Trojan News and Announcements
Lacey Hired by Texas Rangers, Howie named Interim-Head Baseball Coach
EVERETT, Wash. – For the first time since 2002, the Everett Trojans baseball team will deliver the first pitch of the 2018 season without Levi Lacey as their Skipper.
Earlier last week, Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers announced Lacey as their Four Corners Area Scout, based in Arizona and began official team business on October 9th. The Rangers finished the 2017 season tied with the Seattle Mariners in the American League West standings and 7 games back from the final wild card playoff spot. “Building a program from scratch was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done,” said Lacey. “It was a challenge to break through a tough North Region back in 2002 with so many teams that had a history of success, but I’m so proud that the Trojans are a part of that list today.”Coach Lacey resurrected a program that had been cut from EvCC Athletics after the 1982 season, first bringing the program to club status in 2001 and finishing 3rd in the North Region in their first season back to NWAC competition. Just one year later, the Trojans made their first trip back to post season play in 37 years.
Levi Lacey would go on to amass 474 wins, 4 North Region Titles, and capped off his tenure with an NWAC Championship in 2013. Beyond the team’s performance on the field, Levi’s teams have also done well in the classroom. Over 80% of the sophomores graduated or transferred to four year schools and had GPA’s of 2.5 or higher.
Everett Director of Athletics had this to say about Lacey’s parting. “A coach like Levi, is not replaceable. His dedication, and passion to the game and our student athletes is evident in everything he does on a daily basis. The Trojan Nation is saddened by his departure, but excited and happy for Levi and his family. This is an incredible opportunity, and certainly well deserved.”While the Trojan baseball program will certainly miss their leader of the past 17 years, a familiar face will be taking the reins. Former Trojan and current assistant coach, JoJo Howie has been named Interim-Head Coach for the 2018 season.
As a member of the Everett coaching staff, Howie has spent the last two seasons under, Lacey’s guidance. In those two seasons, the Trojans totaled 76 wins, with back to back appearances in the NWAC championship game, finishing runners-up both seasons. “I feel great about JoJo taking over the program, and he reminds me a lot of myself when I was his age,” said Lacey. “He demands respect, knows how to win, and cares about his players, all of which are attributes that I feel are necessary to be a great head coach.”
Howie played two seasons for the Trojans and was a key starting pitcher on the 2013 NWAC Championship team with a 2.41 ERA and 43 strikeouts. He went on to play Division I baseball at Virginia Commonwealth University where in 2014 he started in 15 games, pitched a team best 100 innings, had a 7-3 record with a 3.15 ERA.
“There are certain times when it is appropriate to hire from within,” Studer said. “This is certainly one of those times. Coach Howie has shown incredible dedication and commitment to the program, both as a player here and as a part of the coaching staff. We are confident that the Trojan Baseball program will continue its longstanding tradition of success under his leadership.”
Women's Basketball partners with Providence Regional Medical Center 9/27 - Everett Community College women’s basketball team joined the Autism Center from Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA for a “Day of Service” promoted by WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) on September 27, 2017. The team shared their love for sports and activity while playing and teaching the children some fundamentals of soccer. This provided everyone involved an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful afternoon under the sun, running around Doyle Park. Everett CC’s women’s basketball program is committed to giving back to a community who supports the development of its children. The team asks all of those who can afford any time, to join them and make a difference in someone’s life.
Men's Soccer gets the "W" over Portland CC 9/8 - Due to Portland CC Men's Soccer Team inadvertently using an ineligible player in the game on August 24th against the Trojans, in which PCC won 6-2, the following will take place.
**The match will be recorded as a 1-0 victory for EvCC, and their season record will reflect this
**Portland CC's record will be credited with a loss denoted as a forfeit.
**All stats from the game will remain as recorded.
9/6 Men's Soccer hosts SPSCC - The non-league Men's Soccer game between the Trojans and the Clippers of South Puget Sound CC will take place on Wednesday, September 6th. The game will begin at 4:15pm on Field #2 at Kasch Park. There is free admission for all.
9/2 Soccer at NIC - Sunday, September 2nd has the Trojan Soccer Teams in Coeur d'Alene, ID to play the Cardinals of North Idaho College. The non-league games will start at 12:00pm for the Women and 2:15pm for the Men. Directions to North Idaho College are under the directions link to the right.
9/1 Soccer at CC's of Spokane - Trojan Soccer Teams will be in Spokane, WA on Friday, September 1st to play non-league games with the Sasquatch of the CC's of Spokane. The games will be played at Spokane Falls CC. The Women's game will start at 2:00pm with the Men's game to follow at 4:15pm. Directions to SFCC are under the directions link to the right.
