2013 Lakeland Community College Women's Volleyball Team
Front Row: Danielle Talevski
Middle Row (L-R): Hallie Vollmar, Judith Silvieus, Alyssa Woltman, Erin McDowell, Brittany Wentworth
Back Row (L-R): Head Coach Russ Miozzi, Volunteer Assistant Nicole Miozzi, Amanda Maffo, Shelby Smith, Caitlin Post, Volunteer Assistant Stacey Miozzi, Assistant Coach Alexa Bouda
2014 Recruiting Class
Jaclyn Butera - Eastlake North High School - Eastlake, Ohio
Carly Cabot - Aurora High School - Aurora, Ohio
Jessica Fontana - Ledgemont High School - Thompson, Ohio
Jordan Talevski - Willoughby South High School - Willoughby, Ohio
Casey Timko - Villa Angela-St. Joseph - Wickliffe, Ohio
Molly Walsh - Newbury High School - Newbury, Ohio
Grace Wilson - Chagrin Falls High School - Chagrin Falls, Ohio
March 6, 2014 | Ledgemont’s Jessica Fontana Commits to Lakeland Volleyball
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Lakeland Community College head women’s volleyball coach Russ Miozzi continued to build a strong recruiting class after Jessica Fontana signed on to join the program for the 2014 season. Fontana, a senior at Ledgemont High School, was named First Team All-Northeastern Athletic Conference (NAC) as a senior after helping the Redskins claim three consecutive conference championships in each of her final three seasons.
Fontana was a member of the National Honor Society at Ledgemont and was named to the Dean’s List in the fall at Lakeland, where she attends via the Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO). At Ledgemont, Fontana served as captain and was selected as MVP as a senior. In addition to her success on the volleyball court, she competed as a member of the basketball team.
The daughter of Deborah and Joseph Fontana, Jessica is undecided on her major at Lakeland.
January 17, 2014 | Cabot Inks Letter of Intent to Join Lakeland Volleyball
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Second year head coach Russ Miozzi continued to build a strong recruiting class after signing Carly Cabot (Aurora, Ohio / Aurora) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2014-15 season. Cabot, an honor roll student and senior co-captain at Aurora High School, was a four-year letterwinner while also competing as a member of The Academy for Volleyball Cleveland (AVC) on the Junior Olympic Circuit. She spent her final two seasons at AHS as the starting setter.
Cabot helped the Greenmen to four consecutive titles at the Western Reserve Academy Volleyball Tournament during her tenure at AHS. Additionally, she spent six years with AVC and helped the club compete for an AAU Championship in Orlando, Florida in 2013.
The daughter of Barb and Jim Cabot, Carly plans to major in English at Lakeland.
January 14, 2014 | Timko Signs National Letter of Intent to Join Lakeland Volleyball
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Casey Timko, a senior at Villa Angela-St. Joseph, has committed to join the Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball team beginning in the fall of 2014. Timko, an honors student, was a four year varsity player and first team all-North Coast League (NCL) selection while helping the Vikings advance all the way to the OHSAA Division IV state championship match as a senior.
In addition to being an honors student, Timko has been a member of the National Honor Society since 2012.
As a senior she was named to the district’s third team by the News-Herald after helping the Vikings go 18-5 and advance to the state final where they fell to Maria Stein Marion Local.
The libero/defensive specialist earned her first varsity letter as a freshman and played in every match through her four years, finishing her scholastic career with appearances in 104 matches.
The Wickliffe, Ohio native will major in Engineering at Lakeland.
December 4, 2013 | Chagrin Falls’ Grace Wilson Commits to Lakeland Volleyball
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Lakeland Community College head women’s volleyball coach Russ Miozzi inked his first recruit to a national letter of intent when Grace Wilson signed on to join the program for the 2014 season. Wilson, a senior at Chagrin Falls High School, was recently named Honorable Mention All-Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC) after helping the Tigers go 14-9 in her final scholastic season.
As a senior, Wilson was a starting outside hitter for head coach Dan Kerul. She helped the Tigers post a 7-3 record in the CVC en route to a second place finish. She appeared in all 23 matches and played a total of 70 sets with the Tigers. Wilson finished with 72 kills on the season and ranked among the team leaders in attack efficiency at .833.
Additionally, she was effective at the service line where she recorded seven aces and 56 service points with a .922 serve percentage. Despite minimal time in the back row, she also chipped in 51 digs.
