Athletics

 

Muskegon Community College Intercollegiate Athletics

MCC offers its student-athletes the opportunity to compete in 13 men's and women's intercollegiate sports - the most of any community college in the State of Michigan. The Jayhawks compete in the Western Conference of the Michigan Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAA) and in Region XII of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). 

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MCC Volleyball Dominates Lake Michigan College 3-0

The #17 Jayhawks traveled to Benton Harbor, Mich. Thursday, September 18 to play Lake Michigan College. The Jayhawks dominated Lake Michigan in three straight sets by a score of 25-10, 25-19, and 25-14. MCC is now 4-1 in league play and 9-6 overall. 

 

Leading the way for the Jayhawks was sophomore Brandie Jones (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with 11 Kills, sophomre Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) with 33 assists, freshman Morgan Kelley (Cadillas, MI/Cadillac HS) with 4 Aces, sophomore Brooke Morgan (Belmont, MI/Comstock Park HS) with 8 Digs, sophomore Autumn Winger (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with 3 Blocks.

 

The Jayhawks are challenging themselves with great competition at the Parkland Tournament in Champaign, Illi.  this weekend Friday, September 19 against #7 Kirkwood and #6 Illinois Central then on Saturday, September 20 against #1 Parkland and Lincoln Land.

 

Men’s Soccer Drops Close Game to Lake Michigan College

The Jayhawks traveled to Benton Harbor to play Lake Michigan College on Wednesday, September 17. MCC fell to 0 and 8 on the season with a 2-1 loss.  Lake Michigan took a 2-0 lead into halftime and held on to win 2-1.

 

“We had a well-played second half, but couldn’t get the equalizer late in the game. The lone goal for the Jayhawks was scored by freshmen Chaise Schuiteman (Fremont, MI/West Michigan Christian), getting the assist was sophmore Aaron Dault (Cedar Spring, MI/Cedar Springs HS).  Freshman goalie Thomas Swiatek (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer HS) made his first start in net on the season and made 10 saves on 12 shots.

 

The Jayhawks will be in action again this Saturday, September 20 in Donaldson, IN against Ancilla College.

 

Volleyball Wins Again at Home

The #17 Jayhawk continued its winning ways at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 17 by beating the Kellogg Community College Bruins by a margin of 3-1. Scores were 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, and 25-11. MCC now has a conference record of 3-1 and an overall record of 8-6.

 

The Jayhawks came out slow in set one committing a total of 18 errors while only coming up with 7 kills and 2 aces. “The Bruins aggressive serving accounted for many of our errors and also led to some easy transition points and we never got our offense going.” said Head Coach Rick Rykse.  “Sets 2 and 3 our offense finally got going as we struck for 17 kills in set #2 and 14 kills in set #3. Our passing also improved greatly and allowed many more options on offense. Set #4 was all Jayhawks as they jumped out to a huge early lead before settling in for a 25-11 win.”

 

The Leaders for the Jayhawks: Sophomore Brandie Jones (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with18 Kills, sophomore Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) with 41 Assists, sophomore Autumn Winger (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with 4 Aces, sophomore Brooke Morgan (Belmont, MI/Comstock Park) with 12 Digs, freshman Morgan Kelley (Cadillac, MI/Cadillac HS) with 3 Blocks. The Jayhawks will play next Thursday, September 18 in Benton Harbor, MI against Lake Michigan College.

 

Women’s Soccer Struggle Against Schoolcraft College

The Jayhawks traveled to Livonia, Mich. Sunday, September 14 to play Schoolcraft College.  MCC lost by a score of 6-1.  MCC worked hard, but could not find a rhythm and ended up chasing the game.  Schoolcraft scored a minute an a half into the game. 

 

Sophomore Haley Twigg (Freemont, MI/Freemont HS) played well in goal today.  “She had a lot of shots and turned away quite a bit of them.” said Head Coach Josh Watson.

 

The Jayhawks look for their next win this weekend, Saturday, September 20 in Jackson, Mich. against Jackson College. Game time is at 1:00 pm.   

 

Men’s Soccer lose Intense Game against Ancilla College

The Jayhawks were home at Mona Shores High School against Ancilla College Chargers on Saturday, September 13. Ancilla beat the host Jayhawks 3-0 in MCCAA conference play. 

 

The Jayhawks back in action this Wednesday, September 17 against Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich. Game starts at 4:00 pm.

 

Cross Country's Near Named MCC Athlete of the Week

Deanna Near from Montague High School beat Muskegon CC’s 6k school record with a time of 23:50. She broke the old 6k record held by Michelle DeMuro of 24:35 set in 2010.  She placed 92nd out of 307 finishers at the Auto Owners Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State University at Forest Akers East Golf Course. Deanna was the 3rd NJCAA runner in the field. Deanna broke the school record in her first ever 6k cross country race.

