Athletics

2013-14 Match Recaps

Men’s Bowling Team Takes Seventh in Nation; Women’s Team Places 10th Nationally

The MCC men’s bowling team finished seventh in the nation and the MCC women’s team placed tenth in the nation at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championship which concluded on Saturday, March 1, at the AMF Thurway Lanes in Cheektowaga, NY.

In the men’s competition, Vincennes (Ind.) won its eight team title in the past 12 years. Rounding out the top 10 were Schenectady CCC, Iowa Central, Mohawk Valley CC, Highland CC, Hudson Valley CC, Muskegon CC, Cayuga CC, SUNY Adirondack and Erie CC.

Erie CC won the women’s national title, followed in the final team standings by Highland CC, Schenectady CCC, Iowa Central, Hudson Valley CC, Cayuga CC, Westmoreland CC, Herkimer CCC, Schoolcraft College and Muskegon CC.

In the men’s competition, the MCC doubles team of Jimmy Strysick and Kyle Essenberg finished 4th out of 40 teams. Individually, Strysick took 14th, Mitch Wybenga 17th and Essenberg 25th out of 104 bowlers.

"Strong doubles and team performances put us in the top 10 heading into baker play,” said MCC Coach Bill Bowen, noting the effort by his sophomores Strysick, Essenberg, Logan Holland, Dylan Lewis, Cameron Calkins . “The sophomores really stepped it up in baker play to make sure we did not lose any ground.”

In the women’s competition, the Jayhawks finished 10th out of 15 teams. Jill Klein took 18th out of 75 bowlers in singles.

“The women's team gained some experience for the style of play and type of environment that will we will hopefully take advantage of next season,” concluded Bowen.

 

Men’s and Women’s Bowling Compete

The Jayhawks traveled to Westland, Mich. this Saturday, Feb. 15 to bowl against Schoolcraft CC at Vision Lanes. The Jayhawks had both the Men’s and Women’s High Game Award Winners: Mitch Wybenga - 247 and Jill Klein - 220.

 

Muskegon CC Men’s Team I & II
Kyle Essenberg 200-207-181=588, Jimmy Strysick 173-188-225=586, Mitchell Wybenga 170-247-159=576, Dakota Hanson 190-180-197=567, Dylan Lewis 202-152-212=566, Logan Holland 141-190-213=544, Noan Carter 151-205-186=542, Tim Loeffler 171-158-201=530, Cameron Calkins 196-175=371

Muskegon CC Women’s Team
Jill Klein 189-166-220=575, Adrianna Baker 143-189-139=471, Caitlin Alviar 146-166-143=455, Shelby Luther 152-113-154=419, Rita French 92-90-82=264

 

The Jayhawks will bowl next at their own Muskegon CC Invitational Saturday, Feb. 21, at 11 .m. at Northway Lanes.

 

MCC Bowlers Perform Well at CCAC Invite

The Jayhawks traveled to Pittsburgh, Penn. on to compete in the 2014 CCAC Invitational Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The Bowlers competed at the North Versailles Center. Results are below:

 

Place

Event (39 Individuals)

Player

Series

       

1st

Men's Singles

Mitch Wybenga

633

8th

Men's Singles

Time Loeffle

525

9th

Men's Singles

Jim Strysick

525

10th

Men's Singles

Cameron Calkins

512

11th

Men's Singles

Kyle Essenberg

505

15th

Men's Singles

Dakota Hanson

493

       

Place

Event (20 teams)

Player

Series

       

3rd

Men's Doubles

Jim Strysick

549

 

1084

Noah Carter

535

       

6th

Men's Doubles

Mitch Wybenga

477

 

1038

Kyle Essenberg

561

       

9th

Men's Doubles

Dakota Hanson

507

 

962

Logan Holland

455

       

Place

Event (39 Individuals)

Player

Series

       

3rd

Men's All Events

Mitch Wybenga

1110

8th

Men's All Events

Jim Strysick

1074

9th

Men's All Events

Kyle Essenberg

1066

10th

Men's All Events

Cameron Calkins

1040

13th

Men's All Events

Dakota Hanson

1000

15th

Men's All Events

Noah Carter

976

       

Place

Event (39 Individuals)

Player

Series

       

7th

Women's Singles

Adriana Baker

466

11th

Women's Singles

Rita French

451

14th

Women's Singles

Jill Klein

426

15th

Women's Singles

Caitlin Alviar

415

       

Place

Event (39 Individuals)

Player

Series

       

13th

Women's All Events

Rita French

852

15th

Women's All Events

Adriana Baker

843

16th

Women's All Events

Jill Klein

818

17th

Women's All Events

Shelby Luther

818

18th

Women's All Events

Caitlin Alviar

807

 

 

Men’s and Women’s Bowling Beat Schoolcraft

The Jayhawks traveled to Livonia, Mich. on Friday, Jan. 24 where they competed against Schoolcraft at the Merri-Bowl Lanes.
 

The MCC men's A team took first with 4,406, followed by Schoolcraft A 4,319, Schoolcraft B 3,994 and MCC B Team with 3,831.

In the women's competition, MCC beat Schoolcraft 3,590 to 3,213.
 

Muskegon CC Men's Teams I & II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gm 1

Gm 2

Gm 3

Series

 

Jimmy

Strysick

203

210

233

646

 

Cameron

Calkins

235

170

204

609

 

Dakota

Hanson

188

205

215

608

 

Kyle

Essenberg

201

203

203

607

 

Noan

Carter

150

213

176

539

 

Logan

Holland

160

181

177

518

 

Tim

Loeffler

180

148

179

507

 

Dylan

Lewis

150

158

148

456

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muskegon CC Women's Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gm 1

Gm 2

Gm 3

Series

 

Caitlin

Alviar

242

156

150

548

 

Jill

Klein

173

150

155

478

 

Shelby

Luther

142

161

170

473

 

Rita

French

155

148

137

440

 

Adrianna

Baker

135

147

153

435

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MCC will be in action next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Pittsburgh, PA at Alleghany County CC. The competition will be at the North Versailles Bowling Center.

 

Women’s Bowling finishes second at Alma Invitational

MCC traveled to Alma, Mich. on Friday, Jan 17 to bowl in the Alma College Invitational. The Jayhawks competed against Alma and Schoolcraft. Both Men’s and Women’s teams started out slow but turned it on in the later rounds. MCC Men’s team finished first while the Women’s team finished second.   

Leading Scores: 

Jill

Klein

177

164

186

527

Rita

French

204

177

144

525

Caitlin

Alviar

147

176

179

502