August 31st, 2015
The Parkland Women’s Soccer team wrapped up a solid opening
weekend as they routed the Owens CC Express 6-1 in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday
afternoon. The Cobras scored three times in each half to cruise to the victory.
Catherine McHale once again got the Cobras on the board as
she scored just nine minutes into the match on an assist from Leticia
Rebello. Brittany Johnson made it 2-0 Cobras as she converted a penalty
kick at the 25 minute mark and Alyssa Jones made it 3-0 Parkland at the half,
as she scored just four minutes before intermission on a pass from Ellie
McHale would score her third goal of the young season early
in the second half as she put PC up 4-0. Shante Tremblett scored her
first goal of the year on an assist from Jones to make it 5-0 at the 70 minute
mark. Owens would break up the shutout with a goal with just 13 minutes left
in the match but PC would score one more time as Kaljit Atwal scored with an
assist to Bopia Travi with just under 10 minutes remaining. PC out
shot the host Express 18-11 on the afternoon as both Cobra goalies were strong
in goal. Jenna Ashley had 5 saves in the match while Kate Keller had 4.
Parkland (2-0) will travel to Lincoln College on Tuesday for
a 4:00 M-WAC match against the Lynx. The Cobras will open their home portion of
the season on Sunday when they host Waubonsee CC at 1:00.
August 31st, 2015
The Parkland Women’s Soccer team started the 2015 with a
bang on Saturday as they stunned pre-season #9 Monroe Community College of New
York 2-0. Monroe hard started the season (2-0) with a pair of shutout
wins but it was the Cobras who would post the shutout on Saturday at Owens CC
in Toledo, Ohio.
Catherine McHale got PC on the board at the 34:00 minute of
the opening half as she scored an unassisted goal to put PC up 1-0. The
Cobras would make it 2-0 just 15 minutes into the second half as Alyssa Jones
scored her first collegiate goal on an assist from McHale. The Lady
Tribunes would have their chances, out shooting the Cobras 24-9 on the
afternoon but they could not find the back of the net as PC goalie Jenna Ashley
had nine saves on the afternoon.
The win moves the Cobras to (1-0) on the season and they
will take on Owens (0-1) at noon on Sunday.
August 31st, 2015
The Cobras returned to the court at Owens CC
today for day 2 of the 30-team Owens Invite. PC had two ranked opponents in #16
Grand Rapids and #18 Oakland.
In the first match against the pair of Michigan schools, the Cobras swept the
Raiders of Oakland 25-23, 25-17, 25-18 behind the offense of Sofi Kelemete with
10 kills. Lizzy Barnard and Miaya Peacock each had 8 apiece. Laura Gross and
Kailey Kleinert shared blocking honors with 4 each, while Peacock led the back
row with 22 digs and Madison Harpest had 17. Kell Lean (19 assists) and Jaime
Johnson (14 assists) led the setting effort for the Cobras.
In the second match, PC came out fired up to face a consistent rival in Grand
Rapids and never let off the gas in a 25-11, 25-10, 25-14 sweep which again
highlighted all 16 active Cobras. Gross, Barnard and Peacock led the offense
with 11, 10 and 9 kills respectively. Gross also notched 5 blocks while
Kelemete had 4. Harpest collected 14 digs for the Cobras, and Johnson had 22
assists and 2 service aces in the match.
Parkland improves to 8-0 on the season and wraps up play tomorrow with two
matches against Hagerstown (Maryland) and the hosts, Owens CC.
August 27th, 2015
The Parkland Men’s Soccer team would start the home portion
of their schedule with a difficult matchup with Region 24 foe Lewis and Clark
in town to take on the Cobras. The
Trailblazers would come out physical and control play in the first half. They would get on the board when Markell Saddler
would beat the Cobra defense and curl a shot around Parkland keeper Matt
Sharman to take a 1-0 lead. Parkland
would get some opportunities but would head to the half with nothing to show
Parkland would come out much more aggressive in the second
half but it would be Lewis and Clark putting another one in the net on a
beautiful header by Blake Cearns to make it 2-0. The Cobras thought they had brought
themselves back within a goal as Dan Musasa came of the bench and beat the
Blazer keeper, only to have the goal taken back after a very late off sides
call following a discussion amongst the officials. Parkland would run out of time, as they would
be shut out the remainder of the match.
The loss drops Parkland to (0-1-1) on the year ahead of a weekend
road trip to Ohio to take on Owens CC.
