ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Logan Lowe sharp in 1st tourney of season
Logan Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, started the golf season strong and helped George Washington University take sixth at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational.
Playing at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston, West Virginia, Lowe set a George Washington record in the first round of the tourney, shooting a 5-under par 65 for the lowest score in school history. The sophomore had eight birdies in the round. Relative to par, Lowe’s round is tied for the second lowest in school history, according to gwsports.com.
When the tourney concluded, Lowe carded a 2-under par 208 to finish seventh individually, leading all George Washington golfers.
As a team, the Colonials shot a 24-over 864 to finish in a tie for sixth with Wichita State.
As a freshmen, Lowe was an All-Atlantic 10 selection and was named the A-10 rookie of the week four times. While at Nevada Union, Lowe won the Sierra Foothill League MVP twice and was a four-time All-SFL First Team Selection
Ian Davis, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the Western New Mexico Mustangs earned their first win of the season Saturday, beating Panhandle State University, 44-21.
Davis, a 6-foot, 3-inch, junior defensive back, made four tackles and broke up two passes in the victory. For the season, Davis has nine tackles and two interceptions.
Western New Mexico (1-2) is a NCAA Division II team that plays in the Lone Star Conference.
Hank Humphers, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos are still in search of their first football win of the season after falling to Fort Hayes State University, 34-20, Saturday.
Humphers, a 6-foot, 1-inch, 210-pound, junior linebacker, made nine tackles in the game. For the season, Humphers is second on the team with 19 tackles through the first three games.
The Bronchos (0-3) are a NCAA Division II school that plays in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Beau Baggett, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines won their first game of the season Saturday, beating Contra Costa 35-20.
Baggett, a freshmen linebacker, made one tackle in the win. On the season, Baggett has played in two of Sierra College’s three games and has five tackles.
Sierra College (1-2) plays in the National NorCal Division within the California Community College Athletic Association.
Amanda Roberts, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, and the Cal Lutheran Regals competed in the Wittenberg Fall Classic, where they faced off with several highly ranked teams.
The Regals beat No. 22 Elmhurst College before losing for the first time this season to No. 8 Wittenberg University, who they beat in last year’s National Championship match. Cal Lutheran also lost to Washington University in St. Louis in five sets.
Roberts, a sophomore outside hitter, tallied 16 kills and 22 digs in the tourney. On the season, Roberts has 91 kills and 104 digs in 40 sets played.
Cal Lutheran (10-2) are the defending NCAA Division III National Champs and were ranked No. 1 in the Sept. 13 AVCA Division III national poll.
Morgan Koch, a 2014 Forest Lake Christian graduate, helped The Masters University Mustangs earn a pair of Golden State Athletic Conference games last week, beating San Diego Christian College and Arizona Christian University.
Koch, a junior middle block, had five kills in the two games. On the season, Koch is second on her team with 127 kills.
The Masters University (10-5) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school and competes in the GSAC.
Leila Whaley, a 2012 Nevada Union graduate, and the Henderson State Reddies (Arkansas) had a tough time in the Central Missouri Crossover tourney last week, dropping all three of their matches.
Whaley, a senior, tallied 11 kills in the tourney, including nine in the final game against Northwest Missouri State. On the season, Whaley has played in all 13 matches and has 26 kills.
Henderson State plays in the Great American Conference.
Cayce Shaw, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the UC Santa Cruz girls soccer team split a pair of games last week, topping Berry College at home and dropping a road match with Menlo College, 1-0.
Shaw, a sophomore forward, has started all six games the Banana Slugs have played this season and leads the team in goals (two) and shots (15).
The Banana Slugs are now 2-4 this season, and will take a week off before hitting the road for away games at Cal Lutheran and Cal State East Bay starting Sept. 26.
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