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PORT ANGELES - Be prepared to “rumble” and cheer on some of the best soccer teams in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, April 25, when Peninsula College hosts the Rumble in the Rainforest Soccer Exhibition Extravaganza at Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. The Rumble benefits the Peninsula College Athletic Program, and helps to raise money to support athletic scholarships.

Events will kick off at 10 am on Sigmar Field with a match between the men of Olympic Force vs. Peninsula College. This will be followed at 11:20 by an exhibition match between the men of Saint Martin’s College and the Kitsap Pumas. At 12:40, the women of Saint Martin’s and Peninsula College will meet.

Men’s soccer dominates the rest of the day, continuing at 2:30 pm when the Peninsula College men’s team goes up against the Kitsap Pumas. At 3:50 pm, the Olympic Force will face off against St. Martin’s College.

In addition to world class soccer games, there will be other free events on campus. Soccer fans and car lovers are invited to visit a car show, hosted by the Peninsula College Auto Shop, Ruddell Automall, Price Ford and Wilder Auto. For children, there will be a special Kids’ Zone, featuring a bouncy house, sponsored Storm King Soccer.

Visitors and famished spectators are invited to try out some great food and drink options from Next Door Gastropub and the Pirate Cove Café, available at the field. 

Admission: 6-U free; 7 – 17$5 ($2.50 if in Academy or local club soccer jersey); 18 and older $10; Seniors & current Military $5; Family of 5 or more $30.

PORT ANGELES - Be prepared to “rumble” and cheer on some of the best soccer teams in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, April 25, when Peninsula College hosts the Rumble in the Rainforest Soccer Exhibition Extravaganza at Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. The Rumble benefits the Peninsula College Athletic Program, and helps to raise money to support athletic scholarships.

Events will kick off at 10 am on Sigmar Field with a match between the men of Olympic Force vs. Peninsula College. This will be followed at 11:20 by an exhibition match between the men of Saint Martin’s College and the Kitsap Pumas. At 12:40, the women of Saint Martin’s and Peninsula College will meet.

Men’s soccer dominates the rest of the day, continuing at 2:30 pm when the Peninsula College men’s team goes up against the Kitsap Pumas. At 3:50 pm, the Olympic Force will face off against St. Martin’s College.

In addition to world class soccer games, there will be other free events on campus. Soccer fans and car lovers are invited to visit a car show, hosted by the Peninsula College Auto Shop, Ruddell Automall, Price Ford and Wilder Auto. For children, there will be a special Kids’ Zone, featuring a bouncy house, sponsored Storm King Soccer.

Visitors and famished spectators are invited to try out some great food and drink options from Next Door Gastropub and the Pirate Cove Café, available at the field. 

Admission: 6-U free; 7 – 17$5 ($2.50 if in Academy or local club soccer jersey); 18 and older $10; Seniors & current Military $5; Family of 5 or more $30.

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College’s Alison Crumb was named Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

Crumb, a Port Angeles native, guided her Pirates to an NWAC championship in March, the first in the history of women’s basketball at Peninsula College.

“This award is very deserving,” said Rick Ross, Director of Athletics. “Ali has worked very hard for five years to build her program and I’m thrilled that her fellow coaches in the NWAC voted to recognize her growth and her success.”

Crumb’s 2014-15 Pirates went 13-1 in North Division play to capture Peninsula’s second North championship in school history, the first coming in 2005 when the Port Angeles graduate started at point guard for the Pirates. Her team went 23-5 overall, including four straight wins at the 2015 NWAC Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

The Pirates were ranked No. 4 in the Final Alaska Airlines NWAC Coaches Poll, but they upset top-ranked Umpqua in the semifinals and then defeated sixth-ranked Lane, a team that beat the Pirates twice earlier in the season, in the championship game.

PORT ANGELES, Washington (April 8, 2015) – On the heels of a Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) win by Peninsula College’s women’s basketball team, the college was honored as the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.

“This award is a testament to the career development and hard work of head coach Alison Crumb, a Peninsula College and Port Angeles High School graduate, and her staff, that includes Ali’s former player Danika (Goodwin) Johnson and Ali’s former high school coach Mike Knowles,” Rick Ross, director of student programs and athletics said following the April 6th honor. “Those athletes are outstanding students, they have given a tremendous amount to the youth in our community, they are active outside the gym on our campus and in our community and they are truly outstanding role models for this area’s young female athletes. I couldn’t be happier that this group of young ladies captured Peninsula’s first-ever women’s basketball championship.”

The Women’s NWAC basketball championship was the first in Peninsula College history for that sport, which began in 1996-97. Alison Crumb took over as head coach of the team in 2009. The win marked her first North Division title as a coach - she won it as a player in 2005 - and the first NWAC title in women’s basketball at PC.

As members of the NWAC, comprised of 35 community colleges in Washington and Oregon, Peninsula College athletic teams finished first, second, third and tied for fourth in the Conference this year.

Peninsula College’s Alison Crumb was named Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Crumb, a Port Angeles native, guided her Pirates to an NWAC championship in March, the first in the history of women’s basketball at Peninsula College.

While most 5-year-olds dream of receiving trendy toys on their birthdays, Port Angeles resident Layla Parker had a different idea this year. Following a family discussion on making a charitable donation in lieu of more traditional birthday gifts, Layla decided to collect money for the Peninsula College Foundation.

On the heels of a Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) win by Peninsula College’s women’s basketball team, the college was honored as the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.

Imagine running the computing infrastructure for the Pacific Northwest Centers for Disease Control during a major viral outbreak, which results in a full blown zombie apocalypse. Now imagine trying to keep information systems functioning during the ordeal, while being attacked non-stop by professional hackers.

PENINSULA COLLEGE – After winning back-to-back Northwest Athletic Conference championships and then placing second in 2014, the Pirate women’s soccer team is reloading in a very big way.

Eight big-time high school soccer standouts have signed Letters of Intent with Peninsula College since the NWAC signing period opened on Jan. 15.

“I am as excited about this recruiting class as any we have brought in to Peninsula,” head coach Kanyon Anderson said. “We have size, skill and speed, but the most important quality I see is competitiveness. The players in this incoming group have had much individual and team success and will demand the same at the college level. They will be a great compliment to our returning players who have already set lofty goals for next year. The 2015 version of the Pirates have the potential to be very successful.”

Signing NWAC Letters of Intent to date include: Hoku Afong, Audrey Barham, Cierra Hamilton, Elizabeth Hornsey, Brianna Jackson-Vallente, Kameryn Jury-Hale, Ellie Small, and Isabelle Tyner.

Peninsula College will be one of two recipients of this year’s 2015 Energy/Facilities Connections (EFC) Innovations Award, through Washington State University’s Extension Energy Program.

Peninsula College Accounting faculty member, Gail Peet, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Anna Sue McNeill Assessment, Teaching and Learning Award.

“This honor is bestowed upon individuals in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching, student learning and assessment and commitment to supporting and providing educational opportunities for all students,” according to a Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Local students are turning their life experience into credits that help them achieve a high school diploma.   

Morgan Carl and Stephen DeVoe have been named to the 2015 All-Washington Academic Team from Peninsula College. They will be honored in a special ceremony March 26 at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia.

Winners have been named for the 2015 edition of Tidepools, Peninsula College’s art, music, and literary magazine.

Cale Rodriguez of Redlands, California this week became the fourth head coach in the storied history of Peninsula College soccer. The Pirates, winners of three Northwest Athletic Conference championships and six West Division titles, will now be guided by Rodriguez, who brings significant soccer experience to the program.

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