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NOC names Players of the Week

Darian HillDwayne BrownNorthern Oklahoma College Tonkawa basketball players for the week ending Jan. 31 are Lady Mav Darian Hill, nominated by Greg Krause, head women’s basketball coach, and Maverick Dwayne Brown, Jr., nominated by Donnie Jackson, head men’s basketball coach.
Hill earned her third nomination for the season as the NOC women’s basketball Player of the Week.
“For the week, Darian averaged 19 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game,” Krause said.
“Darian contributes in every way to our team’s performance. She had an outstanding week offensively and defensively. Darian will be one of our key leaders as we finish conference play and prepare for the playoffs.”
Hill is a 5’7” sophomore guard from Newalla and a graduate of Harrah High School.
Brown helped lead the Mavericks to two key road wins over Western Oklahoma State College at Altus and Eastern Oklahoma State College at Wilburton, according to Jackson. “He averaged 7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as well as shooting 6 for 7 from the free throw line,” Jackson said.
“Dwayne is real close to breaking out in a big way for us. Once he has that breakout moment, he will really take off. He has been working very hard in practice, and it is translating to more positive things in games. He is a great person and student and I look forward to seeing his best!"
Brown is a 6’7” freshman forward from Conyers, Ga. He graduated from Rockdale County High School.


NOC names Players of the Week

Laramie EdensReggie ScurryNorthern Oklahoma College Tonkawa basketball players for the week ending Jan. 24 are Lady Mav Laramie Edens, nominated by Greg Krause, head women’s basketball coach, and Reggie Scurry, nominated by Donnie Jackson, head men’s basketball coach.
Edens earned her second nomination for the season as the NOC women’s basketball Player of the Week.
“For the previous week, Laramie averaged 14.5 point per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and shot 50 percent from the field,” Krause said.
“Laramie competed hard this week. She continues to improve and gets stronger every day.”
Edens, a 6’0’ freshman from Ada and a graduate of Latta High School, is an honor student at NOC.
“Reggie averaged 8.5 points per game, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in two games last week and helped us to a 1-1 mark on the week and a big road win at NEO,” Jackson said.
“Reggie scored 10 points in the first half at NEO and was a big key to keeping us alive in the game when we weren't playing well. Once Reggie figures out the consistency needed to be good on the road, he will have a chance to be a very special player at Northern Oklahoma College.”
Scurry is a 6’7” freshman from Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from North Clayton High School.


Darian HillCosta AndersonNorthern Oklahoma College Tonkawa basketball players of the week are Darian Hill, women, and Costa Anderson, men.
Greg Krause, head women’s coach for the Lady Mavs, and Donnie Jackson, head men’s coach for the Mavericks, announced the selections for the week ending Jan. 17
“Last week Darian averaged 18.7 points per game, 3.7 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per game,” Krause said.
“Darian has returned this semester playing very well. She’s giving us outstanding production and playing a lot of minutes by staying out of foul trouble.”
Hill is a 5’7” sophomore from Newalla and a graduate of Harrah High School. This is her third Player of the Week nomination for the season.
“In three games last week against Carl Albert, Connors and Redlands, Costa averaged 20 points per game, 2 assists per game and connected on 14 of 39 three-point shots in helping the Mavs to a 2-1 record,” Jackson said.
“Costa continues to be a top 3-point threat in the region and he is capable of big games at any point.I’m even more proud of who he is as a person, and he is a great ambassador for Northern Oklahoma College.”
Anderson is a 6’2” sophomore guard from Atlanta, Ga. and a graduate of South Atlanta High School. This is his second nomination as Player of the Week for the season.
The next home game is Feb. 1 against NOC Enid in Foster-Piper Fieldhouse. Women play at 5:30 p.m. and men play at 7:30 p.m.


NOC Tonkawa announces basketball players of the week

Laramie EdensValentine SangoyomiNorthern Oklahoma College Tonkawa basketball players for the week ending Dec. 6 are Lady Mav Laramie Edens, nominated by Greg Krause, head women’s basketball coach, and Valentine Sangoyomi, nominated by Donnie Jackson, head men’s basketball coach.
“For the week, Laramie averaged a double-double–14 points per game and 10 rebounds per game,” Krause said.
“Laramie is getting better every day. She is establishing herself as one of our key players. Laramie will play a major role as we progress through the second half of the season.”
Edens is a 6’0’ freshman from Ada and a graduate of Latta High School.
According to Jackson, “Val had a big week for the Mavs by averaging 11.5 points, 14 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. His contribution was well rounded and he helped lead us to victories over Enid, 79-74, and Murray State, 107-68.
“When Val plays well inside, we play well, and I hope he continues his trend of strong interior play. I am very proud of how hard he works on the court, but more importantly, how hard he works in the classroom and for being a great person and ambassador for Northern Oklahoma College.”
Sangoyomi is a 6’11” sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria.
As of Dec. 7, the Lady Mavs were 6-10 for the season and 1-3 in conference play while the Mavs were 11-2 for the season and 3-1 in conference.


