LCCC Student-Athletes Earn 2016-17 NJCAA All-Academic Team

Eight LCCC student-athletes earned distinction on one of three prestigious 2016-17 NJCAA All-Academic Teams. 

In addition to the individual awards, the LCCC Women’s Basketball Team also earned honorable mention 2016-17 NJCAA Academic Team Award with an team GPA over 3.0. Their team had a cumulative GPA of 3.22! 

The following two students-athletes earned NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA):

Kyle Kudela – Baseball; Vermilion (Midview HS)

Emily Weyer – Softball; Milan (Edison HS)

The following six students-athletes earned NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA):

Amanda Barley – Softball; Avon (Avon HS)

Carrie Carlson – Basketball; Grafton (Midview HS)

Sarah Kyser – Basketball/Softball; Traverse City (Lorain HS)

Sami Shaw – Basketball; Softball; No Ridgeville (No Ridgeville HS)

Heather Smyth – Basketball; Wakeman (Firelands HS)

Cody Wilson – Baseball; Lagrange (Keystone HS)



LCCC Student-Athletes Earn OCCAC Spring All-Academic Team

The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference has announced its 2017 All-Academic team for student-athletes who earned at least a 3.30 GPA in the Spring semester with at least 12 credit hours completed.  Eleven LCCC student-athletes earned the honor this Spring.  Congratulations to the following LCCC student-athletes:

2017 OCCAC Spring All-Academic Team
Carrie Carlson, 3.80 GPA, women’s basketball
Sami Shaw, 4.00 GPA, women’s basketball/softball
Sarah Kyser, 3.80 GPA, women’s basketball/softball
Heather Smyth, 3.75 GPA, women’s basketball
Rachel Downing, 3.46 GPA, women’s basketball
Amanda Barley, 4.00 GPA, softball
Emily Weyer, 4.00 GPA, softball
Morgan Nisenboum, 3.50 GPA, softball
Anna Knight, 3.42 GPA, softball
Cody Wilson, 3.80 GPA, baseball
Kyle Kudela, 3.67 GPA, baseball

AD High Honor Roll & Honor Roll for Spring 2017

Lorain County Community College is pleased to recognize our student-athletes that earned 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 2017 Spring semester. There were a total of 10 student-athletes earning High Honor Roll, up from 7 in the Fall, and 7 student-athletes earning Honor Roll. The Women’s Basketball Team again led the way with 7 students earning honor roll recognition, including 5 students on the High Honor Roll .  Softball was next with 6 students earning honor roll recognition. 


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Congratulations to the following basketball players who earned awards during the 2016-17 Basketball Season:

Madi Bonner
All-NJCAA Division III Region XII District Team
All-Conference Honorable Mention

TJ Steele
Region XII District II Player of the Year
All-NJCAA Division III Region XII District Team
All-Conference 1st Team

Jarred Schultz
All-NJCAA Division III Region XII District Team
All-Conference Honorable Mention


Commodores Headed to District Championship after OT Win -2/18/17


By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Circleville, OH – After splitting the regular season with Columbus State, the Commodores traveled to Ohio Christian University to take on the Cougars for one last battle this season. Four quarters wasn’t enough as LCCC needed extra time to pull off the win. LCCC would win by a final score of 107-104 and will now travel to play Elgin (IL) on Saturday, March 4th.

For the Commodores it was all about coming out of the gate fast and controlling the game; they did exactly that, taking the early lead. For LCCC it was TJ Steele and Jake Schultz that started things off as they combined for 11 of the team’s first 13 points.

Half way through the first half the Commodores held just a 4 point lead as LCCC seemed to struggle keep the Cougars off the glass. LCCC would be out-rebounded 28 to 20 in the first half and would turn it over 7 times compared to Columbus’ 2.

As the Commodores tried to keep their lead, the Cougars were able to take a late lead, going on an 8-0 run; 5 late points from Steele and Jake Schultz,would put LCCC up 44-42 at the half.

“In the first half we really struggled to rebound. That hurt us early and we knew we had to get going on that in the 2nd half” said Head Coach Marty Eggleston.

To start the 2nd half neither team could find a way to string together enough points to grab a big lead. That was until the Commodores took their largest lead of the game going up 11 points at the 10:10 minute marker.

Jarred Schultz, who scored 12 first half points, would go on to score 16 additional points in regulation. Although the Commodores improved in rebounding in the 2nd half, the turnovers continued to hold them back as they added 12 turnovers in the 2nd half. To offset this, LCCC would take advantage of the free throw line shooting 12 for 13 and 14 for 16 for the entire game.

With a sizable lead towards the end of the game, LCCC would go on a scoring drought as the Cougars would close the gap making it just a one point game with under a minute remaining.

With less than 30 seconds left, the Commodores led by 3 after a pair of free throws made by TJ Steele. With the only option a 3 for the Cougars, Rodney Willis was fouled on the 3 point attempt and sent to the line to tie things up. With all 3 free throws going in, the game was sent to overtime tied at 90.

Sticking to what worked all season, Steele would score 8 of the teams early points in overtime. LCCC would hold a 6 point lead with under 2 minutes left but between offensive rebounds, turnovers and fouls, the lead would be cut and all tied with a minute left.

Playing the fouling game late, LCCC would convert on 3 of its 4 late free throws to close Columbus State out 107-104.

“This was a total team effort tonight. Everyone, I mean everyone, got involved and did something to help win this game. We really persevered and didn’t give up even when we looked like we ran out of gas late. Proud of my guys.” said Coach Eggleston following the game.

This advances the Commodores to a Saturday matchup with the 4th ranked team in DIII, Elgin CC (IL). The game is set to tip at 7:00pm.  

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Run Ends for Commodores Basketball; Fall to Elgin CC – 3/4/17


By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elgin, IL – After defeating Columbus State in the District XII Championship, the Commodores of LCCC traveled to Elgin Saturday to take on the 4th ranked team in DIII. In a tough battle, LCCC would fall to the Spartans 86-68 and see their season come to an end.

It would take the Commodores a little time to adjust to the fast play of the Spartans as they jumped out to an early lead. In the first half, LCCC would struggle to slow down the entire starting 5 as they found multiple ways to score. Although Elgin shot the ball well, shooting 48% from the floor, the Commodores saw some light as Elgin shot poorly from the free throw line converting on just 53%.

The Commodores would struggle out the gate but with some strong defense towards the end, LCCC trailed at the half 38-24.

The 2nd half was a different story as LCCC would almost double their scoring production scoring 44 points compared to the 24 in the first half. Much of this was due to the strong play of Kyle Fayne. Fayne would lead all scorers with 21 points and 4 rebounds. Along with Fayne, Jarred Schultz continued his hot play of late getting another double double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals.

With the Spartans shooting well, LCCC took advantage of the passing lane, forcing Elgin into 16 team turnovers compared to LCCC’s 7. Another bonus was the free throw shooting which LCCC shot 10 for 14 while Elgin shot just 9 for 17.

In the end, the 4th ranked Spartans were too much and they would go on to win 86-68. LCCC finishes the season 17-12 (7-9) and the Region XII Champions.

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