The men’s and women’s soccer teams return home this week for a total of four games, three of which will be played at Merlo Field, and one to be played at Nike Campus. The action kicks off on Friday at 2 p.m., when the men take on Duquesne. The women also will take the field on Friday with a 7 p.m. game vs. Miami. Then on Sunday, the men will take on Siena at 1 p.m. at Ronaldo Field at Nike Headquarters, while the women take on San Diego State at 2:30 p.m. here at Merlo Field. For more information on Pilot athletics, please visit portlandpilots.com. For tickets, call the Pilots box office at 7525 or visit the box office inside the Chiles Center. As a reminder, all faculty and staff can receive 50 percent off season tickets and 50 percent off general admission single game tickets.
Portland’s men’s tennis team is off to a 12-6 start this spring with a 5-2 record in West Coast Conference play. The Pilots, led by four seniors, had won six of their last eight matches, including a big 4-3 victory over No. 64 Santa Clara on Sunday. Senior Alex Ferrero is 12-3 in dual singles matches this spring, while Michel Hu Kwo is 10-6 overall at No. 1 singles and partners with Justin Guay for a 12-3 doubles record. Portland has never finished second-place or better in WCC history and has only finished third four times, most recently in 1999. The Pilots are guaranteed at least a third place regular season finish this year with two matches remaining. The 2014 WCC Championships will be hosted by San Diego on April 23-26.
For more information contact athletics at 7117 or go to www.portlandpilots.com.
Coming off a week that featured two road games, the men’s basketball team returns to the Chiles Center this week for two home WCC games. The action tips-off on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. for the Pilots versus BYU game. Then on Saturday, January 25 the Pilots will take on San Diego at 1 p.m. As evidenced in the Gonzaga game on Thursday, January 9, the home court advantage is huge for the Pilots and we have some ticket specials for Pilot fans. For the BYU game a special $15 ticket (originally $25) is available and can be purchased at the Pilots Box Office by using promo code “TXTUP.” The Saturday game will feature 2-for-1 tickets and free admission for all kids in 6th grade and under. For more information, visit www.portlandpilots.com. To purchase tickets, please visit the Pilots Box Office or call 7525.
Faculty and staff can enter for the chance to win a scholarship of up to $1,000 for a child or grandchild courtesy of the Oregon College Savings Plan by visiting PortlandPilots.com/oregoncollegesavings. The winner will be chosen on Monday, January 20, so be sure to enter before then. The winner will be invited out to the men’s basketball game against BYU on Thursday, January 23, at 7 p.m.
Faculty and staff can also join the Pilots Texting Program for the chance to receive exclusive Pilots promotions and ticket specials. To join, text Pilots to 27299 and you will be subscribed to receive text message updates from the Pilots on promotions and other special events.
For more information contact athletics at 7117 or go to www.portlandpilots.com.
The Pilots men’s and women’s basketball teams return to the Chiles Center this week for 3 non-conference games. On Friday the women’s basketball team takes on Oregon State at 7 p.m. The men’s team heads to PSU’s Stott Center on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game. Fans interested in attending the PSU game can contact Dave Taylor at 7525 or email@example.com. Finally, on Sunday the women’s team is back in the Chiles Center as they take on Boise State at 2 p.m. For more information, go to www.portlandpilots.com. For tickets, call 7525.
All faculty and staff are invited to register for the U.S. Bank Pilots Kids Club! Benefits of signing up your child for the Pilots Kids Club include free admission to select soccer and basketball games, as well as free admission to all other sporting events hosted at the University of Portland. Each member will also get a Pilots Kids Club T-shirt and a chance to be a “Pilot for the Day” at home soccer games! Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/kqwfzd8.
Volleyball continues West Coast Conference action at home this week as the Pilots host Brigham Young and San Diego. The games kick off on Thursday night when BYU comes to the Chiles Center to play the Pilots at 7 p.m. The game is also Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Night with free admission for all CYO kids and their families. To RSVP for CYO Night, please email Mcnaryro15@up.edu or call 7431. Then the games continue on Saturday at 1 p.m. when the Pilots take the court to play University of San Diego. For more information and tickets, please visit PortlandPilots.com or call 7525.
Make plans to join the women’s soccer team as they return home, after a 4-game road trip, to open West Coast Conference play versus rival Gonzaga. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Saturday. All fans are encouraged to invite friends to the game and help the Pilots maintain the NCAA attendance record for the ninth consecutive season. To claim a free ticket for you and your guest, please print out this article and bring it to the Pilot Box Office on the day of the game (Saturday, October 19). Limit two free tickets per person. For more information or for tickets, call the Pilot Box Office at 7525.
Merlo Madness is coming. Help the Pilots set an all-time record attendance at Merlo Field when the Pilots take on BYU on Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the game and help the University of Portland pack the stadium to help do their part in being part of Merlo Madness and history. There will also be a push to get 2,000 students to the game, with a contingent plan to expand the student section to accommodate for overflow. To purchase your tickets in advance, please visit the Pilot Box Office or call 7525. For more information, visit PortlandPilots.com or call 7431.
The Pilots men’s soccer and volleyball teams return to action at home this week. The men’s soccer team kicks off the WCC action on Friday when they play San Diego at 7 p.m. Then the volleyball team will bring WCC action to the Chiles Center on Saturday, as they play Gonzaga at 1 p.m. The weekend is topped off when the men’s soccer team heads out to Merlo Field to play Loyola Marymount at 1 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, go to portlandpilots.com or call 7431. To purchase tickets, please visit the Pilots Box Office in the Chiles Center or call 7525.
The athletics department will offer its first UP Day for a soccer game on Thursday, September 19, at the Pilot men’s game against Oregon State at 6 p.m. Much like UP Day at Etzel Field, the soccer event will feature free tickets for all staff and faculty and immediate family. Just show your UP ID at the box office. For more information contact Jon Brooks, athletics, at 7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasha Spencer was named the new head coach of the University of Portland women’s rowing program on Friday, July 12, according to athletic director Scott Leykam. Spencer, who previously was the head coach of the women’s rowing team at Saint Mary’s, has spent the past five years as executive director of the Everett Rowing Association. Spencer replaces Bill Zack, who left Portland to become the head coach at San Diego State. The University of Portland rowing program will be entering its third year as an NCAA Division I program this fall.
An update on former Pilots who are now playing in the National Women’s Soccer League: Kendall Johnson and Sophie Schmidt are helping pace the Sky Blue FC, who are currently in first place. Schmidt, who has six goals on the season, is tied for fourth in goals scored. Meanwhile, the Thorns, who feature former Pilots Christine Sinclair, Danielle Foxhoven, and Angie Kerr-Woznuk, currently stand at second place. Finally, Megan Rapinoe and Stephanie Cox are now members of the Seattle Reign FC. Congratulations to all of our former Pilots!