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Lewis & Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd.
Athletic Department
Godfrey IL 62035

PH: 618-468-6200
FX: 618-468-6007

Dr. Dale T. Chapman

Athletic Director
Doug Stotler

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College News
Lewis and Clark CC Defeats Olney Central in Region XXIV Action
January 8, 2015

For Immediate Release January 8, 2015 Men’s Basketball Wins Against Olney Central Wednesday GODFREY – The Lewis and Clark Community College men’s basketball team started off the new year with a 77-70 win Wednesday, Jan. 7 against Olney Central College at home in the George C. Terry River Bend Arena. Having home court advantage seems to be working for Head Coach Doug Stotler and his Trailblazers. They are 5-0 at home, 6-6 overall, and 4-2 against NJCAA D-I Region 24 opponents this season. The Trailblazers currently are tied with John A. Logan for No. 3 in the region. “We had a good crowd supporting us last night and the guys played competitively,” said Stotler. “It was a close game and we had to battle for it, but it was a win. That’s what counts.” Burak Eslik, a 6-4 sophomore from Istanbul, Turkey, led the Trailblazers with 19 points. Eldin Salmond, a 5-10 sophomore from Belleville Althoff, scored 11 points as did teammate JJ Cratit, a sophomore from Miami, Florida. Brian DeGeare, a 6-8 center from Crystal City, Missouri, put 10 points on the board for the Trailblazers. “We have a lot of talented and hard-working athletes on the team. This was a good win for us. Now we just have to keep the momentum going,” Stotler said. The next home game for the Trailblazers is this Saturday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. against regional rival Wabash Valley. The Trailblazers are back on the road Jan. 14 playing at regional rival John A. Logan. On Friday, Jan. 16, the Trailblazers will host Millikin Junior Varsity at 6 p.m. for a special McDonald’s Game Night. Workers from the McDonald’s in Alton, Godfrey and Bethalto get in free and will compete for prizes in half-time basketball competitions. “We plan to have more local-sponsored game nights,” Stotler said. “We have great fans who come out to cheer on our Trailblazers teams, and the players really appreciate it. Some of our players’ families are too far away to come to the games, so having people in the community there in the stands means a lot to our players.” For more information on Trailblazers athletics, contact Stotler at (618) 468-6200 or visit http://www.lc.edu/athletics/ To view, download and share free photos from last night’s game visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/lewisandclarkcc/ CAPTION: Belleville Althoff High School Graduate Eldin Salmond (20) of Madison, Illinois, breaks away from Brough for a layup. Photos by S. Paige Allen, L&C photographer # # # S. Paige Allen Media Specialist/Photographer Fobes 2523 - (618) 468-3280 pallen@lc.edu Fax: 618-468-7704

L&C Women's Soccer Headed to Title Game vs. SWIC
October 31, 2014

Women’s Soccer Wins 1-0 Over Parkland; Plays Sunday for Regional Championship

GODFREY – A lone goal in the first half by the nation’s leading scorer, Miriam Taylor, earned the Lewis and Clark Community College women’s soccer team a regional semi-final win today 1-0 over Parkland College, in Champaign, Illinois.

The win means The Trailblazers will play in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) D-I Region 24 Championship game at noon on Sunday against the winner of the Southwestern Illinois College and Kaskaskia regional game.

If Southwestern wins, they will host the game in Belleville. If Kaskaskia wins, Lewis and Clark will host.

The Trailblazers women’s soccer team is ranked No. 9 in this week’s NJCAA national poll.

Lewis and Clark Community College’s Miriam Taylor (2) is No.1 in the nation in goals and points and earned the winning goal against Parkland in Thursday’s regional semifinal. Photo by S. Paige Allen, Lewis and Clark Community College photographer. View more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lewisandclarkcc/.

Taylor, who has led the nation in scoring and points nearly all season, tops the charts again this week with 37 goals. The sophomore forward/midfielder is from Osage Beach, Missouri and attended Camdenton High School.

Nicole Howard, a freshman forward/midfielder from Rolla, Missouri, is No. 4 with 27 goals.

Brooke Coakley, a sophomore midfielder from Granite City, Illinois, is No. 1 with 28 assists, and Taylor is No. 2 with 24 assists.

Michelle Pedersen, a sophomore forward/midfielder from Copenhagen, Denmark, is No. 6 with 23 goals and No. 9 with 14 assists.

Goalkeeper Rachel Widdicks, of East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, is tied for No. 2 in shutouts.

“We have a very talented group of players this year and they are motivated. They want to win,” said head coach Tim Rooney. “Parkland was very competitive, but we played our game and it worked in our favor today.”

The women are now 16-2-1 and are on a 10-game winning streak.

