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Ryan Bay named head baseball coach at Northern
Jeremy Hise, Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) athletic director, announced that Ryan Bay has accepted the position of NOC Tonkawa head baseball coach and will begin his official duties July 18.
Hise said, “Ryan is a proven winner. He has effectively turned around other programs very quickly and I am confident that he will do the same here at Northern. His teams have not only been successful on the playing field, but have also maintained a high grade point average (GPA) and he graduates his student-athletes. That is exactly what we strive for in all of our athletic programs.”
Ryan Bay just completed his sixth season as head coach of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) baseball program.
During his time in Alva, NWOSU has improved dramatically. In 2009 Bay took over an eight-win team and immediately shaped them into contenders, posting 26 victories. That 18-game swing was the greatest one-year turn around in school history.
In 2010, Northwestern was one win shy of reaching the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Tournament on the strength of a 35-22 overall record, the fifth-best finish in school history. The 2011 team kept the momentum going, opening the year 10-2. They posted a pair of six-game winning streaks and racked up 26 victories. In 2012, Bay led NWOSU to a 34-24 mark, helped by a 10-game winning streak in early April. Also, 2013 marked the beginning of a three-year transition from the NAIA to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) DII for Northwestern.
“Bay’s accomplishments don’t just stop on the field, they also carry over to the classroom. His squad was named an NAIA Scholar Team with a 3.12 GPA. The team has maintained an average of 3.0 or higher in every season since,” Hise said.
Bay had a successful three-year reign at Bacone College. During the 2008 season, Bay led Bacone to a 41-14 overall record and was ranked as high as number 18 in the NAIA. Bay joined Bacone during the 2006 season and spurred a 20-game turnaround from the previous season, with a 29-19 record. During his second season, he finished with a 35-21 record and won the Red River Athletic Conference North Division Title, the first in the school’s history.
Before serving at Bacone, Bay was the head coach at William Woods University (Mo.) from 2003 to 2005. During his inaugural season, Bay guided the program to its first winning season in school history. In his second year at the helm, Bay defeated seven NAIA nationally ranked opponents in route to qualifying for the regional tournament, a first for the program.
A native of Perry, Bay also has been an assistant coach at NOC Enid, serving as a hitting/outfield coach from 2001-02. In 2002, the Jets finished third in the Junior College World Series.
While in Enid, during the summers of 2001 and 2002, he was the head coach of the Enid Pastimers, a collegiate summer league team.
Bay played his prep ball at Perry High School under current NOC Enid Head Coach Raydon Leaton. He was a four-year starter and two-time all-conference performer in the Heart of America Conference as an outfielder at Missouri Valley College. During his junior year, Bay led the conference in stolen bases with 39.
Bay received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 from Missouri Valley College and earned a master’s degree in education from NWOSU in 2002.
Bay currently resides in Alva with his wife of 15 years, Denise, and their 10 year old son Bryer.
“I’m truly honored to be the new Head Baseball Coach at NOC-Tonkawa, and I look forward to building a championship caliber program that will be a continued source of pride on our campus and in the surrounding community,” Bay said.
NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans said, “Ryan brings a high level of energy and knowledge to the position that will be a tremendous asset to our student-athletes, the campus and our community. Ryan’s passion and desire really stood out to the members of the hiring committee. We look forward to our fans and the community getting to know Ryan and our baseball team this season.”
In addition to serving as the head coach, for the Maverick baseball team, which competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II of the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference (OCAC), Bay will also assume academic duties as an instructor in the Social Science division.
NOC sports teams and student athletes earn NJCAA academic honors
Four Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa student-athletes have earned NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete awards and two NOC Tonkawa sports teams earned a place on the NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year list.
Student-athletes from NOC Tonkawa earning Superior Academic Achievement awards are women’s softball player Jade Barnett and women’s basketball player Deborah Means, and from Tonkawa earning Exemplary Academic Achievement awards are women’s softball player Conner Kent and Cameron Kirk, men’s baseball player.
The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards, previously known as NJCAA Academic All-America honors, have been renamed to the following:
NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 – 3.99 on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 – 3.79 on a 4.00 scale)
More information can be found at: http://www.njcaa.org/newsArticle.cfm?articleId=21869#sthash.F0Kuvp2Z.dpuf.
