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Idaho, EWU sweep Big Sky weekly women’s soccer honors

Torell Stewart of Idaho and Chloe Williams of Eastern Washington swept the Big Sky Conference weekly women’s soccer honors after leading their schools to unbeaten weekends.

Stewart, the Vandals’ senior goalkeeper, was named Defensive Player of the Week, giving up just one goal in two wins, including a 1-0 shutout in Idaho’s first win over Boise State since 2003.

Williams, the Eagles’ junior forward from Lewis and Clark, scored three goals on nine shots in wins over Cal State Bakersfield and Saint Mary’s to claim Offensive Player of the Week honors. She is the reigning Big Sky Offensive MVP.

Ethan Atherstone of Idaho was named Big Sky Men’s Golfer of the Week after tying for second in the Washington State Itani Quality Homes Collegiate at Palouse Ridge while playing as an individual. The freshman shot 70-71-70 for a 2-under 211.

Sarah Reiter of Eastern Washington was the Big Sky Conference’s first Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week of 2016-17 after finishing second in Idaho’s Clash of the Inland Northwest. The senior, who won the final women’s weekly honor last fall, covered the 4,000-meter course, where the league championships will be held, in 13 minutes, 45.9 seconds.

Connor Tangeman and Kale Wong, Whitworth linebackers, claimed Northwest Conference football athlete of the week honors following the Pirates’ 60-0 win at Whittier.

Tangeman, a junior from Shadle Park making his first start for the Pirates, was named Defensive Player of the Week after making nine tackles, including three solo and seven in the second half.

Wong, a freshman, earned Special Teams honors after he blocked two punts that led to Pirates touchdowns, had three of his five tackles on special teams, two pass breakups and returned a punt 10 yards.

Jonah Snyder, a Whitworth junior midfielder, was the NWC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in three matches. He scored on all three of his shots, including a match winner with 14 seconds to play, and was named to the College of New Jersey Adidas Classic all-tournament team.

Kaysha Darcy, a Central Washington senior transfer from Idaho, was the Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the winning goal against Dominican, California.

Shooting

Maliya Hillman and Cassidy Wilson shot identical 586 scores to place 33rd and 34th, respectively, in a field of 204 and lead the showing by eight members of the Spokane Junior Rifle Club at the 2016 National 3-Position Air Rifle Junior Olympic Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio.

Hillman, 17, Lewis and Clark, and Wilson. 15, home schooled, also led the SJRC Gold team to a 2,309 total and 15th among 40 teams. Aidan Maddox, 16, Riverpoint Academy, and Mike Cooper, 18, Mt. Spokane, also shot on the Gold team.

Other SJRC national qualifiers, who shot on the Silver team that placed 29th: Mary Maystrovich, 17; Mason Maystrovich, 15, and Katie McAdam, 15, all Northwest Christian; and David Wright, 18, Riverpoint Academy.


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