What a difference a year makes for Sammie Weaver.
At this time last year, the current starting goalkeeper and co-captain of the St. Louis Community College women’s soccer team wasn’t playing soccer anywhere.
After a freshman year of occasional peaks and valleys, Maggie Wright was determined to make a change. Make that a number of changes.
Coach Randy Reed knew the type of player he was getting long before Cortez Connors ever stepped foot in St. Louis Community College’s gymnasium for his first workout this past offseason.
When Josh Hampton was awarded the Goaltender of the Year Award during his senior year of high school in Sikeston, Mo., it was only natural to presume he would perform in a similar role this year with St. Louis Community College.
Juergen Huettner was in a bind. St. Louis Community College’s women’s soccer coach, who would be leaving with his team at 3 o’clock for Independence, Mo., and a game against Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, would be unable to make it to practice at 1 p.m. Instead of calling off the practice, he simply turned over leadership duties to his captain, Jessica Smugala, and the rest of his sophomore class for the day.
After coming up just short in an All-American bid following a record-breaking offensive output as a freshman, St. Louis Community College’s Tory Ellis was determined to respond with an even better sophomore year.
David Mullins thought he had everything he wanted in a college choice out of high school.
St. Louis Community College women's basketball head coach Shelly Ethridge was looking for the program's third straight trip to the NJCAA Division II Women's Championship Tournament. To get to this game, the Archers received help from a late-season addition.
Brandon Hannah’s path to the St. Louis Community College men’s basketball team wasn’t the typical recruitment story. Before basketball at STLCC, Hannah came close to playing under Gary Pinkel and the University of Missouri-Columbia football team.
Kirstie Owen stands with her hands on her hips during a timeout late in a recent game against Jefferson College. The Archers will come up short in this game, but Owen will not be coming off the court.
With more than 35 years at St. Louis Community College, there aren’t many “firsts” that head coach Randy Albrecht recently has encountered in his job. However, freshman forward Joe Reed has established himself in that category this season, holding the distinction of the first home-schooled player to play for Albrecht.
Capping off what has been a haul of postseason awards, Archer sophomore captain Katie Foytlin collected one more this week when she was named to the NJCAA Women’s Soccer All-Tournament Team.
Culan O’Keefe darts toward the offensive third of the field, receives a pass from a midfielder, and heads up field with no defender in sight, only to hear a whistle blowing the play dead. He’s offsides. As he retreats back up field, O’Keefe can hear a series of audible corrections from his father—in and of itself, not an uncommon event in junior college soccer.
Nearly each year, an athlete or two who has taken a circuitous route back to collegiate competition has joined St. Louis Community College. But rarely have athletes taken quite as wide a detour as Allayna Lowe did.
In 31 years of coaching primarily softball at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Celeste Knierim attained a level of success few can hope to match.
Though 38 years have passed, John Franz remembers Meramec’s 1974 National Junior College Athletic Association baseball championship as if it happened only weeks ago.
Charley Mueller and Darryn Anderson probably wouldn’t be the first two players to catch your eye. Both performed in a reserve role for the Archers basketball team, providing capable minutes off the bench. Despite their workmanlike performance on the court, the Archers’ super-sub duo had one of the more intriguing stories of this year’s basketball season.
Jamese Taylor isn’t your prototypical forward. At just 6-1, Taylor is used to having opposing post men tower over him while angling for shots and battling for rebounds for the St. Louis Community College men’s basketball team.
When Shonnisha Davis shot her first few baskets as a member of the St. Louis Community College Archers this season, it was not a new sight to either head coach Shelly Ethridge or assistant Melanie Marcy.
As Toraino Hellems goes, so does St. Louis Community College men’s basketball team.
When attending a St. Louis Community College volleyball game, it doesn’t take long to take notice of Meghan Buerk.
To say that sophomore defender Jessica Schlichtig is a key component to her team’s success would serve as a gross understatement. Not only is Schlichtig a captain and defensive stalwart for the St. Louis Community College women’s soccer team, she also has become a leading offensive threat.