Metropolitan Community College’s fall sports have come to an end, garnering some notable achievements along the way.
The MCC-Longview Lady Lakers Volleyball team competed in the District Finals match in November against Northeast Oklahoma A&M. NEO won all three sets, however three Lady Lakers won First Team All-Region Awards, which included Courtney Koetting, Jacque Calvert and Ellie Tucker. Two other players, Megan Potter and Ashlyn Slater, won Second Team All-Region for Longview.
In cross country, upper classmen Lila Dreves and Ella Cravy represented MCC-Longview at the National meet this year in Fort Dodge, Iowa. In the Cottey Community College meet, the team took the Regional Championship. The team has been an Academic All-American team for the past three years.
In soccer, the MCC-Blue River Trail Blazers women’s soccer team competed in the regional semifinals as a number three seed where they defeated St. Louis Community College 2-0. They earned four wins and two losses during regular season regional play. Sophomores Paige Deuel and Alexandra Welch were also selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region XVI First Team for their stellar play throughout the season.
The MCC-Blue River men’s soccer team ended their season with a NJCAA Region XVI quarterfinal loss to St. Louis Community College, however Freshmen Butoyi Issa and Trevon Lewis were voted to the All-Region Second Team. Butoyi started 14 games and scored five goals, while Trevon started all 16 games and led the team with seven goals and six assists.
At MCC-Maple Woods, the women’s soccer program finished the season with a loss against State Fair Community College during post-season play. However, goalie Megan McDonald was voted the top Freshman in NJCAA Region XVI and First Team. Falisha Jones and Annie Burnam made the NJCAA Region Second Team.
The MCC-Maple Woods men’s soccer also finished the season with a loss during post-season play, but several players gained achievements. Muhammed Sanyang made the NJCAA Region XVI First Team as a midfielder and Johnson Felix made the NJCAA Region XVI Second Team as a forward.
In a game for the history books, MCC-Maple Woods and MCC-Blue River women’s soccer teams played their final regular season game against each other on October 20th. Both teams will merge into one MCC soccer program in 2018. The merging coincides with MCC’s move to consolidate its sports programs across the five campuses under one mascot. Read more about the consolidation and the search for a new mascot here.
Currently, MCC-Penn Valley men’s and women’s basketball is in full force. Good luck to them in their 2017 – 2018 season!