College check-in: Rebuilding year for Silverton boys basketball

January 2017 Posted in School, Sports

James DayHere is a look at how athletes with Silverton High ties fared in college this fall season:
Sheyenne Brusven had a strong junior year as goalie for the Corban University women’s soccer team. Brusven had an 11-6-1 record for the Warriors, who advanced to the Cascade Collegiate Conference quarterfinals before falling on penalty kicks to Rocky Mountain College.

Brusven ended the season with five shutouts and 57 saves and was second on the squad in minutes played with 1,672. She is eighth on the Corban all-time list in shutouts with seven and is 10th at the school in goals allowed average (1.40 per game).

Heidi Moore of Silverton played 44 minutes in three games in midfield for Corban.

Cole Chandler just finished his second season at quarterback for Pacific Lutheran University. Chandler shared time with senior Jon Schaub and fellow sophomore Walker LaVoy for the Lutes, who were 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the Northwest Conference.

Chandler completed 37 of 61 passes for 379 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. He also finished third on the squad in rushing with 287 yards and four TDs.

Ex-Foxes soccer standout Baylie Cameron played in all 21 matches as a freshman forward for Linfield College. Cameron started nine matches for the Wildcats and turned in one goal and one assist. Lizzy Roth, a former SHS teammate of Cameron, played in seven matches and had one shot for the George Fox women’s soccer team.

Former Foxes Jonas Dahl, a sophomore safety, and Ian Crist, a senior place-kicker, were on the roster for the Oregon State University football team.

And as I noted in a previous column former Foxes runners Maddie Fuhrman and Morgan Anderson competed against each other Nov. 11 in the NCAA West Regionals. Anderson, a redshirt senior at OSU, ran the 6-kilometer course in 21:35 and finished 96th. Fuhrman, meanwhile, a freshman at the University of Hawaii, finished 195th in 23:01.7.

Boys basketball: Silverton Coach Steve Roth has a bit of a rebuilding job to do this season. The Foxes lost seniors Sam Roth (Northwest Nazarene) and Blake Cosgrove (Peninsula College) to college ball and 3-point specialist Julian Downey transferred to Santiam.

Post Elijah Nielsen is the lone returnee with starting experience and he also is the lone senior on the squad, which includes five juniors, four sophomores and one freshman.

“We have an almost completely new varsity team this year,” said Roth, whose squad opened 1-4 in non-league play. Roth said that Nielsen is “providing excellent leadership.”

“I’m very pleased with their development so far,” Roth said of the squad. “Their work ethic and attitude has been great. I’m hopeful that steep improvement will continue throughout the season. They will need to improve significantly in order to challenge the best teams in our conference.”

The Foxes open Mid-Willamette Conference play at home Jan. 6 vs. Central.

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