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March 28, 2014

Area high school bball players to compete in All-Star game

Standout high school senior basketball players from area schools will compete in Moraine Valley’s All-Star Game on Tuesday, April 2. The boys game is at 6 p.m. and the girl’s game is 7:30 p.m. in the new Cyclone Center in Building H on the southwest side of campus off the 111th Street entrance.

Some invited schools include Andrew, Bremen, Brother Rice, Evergreen Park, Marist, Oak Lawn, Reavis, Sandburg, Stagg, and Tinley Park, among others.

“This is a celebration of these athletes and their accomplishments,” said Moraine Valley men’s head basketball coach David Howard. “It’s the opportunity to showcase their skills. These are some of the best players in the south suburban area, and they’re playing with their peers.”


March 18, 2014

New Health, Fitness & Recreation Center ready for student athletes

For Moraine Valley student athletes, the opening of the new Health, Fitness & Recreation Center (HFRC) is a big improvement. Not only do all the teams have their fields and courts in the same area on the west side of campus, but there is an abundance of updated equipment at their fingertips.

The Cyclones had the Cyclone Center gymnasium, which held basketball and volleyball games, and fitness center since the 1970s. Moraine Valley’s master campus plan always had an upgrade in mind, but wasn’t possible until 2012 when construction began. Now the building is open with amenities for the students as well as community members. It has three full courts for basketball and two for volleyball in addition to team locker rooms, a four-lane pool, whirlpool for 12, exercise studios, the Blackhawks Fitness Center (named because of a donation from Blackhawks Charities) with the latest cardio and strength-training equipment, the Bean Caffe, and a ProShop.

The HFRC was constructed on the former soccer game field which was moved northwest, closer to the softball diamond. Full-time students can use the facility for free.

“I am so excited about opening our new Health, Fitness & Recreation Center, which includes a new field house, fitness center and student-athlete tutoring center on our main campus,” said Bill Finn, Athletics director and director of the HFRC. “This state-of-the-art facility is a gem for our Moraine Valley athletes. It is without equal in Midwest junior college athletics, if not the entire nation.”


February 19, 2014

Watch Cyclones basketball home games live online

Stay in your warm house and catch a Cyclones basketball game live from the comfort of your couch. All home games are now streamed live online. Just look at the men’s and women’s basketball schedules through the Athletics website, then click on “Watch Live Games” at the appropriate time and you’re there. Go Cyclones!

Next games:
Men- Feb. 20 at 7:15 p.m.
Women- Feb. 20 at 5:15 p.m.


December 20, 2013

Athletes look back on 2013

It’s been a year of ups and downs, challenges and successes for our Moraine Valley teams. Looking back, several Cyclones shared some noteworthy moments for them in 2013.

“The standout moment for me in 2013 would be making it to nationals this past March with the men's basketball team. Also, being a part of history at Moraine Valley as the first men’s basketball team to go 31-6. Playing as a freshman last year and being part of a great team that came second in the national basketball championship game was something I will have to share with my kids and their children. I have a lot of memories from 2013. It was a great year as well for the school and the men's basketball team.”
-Des’nique Harris, sophomore, men’s basketball

“Winning conference on our home course!”
-Aileen Gorman, freshman, women’s cross country

“My standout moment was at regionals when I won my very last match of the season. Becoming an All-Conference and All-Region player and going undefeated all season was very unexpected, but it now pushes me to do even better for next year. I wouldn't have been able to go this far if it weren't for my teammates and coaches. Without them by my side cheering me on, I wouldn't be able to do the things I did this season. Going into nationals, I expect to do as well as I did in the season. At regionals I was so shocked to hear that the team was going to nationals, and at that point I felt on top of the world and felt like we didn't just do it for us but we did it for our school as well.”
-Tricia Poremba, freshman, women’s tennis

“One of the standout moments for me this year was getting to lead my team on the field as captain. I also thought we had a great season, which made me proud after having a bounce back season from the year before.”
-Joe Mastej, sophomore, men’s soccer

“Being able to say that our group of girls was the last team coached by Gloria [Coughlin] and Donna [Zidek] before they passed the program on to someone else was pretty special. I was happy we were able to end it on such a positive note! They will be missed at MVCC!”
-Kara Kentner, sophomore, women’s volleyball

“The team was awesome and the coaches were more than I expected. I’m proud of our team as well as happy that we all accomplished our certain goals. I‘m looking forward to another great season next year.”
-Dawid Palac, sophomore, men’s cross country

“My standout moment was when I defeated the third singles Illinois Valley [Community College] girl without my brace. This moment was very special because I was able to overcome my fear of playing without my brace and able to control the game. It came down to a close match, but with my mental strength I was able to come out as the winner!”
-Alexa Armon, sophomore, women’s tennis


December 13, 2013

Watch Cyclones basketball home games live online

If you’re a basketball fan, but don’t want to venture out in the cold to Moraine Valley’s Cyclone Center to catch a game, don’t worry. All home games are being streamed live online. Look at the men’s and women’s basketball schedules, then click on “Watch Live Games” at the appropriate time and you’re there. Go Cyclones!

Next games:
Men- Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Women- Dec. 19, 5:15 p.m.


November 14, 2013

Watch the volleyball team compete live at nationals

The Cyclones are headed to the NJCAA DII Women’s Volleyball Championships at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio, for their second consecutive year. Watch all the action live online as the Cyclones compete against Parkland College on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. Follow the game here: www.ihigh.com/njcaatv/broadcast_569129.html?silverlight=1.


Oct 30, 2013

Both basketball teams ranked in top 20

Cyclones basketball season hasn’t officially started yet, but both teams are seeing things go their way already. NJCAA Division II has ranked the men’s and women’s team in the preseason in the top 20. The men are #12 while the women come in at #19.



Gender Equity Statement
Moraine Valley Community College is committed to providing, fair and equitable treatment of both male and female student-athletes. The goals and practices of the intercollegiate athletic program are to:

  • Sponsor intercollegiate competitive sports in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC).
  • Foster broad programs of men's and women's intercollegiate athletics that are consistent with the educational objectives of Moraine Valley Community College.
  • Encourage excellence in performance by all (male and female) participants in intercollegiate athletics, as well as stimulate academic achievement through the maintenance of high standards of scholarship.
  • Maintain and increase balanced athletic program offerings for both men and women as students, budgets and community interests will allow.