996, 2002 and 2004. A devout Christian, Kathie initiated the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter at Clackamas and was twice selected FCA College Coach of the Year (2007 & 2009) for the Portland metropolitan area. She was also featured in the FCA’s national bi-monthly publication, STV (Sharing The Victory) in August 2006. Kathie got involved with sports at a young age and accelerated at every sport she participated. As a multi-sport athlete, she was always known for her poise, intelligence and confidence on the court and field. She competed at state and some regional level competition in tennis, softball, racquetball and volleyball.

KATHIE WOODS AT CCC

YEAR W-L 2012 21-25 2011 31-19 2010 20-26 2009 20-25 2008 41-15 2007 25-24 2006 41-9 2005 27-21 2004 43-9 2003 30-6 2002 35-15 2001 29-17 2000 21-24 1999 30-18 1998 45-9 1997 40-11 1996 50-9 1995 45-9 Overall 750-450 * Since 1983

PCT. .457 .620 .435 .444 .732 .510 .820 .563 .827 .833 .700 .630 .467 .625 .833 .784 .847 .833 .625*

NWAACC TOURNEY RESULTS 2012 Did Not Qualify 2011 NWAACC 5th 2010 NWAACC Playoffs 2009 NWAACC Playoffs 2008 NWAACC 4th 2007 NWAACC 7th 2006 NWAACC Runner-up 2005 Did Not Qualify 2004 NWAACC Champions 2003 NWAACC Runner-up 2002 NWAACC Playoffs 2001 NWAACC Playoffs 2000 NWAACC 5th 1999 NWAACC 5th 1998 NWAACC Runner-up 1997 NWAACC 3rd 1996 NWAACC Champions * 1995 NWAACC 4th * NWAACC Hall of Fame Team

Her successes in softball and volleyball eventually led to her playing for Oregon State University’s Volleyball squads during the 1974-75 & 1975-76 seasons. She also competed in softball at OSU during the 1974-75 season. After college competition, Kathie turned her love for sports towards coaching and teaching. She taught swimming for over 20 years and continues to teach racquetball as well as professional course work, first aid and CPR. Her first collegiate coaching assignment was with Linn-Benton Community College during the 1881-83 seasons. In 1983, she moved to the Oregon City area and became Volleyball Head Coach at Clackamas. Kathie served on the NWAACC’s Executive Board from 2004-2007 and is currently serving as a Commissioner for the league. Kathie hails from Dallas, Oregon where she graduated from Dallas High School in 1974. She holds a Master of Education (1981) and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Administration (1978) from Oregon State University.

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2013 Cougars Chrissy Lewis :: Head Assistant

2013 will be Chrissy’s second stint as an assistant coach under Coach Woods and her first as the head assistant. She will primarily be working with the program’s defense and setters. After graduating from Oregon City High School (1987), She played two seasons for Kathie in 1987 and 1988 as a defensive specialist and assisted for one year following graduation. Chrissy continued to play volleyball through the Portland Volleyball Association and has also coached at the high school, junior high and grade school levels. She loves the game of volleyball and the fact that this program is built around volleyball but encompasses school, life, who you are and who you will become. Chrissy firmly believes in the saying ‘Once a Cougar, always a Cougar’. Chrissy earned her Associate of Arts Degree at CCC in 1990 and continued her education at Oregon State studying Wildlife Science. She worked for a fireworks display company in Canby for nearly 20 years before deciding to be a stay at home mom.

David Lemen :: Assistant & Trainer

2013 will be David’s first season as an assistant with the Cougar volleyball program. He brings in a wealth of knowledge in athletic conditioning and training and will help in the offensive aspect of the game. David has always been passionate about the sport of volleyball, but decide to pursue Track and Field during his years in college. He was a 5-time NWAACC Champion in the pole vault, long jump and decathlon. David set a Junior College National Record in the Decathlon while at Clackamas in 2000 and was inducted into the CCC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. David graduated from CCC in 2000 and then went on to the University of Georgia were he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2003. While at Georgia he was an SEC Champion in the decathlon, a two-time Runner-up in the javelin and placed 3rd at NCAA’s in 2001 and 2002 in the decathlon. After college David got an opportunity to be a member of Team USA in the Thorpe Cup in 2001 and again in 2003. In 2003, he won the decathlon as Team USA defeated Team Germany in Berhaussen, Germany. David currently has a thriving business in Oregon City that is devoted to the development of athletes reaching their fullest potential. Coach Woods and the Cougar volleyball program have been actively utilizing David’s expertise for several years now and having David come on board as an assistant was a logical next step.

