Gear through the years: Pilot jerseys past and present

Collars were very in-style

By Morgan Wahler | November 6, 2019 10:44pm

Current women's soccer coach Michelle French rocked the white and purple back in the day. Photo courtesy of Portland Pilots Athletics.

The Beacon set out to travel back in time and take a look at the ghosts of jerseys past. In the history of the University of Portland, four sports have stood out against time: basketball, soccer, volleyball and, UP’s first sport, baseball. By categorizing the jerseys by decade and by sport (men’s and women’s teams as available), there are discernible phases of Pilot athletic fashion. One thing remains true of history and Portland Pilot jerseys: The 1990s were wild.

Morgan Wahler is a sports reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at