George Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIIFor the love of the game. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2013-14 academic year. In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision.* We want to introduce them to you.

2013 Student-Athlete Commitments, Organized by Sport

Baseball

Jack Merrill

Name: Jack Merrill

High School: Hillsboro High School (Hillsboro, Ore.)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Shortstop, second base, pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-1, 170

High School Highlights:
Northwest Conference Honorable Mention (freshman); Pacific Conference Honorable Mention (sophomore); a four-year varsity letter winner; Team Captain (senior); as junior was KUIK Student Athlete of the Week (5-0 on mound); also as a junior, was successful on 38 of 39 steal attempts (led the state).

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it is a Christ-based community with a family feel and it has a history of success in academics and athletics.

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Justin Bolanos

Name: Justin Bolanos

High School: Creswell High School (Creswell, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football, Baseball

Position(s): Wide receiver and defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-11, 160

High School Highlights:
Served as a team and defensive captain his senior football season, when he averaged 17.5 yards per catch and scored four touchdowns; was an All-League Honorable Mention selection as a tight end in 2012; served as team captain and played center field in baseball.

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is a Christian university with an excellent academic reputation. I have the opportunity to pursue a degree in athletic training while competing as a student-athlete.

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Kieran Orians

Name: Kieran Orians

High School: Grant High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher and right fielder

Height / Weight: 6-2, 170

High School Highlights:
All-Conference Honorable Mention selection (Class 6A level) as a pitcher and right fielder his junior season; served as team captain his senior year; recorded a 2.80 ERA and hit .391 as a senior (season still in progress).

Why I chose George Fox:
I am really impressed with the environment and the ability to create and maintain relationships. It was the best for me not only for educational purposes but also to continue my baseball career.

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Christian Jarnagin

Name: Christian Jarnagin

High School: Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish, Wash.)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-2, 190

High School Highlights:
Competed for both the Chaffey Baseball Club and for his Class 3A team.

Why I chose George Fox:
It was an opportunity for a great education and the chance to play college baseball.

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Travis Derocher

Name: Travis Derocher

High School: Newport High School (Newport, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and baseball

Position(s): Linebacker/running back (football); catcher/utility (baseball)

Height / Weight: 5-11, 195

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-League (Class 4A Oregon West League) at linebacker as a junior and senior; chosen Second-Team running back as a senior; in baseball was a First-Team All-League selection (sophomore) and Second- Team All-League choice (junior) as a catcher; served as a team captain in both baseball and football his junior and senior seasons.

Why I chose George Fox:
The school's athletic and academic programs fit my needs as an athlete and student.

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Nathan Higa

Name: Nathan Higa

High School: Punahou School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher and infield

Height / Weight: 5-10, 170

High School Highlights:
Named Second-Team All-Conference player as a sophomore and Honorable Mention (conference) and All-State as a junior; served as team captain as a senior, when he started all 15 games; batted .353 and recorded ERA of 2.98 as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I get to continue my baseball career at a competitive level as well as get a top-notch education.

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Brandon Wileman

Name: Brandon Wileman

High School: Red Mountain High School (Mesa, Ariz.)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Outfield

Height / Weight: 5-11, 175

High School Highlights:
Named All-City Honorable Mention as a junior and senior (Class 5A D1); served as team captain senior year and was selected as All-Academic player in final season; two-year varsity letterman and four-year academic letterman; led his team in doubles and stolen bases as senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It’s a Christ-centered university, with an excellent engineering department and the baseball program is a national contender every year. Additionally, the coaches and professors made me feel like family from day one!

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Riley McKean

Name: Riley McKean

High School: North Mason (Belfair, Wash.)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Second base

Height / Weight: 5-9, 145

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-League (Class 2A Olympic League) as a junior and an Honorable Mention selection as a sophomore; was a four-year varsity starter and a Distinguished Scholar; recorded .999 fielding percentage as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to be part of a baseball team that is committed to excellence. I am also impressed with the math and science departments.

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Men's Basketball

Austin Sminia

Name: Austin Sminia

High School: Century High School (Hillsboro, Ore.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Forward/center

Height / Weight: 6-6, 205

High School Highlights:
Named All-Conference (Class 6A Pacific League) in 2012 and 2013; a Les Schwab Invitational participant and “Player of the Game” recipient in 2012-13; named team’s Most Improved Player as a senior and was a Scholar Athlete Award winner from 2009 through 2013; averaged 11 points per game and shot 58 percent from the field as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It’s a great school. The university offers programs and activities that will meet all of my academic, athletic, spiritual and social needs. I am so excited to be a part of the men's basketball team and have the opportunity to work with Coach (Mark) Sundquist and the team!

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Josh Caddel

Name: Josh Caddel

High School: Three Rivers Christian School (Kelso, Wash.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Guard

Height / Weight: 5-11, 171

High School Highlights:
Conference Player of the Year, 2011-12 & 2012-13; All-League First Team, 2009-2013; All-League Academic First Team, 2010-2013; Selected to Lower Columbia All-Star Team, 2012-13; averaged 14 points, four assists and three rebounds a game as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
This is where I felt I should be. There were many opportunities to go somewhere else, but after much prayer and different circumstances, this is where I felt led. The money was here to help pay, and the classes were here as well.

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Henry Morris

Name: Henry Morris

High School: Milwaukie High School (Milwaukie, Ore.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Center

Height / Weight: 6-9, 210

High School Highlights:
Earned Third-Team All-League honors as a junior in the Class 5A Northwest Oregon Conference; placed fourth in state as a sophomore, second in state as a junior and seventh in state as a senior; averaged three blocked shots and 8 points per game as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It is a small Christian school with civil engineering as a major and a great basketball team.

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Jon Lathrop

Name: Jon Lathrop

High School: Tumwater High School (Tumwater, Wash.)

Sport(s): Basketball, track

Position(s): Point guard and shooting guard (basketball)

Height / Weight: 6-0, 180

High School Highlights:
Earned All-Academic Awards from 2009 through 2013; DAP Hoops Basketball Tournament MVP, The Hoop, 2013; member of Olympia All-Stars Seattle Tournament team, Second Place, 2011; member of Hardwood Classic Championship Tournament team, Simpson University, First Place, 2009; WIAA Football Second Place in State, 2012; Junior Olympic Qualifier, 200m & 4x100 Relay; Duncan Sportsmanship Tennis Award, 2009.

Why I chose George Fox:
I knew at a young age that George Fox was where I wanted to challenge myself. I had attended a tennis camp and felt the presence of the Holy Spirit on campus; that was enough for me. The undergrad courses will get me to my career goal of being in sports medicine, and the athletic department is solid in its foundation of building up athletes and developing team unity.

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David Larson

Name: David Larson

High School: Mountain View High School (Bend, Ore.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 6-6, 170

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team, Second-Team and Honorable Mention in All-Conference voting in his high school career (Class 5A Intermountain Conference); named team's Most Improved and Most Valuable Player when he recorded most rebounds (153) and most blocks (69) in his senior year; also scored 276 points and shot 71 percent from the free-throw line as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I feel right at home there.

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Elijah Graham

Name: Elijah Graham

High School: Parkrose High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Point guard, shooting guard

Height / Weight: 6-2, 195

High School Highlights:
Earned conference Honorable Mention honors (Class 5A level) as a senior, when he averaged 12 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game; served as team captain his junior and senior seasons.

Why I chose George Fox:
It is a Christian school that is well known for its excellence in academics. Its diversity is what attracted me to the school. Not only is it an amazing school, but it also has a great athletic department. Taking all of that into consideration, I believe that George Fox was a perfect fit for me!

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Name: Jared T. Bonney

High School: St. Helens High School (St. Helens, Ore.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Shooting guard, small forward

Height / Weight: 6-6, 185

High School Highlights:
Earned All-League Honorable Mention honors (Class 5A Northwest Oregon Conference), when he averaged 10 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Why I chose George Fox:
Great academics and basketball.

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Name: JJ Lacey

High School: Auburn Mountainview (Auburn, Wash.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Guard

Height / Weight: 6-3, 160

High School Highlights:
Made First-Team All-League (Class 3A South Puget Sound League) and served as captain during his senior year, when he averaged 13 points per game; played varsity ball all four years of high school.

Why I chose George Fox:
It was a great school, and I loved the environment when I was on my visit.