NOC Tonkawa announces basketball player of the week

Darian Hill Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa basketball player for the week ending Nov. 29 is Lady Mav Darian Hill, nominated by Greg Krause, head women’s basketball coach.
In one game during the week, Hill scored 7 points and also had 4 assists and 4 steals.
“Darian gave us a lot of energy in tough home and away, back to back games,” Krause said. “We’re looking for her to continue to be aggressive this week against two conference opponents.”
Hill is a 5’7” sophomore from Newalla and a graduate of Harrah High School. This is her second selection as Player of the Week for the season.
As of Dec. 1, the Lady Mavs were 6-8 for the season and 1-1 in conference play after a 57-73 loss to Pratt (Kan.) Community College.


NOC Mavs Sign Letters of Intent

Rhodes and Sangoyomi Sign National Letter of IntentNorthern Oklahoma College Mavericks Jarrid Rhodes and Valentine Sangoyomi have signed letters of intent to continue their education and basketball playing careers at NCAA Division I schools.
Rhodes, a 6’7” sophomore from Palmetto, Fla., has decided on Missouri State University and Sangoyomi, a 6’11” sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria, has inked with the University of Houston.
"Thisis a big day for the Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks men's basketball program,” stated Donnie Jackson, head men’s coach. “Both of these young men are great ambassadors of Northern Oklahoma College and represent the college in a positive way.Their decision to attend their respective universities is a tribute to the hard work and effort that they have both put into their academics and their basketball game.I couldn't be more proud of these two young men!
"Valentine is a great young man. He is a very hard-working andresponsible student-student. I am proud of his decision to attend Houston.He only continues to improve and the best for him is yet to come.
"Jarrid is also a great young man.He goes about his business on and off the court. He has goals he has made for himself and he strives to reach those goals on a daily basis. I am excited about his decision to attend Missouri State."
"I picked Missouri State because it was the best fit for me,” Jarrid commented. “I think I can do something special for the program here in a year or two.
"Here at NOC has been great for me from a basketball standpoint and school wise. I learned a lot from Coach Jackson on how to compete and play hard on the court. School has also been great. There are good, down-to-earth people here at NOC and they will help you if you needed anything."
Sangoyomi said, “I did my primary assignment on University of Houston as a whole …, then I consulted my head coach, Donnie Jackson, and my uncles back in Buffalo. On top of it, I went on an official visit. I was surprised how good and kind their coaching staff are.
“I really had a great experience coming to school and playing basketball here in NOC from my freshmen year up till this moment and getting to meet good people here in Tonkawa. [Northern] is a great place to be and I want to say a big thank you for giving me the opportunity to play and go to school here.”
Jeremy Hise, athletic director, stated, “Coach Jackson and Coach Hinson do an excellent job of identifying talent, developing that talent and helping them become fine young men on and off the floor.Student-athletes do not get opportunities like Jarrid and Valentine have, if they are not very talented, hard-working and good students.Jarrid and Valentine both have demonstrated a high level of character and effort during their time at Northern in athletics, in the classroom and in the community.We are proud of their accomplishments thus far and we are excited to see how much more they will continue to develop during their pursuit of a championship this season.”


NOC Tonkawa announces basketball players of the week

Jaclyn Smith

Torey NoelNorthern Oklahoma College Tonkawa basketball players for the week ending Nov. 15 are Lady Mav Jaclyn Smith, nominated by Greg Krause, head women’s basketball coach; and Maverick Torey Noel, nominated by Donnie Jackson, head men’s basketball coach.
For the week’s games, Smith averaged 10.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, Krause reported. She scored a career-high 19 points in a loss to Fort Carson in the Husky Classic at Colorado Springs.
“Jaclyn is beginning to get comfortable with the college style,” Krause said. “She’s playing aggressively on both ends and making good things happen.”
Smith is a freshman guard from Depew and a graduate of Depew High School.
According to Jackson, Noel had a great week for the Mavericks, helping to lead the team to a 2-1 mark for the week. In three games, he averaged 15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals per game.
“Torey is an exceptional player and leader for us on the basketball court, but he is an even better person,” Jackson commented. “He brings a high level of energy to our practices and games.He is a great student-athlete and is someone I am very proud of.”
Noel is a sophomore guard from Midwest City and a graduate of Midwest City High School.



NOC Tonkawa announces basketball players of the week

Darian HillCosta AndersonNorthern Oklahoma College Tonkawa basketball players of the week are Darian Hill, women, and Costa Anderson, men.
Greg Krause, head women’s coach for the Lady Mavs, and Donnie Jackson, head men’s coach for the Mavericks, announced the selections for the week ending Nov. 8.
“The team is 4-1,” Krause said. “For those games Darian has averaged 15.8 points per game, 4 assists per game and 2.2 steals per game.
“Darian is playing a key role for us as a scorer, point guard and team leader on the floor. She’s been producing very well for us offensively and defensively.”
Hill is a 5’7” sophomore from Newalla and a graduate of Harrah High School.
“In two games this past weekend in wins over Labette and Bethel JV, Costa scored 39 points and connected on 15 out of 25, shooting from the field, including 8 out of 13 3-pointers,” Jackson stated.
“Costa is a great young man who works hard on his game and academics. He is one of the team leaders and leads by example on and off the court.”
Anderson is a 6’2” sophomore guard from Atlanta, Ga. and a graduate of South Atlanta High School.
The men are 5-0 for the season. The next home game is against Cowley County Community College November 10th in Foster-Piper Fieldhouse. Women play at 5:30 p.m. and men play at 7:30 p.m.


