Starbuck's perfect GPA earn all-academic honors

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDNovember 26, 2013 

Saint Martin's sophomore Carrie Starbuck (Lynden) was selected to the Academic All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball team as one of just two players in the conference with a 4.0 grade point average.

Starbuck, who is studying business, appeared in the Saints' first 22 matches as an outside hitter before suffering a season-ending injury. She still was among the GNAC leaders in service aces with 18. She also logged 135 kills and 71 digs.

BAJEMA'S SOPHOMORE SEASON COMES TO CLOSE

Sophomore Coryn Bajema (Lynden Christian) came off the bench to log the only shot on goal for the South Carolina women's soccer team, but Stanford goalie Jane Campbell got her hands on it to prevent the goal and help the No. 17 Cardinal to a 1-0 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 22 at Los Angeles.

Bajema attempted a team-high two shots in the game. Though the sophomore missed all but 12 games with a fractured arm, she tied for the team lead with four assists and tied for third with three goals.

VAN VOORST EARNS ALL-LEAGUE HONOR

Northwestern College senior offensive lineman Marcus Van Voorst (Lynden) was selected second-team All-Great Plains Conference. He received honorable mention honors in 2011.

Van Voorst was a three-year starter who helped lead the way for the second-best scoring offense in the GPAC (36.5 points per game) and was a vital part of an offense that averaged more than 441 yards per game.

LAMOSITELE MAKES START

Titi Lamositele (Sehome) earned his first start at prop for the United States men's rugby team in the Eagles' match against Russia on Saturday, Nov. 23, in London. The U.S. beat won the match 28-7.

Lamositele could end up joining the Eagles' Chris Wyles in London as soon as next year, as USARugby.com reported that Saracens has taken interest in the Chuckanut Bay Rugby alum.

DICKERSON HAS BIG NIGHT IN LOSS

San Diego Christian senior guard Derek Dickerson (Squalicum, WWU, WCC) scored a season-high 28 points on Saturday, Nov. 23, but it wasn't enough, as the Hawks fell 83-59 at Northern Arizona.

Through the first seven games this season, Dickerson is averaging 12.0 points, 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists per game.

LOCKER TURNS IN BIG PLAY

Washington State senior defensive back Casey Locker (Ferndale) returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown in his final game at Martin Stadium in Pullman. He also had three tackles and three assists in the game.

The interception was Locker's first of the season. He has 11 tackles and eight assists entering the Cougars' regular season finale Friday, Nov. 29, at Washington.

HOMMES HAS CAREER NIGHT

Montana State sophomore Jasmine Hommes (Lynden Christian) scored a career-high 18 points to lead six players in double figures, as the Bobcats beat Denver 89-69 on Sunday, Nov. 24. Hommes added four rebounds and three blocks in 30 minutes of work.

Hommes is tied for second on the team with 10.8 points per game and is third with 19 rebounds through Montana State's first four games this season.

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