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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: April 29, 2016, 04:01:39 pm »
In its 4/19/16 meeting, the Illinois High School Association Board Of Directors voted to begin sponsoring state championships in boys and girls lacrosse beginning in spring 2018. In October 2009, the Board mandated a threshold of 65 boys teams, and 40 girls teams in order to begin state championship series preparation. As of Fall 2015, there were 42 girls teams, but the number of boys teams fell somewhere short of the required minimum of 65. Programs were evaluated every January since 2009 but the numbers for both boys and girls never reached the thresholds. However, there was an explosion of participation in the sport recently, and in its Jan 2016 review/evaluation, it was found there are now 83 boys teams and 59 girls teams entered in what is referred to as the State Series. The 2 year lag was established to allow schools time to fully integrate, budget, and build their programs, and to allow IHSA officials time to facilitate the tournament details, hire more officials, and select a state finals host site.
As the sport grows on the HS level, it seems there will be more numbers to feed into the college level where we will continue to see additional schools add lacrosse to their officially sponsored athletic teams lineup.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 25, 2016, 03:56:14 pm »
Augustana needs just one more big guy and their class will be complete!   ;)

Augustana needs just one more big guy and their class will be complete!   ;)

Massive hoarders.

Augie has been hoarding bigs forever. So far this year's incoming class includes 6-6, 6-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-7, and 6-9. Thats six guys 6-6 and taller, not to mention the 6-6, 6-6, 6-7, 6-7, and 6-9 potential returnees. AC might have to change their nickname to something like Giants or Skyscrapers, and Rock Island might become known as Hoarder City.
Keep Away anybody?
With seeing so many bigs, who really weren't that talented, get scholarships over the years based almost only on height alone, you wonder how many of these guys got offers. Maybe they couldn't resist the Augie Medical College housed in the basement of the Carver Center?  ;)
Assuming all the above referenced players are either PFs and Centers, we have 11 guys available to man those 2 positions. Is that enough??  ;)
Stay tuned.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: April 25, 2016, 01:04:06 am »
The North Central women lost to Illinois Wesleyan today by the score of 7-10. That's the second conference loss for the Cardinals after losing to conference favorite, Augustana on Wednesday.

Things in the CCIW are shaking out pretty much as expected. Augie was picked to win and occupies the top position. Carthage, the preseason #2 pick sits in that spot. NCC, picked 3rd, and IWU, the 4th pick, are tied for 3rd with IWU having the head to head tie breaker.
Wonder how Augie will do against the elite teams, most of which are in the eastern portion of the country, with some in the far west.
I would guess college lacrosse is in its relative infancy in the Midwest compared to the eastern teams.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:51:13 pm »
The truth is he had enough of the rather bland green Kool-Aid, and wanted to try something a little more flavorful. The blue flavored option came wrapped in Grey packaging which, as many can imagine, was not very appealing.

Your gibe at Giovanine aside, the reality is that Augustana is probably an unappealing choice at this stage for senior bigs not because of the coach but because of the class. With four centers or power forwards listed at 6'6 or 6'7 who've already given verbals (if not deposits as well) to Augie, each of whom has four years of eligibility remaining, I would imagine that most kids wouldn't want to be a late-arriving part of that logjam.

In truth, neither the pre-existing logjam at the center and power forward positions, nor the fact that the Vikings are led by almost everyone's most beloved conference personality, were major factors in Sam's choice of the Cardinals. Although he was certainly reminded of Augie's plethora of recruits at the positions that he will man, Sam has both the skill and confidence to believe that he would be able to prevail over the competition. As far as the coaching goes, lets just say Sam has the intelligence to form his own opinion as to which of the involved personalities would be the most compatible with his own.
Instead, Sam's decision resulted primarily from the facts that NCC established a relationship with him early on, he meshed well with both the NCC recruiters, and his future teammates, and he saw an opportunity to make a significant contribution while playing two different positions in a system conducive to his talents.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 21, 2016, 01:12:16 am »
The names I am aware of...

North Central
* Matt Cappelletti, 6-5 SF (Romeoville H.S.)
* Jack Clausel, 6-6/240 F/C (Newark H.S.)
* Sam Fehrle, 6-7 F/C (Boylan H.S - Rockford)
* Clint Koehler, 6-0 PG (Dunlap H.S.)


