Muskegon Community College Intercollegiate Athletics
MCC offers its student-athletes the opportunity to compete in 13 men's and women's intercollegiate sports - the most of any community college in the State of Michigan. The Jayhawks compete in the Western Conference of the Michigan Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAA) and in Region XII of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Women’s Soccer Lose on the Road to Jackson CC
The Jayhawks traveled to Jackson, Mich. on Saturday, September 20 to play Jackson Community College and came up short by a score of 2-5. The score at halftime was 2-1 Jackson. Freshman Kaitlin Richardson (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS) scored the goal for MCC in the first half. Freshman Alyssa Benedict (Muskegon, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) scored for the Jayhawks in the second half.
“We had a ton of chances to score today. In the first half sophomore Taylor Walker (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS) and freshman Kortnie Heinig (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) both hit the crossbar.” said Head Coach Josh Watson. “There were a few mistakes we couldn’t overcome. We moved the ball around well and found players in the spots we wanted to exploit.”
The Jayhawks will be in action this Saturday, September 27 at home (Orchard View HS Field) at 3 pm against Delta College.
Men’s Soccer Can’t Overcome First Half Deficit
The Jayhawks traveled to Donaldson, Ind. Saturday, September 20 to play Acilla College. The Jayhawks dug themselves a 2-0 halftime deficit and could not recover. The Jayhawks end the game with the same score of 2-0.
In today’s game there were 12 cards and lots fouls, the Jayhawks could not overcome the physical play of Ancilla. The bright spot for the Jayhawks was the play of freshmen goalkeeper Thomas Swiatek (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS). Swiatek came in for the starter sophomore Jacob Berens (grand Haven, MI/West Michigan Christian HS) after Berens received a yellow card 25 minutes into the game. Swiatek stayed in the net for the rest of the game and made 12 saves on 12 shots on goal.
The Jayhawks will be in action again this Wednesday, September 24 against Jackson Community College at Mona Shores High School at 4 pm.
#17 MCC Volleyball Struggles Against Nation's Top Teams
The #17 ranked Jayhawks participated in the Parkland Invitational in Champaign, Ill. this Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20. The Jayhawks finished the tournament 0-4, but are gaining valuable experience at the national level. Jayhawks now stand at 9-10 on the season.
The Jayhawks started their day on Friday against #7 Kirkwood and lost 3-1: 25-12, 22-25, 25-21, and 25-20. Next they played #6 Illinois Central and fell 3-1: 25-17, 20-25, 25-16, and 25-21. Things didn’t get easier as the Jayhawks started Saturday play against the #1 ranked Parkland and lost in a close tough fought match 3-2: 25-23, 22-25, 25-9, 22-25, and 15-12. Finally the Jayhawks finished the tournament with Lincoln Land and fell short again 3-1: 25-22, 22-25, 26-24, and 25-15.
Leading the way for the Jayhawks was: Brandie Jones with 58 Kills, Meghan Birr with 158 Assists, Autumn Winger with 9 Aces, Brooke Morgan with 74 Digs, and Dani Jones with 11 Blocks. The Jayhawks play next at home in Bartel-Rode Gymnasium Tuesday, September 23 against Lansing CC.
Men’s Golf Competes at the Bill Bockwitz Tournament
The Jayhawks traveled to Jackson, Mich. this Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20 to play in the Bill Bockwitz Intercollegiate Touranment. The Jayhawks finished in 8th place.
As a team MCC finished with 319, 319, (638, +62), The Jayhawks individually finished with the scores of: Joel Maire 73, 79, (152, +8), Tyler Krim 80, 79, (159, +15), Noah Carter 82, 77, (159, +15), Jeff Stevens 84, 78, (162, +18), Dylan Krim 84, 83, (167, +23), Ty Geertman 84, 85, (169, +25), Connor Love 82, 92, (174, +30) .
The golf team will be in action again Saturday, September 26 in Muskegon, Mich. for their own Muskegon Community College Invitational at the Lincoln Golf Course.
