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May 27, 2013
Fraser solid as a rock at nationals
For his second consecutive year, Jeremy Fraser (Lincoln-Way North) hit the links May 21-24 at the NJCAA Division II men’s Golf National Championship—a feat only accomplished by two Cyclones. His consistency earned him a 73rd place finish out of 122 golfers.

Competing against other high-level golfers from around the country is no small challenge, but Fraser faced it with an even keel. He hit 77, 77, 77, and 78 at the Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Ala. Although he typically plays better in poor weather, the 80-degree days didn’t deter his strength and length off the tee and solid putting. “He consistently drove the ball 300 yards. I’m very happy with how he played,” said head coach Bob Freudenthal. “He’s had two great years at Moraine Valley and is only the second Cyclone golfer to go to nationals twice.”

Fraser competed with the Moraine Valley team at nationals last year where they finished 12th. He will attend Lewis University in the fall on a golf scholarship.

May 24, 2013
Fraser consistent in round three
After a third round yesterday at the golf nationals, Jeremy Fraser proved to be steady as a drum, swinging his way to a third consecutive 77. He moved up to 73rd place in the competition with one more day to go. For more information, visit the tournament website at

May 23, 2013
Day two at nationals
Jeremy Fraser played another consistent round on the links in the second day of competition (May 22) in the NJCAA Golf National Championship. He hit 77 to match his first day, placing him 77th in the field of more than 120 golfers. Play was delayed for an hour due to lightning.

May 22, 2013
Fraser starts play at nationals
Jeremy Fraser started his run May 21 at the NJCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championship in Scottsboro, Ala. He hit 77 on the first day, and is currently in 65th place.

October 8, 2012
Cyclones finish season, qualify one for nationals
Though not the champions of 2011, the Cyclones ended a respectable season in the NJCAA Region IV Tournament Oct. 4-6 with improved play and a national qualifier in Jeremy Fraser.

The Cyclones placed seventh out of 10 teams in the tournament, and Fraser finished fifth overall (73, 77, 78) qualifying for the NJCAA Division II Championship in May. He actually led the field for the first two days of competition. “His ending scores might not seem impressive, but considering the weather conditions, he did really well,” said coach Bob Freudenthal. “In my 20 years coaching, this was the worst weather I can remember for this tournament. It was in the 40s with 20 to 30 mile-per-hour winds. It was awful.”

Fellow teammate Jack Misheck missed the All-Region team by one stroke, hitting 83, 79 and 81. Dan Dermody steadily improved each day (89, 87, 83) followed by Pat Neylon (89, 92, 85).

Moraine Valley ended up in third in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference, but had some big wins this season, including a first place finish in their home conference match and third in the Skyhawk Invitational. With Fraser being the lone returner from the 2011 squad, it was fitting that he qualified for nationals.

“He’ll represent us well at nationals. I’m happy for him. He worked hard and is very excited,” Freudenthal said. “Overall I’m proud of how the team played. I knew it would be tough with one returning player, but everyone improved throughout the season and it was a satisfying year.”

Fraser has until May 19 to prepare for the championships in Scottsboro, Ala.

October 1, 2012
Fraser medals; Cyclones finish up before regionals
In one final match before the NJCAA Region IV tournament, the Cyclones held their own Sept. 28 for a ninth place finish at the Prairie View Classic in Byron, Ill.

Jeremy Fraser took third place individual honors for shooting a 73. He was followed by Jack Misheck (83), Pat Neylon (85) and Joe LaPorte (87). “Jeremy is playing really well and has a good shot at making it to nationals,” said coach Bob Freudenthal.

September 25, 2012
Cyclones take third in conference
In their final Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference match of the season, the Cyclones struggled in the windy conditions for a fifth place finish Sept. 24 at College of Lake County’s home course in Zion.

Jeremy Fraser shot an 82 followed by Pat Neylon (86), Dan Dermody (87) and Jack Misheck with a rare 97. With this most recent finish, the Cyclones ended conference play in third place, less than 10 points shy of second. Based on the five best scores of the season, Misheck earned a nod to the All-Conference third team, with a 77 average, and Fraser to the fourth team, boasting a 77.6 average.

“Conference play is done, and we’re near the end of the season. We won our home conference tournament and came in third in an invitational so far, and now two of our golfers are All-Conference players. Those two have a shot at making nationals,” said coach Bob Freudenthal.

September 24, 2012
Cyclones finish third in Skyhawk Classic
Amid 20 mile per hour winds, rain and 50-degree temperatures, the Cyclones played well at the Sauk Valley Skyhawk Classic in Sterling, Illinois on Sept. 21, placing third.

Sophomore Jeremy Fraser finished second overall with a 75 followed by Pat Neylon who shot his best game of the year, a 79. Jack Misheck had an 81 while Jake Heinrich swung to an 85.