Also--

NCC RECRUIT:

North Central is happy to announce that they have received a comittment from 6'1" 185 lb. SG
Nick Chambers (39.4 FG%, 83.6 FT%, 74 three pointers) of Chicago Mt. Carmel.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 21, 2016, 12:23:39 am »
NCC RECRUIT

North Central tonight received a commitment from, and is glad to welcome to the team, 6'6" 240 lb. C/PF Jack Clausel from Newark, IL HS. Jack, an AP Class 1A 2nd team All-State selection, averaged 15.8 PPG, and 7.8 RPG for his 28-3 Elite Eight team. He shot 52.7% from the field, including 36.1% from three, and 73.5% from the line. He scored over 1,400 points during his HS career.
Jack was on NCC's radar from early on, and eventually narrowed his choices to the Cardinals and fellow CCIW member Millikin.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 20, 2016, 07:12:35 pm »
NCC RECRUIT

North Central tonight received a huge commitment, and is happy to announce that they have landed 6'7" 220 lb. F/C Sam Fehrle from Rockford Boylan HS. Sam averaged 13.0 PPG, 7.0 PRG, and 2.6 APG for a very good 27-3 Titans team. He shot 52% from the field, including 33% from three, and 81.1% from the line.
Sam is a versitile player who is expected to see action at both the 4 and 5 for the Cardinals. During the time he mans the center spot, 6'8" 1st team all-conference Alex Sorenson, who led the CCIW in 3 point shooting percentage, can move outside and pop from the corner.
Sam chose North Central over Augustana after a recent weekend stay on the Augie campus.

What was he doing checking out NCC and Augie - he obviously belonged in Bloomington! ;D

Was wondering if anyone would pick up on the Titans reference. 😏
The truth is he had enough of the rather bland green Kool-Aid, and wanted to try something a little more flavorful. The blue flavored option came wrapped in Grey packaging which, as many can imagine, was not very appealing. Thus the choice of the red flavored option, packaged more attractively, and having a bit more of a kick. 😮 😎 🙂

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CCIW's only shot at two is for NCC to stay hot enough to grab a Pool C bid and then not win the Pool A bid.

NCC stayed hot enough this afternoon to defeat #19'Concordia-Chicago 13-6.
The Cardinals record now stands at 20-5.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 19, 2016, 11:30:52 pm »
NCC RECRUIT

North Central tonight received a huge commitment, and is happy to announce that they have landed 6'7" 220 lb. F/C Sam Fehrle from Rockford Boylan HS. Sam averaged 13.0 PPG, 7.0 PRG, and 2.6 APG for a very good 27-3 Titans team. He shot 52% from the field, including 33% from three, and 81.1% from the line.
Sam is a versitile player who is expected to see action at both the 4 and 5 for the Cardinals. During the time he mans the center spot, 6'8" 1st team all-conference Alex Sorenson, who led the CCIW in 3 point shooting percentage, can move outside and pop from the corner.
Sam chose North Central over Augustana after a recent weekend stay on the Augie campus.

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NCC fills out its non-conference schedule  :) with another NAIA school  >:(, Webber International University.

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but why can't NCC find 2 NCAA D3 schools to play?  ::)
Between WI, IA, IL, IN, & MI, there are a multitude of D3s.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosset
« on: April 17, 2016, 11:47:50 pm »
The North Central Cardinals of the CCIW have been mowing down their competition lately. Their record currently stands at 11-2, with both losses being by a single point. For the season they have outscored their opponents 236-76 (+160). The Cards have, to date, been led in goals by Gina Fisher (49), Claire Norfleet (43), and Madison Maas (41). Fisher is NCC's career leader in goals, assists, and just about every other statistical category. In Saturday's 22-2 win, even defensive wizard Rebecca James  slammed in a goal after being given a chance on the offensive end.

Tough competition comes to town on Wed when the Cards will host the 12-1 Augustana Vikings. Augie has outscored their opponents 208-65 (+143). The Vikngs, last season's conference champs, were picked to repeat while the Cardinals were picked for third.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 13, 2016, 07:46:15 pm »
NCC RECRUIT:

North Central is happy to announce that they have received a comittment from 6'1" 185 lb. SG
Nick Chambers (39.4 FG%, 83.6 FT%, 74 three pointers) of Chicago Mt. Carmel.

https://twitter.com/NKeithchambers/status/720280256402206721

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/5322087/nick-chambers

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 09, 2016, 05:47:29 pm »
It's still not a Letter Of Intent, Smitty. The D3 version is officially called a Celebratory Signing Document. Technically, a student-athlete can now "sign" with a school, but you cannot correctly say he/she signed a Letter Of Intent, which is legally binding document as opposed to the Celebratory Signing Document which is not.
The CSD, and any associated "signing" ceremony, now provides future D3 athletes a chance to have some fun, get some recognition, and exhibit some pride that previously only future D1 and D2 (athletic scholarship) players could experience and enjoy.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 09, 2016, 01:45:13 pm »
NCC RECRUIT:

North Central is happy to announce that they have received a comittment from 6'1" 185 lb. SG
Nick Chambers (39.4 FG%, 83.6 FT%, 74 three pointers) of Chicago Mt. Carmel.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 09, 2016, 12:19:37 am »
NCC Recruit:

Clint Koehler, 6'0" 175 PG (Dunlap, IL HS)
12.9 PPG. 40% FG

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