Week in Review Feb. 13 – Feb. 22


Peiran Liu

Redshirt Junior Cameron Tyson bursts through defenders.

Men’s Basketball:

Chris Victor, Seattle University’s head basketball coach, was one of the six coaches nominated locally for the “Sports Leader of the Year” award presented by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health including the 88th Annual Sports Star of The Year awards announced by the Seattle Sports Commission. The other nominees for the awards include Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll, Manager of OL Reign Laura Harvey, Seattle Storm Head Coach Noelle Quinn, Manager of the Seattle Mariners Scott Servais and University of Washington Head Football Coach Kalen Deboer. Winners will be announced Feb. 28, during the 88th Annual Sports Star of the Year Awards Show, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. Victor has led the Redhawks to 20 wins since being named head coach on March 1, 2022. 

Prior to being officially named head coach, Victor also served as interim head coach during the 2021-2022 season. Victor achieved a historically successful season for Seattle U by leading the Redhawks to their first Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular season title with a 23-9 overall record. 

Men’s basketball traveled to Riverside, Calif. to face off against California Baptist University (CBU), Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Redhawks were defeated 84-63. The Redhawks opened by scoring the first shot of the night, then over the next nine minutes CBU scored 22 points. Senior Riley Grigsby was the game’s high scorer with 23 points, next to junior Cameron Tyson who scored 17 points. Senior Emeka Udenyi obtained four rebounds making a record 500 mark for his career with a defensive rebound noted at the 28-second mark.

Men’s basketball played against Utah Valley University, Feb. 18, the Redhawks were defeated 67-58, Junior Alex Schumacher’s setback jumper put the Redhawks ahead 48-46, Schumacher was also the only lone Redhawk to reach double figures in scoring finishing the night with 19 points. The Wolverines outscored the Redhawks 21-10 in the final seven minutes of the game. Udenyi scored 8 points and Grigsby followed with a layup from Sophomore Brandon Chatfield.

Women’s Basketball:

Seattle U’s women’s basketball team played against New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., Feb. 16. The Redhawks lost with a final score of 56-47. Junior Irena Korolenko collected 12 rebounds and also scored 14 points. Korolenko and Sophomore Taliyah Clark both hit back-to-back threes. Head Coach Suzy Barcomb summarized the game as unfortunate and stated that the team struggled to make key plays. 

“It was unfortunate that we were unable to make key plays down the stretch,” Barcomb said.

Seattle U women’s basketball played against Grand Canyon University, Feb. 18 where the Redhawks were defeated 78-43 at the Grand Canyon Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Clark led the way for the Redhawks scoring 14 points. Korolenko followed, adding 9 points ending with Junior Peyton Howard scoring 6 points.

Men’s Tennis:

The men’s tennis traveled to play against George Fox University in Newburg, Ore., Feb. 18. The Redhawks dominated with a final score of 6-1. Sophomore Fillip Stipic and Freshman Yu-Han Hsieh played strong in the first match winning 6-1 against former Seattle U player Lars Schmassman and George Fox player Al Banna. Then in the next match, Julien Worn and Michael Frank took a win scoring 6-3 against Hunter Fujimori and Austin Stone.


Seattle U baseball played against Texas A&M, Feb. 18, and the Redhawks outhit the Aggies but lost with a final score of 3-6 at Olsen field in College Station, Texas. The Redhawks scored first, thanks to Senior Grant Heiser, and a home run was followed by Sophomore Jackson Reed. Following that two more runs in the fourth by Junior Kellen Carr and Sophomore Kenji Suzuki. followed by a fielder’s play allowing Sophomore Colin Curry to come in. The Aggies followed with two home runs in the bottom half of the fourth taking the lead. Then adding another home run in the 8th. Head Coach Donny Harrel said the Redhawks played well despite the inning in the 4th. 

“Hard leaving 16 guys on base, so we just need to get some key hits to give us a better chance to win,” Harrel said.


Seattle U Redhawks defeated University of Illinois, Chicago 10-2, Friday Feb. 17. In game one, Sophomore Tai Wilson scored, hit her first triple of the season and scored the game’s first run. Senior Madison Kahwaty followed with a sacrifice fly to center field.

In the second game, the Redhawks scored in the first inning after Graduate Jocelynn De La Cruz hit a sacrifice hit to center field. Sophomore Kalyn Hill scored a double to right center field. On the next pitch, Senior Lilly Garcia would send the ball into center field. Sophomore Grace Luderer earned the win, improving her record with a 2 to 1. Senior Stefanie Madrigal earned her second save of the season, striking out two in her 1.2 innings.