MCC Spring Sports Student-Athletes Honored

The MCC spring sports student-athletes were honored on June 12 during the Jayhawks Spring Sports Award reception in Collegiate Hall. The respective MCC coaches presented the awards. An alphabetical list of the honorees, by sport, follows:


BASEBALL – Head Coach Cap Pohlman

  • Trent Brisboe, MCC Consistency Award
  • Drew Brackett, MCC Role Player  
  • Travis Cohoon, MCC Quality At-Bats
  • Ty Devine, MCC Mr. Defense
  • Cale Gould, MCC Most Improved Player
  • Joe House, MCC Intangible Award
  • Dimitri Innis, MCC Coach’s Award
  • Adam Poel, MCC Most Valuable Player, MCC Pitcher of the Year, MCC Freshman of the Year
  • Ryan Walling, MCC Charlie Hustle Award

MEN’S GOLF – Head Coach Marty McDermott

  • Travis Clarke, 2012 All-MCCAA 1st Team, 2012 All-Western Conference 1st Team, MCC Coach’s Award
  • Caleb Johnson – 2012 NJCAA 4th in nation, NJCAA First Team All-American, NJCAA All-Tournament Team, 2012 All-MCCAA 1st Team, 2012 All-Region XII Team, 2012 All-Western Conference 1st Team, 2012 Western Conference Medalist, NJCAA Region XII Medalist, MCC Most Valuable Player
  • Bill Oosting, 2012 All-Western Conference 1st Team, 2012 Western Conference Medalist, NJCAA Region XII Medalist
  • Sam Vos – MCC Most Improved Player

SOFTBALL – Head Coach Matt Houseman

  • Janelle Agren, MCC Coach’s Award
    Danielle “Boo” Basch, NFCA All-American, NJCAA All-American, MCC Most Valuable Player
  • Dana Briggs, NFCA All-American, NJCAA All-American, MCC Most Valuable Player
  • Katy Burns, NFCA All-American, MCC Pitcher of the Year
  • Caitlin Callow, MCC Most Improved Player
  • Elizabeth Cudney, MCC Coach’s Award

MCC SPRING SPORTS – Two-Year Award Winners

  • Janelle Agren, Softball
  • Danielle “Boo” Basch, Softball
  • Buddy Burns, Baseball
  • Dana Briggs, Softball
  • Katy Burns, Softball
  • Haleigh Burns, Softball
  • Elizabeth Cudney, Softball
  • Leah Hosking, Softball
  • Joe House, Baseball
  • Dimitri Innis, Baseball
  • Ashley Jakus, Softball
  • Lindsey Kelenske, Softball
  • John Martin, Baseball
  • Jessica Shelton, Softball
  • Kaia Swain, Softball
  • Ryan Truschke, Baseball


MCC Student-Athletes Earn National, State All-Academic Honors

MCC volleyball players Ashley Hulbert and Emily Tjpakes and softball pitcher Caitlin Callow received the prestigious NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement to headline the list of 2011-12 Jayhawk student-athletes earning conference and national academic honors. The three MCC athletes completed 45 hours with a grade point average of 3.8 or better.

Softball player Lindsey Kelenske earned the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement for completing 45 hours with a 3.6 GPA or higher.

The Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) announced its 2012-13 Academic All-State Award winners, who completed 36 hours with a 3.2 GPA or higher. The MCC students on the list by sport are: BASEBALL: Dimitri Innis MEN’S BASKETBALL: Matt Stoll  WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Alexandria Parker WOMEN’S BOWLING: Rebecca Spoelman MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY:  Josh Wehr  WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY:  Jordan McGowen  MEN’S SOCCER: Colton Burmesiter SOFTBALL: Janelle Agren, Danielle Basch, Dana Briggs, Haleigh Burns, Katy Burns, Caitlin Callow, Ariel Cammin, Elizabeth Cudney, Ashley Jakus, Lindsey Kelenske, Jessica Shelton VOLLEYBALL:  Ashley Hulbert, Taylor Keyser, Emily Tjapkes WRESTLING: Jake Brown

The MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award winners, who completed 36 hours with a 3.0 GPA or better, included all of the above athletes, as well as: MEN’S BASKETBALL: Luke Ghiardi, Isiah Law WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Sam Zimmer  MEN’S SOCCER: Nathan Schmitt VOLLEYBALL:  Autumn Brodeur, Audrey Skrabis

MCC Student-Athletes Honored at Winter Sports Reception

 The MCC winter sports student-athletes were honored on March 28 during the Jayhawks Winter Sports Awards reception in Collegiate Hall. The respective MCC coaches presented the awards. An alphabetical  list of the honorees, by sport, follows:


 Men’s Basketball- Head Coach Dave Schlump

·         NJCAA District 8 All-Tournament Team and MCC Thoroughbred Award- Brandon Keur (Muskegon, MI/Orchard View)
·         All-Western Conference, All-MCCAA, All-Region XII and MCC Most Improved Award- Isiah Law (Grand Haven, MI/Grand Haven)
·         All-Western Conference Honorable Mention and MCC Coaches Award- Kulawnie Saunders (Minneapolis, MN/Millenium)
·         All-Western Conference Second Team and MCC Most Valuable Player Award- Matt Stoll (Kent City, MI/Kent City)


Women’s Basketball Awards- Head Coach Ron Jenkins

·         All-Western Conference Honorable Mention- Lindsey Burnside (Spring Lake, MI/Grand Haven)

