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).
Volleyball Makes Regional XII Finals
The Jayhawks played the Raiders of Grand Rapids in the Regional XII Finals, but came up short losing 0-3. Set scores were: 22-25, 14-25, and 17-25. The loss ends the Jayhawks season with a 24-15 overall record.
Two Jayhawk players were selected to the Region 12 All-Tournament Team for their excellent play throughout the three day tournament. The Jayhawks won 4 matches while dropping two. Sophomore Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) and sophomore Brandie Jones (Fruitport , MI/Fruitport HS) were both chosen to represent MCC on the All-Tournament Team.
Stat leaders for Sunday were Morgan Kelley with 25 Kills, Meghan Birr with 71 Assists, Autumn Winger with 3 Aces, Veronica Booth with 29 Digs, and Dani Jones with 3 Blocks.
Many Volleyball Players Receive MCCAA All-Conference
The MCCAA All-Conference players of the year were voted on and sophomore Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) and sophomore Brandie Jones (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) were both selected as 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-Region.
Freshman Morgan Kelley (Cadillac, MI/Cadillac HS) and sophomore Lindsey Kotecki (Williamston, MI/Williamston HS) were selected as 2nd Team All-Conference, while sophomore Autumn Winger (Fruitport , MI/Fruitport HS) was selected to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team. In addition Morgan Kelley was also selected to the All-Freshman Team.
In the voting by the Region coaches for the All- American selection process Meghan Birr was selected as one of the six players to represent our region as possible All-American candidate.
Wrestling Places Two at MSU Open
The Jayhawks were in East Lansing this weekend Sunday, November 2 at the MSU Open completing against The Big Ten, MAC, and other DIV. I completion. Freshman Ben Whitford (St. Johns, MI/ St. Johns HS) Placed 5th at 149 lbs. and sophomore Jeff Tautolo (Clinton Twp., MI/L’anse Creuse HS) also finished 5th at 285 lbs.
Whitford went 6-1 on his way to a fifth place finish by knocking off; Seth Ferguson (Indiana Tech) by a Fall in 2:17, Evan Loe (Unattached) by a Major Decision of 18-7, Sean Dulom (Harper Community College) by a Technical Fall of 22-7, John Weldon (Unattached/Indiana Tech) by a Fall in 1:29, Zach Dailey (Notre Dame (Ohio)) by a Fall in 1:49, and then revenged his only loss of the day with a 4-3 Decision of Casey Sparkman (Kent State).
Tautolo went 6-1 on his way to a fifth place finish beating; Noah Hosking (Unattached) by a Fall in 0:48, Ameer Daniels (Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)) by a Decision of 4-0, Caleb Fry (Tiffin University) by a Fall in 4:42, Jesse Webb (Ohio) by a Decision of 1-0, and Devin Nye (Kent State) by a Decision of 8-6. Tautolo’s only loss was to eventual champ Fletcher Miller (Indiana) by a Decision of 8-7.
Other wrestlers that competed at the MSU Open were freshman Dakota Carie Lapeer, MI/Lapeer West HS), freshman Chris Root (Lansing, MI/Lansing Catholic Central HS), sophomore Mason Courtright (Shelby, MI/Shelby HS), sophomore Garret Edwards (Lexox, MI/Richmond HS), freshman Jay Sroufe (Britton, MI/Dundee HS), and freshman John Marogen (Monroe, MI/Dundee HS).
The Jayhawks will be in action next at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium on Friday, November 7 for the Muskegon Duals and Saturday, November 8 for the Ben McMullen Open.
Volleyball Advances to Region XII Semifinals; Jayhawks are now 23-14 Overall
Jayhawks finished 2-1 on Day 2 of the Region XII Championships in Perrysburg, Ohio. The Jayhawks started the day out against Vincennes 3-1; 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, and 25-20. The Jayhawks then played Lansing CC second and won 3-0; 25-21, 25-20, and 25-18. The Jayhawks suffered their first loss of the tourament against Cincinnati State Tech & CC 3-1; 19-25, 18-25, 26-24, and 16-25. The Jayhawks advanced to the Semi-finals on Sunday, November 2 and revenaged their earlier loss to Cincinnati State 3-0: 25-20, 25-21, and 25-18.
The Jayhawks were led by sophomore Brandie Jones (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with56 Kills and 7 Aces, sophomore Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores with125 Assists, freshman Veronica Booth (Grand Haven, MI/grand Haven HS) with 56 Digs, sophomore Danielle Jones (Grand Rapids, MI/Northview HS) with 10 Blocks. The Jayhawks finish the Season with an Overall Record of 23 wins and 14 losses.
The Jayhawks will square-off against Conference rival Grand Rapids CC in the Finals on Sunday, November 2.
Men’s Basketball Wins Opener 95-87
The Muskegon Community College Men's Basketball team began their season on the road on Saturday, November 1 against Cornerstone University's JV team. The Jayhawks are a very talented team, but are very young. Every player on this year’s team is a freshman. The Jayhawks won 95-87.
The Jayhawks fell behind early and struggled shooting the ball. The Jayhawks walked into halftime down six 42-36. The Jayhawks showed poise and worked together in the second half. Defensive pressure allowed MCC to get out and run causing Cornerstone JV to 21 turnovers on 15 steals and took the lead with less than 5 minutes left in the game. "This was a good win for us. We were able to see something's we really need to work on and we will certainly address those issues.” said Head Coach Dave Schlump. “But anytime you can learn those types of things and get a win in the process, it's a good thing. This was a good team victory today."
The Jayhawks saw 10 guys get playing time and 5 scoring in double figures. Freshman Aaron Sydnor (Muskegon, MI/Muskegon Heights HS), a 6'3 guard led all scorers with 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 steals. Freshman Deshawn Sanders (Detroit, MI/Detroit Frederick Douglass HS) a 6'2 guard scored 23 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Freshman Will Roberson (Muskegon, MI/Muskegon HS) a 5'8 point guard dropped 18 points and a game high 5 assists. Freshman Eddie Tornes Muskegon, MI/Muskegon Heights HS) a 6'2 guard added 11 points and 5 rebounds and freshman Marcus Tumblin (Norton Shores, MI/Mona Shores HS) a 6'2 guard scored 13 points and 6 rebounds.
The Jayhawks will play again next Thursday, November 6 against Grace Bible College JV at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium, game time is 7:00 pm.
FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 6
Friday, November 7
Saturday, November 8
Wednesday, November 12