Nearly 90 Puget Sound student-athletes received their undergraduate diplomas during the university’s 127th commencement in Baker Stadium Sunday afternoon. More than 3,000 people were attendance during the warm and sunny event.
Puget Sound Athletics finished fourth for the 2018-19 Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy, rounding out the academic year with 198 points. The Loggers matched Whitman in the standings, and Whitworth led the NWC with 268 points.
More than 400 Puget Sound student-athletes, coaches, staff, family, and friends gathered in Memorial Fieldhouse Tuesday evening for the annual All-Sports Celebration. The Loggers celebrated a wide array of accomplishments for the 2018-19 year, ranging from Northwest Conference titles to Academic All-American honors.
Standing at 6-5 and weighing in at 274 pounds, Puget Sound senior Jared Polonitza was a force on the football team's offensive line. But the computer science major is more brains than brawn, and he's developing an app to benefit the Puget Sound football program and Logger athletics.
Junior wide receiver AJ Johnson is the first Puget Sound student-athlete to earn an All-American honor from d3football.com, the site recently announced. D3football.com All-American honors began in 1999.
The most impressive number associated with Jewell Day’s junior year at Puget Sound isn’t 1,016 – his receiving yards for the 2018 football season. It’s not 14 – his Northwest Conference-leading touchdown receptions this fall. And it’s not 16.7 – his conference-best yards-per-reception.
AJ Johnson set a Puget Sound football single-season record, and matched a single-game record, to earn both Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week (offense) and Logger Club Logger of the Week.
AJ Johnson set a Puget Sound record for receiving yards in a season, and he tied the Logger record for touchdown receptions in a game, but the Puget Sound football team lost its season finale at George Fox, 62-48, Saturday afternoon.
Jewell Day’s 28-yard touchdown reception gave Puget Sound football team a 41-40 lead with 51 seconds remaining in regulation, but No. 23 Linfield dashed the Loggers' hopes of an epic comeback victory. The Wildcats scored the game-winning touchdown with 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter to beat the Loggers, 47-41, in Baker Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Puget Sound’s dynamic receiving trio had its way against Willamette, and sophomore quarterback Murdock Rutledge threw for a career-high 478 passing yards as the Logger football team beat Willamette, 42-28, in Salem, Oregon Saturday afternoon.
With only three games remaining in the 2018 season, the Puget Sound football team heads to Salem, Oregon, for a Northwest Conference clash at Willamette Saturday, Oct. 27. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
A lot of the Puget Sound football team’s success through the first five games of the season can be attributed to its care for the football. However, during the season’s sixth game, Puget Sound committed five turnovers in a home loss to Pacific, 23-22, Saturday afternoon.
Shortly after being named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week (defense), Teats decame the second Logger defensive back in as many weeks to be named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.
Zackary Teats is the sixth different Puget Sound football student-athlete this season to earn a Northwest Conference weekly award. The defensive back was named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week for defense following the Loggers’ amazing comeback victory, 34-22, at Lewis & Clark (Oct. 6).
A game between the Northwest Conference’s top two offenses was decided by the Puget Sound defense. The Loggers forced six turnovers to erase a 20-point deficit and stun Lewis & Clark, 34-22, in Portland Saturday afternoon.
One week after a thrilling Homecoming victory in overtime against Pacific Lutheran, the Puget Sound football team is back on the road for a Northwest Conference game at Lewis & Clark, Saturday, Oct. 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
ason Clayton received national recognition, and Collin Heimbach became the fifth Logger to earn Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week following the Puget Sound football team’s 28-21 overtime victory against Pacific Lutheran, Sept. 29.
The first play of overtime was a touchdown, and the last play of the game was an interception as the Puget Sound football team held on to beat Pacific Lutheran, 28-21, in Baker Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Loggers’ thrilling victory came before more than 2,500 fans during Homecoming and Family Weekend.