August 24th, 2015
Parkland and Region 24 rival Southwestern Illinois College
battled for 110 minutes on Sunday but the two teams had to settle for a 1-1 tie
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The Cobras jumped out to the early leas as freshman Dominik
Crawford connected on a PK goal with an assist from Jonathan Lukusa at the 33rd
minute of the first half. The game would
remain 1-0 Cobras until 21 minutes into the 2nd half when the Blue
Storm scored to tie the contest.
Both teams had early chances as the Cobras were awarded a penalty
kick just 12 minutes into the match but Daniel Kadima’s shot was denied and
Salar Samimi’s rebound attempt sailed over the bar from just six yards away. SWIC also would have a penalty kick chance of
their own but Cobra goal keeper Matt Sharman mad an acrobatic leg kick save to
keep the game scoreless. After Crawford
put PC up 1-0 later in the half, Kadima’s shot from 25 yards out blasted off the
SWIC tied the match after the break and the Blue Storm had a
great chance to grab the lead but again Sharman was outstanding in goal,
denying another penalty kick with a great leg save. This outstanding play woke up the Cobras who
controlled the game for the final 10 minutes or regulation but could not
connect on a goal. Neither team was able
to muster much offense in the two overtime periods and the match ended in a
Parkland (0-0-1) will open their home season against Lewis
and Clark at 4:00 this Thursday afternoon in Champaign.
August 24th, 2015
Parkland volleyball concluded the Battle of the Dells tournament
today with matches against a duo of Michigan teams.
In the first match, the Cobras defeated the Jets of Jackson CC 25-11, 25-18,
25-10. Sophomores Miaya Peacock and Rowan Crozier (Monticello HS) led the
offense with 12 and 6 kills, respectively, and Crozier and Sofi Kelemete had 3
blocks each. Freshman Paige Griffith (Putnam County HS) had 14 assists and
Laura Gross had 8 digs. PC also turned around the serving problems from day 1
to finish with a team total of 15 aces.
The second match of the day went in similar fashion as the Cobras defeated Mott
CC 25-13, 25-13, 25-19. Setters Jaime Johnson (14 assists) and Kell Lean (11
assists) ran a well-distributed offense where Lizzy Barnard, Gross, Kelemete
and Peacock had 8, 7, 6 and 6 kills, respectively. Peacock notched 13 digs for
the match, and Kelemete and Gabby Pearl (Blue Ridge HS) had 4 blocks each.
The Cobras improve to 4-0 overall and take the week to get back to practice
before leaving Thursday for Owens CC in Perrysburg, Ohio. PC will play 6
matches Friday-Sunday with action kicking off versus #19 Catawba Valley of
August 24th, 2015
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In the first match of the year, the Cobras had to battle
nerves and a feeling of pressure to overcome 19 service errors in defeating D3
#7 ranked Harper CC (IL) 25-22, 18-25, 25-16, 25-18.
Sophomores Lizzy Barnard (Unity HS) and Miaya Peacock (Centennial HS) led the
offense with an impressive 17 kills each. Freshman middle Sofi Kelemete
(Highland HS, Pocatello Idaho) led the block with 6 blocks, and sophomore
libero Madison Harpest (Tri-Valley) led the back row effort along with Peacock
with 8 digs each. Freshman setter Jaime Johnson (Centennial HS) had an
impressive 26 assists in just three sets of play while sophomore setter Kelly
Lean (Upwey HS, Victoria Australia) notched 15. Peacock also turned in 4
service aces in the match.
In the second match, PC found an outstanding rhythm and
overwhelmed the defending NJCAA Division 3 national champions Madison College
(WI) 25-14, 25-18, 25-17. Barnard led the offense again with 10 kills
while sophomore Hayley Gray (Watseka HS) had 9. Kelemete again had a good
blocking effort with 4 while fellow freshman Laura Gross (Schlarman) led the
charge with 6. Johnson notched 20 assists and Lean had 9, and Harpest dug
14 balls in the back row while Barnard had 11. Freshman Courtney Moritz
(Fieldcrest) helped secure the win with 4 straight service points in the third
set to break open the set for the Cobras.
improves to 2-0 and faces a pair of Michigan teams on Sunday morning with
matches against Mott CC (9am) and Jackson (11am) to wrap up the tournament
July 15th, 2015
The Parkland College Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Corbin
Sebens will continue on as the Cobra Golf Coach. Sebens was named the interim
coach in November 2014 after former coach Zachary McNabney resigned due to
health reasons. Sebens coached the team this past spring after McNabney's
passing in January. Under Sebens, the Cobras won the Illinois College Blue Boy
Invite and were the Region 24 Runner-Up, losing by just one stroke to ICC for a
trip to Nationals.
