By Keenan Gray
Whatcom Community College women’s soccer team capped off the 2018 season finishing second in the Northwest Athletic Conference North Division and clinched a playoff spot, only to lose it in the first round of the playoffs in double overtime to Tacoma Community College 3-2.
The women’s soccer team made the playoffs for a second consecutive season and compiled a winning record of 10 wins, 8 losses, and 1 tie.
“We played a lot of competitive teams at the beginning of the year,” said Coach Mary Schroeder.
“Heading into the regular season, I thought we did really well,” she said. “Definitely lost a couple a of games we probably should have had a better result from, but ended up being second in the North [Division] and making it to the playoffs.”
After losing 2-0 to Peninsula College on Oct. 6, Whatcom went on a four-game winning streak, averaging more than four goals per game against their opponents. They would play Peninsula, the eventual Northwest Athletic Conference champions, later in the same month. Although they lost 2-1, it was their most competitive game of the season.
Goalkeeper Erin Smith and defender Alexis Dettling were named Northwest Athletic Conference All-Stars as well as being awarded Northwest Athletic Conference Fall Excellence Awards for their work in the classroom.
Defender Jazlynn Ahrens, midfielder Christina Funk, and forward Payton Lunde were also given the Fall Excellence Award. Ahrens and Midfielders Katelyn Neher and Kylie Clark were named to the North All-Region team, representing the best players in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s North Division.
By Simon Thomas
Jarrett Martin has attended Whatcom Community College for the past four years and has been the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC) president for the last year.
Martin originally came to Washington from Arkansas to attend Digipen Institute of Technology, a private college in Redmond, Washington, but he said he began attending Whatcom because of the affordability and to explore different degree paths.
Martin received a Visual Communications degree from Whatcom in 2015 and will receive an Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement at the end of this year.
Continue reading ASWCC President reflects on final term
By Kai Vieira de Rosa
Ed Harri, was selected Interim Vice President for Instruction on April 3, 2017 after Whatcom’s past Vice President for Instruction, Curt Freed, moved to Colorado to fill a presidency position at Morgan Community College.
Continue reading A familiar face in a new place; interim Vice President Ed Harri
By Eric Hermosada
The Roe Art Studio on Whatcom Community College campus is named after Kathryn Roe, Whatcom’s art instructor from 1971-2007.
Roe is the founder and director of Anansi Education, which is a nonprofit organization that funds high school education for students in Ghana, West Africa.
Continue reading Roe promotes education in Africa
By Shelby Ford
On May 29, 1927, at the Leopold Hotel, a group of Bellingham community members sat down at their first meeting, marking the birth of Whatcom Community College.
These individuals were the Board of Trustees appointed by Dan Evans, then governor of Washington.
Continue reading 50-year celebration kicks off