NOC's Joshua Smith Women's Soccer Region 2 Coach of the Year

Coach Joshua SmithJoshua Smith, head women’s soccer coach at Northern Oklahoma College, has been named Women's Soccer NJCAA Region 2 Coach of the Year.
“This award is a great honor but is really a testimony to the quality of players I have the privilege of coaching, the great support I am given by our athletic director and administration, and the hours of work my assistant Samantha Mullins puts in,” Smith said. “Their support and our team’s desire to work and win allows me to coach the game I love distraction-free. I am honored to be a part of NOC, this community and this team. It is truly a blessing.”
The NOC Lady Mavs won the Region 2 Tournament Nov. 1 after earning the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference championship Oct. 25. They are ranked No. 8 nationally.
Freshman BreAnn Tolleson of The Colony, Texas, was named OCAC MVP. “I’m thankful for receiving this award because I have worked so hard this season,” Tolleson said. “Setting the school record with 27 goals and scoring the winning goal in the regional tournament will be unforgettable for me. Without my team, I wouldn’t be where I am.”
Selected to All-Conference Team were sophomores Sarah Blakley, Enid; Alexis Gipson, Heartland, Texas; and Thirley Rodriguez, Forney, Texas.
“This award really reflects the success of our team as a whole, and I am very proud to be a part of it,” Blakley said.
Gipson noted, “My team and I have put in a lot of work to get to where we are now. I am honored to have been chosen for this award.”
Rodriguez, who was also selected to Region 2 All-Tournament Team, stated, “Receiving the awards was an honor but winning the tournament was even better. It was not just about kicking the ball around or making good passes; every single player was at the point of exhaustion and frustration but we did not give up. We played with a lot of heart and left it all on the field which led us to win the regional tournament.”
Alma Figueroa, Kaufman, Texas, was named Region 2 MVP. Mason Richardson and Rodriguez of Forney, Texas; Taylor Sargent, The Colony, Texas; Brie Glaze, Enid; and Morgan Pritchett, Bixby were selected to All-Region Tournament Team.


NOC SOCCER WOMEN HEADED FOR DISTRICT TOURNEY

Women's Soccer Team The Northern Oklahoma College women’s soccer team is headed for the NJCAA District Tournament in Tyler, Texas after sweeping the Region II Tournament in Miami, Okla. Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
Seeded No. 1 going into the Region II Tournament, the Lady Mavs trounced Eastern Oklahoma State College 2-0 and followed with a 1-0 victory over Rose State College. They will meet Region XIV Runner-up Navarro College in the District Tournament at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Tyler, Texas.
Winner of this match will play the winner of Tyler Junior College vs. Hill College at 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Weather permitting, all games will be streamed online through the Tyler Junior College Athletics YouTube Channel.
Sophomore Alma Figueroa of Kaufman, Texas, was named Region II Tournament MVP.
“Nothing is accomplished alone,” she said. “You need an amazing team and great coach to go the distance. I am thankful to receive this award and for all of the support I’ve received along the way.”
Region II All-Tournament Team selections included Lady Mavs freshman Mason Richardson and sophomore Thirley Rodriguez of Forney, Texas; freshman Taylor Sargent, The Colony, Texas; sophomore Brie Glaze, Enid; and RS freshman Morgan Pritchett, Bixby.
“I’m very thankful to have received this award,” Richardson said. “I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am today without my team and the hard work and dedication we put in!”
Rodriguez commented, “Receiving the awards was an honor but winning the tournament was even better. It was not just about kicking the ball around or making good passes; every single player was at the point of exhaustion and frustration but we did not give up. We played with a lot of heart and left it all on the field which led us to win the regional tournament.”
Sargent was “thankful to receive this award. It only motivates me to train and play harder as our post season continues.”
“This tournament meant a lot to me so I am thankful to have won this award,” Glaze said.
“I feel very honored to have received this award and am thankful for the chance to play with this group of girls,” Pritchett said. “I am proud of the dedication and hard work that our players and coaches have put into our program so that we can be successful.”
The Lady Mavs are currently 17-2-0 for the season.


NOC announces soccer players of the week

Roberto MolinaThirley RodriguezMorgan PritchettNorthern Oklahoma College soccer players of the week are Thirley Rodriguez and Morgan Pritchett, women; and Roberto Molina, men.
According to Mavericks Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith, “Thirley and Morgan worked tirelessly in our midfield. Their energy and refusal to quit was irreplaceable. Morgan played all 90 minutes in the [Region II] championship game. Thirley linked our holding and attaching mids and won many balls back. Their tenacity and drive was key to our success!”
Rodriguez is a sophomore midfielder from Forney, Texas. Pritchett is a freshman defender from Bixby.
Head Men’s Soccer Coach Michael DuRoy stated, “Roberto played an amazing game in the Region II semifinal. He made several fantastic saves in shutting out NEO. He was selected to the Region II All-Tournament team for the second year in a row.”
Molina is a sophomore goalkeeper from Forney, Texas.
The Lady Mavs, currently 17-2-0, will play Navarro College in the NJCAA District Tournament Nov. 6.
The Mavs lost to Northeastern Oklahoma A& M College after double overtime in penalty kicks 4-1, ending their season with an overall record of 7-12-1


