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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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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/

L&C Hoops Alums Set To Play For MDA Fundraising Event
September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014

Basketball Alumni Take on Letter Carriers in MD Fundraiser

GODFREY – It will be Trailblazers versus letter carriers as former members of Lewis and Clark Community College’s men's basketball team play against the USPS Letter Carriers in a fundraising exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Hartford Community Gym.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and the game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“This game will be a great time for a great cause,” said Doug Stotler, head basketball coach and athletic director at L&C.

“It will be good to catch up with some of our former players and see if we can post a win. I hope people will come out to watch and support the MD Association.”

For more information call 618-531-1601 or 618-567-7275.

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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/

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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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