Excellence in Academics, Athletics and Citizenship

Our athletic mission is to strive to win championships, to academically prepare our student athletes for opportunities at the next level, and to teach and model the principles of good citizenship. Pirate athletes will participate in community service activities, leadership development, youth sports camps and clinics, and a variety of student life opportunities to better prepare them for success in sports - and in life.

Pirate Golf Tournament approaching full field

Pirate Golf Tournament

PORT ANGELES – The Pirate Golf Tournament, one of Peninsula College’s signature athletic fund raising events, is approaching a record turnout, but there are still openings.

The four-person scramble-format tournament, set for 9 a.m. on June 4 at Cedars at Dungeness, has 31 teams registered with room for five more teams, according to tournament director and head men’s basketball coach Mitch Freeman.

“We are on track for the biggest field we have had since running the tournament at The Cedars at Dungeness,” Freeman said.

Participants in this year’s event will be treated to more prizes for long drives, closest to the pin competitions, hole in one competitions, and team winners.

Five new inductees entering Hall of Fame on June 4

Peninsula College Hall of Fame Inductees

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College will induct five new members into its Pirate Athletics Hall of Fame at on Saturday, June 4 at the Peninsula Golf Course Clubhouse.

The evening will celebrate the 2010 Peninsula College Men’s Soccer Team, Howard “Scooter” Chapman, Jim Clem, the late Jim Lunt, and Rosemary Moorhead. It begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. and the induction ceremony will follow at 7 p.m.

The 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees in attendance, including members of the 1970 Pirate men’s basketball team, the late Art Feiro, the late Dr. Wally Sigmar, Kathy Murphy-Carey and Jerry Allen, also will be recognized.

Pirate fans, friends, and family members of the inductees are invited to attend. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required. There will be snack food and a no-host bar.

Pirate family rallies to support former player injured in terrorist attack

Christian Manzanza

Peninsula College employees, athletes and students gathered to wish former basketball standout Christian Manzanza a speedy recovery for injuries he suffered in the March 22 terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium. Manzanza, 30, who graduated from Peninsula College in 2010 and went on to play professional basketball in Belgium, was on the Metro train car that was bombed by terrorists.

Pirate Casino Night a resounding success!

Angel Guerra

PORT ANGELES, Washington (February 23, 2016) – Saturday’s Pirate Casino Night, one of two signature fundraising events for Peninsula College athletic scholarships, was the most successful in its four-year history.


A sold-out crowd of Pirate fans filled the Club Seven room at 7 Cedars Casino where a live auction, silent auction, ticket sales, and donations produced more than $25,000 for scholarships.


“I couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life. “Mitch Freeman, Tim Tucker, the Pirate Athletic Association Advisory Board, and Mitch’s father Terry, in conjunction with Jerry Allen and the staff at 7 Cedars, put together a first-class event. Not only did everyone have a great time, but we raised a pile of money for scholarships.”


Peninsula’s annual fund raising need for scholarships is $46,000. Casino Night, along with PAA memberships and sponsors, and the Pirate Golf Tournament scheduled for June 4, puts the athletic program in a great position to reach that goal, Ross said.


The keynote speaker for the event was former Pirate goal keeper Angel Guerra, of Wenatchee, who spoke of his struggle as a young man to find a pathway to higher education. Guerra landed at Peninsula College in 2012 where he was part of a team that won back-to-back Northwest Athletic Conference championships. He also excelled in the classroom, achieving NWAC All-Academic Honors and earning an AA degree with a 3.57 grade point average. He became the first member of his family to earn a college degree.


Guerra, who is now five months away from completing his Bachelor’s Degree at The Evergreen State College, where he was able to continue his intercollegiate soccer career, ended his speech by saying, “once a Pirate, always a Pirate.”


Peninsula College President Dr. Luke Robins, who opened the program with a welcome address that showcased the accomplishments of head coaches Alison Crumb, Freeman, Cale Rodriguez and Kanyon Anderson, and their respective teams, had high praise for Guerra’s talk.


“Angel told a powerful story about how Peninsula College provides great young people with an opportunity to thrive and excel, both on the field and in the classroom,” Robins said.

Pirates win thrilling NWAC Championship

While the Pirates were celebrating in the middle of the field following their thrilling victory in the 2015 Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Championship Sunday, head coach Cale Rodriguez was 30 yards away, tears in his eyes, staring up at the Starfire scoreboard that read: “Peninsula 4, Spokane 3 with 0:00 showing on the clock.”

The first-year head coach from Redlands, California, had successfully completed what head coaches often spend careers trying to accomplish. He had just guided the Peninsula College men to a championship. It was the Pirates’ fourth NWAC title in six years – and it was a battle.

Six Pirates Honored at Annual PC Awards Ceremony

Miranda Schmillen, Ryley Callaghan, Kasie Lough, Micah Weller, Cherish Moss and Karen Corral were honored at Peninsula College’s annual awards ceremony Thursday at the Cornaby Center.

Schmillen and Callaghan received the Art Feiro Award for women’s and men’s basketball in recognition of outstanding contribution to leadership, athleticism, academics and citizenship.

Lough and Weller were named the Wally Sigmar Award for women’s and men’s soccer, also for outstanding leadership, athleticism, academics and citizenship.

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