Tolleson National Player of the Week for Second Time

BreAnn Tolleson 

For the second time this season, Northern Oklahoma College athlete BreAnn Tolleson has been named the NJCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer Player of the Week.
The NJCAA made the announcement Oct. 28 for all matches played Oct. 19-25.
"I'm extremely proud of BreAnn and her work ethic and dedication to this program,” said Joshua Smith, NOC head women’s soccer coach. “Winning this award a second time speaks volumes to what a quality player she is. Her contributions to this program have been huge. She is ranked 3rd nationally while setting the school record with 26 goals.
“As a program, this is our third National Player of the Week. These awards, though individual in nature, speak to the quality of players on the field for our program. These girls work hard and are focused on our vision.”
Tolleson is a freshman forward from The Colony, Texas.


NOC SOCCER WOMEN OCAC CHAMPS

2015 Maverick Women's SoccerThe Northern Oklahoma College women’s soccer team clinched the regular season Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference championship with their 5-0 win over Rose State College Oct. 25.
A jubilant Head Coach Josh Smith exclaimed. “Big 5-0 win versus Rose State! Goals by Alma Figueroa, BreAnn Tolleson, Hannah Evans, Memory Phiri and Alexis Gipson with assists from Alma Figueroa and Abigail Resendiz.”
The team will be the No. 1 seed going into the NJCAA Region II Tournament Oct. 31 in Miami, Okla.
The Lady Mavs were 15-2 for the season and 5-1 in conference play. The team outscored its opponents 87-6 during the regular season, and BreAnn Tolleson, freshman forward from The Colony, Texas, set the school’s record with 26 goals.
Two of the women were named NJCAA Division I Player of the Week: Alma Figueroa, a sophomore forward from Kaufman, Texas (week of Sept. 7-13) and Tolleson (week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4).
“All of our teams at NOC have a goal to win the conference championship,” NOC Athletic Director Jeremy Hise said. “Our women's soccer team has accomplished that goal. I look forward to watching them pursue more team goals this upcoming weekend.”


Soccer athletes earn NOC player of the week honors

Taylor SargentIrvin PonceNorthern Oklahoma College soccer players of the week are freshman Lady Mav Taylor Sargent and sophomore Maverick Irwin Ponce.
Josh Smith, head women’s coach, and Michael DuRoy, head men’s coach, announced the selections for the week ending Oct. 25.
“Taylor recorded 3 shutouts this week and had maybe her biggest save of our season to date about five minutes into our match against NEO to keep them scoreless,” Smith said. “In 15 games in net, Taylor has only allowed 4 goals.”
Sargent, from The Colony, Texas, is a goalkeeper. This is her second selection as player of the week for the season.
“Irvin scored two goals against Murray State in the Mavs’ 4-0 win and scored the game winner in overtime against NEO in the Mavericks’ 2-1 win,” DuRoy said. “It was his third game winning overtime goal of the season.”
This is the third selection as player of the week for the season for Ponce, a forward from Enid.
The teams ended their regular season Oct. 25 with a 15-2 overall record for the women and a 7-11-1 overall record for the men following a home match against Rose State College of Midwest City. The Lady Mavs won that match 5-0 to take the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference championship. The men suffered a 1-3 loss.


Soccer athletes earn NOC player of the week honors

Sarah BlakleyAlma FigueroaJustin MilesSophomore Justin Miles of Enid earned his second nomination this season as Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa soccer men’s player of the week.
Sarah Blakley, Enid, and Alma Figueroa, Kaufman, Texas, share the soccer women’s player of the week honor. Both women are sophomores.
Head Men’s Coach Michael DuRoy and Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith announced the selections for the week ending Oct. 18.
Miles, a defender, “has had to play out of position all season due to the Mavs missing several players and has done an amazing job,” DuRoy said. “He scored a goal this week against Eastern Oklahoma State College.”
“Sarah and Alma led the Mavericks to a 1-0 win over Eastern.” Smith said. “Alma created a lot of chances up top for us. Her creativity and work rate kept the Eastern defense guessing all game.
“Sarah led the back line in securing a shutout. Sarah also provided a lot of positive distributions in the second half to help secure the win.”
Blakley plays defense and Figueroa plays midfield/forward position.
The women, ranked 12th nationally, are 12-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
The men’s record is 5-10-1 overall and 1-3 in conference play after a 1-2 loss to Eastern.
Both teams play Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College at home Oct. 22 with women playing at 2 p.m. and men playing at 4 p.m.


