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Senior takes on fifth collegiate sport

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Pacific University senior Rayce Houser is known around campus for being a straight A student, while also competing in the most sports in Boxer history. 

Houser came to Pacific as a football recruit where he played three years as a defensive back. While also playing football, Houser participated in baseball freshmen year and golf sophomore and junior years. 

Now in his senior year, Houser took on a new challenge when he decided to join the swim team. However, with the swim season coming to a close, Houser has his sights set on one final sport to round out his Boxer sports career; lacrosse.

With the team low on numbers, the Pacific lacrosse team has been recruiting athletes from various sports to field an able bodied team. 

One of these new recruits happens to be the twin of Rayce, Rayne Houser. 

Growing up together, Rayne is well aware of the caliber of athlete her brother is, so naturally she began recruiting Rayce once his swim season came to a conclusion. 

“Rayce is the greatest athlete I have ever seen,” Rayne said. “I once saw Rayce bench press a prius… twice.”

Rayce accepted the invitation to join the team making it his fifth sport in four years. 

Despite the team being specifically for women, the Northwest Conference and Athletic Director Ken Schumann decided to make an exception once they heard it was Rayce.

“We are really looking forward to seeing Rayce dominate yet another Pacific sport,” Schumann said. “An athlete like him comes around once in every generation, we really want to see all his talents on full display.”

As for Rayce, he is downplaying the hype of joining his new team, but he is looking forward to this new challenge. 

“It’s no big deal,” Rayce said. “I have been fortunate to play this many sports in college and who knows, since I am attending graduate school here at Pacific next year, I may test out my eligibility in other sports.”

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