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STLCC Announces New Team Name, Colors and Athletics Staff
May 04, 2011
As St. Louis Community College’s athletic teams begin a new era this fall, they will have a new nickname. After a districtwide online vote, in which more than 1,400 votes were cast, STLCC will be known as the Archers. The teams’ colors will be navy and silver.
“The name ‘Archers’ evokes an attitude that reflects St. Louis’ identity as the ‘Gateway to the West,’ and the passion that St. Louis Community College’s team will take into competition,” said Pam McIntyre, who served on the Athletics Task Force.
The selection of the new team name and color scheme concluded a month-long process. Faculty, staff and students suggested 92 team names and 36 color schemes late in March. In early April, the Athletics Task Force and District Community Relations narrowed the choices to the top four most-suggested names: Spirit, Archers, River Cats and Express. The finalists for team colors were navy and silver, black and silver, burgundy and silver, purple and gold, and brown and gold. Online voting then took place April 11-22.
The next step in the process is to develop the new Archers logo, which will be unveiled this summer.
STLCC’s district teams will compete in men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball. To preserve the legacy and traditions created by past and current STLCC teams, the names and colors associated with those squads are being retired. The Archers will continue to compete as members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference.
The STLCC Athletics department staff members also have been named.
The athletics managers will be Johnna Kinney, currently the acting manager of athletics and volleyball coach at Florissant Valley; and Sharon Marquardt, who is the athletics coordinator at Forest Park and has served as assistant softball coach at that campus. Kinney also will continue as coach of the volleyball team. She has coached the Florissant Valley squad since 2000.
Other members of the coaching staff will be:
Baseball -- Tony Dattoli, who is finishing his ninth season as Meramec’s head coach. He is a former player and head coach at Harris-Stowe State University.
Men’s Basketball – Randy Albrecht, who topped the 700-career win plateau this past season and guided the Meramec squad to seventh place in the 2011 NJCAA Tournament.
Women’s Basketball – Shelly Ethridge, who guided Meramec to the 2011 NJCAA Tournament and was named Region XVI Coach of the Year after a record-setting 25-win season.
Men’s Soccer – Mike Mayberry, who has served as head coach of the Florissant Valley team for the past two seasons.
Women’s Soccer – Juergen Huettner, who guided the Forest Park women’s team to the 2009 Region XVI championship and was named Region XVI Coach of the Year.
Softball – Wayne Bryan, who has served as head coach of the Florissant Valley team for 11 years.
The department staff also will include Deb Iborg, athletic trainer, and Barb Schmermund, secretary. Beginning July 1, the STLCC Athletics office will be located in the Highland Park Annex adjacent to the Forest Park campus.