Marshalltown, IA – Head Soccer Coach, Rafael Martinez, announced the Marshalltown Community College 2018 soccer schedule on Wednesday morning. The Tigers will host seven home games and one scrimmage this fall at the MCC soccer field.
Marshalltown, IA – Head Coach Steve Garber announced Friday, the addition of Lotte Van Malsen to the women’s basketball team for the 2018-19 season. Van Malsen has played her prep career at Vladas Knasiaus Basketball School in Lithuanian and spent seven years playing for High Five in Tilburg, Netherlands.
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, IA - The Marshalltown Community College (MCC) softball program keeps growing, as Head Coach Garland Shirley announced the signing of Anastasia Shea on Friday afternoon. Shea is an experienced outfielder, playing her high school ball for Ralston Valley High School just outside of Denver, and played club ball for the Colorado Strike Force.
Marshalltown, IA – The Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team has maintained it national reputation as one of the best teams in the county under Head Coach Rafael Martinez. Competing in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC), which regularly has three and sometimes four teams ranked in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national poll, Martinez has built a consistent winner, averaging over 12 wins a season in his tenure.
With the 2018 volleyball season fast approaching, Head Coach Justin Hoskins has released the final roster with 10 new faces on the team. The Tigers return Jelena Dukic, a 5-9 setter from Futog, Serbia who recorded 1,082 assists in her freshman season. Dukic will also have second semester transfer, Brylyn Clute to help lead the young squad.
Marshalltown, IA - The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced its Academic All-Americans with twenty-two Marshalltown Community College (MCC) student athletes making the cut. To receive a Third Team All-American honor student-athletes needed to earn a 3.6-3.79, to earn a Second Team nod students-athletes needed a 3.8-3.99, and to earn First Team All-American honors student athletes needed to earn a 4.0.
The Marshalltown Community College softball program signed a 2018-19 recruit over the weekend in Newton High School’s Mackenzie Johnson. While at Newton High School Johnson participated in volleyball and softball where she earned four varsity letters as the Cardinals 2nd baseman. The two-sport athlete was also involved with Newton High School FFA, earning gold in the state’s ETA competition.
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.
The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) released the conference’s Academic All-Region honorees last week. Marshalltown Community College had 31 student athletes making the list, with 24 First Team selections and 7 Second Team selections. Academic All-Region honors are based off the student athletes GPA for the designated term, Second Team All-Region student athletes earned GPAs between 3.0 - 3.49 while First Team All-Region student athletes earned GPAs between 3.5 - 4.0. MCC has four athletic teams eligible for the Spring 2018 Academic All-Region honors with men’s basketball (10), women’s basketball (4), baseball (11), and softball (6). Below are MCC’s 2018 Academic All-Region honorees.
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.
Former Marshalltown Community College standout soccer player, Kino Ryosuke, has made his presence felt in the Premier Development League this summer. While playing for the Des Moines Menace, Ryosuke has scored a pair of goals in each of their first three games and earned Premier Development League Player of the Week honors.
Marshalltown, IA – The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team added a new member to its team Monday as Head Coach Steve Garber announced the signing of Eva Carballo for the 2018-19 season. Carballo is a 5’7 point guard/ off guard who will come to Marshalltown by way of Madrid, Spain. She has played her prep career at the club level, playing for the Femenino Alcorcon’s Club and Olimpico 64.
Marshalltown, Iowa - Head Soccer Coach, Rafael Martinez announced Monday, the addition of Kenlove Solon to the 2018 MCC Soccer team. Kenlove is the son of Kaith and Michlyn Newman, and played his High School and club soccer in St. Paul Minnesota. An accomplished player on the field, Solon has tallied 47 goals and 29 assists in his high school career. His accomplishments have earned him All-Conference honors three times, All-State honors twice, and was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Soccer award during his senior campaign.
The MCC baseball season has come to an end after the team finished third in the Region XI Tournament on May 12th. While the season did not finish as they had hoped, this year’s Tiger squad was full of individual talent, as six Tigers were selected for All-Region honors.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced 102 student-athletes representing 41 programs received 2018 NFCA NJCAA DI All-Region accolades. These awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s three regions with first- and second-team recognitions. NFCA member coaches from each region voted on the teams, and all honorees are now eligible for the 2018 NFCA NJCAA Division I All-American squads. Among those selected for the NFCA 1st Team All-Region Midwest was Marshalltown Community College’s Shaena Robinson.
Head women’s basketball Coach, Steve Garber, announced Monday morning the addition of Nyadholi Deng to the Tiger basketball team for the 2018-19 season. Deng played her High School basketball at Des Moines North, finishing 4-16-1 overall and 4-5-1 in the Central Iowa Metropolitan League (CIML). Deng lead the Polar Bears statistically, averaging 10 points per game and grabbed 7.5 rebounds per game.
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.
The Marshalltown Community College baseball team competed in their second day of the Region XI Division I Baseball Tournament on Saturday, taking on the Reivers of Iowa Western and the Falcons of Indian Hills Community College. After the Tigers upset the Falcons Friday afternoon, they advanced, setting up the quarterfinal showdown with the #2 team in the country. The Tigers would drop both games on Saturday afternoon, closing out the 2018 season.
Centerville, IA – The Marshalltown Community College baseball team entered the Region XI Baseball Tournament 8-32 and 6-18 in conference play. Their 6-18 conference record earned the Tigers the third seed in the tournament, taking on the 34-20 second seeded Falcons of Indian Hills Community College. The Tigers were 1-7 against the Falcons this season, but were able to pull off the upset, winning 10-5 and advancing to game four.
The Marshalltown Community College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Hannah Goodwin as the Assistant Volleyball Coach. Goodwin is a recent graduate of Graceland University, where she was a member of the volleyball team. While at Graceland, Goodwin was awarded All-Conference honors as a sophomore and junior. Goodwin also served as a coach with the JV program during her final year and has experience coaching club volleyball.
With the regular season finished, the MCC baseball team now sets its sights on the Region XI Tournament. After finishing the season 6-18 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC), the Tigers hold the third seed in the tournament and will take on the Falcons of Indian Hills Community College in the first round. With the tournament beginning on Friday, May 11, we take a look at the four Division I teams.
The Marshalltown Community College softball season has now came to an end after the Region XI Division I Softball Tournament concluded on Sunday, April 29. After falling to Indian Hills Community College and Iowa Western Community College in the tournament, the Tigers finished the season with a 15-24 record and fourth in ICCAC Division I Softball. The Tigers were able to capture three spots on the All-Region teams this season, with freshmen Chasity Jordan and Saydee Terrell on the 2nd Team and sophomore Shaena Robinson earning a 1st Team nod as well as Defensive Player of the Year.
The Marshalltown Community College Athletic Department announced its Male Athlete of the Year at the Student Senate Honors & Recognition Reception on Wednesday, April 25. MCC Athletic Director, Kathleen Brown, honored sophomore Kino Ryosuke as the Male Athlete of the Year.
The MCC baseball team hosted the Falcons of Indian Hills Community College in ICCAC doubleheaders at Shawn Williams Field on May 5th and 6th. The Tigers were unable to pick up a win conference against their conference rival and currently sit at 8-32 on the season.