Highlighting the accomplishments of our student-athletes. Read more at goboxers.com.
Leyton Thomassen ‘18
Junior goalkeeper Leyton Thomassen of Des Moines, Wash., picked up Second Team All-Northwest Conference honors for the third time in his career. The three-time NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week was the conference leader in saves, save percentages, wins and shutouts. Thomassen is a business major with a focus in accounting.
Stephenie Spencer ‘18
Women’s Cross Country
Junior Stephenie Spencer of Bothello, Wash., earned Second Team All-Northwest Conference honors for the second year, making her just the fourth woman in school history to earn multiple honors. She placed ninth at the 2016 NWC Cross Country Championship and fifth at the NCAA West Regional before making her second appearance at the national Division III meet. Spencer is majoring in exercise science and psychology and hopes to become a sports psychologist.
Jack Perez ‘17
Senior linebacker Jack Perez, of Petaluma, Calif., is the NWC Defensive Player of the Year and made First Team All-Conference after a record-setting senior year. He had double-digit tackle efforts on seven occasions and was named the Northwest Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week twice. Perez recorded 123 tackles to set a new Pacific single-season record. A politics and government major, Perez aspires to a career in law enforcement.
Tiare Kaopua ‘17
Senior outside hitter Tiare Kaopua of Nanakuli, Hawai‘i, was named First Team All-Northwest Conference. In her final season she led the Boxer with 358 kills in 26 matches, one shy of the single-season record. Kaopua is a public health major who hopes to become a health administrator.
Serena Wallace ‘19
Women’s Cross Country
Sophomore Serena Wallace, of Centralia, Wash., earned Second Team All-Northwest Conference honors, finishing 11th at the 2016 NWC Cross Country Championship with the sixth-fasted time in program history. That mark was a career-best for Wallace, beating her own time by nearly 41 seconds. Also a track and field athlete, Wallace is majoring in exercise science and is a clarinetist in the university band.