Amy (Klusmann) Bishop :: Assistant & Stats

This is alumni Amy Bishop’s fourth year with the Cougars and second consecutive season. She also coached two years for the Cougs during the 2004 (NWAACC Championship) and 2005 seasons. Amy played under Head Coach Kathie Woods for the 2000 and 2001 seasons as a setter and defensive specialist. She went on to earn her Bachelors degree from Western Oregon University in physical education with a minor in biology. Amy also earned her Masters degree in Teaching from Concordia University in 2007. Amy has been working full time as a science teacher in North Clackamas School District for the last five years. Amy has over 10 years of coaching experience in club, high school and private lessons and camps. Most recently she coached 5 years as head JV coach at Rex Putnam HS. Amy ’s primary responsibilities will be organizational duties and the official stats programs.

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2013 Cougars Cougars are Young but have size and talent The Cougar Volleyball program has a fresh start with only one returning player in standout Kiki Stonebraker. Even though Kiki is returning, her role from last year has changed to libero to emphasize her tenacious defense. Kiki is demonstrating strong leadership for this group of incoming Cougars. Kiki is complemented by a dynamic class of recruits which includes standout athletes from high ranking club and high school programs throughout the northwest. Leading in the front row is all-state 6’0”middle blocker Hannah Olson from Marshfield HS. Also in the middle is 6’0” 1st team allleague middle blocker Courtney Lofton. Other leading impact players in the front row include all around athlete 1st team all-state and league MVP 5’11” Bre Gibbons from Churchill HS. Bre will be playing all the way around as her athletic offensive skills are balanced with her defensive abilities. Hitting on the right side from Hidden Valley HS 1st team all-state 6’0” Skylar Fate, a transfer from Napa Valley College along with all-state 5’11” Megan Minke from Sisters HS. Megan will also be stepping in on the outside and middle with her versitile front row skills. Setting for the Cougars will be all-league selection Alexa Toth from McMinnville HS, along with athletic 1st team all-league setter Taylor Balkan from Sequim, WA. These two setters will lead the offensive force for the Cougs throughout the season. All-league defensive specialist and outside hitter Mekeala Hemming, from high ranking powerhouse Central Catholic, will be complementing Bre on the outside with her all around experience. Also playing with energy and “spark” will be defensive specialist Sierra VeraCruz from neighboring Oregon City HS. Sierra’s club teammate, Celena Maxwell-Paskett, will be vying for playing time on the right side of a very aggressive and experienced front row. Rounding out the squad is utility player Kimberly Nichols from Warrenton HS. Nicole Ferchland, from North Marion HS will be red-shirting this year and gaining experience for the future.

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2013 Cougars #

Name

Height

Year

Position

High School/Hometown

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Kimberly Nichols

5’2”

FR

DS/Setter

Warrenton HS / Warrenton, OR

Taylor Balkan

5’6”

FR

Setter

3

Megan Minke

5’11”

FR

OH/MB

Sisters HS / Sisters, OR

4

Celena Maxwell

5’9”

FR

RS/OH

Reynolds HS / Troutdale, OR

6

Mekeala Hemming

5’8”

FR

DS/OH

Central Catholic HS / Happy Valley, OR

7

Sierra VeraCruz

5’6”

FR

DS/L

Sequim HS / Sequim, WA

Oregon City HS / Oregon City, OR

9

Alexa Toth

5’7”

FR

Setter

10

Hannah Olson

6’0”

