Men’s and Women’s Soccer Update

Dear Colleague,

As part of the College’s holistic budget review process, Shoreline’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams have been identified for potential discontinuation in fall 2020. In order to avoid significant penalties and comply with regulations, we were required to provide early notification to the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) of our intention to withdraw these two teams.

While a final determination about the status of these teams will not be made until the end of January, NWAC shared this information with their member schools before we were able to notify our internal constituents of the potential change. We are now engaged in conversations with our coaches and student athletes, and a final decision about the continuation of these teams will be made once the 2020-21 budget is presented to the Board of Trustees. Further updates will be shared with the campus in the coming weeks.

Respectfully,
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President

Phins Baseball player Zane Zurbrugg drafted by Milwaukee Brewers

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Shoreline Dolphins outfielder Zane Zurbrugg was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 27th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. Zurbrugg played two seasons for the Phins in 2018 and 2019.

In 2019, Zurbrugg earned First Team All-Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) North Outfield honors as well as First Team All-Region American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Northwest honors. He hit .385, which put him in 2nd in the entire NWAC in batting average. Zurbrugg also reached an on-base percentage of .488, which placed him 4th in NWAC, and a .533 slugging percentage, which put him in 10th in NWAC.

After suffering knee and hip injuries during his freshman year, 2019 was Zurbrugg’s first fully healthy season playing for the Dolphins, and he entered the season ready to prove his ability.

“He is a savvy player who sacrificed and worked hard for this opportunity with the MLB and the Brewers,” said Ben Reindel, Athletics Coordinator and Head Softball Coach. “He battled several injuries that put him on the bench, but kept a positive attitude throughout. When he got back to full health and had a chance to show what he can do, he made the most of it.”

A natural athlete, Zurbrugg throws 90+ miles per hour from the outfield and routinely makes infield ground outs into singles. He was recruited to Shoreline from Bremerton High School.

“Zane has worked himself to a position to be proud of,” said Reindel. “We here in Phin Nation are extremely proud and will be rooting Zane on his whole career. Go Brewers!”

New coaching structure for the 2018-19 Women’s Basketball team 

The Athletic Department is pleased to announce a new coaching structure for the 2018-19 Women’s Basketball team. Following Head Coach Christopher Weakley’s resignation in December 2018, Assistant Coach Marvena Kemp and Rodney Walker have been appointed Co-Head Coaches for the Women’s Basketball team.

Coach Marvena Kemp brings over 20 years of basketball experience at all levels as well as hosting athletic events in Washington. Some of the notable events Kemp directed was being the Northwest Event Coordinator for Elite Sports, Director of the 10th Annual Battle at the Lake outdoor tournament, Director of the 15th Annual Shawn Kemp “Reignman Classic,” and Co-Director of the 5th Annual Northwest Collegiate Summer League. Coach Marvena Kemp also serves as the President of the Marvin Thomas Memorial Fund.

Coach Rodney Walker brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and has coached at many levels from AAU to Semi-Professional. Walker was an assistant High School Basketball Coach from 1998 through 2001 at Everett’s Cascade High School and was part of the coaching staff that twice sent teams to State. Walker was later the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Sultan High School from 2006 to 2009, and led Sultan to 3 district appearances, and was named the Cascade Conference Coach of the Year.

“We are excited for this opportunity to have such an experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff.”  – Athletic Director, Steve Eskridge. Go Phins!        

Remember to wear your Shoreline attire this #PhinNation Wednesday & Pack the Stands Night!

Every Wednesday, show your #PhinNation pride by wearing Shoreline attire. It’s a fun way to connect with colleagues and students each week. Don’t forget to take advantage of your employee discount at the Bookstore. Looking forward to seeing everyone decked out in Shoreline wear on Wednesdays.

A reminder that this Wednesday, January 9, is Pack the Stands Night for Shoreline Athletics, so there’s extra incentive to get decked out in #PhinNation gear.

Our basketball teams will take on Edmonds at home in the Gym (3000 bldg), and the first 100 fans through the doors will receive a free t-shirt. There will also be giveaways during the games. Women tip off at 5:30pm, men at 7:30pm.

Additionally, SCC Athletics and SLC Stomping Out Hunger are running a food drive at Pack the Stands Night. Bring non-perishable food items or toiletry items for half off admission. Shoreline students, staff, and faculty get in free for all home games.

Swimming at Shoreline Pool

Shoreline Community College’s intramurals program is working with the City of Shoreline to cement an agreement that allows Shoreline staff and students to receive free entry to the City of Shoreline’s pool.

Details need to be finalized before staff and students can actually start using the City of Shoreline swimming facilities. We apologize for the delay. If you would like more information regarding this program, please see Stacie Attridge in the intramural office in the gym, Room 3033 or sattridge@shoreline.edu.