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Women's Basketball

Kimberley Frost

Name: Kimberley Frost

High School: Woodinville High School (Woodinville, Wash.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Point guard

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-KingCo (Class 4A) in 2013; named Honorable Mention in league in 2011 and 2012; helped team to sixth-place state finish in 2012 after a KingCo league title; team was fourth at state in 2011 and also won KingCo title that year; averaged 12 points and 2.9 rebounds per game as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to continue my basketball career and become closer to God.

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Kylie Dummer

Name: Kylie Dummer

High School: Southridge High School (Beaverton, Ore.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Guard/wing

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Named 2011-12 Second-Team All-League; voted Rose Garden 2011-12 OSAA 6A State Playoffs Player of the Game both games; 2012-13 Athlete of the Week; 2012-13 End of the Trail Tournament MVP; 2012-13 First-Team All-League honor; helped 2009-10 team win state title and Metro League (Class 6A) in 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons; averaged 14 points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists per game as a senior, when she hit 47 percent of her shots from three-point range.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it is a perfect fit for me academically, spiritually, athletically, size-wise and location. Also because of the excellent women's basketball program.

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Sydney Beadle

Name: Sydney Beadle

High School: Monte Vista Christian (Watsonville, Calif.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Center/forward

Height / Weight: 6-3

High School Highlights:
As a senior, averaged 17.3 points per game and 12.7 rebounds per game while blocking 59 shots; set school single-game records for blocks (10) and points (33). In 2013, she was the Team MVP, MBL-P All-League MVP, ESPN Cal-Hi Hoopgurlz All-State Team nominee and a North All-Star Team selection. In 2012, was MBL First Team All-League, on Santa Cruz Sentinel All-County State Team and an ESPN Cal-Hi Hoopgurlz All-State Team nominee.

Why I chose George Fox:
It felt right and I absolutely love that it's a Christian school. I know I am going to get an education, and a very good one at that. I won't have to worry about the sport I love becoming a job; I can still play it and love it. Also, it was the coaching staff and the team. Every school I looked at I couldn't help but compare them back to George Fox.

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Meeka Mayhew

Name: Meeka Mayhew

High School: Tigard High School (Tigard, Ore.)

Sport(s): Volleyball and basketball

Position(s): Right-side hitter and middle blocker (volleyball)

Height / Weight: 5-10

High School Highlights:
Earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in volleyball (Class 6A Pacific League) as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
From the first time I stepped on campus, I felt comfortable and at home. I always liked the small school vibe: discussion-based class sizes, lots of opportunities to get involved, and a strong sense of student community.

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Kennedy Hobert

Name: Kennedy Hobert

High School: White River High School (Buckley, Wash.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Guard

Height / Weight: 5-10

High School Highlights:
Athlete of the Year (2012-2013); All-Area Team (2013); 2A South Puget Sound League MVP (2013); Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week (2013); First-Team All-State Tournament (2012); First-Team SPSL (2012); team captain in 2012 and 2013 seasons; averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds per game as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It is the best combination of sports, academics and faith for me!

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Kaycee Creech

Name: Kaycee Creech

High School: Cascade Christian High School (Sumner, Wash.)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Wing

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Earned All-Area honors in helping team place sixth at state in 2013; named league (Class 1A) MVP as a senior; chosen as team’s MVP, 2011-13; scored more than 1,000 points in high school career; as a senior, averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and sixth assists.

Why I chose George Fox:
Top-quality education and incredible sports program.

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Cross Country

Erin Sanders

Name: Erin Sanders

High School: Newberg High School (Newberg, Ore.)

Sport(s): Cross country, track and field

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Second in Pacific Conference (Class 6A) Championships in cross country (2012); 21st in OSAA 6A State Cross Country Championships (2012); named team Most Valuable Runner in Cross Country (2012); ran 5K in 19 minutes, 27 seconds and the 3K in 10:54.

Why I chose George Fox:
The community, the academics and the coach.

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Riley Bushnell

Name: Riley Bushnell

High School: Henry Foss (Tacoma, Wash.)

Sport(s): Cross country, track and field

Height / Weight: 6-0, 161

High School Highlights:
Six-time district meet participant and eight-time league meet participant across three different sports; cross country MVP junior and senior years; district participant (cross country and swimming) and Athlete of the Month as a senior; as a junior, was a district participant (cross country and track) and qualified for Junior Olympics National Track & Field meet.

Why I chose George Fox:
The small-school feel and the engineering program (along with their great running program).

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Nicole Meyer

Name: Nicole Meyer

High School: Union High School (Union, Ore.)

Sport(s): Cross country

High School Highlights:
Ran the 5K in 23 minutes, 1 second as a senior; ran the mile in 6:35 as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the area and the atmosphere on campus.

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Jenna Hills

Name: Jenna Hills

High School: Southwest Christian School (Aloha, Ore.)

Sport(s): Cross country and track and field

Height / Weight: 5-1

High School Highlights:
Earned All-State honors in track and field in 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons; served as team captain for cross country as a senior, when she placed third at district to help team win district meet; earned sixth-place finish at Class 3A/2A/1A state meet.

Why I chose George Fox:
It has a great engineering program and I love the feel of the campus.

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Rachel Gibbs

Name: Rachel Gibbs

High School: Glencoe High School (Hillsboro, Ore.)

Sport(s): Cross country and lacrosse

High School Highlights:
First-Team and All-Conference runner as a senior, when she qualified for state (Class 6A level); served as varsity team captain in 2012 and 2013 seasons; recorded 5K time of 20 minutes, 35 seconds her senior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
I like that it is a Christian school.

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Taylor Suwa

Name: Taylor Suwa

High School: Mililani High School (Mililani, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Cross country and track

Height / Weight: 5-1

High School Highlights:
Oahu Interscholastic Association First-Team Western Division All-Star (2010-13); named team’s Most Outstanding Cross Country Runner in 2009 and 2011.

Why I chose George Fox:
It is a small school in a nice community. I met with the coaches and I felt like I could fit and contribute to the team. It also offers the program that I want to study in.

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Sarah Harrison

Name: Sarah Harrison

High School: Gig Harbor High School (Gig Harbor, Wash.)

Sport(s): Cross country and track (distance)

Position(s): Distance (track)

Height / Weight: 5-2

High School Highlights:
Ran varsity in 2010 and 2012.

Why I chose George Fox:
I knew the first time I visited that it was exactly where God wanted me to be.

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Zachary Bibb

Name: Zachary Bibb

High School: Yamhill Carlton High School (Yamhill, Ore.)

Sport(s): Cross country and track

Height / Weight: 6-1, 150

High School Highlights:
Earned Third-Team All-League honors (Class 4A Cowapa League) as a junior and senior in cross country; finished among top eight in 3,000 meters at district track meet as sophomore; was his team's No. 2 runner in both track and cross country his junior and senior seasons; finished senior cross country season ranked 12th in competitive league.

Why I chose George Fox:
Its values and beliefs match mine, it has an amazing campus, the professors seem very knowledgeable, and I feel like I can learn from as well as contribute to the community.

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Nathan Wiggins

Name: Nathan Wiggins

High School: Weiser High School (Weiser, Idaho)

Sport(s): Cross country, track and field

Position(s): Distances

Height / Weight: 5-11, 140

High School Highlights:
Was a state medalist in cross country and track his junior and senior seasons; was the team’s cross country captain his senior year, when he won a district title; also won district in track’s 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter races.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose it because of the Christian community and the engineering program.

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Name: Emily Dobrinski

High School: Reynolds High School (Troutdale, Ore.)

Sport(s): Cross country

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Ran varsity at Class 6A level and recorded 5K time of 21 minutes, 37 seconds her senior season.

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the Christian community and high level of academic excellence.

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Name: Marcus Mateo

High School: Waipahu High School (Waipahu, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Cross country and track

Height / Weight: 5-4, 113

High School Highlights:
Placed ninth at the Western Division Cross Country Championships and 17th at the Oahu Interscholastic League championship race his senior year, earning OIA First-Team honors. Recorded marks of 17 minutes, 11 seconds in the three-mile run, 11 feet in the pole vault and 10:11 in the 3,000-meter race as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it's a fairly small school where everyone is nice and helped me a lot. Another reason is because I was given an opportunity to run. Also, the people I've met and talked to so far are pretty awesome.