FR

MB

Marshfield HS / Coos Bay, OR

McMinnville HS / McMinnville, OR

11

Kiki Stonebraker

5’9”

SO

L/DS

Corbett HS / Corbett, OR

12

Skylar Fate

6’0

SO

RS/MB/OH

13

Bre Gibbons

5’11”

FR

OH

Churchill HS / Eugene, OR

14

Courtney Lofton

6’0”

FR

MB

Warrenton HS / Hammond, OR

Hidden Valley HS / Grants Pass, OR

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Go Cougs! FIND A WAY!!! 2013

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2013 Cougars HS Highlights: League honorable mention junior (2011) and senior (2012) year. Nickname: Brucey

Freshman :: DS/Setter :: 5’2” Warrenton , Oregon Warrenton High School

Parents: Jon and Kelly Nichols

Favorites: Celebrity: Jesse Metcalfe... Food: Enchiladas... Car: Bentley... Movie: Cat in the Hat... Music: Country... Non-sport activity: Camping... Place to be: Somewhere really hot and tropical... Where I’ll be in five years: Finishing my degree in nursing

HS Highlights: 1st team all-league, 2009-2012... League MVP, 2010... Team MVP 2010-2012... Higher Honors - 2009-2012... Student of the month - 2010 Nickname: Tay

Freshman :: Setter :: 5’6” Sequim, Washington Sequim High School Olympic Peninsula VB Club

Parents: Becky Stanton and Scott Balkan

Favorites: Celebrity: Robert Downey Jr... Food: Chicken and mashed potatoes... Car: Volkswagen Beetle... Movie: The Blindside... Music: All kinds of music... Favorite non-sport activity: Singing... Place to be: At home with my family and friends. Where I’ll be in five years: In College working towards my doctorate in Physical Therapy.

HS Highlights: 2010, 2012 first team all-league, 2012 first team all-state, 2009 4A state championship all-tournament first team Nickname: Megs

Freshman :: OH/MB :: 5’11” Sisters, Oregon Sisters High School Sisters VBC and OVA

Parents: Jennifer & Scott Minke

Favorites: Celebrity: Channing Tatum... Food: Anything Mexican... Car: Jeep Wrangler Movie: Lord Of the Rings... Music: Rap/Country... Non-sport activity: Floating on the lake or river... Place to be: Anywhere outdoors and in the sun... Where I’ll be in five years: Living on the beach after graduating and starting my career.

HS Highlights: 2012 Middle Hitter H/M all-league... 2011 Outside Hitter 2nd team all-league.. 2010 Outside Hitter H/M all-league... 3 year varsity letter Nickname: Gru, Celenja, Lena

Freshman :: RS/OH :: 5’9” Troutdale, Oregon Reynolds High School Adrenaline Volleyball Academy

Parents: Anne Paskett and Sam Paskett

Favorites: Celebrity: Boy: James McAvoy and Tom Hardy. Female: Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman ... Food: Panda Express! Itailian will suffice also... Car: My 850 forest green Volvo... Movie: Titanic, Mean Girls, and Bridesmaids!... Music: Rap and R&B Non-sport activity: Eating and Sleeping... Place to be: Southern Oregon... Where I’ll be in five years: I will be coaching volleyball and starting my career as an English teacher.

HS Highlights: 2008 2nd All-League Libero... 2010 2nd Team All-League Outside Hitter... 2011 2nd Team All-Conference Hitter Nickname: Mek

Freshman :: DS/OH :: 5’8” Happy Valley, Oregon Central Catholic High School Rose City and Portland Volleyball Clubs

Parents: Ryan and Angie Hemming

Favorites: Celebrity: Chris Paul... Food: Italian Pizza... Car: Mini Cooper... Movie: Coach Carter... Music: Hip Hop... Non-sport activity: Camping... Place to be: Hawaii... Where I’ll be in five years: Forensic Psychologist

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2013 Cougars HS Highlights: 2012 OSAA 6A Three Rivers H/M all-league Nickname: Mighty Mouse, Sisi

