November 14, 2013
Watch the volleyball team compete live at
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:
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.
July 25, 2013
Cyclones raise money for One Fund Boston
When tragedy stuck Boston this past spring, the Cyclones felt compelled to help. Through several fundraisers—including the sale of T-shirts and
pins— and donations, the Athletics department raised $700.55. All the money was sent to One Fund Boston, an organization created
after the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15. This group has raised more than $60 million for the victims and families.
July 1, 2013
Free Sports Physical for all incoming and returning athletes
All Moraine Valley student athletes participating in sports for the 2013-14 year are required to have a physical
examination. The Athletics Department is offering free physicals to Moraine Valley athletes on Wednesday, July 24, from
4 to 7 p.m. in Building B, room 116-118. Students must make an appointment with the athletic trainer; they cannot just show up.
The physical includes a physical exam, medical history review, musculoskeletal screen, blood pressure and pulse, and height and
weight measurement. The exam does not include immunizations.
For more information or to schedule an appointment,
contact Geoffrey Davis, athletic trainer, at (708) 974-5287 or email
June 25, 2013
Student-athletes honored with NJCAA
Moraine Valley student-athletes continued to prove their merit in the classroom this past year. Among nearly 60,000 student-athletes who compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), six Moraine Valley student-athletes were recognized with the Academic Student-Athlete Award for their academic achievements and five squads were named All-Academic Teams for the 2012-13 school year. Additionally, 28 students were named Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) 2012-13 All-Academic Athletes of the Year, leading the conference once again in honorees.
Being named an NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete requires having higher than a 3.6 G.P.A. after 45 course credit hours and participating in the college’s sport for a least one season. Women’s tennis player Nicole Selvaggio (Marist); women’s soccer player Natalia Patrzyk (Oak Lawn); baseball player Dominick Paolella (Lincoln-Way North); men’s golfer Dan Dermody (St. Laurence); and softball players Samantha Staisiunas (Andrew) and Courtney Wheaton (Illiana Christian) received this honor. Selvaggio received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for attaining a 4.0 G.P.A. Only 169 student-athletes received that distinction.
The 2012-13 NJCAA All-Academic Teams are women’s cross country, women’s tennis, men’s tennis, softball, and volleyball. Teams qualify for this honor if they have an overall team GPA above 3.0.
To qualify for the ISCC distinction students must have earned a 3.0 or higher G.P.A. after completing at least 48 course credit hours while participating in one of the college’s 12 sports. Within the conference, 134 student-athletes received this honor. The athletes selected were baseball players Darin Bach (Louisiana), Mike Habas (Homewood-Flossmoor), Martin Joyce (Lockport Township), Dan Kenealy (Richards), Paolella, Kevin Siergiej (Shepard), and Jeremy Vandergriff (Argo); men’s basketball player Zoran Arsenovic (Lincoln-Way East); golfer Dermody; men’s soccer players Kris Dolinsky (Indiana) and Deya Elayyan (Stagg); men’s tennis players Kevin Davenport (Lincoln-Way Central), Jair Gutierrez Gomez (Plainfield Central) and David Smith (Lincoln-Way North); softball players Kristin Renken (Richards), Staisiunas, Jenny Vanek (Mother McAuley), and Wheaton; volleyball player Bridget Williams (Mount Assisi Academy); women’s basketball players Stephanie Karl (Lockport), Kayla McKinney (Shepard) and Bridget Niemiec (Oak Lawn); women’s soccer players Monserrat Espinosa (Hubbard), Stephanie Navarrete (Shepard), Patrzyk, and Ashley Solus (Richards); and women’s tennis players Kayla Annerino (Oak Lawn) and Selvaggio.
Selvaggio was awarded the Dick Durrant Award for the highest G.P.A. in the conference. She was one of four athletes in the ISCC to receive this honor.
“We are so proud of our student-athletes who realize that their education is paramount to their future success. They have done an exceptional job balancing the rigors of intercollegiate athletics, and representing Moraine Valley on the competition fields and in the classroom,” said athletics director Bill Finn.
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.