EVANS EARNS SCHOLARSHIP TO UA-MONTICELLO
Macomb Community College Volleyball Coach Holly Ritchie has announced middle hitter Tasha Evans has earned a scholarship and will continue her volleyball career at the University of Arkansas-Monticello
Evans, the future Boll Weevil, played two years for the Monarchs and was a critical part of their success. She played in 124 games as a freshman where she finished 2nd on the team in kills with 189. Evans received All-Eastern Conference Honorable Mention and Eastern Conference All-Freshman honors.
As a sophomore, Evans improved on her freshman success and was nationally ranked in three statistical categories in NJCAA Division II. Evans was ranked 2nd with 2.24 blocks per set. Evans was also 3rd in both block assists and block total, with 169 and 235, respectively. She was named to the All-Eastern Conference Second Team.
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2012-13 DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS
SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Dayle Micale
Micale, one of the Cross Country and Track team’s Most Valuable Performers, earned herself an outstanding 4.0GPA for the past school year. The sophomore will be attending Saginaw Valley State University where she will be majoring in Education with a focus in Mathematics. Micale would someday like to be a high school math teacher and continue her running career by becoming a coach.
Micale did not just set herself apart off the track. She was a notable performer on the field as well. Micale was an NJCAA All-American on the 4x800 relay team. Micale qualified for 5 National meets in her career and ran the 800m leg of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed 6th at the National Indoor Championships in 2012-13. Micale was also able to participate in the 1000m at the same event, thanks to her qualifying time of 3:11.50. Most notably, because of her consistent success on and off the field as a Monarch, Micale has been elected to the Macomb Hall of Fame!
ACADEMIC TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Macomb Softball team had an outstanding 2012-13 season, but their greatest accomplishment was having a combined team GPA of 3.17. This was the highest total of any athletic team last season! In addition, the softball team had nine players represented on the Academic All-Macomb team, which is awarded to student-athletes with a GPA over 3.0 while taking 24 credit hours of classes. Softball also had one player represented on the Academic All-MCCAA team.
Joe Cavataio’s team showed their toughness on the field as well, finishing a trying season, which saw a whopping 24 games either postponed or canceled, with a 15-9 record in the MCCAA and 20-20 regular season. That record was good enough to earn the Lady Monarchs a berth in the NJCAA Region XII District H tournament.
– Joe McLaren (Baseball)
ERNIE ROMINE AWARD
This year’s Ernie Romine Award recipient, given each season to Macomb’s Male Athlete of the Year is Joe McLaren, a Pitcher on the Baseball team. To say McLaren stood out on the diamond would be an understatement. The Eastpointe native was the class of the pitching staff all season. He saw action in 8 games, in which he threw 46 2/3 innings, including a team-high four complete games with a sensational 1.35ERA, best on the team. In those 46 2/3 innings, McLaren yielded just 25 hits and 9 runs, 7 being earned. McLaren also had 32 strikeouts compared to just 19 walks. He finished with a 4-1 record.
McLaren put an exclamation point on his magnificent season with a complete game no-hitter on April 4th vs. Kalamazoo Valley Community College in front of his home fans allowing just four walks and striking out two, propelling the Monarchs to a 2-0 victory. For his efforts last season, McLaren received First-Team All-MCCAA honors.
– Kayla Smade (Cross Country/Track)
ALEXA KRAFT AWARD
The winner of the 2012-13 Alexa Kraft Memorial Award, given each year to Macomb’s Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, is Kayla Smade from the Cross Country/Track team. The sophomore native of St. Clair exemplified excellence on and off the field.
Smade was a qualifier for both the Cross Country and Track National Meets. Throughout her career, Smade earned All-America honors 5 times, 2 of them coming this season alone. At the National Indoor Championships, Smade earned All-America honors as a member of the 4x800m relay team. At the same event, Smade earned her 2nd All-American honor in the 1000m. As a reward for her success, Smade was named as the Women’s Cross Country/Track team’s Most Valuable Performer.
Smade translated her athletic success to the classroom, where she earned a 3.58GPA and was named to the Academic All-MCCAA team. Smade’s performances as an athlete and in the classroom did not go unnoticed. She will continue her academic and athletic career as a Wayne State University Warrior where she will pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.
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