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The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer

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Tacoma Defiance goalkeeper Lars Helleren looks on during a training session with the Seattle Sounders on Jan. 19, 2024 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Helleren joined the Sounders organization after a five Seasons with the Falcons, Two with Ballard FC and a stint on Colorado Rapids II.

Pitch professional

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
May 14, 2024
Siblings Sophie (left) and Lucy (right) Sandahl smile after a race in Lakewood, Wash. on March 4, 2023. Sophie now coaches at the Renton Rowing Center, passing on her passion to the middle schoolers in the program.

Shell sisters

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
April 30, 2024
From left to right Seattle Pacific University forward Nikias Schoenerstedt (33), Seattle Pacific University center James Agany (12) and Seattle Pacific University forward Trace Evans (14) pose for a photo on media day, Sept. 28, 2023, in Seattle.

Global hooping

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
February 13, 2024
A Seattle Pacific University Rowing boat makes its way under the Aurora Bridge during an early morning practice. Courtesy of Cookie Yitbarek

Mental athletics

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
February 6, 2024
Nik Reierson looks on as the mens soccer team warms up ahead of their game against Athletic Bilbao C at Lezama on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, in Bilbao, Spain.

Who we remember

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
January 30, 2024
Junior pole vaulter Emily Thomason poses for a portrait during the Seattle Pacific University Track and Field media day in Seattle, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2023.

Thomason trains for track

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
January 9, 2024
The Seattle Kraken team store prepares to open ahead of their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, in Seattle.

SPUdents on ice

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
December 12, 2023
Seattle Pacific University midfielder Raymundo Mendez (3) is taken out by the Northwest Nazarene goalkeeper during the second half of an NCAA D2 soccer match on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, in Seattle.

Year ends for men’s soccer

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
November 14, 2023
Washington Huskies wide receiver JaLynn Polk (2) is defended by Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Demetries Ford (4) as a pass from Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) falls incomplete during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, in Seattle. Washington won 15-7.

Falcons to Dawgs

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
October 24, 2023
OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe (15) salutes the fans as she exits the pitch for one last time during the NWSL regular season at Lumen Field on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, in Seattle. The OL Reign and Washington Spirit played to a scoreless draw in Rapinoes last regular season home game before her retirement at the end of the season.

Great player, great legacy

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
October 17, 2023
The 1993 Seattle Pacific Mens soccer team posses for a photo after receiving their championship rings at halftime during Legacy night on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Seattle.

History of success

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
September 26, 2023
Callaghan Buechel sits at a poker table at the spring First Friday Casino Night on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Why I am not shy

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
September 21, 2023
Ballard FC midfielder Danny Robles (26) battles for the ball with Lane United forward Tadhg Walsh (11) during the first half of a USL2 soccer game in Seattle, Wash., on Friday, May 26, 2023. Ballard FC won 3-0.

Summer champions

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
September 19, 2023
Seattle Pacific University Forward Sophie Beadle (12) jumps on teammate Midfielder Chloe Gellhaus (8) after Gellhaus scored during the second half of a NCAA D2 soccer match on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 in Seattle. SPU won 3-2.

Back in maroon

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
September 13, 2023
Portland Thorns FC midfielder Sam Coffey (17) and defender Kelli Hubly (20) go up for a header during the second half of a soccer game against the OL Reign in Seattle, Saturday, June 3, 2023. The Thorns won 2-0.

Northwest soccer

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
June 19, 2023
Seattle Pacific alumni Turner Wiley (now running for Club Northwest) crosses the finish line at the Dempsy Indoor facility during a track and field meet on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.

Keep the Fire Burning

Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer
May 23, 2023
Solomon Wiltrell practices getting out of the blocks on Friday, March 17, 2023, the day before his first race back after being stabbed.

Attitude of resilience

Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer
April 25, 2023
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Paul Sewald (37) is checked for foreign substances before the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 14, 2023, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-3.

Ballpark falcons

Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer
April 18, 2023
The Seattle Sounders supporters section unveils a tifo before the Major League Soccer match between the Seattle Sounders and the Colorado Rapids at Lumen Field on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders won 4-0.

Tale of two teams

Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer
March 7, 2023
Vanessa Anyte of Seattle Pacific walks off the track before any of her competitors even cross the finish line after setting a D2 leading 2:08 800 meter run at the Dempsy Indoor facility on Jan. 14, 2023, in Seattle, Wash.

Dual achievement

Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer
February 14, 2023
Fifth year guard Ashley Alter advances the ball during SPUs game against Pacific Lutheran at Royal Brougham Pavilion on Nov. 5, 2022.

31 on the 31st

Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer
January 17, 2023
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The making of Interbay

Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer
October 25, 2022
Trace Evans

Trading places

Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer
October 18, 2022
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