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[March 09, 2016]  MENS BASKETBALL - The MWAC coaches recently voted on its All-Conference Awards for the 2015-16 season, and Lincoln Land Community College's Eddie Longmeyer was voted the 2016 MWAC Player of the Year.

Gabe McKenzie of John Wood Community College was named as the MWAC Freshman of the Year and Anthony Figueroa of Parkland College was named the Coach of the Year.

Lincoln College had 6'7" forward David Anderson (Soph - Peoria,IL) and 6'2" guard Conlan Callahan (Soph - Seneca,IL) awarded Second Team All-Conference Honors.

The following list is the MWAC First Team and Second Team

All-Conference players as voted on by the conference head coaches:

2016 MWAC Player of the Year
Eddie Longmeyer - Lincoln Land Community College

First Team
Eddie Longmeyer - Lincoln Land Community College
Darryl Baker - Danville Area Community College
Austin Howard - Parkland College
Jamani Pierce - Illinois Central College
AndrewHoward - John Wood Community College

Conlan Callahan David Anderson

Second Team
David Anderson - Lincoln College
Cayman Meier - Danville Area Community College
Gabe McKenzie - John Wood Community College
Deionte Simmons - Danville Area Community College
Conlan Callahan - Lincoln College

MWAC Freshman of the Year
Gabe McKenzie - John Wood Community College

MWAC Coach of the Year
Anthony Figueroa - Parkland College


Men's 400 Free Relay Team

Women's 400 Free Relay Team

Fort Pierce, FL - The NJCAA National Tournament wrapped up this past weekend in Fort Pierce, FL with the Lincoln College men's and women's teams both finishing in 6th place overall. On Saturday, the 'A' and 'B' Finals took place with several Lynx swimmers participating and two more Lincoln College school records going down.

On Day 3, Lincoln saw several lifetime best times posted as well as another school record. Ben Abrams (Bloomington, IL) set a new school record in the 100 IM prelims with a time of 1:00.03 while taking 14th place in the event. In the Top 8 events, Madi Ewald (Lincoln, IL) took 8th place in the 500 Free with a time of 5:28.46 (Lifetime Best); Christina Vance finished in 6th place in the 100 Back coming in with a Lifetime Best 1:03.98; Logan McDanel (East Moline, IL) took 8th place in the 100 Back with a time of 54.08 (Lifetime Best); The women's 800 Free Relay team of Shannon Smith (Goodyear, AZ), Madison Westhoff (Bloomington, IL), Christina Vance (Glen Carbon, IL), Madison Ewald (Lincoln, IL) took 4th place at 8:28.77; and the Men's 800 Free Relay team of Logan McDanel (East Moline, IL), Ian Herzog (Lincoln, IL), Ty Ament (Maple Park, IL), and Abrams with a time of 7:42.11 good for a 5th place finish.

In the Top 16 events, Abrams finished 12th place in the 500 Free coming in at 5:07.33 (Lifetime Best); Morgan Glendenning won 9th place in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:32.74 and also took 15th place in the 500 Free with a time of 6:04.55; Madison Westhoff recorded a Lifetime Best of 2:32.98 in the 200 Fly good enough for 10th place; Ty Ament finished 9th in the 200 Fly coming in at 2:06.09 (Lifetime Best); and Shannon Smith finished 11th place in the 100 Back with a Lifetime Best time of 1:08.32.

On the final day in the 'A' Finals, Sophomore Aunyx Ashby (Aurora, CO) set a new school record in the 50 Fly placing 8th place with a time of 27.03. Aunyx also took 5th place in the 100 Free posting a time of 53.94. And racing in the 'B' Finals, Freshman Ty Ament (Maple Park, IL) took 11th place in the 50 Fly with a new school record time of 24.37.

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Other results in the 'A' Finals were as follows: Freshman Christina Vance (Glen Carbon, IL) took 8th place in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:26.02; Freshman Logan McDanel (East Moline, IL) finished in 7th place in the 200 Backstroke coming in at 1:58.61; Sophomore Andrew Walker (Frankfort, IL) finished in 4th place in 1M diving; the women's 400 Free Relay team of Vance, Sophomore Shannon Smith (Goodyear, AZ), Ashby, and Freshman Madi Ewald (Lincoln, IL) took 6th place with a time of 3:49.18; and the men's 400 Free Relay team of Sophomore Ben Abrams (Bloomington, IL), Freshman Ian Herzog (Lincoln, IL), Ament, and McDanel finished 7th place coming in at 3:26.69.

