Former Washington State volleyball standout LaToya Harris has been named head volleyball coach at Lewis-Clark State College, Warriors athletic director Gary Picone announced Monday.
Harris played at WSU from 1999-2002 and was a teammate of the coach she replaces, Jen Stinson Greeny, in 1999. Greeny resigned last month to become head coach at WSU.
Harris has been head coach at Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Ore., since 2006 and comes highly recommended by both Greeny and her old coach at WSU, Cindy Fredrick.
Harris takes over a program that won four straight Frontier Conference regular season and tournament titles under Greeny.
Whitworth clinched a spot in the first Northwest Conference tournament with a 14-12, 12-7 doubleheader sweep of Lewis & Clark in Portland.
The Pirates (17-13, 15-7 NWC) will play host to Willamette (16-16, 13-11) in a four-game series this weekend with third and fourth seedings on the line.
Jamie Brunner was 3 for 4 with five RBIs, Jill Pecka was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored and Kelsi Burgi hit her second homer of the season to spark Whitworth, which rallied from an 11-8 deficit in the first game.
Caty Lieseke doubled three times and drove in four runs for the Pirates in the second-game win.
Community Colleges of Spokane men and women were victorious in the third NWAACC league tournaments of the season in Portland.
Andrew Roller (Coeur d’Alene) won his second straight tournament, shooting a 1-over 145, and CCS won a sudden-death playoff with Bellevue on the second hole for the men’s title after the teams shot 601s.
Alexa Bell of CCS was women’s medalist with a 165 as the Sasquatch stayed unbeaten in league play with a 514-533 margin over Bellevue.
Cameron Edman was the fourth Gonzaga player to earn West Coast Conference player of the week when he was selected to share the honor with Shon Roe of Loyola Marymount.
Edman went 7 for 15 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs.
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