Athletics News

  • Waubonsee boasts top player, DuPage earns most All-Region honors
    November 29, 2017
    Region IV men's soccer champion Waubonsee Community College boasts the region's player of the year, however, the College of DuPage owns the most all-region honors of any Division I team. Goalkeeper Devin Hernandez was named the Region IV Tournament Player of the Year after coming up with crucial saves in a penalty kick situation during the title game to earn the Chiefs the 2017 crown, and Waubonsee head coach Brett Suhayda was named Region IV Coach of the Year. As for the All-Region IV Team, the Chaparrals placed five players among the group of 28 chosen, signifying the most of any team. Moraine Valley Community College, South Suburban College, Morton College, and Waubonsee each have three all-region honorees. Six players, Ricardo Avalos of South Suburban, Francisco Chavez of Morton, Erick Carrasco from Prairie State College, George Asare of Harry S. Truman College, and Waubonsee's Reuel Erastus-Obilo and Luis Correa-Cabral were given the region's All-American nominations after receiving the most votes.
  • Hawks repeat as men's, women's NJCAA cross country champions
    November 29, 2017
    PALATINE, IL - The 2016 National Champion men and women cross country teams traveled to Westfield, MA for the NJCAA National Meet and both teams returned as repeat champions.
  • Joliet's Gmazel nabs NJCAA Player of the Week award
    November 29, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Joliet Junior College's Jarret Gmazel the Division III Player of the Week for November 13-19 (Week 3). The national honor is the first of his career, and is also the first such honor this season for the Wolves.
  • Corcoran nabs season's first NJCAA Player of the Week
    November 14, 2017
    Following the first week of the 2017-18 basketball season, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Madison College's Megan Corcoran as the Division III Women's Basketball Player of the Week for November 1-5 (Week 1). The national honor is the first of Corcoran's career, and the first for the WolfPack since Rachel Slaney earned the award in early January 2017.
  • Sauk Valley's O'Brien, Kankakee's Johnson tabbed Region IV DII Players of the Year
    November 08, 2017
    Out of a highly competitive collection of teams and players, the duo Kankakee Community College Courtney Johnson and Sauk Valley Community College's Bailey O'Brien were selected as the 2017 Region IV Division II Players of the Year. Johnson, who led the nation in kills per set, earned the distriction in District B, while O'Brien took home the top honor for District A. O'Brien, along with teammate Sommer Rhea and McHenry County College's Katie Mahoney earned the District A All-American nominations. In District B, the All-American nominees were Johnson and teammate Lakie Glenn, as well as Delaney Soto from South Suburban College.
  • Region IV Player of the Year goes to Waubonsee's Garland
    November 08, 2017
    The nation's second best goal scorer turned out to be the top overall player as Waubonsee Community College's Kayley Garland was named the 2017 Region IV Division I Player of the Year. Region IV Tournament champs Moraine Valley Community College led all teams with six players on the all-region teams. Garland and teammate Nicole Koczka received the region's top All-American nominations as the top two vote-getters, followed by Moraine Valley's Patty Rzadkosz and South Suburban College's Nataly Porras. Garland finished the season with 35 goals scored, two back of the national leader in NJCAA Division I.
  • Sauk Valley, Carl Sandburg capture Region IV DII titles, spots in national tournament
    November 08, 2017
    GRAYSLAKE, ILL. - The women's volleyball teams of Sauk Valley Community College and Carl Sandburg College will represent Region IV at the NJCAA Division II National Championships after each won a District title in 2017. The Skyhawks won the 2017 Region IV Division II District A crown and will make a fourth straight appearance at the NJCAA Division II National Championships, while the Chargers claimed the 2017 Region IV Division II District B title and secured their first-ever trip to the national tournament. Both teams will travel to Charleston, West Virginia, as two of the 16 national qualifiers that will compete November 16-18.
  • Region champs Harper College dominate 2017 DIII all-region teams
    November 06, 2017
    The Harper College Hawks placed five players on the 2017 NJCAA All-Region IV teams after completing their run to another Region IV championship. The top-ranked Hawks finished one better than runner-up Madison College on the 14-player list. Harper College opens the NJCAA Division III Women's Volleyball National Championship in Rochester, Minnesota, on Friday, November 10 with a 11:00 a.m. CT quarterfinal against Queensborough (NY) Community College. The defending national champs are seeking the region's fifth national title in the last six years.
