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Gonzaga’s Stiles retires

Gonzaga University women’s soccer head coach Shannon Stiles announced her retirement Wednesday.

Stiles, who just completed her 10th season as coach of the Bulldogs, plans to focus her time on her husband and three children.

“Shannon Stiles is a tremendous person who brought an unbelievable wealth of soccer knowledge to Gonzaga,” athletics director Mike Roth said. “We thank Shannon for all she has done and wish her the best.”

Stiles was the first female head women’s soccer coach in the West Coast Conference. She led GU to a 7-10-3 overall record last year, 2-4-1 in the WCC. She was 79-103-11 overall.

“I have been able to pursue my passion for 10 years,” Stiles said. “It is bittersweet to say goodbye.”


Kelsey Stiller and reserve Andrea DePaolo each scored 11 points to guide the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (8-6, 1-1) women to a 55-42 victory over the Wenatchee Valley Knights (5-10, 0-2) in Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges play in Wenatchee.

The Knights’ Lauren Daling led all scorers with 17.

•Damal Neil had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Brendan Ingebritsen and Brad Johnson each scored 13 to lead the visiting CCS Sasquatch men (10-3, 2-0) past the Wenatchee Knights (6-10, 0-2) 66-63 in NWAACC men’s action.

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