COUGAR ATHLETES OF THE WEEK ARCHIVES

  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Kirstie Trees
    June 20, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for Week Ending June 17 -- Kirstee Trees, who played for the volleyball team the last two seasons, is from Riverton, Wyoming. This month Kirstee was recognized by the NJCAA for his work in the classroom, earning First Team honors in academics as a NJCAA Academic All-American with a 4.0 GPA. Kirstee earned second team NJCAA academic honors as a freshman. Kirstee graduated this May and will continue her academic career at the University of Wyoming. She said she will forgo playing volleyball next year.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Andre Matzuda
    June 20, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending June 17 -- Andre Matzuda, who played for the men's soccer team, is from Lima, Peru. This month Andre was recognized by the NJCAA for his work in the classroom, earning First Team honors in academics as a NJCAA Academic All-American. This is the second straight year Andre has earned First Team honors with a 4.0 GPA. Andre, who graduated in May, will attend Shaw University in North Carolina to play soccer.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Brooke Doumer
    April 28, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 22 -- Brooke Doumer, a sophomore from Parker, Colorado, had one of those weeks that stood out. In six games last week, Brooke went 17-of-26 with 11 runs scored, 15 RBIs, three doubles, four home runs. Her biggest games came in a doubleheader against NJC where she went 8-of-9 with five runs scored, 11 RBIs, three doubles and three home runs. Two of the home runs were grand slams.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Zach Berg
    April 28, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending April 23 -- Zach Berg, a freshman from Parker, Colorado, picked up a big win in relief on Monday, April 23 when he pitched 3 1/3 strong innings in helping WNCC top Otero 7-6. Berg did not allow a run or hiit while striking out five and walking just one in the 3-plus innings of work.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Reagan Solomon
    April 19, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for week ending April 15 -- Reagan Solomon, a freshman from Farmington, Utah, had a decent last week. Solomon picked up two pitching wins in the circle, but it was her performance in the 23-0 win over North Platte that stood out. Solomon went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, four runs scored, with two doubles and a home run. In the four games last week, she was 7-for-13 with five RBIs, and five runs scored. Solomon is batting .333 for the season with five home runs and 23 RBIs and 25 runs scored.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Blake Slaymaker
    April 19, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending April 15 -- Blake Sophomore, a sophomore from Johnstown, Colorado, picked up a big win for the Cougars on April 11 when he went 6 2/3 innings in helping the Cougars to a 5-1 win over McCook. Slaymaker struck out five, walked just two and scattered seven hits in allowing just one earned run. Slaymaker has a 4.154 ERA this season for the Cougars.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Madi Jackson
    April 05, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for week ending April 1 -- Madi Jackson, a sophomore from Herriman, Utah, had a five double week last week in games against Otero. For the four-game series, Madi went 12-for-18 from the plate with six doubles, and five RBIs. Madi had a double and an home run in the first game of the series. Madi came back and went 5-for-5 with three doubles and two RBIs in a 13-12 win.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Tommy McRill
    April 05, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for week ending April 1 -- Tommy McRill, a sophomore from Parker, Colorado, had two big games last week. In a game against McCook, McRill went 2-for-2 with a double and home run. He also had two RBIs. McRill added some more extra base hits in a game against Lamar where he went 3-for-4 with two runs scores, a double, and a home run. For the season, McRill is batting .233 in 18 games played.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Michaela Kelly
    March 29, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for week ending March 25 -- Michaela Kelly, a freshman from Castle Rock, Colorado, had a decent week last week in helping the softball team to a 4-4 record. Kelly went 14-of-32 from the plate including three doubles, three home runs, 10 RBIs, and 10 runs scored. Kelly had a big game in a win over NJC, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run, 3 RBIs, and 3 runs scored. She had the same type of game in a win over Trinidad, with a a double, home run, 3 RBIs, and three runs scored.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Hunter Parker
    March 29, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for week ending March 25 -- Hunter Parker, a freshman from Centennial, Colorado, had a nice outing on the mound to help the Cougar baseball team to a 6-4 win over No. 18 Trinidad State Junior College on Saturday, March 24. Parker, a Eaglecrest High graduate, went six strong innings in scattering six hits and allowing just two runs. Parker struck out nine Trojans and walked just one in 27 batters faces. Parker then gave way to Jacob Pekol, who picked up the save for the Cougars.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Women's Basketball Team
