Wednesday, February 21, 2024 @5:30pmStoller Athletic Center – Myklebust Gymnasium
Meet the inductees, hear their stories, and watch the full ceremony online: (Link Available February 21st)
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Women’s Basketball and Softball 2009-2010
Considered by many to be the greatest player in LCC women’s basketball history, Schwegler
takes her place in the LCC Hall after two outstanding seasons as a Red Devil. The
Rainier, OR product who won a state championship with the Columbians, joined the LCC
hoop team in the 2009-2010 season. She was named a first team All-West Region player
as a freshman, leading the Devils to an 18-10 record and an appearance in the NWAC
Sweet 16. As a sophomore, Schwegler led her team to an unbeaten West Region championship
and an appearance in the NWAC Elite Eight. Schwegler was also a standout on the LCC
softball team both seasons, displaying speed and power as a centerfielder for the
After Lower Columbia, Schwegler was recruited to play Division I basketball at Oregon
State University where she played a key reserve role for the Beavers in their resurgence
as an NCAA contender. Her athletic ability also had OSU softball calling her to play
where she a pinch runner for the Beavers.
Softball 1998 - 1999
Powell was a two season star for the Red Devils softball team in 1998 and 1999. She
possessed incredible power in the middle of a potent LCC club. Her sophomore season
was one of the all-time best as she drove in a then-school record 68 runs leading
the Devils to the NWAC championship. The Kelso native was the heart and soul of the
Red Devil team that went 40-12 and beat Highline 5-1 in the NWAC championship game
at Delta Park in Portland. That title was the first of six consecutive NWAC championships
While at LCC, the shortstop set school records for homers and RBI’s, since eclipsed.
Powell is considered one of the first great all-around NWAC stars at LCC.
The R.A. Long grad stayed home and reached the pinnacle as a left-handed pitcher for
the Devils. He was the top pitcher for the LCC team that won the 1990 NWAC Championship.
He won two games in the tournament at Story Field including the NWAC championship
game where he allowed just two hits and struck out 10 Walla Walla batters.
After his two year run for Lower Columbia, Lindemann went on to Washington State where
he was in the Cougars rotation. He was then drafted by the Chicago White Sox and
advanced through the minor league ranks and had great success at AAA Hickory.
While Lindemann was the pitching star of the 1990 Red Devils, Mark Hulings was the
offensive star. The R.A. Long grad was named the NWAC tournament MVP, going 11 for
20 with four doubles, two triples, a homer and five RBI’s. It capped off an impressive
two-year run at Lower Columbia where Huling’s displayed power at the plate, a big
arm in the outfield and a motor that cranked up the Devil machine.
Hulings went on to play at Linfield University where he hit five homers and drove
in 32 runs for the 1992 Wildcats.
Hulings gave back his love of baseball while serving as the head coach of the R.A.
Long Lumberjacks and many Legion and Babe Ruth teams. He also coached with the Cowlitz
Black Bears one season.
1994 Lower Columbia College Softball Team
It was the first of 10 NWAC team titles for head coach Tim Mackin. The ’94 Devils
went 35-9 and beat Spokane in the championship game. The offense was led by catcher
Michelle (Paull) Jacoby who hit .588 (then a school record) and 13 triples (still
a school record). Dani (Bisel) Anderson was outstanding in the circle. Team members
include Paull, Bisel, Misty Waisenen, Holly Fulton, Brenda Compton, Traci Pilgrim,
Veronica Jenkins, Lisa Cooley, Kristin Karnofski, Debbie Sterling, Jennifer Tilgner
and SuAnne McGlone
1999 Lower Columbia College Softball Team
Jill Powell was the hitting star for these Red Devils but they also had a dominating
pitcher in Jennifer Lybrand. Lybrand pitched in 43 games and 280 innings, both school
records. The ’99 Devils went 40-12 and beat Highline 5-1 in the championship game.
Team Members include Powell, Lybrand, Nichole Friese, Emily Minium, Tia White, Katie
Whitehead, Angie Ramos, Jessica Trodahl, Keri Peterson, Cara Reid, Kirby Iverson,
Desiree Scragg, Leslie Thielen, Kendra Miller, Allison Mattilla and Alisa Williams.
The 1999 team began a string of six straight titles under Mackin.
1990 Lower Columbia College Baseball Team
Steve Farrington’s club featured numerous local area stars including Wayne Lindemann
and Mark Hulings. The Devils beat Walla Walla 2-1 in the championship game at Story
Field. Team members include Lindemann, Hulings, Tyson Jacobs, Erik Bertram, Lenny
Ayers, Ty Singleton, Aaron Swanson, Adam Rodriguez, Matt Davis, Jeff Smith, Curt Morrison,
Tom Schreck, Jeff Weibel, Mark Evans, Charlie Worley, Brent Roach, Scott McDaniel,
Rick Sidhu, Travis Jewett, Bill Sapa (deceased), Dave Redd, Chad Martin, Zane Wells,
Chris Ward and Vince Lackey.
Powell, Lindemann, Hulings and Schwegler will be honored on February 21st during a reception at Myklebust Gym during the LCC basketball doubleheader against
Centralia. The 1994 and 1999 LCC softball teams will be honored during a reception at the Devils
March 16th doubleheader against Centralia at Heerenspereger Field at Tam O'Shanter park in Kelso. The 1990 LCC baseball team will be the guests of honor on May 5th when the Devils host the Pierce Raiders in a doubleheader at Story Field.
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