Athlete Spotlight: Veteran & Rookie

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Isaiah Pitre

Masters in Social Work, 6th year senior

6th year senior Isaiah “Batman” Pitre, a star wide receiver on the Boxer football team, has had a long road leading to his time at Pacific. After graduating from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California, Pitre walked on as an outside linebacker at the University of Oregon. He eventually switched to wide receiver and transferred to City College of San Francisco before landing at Pacific. While excelling on the field and earning second-team all-conference during the 2022 season, Pitre is also working on his master’s in social work. When asked about his goals for his senior season in the fall of 2023, Pitre said “At the end of the day, I want a championship. I want us to win the conference. Personally, I have a goal of 10 touchdowns and 1000 yards minimum and that’s what I’ve been working to get to.” After graduating, he plans on working towards his clinical license for social work and applying for internships in the field of therapy with youth.

Evan Thompson

Kinesiology, Freshman

Evan Thompson, out of Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon, played basketball for Pacific this past season. He played at the junior varsity level for the Boxers while also studying kinesiology. Thompson commented on his first season at Pacific, saying, “It was solid. I had fun with my teammates and got my first season as a college athlete under my belt.” His favorite memory of the season was when the junior varsity team defeated the varsity team in a scrimmage during practice. As for his goals going into the rest of his basketball career as a Boxer, a contributing varsity spot is what Thompson has his eyes on, and he says getting bigger in the weight room and improving his skills in the gym will help him reach that goal.

— Bjorn Bergstrom


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