With minimal changes to its award program’s inception in 1983, the NJCAA has been annually recognizing the academic success of its student-athletes for 31 years.During the 2013-14 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,446 student-athletes compete on 3,705 teams in 28 different sports. Of those competitors, 3.08 percent, or 1,799 student-athletes, were recognized with academic awards for their achievements in the classroom. Receiving the highest honors with a 4.0 GPA, 171 student-athletes received the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.
Two NOC Tonkawa teams earned spots on the Academic Team of the Year list. The NJCAA recognizes teams with GPAs above 3.0. The two NOC Tonkawa teams that were listed; the women’s basketball team earned honors with a cumulative GPA of 3.34, tied for number 19 of 61 teams listed; and the women’s softball team with a 3.12 cumulative GPA, number 89 of 120.
Jeremy Hise, NOC athletic director said, “Being a student-athlete requires a tremendous amount of sacrifice. The amount of time the student-athletes spend practicing, participating and traveling is great. For these young men and women to make the additional commitment to excel in the classroom is fantastic. We are very fortunate to have coaches who stress academics and instructors who care so much about our student’s success here at Northern.”
Dr. Cheryl Evans, NOC president said, “Northern is so proud of our student athletes and our coaches who place an emphasis on academic achievement. Of course we enjoy winning in athletics, but more importantly we are thrilled when students succeed in the classroom. That’s a long term win for everyone.”
Kadie Berlin named head softball Coach at Northern
The search is over and Kadie Berlin has been named head coach of the Maverick Women’s Softball Program at Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) Tonkawa.
“The Northern Oklahoma College athletic department wants to recruit individuals with good character, who are also good students and good athletes. Kadie is the epitome of those qualities we look for. She has been a success at everything she has done in the past and I know that she will be successful in leading our softball program moving forward. The young women who choose to come to Northern and play for Kadie will be in great hands," said Jeremy Hise, NOC athletic director.
Berlin succeeds Coach Karie Linsenmeyer who has been named head softball coach at Stillwater High School, after spending the last 13 years coaching at Northern.
“I am very excited to join the NOC Tonkawa family and community. I am blessed to have this opportunity and to do one of the things I enjoy most in life, coaching softball. I would like to thank Athletic Director, Jeremy Hise, and the NOC Administration for this opportunity and all who have contributed to helping me along my journey,” Berlin said.
Berlin, a native of Wichita, Ks said she is excited to make NOC Tonkawa her new home. She played college softball at Pratt Community College and finished her softball career at Ottawa University. In Berlin’s senior season at Ottawa University her team finished first in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) tournament and appeared at the 2010 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Tournament. Berlin also participated in cross country and track and field while attending Ottawa University.
Berlin was a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic All-American, NAIA Academic All-KCAC, NAIA Daktronic Scholar Athlete, and NAIA Academic All-American, while a student-athlete at Pratt Community College and Ottawa University. She graduated Cum Laude from Ottawa University in 2011 with her Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Accounting, and will complete her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) this July.
Berlin began her coaching career at Pratt Community College where she was the assistant softball coach, and coordinator of college relations and special programs. She continued her coaching career at SWOSU as the pitching coach from 2012 to 2014. During the summers, Berlin coached college prep softball teams, umpired and was the director of the Weatherford, Okla. softball league.
NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans said, “We are excited to welcome Coach Berlin to the NOC Maverick family. She brings a love for the game and a desire for our student athletes to succeed in the classroom and on the field. She also respects and admires our women’s softball program successful tradition. She comes highly recommended as an impressive woman of integrity and she possesses a great work ethic. We look forward to joining our fans at the softball field next season cheering on Coach Berlin and the Maverick women.”
In addition to serving as head coach, for the Maverick softball team, which competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I of the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference (OCAC), Berlin will also assume academic duties as an instructor in the Business Division beginning July 1.
NOC Tonkawa baseball player of the week announced
Terry Ballard, Northern Oklahoma college men’s baseball head coach, announced the NOC baseball player of the week for the week ended April 20.
The NOC Tonkawa player of the week is Jeremy Smith, a sophomore from Kingfisher.
Coach Ballard said, “In two games at Murray State, Jeremy had a fantastic offensive day. He was at bat seven times and had four hits, one double and a triple, two homeruns, 6 RBIs and four runs scored. When Jeremy relaxes and is on his game he is fun to watch.”