"I am very happy that Corbin will return as our Head Coach" said Parkland
Athletic Director Rod Lovett. "Corbin took over during a very difficult time and
handled his responsibilities admirably." "He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic
and is determined to build on the success that Coach McNabney and his teams
June 25th, 2015
The awards keep rolling in for former Parkland Women's Basketball player
Hannah Wascher. Wascher was selected this week as the Mid-West Athletic
Conference Female Athlete of the Year while John Wood Men's Basketball player
Jordan Johnson was chosen as the Men's Athlete of the Year.
Wascher, who will continue her career at the University of Southern
Indiana, had previously been named the M-WAC Player of the Year, the Region 24
Player of the Year, the Division II Women's Basketball Player of the Year, and
the Parkland College Co-Female Athlete of the Year. Wascher helped lead the
Cobras to two M-WAC titles and two trips to Nationals, highlighted by a
runner-up finish this season.
This is the first year the M-WAC has recognized the top Male and Female
Athlete in the Conference.
June 10th, 2015
Two former Parkland College hurlers have been selected in the Major League
Baseball Amateur draft. Sam Thoele (Dietrich HS) was drafted in the 14th round
by the Colorado Rockies and James Naile (Charleston MO HS) was selected in the
20th round by the Oakland A's. Thoele, who graduate from PC in 2012, played the
last two seasons at the University of Arklansas Little-Rock while Naile, who
attended Parkland in 2013, was the ace of the staff this past season at the
University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Parkland currently has two players playing in the Major's Kevin Kiermaier
(Tampa Bay) and Spencer Patton (Texas). Two other former players, Nick Wittgren
(Miami) and Danny Winkler (Atlanta), are in AAA.
Congratulations to all of the former Cobra players on their outstanding
achievements. Parkland Proud-Go Cobras!
June 5th, 2015
Co-Female Athlete's of the Year: Lori VanBeek Volleyball and
Hannah Wascher Basketball
Two of the best female athletes in Parkland history will share the award
for top Parkland Female Athlete. VanBeek (Paw Paw HS) was the Region 24 and
M-WAC Player of the Year and an NJCAA First Team All-American this year leading
the Cobras to a second consecutive NJCAA Runner-Up finish. PC lost 3-2
to Glendale CC in the Championship match a year after falling 3-2 to Cowley in
the title game. The Cobras were an amazing 106-6 during her time at PC, winning
two M-WAC and District titles. Van Beek led the NJCAA in hitting percentage and
finished in the top five in kills. She will attend Youngstown State on a
volleyball scholarship next fall.
Wascher (Rantoul HS) helped PC to a National Runner-Up finish as well,
leading the Cobras to their best season in school history. PC finished a record
breaking (35-2) losing a heartbreaking 66-64 decision in the title game. Wascher
was named the NJCAA D-2 Women's Basketball Player of the Year to go along with
her All-American, All-Region, and All-MWAC recognition. She also earned Player
of the Year in the Conference and the Region as well as being named to the
All-Tournament team for two consecutive seasons. Wascher finished second in the
nation in FG% and was sixth in rebounds per game. She will continue her playing
career next year for former Cobra Rick Stein at Southern Indiana.
Male Athlete of the Year: Nick Berger Golf
Berger (Judah Christian) wrapped up a successful two year career by earning
All-Region and All-Conference recognition. Berger was a two-time NJCAA National
Qualifier and he finished in 35th place out of 120 golfers at the recently
completed NJCAA D-2 Golf Tournament in Scottsboro, Alabama. Berger placed 49th
as a freshman to help the Cobras to a 10th place finish. During his time at PC.
Berger helped the Cobras to an M-WAC title and a Region 24 championship. This
year's team finished as the runner-up in both, missing out on a trip to
Nationals my just one stroke. He is currently undecided where he will attend
college and play golf next year.
Freshman of the Year: Catharine McHale Women's
The Mahomet-Seymour graduate had a great first year on the Cobra Soccer
Team as she was named the M-WAC Co-Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year,
leading PC to a conference title. McHale also was named First Team All-Region
helping PC to a (14-4) record this season. She led the team with 17 goals and 5
assists for a total of 39 points this season. She will return to Parkland for
her sophomore season in 2015-16.
Student-Athlete of the Year: Morgan Hickman Softball and
Parkland's lone two sport athlete in 2014-15 was also was one of the best
in the classroom. Hickman, a graduate of Clinton HS, earned a 3.82 grade point
average at PC despite playing on both the Volleyball and Softball teams her
sophomore year. On the VB team, she was part of a two-setter rotation that
helped the Cobras to two trips to Nationals and a pair of M-WAC titles. She
joined the Softball team this season and started in CF for the Cobras. Hickman
his .284, hitting a home run and driving in 14 runs while also stealing 12
bases. She will attend SIC-Carbondale next fall majoring in Pre-Medicine with
the hope of one day being a chiropractor.