Ponce and Phiri earn NOC player of the week honors

Memory PhiriIrvin Ponce of Enid earned his second nomination this season as Northern OklahomaIrvin Ponce College Tonkawa soccer men’s player of the week. Memory Phiri is the soccer women’s player of the week.
Head Men’s Coach Michael DuRoy and Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith announced the selections for the week ending Oct. 11.
“Irvin scored a hat trick against Murray State in the Mavs’ 3-2 win,” DuRoy said. “He is leading the team in goals scored this year.”
Ponce is a sophomore forward and a graduate of Enid High School.
“Memory had 2 goals and 3 assists against Murray State,” Smith said. “Memory's speed and technical skill make her a constant threat in the wing. She now has 10 goals on the season.”
Phiri is a freshman forward from Lusaka, Zambia.
The women, ranked 10th nationally, are 11-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play, following a 11-0 victory over Murray State College and a 0-1 loss to Rose State College.
The men’s record is 5-9-1 overall and 1-2 in conference play after a 3-2 win over Murray and a 0-4 loss to Rose.
Both teams play Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College at home Oct. 22 with women playing at 2 p.m. and men playing at 4 p.m

 

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Northern Oklahoma College athlete BreAnn Tolleson has been named the NJCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer Player of the Week.
The NJCAA made the announcement Oct. 7 for all matches played Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
A freshman forward from The Colony, Texas, Tolleson had 7 goals and 3 assists in the NOC Lady Mavs’ 14-1 win over Maple Woods (MO) Community College.
“BreAnn has a strong work ethic,” Smith commented.“Her ability to compete and never quit is displayed every time she steps on the field.
“BreAnn’s ability to read the game to put herself in dangerous spots improves daily.Our midfield has played a large role in this as well.They have learned how to work with BreAnn and create those opportunities.
“BreAnn’s success is a reflection of her diligence and awareness as well as a reflection of the level of quality around her.This second NJCAA POTW, coupled with our current ranking at #10, highlights our team’s personality and refusal to quit.”


Pritchett and Ramos earn NOC player of the week honors

Morgan PritchettEdgar RamosMavericks soccer players of the week at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa are Morgan Pritchett, women, and Edgar Ramos, men.
Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith and Head Men’s Coach Michael DuRoy announced the selections for the week ending Oct. 4
“Morgan has stepped up in the midfield for us after bouncing back from injury,” Smith said.“Her work ethic and positive attitude have proven valuable assets to our program.Against Maple Woods, Morgan bolstered our midfield and led our first year players in the second half.In training, Morgan refuses to be outworked and always is looking to push herself and her teammates.”
Pritchett is a freshman defender from Bixby.
“Edgar has played every minute of the season so far. He was an important piece of the Mavs defense that gave up just two goals this week,” DuRoy said.
Ramos is a freshman center back from Lawton. This is his second player of the week selection for the season.
The women, ranked 10th nationally, are 10-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play, following a 14-1 victory over Maple Woods Community College.
The men’s record is 4-7-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play after 0-1 losses to Maple Woods and to East Central College.
Both teams play Murray State College at home Oct. 9 with women playing at 2 p.m. and men playing at 4 p.m.


Tolleson and Coombs earn NOC player of the week honors

BreAnn TollesonAkeem CoombsMavericks soccer players of the week at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa are BreAnn Tolleson, women, and Aaron Coombs, men.
Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith and Head Men’s Coach Michael DuRoy announced the selections for the week ending Sept. 27.
“This week BreAnn had 2 goals and 2 assists in our 4-1 win over NEO and 2 goals in our 5-0 win over Eastern,” Smith said. “BreAnn's work ethic, drive to excel and creativity make her a continual threat up top for us. She has started all 10 games for us and is ranked 6th nationally with 47 shots and 17th nationally with 10 goals.”
Tolleson is a freshman forward from The Colony, Texas and a graduate of The Colony High School.
“Akeem controlled the midfield in both games this week from his defensive midfield position,” DuRoy said. “He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Eastern Oklahoma State College.”
Coombs is a freshman midfielder from Kingston, Jamaica.
The women, ranked 10th nationally, are 9-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play, following the victories over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Eastern.
The men’s record is 4-5-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play after a 0-2 loss to NEO and a 2-1 win in overtime over Eastern.
The men’s next home game is at 3 p.m. against Cloud County (Kan.) Community College Oct. 7. Both teams play Murray State College at home Oct. 9 with women playing at 2 p.m. and men playing at 4 p.m.


Grant and Mora earn NOC player of the week honors

Hannah GrantFelix MoraMavericks soccer players of the week at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa are Hannah Grant, women, and Felix Mora, men.
Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith and Head Men’s Coach Michael DuRoy announced the selections for the week ending Sept. 20.
“Hannah assisted a goal to give us a 2-0 lead over Hutchinson 10 seconds before halftime.” Smith said. “She also scored the go-ahead goal against Pratt as she headed a cross into the back of the net. Hannah's ability to come into games and make an impact, combined with her strong work ethic, proved valuable in both wins this week.”
Grant is a freshman forward from Stillwater and a graduate of Stillwater High School.
“Felix played very well this week against Pratt,” DuRoy said.“He has changed positions and should be a big contributor going forward in the season.”
Mora is a freshman midfielder from Enid.
The women, ranked 11th nationally, are 6-1 to date, following a 4-0 victory over Hutchinson Community College and a 2-0 win over Pratt Community College.
The men’s record is 3-4-1 after defeating Hutchinson 4-0 and losing to Pratt 0-4.
The Mavericks’ next home game is against Eastern Oklahoma State College Sept. 26 with women playing at 2 p.m. and men playing at 4 p.m.