NOC Tonkawa baseball and softball players of the week announced
Karie Linsenmeyer, Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) women’s softball head coach, and Terry Ballard, NOC men’s baseball head coach, announce the NOC players of the week for the week ended April 13.
The women's player of the week is Taylor Fritz, a freshman from Cache, Okla. The men’s player of the week is Haskell Browning, a sophomore from Luther.
“Taylor had six hits last week and played stellar defense,” said Coach Linsenmeyer.”
Coach Ballard said, “Haskell scored the winning run in a 4-3 victory over Carl Albert. He caught for four straight conference games in three days, and threw three players out attempting to steal. Haskell had two clutch hits, scoring players with two outs in crucial situations. Those hits made all the difference in those games.”
NOC Tonkawa baseball and softball players of the week announced
Karie Linsenmeyer, Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) women’s softball head coach, and Terry Ballard, NOC men’s baseball head coach, announce the NOC players of the week for the week ended March 30.
The women's player of the week is Natalie Eaton, a sophomore from Leedey, Oklahoma. The men’s player of the week is Bryce Clemons, a sophomore from Broken Bow.
“Natalie is hitting well and that teams are pitching around her consistently,” said Coach Linsenmeyer.
Coach Ballard said, “Bryce, a lefty Pitcher, got 2 wins within 4 days with a 2.37 ERA. He pitched 2 complete games throwing only 4 walks with 7 strikeouts. He threw loads of flyball and groundball outs and he's getting attention from some good 4 year colleges.”
NOC Cheer team takes second place at national competition
Karri Morrill, NOC Cheer team coach, said, “NOC Cheer took second place at COA Mid-America nationals in Kansas City, Mo., this weekend. A large coed team from Iowa Central Community College finished first. The team represented Northern Mavericks well in front of 130 different all-star and collegiate teams combined.”
NOC's Cremers chosen to cheer for NWOSU Rangers
Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) Cheer team member Jordan Cremers, a sophomore from Ponca City, will go on to cheer for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) Rangers after finishing at Northern.
Karri Morrill, NOC Cheer team coach, said, “Jordan is one of my sophomores who has been chosen to cheer on the Ranger coed cheer team at NWOSU this upcoming year. Tryouts were held March 28 and 29. Ranger cheerleaders cheer for football, basketball and compete at various competition venues from year to year.
“I am very excited for Jordan as she continues her education and cheer career after her time here at Northern. NWOSU has a really good cheer program. Ranger cheer is receiving quite an asset to their program and I'm excited to see her continue as a student and athlete.
Tonkawa Mavericks Men and Women Receive All-Conference Honors
Jamee Moore selected as student-athlete of the week
Greg Krause, Northern Oklahoma College women’s basketball head coach, announced the NOC basketball player of the week for the week ended March. 9.
The women's player of the week is Jamee Moore. Moore is a 5-foot-7-inch freshman from Oklahoma City and attended Putnam City High School.
“Jamee led our team in scoring and assists the last regular season game versus Redlands and the playoff game against Carl Albert. Jamee finished the season strong in her role as a starting guard. We’re looking for big things from her next season in that same role,” Krause said.
The women ended the regular season 12-18 overall and 11-7 in conference play. Their season ended after a loss to Carl Albert in the quarter final round of the NJCAA Region II Tournament in Shawnee
Wynn and Smith Named Player of the Week
Greg Krause, Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) women’s basketball head coach, and Donnie Jackson men’s basketball head coach announce the NOC basketball players of the week for the week ending Feb. 9.
The women's player of the week is Mikala Wynn, a 5-foot-10-inch freshman guard from Woodward. The men’s player of the week is Jaquan Smith, a 6-foot-8-inch freshman forward from Baltimore.
“Wynn scored 14 points, 2 of 4 from the three point line, in a losing effort at NOC-Enid. She scored 17 points, 4 of 8 from the field, 8 of 10 from the free throw line, in a home conference win versus Murray State,” said Coach Krause.
The ladies are 8-16 overall and 7-5 in conference for the season as of Feb. 9.
Coach Jackson said, “Smith is starting to spend more time in the library on his studies outside of class, has shown great strides of improvement in the classroom and is improving on a daily basis on the court.”
The Mavs are 12-12 overall and 4-8 in conference after defeating Murray State at Tishomingo Feb. 6.
