Athletics News

  • CLEAN SWEEP: Rock Valley's Fluehr takes home DIII Player of the Year
    June 19, 2017
    There was really no doubt about it when Rock Valley College's Olivia Fluehr was named the 2017 Dudley® NJCAA Division III Softball Player of the Year after guiding the Golden Eagles to a fourth consectuive national championship. The announcement gives the perennial power a clean sweep of the top two national awards after fellow second year Kelsie Packard was awarded the Pitcher of the Year.
  • Rock Valley's Packard tabbed DIII Pitcher of the Year
    June 14, 2017
    For the fourth consecutive year - all of which also ended with national championships - the Rock Valley College softball team can claim the 2017 Dudley® NJCAA Division III Softball Pitcher of the Year after Kelsie Packard was given the honor earlier this week. The honor comes days after Packard was named a NJCAA DIII First Team All-American.
  • Rock Valley duo lead NJCAA DIII All-American list
    June 12, 2017
    Three Region IV student-athletes were selected to the 2017 NJCAA Division III Softball All-American teams, highlighted by the duo of Kelsie Packard and Olivia Fluehr of the national champion Rock Valley College. The two Golden Eagle sophomores were recognized as first team honorees after winning a fourth consecutive championship, while Joliet Junior College's Rachel Andrade earned second team All-American accolades.
  • DuPage golfers finish 4th at NJCAA DIII Nationals
    June 12, 2017
    CHAUTAUQUA, NY - The College of DuPage men's golf team played consistent golf over four days at Chautauqua Golf Club to place fourth overall at the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship. The Chaparrals posted their best team total on Day 4 to reach a combined 122-over-par, two shots better than Nassau (NY) Community College and 59 shots back of champion Georgia Military College. Freshman Anthony Accettura shot 77-77-77-79 over four days for a total of 310, finishing 14th overall and earning Honorable Mention All-American honors.
  • Kankakee, Waubonsee each place two on NJCAA DII All-American list
    June 09, 2017
    Thanks to impressive runs through the Region IV tournament and deep into the NJCAA Softball World Series, Kankakee Community College and Waubonsee Community College each placed two players on the 2017 NJCAA Division II All-American Teams. Beth Mersinger of Kankakee and Courtni Neubauer of Waubonsee both received second-team All-American distinction, while the Cavaliers Baylie Ullmark and the Chiefs Alycia DeLuca were selected as third-team honorees.
  • Black Hawk College places 14th at NJCAA DII Nationals
    June 09, 2017
    MESA, ARIZ. - Following a round third round, the Black Hawk College men's golf team posted their best single-day score on the final day of competition to finish 14th overall at the 2017 NJCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship at Long Bow Golf Club. The Braves finished with a four day total of 1,255 (+119), 100 shots back of overall champion Mesa (AZ) Community College.
  • Impressive run yields Kankakee's first baseball national championship
    June 05, 2017
    The Kankakee Community College baseball team won six games in a row to march through the losers bracket and claim the 2017 NJCAA Division II World Series crown following an 11-5 defeat of Mercer County (NJ) Community College on Friday in Enid, Oklahoma. The title is the first in baseball championship in program history. Matt Littrell was named World Series Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Tournament.
  • Lake County claims Region IV DI title, Prairie State's Diaz earns MVP
    June 02, 2017
    PALOS HILLS, ILL. - By the slimmest of margins, the College of Lake County claimed the 2017 Region IV Division I Men's Tennis Championship, surpassing the College of DuPage by a single point. The Lancers tallied 12 points and the Chaparrals came in with 11, while Oakton Community College finished third at 9.5 points.
  • Kankakee headed to DII World Series with Region IV title, McHenry's Vasic tabbed MVP
    May 31, 2017
    Top-seeded Kankakee Community College rebounded from a lopsided loss to Madison College in game one of the championship series to beat the WolfPack 9-3 and claim the 2017 NJCAA Region IV Division II Tournament title, surviving a four-team field of nationally ranked ball clubs. The Cavaliers' Brennan Kelly was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, while Todd Post was named the Coach of the Year. McHenry County College's Nick Vasic earned the regular season's Player of the Year award.
