Apr 24, 2019

Four Bruins Named All-NWC, Lemaitre Named Freshman Of The Year

A Winning Tradition

  • One NWC Player of the Year (Spencer Watanabe, 2017-18)
  • One NWC Freshman of the Year (Luke Lemaitre, 2018-19) 
  • Seven Northwest Conference Tournament Appearances (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Eight All-Americans
  • 37 All-NWC Athletes

HILLSBORO --- Will Leach, Luke Lemaitre, Keaten Baker, and Alex Namba were named to the 2019 All-Northwest Conference roster, the conference office announced on Wednesday, April 24.

2019 All-NWC Men's Tennis Team

Lemaitre was named the NWC Freshman of the Year and was selected as an All-NWC First Team player after anchoring the No. 2 singles flight all season with a 6-1 NWC record and a 10-3 overall record in the No. 2 singles flights. Lemaitre also was a perfect 3-0 in the No. 1 singles flight and had a winning record in doubles when partnering with Namba.

Leach was named All-NWC First Team for the second time in his playing career at George Fox. The sophomore played the bulk of his season at the No. 1 singles spot in the lineup and went 10-6 overall, including 8-1 against NWC opponents. Leach was also 3-0 at the No. 2 singles spot and was a perfect 7-0 in NWC doubles play at the No. 1 spot with Baker.

Baker earned his first All-NWC honor after being named All-NWC Second Team for his work with Leach in doubles play. Baker also went 1-0 in No. 2 singles play and 4-8 at the No. 3 flight in singles play for the Bruins.

Namba earned his third All-NWC honor with a selection to the All-NWC Second Team for the third consecutive season. Namba went 6-1 in NWC doubles play with Lemaitre and was a combined 10-6 overall in singles play, including a 7-1 record against NWC opponents, while splitting his time between No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 singles flights.

The No. 27-ranked Bruins will make their third straight NWC Tournament appearance as the No. 2 seed in the 2019 tournament. George Fox faces Pacific (Ore.) in the NWC Tournament Semifinals hosted by No. 1-seeded Whitman College on April 27 in Walla Walla, Wash.