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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!

Women's Fastpitch Softball Team Tryouts will be held Saturday, February 21 & Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 PM in the LCCC Ewing Center Field House. Join the LCCC Softball Team!
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The NJCAA National Runner-Up trophy was presented to the College and is now on display at Commodore Books & More, check it out!

Seeded 6th in the DIII National Championships in Rochester, MN, the LCCC Volleyball Team defeated the 3rd and 2nd seeded teams to advance to the Championships on Saturday, November 15.  The Commodores took it to five sets in the thrilling title match, falling in the 5th set by a score of 16-14.  They were as close as you can get to winning the National Championships, going down by just two points in the final game!  Lorain’s journey to the National Championship match was one that had never been accomplished in tournament history. The Commodores knocked off third-seeded Central Lakes (Minn.) 3-2 and then took down second-seeded Rochester (Minn.) in four sets. They are the first sixth seed to ever advance to the championship match.  Awesome job by our ladies!

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for January 19-25, 2015
MARVIN “CHICO” COLEMAN (6’ 1” Sophomore from Lorain (Avon HS))  
Marvin captures his second Athlete of the Week award for the season. In LCCC’s January 24th victory over Edison Community College, Chico had 32 points, was 10 of 16 (62%) from the field, 2 of 3 (67%) from the three point line, and 10 of 14 (71%) from the line. He added 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. Chico helped LCCC to obtain their second victory in conference play this season. He is averaging just under 20 points per game in the 20 games that the Commodores have played this season.

Congratulations to the following LCCC Student-Athletes who earned Awards during the 2014 Volleyball Season:

  • Gabby Woods - All-American 1st Team, National All Tournament Team, Conference All-Star Team
  • Paige Elias - All-American Honorable Mention, Conference All-Star Team
  • Kady Whitsel - Regional Tournament MVP, Conference Honorable Mention
  • Danya Corlew - National All Tournament Team, Regional All Tournament Team
  • Kara Szabo - National All-Tournament Team

Congratulations to the following LCCC Student-Athletes who earned Awards during the 2014 Cross Country Season:

  • Emma Russ - NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-American
  • Ryan Cassity - NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-American
  • Andre Del Valle - NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-American
  • Nick Boatman - All-American 2nd Team, 7th Place NJCAA DIII National Championship

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for December 28, 2014-January 4, 2015
(6’ 1” Sophomore from Lorain (Avon HS)) Marvin captures Athlete of the Week in his second nomination for the honor (also nominated week of December 2nd). In LCCC’s January 3rd game against Sinclair Community College, Chico had 41 points, was 13 of 23 (57%) from the field, 5 of 7 (71%) from the three point line, 10 of 11 (91%) from the line, and had 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot. Chico helped LCCC to obtain a victory in their first conference game since joining the OCCAC this season. Talk about a multi-tasker, Chico has led the team in scoring this season all while taking 17 credit hours, cooking in the school’s cafeteria, and working towards getting his real estate sales license. What a hard worker!

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for December 15-21, 2014
BRANDON LAWLER (6’ 1” Sophomore from Euclid (Euclid HS)) Because of his outstanding play, Brandon captures the honor of LCCC Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row. In last week’s game against CC of Allegheny County-Boyce, Brandon scored 31 points, was 11 of 19 (58%) from the field, 1 of 1 (100%) from the three point line, 8 of 10 (80%) from the line, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Brandon played extremely well on both ends of the court and led his team in every statistical category. His leadership has greatly contributed to one of the best starts in LCCC program history! 

Also nominated this week:
ONYX LOPEZ, Basketball. 5’7” freshman Guard from Lorain, OH (Lorain HS). Onyx had games of 17 points, 19 points, and 16 points along with an average of 5 assists per game this week. Onyx played very consistently on both ends of the floor and was the floor general which helped LCCC win 2 out of 3 games this week.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for December 8-14, 2014
BRANDON LAWLER (6’ 1” Sophomore from Euclid (Euclid HS)) In last week’s games against Jamestown Community College and Westmoreland County Community College, Brandon averaged 23 points, 18 of 33 from the field (55%), 7 of 11 from the three point line (64%), 3 of 5 from the line (60%), 1.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. Despite the fact that Brandon scored zero points in one game due to food poisoning, he is averaging 16.5 points per game over the 12 games that LCCC has played. Brandon is so close to his teammates at LCCC that he calls them “ La Familia”. Congratulations on a great week Brandon!

Also nominated this week:
ZACH BARENS, Basketball. 6’3” sophomore Shooting Guard/Small Forward from Avon, OH (Avon HS). Zach had a “breakout” game against Westmoreland and his coaches expect more of the same for the rest of the season. He played 27 minutes against Westmoreland and scored 29 points. He shot 10 of 13 from the field (77%), 2 of 2 from the three point line (100%), 7 of 7 from the line (100%), 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. He is a "sneaker head” and his favorite musical artist is Kendrick  Lamar.

