Athletics News

  • Harper's Hassan named NJCAA DIII Player of the Week
    September 13, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Harper College's Majeed Hassan as the Division III Men's Soccer Player of the Week for September 2-8 (Week 2). The honor is the first of its kind for Hassan, and the first this season for the Hawks.
  • Prairie State repeats as DI Region champs, Illinois Valley outduels Elgin in DIII
    July 30, 2019
    Neither came with much drama as Prairie State College and Illinois Valley Community College were able to claim 2019 Region IV Men's Tennis Championships in Division I and Division III, respectively, on April 27.
  • Milwaukee's Javier picks up 2019 NJCAA DIII Baseball ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award®
    July 02, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Milwaukee Area Technical College's Bryan Javier as the top fielding shortstop in the nation by selecting him as the 2019 NJCAA DIII Baseball ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winner for his position. He is the only North Central Community College Conference player to receive the honor in 2019.
  • Former City Colleges of Chicago Women’s Basketball Player Claims Award from WNBA’s Chicago Sky
    July 01, 2019
    CHICAGO – Dereniece Moton (Senn H.S.), a 2019 Wilbur Wright College graduate and two-year member of the Rams’ women’s basketball team, received a $1,000 scholarship from the WNBA’s Chicago Sky at halftime of its game on Wednesday.
  • Region IV to name yearly awards after legendary coaches Don Klaas, Wayne L. King, Jr.
    June 26, 2019
    The NJCAA Region IV is proud to announce the renaming of two annual coaching awards in honor of two legendary coaches. From this point forward, the Region IV Men's Basketball Coach of the Year will be named after former College of DuPage coach Don Klaas, while the Region IV Baseball Coach of the Year will be named for former Joliet Junior College coach Wayne L. King, Jr.
  • NO ONE BETTER: RVC's Crown repeats as DIII Pitcher of the Year
    June 25, 2019
    The numbers speak for themselves over a brilliant two-year career, and as a result, Rock Valley College's Breanna Crown was named the 2019 Dudley® NJCAA Division III Softball Pitcher of the Year. The sophomore righthander from Davis Junction, Illinois, picks up the honor for the second consecutive year as she caps a record-setting stay with the national champion Golden Eagles.
  • NJCAA selects 46 Region IV student-athletes to spring All-American teams
    June 13, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association released its list of All-Americans for the 2019 spring sports season and an impressive 46 student-athletes from Region IV were recognized. The group includes nine in baseball, five in softball, two in men's golf, eight in women's track & field, and 22 from men's track & field. Triton College and Harper College combined for 30 All-Americans in track & field, while Madison College boasts four honorees, and Rock Valley College touts three recipients
  • Carl Sandburg makes debut at NJCAA Women's Golf Championships
    June 10, 2019
    DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - The Carl Sandburg College women's golf team made its debut appearance at the 2019 NJCAA Women's Golf Championships at LPGA International.
  • Black Hawk, Lake County, Madison, others compete at NJCAA Golf Championships
    June 10, 2019
    Three teams and several individual golfers represented Region IV at the NJCAA Division II and III Men's Golf Championships over the past few weeks.
  • Madison, Oakton fall short of national title aspirations
    June 05, 2019
    Entering their respective NJCAA World Series, both the Madison College and Oakton Community College baseball teams had aspirations of claiming a national championship, however, both teams fell shy of their goals last week. The defending national champion Owls were eliminated after three games, while the WolfPack bowed out in a decisive second semifinal game, one win shy of reaching the championship game.
  • NEW HORIZONS: Rock Valley wins unprecedented sixth NJCAA title, Madison & Kankakee bow out early
    May 29, 2019
    The path to the title may have been different, but in the end the Rock Valley College softball team made history by winning its sixth straight NJCAA Division III National Championship to become the first program in any division to accomplish the feat. In a rematch of last year's title game, the top-seeded Golden Eagles up-ended #2-seeded Herkimer Community College (NY) by a 6-1 final in a decisive, winner-take-all championship game #2 in Rochester, Minnesota. The title run capped a 57-13 season to mark the program's third consecutive 50-win campaign.
