Storm Volleyball Playoff Match
November 14, 2013
The Chemeketa volleyball team finished its regular season in a tie for fourth place in the Southern Region. With only the top four teams qualifying for the NWAACC Championship Tournament, which is being held at Mt. Hood Community College November 21st through the 24th, the Storm will need to win a playoff match to qualify. With identical league records of 3-7 Chemeketa will play host to Southwestern Oregon in a 1pm match on Saturday November 16th here at the Storm Center on the campus of Chemeketa. The site of the match was determined by a rotating numbering system used by the Southern Region. The winner of the best of five match will be the fourth seed out of the South Region and move on to the NWAACC Championships and a first round match up with Olympic College who is the number one seed out of the North Region. For complete tournament information and coverage you can go to www.nwaacc.org and click on Volleyball Championship Tournament.
Five Storm Student-Athletes Named To Fall All-Academic Team
November 13, 2013
Five Chemeketa Student-Athletes were named to the NWAACC Fall All-Academic Team. Women's soccer had two players receive the award, Katelyn Allard with a 4.0 GPA and Jade Warriner with a 3.36 GPA. Three volleyball players also were named to the team for their efforts in the classroom. They are Tess Schumacher with a 3.38 GPA, Kelly Cruise with a 3.48 GPA, and Kassidee Rice with a 3.82 GPA. Congratulations to all five of our All-Academic Team members.
Basketball Season Opens This Coming Weekend
November, 13 2013
The Chemeketa Storm women's and men's basketball seasons tip off this coming weekend. The women will open with a 6pm game on Friday November 15th, on the road at New Hope Christian, a four-year college located in Eugene, Oregon. The men will play host to NW Elite, which is a travel team comprised of former college players. The game is set to tip off at 7pm on Saturday November 16th and is the first of three home games for the men over the next ten days.
Storm Men's Soccer Playoff Match Set
November 5, 2013
The Storm men's soccer team is set to meet Whatcom Community College on Wednesday November 6th in the first round of NWAACC soccer playoffs. The second place Storm from the Southern Region will play host to Whatcom who was the third place team in the Northern Region. The match will be played at Willamette University with a 2pm start. The winner of the Chemeketa/Whatcom match up will travel to Walla Walla, Washington on November 9th to take on Walla Walla Community College in a 1:30pm quarterfinal match up.
Women's Soccer Match Canceled
September 6, 2013
The September 6th women's soccer match versus Linfield College has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.
Storm Women's Soccer Has New Leader
May 30, 2013
Chemeketa Storm Athletic Director Cassie Belmodis has announced the hiring of Art Mota to lead the women's soccer program. Mota is the third head coach in the programs six year history and is replacing Megan Moore who resigned her position in April.
Coach Mota has hit the ground running and is working to put the finishing touches on next season’s roster. A native of Fresno, California, Coach Art Mota comes to us eager and ready to make the Chemeketa Women’s Soccer Team his own. Having gotten his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Fresno State University and currently getting a master's degree in sports coaching and sports psychology from the United States Sports Academy Coach Mota truly understands the importance of and is prepared to encourage the student side of his student-athletes.
Mota has 16 years of coaching experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. In addition to his on field experience his E/D coaching license is from the United States Soccer Federation and he also has 11 years of experience as a referee. Coach Art Mota is, “Looking forward to coaching the women's soccer team at Chemeketa and making them a force to be reckoned with.” Welcome to Chemeketa Athletics Coach Mota!
If you are interested in finding out about the opportunity to be a part of the program, you can contact coach Mota at 541.936.4819
Chemeketa Baseball Players earn All-NWAACC Honors
May 30, 2013
With a season record of (21-22) Chemeketa Baseball rounded out the season at fourth place in the NWAACC Southern Region.
Sophomore Utility player, Garrett Mills (North Eugene HS, Eugene OR) earned himself a spot on the NWAACC Southern Region First Team as well as the All-NWAACC First Team. Mills boasts an impressive .356 batting average on the season while leading the team in multiple offensive categories including doubles, runs batted in, walks, and slugging percentage.
Sophomore Outfielder, Cole Pittman (West Salem HS, Salem OR) was named to the Southern Region First Team as well as the Southern Region Gold Glove Team and the All-NWAACC Gold Glove Team. Although honored for being a defensive specialist Pittman also contributed offensively for the Storm; he led the team with 12 stolen bases this year.
Freshman Infielder, Brenden Shaffer (West Salem HS, Salem OR) was the lone Storm freshman named to the NWAACC Southern Region First Team this season. Shaffer hit .302 for the Storm and held down the infield defensively.
The Storm expects to improve upon their record coming in to next year adding even more talent and depth to their roster.
Storm Softball places three on NWAACC All-Region Teams
May 30, 2013
After dropping their final two games in Coos Bay, Oregon, Storm Softball completed the season at (21-19) a record good enough for a fifth place finish in the tough NWAACC Southern Region. Three members of the Storm were named to the Southern Region Teams.
Freshman Pitcher and Outfielder, Jessica Hotaling (Canby HS, Oregon City OR) was named to the NWAACC Southern Region First Team roster. Hotaling led Chemeketa Softball with a .415 batting average, .453 on base percentage, and 24 stolen bases. She also threw 97.1 innings in the circle for the Storm while striking out 73 batters.
Sophomores Danielle Upton (Elmira HS, Elmira OR) and Kayla Sheller (McMinnville HS, McMinnville OR) were named to the NWAACC Southern Region Second Team. Upton led the Storm offense with seven homeruns, 46 runs batted in, and posted an impressive .375 batting average. Sheller won eight of the 13 games she started in the circle for the Storm this year. She also threw a complete game shutout against Shoreline Community College.
The Storm will have ten returning players for the 2014 season and expect to once again contend for a NWAACC Tournament spot.