·         All-Western Conference Second Team, Western Conference All-Freshman Team, Western Conference All-Defensive Team and MCC Defensive Player of the Year- Jazmyne Good (Windsor, Ontario/John L. Forster)

·         Third Team All-America, NJCAA Div. II, All-Western Conference, All-MCCAA, All Region XII, NJCAA District G All-Tournament Team and MCC Most Valuable Player- Sudan Saunders (Grand Rapids, MI/ Grand Rapids Catholic Central)

·         NJCAA District G All-Tournament Team and MCCMost Improved Player- Chasadie Thornton (Muskegon, MI/ Mona Shores)

·         All-Western Conference Honorable Mention- Coiya Wiley (Flint, MI/Flint Southwestern)

·         MCC Leadership Award- Samantha Zimmer (Muskegon, MI/ Oakridge)


Men’s Bowling – Head Coach Bill Bowen

·         NJCAA All-American (7th) – Scott Hichue (Muskegon, MI/ Muskegon)

·         Most Valuable Bowler- Cody Hunter (Muskegon, MI/Oakridge)

·         NJCAA Men’s Singles National Champion, NJCAA All-American (8th)and MCC King Pin Award – Aaron Sherman (Ravenna, MI/Ravenna)

·         Most Improved Bowler- Jeff Van Laan (Muskegon, MI/Reeths-Puffer)


Women’s Bowling- Head Coach Bill Bowen

·         Most Improved Bowler: Ashley Martz (Muskegon, MI/Oakridge)

·         Most Valuable Bowler- Rebecca Spoelman (Muskegon, MI/Orchard View)

·         King Pin Award- Stacey Walton (Grant, MI/Fremont)


Wrestling- Head Coach Mark Brunger

·         Most Improved Wrestler– Jacob Brown (Coopersville, MI/Coopersville)

·         Academic Award- Trevor Cutice (Delton, MI/Shelby)

·         Outstanding Newcomer- Steven Ruppert (Reed City, MI/Reed City)

·         Coaches’ Award- Eric Telford (Bancroft, MI/Durand)

·         NJCAA All-American (4th at 149 lbs.) and MCC Most Valuable Wrestler- Sean Turner (Monroe, MI/ Monroe


Muskegon Community College Two-Year Award Winners

·         Jacob Brown (Conklin, MI/ Coopersville) – Wrestling

·         Dan Everett (Fruitport, MI/ Fruitport) – Men’s Bowling

·         Luke Faultersack (Coloma, MI/Coloma)

·         Luke Ghiardi (Gwinn, MI/ Gwinn) – Men’s Basketball

·         Mat Henry (Durand, MI/Owosso) – Wrestling

·         Cody Hunter (Muskegon, MI/Oakridge) – Men’s Bowling

·         Brandon Keur (Muskegon, MI/ Orchard View) – Men’s Basketball

·         Cody Kleeves (Grand Rapids, MI/Comstock Park) – Men’s Basketball

·         Isiah Law (Grand Haven, MI/ Grand Haven) – Men’s Basketball

·         Jarred Lilyhorn (Saline, MI/Ypsilanti Lincoln) – Wrestling

·         Alexandria Parker (Muskegon, MI/Mona Shores) – Women’s Basketball

·         Briana Russell (Muskegon Heights, MI/ Muskegon Heights) – Women’s Basketball

·         Aaron Sherman (Ravenna, MI/ Ravenna) – Men’s Bowling

·         Rebecca Spoelman (Muskegon, MI/ Orchard View) – Women’s Bowling

·         Ryan Steverson (Lake Odessa, MI/ Lakewood) – Wrestling

·         Matt Stoll (Kent City, MI/ Kent City) – Men’s Basketball

·         Keandre Taylor (Ypsilanti, MI/ Ypsilanti) – Men’s Basketball

·         Eric Telford (Bancroft, MI/ Durand) – Wrestling

·         Chasadie Thornton (Muskegon, MI/ Mona Shores) – Women’s Basketball

·         Sean Turner (Monroe, MI/ Monroe) – Wrestling

·         Cody Vandonkelaar (Muskegon, MI/ Orchard View)

·         Samantha Zimmer (Muskegon, MI/ Oakridge) – Women’s Basketball


MCC Fall Sports Student-Athletes Honored

Men’s Soccer Awards
2011 All-MCCAA
Tyler Lane
Juan Medina
Nathan Schmitt
2011 NJCAA All-Region XII 2nd Team
Tyler Lane
2011 NJCAA Region XII 1st Team
Juan Medina
Nathan Schmitt

Volleyball Awards
2011 All-Freshman Team
Julie Larson
2011 All-Conference, All-MCCAA, NJCAA All-Region XII
Ashley Hulbert
Julie Larson
Audrey Skrabis

Men’s Cross Country Awards
2011 All-MCCAA, All-Region XII
Matt Kring

Women’s Cross Country Awards
2011 All-MCCAA, All-Region XII
Samantha Zimmer

2011 National Junior College Cross Country Coaches
United States Citizen All America Award
Samantha Zimmer

Marty McDermott Named MCCAA Athletic Director of the Year

MCC Athletic Director Marty McDermott, the president of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) since October, has been named the statewide organization’s Athletic Director of the Year for the 2011-12 school year.

The honor, which is selected by the 19 MCCAA athletic directors, was announced on June 6 at the their summer meeting at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, MI.

McDermott took over as the MCC athletic director in October 2007. He becomes the third Jayhawk AD to be named Athletic Director of the Year.  Gene Gifford won the award in 2007 and 1996 and J. Paul King won the award in 1992.