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Commodores Close Out 2018 with Awards

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Jevon Jones

Marquita Thompson

Dec 31, 2018

By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Lorain County Basketball’s Marquita Thompson and Jovon Jones closed out 2018 by earning OCCAC Player of the Week accolades (Dec. 24-30) following standout performances on the road at Wayne County.

MARQUITA THOMPSON
Lorain County Community College | D-III Women
Thompson picks up her second OCCAC weekly honor this month after doing so on Dec. 3 as well. For her latest recognition she did a little bit of everything in the Commodores lone contest — notching 16 points, five assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes. Thompson converted on 7-of-9 field goal attempts, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc.

JOVON JONES
Lorain County Community College | D-III Men
Jones is now a two-time recipient as well, getting the nod as a freshman in November ’17, too. This past week, Jones buried 6-of-7 shots from the floor and 7-of-9 at the charity stripe for 19 points in a 74-69 road victory. He also hauled in a whopping 15 rebounds to go along with five blocks and two assists. Jones is the third different Commodore to grab the weekly men’s award in 2018-19 (Justin Newman – Nov. 5; Thomas Hronis – Nov. 26).


Latest OCCAC Basketball Player of the Week Winners Announced; Marquita Thompson Earns DIII Honors

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Marquita Thompson

By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information

December 3, 2018, SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Three student-athletes have been selected as Basketball Players of the Week for Nov. 26-Dec. 2 by the OCCAC conference office. Danyah Barnes (Clark State), Marquita Thompson (Lorain County) and John Dawson (Lakeland) are the honorees. All three are first-time recipients.

MARQUITA THOMPSON
Lorain County Community College | D-III Women
Thompson did a little bit of everything in a 2-1 week for the Commodores. She scored 17.0 points per game while also contributing 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Thompson’s shooting effort results in a 59% (19-32) field goal rate and 6-of-10 from beyond the arc. She hauled in eight rebounds to go along with 23 points during Lorain County’s road conference triumph over Clark State.


OCCAC Shows Gratitude for Top Basketball Performances; Thomas Hronis Earns DIII Honors

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Thomas Hronis

By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information

November 26, 2018; SPRINGFIELD, Ohio The OCCAC has selected three student-athletes to receive Basketball Player of the Week laurels after a Thanksgiving week with limited on-court action. Sinclair’s Tre’maine Gray and Thomas Hronis of Lorain County were awarded the men’s D-II and D-III accolades while Clair Schmitmeyer (Edison State) is the women’s D-II recipient this week.

THOMAS HRONIS
Lorain County Community College | D-III Men
Similar to Schmitmeyer, Hronis inflicted max damage in a limited amount of action. Hronis logged only 18 minutes in a 134-47 thrashing of Westmoreland County and racked up 22 points, three steals, two assists, a block and rebound in the short timeframe. He shot 7-of-10 from the floor, including 6-of-9 long balls.


Opening Week Conference Players of the Week – Nov. 1-4, 2018; Justin Newman Earns DIII Honors for OCCAC & NJCAA

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Justin Newman

By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information (modified)

Nov 05, 2018; SPRINGFIELD, Ohio The 2018-19 college basketball season arrived and the OCCAC has selected its first Player of the Week honorees. The D-II winners are Keeara Nared (Sinclair) and James Anderson, Jr. (Cuyahoga) while Taylor Works (Owens) and Justin Newman (Lorain County) earned the D-III laurels.

JUSTIN NEWMAN
Lorain County Community College | D-III Men
Newman exploded for a school-record 53 points in a 142-103 shootout versus Pitt-Titusville. For the week, he averaged 33.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while playing 75 total minutes in Lorain County’s two wins. Newman added eight rebounds, five steals and two assists to his 53-point outburst.

Newman also earned NJCAA Player of the Week with his stellar 23-28 shooting performance, with a field goal percentage of 71.8%.


JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for October 15-21, 2018

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Kara Sullinger

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!


JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for October 8-14, 2018

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Maddie Markovich

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!


JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for October 1-7, 2018

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Emma Horoschak

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!


JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for September 10-16, 2018

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Angela Dunn

Angela Dunn (5’1” Sophomore from Fairview Park (Fairview HS))

Angela is currently ranked 5th among D3 teams in the nation for total number of digs. Last week she helped LCCC go 2-1 in matches against conference foes Lakeland, Columbus State, and Hocking. Angela had 41 digs in the 3 matches and passed for a 2.22 rating. Angela is studying criminal psychology at LCCC. She is the youngest of 3 siblings. She loves her cat more than anything and is a lifeguard in Fairview. Angela has never eaten at Burger King and plans to continue playing volleyball at BW. Great job Angela!

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Also nominated this week:

Emma & Victoria Horoschak, Women’s Soccer, freshmen from Wakeman. The sisters accounted for all the goals scored by LCCC this past weekend. They each scored 1 goal in the 2-2 tie vs Mercyhurst Northeast on Saturday and followed that up with 2 goals each in the 4-1 victory over the Hiram JV team on Sunday.


JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for September 3-9, 2018

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Micah Swartz

Micah Swartz (5’11” Sophomore from Lakewood (Lakewood HS))

Micah won the Bruce Bridgeman Invitational hosted by Finger Lakes Community College on Saturday, finishing the grueling 8K course in 29:57. Micah led the Commodores to a first place finish at the meet. Micah was the Region 12 individual champion last year, as well as OCCAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, with a 4.0 GPA. Micah is majoring in Mathematics and Education, enjoys working in the HPER office, binges on Netflix and spends as much time as possible outside. Way to go Micah!  

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Also nominated this week:

Angela Dunn, Volleyball, sophomore from Fairview Park. In matches this week against Tri-C and in the Lakeland Tournament, Angela had 123 digs and passed for a 2.05 rating this week. She is currently 5th in D3 nationally in total digs.


JIMMY JOHN’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK for the Week of April 9-15, 2018

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Jesse Barrios batting

JESSE BARRIOS (5’11”Freshman from Wooster (Home Schooled))
Jesse earns LCCC Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row for his performance. He went 15 for 23 (.652 batting average!) with 8 runs scored, 10 RBIs, 5 doubles, 1 homerun, and a walk in LCCC’s games last week, leading the team to 3 wins in 6 games against OSU Mansfield, Westmoreland, and CCAC Boyce. Jesse is the youngest of seven kids (two brothers and four sisters) in his family and his “super” mom homeschooled all of them. He started playing baseball when he was 5 years old and considers it the hardest sport to master the skills. Jesse drives from Wooster to LCCC every day, an hour commute, in order to save money towards his goal of going to a 4 year school. He is majoring in Sports Management. Congratulations on a great week Jesse!