A four-year volleyball player and three-sport student-athlete at Chagrin Falls, Wilson also earned three letters in track and field. She also lettered in softball as a freshman and participated in three seasons of basketball. In addition to her athletic endeavors, Wilson was an active member of the Chagrin Falls Marching Band throughout her high school career.
An honor roll student throughout high school, Wilson plans to pursue a degree and career in medical sonography.
November 5, 2013 | Woltman Garners All-Conference Honors
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Woltman (Painesville, Ohio / Riverside) was selected Honorable Mention All-Conference by Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) coaches on Tuesday afternoon after one of the strongest offensive seasons in recent memory.
Woltman finished the year 10th in program history for single-season kills after tallying 252 in her final season with Lakeland. She wraps up her career with 454 in her two years.
She finished sixth in the OCCAC in kills with 101 in 12 conference matches.
For the complete list of all-conference selections, click here.
September 26, 2013 | Volleyball Rallies from Early Hole, Defeats Notre Dame JV 3-1
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Behind a career-high 16 kills and eight blocks from freshman Amanda Maffo (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Fairport Harding), the Lakeland Community College volleyball team rallied from a game down to pull out a 3-1 win over visiting Notre Dame College JV on Wednesday night inside the Athletic & Fitness Center.
Freshman Erin McDowell (Kirtland, Ohio / Kirtland) added a career-high 16 digs while classmates Brittany Wentworth (North Kingsville, Ohio / Edgewood) and Danielle Talevski (Willoughby, Ohio / Willoughby South) chipped in 33 assists and 29 digs, respectively.
Shelby Smith (Ashtabula, Ohio / Lakeside) put together one of her strongest performances of the season with 16 kills and five blocks.
The Lakers dropped game one 25-21 but responded with three close victories in the final three games (25-21, 26-24, 25-23) to pick up their fifth win of the season.
Lakeland travels to Michigan on Saturday to compete in the Grand Rapids Tournament hosted by Grand Rapids Community College.
September 16, 2013 | Sinclair Defends McBride Tournament Title, Woltman Named Scholarship Winner
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Sinclair Community College defeated St. Clair County Community College 2-0 in the championship match to repeat as the Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Tournament champions over the weekend. The No. 2 seed Tartan Pride avenged their only loss in round robin play by handling the top-seeded Skippers in the title match behind the play of tournament MVP Jessica Thobe. Thobe, a sophomore outside hitter, was also named tournament MVP as a freshman.
Lakeland’s Alyssa Woltman (Painesville, Ohio / Riverside) was honored by the McBride family as the Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Scholarship winner. The sophomore outside hitter led the Lakers in kills over the weekend, helping LCC go 3-3 in round robin play before falling to Sinclair in the opening round of the single elimination tournament.
The tournament featured two days of round robin play before the top eight teams are seeded for a single elimination tournament on Saturday afternoon.
In all, the AFC hosted 37 volleyball matches over the course of two days. The tournament, which is played in memory of former Lakeland women’s volleyball player Shannon McBride, has been a fixture on campus since 2003.
Tournament Champion – Sinclair Community College
Tournament Runner-Up – St. Clair County Community College
Tournament MVP – Jessica Thobe, Sinclair Community College
Carly Butler, Sinclair Community College
Tara Eades, Sinclair Community College
Katie Bearse, St. Clair County Community College
Rachel Cooper, St. Clair County Community College
Hannah Pinkie, Lorain County Community College
Sarah Gehring, Cuyahoga Community College
Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Scholarship Winner
Alyssa Woltman, Sophomore
Link: McBride Tournament Program
|Friday, September 13
||Main Court #1
Main Court #2
Lakeland vs. Notre Dame
Genesee vs. Cuyahoga
St. Clair County vs. Lorain County
||Lakeland vs. Mercyhurst NE
Genesee vs. Schoolcraft
25-19, 12-25, 15-13
Sinclair vs. Lake Michigan
|Notre Dame vs. Mercyhurst
St. Clair County vs. Cuyahoga
Sinclair vs. Lorain County
|Lakeland vs. Genesee
Schoolcraft vs. Cuyahoga
Lake Michigan vs. Lorain County
|Sinclair vs. St. Clair County
25-23, 13-25, 15-13
Schoolcraft vs. Notre Dame
Lake Michigan vs. Mercyhurst NE
|Lakeland vs. St. Clair County
Cuyahoga vs. Notre Dame
19-25, 25-19, 15-6
Genesee vs. Lorain County
|Saturday, September 14
||Main Court #1
Main Court #2
|Cuyahoga vs. Lake Michigan
Genesee vs. Mercyhurst NE
Schoolcraft vs. Sinclair
|Lakeland vs. Lake Michigan
Notre Dame vs. Lorain County
Schoolcraft vs. St. Clair County
|Lakeland vs. Sinclair
Cuyahoga vs. Mercyhurst NE
Genesee vs. St. Clair County
|Notre Dame vs. Sinclair
Lorain County vs. Mercyhurst NE
Schoolcraft vs. Lake Michigan
|#1 St. Clair County vs. #8 Notre Dame
#2 Sinclair vs. #7 Lakeland
#3 Lorain County vs. #6 Schoolcraft
20-25, 25-19, 15-8
|#4 Cuyahoga vs. #5 Genesee
25-23, 26-28, 15-10
|#1 St. Clair County vs. #4 Cuyahoga
#2 Sinclair vs. #3 Lorain County
|#1 St. Clair County vs. #2 Sinclair
September 4, 2013 | Lakers Open Conference Play with 3-1 Victory Over Cuyahoga
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – After two weeks of non-conference tournaments against some of the best competition in the region, the Lakeland women’s volleyball team finally took the court against an Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) opponent Wednesday night. After dropping the first game to Tri-C, Lakeland responded by winning the next three to open conference play 1-0 and improve to 1-8 on the season.
