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1 5-11 Fr OF Boulder Colorado Fairview H.S. 2 5-11 So INF OF Magnolia Texas Magnolia H.S. 3 6-5 Fr RHP Lubbock Texas Monterey Senior H.S. 4 Mario Vela 5-11 Fr INF Mission Texas Sharyland H.S. 6 5-11 So INF China Spring Texas China Spring H.S. 7 5-11 Fr OF Austin Texas Lake Travis H.S. 9 6-2 Fr INF Flower Mound Texas Edward S. Marcus H.S. 10 5-9 So LHP OF Magnolia Texas Magnolia H.S. Tim Ryan Noah McGowan Hunter speath tucker johnson chris roller Brendan Venter Mason Schuh 11 6-4 So RHP Rockwall Texas Rockwall H.S. 12 6-2 Fr INF Austin Texas Westlake H.S. 13 6-6 So RHP Plano Texas Plano East H.S. 14 5-10 Fr RHP San Antonio Texas Johnson H.S. 15 6-5 So RHP Stephenville Texas Stephenville H.S. 16 5-9 Fr C Bryan Texas Bryan H.S. 20 5-10 So C Pueblo Colorado South H.S. 22 6-3 Fr C Southlake Texas Carroll Senior H.S. chris glover griffin williams reece calvert nick mireles Daniel Bullard holt van etten cory voss Nic Motley 23 6-1 So 1B LHP Haltom Texas Haltom H.S. 24 jerry murillo 6-0 So C RHP Houston Texas St. Pius X H.S. 27 joe Breaux 5-11 Fr OF Tomball Texas Tomball H.S. 28 6-3 So RHP Austin Texas Westlake H.S. 29 6-2 So RHP Colleyville Texas Covenant Christian Acad. 30 6-2 Fr RHP Keller Texas Keller H.S. 31 6-0 Fr INF Stephenville Texas Stephenville H.S. 32 6-4 So OF Boerne Texas Samuel V. Champion H.S. dimas ojeda Paul kirkpatricK justin garcia logan self brock morrison brady sullivan 34 collin sharp 6-0 So RHP Lorena Texas Lorena H.S. 35 james rudkin 6-0 So 1B Plano Texas Plano East H.S. 36 Cole Haring 5-10 Fr OF Katy Texas Katy H.S. 37 6-0 Fr RHP Fairview Texas Lovejoy H.S. 38 6-2 Fr INF Belton Texas Belton H.S. 39 6-0 So RHP Austin Texas James Bowie H.S. 41 5-10 Fr C INF Lorena Texas Lorena H.S. 42 6-5 Fr LHP Tomball Texas Tomball Memorial H.S. Brandon Provence Chase sortor dustin jourdan Ragan Forrest Michael Cugini 43 6-2 So RHP Plano Texas Home School 44 6-0 So OF Mansfield Texas Mansfield H.S. 45 6-6 Fr RHP Austin Texas Lake Travis H.S. 46 6-1 Fr RHP Boerne Texas Samuel V. Champion H.S. 47 6-0 So RHP Robinson Texas Robinson H.S. 48 6-2 Fr RHP Frisco Texas Wakeland H.S. 49 6-3 Fr RHP The Woodlands Texas Woodlands H.S. Jamie Andriot Creighton Eldridge colton bailey PALMER WENZEL zach Sullivan Coleman beazley mark doerries 2 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Location 1400 College Dr Waco TX 76708 Founded 1965 Enrollment 9 200 Mascot Highlanders and Highlassies School Colors Blue and Orange Arena The Highlands Capacity 3 000 Affiliation North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference President Dr. Johnette McKown Years at McLennan 27 Athletic Director Shawn Trochim Years at McLennan 22 General softball Overall Record Last Year 42-16 Conference Record Finish 23-9 2nd Starters Ret. Lost 3 6 Letterwinners Ret. Lost 4 11 Head Coach Manuel Ordones Record at McLennan 458-237 overall Years at McLennan 20 Assistant Coach Jessica Smith Years at McLennan First Year Men s Golf Baseball Overall Record Last Year 41-20 Conference Record Finish 19-13 4th Starters Ret. Lost 7 8 Letterwinners Ret. Lost 12 15 Head Coach Mitch Thompson Record at McLennan 73-47 overall 36-28 conference (2 years) Years at McLennan 2 Assistant Coach Chris Berry Years at McLennan 1 Assistant Coach Zach Dillon Years at McLennan First Year Last Year Tied for Second at National Tournament Head Coach Vince Clark Years at McLennan 21 woMen s Golf Last Year Fourth at National Tournament Head Coach Stan Mitchell Years at McLennan 26 Athletic Training Trainer Becky Railsback Years at McLennan 6 Sports Information Specialist Candice Kelm Years at McLennan 9 On the Cover Cory Donnell Andrea Gonzales Savannah Moody and Tucker Johnson Baseball ......................................................... 7 Season Preview ............................................. 8 Rosters .......................................................... 9 Schedule ...................................................... 10 Player Bios .................................................. 11 Coaching Bios ............................................. 23 2015 in Review ............................................ 26 Softball ....................................................... 29 Season Preview............................................ 30 Rosters ........................................................ 31 Schedule ...................................................... 32 Player Bios .................................................. 33 Coaching Bios ............................................. 38 2015 in Review ............................................. 40 Men s Golf ................................................... 