May 2nd, 2015
Game 2: Parkland 5 Heartland 1
Pennington went the distance scattering eight hits and allowing just one run over 7 innings. It was the Cobras turn to take advantage of defensive miscues as four of the Cobras five runs were unearned. PC got on the board in the 3rd scoring on a wild pitch and added a run again in the 4th as Xavier Warren stole third and came on an errant throw by the catcher. Up 2-1, PC scored three times in the 5th as Glenn Reeves drove in a run and the other two runs came home on a bases loaded walk and another wild pitch. Pennington blanked the Hawks over the final two innings to earn his 6th win of the year. The win improves the Cobras to (31-17 15-11) while Heartland is (39-10 21-5).
Heartland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 3
Parkland 0 0 1 1 3 0 - 5 5 0
WP-Pennnington (6-2) LP-Hasper (5-1)
May 2nd, 2015
Game 1: Heartland 6 Parkland 4 12 innings
The Cobras jumped out early as the built an early 3-0 lead on the visitors. Tyler Anderson got the start and was strong through 7+ innings giving up just one earned run. The Cobras got on the board in the 1st on back to back hits by Donovan Chandler and Curtiss Johnson. Chandler would come on home on a ground out by Glenn Reeves. PC would score two more times in the 3rd on a two out RBI single by Xavier Warren. Back to back errors by Anderson allowed a pair of HCC runs to score in the 4th. A throwing error allowed HCC to tie the game in the 7th and the Hawks scored the go ahead run on a wild pitch by reliever Tyler Burcham. Burcham would hold HCC at bay allowing the Cobras to tie the game on another Warren RBI. Nick Coudret was solid in relief in the 11th but got into trouble in the 12th when he first two batters of the inning. Jeff Lavin relieved and retired the first two hitters but Matt Byars two run single on a 1-2 pitch gave HCC the two run lead. PC could get nothing going over the final 4 innings, getting just three base runners on a hit and a pair of walks. The Cobras out hit HCC 13-10 in the game..
HCC 000 020 110 002 6 10 2
PC 100 200 010 000 4 13 3
WP-Hitney (1-0) LP-Coudret (0-3)
April 21st, 2015
Game 2: Lincoln Land 2
Parkland 1 9 innings.
Michael Mcormick looked strong
over 8 innings but the Cobras fell in Game 2, 2-1 in 9 innings. McCormick held
LL to just 3 hits over 8 innings and kept the Loggers potent offense to only one
run. LLCC starter Konner Aherin was equally as dominant holding PC to a lone
run. PC scored on a Sac Fly in the first inning by Glenn Reeves as Donovan
Chandler scored from 3B. PC had the bases loaded with one out in the 7th inning
but Jeff Wetzler grounded into an inning ending double play. The Cobras also put
the tying run on 3rd with one out in the 9th but a strikeout and a ground out,
ended the threat. Chase Armstrong led the PC attack with 3 hits on the day but
the Cobras left runners in scoring position in six different innings. Lincoln
Land had a one out single in the top of the 8th by Connor Griggs. He would steal
second and later score on a single by Nick Longeran.
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 3
Parkland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1 8 0
WP-Aherin (8.1 8 H 1 R 5 K 2
BB) and Pranger
S---Lonergan (2/3 1K 0 R) and
LP-Lavin (1 IP 2 H 1 R 1 ER)
McCormick (8 IP 3 H 1 R
1 ER) and Schultz
April 21st, 2015
Game 1: Lincoln Land 8 Parkland 2
Tyler Anderson held the
Loggers to three runs over the first 4 innings and pitched his way out of
trouble in the third. PC's defense was overmatched on Tuesday as the Loggers
took advantage of the windy conditions and stole six bases on the day. A couple
costly errors led to a two run 4th inning and back to back errors in the 7th led
to 5 unearned runs off Cobra reliever Sam Geraci. PC only received hits from
Glenn Reeves, Donovan Chandler, and Jeff Wetzler in the game. PC scored in
the 7th on a leadoff double to Glenn Reeve who later score on a LLCC error.
LL 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 8 7 4
Parkland 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 3 4
WP Arnold (7 IP 3 H 2 R 9K
0BB) and Pranger
LP-Anderson (4IP 3R 4H 1BB
2K) and Schultz
Geraci (3IP 3 H 5 R 0ER
0BB 1K) and Schultz