2014 Schedule more details

Day Time Opponent Location
Saturday, 8/9/14 4:00 p.m. Alumni Game Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo.     
Sunday, 8/17/14 7:30 p.m. William Jewell College (scrimmage) Away -  Liberty, Mo. 
Monday, 8/18/14 5:00 p.m.  University of St. Mary (scrimmage) Neutral- 9th and Van Brunt, Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, 8/22/14 2:00 p.m. Allen County Community College Away - Iola, Ks. 
Saturday, 8/23/14 2:00 p.m. Neosho Community College Away - Chanute, Ks. 
Wednesday, 8/27/14 5:00 p.m. Central Methodist University J.V.  Home - MCC-Blue River campus, Independence, Mo.
Sunday, 8/31/14 11:00 a.m.  Dodge City Community College Home - MCC-Blue River campus, Independence, Mo.
Tuesday, 9/2/14 2:00 p.m. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Away - Miami, Ok. 
Thursday, 9/4/14 2:30 p.m. Missouri Valley J.V.   Home - MCC-Blue River campus, Independence, Mo. 
Monday, 9/8/14 2:30 p.m.  Graceland University J.V.  Home - MCC-Blue River Campus, Independence, Mo. 
Thursday, 9/11/14 2:30 p.m.  Kansas City Kansas Community College   Home - MCC-Blue River campus, Independence, Mo.  
Monday, 9/15/14

2:00 p.m. 

Johnson County Community College Away - JCCC, Overland Park, Ks.
Friday, 9/19/14

3:00 p.m. 

Northern Oklahoma College  Away - Tonkawa, Ok. 
Tuesday, 9/23/14 2:30 p.m.  Southwest Baptist J.V.  Away - Bolivar, Mo. 
Thursday, 9/25/14 2:00 p.m. MCC-Maple Woods  Home - MCC-Blue River campus, Independence, Mo. 
Tuesday, 9/30/14 5:30 p.m. Graceland University J.V.    Away - Lamoni, Ia.
Saturday, 10/4/14 3:00 p.m. St. Charles Community College Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo. 
Tuesday, 10/7/14 2:15 p.m.  Southwest Baptist J.V.  Home - MCC-Blue River campus, Independence, Mo. 
Thursday, 10/9/14 5:00 p.m.  Coffeyville Community College  Away - Coffeyville, Ks. 
Tuesday, 10/14/14 2:00 p.m.  St. Louis Community College Away - St. Louis, Mo. 
Thursday, 10/16/14 3:00 p.m.  Utah State University Eastern Home - MCC-Blue River campus, Indepenence, Mo.
Tuesday, 10/21/14 4:00 p.m.  Central Methodist University J.V.  Away - Fayette, Mo. 
Friday, 10/31/14 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Regional XVI Semifinal St. Charles Community College 
Saturday, 11/1/14 2 p.m. Regional XVI Final St. Charles Community College 
Saturday, 11/8/14 TBD District Tournament At Region 24 Champion, Illinois
Mon. -Sat., 11/17-11/22  TBD National Tournament Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne, Florida

Trail Blazers Spotlight

WatersBRThis month, the Trail Blazers spotlight shines on Christal Waters.  She is the new academic advisor for the MCC-Blue River women's soccer team.  As a former collegiate athlete, Waters brings a unique understanding of the challenges and rewards of participation in college athletics.

Waters embarked on her athletic journey at Northeast High School, where she first began setting records in track and field.  As an All-State athlete, she received a scholarship to pursue her dreams of attending college.  Her paths led to Missouri Valley College, Buena Vista University and finally McKendree University.  In her collegiate career, she was declared a three-time All-American in track and field (indoor and outdoor).  She graduated with a bachelor's in speech communication-public relations, a minor in French language and culture with an additional minor in art.   

In her career,Waters has served in several versatile roles, varying from a Social Service Aid for the Division of Youth Services (State of Missouri) to an Enrollment Coordinator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Today, she works passionately as an academic advisor for the MCC-Blue River campus.  In her spare time, she trains and coaches for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in track and field.  She looks forward to dynamically guiding the Lady Trail Blazers towards their greatest academic potential.  

Current and future student-athletes can reach Christal at 816.604.6435 or Christal.Waters@mcckc.edu.  


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Trail Blazer 5K fundraiser - Oct. 11, 2014 at 9 a.m. 

Sign-up today for the Trail Blazer 5K race for recreational walkers and runners in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Its main purpose is to fundraise for MCC-Blue River, with a portion of the proceeds going to the athletic program. Students, employees and community members are all welcome to take part in this fun and healthy event.

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Location: MCC-Blue River Campus

For guaranteed t-shirt, please register by September 26, 2014

To register:

1. Download registration form and return to David Owens. Payment information and return address are on the form.

2. Register online at www.enter2run.com. Search their website for Trail Blazer 5K (additional 15% credit card fee for online registration).

For more information, please contact David Owens at 816-604-6426 or David.Owens@mcckc.edu

Academic All-Americans 

Congratulations to Melody Johnson and Allison Matthews. Each earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors. Melody earned Exemplary Academic Achievement status with a cumulative GPA of 3.63.  Allison earned Superior Academic Achievement with a cumulative GPA of 3.87. Each is an outstanding example of what it means to be student-athletes. All Trail Blazers are very proud of both of you. 

Trail Blazers make the grade in the classroom

The Trail Blazers women's team continues to shine in the classroom.  Each year, the women's program averages around a 3.0 cumulative team GPA.  The 2013 team is continuing this trend!  The women's team posted a cumulative team GPA average of 3.02, narrowly beating out the 2.92 men's team average.  More impressively, 91% of the women met NJCAA eligibility standards, 78% earned at least a 2.5 GPA, 52% earned at least a 3.0 GPA and 26% earned at least a 3.5 GPA!  

The women's team is made up of character driven athletes who are serious about their academic success.  They bought into all aspects of the program's demands.  At MCC-Blue River, incoming freshman take part in a weekly college success class taught by an academic advisor.  The class contains information about time management, financial aid, study skills, a Q&A session with former players, the creation of a two year plan, three one-on-one meetings and three grade checks throughout the semester. Free tutoring in the academic resource center is also available for all students.  The women's team took advantage of all these resources, studied hard and earned great grades!