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Women’s Week In Review

Womens Week In Review


Women’s volleyball wrapped up their 2018 season at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) hosted by California State University Bakersfield. Prior to the tournament Senior Shae Harris obtained the WAC setter of the year award after 30 assists in their final game, ending her career with 2,739 total assists while also obtaining her second WAC weekly honor.

Held over Thanksgiving weekend, Seattle U played the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in the first round of the tournament on Thursday. UMKC defeated Seattle U in three sets 25-20, 25-21, 25-18.

Redshirt sophomore Rachel Stark, senior Maja Stojanovic, and first-year Sofia Sanchez led Seattle in kills with 9, 6, and, 6 respectively.

“We had strong growth with our new staff and the players learned how to deal with the challenge that six new freshman, new staff and many injuries bring to a program,” Head Coach James Finley said regarding the 2018 season.

“We were not expected to make the WAC tournament this year and the persistence and positive attitude of the staff and team enabled us to win our last two matches necessary to qualify for the WAC tournament. I am really proud of these accomplishments.”


Seattle traveled to Corvallis, Oregon over the break to take on Oregon State University.

Sophomore Bryn Lasher finished second in the 100-yard butterfly at 59.86. Junior Maddie Rapp finished third at 1:00.01. First-year Marissa Chan swam 1:03.35 during the 100-yard backstroke for a second place finish.

In the 500-yard freestyle, juniors Jayna Van Stone and Julia Gorman finished second and third with times of 5:25.05 and 5:27.39.


Women’s Basketball had four games over the break in Hawai’i as well as at Portland State and Utah.

On the 16 at the 2018 Bank of Hawai’i Classic in Honolulu, Seattle faced the University of Arizona and took a decisive loss against the Wildcats, 84-54. Sophomore Delaney McCann had a career high of 12 points off the bench.

On the following Sunday, the Redhawks faced the host team, the Wahine, and lost 67-51. Kamira Sanders was selected for the AllTournament team as she led Seattle with 18 points for the game.

On Nov. 24, the Redhawks fell to Portland State University by a final score of 68-43. Sophomore Leilia Orji shined as she scored 11 points off the bench.

On Monday, The Redhawks finished their four-game non-conference tour against Utah in Salt Lake City. Joana Alves had another career-best against the Utes, scoring 16 points. All Seattle players made the scoreboard on Monday, collectively involving all of its players in the effort against Utah. Seattle lost 89-62.

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