LCCC Soccer Teams Continue Stellar Season


The Lorain County Community College Men’s and Women’s Club Soccer teams had another stellar week, with both teams bringing home victories. The men defeated Westmoreland 7-0 on Tuesday, October 9th. The women defeated Mercyhurst North East 1-0 on Saturday, October 13th. The Commodore women remain undefeated on the season, sitting at 3-0-4 with 3 games remaining. The men are also enjoying a great season so far, with a record of 5-3-1 with 3 games left to play. Both teams compete mainly against community college varsity programs and junior varsity teams of four year institutions.

The women are in action this week beginning Monday, October 15 at Malone, then play Lakeland at home on Wednesday, October 17. The men travel to Lakeland on Wednesday, October 17 and Mercyhurst North East on Saturday, October 20.


Cross Country Harriers Compete at Oberlin Interregional Rumble Meet

Micah Swartz

By Jim Powers

The Lorain County Community College Commodores competed at the Oberlin College Interregional Rumble Cross Country meet on Saturday, Oct. 14. The men finished 26th out of 27 teams, the women did not field a complete team this week.

Gabrielle Post (Avon Lake) again led the Commodore women, finishing the 6K course in 26:24, good for 206th place out of 313 runners. On the men’s side, Micah Swartz (Lakewood) finished the 8K course in 28:04, which landed him in 120th place out of 308 runners. Five of LCCC’s eight runners on the men’s team set season best times in the race. With the regular season now complete, the Commodores now turn their attention to the  NJCAA DIII Region 12 Meet to be held in Lansing Michigan on Saturday October 27.

Women 6K (313 runners)

Gabrielle Post                   206th place          26:24
Samantha Glass                247th place         27:19
Alexis Cozart                     299th place          30:47
Emily Biltz                          307th place          32:07

Men 8K (308 runners)

Micah Swartz                    120th place          28:04 – season best
Justin Below                      280th place          32:07 – season best
Nathaniel Stumph            292nd place         32:30
Luke Lengel                       294th place          33:33 – season best
Ian Hamilton                      298th place         34:10 – season best
Stephen Mendak              303rd place         38:29
Jacob Kelley                       307th place          42:31 – season best
Luis Ramos                        308th place          43:00    


Lady Commodores Sweep Sinclair CC and Clark State CC

Sarah Severo

By Ken Hoffman

October 14, 2018 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team won a pair of home matches this weekend in straight sets over Sinclair CC on Friday, Oct. 12, and Clark State CC on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The Lady Commodores swept Sinclair, 25-20, 25-18 and 25-16. Freshman outside hitter Maddie Markovich (Sheffield Village/Christian Community) led the offense with nine kill shots, while freshmen outside hitters Sarah Severo (Columbia Station/Columbia) and Addysen Kerr (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) pounded eight and seven kills, respectively. 

Sophomore defensive specialist Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) contributed 16 digs and Severo added 11 more.  Sophomore middle hitter Alana Carrion (Lorain/Amherst Steele) led the front line with three block kills.

LCCC earned the weekend’s second straight-set sweep over Clark State, 25-23, 25-14 and 25-16.  Kerr again led the attack with seven kills, followed closely by Severo and Carrion with six each.  Carrion also added three blocked shots. The defense was strong with three players in double-digit digs.  Dunn turned in a team-high 12 digs, while freshman setter Kara Sullinger (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) and Markovich each dug up 10 hits.

LCCC has improved its record to 16-8.  The Lady Commodores stand at 7-5 in the OCCAC and in sole possession of third place, behind only Owens CC and Columbus State CC, the #3 and #2-ranked teams in the nation, respectively, in NJCAA D-III.

LCCC will host Lakeland CC this Wed., Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. on Sophomore Night, for its final home game of the season.

Box Score vs Sinclair CC

Box Score vs Clark State


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

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!

Lady Commodores Volleyball Defeated in Four Sets at Sinclair CC

Maddie Markovich

By Ken Hoffman 

Oct. 6, 2018 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball squad lost a four-set match at Sinclair Community College last night, October 5.  Scores were 19-25, 28-26, 18-25, 18-25.

The LCCC offense was led by sophomore middle hitter Alana Carrion (Lorain/Amherst Steele) with nine kill shots and freshman outside hitter Maddie Markovich (Sheffield Village/Christian Community) with eight kills.  The offense was aided by 24 assists and four service aces from freshman setter Kara Sullinger (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville).

Sophomore defensive specialists Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) and Shannon Minney (Amherst/Amherst Steele) each claimed 19 digs.

LCCC will take its 12-8 overall record (4-5 in the OCCAC) to Edison State CC today for another OCCAC match.  Sinclair improves to 17-10 overall and 7-2 in the conference.

