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Mike Pittis resigns as head coach of Edmonds-Woodway’s volleyball program

After nearly 39 years of coaching in the Edmonds School District, Mike Pittis has resigned as head coach of the Edmonds-Woodway volleyball program. His replacement is Nicole Bordeaux, a former player of Pittis’ who has been serving as assistant volleyball coach.

Pittis began his coaching career in 1968 at Edmonds Junior High, where he coached JV baseball for two years. When College Place Junior High opened in nearby Lynnwood in 1970, Pittis began coaching volleyball that same year, which also happened to be the first year of Title IX. Over his school career, he has also coached girls’ basketball and softball, in addition to volleyball.

“It’s has been a wonderful ride and certainly doesn’t seem like I have been involved that long, Title IX certainly changed my life,” Pittis said via email. “I have so many great memories and have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of young women who got to compete as athletes on an equal footing with young men. Nicole is certainly one of those who stand out.”

At Edmonds-Woodway, Bordeaux excelled in both basketball and volleyball. Her senior year, she played in the All-State volleyball series and then went on to play at Edmonds Community College. She has been coaching the JV team for the past five years. She’s has done a tremendous job, including winning the Wesco JV Tourney in 2008,” Pittis said.

Bordeaux agreeing to become head coach was an important factor in Pittis’ decision to step down. “I am passionate about the game and proud of the program at Edmonds-Woodway,” he said. “Nicole shares that pride and I am confident she will continue to build on the reputation we have worked to build. She has also been open to my continued involvement with the program on a volunteer basis. I still love the game and Edmonds-Woodway and this will allow me to stay involved with both.”

Highlights of Pittis’ career: State appearances at Edmonds HS — Volleyball in 1988 and GBB in ’88-89 (8th place). State appearances at EWHS — fast pitch in ’98, volleyball in ’90 (5th place), ’94, ’97 (4th place), ’07, ’08 and ’09.

Sports recap, week of March 22:

Girls tennis beats Mariner, Mountlake Terrace

Monday March 22

Edmonds-Woodway 7, Mariner 0

Singles: Amanda Waldron d. Karla Perez, 6-4, 6-2; Michelle Nelson d. Vita Sayenko, 6-3, 6-2; Jane Hong d. Britney Jaussaud, 6-0, 6-2; Michelle Tran d. Michelle Diep, 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles: Sophie Roben-Sarah Fine d. Daril Perez-Ribka Panjaitan, 6-2, 6-3; Annie Wilson-Liz Wilson d. Laura Pfeifer-Anu Sidhu, 6-2, 6-2; Mackenzie O’Brien-Mikala Valdez d. Jessa Newberg-Prisilia Suwuh, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).

Wednesday, March 24

Edmonds-Woodway 6, Mountlake Terrace 1

Singles: Amanda Waldron d. Teryn Bouche (MLT) 6-1, 6-3; No. 2 Michelle Nelson d. Gillian Braden-Armstrong (MLT) 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 Jane Hong d. Patricia Isia (MLT) 6-1, 6-0 and No. 4 Michelle Tran lost to Kendal Stead (MLT) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 0-6.

Doubles: The No. 1 doubles team of Sophie Roben-Sarah Fine d. Corine Pingle-Kristen Wagner (MLT) 6-1, 6-1 while No. 2 doubles Liz Wilson-Annie Wilson d. Stephanie Roesli-Lynsey Lorraine (MLT) 6-1, 6-3 and No. 3 doubles Aneka Vo-Erika Kniffin d. Andrea Guiffrida-Carly Wicklander(MLT) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Record: Edmonds-Woodway 3-1

Baseball sweeps Shorecrest

March 23

Edmonds-Woodway defeated Shorecrest last Tuesday 2-0. Austin Jones went 3-4 with a run; and Joe Lopresti went 1-3, with a home run, and RBI.

March 25

Edmonds-Woodway defeated Shorecrest again on Thursday 4-2. Derek Callahan was 2-3, with 2 RBI, 2B, and HR. Blaine Liukko was 2-4, 2B; Liukko also got his first win of the year pitching 7 innings with 6 H, 2 R, 6 K, 5 BB.

Softball splits games

March 23

Lynnwood defeated Edmonds-Woodway Tuesday 11-0. Lynnwood’s Kelsie Mason pitched 5 scoreless innings on 4 hits, with 8 K.

March 25

Edmonds-Woodway defeated Shorewood 7-6; The Warriors’ Bailey went 3-4 with 3 hits; Lafferty was 1-3, 3 R. Roper also added a 2B and 2 RBIs. (First names of E-W players not available.)

Alec Fellows places first in long jump at Stanford Invitational

This past weekend, Alec Fellows of Edmonds-Woodway participated in the Stanford Invitational Track and Field meet in the High School Division in Palo Alto, Calif. He placed first in the long jump with a jump of 23-05; he also placed 11th in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.26, and a 7th with a high jump leap of 6-02.25

Boys and Girls track results against Kamiak

March 25, 2010

Boys: Kamiak 79, Edmonds-Woodway 65

Girls: Edmonds-Woodway 98, Kamiak 51

Boys highlights-Trent Dorsey won the high jump, long jump and triple jump.

Girls highlights– Katie Tougas and Amia Nash were on all three girls winning relays. Tougas also won the 100m and Nash won the 800m.

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