Welcome to the weekly edition of the Commodore Athletics newsletter (click here), a weekly recap of what is happening with LCCC athletics. Enjoy and Go Commodores!
Athlete of the Week for October 6-12, 2014GABBY WOODS (5’ 10” Sophomore from Sheffield Lake, OH (Brookside HS))
Gabby has been nominated three times as Volleyball’s Athlete of the Week this season. In a tough week for the LCCC volleyball team, Gabby was a leader for the team. In five matches, she had 49 kills out of 103 attempts for a 48% kill percentage and a 28% kill efficiency. She averaged 9.8 kills per match and 2.9 kills per set. Gabby not only plays volleyball for LCCC, she has also been a strong point on the LCCC basketball team for two years. Her favorite holiday is Halloween - for the candy; she is looking forward to next week!
Athlete of the Week for October 6-12, 2014
BEN TOOLE (5’ 10” from Lakewood, OH (Lakewood HS))
Ben finished 17th out of 35 runners at the Mercyhurst/Gannon Invitational last Saturday, running against four year schools. Ben is a first year runner from Lakewood. Ben ran a great race even though he worked 12 hours the day before the race! Ben was LCCC's top finisher among the men's team at the race. He has been our number 1 or 2 runner in each of our 6 meets this season. While running the LCCC Commodore Invite a few weeks ago, Ben lost a shoe during the race and decided to kick off the other shoe. He finished the race running barefoot, ouch!
Also nominated this week: GABBY WOODS, Volleyball. Sophomore from Sheffield Lake, OH (Brookside HS). Second nomination for LCCC Athlete of the Week for Gabby this Fall. Gabby led the team in three victories this week. She had 28 kills and a .548 kill efficiency. Gabby also had 7 block kills. She is a sugarholic and likes the great outdoors.
Athlete of the Week for September 29-October 5, 2014
RYAN CASSITY (5’ 9” Freshman from Elyria, OH (Elyria HS)
Ryan ran a 36:19 for 5 miles at the All Ohio Cross Country Championship Meet (at Cedarville University) on October 3rd. This was Ryan's fastest time of the year and a full 5 minutes faster than he ran at LCCC’s first 5 mile race on September 6th at the Ric Sayre Invitational at Walsh University. That race was just one month ago, which is amazing improvement! Ryan's brother Anthony also runs for LCCC, the first time we have had two family members run for LCCC in the same season. Keep it up Ryan!
Also nominated this week: EMILY MANDOKE, Volleyball. Sophomore from Elyria, OH (Elyria HS). In LCCC’s 4 matches for last week, Emily averaged 3.65 kills per set while hitting for at 0.274 kill efficiency. Emily served at 97% and added 7 block kills and 28 digs, playing both front and back row at some point during the 4 matches. Offensively, Emily was the work horse in attacks with almost 10 swings per set. Emily is a sophomore but playing her first season with the Commodores.
Athlete of the Week for September 21-28, 2014
PAIGE ELIAS (5’ 5” Sophomore from Brunswick, OH (Brunswick HS))
Paige earns her second LCCC Athlete of the Week award for the season with her outstanding play this week. Paige helped the Commodore Volleyball Team win 5 out 6 matches this week, including winning 3 out of 4 matches at the Grand Rapids Tournament. Paige was 98% in serve receive and had a 2.66 Coleman rating (passing accuracy based on a 3 point scale). She had 6.75 digs per set and 1.8 aces per match. In Division III, Paige is ranked 5th in the nation in total digs and 11th in digs per set. Paige enjoys the rapper Eminem and likes soccer.
Athlete of the Week for September 14-20, 2014
NICK BOATMAN (5’ 6” Freshman from Lakewood, OH (Lakewood HS))
Nick finished second out of 71 runners at the Commodore Invitational cross country meet on September 19th, the only home meet of the season for LCCC. Lansing Community College is ranked 9th in the country in NJCAA Division I cross country poll, Nick was the only non-Lansing runner in the top 9. He was only 8 seconds slower than at the Walsh University cross country race, a much easier course than at LCCC (these are the two 8k races Nick has run in his college career). Nick’s finish was the highest individual finish for an LCCC runner in the 4 year history of the Commodore Invitational. Way to go Nick!
Also nominated this week: GABBY WOODS, Volleyball. From Sheffield Lake, OH (Brookside HS). Gabby was instrumental in helping LCCC defeat Lakeland in 5 sets and led the team in kills verses Notre Dame. For the week, Gabby had 26 kills out of 46 attempts for a kill percentage of 57% and a kill efficiency of 0.348. Gabby’s mammoth hits kept the opponents ducking for cover when she was dropping the hammer-like arm on the ball. Gabby enjoys her sweets off the court while dishing out a lot of punishment on the court.