“It’s a very respectable finish considering the conditions,” said coach Bob Freudenthal. “We’re mudders. We do well in adverse conditions. I was satisfied with how we played, and we beat teams that we’ll face in the region tournament next week.”

September 18, 2012
’Clones continue to improve, finish third
Compared to last season, 2012 is shaping up to be a little different for the Cyclones. In their fifth Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference match on Sept. 17, the golf team placed third with 316 total points at Waubonsee Community College’s home course in Bristol.

Sophomore Jeremy Fraser continued his consistent play with a 73. Adding to the team score were Jack Misheck (78), Pat Neylon (80), who shot his best game this season, and Jake Heinrich (85). As the season nears the end, the Cyclones are continuing to improve every game and pushing ahead.

September 12, 2012
St. Francis tourney deals tough course to Cyclones
Each year the Cyclones participate in the St. Francis Invitational, a competition attended primarily by four-year colleges and universities and a handful of community colleges. Moraine Valley once again accepted the challenge finishing 19th on Sept. 11.

Jeremy Fraser led the charge with a 79 and on his heels was Jake Heinrich who shot an 83—his best round of the season. Pat Neylon followed with an 85 and Nathan LaPorte had 92 for the day.

“Considering the other teams we played, it was respectable,” said coach Bob Freudenthal. “It was another experience, but I’m happy to see the progress by the players. Everybody’s improving.”

September 11, 2012
Cyclones finish fourth in Glenwood
The Cyclones are still hanging on to second place in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference after taking fourth on Sept. 10 on Prairie State College’s home course, Glenwoodie Golf Course.

The course was challenging, but the Cyclones had an off day. Jack Misheck was the low shooter with an 81 followed by Jeremy Fraser (82), Dan Dermody (87), and Pat Neylon (93).

September 10, 2012
Cyclones finish well in big tourney
Competition was fierce on Sept. 7 at the Duane Chanay Invitational at Byron Hills Golf Club, where the Cyclones finished 11th out of 16 teams, just four points shy of 10th place.

Jeremy Fraser (Lincoln-Way North) led with a 72, including an impressive six birdies, followed closely by Jack Misheck (Lincoln-Way North) who shot 74. Pat Neylon (Shepard) and Dan Dermody (St. Laurence) contributed with an 82 and 85, respectively. In a field filled with some of the top community college and four-year college teams in the Midwest, the Cyclones held their own for a respectable finish.

September 6, 2012
Second and a medalist for Cyclones
The Cyclones are playing solidly on the links, and the team proved it with a second place finish Sept. 5 at Sportsmans Country Club in Northbrook.

In another conference matchup, Moraine Valley fell just behind College of Lake County, but looked good. Jack Misheck (Lincoln-Way North) shot a 72 and tied for a medal, the second time he’s medaled this season. Following close behind was Jeremy Fraser (Lincoln-Way North) with a 74. Shepard alum Pat Neylon continues to improve his game, shooting an 81 and Dan Dermody (St. Laurence) was consistent with an 84.

August 30, 2012
'Clones take first at home
A little home field advantage always does some good. For the Cyclones, it helped the team grab first place in conference play on Aug. 29.

Jack Misheck (Lincoln-Way North) shot his best game, and was a medalist for the match, with a 74 followed closely by Jeremy Fraser (Lincoln-Way North) with a 77. Dan Dermody (St. Laurence) and Pat Neylon (Shepard) each shot an 85 to round out the score.

"We took advantage of our home course, and now we're in second place in the conference," said coach Bob Freudenthal. "In three weeks we've come a long way. We're getting it done."

August 28, 2012
Cyclones grab fourth
So far it’s been a difficult start to the season. After first playing a long 36-hole tournament at Highland Community College the Cyclones played their second match in Elgin, a challenging course, on Aug. 27 and took fourth place.

Jack Misheck (Lincoln-Way North) led the team with 80 followed by Lincoln-Way North grad Jeremy Fraser (82), St. Laurence product Dan Dermody (87) and Shepard alum Pat Neylon (90).

It was a windy day on a difficult course, but the Cyclones are hoping to prevail against their fellow conference foes in their home match Aug. 29.

August 27, 2012
Cyclones put in decent effort in season opener
The Cyclones turned out a decent showing in their opening tournament on Aug. 24, finishing ninth out of 14 teams at the Highland Community College “36” in Freeport.

Sophomore Jeremy Fraser (Lincoln-Way North) led the charge with a 72 and 82 followed by freshman Jack Misheck (Lincoln-Way North), who shot an 84 and 75. Also contributing to the cause were St. Laurence alum Dan Dermody (85, 85) and Shepard product Pat Neylon (88, 85).

In the second round Fraser was tied for second, but playing 36 holes in the heat took a toll by the end of the day, said coach Bob Freudenthal.

August 23, 2012
Golf team has challenges ahead, but ready to work hard
The 2011 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference champions and NJCAA championship qualifiers have left this year’s squad with a lot to live up to. One golfer from that successful team is back this year, faced with the challenge of leading a Cyclones repeat.

