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Athlete of the Week for week of August 31-September 6, 2014Paige Elias
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 week of August 24-30, 2014
Mercedes SpechtMERCEDES 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!!

Kara Szabo
Athlete of the Week for week of August 17-23, 2014

(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!


 Katlynn Baker Rachael Bolmeyer  Hannah Pinkie 
 Jarek Beltowski  Cassandra Snyder  Kyle DiCapua
Ali tulebayev


2013 LCCC Cross Country Honors and Awards
Congratulations to the following athletes who earned honors during the 2013 Cross Country season:

  • Tyler Kvach - NJCAA DIII All American – 11th place at nationals, All Region XII Team, NJCAA DIII Runner of the Week (Week of September 1, 2013)
  • Andre Del Valle - All Region XII Team
  • Mercedes Specht - All Region XII Team
  • Lauren Lilly - All Region XII Team
  • Cassandra Snyder - NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All American
  • Anthony Cassity - NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All American
  • Abby Tomasic - LCCC George M Day Award Recipient (based on Sportsmanship/GPA/Athletics)

Hannah Pinkie and Andria Velez Named to All Region  Volleyball Tournament Team
Congratulations to sophomore, Hannah Pinkie, and freshman, Andria Velez, who were named to the All Region Tournament Team at the NJCAA Division III Volleyball Regional Tournament that took place in Rockville, Maryland at Montgomery College on November 2-3, 2013.

During the tournament and overall season, Hannah Pinkie's determination to win and be successful was contagious among the team. Many times when the game seemed to be over, Hannah would rock the gym with a monstrous kill and light a spark in everyone. As the season progressed, Hannah grew more confident in herself and her abilities, making her a threat to every team LCCC played.
At the Regional Tournament, Hannah had the following stats:
• Hitting 72/101 with 47 kills
• Passing 35/76 with 15 digs
• Serving 38/41 with 5 ace

Andria VelezAndria Velez played a vital role in LCCC’s team chemistry and success this season. Many times throughout the season, Andria would ask her coaches or teammates to stay after practice to help her prefect something. As a libero, Andria was constantly driving and rolling across the floor to save a point. Andria led the Commodores in stats across the conference, division, and eventually at the national level. Throughout the season Andria maintained a spot on the national ranking board, never dropping below top 10.
At the Regional Tournament, Andria had the following stats:
• Passing 167/218 with 86 digs
• Serving 79/88 with 16 aces

Hannah and Andria helped the LCCC Volleyball Team break the season record for most wins by any LCCC Volleyball Team, racking up 28 wins for the season, breaking the old record of 22 wins. Congratulations to our Lorain County Community College Volleyball Team and Hannah and Andria! 

Intercollegiate Athletics Programs at LCCC

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation division provides a diverse recreational and competitive sports opportunity for the students, faculty and staff of Lorain County Community College and community members. 

If you are interested in participating in any of our athletics programs, click here to complete our online inquiry form.

  • Club Sports
    Competitive Clubs may involve trying out for the club. These clubs compete with other university sponsored club teams, two and four year sports teams. These clubs charge a participation fee to its members for these athletic activities. Club sports are available in:

Men's Club Soccer

Women's Club Soccer

Co-Ed Club Tennis

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  • Varsity Athletics
    The varsity athletics program fosters personal achievement in academics, physical fitness, leadership, civic responsibility and team work through athletic participation. Intercollegiate sports are available in:

Click here to learn more about Varsity Sports programs.

Schedule of home games for fall sports teams coming soon.

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LCCC North Entrance Closure

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