Freshman setter Brittany Wentworth (North Kingsville, Ohio / Edgewood) handed out a career-high 43 assists while Alyssa Woltman (Painesville, Ohio / Riverside) and Shelby Smith (Ashtabula, Ohio / Lakeside) led the attack with 14 and 13 kills, respectively. Freshmen Erin McDowell (Kirtland, Ohio / Kirtland) and Amanda Maffo (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Fairport Harding) contributed eight kills apiece while classmate Danielle Talevski (Willoughby, Ohio / Willoughby South) added a team-high 14 digs.
The Lakers extended their winning streak against the Challengers to four dating back to the 2011 season. LCC heads south this weekend for two more OCCAC matches when it takes on Columbus State on Friday night and Cincinnati State Saturday afternoon.
November 28, 2012 | Miozzi Named Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Russ Miozzi has been selected as the next head coach of the Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball team, it was announced by Athletic Director Scott Barlow. Miozzi, who served as the assistant coach during the 2012 season, brings 18 years of coaching experience to the program.
In his first year at the collegiate level, Miozzi helped the Lakers to a 7-15 record and coached one all-conference selection in freshman libero Stephanie Ziegler.
His coaching career began at the CYO and middle school level where he led squads at Immaculate Conception School in Willoughby and Notre Dame Cathedral Latin in Chardon.
He has spent the past ten years coaching Junior Olympic Volleyball at the National Open levels, helping a number of teams qualify for the national tournament.
Miozzi led an 18-year old team to the Junior National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia where they finished as the 16th-ranked team in the country. He also founded and directed a team from 2005-08 before merging with Eastside Volleyball Club in 2009, when he served as a co-director.
October 15, 2012 | Lakeland Downs Mercyhurst NE 3-0, Wins Third Straight Non-Conference Match
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Freshman Alicia Smychynsky (Thomspon, Ohio / Ledgemont) recorded a career high ten kills, helping Lakeland defeat visiting Mercyhurst North East 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-20) in non-conference women’s volleyball action Monday night. The Lakers improved to 7-13 overall with their third straight win over a non-conference opponent.
Audryana Lucha (Perry, Ohio / Lake Catholic) and Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio / Madison) handed out 11 and 14 assists, respectively, while Stephanie Ziegler (Thompson, Ohio / Ledgemont) paced the defensive effort with 15 digs. Lucha also served a career-high nine aces, part of 17 on the night for the Lakers.
Lakeland will return to action on Wednesday (Oct. 17) when they travel to nationally-ranked Owens for a 5:00 p.m. showdown with the Express.
October 3, 2012 | Woltman’s Career Day Not Enough for Women’s Volleyball
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Despite a career high 22 kills and ten digs from freshman Alyssa Woltman (Riverside), the Lakeland women’s volleyball team suffered a hard-fought 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 19-25, 15-12) loss to visiting Lorain County on Wednesday evening. Lakeland twice battled back from a game down to force a fifth and deciding set before dropping the finale.
Audryana Lucha (Lake Catholic) added nine digs and a career-high 29 assists while fellow setter Breanna Wilson (Madison) added 15 helpers in the loss. Averi Kuhlman (Perry) and Rebecca Slocum (Eastlake North) added ten and nine kills, respectively, to pace the offense while Stephanie Ziegler (Ledgemont) led the defensive effort with 23 digs.
