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MCC Tennis Player To Be Honored in New York

From School Reports

Meridian Community College sophomore tennis player, Shane Trebisky, was awarded the ITA Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award at the NJCAA men’s national tennis tournament held in May at Collin County Community College.  The banquet is held in conjunction with the men’s national tournament.  At the ITA Awards portion of the banquet, Shane was selected from four Regional winners as the national winner.  To be eligible for this award, players must be a sophomore and must be nominated by their coaches.  A regional committee then selects a region winner.  A national committee selects the winner from the regional candidates. 

The Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award is the highest honor that a tennis player can receive at the JUCO level.  The male/female awarded this honor is open to the player who in his/her second year, who has been enrolled at his/her school for at least one full year prior to the present school year. The player must exhibit leadership, sportsmanship, scholarship, and athletic success in tennis.

Shane was a tremendous leader for MCC.  He was, according to Coach McPhail, the hardest worker and most determined player that I have coached.  He motivated the team because if he were not in class, he was on the court.  His goal was to play DI tennis after completing the year at MCC.  Shane was the Region XXIII/MACJC single’s champion in 2015.  He had a tremendous effort at the national tournament.  Shane is continuing his education and tennis career at Southern Illinois University.  Academically, Shane finished as an honors graduate.  He was selected an Academic All-American by the NJCAA and an ITA Academic All-American. 

As a result of his selection as the national winner, Shane will get a paid trip to an Oracle/ITA Awards Luncheon at the historic West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York on Friday, August 28, 2015.  The tennis outing Friday morning will provide the awardees with the opportunity to enjoy the traditions of the West Side Tennis Club, including play on the grass tennis courts.

Winners from each division as well as players selected to the US All Star Team and Arthur Ashe essay winners will be honored at this banquet.  Players will arrive on Thursday for a full two days of activities thanks to Oracle and the ITA. 

MCC Soccer Splits Home Set With ICC

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles returned to soccer action on Tuesday evening looking to notch its first win of the 2015 season against Itawamba Community College. The Lady Eagles ran away with its first win of the campaign by defeating the Lady Indians in shutout fashion by a final score of 4-0. MCC (1-1) collected a pair of goals in the opening half to take a 2-0 lead over ICC. MCC would put the game away for good in the second half with two more goals to take the 4-0 victory over the Lady Indians

Effie Morrison scored her first goal of the season on an assist by Emily Brewer in the 57th minute to give the Lady Eagles a 3-0 lead. MCC would put the finishing touches on its first win of the season as Lacy Billings scored her first goal of the season on an assist by Abbey Pate to propel the home team to a 4-0 victory.

The MCC men were also looking to get back into the win column after defeating East Central Community College to open the season last Friday, but it just wasn’t meant to be on Tuesday evening at C.D. Smith Field. Itawamba avoided the road sweep and collected a 4-0 shutout victory to hand the MCC men its first loss of the 2015 season.

MCC will return to action on September 1 with a road doubleheader at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The MCC women will take to the field at 2 p.m. and the MCC men will follow with its match at 4 p.m.

MCC Goalkeeper Honored With Award

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College men’s soccer team got off to a great start last Friday by opening the season with a 2-1 overtime victory over East Central Community College and one player is receiving special recognition for his individual performance. Freshman goalkeeper Joe Smith was selected on Monday afternoon as the recipient of the MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week as voted on by representatives of each participating school in the conference.  

Smith attended Greene County High School and had a superlative performance in the one-goal victory over the Warriors to open the 2015 season back on Friday. Smith collected 12 saves in the victory and played the entire match at keeper for the Eagles.

MCC is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday at home against Itawamba Community College in doubleheader action. The MCC women will take to the field at 5 p.m. and the MCC men will play at 7 p.m. The next scheduled home games for the two squads after Tuesday night will be on September 11 against Southwest Mississippi Community College at C.D. Smith Field.


MCC Opens 2015 Soccer Season

From School Reports

The wait is finally over and soccer season has finally arrived on the campus of Meridian Community College. The Meridian Community College soccer program opened the 2015 season back on Friday afternoon by hosting East Central Community College at C.D. Smith Field in a doubleheader. MCC was able to come away with a doubleheader split with ECCC to open the season in a pair of matches that were closely contested between the two schools.

The Meridian Community College men opened up the day by taking a dramatic 2-1 victory over ECCC to give the Eagles the season opening victory. MCC trailed the Warriors 1-0 after one half of play, but the home team was to battle back behind its newest freshman sensation. Freshman Jordan Walton scored his first collegiate goal for the Eagles in the opening minutes of the second half to bring the match to a 1-1 tie.

The match would head into a pair of extra sessions and Walton would score his second goal of the day in the second extra session to propel the Eagles to the one-goal victory over ECCC.

The MCC women weren't as fortunate on Friday afternoon as the ECCC women came away with a 2-0 shutout victory to preserve the road split. East Central scored one goal in each half to take the shutout victory over the Lady Eagles to open the 2015 season.

MCC will return to the field with another pair of home games on Tuesday by hosting Itawamba Community College at C.D. Smith Field. The women will take to the field at 5 p.m. and the men will follow with their scheduled match at 7 p.m.


MCC Soccer Preps For Upcoming Season

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College soccer season is just around the corner and the 2015 campaign will begin with an alumni celebration this Saturday at C.D. Smith Field. The 2015 MCC Soccer Alumni Day will take place this Saturday on campus and the event will include a pair of scrimmage games which begin at 5:30 p.m. The event will also give local fans an opportunity to meet the members of the 2015 MCC soccer squad.

MCC soccer will officially begin the 2015 season on August 21 at home against East Central Community College. The men will take to the field at 1 p.m. and the women will follow with its scheduled match at 3 p.m.