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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

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Doug Stotler

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L&C Tennis
September 19, 2014

Morrissey Sisters to Play Tennis Tomorrow at L&C Match

GODFREY – Although they won’t compete against each other, tomorrow will be like a tennis homecoming for local sisters Anna and Claire Morrissey when the Quincy University Hawks face The Trailblazers at 1 p.m. at the Andy Simpson Tennis Complex.

Claire Morrissey is a sophomore at Lewis and Clark who played in nationals last spring where her Trailblazers women’s tennis team finished the 2013-2014 season tied with Laredo Community College for No. 20 in the nation at the NJCAA D-I National Championship Tournament at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.

She and her doubles partner Luisa Gonzalez, of Solingen, Germany, advanced to the quarters of the flight one doubles consolation, where they lost 4-8 to Amy Beeston and Cayla Cordova of Pima College.

Claire’s older sister, Anna Morrissey, is a junior at Quincy, who finished 18-11 in singles and 19-5 in doubles last season.

The Morrisseys are both graduates of Marquette Catholic High School in Alton, Illinois, where they excelled in tennis. They are the daughters of Tom and Patty Morrissey, of Alton.

“It will be a good match and although Claire and Anna aren’t in the same flight and won’t play against each other, it is a great opportunity for their family and the Alton area community to come out and support them,” Trailblazers Coach Jim Hunstein said.

The Hawks and Trailblazers men’s teams also play at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Lewis and Clark.

Men's Soccer
September 17, 2014

Men’s Soccer Team is1-0 in Region after Defeating Parkland

GODFREY – The Lewis and Clark Community College men’s soccer team posted a 1-0 win Sunday against regional rival and undefeated Parkland College.

The win puts the Trailblazers at 1-0 in Region 24 of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA.)

On Wednesday, the Trailblazers have a chance to repeat when they play regional opponent Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville.

The first half of Sunday’s game was scoreless. In the second half, forward/midfielder Parker Reis, a sophomore from Quincy, Illinois, managed his way through a wall of Cobra defenders to get the goal.

The game also marked a shutout for Trailblazer goalkeeper Jack Filla, a sophomore from O’Fallon, Missouri, who is currently ranked No. 15 in the NJCAA poll.

Lewis and Clark midfielder Evan Stoll (5), from St. Peters, Missouri, heads the ball away from Parkland College's Zachary Allevi (12. The Trailblazers defeated regional rivals the Cobras 1-0. Photo by S. Paige Allen, Lewis and Clark Community College photographer. View more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lewisandclarkcc/.

“We can win games when we are playing at our best,” Head Coach Tim Rooney said. “The game against SWIC is another important regional game so we’ll have to be playing at our best.”

Last season, the men earned a trip to nationals after defeating Jefferson College in the district final.

The next home game is against Heartland this Saturday at 2 p.m. For more information on Trailblazers athletics visit http://www.lc.edu/athletics/

Women's Soccer Ranked #11 in First Poll
September 11, 2014

Women's Soccer Team Undefeated; Ranked No. 11 in Nation

GODFREY – The Lewis and Clark Community College women’s soccer team played their seventh game and got their seventh win and seventh shutout yesterday with their 13-0 win against Maple Woods College in Kansas City.

The team also received a No. 11 ranking in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll yesterday— a move up from their No. 17 pre-season national ranking.

“We have a talented group of players this year who are dominating offensively,” said head coach Tim Rooney. “We just need to keep up the momentum, stay focused and keep everyone healthy and in the game.”

The Trailblazers also have three players in the top 10 NJCAA rankings.

Tied at No. 1 is sophomore midfielder/forward Miriam Taylor, of Osage Beach, Missouri.

Taylor has 14 goals and eight assists this season and shares the first place spot with Raven Laughridge, of St. Charles Community College.

“It feels good to have our team ranked so high. We are playing really well together. Everyone is unselfish and working hard to score goals.”

Nicole Howard, a freshman forward/midfielder from Rolla, Missouri, is No. 3 with 12 goals and five assists so far this season.

Sophomore midfielder Michelle Pedersen, of Copenhagen, Denmark, is No. 5 in the NJCAA poll earning 10 goals and six assists this season.

Last season, Pedersen earned Second Team All American as a member of the Trailblazers soccer team. She and Taylor both remember how close the team came to going to nationals—within one goal at the district final against St. Louis Community College.

This year they want the scales to tip in their favor.

“It is great to be back playing at Lewis and Clark and great to have a team that is hungry to win this year. I’m ready for that repeat district game where it goes in our favor this year and we earn that national tourney trip.” Pedersen said.

The women started off the season on August 23 with an 11-0 win over Morton College.

The Trailblazers then posted 25 total points in three shutout games at the Minnesota Kickoff Classic at Dakota Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota over Labor Day weekend.

Those wins included 5-0 against Anoka-Ramsey Community College, 9-0 against Dakota County Technical College and 11-0 against Bismarck State College.

On Sept. 6 the women defeated regional opponent Heartland Community College 5-0, and this past Monday defeated another regional opponent Kaskaskia 6-0.

Next up for the team is a trip Saturday to play regional rival Parkland College.

“This will be a good game and a very important game for us,” Taylor said. “Parkland is always challenging, so we will have to work hard.”

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

September 10, 2014

For Immediate Release

September 8, 2014


Trailblazers Volleyball Team Splits Weekend Tri-Match

GODFREY – The Trailblazers volleyball team split during a home tri-match Saturday losing 0-3 to Jefferson College and winning 3-1 against Missouri Baptist University JV.

“The team really played well and with a lot of positive energy which helps everyone stay up and focused throughout the match,” said head coach Jim Hunstein. “We also tweaked the lineup a little and it seems to be working.”

Hunstein said the Jefferson College match was close, but the Vikings pulled away at the end of each set. The Trailblazers lost 17-25, 20-25, and 16-25 to the Vikings.

Freshman outside hitter Emma Chiodini, of St. Louis, Missouri, led the team with six kills in 13 attempts with no errors—a hitting percentage of .461. 

Middle hitter Courtney Dorsey, a freshman from Bethalto, recently moved from the right side and led the team with four blocks.

The win over the Missouri Baptist Spartans snapped a four-match losing streak for the Trailblazers who won 25-14, 13-25, 25-22, and 25-20.

Chiodini led all hitters with 10 more kills. Sophomore middle hitter Kate Gorman, of Jerseyville, and freshman outside Macy Thurston, of Jerseyville, scored seven kills each. 

Freshman setter Kennedy Netters, of Dunlop, Illinois, led all servers with 10 aces.  Gorman, Dorsey, and Chiodini all had three blocks each.

The split puts the Trailblazers season record at 3-6 as they head for a region and conference match at Parkland College on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The next home match will be Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. against Lincoln Land.

To view the team roster, schedule, scores or for more information about Lewis and Clark athletics visit 

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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
Women's Soccer I - Stats Archive
Women's Softball II - Stats Archive
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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