Freshman :: DS/L :: 5’6” Oregon City, Oregon Oregon City High School Adrenaline Volleyball Academy

Parents: Jerry and Lisa VeraCruz

Favorites: Celebrity: Josh Duhamel and Rachel McAdams... Food: Olive Garden... Car: Jeep Wrangler... Movie: The Great Gatsby... Music: Kings of Leon, Lana del Rey, Eminem... Non-sport activity: Hanging out with friends and family, traveling, working out... Place to be: Disneyland.... Where I’ll be in five years: Starting my career in nursing and coaching volleyball. Freshman :: Setter :: 5’7” McMinnville , Oregon McMinnville High School McMinnville Volleyball Club

HS Highlights: 2012 2nd Team All League Setter Nickname: Lex

Parents: Darci Toth-Ridgway

Favorites: Celebrity: Eddie Vedder... Food: Vegetables!... Car: VW Golf TDI GT... Movie: 500 Days of Summer... Music: Alternative, indie-rock, folk... Non-sport activity: Camping!... Place to be: Lake Billy Chinook... Where I’ll be in five years: In school! Working toward my degree!

HS Highlights: 2012 2nd team OSAA 5A all-state... 2012 1st Team all-league... 2012 2nd Team All-State tournament team... 2011 H/M all-league Nickname: Scar

Freshman :: MB :: 6’0” Coos Bay, Oregon Marshfield High School Pirate VB Club

Parents: Mark and Christa

Favorites: Celebrity: Robert Downey Jr... Food: Mexican... Car: Jeep... Movie: Iron Man.. Music: Country... Place to be: Our cabin in lakeside... Favorite non-sport activity: Camping and boating... Where I’ll be in five years: Getting my bachelors degree in nursing.

2012 Highlights: Twice selected Cougar Player of the Week... Selected to the Walla Walla Crossover all-tournament team HS Highlights: 2x 1st team all-league, 1st team 3A all-state (‘11) Nickname: Kikster

Sophomore :: L/DS :: 5’9” Corbett, Oregon Corbett High School Mt. Hood Club VB

Parents: Naylene and Rich Frunk

Favorites: Celebrity: Sandra Bullock, Mila Kunis... Food: Turkey burgers with sweet potato fries... Car: GoKart... Movie: Freedom Writers, She’s the Man... Non-sport activity: Wakeboarding... Place to be: On the beach... Where I’ll be in five years: Skydiving in Australia

2012 Highlights: First Team All Bay Area Conference 2012 (Napa Valley College) HS Highlights: OSAA 4A All-State honorable mention 2011 & First Team All-State Tourney 2011... First Team All-Conference 2011 Nickname: Sky

Sophomore :: RS 6’0” Grants Pass, Oregon Hidden Valley High School

Parents: Robert and Mindy Fate

Favorites: Celebrity: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, Food: Breakfast... Car: My family’s 1997 Dodge Pick-up... Movie: The Great Gatsby... Music: Pepper, U2, MGK, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Twenty One Pilots. Place to be: The Illinois River

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2013 Cougars HS Highlights: 2012 first team all league & Midwestern League Player of the Year, 2012 1st team OSAA 5A all-state, Player of the Game 2012 5A state championship game, 2011 2nd team all-state, 2011 first team all-league Nickname: Bre, Breezy

Freshman :: OH :: 5’11” Eugene, Oregon Churchill High School Webfoot Juniors VB Club

Parents: Jim & Joyce Gibbons

Favorites: Celebrity: Chris Brown... Food: Italian & Asian... Car: Red Jeep Cherokee... Movie: Dumb & Dumber Music: R&B, Country... Non-sport activity: Boating, camping & shopping... Place to be: Sun River & California coast... Where I’ll be in five years: Playing competitive beach volleyball in Southern California.

