ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: NU grad Vallejo, Boise State Broncos keep winning, climbing AP top 25 |

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: NU grad Vallejo, Boise State Broncos keep winning, climbing AP top 25

Nevada Union graduate and Boise State linebacker Tanner Vallejo (20) grabs New Mexico quarterback Lamar Jordan during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday.
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Tanner Vallejo, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 15 ranked Boise State Broncos football team had no problem with the University of New Mexico, cruising to a 49-21 victory Friday.

Vallejo, a 6-foot, 1-inch, 226-pound outside linebacker, was back in the starting lineup after missing a game and made solo tackles, including one for a loss.

For the season, Vallejo has 31 tackles this season which is second on the team. Vallejo also has 3.5 tackles for a loss.

Boise State is now 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play.

Ian Davis, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the Western New Mexico Mustangs came up just short against Tarleton State University, losing 44-41, Saturday.

Davis, a 6-foot, 3-inch, junior defensive back, had seven tackles (three solo) in the game.

For the season, Davis has 28 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and five passes defensed.

Western New Mexico (2-4) 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 had a tough time with Northwest Missouri State University, falling 56-10, Saturday.

Humphers, a 6-foot, 1-inch, 210-pound, junior linebacker, had four solo tackles in the game.

For the season, Humphers has 32 tackles which is tied for second on the team.

The Bronchos (1-5) are a NCAA Division II school that plays in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Austin Marks, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the Stetson Hatters earned their third win of the season Saturday, beating Brown University, 31-21, Saturday.

Marks, a senior tight end, played in the game, but did not make a catch.

For the season, Marks has played in all five games and has two catches for 11 yards.

Stetson (3-2) is a Division I school that plays in the Pioneer Football League.


Logan Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, led the George Washington University golf team at the NC State Wolfpack Invitational at the Lonnie Pool Golf Course in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Lowe, a sophomore, led the Colonials with an 8-over-par 221 to tie for 49th overall. As a team, George Washington took 13th out of 17 teams.

George Washington is a Division I school that competes in the Atlantic 10.


Cayce Shaw, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the UC Santa Cruz girls soccer team split a pair of games last week, beating Illinois Tech, 4-1, and losing to Dominican University, 3-1.

Shaw, a sophomore forward-midfielder, headed a ball off a corner kick in the 18th minute for the Lady Slugs’ only goal against Dominican. Shaw scored again for her second straight game in the win over Illinois Tech. Shaw has started all 11 games this season, and is second on the team is goals scored (4). She is also the team leader in shots (28). The Slugs (3-7-1) are idle this week, then hit the road to play William Jessup College of Rocklin on October 17.


Amanda Roberts, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 7 ranked Cal Lutheran Regals won both their matches last week, beating Pomona-Pitzer College and Caltech.

Roberts, a sophomore outside hitter, had 13 kills and 10 digs in the win over Pomona-Pitzer.

She then tallied three kills and six digs in the victory over Caltech. For the season, Roberts is fourth on her team in kills with 134, and fourth on her team in digs with 151.

Cal Lutheran (15-4, 6-2 SCIAC) is the defending NCAA Division III National Champs and were ranked No. 7 in the Oct. 4 AVCA Division III national poll.

Morgan Koch, a 2014 Forest Lake Christian graduate, and The Masters University Mustangs had a tough week, losing all four of their matches including three at the Missouri Baptist Tournament.

Koch, a junior middle block, had 28 kills across the four matches. For the season, Koch has 194 which is second on her team. The Masters University (14-9) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school and competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Leila Whaley, a 2012 Nevada Union graduate, and the Henderson State Reddies won their only match last week, beating Southern Nazarene University in four sets.

Whaley, a senior, had eight kills and seven digs in the victory. For the season, Whaley has played in 18 matches and has 44 kills.

Henderson State (9-10) is a NCAA Division II school that plays in the Great American Conference.

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