The Linfield Review

Heartbreak at home for women’s volleyball

Lexi Kerr, Sports Editor

September 25, 2018

After two losses on the road, the ‘Cats battled the Willamette Bearcats and the Lewis & Clark for their first games at home, but were unable to take the win. The Bearcats won 3-0 on Friday night and the Pioneers won 3-1 on Saturday night. Linfield fans packed the home side of the bleachers during the ...

Freshmen to watch this season

Elin Johnson and Lexi Kerr

September 25, 2018

MEN’S SOCCER - CONNOR HEINTZ #21 Connor Heintz has played in all eight games this fall and started in five, putting him in the top ten for leading minutes played on the team. He also has one assist, which he gave to freshman Gerardo Perez in the team’s away game against Walla Walla University. H...

Soccer Coach returns with ‘unfinished business’

Steve Simmons stands on the grass field used by Linfield's soccer and lacrosse teams.

Angel Rosas, News Editor

September 19, 2018

In 2001, Steve Simmons left Linfield College but not without leaving an enduring mark on the campus, the culture, and players he coached. He returns 17 years later as the new director of soccer and assistant athletic director to complete some unfinished business. When Simmons arrived to campus in 1996, he c...

NWC names Linfield linebacker Student-Athlete of the week

The Northwest Conference selected Linebacker Patrick Pipitone as student-athlete of the week on Sept. 11.

Melanie Johnson, Writer

September 19, 2018

The Northwest Conference named a Linfield student the football defensive student-athlete of the week on Sept. 11. Linebacker Patrick Pipitone ‘19 was picked after his performance in the Wildcat’s first game of the season, against the Carroll College Fighting Saints in Montana. He led the ‘Cat...

Wildcats knock regional tournament out of the park

The Wildcats sliding on the grass after championship team photo on

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 13, 2018

The Linfield dugout swarmed the field falling over one another curtailing into a doggy pile on the pitchers’ circle. The Wildcats have done it. They have just become regional champs sweeping the tournament with a 2-1 win over the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athens and a 9-1 win against the George Fox Bruins. Juni...

Wildcats advance to championship round

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 12, 2018

Linfield softball advances to the championship round after defeating the George Fox Bruins 9-1 in the regional tournament game three Sunday evening. Linfield was first on the board after a hit by senior Cheyenne Fletcher that brought senior Jacinda Swiger home. Swiger got on base after a hit to left...

Multisport athletes search for a balance

Alex Jensen and Elizabeth Stoeger

May 8, 2018

One of the most significant controversies in the sports world today is the debate about whether multisport or single-sport athletes have a better chance for success. In the youth arena, there has been a growing stigma around competing in multiple sports because of the idea that young athletes need to...

Linfield hosts NCAA softball regional tournament

Jacinda Swiger (#4) getting setup and preparing to bat for Linfield.

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

Linfield is set host its first NCAA regional tournament Saturday through Monday at Del Smith Stadium. The three-team tournament will host the Northwest Conference co-champion George Fox and the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference tournament champion Claremont-Mudd Scripps. The full 62-team...

Wildcats’ names top conference all-star roster

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

Linfield softball dominated the Northwest Conference all-star conference, with nine players being recognized. “We are very excited for all of our players that received all-conference recognition – they are all very deserving.  However, individual awards are the direct product of team success...

Golf bonds over rough patch

From left: Katy Mahr, ‘19, Tiana Yamaoka, ‘18, Nikki Kerns-Kovac, ‘18, Cassidy Schutz, ‘20, and Madeline Rice, ‘18.

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

The women’s golf season started off rough, landing the team in last place in its first two invitationals. But senior Nikki Kerns-Kovac said this year has been all about rebuilding the program. With a new head coach Mitch Wilson just joining the team in its spring season and only five players, the...

Wildcats hunt down national rankings

Junior Olivia McDaniel in her mid-approach pole vault run at the Linfield Open over the weekend. She placed first in the pole vault giving her a national ranking.

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

The Linfield Open told multiple stories over the weekend. There a those who are still in the hunt to grasp and maintain a national ranking and those who are merely trying to gain a better conference time. Junior Olivia McDaniel was the only Wildcat to gain a first-place over the weekend. She, junior Joanna Galli and freshman Meg Angier swept the top three in the women’s pole vault. McDaniel hit the to...

Oord named NWC Player of the Year

Senior Melanie Oord at bat in a home game.

Gabriel Nair, Staff writer

May 7, 2018

The Northwest Conference Softball Player of the Year went to Linfield’s Melanie Oord, ’18, making this the second year in a row that the program has won this award. Last year, Cheyenne Fletcher, ’18, took home this award. This year, Fletcher was one of five Linfield athletes, including Oord,...