Lakeland will return to action on Friday when they host nationally-ranked Columbus State at 6:00 p.m. inside the Athletic & Fitness Center.
September 29, 2012 | Women’s Volleyball Drops a Pair on the Road
The Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball team suffered a pair of Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) defeats at the hands of Edison and Sinclair over the weekend, falling to 4-9 overall (1-3 OCCAC) in the process.
PIQUA, Ohio – Alyssa Woltman (Painesville, Ohio) led the offense with nine kills while sophomore setter Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio) handed out 11 assists in a 3-0 loss (25-8,b 25-20, 25-12). Stephanie Ziegler (Thompson, Ohio) and Meredith Stuebbe (Chardon, Ohio) paced the defense with 14 digs and six blocks, respectively.
DAYTON, Ohio – Despite eight kills from Averi Kuhlman (Perry, Ohio) and 15 assists from Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio), visiting Lakeland was unable to grab a game in a 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-18) setback to Sinclair.
Alyssa Woltman (Painesville, Ohio) added eight digs, five kills, and three blocks in the loss while Rebecca Slocum (Eastlake, Ohio) recorded a career-high nine blocks at the net for Lakeland.
The Lakers will return to action on Wednesday when they play host to Lorain County Community College at 6:00 p.m. in a crucial OCCAC matchup.
September 17, 2012 | Volleyball Finishes 2-5 at McBride Tournament, Wilson and Stuebbe Named Scholarship Winners
KIRTLAND, Ohio – The Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball team went 2-2 on day one of the annual Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Tournament but couldn’t find a win on day two en route to a 2-5 showing over the weekend.
The annual tournament, played in honor of former Lakeland women’s volleyball player Shannon Lee McBride, featured 11 teams from throughout the area competing in 33 round robin matches followed by an eight-team, single-elimination playoff on Saturday afternoon.
Lakeland secured the number seven seed by virtue of a 2-4 record in round robin play before falling to second seeded St. Clair County Community College in the elimination round.
Fellow Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) member Sinclair Community College went unbeaten over the two day tournament and defeated Schoolcraft College 2-0 in the championship match.
Jessica Thobe was named Tournament MVP after guiding the Tartan Pride to the title.
Lakeland’s Breanna Wilson (Madison HS) and Meredith Stuebbe (Mentor HS) were selected as the Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Scholarship winners, a scholarship presented by members of the McBride family.
Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Tournament Awards
Team Champion – Sinclair Community College
Team Runner-Up – Schoolcraft College
Jessica Thobe, Freshman, Sinclair Community College, MVP
Tara Eades, Freshman, Sinclair Community College
Stephanie Gibson, Freshman, Schoolcraft College
Paige Johns, Freshman, Lake Michigan College
Jordan Peltier, Freshman, St. Clair County Community College
Monika Rudis, Sophomore, Schoolcraft College
Teresa Trucco, Sophomore, Lorain County Community College
Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Scholarship Winners
Breanna Wilson, Sophomore
Meredith Stuebbe, Freshman
September 13, 2012 | Lakers Prep for Annual McBride Tournament
KIRTLAND, Ohio – The Lakeland Community College volleyball team will once again host the Annual Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Tournament beginning on Friday, September 14 and concluding one day later.
This year’s tournament field includes 11 teams from throughout the area including four members of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). This year’s participants will be Community College of Beaver County (Pa.), Cuyahoga Community College, Genesee (N.Y.) Community College, Lake Michigan Community College, Lakeland Community College, Lorain County Community College, Mercyhurst North East (Pa.), Notre Dame College JV, Schoolcraft College, St. Clair Community College, and Sinclair Community College.
Defending-champion Schoolcraft College will look to make it two straight while last year’s second place team, St. Clair County CC, tries to improve on a strong showing in 2011.
On Friday evening, the annual Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Scholarship winner will be announced by Athletic Director Scott Barlow.
June 30, 2012 | Petroff Earns NJCAA Academic Award
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Volleyball’s Aurora Petroff (Willoughby, Ohio / Willoughby South) has earned the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement following the 2011-12 season. The sophomore outside hitter is a four-time S.T.A.R. student-athlete and was named in to the Dean’s List in her final three semesters at Lakeland .
Additionally, Petroff earned conference recognition when she was named to the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) All-Academic Team in June.
More on the NJCAA Academic Awards Program:
This year marked the 29th in which the NJCAA has acknowledged the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. The NJCAA has three classifications for its academic awards program:
NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 to 3.99 on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale)
Click here for the full list of this year’s recipients.
