Posts By: Van Williams

Pili forced into action for USC, to make 1st start at Notre Dame

October 20, 2017

Until recently the plan at the University of Southern California was to redshirt freshman defensive lineman Brandon Pili of Anchorage and give him a year to adjust to major college football. Not anymore. Forced into action after the Trojans suffered multiple injuries at his position, Pili is the last man standing and will start at… Read more »

Williams added to starting lineup to unbeaten team in Portugal

October 18, 2017

Now in Portugal, Travante Williams of Anchorage started the season on the bench in part because the team probably didn’t know much about him. They know now. Oliveirense added the 6-foot-3 guard to the starting lineup and the Alaskan paid immediate dividends in a 93-78 win over FC Porto. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe fame, scored… Read more »

Just a freshman, DeGeorge leads Bemidji State in scoring

October 17, 2017

Clair DeGeorge of Anchorage has been an instant hit with Bemidji State women’s hockey team. The freshman forward leads the team in scoring after six games and has garnered at least one point in each of the first three series of the season. DeGeorge played especially well in the second game of last weekend’s home… Read more »

Falaniko nets most D1 rushing yards by Alaskan since 2006

October 16, 2017

Ethan Falaniko of Anchorage made the most out of his limited playing time with the University of South Dakota football team and in the process accomplished some state history. The freshman running back finished the final series of the fourth quarter and picked up two first downs to close out a 56-6 victory over Indiana… Read more »

Evingson, Hausinger each score goals to lift UMass Lowell

October 15, 2017

After losing its first three games of the season, the University of Massachusetts Lowell hockey team needed a spark. Enter Anchorage’s own 1-2 punch. Croix Evingson hit ‘em early and Kenny Hausinger hit ‘em late as the 12th-ranked River Hawks beat Nebraska Omaha 5-2 in a conference crossover game in Lowell, Massachusetts. Evingston was credited… Read more »

Feckley throws 2 key TDs, sparks Dubuque to much-needed win

October 14, 2017

This season hasn’t exactly been a thing of beauty for Dubuque University quarterback Conor Feckley of Anchorage, but he looked good today against Nebraska Wesleyan. The senior signal caller threw two key touchdowns in the second quarter to help the Spartans pull away in a 42-27 win during NCAA D3 action in Lincoln, Nebraska. The… Read more »

Williams wins doubles title, moves closer to state record for wins

October 13, 2017

Whitney Williams of Anchorage collect her sixth career doubles title with the Abilene Christian University women’s tennis team in Dallas, Texas. Maybe more importantly, though, she moved closer to a coveted record among Alaska players. With 116 career victories, Williams is now within single digits of matching the state record of 125 set by Anchorage’s… Read more »

Alaskans accounting for 47 percent of Lane soccer team’s offense

October 12, 2017

Whenever the Lane Community College women’s soccer team scores a goal, chances are an Alaskan played a role in making it happen. The Titans feature four freshmen starters from The Last Frontier, including leading scorer Danielle VanOrd from Anchorage. Overall, Alaskans have produced 47 percent of the team’s total offense with 33 of 71 points…. Read more »

NCAA’s active career goals, points leader is Anchorage’s Lewis

October 11, 2017

Ariela Lewis of Anchorage has scored more goals and racked up more assists than any other player in NCAA D1 women’s soccer. The Alabama State University senior striker is the country’s career leader with 53 goals and 134 points. She ranks fourth with 28 assists. Lewis, of Dimond High fame, has continued her scoring spree… Read more »

Fletcher runs 2nd-fastest marathon time by Alaskan in Utah

October 10, 2017

Anchorage runner Aaron Fletcher has taken unbeatable to a whole new level. The 25-year-old broke course records and won all four races he participated in this summer, capping his 2017 season at the St. George Marathon in Utah, where he posted the second-fastest 26.2-mile time by an Alaskan. Fletcher, of South High fame, clocked a… Read more »