Smith to be NOC women’s soccer team head coach
Jeremy Hise, Northern Oklahoma College athletic director, announced that Josh Smith has accepted the position of Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa head women’s soccer coach and will begin his official duties July 1.
Currently Head Coach Michael DuRoy has responsibility for both the mens and women’s soccer teams and will continue in that role until July 1.
Hise said, “I am excited to have Josh Smith join the coaching staff at Northern. The Northern Oklahoma College athletic department is committed to the development of the entire person.Josh brings a passion for teaching and for soccer that will be instrumental in helping our women soccer players accomplish their academic and athletic goals.”
Smith said, “Coaching at the Junior College level has been something I have talked about and looked at over the past year. Having the opportunity to step into this role is exciting. There are many quality players returning and I am excited to begin speaking with all of our recruits.I have high expectations for our program. I look forward to continuing to develop the players to be not just great soccer players but great students, ready to make an impact in whatever career they choose."
Smith, born and raised in northern New Jersey, saidsoccer was always a part of his life while growing up.After receiving many accolades in high school, he was recruited by several colleges to play soccer.After graduating from college, Smith served as a math teacher and assistant boys soccer coach at North Forney High School, Forney, Texas, where he led the junior varsity (JV) team to a winning season and a favorable position in the district.
After coaching at North Forney, Smith moved on as math and special education teacher, and head girls soccer and cross country coach at Crandall High School, Crandall, Texas. Crandall is a 3A high school that competes in a 4A district, andSmith led that soccer program to its first ever winning season and a playoff berth.He also expanded the program from about 16 athletes to over 50 and started its first JV Program. That program has produced multiple collegiate soccer players.
During the fall of 2013, Smith served as a volunteer assistant coach at Cedar Valley College where he trained the keepers.
Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., and a Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Mississippi.
Smith has been married to his wife Jenn since 2009 and has one son, Hunter.
Ashley LaGasse Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Greg Krause, Northern Oklahoma College women’s basketball head coach announced the NOC basketball player of the week for the week ended Feb. 2.
The women's player of the week is Ashley LaGasse, a 5-foot-6-inch freshman is from Loyal, Okla. and attended Lomega High School.
“Ashley led the team with 20 points in the loss at NEO, and led again with 23 points in the win here versus Seminole,” Krause said.
The women are now 8-16 overall for the season and 8-5 in conference play, after Thursday’s conference loss to Murray.
The Northern men and women will take on Carl Albert at home Feb. 10, play on the road Feb/ 17 against Western at Altus and are back home to play Connors Feb. 20. All three games begin at 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men.
Jordan Phelps and Raetchel Gray Named Student-Athletes of the Week
Greg Krause, Northern Oklahoma College women’s basketball head coach, and men’s basketball Head Coach Donnie Jackson announce the NOC basketball players of the week for the week ended Jan. 12.
The women's player of the week is Raetchel Gray, a 5-foot-7-inch freshman from Allen, Okla. The men’s player of the week is Jordan Phelps, a 6-foot-2-inch freshman from Broken Arrow.
“Raetchel led us in scoring during last week’s games with 13 points in a loss at Butler and 16 in a conference win at Carl Albert,” said Coach Krause.
The women are now 4-12 overall for the season and 3-1 in conference play, after Thursday’s conference win over Carl Albert.
Coach Jackson said, “Jordan scored 28 points in three games, since returning from Christmas break, including 14 points in an 87-80 victory at Carl Albert. Against Pratt, Jordan had 7 big second half points to help the Mavs come from behind and win 59-53. He is a strong student and finished with a high GPA for the first semester.”
The NOC men are now 10-6 for the season and 2-2 in conference after last week’s conference victory against Carl Albert.
The Northern men and women will take on Western at home Jan. 13, play on the road Jan. 16 against Connors State at Warner and are back home to play Eastern Jan. 20. All three games begin at 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men.
Cortrael Colbert Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Donnie Jackson, Northern Oklahoma College men’s basketball head coach announced the player of the week for the week ending Dec. 8.
Cortrael Colbert, a sophomore from Midwest City, has been named Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa men’s basketball player of the week. He attended Midwest City High School.
“Cortrael has been a great leader on and off the court. You always see him in the library working on homework or watching film. He also stays after practice every day to get up extra shots. Cortrael has averaged 21.2 points-per-game over the last four games [Nov 23 – Dec. 3], including 21 points against conference rival Enid, and has helped the Mavs to a 3-1 mark over that period,” Coach Jackson said.
