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Former Wolf gridiron star Jacob Martin will be pulling on this jersey for Feather River College this fall. (Photo courtesy Martin)

Ally Roberts, and her trusty steed, continue to tear up the equestrian world while attending Western Washington University. (Jennifer Roberts photo)

It’s still the middle of summer, but fall sports are closer than you might expect.

That goes for college athletics as well, where at least five former Coupeville standouts are slated to compete at the next level in the coming months.

Nick StreubelJacob Martin, and Zane Bundy will be on the gridiron, Mia Littlejohn will be running the soccer pitch and Ally Roberts will be astride her trusty steed.

A look at what’s ahead for each:


A two-sport star during his days in Coupeville (soccer, football), he’s one of two kickers currently listed on the roster at Tabor College in Kansas.

The Bluejays open their season Sept. 1 against the University of St. Mary’s.


The CHS girls soccer single-season and career scoring leader is beginning her freshman year at Santa Monica College, where she plans to play both soccer and basketball.

The Corsair booters have two scrimmages in mid-Aug., then open the regular season Aug. 28 against Oxnard.


A two-way gridiron terror during his days as a Wolf, the red-shirt freshman is headed back to Feather River College in California.

He’s aiming to use his time on the field with the Golden Eagles as a springboard to netting a D-II offer.

“I’ll be a strong safety/outside linebacker hybrid, otherwise known as “Rover,” and I’ll be a big special teams player,” Martin said. “Heads will be knocked this year!”

Feather River opens Sept. 1 against the College of the Sequoias.


A sophomore at Western Washington University, she’s quickly moving up in the equestrian world.

After competing on the English team last year, Roberts has been placed on the Western section squad this time around, and kicks off her season in Nov.


The oldest of the former Wolves, and the one with the most college championship rings.

“The Big Hurt” is on target to graduate this year, but is a red-shirt junior on the field at Central Washington University.

Streubel is coming off a season in which he was a First-Team All-Conference and All-Region pick while anchoring a very-effective Wildcat line at left guard.

CWU went 11-0, won a league title, and went into the playoffs as a #1 seed, where it fell 34-31 in an epic double overtime game to eventual NCAA D-II national champ Texas A & M – Commerce.

The Wildcats, who open the season Sept. 1 against Eastern Washington, are ranked #6 in the College Football America Yearbook preseason poll.

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   CHS grad Nick Streubel hangs out with his parents after a Central Washington University football win. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

   He’s like a Greek god, he is. (Photo property of Central Washington University football)

The accolades continue to pour in for Nick Streubel.

The Coupeville High School grad, now a red-shirt sophomore at Central Washington University, was named Friday as a First-Team selection to the NCAA D-II All-Super Region 4 football squad.

With that selection, he remains eligible to pick up votes when the national All-American team is tallied.

Friday’s regional honors come on the heels of Streubel previously being honored as a First-Team pick by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

With Streubel helping anchor the Wildcat offensive line, CWU averaged 466.4 yards and 39.4 points per game this season,

Central went undefeated in league play, finishing 11-1 after a playoff loss in double overtime.

The Wildcats landed 15 players on the Region 4 team, with nine earning First-Team honors.

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   CHS grad Nick Streubel (left) was an All-Conference lineman on a Central Washington University football team which won a league title and finished 11-1. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

It was there. Then it wasn’t.

Unable to hold on to a three-touchdown lead, and unable to stop the best quarterback in NCAA D-II football on the (disputed) final play of regulation, Central Washington University saw its season end Saturday afternoon.

The undefeated Wildcats, roaring behind an offensive line which includes Coupeville grad Nick Streubel, built a 28-7 halftime lead on visiting Texas A & M-Commerce, but couldn’t stick the landing.

Luis Perez, the front runner for the Harlon Hill trophy (the D-II version of the Heisman) tossed a game-tying “touchdown” on the final play of regulation, then his defense stood tall in a 34-31 win in double overtime.

With the loss, Central finishes 11-1 and joins Fort Hays State as the second #1 seed to be knocked out of a wild-and-woolly playoffs.

Of the remaining eight teams with national title hopes, only three (#1 seeds Indiana, PA and West Alabama and #2 seed Minnesota State-Mankato) were supposed to still be alive at this point.

Central, making its first trip to the playoffs since 2009, was coming off a bye week and looked phenomenal in the first half.

Sparked by a defense which picked off Perez three times before the break (he had just six interceptions against 38 touchdowns entering the day), the Wildcats dominated.