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Football

Antione Lawrence

Name: Antione Lawrence

High School: David Douglas (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football, Track

Position(s): Strong safety (football)

Height / Weight: 6-1, 186

High School Highlights:
Lawrence recorded 56 tackles his senior season for coach Dan Wood’s Scots. As a junior, he scored five touchdowns, grabbed four interceptions and recorded 63 tackles.

Why I chose George Fox:
I see the amazing opportunities that will better my future and me as an individual.

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Joey Schweinfurth

Name: Joey Schweinfurth

High School: Lincoln High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back and defensive end

Height / Weight: 6-2, 210

High School Highlights:
Competing in Class 6A Special District 2, was a varsity team captain as a senior, when, despite missing much of season due to injury, he averaged 7 yards per carry and led the team in sacks; played varsity and started as a junior; led freshman team in touchdowns and rushing yards.

Why I chose George Fox:
It seems like the best fit for me academically, athletically and spiritually.

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Jordan Smith

Name: Jordan Smith

High School: Salem Academy (Keizer, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker and running back

Height / Weight: 6-1, 185

High School Highlights:
Was a First-Team All-League (Class 3A Pac-West) running back and Second-Team linebacker as a senior; named Honorable Mention running back and linebacker as a junior; served as team captain and named team MVP senior year; team’s Defensive Player of the Year as a junior; team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a freshman; ran for 1,178 yards on 125 carries as a senior; recorded 112 tackles and nine sacks on defense as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
The great environment created by the community at George fox is unmatched, and I am looking forward to being a part of a brand new Bruin football program.

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Ty Zimmerman

Name: Ty Zimmerman

High School: Portland Christian (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver and kick returner

Height / Weight: 6-2, 155

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-League (Class 2A Northwest League) wide receiver in 2011 and Second-Team All-League wide receiver in 2012; named OregonLive Athlete of the Week in 2011; helped team win league in 2012 and place second at state; scored 10 touchdowns while averaging 9.1 yards per carry and 17.2 yards per reception as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I liked the Christian environment and mission opportunities, and of course the sports opportunities as well as the excellent academics!

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William Leenders

Name: William Leenders

High School: Barlow High School (Gresham, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 6-0, 215

High School Highlights:
Was First-Team All-League linebacker for coach Terry Summerfield as a senior, earning Team Defensive MVP honors in recording five sacks. As a sophomore, scored 24 touchdowns at jayvee level and also earned varsity time.

Why I chose George Fox:
This is the place where I can do what everything I desire to achieve.

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Kolton Waldron

Name: Kolton Waldron

High School: North Salem High School (Salem, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive back, running back

Height / Weight: 5-8, 170

High School Highlights:
Named Honorable Mention in Central Valley Conference (Class 6A) as a cornerback in 2012; was a CVC Second-Team cornerback in 2011; was named a team MVP in 2010 and its “Defensive Back of the Year” in 2011 and 2012; recorded 50 tackles and two interceptions his senior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
Family/community atmosphere; athletic training/physical therapy programs

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Brad Lander

Name: Brad Lander

High School: Roseburg (Roseburg, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 5-11, 170

High School Highlights:
As a senior, Lander caught 17 passes for 367 yards and five touchdowns in helping coach Thurman Bell’s team reach the third round of the Class 6A playoffs. He was also a star in lacrosse, earning First-Team All-League honors.

Why I chose George Fox:
Great school and awesome campus atmosphere

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Ian Becker

Name: Ian Becker

High School: La Salle Catholic College Prep (Milwaukie, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 210

High School Highlights:
Was a First-Team All-Conference (Class 4A Tri-Valley League) defensive back in 2010 and a Second-Team All-Conference (Mt. Hood Conference) defensive back in 2009; named team MVP in 2010 and Defensive Player of the Year that same season; as a senior, led team in interceptions and tackles on defense while leading offense in touchdown passes and passing yards.

Why I chose George Fox:
I am excited for the opportunity to get a top-notch education as well as continue my football career at a Christian university.

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Justin Dutton

Name: Justin Dutton

High School: Corbett High School (Corbett, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Lineman

Height / Weight: 6-2, 195

High School Highlights:
Named Second-Team All-League (Class 3A Lewis & Clark League) on the offensive line; served as a team captain in 2011 and 2012 and was Special Teams Player of the Year for his squad in 2012.

Why I chose George Fox:
It is a small, private Christian school and has a major I am interested in. It also offered me academic scholarships.

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Justin Bolanos

Name: Justin Bolanos

High School: Creswell High School (Creswell, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football, Baseball

Position(s): Wide receiver and defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-11, 160

High School Highlights:
Served as a team and defensive captain his senior football season, when he averaged 17.5 yards per catch and scored four touchdowns; was an All-League Honorable Mention selection as a tight end in 2012; served as team captain and played center field in baseball.

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is a Christian university with an excellent academic reputation. I have the opportunity to pursue a degree in athletic training while competing as a student-athlete.

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Logan O’Hara

Name: Logan O’Hara

High School: Oakland High School (Oakland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 5-11, 175

High School Highlights:
All-State quarterback as a senior, when he was selected to play in the annual Shrine Game; earned all-conference honors his sophomore through senior seasons; led team to a state championship in 2012 and a semifinals appearance in 2011; was 30-6 as a three-year starter, had a 62 percent pass completion rate and threw for 21 touchdowns as a senior; holds five school passing records.

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is a perfect fit for me academically. The campus is awesome and has a family feel. The coaching staff and faculty care about you as a person and as a student-athlete. Bruin football is back!

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Kyle Hague

Name: Kyle Hague

High School: Seaside High School (Seaside, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker, defensive/offensive line

Height / Weight: 6-1, 210

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-League (Class 4A Cowapa League) linebacker in 2012 and 2010; was a Shriners Game alternate selection; named team’s Most Inspirational Player in 2011 and its Most Improved in 2010; as a senior, recorded 78 tackles (48 solo) in seven games to lead the team in tackles and tackles for loss.

Why I chose George Fox:
It has a positive Christian atmosphere, with a great engineering program. Also, because I get to play football.

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Nick Robertson

Name: Nick Robertson

High School: Colton High School (Colton, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver and defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-8, 175

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-State as a defensive back in 2011 (Class 1B); as a senior, earned All-State honors as a wide receiver, when he became fifth all-time in state for career receptions; earned team’s “Coach’s Award” for 2011 and named Offensive Player of the Year in 2012; had 76 receptions, 1,145 yards receiving, 79 carries and 557 rushing yards as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play football at the collegiate level in a small, supportive environment while pursuing athletic training.

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Johnny Krahel

Name: Johnny Krahel

High School: Aloha High School (Aloha, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 180

High School Highlights:
Helped team win state title at Class 6A level in 2010; was fifth in state wrestling championships as a senior; served as team captain for football team his final season.

Why I chose George Fox:
Football coaching staff and because of the nursing program

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Charles Riga

Name: Charles Riga

High School: Madison High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and track

Position(s): Quarterback, running back, linebacker (football); thrower and sprinter (track)

Height / Weight: 6-1, 210

High School Highlights:
Named First-team utility player and Second-Team All-League as linebacker (Class 5A Portland Interscholastic League) his senior season, when he was named team MVP and top offensive and defensive player; scored 21 touchdowns and recorded 10 sacks as a senior and scored 19 touchdowns as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
The close community and worship

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Jesse Michael Tonkinson

Name: Jesse Michael Tonkinson

High School: Hockinson High School (Brush Prairie, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-9, 160

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-Conference as a defensive back in 2011 and 2012 seasons (Class 2A Greater St. Helens League); was defensive MVP and team captain his senior year; named “Most Inspirational” and “Hardest Hitter” on team in leading squad in tackles.

Why I chose George Fox:
The unique, exciting opportunities the university offers.

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Tristan Howell

Name: Tristan Howell

High School: Century High School (Hillsboro, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back, wide receiver

Height / Weight: 5-8, 175

High School Highlights:
Named Honorable Mention running back in Pacific Conference (Class 6A); was a varsity letter winner in 2010, 2011 and 2012; caught six passes for 110 yards in a playoff victory as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
Small campus and the opportunity to play football.

