JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK For the Week of January 16-22, 2017

TJ STEELE (5’8” Sophomore from Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Hts. HS)) 

TJ has been on a roll all season and he continued this on Saturday when he made history on the road against Hocking College. TJ broke the LCCC’s scoring record, scoring a game high 47 points with 18 of 21 (86%) from the field, 5 of 6 (83%) from the three point line, and 6 of 6 (100%) from the foul line. He also had 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in the 130-93 Commodore win. He missed the all-time NJCAA DIII scoring record by 1 point! Also this week at Lakeland on January 18, TJ scored 24 points while shooting 8 of 15 (53%), 3 of 6 (50%) from the three point line and 5 of 6 (83%) from the foul line. He also had 6 rebounds and 3 assists in the Commodore’s 100-91 win. Congratulations TJ!

Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – December 5-11 – Michael Rell


MICHAEL RELL (6’2” Freshman from Parma, OH (Valley Forge HS))

Mike Rell head shotIn LCCC’s 88 to 64 win against Clarke State on December 10th, Mike scored 9 points while shooting 4 of 6 (67%) from the field and 1 of 1 from the line (100%)with 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Though Mike sometimes runs the offense as a point guard, he is best suited to be a shooting guard.  In fact, he has the 5th highest shooting percentage (68.4%) in the NJCAA for Division III players. For the year, Mike is averaging 8.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 68.4% from the field, 66.7 % from the three point line and 76.9 % from the free throw line. Mike goes by the nicknames of “Mikey” or “Rellish. He is a quite leader who leads by example.


Steele Named OCCAC Player of the Week (Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016)

TJ Steele

The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) has named T.J. Steele as the player of the week recipient in men’s basketball.  Steele, who becomes the first OCCAC men’s basketball player of the week from Lorain County Community College since Wesley Harris on February 7 of last season, averaged 32 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal last week in wins over Jamestown Community College and Westmoreland County Community College.

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Congratulations TJ!

Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 – Rashaad Gibbons

Rashaad Gibbons


RASHAAD GIBBONS (6’0” Freshman from Canton, OH (GlenOaks HS))

In LCCC’s 96 to 89 win against Jamestown on Wednesday, Rashaad scored 11 points on 5 of 11 (45%) from the field, and 1 of 1 from the foul line.  He also had 2 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists.  In LCCC’s 99 to 82 win over Westmoreland on Sunday, Rashaad scored 12 points on 6 of 12 (50%) from the field.  He also had 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists and 1 block.  Rashaad is the best defender on the team and he can play both the point or off guard positions.  Rashaad was an All Stark County basketball player and All Federal League football player in high school.  He is currently undecided as to the degree he would like to obtain at LCCC.  In his spare time, Rashaad listens to Drake and plays NBA 2K 17 and Sudoku.  Way to go Rashaad!

Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – November 21-27, 2016 – TJ Steele

TJ Steele

(5’8” Sophomore from Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Hts. HS))

Against Westmoreland on November 22, TJ scored 27 points while shooting 10 of 15 (67%) from the field, 1 of 3 (33.3%) from the three point line and 6 of 9 (67%) from the foul line.  He also had 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes of playing time.  For the season, TJ is averaging 22.2 points, 4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 58.2% from the field, 43.5% from the three point line and 74.2% from the foul line.  He is one of the primary reasons that LCCC is off to one of the best starts in school history at 4-1. TJ played at Potomac State College before transferring to LCCC.  He is pursuing a business degree at LCCC and he enjoys doing charcoal drawings in his spare time.  He also enjoys listening to music as varied as Fetty Wap to Tchaikovsky. Keep it up TJ!

Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – November 14-20, 2016 – Madi Bonner

Madi Bonner

(5’5” Sophomore from LaGrange, OH (Keystone HS))

Madi scored 26 points against Penn State DuBois and 34 points against University of Pittsburgh Titusville for a total of 60 points in LCCC’s two games this week! She also had 3 steals, 3 assists and 9 rebounds over the two games. Madi is a criminal justice major and wants to be a police officer. Her favorite type of music is country and favorite foods are chocolate chip waffles and chipotle. Madi started playing basketball in 5th grade and hasn’t stopped since. Great job Madi!

Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – September 26-October 2, 2016 – Ali Stanziano

Ali Stanziano

ALI STANZIANO (5’6” Sophomore from Elyria, OH (Midview HS))

Ali returns to the LCCC Volleyball Team this year as team captain. She recently switched roles in the middle of the season, going from libero to playing all around. With her 21 kills, 66 digs, 12 aces, as well as leading the team in serve reception, Ali helped lead the team to a 4-2 record over tough competition last week. Ali isn’t the tallest player, but her volleyball IQ makes up for her size. Ali has a younger sister, Emma, who also enjoys playing volleyball and hopefully will be a student of the game like her older sister. Great job Ali!

Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – August 29-September 4, 2016 – Maryssa Kellick

Maryssa Kellick

MARYSSA KELLICK (5’ 10” Sophomore from Lorain, OH (Elyria Catholic HS))

Maryssa has picked up this year where she left off last year when she earned National All-Tournament Team, Region/District All Tournament Team and All-Conference Honorable Mention. She had 68 kills with a 0.320 kill efficiency, 21 service aces at 25.3% ace percentage, and 22 block kills in LCCC’s five matches last week.  Her play helped LCCC go 3-2 for the week, defeating DIII rival Hocking College and going 5 sets in both matches that LCCC lost. Maryssa is currently ranked 4th in the nation for points per set.  Making it a family affair on the team this year, her sister, Peyton, is also a member of the LCCC Volleyball Team.  Keep it up Maryssa!

Jimmy John’s Athlete of the Week – January 18-24, 2016 – Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

WESLEY HARRIS (5’ 11” Sophomore from Dayton (Ponitz High School))

In LCCC’s January 23rd 87 to 77 loss to Columbus State, Wes was 7 of 15 (47%) from the field, 3 of 6 (50%) from the three point line, and 10 of 12 (83%) from the foul line for 27 points. He also had 1 rebound, 6 assists and 4 steals. Earlier in the week, Wes was 2 of 8 (25%) from the field, 1 of 3 (33%) from the three point line, 11 of 14 (79%) from the foul line with 1 steal, 6 assists and 21 points in our January 17th loss to Notre Dame College JV. In LCCC’s January 20th loss to Tri-C, Wes was 6 of 10 (60%) from the field, 4 of 6 (67%) from the three point line, 0 of 2 from the foul line with 2 steals, 4 assists and 16 points. Wes is one of three brothers on the LCCC team this season. Unfortunately, Wes sat out the first half of the season due to injuries and his two brothers, T’Andre Perkins and Andre Harris, are sitting out the final half of this season due to injuries. Wes is a big Steph Curry fan and he will argue with anyone who doesn’t think Steph is the best guard in the NBA. Go Cavs!