  • Lowest seed Elgin claims Region IV DIII championship, falls short of NJCAA World Series
    May 30, 2017
    The rubbermatch between #4 Elgin Community College and #3 College of DuPage went the way of the Spartans by a 17-8 final to give Elgin the 2017 NJCAA Region IV Division III Championship. After falling in the semifinals, the Chaparrals defeated Elgin 9-5 to force a winner-take-all game for the title. Elgin's Tyler Lowe was named the Region IV Most Valuable Player, while Bill Angelo earned Coach of the Year honors.
  • Triton outlasts South Suburban to take Region IV DI crown, Kerrigan named MVP
    May 30, 2017
    A wild, back-and-forth contest between #1 South Suburban College and #2 Triton College ended with the Trojans outlasting the Bulldogs for a 12-11 victory in a winner-take-all contest to finish off the 2017 Region IV Division I Tournament. Triton (31-24) advanced to the NJCAA Northern District Tournament, where it eventually saw its season come to a close with a pair of losses. For their efforts, Keith Kerrigan was named the Region IV Most Valuable Player, Neil Lambert earned Defensive Player of the Year accolades, and Harry Torgerson received Coach of the Year honors.
  • HISTORY MADE: RVC softball wins fourth consecutive NJCAA national title
    May 30, 2017
    Over the past four years, Rock Valley College softball has been synonymous with excellence. Late Saturday night, the Golden Eagles raised the bar even higher. RVC defeated Suffolk County Community College (NY) 20-0 to cruise to its fourth straight NJCAA National Championship. The national title sets a new record in NJCAA Division III softball for the most consecutive titles won. The Golden Eagles end its championship season with 57 wins - the most in program history.
  • Cavaliers, Chiefs collect three wins at NJCAA DII Softball World Series
    May 30, 2017
    Representing Region IV at the 2017 NJCAA Division II Softball World Series, Kankakee Community College and Waubonsee Community College combined to post a 3-4 record in Clinton, Mississippi.
  • Madison College's Lund, Elgin's Lowe receive NJCAA weekly awards
    May 18, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Madison College's Sam Lund and Elgin Community College's Tyler Lowe as part of their weekly award winners for May 8-14 (Week 16). Lund was selected as the Division II Pitcher of the Week, while Lowe earned Division III Player of the Week honors.
  • Golden Eagles claim fourth straight Region IV title, open World Series play today
    May 15, 2017
    The Rock Valley College softball team is headed back to the national stage after claiming its fourth straight Region IV Division III championship. The top-ranked and top-seeded Golden Eagles defeated #2-seed College of DuPage 16-0 in the final to finish off a perfect run through tournament play that saw RVC outscore their opponents 28-1 over three games.
  • Region IV titles place Kankakee, Waubonsee in NJCAA Division II World Series
    May 15, 2017
    After surviving scares in their respective districts, Kankakee Community College and Waubonsee Community College are both headed to the 2017 NJCAA Division II Softball World Series after claiming Region IV championships. The Cavaliers were crowned the District C winners for their 18th straight year following a 10-0 defeat of Prairie State College, who forced a decisive game two with a 16-0 win in game one. The Chiefs earned a white-knuckle 2-1 over Madison College in the District B championship after falling 4-0 to the WolfPack in their series opener.
  • Unsigned sophomores to show off skills in All-Star games
    May 12, 2017
    A unique opportunity is being made available to Region IV baseball players still seeking a place to continue their playing careers. Triton College will host the 2017 Region IV Unsigned Sophomore All-Star Games on Thursday, May 25 in River Grove, Illinois.
  • Kankakee trio sweeps All-American nominations for Division II District C All-Region teams
    May 05, 2017
    The NJCAA Region IV has announced its 2017 Division II District C Softball all-region teams. Kankakee Community College and Prairie State each featured five student-athletes selected, however, the Cavaliers swept the All-American candidates with Beth Mersinger, Kalyn Learnard, and Baylie Ullmark finishing as the top three vote getters.
  • Waubonsee's Deluca, Neubauer headline Division II District B All-Region IV teams
    May 05, 2017
    The NJCAA Region IV has announced its 2017 Division II District B Softball all-region teams. While Waubonsee Community College and Madison College each had four student-athletes selected, the Chiefs' Alycia Deluca and Courtni Neubauer were the top two All-American candidates. Olivia Zimmerman of Highland Community College and Madison College's Brooke Heck also received All-American nominations.
