Kara Sullinger (5’9” Freshman from North Ridgeville (North Ridgeville HS))
Kara had 40 assists, 23 digs, 9 kills, 7 aces, and 2 block kills in LCCC’s two conference matches this week on the road against Hocking and Columbus State. Kara plays with passion, diving to the ground more than anyone else on the team (she even falls getting on and off the bus)! Kara is a first year nursing major as a freshman at LCCC, following her mother’s career path. Her favorite restaurant is The Waffle House. If Kara wasn’t going to be a nurse, she would want to be a mermaid. Her favorite number is “2” and her favorite saying is “double”. Great to have you part of our team Kara!
Maddie Markovich (5’9” Freshman from Sheffield Village (Christian Community School))
Last week in LCCC’s three victories against Walsh JV, Sinclair CC, and Clark State, Maddie had 5 service aces, 32 assists, 14 kills hitting 0.321, 3 kill blocks, and 21 digs. Maddie’s mom, Nancy, was her coach of her high school volleyball team. Maddie graduated valedictorian in her class at Christian Community School. She lifeguards at the YMCA. Keep it going Maddie!
Emma Horoschak (5’4” Freshman from Wakeman, OH)
Emma has scored 5 goals on the season. Although she did not score in the 1-1 tie against Hiram this past Saturday, she “did it all” according to Coach Jessi Paul. Emma is the main reason the women’s soccer team remains undefeated thus far this season – the women’s record is currently 2-0-4. Emma enjoys playing the piano, cooking, drawing and raising her farm animals. Emma played high school soccer for Wellington. Joining Emma on the LCCC women’s soccer team is her younger sister Victoria, who is also a scoring machine for the Commodores. Keep it up, Emma!
Angela Dunn (5’1” Sophomore from Fairview Park (Fairview HS))
Angela is currently ranked 5th among D3 teams in the nation for total number of digs. Last week she helped LCCC go 2-1 in matches against conference foes Lakeland, Columbus State, and Hocking. Angela had 41 digs in the 3 matches and passed for a 2.22 rating. Angela is studying criminal psychology at LCCC. She is the youngest of 3 siblings. She loves her cat more than anything and is a lifeguard in Fairview. Angela has never eaten at Burger King and plans to continue playing volleyball at BW. Great job Angela!
Also nominated this week:
Emma & Victoria Horoschak, Women’s Soccer, freshmen from Wakeman. The sisters accounted for all the goals scored by LCCC this past weekend. They each scored 1 goal in the 2-2 tie vs Mercyhurst Northeast on Saturday and followed that up with 2 goals each in the 4-1 victory over the Hiram JV team on Sunday.
Micah Swartz (5’11” Sophomore from Lakewood (Lakewood HS))
Micah won the Bruce Bridgeman Invitational hosted by Finger Lakes Community College on Saturday, finishing the grueling 8K course in 29:57. Micah led the Commodores to a first place finish at the meet. Micah was the Region 12 individual champion last year, as well as OCCAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, with a 4.0 GPA. Micah is majoring in Mathematics and Education, enjoys working in the HPER office, binges on Netflix and spends as much time as possible outside. Way to go Micah!
Also nominated this week:
Angela Dunn, Volleyball, sophomore from Fairview Park. In matches this week against Tri-C and in the Lakeland Tournament, Angela had 123 digs and passed for a 2.05 rating this week. She is currently 5th in D3 nationally in total digs.
JESSE BARRIOS (5’11”Freshman from Wooster (Home Schooled))
Jesse earns LCCC Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row for his performance. He went 15 for 23 (.652 batting average!) with 8 runs scored, 10 RBIs, 5 doubles, 1 homerun, and a walk in LCCC’s games last week, leading the team to 3 wins in 6 games against OSU Mansfield, Westmoreland, and CCAC Boyce. Jesse is the youngest of seven kids (two brothers and four sisters) in his family and his “super” mom homeschooled all of them. He started playing baseball when he was 5 years old and considers it the hardest sport to master the skills. Jesse drives from Wooster to LCCC every day, an hour commute, in order to save money towards his goal of going to a 4 year school. He is majoring in Sports Management. Congratulations on a great week Jesse!
JESSE BARRIOS (5’11”Freshman from Wooster (Home Schooled)
Jesse went 10 for 22 for an outstanding batting average of .454 this week in LCCC’s six games against Schoolcraft College, Butler CCC, and OSU Mansfield. He scored 8 runs, had 11 RBI’s, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 3 stolen bases and 3 walks along the way! Jesse is the #2 batter in the lineup and plays one of the most difficult position as short stop. He was home schooled and is a true freshmen. Jesse’s favorite movie is “Inception”, his favorite artist is “Lecrae” and his favorite food is lasagna. He enjoys hanging out with friends and spending time with his nieces and nephew. Great job Jesse!
NATE COLBERT (6’1” Sophomore from North Ridgeville (North Ridgeville HS))
Nate went 3 for 5 on Sunday at Butler CCC (PA) with 2 doubles and a triple, 4 stolen bases, and 3 walks to lead LCCC to two wins. Nate rejoined the team after playing his first year for LCCC in 2016. His favorite movie is “More Than A Game”. His favorite things to do are playing baseball and lifting weights. His favorite food is tacos and in his spare time he loves to play “Fortnite” with his friends, Nick Bene and Kevin Simon. Way to go Nate!
KEVIN SIMON (6’5” Sophomore from Columbia Station (Columbia HS))
Kevin appeared in two games last week as LCCC’s pitcher, going 1-0. He had 13 strikeouts, scattering 9 hits over 10 innings and pitched the complete game victory over OSU Lima on Saturday at Sprenger Stadium. Kevin’s favorite song is Put-On by Young Jeezy, his favorite food is chicken tenders, his favorite movie is all the Fast & Furious movies, and his favorite hobby is going to car shows to see old cars. Kevin loves to stay up late and play Fortnite with his teammates and friends. Great start to the season Kevin!
Kevin Kelley (6’0” Sophomore from Amherst (Elyria Catholic HS))
In LCCC’s 101 to 55 victory over Southern State, Kevin scored 21 points in 23 minutes of play. He shot 8 of 12 (67%) from the field, 3 of 7 (43%) from the three point line, and 2 of 3 (67%) from the foul line. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists. When Kevin is not in school or playing basketball, he coaches AAU basketball teams for TNBA. His favorite food is pizza and he likes to watch his little sister play AAU basketball. Keep it up Kevin!