  • Rock Valley's Cummins gets nod as DIII Player of the Year
    May 29, 2019
    Rock Valley College pitcher Zac Cummins was tabbed the Player of the Year and sits atop the 2019 Region IV Division III All-Region Teams following an impressive freshman season. As the top vote-getter, Cummins is one of five players from the region to receive All-American nominations, with the others being catcher Hogan McIntosh of Waubonsee Community College, infielder Garrett Goetz of Waubonsee Community College, outfielder Andrew Rouse of Oakton Community College, and designated hitter Zack Lauras of Joliet Junior College. The Owls and Chiefs tied for the highest number of all-region players with five each, while the Golden Eagles were next with four.
  • Gile of Madison earns Region IV DII Player of the Year
    May 29, 2019
    Madison College sophomore Nick Gile was named the Player of the Year as the top vote-getter on the 2019 Region IV Division II All-Region Team. Gile, a second baseman, also leads the list of the region's All-American nominations that includes pitcher Patrick Foldy of Madison College, catcher Ryan Parquette of McHenry County College, outfielder Nathan Aide from Madison College, and designated hitter Carlos Del Valle of Morton College. The WolfPack led all teams with six all-region honorees, including five first team selections, while McHenry County College, Carl Sandburg College, and Kankakee Community College each had four.
  • Triton's Jones claims Player of the Year, Trojans sweep top awards
    May 29, 2019
    Triton College sophomore Troy Jones topped a list that included plenty of his Trojans teammates as he was named the Player of the Year on the 2019 Region IV Division I All-Region Team. Jones, an infielder, is also one of five Triton College players to receive the region's All-American nominations, along with pitcher Alonzo White, catcher, Bobby Grimes, outfielder Luke Seidel, and designated hitter Bryant Diel. Triton College boasts five all-region honorees, while South Suburban College was second with three recipients.
  • Madison, Oakton ready to make big statements at NJCAA World Series
    May 24, 2019
    One is hoping to defend a national title, the other is hoping to reclaim a spot atop the mountain. Madison College and Oakton Community College will each continue their pursuit of a national title when play begins this weekend at the 2019 NJCAA Division II World Series and the NJCAA Division III World Series, respectively.
  • Kankakee, Madison, Rock Valley continue title hunt at national tournaments
    May 21, 2019
    Three teams will represent Region IV when they begin pursuit of a national championship this week, including one program looking to make some history. Kankakee Community College and Madison College both take the field in Clinton, Mississippi, on Wednesday, May 22 at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament, while five-time defending champion Rock Valley College will attempt to become the first program to ever win six consecutive national crowns in softball at the NJCAA Division III National Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota, starting Thursday, May 23.
  • Kankakee's Cole, Waubonsee's Eby get top billing for DII
    May 21, 2019
    Waubonsee Community College's Alyssa Eby and Kankakee Community College's Mikayla Cole were voted the top players among the 2019 Region IV Division II District B & C All-Region Teams. Eby is joined freshman Jordan Martin of Madison College and sophomore Brenna McCann from Illinois Valley Community College as the three All-American nominees from Region IV District B, while Cole, Triton College sophomore Hailey Johansen, and Prairie State College sophomore Alyssa Gill received the All-American nods for Region IV District C. Kankakee Community College led all teams with five all-region honorees, while Waubonsee Community College and Triton College each had four. South Suburban College boasts the most first team recipients with three.
  • Madison repeats as Region IV champions
    May 21, 2019
    MADISON, WISC. - The three other remaining teams in the Region IV Division II Baseball Tournament each had their crack at the defending champions, and in the end, top-seeded Madison College survived the test and continued their reign atop the region. The WolfPack shutout third-seeded Black Hawk College 9-0 to claim their second straight title and their eighth in ten years since joining the region. As a result, Madison College will make its 14th appearance in a NJCAA baseball national tournament and their ninth trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series.
  • Crown headlines Division III All-Region honorees
    May 16, 2019
    Rock Valley College sophomore Breanna Crown may soon run out of room on the mantle place as the outstanding pitcher continues to compile award after award. Crown was the top vote-getter for the 2019 Region IV Division III All-Region Team, making this the seventh straight year the honor has gone to a member of the Golden Eagles. She is joined by freshmen Ashley Phelps of Joliet Junior College and Megen Johnson of Rock Valley College as the region's All-American nominations. Nine Rock Valley College players made the all-region team, the most of any program, while Joliet Junior College was second with seven honorees.