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Brennan Rains

Name: Brennan Rains

High School: Hanford High School (West Richland, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 5-11, 170

High School Highlights:
All-Conference Honorable Mention (wrestling) as sophomore; All-State Individual Academic Honorable Mention as junior and senior (wrestling); MCC Co-League Champions in football (senior); Rookie of the Year in wrestling (freshmen); Offensive MVP in football (sophomore); Falcon Pride Award (wrestling) as senior; 100% Commitment Pride Award for football all four years; three-time letterman, football; four-time letterman, wrestling

Why I chose George Fox:
I made George Fox my choice of schooling out of all the others because of the many things it offers me. I saw that the university has highly recognized academic standards. When I did my campus visit, I enjoyed it being a smaller and more personal than other colleges, which played a part in me choosing George Fox. I also wanted to help bring back the football program after 44 years without it.

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Mathew Tracy

Name: Mathew Tracy

High School: Lebanon High School (Lebanon, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-0, 175

High School Highlights:
Named an All-Conference safety at Class 5A level (Mid-Willamette Conference) as a senior; selected as team’s Most Inspirational Player and Most Outstanding Back in 2012, when he recorded seven interceptions and 63 tackles on defense and caught 10 passes for 274 yards and six touchdowns on offense.

Why I chose George Fox:
The atmosphere at George Fox was like no other college that I had visited. Fox has an outstanding business department with concentrations in finance and management, and those are the areas that I want to study. I found the business professors to be more than willing to help students outside of the classroom. Another reason I chose George Fox was because of how nice and helpful the coaches were throughout the recruiting process, their excellent reputation from those that they have coached, and their Christian morals. In addition, George Fox was located the closest to home.

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Grant Schroeder

Name: Grant Schroeder

High School: Santiam Christian High School (Corvallis, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and baseball

Position(s): Quarterback (football); catcher/utility (baseball)

Height / Weight: 5-11, 185

High School Highlights:
2011 First-Team All-Conference and First-Team All-State quarterback; 2012 First-Team All-Conference infielder at shortstop and Second- Team All-State infielder at shortstop; 2012 First-Team All-Conference and All-State quarterback, runner-up for Offensive Player of the Year in Pac-West Conference (football); helped 2011 football team win state championship and take second in 2010.

Why I chose George Fox:
The engineering department is superior to any of the other schools I was looking at. The coaches at George Fox are incredible men of God, and the opportunity to play football and possibly baseball, as well as grow in my relationship with God, makes George Fox the perfect fit.

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Alex Hovelsrud

Name: Alex Hovelsrud

High School: Santiam Christian High School (Corvallis, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Strong safety, cornerback

Height / Weight: 6-0, 195

High School Highlights:
Named a First-Team All-League defensive back and Second-Team All-State (Class 3A) defensive back as a junior; chosen as First-Team All-League defensive back and First-Team All-State defensive back as senior; in baseball was a Second-Team All-League and All-State catcher as a junior and First- Team All-League and All-State as a senior; served as team captain in football junior and senior years; named an Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Academic All-Star as a senior; was captain of baseball team as senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It is a great university with high academic standards, athletics, and a very strong spiritual atmosphere. I feel that I can I grow as a student, an athlete, and a Christian.

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Mark Sanchez

Name: Mark Sanchez

High School: Verbum Dei (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Sport(s): Football, track and field

Position(s): Defensive back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 190

High School Highlights:
In 2010 he was named a Second-Team player in Camino Real League (football) and chosen Santa Fe League’s (track) Most Valuable Runner; as a senior he recorded 77 tackles on defense while, on offense, he carried the ball for 427 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Why I chose George Fox:
I will have an opportunity to construct my path for a better and successful future.

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Uriel Gonzalez

Name: Uriel Gonzalez

High School: Renton High School (Renton, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Kicker/punter

Height / Weight: 5-11, 170

High School Highlights:
Was a First-Team All-Seamount League (Class 2A) selection as a punter his junior season; connected for a 46-yard field goal his senior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
It fit my description of a great college.

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Travis Derocher

Name: Travis Derocher

High School: Newport High School (Newport, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and baseball

Position(s): Linebacker/running back (football); catcher/utility (baseball)

Height / Weight: 5-11, 195

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-League (Class 4A Oregon West League) at linebacker as a junior and senior; chosen Second-Team running back as a senior; in baseball was a First-Team All-League selection (sophomore) and Second- Team All-League choice (junior) as a catcher; served as a team captain in both baseball and football his junior and senior seasons.

Why I chose George Fox:
The school's athletic and academic programs fit my needs as an athlete and student.

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Grant Phillips

Name: Grant Phillips

High School: Horizon Christian High School (Tualatin, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football, track and field

Position(s): Lineman (football), thrower (track)

Height / Weight: 6-1, 240

High School Highlights:
Named Honorable Mention in football (Class 3A West Valley League) as a senior, when he served as a team captain; served as a team captain in track his sophomore through senior seasons; threw the discus 134 feet, 7 inches and the shot put 42 feet as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
Because of the opportunities it provides.

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Damian Cook

Name: Damian Cook

High School: Creswell High School (Creswell, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 5-9, 185

High School Highlights:
Named Honorable Mention All-League (Class 3A Sky-Em Conference) as a running back as a senior, when he served as team captain; rushed for 1,118 yards and 14 touchdowns his final season.

Why I chose George Fox:
The outstanding attitude of the students and staff. I am also excited to be part of the George Fox culture and to be a positive, contributing member for our new Bruin football team.

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Steele Haugen

Name: Steele Haugen

High School: Madras High School (Madras, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 6-1, 170

High School Highlights:
Named Second-Team All-Conference quarterback (Class 4A); threw for 2,400 yards and 20 touchdowns while completing 60 percent of his passes as a senior; served as team captain and was a three-year varsity letter-winner.

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted a good Christian education with a chance to be part of a great team.

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DaJuan Gant

Name: DaJuan Gant

High School: Milwaukie High School (Milwaukie, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-0, 198

High School Highlights:
Named All-League (Class 5A) Honorable Mention at quarterback as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It's an opportunity to attend a great school and be a part of a new football program.

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Erich VanBergen

Name: Erich VanBergen

High School: Newberg High School (Newberg, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football, track and field

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 6-1, 175

High School Highlights:
Second-Team All-League linebacker as a senior (Class 6A level), when he was named the team's Defensive MVP; recipient of team's Tiger Pride award in 2011 and 2012.

Why I chose George Fox:
I was given the most options in my education as well as athletics.

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Justin Swoboda

Name: Justin Swoboda

High School: Sunset High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 175

High School Highlights:
Named team’s Most Improved Player as a senior, when he recorded 47 tackles, two tackles for loss and 12 pass breakups while recovering two fumbles.

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to pursue a wholesome education at a well-respected Christian university while continuing on in my athletics.

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John Hampton

Name: John Hampton

High School: Gladstone High School (Gladstone, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive line

Height / Weight: 6-0, 255

High School Highlights:
Earned Second-Team All-State honors and First-Team All-League (Class 4A) recognition as a defensive lineman as a senior; also a Second-Team All-League offensive guard his final year.

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the Christian atmosphere.

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Ryan Comstock

Name: Ryan Comstock

High School: Oakland High School (Oakland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 5-9, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-League honors as a running back his senior year (Class 2A Mountain View Conference), when he rushed for 2,554 yards and averaged 9.4 yards per carry; named to All-State Second Team at running back as senior; helped team win state title his final season.

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to play football.

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Cameron Grothe

Name: Cameron Grothe

High School: Soldotna High School (Soldotna, Alaska)

Sport(s): Football and soccer

Position(s): Kicker (football); striker and midfielder (soccer)

Height / Weight: 5-11, 148

High School Highlights:
Named a First-Team All-State and First-Team All-Conference kicker during senior season; earned his team’s Outstanding Player in Championship Game honor (football) and Player of the Year award (soccer), both as a senior; accounted for 53 points as football team’s kicker his senior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
My brother attended George Fox all four years and loved it there. I’ve always wanted to go to GFU!

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Garrett Esteb

Name: Garrett Esteb

High School: Hosanna Christian Academy (Klamath Falls, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and track

Position(s): Wide receiver, punt and kick returner (football)

Height / Weight: 6-2, 185

High School Highlights:
Named Honorable Mention in league (Class 1A Mountain Valley League) as a senior running back in football; served as team captain in football his junior and senior seasons; as a senior, collected 1,600 all-purpose yards.

Why I chose George Fox:
I was in love with the campus and the atmosphere, but also because of the well-known business program.

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Tre Drumgoole

Name: Tre Drumgoole

High School: Seaside High School (Seaside, Calif.)