    March 16, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for Week Ending March 11 -- Women’s Basketball Team — The whole team performed well all season finishing with a 29-4 record and a runner-up finish at the regional tournament. Because of their stellar season and runner-up finish, the Cougars earned an at-large bid into the national tournament. WNCC will face Tallahassee Community College. WNCC is the 22nd seed in the tourney and Tallahassee is the 11th seed. WNCC will play Tuesday at 11 a.m. MST.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Men's Basketball Team
    March 16, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending March 11 -- Men’s Basketball team — The team made big history last week when they captured the Region IX title with an 86-78 win over Otero Junior College. This is the first regional trophy that will be hung on the wall since 2001. It has been 17 years since a regional title. WNCC opened region tourney play with a win over McCook in the first round. They then topped Central Wyoming and then ranked Sheridan College to move into the finals. In the finals, WNCC trailed 50-40 at halftime but opened the second half on an 11-0 run to grab a 51-50 lead. With around five minutes to play roughly, WNCC trailed by 5ive, but closed out the game on a 20-8 win top Otero on their home court for the title.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Giovanna Silva
    March 02, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Feb. 25 -- Giovanna Silva, a sophomore from Brazil, had a productive and consistent last two weeks. Silva, in three games, scored 30 points and 28 rebounds. She also had 12 steals and seven assists in those three games. She finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, four steals, and two assists in the team’s game with McCook on the road. She had five steals in a win against Lamar. The Cougar women will open up regional tournament play on March 2 at home against McCook.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Marlon Sierra
    March 02, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for week ending Feb. 25 -- Marlon Sierra, a sophomore from Miami, had a big four-games to wrap up the regular season. In a win over Lamar, Marlon had 12 points with five assists. Against Otero, Marlon finished with 21 points and eight rebounds. In the final two regular season games on the road, Marlon continued to be consistent. Against North Platte, Marlon had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds and then in a big win over McCook, Marlon finished with eight points, four rebounds, and two assists. WNCC will enter the regional tournament as the No. 2 seed.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Merle Wiehl
    February 15, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for week ending Feb. 11 -- Merle Wiehl, a freshman from Germany, helped the Cougars win two games last weekend and earn the No. 1 seed from the South sub-region. Merle finished the weekend with 49 points, four 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and five steals. In the Trinidad game, Merle had 23 points and eight rebounds. In the win against LCCC, Merle had 26 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Vinnie Shahid
    February 15, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for week ending Feb. 11 -- Vinnie Shahid, a sophomore from Minneapolis, Minnesota, had a nice weekend in losses to Trinidad and LCCC. Vinnie finished the weekend with 37 points, six 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Vinnie had 16 points and five rebounds against Trinidad State. He then followed that up with a 21-point effort, including four 3-pointers, five rebounds, and three assists in a loss to LCCC.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Karlie Seay
    February 07, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Feb. 4 -- Karlie Seay, a freshman from Chicago, had a record-setting performance on Saturday. Seay broke the 39-year-old record of most points in a game of 38 when she netted 48 points in a 92-81 win over EWC. Seay connected on four 3-pointers, but it was her free throw shooting that was excellent, going 12-of-13 for the game. Seay had 16 points at halftime and then 16 points each in the third and fourth quarter. Seay set the record on a 15-foot jumper from the leftside of the free throw line.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Martin Roub
    February 07, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for week ending Feb. 4 -- Martin Roub, a freshman from the Czech Republic, had a decent game on Saturday in a 106-73 win over EWC. Roub came off the bench, playing 16 minutes in scoring 16 points with two 3-pointers and six rebounds. Roub also had a 13-point performance the week before in a win against NJC. Roubis averaging 10 points a game and has connected on 44 3-pointers this season.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Jaleesa Avery
    January 23, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Jan. 21 -- Jaleesa Avery, a sophomore from Denver, had a big weekend in helping the Cougars to two 100-point wins last week. Jaleesa finished with 24 points in a 107-32 win over the Nebraska All-stars and then had 19 points in a 115-56 win over McCook on Saturday. Jaleesa knocked home a trey in each game and combined for 7-of-8 free throw shooting. Jaleesa had three rebounds, four assists, and two steals against the all-stars and then had five rebounds and three assists against McCook.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Jervay Green
    January 23, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Jan. 21 -- Jervay Green, a freshman from Denver, had a dunking big weekend for the Cougars in helping them to wins over North Platte and McCook. In both contests, Jervay had some big dunks. He had three in the McCook win. Against North Platte, Jervay finished with 22 points including hitting four 3-pointers. In the McCook come-from-behind win, Jervay finished with 17 points and one trey. In both contests, Jervay also pulled down eight rebounds and dished off 10 assists. He had six assists against North Platte and had six rebounds, four assists, and two steals against McCook.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Karli Seay
