Cardinal Athletics are under way for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Skagit Valley College is a member of the North West Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) which consists of 2-year colleges in Washington and Oregon, and 1 school in British Columbia. The NWAACC sanctions 15 sports; a majority of which are offered by Skagit Valley College.
Support Team Ashlyn
Help us support Cardinal soccer player and La Conner High School graduate Ashlyn Reinstra and her family as she battles this recent diagnosis. Ashlyn was diagnosed on January 18th with Leukemia and is currently receiving treatment at UW Medical Center. The Reintra family has been instrumental in the development of LaConner Youth Soccer. They are a family with multiple generations who have graduated from our schools. A fundraiser has been put together by supporters in the La Conner community for this Friday, January 31st. A spaghetti dinner will be hosted at La Conner Middle School from 5-8 PM and will include a silent auction as well. The dinner is by donation with a suggested donation of 5.00/child and 8.00/adult.
The silent auction will include many handmade and artisan items, antiques, as well as season tickets to Seattle Reign FC, signed Seattle Reign jersey,hair and spa services, massage, yoga classes, catered dinners, round of Golf, season tickets to Bellingham United FC, a class B truck licensing course at Bizzel Trucking, 12th man Seahawks Carving by Kevin Paul, several paintings by local artists, a vacation package to Silver Reef Casino valued at $500.00, and much much more.
Please share this information with others.
There will be Team Ashlyn shirts and Ashlyns Angel Band Bracelets for sale as well. Please support Ashlyn Reinstra-please also pass this information along if you have any donations or ideas for donations for the auction.
Questions can be made to La Conner Braves Girls Soccer Facebook page or Amy Freeto 360-920-8110
Epperson Reaches The 800 Win Plateau
Steve Epperson recently reached the 800 win plateau as the Head Coach of the Skagit Valley College women’s basketball team. The milestone win was a 102-71 victory over South Puget Sound Community College on Friday, December 20th in the recent Yakima Valley College Crossover Tournament. It was the first game Steve had coached in the Yakima Valley gym since the Championship game of the 1996 NWAACC Tournament. The Cardinals won that game as well to claim the NWAACC Title and finish off a 32-0 season. Epperson has been the Head Coach of the SVC Women’s Basketball team since 1977 and has led the Cardinals to 25 seasons of 20+ wins. In that span the Cardinals have won 20 North Region Titles and 4 NWAACC Conference Championships. Steve has also seen countless student-athletes move on to play at 4-year schools and many have ended up moving into coaching as well.
The Skagit Valley College Foundation and the Skagit Valley College Athletic Department will host a celebration of Steve’s accomplishment on Saturday, February 1st. The Cardinal women’s game against Edmonds will begin at 4PM on the 1st with a ceremony immediately following on the court and a reception in the Knutzen Cardinal Center. The men’s game on the 1st will begin at 7PM.
Cam Weaver to be inducted into Seattle U Hall of Fame
December 12, 2013
Seattle University announced their upcoming Hall of Fame class yesterday, and it includes former Cardinal men’s soccer standout Cam Weaver. Weaver played at Skagit for Head Coach Dave Ryberg and Assistant Coach Mike Witmer during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In 2003 Cam was named the NWAACC NorthEast Region MVP and the NWAACC Tournament MVP as the Cardinals won the Conference Championship. Cam went on to play at Seattle U where he was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2004 as he helped lead the Redhawks to the Division II National Title. Cam has gone on to play professional soccer and just completed his 5th season with the Houston Dynamo of the MLS.
Cam and the rest of the Hall of Fame class will be recognized at a Seattle University basketball game on Saturday March 1st at Key Arena and will be inducted during a luncheon and ceremony on Sunday, March 2nd.
Congratulations to Cam
Cardinal Sports Auction a success
The 11th Annual Cardinal Sports Auction took place on November 2nd, 2013 in the David Duvall Pavilion at Skagit Valley College, and was a huge success. Over 350 Cardinal Athletics boosters gathered to help raise funds for student-athlete scholarships and operational costs. Guests were treated to dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions. The fundraiser grossed over $60,000; an increase of $25,000 from the previous year.
The event was a community effort; organized by Cardinal coaches from the baseball, softball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, men's basketball, and volleyball teams. The Master of Ceremonies for the night, Don Wick (Economic Development Association of Skagit County) and auctioneer Tom Pasma entertained the crowd through the silent auctions and 28 Live Items. Music and sound was provided by Jimmy Mia, owner of Fatal Mix Productions, James Walters, webmaster at Skagit Valley College put together a slide slow of sponsor logos and live items to play throughout the evening. Items included an all expenses paid trip to the ACM Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, a Philadelphia Phillies baseball trip, and a Hawaii big game fishing trip. The food was donated by Sysco and cooked by Andy Ferguson, owner of The Big Rock Cafe & Grocery, and his staff. The program booklet was designed by former Cardinal softball coach Dani Baird of John L. Scott Real Estate and printed by Bob Lama at ProForma Creative Solutions. The tables and chairs were provided by The Total Rental Center.
A Special Thank You to our Event Sponsors Dimensional Communications, Williams & Nulle CPA, Janicki Industries, Rallye Auto Sales Inc., & Just Peachy Frozen Yogurt. Finally, a Big Thank You to all of our donors, guests, and volunteers that make this event special for the SVC staff and student-athletes. These are the people that make Skagit Valley College the communities college. Thank you!!!
Veltri Hired To Head Up Cardinal Men's Basketball
The Skagit Valley College Athletic Department would like to welcome new Head Men's Basketball Coach Brock Veltri to the Cardinal Family.
Coach Veltri comes to Skagit Valley after a 3-year stint as Associate Head Coach at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, coaching under twin brother Brandon Veltri. Prior to Carroll College, Brock was at Seattle Pacific University for 5 years the Head Assistant Coach serving as SPU’s head recruiting coordinator, overseeing in-season scouting of opponents, skill development efforts and was in charge of scheduling and travel for the Falcons.
Fall 2013 Athletics
The 2013 Fall Season is just around the corner, with official Fall practices beginning in mid-August. If you are interested in learning more about competing as a Cardinal, contact the Head Coaches listed below.
Soccer players Sten Mejlaender and Nick Welch after the 2013 Commencement Ceremony
Congratulations to Sophia Baetz and Riley Newman who were named the 2013 Skagit Valley College Athletes of the Year at the All Sports Banquet on May 28th.