Marshalltown, IA – The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team has sent another player to the division I ranks as freshman guard, Oscar Kao will take his talents to Southeast Missouri State University. The 6’0 guard from Taipei, Taiwan provided highlight reel plays all season long for the Tigers, averaging over 13 points a game. An efficient shooter, Kao shot 44.3 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the three-point arc earning him Second Team All-Region honors.
Marshalltown Community College’s Shaena Robinson has decided to continue her education and athletic career at the University of Northern Colorado. Robinson has been a dominant player for the Tigers the last two years, earning 1st Team All-Region honors both seasons, and earned ICCAC Offensive Player of the Year along with a 2nd-Team All-American nod by the NJCAA as a freshman.
Another women’s basketball player has decided to take her talents to the four-year level as sophomore, Alyssa Roth, has signed her National Letter of Intent to play at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. Roth was a dynamic player for the Tigers, finishing second in the ICCAC in scoring with 13.1 points per game while also grabbing 5.2 rebounds per game. The 5-7 guard from Clinton, Iowa provided consistent scoring for the Tigers, shooting 41.6% from the field and 35.5 % from behind the three-point arc.
Marshalltown Community College’s Mohamed Thiam has decided to further his education and playing career at New Mexico State University. The 6’9 Forward from Dakar, Senegal has played in 59 games as a Tiger, averaging 19.7 points a game in his sophomore season and grabbing just over 9 rebounds a game. The standout forward shot 47.1% from the field and totaled 1005 points in his career. He capped off his career with a Third Team All-American nod from the NJCAA. Thiam entered the 2017-18 season ranked at the #6 JUCO prospect and the #1 forward in the nation by JUCOrecruiting.com.
Claudia Morente, a sophomore on the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team, has signed to continue her career at Upper Iowa University. Morente has been a consistent starter for the Tigers the last two years, starting in all 59 games and averaging over 38 minutes a game. The 5’5 guard has been an efficient facilitator of the court while averaging just under ten points per game.
A pair of Tiger soccer players have decided to take their talents to Concordia University in the fall as Andre Santos and Roger De la Villa both signed to play soccer for the Bulldogs. Both players were two-year starts for the Tiger soccer team with Andre Santos playing in 34 games with 27 starts and Roger De la Villa playing in 35 games with 24 starts. The two played on opposite ends of the field as Santos was a stand out on defense and De la Villa was a contributing member of the high scoring group of forwards for the Tigers.
Marshalltown Community College Men’s Soccer player, Eneko Lasheras, has decided to continue his athletic and academic career in Lakeland, Florida at Florida Southern College. Lasheras played in 36 games while starting in 32 as a Tiger. He spend his time controlling the middle of the field as a dominant mid fielder in the ICCAC recorded eleven assists, scored nine goal, two being game winners.
A pair of former Marshalltown Community College baseball players recently wrapped up their first season in the professional ranks. William Salas and Bennett Lopez wound up on different ends of the Western Hemisphere, but both found success on the diamonds.
Former Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball standout Jamal Gatali has been selected in the inaugural National Basketball League All-Canadian draft with the No. 5 overall pick by the Moncton Miracles.
Former Marshalltown Community College baseball player Hunter Embray (Bussey, IA/Twin Cedars) will move on to play for the Grand View University Vikings for the upcoming season. Embray was a member of the Tigers from 2014-16.
Bryan Ventura (Carolina, Puerto Rico/Continental), who recently finished up a two-year career on the Marshalltown Community College Baseball team, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Peru State College Bobcats.
Marshalltown Community College Men’s Basketball player Vincent Lasley (Tama, IA/South Tama) will continue his career at Slippery Rock University after signing a National Letter of Intent on Friday morning.
Current members of the Marshalltown Community College Baseball team were not the only Tigers that had a successful 2016 season. Former members of the team had standout seasons at their new institutions to earn postseason accolades.
Marshalltown Community College Men’s Basketball sophomore Paulius Sakinis (Klaipeda, Lithuania/Lourdes Central Catholic) has signed a National Letter of Intent to join Peru State College for the 2016-17 season.
The year 2000 was the beginning of a revamped Marshalltown Community College Baseball program. That same year, Capt. Gabe Haugland (J.D.) enrolled at Marshalltown Community College, igniting a successful career path that has represented the United States of America for more than a decade.
A pair of local Marshalltown soccer players have decided to continue their playing careers together following their time as Tigers. Sophomores David Gomez (Marshalltown, IA/Marshalltown) and Agustin Ortiz (Marshalltown, IA/Marshalltown) have signed to play soccer for Grand View University next season.