In six decades of Division I and Division II athletics at MCC, many student athletes have gone on to play for professional sports teams. In the summer of 2013, MCC-Longview Lakers first baseman Brandon Dulin joined those ranks when the Kansas City Royals drafted him in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft, making him the highest drafted MCC baseball player in history. Dulin, a graduate of Lee’s Summit North High School, played for the Lakers during the 2012-2013 season and was named NJCAA Region XVI player of the year.
As with all former students, MCC likes to keep tabs on the success of student-athlete alumni. MCC is proud to see MLB All-Star and former MCC-Maple Woods Monarch Albert Pujols inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame, and enjoyed welcoming him back to campus for a youth hitting clinic in 2013. Another Monarchs alumnus, Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison, reminisced about his days at MCC-Maple Woods when he made his return to Kansas City to play the Royals. Morrison and Pujols are two of 40 Monarchs who have gone on to play professional baseball and they are two of only 30 Major League Baseball First Base Players.