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Ellsworth Community College
1100 College Ave.
Iowa Falls IA 50126

PH: 800-322-9235
FX: 641-648-8698

Dr. Chris Duree

Dr. Nancy Muecke

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Nate Forsyth

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Shawna Forsyth

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ECC volleyball wins final regular season game
October 30, 2014

The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team ended regular season play at home with a win against NIACC in five sets. The set scores were 15-25, 25-23, 25-21, 24-26, and 15-5.

Panther stat leaders included Mary Goergen with 17 kills and 5 blocks; Darayliz Santiago with 21 set assists, Cristina Negron with 24 set assists and 3 aces; Madison Grabau with 20 digs and 2 aces; April Jones with 10 kills and 5 blocks; and Allison Kuennen with 10 kills.

“It was great to get our last home match win, especially a five-set thriller on sophomore night. We had great crowd support and it was an overall great night,” commented ECC Head Volleyball Coach Melanie Suljic. “We'll match up with Northeast out of Norfolk, NE, for the first round of post-season play next Wednesday, Nov. 5.”


Photo Caption: Cristina Negron sets April Jones for the kill.

Xavier Washpun named ICCAC Player of the Week
October 23, 2014

Freshman running back Xavier Washpun of the Ellsworth Community College Panther football team has been named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Football Offense Athlete of the Week.

Washpun, from Iowa City, put forth extraordinary efforts against Independence Community College in the Panthers’ 40-0 shut-out on Oct. 18. On 10 carries he gained 96 yards and caught two passes for 57 yards. Washpun is the son of Tara and Kenny Washpun.

Former ECC teammates go head-to-head at DI level
October 21, 2014

Ellsworth Community College football alumni Corry O’Meally and Devante Averette were Panther teammates from 2012-2014 who graduated and transferred to continue their football careers at the next level. On Oct. 18 they reconnected as opponents in the Oklahoma State vs. Texas Christian game.

Averette, a native of Melvindale, MI, is a linebacker for #15 Oklahoma State University and O’Meally, from Miami, FL, is a cornerback for #12 Texas Christian University. Both players received All American honors while attending ECC.

TCU and O’Meally came out on top in this match-up, with the Horned Frogs winning against Oklahoma by a score of 42-9.


Photo Caption: #2 Corry O’Meally and #40 Devante Averette.

Tyrian Taylor & O'Daryl Davis-Douglas receive Player of the Week honors
October 17, 2014

Two Ellsworth Community College football players have been named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Football Offense and Defense Athlete of the Week. Tyrian Taylor and O’Daryl Davis-Douglas were honored for their performances on Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Panthers’ win against Scott Community College.

Sophomore Taylor received offensive honors for his best performance so far this season. He accounted for three touchdowns for the Panthers with only one on receiving. He rushed for 72 yards on four carries and scored on a 50-yard run. He also threw one pass for 56 yards that resulted in a score. He caught for 69 yards and one touchdown.

Freshman cornerback Davis-Douglas was honored for his defensive performance during the win. He made six solo tackles. Along with the tackles, he broke up three passes and picked off one for his first interception of the season, as well as blocking a field goal attempt.

ECC volleyball wins two more over the weekend
October 7, 2014

The Ellsworth Community College volleyball team continued its winning streak over the weekend, beating both Viterbo JV and Central JV. ECC beat Viterbo JV in three sets, 25-22, 25-16 and 25-17. They then turned around and beat Central JV in the next game in four sets, 25-17, 22-25, 26-24 and 25-9.

Stat leaders for the weekend included Mary Goergen with 21 kills and 2 blocks; Cristina Negron with 54 set assists, 13 kills, 5 blocks and 17 digs; Keisha Machado with 18 kills and 2 aces; Madison Grabau with 31 digs and 4 aces; Darayliz Santiago with 29 set assists and 16 digs; April Jones with 16 kills and 6 blocks; and Grace Oyola with 16 kills and 5 blocks.

“We played well this weekend,” commented ECC Head Coach Melanie Suljic. “We are starting to click with some new things offensively and are able to spread the ball around to multiple threats. We're gaining confidence each day and are able to step outside of our comfort zone to grow as a team. If we continue to grow, we're going to be peaking at the right time.”

The Panthers will travel to take on Marshalltown Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 pm.

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Participating sports
Men's Baseball II - Stats Archive
Men's Basketball II - Stats Archive
Men's Football - Stats Archive
Men's Golf II
Men's Wrestling
Women's Basketball II - Stats Archive
Women's Golf
Women's Softball II - Stats Archive
Women's Volleyball II - Stats Archive

Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 4

Men's Championships: 3
Women's Championships: 1

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Division I Basketball: 1971
  • Men's Football: 1976, 1987
  • Women's Fast Pitch Softball: *1977



*Invitational Tournament

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