The Mavs (7-5 overall) next game is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2014 at home against Pratt at 4 p.m.
N’Ganga receives Hays Scholarship
Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa sophomore J.J. N’Ganga was awarded the Donald R. Hays Basketball Scholarship during last week’s game. N’Ganga is a social science major originally from France who graduated from Sunrise Christian High School in Wichita.
The scholarship award for $1,000 was established in 1991 by Eleanor Hays in memory of her husband Donald R. Hays, former University Preparatory School (UPS/NOC) and University of Oklahoma (OU) basketball player. When Hays played for NOC it was called UPS.
This annual scholarship is awarded to the men’s sophomore basketball player who has attained the highest grade-point average during his freshman year at NOC.
“JJ is a true ambassador of Northern Oklahoma College. He is the definition of what a student-athlete should be. He devotes extra time to his studies, he spends extra time in the gym, and he invests time into others’ lives. He is a very deserving recipient of the Hays scholarship,” said Mavericks Head Coach Donnie Jackson.
The scholarship certificate was presented to N’Ganga by NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans and Foundation Executive Director Sheri Snyder. Standing with N’Ganga during the presentation were Coach Jackson, Maverick Parents Joel and Marcie Roth, Athletic Director Jeremy Hise, and Larissa Hautekeete who represented the Hays family.
Raetchel Gray Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Raetchel Gray, a freshman from Allen, Okla., has been named Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa women’s basketball player of the week for the week ending Nov. 24. She attended Byng High School.
“Raetchel lead us in scoring versus NEO with 12 points. She also had 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal,” Head Coach Greg Krause said.
Ashley LaGasse Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Ashley LaGasse, freshman from Lomega High School in Loyal, Okla., has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Maverick women’s basketball player of the week ending Nov. 10.
“Ashleyled us in the weekend classic games at Pratt scoring 16 points in one game and 26 points in our second contest,” Greg Krause, NOC women’s basketball head coach, said.
Brady Holland Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week
Brady Holland, second year Northern Oklahoma College Maverick Baseball Team manager from Shidler, has been named NOC Tonkawa athlete of the week ending Nov. 10.
“Brady never misses classes and is always on time for games and practices. He is a hard worker, helps tutor players on the team and is willing to help in any manner. In addition to his team manager duties he has a near perfect grade point average,” Terry Ballard, NOC men’s baseball head coach, said.
Cesar Zepeda Named Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 14-20th
Cesar Zepeda has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa student-athlete of the week for Oct. 7 - 13. This is his second athlete of the week honor this season.
Zepeda is a freshmen forward from Oklahoma City majoring in physical education – athletic training.
“Cesar came off an injury that kept him out for eight matches and scored two goals in the first half of the NEO match Saturday; the first one just 28 seconds into the game,” Head Soccer Coach Michael DuRoy said.
Two goals each by Zepeda and Fidel Estrada carried NOC Tonkawa to a 4-0 shutout Saturday over the Northeastern A&M Golden Norsemen in the regular season finale on the Mavericks home field.
This win clinched the Region 2 Men's Division 1 soccer championship for the Mavericks who finished the regular season 2-0 and 8-8 overall.
The Mavs advance to the Plains District Championship Nov. 9, when they will try to earn a bid to the national tournament. This is the fifteenth regional championship for DuRoy as the men’s soccer coach.
J.J. N'ganga Named Student-Athlete of the Week
J. J. N’ganga has been selected as the NOC Tonkawa men’s student athlete of the week. N’ganga is a 6-foot-10-inch sophomore basketball player from Paris, France.
“J. J. spends numerous hours studying on his own and in study hall. On top of being a good student, he is more than willing to help others academically through tutoring and just investing time into other’s lives. He carries a contagious smile and is a true student-athlete,” said Donnie Jackson, NOC Tonkawa men’s basketball head coach.
Jordan Poole Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Jordan Poole has been selected as the NOC Tonkawa student-athlete of the week for Sept. 30 - Oct. 6. Poole is a sophomore pitcher from Oilton, Okla. He pitched three and a third innings in a scrimmage against Eastern State College, giving up only two hits and one walk while striking out four. "Jordan is coming on strong and figuring out how to get batters out. He is like a sponge right now, learning quickly to catch hitter’s weaknesses. His velocity is up from last year. He's getting better every outing." Coach Terry Ballard said.
