LASALLE, ILL. - Battling rainy weather for a second consecutive year at Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club, the 2018 NJCAA Region IV Division II & III Men's Golf Tournament finished with Black Hawk College and Madison College securing their respective team and individual titles. The Braves captured the Division II crown with a team score of 869 over 54 holes, while the WolfPack posted an 837 while playing just 45 holes to claim the DIII title.
As she closes in on setting a new single season records for shutouts, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has selected Madison College's Kelly Kubicek as it Division III Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week for September 24-30 (Week 5). The national honor is the first such award for Kubicek and the first this season for the WolfPack women's soccer program. Kubicek becomes the second player in the program's history to earn a national weekly award.
For the second year in a row, NJCAA Region IV will host the Unsigned Sophomore Showcase for baseball players still seeking to find a collegiate program to play at. This year's event will be held at Triton College's East Campus Athletic Complex on Wednesday, September 26.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has selected Harper College's Sydney Heinrich as the Division III Goalie of the Week for September 10-16 (Week 3). The national honor is the first for Heinrich and the first this season for the Hawks.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Triton College's Alan Castanon as the Division III Goalie of the Week for September 10-16 (Week 3). The honor is the first for Castanon and the first this season for the Trojans.
The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has selected Harper College's Toney Espinoza and Sauk Valley Community College's Haley Weidner as the NJCAA Division III Men's and Women's Athletes of the Week for the week of September 10.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has selected Cesar Gomez of Malcolm X College as the Division I Men's Soccer Player of the Week for September 3-9 (Week 2). The award is the first such honor for Gomez and the first of the season for the Hawks.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has selected Joliet Junior College's Miranda Nirchi as the Division III Women's Soccer Player of the Week for August 22-September 2 (Week 1). The honor is the first of the season for Nirchi and the first for the Wolves.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has selected a pair of NJCAA Region IV players for national weekly honors. Carl Sandburg College's Peyton Bowman and Harper College's Kathleen Gueco were each named the Offensive Player of the Week for August 22-September 2 (Week 1) in Divisions II and III, respectively. The honors are the first of the season for each players and for their programs.
Three players from NJCAA Region IV have been selected a 2018 NJCAA ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winners. Sophomore Brennan Kelly of Kankakee Community College took home the honor in Division II, while sophomores Keegan Mickey of Rock Valley College and Anthony Agne of Joliet Junior College did the same in Division III.
The Rock Valley College softball dynasty continued its national dominance with a fifth straight NJCAA Division III National Championship, and for their efforts in leading the way to that title, the Golden Eagles have swept the NJCAA's top awards. Sophomore Madason Shaw was named the 2018 Dudley® NJCAA DIII Softball Player of the Year, while freshman Breanna Crown was chosen as the 2018 Dudley® NJCAA DIII Softball Pitcher of the Year.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) selected its 2018 baseball All-American teams, and nine players from Region IV were named. Headlining the group was one first team recipient, Alex Crinigan from Division I National Champion Oakton Community College.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) selected its 2018 softball All-American teams, and eight players from Region IV were named. Headlining the group were five first team recipients: Madison College's Alli Walker in Division II, and Joliet Junior College's Sarah Goff and the trio of Breanna Crown, Madason Shaw, and Courtney Fernette from five-time national champion Rock Valley College in Division III.
CHAUTAUQUA, NY. - One year after finishing fourth in the national, the College of DuPage men's golf team was unable to build off that result as they returned to Chautauqua Golf Club to place 11th overall at the 2018 NJCAA Division III Men's Golf National Championships. The Chaparrals improved by an average of 9.0 strokes a day to post a final tally of 1,367, eight shots back of tenth place Anne Arundel Community College (MD). Sophomore Anthony Accettura paced COD with a four-day total of 317 (80-82-78-77) after carding sub-80 rounds on back-to-back days to end the tournament.
GREENEVILLE, TENN. - In their first ever appearance on the national stage, the Oakton Community College baseball team put together an impressive run that was capped by a 14-11 win in 13 innings to claim the programs first national championship at the 2018 NJCAA Division III World Series. The #4-seeded Owls dethroned four-time defending national champ and #3-seeded Tyler Junior College despite a numerous weather delays and a day off between games one and two of the championship series.
