The women's soccer team earned the program's third trip to the NJCAA Region 16 final. The Trail Blazers were finalists in 2008, champions in 2011 and finalists again this year! They booked their place in the final with a 4-0 victory over Saint Louis Community College on Friday, October 31, 2014. Although losing to eventual Region 16 champion St. Charles, the Trail Blazers won 6 of their previous 8 games to make it to the final. With a strong finish to the season and a solid nucleus of returning players, the women's team is optimistically looking towards next season!
MCC-Blue River soccer program held its annual award program on Friday, December 12, 2014. The award program capped a successful season for the Lady Trail Blazers, who earned a trip to the NJCAA Region 16 Final. Student-athletes receiving recognition were:
Offensive MVP's - Amber Young and Allie Rice
Defensive MVP - Amanda Colville
Leadership Award - Lindsey Selemaea
Most Improved - Joy Worcester
Trail Blazers Scholar Athlete Award - Allie Cacy
Congratulations to all the award winners on your contribution to a fantastic season!
Sophomores Amanda Colville, Allie Rice and Amber Young earned National Junior College Athletic Association Region 16 First Team honors. Each was an instrumental starter on the Trail Blazers run to the Region 16 Final. Sophomore Brittany Aubuchon and freshman Kenzie McGlynn earned Region 16 Second Team honors. Congratulations to these talented student-athletes!
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!