Emily Patterson (5’7” Freshman from North Olmsted (North Olmsted HS))
Emily has had 32 saved shots on goal in three games for the LCCC Women’s Soccer Team this season, with some incredible saves. Emily has played soccer for 14 years. Her favorite food is chicken alfredo. She loves listening to rock music as well as pop. In her free time, she likes to hang out with family and friends when she is not working. She hopes to own her own business after she graduates from college. Great job in goal Emily!
Also nominated this week: Micah Swartz, Men’s Cross Country. Freshman from Lakewood. Micah ran a season and team best 29:15 (8K) to finish 31st out of 87 runners in the Penn State Behrend Invitational (Erie, PA) on Friday September 15th.
Kelli Warren (5’8” Sophomore from Lorain (Clearview HS))
Kelli led the volleyball team in offensive stats in all 5 matches this week as LCCC went 4-1 against teams from West Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. She hit 82% with 13.8 kills/match and 3.63 kills/set at a 0.266 kill efficiency. Kelli also added 6.6 digs/match to help the defense. Kelli enjoys singing and dancing and can carry a tune; some day she wishes to sign the National Anthem at a home match. We would love to have you sing for us Kelli! Keep up the great play!
Also nominated this week: Gabrielle Post, Women’s Cross Country. Freshman from Avon Lake. Gabrielle finished 11th at the Bruce Bridgman Invitational hosted by Finger Lakes Community College (NY). This finish was especially impressive given the fact she competed against NCAA as well as NJCAA schools.
Heather Wigton (5’6” Sophomore from Amherst, OH (Amherst Steele HS))
Heather set a new PR in the first race of the season with a time of 22:15 in the Ric Sayre Invitational hosted by Walsh University on September 1st. This is Heather’s second year on the LCCC cross country team. Heather is interested in the medical field; she plans to enlist in the Navy next year and be a medic. Heather enjoys attending concerts, traveling, spending time with family, volunteering and eating chocolate. She would like to compete in an Olympic distance triathlon and a full marathon in the future. Good luck the rest of the season Heather!
The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) has named Madi Bonner as the DIII Player of the Week recipient in women’s basketball. Bonner, a sophomore guard for Lorain CCC, averaged 20 points, six rebounds, 1.5 steals and one assist per game for her team to close out its season last week. Congratulations Madi! View the complete story
JUSTIN GREEN (6’5” Sophomore from Elyria, OH (Mount Vernon HS))
In LCCC’s 89-67 loss to Cuyahoga on January 25, Justin scored 8 points while shooting 4 of 9 (49%) from the field. He also had 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block against Cuyahoga. In LCCC’s 106-88 win against Columbus State on January 28, Justin scored 32 points while shooting 14 of 17 (82%) from the field, 3 of 3 (100%) from the three point line and 1 of 2 (50%) from the line. Justin also had 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks against Columbus State. For the week, he averaged 20 points while shooting 18 of 26 (69%) from the field, 3 of 3 (100%) from the three point line, and 1 of 2 (50%) from the foul line, with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, .5 steals and 1.5 blocks. Justin is the most athletic player on the team and he can do just about any type of dunk. He has been dealing with several nagging injuries this year; as his health improves, so does his level of play. When not studying or playing basketball, Justin likes to play with his son, who he has nicknamed “Green Bean”. He also likes to listen to DJ Khalid, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar. Great job Justin!
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!
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.