Athlete of the Week for December 1-7, 2014
KEVIN JENKINS (6’ 4” Freshman from Cleveland (Lincoln West)) In last week's games against Henry Ford College and Westmoreland County Community College, Kevin averaged 16 points, was 11 of 22 from the field (50%) and 10 of 12 from the line (83%),  He also had 12.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and .5 steals. Kevin decided to play basketball for LCCC after Coach Eggleston responded to his email about wanting to play college basketball. Kevin is currently the 17th leading rebounder in the nation for NJCAA Division lll teams, way to go Kevin! 

Also nominated this week:
GABBY WOODS, Basketball. 5’10 Sophomore Forward from Sheffield Lake, OH (Brookside HS). Awarded LCCC Athlete of the Week for November 13-19 for her performance with the volleyball team. In the three basketball games played last week against Henry Ford CC, Jamestown CC, and Niagara CC, Gabby averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game. She was also named to the Jamestown Tournament All-Tournament Team. Gabby loves music and candy.

MARVIN "CHICO" COLEMAN, Basketball. 6’1”Sophomore Guard from Avon, OH (Lorain HS). In the men’s games last week, Chico averaged 18 points, was 9 of 25 from the field (36%), 18 of 21 from the line (86%), had 2.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Chico is a good cook and he currently works in the kitchen at LCCC's cafeteria. He enjoys listening to music in his spare time and his favorite snack is his grandma's cookies.

Athlete of the Week for November 24-30, 2014
(5’ 7” Freshman from LaGrange (Midview HS))
Molly led the LCCC Women’s Basketball Team to a 78-73 victory on Tuesday against Westmoreland CCC. She led the Commodores with 17 points (4 for 7 from the floor and 9 for 11 from free throw line) and added 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 6 steals for the game. Molly has been doing all of the little things (defense, rebounding, assists) that most fans don’t see but coaches can appreciate. Her overall play, game after game, has allowed LCCC to continue to improve. Molly started Cross Fit six months ago and recently participated in her first Cross Fit competition, talk about cross training!

Athlete of the Week for November 3-9, 2014
NICK BOATMAN (5’ 6” Freshman from Lakewood, OH (Lakewood HS))
For the second time this season, Nick has earned LCCC Athlete of the Week. Nick finished 7th at the NJCAA DIII National Cross Country Championship on Saturday, November 8th, in Canandaigua, NY (Finger Lakes CC). Nick earned second team All American honors for this effort. This is the highest finish for an LCCC male runner since cross country returned to LCCC as a varsity sport in 2011. Nick joins former LCCC runners Tyler Kvach, Brandon Lang and Hannah Cook as All American Cross Country runners here at LCCC. Nick accomplished this feat despite being injured in a mid-race collision during the season which forced him to be off training for 3 weeks. Nick is part of the “ginger invasion”, the red heads that are part of the LCCC cross country team. Awesome finish to the season Nick!

Athlete of the Week for October 27-November 2, 2014
(5’ 7” Freshman from Elyria, OH (Elyria HS))
Following up her nomination as LCCC’s Athlete of the Week last week, this week Danya captured the honor. She had 26 kills in LCCC’s two straight-set victories (4.33 kills/set) at the Regional Championships in Butler, PA last weekend. Her play helped the Commodores qualify for the DIII National Championships. Danya had a hitting percentage of 89%, a kill percentage of 57% and a kill efficiency of 46%, she was on fire! She also added 8 digs and 3 block kills. Danya enjoys dining at Panera Bread, with a snack bag always a second option. Congratulations Danya!

Athlete of the Week for October 20-26, 2014
ELISABETH CAMPUS (5’ 5” Sophomore from Rocky River, OH (Rocky River HS))
Elisabeth ran the fastest 5K of her two year LCCC cross country career at the Region XII Meet on Saturday in Lansing, MI. Elisabeth covered the course in 28:50. Elisabeth is also recently engaged and works at a pet resort in her spare time! She will be competing for LCCC at the NJCAA DIII National Cross Country Championship at Finger Lakes Community College on November 8th. Good luck to Elisabeth and rest of the LCCC cross country team at Nationals!
Also nominated this week: DANYA CORLEW, Volleyball. Freshman from Elyria, OH (Elyria HS). Danya was the work horse for the team this week with 113 attacks in the team’s four matches. She hit for 89% with a 37% kill percentage and a 27% kill efficiency.

Also nominated this week: DANYA CORLEW, Volleyball. Freshman from Elyria, OH (Elyria HS). Danya was the work horse for the team this week with 113 attacks in the team’s four matches. She hit for 89% with a 37% kill percentage and a 27% kill efficiency.

Athlete of the Week for October 6-12, 2014
GABBY 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
(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, 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 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 SzaboAthlete of the Week for 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!


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

Click here to learn more about the Club Sports program. 

  • 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.

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Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
Please be very careful and slow down.

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at

Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
Click here to learn more and register.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at

Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.