Pilots' Michel makes All-America second team; UP volleyball season ends
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Forward Benji Michel of the Portland Pilots has been named to the second team of the United Soccer Coaches All-America squad.
Isaac Parker, who was offensive coordinator at Lewis & Clark, has been named head coach at Willamette. He graduated from Willamette in 2002.
UNLV 3, PORTLAND 1
At Chiles Center, the Pilots' season came to an end with a loss in the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.
UNLV rallied for a 19-25, 25-19, 30-28, 25-20 win.
Sophomore Izzy Guzik led UP in kills with 15. Junior Cali Thompson had 44 assists and 10 digs. Sophomore Carey Williams had 23 digs.
Portland finished 20-13, the most wins in one season in program history.
UNLV went to 22-11 and will face Iowa State in the semifinals.
The Cambia Portland Classic is set to return to Columbia Edgewater Country Club Aug. 29-Sept. 1, with a $1.3 million purse.
Marina Alex will be the defending champion.
The Portland stop will one week after the CP Women's Open in Ontario, Canada, and just before the Solheim Cup between the United States and Europe, to be played in Perthshire, Scotland.
College football starts for most schools the same weekend. On Aug. 30, Oregon State will play host to Oklahoma State. On Aug. 31, Oregon will play Auburn in Arlington, Texas. Portland State is scheduled to be at Arkansas on Aug. 31 as well.
IndyCar will be in town the same weekend, with its race at Portland International Raceway booked for Sept. 1.
The LPGA Tour will have 33 official tournaments in 2019, covering 15 states and 12 countries. Prize money totals $70.55 million, up from $65.35 in 2018.
Norman Xiong, former standout golfer at the University of Oregon, was tied for ninth and three shots off the pace after the first round of the tour qualifier at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Arizona.
He shot a 7-under-par 65.
Bryan Bigley and Braden Thornberry had the lead at 10-under.
The winner gets a full exemption to the Web.com Tour in 2019. Those who place second through 10th (and ties) are exempt into the first 12 events. The golfers who finish 11th through 40th (and ties) gain exemption into the first eight tournaments.
Dylan Wu, a former St. Mary's High golfer in Medford, fired a 67 and was tied for 25th.