  • Joliet's Arlis named Player of the Year in stacked Region IV
    November 06, 2017
    In a region that boasts six of the top 13 goal scorers in the nation, Joliet Junior College's Hailey Arlis proved to be the cream of the crop in being named the 2017 Region IV Player of the Year. The Wolves and Region IV champions Madison College both placed six players on the all-region teams, the most of any team in the region. As the top vote-getter, Arlis is the region's top All-American nominee, followed by Julia Szlke of Harper College. The duo tied for the most goals in NJCAA Division III with 40.
  • Triton College's Szatko selected Region IV MVP, six Trojans earn all-region honors
    November 06, 2017
    Triton College's Patryk Szatko was one of the top goal scorers in the nation, leading the freshman to be named the 2017 Region IV Division III Player of the Year. The Trojans, who won the Region IV title, placed six players on the all-region teams, tops among all eight schools. Joliet Junior College was second with four all-conference honoreers, followed by Madison College with three. Triton College head coach Piotr Sliwa was named the 2017 Coach of the Year, while Szatko and Madison College's Toby Andrews received the region's two All-American nominations.
  • Harper outlasts Madison in epic Region IV title match to repeat as champions
    November 06, 2017
    ELGIN, ILL. - A slight touch of the net by the sent the Harper College women's volleyball team back to the national tournament with an epic, 3-2, defeat of Madison College to win the 2017 Region IV Division III Volleyball Championship. The Hawks prevailed in a back and forth match by scores of 20-25, 25-22, 25-11, 22-25, and 16-14, using a ace that just fell over the top of the net to clinch the title and continue their defense of last year's national championship.
  • THREE-PEAT: Moraine Valley rallies to win third straight Region IV crown
    November 06, 2017
    PALOS HILLS, ILL. - The two-time defending champs found themselves down early before a barrage of goals propelled Moraine Valley Community College to a 5-2 defeat of Waubonsee Community College to win the 2017 Region IV Division I Women's Soccer Tournament Championship. The Cyclones have won three consecutive Region IV titles and will represent the region at the NJCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championships.
  • Waubonsee claims repeat Region IV title with PK's after scoreless match
    November 06, 2017
    PALOS HILLS, ILL. - Following 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Waubonsee Community College men's soccer team defeated Moraine Valley Community College, 5-4 in penalty kicks, to win the 2017 NJCAA Region IV Division I championship for the third time in the last five years. The fourth-seeded Chiefs (18-4) receive an automatic bid to the NJCAA Division I Men's Soccer National Championships with the win, marking their first-ever trip to the national tournament.
  • Harper's Burzlaff receives second NJCAA Player of the Week honor
    November 06, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) selected Harper College's Ellie Burzlaff as the women's volleyball Division III Player of the Week for October 23-29 (Week 9). The honor is the second of the season for Burzlaff, who was named the top player for Week 6, and the third total national award for the defending national champion Hawks.
  • NJCAA tabs Waubonsee's Garland for Player of the Week
    November 06, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Assocation (NJCAA) has named Waubonsee Community College's Kayley Garland as its Division III Player of the Week for October 23-29 (Week 9). The honor is the first such award for the Garland, as well as for the Chiefs, this season.
  • Moraine Valley's Janeczek, Joliet's Arlis receive national player of the week awards
    November 01, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has recognized two Region IV student-athletes as women's soccer Players of the Week, with Brooke Janeczek of Moraine Valley Community College earning the honor in Division I and Joliet Junior College's Hailey Arlis selected in Division III for October 16-22 (Week 8). For Janeczek, the honor is the first such of her career, and the first of the season for the Cyclones. Arlis was also named player of the week for the first week of the season, making this her second national award of the year.
  • Madison wins first Region IV title with 1-0 decision
    October 25, 2017
    JOLIET, ILL. - The Madison College women's soccer team used a 4' goal to win the 2017 Region IV Division III Championship, the first in program history. Just the fourth year of the program, the WolfPack used a 4' goal by freshman Erin True and six saves from sophomore Brandie Gospodarek to defeat Joliet Junior College by a 1-0 final.