For more information on Trailblazers athletics visit http://www.lc.edu/athletics/

To view, share, and download photos visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/lewisandclarkcc/

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Caption: Lewis and Clark Community College’s Miriam Taylor (2) is No.1 in the nation in goals and points and earned the winning goal against Parkland in Thursday’s regional semifinal. Photo by S. Paige Allen, Lewis and Clark Community College photographer

L&C Vball Wins On Soph Night
October 31, 2014

Volleyball Honors Their Sophomores with a Home Win

The volleyball team wrapped up a nice present for their graduating sophomores last night by wrapping up the regular season with an exciting home win. 

Wednesday was Sophomore Night and the Trailblazers celebrated at the George C. Terry River Bend Arena with a 3-0 win over the visiting McKendree University JV Bearcats.  The set scores were 28-26, 27-25, 25-23.

The graduating sophomores include defensive specialist Alayna Ducharme (Brighton, IL), middle hitter Kate Gorman (Jerseyville, IL), rightside hitter Ashlyn Hlafka (Bunker Hill, IL), and setter heather Spa (Bethalto, IL).

“I couldn’t be happier for Alayna, Kate, Ashlyn, and Heather,” said head coach Jim Hunstein. “I’m glad they got to go out on such a positive note.   They have worked so hard these past two years and been such good role models for their teammates.”

As well as the sophomores played, several of the freshmen led the team in key stats.  Freshman outside hitter Emma Chiodini (St. Louis, MO) led the attack with nine kills, followed by freshman outside hitter Macy Thurston (Jerseyville, IL) with eight.  Thurston led the team with four aces while freshman middle hitter Courtney Dorsey (Bethalto) led with seven total blocks.

The first set was tight until Lewis & Clark pulled away at the end for a 24-20 lead.  McKendree came back to tie the score and the teams traded points until consecutive kills by Gorman and Chiodini gave the set to the home team, 28-26.

Despite the strong finish, the Trailblazers came out flat and trailed for most of the second set as the visitors built leads of 23-18 and 24-20.  But then the Bearcats had a number of hitting errors as the Trailblazers offense started to click.  The Trailblazers tied the score at 25-all on a kill by Spa and took the set on a kill by Hlafka and an ace by Thurston.

Lewis & Clark came out flat again in the third set but went back to the game plan of aggressive attacking and pulled away at the end.  Gorman’s kill at match point ended a brief comeback by the Bearcats and won the match for the Trailblazers.

The next match for the team is the first round of Regionals.  That match will be played at Lincoln College on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6:00 pm.

The Trailblazers enter the match on a strong finish having won two of their last three matches.  They lost to Greenville University JV on Monday, 2-3, but beat Robert Morris University-Springfield on Saturday, 3-0.

L&C Golf Father and Son Team
October 2, 2014

Lewis and Clark CC Head Golf Coach Dave Sobol is coaching his son Mark. Click the article below to read the article.

Sobol and Sons

Women's Soccer Tops In Goal Scoring
September 30, 2014

September 29, 2014

Winning Trailblazers Top National Charts

GODFREY – The Lewis and Clark Community College women’s soccer team is 11-2-1 this season and topping the national charts.

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) lists the Trailblazers at No. 1 with 14 points and 92 goals this season. The second closest team in goals is Spartanburg Methodist with 63.

All 11 wins by the Trailblazers have been shutouts—including five in the double digits. The most recent were a 10-0 victory over Illinois Central College Saturday, and their 11-0 win over Lincoln yesterday.

Three of the nations’ top five points leaders in the NJCAA are Lewis and Clark’s own Miriam Taylor, Nicole Howard and Michelle Pedersen.

Taylor, a sophomore from Osage Beach, Missouri, is No. 1 in the nation with 71 points and 26 goals. She is No. 2 nationally in assists with 19.

Howard, a freshman from Rolla, Missouri, is ranked No. 3 in the nation with 56 points and 22 goals and is at No. 5 nationally in assists with 12.

Brooke Coakley, a sophomore from Granite City, Illinois, is ranked No. 1 in the nation with 20 assists.

Pedersen, a sophomore from Copenhagen, Denmark, is ranked No. 7 nationally with 10 assists.

The Trailblazers will take on regional rivals St. Louis Community College’s Archers at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis and Clark. Admission is free and open to the public. 

For more information on Trailblazers athletics visit http://www.lc.edu/athletics/

To view/download photos visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/lewisandclarkcc/

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Men's Baseball II - Stats Archive
Men's Basketball I - Stats Archive
Men's Golf II
Men's Soccer I - Stats Archive
Men's Tennis I
Women's Basketball II - Stats Archive
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Women's Tennis I
Women's Volleyball II - Stats Archive

Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 1

Men's Championships: 0
Women's Championships: 2

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Women's Soccer: 1999, 2008



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