MACOMB WILL BE WELL-REPRESENTED AT INDOOR TRACK NATIONALS AS SEVEN RUNNERS QUALIFIED
Seven Monarch runners will get to make the trip to New York City for the honor of running in the legendary indoor track facility, "The Armory."
For the men, John Worthington III qualified in the 1000m event and sprinter Devin Reed will be representing Macomb in the 60m dash.
On the women's side of things, five runners will be representing Macomb, 4 in two separate team events, the Distance Medley Relay and the 4x800 relay. The relay members are Sophomore Hall-of-Famer Lauren Zens, Zakiya Aniapam, Sydney Catton, Katie Gross and Kailey Weingartz. Weingartz also qualified in three individual events: the 800m, 1000m and the mile run.
Congratulations to all of our Monarch runners!
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY MAKE NATIONAL HEADLINES FOR ACADEMIC PROWESS
Both our Men's and Women's teams were ranked in the top-15 in team Grade Point Average this fall.
Our women placed 11th with an overall GPA of 3.528. Rizpah Gray had the highest honors of the four women who qualified. Joining her on the list were sophomore Lillia Rheinlander and freshmen Kailey Weingartz and Jessica Sauber! The minimum GPA to qualify was a 3.4.
The Men's team was even better, finishing 3rd overall in the nation with a 3.704 combined average! They trailed only Gillette College in Wyoming and Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. Four of the five members of the men's team qualified individually, led by sophomore Scott Smith. Tim Szymanski, Jacob Wernet and Leonard Jackson also made the list!
All of these athletes will be honored at our annual awards banquet in the spring!
Congratulations! GO MONARCHS!
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL MOVES TO 16-2 WITH HARD EARNED VICTORY OVER WAYNE COUNTY
Our Monarch women came in sitting just one game back of SC4 in the MCCAA Eastern Conference needing to win to keep up. Macomb used rebounding and great defense to prevail 60-48.
The Monarchs trailed 29-28 at halftime to a very athletic Wildcats team. The 2nd half was plagued by fouls as the teams combined for 29 of them. Macomb had their best free throw shooting game of the season at the perfect time. The Monarchs shot 75% from the line for the game catapulted by a 12-for-17 performance in the all-important 2nd half.
The Wildcats were held to just 27% shooting in the 2nd half and went 0-7 from beyond the arc.
Freshman forward Carly D'Almeida led all scorers with 18 points and finished with a double-double, adding 13 rebounds, also a game-high. Sophomore Guard Tiara Malone was the only other Monarch in double figures. She finished with 13 points.
Wayne County CCD, who dressed just 7 players for game, was led by guard Sabreanna Beard. She finished with 12 points and was their only double-figure scorer.
Next up for the Monarchs is Mott CC on Wednesday at the Sports and Expo Center. Tip-off is 5:30pm. Macomb previously beat Mott in Flint 64-55.
VOLLEYBALL WELCOMES LATEST OF 5 NEW SIGNEES TO MACOMB
Warren, Mich.- Macomb Community College Women’s Volleyball Coach Holly Ritchie has signed an incoming freshman to join the Monarchs for the 2014-15 Season.
Karlie Kelly – Outside Hitter
As an Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist for Stacy Williams at Romeo High School, Kelly earned many accolades. Kelly earned All-Conference, All-County, Honorable Mention All-State awards and was named her team’s Most Valuable Player. Prior to lettering at Romeo, Kelly played for three years on the Oakland Elite travel team.
In addition to those awards, Kelly also helped her team to a district, league and regional championship during her time at Romeo.
Athletics runs in the Kelly family. Kelly’s father, Sean, was a Center and Left Wing for the University of Alabama-Huntsville Hockey team. Kelly will be majoring in Nutrition at Macomb and is the daughter of Kim and Sean Kelly.
For more information please contact Sports Information Coordinator, Todd Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586.445.7514.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL USES A 47-POINT 2ND HALF EXPLOSION TO PUT AWAY THE LADYJACKS AND WIN THEIR 10TH IN A ROW
Warren, Mich. - Monday's MLK day doubleheader vs. Alpena got off to a great start thanks to our Women's Basketball team, who won their 10th straight game, 85-44, to move to 13-1 on the season.
The Monarchs remain atop the MCCAA Eastern Conference Standings, just a half-game ahead of the St. Clair County Skippers, who are 13-2 and have won 9 in a row.
Macomb used a 47-point 2nd half to cruise to that 41-point victory, which ties their largest margin of victory this season with their win over Adrian College on December 13th.
The home team were led by Sophomore center Jasmine Kimbrough, who, in just 18 minutes of action, earned a double-double, with 17 points and 13 rebounds. The 17 points are a career-high for Kimbrough. Coming off the bench, freshman guard Erin Davenport was dazzling. She finished with 9 assists in 20 minutes of action. Those 9 assists were a career-high for Davenport, and were almost half of the team's 22 total assists.
It was overall a great performance for the Monarchs, and arguably their best game of the season.
Some other notes from this game:
The 85 points scored were a season-high. The previous high was 72 points vs. Rochester College on December 17th. During Macomb's 10-game win streak, they have won only 2 of those games by less than 10 points. Astonishing.
The 26 turnovers forced was tied for 2nd most this season and the third time Macomb has forced 26 turnovers this season. Also, in 6 of Macomb's 13-wins this season they have forced more than 20 turnovers.
The Monarchs held Alpena to just 27.1% shooting. It was the 6th time this season Macomb has held an opponent under 30% shooting for a game. They also came into this game ranked 4th in field goal percentage defense in NJCAA Division II.
Next up for the Monarchs is a 3-14 OCC team on Wednesday in Auburn Hills before the big showdown Saturday afternoon vs. St. Clair County Community College right here at Sports and Expo Center. Tip-off is at 1pm, followed by the men at 3pm!
Remember, attendance for Saturday's game requires 5 cans of non-perishable foods for Macomb's Food Bank because this is our "Hunger Games" promotion.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HANDLES DELTA COLLEGE TO MOVE TO 10-1.
Both our Men's and Women's teams defeated Delta College last Saturday. the women moved to 10-1 on the season with a convincing 69-54 victory. The first half was back and forth and both teams combined for 74 points.
In the 2nd half, the defense once again clamped down and held the Pioneers to 6 for 31 shooting and 28.1% shooting for the game. Coming into the game, the Monarchs led the NJCAA Division II in field goal % defense, allowing opponents to shoot just 27.4% on the season.
Offensively, Guards Tiara Malone and Shaun Hankins led the way with 14 and 12 points respectively. Sophomore forward Billie Grant snagged a game-high 12 rebounds.
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