Sport(s): Football and track

Position(s): Running back (football)

Height / Weight: 5-11, 186

High School Highlights:
Amassed 1,000-plus yards rushing as a senior; named All-Conference (Class 5A) and team’s Most Improved Player during his junior season.

Why I chose George Fox:
I knew I would get the best opportunity to grow as an athlete and a man of God.

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Dominick Fix-Gonzales

Name: Dominick Fix-Gonzales

High School: Aloha High School (Aloha, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Lineman

Height / Weight: 6-0, 190

High School Highlights:
Named team’s Most Inspirational during 2011-12 season and was honored as “Best Scout Team Player” (2009-10) and Most Improved (2008-09); recorded 3.5 sacks as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
The school has both mechanical engineering as well as physical training courses I want to learn. Also, it offers the opportunity to play college football, with the coaching staff that I have grown up with.

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Mark LaCoste

Name: Mark LaCoste

High School: Central Linn High School (Halsey, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and track

Position(s): Wide receiver, defensive back (football)

Height / Weight: 6-2, 180

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-State in football (offense and defense) as a senior; four-time state wrestler, two-time placer (third and fourth); State Champion (Class 2A) in 110-meter high hurdles three times; two-time 300 intermediate hurdles State Champion; 200-meters State Champion; three-time 4x100 State Champion; 2013 District and State Athlete of the Meet in track; as senior, named MVP of school’s football, wresting and track teams.

Why I chose George Fox:
It fit what I wanted both for sports and my educational interest. I liked the football coaching staff.

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Kyle Miller

Name: Kyle Miller

High School: David Douglas High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver/defensive back

Height / Weight: 6-2, 165

High School Highlights:
First-Team All-League (Class 6A Mt. Hood League) defensive back and receiver in 2012; First-Team All-League defensive back in 2011; served as team captain in 2011 and 2012 seasons; caught 27 passes for 419 yards and six touchdowns as a senior while, on defense, he recorded 47 tackles and four interceptions.

Why I chose George Fox:
Friendly community and Christ-centered education.

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Taylor Tramposh

Name: Taylor Tramposh

High School: Gresham High School (Gresham, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Safety, cornerback

Height / Weight: 5-8, 170

High School Highlights:
Was an Honorable Mention defensive back as a senior, when he recorded 48 tackles (44 solo) and two interceptions.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I love the campus, staff and environment. When I left after my first visit, I knew it was exactly where I wanted to be. The resurrection of football also strongly factored in my decision.

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Nolan Schuler

Name: Nolan Schuler

High School: Bakersfield Christian High School (Bakersfield, Calif.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Right tackle

Height / Weight: 6-5, 250

High School Highlights:
Helped team go 11-3 and reach District 4 Valley finals as a senior; earned three varsity letters in football.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose it because of its God-centered academics.

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Jared T. Gonzales

Name: Jared T. Gonzales

High School: Rainier High School (Yelm, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver and free safety

Height / Weight: 6-0, 175

High School Highlights:
Served as wide receiver team captain on his squad; scored four touchdowns as a junior, three as a sophomore and eight as a freshman.

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to grow in Christ more and know his Word better and more. Also, I wanted to be part of the new football program.

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Lawrence Potts

Name: Lawrence Potts

High School: Grants Pass High School (Grants Pass, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Cornerback, wide receiver, kick/punt returner

Height / Weight: 5-6, 155

High School Highlights:
Named Second-Team All-Conference as a defensive back (Class 6A Southwest Special District 1) in 2012; served as team captain his senior season, when he recorded three interceptions and two fumble recoveries; as a junior, scored three touchdowns and had three fumble recoveries.

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox has a friendly, encouraging environment for my faith and education.

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Daniel Briggs

Name: Daniel Briggs

High School: Orcas Island High School (Eastsound, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback and wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-2, 180

High School Highlights:
Named a First-Team All-League (Class 2B/1A Northwest) defensive back and a Second-Team All-League quarterback in 2012; four-year varsity letter winner; earned Cliff Gilles Student Award for personal achievement in academics, sportsmanship, citizenship and participation; threw for 1,450 yards and rushed for 647 as a senior; picked off seven passes as defensive back his final high school season.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its incredible campus and the small-school feel. From the moment I arrived on campus I was treated with the utmost respect. I'm looking forward to having a chance to play football and being a part of something new.

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Austin Wisenbaker

Name: Austin Wisenbaker

High School: Portland Christian High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and track

Position(s): Defensive end

Height / Weight: 6-3, 205

High School Highlights:
Four-year varsity starter; earned First-Team All-League (Class 2A Northwest League) honors for two years and was All-State Second Team as a senior; helped team reach Class 2A championship finals his last season; recorded 104 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
Small campus size and Christian-based school.

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Trei Cline

Name: Trei Cline

High School: W.F. West High School (Chehalis, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive end and linebacker

Height / Weight: 6-0, 210

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-Conference (Class 2A) and All-Lewis-County honors as a defensive end his senior year, when he served as a team captain; led team in sacks and tackles behind the line his final season.

Why I chose George Fox:
It's a great opportunity for football and also to get closer to God.

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Nic Marois

Name: Nic Marois

High School: Transfer from College of the Siskiyous (Weed, Calif.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Safety

Height / Weight: 5-7, 205

High School Highlights:
Served as team captain in 2012.

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to get the best mechanical engineering degree possible at a great university.

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Joe Mohr

Name: Joe Mohr

High School: Valley High School (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 6-0, 190

High School Highlights:
Named to league's Second Team (sophomore), First Team (junior) and as Orange League's MVP his senior year, when he passed for 1,660 yards and 24 touchdowns while also rushing for 10 TD's; was a team scholar-athlete all three years on varsity; named squad's top rookie (sophomore), offensive player of the year (junior) and team captain, team MVP and team's most inspirational (senior).

Why I chose George Fox:
They offer a unique football experience with top-notch education. Also, because I want to be a part of bringing back football to this outstanding university.

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Tobias Webb

Name: Tobias Webb

High School: Mountain View High School (Bend, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football, basketball and track

Position(s): Quaterback (football)

Height / Weight: 6-1, 160

High School Highlights:
Earned Second-Team All-League honors (Class 5A Intermountain Conference) in 2012 and was named his team's most valuable offensive player his senior year, when he passed for more than 2,000 yards.

Why I chose George Fox:
It's a Christian school, they are strong in the area I plan to major in, and I'm able to play football there.

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Ryan Lockwood

Name: Ryan Lockwood

High School: Hosanna Christian High School (Klamath Falls, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Slot/defensive back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 175

High School Highlights:
Named a Second-Team All-League quarterback and safety as a senior (Class 1A District 2 Conference); chosen as team's offensive MVP his senior year after passing for 1,678 yards and 24 touchdowns at quarterback; also recorded four interceptions and 32 solo tackles on defense his final year.

Why I chose George Fox:
It's a great school academically and I'm looking forward to being a part of a great football program.

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Name: Justin Kruse

High School: Cascade High School (Turner, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive and defensive line

Height / Weight: 6-1, 245

High School Highlights:
2012: First-Team All-State defensive line, Second-Team All-State center, First-Team All-Conference defensive end, First-Team All-Conference center and Oregon West Conference (Class 4A) Defensive Player of the Year; First-Team All-Conference defensive end as a junior; Second-Team All-Conference as a sophomore; helped team win league title in 2012 and reach state semifinals; recorded 87 tackles, five sacks and six forced fumbles his senior season.

Why I chose George Fox:
It is an excellent institution. The year 2014 will be the first year for football in over 40 years. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And it is a wonderful university.

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Name: Nicholas Hytrek

High School: Sam Barlow High School (Gresham, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive tackle

Height / Weight: 6-4, 260

High School Highlights:
Named Honorable Mention All-League (Class 6A Mt. Hood Conference) as an offensive lineman during senior season; earned two varsity letters in football; started all regular-season games as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I felt as if the community as a whole was made up of good supportive people who would help me be a better person and help me achieve my goals of becoming a teacher.

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Name: Anthony Tsopko

High School: David Douglas High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Fullback, Outside Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 235

High School Highlights:
Competed for Class 6A squad in Mt. Hood Conference.

