Metropolitan Community College athletes put a couple of significant wins on the books for the debut season of the new mascot. The Wolves made strong showings in both women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and cross country running.
The women’s soccer team won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XVI championship against St. Charles Community College on October 28. They lost their bid for a shot at a district title on Nov. 1 in a 4-0 match up against Southwestern Illinois College. MCC Director of Athletics Brian Bechtel says, “The team and coaches did a really good job this year representing MCC.”
MCC soccer players who earned All-Region 1st Team selection are Kailey Boyer, Ally Jones and Kimberlyn Snelling. MCC also had Chloe DeShazer make the All-Region 2nd Team. Coach David Owens, along with coaches Brad Childers and Chelsea Ramirez , earned Region XVI Coach of the Year honors as well.
The Wolves howled to another regional victory for the College in women’s volleyball. On Nov. 2, the volleyball team captured the NJCAA Region XVI title in a three game sweep over St. Louis Community College.C, 25-6, 25-22, 25-11. They ended the season on Nov. 4 with a 21-14 record in a loss to the seventh ranked team in the nation, Kirkwood Community College.
The All-Region 1st Team included MCC players Jacque Calvert, Megan Potter, Tori LePage, and Ashlyn Slater. Region 16 Coach of the Year, MCC Head Coach Rob Kaleikau, who shares this award with Assistant Coach Mitch Sell and Bechtel.
MCC’s cross country Wolves wrapped up their season on November 10th in Garden City, Kansas, for the NJCAA National Cross Country meet. The College was represented by Wasutonwin Janis and Hailey Alvis who finished 102nd and 118th respectively out of 295 runners. Kory Snyder and Zach Hill represented the men’s division and finished 126th and 136th respectively out of 300.
Congratulations to all of MCC’s athletes on their successes!