Alma Figueroa NJCAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

Alma Figueroa 

Northern Oklahoma College athlete Alma Figueroa has been named the NJCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer Player of the Week.
The NJCAA made the announcement Sept. 16 for all matches played Sept. 7-13.
A sophomore forward from Kaufman, Texas, Figueroa had 2 goals and 2 assists in the NOC Lady Mavs’ 5-0 wins over Barton County (Kan.) Community College and Dodge City (Kan.) Community College.
“Alma’s technical skill, creativity and strength on the ball created multiple scoring chances and helped us have success against two quality opponents,” said Josh Smith, head women’s soccer coach.
“The girls have put up great numbers early in the season.We have great players at every position and a bench of players as good as those who start. It’s a great problem to have. To have this POTW honor added to our current national ranking of No. 11 is a great accomplishment for Alma and our team.Our hope is that we will continue to move forward and see success both individually and as a team.”

 

Richardson and Ramos earn NOC player of the week honors

Mason RichardsonEdgar RamosSoccer players of the week at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa are Mason Richardson, women, and Edgar Ramos, men.
Mavericks Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith announced Richardson’s selection for the week ending Sept. 13.
“Mason’s performance in our wins over Dodge City and Barton was huge,” Smith said. “Her pace and athleticism shut down and dominated the attacking players from both teams.Her ability to get forward gave the outside backs on both teams problems all game.Mason’s work ethic and desire to excel drives her to continually compete at a high level.”
Richardson is a freshman forward from Forney, Texas.
According to Mavericks Head Men’s Coach Michael DuRoy, “Edgar has played every minute of the season so far for the Mavericks.His hard work and organization have been a key component to the Northern’s defense all season.”
Ramos is a freshman defender from Lawton.
The women, ranked 11th nationally, are 5-1 to date, following a 5-0 victory over Barton County Community College and a 5-0 win over Dodge City Community College.
The men’s record is 3-3-1 after losing to Barton 3-7 and tying with Dodge City 2-2
The Mavericks’ next home game is against Eastern Oklahoma State College Sept. 26 with women playing at 2 p.m. and men playing at 4 p.m.


Gipson and Ponce earn NOC player of the week honors

Alexis GipsonIrvin PonceSoccer players of the week at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa are Alexis Gipson, women, and Irvin Ponce, men.
Mavericks Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith announced Gipson’s selection for the week ending Sept. 6, saying, “This week Alexis had 8 shots, 7 on goal! She scored 1 goal on Neosho County and went on to score the game winner against Allen on a great header. Alexis' versatility on the field, her technical skill and her strength are great weapons that have helped us to a great start!”
Gipson is a sophomore defender from Crandall, Texas.
According to Mavericks Head Men’s Coach Michael DuRoy, “Irvin scored the game winner in overtime against Neosho County Community College and then had an assist in the win over Allen County Community College.”
Ponce is a sophomore forward from Enid.
The women, ranked 11th nationally, are 3-1 to date, following a 15-0 victory over Neosho and a 1-0 win over Allen.
The men’s record is 3-2 after defeating Neosho 2-1 Sept. 2 and winning over Allen 3-0.
The Mavericks’ next home game is against Dodge City Sept. 11 with women playing at 2 p.m. and men playing at 4 p.m.


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Sargent and Miles earn NOC player of the week honors

Taylor SargentJustin MilesMavericks Head Women’s Coach Josh Smith announces the Northern Oklahoma College women’s player of the week and Head Men’s Soccer Coach Michael DuRoy announces the men’s soccer player of the week.
The women’s player of the week is Taylor Sargent, a freshman goalkeeper from The Colony, Texas, and the men’s player of the week is Justin Miles, a sophomore defender from Enid.
“Taylor had 8 saves and was solid in net against Butler,” Smith said. “In the scrimmage against Oklahoma Christian, she had a big goal. Taylor's work ethic and ability to step up in big situations has been irreplaceable at the start of our season.”
The Lady Mavs are 1-1 as of Aug. 31 after a 5-1 win over Coffeyville and a l-2 loss to Butler.
“Justin played every minute of all three games this week,” DuRoy said. “He was the best defender for the Mavs and scored a goal against Crowder College.”
As of Aug. 31 the Mavs are 1-2 after a 1-0 win over Cowley and 1-2 losses to Coffeyville and to Crowder.
The Mavericks’ next home game is against Dodge City Sept. 11 with women playing at 2 p.m. and men playing at 4 p.m.


Evans named 2015 NJCAA All-American

Josh EvansJosh Evans has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II 2015 All-America team, according to information released by the NJCAA.
Evans, who played for NOC Tonkawa, was classified last season as a freshman from Ponca City, and was named to the NJCAA All-America first team as a designated hitter. Evans, a Ponca City High School graduate, also pitched for the Mavericks, who received their first national ranking in school history during the season. As a batter, Evans hit .422, with eight home runs and 53 runs batted in, in 53 games for the Mavericks. The Mavs finished the season 37-24 overall and 6-16 in conference play.
Selections were made by each respective division’s sport committee via conference call. Nominations and district ranking of student-athletes were submitted by each district’s respective director.