42 Schedule ...................................................... 42 TAble of Contents Player Bios .................................................. 44 Coaching Bio ............................................... 49 2015 in Review ............................................. 50 Women s Golf.............................................. 52 Schedule ...................................................... 52 Player Bios .................................................. 54 Coaching Bio ............................................... 57 2015 in Review ............................................. 58 McLennan ................................................... 59 About McLennan ......................................... 60 2014-15 Academic & Fall Highlights ............ 62 Facilities ....................................................... 64 Waco Area Info ............................................ 65 Administration .............................................. 66 Athletic Staff ................................................ 68 Contact Info ................................................. 70 www.McLennanAthletics.com 3 50 Years of highlander history When McLennan County voters approved a historic bond proposal forming McLennan Community College on Nov. 2 1965 the early founders of the college realized the need to open an affordable institution of higher education that would serve all Central Texans for years to come. Today McLennan is a popular college choice for many Texans but a lot has changed since 1965. McLennan has grown to serve more than 9 000 students each semester and has expanded its programs to include degrees designed to transfer to four-year universities career training to transition quickly into the workforce and bachelor s degrees on campus through the University Center at McLennan. The College currently offers 60 Associate degrees 47 Certificates and 14 Marketable Skill Awards to approximately 16 745 students each year. McLennan provides a quality education and students may achieve a debt-free education with McLennan s affordable tuition. Graduates pursue careers in nursing law enforcement teaching social work accounting and many other professions. McLennan Athletics has established a tradition of excellence over the past five decades. McLennan teams are recognized nationally for their success and have won nine National Junior College Athletic Association national championships baseball (1983) men s golf (1984 2009 and 2010) women s golf (1998 2002 and 2007) men s tennis (1993) and women s tennis (1997). Vernon Cole the first Athletic Director was hired in 1966 and the first men s basketball team was formed in 1967 under head coach James Burroughs who still works as a physical education instructor today. The original Highlanders had no court to call home. The group practiced at James Connally Technical Institute and alternated playing home games at Richfield and Waco High Schools. The first gym was built on campus in 1969 and the teams current home The Highlands opened in 1976. In 50 years the Highlanders have claimed 25 conference championships made 43 regional tournament appearances and won three regional titles resulting in trips to the national tournament. The McLennan women s basketball team has been competitive in the Texas junior college circuit. The Highlassies have featured eight All-Americans and have made an appearance in the regional tournament in 25 of the last 27 years. 4 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide The Highlanders baseball team took the field for the first time in 1969. The program has accomplished a great deal since its inception. The Highlanders have claimed 20 conference championships made 28 regional tournament appearances won 11 regional titles and made five appearances at the JUCO World Series. McLennan won the national title in 1983 and after a 27-year absence the Highlanders made the trip back to the national tournament last season finishing as runners-up. The college discontinued the tennis program in 1999 making way for the addition of softball. The Highlassies have seen great success since taking the field for the first time 16 years ago. The team has won two conference championships and is a staple at the Region V North Tournament. McLennan has claimed three regional tournament championships advancing to the national tournament in 2007 2008 and 2011. Jenny Isham the program s only All-American went on to a successful career at Baylor University and returned to serve as the Highlassies assistant coach from 2009-2014. Both the men s and women s golf teams are perennial powerhouses. The Highlanders boast three national titles