April 30, 2012 | Lakeland Recognizes Student-Athletes at Year-End Banquet
As a part of the Athletic Awards Reception and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, the following team awards were given out by coach Rachel Pacholke.
Team Most Valuable Player – Stephanie Frick, sophomore
Offensive Most Valuable Player – Jordan McLendon, freshman
Defensive Most Valuable Player – Randi Woodworth, freshman
Coaches Award – Breanna Wilson, freshman
November 1, 2011 | Frick, McLendon earn all-conference honors
Sophomore Stephanie Frick (Eastlake, Ohio / Willoughby South) and freshman Jordan McLendon (Canton, Ohio / Timkin) have been selected to the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) all-conference team. Frick earned first team honors while McLendon garnered honorable mention accolades.
Frick led the team in kills (268), aces (33), and digs (389) while recording 30 blocks in her final season with the Lakers. The outside hitter finished eighth on the all-time, single-season kills list in program history and third on the career kills list. She set a pair of career highs this year with 17 kills against Notre Dame and 30 digs against Sinclair in early October.
McLendon ranked second on the team in kills with 175 while contributing 132 digs and 44 blocks in her first collegiate season. She recorded double-digit kills in five matches, including a career-high 13 against Cuyahoga in early September before registering 18 digs against Lorain County one week later.
October 27, 2011 | Frick, Wilson finish 2011 campaign strong
Sophomore Stephanie Frick (Eastlake, Ohio / Willoughby South) tallied 12 kills against Walsh University JV on Wednesday evening to move into sole possession of ninth place on the Lakeland Community College single-season kills list with 268. Frick also ends the season ranked fifth on the program’s career kills list with 459.
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A two-year starter on the volleyball team, Frick’s offensive output is the third highest by a Lakeland sophomore, trailing only the program’s all-time kills leader Jacki Hruby (460) and Janine Piunno (358).
As a freshman, Frick finished second on the team in kills (191) and aces (23) and led all newcomers with 282 digs. One year later, she paced the team in kills, digs (389), and aces (33).
The outside hitter had a career-high 17 kills against Notre Dame College JV on Oct. 3, two days after setting a career-high with 30 digs against Sinclair.
Third year head coach Amanda Creque praised her effort throughout the year. “Stephanie Frick is one of the best outside hitters I have seen in a long time. She is a smart athlete who is able to react to the ball and make plays. She has developed tremendously over the past two years and has been a real joy to have on my team.” As a sophomore captain, Frick’s guidance was evident. “Stephanie stepped up as a leader this year and helped keep her team strong both on and off the court,” added Creque, who coached Frick during her two years at Lakeland. “She will be truly missed and we wish her all the best in the years to come.”
In addition to her accomplishments on the court, Frick is a two-time S.T.A.R. student-athlete (3.0 GPA or better) and the recipient of the 2011 Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Scholarship.
In her first season with the Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball team, Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio / Madison) made an immediate impact. The freshman setter finished the year with 644 assists, good for eighth place on the program’s all-time list.
Wilson dished out 30 or more assists in six different matches, including a career high 39 against Edison at the end of September. She ended the season ranked inside the top-20 in both assists and assists per set.
In addition to her duties as the primary setter, Wilson finished third on the team in aces (15) and fourth in digs (287). Her transition from the softball field onto the volleyball court was a smooth one.
“Breanna Wilson was a wonderful addition to our team this year. After playing two years of softball she had the college life mastered and was able to easily balance being a student-athlete,” said head coach Amanda Creque, one day after the Lakers ended the 2011 campaign at Walsh University. “Breanna filled a void in our roster, stepping up as the only setter and rising to the challenge. She is an extremely positive person and someone you want on your court because she never gives up and doesn’t accept failure. She pushes her teammates to be better and do better. We look forward to having her back next year.”
October 22, 2011 | Lakers fall to Columbus State in conference finale
KIRTLAND, Ohio – Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball fell in three games (16-25, 18-25, 12-25) to visiting Columbus State Community College on Saturday afternoon to close out the 2011 conference schedule. The Lakers finished 2-10 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) and drop to 9-23 overall. They will travel to Canton, Ohio to take on Walsh University JV on Wednesday (Oct. 26) in their final game of the season.
Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio / Madison) handed out 20 assists in the setback, moving her season total to a team-leading 575 in her first year with the Lakers. Classmate Randi Woodworth (Orwell, Ohio / Grand Valley) paced the defensive effort with 10 digs.