Dunlop named NOC Tonkawa Player of the Week

Chad DunlopChad Dunlop of Edmond is the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa player of the week, according to Maverick Head Baseball Coach Ryan Bay.
Chad went 4 for 11 with 3 walks and 2 hit by pitches in the NJCAA Region II Baseball Tournament held at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid.
“He made numerous big plays at shortstop to keep us in the game and also recorded a save on the mound against Carl Albert and another one against NOC Enid,” Bay said. “Chad was definitely our team MVP for the tournament.”
A freshman infielder and pitcher, Dunlop is a graduate of Deer Creek High School.
The Mavericks finished the season with a 37-24 overall record. The team set school records for the most wins in a season and for ranking for six consecutive weeks in the national polls, reaching as high as 12th in the nation.


DuBose and Fritz earn NOC player of the week honors

Carson DuBoseTaylor FritzMaverick Softball Head Coach Kadie Berlin has selected two softball players of the week for Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa.
Sophomore Carson DuBose of Owasso has a batting average of .273, an on-base percentage of .342 and a slugging percentage of .315. She is a graduate of Owasso High School.
“Carson is a tremendous center fielder,” according to Berlin. “She makes hard catches look easy.”
Taylor Fritz, a sophomore from Cache, has a batting average of .287, an on-base percentage of .358 and a slugging percentage of .322. She graduated from Cache High School.
“Taylor does a great job in the two hole for us,” Berlin said. “She is a clutch player for us in big situations and is a great left fielder.”
The women finished the season with a 23-35 record.


Burgos-Garcia named NOC Tonkawa Player of the Week

Ariel Burgos-GarciaAriel Burgos-Garcia is the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa baseball player of the week, according to Maverick Head Baseball Coach Ryan Bay.
Pitching against NOC Enid at Enid, Burgos-Garcia pitched 7 innings, giving up 2 runs, 4 hits and 1 walk. He had 7 strikeouts for the 3-2 win.
Burgos-Garcia has been selected as baseball player of the week four times this season. He is a freshman from Broward (Fla.) High School.
The Mavericks’ current record is 34-22.


NOC Mavericks Mentor TES Students

Mavs Basketball Players Read to Tonkawa Elementary School Kids“Life changing” is the Northern Oklahoma College motto, and the NOC Maverick basketball men have lived up to that motto by bringing life-changing experiences to Tonkawa Elementary School students.
At least once a month during the academic year—twice monthly outside basketball season—Maverick players visited the Tonkawa Elementary School to interact with 30 boys selected for a mentoring program.
They read to the students and listened to students reading to them. They played cards and board games with the boys. They played basketball at recess. Sometimes they just hung out with the children.
"They are fun to play with," first-grader Marcus Sallee said. Second-grader James Warrior agreed. “They are cool, and it is fun playing basketball with them.”
Fifteen boys from Grades Pre-K-2 and 15 boys from Grades 3-5, who faculty think would enjoy the experience, are selected each year to participate in the program, according to TES counselor Jayme Evans. A different group of students will be chosen next year, she added.
Evans reported, “They’re [the students] constantly asking when the Mavericks are coming back. They would like to have them come every day.”
“Lots of [the players] just like being around kids,” Maverick Head Basketball Coach Donnie Jackson said. “The kids are always fun to be around. There’s always some excitement going on.” The players are impressed with the boys’ enthusiasm.
“I really enjoy spending time with the kids at the elementary school,” said Costa Anderson of Atlanta, Ga. “The kids are so excited to see us and it is a great experience hanging out with them."
Torey Noel of Midwest City commented, “I always have fun with the kids at TES. We play games and read and just have a good time. I look forward to going.”
The Mavericks hosted a two-hour free basketball camp for the boys in the program. Each boy received a t-shirt. “[NOC Language Arts instructor] Stacy Frazier provided complimentary snacks and drinks,” Jackson said. “She says she sees how much her son looks up to the players.
“All the guys were there,” Jackson continued. “We introduced them [the students] to the game and taught them basic fundamentals.” The boys were invited to attend the Mavericks home game against NOC Enid where canned food was collected for the elementary school Fill the Pantry Night.
“They are a lot of fun,” second-grader Armondo Arriaga said about the Mavericks. “The basketball game and camp was cool.”
“What’s really cool is seeing kids in community who remember the coach and players outside of the school day,” Jackson commented. The mentoring program “allows us to give back to kids and lets them know we appreciate them.”
The entire 13-man Mavericks squad participated in the program throughout the year, working around their playing schedule during basketball season. Usually they took their afternoon study hall time, which was structured into their daily schedule, so they did not miss classes or practice time.
“One of my long-stemmed memories from junior college was going to the elementary school and reading to the kids,” Jackson said. “I could see excitement on the kids’ faces. I could make some kind of impact on kids, and I wanted to carry that on when I became a coach.”
He enjoyed mentoring children when coaching in Kansas colleges for about 13 years before coming to Northern last fall. He plans to continue his mentoring program as soon as the players return to the college next fall so they will have more time with the youngsters.
“If we can change one life, then it’s worth it.” Jackson concluded.


