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Heading into season's second half...
Women's volleyball
team shows strength
by Daphne Hartt
Sports Editor
With almost half of the
season over, the CCC women’s
volleyball team isshowing great
strength and competitiveness.
There are 14 team menv-
bers this year, five of whom are
returners. Sophomores Daphne
Hartt, Amy Hines, Jennifer
McKenzie, Ilene Penas, and Jill
Wilson have come back to play
for the Lady Cougars for one
more season.
Kathie Woods continues to
coach, as well as teach for CCC.
This is her tenth year aS head
volleyball coach.
Erin Alder, who once played
for Woods, is now assisting her
in coaching. Alder is currently
majoring in Biology/Athletic
Training at Pacific. University
in Forest Grove. She is not only
the assistant volleyball coach,
but the athletic trainer as well.
The Lady Cougars began
league play on Sep. 23. They
defeated Linn Benton Commu­
nity College in four games. Keri
Gundersen, a freshman at CCC,
led the team with 16 kills and 24
digs. Gundersen, a graduate from
Sam Barlow High School, is an
outside hitter.
The second league game
astonished many volleyball fans.
The Lady Cougars crushed the
Mt. Hood Community College
Saints with an impressive 15-
12,15-6,15-5 win.
Jennifer Potter, an outside
hitter from Centennial High School,
had 11 kills and 24 digs.
Blocking was a key factor in
winning the game. Middle hitter
Carla Nofziger had a total of 12
blocks against the Saints. CCC
shut down Mt. Hood’s offense.
Coach Woods was very happy
to be 2-0 in league, especially after
facing Mt. Hood. “ The win against
Hood is the first time CCC has
beaten them in years. Therefore^
Moines, Washington to compete
inthe Highline Community Col­
lege Tourney. They took fifth out
of ten teams.
Wilson, an outside hitter, in-,
jured her shoulder while diving
for a ball that was deflected off a
block. She is unable to play at the
moment, but should return within
a week.
Some of CCC’s players have
been recognized for their outstand­
ing play. Nofziger was named to
the All-Star Selection Team at the
Linn Benton Tourney on Sep. 4
and 5. Me Kenzie,^ returning setter,
received that same honor at the
Highline Tourney last weekend.
Gundersen was nominated CCC
Player of the Week and Southern
Region. IV Player of the Week for
the week of Sep. 20-26. -
Me Kenzie was chosen as CCC
Player of the Week on Sep.28-
Oct. 3. Hines, an outsidehitter/is
this week’s Player of the Week.
Tonight the Lady Cougars will
compete against Portland Com­
munity College at the Rock Creek
Campus Gym at 7 pm.
The CCC men's crosscountry team holds a combined record of 28 -1. The Southern
Region championships will be held on Oct. 24 in Roseburg.
Photo by. Paul Valencia
As teams head toward championships...
CCC x-country runs over competition
by Paul Valencia
Staff Writer
Clackamas Community Col­
lege’s men’s and women’s cross­
country teams are heading into
their championship meets right
where they left off last year -
with winning ways. .
With the regular season meets'
out of the way, the men’s team
has a combined dual record of
28-1, while the women’s squad
heads into the championship
season with a 19-4 mark.
. Both Cougar teams will travel
to Roseburg Oct. 24 for the South­
ern Region championship of the
Northwest Athletic Association
of. Community
Colleges
(NWAACC). The women have
won four-straight Southern titles,
while the men have three. In the
co-ed combined, the Cougars have
won each year since its inception
in 1989.
Following the regionals, CCC
will host the NWAACC champi­
onships, another past specialty of
the Cougar teams. The women
have won two titles in a row,
while the men took their first-
ever title last year, after being in
the top three, five of the previous
six seasons.
“This year’s men’s team is
better than last year, but the
competition in our league is also
better,” said Head Coach Mike
Hodges.
In fact, the team might have
been overconfident going- into
this year, Hodges explained. B ut
their first loss, ironically at their
own invitational, served as a
“wake-up call,” Hodges said.
“It’s a young team. Elevén of
our sixteen are freshmen,” Hodges
said. “They learned a.good les­
son. If we lose, it’s better to lose
at the beginning of the season
than the end when it’s too late to
do anything about it.”
The Cougar men . are cap­
tained by sophomore Randy
Faddis and freshman Kevin
Bartholomae. They’re, led on
the course by Mike Hickey, who
has been the team’s top finisher
in foür of its five meets.
“We’ve got a*pretty good
shot at the title,” Hickey said,
“and as an individual, I’m look­
ing to run with the lead pack at
NWAACC. I’m in the best shape
I’ve ever been in.”
Others to look for on the
men’s team are Aaron Taylor -
‘“Potentially one of the best in
the Northwest’ when he’s
healthy,” Hodges said - Jason
Mottaz, Brian Buckingham and
Eddie Foshey.
The women Cougars are
comparable to last year, Hodges
said. Fortunately for the team,
he said the league hasn’t gotten
much more competitive in the
past year.
Dianna Polack captains the
team describes this year’s squad
better than last season’s. “The
team is together,” she said. “It’s
family-oriented.
Everybody,
cares. There is no inner-compe­
tition.” The key, she said, is
everyone competing as a group.
“We hope to win our third
title in a-row,” she continued.
Jessie Richter has been the team’s
number-one runnerall year,
Hodges explained. Others to
watch are Jenny Campbell, Leah
Guilford and Lynda Cornwall.
Hodges said teamwork is
very important to the success of
any cfoss-country squad. “For­
tunately, we are veiy much to­
gether,” he said of both teams.
“Having the attitude to be the
best individual, but still having
an attitude of wanting your team­
mates to do better is really im­
portant.”
Note: In the final meet be­
fore the championships, both
teams took first place in Satur­
day’s Mt. Hood Invitational.
Hickey came in firstfor the men,
but the highlight was the return
of Taylor, who finished second
after missing meets with a knee
injury.
Richter finished first for the
women, but the big breakthrough,
according to' Hodges, was
Guilford’s close second-place
finish.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP
Complete your Bachelor's Degree
at the
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Edwina Welch> Admissions Representative, will be available to
meet with prospective transfer students. Bring copies of your
transcripts for an Unofficial evaluation.
Wednesday, October 14
Bldg. 2, Across from Counseling Office
9:00 a.m. tol:00 p.m.
■*
Photo by Angle Booth
CCC setter Jennifer McKenzie (left) and middle blocker
Ilene Penas go up for a strong block while Assistant Coach
Erin Alder looks on.
To request an application, or more information, call
1-800-BE-A-DUCK
(in Eugene call 346-3201)