MCC Volleyball Dominates Lake Michigan College 3-0
The #17 Jayhawks traveled to Benton Harbor, Mich. Thursday, September 18 to play Lake Michigan College. The Jayhawks dominated Lake Michigan in three straight sets by a score of 25-10, 25-19, and 25-14. MCC is now 4-1 in league play and 9-6 overall.
Leading the way for the Jayhawks was sophomore Brandie Jones (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with 11 Kills, sophomre Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) with 33 assists, freshman Morgan Kelley (Cadillas, MI/Cadillac HS) with 4 Aces, sophomore Brooke Morgan (Belmont, MI/Comstock Park HS) with 8 Digs, sophomore Autumn Winger (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with 3 Blocks.
The Jayhawks are challenging themselves with great competition at the Parkland Tournament in Champaign, Illi. this weekend Friday, September 19 against #7 Kirkwood and #6 Illinois Central then on Saturday, September 20 against #1 Parkland and Lincoln Land.
Men’s Soccer Drops Close Game to Lake Michigan College
The Jayhawks traveled to Benton Harbor to play Lake Michigan College on Wednesday, September 17. MCC fell to 0 and 8 on the season with a 2-1 loss. Lake Michigan took a 2-0 lead into halftime and held on to win 2-1.
“We had a well-played second half, but couldn’t get the equalizer late in the game. The lone goal for the Jayhawks was scored by freshmen Chaise Schuiteman (Fremont, MI/West Michigan Christian), getting the assist was sophmore Aaron Dault (Cedar Spring, MI/Cedar Springs HS). Freshman goalie Thomas Swiatek (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS) made his first start in net on the season and made 10 saves on 12 shots.
The Jayhawks will be in action again this Saturday, September 20 in Donaldson, IN against Ancilla College.
Volleyball Wins Again at Home
The #17 Jayhawk continued its winning ways at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 17 by beating the Kellogg Community College Bruins by a margin of 3-1. Scores were 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, and 25-11. MCC now has a conference record of 3-1 and an overall record of 8-6.
The Jayhawks came out slow in set one committing a total of 18 errors while only coming up with 7 kills and 2 aces. “The Bruins aggressive serving accounted for many of our errors and also led to some easy transition points and we never got our offense going.” said Head Coach Rick Rykse. “Sets 2 and 3 our offense finally got going as we struck for 17 kills in set #2 and 14 kills in set #3. Our passing also improved greatly and allowed many more options on offense. Set #4 was all Jayhawks as they jumped out to a huge early lead before settling in for a 25-11 win.”
The Leaders for the Jayhawks: Sophomore Brandie Jones (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with18 Kills, sophomore Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) with 41 Assists, sophomore Autumn Winger (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with 4 Aces, sophomore Brooke Morgan (Belmont, MI/Comstock Park) with 12 Digs, freshman Morgan Kelley (Cadillac, MI/Cadillac HS) with 3 Blocks. The Jayhawks will play next Thursday, September 18 in Benton Harbor, MI against Lake Michigan College.
Women’s Soccer Struggle Against Schoolcraft College
The Jayhawks traveled to Livonia, Mich. Sunday, September 14 to play Schoolcraft College. MCC lost by a score of 6-1. MCC worked hard, but could not find a rhythm and ended up chasing the game. Schoolcraft scored a minute an a half into the game.
Sophomore Haley Twigg (Freemont, MI/Freemont HS) played well in goal today. “She had a lot of shots and turned away quite a bit of them.” said Head Coach Josh Watson.
The Jayhawks look for their next win this weekend, Saturday, September 20 in Jackson, Mich. against Jackson College. Game time is at 1:00 pm.
Men’s Soccer lose Intense Game against Ancilla College
The Jayhawks were home at Mona Shores High School against Ancilla College Chargers on Saturday, September 13. Ancilla beat the host Jayhawks 3-0 in MCCAA conference play.
