Whatcom CC Orcas center Dominick Oliveri at the NWAC playoffs.
PHOTO: Tracy Swisher/Northwest Athletic Conference
WCC's Oliveri Signs with the University of Victoria
April 8, 2019
After starring during his sophomore campaign, Whatcom Community College center Dominick Oliveri is heading north to further his education and continue playing hoops. The Spokane native has signed with the University of Victoria.
Oliveri helped guide the Orcas (14-14) to the Elite Eight round of the Northwest Athletic Conference playoffs. the transfer out of Western Washington University was named North Region Defensive Player of the Year and to the All Region First Team after averaging 13.1 points, 14.1 rebounds and 1.3 block per game.
Oliveri told the university website www.govikesgo.com that he was very excited to begin his first year in Victoria.
"The Vikes have a rich history that is full of success and it is something I wanted to be part of. Academically, UVic has multiple programs that interest me and having an extra year of eligibility will allow me to work towards a Masters degree. The coaching staff and campus facilities are outstanding. I couldn't ask for a better opportunity to further my athletic career."
- Dominick Oliveri to www.govikesgo.com
University of Victoria coach Craig Beauchamp told www.govikesgo.com the Vikes were looking to get deeper in their front line and Oliveri adds to their depth with his size and athleticism.
"He will bring experience to our line up having played at Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College. One thing that excites us about Dominick is his commitment to training. He has already notified us that he will be coming to Victoria early in the summer to begin preparing for the season."
- University of Victoria coach Craig Beaucamp to www.govikesgo.com
After redshirting during the 2016-17 season, Oliveri played in 7 games for the WWU Vikings during his freshman campaign. He was a standout at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. The 6-foot-7-inch post was a three-year starter for the Tigers, earning First Team All-Greater Spokane League honors his senior season.
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*information from govikesgo.com and wwuvikings.com used in this story.