Rikke Randrup Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week
Rikke Randrup has been selected as the NOC Tonkawa female student-athlete of the week for Sept. 23-29. The freshman is a forward on the soccer team and is from Denmark. Rikke scored two goals in the Mavs historic comeback from four goals down to beat Dodge City Community College 5-4. Randrup is a communications major.
Rickardo Oldham Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week
Rickardo Oldham has been selected as the NOC Tonkawa male student-athlete of the week for Sept. 23-29. The freshman is a midfielder on the NOC Tonkawa soccer team and is from Kingston, Jamaica. Rickardo scored two goals in the Mavs 5-0 win over Dodge City Community College and played well in the 3-2 win over NEO. Oldham is a criminal justice major.
Kaitlin Bell has been selected as the NOC Tonkawa student-athlete of the week for Sept 16-22. The freshman from Enid, Oklahoma played the entire 110 minutes of the Mavericks 1-1 tie against Hill College despite having back spasms before the game. Bell has started every game, and played the full 90 minutes in nearly every game for the 6-1-1 Mavericks. Bell is majoring in Biology.
Maddie Pieper Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week
Maddie Pieper has been selected the NOC Tonkawa women’s student-athlete of the week for Sept. 9 - 15. Maddie is a freshman goalkeeper for the Maverick women’s soccer team and is from Brisbane, Australia. She posted shutouts in goal against Cowley County Community College and Pratt Community College, and was also in goal for a victory of Ranger College. Pieper is majoring in pre-professional medicine.
Chris Brown has been selected the NOC Tonkawa men’s student-athlete of the week for Sept. 9 - 15. He is a sophomore goalkeeper for the Maverick men’s soccer team and is from Lawton. Chris led his team in two wins this week. Chris was in goal for a 2-1 victory over Pratt Community College and a 4-1 victory over Ranger College. Brown is a health, physical education, and recreation major.
Brenna Lane Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week
Brenna Lane has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa women’s student-athlete of the week for Sept. 2-8. Lane is a freshman from Justin, Texas. Coach Karie Linsenmeyer was very impressed with Lane’s tremendous hustle and effort last week. Brenna is a Pre-Engineering major.
Garrett Oliver Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Garrett Oliver has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa men’s student-athlete of the week for Sept. 2-8. Oliver is a sophomore from Blanchard, Oklahoma. Garrett impressed this week by making two great diving catches in a scrimmage that saved a couple of runs. Coach Terry Ballard said, “Garrett is one of the hardest workers on the team, and he works out every morning at 5:30am.”
Aleia Murphy Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week
Aleia Murphy has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa women’s student-athlete of the week for Aug. 26-31. Murphy is a freshman softball player from Henryetta, Okla. Aleia has wasted no time in becoming very involved in campus activities. She has also demonstrated that she is a hard worker with a great attitude for NOC Softball Head Coach Karie Linsenmeyer. Aleia is majoring in Physical Education.
Justin Jackson Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week
Justin Jackson has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa men’s student-athlete of the week for Aug. 26-31. Jackson is a freshman baseball player from Berryhill, Okla. He performed very well retiring all six batters he faced in a recent scrimmage, and went 2 for 3 at the plate. Justin is majoring in Arts & Sciences.
Northern Wins in Battle of Unbeaten Teams
Northern and Neosho County Community College both came in to Thursday's game with records of 3-0. At the end of the day the Mavericks remained unbeaten with a 3-0 win over the Panthers. The pairing of Rickardo Oldham and Cesar Zepeda combined for another early goal to put the Mavs ahead. Rickardo Oldham chased a ball down deep in the Mavericks defensive third and played a long ball to Cesar Zepeda, who scored his fifth goal of the season. Four minutes later Otavio Milagres scored off of an assist from Andy Ochoa. The Mavs wouldn't score again until late in the game when Otavio Milagres broke through the Panther defense to the end line, and crossed a ball into the box that Cesar Zepeda let roll between his legs to Rickardo Oldham, who beat the goalkeeper for the final goal. Chris Brown picked up his second shut out of the season in goal.