Box Score



LCCC Volleyball Wins One But Loses Three to #2 Owens CC

Alana Carrion

By Ken Hoffman 

October 4, 2018 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team won its first set since 2014 against Owens Community College, but the Lady Commodores lost the home-court match in four sets, 20-25, 17-25, 25-22, 18-25, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 3.

Freshman hitter Addysen Kerr (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) continued her offensive prowess with a team-high 12 kill shots.  Sophomore middle hitter Alana Carrion (Lorain/Amherst Steele) contributed eight more kills and paced the front line with two solo blocks and six assist blocks.

Freshman Sarah Severo (Columbia Station/Columbia) paced the back row defense with 20 digs while sophomore defensive specialist Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) added 18 digs.

LCCC stands 12-7 overall and 4-4 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC).  Owens — last year’s NJCAA D-II national runner-up, now playing in D-III and ranked #2 — is an impressive 24-4 overall and 9-0 atop the OCCAC.

Box Score 



LCCC Competes in All Ohio Collegiate Cross Country Championship hosted by University of Akron


By Jim Powers

The Lorain County Community College Commodores competed in the All Ohio Collegiate Cross Country Championship Meet held Saturday, September 29th . The meet was hosted by The University of Akron at Silver Creek Metro Park in Norton, Ohio.

The men’s team finished 36th out of 39 full teams, while the women finished 37th out of 38 teams. The men were led by sophomore Micah Swartz (Lakewood/Lakewood), who completed the 8K course in 28:25, good for 214th place out of 324 runners. The women were paced by sophomore Gabrielle Post (Avon Lake/Avon Lake) who finished in 268th place out of 307 runners in the women’s 6K race with a time of 27:53.

The Commodores will be back on the trails October 13th at the Oberlin College Interregional Rumble.

Women 6K (307 runners)

Gabrielle Post                   268th place          27:53
Samantha Glass               280th place          29:00
Alexis Cozart                     292nd place         30:55
Sabrina Knowlton             298th place          33:28
Emma Horoschak             302nd place         34:44
Emily Biltz                          303rd place          35:15

Men 8K (324 runners)

Micah Swartz                     214th place          28:25
Jeremy Burnside               274th place          30:47
Nathaniel Stumph            286th place          32:07
Justin Below                      290th place          32:50
Luke Lengel                       300th place          33:54
Ian Hamilton                     306th place          34:50
Stephen Mendak              316th place          37:14
Luis Ramos                        321st place          41:28
Jacob Kelley                       324th place          45:49                   


Come-From-Behind Victory Spurs Lady Commodores to 11-6 Record

Addysen Kerr

By Ken Hoffman

Sept. 22, 2018 — Trailing two games to one last night at Clark State, the Lady Commodores righted the ship and captured the five-set win, 25-17, 20-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-11.

Freshman hitter Addysen Kerr (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) led the team with an outstanding hitting and blocking performance. Kerr amassed 17 kills, four solo block kills and an outstanding hitting efficiency of .480.  Sophomore defensive specialist Shannon Minney (Amherst/Amherst Steele) passed for a 2.33 rating, and added team-highs of 17 digs and four service aces.

The victory marked the ninth win in LCCC’s last 11 matches.  The Lady Commodores stand 11-6 overall and 4-3 in the rugged OCCAC. Clark State owns a 2-9 mark overall and 1-4 in the OCCAC.

Box Score



Cross Country Travels to Columbus for Invitational

Jeremy Burnside

By Jim Powers

The Lorain County Community College Commodores competed at the Columbus State Invitational on Saturday, September 22. The team ran against Capital University, Columbus State, Wilberforce and a Capital University Alumni team.

Both men and women ran a 5K. Capital University was the only complete Women’s team. Gabrielle Post led the way for the Commodore women, finishing with a season best 22:29 to place 4th overall. Jeremy Burnside was the top finisher for the men, covering the 5K distance in 18:39. The LCCC men finished 4th out of 5 teams with 89 points. Capital University won the Men’s race, totaling 37 points. The men and women will compete next at the All Ohio Collegiate Cross Country Championship Meet hosted by Akron University on Saturday September 29th.

Women 5K (18 finishers)

Gabrielle Post         4th place              22:29
Samantha Glass     8th place              23:12
Alexis Cozart          10th place            25:06
Emily Biltz               13th place            27:55

Men 5K (37 finishers)

Jeremy Burnside               14th place            18:39
Nathaniel Stumph            15th place            18:55
Luke Lengel                       21st place             19:30
Justin Below                      22nd place            19:39
Ian Hamilton                      29th place            21:08
Luis Ramos                        34th place            24:48
Jacob Kelley                       37th place            26:44


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

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!


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.