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Jacks Pass (March 1 to March 7)

By Keaundrey Clark

Jacks Pass

Men’s Basketball

Sophomore Tyras Rattler Jr. was named to the All-CCAA Second Team. Nikhil Lizotte and Malik Morgan was named to the Honorable Mention Team. Rattler started all 29 games for the Lumberjacks this season as a redshirt sophomore. He led the Green and Gold with 13.9 points per game, shot 81.6 percent from the free-throw line and swiped a team-high 37 steals. He was also the team’s second-leading rebounder averaging 5.9 a game. Rattler reached double-digit scoring totals 21 times this season.

Lizotte also started all 29 games this season finishing second in both points (13.8) and assists (2.1) per game in his sophomore campaign. He was a sharpshooter from outside the arc and led the Jacks in 3-pointers made with 75. Lizotte scored 10 or more points in 20 of HSU’s 29 games this season.

For the third year in a row Malik Morgan was an All-CCAA selection. His freshman season landed him both Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-CCAA honors. Morgan earned First Team All-CCAA accolades in his sophomore campaign. The junior point guard averaged 11.7 points per game while leading the Jacks in assists with 3.8 per game.

Women’s Basketball

Freshman Tyra Turner (3) brings the ball up court in a game at the Humboldt State arena. | Alexandria Hasenstab

Humboldt State’s Tyra Turner was named CCAA Freshman of the Year. She is the first HSU Women’s Basketball player to earn the award. Teammate Catherine Rees was named to the ALL-CCAA Honorable Mention team. Turner was the conference leader in minutes played (38.3) and led the Lumberjacks with 11.8 points and 4.6 assists per game. She played in all 27 games, and she scored in double figures 14 times.

The San Bernardino, Calif., native becomes the first HSU player to earn CCAA Freshman of the Year honors. The last Lumberjack women’s basketball player to earn a Freshman of the Year award was HSU Hall of Famer Nicole Lynch (2001-02), who competed during the program’s run as a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Rees was the Jacks’ top long-range shooter and an impact player on both ends of the court. She finished the season with a team-high 63 treys, and she connected on 34.8 percent of her attempts from outside the arc. The Paradise, Calif., product averaged 9.5 points per game and ranked second on the team with 21 steals.

Softball

The number one team in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Humboldt State took all four games against the Stanislaus State. Sitting at 14-1. The Jacks have rolled through their competition, All-American Madison Williams is 7-1 with a 1.10 era. She has 62 strikeouts already. Williams tossed her second career no-hitter  as Humboldt State swept a doubleheader against Cal State East Bay on Monday. Senior First Baseman Breonna Bejaran leads the Jacks with 5 home runs. Senior Second Baseman Tiffany Hollingsworth and Sophomore Shortstop Illa Haley are tied for the team lead with 12 RBIS.  

Track and Field

Humboldt State shot putter Ariel Oliver broke the program record and earned NCAA provisional marks in the process at Kim Duyst Invitational. With a throw of 47’3.50’, she broke Barbara Weavers’ throw of 41’1.50’. A mark that had stood since 1999. Alyssabeth DeJerez ran a 24.8 in the 200m. Her personal best and a time good enough for second all-time at HSU. She was named the CCAA Female Athlete of the Week. 

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