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).
Men’s Soccer Start Season with a Hard Fought 1-0 Loss
The Jayhawks opened their season today, Aug.24 against Morton CC at Grand Haven High School. The Jayhawks fell short losing 1-0. Morton CC got the only goal of the game 23 minutes into the first half. Maxwell Ejioga got between the Jayhawks defense and stuck a header into the back of the net.
Morton held the shot advantage 8-4 with sophomore Jacob Berens (Grand Haven, MI/Western Michigan Christian HS) making seven saves on the day. The Jayhawks will return to action next Friday and Saturday, August 29 & 30 at the Northern Ohio tournament in Ada, Ohio.
Volleyball Opens Their Season at the Battle of the Dells in Wisconsin
The Jayhawk Volleyball Team traveled to Wisconsin for the Battle of the Dells Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Aug 23 & 24 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. The tournament featured many of the top teams in the Nation for NJCAA for DI, DII, and DIII. Muskegon played four teams that were ranked in the top 17, but unfortunately came away on the wrong end of each match and struggled to a 0-4 record.
The Jayhawks started out Friday by playing #9 Des Moines Area CC in a back and forth match. Des Moines came out on top 3-2. The match scores were 23-25, 25-23, 22-25, 26-24, and 14-16. Muskegon has several swings at match point but couldn't score the final point. In the 2nd match the opponent was #17 Iowa Central and again the Jayhawks struggled at game point losing the match 3-1. Match scores were 35-37, 26-28, 25-22, and 20-25.
On Saturday the Jayhawks first match featured the #13 MCC Jayhawks vs #7 Kirkwood CC. Muskegon struggled from the beginning and was never really in the match and lost 3-0. Scores were 16-25, 10-25, and 17-25. There was no time for rest though as the Jayhawks immediately got back on the court to face the #1 team in the country in Parkland Community College. Muskegon showed great character after a tough start and cam e ready to play. The Jayhawks lost 3-1, but played a very good match overall. Match scores were 13-25, 21-25, 27-25, and 18-25.
“Although we failed to win a match, we did play very competitively in 3 of the 4 matches and gained some valuable experience along the way.” Said Head Coach Rick Rykse. “Closing out games was a weakness that will need to be fixed.” Several Jayhawks played well over the weekend including sophomore Brandie Jones (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with 90 kills, sophomore Meghan Birr (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores HS) with 159 assists, sophomore Lindsey Kotecki (Williamston, MI/Williamston HS) with 5 aces, freshman Allison Beck (Fruitport, MI/Fruitport HS) with 8 blocks. The Jayhawks travel to Toledo, Ohio for six matches next weekend at the Owens CC Tournament.
Muskegon Community College Women's Cross Country Season Preview
The MCC women’s cross country squad opens its season on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Holland, Mich., at the Hope College Vanderbilt Invitational.
“The women's cross country team will be vastly improved this fall with most of our top runners returning from last year plus the addition of several talented, hard-working freshmen.” said Dan Fishel, now in his third year as the Jayhawks head coach. “At our camp time trail we had five women run faster than our fastest runner ran last year on the same course. If our women stay humble and continue working hard every day, I’m excited about what we can accomplish!” Last year the MCC women finished a program-best 24th in the country.
Muskegon Community College Men’s Cross Country Season Preview
The MCC men’s cross country team opens its 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Hope College’s Vanderbilt Invitational in Holland, Mich.
MCC Softball Freshmen Class Includes Five All-State Players
MCC Softball Head Coach Ryan Schalk announced the 13 incoming freshmen who will play for the Jayhawks this season.
Jayhawk Fall Sports Teams Report in August
Preparations for the Fall 2014 sports season officially begins at MCC in early August, when the college’s five teams report for pre-season practices.