Why I chose George Fox:
The Christian atmosphere and the great engineering program

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Name: Robert Mitchell

High School: Rancho Buena Vista High School (Vista, Calif.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive end and tight end

Height / Weight: 6-1, 220

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-League honors as a senior; selected for Dean Spanos Chargers North vs. South All-Star Game; served as team captain in 2011 and 2012; voted team’s Most Inspirational Player in 2012 and Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2011; caught 10 passes for 126 yards while also recording 41 tackles his senior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its strong Christian belief system. It is very exciting to me to be on the first team in a long time at George Fox. Coach Casey is a person who I believe will help me grow as a Christian leader.

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Name: Logan S. Delano

High School: Grant Union High School (John Day, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Tight end and nose guard

Height / Weight: 6-0, 240

High School Highlights:
Earned varsity letter his junior and senior seasons playing in Class 3A/2A Blue Mountain Conference.

Why I chose George Fox:
The school has the major and minors that I desire as a young student-athlete. I plan on majoring in athletic training, and their program is one of the best.

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Name: Adrian Bonner

High School: University High School (Spokane, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Tailback, wide receiver and defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-8, 165

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-League honors at safety as a senior (Class 3A level); rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns in playoff game his senior season, when he averaged 7.4 yards per carry; helped team place third in state.

Why I chose George Fox:
It chose me.

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Name: Zach Superfisky

High School: Capital High School (Olympia, Wash.)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 6-0, 190

High School Highlights:
Named to league's Second Team (sophomore), First Team (junior) and as Orange League's MVP his senior year, when he passed for 1,660 yards and 24 touchdowns while also rushing for 10 TD's; was a team scholar-athlete all three years on varsity; named squad's top rookie (sophomore), offensive player of the year (junior) and team captain, team MVP and team's most inspirational (senior).

Why I chose George Fox:
They offer a unique football experience with top-notch education. Also, because I want to be a part of bringing back football to this outstanding university.

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Men's Golf

Nick Karich

Name: Nick Karich

High School: Glencoe High School (Hillsboro, Ore.)

Sport(s): Golf

Height / Weight: 6-1, 200

High School Highlights:
Was a state (Class 6A) participant and First-Team All-Conference player as a senior; played most of senior season as team’s No. 4 player.

Why I chose George Fox:
The academic challenge

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Women's Golf

Kirbi Havemann

Name: Kirbi Havemann

High School: West Linn High School (West Linn, Ore.)

Sport(s): Golf

High School Highlights:
Second-Team All-League selection (Class 6A) as a junior; served as team captain her junior and senior seasons; shot an 86 at state as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
The interest of (Coach) MaryJo McCloskey and the reputation of George Fox being a top school.

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Sydney Maluenda

Name: Sydney Maluenda

High School: Kapolei High School (Ewa Beach, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Golf

High School Highlights:
Oahu Interscholastic Association First-Team All-Star (2010-12); OIA Player of the Year of 2012; posted a season average score of 77 during senior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
They saw potential in me and are willing to help me achieve goals both in academics and in sports.

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Madison Perry

Name: Madison Perry

High School: Central Catholic High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Golf

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Named First-Team All-Conference (Class 6A Mt. Hood Conference) during junior and senior seasons; served as team captain for squad that won a conference title her senior year; shot scores of 78 and 79 in two league matches as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox seemed like the perfect fit when I was looking for a small school with strong academics and a top competitive golf program.

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Men's Soccer

Luke Ridder

Name: Luke Ridder

High School: La Grande High School (La Grande, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Height / Weight: 6-0, 150

High School Highlights:
Served as captain his senior year and won the team’s “Strength and Character” award.

Why I chose George Fox:
I believe it will be a great environment for me to grow and learn both mentally and on the field.

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Ricardo Sotelo-Santoyo

Name: Ricardo Sotelo-Santoyo

High School: Hermiston High School (Hermiston, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Height / Weight: 5-8, 175

High School Highlights:
First-Team All-State goalkeeper; also earned First-Team All-State honors in the Class 5A Columbia River Conference; named co-MVP of his team as a senior; named Second-Team All-Conference goalkeeper as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I feel like it is the best place for me to study and play soccer.

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Joel Schierman

Name: Joel Schierman

High School: Jesuit High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center midfielder

Height / Weight: 6-2, 155

High School Highlights:
Helped team win 2012 state championship; earned All-League (Class 6A Metro Conference) honors as a senior; named team’s “Most Inspirational Player” his senior year; scored six goals and collected four assists for state-title-winning team.

Why I chose George Fox:
I like the sense of community and how welcoming everyone was.

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Daniel Luvianos

Name: Daniel Luvianos

High School: Woodburn High School (Woodburn, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfielder/forward

Height / Weight: 5-9, 140

High School Highlights:
First-Team All-League (Class 5A Mid-Willamette Conference) as a senior and Second-Team All-League as a junior; Honorable Mention All-State as a senior; named All-Mid-Valley First-Team and ESPN Rise Top-40 Player as a senior; helped team win league in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and win state in 2010; scored 14 goals and collected 8 assists as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the small-sized classrooms that allow one-on-one interaction with professors.

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Jacob Noland

Name: Jacob Noland

High School: Roseburg High School (Roseburg, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Outside midfielder and forward

Height / Weight: 5-8, 140

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-Conference honors as a junior and senior in the Class 6A Southwest League; led team in scoring his senior season and was selected the team MVP as a junior, when he tied for most goals scored on the team.

Why I chose George Fox:
It has a really nice campus and I feel like George Fox is a perfect fit for me.

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Matthew Alvarez

Name: Matthew Alvarez

High School: Ontario Christian (Ontario, Calif.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Height / Weight: 5-10, 180

High School Highlights:
Was key member of back-to-back league championship-winning teams in 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. Recorded a .916 goals-against average and three shutouts as a senior; had a 1.328 goals-against average and two shutouts as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I really liked the community and the weather.

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Jacob Beavers

Name: Jacob Beavers

High School: Lake Stevens High School (Lake Stevens, Wash.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfield

Height / Weight: 5-9, 135

High School Highlights:
Has played with the Lake Stevens High School boys soccer team for three years; was recognized as a LSHS Scholar-Athlete in 2012; scored six goals and collected 10 assists for team in final season.

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox was a good fit for me. It has a great size, wonderful community and high academics in engineering. It also allowed me to continue playing soccer.

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Joseph Clemente

Name: Joseph Clemente

High School: Chandler High School (Chandler, Ariz.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 5-8, 140

High School Highlights:
Earned Second-Team All-State honors as a senior; was named a top-20 high school soccer player in Arizona by ESPN RISE magazine; named team’s MVP as a senior, when he led his squad in scoring; earned First-Team All-Fiesta Region honors as senior; led team in scoring sophomore through senior years.

Why I chose George Fox:
The atmosphere of the school is great and the opportunity to experience something new.

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Miguel Lopez Ixta

Name: Miguel Lopez Ixta

High School: Woodburn High School (Woodburn, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward and center midfield

Height / Weight: 5-7, 142

High School Highlights:
Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference (Class 5A Willamette League) in 2011; helped team win three state titles and an Oregon Youth Soccer Association state championship; assisted on 20 goals as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It’s a great school to get an education.

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Angelo Fotinopoulos

Name: Angelo Fotinopoulos

High School: Lakes High School (Lakewood, Wash.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Outside back, outside midfield, striker

Height / Weight: 6-0, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned team MVP honors and served as team captain as a senior, when he made First-Team All-State at the Class 3A level; was a varsity letter-winner all four years of high school; also served as team captain as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the best school and environment in order to help me strive for the best, educationally and athletically.

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Grant Basquez

Name: Grant Basquez

High School: Kauai High School (Kauai, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Defender, outside midfielder and forward

Height / Weight: 5-7, 155

High School Highlights:
Earned All-Conference honors in 2013 and was a Kauai Interscholastic Federation All-Star in both 2012 and 2013; named MVP of his team in 2013 and chosen as Most Inspirational.

Why I chose George Fox:
I would like to pursue a degree in engineering and play soccer.

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Cameron Grothe

Name: Cameron Grothe

High School: Soldotna High School (Soldotna, Alaska)

Sport(s): Football and soccer

Position(s): Kicker (football); striker and midfielder (soccer)

Height / Weight: 5-11, 148

High School Highlights:
Named a First-Team All-State and First-Team All-Conference kicker during senior season; earned his team’s Outstanding Player in Championship Game honor (football) and Player of the Year award (soccer), both as a senior; accounted for 53 points as football team’s kicker his senior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
My brother attended George Fox all four years and loved it there. I’ve always wanted to go to GFU!

