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Announcing the Pierce College Athletics Hall of Fame
Class of 2017

The Pierce College Athletic Department, in partnership with the Pierce College Foundation, is pleased to announce the Raider Hall of Fame inductees for the Class of 2017. This year’s induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 25, and will honor the outstanding accomplishments of Raider student-athletes and coaches from the 50-year history of intercollegiate athletics at Pierce College and Fort Steilacoom Community College.

Presenting the Class of 2017


  • Heather Carlsen (Volleyball, 1996 and 1997)
  • Jievielyn Howard (Softball, 2006 and 2007)
  • Michael Wright, Jr. (Men's Basketball, 2006 and 2007)


  • Ray Kinnaman (1968-1971)

1980 Baseball Team

  • Brian Ask
  • Wayne Collins
  • Chris Conrad
  • Tom Fobes
  • Duane Grandberg
  • Steve Hubber
  • Ken Lamb
  • Mark McGowan
  • Phil Misley
  • Gary Morton
  • Keith Payne
  • Keith Pickett
  • Jim Prince
  • Marty Reines
  • Brian Shea
  • Al Simmons
  • Tom Stacey
  • Mark Sutey
  • Tim Wahl
  • Duane Ware
  • Mike Welch
  • Tim Welch
  • Mark Welter
  • Coaches: Karl Benson, Randy Dodd, Ed Neff

1999 Volleyball Team

  • Rebecca Brush
  • Heather Colley
  • Alicia Denny
  • Nani Kalalau
  • Kyra Kiekhaefer
  • Kelby Saxwold
  • Jolene Stokesberry
  • Melissa Widdicombe
  • Natalie Zukowski
  • Coaches: Clyde Reis, Fia Faatoafe

2005 Men's Basketball Team

  • Clem Benton
  • Colby Brewer
  • Devon Connor-Green
  • Trivone Curry
  • David Howard
  • Adam Lewis
  • Jacob Mitchell
  • Marcus Orona
  • Anthony Tennyson
  • Shinola Ward
  • Joseph Widman
  • Coach: Bill Mendelson

* Complete bios for the nominees will be available February 17, 2017.

Please Join Us

We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 25, as we celebrate and honor these outstanding individuals.


Saturday, March 25, 2017
6 p.m. – Reception
7 p.m. – Dinner and Induction Ceremony


Health Education Center
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
9401 Farwest Dr. S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498


$35 per adult dinner guest, $20 for children 12 and under.


To reserve your spot for this great event, click here to purchase your tickets online. You may also purchase tickets by calling (253) 964-6613.

If you would like to share this special evening with a group of family and friends, you can reserve a table by calling us at (253) 964-6613 for more information.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the very Best of Raider Athletics!

This event is sponsored by the Pierce College Foundation in support of the Pierce College Athletics Booster Club. We thank you for your support of Pierce College and Raider Athletics!

About the Pierce College Athletics Hall of Fame

The Pierce College Athletics Hall of Fame was established in the Fall of 2009, to recognize and honor the outstanding athletic achievements of its former student-athletes, and the meritorious efforts of coaches, staff, alumni, and other individuals who have made significant contributions to the Pierce College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Hall of Fame membership spans Pierce College's (formerly Fort Steilacoom Community College) athletic history and includes many of Pierce's finest athletes, coaches and supporters of the program.

The purpose of the Athletics Hall of Fame is to provide recognition and honor to individuals who demonstrate athletic excellence, outstanding support or dedicated service to the athletic programs at Pierce College, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Athletic achievement – individual athletes and teams
  • Coaching
  • Noteworthy accomplishments in athletic related areas
  • Contributions that bring distinction to Pierce College Athletics