Cougars crack rankings
The Washington State women’s soccer team is ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 2011.
The Cougars, who swept Cal and Stanford last weekend to move into second place in the Pac-12, are No. 22 in the Soccer America poll and No. 24 in the NSCAA poll.
WSU junior midfielder Nicole Setterlund was chosen the Pac-12 offensive player of the week and Cougars goalie Gurveen Clair, a redshirt junior, was picked for the defensive award.
• Eastern Washington junior forward Cassie Black, senior midfielder Siara Byers and junior Kayla Sutter were given honorable mention on the All-Big Sky team.
• Idaho’s Chelsie Breen (Cheney) was chosen first team and Nitalia Zuniga second team on the All-Western Athletic Conference squad. Both are senior defenders.
Marquis Davis led four players in double figures with 25 points and North Idaho held on to beat Salish Kootenai 90-82 in a nonconference season-opener in Pablo, Mont.
NIC’s Brad Wallace scored 13, Cole Kesler added 12 and Braxton Tucker chipped in 11.
The Cardinals host Gonzaga’s club team on Thursday.
Washington State shot a 313 in the final round and finished tied for ninth at the Pac-12 Preview at the Nanea Golf Course in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The Cougars’ Kristen Rue shot a final-round 77 and finished tied for 33rd.
North Idaho libero Russia Robinson was named the Scenic West Athletic Conference player of the week for the second time this season.