HS Highlights: Volleyball: second team all league 2011, MVP of team 2011, first team all-league 2012, MVP of team 2012, most inspirational 2012. Track: 5th in state for high jump 2010, 3rd in state for high jump 2011. Nickname: Sasquatch

Freshman :: MB :: 6’0” Hammond, Oregon Warrenton High School North Coast Volleyball Club

Parent: Susan Deni

Favorites: Celebrity: Owen Wilson... Food: Steak & potatoes... Car: Lamborghini... Movie: 21 Jump Street... Music: Anything and everything... Non-sport activity: Going to the beach... Place to be: On the court... Where I’ll be in five years: Working in radiology and living in a huge house!

HS Highlights: Honorable mention all-league... HS team most inspirational Nickname: Ferch or Ferchie

Freshman :: DS :: 5’5” Hubbard, Oregon Hubbard High School

Parents: Wes/Gail Boese and Michael Ferchland

Favorites: Celebrity: Matthew McConaughey, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker... Food: Potato & eggs... Car: 69’ Camaro... Movie: The Dark Knight and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days... Music: Anything from Jake Owen to Lady Gaga to Juicy J... Non-sport activity: Camping, relaxing, hiking... Place to be: The happiest place on earth, Disneyland and then hanging out on the beach... Where I’ll be in five years: Sitting on a beach somewhere enjoying myself.

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2013 Cougars Educational Acheivements

Recent Cougars playing at 4-yr schools

2012-13

American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award Team GPA of 3.43 over three terms. NWAACC Sophomore All-Academic Team Taylor Copeland, Jessica Strader, Julie Toscano

2011-12

American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award Team GPA of 3.45 over three terms. NWAACC Sophomore All-Academic Team Kristin Best, Taylor Richardson, Haylee Schaab

2012

Julia Toscano - Warner Pacific College Brittney Bevens - Warner Pacific College Meaghan Angel - Lindsey Wilson College

2011

Taylor Richardson - NW Christian University Kristen Best - University of Puget Sound Natalie Baumgartner - Glenville State College

2009

Vanity Massey - Coppin State University Liz Huntsman - Simpson University

2008

Kristel Baeckel - Central Washington University Melita Elliot - Warner Pacific University

2010-11

American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award Team GPA of 3.45 over three terms. NWAACC Sophomore All-Academic Team Rachael Strong

2007

2009-10

NWAACC Sophomore All-Academic Team Joanna Abraham, Richelle Heacock , Sabrina Nelson, Shikara White NWAACC Art Fiero Award (Female)  Melita Elliot

Carley Johnson - George Fox University Sarah Hall - Lewis and Clark College Carla Crowder - Cascade College

2006

2008-09

American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award Team GPA of 3.31 over three terms. NWAACC Sophomore All-Academic Team Kristel Baeckel, Melita Elliot, Alaura Little

Heather Gerke - Seattle University Rhea Wortman - University of Alaska/Anchorage Margo Wyatt - Corban College Meggan Chapin - San Diego Christian University

2005

2007-08

American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award Team GPA of 3.309 over three terms. Oregon Community College Scholarship Award: Carley Johnson NWAACC Academic Leadership Award: Carley Johnson, Sarah Hall NWAACC Sophomore All-Academic Team: Carley Johnson, Sarah Hall

Rachel Gowen - California Baptist University 2006&07 and Corban College ‘08 Jessica Heidenreich - University of Bridgeport Ashli Itami - Cascade College Cotie Howard - Northwest Christian College

2004

Becky Horn - Corban College

2006-07

American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award Team GPA of 3.46 over three terms. Oregon Community College Scholarship Award : Margo Wyatt Clackamas Community College Scholar-Athlete: Margo Wyatt Clackamas CC/Thriftway Scholarship: Carley Johnson NWAACC Sophomore All-Academic Team: Rhea Wortman, Margo Wyatt, Heather Gerke, Meggan Chapin

2003

Tara Andrews - Warner Pacific University Michelle Boeckman - University of Alaska Anchorage Lindsay Schiely - Eastern New Mexico University Ashley Walbridge - Corban College

2005-06

Oregon Community College Scholarship Award : Jessica Heidenreich

2003-04

American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award CCC was only one of seven junior colleges nationwide to receive this recognition.

