KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Six Oregon Tech student-athletes in the fall sports of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and volleyball have earned the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Award for their performances on the field of play and in the classroom, the NAIA office announced.
To earn recognition as a NAIA Scholar Athlete, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a junior in class standing.
2013 Honorees include:
+Marie Baumann - Accounting (Volleyball); Weston, Ore.
+Kayleigh Whelchel - Pre-pharmacy (Volleyball); Sheridan, Ore.
+Loren Jessen – Renewable Energy (Men’s Soccer); Springfield, Ore.
+Scott Minor – Software Engineering/Computer Systems Engineering (Cross Country); Hyampom, Calif.
Rhonda Costin – Geomatics (Cross Country); Springfield, Ore.
Jacqeline Wood – Radiologic Science (Soccer); Mckinleyville, Calif.
+ Two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete
La GRANDE, Ore.– Seven Oregon Tech athletes earned postseason honors, led by four from
the women’s soccer team and three on the men’s soccer side, the league
First-team all-conference honors went to Rebekah Matteri (Arcata, Calif.) and Rebekah Nisbet (Medford, Ore.), while sophomore defender Bailey Tehan (Eureka, Calif.) and freshman midfielder Jackie Gardner (Klamath Fall, Ore.) earned honorable mention accolades in women’s soccer. Matteri and Nisbet received back-to-back first-team honors, while Tehan also earned HM accolades in back-to-back seasons.
Matteri, a junior goal keeper, ranked 1st in the Cascade Collegiate Conference in saves and save percentage, while ranking 5th in shutouts. Nisbet, a senior midfielder, led Tech in goals (8) and assists (5), while ranking 1st in the CCC in shots on goal (52) 3rd in goals and 9th in assists.
Ashton Betts (Portland, Ore.), a forward on the men’s soccer squad, finished out the year second on the team in goals (3) and first in assists (4). Betts had 16 shots on goal for Tech and was the lone Owl earning second-team all-conference honors on the men’s team. Senior Loren Jessen (Springfield, Ore.) and freshman Brady Ulen (Post Falls, Idaho) received honorable mention honors.
Tech's Meghan Drost (photo by Kelly Caleb)
SALEM, Ore. – For the second year in a row, the Oregon Tech women’s soccer season has ended on the road in the first round of the CCC playoffs. The Owls lost to Corban University today 3-1 ending the 2013 season at 7-10-1.
Corban (11-6-2) opened up a scoreless game in the 32nd minute as Katelyn Weaver scored on a put back after a nice save by Oregon Tech Goal Keeper Rebekah Matteri. Matteri would have a busy day as she faced 26 shots, 16 on goal as she was credited with 13 saves on the day.
Corban would lead at the half 1-0.
The Warriors quickly added to their lead just 22 seconds into the second half as Audrey Sullivan took a Randi Donahue cross and scored into the left side of the goal giving Corban the 2-0 lead.
Sullivan was at it again for the Warriors just 11 minutes later, this time taking a far sideline pass from Kaylyn Siobal and scoring over the head of Matteri giving the home team a 3-0 lead.
Oregon Tech senior Meghan Drost would score for the Owls spoiling the shutout in the 89th minute. Drost took a misplayed ball from the Warrior keeper and scored from 8 yards out making it a 3-1 final.