  • PK's return Triton to top of mountain with Region IV championship
    October 25, 2017
    RIVER GROVE, ILL. - In dramatic fashion the Triton College men's soccer team nearly lost and eventually won the 2017 NJCAA Region IV Division III Championship, doing so in penalty over Madison College. Despite a 3-0 lead early in the second half, the top-seeded Trojans allowed the second-seeded WolfPack to rally and force overtime. After two scoreless OT periods, the teams went to penalty kicks, which Triton College won by a 5-4 margin to advance to the NJCAA District C Tournament. 
  • NJCAA Player of the Week awarded to Harper's Udoni
    October 25, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Harper College's Sarah Udoni as its Division III Player of the Week for the week of October 9-15 (Week 7). The honor is the first such award for Udoni, and the second for the Hawks in consecutive weeks.
  • Waubonsee Repeats as Region IV Division I Champions
    October 17, 2017
    GLEN ELLYN, ILL. - The depth of the Waubonsee Community College women's tennis team carried the Chiefs to a second consecutive NJCAA Region IV Division I championship on Saturday at the College of DuPage. Waubonsee claimed 17 points over the two-day tournament, narrowly surpassing the 16.5 points of runner-up Moraine Valley Community College. McHenry County College finished third with 13 points. All three will represent Region IV at the NJCAA Division I Women's Tennis National Championship in Tucson, Arizona, in May 2018.
  • Harper's Burzlaff tabbed NJCAA Player of the Week
    October 16, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Harper College's Ellie Burzlaff as its Division III Player of the Week for October 2-8 (Week 6). The award is the first such honor for Burzlaff, and the first of the season for the Hawks. 
  • Waubonsee's Erastus-Obilo takes home NJCAA Player of the Week honor
    September 29, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) has named Waubonsee Community College sophomore Reuel Erastus-Obilo as its men's soccer Division I Player of the Week for September 18-24 (Week 4). The weekly award is the first such honor for Erastus and the first of the season for the Chiefs.
  • Triton College to host Region IV Sophomore Showcase
    September 27, 2017
    For the second time this year, Triton College is hosting the NJCAA Region IV Baseball Sophomore Showcase, giving second year baseball student-athletes an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in front of professional and collegiate scouts. The event will be held Thursday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m. in River Grove, Illinois.
  • NJCAA names DuPage's Philips as DIII Player of the Week
    September 21, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) has named Melissa Philips of the College of DuPage as its Division III Player of the Week for September 11-17 (Week 3). The weekly award is the first such honor for Philips and the Chaparrals in 2017.
  • SVCC's Rhea earns NJCAA Player of the Week honor
    September 21, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) has named Sommer Rhea of Sauk Valley Community College as the Division II Player of the Week for September 11-17 (Week 3). The honor is the first of the season for Rhea and the first of the year for the Skyhawks.
  • Joliet's Arlis earns first NJCAA DIII Player of the Week honor
    September 11, 2017
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced its first weekly national awards recipients for the 2017-18 season, and Joliet Junior College's Hailey Arlis was named the Division III Player of the Week for Weeks 1 and 2 (August 21-September 3). The honor is the first such award for Arlis and for the Wolves this season.
  • Defending national champs, Harper College, given preseason #1 ranking
    August 18, 2017
    Defending national champion Harper College will begin the 2017 volleyball season right were they left off in 2016, at the top of the list of the nation's best programs. The Hawks are ranked #1 in the Preseason NJCAA Division III Poll released earlier this week, with top rival Madison College not far behind at #5.
  • Sauk Valley, McHenry County crack NJCAA Top 20
    August 18, 2017
    The two programs that represented Region IV at the national level last fall are also receiving national recognition ahead of the 2017 season. Sauk Valley Community College and McHenry County College are both ranked in the Preseason NJCAA Division II Poll, with the Skyhawks earning the #8 spot and the Scots sitting at #12.
  • Rock Valley sits 7th in Preseason NJCAA DIII Poll
    August 18, 2017
    Rock Valley College and the College of DuPage are listed among the top teams in the nation entering the 2017 season. The Golden Eagles are ranked #7 in the Preseason NJCAA Division III Poll released earlier this week, while the Chaparrals are receiving votes.
  • Harper, Madison receiving votes in preseason NJCAA DIII Poll
    August 18, 2017
    The top two teams in the North Central Community College Conference in 2016 will open the 2017 season with some national recognition. Harper College and Madison College are both receiving votes in the Preseason NJCAA Division III Poll released earlier this week.
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