While he doesn’t have the eye-popping numbers of his Texas counterpart, Central QB Reilly Hennessey held his own in the early going.

He opened the scoring on a 10-yard sprint to the end zone, then came back to fire a five-yard TD strike to Christian Stafford.

After Perez got Texas on the board with a 56-yard scoring bomb right at the end of the first, Central responded with back-to-back scores early in the second.

Hennessey tossed another short TD pass, this one a 3-yarder to Kyle Self, before Austin Pernell followed his line in on a 1-yard scoring run.

Up 28-7 at the half, Central was rolling.

The second half, however, wouldn’t be quite as peachy, as the Wildcats forced their fans to chew some fingernails down the stretch.

Texas sliced away at the lead, getting a third-quarter score on a run, then tacking on a fourth-quarter TD on a Perez pass.

Still, it looked like Central would hold tough. Up 28-21, the ‘Cats had Texas facing a fourth-and-seven from the CWU 37 with under a minute to play.

If Perez was ruffled, though, he didn’t show it, pegging a 16-yard strike to the left to keep his team’s season going.

After another pass pushed the ball all the way down to the two-yard line, Central’s defense stiffened. The Wildcats flattened Perez on a run from the four, and pushed Texas to another fourth down.

A & M passed its final test, partially due to the lack of instant replay.

The game-tying four-yard TD pass was ruled a catch on the field, despite some legitimate question from viewers as to whether the receiver truly had the ball.

If this was the NFL, I would bet money the call would have been overruled and Central would be celebrating.

Instead, they were off to overtime, where the two teams traded possessions starting at the 25-yard line, and, eventually, dueling field goals.

Overtime #2 started with Central in possession of the ball, but Hennessey was almost picked twice and the Wildcats, who would have been facing a very long field goal, went for it on fourth-and-15, but failed.

Perez, who finished with 394 yards on 41-65 passing, handed the ball off three straight times, setting up All-League kicker Kristov Martinez.

The Texas booter split the uprights from 38 yards out, putting the (sour) cherry on top of the sundae.

While the loss was disappointing, it shouldn’t take away from the season Streubel had.

The former Wolf three-sport star returned from an injury which cost him last year and was an All-Conference First-Team offensive lineman as a red-shirt sophomore.

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   Coupeville grad Nick Streubel was named a First-Team All-Conference pick for his play anchoring the offensive line for Central Washington University. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

High school, college, it matters not — The Big Hurt and awards just go together.

Having recovered from a devastating injury last season, Central Washington University red-shirt sophomore offensive lineman Nick Streubel was rewarded Wednesday when he was tabbed as a First-Team All-League selection.

The Coupeville High School grad, an All-League and All-State player in his prep days, was one of 10 Wildcats honored by Great Northwest Athletic Conference coaches.

Central Washington rolled to an 11-0 mark, captured its first league title in five seasons, and is a #1 seed heading into the NCAA D-II playoffs.

The Wildcats nabbed four special awards, in addition to their All-Conference picks.

Senior linebacker Kevin Haynes was the Defensive Player of the Year, senior Bo Banner was the Defensive Lineman of the Year and junior transfer quarterback Reilly Hennessey was the Newcomer of the Year.

Topping things off, CWU head coach Ian Shoemaker was hailed as the Coach of the Year.

In a league dominated by juniors and seniors, Streubel was one of only four sophomores to be named as a First-Team player.

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   CHS grad Nick Streubel hangs out with parents David and Nanette after another Central Washington football win. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

Playoffs? Yes, we’re talking playoffs.

Coupeville High School grad Nick Streubel, now a starting lineman for the Central Washington University football team, is headed to the postseason, and he even gets a week to rest up.

The Wildcats capped an 11-0 regular season Saturday with a 42-28 road win over Humboldt State, claiming their first Great Northwest Athletic Conference title since 2012.

Still coasting on the buzz from its big win, Central then nabbed one of four #1 seeds for the NCAA D-II playoffs.

CWU, which reps Super Region Four, is joined by Indiana (PA), West Alabama and Fort Hays State as top seeds, and all four get a first-round bye in the 28-team tourney.

After a week off, the Wildcats host the winner of Winona State (Minn.) vs. Texas A&M-Commerce in the round of 16.

That game will be in Ellensburg Nov. 25.

Streubel, who was a standout football, basketball and track star during his days in Coupeville, is a red-shirt sophomore for Central.

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