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 Falls to Delta 3-1
The Jayhawks were in University Center, Mich. on Sunday, October 26 to play Delta CC in the final game of the year. The Jayhawk lost to Delta College by a score of 1-3. The score at halftime was 0-2. The Jayhawks needed to win to advance to regionals. Freshman Caitlin Hughey (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) scored the only goal for MCC in the second half.
The Jayhawks played an inspired 2nd half, but couldn’t find a way to get out of the hole from the 1st half. The Jayhawks finish the season with a 5-9 overall record.
Volleyball loses in First Round of MCCAA Tournament
Jayhawks were in Auburn Hills, Mich. to play in the MCCAA State Tournament on Saturday, October 25. The Jayhawks fell to Macomb Community College in the opening round 3-0. The set scores were 24-26, 24-26, and 15-25.
The Jayhawks stat leaders were: Brandie Jones with 12 Kills, Meghan Birr with 30 Assists, Lindsey Kotecki with 2 Aces, Veronica Booth with 18 Digs, Dani Jones with 3 Blocks.
The Jayhawks are now 20-13 overall and will be in action next Friday, October31 against Jackson CC in the first round of the Regional XII Tournament at Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio. Game time is 6:00 pm.
Women’s Cross Country Finish 4th at Region XII Race
The Women's Jayhawk Cross Country team competed well Saturday, October 25 at the Region XII and MCCAA championships held at Grand Woods Park in Lansing, Mich. In probably the deepest women's cross country region in the NJCAA, the Lady Jayhawks took 4th out of 13 teams, the Region included 6 nationally-ranked teams. The women also finished 3rd in the MCCAA.
Fourth-ranked Lansing won the meet with 29 points followed by #15 Cuyahoga CC with 82 points, #13 Macomb CC with 84 points, and #16 MCC Jayhawks with 109 points. The MCC women defeated #20 Vincennes, #22 Mott CC, Oakland CC, Grand Rapids CC, Jackson CC, Kirtland CC, Schoolcraft College, and Wayne CC. Leading the way for the Jayhawks was freshman Deanna Near (Montague, MI/Montague HS). Deanna finished 7th in the region out of 73 runners and was 5th in conference with a time of 19:18. "Deanna ran a great race and earned All-Region, All-Conference, and All-Freshman team honors." said Head Coach Dan Fishel.
Rounding out the top 7 runners in order were sophomore Andrea Lavigne (Ludington, MI/Mason County Central HS) who also earned All-Conference Honorable Mention Honors, sophomore Samantha Eely (Muskegon, MI/Oakridge HS), freshman Raquel Zavala (Muskegon, MI/Muskegon HS), freshman Andie Young (Grand Haven, MI/Grand Haven HS), freshman Marlee Harris (Buckley, MI/Buckley HS), and freshman Sabrina Smith (Hart, MI/Hart HS). The women race next at the NJCAA National Championships in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, November 8th.
Men’s Cross Country Finish 5th at the Region XII Race
The Men's Jayhawk Cross Country team competed Saturday, October 25 at the Region XII and MCCAA championships held at Grand Woods Park in Lansing, Michigan. The men took 5th out of 13 teams in the region and finished 4th in the conference. Fifth-ranked Lansing won the meet with 29 points, #16 Vincennes took 2nd with 50 points, and #24 Macomb and Mott tied for 3rd with 118 points. The Jayhawk men took 5th with 149 points and defeated Jackson CC, Lorain CC, Grand Rapids CC, Alpena CC, Oakland CC, Schoolcraft College, Kirtland CC, and Wayne CC.
Leading the way was sophomore Jacob Baker (Mona Shores HS) who took 4th out of 92 runners and 2nd in the conference with a time of 26:32. "Jake ran in 3rd most of the race and earned All-Region and All-Conference honors for his great race." said Head Coach Dan Fishel.
Rounding out the top 7 in order were sophomore Colin Duca (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS), freshman Austin Persoon (Scottville, MI/Mason County Central HS), freshman Dominic Flores (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS), freshman Lenin Castillo (Hart, MI/Hart HS), freshman Dylan Medendorp (Whitehall, MI/Whitehall HS), and freshman Austin Kleiner (Spring Lake, MI/Hesperia HS). The men race next at the NJCAA National Championships in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, November 8th.
Women's Soccer Gains Momentum with 2-0 Win over Alma JV
Heading into Saturday’s important league match against Delta College, the MCC women’s soccer squad gained momentum with a 2-0 dispatching of the host Alma College JV team on Thursday, Oct. 23.
“The second half was the best that MCC has played in a while.” said Jayhawks Coach Josh Watson. “We used all parts of the field and looked pretty dangerous in the attack. We created quite a few opportunities for ourselves.”
After a scoreless first half, MCC’s Kaitlin Richardson (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer) found the net just two minutes into the second half from a pass from Anna Beechnau (Norton Shores, MI/Mona Shores). Taylor Walker (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer) added the insurance goal for the Jayhawks.
MCC plays Delta College on Saturday. The 5-8 Jayhawks will advance to regionals on Saturday with a win. They could still qualify with a loss, but it sets up a scenario where other potential playoff teams would need to lose as well.
Volleyball Sweeps Kalamazoo Valley CC
The MCC Jayhawk volleyball team closed out its conference schedule with a 3-0 win over Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Tuesday night in a game that paid tribute to the seven outstanding sophomores who were playing their last home match.
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