Category «Athletics»

MCC-Maple Woods women reunite for soccer showdown

The Maple Woods women’s soccer team recently hosted a soccer showdown – against a few of their own. After six years and more than 50 students spending time in a Monarchs uniform, old and new players reunited on the field Aug. 24, 2013 at Happy Rock Park. “It’s great to see how far this program …

MCC-Maple Woods 2013 Men’s Soccer Preview!

The men’s soccer team is back in action for the Fall season! We have a group of returning sophomores looking to advance even further than last year, 4 international students who bring a different kind of energy to the team, and a set of twins from a local school district that demonstrate how important it …

Trail Blazers gathered at Blue River last week

  Members of the women’s and men’s MCC-Blue River Trail Blazers soccer teams gathered last week for a pre-season meeting with coaches and the athletic director. Here they are welcomed by campus President Michael Banks.   Both teams have strong winning records, due to their emphasis on excellence in academics, athletics, plus leadership and citizenship. …

Monarchs’ regular seasons draw to a close

Despite the crazy early spring weather, the Monarchs softball and baseball teams have completed their regular seasons, taking away wins, losses and lessons for the upcoming year. The softball team ended their season with a record of 7-33. A new class of sophomores stepped up to lead the young team, which will return next year …

Former Monarch Albert Pujols inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame

Albert Pujols, one-time Monarch and current Angel, was recently inducted into the National Junior College Athletics Association Hall of Fame. Pujols played for the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs in 1999, his only college season before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and moving on to win a World Series, among other honors. Pujols joins Pete …

Student athletes are honored at the annual Penn Valley athletic banquet

Tuesday’s Athletic Banquet at MCC-Penn Valley was a great success for the student athletes. Many of the students received awards for both academic and non-academic achievements. Mike Cann 2012-2013: Member of the National Tournament Team Elite Eight -Team Captain William Louis:Member of the National Tournament Team Elite Eight-Most Improved Erin Jones: Team Division 2, National  Junior …

MCC-Maple Woods Athlete Spotlight: Beau Stoker

This month’s athlete spotlight focuses on Beau Stoker. Stoker plays third base and bats third for the Monarchs. He’s a left handed hitter with a lot of power and is very knowledgeable of the game. Stoker has very good baseball instincts on the field. Stoker attended Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, KS where …

MCC-Penn Valley Scouts upset #1 team to advance in NJCAA Tourney!

MCC-Penn Valley Scouts beat #1 Louisburg College (NC) yesterday at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) men’s basketball Division 2 national championships in Danville, IL. The David-and-Goliath battle ended with a final score of 88-86. Penn Valley’s season record was 17-12 vs. Louisburg’s 32-1. The Scouts advance to the next round tomorrow and will …