September 3, 1995
Bamboo Grove, there is nothing better than good mac salad and teriyaki chicken.
Lewis & Clark, it is so beautiful year round and there is no other place I like spending my time (also because I’m forced to).
Michael Jordan. Some of my favorite quotes come from him.
Exploring Oregon, skiing, golf, trying new foods
My favorite part of LC would be the athletic community and how supportive every member is. Academics is very important to me so I am very lucky I get to study at a great school, but also live out my dream of playing college basketball.
The game that stands out to me the most would be the first double-double of my career against Willamette. I ate a Chipotle burrito too close to game time and played on a full stomach, but somehow ended up with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Any type of Mexican food!
I always need my chapstick. I keep it in my sliders for warm-ups, but keep it on the bench during the game and use it as necessary.
My biggest inspiration would be my high school coach and club coach. Over the years, they taught me how to overcome challenges, work hard and have a great work ethic. Without either of them, I would have never developed into the player and person that I am today.
Natalie Jade Kelly
San Francisco, CA
March 17, 1996
“Yama Sushi” because I love sushi and we always make it a must to go when my mom comes to visit.
Food carts downtown
Playing tennis, golf, badminton, ping pong, watching grey’s anatomy, napping, eating, trying new foods, working out, going to the beach & traveling around the world.
Lewis & Clark has a very tight-knit community; especially within the athletic community, the teachers are very helpful and supportive. I like playing basketball at Lewis & Clark because I’ve met some of my closest friends all while playing the sport I love.
Making a buzzer beater half-court shot.
Definitely taking a nap
San Francisco, CA
March 6, 1996
The Old Spaghetti Factory, I love Italian food and they have really good garlic bread which is my favorite!
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss
Eating, sleeping, and watching Netflix
I get to play basketball and live with some of my very best friends and be a part of a very supportive athletic community.
My career high game against George Fox my sophomore year
Shrimp fettuccine alfredo pasta and garlic bread
Always wear prewrap
Harry Potter Series
Point Richmond, CA
The Screen Door because it has the best fried chicken and mac and cheese you’ll ever have.
Traveling the world, and also watching netflix
I love our team and the people I have met. The small community that we are in is special and I wouldn't have been so close to all of these people if I didn't play basketball.
My most embarrassing moment was the first week of practice freshman year and I accidentally hit one of our assistant coaches in the face extremely hard with the ball. It was not a great way to make a first impression.
Mac and cheese
Crazy, Stupid, Love
My mom has always been my biggest inspiration.
May 4, 1997
Playing soccer and reading
I feel lucky to be part of this athletic community and am grateful to play the game I love with some of my best friends
Harry Potter series
Beating our rival school in the last game of the season to break their undefeated record
June 15, 1996
Uncle, Colorado State, Basketball
Bamboo Grove because the bbq teriyaki chicken is the best!
Listening to music
Being around my teammates and making life-long friends.
Hitting a game winning shot.
Getting up shots before warmups
The Lion King
Don't Burn Your Goals
March 25, 1997
Dangs and because they have the best pad thai!!
All the friends I’ve made so far
The Longest Ride
March 5th, 1996
My Brother Christiaan ran track at University of Pennsylvania.
My favorite restaurant is definitely Bamboo Grove. I could eat there every day. The Shoyu chicken is bomb.
I love the Saturday market along the river. You can always find something cool there or just a great food cart, including my personal favorite “The Grilled Cheese Experience”.
Lauren Jackson. She’s a beast!
Playing ukulele and guitar, writing music, camping/hiking, exploring in general, cycling.
I love the supportive atmosphere and how different teams make it a point to go to each other's game. It’s great that we have the opportunity to play basketball, but it’s also great that our experiences here are going to prepare for life after basketball. I think it teaches us that life is a balancing act, you never know what is going to come your way and playing a sport helps prepare you for that.
I hit a half court shot at halftime of the Men’s game when we were playing at Whitman. I generally brick those shots...that was maybe the 2nd I’ve made in my entire life. I won a free pizza only redeemable in Walla Walla, so unfortunately I didn’t get my pizza but the half court shot was enough for me.
Thai food and avocados
Listening to music and watching this video called “Mindshift”.
The Spectacular Now
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Pat Summitt. She was an incredible coach that valued the importance of developing who you are as both a person and a basketball player, two things which I think are really important when being a college athlete.
Janessa Ann Willie
February 14th 1997
Bamboo Grove because good mac salad never gets old!!!
The view from Ross Island Bridge
Drawing, Sleeping, Watching Law and Order SVU
The big family that is created among all of the athletes.
Coming to college and competing at a higher level and being challenged.
I really like all foods. There’s nothing that doesn’t sound good…….but a good teriyaki flank steak with garlic mashed potatoes is at the top of my list
Pray and Visualize….and text my mom lol
Bad Boys II
My mom……she is my rock (:
Dana Point, CA
Psychology, Neuroscience Minor
March 19, 1997
Trina Saba (Mother) - Univeristy of La Verne (Volleyball)
Michael Saba (Brother)- Irvine Valley College (Soccer)
Andrew Saba (Brother)- Chemeketa (Basketball)
Veggie Grill because of all the “unhealthy” vegan food!
Any coffee shops!
Reading, Hiking, Binge watching Greys Anatomy, Hot Yoga, Trying new foods off of Yelp
My favorite part about going to school at LC is the small class sizes & our beautiful campus. As for basketball, I love how competitive and hard working our team is
Scoring 30 points in my very last community college game of my career
I have a lucky pair of spandex & sports bra. I always eat an acai bowl & I wear a tiny bow for games
Water for Elephants
You Are a Badass & The Misleading Mind
My mom because she just knows everything!
Jillian Rose Jin
International Affairs with a Minor in Gender Studies
November 6th, 1998
My brother Rickie played baseball at Green River CC
I don’t have a favorite restaurant, but I love eating at the food carts!
Japanese Gardens or Powell’s
Reading, going to concerts, exploring in general, and hanging with family and friends
My favorite part about going to school at Lewis & Clark is that I am able to take challenging courses at a great school, while playing a sport that I love. I also love the campus and the small class sizes. For basketball, my favorite part is how supportive my coaches and teammates are!
February 18th, 1997
Golf, watching Netflix, hiking, painting and hanging out with
I love Lewis and Clark for the tight knit community where I’m known by my classmates and
professors. My favorite part of being on the basketball team is the encouragement and
support that I get from my teammates and coaches both on and off the court.
Playing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports
Complex in Orlando and being named my team’s MVP for the tournament
Probably a tie between pasta and a burrito
Listening to music and eating a protein bar