South Whidbey High School graduate Julian Inches records a save for the Linfield College soccer team this fall. (Photo courtesy of Linfield Athletics)

South Whidbey High School graduate Julian Inches records a save for the Linfield College soccer team this fall. (Photo courtesy of Linfield Athletics)

Former Falcons compete on college fall teams / Alumni update

A handful of South Whidbey High School graduates continued their athletic careers on the college stage this fall.

Julian Inches is a freshman goal keeper for Linfield College (McMinnville, Ore.). Inches appeared in six matches for the Wildcats, starting two. He recorded 13 saves while surrendering nine goals for Linfield (5-12-2).

Freshman forward Maddy Drye played in 16 matches, starting seven, for the Bellevue College women’s soccer team. Drye fired five shots for the Bulldogs, who finished the season with a 14-4-1 record and placed second in the West Region standings with an 11-2-1 mark. Bellevue reached the quarterfinals of the 28-team Northwest Athletic Conference championship tournament.

Freshmen Michael Lux and Graham Colar played soccer for Whatcom Community College this fall, helping the Orca finish second in the North Region standings with a 9-4-2 record, 10-7-2 overall.

Lux played in 16 matches and started two, registering seven shots and one goal, a game-winner against Shoreline Oct. 30.

Colar appeared in 12 games with two starts and attempted two shots for the Orca.

Chase Barthlett was a starting guard on the Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, Mo.) football team. SBU finished the season with a 3-8 record, 1-6 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play.

Elizabeth Donnelly ran cross country for Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.). The sophomore appeared in four meets, posting her best finish of 16th out of 45 (22:55.55) in the 5,000-meter Crown Invitational at St. Bonifacius, Minn. Aug. 31.

Mallorie Mitchem is a senior member of the Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) cross country team. Her best finish was 17th out of 240 in the Inter-Regional Rumble Oct. 19, running the 6K in 23:54.1.

She was 65th (24:42.1) in the University Athletic Association championship meet Nov. 2.

Mitchem, a biology and medical anthropology major, also received conference fall all-academic honors the past three seasons.

Photo courtesy of Linfield Athletics
                                South Whidbey High School graduate Julian Inches records a save for the Linfield College soccer team this fall.

Photo courtesy of Linfield Athletics South Whidbey High School graduate Julian Inches records a save for the Linfield College soccer team this fall.