The Jayhawks back in action this Wednesday, September 17 against Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich. Game starts at 4:00 pm.
Cross Country's Near Named MCC Athlete of the Week
Deanna Near from Montague High School beat Muskegon CC’s 6k school record with a time of 23:50. She broke the old 6k record held by Michelle DeMuro of 24:35 set in 2010. She placed 92nd out of 307 finishers at the Auto Owners Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State University at Forest Akers East Golf Course. Deanna was the 3rd NJCAA runner in the field. Deanna broke the school record in her first ever 6k cross country race.
Deanna Near Breaks School Record for 6K
The MCC women's cross country team traveled to Forest Akers East Golf Course on Friday, September 12 for the Auto Owners Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State University. Temperatures were in the mid- to upper- 50's at race time as the women battled against the Big Ten, GLIAC, MIAA, NAIA schools, and also other junior colleges. Although the race was un-scored, the women ran their best team race of the season so far in their first 6k of the season.
Leading the way was freshman Deanna Near (Montague, MI/Montague HS) taking 92nd place out of 307 finishers with a 6k time of 23:50. That time breaks the 6k school record formerly set by Michelle DeMuro in 2010 of 24:35 by 45 seconds. "Deanna ran a great race and went through her 5k split in 19:54 along to the way to being the 3rd NJCAA runner to cross the finish line, 30 seconds behind the 1st runner." said Coach Dan Fishel. Rounding out the top 7 were: sophomore Andrea Lavigne (Ludington, MI/Mason County Central HS), freshman Andie Young (Grand Haven, MI/Grand Haven HS), freshman Marlee Harris (Buckley,MI/Buckley HS), freshman Sabrina Smith (Hart, MI/Hart HS), freshman Raquel Zavala (Muskegon, MI/Muskegon HS), and sophomore Claudia Melton (Grand Haven, MI/Grand Haven HS).
"The effort our whole team put forth was great! There's still a lot of season to go, but I'm excited about the races to come!" added Coach Fishel. The MCC women race next at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College in Rock Island, Illi. in 2 weeks on Friday, September 26th.
Jabob Baker Runs Best Time of the Year for MCC
The Jayhawks traveled to Forest Akers East Golf Course on Friday, September 12 for the Auto Owners Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State University. Temperatures were in the mid- to upper- 50's at race time as the men battled against the Big Ten, GLIAC, MIAA, NAIA schools, and also other junior colleges. Although the race was un-scored, the men ran their best team race of the season. Sophomore Jacob Baker (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) led the way taking 134th place out of 371 finishers. Jake's time of 26:59 was an all-time 8k PR for him. "Jake ran a heck of a race out there today and was the 5th place junior college runner in the race!" said Head Coach Dan Fishel.
Rounding out the top 7 for the Jayhawks were: freshman Colin Duca (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS), freshman Austin Persoon (Scottsville, MI/Mason County Central HS), freshman Lenin Castillo (HArt, MI/Hart HS), freshman Austin Kleiner (Spring Lake, MI/Hesperia HS), sophomore Austin Elliott (Spring Lake, MI/Spring Lake HS), and freshman Dylan Medendorp (Whitehall, MI/Whitehall HS). "All the freshman set 8k PR's today which was great! They are really improving and running better, but we still need to take a few more steps as the season goes on." said Coach Fishel.
The MCC men race next at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College in Rock Island, Illi. in 2 weeks on Friday, September 26th.
FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 13
Tuesday, September 16
18-25, 25-20, 25-20, & 25-11
25-10, 25-19, & 25-14
#17 MCC 1, #7 Kirkwood 3
25-12, 22-25, 25-21, and 25-20
#17 MCC 1, #6 Central Illinois 3
25-17, 20-25, 25-16, and 25-21
#17 MCC 2, #1 Parkland 3
25-23, 22-25, 25-9, 22-25, and 15-12
#17 MCC 1, Linclon Land 3
25-22, 22-25, 26-24, and 25-15