Athletics

Keegan Ernest photo
  • Freshman ace Erik Johnson was a second team All-American, while sophomore slugger Vincent Chiarenza was a third teamer. Chiarenza is NCCC’s first back-to-back All-American.
  • Sophomore Kyle LaPlante joined Johnson and Chiarenza on the All-Region first team. Sophomore Garrett Boldt was a second teamer.
  • NCCC had six All-WNYAC choices as it finished 38-10 and lost in the Region III Final Four.

Pictured: Keegan Ernest

Emily Neidrauer photo
  • Sophomore Hogan Lang took second at regionals to earn his second consecutive berth in the NJCAA Tournament.
  • The Thunderwolves, led by Region III Coach of the Year Matt Oleski, finished sixth overall at the NJCAA Tournament after winning its first regional title since 1968.
  • NCCC won a school-record seven tournaments this spring, including its fourth consecutive Niagara CCC Invitational.

Pictured: Emily Neidrauer

Fode Camara photo
  • Sophomore Fode Camara was a first team All-Region selection after leading the T-Wolves with 13.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
  • Second team All-Region picks Sincere Ramsahai and Najee Scott helped Region III Coach of the Year Bill Beilein win his 200th career game.
  • The Thunderwolves finished 27-10 and earned their second trip to the NJCAA Div. II Tournament in the past three seasons.

Pictured: Fode Camara

Kenetria Redfern photo
  • Sophomore Kenetria Redfern scored 734 points on her way to second team All-American honors and a Div. I scholarship to Maryland-Eastern Shore.
  • Sophomore Shilah Parker joined Redfern as first team All-Region. Freshmen Paige Emborsky and Aubrey Halloran were second and third teamers respectively.
  • Region III Coach of the Year Nate Beutel led NCCC to a 31-0 regular season and its first-ever Region III Championship.

Pictured: Kenetria Redfern

John Pearson photo
  • Freshmen David Reiley and John Pearson were named first team All-WNYAC. Reiley had a team-best 18 points and Pearson made 151 saves.
  • Sophomore captains Tyler Van Buren and Austin Sauer were selected to the All-WNYAC second team.
  • A 4-3 overtime-victory against perennially-strong Tompkins-Cortland CC highlighted a 3-10-1 season.

Pictured: John Pearson

Olivia Hecei photo
  • Sophomore Alexis Fyock was a first team All-WNYAC choice for the second consecutive year. She led NCCC with 25 points.
  • Sophomores Brooke Kiefer and Olivia Hecei along with freshman Kaleigh Kuzma were second-team All-WNYAC picks.
  • NCCC, which finished 2-8-0, scored a rare 5-0 road shutout of past-power Cayuga CC.

Pictured: Olivia Hecei

Alisha Scroger photo
  • Freshman SS Alisha Scroger was named second team All-Region after setting new program records for hits (58) and runs (51) in a season.
  • Scroger was a first team All-WNYAC pick, while classmate April Chambers and sophomores Nicole Human and Katey Matteson were on the second team.
  • NCCC finished 14-29, but did earn a road win at regional champion Onondaga CC.

Pictured: Alisha Scroger

Maddy Finn photo
  • Sophomore libero Maddy Finn was named to the All-WNYAC team after leading the squad with 338 digs.
  • A 4-18 season was highlighted by a nail-biting five-set victory over Fulton-Montgomery CC at the Herkimer College pod.
  • The Region III Tournament returned to NCCC in 2018 and will be back again this coming November.

Pictured: Maddy Finn

Freddy Eckles photo
  • Sophomore Freddy Eckles and freshman Greg Quinn became NCCC’s 49th & 50th All-Americans. Eckles was seventh at 141 pounds and Quinn was fourth at 125.
  • NCCC had eight finalists and three champions (Quinn, Eckles & sophomore Michael Phelps) as it won the program’s 22nd regional title.
  • Veteran coach Keith Maute was named Northeast District I Coach of the Year for the fifth time in his career.

Pictured: Freddy Eckles

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