two individual national champions and have counted 52 All-Americans. On the women s side the Highlassies have also captured three national titles four individual national champions and 62 AllAmericans. In addition to the success of the NJCAA programs the McLennan Dance Company which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year has been a prolific competitor. Sandy Hinton began the program in 1975 and continues to lead the group to award-winning performances each year. The squad has won five National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate Championships first in 2001 and then four in a row from 2009-12. Success at the American Dance Drill Team Collegiate Championships has also been a standard as the team has accumulated 16 national titles. The program has included 34 NDA All-Americans and McLennan dancers have joined some of the best four-year teams across the country. Several have found homes with some of the elite professional dance companies such as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Dallas Mavericks Dancers. Our student-athletes also perform to high standards in the classroom. McLennan teams have claimed more than 30 NJCAA All Academic Team awards including 18 by the women s golf team and individually athletes have garnered more than 50 NJCAA Academic Excellence Awards. The dance company has also claimed four ADTS Academic Championships and numerous runner-up finishes. The opportunities the College has given McLennan County have changed lives and made Central Texas a better place to live work and play. www.McLennanAthletics.com 5 north texas junior college athletic conference McLennan Community College competes in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference and is a member of Region V of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The NJCAA was formed in 1938 with the purpose to promote and supervise a national program of junior college sports and activities consistent with the educational objectives of junior colleges. Thirteen California schools were represented at the charter meeting. Today more than 500 twoyear institutions in 43 states participate in 14 men s and 12 women s sports. njcaa region v The membership of the NJCAA is divided into 24 regions across the country that compete in three divisions. McLennan is a member of Region V which consists of 28 colleges from Texas and New Mexico. Brookhaven College Farmers Branch Texas Cedar Valley College Lancaster Texas Cisco College Cisco Texas Clarendon College Clarendon Texas Collin County Community College Plano Texas Eastfield College Mesquite Texas El Paso Community College El Paso Texas Frank Phillips College Borger Texas Grayson County College Denison Texas Hill College Hillsboro Texas Howard College Big Spring Texas Luna Community College Las Vegas New Mexico McLennan Community College Waco Texas Midland College Midland Texas Mountain View College Dallas Texas Navajo Technical College Crownpoint New Mexico New Mexico Junior College Hobbs New Mexico New Mexico Military Institute Roswell New Mexico North Central Texas College Gainesville Texas North Lake College Irving Texas Odessa College Odessa Texas Ranger College Ranger Texas Richland College Dallas Texas South Plains College Levelland Texas Southwestern Christian College Terrell Texas Temple College Temple Texas Vernon College Vernon Texas Weatherford College Weatherford Texas Western Texas College Snyder Texas 2016 National Championships NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series Sam Suplizio Field Grand Junction Colorado May 28-June 4 2016 NJCAA Division I Softball Championship Canyons Complex St. George Utah May 18-21 2016 NJCAA Division I Men s Golf Championship Duran Golf Club Melbourne Florida May 16-20 2016 NJCAA Women s Golf Championship LPGA International Daytona Beach Florida May 16-19 2016 6 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide 2015-16 Season Preview The 2015 McLennan baseball season was one for the history books. In only his second season at the helm of the program head coach Mitch Thompson led the Highlanders to a Region V Championship and the school s first trip to the JUCO World Series since winning it all in 1983. But just an appearance on the big stage in Grand Junction wasn t enough for the determined McLennan squad. The Highlanders advanced to the championship game and brought home the runner-up trophy. We played our best baseball at the end of the season Thompson said. The run through the last half of conference and our competitive spirit at the regional tournament coupled with our run to the national championship game will always be fond memories for me and everyone