Sophomore Stephanie Frick (Eastlake, Ohio / Willoughby South) and freshman Jordan McLendon (Canton, Ohio / Timkin) led the way offensively with ten kills apiece. Frick moved her season total to 238, good for 10th all-time in program history. She needs 13 kills in her final game with Lakeland to move past Julie Formica (’07) and into ninth place on the list.
September 30, 2011 | Lakers drop pair of OCCAC matches
KIRTLAND, Ohio – The Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of conference matchups over the weekend by identical 3-1 scores. The Lakers (8-16, 2-4 OCCAC) fell to visiting Edison CC (5-12) and Sinclair CC (10-11) on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Lakeland 1, Edison 3 (17-25, 21-25, 25-22, 17-25)
Freshman setter Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio / Madison) handed out a career-high 39 assists in the setback to Edison. Wilson eclipsed a previous high of 36 she set in a 3-1 win over Mercyhurst North East on Sept. 12. Sophomore Stephanie Frick (Eastlake, Ohio / Willoughby South) matched a career-high with 16 kills and added 23 digs. Freshman Jordan McLendon (Canton, Ohio / Timkin) recorded 11 kills and a pair of aces in the loss.
All seven Lakers contributed at least 10 digs, led by Frick’s 23 and 17 from freshman Randi Woodworth (Orwell, Ohio / Grand Valley).
Lakeland 1, Sinclair 3 (10-25, 25-21, 21-25, 23-25)
Stephanie Frick logged a career-high 30 digs to go along with 11 kills in a 3-1 loss to Sinclair. Freshman Breanna Wilson handed out 25 assists while classmate Jordan McLendon connected for 10 kills. Sophomore Shannon Sharkey (Bedford, Ohio / Bedford) led the defensive effort with a career-high six blocks while freshman Randi Woodworth added 18 digs.
Lakeland will return to action on Wednesday (Oct. 5) when it travels to Lorain for a conference matchup at 6:00 p.m. The Lakers are 2-0 against the Commodores after a pair of wins at home at the beginning of the season.
September 28, 2011 | Lakers down Tri-C 3-1 on the road
HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio – The Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball team evened its’ conference record to 2-2 with a 3-1 win over host Cuyahoga Community College on Wednesday night. The Lakers (8-14) were led by freshman setter Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio / Madison), who recorded a career-high 18 digs to go along with 20 assists.
Lakeland jumped out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to a 25-21 win in game one and a narrow 25-23 victory in game two. Cuyahoga rebounded in game three (25-16) before the visitors shut the door with a 25-19 win in game four.
Freshman outside hitter Jordan McLendon (Canton, Ohio / Timkin) registered a team-high eight kills and four blocks while sophomore Stephanie Frick (Eastlake, Ohio / Willoughby South) chipped in 13 digs and seven kills.
Lakeland continues with conference games this weekend when it hosts Edison CC (3-11, 0-3 OCCAC) on Friday (Sept. 30) at 6:00 p.m. and Sinclair CC (8-10, 3-2) on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
September 24, 2011 | Lakers finish 2-2 at Kaminna Allen Tournament
BATAVIA, N.Y. – The Lakeland women’s volleyball team split four matches at the Kaminna Allen Tournament hosted by Genesee Community College on Saturday, September 24. The Lakers defeated Delaware Tech twice but fell to Hagerstown and Genesee to move to 7-14 overall.
Match 1: Lakeland 3, Delaware Tech 0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-17)
Sophomore Stephanie Frick (Eastlake, Ohio / Willoughby South) had a hand in 40 points with 22 assists, 13 kills, four aces, and one block in a three set win. Freshman Jordan McLendon (Canton, Ohio / Timkin) recorded a team-high eight digs to go along with six kills in the victory.
Match 2: Lakeland 0, Hagerstown 3 (14-25, 23-25, 13-25)
Freshman Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio / Madison) dished out 23 assists while sophomore Jennifer Sommerfeld (Las Vegas, Nev.) delivered a team-high 11 kills in a 3-0 setback to Hagerstown. Wilson also led the way with 14 digs, followed closely by 14 and 12 from Ericka Stockard (Toledo, Ohio / E.L. Bowsner) and Erin Shantery (Montville, Ohio / Ledgemont), respectively.
Match 3: Lakeland 1, Genesee 3 (17-25, 18-25, 25-18, 20-25)
The Lakers rallied in game three to avoid the sweep but were unable to force a deciding set in falling to Genesee CC 3-1. Wilson handed out 20 assists while McLendon collected a team-high eight kills in the loss. Libero Erin Shantery recorded a team-high 13 digs while freshman Randi Woodworth (Orwell, Ohio / Grand Valley) chipped in ten.