Dani Reynolds named NOC Tonkawa player of the week

Dani ReynoldsMavericks Softball Head Coach Kadie Berlin has selected Dani Reynolds as softball player of the week for Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa.
“Currently she is hitting .322 with an on-base percentage of .366,” Berlin said. Reynolds has started 56 games this season. She has had 64 hits, 13 RBIs and 44 runs scored.
This week she went 2-5 and 3-4 at the plate against Rose State College of Midwest City,2-3 and 1-4 against Northern Oklahoma College Enid and 1-2 against Seminole State College, Seminole.
Reynolds is a sophomore shortstop from Anadarko and a graduate from Anadarko High School.
Through April 26, the women’s overall record is 23 wins and 33 losses.


Josh Evans named NOC player of the week

Josh EvansPonca City freshman Josh Evans is the latest choice for Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa baseball Player of the Week, according to Mavericks assistant coach Shawn Neale.
In three games last week, Evans went 7 for 11, hitting 1 home run and 6 singles. He scored 4 runs and had 3 RBIs and 1 walk. Games were against Pratt County (Kansas) Community College in Pratt and Murray State College from Tishomingo at home.
This is the third time this season Evans has been named Player of the Week.
As of April 19 the Mavericks baseball record is 32-14


Clemons and Boyzuick earn NOC player of the week honors

Resha ClemonsBrandon BoyzuickLady Mavs Softball Head Coach Kadie Berlin has selected Claresha “Resha” Clemons as softball player of the week, and Mavericks Head Baseball Coach Ryan Bay has named Brandon Boyzuick as baseball player of the week.
Clemons went 3 for 3 and 3 for 1 at the plate April 11 against the Connors State College Cowgirls at Warner. On April 12 against Eastern Oklahoma State College at Wilburton, she went 2 for 4 and 1 for 2, including 1 home run, 2 runs scored, 1 walk and 2 RBIs.
“Resha has been a great hitter at the plate this year for the Lady Mavs,” Berlin said. “She is hitting .443 with 10 home runs, 49 RBIs and 37 runs scored.”
Clemons is a freshman from Palm Springs, Calif.
Boyzuick pitched in the second game against Carl Albert State College at Poteau April 11. He allowed 3 hits and no earned runs and struck out 3 to earn the win in 6 innings of work, according to Assistant Baseball Coach Shawn Neale.
He is a freshman from Argyle, Texas.
As of April 12 the Lady Mavs’ softball record is 20 wins and 24 losses. The Mavericks’ baseball record is 30 wins and 13 losses.


Burgos-Garcia named NOC Tonkawa Player of the Week

Ariel Burgos-GarciaAriel Burgos-Garcia is the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa baseball player of the week, according to Maverick Head Baseball Coach Ryan Bay.
Burgos-Garcia, a freshman from Broward High School in Broward, Fla., pitched 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and no walks. He had 6 strikeouts and 1 earned run for the win over Western Oklahoma State College at Tonkawa April 2.
This is his third selection as baseball player of the week.
The Mavericks stand at 27-9, following losses to nationally fifth-ranked Western in Altus April 4.


Faith Ashford NOC player of the week

Faith AshfordMavericks Softball Head Coach Kadie Berlin has selected Faith Ashford as softball player of the week for Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa.
Ashford, a freshman from Blackwell, went 4 for 6 against Seminole State College along with pitching 9 strong innings. “When Faith was not pitching, she played third base. Faith is truly a team player and will perform whatever role the team needs for that day,” Berlin said.
For the season, Ashford is hitting .300 and has played in 27 of 36 games. This is her second selection as player of the week.
Through April 5, the women’s overall record is 17 wins and 19 losses.


Evans and Ashford earn NOC player of the week honors

Josh EvansFaith AshfordMaverick coaches announce the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa player of the week appointments.
For a second time, Josh Evans has been named by Head Men’s Baseball Coach Ryan Bay as baseball player of the week.
Evans, a freshman from Ponca City, pitched 6 innings for a 6-0 win in Game 2 over Brown Mackie College March 27 at Salina, Kan., allowing 2 hits and 1 walk. He had 7 strikeouts with no earned runs.
Softball Head Coach Kadie Berlin has selected Faith Ashford as softball player of the week.
Ashford, a freshman pitcher from Blackwell, has appeared in 21 games and has a record of 10 and 7. She has an earned run average of 2.78 and 50 strikeouts for the year. She is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .367.
“Faith brings more than pitching to the Lady Mavs,” Berlin said. “Faith has started in right field and also at third base. Faith is a fierce competitor and is always working hard for the team.”
As of March 29 the Mavericks baseball record is 23-6. The team is ranked 12th nationally.
The softball record is 16 wins and 15 losses.


Santiago named NOC Tonkawa Player of the Week

Luis Santiago Luis Santiago of is the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa player of the week, according to Maverick Head Baseball Coach Ryan Bay.
Santiago pitched 7 innings with 5 hits, 2 base on balls, 7 strikeouts, 2 earned runs and the win in his first outing of the year.
A freshman from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Santiago is a graduate of Adela Rolon Fuentes High School in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico.
As of March 12, the Mavericks’ record stand at 16-5 following wins of 8-2 and 11-2 over Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College of Moore.