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Jamie Cross

Jamie earned nine varsity letters in athletics and three in band while at Ravenna, a three-year high school when she attended. She was a catcher and team captain of the softball squad, played guard for the basketball team, and was an all-around player in volleyball. Jamie was a walk-on for the Kent State University Softball team in her freshman season. Jamie’s Dad was an outstanding wrestler, earning a berth in the state tournament and her Mom was Lead Majorette in high school. During her free time, Jamie enjoys running, lifting, and music. Her favorite team is the Indians and Joe Frazier is her favorite athlete. She has two grown kids in college at LCCC and Toledo. A Web Design major at LCCC, Jamie also works on the Camera/Switching Crew for all of LCCC’s Basketball broadcasts.

QUOTE: “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

MOST INSPIRATIONAL: Lord God Almighty!

BUCKET LIST ITEM: To complete her Pilot’s License.

Tristian Rupp

Tristian earned six varsity letters at Bellevue High School in golf and in Track & Field. She was team captain of both and a state qualifier in golf. Her golf team named her most improved and they set a school record for 18 holes as a team. A four-time letter-winner in track & field, Tristian competed as a pole-vaulter and hurdler. In addition to her outstanding achievements in athletics, Tristian graduated with honors and was a member of the National Honor Society with a 3.8 GPA. She comes from an athletic family with all of them competing in high school sports. Tristian’s plans for the future include becoming a dental hygienist, building her dream home, and to have a family. Her favorite teams are the School Up North and the Dallas Cowboys.

QUOTE: “God will put you in situations that He knows you can handle.”

MOST INSPIRATIONAL: Her Mom and her boyfriend’s Mom.  

BUCKET LIST ITEM: To experience life with no money issues.

Myra Richter

Myra was a three-sport athlete at Brookside High School, earning seven varsity letters in Softball, Basketball, and Track. Her softball team were Sectional Champions and her track team was Patriot Athletic Conference Champions. Myra was a sprinter on the track team and was a part of several PAC sprint relay teams that medaled in the Conference Meet. Along with her athletic endeavors at Brookside, Myra was also a member of the Student Council and graduated with Distinction. She plans to become a Sonographer and travel the world. Hobbies include painting and drawing and her favorite team is the Indians. Francisco Lindor is her favorite athlete.

BUCKET LIST ITEM: To travel the world.

Myah McDonald

Myah is a three-sport athlete at LCCC, competing in volleyball, basketball, and softball. While at Avon High School, Myah played softball and volleyball for the Eagles, in addition to competing in JO (Junior Olympic) Volleyball. She currently gives back by serving as a JO Volleyball Coach and mentoring younger players. Myah graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.8 GPA. She is pursuing her degree in Business and Accounting, with plans to become a CPA. Her favorite sports memory is the Cavs winning the NBA Championship in 2016. She enjoys coaching volleyball, hanging with friends/family, doing homework, photography, sushi, adventuring, and watching Spongebob.

Anna Lengel

Anna was an eight-time varsity letter-winner in softball and soccer at North Ridgeville High School and team captain of the softball squad. She earned Southwest Conference Second Team All-Conference and All-County honors for softball. Both her parents were active in athletics, with her Dad playing baseball and football and her Mother playing soccer and basketball. Her favorite sports memory is setting the school record for most wins in a season with her softball team. Anna enjoys running in her free time and lists the Cleveland Indians as her favorite team. Alex Morgan is her favorite athlete. An outstanding student, Anna graduated with a 3.6 GPA from North Ridgeville.

MOST INSPIRATIONAL: Her Mom.  

BUCKET LIST ITEM: To go to Europe.

Alexis Thomas

Lexie joins the LCCC softball team after playing for Division I Wright State her freshman season. She was a four-time letter-winner in softball at Avon Lake and was team captain of the squad her senior year. She also played basketball in high school and competed in travel softball with MC Madness. Her senior year, Lexie was named Second Team All-Ohio. Her father was also quite the athlete, wrestling for Avon Lake High School and at LCCC. He was also inducted Lorain County Bowling Hall of Fame. Lexie’s favorite sports memories are practicing with her mentor, Rob Hayden, and hotel stays during travel ball. Bo Jackson is her favorite athlete and the Cleveland Indians are her favorite team. She plans to continue at a four-year college when she completes her degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant.

QUOTE: “It is our choices that show us what we truly are.”

BUCKET LIST ITEM: To go skydiving.

Haley Thomascik

Haley was a four-time varsity letter-winner and team captain in softball at Brookside High School. She played multiple positions for the Cardinal, including pitcher, 3rd base, and shortstop, earning PAC (Patriot Athletic Conference) All-Conference Honorable Mention honors, Most Improved Player, and academic awards. Haley graduated with a 3.4 GPA with a Diploma of Distinction. Her favorite sports memory was throwing a shutout against Vermilion in her first high school game. She lists the Cleveland Cavaliers as her favorite team and Francisco Lindor as her favorite athlete. Haley’s stepmom, Barbara, was a record-setting pitcher for Westlake High School. Although she is a freshman in eligibility, Haley will graduate from YSU this spring with a degree in Criminal Justice with plans to become a probation officer.

QUOTE: “Live by the moment, not by the past.”

BUCKET LIST ITEM: To go skydiving.

Cassandra Miller

Cassie Miller

Cassie earned three varsity letters in softball for the 2017 State Champion Elyria Pioneers. During her tenure from 2016-2018, Elyria won three Greater Cleveland Conference Championships, three District Championships, and also advanced to the Final Four in 2018. Her favorite sports memories are going to the Little League World Series in Portland, Oregon and winning the Ohio High School State Championship in 2017. In her free time, Cassie enjoys spending time with family and playing board games. Her favorite athlete is Myles Garrett and her favorite teams are the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. Cassie is a nursing major at LCCC and plans to complete her RN degree by 2023.

Faith Hamilton

Faith Hamilton

Faith was a four-year varsity letter-winner and team captain in softball at Midview High School. She played First and Third for the two-time Southwest Conference Champion Middies. She has extensive experience in travel ball, playing eleven seasons with the Diamond Chix Premier team. An outstanding student, Faith graduated with a 3.8 GPA and also participated in bowling during high school. Her Mom, Samantha, was a professional bowler. Playing in the 2013 Little League World Series in Portland, Oregon is one of her favorite sports memories. Her favorite teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians. Victor Oladipo, Francisco Lindor, and Oscar Mercado are her favorite athletes.

Katie Noble

As a Sports Management Major, also pursuing a Personal Trainer Certification, Katie, brings her love of fitness to the softball team as a first-time player. Her favorite sports memory was watching the skaters compete at the X-Games when she was younger. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, skateboarding, cooking, and rescuing animals. Her favorite athlete is Sara Sigmundsdottir and the Cleveland Cavaliers are her favorite team. Her father, Stuart, competed in Track & Field during High School. Katie’s future plans are to own a gym.

QUOTE: “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” – Bob Parsons

MOST INSPIRATIONAL: My Mom (Gloria Noble) and my Grandmas (Cathy Shaw and Vivian Noble)

BUCKET LIST ITEM: To go see a CrossFit game.