Friday, June 20, 2014

Triton Athletics Holds Awards Luncheon

On Friday, June 6, Edmonds Community College held its annual BBQ and Athletic Awards. 

EdCC had a great year, some highlights include:
  • Two teams (women’s soccer and baseball) won the North regular season title
  • Four of seven teams qualified for the postseason
  • Men’s soccer reached the NWAACC quarterfinals
  • Men’s basketball finished sixth at NWAACCs
  • Women’s soccer finished second at NWAACCs
  • Baseball won the NWAACC Championship
  • 26 student-athletes were named All-Stars or All-Region
  • Seven student-athletes earned All-Academic honors
  • Eight student-athletes were selected to All-Tournament teams
  • Two coaches (Jeanette Delaney and Scott Kelly) were named NWAACC North and NWAACC Coaches of the Year
  • EdCC had the NWAACC Baseball Player of the Year and NWAACC Baseball Tournament Player of the Year
  • Three baseball players were named as ABCA All-Americans with TC Florentine selected as the Pacific Association Player of the Year.
Earning honors as the Male and Female Athletes of the Year were Andrew Kemmerer and Madisyn Napier.

Kemmerer posted an league-best 11-1 record for the NWAACC Championship winning baseball team. The sophomore right-hander compiled a 1.81 ERA in 12 starts, with four complete games and 69 strikeouts. Kemmerer was named a North Region 1st team All-Star, an All-NWAACC 2nd team pitcher and a All-NWAACC Tournament member. He also earned league all-academic honors. A leader on the Triton baseball team, Andrew is a vocal supporter of all EdCC teams and was a fixture at most home contests. Kemmerer signed with the University of Central Arkansas.

Napier starred and started for both the women's soccer and softball teams. An All-Region soccer player, Napier scored two goals and dished out an assist from her midfield position. Edmonds posted 16 wins in 2013, won the North Region regular season title and reached the NWAACC Championship game. Napier was a two-year starter for the Triton softball team as well, seeing time at just about every position on the diamond, including pitcher, catcher, infield and outfield. Napier helped lead a resurgence in the EdCC softball program this year by batting .400 with 21 runs scored, two homers, eight RBI and nine stolen bases at the plate. As a pitcher she posted a 3-3 record. Another supporter of other programs, Madisyn could be seen rooting on the Tritons at both home and away events. Napier signed to play both sports at Menlo College. 

Thanks to all of our student-athletes, especially sophomores, who made this a great 2013-14 season. We appreciate all your hard work and wish you the best of luck. Athletics also wants to give a shout out to a great intramural department that was ran by Hana Segawa and Viktor Klymets. Fantastic job!

Compete list of award winners:

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Softball MVP
Arista Honey

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Softball Sportsmanship
Anna-Nicole Murphy

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Men’s Basketball MVP
Badhasa Margarsa

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Men’s Basketball Sportsman
Stefan Johnson

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Women’s Soccer MVP
Jessica Rankin

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Women’s Soccer Sportsmanship
Katie Carnell

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Men’s Soccer MVP
Zak Naylor

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Men’s Soccer Sportsmanship
Josimar Evangelista

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Volleyball MVP
Yuremi Lopez

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Volleyball Sportsmanship
Heather Simmons

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Women’s Basketball MVP
Danielle Smythe

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Women’s Basketball Sportsman
Tonia Velasco-Bono

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Baseball MVP
TC Florentine

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Baseball Sportsmanship
Kyle Olson

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Academic Standout of the Year
Nasir Elmi

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Special Appreciation
Jeanette Delaney

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Male Athlete of the Year
Andrew Kemmerer

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Female Athlete of the Year
Madisyn Napier

2013-14 EdCC Triton Award
Five Years of Service
Coach Brandon Mitalas

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Florentine Named ABCA Player of the Year

TC Florentine

Budnick and Becker Also Make All-American Squad

Complete List

Edmonds Community College center fielder TC Florentine was announced as an American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) first team All-American, a Gold Glove recipient and the Pacific Association Player of the Year. Florentine's selection as ABCA Pacific Association Player of the Year is the first ever from a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC).

Also earning selections to the ABCA All-American Pacific Association team were Triton sophomores Ryan Budnick and Matt Becker. 

Florentine, who has signed to play at Santa Clara University, earned honors as the NWAACC North Region MVP, the NWAACC Player of the Year and he helped the Tritons win the 2014 NWAACC Baseball Championship, the eighth title in the history of the program. 

The lefty swinging Florentine hit .341 during his sophomore season, with 49 runs scored, 25 RBI and 13 stolen bases. As a center fielder, Florentine was error-less in 39 games with 81 putouts. The Gold Glove award as an outfielder from the Pacific Association is second straight for Florentine (2013 & 2014). An excellent student, Florentine earned a spot on the NWAACC All-Academic Team. 

Ryan Budnick, who has signed with Santa Clara, was named as a second team All-American. The right-handed slugger led EdCC with a .376 batting average with 19 doubles, two triples, six homers and 47 RBI.

Earning a third-team selection was Matt Becker. The lefty hitter and thrower hit .345 with 60 hits, 44 runs scored, 24 RBI and 32 stolen bases. The sophomore outfielder also saw time on the hill and started the NWAACC Championship game. Becker signed with Youngstown State (Ohio). 

Congratulations to all three players!

TC Florentine, Ryan Budnick and Matt Becker