Pios net four All-NWC selections

Pios net four All-NWC selections

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Lewis & Clark junior Raed Attia earned his third straight All-Northwest Conference First-Team selection and sophomore Jackson Powell was chosen for the first time as the conference office announced selections on Wednesday.

Nationally-ranked doubles pair Gordon Barrows and Brenden Barrows were selected All-NWC Second Team.

The four selections are the most for the Pioneers since 2016, and the two first-team picks are the most since Patrick Dreves became head coach in 2011.

Attia, who was an All-NWC First-Team selection the last two years, is 4-3 in NWC duals this season and has competed as the team's No. 1 or 2 singles entry all season. All of his defeats have come against opponents from nationally-ranked teams, including a three-set loss to Zach Ekstein of Gustavus Adolphus, who was ranked 18th nationally at the time.

Since the middle of March, Powell has been competing as the team's No. 1 and has built a 3-2 record in the position. Powell is now ranked 11th in the West Region and defeated No. 24 Oscar Wight of Pacific in the team's last dual. Paired with Pim Trouerbach, Powell is also part of the region's No. 12 doubles team.

Ranked 23rd in the nation for the whole season, Gordon Barrows and Brenden Barrows are the fourth-ranked team in the West Region with a 14-6 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the NWC. Gordon Barrows, who was selected All-NWC Second Team last season, is one of three Pios with a double-digit win total in singles this year (11-4). Brenden Barrows is 8-7 overall and 4-2 in the NWC.

Lewis & Clark qualified for the Northwest Conference Championship tournament as the No. 2 seed and will compete against George Fox in the semifinals on Saturday. If the Pios advance for a second straight year, they'll face the winner of top-seed Whitman or Pacific.

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