Swartz took home the Region 12 D-III cross country individual championship while knocking out a 4.0 GPA and grabbing several academic awards along the way. He was recognized as the Jack Zagrans Award recipient, given to the LCCC male student-athlete who best displays sportsmanship, athletic ability and academic success. Swartz is also a major factor in his local community, volunteering his time at a boys leadership academy and his church.
Post garnered a 4.0 GPA while serving as Lorain County’s top runner all season, earning All-Region 12 honors and placing 19th nationally at the NJCAA D-III National Championship meet. Her top-20 individual performance lifted the Commodores to a fifth-place team showing, the highest in program history. The George M. Day Award winner – presented annually to the LCCC female student-athlete who best displays sportsmanship, athletic ability and academic success – is also very involved in the community helping out at a local dance academy and her church.
2017-18 OCCAC ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM (four members)
Alec Holtrey, Sinclair CC basketball (Male Sportsmanship of the Year honoree)
Jazzlyn Petry, Sinclair CC softball (Female Sportsmanship of the Year honoree)
Garett Robberts, Cuyahoga CC baseball
Jacob Kelley, LCCC cross country
Coach Jim Powers calls Kelley “the hardest working individual I have ever coached.” His dedication and hard work was an example for others on the team to follow. Jacob was also a tremendous asset as a team leader. He was the team spokesman, brought the group together during bus rides, kept the team together and in good spirits on trips. He also volunteered with his church youth group.
June 15, 2018 — Ten Lorain County Community College student-athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for academic excellence for the academic year 2017-18. In addition, the men’s and women’s cross country teams achieved NJCAA Academic Team honors (at least 3.0 GPA for the entire team combined).
Cross Country runners Gabrielle Post and Micah Swartz topped the list of 10 honored Commodores with 4.0 GPA’s and NJCAA All-Academic First Team honors.
The six member women’s cross country team combined to earn a cumulative GPA of 3.36 for 2017-18 while the seven men’s cross country team combined for a cumulative GPA for 2017-18 of 3.06.
Congratulations to our student-athletes!
2018 NJCAA All-Academic First Team (cumulative 2017-18 GPA 4.0)
2018 NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (cumulative 2017-18 GPA between 3.8 and 3.99)
2018 NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (cumulative 2017-18 GPA between 3.6 and 3.79)
June 14, 2018 — Lorain County Community College is pleased to announce that 16 student-athletes representing six sports have received Academic All-Conference recognition from the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. To qualify, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.30 GPA or higher while completing at least 12 credit hours during the Spring semester.
The complete list of OCCAC Academic All-Conference honorees for LCCC for Spring’18 is below. Hometowns included are in Ohio unless otherwise noted.
- Lexi Payton|Kendall, N.Y.
- Gloria Souter | Huron
- Mary Williams | Sheffield
- McKenzie Zauner | North Olmsted
- Carrie Carlson | Grafton
- Sarah Kyser | Traverse City, Mich.
- Gloria Souter | Huron
- Mike Rell | Parma
Women’s Cross Country
- Claire Bickley | Avon
- Emily Blitz | Sheffield Lake
- Gabrielle Post | Avon Lake
Men’s Cross Country
- Jacob Kelley | Amherst
- Nathaniel Stumph | North Olmsted
- Micah Swartz | Lakewood
- Nick Bene | New London
- Noah Henderson | Toledo
- Tyler LaGuardia | Elyria
*Indicates a perfect 4.0 GPA
Lorain County Community College is pleased to recognize our student-athletes that earned Athletic Director’s High Honor Roll (GPA of 3.5 or better for Spring semester or cumulative) and Honor Roll (GPA of 3.0 or better for Spring semester or cumulative) for the 2018 Spring semester. There were 12 student-athletes earning High Honor Roll and 11 student-athletes earning Honor Roll, for a total of 23 student-athletes earning recognition, up from 21 in for the Fall semester . The Cross Country Teams (Men’s and Women’s) led the way with 3 of the 4 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 for the Spring semester; the other 4.0 GPA for the Spring comes from Mike Rell, on the Men’s Basketball Team. Baseball, Women’s Basketball, and Volleyball all had a high of 5 members earning honors this Spring.
by Ken Hoffman
Lorain County Community College held a 2-0 lead after 5-1/2 innings before Schoolcraft College tied the game in the bottom of the sixth and added five runs during a downpour in the decisive seventh inning on the way to eliminating the Commodores from the NJCAA D-III, Region 12 baseball tournament, 7-2, at Sprenger Stadium on Saturday afternoon, May 12.
by Ken Hoffman
The Lorain County Community College baseball team led Delta College, 5-4, going into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Pioneers scored three times to take a 7-5 victory over LCCC in the opening game of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III, Region 12, baseball tournament at Sprenger Stadium on Friday afternoon, May 11.
by Ken Hoffman
The Lorain County Community College baseball team has already won 16 games this season, establishing its highest regular season win total since joining the NJCAA in 2010. Now the Commodores will open the three-team, NJCAA, D-III, Region 12 tournament on Friday, May 11, against Delta (MI) College at Sprenger Stadium at noon. The winner will then play top-seeded Schoolcraft (MI) College at approximately 4:30 p.m. The double-elimination tournament will continue through Saturday (noon and 4:30) and, if necessary, Sunday.