 

Deanna Near Breaks School Record for 6K

The MCC women's cross country team traveled to Forest Akers East Golf Course on Friday, September 12 for the Auto Owners Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State University.  Temperatures were in the mid- to upper- 50's at race time as the women battled against the Big Ten, GLIAC, MIAA, NAIA schools, and also other junior colleges.  Although the race was un-scored, the women ran their best team race of the season so far in their first 6k of the season.  

 

Leading the way was freshman Deanna Near (Montague, MI/Montague HS) taking 92nd place out of 307 finishers with a 6k time of 23:50. That time breaks the 6k school record formerly set by Michelle DeMuro in 2010 of 24:35 by 45 seconds. "Deanna ran a great race and went through her 5k split in 19:54 along to the way to being the 3rd NJCAA runner to cross the finish line, 30 seconds behind the 1st runner." said Coach Dan Fishel. Rounding out the top 7 were: sophomore Andrea Lavigne (Ludington, MI/Mason County Central HS), freshman Andie Young (Grand Haven, MI/Grand Haven HS), freshman Marlee Harris (Buckley,MI/Buckley HS), freshman Sabrina Smith (Hart, MI/Hart HS), freshman Raquel Zavala (Muskegon, MI/Muskegon HS), and sophomore Claudia Melton (Grand Haven, MI/Grand Haven HS). 

 

"The effort our whole team put forth was great! There's still a lot of season to go, but I'm excited about the races to come!" added Coach Fishel. The MCC women race next at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College in Rock Island, Illi. in 2 weeks on Friday, September 26th. 

 

Jabob Baker Runs Best Time of the Year for MCC

The Jayhawks traveled to Forest Akers East Golf Course on Friday, September 12 for the Auto Owners Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State University. Temperatures were in the mid- to upper- 50's at race time as the men battled against the Big Ten, GLIAC, MIAA, NAIA schools, and also other junior colleges. Although the race was un-scored, the men ran their best team race of the season. Sophomore Jacob Baker (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) led the way taking 134th place out of 371 finishers. Jake's time of 26:59 was an all-time 8k PR for him. "Jake ran a heck of a race out there today and was the 5th place junior college runner in the race!" said Head Coach Dan Fishel. 

 

Rounding out the top 7 for the Jayhawks were: freshman Colin Duca (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS), freshman Austin Persoon (Scottsville, MI/Mason County Central HS), freshman Lenin Castillo (HArt, MI/Hart HS), freshman Austin Kleiner (Spring Lake, MI/Hesperia HS), sophomore Austin Elliott (Spring Lake, MI/Spring Lake HS), and freshman Dylan Medendorp (Whitehall, MI/Whitehall HS). "All the freshman set 8k PR's today which was great! They are really improving and running better, but we still need to take a few more steps as the season goes on." said Coach Fishel.   

 

The MCC men race next at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College in Rock Island, Illi. in 2 weeks on Friday, September 26th.

 

 

ATHLETICS OFFICE

Athletics Director:
Marty McDermott

Assistant Athletic Director:
James Tietema

Secretary:
Colleen Morse

Address:
Bartels-Rode Gymnasium
221 S. Quarterline Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49442

Phone:
(231) 777-0381

Fax:
(231) 777-0437
 

Nickname:
Jayhawks

Colors:
Royal Blue and Gold

Affiliations:
NJCAA Region XII
MCCAA Western Conference

Founded:
1926

Jayhawks Sports
Baseball
Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Men's Bowling
Women's Bowling
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Men's Golf
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
Softball
Women's Volleyball
Wrestling
 


FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
 

Saturday, September 13
MEN’S SOCCER
Ancilla 3, MCC 0


Sunday, September 14
WOMEN’S SOCCER
Schoolcraft 6, MCC 1
 

Tuesday, September 16
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

MCC 3, KELLOGG CC 1 

18-25, 25-20, 25-20, & 25-11

Wednesday, September 17
MEN’S SOCCER
MCC 1, Lake Michigan College 2

Thursday, September 18
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
MCC 3, Lake Michigan College 0

25-10, 25-19, & 25-14

Friday-Saturday, September 19-20
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
TBA – Parkland Tournament, Champaign, IL

Saturday, September 20
MEN’S SOCCER
1 p.m. – Ancilla College, Donaldson, IN
WOMEN’S SOCCER
1 p.m. – Jackson College, Jackson, MI

Tuesday, September 23
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
5:30 p.m. – MCC VS. LANSING CC, Bartels-Rode Gymnasium

Wednesday, September 24
MEN’S SOCCER
4 p.m. – MCC VS. JACKSON CC, Mona Shores High School

 

 

View the complete Fall 2014 schedule