9/1 Volleyball plays 2 matches in Olympia, WA - The Volleyball Team will travel to South Puget Sound CC in Olympia, WA on Friday, September 1st for 2 non-league matches. The first match will be with the Clippers of South Puget Sound CC at 1:00pm. Their second match will be against the Penguins of Clark College at 4:00pm. Directions to SPSCC are under the directions link to the right.
Soccer Results day 1 NWAC Friendlys 8/24 - The Trojan Soccer Teams both lost in their first games of the 2017 season at the NWAC Friendly's. The Women lost to Tacoma CC 0-3. The first half ended with the Titans leading 2-0. Goals for the Titans were - J. Kvinsland in the 20th minute; I. Creighton (assisted H. Thompson) in the 31st minute and J. Lauderback (assisted by J. Johnson) in the 52nd minute. Trojan Goalie, Jori Frisinger had 12 saves in the game while Titan Goalie C. Cecil had 2 saves. Everett Women are now 0-1-0 (win-loss-tie) overall and Tacoma Women are 1-0-0. In the Men's game, the Trojans lost to Portland CC with a score of 2-6. The score was 1-2 at half time with the Panthers leading. Goals for Everett: Aaron Byrne in the 38th minute and Ariaan Cardenas in the 78th minute. Goals for Portland: D. Betancourt, 30th minute; F. Cordon, 40th minute; C. Waller, 47th minute; G. Rubio, 55th minute; D. Betancourt, 65th minute and G. Rubio in the 85th minute. Trojan Keeper Erik James had 6 saves and Panther Keepers F. Ahmed had 4 saves and C. Fiscus had 2 saves. Everett Men are now 0-1-0 overall and Portland Men are 1-0-0 overall.
8/30 Soccer hosts Southwestern Oregon CC - The first home games of the 2017 season for Trojan Soccer takes place on Wednesday, August 30th. The Lakers of Southwestern Oregon CC will be on Field #2 at Kasch Park to play the Trojans in non-league play. The Women will start at 2:00pm with the Men following at 4:15pm. Admission to the games are free to everyone.
8/26-8/27 Volleyball at 2017 NWAC Showcase - The Trojan Volleyball Team will travel to Springfield, OR to participate in the 2017 NWAC Showcase on Saturday & Sunday, August 26th & 27th. The games will be played at Willamalane Sports & Recreation Complex. On Saturday, the Trojans play Southwestern Oregon CC at 9am; Green River CC at 10:15am; Centralia College at 12:45pm and Tacoma CC at 3:15pm. On Sunday, the Trojans play Wenatchee Valley College at 9am and Lane CC at 11am.
8/24-8/25 Soccer opens at the 2017 NWAC Friendly's - On Thursday & Friday, August 24th & 25th, the Men's & Women's Soccer Teams will be at Starfire Complex in Seattle/Tukwila, WA to participate in the 2017 NWAC Friendly's Tournament. On Thursday, the Women will face Tacoma CC at 10am with the Men facing Portland CC at 2pm. Friday's games will both be at 2pm with the Women playing North Idaho College and the Men playing Treasure Valley CC. Directions to Starfire Complex are under the directions link to the right.
Cross Country/Track & Field Coach hired! - The Trojan Cross Country and Track & Field Teams have a new coach - Tansey Lystad, which has a history of success in the NWAC in the past decade. “It's a privilege to be given the chance to lead the EvCC men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs,” Lystad said. “I hope to continue the tradition of academic and athletic excellence set in place by the coaches and athletes of the last 10 years.” Lystad is a former assistant track and cross country coach at Bothell High School and is a lead lead coach for the Cascade Run Club, emphasizing on 5k to marathon training. Prior to her coaching experience, she was a two-time NCAA Division I All American, and four-time NCAA Division I national qualifier. She was the West Coast conference champion in women’s cross country and also holds six University of Portland school records (6k cross country, indoor and outdoor 5k, 2k and 3k steeplechase and indoor distance medly relay). “We are very excited to have Tansey here and know that she will be a tremendous mentor and role model for our student athletes,” Studer said. “Her organization and attention to detail along with her training philosophy will grow EvCC cross country and track and field into one of the top academic and athletic performing programs in the NWAC.” The Trojan cross country programs have had a history of success in the NWAC within the last decade. The men’s teams have placed second four times and won the NWAC championship twice, once in 2011 and most recently in 2013. Individually, 12 Trojans finished in the top 10 with one overall champion in 2011, Bereket Piatt. The women have had an equally impressive run, placing second four times, most recently last season, and three NWAC championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Individually, 17 Trojans have placed in the top 10 and Shawna Schooley was a back-to-back NWAC champion in 2009 and 2010. Track and field has also shown some success, with five men’s event NWAC champions and 12 women’s event NWAC champions. “For the track and field program, our focus in the coming years will be an emphasis on building from a more distance-heavy team to a full-fledged NWAC-contending team for both men and women,” Lystad said. “In addition to hiring a highly competitive and knowledgeable coaching staff to provide the best support team possible for the athletes, we will emphasize recruiting athletes who have the passion and drive to excel academically and athletically at EvCC and beyond.”
