MICHAEL RELL (6’2” Freshman from Parma, OH (Valley Forge HS))
In 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.
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.
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!
(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!
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!
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!
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!
KEVIN JENKINS (6’ 4” Sophomore from Cleveland (Lincoln West))
During the week of January 4th, over the course of three games against Division II opponents, Kevin averaged 21 points per game while shooting 57% from the field, 33% from the three point line, and 80% from the foul line with 13 rebounds and 3 assists. In a 82-70 loss to Owens Community College on January 6, Kevin scored 19 points and was 8-17 (47%) from the field, 3-5 (60%) from the foul line, with 14 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. In a 92-71 loss to Jamestown Community College on January 7, Kevin scored 14 points and was 5-12 (42%) from the field, 4-4 (100%) from the foul line, with 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. In a 100-88 loss to Sinclair Community College on January 9, Kevin scored 30 points and was 12-15 (80%) from the field, 1-3 (33%) from the three point line, 12-15 (80%) from the foul line, with 11 rebounds and 3 assists. During these three games, at different times, Kevin played guard, forward and post in an effort to help his team win!
In our first conference match-up of the season, Kevin was the leading scorer for LCCC with 12 points, and the leading rebounder with 6. In the win against Clark State CC, Kevin shot 6 of 9 (67%) from the field and had 3 assists and 1 block. Kevin, a real team leader, is one of three captains for the Commodores. Kevin’s Uncle Charles was his greatest influence when growing up. Kevin has a passion for playing the game and loves playing for his friends and family. Great job Kevin!