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Ulysus Torres

Name: Ulysus Torres

High School: Franklin High School (El Paso, Texas)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-8, 158

High School Highlights:
Served as varsity team captain his senior season and as co-captain his junior year; played varsity soccer sophomore through senior seasons for program that earned district, area and regional championships; scouted by Houston Dynamo Academy, the south Texas state champions in 2010 and 2011; served as captain for club team.

Why I chose George Fox:
To get a Christ-centered education and also the opportunity to play soccer for a school and athletic program that shows a lot of promise.

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Victor Garcia-Aguilera

Name: Victor Garcia-Aguilera

High School: Woodburn High School (Woodburn, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Defender

Height / Weight: 5-11, 140

High School Highlights:
Earned Honorable Mention All-League (Class 5A Mid-Willamette Valley Conference) honors as a senior; named team's most improved player in 2012; played key role in helping Bulldogs win third straight 5A state title.

Why I chose George Fox:
Everyone seems friendly and it is a great university to get an education.

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Women's Soccer

Danielle Hendricks

Name: Danielle Hendricks

High School: Cosumnes Oaks High School (Elk Grove, Calif.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Defender, midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Helped team reach section finals as a team captain her senior season; was also a team captain her junior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
It's a great school and fits my needs exactly.

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Morgan Hansen

Name: Morgan Hansen

High School: Hidden Valley High School (Grants Pass, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Competing in Class 4A Skyline Conference, was a First-Team All-Conference and a Third-Team All-State player in 2012; was named team’s Most Inspirational Player as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
Its Spirit-filled atmosphere and a staff that’s goal is to help me find my calling.

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Tear’sa Krieger

Name: Tear’sa Krieger

High School: Sherwood High School (Sherwood, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward, wing

Height / Weight: 5-3

High School Highlights:
Second-Team All-Conference (Class 5A Northwest Oregon Conference) selection as a senior; helped team place second in state as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I love everything about it.

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Hannah Harder

Name: Hannah Harder

High School: Yamhill High School (Yamhill, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward, midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
First-Team All-League player all four years of high school (2009-12) in Class 4A level; scored 21 goals as a senior, 17 as a junior, 12 as a sophomore and seven as a freshman.

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the campus, faculty and athletics!

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Jasmine Florez

Name: Jasmine Florez

High School: North Marion High School (Aurora, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Left wing, forward

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
First-Team All-Conference Player (Class 4A Tri-Valley Conference) her junior and senior seasons; scored 21 goals in 15 games as a senior; scored 18 goals in 15 games as a junior; scored game-winning goal to secure playoff berth her sophomore season.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I felt that it had a great atmosphere for me academically and its spiritual religion. I am also looking forward to playing soccer for the women’s program.

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Junoet Perkins

Name: Junoet Perkins

High School: Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, Ore.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center defense

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
First-Team All-Conference Player (Class 5A) all four years of high school career; earned Honorable Mention All-State honors as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to go to a school and play soccer where I am part of a community.

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Lael Papenfuse

Name: Lael Papenfuse

High School: CAM Academy (Battle Ground, Wash.)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Outside back and center midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Scholar-Athlete, 2011-12, Washington Cup Champions, 2012; Nike Cup Champions, 2011; Team Captain, 2012-13.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its Christian community, excellent science courses and physical therapy track, as well as for its athletics. In George Fox I see an opportunity to follow all my passions especially those for Christ, learning and soccer.

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Softball

Sophia Haugen

Name: Sophia Haugen

High School: West Salem High School (Salem, Ore.)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): First base

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Batted .375 as a junior at the Class 6A level.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I will be given the opportunity to be pushed academically and study in a Christ-centered environment.

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Rachael Cochran

Name: Rachael Cochran

High School: Ballard High School (Seattle, Wash.)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Shortstop and second base

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Named Honorable Mention in league (Class 4A) in 2010 and 2011; selected team’s Rookie of the Year (2010) and Best Defensive Player (2011); batted .432 and posted .608 slugging percentage as a senior while leading team in hits, doubles, triples, RBIs and runs.

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the perfect fit for my needs as an athlete and student.

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Ashley Bunce

Name: Ashley Bunce

High School: Grace Brethren High School (Simi Valley, Calif.)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Outfield

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-League honors as a senior, when she batted .421 with 33 RBIs, three homers, five doubles, 20 stolen bases and .632 slugging percentage; led team and league in RBIs senior season, and posted .975 fielding percentage; team honors include Defensive Player of the Year (senior), Iron Man Award (sophomore) and Most Improved (freshman).

Why I chose George Fox:
Because I love the small-school atmosphere with a Christ-centered environment and with a solid softball program.

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Baylee Westrick

Name: Baylee Westrick

High School: Central Catholic High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Third base

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-League (Class 6A) honors as a senior; served as team captain her sophomore and senior seasons; made league’s Honorable Mention squad as an infielder her junior year; also earned all-league recognition her freshman (Second-Team outfield) and sophomore (Second-Team infield) seasons; led team in home runs all four years.

Why I chose George Fox:
The community was exactly what I was looking for in a college. The Christian aspect is perfect for me, and the education program really interested me.

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Monica Martinez

Name: Monica Martinez

High School: Rocklin High School (Rocklin, Calif.)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Outfield and utility

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
As a senior, hit .280 with a .407 on-base percentage and a .975 fielding percentage; earned several team honors as a freshman, including MVP, most stolen bases, highest batting average and highest fielding percentage.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I wanted to attend a Christian college and I love the atmosphere at GFU. It feels like home.

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Kelsey Hansen

Name: Kelsey Hansen

High School: Central Catholic High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Outfield and utility

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-League (Class 6A) honors as an outfielder her junior year and Honorable Mention recognition as a shortstop her senior year; named team's Most Improved Player as a junior and served as a team captain as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
The welcoming environment and community. I am looking forward to making lifelong friends while receiving a great education and continuing my softball career.

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Track & Field

Caleb Johnstone

Name: Caleb Johnstone

High School: Newberg High School (Newberg, Ore.)

Sport(s): Track and field

Height / Weight: 6-0, 150

High School Highlights:
Competing in Class 6A Pacific Conference, was Second-Team All-Conference (400 meters) and First-Team All-Conference (4x400 relay) in 2012; varsity letter winner (2012-13) and team captain (2013); recorded times of 51.86 seconds (400), 23.52 (200) and 11.74 (100) as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
The campus is inviting and feels like home, and I felt really accepted and wanted when I met with some of the track team. It feels like a family that I want to be a part of.

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Cody Newsom

Name: Cody Newsom

High School: Glencoe High School (North Plains, Ore.)

Sport(s): Track

Height / Weight: 5-10, 165

High School Highlights:
Participated in state track meet (2012) as member of conference-champion 4x400 relay team; also, in 2012, was third overall in 4X400 relay at Elden Keller Invitational. In soccer, reached quarterfinals in state playoffs and won the United Cup with club team.

Why I chose George Fox:
Christ-based education and environment are important for me and my family.

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Emily Hamilton

Name: Emily Hamilton

High School: Sherwood High School (Sherwood, Ore.)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Throws

Height / Weight: 5-6

High School Highlights:
Honorable Mention All-League (2010-12); javelin: third place in league, 2010-12; discus: seventh in state (2010), second in league (2010), fourth in league (2011) third in league (2012). Early in senior season threw the javelin 116-9, discus 111-9 and shot put 33-7.

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to be part of a strong, focused, hard working team.

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Charles Riga

Name: Charles Riga

High School: Madison High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and track

Position(s): Quarterback, running back, linebacker (football); thrower and sprinter (track)

Height / Weight: 6-1, 210

High School Highlights:
Named First-team utility player and Second-Team All-League as linebacker (Class 5A Portland Interscholastic League) his senior season, when he was named team MVP and top offensive and defensive player; scored 21 touchdowns and recorded 10 sacks as a senior and scored 19 touchdowns as a junior.

Why I chose George Fox:
The close community and worship

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Kiel Phelps

Name: Kiel Phelps

High School: Cascade High School (Turner, Ore.)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Discus

Height / Weight: 6-4, 230

High School Highlights:
First-Team All-League selection (Class 4A’s Oregon West Conference) and state qualifier as a junior; currently competing in senior season.

Why I chose George Fox:
Good business school and Christian college.

