Pugest Sound quarterback Murdock Rutledge, an Everett High School alum, finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns.. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Pugest Sound quarterback Murdock Rutledge, an Everett High School alum, finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns.. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Everett alum caps record career at UPS

Plus, a trio of locals are honored by their respective conferences and Edmonds volleyball reaches the final eight.

Murdock Rutledge’s college career came to an end Saturday, but not before he completed the trifecta of career passing records at the University of Puget Sound.

The Everett High School graduate, who’s a senior quarterback on the Puget Sound football team, set the school’s record for career completions in the Loggers’ 62-34 victory over Willamette on Saturday in Tacoma. Rutledge finished his career with 634 completions.

The completions record gave Rutledge a stranglehold on Puget Sound’s career passing records. Earlier this season he broke the school records for career passing touchdowns and career passing yards. He finished his career with 65 touchdowns and 7,763 yards.

Rutledge went out in style as he finished Saturday’s game 20-for-35 passing for 268 yards and a touchdown, and he carried six times for 59 yards and two TDs.

Buell named All-GNAC in women’s soccer

Arlington High School graduate McKenzie Buell, now a senior midfielder on the Northwest Nazarene University women’s soccer team, was named Honorable Mention All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Buell started 17 of the Nighthawks’ 18 games, scoring two goals and adding four assists. She helped Northwest Nazarene finish 10-5-3.

Gunterman earns another Player of the Week nod

Lake Stevens High School graduate Gabby Gunterman, now a junior outside hitter for the Western Washington University volleyball team, was named the GNAC Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 8-14. Gunterman had 39 kills and 49 digs over the course of three matches, all Western victories as the Vikings stretched their winning streak to 15 matches and clinched the GNAC title.

Gunterman shared the honor with Montana State Billings’ Bayli Monck. It was the third time Gunterman earned Player of the Week honors this season.

Gunterman and the Vikings are 20-4 and ranked 14th in the AVCA NCAA Division II coaches poll as they head into their regular season finale Saturday at home against Simon Fraser.

EdC volleyball advances to elite eight

The Edmonds College volleyball team won its bracket on Saturday and Sunday at Pierce College in Lakewood as it advanced to the elite eight of the Northwest Athletic Conference Championship.

The Tritons, who were the No. 2 seed from the North Region, swept East Region No. 3 Yakima Valley 25-20, 25-19, 25-8, then upset West Region No. 1 Pierce 25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 11-25, 15-6 to earn the West Bracket’s No. 1 seed to the elite eight. First-year outside hitter Charity Wilson had 20 kills against Pierce and 10 against Yakima Valley to lead Edmonds.

The NWAC Championship takes place Friday through Sunday at Pierce. Edmonds (23-8) faces Whatcom, which finished fourth in the North Region, in the elite eight.

Perry named NWAC volleyball player of the week

Glacier Peak High School graduate Meg Perry, now a first-year outside hitter on the Bellevue College volleyball team, was named the NWAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 1-7. Perry totalled 24 kills and hit an efficient .409 as the Bulldogs won matches against Whatcom and Everett. Perry and the Bulldogs also advanced to the elite eight, where they face Linn-Benton.

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