In the 'B' Finals, Shannon Smith took 10th place in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:23.66; Sophomore Morgan Glendenning (Lebanon, IL) finished 11th place in the 50 Fly with a time of 29.38; and Freshman Madison Westhoff took 12th place in the 50 Fly coming in at 29.53.

Head coach Johnathan Jordan said of the weekend, "Our swimmers and divers have worked extremely hard this year. All of them earned at least two personal best times during the national meet. It was great to see their dedication to the sport and team paid off in the end."


Lincoln, IL - Lincoln College hosted the Region 24 Women's Basketball Tournament this past weekend with the Lynx taking on Parkland College in round one on Friday. The Cobras proved to be too much for the Lady Lynx as they doubled-up the Lynx with a 97-45 win and advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday. For the Lynx, Keona Bolden (Springfield, IL) dropped in 14 points and pulled down five rebounds while Kristin Engelhardt (Lincoln, IL) added 10 points. Marquisha Edwards (Marion, IL) and Donshay Miller (Maywood, IL) both led the team with six rebounds apiece.

Lincoln shot 17-of-60 for 28.3% from the field including 0-for-7 from the arc. They were 11-of-15 for 73.3% from the foul line for the game. Lincoln finished with 28 rebounds, seven assists, and six steals to go along with three blocked shots. The Lady Lynx finish their season with an overall record of 7-22.

ICC defeated Parkland College on Sunday to win the Region 24 Tournament and will advance to the NJCAA Women's National Tournament March 15-19 in Overland Park, KS.


Champaign, IL - Parkland College was the host of the Region 24 Men's Basketball Tournament Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and Lincoln took on the host team Parkland College on Friday. A big run late in the first half saw the Cobras pull away from a 17-15 lead to take a 31-17 lead into the halftime break. The Cobras never looked back as they posted the 73-45 victory to move into the next round. The Lynx finished the season with an 11-19 overall record.

Parkland College defeated Rend Lake on Sunday and will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament March 15-19 in Danville, IL.


Clermont, FL - The Lincoln College softball team are in the midst of their spring trip in Florida and have gone 3-3 with six more games to be played. In the season opener, the Lady Lynx shut out nationally ranked D1 Owens Community College 3-0 behind a strong pitching performance by Darcie Hawkins (1-0). Hawkins pitched a complete game seven innings giving up 4 hits, 2 walks, while striking out 4. Offensively for the Lynx, Rebecca Lee and Mercedez Morgan each collected one hit apiece and each scored a run. Alex DeVaney scored the other run for the Lady Lynx. In the nightcap, the Lynx pulled out the 8-7 win in extra innings. Alex DeVaney (1-0) pitched all 8 innings to earn the victory. DeVaney gave up 7 runs on 7 hits with no walks and 2 strikeouts. Erin Rankin, Rebecca Lee, and Rylee Martin each collected 3 hits for Lincoln. Lee drove in 3 runs and Rankin scored 3 times. Madalyn Cooper added 2 hits and an RBI for the victorious Lady Lynx. The score was tied 7-7 after 7 innings and LC plated a run in their half of the 8th to take the win from Owens CC and move to 2-0 on the year.

On Day 2, the Lynx cooled off a bit in the hot Florida sun as Mercyhurst North East defeated the Lady Lynx 6-3. In game two, Mott Community College defeated Lincoln 7-2.

On Day 3, they Lady Lynx would bounce back winning a 6-5 thriller and holding off a late charge by Owens Community College. Lincoln took a 6-1 lead into the bottom of the 7th before Owens CC plated 4 runs but fell short as Lincoln's Darcie Hawkins (2-0) closed the door for the victory. Hawkins threw 7 complete giving up 5 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Hawkins helped her own cause by going 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a walk. Madalyn Cooper added 2 hits and 2 RBI's and Erin Rankin, Mercedez Morgan, and Rebecca Lee each had 2 hits apiece to lead the Lynx attack. Rankin also scored 2 runs. In the second game of the day, Kalamazoo Valley CC defeated the Lady Lynx 4-3 as Alex DeVaney (1-2) took the loss on the mound going 5 innings giving up 4 runs on 9 hits, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts. Erin Rankin came in relief of Hawkins and threw one inning walking one and striking out two. Kenzie Cooper collected 2 hits and scored a run while Rylee Martin, Ashlyn Carroll, and DeVaney each had one hit apiece. The Lynx left 17 runners on base.

The Lynx are now 3-3 and will next play today, March 7 against Glen Oaks CC and Muskegon CC.

[Jeff Nelson]

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