Recent Athletic Achievements 2012-13

Southern Region All-Star Second Team: Julia Toscano

2011-12

2nd Team AVCA All-American: Taylor Richardson Southern Region All-Stars Taylor Richardson, Haylee Schaab

2010-11

Southern Region All-Stars Taylor Richardson

2009-10

2nd Team AVCA All-American: Shikara White Southern Region All-Stars Shikara White, Richelle Heacock

2008-09

1st Team AVCA All-American: Kristel Baeckel Southern Region All-Stars Kristel Baeckel, Taya Clark, Melita Elliot, Alaura Little , Shikara White, Richelle Heacock

2007-08

Southern Region All-Stars Sarah Hall, Carley Johnson, Carla Crowder

2006-07

Southern Region All-Stars Heather Gerke, Rhea Wortman, Malia Kamahoahoa

2005-06

Fellowship of Christian Athletes College Athlete of the Year: Margo Wyatt Southern Region All-Stars Rachel Gowen, Samantha Hennessy, Jessica Heidenreich

Notable Achievements prior to 2005: All Americans: Brianna McLeod, 1st team 2005; Lindsay Schiely, 1st Team 2003; Amy Kraljev, 2nd Team 1998; Melanie Sharp, 1st Team 1995

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2013 Cougars Home of the Cougars, Clackamas Community College achieves excellence in athletics Since becoming a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) in 1984, the Cougars have been leaders in every sport--winning 52 northwest titles. Clackamas proudly represents the best in Oregon athletics, competing in the highly competitive Southern Region -- a division entirely comprised of Oregon community colleges. As a full-time Clackamas student, you have the opportunity to participate in any of the sports available at Clackamas, including men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and wrestling. In keeping with the standards of the program, emphasis is put on academic progress as well as athletic opportunity. Team travel, uniforms, and health insurance are provided.

Athletic Program Philosophy Intercollegiate Athletics are a part of the comprehensive educational program offered by Clackamas Community College. They are sanctioned by the Board and are expected to offer the same kind of general services that any other areas of the College offers. Athletics, whether individual or team sports, help students while they are in college and prepare them for life experiences. They are of value to individuals in terms of enhanced physical and mental well-being; enjoyment derived from participation; ambition and pride, which arise from sporting endeavor; and friendship and sharing, which often accompany participation in sports. In addition, many individuals, while competing in athletics, increase their awareness of other available educational programs. It is possible that many doors will open to those who participate in Intercollegiate Athletics. Physical Education and Health Instruction, Professional Athletics, Coaching, Training, Recreational Fields, Sports Writing or Broadcasting, and Promotion or Publicity may be areas of interest to students who have participated in athletics at Clackamas Community College. They may also use their community college experience to mature and improve before moving to a higher level of competition. Along with services to individuals, a good athletic program also offers services to its school, community, and district. The morale of an entire college and areas can be enhanced by performances in athletics. Public recognition of the services the institution offers often comes through initial contact with student/athletes who represent the College. Thus, athletics at Clackamas Community College are clearly within the total philosophy of the College and do provide opportunities for many students to reach their desired goals.

GO COUGARS

As Cougars we strive to be the best. We will be the hardest working in the Northwest. In school, volleyball, and life we give 100%. Every day seeking to be better without relent. Having commitment, discipline, and strength within a Cougar Volleyball Player says, “I’m here to win.” We vow to demonstrate integrity and respect and to use our season as a chance to perfect.

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2013 Cougars

Jim Martineau Athletic Director

Taylor Richardson (2010-11) Northwest Christian University

Kayla Steen Asst. Athletic Director

Kristen Best (2010-11) University of Puget Sound

PJ Martineau Academic Advisor

Dotty Coburn Administrative Asst.

Natalie Baumgartner (2010-11) Glenville State College

Julia Toscano (2011-12) Warner Pacific College

Kevin Arizo Trainer

Maeghan Angel (2011-12) Lindsey Wilson College

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Tracy Swisher Photos & Media Guide

Brittney Bevins (2011-12) Warner Pacific College

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COUGAR SPONSORS

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