    January 17, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for week ending Jan. 14 -- Karli Seay, a freshman from Chicago, had a consistent weekend in helping the Cougar women to two South conference wins over Otero and Lamar. Seay scored 11 points in each game. In the Lamar win, Karli finished with nine assists and three steals, while knocking home three 3-pointers. In the Otero win, she had four assists and six steals. Karli ranks 22nd in the NCAA in assists a game with 5.1 per game and 42nd in steals per game with 3.0 per game.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Trent Harris
    January 17, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Jan. 14 -- Trent Harris, a sophomore from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, had a season and WNCC career-high 26 points in a 108-83 win over Lamar Community College on Saturday. Trent finished the game with six 3-pointers, five in the second half. Trent scored 19 of his points in the second half. His highest point total was a 25 point explosion against EWC last year, where he also had six treys.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Melisa Kadic
    January 10, 2018
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Jan. 7 -- Melisa Kadic, a sophomore from West Valley City, Utah, had a big four games in five days to open 2018. The sophomore scored 73 points in the four games, including pulling down 23 rebounds, dishing off 11 assists, and burying 16 3-pointers. In a game against Laramie County, Melisa finished with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. She also had seven rebounds and two assists in the game. Melisa also had an 18 point game against NW Kansas along with seven assists. She scored in double figures in the last four games for the No. 19-ranked Lady Cougars.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Djodje Dimitrijevic
    January 10, 2018
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Jan. 7 -- Djodje Dimitrijevic, a sophomore from Serbia, had a solid three games to open 2018. Djodje, in games against LCCC, Trinidad, and Casper, scored a total of 53 points, pulled down 16 rebounds, and dished off 17 assists. In a win against LCCC, Djodje had 24 points, 8 assists, 9 rebounds, and buried two assists. He had 16 points in a win over Trinidad and 13 points against Casper for the No. 18 WNCC basketball team.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Anastacia Johnson
    December 19, 2017
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Dec. 17 -- Anastacia Johnson, a sophomore from Aurora, Colorado, had a solid performance in the Cougars last game before break when they topped EWC. Johnson finished with 19 points but also pulled down six rebounds, dished off 9 assists, picked up three steals, and connected on 3-pointers. Johnson also had a seven-point performance in a win against No. 18 Casper College where she had four rebounds and seven assists.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Martin Roub
    December 19, 2017
    Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Dec. 17 Martin Roub, a freshman from the Czech Republic, had three big games. The 6-foot-9 inside and outside hitter showed his shooting range in finishing with 36 points and eight 3-pointers in two wins over Western Wyoming and Central Wyoming. Against Central, Roub had 17 points and five 3-pointers, while tallying 19 points and three treys against Western Wyoming. Roub has scored in double figures in the last three games to help the Cougar men to a 12-2 record in the first semester.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Merle Wiehl
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for week ending Nov. 26 -- Merle Wiehl, a freshman from Germany, had a big weekend at the Salt Lake tournament. The freshman hit two free throws late to help the Cougars to a 67-66 win over Utah State-Eastern. Wiehl finished with 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists in the win. Wiehl also had 19 points in a loss to Salt Lake, where she had six rebounds along with three assists and steals.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Marko Rajanovac
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending Nov. 26 -- Marko Rajanovac, a freshman from Serbia, had a decent Thanksgiving Classic. The forward scored 21 points in two games, but had 15 points, including four threes in a win over the Nebraska All-stars. The big man also had six points in just 16 minutes of play against Frank Phillips. He had four 3-pointers against the All-stars, and finished with nine rebounds in the two games.
  • Female Athlete of the Week -- Karli Seay
    November 14, 2017
    -- Female Athlete of the Week for week ending Nov. 12 -- Karli Seay, a freshman, had the biggest shot of the season when the freshman hit a trey at the buzzer to top No. 2 Johnson County on Saturday. Seay finished with 24 points in the game with seven rebounds. In three games last week, Seay had 32 points, 15 rebounds, 9-of-12 from the free-throw line, and 12 assists.
  • Male Athlete of the Week -- Marlon Sierra
    November 14, 2017
    -- Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Nov. 12 -- Marlon Sierra, a sophomore, had a big weekend, including scoring 26 points against Salt Lake. He had four assists, three steals, 8-10 of free throw shooting in the game. In a win over CSI, Martin had nine points, eight rebounds, 3-4 free throw shooting and three assists.
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