  • Rock Valley leads Division III with seven All-Region IV selections
    May 05, 2017
    The NJCAA Region IV has announced its 2017 Division III Softball all-region teams. Three-time defending national champion Rock Valley College leads all schools with seven honorees, including All-American candidates Olivia Fluehr and Kelsie Packard. Joliet Junior College's Rachel Andrade also received an All-American nomination.
  • Illinois Valley defeats Elgin for Region IV DIII title
    May 02, 2017
    The Illinois Valley Community College men's tennis team defeated Elgin Community College, 6-3, to claim the 2017 NJCAA Region IV Division III Men's Tennis Championship.
  • Rock Valley's Fluehr collects third national weekly award this season
    May 01, 2017
    Rock Valley College's Olivia Fluehr is proving she is one of the top pitchers in that nation after the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) named her the Division III Softball Pitcher of the Week for April 17-23 (Week 13). The honor is Fluehr's third of the season, and the sixth such honor for the #1-ranked and three-time defending national champion Golden Eagles.
  • Harper's Arenson tallies second NJCAA Player of the Week honor
    May 01, 2017
    For the second time in three weeks, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Harper College's Peyton Arenson as its Division III Softball Player of the Week for April 10-16 (Week 12).
  • Region IV trio picks up NJCAA weekly awards
    May 01, 2017
    A trio of players from Region IV were awarded National Junior College Athletic Association weekly honors for their play April 17-23 (Week 13). McHenry County College's Peyton Schneider was named Division II Pitcher of the Week, Hayden Stoewer of Kankakee Community College earned the Division II Player of the Week award, and the Division III Player of the Week honor went to Samyr Santos of Waubonsee Community College.
  • Rock Valley's McGowan named NJCAA Player of the Year, headlines nine Region IV All-Americans
    April 28, 2017
    Following an overtime victory to claim the 2016-17 National Junior College Athletic Association Women's Basketball Division III National Championship, Rock Valley College's Tierra McGowan has been named the DIII National Player of the Year and Misty Opat earned the DIII National Coach of the Year. McGowan, along with Moraine Valley Community College's Michele Borgen in Division II, was selected as a first team All-American, one of nine total from Region IV.
  • Three First Team All-Americans lead list of eight to earn NJCAA honors
    April 28, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) selected its 2016-17 men's basketball All-American teams, and eight players from Region IV were named. Headlining the group were three first team recipients: South Suburban College's Rasheide Bell and Triton College's Dante Thorpe in Division II, and Shane Waldon of Madison College in Division III.
  • Region IV sweeps NJCAA DIII softball's weekly awards
    April 06, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) has recognized a pair of North Central Community College Conference softball student-athletes, Rock Valley College's Kelsie Packard and Harper College's Peyton Arenson, with weekly awards for March 27-April 2 (Week 10). Packard was named the Division III Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season, and marks the sixth honor overall for the three-time defending national champion Golden Eagles. Arenson received the Division III Player of the Week honor for the first time in her career, marking the first such honor for the Hawks this season.
  • RVC's Fluehr nabs second NJCAA weekly award
    March 30, 2017
    For the second time in three weeks the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has recognized Rock Valley College's Olivia Fluehr for her outstanding play on the softball diamond, as she was named the Division III Player of the Week for March 20-26 (Week 9). Fluehr earned Pitcher of the Week honors following Week 7. The award is the fifth in four weeks for the top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Golden Eagles.
  • Rock Valley's Schultz tabbed as NJCAA DIII baseball's Player of the Week
    March 22, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Rock Valley College's Evan Schultz as the Division III Baseball Player of the Week for March 6-12 (Week 7). The honor is the first ever for Schultz and the of the season for the Golden Eagles.
  • For second straight week, Rock Valley sweeps NJCAA weekly awards
    March 22, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Madison Shaw the Player of the Week and Olivia Fluehr the Pitcher of the Week in Division III softball for the week of March 6-12 (Week 7). It marks the second consecutive week that the top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Golden Eagles have won both the player and pitcher of the week awards.
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