ENID, OKLA. - Seeking the program's fourth national championship and the first since 1997, the Madison College baseball team came up short at the 2018 NJCAA Division II World Series with a fifth-place finish after going 1-2. The WolfPack were making their eighth trip to the DII national tournament and their 13th overall after a run of dominance at the DIII level in the 1990's.
FOLEY, ALAB. - With steady improvement each day at the 2018 NJCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships at Glen Lakes Golf Club, the Black Hawk College men's golf team wound up 13th overall, one spot better than their team finish in 2017. The Braves registered a 70-over-par 1,222, five shots back of 12th place East Central Community College (MS). Austin Jump was the top BHC finisher with a 12-over-par 300 to place tied for 38th overall.
The Rock Valley College softball became the third school to ever win five consecutive NJCAA national championships, and the first to do it at the Division III level, with a 6-2 win over Herkimer County Community College (NY) at the NJCAA Division III Softball National Championships in Rochester, Minnesesota, on May 19. The Golden Eagles also become the first DIII program to win five championships, breaking a tie with the College of DuPage at four. Meanwhile, the Madison College softball team put together three impressive wins to finish in the top six during its first-ever appearance at the NJCAA Division II National Championships in Clinton, Mississippi.
CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. - Madison College dominated the Region IV Division II Tournament upon first joining the region, winning six consecutive championships from 2010 to 2015. After a two-year hiatus from the throne, the WolfPack are once again on top after claiming the 2018 NJCAA Region IV Division II Tournament Championship with three impressive victories last weekend, the last of which a 10-3 victory over McHenry County College to clinch their eighth NJCAA Division II World Series appearance and 13th overall NJCAA World Series berth.
Oakton Community College sophomore Pablo Custodio has earned Player of the Year accolades to highlight the 2018 NJCAA Region IV Division III All-Region Team. The Owls swept the region's major awards and posted five individual honorees, second most behind Elgin Community College's six.
McHenry County College sophomore Alex Cimaroli has been named the 2018 NJCAA Region IV Division II Player of the Year to headline the Region IV Division II All-Region Team. The Scots and Madison College were both represented by four honorees to lead all teams. In all, nine different teams placed a player on the all-region team.
The 2018 NJCAA Region IV Division I All-Region Team has been announced and it is dominated by Region IV champion, Triton College. The Trojans placed five players on the all-region team, including Defensive Player of the Year Andy Gaytan, Tournament Most Valuable Player Keith Kerrigan, and Coach of the Year Harry Torgeson.
MALTA, ILL. - The Triton College baseball team made it a three-peat in 2018 by winning their third consecutive NJCAA Region IV Division I Championship on Saturday, May 12, courtesy of a 6-4 extra innings defeat of South Suburban College.
DES PLAINES, ILL. - For the first time in program history, the Oakton Owls baseball team has claimed the 2018 NJCAA Region IV Division III Championship after defeating Elgin Community College by a 10-6 final in game two of the championshp series on Sunday, May 13.
ROCKFORD, ILL. - Another spring and another Region IV Division III Championship for Rock Valley College softball. The Golden Eagles topped Joliet Junior College in come-from-behind fashion to earn their sixth consecutive region title and a chance to defend their national crown.
FREEPORT, ILL. - For one it's old hat, and for the other it's a fresh experience. Kankakee Community College and Madison College each won their respective NJCAA Region IV Division II Softball Tournament Championship on Sunday, May 6.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Rock Valley College's Breanna Crown as the Division III Pitcher of the Week for April 30-May 6 (Week 15). This is Crown's third Pitcher of the Week award after also winning it following Week 7 and Week 12, while the Golden Eagles have earned an impressive total of four national weekly awards in 2018.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named McHenry County College's Cole Hansel as the Baseball Division II Player of the Week for April 23-29 (Week 14). The national honor is the first such award for Hansel, and the third for the Scots after Alex Cimaroli won player of the week for Week 10 and Matt Steinhoff took home pitcher of the week accolades in Week 13.
PALOS HILLS, ILL. - The Prairie State College men's tennis team left little doubt that they were the best team in the region, running away with the 2018 Region IV Division I Men's Tennis Championship on Saturday, April 28 at Moraine Valley Community College. The Pioneers finished with 24 points, more than double that of second place College of Lake County at 11.5 points.