Congratulations to the LCCC volleyball team as they advance to the NJCAA Division III National Championship November 8-10 in Minnesota.
The Commodores finished 2nd at the district tournament in Pennsylvania to qualify.
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!
By Ken Hoffman
October 22, 2018 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team won last weekend’s match at Hocking College on Friday night, October 19, before losing at second-ranked Columbus State CC on Saturday morning, October 20.
The Lady Commodores dominated Hocking College in straight sets, 25-11, 25-8, 25-6. Freshman hitter Addysen Kerr (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) recorded nine kill shots and freshman hitter Maddie Markovich (Sheffield Village/Christian Community) was right behind with eight kill shots. Freshman setter Kara Sullinger (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) paced the team with 19 assists, a team-high six service aces and 11 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) topped the defensive effort with 12 digs.
Against Columbus State, the #2-ranked team in NJCAA D-III, LCCC captured the third set but lost 15-25, 20-25, 26-24, 22-25. Sophomore middle hitter Alana Carrion (Lorain/Amherst Steele) came up big with 19 kill shots. Kerr pitched in with a dozen more kills. Dunn once against led the defensive effort with a whopping 28 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist Shannon Minney (Amherst/Steele) was also outstanding with 25 digs.
LCCC owns a 17-9 overall record, 8-6 in the OCCAC. The team completes a very successful regular season this Wednesday, Oct. 24, at rival Cuyahoga CC at 6:00p.m. The Lady Commodores will then face Columbus State again on Saturday, October 27, in the Region XII Tournament at Owens CC at 2 p.m. for a chance to play Owens for the Region XII Championship at 4 p.m.
Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams were in action last week. The men tied Lakeland on Wednesday, October 17. Their match on Saturday, October 20 against Mercyhurst North East was canceled due to weather. They will try to make up that match this week. The men’s final home match will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, October 25 against Baldwin Wallace. The men’s record is currently 5-4-1.
The women defeated Malone 6-1 last Monday, October 15 but fell to Lakeland for their first loss of the season, 2-1 Wednesday, October 17. The women conclude their season this Tuesday, October 23 at Walsh. The women’s soccer team currently stands at 4-1-4.
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!
The Lorain County Community College Men’s and Women’s Club Soccer teams had another stellar week, with both teams bringing home victories. The men defeated Westmoreland 7-0 on Tuesday, October 9th. The women defeated Mercyhurst North East 1-0 on Saturday, October 13th. The Commodore women remain undefeated on the season, sitting at 3-0-4 with 3 games remaining. The men are also enjoying a great season so far, with a record of 5-3-1 with 3 games left to play. Both teams compete mainly against community college varsity programs and junior varsity teams of four year institutions.
The women are in action this week beginning Monday, October 15 at Malone, then play Lakeland at home on Wednesday, October 17. The men travel to Lakeland on Wednesday, October 17 and Mercyhurst North East on Saturday, October 20.
By Jim Powers
The Lorain County Community College Commodores competed at the Oberlin College Interregional Rumble Cross Country meet on Saturday, Oct. 14. The men finished 26th out of 27 teams, the women did not field a complete team this week.
Gabrielle Post (Avon Lake) again led the Commodore women, finishing the 6K course in 26:24, good for 206th place out of 313 runners. On the men’s side, Micah Swartz (Lakewood) finished the 8K course in 28:04, which landed him in 120th place out of 308 runners. Five of LCCC’s eight runners on the men’s team set season best times in the race. With the regular season now complete, the Commodores now turn their attention to the NJCAA DIII Region 12 Meet to be held in Lansing Michigan on Saturday October 27.
Women 6K (313 runners)
Gabrielle Post 206th place 26:24
Samantha Glass 247th place 27:19
Alexis Cozart 299th place 30:47
Emily Biltz 307th place 32:07
Men 8K (308 runners)
Micah Swartz 120th place 28:04 – season best
Justin Below 280th place 32:07 – season best
Nathaniel Stumph 292nd place 32:30
Luke Lengel 294th place 33:33 – season best
Ian Hamilton 298th place 34:10 – season best
Stephen Mendak 303rd place 38:29
Jacob Kelley 307th place 42:31 – season best
Luis Ramos 308th place 43:00
By Ken Hoffman
October 14, 2018 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team won a pair of home matches this weekend in straight sets over Sinclair CC on Friday, Oct. 12, and Clark State CC on Saturday, Oct. 13.
The Lady Commodores swept Sinclair, 25-20, 25-18 and 25-16. Freshman outside hitter Maddie Markovich (Sheffield Village/Christian Community) led the offense with nine kill shots, while freshmen outside hitters Sarah Severo (Columbia Station/Columbia) and Addysen Kerr (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) pounded eight and seven kills, respectively.
Sophomore defensive specialist Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) contributed 16 digs and Severo added 11 more. Sophomore middle hitter Alana Carrion (Lorain/Amherst Steele) led the front line with three block kills.
LCCC earned the weekend’s second straight-set sweep over Clark State, 25-23, 25-14 and 25-16. Kerr again led the attack with seven kills, followed closely by Severo and Carrion with six each. Carrion also added three blocked shots. The defense was strong with three players in double-digit digs. Dunn turned in a team-high 12 digs, while freshman setter Kara Sullinger (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) and Markovich each dug up 10 hits.
LCCC has improved its record to 16-8. The Lady Commodores stand at 7-5 in the OCCAC and in sole possession of third place, behind only Owens CC and Columbus State CC, the #3 and #2-ranked teams in the nation, respectively, in NJCAA D-III.
LCCC will host Lakeland CC this Wed., Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. on Sophomore Night, for its final home game of the season.
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!
By Ken Hoffman
Oct. 6, 2018 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball squad lost a four-set match at Sinclair Community College last night, October 5. Scores were 19-25, 28-26, 18-25, 18-25.
The LCCC offense was led by sophomore middle hitter Alana Carrion (Lorain/Amherst Steele) with nine kill shots and freshman outside hitter Maddie Markovich (Sheffield Village/Christian Community) with eight kills. The offense was aided by 24 assists and four service aces from freshman setter Kara Sullinger (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville).
Sophomore defensive specialists Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) and Shannon Minney (Amherst/Amherst Steele) each claimed 19 digs.
LCCC will take its 12-8 overall record (4-5 in the OCCAC) to Edison State CC today for another OCCAC match. Sinclair improves to 17-10 overall and 7-2 in the conference.