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Several student-athletes receive regional, national honors

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
LCCC's fall sports teams have successful seasons.
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Following a highly successful season in fall sports, Laramie County Community College student-athletes are starting to reap the rewards for their efforts.

In all, 15 student-athletes were recognized for all-region and all-American honors.
 
The women’s soccer team made it all the way to the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association’s national championships. Additionally, Jim Gardner was named NJCAA Region IX Coach of the Year.

The LCCC men’s soccer team, under head coach Vince Gibson, played in the Region IX championship game.

Interim head coach Cindy Henning led the women’s volleyball team through a competitive schedule and found many reasons to be optimistic about next fall’s season.

The awards received by LCCC student-athletes in these three sports are:

Women's soccer

  • NJCAA All-Americans – first team: Taylor Hockley, forward
  • NJCAA All-Americans – second team: Eri Unai, defense
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Americans: Francesca Ali, midfielder; Taylor Hockley
  • NSCAA America All-West Team: Francesa Ali; Taylor Hockley; Seyit Mejia-Bello, midfielder; Eri Unai
  • NJCAA Region IX Player of the Year: Taylor Hockley
  • NJCAA Region IX All-Region Team – first team: Francesca Ali; Taylor Hockley; Courtney Lemmon, defense; Eri Unai
  • NJCAA Region IX All-Region Team – second team: Sayit Mejia-Bello

Men's soccer

  • NJCAA Region IX All-Region Team – first team: Daniel Ainsworth, goalkeeper; Brandon Flores, forward; Tyler Mangel, defense; Jesse Molina, midfielder
  • NJCAA Region IX All-Region Team – second team: Domey Espinoza, freshman; Fernando Perez, midfielder; Chang Yang, defense
  • NJCAA Region IX All-Region Team – honorable mention: Dennis Vivar-Diaz, midfielder
  • NJCAA Region IX Freshman of the Year: Dennis Vivar-Diaz

Volleyball

  • NJCAA Region IX All-Region Team: Ambre Desaulnay, outside hitter; Rory McCloy, setter
  • NJCAA Region IX All-Region Tourney Team: Ambre Desaulnay, Rory McCloy
  • Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference – first team: Ambre Desaulnay
  • Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference – honorable mention: Rory McCloy