May 13, 2013
Sports photos available
Action photos from all 12 Moraine Valley sports are now available for purchase on
Additional photos are always posted during the season and can be purchased from the website.
May 1, 2013
Volleyball and men’s
basketball teams honored at board meeting
The women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams were both honored last month
at Moraine Valley’s Board of Trustees meeting for outstanding seasons.
In the fall, the volleyball team was undefeated, racking up a 35-0 overall
record before losing both matches in the national tournament. The Cyclones were
NJCAA Region IV and Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference champions.
The men’s basketball team was runner-up in the national championship after
capturing both the region and conference titles. This was the first team to go
further in the national tournament than any other in Moraine Valley’s history.
They finished with a 31-6 overall record, better than any previous Cyclones
men’s basketball team.
April 17, 2013
Register for youth summer camps at Moraine Valley
Boys and girls looking to improve their basketball
or volleyball skills are invited to register for Moraine Valley’s summer sports
The 2013 Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering third through eighth
grades will be held Monday, July 15, through Thursday, July 18, from 9 to 10:30
a.m. Bill Finn, Moraine Valley Athletics director and former men’s basketball
coach, is heading this camp. The camp is intended to develop and improve
fundamental basketball skills for youths of all abilities through group and
individual drills, instruction and team play.
The Moraine Valley Summer Volleyball Camp for boys and girls entering fifth
through ninth grades will take place Monday, July 15, through Thursday, July 18,
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Moraine Valley women’s volleyball head coach
Gloria Coughlin is leading this camp. Participants will improve and develop
fundamental volleyball skills through group work and individual attention.
The cost for each camp is $70 and will be held in Moraine Valley’s gym.
Participants can only register through Moraine Valley’s Athletics Department.
For more information call the Athletics Department at (708) 974-5727.
March 22, 2013
Cyclones advance to Final Four
Congratulations to the Cyclones men’s basketball
team, which advanced to the Final Four last night in the NJCAA Division II
Championship. Moraine Valley ousted Monroe Community College (NY), ranked second
in the tournament, in a close 78-74 battle.
The last time the Cyclones earned a berth in the Final Four was in 1999 during
athletic director Bill Finn’s tenure as head coach. The Cyclones continue their
run tonight at 8 p.m. against basketball powerhouse Brown Mackie College (#6),
Kan. Watch the action live at
If Moraine Valley wins, they play in the final championship game tomorrow at
7:30 p.m. If they lose, they play tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.
March 15, 2013
Watch the ’Clones live online at nationals
The men’s basketball team has done it again. For a
second consecutive season, the Cyclones (28-5) won the NJCAA Region IV
championship and advanced to the NJCAA Division II Championship in Danville,
Ill. Moraine Valley, seeded seventh out of 16 teams, starts their tournament run
on March 20 at 11 a.m. against Grand Rapids Community College (21-8). Watch all
the action live at http://bit.ly/YpT3Y3.
February 25, 2013
Former Cyclones pitcher earns big save at Western
Former Cyclones pitcher Brian Loconsole earned the
save on Feb. 17 for Western Illinois University as the Leathernecks upset No.
1-ranked University of Arkansas 7-5. This was the first time Western has
defeated a No. 1 team in the country. Loconsole threw the final 1 2/3 innings
not giving up hits or runs. He played for the Cyclones during the 2010 season
under former head coach Tom Radz. "It is exciting to see our former Cyclones
athletes competing at the NCAA's top level, especially knocking off the
No. 1 ranked baseball team," said Bill Finn, Moraine Valley Athletics
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
- 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.