Women's Soccer Coach hired! - The Women's Soccer Team has hired a new coach for the 2017 season. Rafael dos Anjos Marins - aka Rafael Marins has accepted the position. Coach Marins takes over a program that has made the NWAC playoffs for the past six straight seasons, winning the North Region Title in three of those years and capturing the NWAC Championship in 2014. Rafael brings multiple years of experience coaching locally at the club level for both U-15 and U-19’s. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, Coach Marins played semi-professionally for FC Wichita and the indoor Wichita B-52’s while he was also an assistant coach at his alma mater, Tabor College in Kansas. Rafael was recruited to Tabor College from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he competed all four seasons leading his team to the conference finals in both his junior and senior seasons. He graduated with his Bachelors in Business Administration. “Rafael has an obvious wealth of soccer knowledge, and an immense passion for the game,” Everett CC Director of Athletics Garet Studer stated. “This, combined with his dedication to the academic and athletic successes of our student athletes, makes for a terrific fit for our program.”
2017-18 Fall Sports - The 2017 seasons of the Fall Sports (Women's Volleyball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Cross Country & Women's Cross Country) start with their first practices on August 1st. If you are interested in joining any of the fall teams, please contact Athletic Director, Garet Studer 425-388-9328 firstname.lastname@example.org or Athletics Assistant, Sue Snow 425-388-9327 email@example.com All teams are looking for interested athletes. Come join Trojan Nation!
Hiring 2017-18 Coaches - Trojan Athletics is looking to fill coaching positions for the 2017-18 season. We are in need of Head Coaches for: Women's Soccer, Women's Cross Country, Men's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field, Men's Track & Field. We are also looking for assistant coaches for: Women's Soccer, Women's Cross Country, Men's Cross Country, Women's Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Track & Field, Men's Track & Field. To apply for any of the above coaching positions, please go to the job posting at: employment.everettcc.edu/postings/3744 Make sure you upload your current resume and references to be considered.
- New Athletic Director Hired 6/30 - Trojan Athletics has a new Athletic Director!!! Garet Studer has accepted the Athletic Director position, that was vacated in Nov. 2016 when then Athletic Director, Larry Walker retired after 30+ years here at EvCC and 41+ years of coaching experience. Garet comes to us from the NWAC office, where he was the Director of Operations. His first official start date is July 31st. Welcome to EvCC & Trojan Nation Garet!!
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Everett Community College is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), which includes most community colleges in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada. Not all schools have all of the same athletics teams.
|Bellevue College||Clackamas CC||Everett CC|
|Pierce College||South Puget Sound CC||Umpqua CC|
|Clark College||Grays Harbor College||Lower Columbia College|
|Southwestern Oregon CC||Walla Walla CC||Blue Mountain CC|
|Green River CC||Mt. Hood CC||Rogue CC|
|Wenatchee Valley College||Centralia College||Douglas College|
|Olympic College||Shoreline CC||Tacoma CC|
|Chemeketa CC||Edmonds CC||Lane CC|
|Skagit Valley College||Treasure Valley CC||Yakima Valley CC|
|Linn-Benton CC||Columbia Basin College||Whatcom CC|
|Big Bend CC||CC's of Spokane||Peninsula College|
|Portland CC||Highline CC||North Idaho College|
NWAC athletes must have graduated high school or their class must have graduated; be enrolled for at least 12 credits each quarter they participate; complete at least 10 credits the quarter prior to participating; and complete at least 36 credits prior to competing a second year in the same sport. In addition, to participate a second season, athletes must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA.
For Directions to all NWAC schools, gyms, and athletic fields: click on Directions link from the NWAC website.
Intramural activities are offered each quarter and are free and open to all students, staff and faculty with valid EvCC ID, View the Intramural Activities current schedule.
There are NO Intramural Activites on Sundays nor on any day that there is no school.
For more information on Intramural Activities please contact Garet Studer, Athletic Director at 425-388-9328 or Sue Snow, Assistant Athletic Director at 425-388-9327.