Mavericks Blast Neosho County 5-0
Neosho County came in to Thursdays game with a winning record, but the Mavs had no problem with the Panthers cruising to an easy 5-0 win. Rikke Randrup opened the scoring fifteen minutes into the game with Eve Hunter picking up the assist. Kelsey Henneha scored the second goal late in the first half off an assist from Pauline Adeyemo. Hunter Aubrey opened the scoring in the second half. Ten minutes later Eve Hunter scored to put the Mavs up 4-0. Becca Jones was credited with the assist. Pauline Adeyemo scored the final goal off an assist from Hunter Aubrey. Maddie Pieper recorded her first shut out in goal for the Mavs as the defense only allowed four shots on goal. Northern is now 3-1 on the year.
Regina Fox Female Student-Athlete of the Week
Regina Fox has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa women’s soccer player of the week for Aug. 19-25. The Mavs won their Aug. 23 season opener on the road against MCC-Blue River 4-3. The game was played in a scorching 95 degree heat and Regina played the entire game. Regina, a sophomore defender from Stillwater, is a two year captain on the soccer team. She is also a pre-med major, member of the President’s Leadership Council, and an honor student.
Cesar Zepeda Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week
Cesar Zepeda has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa men’s soccer player of the week for Aug. 19-25. The Mavs won their Aug 23 season opener on the road against MCC-Blue River 4-2. Cesar, a freshmen forward from Oklahoma City scored two goals and had one assist in his debut with the Mavs. Cesar is majoring in physical education – athletic training.
Women's Soccer: Mavs Open the Season With a Win
Northern started the season with a hard fought 4-3 win at Blue River College on a scorching hot day in Kansas City, MO. The Mavericks grabbed the lead early in the first half when Brittani Moreland outhustled a Blue River defender and goal keeper to a loose ball before finding the back of the net. Blue River equalized minutes later on a long shot that went just over Maddie Piepers hands. The game didn't stay tied long as Kelsey Henneha stole a pass at midfield and played Rikke Randrup in behind the defense for a goal. Minutes later Kelsey scored a goal herself to put the Mavs up 3-1. Blue River closed to within one with a goal with less than thirty seconds to play in the first half. Neither team could score until late in the second half when Blue River found the equalizer. It seemed that the game was destined for overtime until Becca Jones found space from almost forty yards out and launched a long shot that beat the keeper with ten minutes left in the game to make the score 4-3.
Men's Soccer: Mavs Offensive in Opener
Northern opened the season with an offensive barrage in a 4-2 victory over Blue River College. Otavio Milagres created the first goal by getting in behind the Blue River defense and drawing a foul in the box, which Rickardo Oldham converted on the penalty kick eight minutes into the game. Five minutes later Blue River was able to tie the game. Minutes later Otavio Milagres found Cesar Zepeda open in front of goal to put the Mavs back in the lead. The first half ended with the score 2-1. It didn't take the Mavs long to start the scoring in the second half when Anthony Walker tapped in a pass from Cesar Zepeda. Zepeda would put the game out of reach ten minutes later with Rickardo Oldham getting the assist. Blue River was able to draw within two, but never really threatened to equalize before the final whistle.
LADIES WIN REGION 2 TITLE AGAIN, October 20, 2012, with a 2-1 victory over NEO, the NOC Women's Soccer team has won a second consecutive Region 2 Championship.:
Congratulations Mavs!! 2012 Region 2 Champs! October 20, 2012, with a 3-1 over NEO, the NOC Mavs claimed the 2012 Region 2 Championship!:
2011 District C Champions NJCAA Women's Soccer National Tournament:
Lady Mavs Claim 2011 OCAC and Region 2 Titles With 6-0 Win Over NEO:
October 22, 2011. With Saturday's 6-0 win and season sweep of NEO (7-0, 6-0), the Maverick Women's Soccer Team clinched another Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference and Region 2 Championship. The ladies are now 11-4-1 for the 2011 season and have qualified for District Playoffs, sight and opponent to be announced.
Former Mav Makes OU Squad:
September 20, 2011. Kyle Crimmins, former member of the Maverick Cheer Squad, is now a member of the 2011-12 Large Coed Squad at the University of Oklahoma. Kyle, of Blackwell, cheered two years for the Mavericks before transferring to OU. Pictured below is Kyle with partner Taylor Golloway of Norman during the Sooners' season opening football game versus Tulsa University.
2011 Athletic Picnic at NOC Cove
CHEER TAKES SECOND AT MYRTLE BEACH
2010 Region II Soccer Champs - October 21, 2010
2010 Region II Soccer Champs - October 21, 2010