Match 4: Lakeland 3, Delaware Tech 0
Nine kills from Stephanie Frick and 17 assists from Breanna Wilson proved to be more than enough as Lakeland cruised past Delaware Tech 3-0. The Lakers served up 16 aces, led by four each from Frick and Jordan McLendon.
September 17, 2011 | Volleyball competes in annual Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Tournament This past weekend, the Lakeland women’s volleyball team hosted the annual Shannon Lee McBride Memorial Tournament inside the Athletic & Fitness Center. The Lakers opened the two day tournament with a 3-1 record on Friday but stalled on Saturday, going 0-2 in pool play before falling to Henry Ford in the quarterfinals of the elimination round.
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The annual Shannon McBride Memorial Scholarship was awarded on Friday afternoon to this year’s recipient - sophomore outside hitter Stephanie Frick (Eastlake, Ohio / Willoughby South).
Friday, September 16
Henry Ford defeats Lakeland 2-0 (25-16, 25-8)
Lakeland defeats Lorain County 2-1 (20-25, 25-23, 15-11)
Lakeland defeats Notre Dame JV 2-0 (25-23, 25-21)
Lakeland defeats Lake Michigan 2-1 (25-21, 14-25, 15-11)
Saturday September 17
Schoolcraft defeats Lakeland 2-0 (25-11, 27-25)
Mercyhurst North East defeats Lakeland 2-1 (25-22, 17-25, 15-12)
Henry Ford defeats Lakeland 2-0 (25-17, 25-18)
Schoolcraft College (Mich.) was crowned tournament champions after dispensing St. Clair County Community College, 2-1, in the title match. The Ocelots went undefeated over the weekend and battled back from a 10-4 hole in game three of the championship to take the crown. In addition to the team award, seven individuals earned recognition:
2011 All-Tournament Team
Tournament MVP – Lauren Macuga, Schoolcraft
Alecia Abston, Henry Ford
Nicole Kempinski, Schoolcraft
Kaylee Koller, Lorain County
Kelly MacDonald, Schoolcraft
Jessica Nichols, St. Clair
Lindsay Tharns, St. Clair
September 12, 2011 | Defense keys Lakeland's first win of the season
KIRTLAND, Ohio – The Lakeland Community College women’s volleyball picked up its first win of the 2011 season after defeating visiting Mercyhurst NE 3-1 on Monday night inside the Athletic & Fitness Center. The Lakers downed the Saints by scores of 25-23, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20 behind a strong defensive effort.
Freshman setter Breanna Wilson (Madison, Ohio / Madison) handed out a career-high 36 assists while sophomore Stephanie Frick (Eastlake, Ohio / Willoughby South) paced the offensive attack with 11 kills in the victory. Sophomore middle hitter Jennifer Sommerfeld (Las Vegas, Nev.) also set a career-high with nine kills. Freshman libero Erin Shantery (Montville, Ohio / Ledgemont) and sophomore Ericka Stockard (Toledo, Ohio / E.L. Bowsner) keyed the defensive effort with 19 and 17 digs, respectively.
In all, five players registered ten or more digs including freshman Randi Woodworth (Orwell, Ohio / Grand Valley), who also chipped a career-high five aces in the win.
Lakeland narrowly took game one before taking the second by a comfortable nine-point margin. Midway through game three Stockard left due to injury, forcing Shantery to take her place on the outside. Despite the switch, the Lakers nearly pulled out the win before the Saints avoided the sweep with a 26-24 win.
The hosts bounced back in game four, building a ten point lead and holding on for a 25-20 victory. Lakeland improves to 1-6 overall on the season and looks for its first Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) win on Wednesday (Sept. 14) when it plays host to Lorain County CC at 6:00 p.m.
August 21, 2011 | Women's volleyball hosts inaugural alumni game
On Friday, August 21, the Lakeland women’s volleyball team welcomed eight former players for the inaugural alumni game inside the Athletic and Fitness Center.
October 6, 2010 | Lakers take part in Kaminna Allen Tournament
The Lady Lakers Volleyball Team took part in the Kaminna Allen Tournament last weekend in Genesee. Lakeland came out strong winning both of their matches on Friday night. Despite the lady's efforts they were unable to pull off the victory on Saturday. Lakeland's Stephanie Frick was named to the All-Tournament Team. Stephanie played in 18 games in 5 matches. During these games Stephanie was able to rack up 32 service points, 6 aces, 25 kills, and 72 digs. Congratulations to Stephanie on her award. Come out and support the Lady Lakers as they finish up their season.