  • Venditti becomes third Waubonsee player selected for NJCAA weekly award
    May 16, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Waubonsee Community College's Tyler Venditti as the Division III Pitcher of the Week for May 6-12 (Week 16). The honor is the first of its kind for Venditti, and the third this season for the Chiefs, who also saw Jordan Ishman win pitcher of the week in Week 13 and Gavin Lovesky take home player of the week accolades in Week 8.
  • RVC's Crown makes it four national pitcher of the week awards during sophomore season
    May 16, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has selected Rock Valley College's Breanna Crown as the Division III Pitcher of the Week for May 6-12 (Week 16). The honor is the fourth of the year - and seventh of her career - for Crown, and marks the sixth such award for Rock Valley College this season.
  • Kankakee, Madison repeat as Region IV DII champions with impressive showings
    May 15, 2019
    FREEPORT, ILL. - Two teams played head and shoulders above the rest at the Region IV Division II Softball Tournament, and as a result, Madison College and Kankakee Community College earned repeat championships on Sunday. The top-seeded WolfPack claimed the District B title for the second time in program history after defeating Prairie State College 7-0 in the title game, while the top-seeded Cavaliers used a 16-5 win over Illinois Valley Community College to earn the District C trophy for an impressive 20th straight year. 
  • Oakton finishes off successful defense of Region IV title
    May 14, 2019
    ROCKFORD, ILL. - A tournament that saw its top two seeds eliminated early ended with a repeat champion taking its first step towards trying to defend an even bigger crown. Oakton Community College earned its second consecutive championship at the Region IV Division III Baseball Tournament on Sunday, using a 10-7 win in the second of two championship games against Waubonsee Community College. The top-seeded Owls, who used their first-ever region crown in 2018 to spring-board themselves all the way to the NJCAA Division III National Championship, won five games over four days to complete the repeat. 
  • Triton nabs fourth consecutive Region IV title win defeat of South Suburban
    May 14, 2019
    RIVER GROVE, ILL. - The path through the Region IV Division I Baseball Tournament is growing quite familiar for Triton College, which defeated South Suburban College 4-1 in the second championship game to win the title on Sunday. The Trojans have owned the championship crown for four straight years, and have now stacked up 24 region titles overall.
  • Rock Valley survives test to win seventh Region IV title
    May 14, 2019
    ROCKFORD, ILL. - It may not have come as easy as other years, but in the end, Rock Valley College remained the NJCAA Region IV Division III Softball Tournament champions for a seventh consecutive year. The top-seeded Golden Eagles were taken to the limit by second-seeded Joliet Junior College before eventually claiming the crown with a 5-0 victory in the second title game. Rock Valley College is in pursuit of a record sixth NJCAA national title. 
  • Isham becomes second Waubonsee player to earn NJCAA weekly honor
    April 26, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Associations (NJCAA) has named Waubonsee Community College's Jordan Isham as the Division III Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 15-21 (Week 13). The award is the first such honor for Isham, and the second this season for the Chiefs after Gavin Lovesky was named player of the week for Week 8.
  • Crown of Rock Valley makes it three NJCAA Pitcher of the Week honors
    April 26, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Rock Valley College's Breanna Crown as the Division III Softball Pitcher of the Week for April 15-21 (Week 13). The honor is the third time this season - and the sixth time in her career - that Crown has been recognized as the best in the nation, while also marking the fifth weekly honor overall for the Golden Eagles this season. 
  • Gill of Prairie State nabs NJCAA Player of the Week honor
    April 19, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Prairie State College's Alyssa Gill as the NJCAA Division II Softball Player of the Week for April 8-14 (Week 12). The honor is the first such award for Gill, and the first this season for the Pioneers.
  • Madison's Scheelk, Rock Valley's Burton named NJCAA Players of the Week
    April 19, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Madison College's Jarrett Scheelk and Rock Valley College's Bryce Burton as the NJCAA Baseball Division II and Division III Players of the Week, respectively, for April 8-14 (Week 12). The awards are the first for Scheelk and Burton, as well as the first this season for the WolfPack and Golden Eagles.
  • Home runs send Sandburg's Blackford to NJCAA Player of the Week award
    April 12, 2019
    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has selected Carl Sandburg College's Braedon Blackford as the Division II Player of the Week for April 1-7 (Week 11). The award is the first for Blackford, and the first this season for the Chargers.
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