Athlete of the Week for September 7-13, 2014
KADY WHITSEL (5’ 6” Freshman from Sheffield Lake, OH (Brookside HS))
For the week, Kady hit 92% with 44% kills and a kill efficiency of 36% in LCCC’s five matches that resulted in four victories. She had 127 assists and 75 digs in those 5 matches. Kady served at 96% while tallying up 12 aces for a 14% ace rate. At 5’6”, Kady is one of the shorter front row players at this level but produces big numbers. She likes chicken and fish on the grill and if you don’t see her in the gym you will find her in the weight room. This coming Saturday (9/20), Kady will be running in the Cedar Point Color Run with family and friends. Good luck Kady!
Also nominated this week: BEN TOOLE, Men’s Cross Country. From Lakewood, OH (Lakewood HS). As the top runner for LCCC, Ben finished 9th out of 57 runners at the Bruce Bridgman Invitational hosted by Finger Lakes Community College on Friday. Some of the same runners that our team will face at the 2014 National Championship Meet were in the race; a top 10 finish at this race is tremendous! Ben is a first year student here at LCCC.
Athlete of the Week for August 31-September 6, 2014
PAIGE ELIAS (5’ 5” Sophomore from Brunswick, OH (Brunswick HS))
In four matches this week, Paige Elias led the LCCC Volleyball Team to three victories. Paige, in her second year with the team, had 95.8% serve reception in 5.14 serve receptions per set. She also had 68 total digs for the four matches which equals 4.86 digs per set. Paige plays the libero position this season, which she earned with her outstanding serve reception and defense early in the season. She is a quiet leader of the team, leading by example.
Also nominated this week: TOM WYNNE , Men’s Soccer. Freshman from Grafton, OH (Midview HS). In 2 games last week (in win on Thursday vs. OSU-Mansfield, 8-0; in lost on Saturday vs. Mercyhurst NE) Tom scored 4 goals and had 3 assists.
Athlete of the Week for August 24-30, 2014
MERCEDES SPECHT (5’ ½” Sophomore from Bellevue (Bellevue HS))
Mercedes Specht started out the 2014 cross country season with a 13th place finish out of 29 runners in the women’s 5K race at the Wooster Invitational on August 29th. Mercedes covered the hilly course in 22:25 on a hot, humid day. The race was held on her birthday! LCCC was the only junior college at the meet, which included Wooster, Hiram, Oberlin, Pointe Park and Franciscan. Congratulations and Happy Birthday Mercedes!!
Athlete of the Week for August 17-23, 2014
KARA SZABO (5’10” Sophomore from Elyria (Elyria HS))
The LCCC Volleyball Team started out their 2014 season with two victories in a Tri-Match held at home on Saturday, August 23rd. Kara Szabo led the charge of the three game sweep of both Tri-C and Schoolcraft. In the two matches this weekend, Kara had 16 kills on 28 attempts with a hitting percent 82% and a kill efficiency of 0.393. Way to go Kara!
LCCC Student-Athletes Earn Academic Awards in 2013-14 Season
Lorain County Community College is pleased to announce six LCCC student-athletes have earned Academic All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) and two LCCC student-athletes have earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Awards for the 2013-14 season. The students come from four different LCCC sports.
To earn Academic All-OCCAC, a student must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA with at least 24 credits hours. The three volleyball players that achieved this honor are:
Katlynne Baker (VB): Freshman from Lorain (Clearview High School), 3.579 GPA.
Rachael Bolmeyer (VB): Freshman from Lorain (Clearview High School), 3.854 GPA.
Hannah Pinkie (VB): Sophomore from North Olmsted (Christian Community High School), 3.667 GPA.
Joining the volleyball players as Academic All-OCCAC were two cross country runners and one golfer (with a perfect 4.00 GPA).
Jarek Beltowski (XC): Sophomore from Sullivan, OH (Black River High School), 3.343 GPA.
Cassandra Snyder (XC): Sophomore from Elyria (New London High School), 3.609 GPA.
Kyle DiCapua (Golf): Freshman from Avon Lake (Luther West High School), 4.00 GPA.
NJCAA Academic Awards winners must have completed three full-time semesters and a minimum of 45 credit hours. There are three different levels of NJCAA individual academic achievement. Earning Superior Academic Achievement honors was Alikhan Tulebayev (men’s basketball) a sophomore from Pavlodar Kazakhstan ( Public School #8) with a 3.83 GPA. Hannah Pinkie (VB) also earned NJCAA honors with Exemplary Academic Achievement with her 3.667 GPA.
Congratulations to these LCCC student-athletes for their outstanding academic accomplishments!
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