Moraine Valley saw its top golfers—Ricky Palonis (Lincoln-Way Central), All-American Ryan Frederick (Lockport), Brendan Ryan (Shepard), and Kenny Feldmeier (Providence)—head to four-year universities on scholarships. Jeremy Fraser (Lincoln-Way North), who competed at the national tournament and helped his team finish 12th, is the lone returner who will be the team leader. “We’re expecting big things from him,” said coach Bob Freudenthal.

In the small but mighty group of newcomers is Jack Misheck (Lincoln-Way North) who had a successful high school career and is a major addition to the team. Dan Dermody (St. Laurence/University of Iowa), Pat Neylon (Shepard), Jake Heinrich (Shepard), Joe LaPorte (Stagg), and homeschooled Nathan LaPorte, also will contribute this season.

“This will be one of our most challenging seasons because of our recent past successes, but we’re putting in enough work that we can have a good year,” Freudenthal said. “There’s a lot of potential with this team. I can see it. Through practice and hard work we’ll do well.”

2012 Season
All-Region IV team: Jeremy Fraser (Lincoln-Way North)- #5 player
All-Conference third team: Jack Misheck (Lincoln-Way North)
All-Conference fourth team: Fraser

Day Date Opponent/Location Tee-Off Results
Fri. 8/24 Highland CC "36"/Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport 8 a.m. 9th Place o/o 14 Teams
Jeremy Fraser- 72, 82
Jack Misheck- 84, 75
Dan Dermody- 85, 85
Pat Neylon- 88, 85
Mon. 8/27 Elgin Community College/Highlands Golf Course, Elgin* 12:30 p.m. 4th Place o/o 6 Teams
Jack Misheck- 80
Jeremy Fraser- 82
Dan Dermody- 87
Pat Neylon- 90
Wed. 8/29 Moraine Valley Community College/Water's Edge Golf Club, Worth* 12:30 p.m.
1st Place o/o 6 Teams
Jack Misheck- 74
Jeremy Fraser- 77
Dan Dermody- 85
Pat Neylon- 85
Wed.  9/5 Oakton Community College/Sportsmans Country Club, Northbrook * 12:30 p.m. 2nd Place
Jack Misheck- 72
Jeremy Fraser- 74
Dan Dermody- 81
Pat Neylon- 84
Fri. 9/7 Duane Chanay Invitational/Byron Hills Golf Club, Port Byron 2 p.m.
11th Place o/o 16 Teams
Jeremy Fraser- 72
Jack Misheck- 74
Dan Dermody- 85
Pat Neylon- 82
Mon. 9/10 Prairie State College/Glenwoodie Golf Course, Glenwood* 12:30 p.m. 4th Place o/o 6 Teams
Jack Misheck- 81
Jeremy Fraser- 82
Dan Dermody- 87
Pat Neylon- 93
Tues. 9/11 St. Francis Invitational/Inwood Golf Course, Joliet 10 a.m. 19th Place
Jeremy Fraser- 79
Jake Heinrich- 83
Pat Neylon- 85
Nathan LaPorte- 92
Mon. 9/17 Waubonsee Community College/Blackberry Oaks Golf Course, Bristol* 12:30 p.m. 3rd Place o/o 6 Teams
Jeremy Fraser- 73
Jack Misheck- 78
Pat Neylon- 80
Jake Heinrich- 85
Fri. 9/21 Sauk Valley Skyhawk Invitational/
Emerald Hills Golf Course, Sterling
1:30 p.m. 3rd Place
Jeremy Fraser- 75
Pat Neylon- 79
Jack Misheck- 81
Jake Heinrich- 85
Mon. 9/24 College of Lake County/Shepherd's Crook Golf Club, Zion* 12:30 p.m. 5th Place o/o 6 Teams
Jeremy Fraser- 82
Pat Neylon- 86
Dan Dermody- 87
Jack Misheck- 97
Wed. 9/26 Conference Rain Date # 1 TBD  
Fri. 9/28  Prairie View Classic/PrairieView Golf Club, Byron 1:30 p.m. 9th Place o/o 13 Teams
Jeremy Fraser- 73
Jack Misheck- 83
Pat Neylon- 85
Joe LaPorte- 87
Sun.  9/30 Conference Rain Date # 2  TBD  
Thu.-Sat.  10/4-6 Region IV Tournament/Prairie View Golf Club, Byron 10/11 a.m. 7th Place o/o 10 Teams
Jeremy Fraser- 73, 77, 78 (national qualifier)
Jack Misheck- 83, 79, 81
Dan Dermody- 89, 87, 83
Pat Neylon- 89, 92, 85

Sun.- Fri.
5/19-24/2013 NJCAA Division II Golf Championship/Goose Pond Golf Course/Scottsboro, Ala.
8 a.m.
73rd Place o/o 122
Jeremy Fraser- 77, 77, 77, 78