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Michael Morikawa

Name: Michael Morikawa

High School: Waiakea High School (Hilo, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Sprinter, hurdler and jumper

Height / Weight: 5-9, 165

High School Highlights:
In 2012, he was third in the state long jump competition and seventh in the state in the 300-meter hurdles; in 2011, he placed sixth in state in the long jump; as a senior, he recorded marks of 41.4 seconds (300 hurdles), 20 feet, 10 inches (long jump), 11.74 seconds (100 meters) and 16.6 seconds (110-meter high hurdles); served as team captain in 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Why I chose George Fox:
Great community, loved the track program, and everything is Christ-centered.

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Taylor Suwa

Name: Taylor Suwa

High School: Mililani High School (Mililani, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Cross country and track

Height / Weight: 5-1

High School Highlights:
Oahu Interscholastic Association First-Team Western Division All-Star (2010-13); named team’s Most Outstanding Cross Country Runner in 2009 and 2011.

Why I chose George Fox:
It is a small school in a nice community. I met with the coaches and I felt like I could fit and contribute to the team. It also offers the program that I want to study in.

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Grant Phillips

Name: Grant Phillips

High School: Horizon Christian High School (Tualatin, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football, track and field

Position(s): Lineman (football), thrower (track)

Height / Weight: 6-1, 240

High School Highlights:
Named Honorable Mention in football (Class 3A West Valley League) as a senior, when he served as a team captain; served as a team captain in track his sophomore through senior seasons; threw the discus 134 feet, 7 inches and the shot put 42 feet as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
Because of the opportunities it provides.

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Michaela Hendrix

Name: Michaela Hendrix

High School: Kings High School (Shoreline, Wash.)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Sprints and jumps

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
Qualified for state 2010-13 in Cascade Conference (Class 1A); recorded 100-meter time of 12.48 seconds and a triple jump distance of 32 feet, 1/2 inch as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
It's close to home and has good programs – and I can be a part of a track team.

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Erich VanBergen

Name: Erich VanBergen

High School: Newberg High School (Newberg, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football, track and field

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 6-1, 175

High School Highlights:
Second-Team All-League linebacker as a senior (Class 6A level), when he was named the team's Defensive MVP; recipient of team's Tiger Pride award in 2011 and 2012.

Why I chose George Fox:
I was given the most options in my education as well as athletics.

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Sarah Harrison

Name: Sarah Harrison

High School: Gig Harbor High School (Gig Harbor, Wash.)

Sport(s): Cross country and track (distance)

Position(s): Distance (track)

Height / Weight: 5-2

High School Highlights:
Ran varsity in 2010 and 2012.

Why I chose George Fox:
I knew the first time I visited that it was exactly where God wanted me to be.

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Sierra Robertson

Name: Sierra Robertson

High School: Portland Christian High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Pole vault, 100-meter hurdles

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
First in state (Class 2A) 100-meter hurdles and third in state pole vault in 2012; cleared 10 feet, 3 inches in pole vault and clocked a time of 16.29 in the 100 hurdles in 2012.

Why I chose George Fox:
The community, the major I wanted to study and sports

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Austin Wisenbaker

Name: Austin Wisenbaker

High School: Portland Christian High School (Portland, Ore.)

Sport(s): Football and track

Position(s): Defensive end

Height / Weight: 6-3, 205

High School Highlights:
Four-year varsity starter; earned First-Team All-League (Class 2A Northwest League) honors for two years and was All-State Second Team as a senior; helped team reach Class 2A championship finals his last season; recorded 104 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
Small campus size and Christian-based school.

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Women's Volleyball

Amy Massingale

Name: Amy Massingale

High School: Marysville Pilchuck High School (Marysville, Wash.)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside hitter

Height / Weight: 5-10

High School Highlights:
Named to Second Team in WESCO North (Class 3A) in 2012; named team’s Most Inspirational Player and was recipient of “Hammer Award” (most kills) as a senior; recorded 116 kills her final season.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I wanted to go to a school where everyone was dedicated and serious about their education. I also liked the size of the school, I wasn't prepared to be "just a number" like students are at larger universities. But mostly because I feel as if I belong here as soon as I walk on campus, there is something about the school that is so intriguing. I believe that that is God's presence within the campus, and I can't wait to see what he does with my life these next few years.

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Erin Sprowls

Name: Erin Sprowls

High School: King’s Way Christian High School (Vancouver, Wash.)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Right side, middle

Height / Weight: 6-1

High School Highlights:
Earned Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Sportsmanship Award in 2010 and 2012 (Class 1B Columbia Valley League and Class 1A Trico League, respectively); named First-Team All-League in 2010, 2011 and 2012; named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2010; recorded 340 kills, .329 hitting percentage, 72 aces and 72 blocks as a senior; member of Oregon Northwest Juniors 18 Elite club team in 2011-12.

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox has an excellent nursing program and a beautiful campus fairly close to my family in Washington. They also have a strong volleyball program and coach (Steve Grant), plus an excellent community of spiritual fellowship and mentoring.

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Jessica Malchow

Name: Jessica Malchow

High School: North Thurston High School (Olympia, Wash.)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Middle

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Named to All-Tournament State Team and All-League First Team (Class 3A Narrows League) as a senior; chosen team MVP for senior season and Most Improved Player her junior season; set school record for hitting percentage while also recording most blocks on team her senior year.

Why I chose George Fox:
After I heard about the school, I visited and I liked the community atmosphere. After talking to a teacher and some students, I realized that George Fox is the school I want to attend because of the size, the people, the classes and the volleyball team.

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Karlee Jo Sampson

Name: Karlee Jo Sampson

High School: Tumwater High School (Tumwater, Wash.)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside hitter

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
(Freshman, 2009): Second-Team All-League; (Sophomore, 2010): First-Team All-League, All-Area Team, League Champions; (Junior, 2011): First-Team All-League, Tacoma News Tribune All-Area Team, League Champion, State Second-Place Finish; (Senior, 2012): EVCO League MVP, The Olympian All-Area Player of the Year, Tacoma News Tribune All-Area Team, League Champions, District Champions, State Second-Place Finish. Varsity starter, 2009-12; 2010, Offensive Player of the Year; 2012, Offensive Player of the Year, State Sportsmanship Award. As a senior, averaged 22 kills per match during the state tournament and got 22 kills in the state championship match. Had a .347 kill percentage for the season.

Why I chose George Fox:
Its Christian atmosphere, location, academics and volleyball program.

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Kelsea Meyers

Name: Kelsea Meyers

High School: Rogers High School (Puyallup, Wash.)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Setter, defensive specialist

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Named Second-Team All-League (Class 4A level) as a senior, when she was also named team’s MVP and Most Inspirational player; had 486 assists, 66 digs and 54 aces as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
Love the small campus, great atmosphere, strong academics program, opportunity to play volleyball.

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Emily Rawlings

Name: Emily Rawlings

High School: Village Christian High School (Sun Valley, Calif.)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Middle blocker

Height / Weight: 6-0

High School Highlights:
Earned Second-Team All-League honors as a senior; earned team’s Most Inspirational Award as a senior and Coach’s Award as a junior; led team in solo blocks her final season.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it offered me the opportunity to both play volleyball as well as be part of a very strong science department. I also like the Christian atmosphere and the smaller campus.

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Meeka Mayhew

Name: Meeka Mayhew

High School: Tigard High School (Tigard, Ore.)

Sport(s): Volleyball and basketball

Position(s): Right-side hitter and middle blocker (volleyball)

Height / Weight: 5-10

High School Highlights:
Earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in volleyball (Class 6A Pacific League) as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
From the first time I stepped on campus, I felt comfortable and at home. I always liked the small school vibe: discussion-based class sizes, lots of opportunities to get involved, and a strong sense of student community.

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Erin Dellinger

Name: Erin Dellinger

High School: Cle Elum-Roslyn High School (Cle Elum, Wash.)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Middle blocker

Height / Weight: 6-2

High School Highlights:
Was named her team’s MVP in both 2011 and 2012.

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to attend a Christian college, and I really liked the friendly feel of George Fox. All the people were really nice, and I liked the campus.

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Name: Emily Carlson

High School: North Medford High School (Medford, Ore.)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Right side hitter

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Earned First-Team All-Conference honors (Class 6A Southern Oregon Hybrid); also played the sport with the Rogue Valley Volleyball Club.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I am excited to further explore my faith as I pursue the education that will lead me to helping people in the future.

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.

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