May 5, 2010 -- At tonight’s Athletic Awards Banquet, these players were given the following accolades for this past season.
Team Most Valuable Player - Karisca Chambers
Offensive Most Valuable Player - Elaine Bowen
Defensive Most Valuable Player - Karla Bailey
Coaches Award - Ericka Stockard
Karisca Chambers was also her team's nominee for Female Athlete of the Year.
S.T.A.R. Student Athletes: Fall 2009 -- Congratulations to Karla Bailey, Elizabeth Breeler and Angela Gagliano who each achieved a 3.0 grade point average during the fall semester, while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours.
Tuesday, October 27 (from the OCCAC website)
Lakeland's Chambers earns OCCAC player of the week honors
Lakeland Community College Karisca Chambers earned OCCAC player of the week honors for the week ending October 24. The sophomore setter recorded her 1,000 career assist versus Owens Community College on Wednesday night. She had 82 assists, 13 aces, 17 digs, three kills and two blocks for the week. She had 12 aces in a three set match versus Edison Community College. Karisca lost two of her power hitters over the weekend and still managed to record 56 assists in the two matches. The OCCAC congratulates Karisca on the award.
September 30, 2009 -- Columbus State is ranked No. 1 in the nation and was a serious challenge for the young Lakers. Again, it took awhile for the team to gain their bearings on the road; but they played a solid game three, challenging the Cougars until finally dropping the third set 26-28. For the match, Elaine Bowen had 21 attack attempts, with seven kills and only one attack error. Cidalene Henry and Ericka Stockard each had five kills. Amanda Rhodes had seven blocks. Karisca Chambers logged 21 assists and Karla Bailey did a great job on defense, getting a hand on every ball while in the back row.
Shannon McBride Memorial Tournament @ Lakeland Community College
First Day Pool Play Results
Lakeland CC 2 Notre Dame JVs 0; 25-15, 25-17
Lake Michigan College 2 Notre Dame JVs 0; 25-8,25-16
Lakeland CC 2 Lake Michigan College 0; 25-19, 25-16
Genesse CC 2 Sinclair CC 1; 25-16, 20-25, 15-9
Vincennes University 2 Genesse CC 0; 25-22, 25-18
Vincennes University 2 Sinclair CC 0; 25-11, 25-9
Schoolcraft College 2 Lorain County CC 0; 25-14, 25-15
Schoolcraft College 2 Niagara CC 1; 25-16, 20-25, 15-13
Lorain County CC 2 Niagara CC 1; 26-24, 24-16, 15-13
Second Day Pool Play Results
Lakeland CC 2 Niagara 1; 14-25, 25-21, 15-11
Vincennes University 2 Niagara CC 0; 25-20, 25-12
Lakeland CC 2 Vincennes 1; 16-25, 25-22, 15-12
Sinclair CC 2 Notre Dame JVs 0; 25-13, 25-19
Schoolcraft College 2 Notre Dame JVs 0; 25-13, 25-11
Schoolcraft College 2 Sinclair CC 0; 25-22, 25-17
Lorain County CC 2 Genesse CC 0; 26-16, 25-23
Lake Michigan College 2 Genesse CC 0; 25-11, 25-21
Lake Michigan College 2 Lorain County CC 0; 25-18, 25-23
Notre Dame College JVs 2 Niagara CC 1; 25-23, 23-25, 15-10
Schoolcraft College 2 Notre Dame College JVs 0; 25-12, 25-15
Lake Michigan College 2 Lorain County CC 0; 25-15, 25-16
Lakeland CC 2 Sinclair CC 0; 25-16, 25-17
Vincennes University 2 Genesse CC 0; 25-20, 25-10
Schoolcraft College 2 Lake Michigan College 1; 18-25, 25-16, 15-13
Vincennes University 2 Lakeland CC 1; 25-15, 21-25, 15-12
Vincennes University 2 Schoolcraft College 0; 25-16, 25-22
Shannon McBride Memorial Tournament Memorial Tournament
All Tournament Team
Shanelle Burch – Vincennes University
Kasi Townsend – Vincennes University
Jennifer Brunink – Schoolcraft College
Brittany Denter – Schoolcraft College
Jordyn Draime – Lake Michigan College
Karisca Chambers -- Lakeland Community College
Most Valuable Libero
Ashley Holmes – Vincennes University
Most Valuable Player
Katie Jones – Vincennes University
Winners of Shannon McBride Memorial Scholarship
Elaine Bowen and Elizabeth Breeler -- Lakeland Community College