As stated by some person before my time, “All good things must come to an end.” Wrapping up this tour of England has been bittersweet for many of us. The bonds that we strengthened on this trip will undoubtedly carry over into the start of our season, as will Angel Herrera-Lores’ weird, semi-British accent he mysteriously picked up in the past nine days. The final days of our tour consisted of what any true footballing (soccer) fan would consider to be heaven. We arrived at St. George’s Park, home of the English national teams, in the early afternoon. Seeing those pristine football pitches (soccer fields, c’mon) lined up as far as the eye could see, really drove home to the entire team that, for once, we were standing in the birthplace of the sport we have all dedicate ourselves too. The facilities at St. George’s were equally breathtaking. The complex had 12 full size fields, an indoor pool with a retractable floor and built in water treadmill, fully stocked gym and locker rooms, and an indoor field that was in a building the size of our Memorial Fieldhouse.
The Puget Sound men’s soccer team is in England, Aug. 8-18, where it is playing friendly matches against local teams, training with local coaches, and touring the country. Incoming senior Dane Schatz reflects on a few days of the trip.
Five current and former Loggers won the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series as members of the Seattle Studs. Rising senior Mason Quinlan, rising junior Kyle Strash, Michael Warnick ’19, Merle Rowan-Kennedy ’18, and Anthony Brady ’16 hoisted the championship trophy in Wichita, Kansas (Aug. 11).
Puget Sound women’s basketball head coach Casey Kushiyama welcomes six new members to the program. “I am really excited about our incoming class,” said Kushiyama. “I’m grateful for our coaching staff, student-athletes, and the university admissions team for all their hard work and contributions in bringing this class together. None of this would be possible without their work.” The new Loggers have an opportunity to make an immediate impact for a program that has reached the postseason five times in the past six years.
Puget Sound volleyball head coach Mark Massey welcomes eight new members to the program. The new Loggers have a chance to make an immediate impact, as the young 2019 squad does not consist of any seniors.
With the benefit of a full year of recruiting for Puget Sound, men’s basketball head coach Aubrey Shelton delivered in a big way. After leading the Loggers to the 2019 Northwest Conference Tournament in his first year as Puget Sound’s head coach, Shelton welcomes 11 new Loggers to the program.
Puget Sound men’s and women’s swimming head coach Chris Myhre welcomes 18 new Loggers to the program. Below, Myhre shares each new Loggers' prefered swimming event, and he notes their long-term plants.
A couple of clutch hits and a few big outs could have shifted the entire complexion of the 2019 Puget Sound baseball season, but the Loggers found themselves on the wrong side of one-run games more often than not.