associated with our program. The 2016 squad has a strong foundation to build upon and has aspirations to go one step further...claiming the JUCO World Series Championship and Thompson believes the Highlanders can do just that. We are blessed to have talented players and a gifted team that is working hard Thompson said. We are focusing on winning one day at a time and on continuing to improve both individually and as a team throughout the year. Win the Day is our theme and that goes for practice classwork or games. Excellence breeds excellence. Thompson brings back 12 letterwinners from last season including four starting position players and three starting pitchers with a wealth of big game experience. Tucker Johnson James Rudkin Noah McGowan and Dimas Ojeda are as experienced as you can be as sophomore position players. I expect them to continue to improve and lead our team Thompson said. On the mound we have Reece Calvert Chris Glover Dustin Jourdan and Collin Sharp as a talented group of potential starting pitchers. They pitched a lot for us last season and their continued physical development should prepare them for outstanding seasons. The Highlanders picked up some key freshman additions along with several Division I transfers that should make an immediate impact on the field along with a group of extremely talented freshman. Cory Voss a freshman All-American from the University of New Mexico has tremendous power at the plate. He should play a key role for us both offensively and defensively according to Thompson. Nic Motley Brendan Venter Mario Vela Joe Breaux Cole Haring and Chris Roller have very high baseball IQs and are hard workers with the tools to be very successful at this level. The pitching staff also picked up five NCAA Division I transfers Paul Kirkpatrick Mark Doerries Zach Sullivan Justin Garcia and Coleman Beazley that should be very productive this year along with freshman Palmer Wenzel. The Highlanders will be put to the test early and often in their schedule. We have four teams in our conference and six teams in our region ranked in the top 40 so by the time the end of the season rolls around we will definitely have been battle-tested Thompson said. 8 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide 2016 highlanders roster Numerical No 1 2 3 4 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 20 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 Name Pos. B T Yr. Ht. Tim Ryan Noah McGowan Hunter Spaeth Mario Vela Tucker Johnson Chris Roller Brendan Venter Mason Schuh Chris Glover Griffin Williams Reece Calvert Nick Mireles Daniel Bullard Holt Van Etten Cory Voss Nic Motley Dimas Ojeda Jerry Murillo Joe Breaux Paul Kirkpatrick Justin Garcia Logan Self Brock Morrison Brady Sullivan Collin Sharp James Rudkin Cole Haring Brandon Provence Chase Sortor Dustin Jourdan Ragan Forrest Michael Cugini Jamie Andriot Creighton Eldridge Colton Bailey Palmer Wenzel Zach Sullivan Coleman Beazley Mark Doerries OF INF OF RHP INF INF OF INF LHP OF RHP INF RHP OF RHP C C C 1B LHP C RHP OF RHP RHP RHP INF OF RHP 1B OF RHP INF RHP C INF LHP RHP OF RHP RHP RHP RHP RHP R R R R R R R R R R R R R R L L R R L R R R R R R R L R R R R R L L R R L L R R R R R R R R L R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R L L R R L L R R R R R R R R R R Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. 5-11 5-11 6-5 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-2 5-9 6-4 6-2 6-6 5-10 6-5 5-9 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-6 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-3 Hometown Boulder Colorado Magnolia Texas Lubbock Texas Misson Texas China Spring Texas Austin Texas Flower Mound Texas Magnolia Texas Rockwall Texas Austin Texas Plano Texas San Antonio Texas Stephenville Texas Bryan Texas Pueblo Colorado Southlake Texas Haltom Texas Houston Texas Tomball Texas Austin Texas Colleyville Texas Keller Texas Stephenville Texas Boerne Texas Lorena Texas Plano Texas Katy Texas Fairview Texas Belton Texas Austin Texas Lorena Texas Tomball Texas Plano Texas Mansfield Texas Austin Texas Boerne Texas Robinson Texas Frisco Texas The Woodlands Texas 2016 highlanders roster Numerical No 43 45 48 27 15 13 42 49 44 41 29 11 36 6 39 28 2 14 31 22 24 23 37 35 7 1 10 30 34 38 3 32 47 16 4 9 20 46 12 Name Pos. B T Yr. Ht. Jamie Andriot Colton Bailey Coleman Beazley Joe Breaux Daniel Bullard Reece Calvert Michael Cugini Mark Doerries Creighton Eldridge Ragan Forrest Justin Garcia Chris Glover Cole Haring Tucker Johnson Dustin Jourdan Paul Kirkpatrick Noah McGowan Nick Mireles Brock Morrison Nic Motley Jerry Murillo Dimas Ojeda Brandon Provence James Rudkin Chris Roller Tim Ryan Mason Schuh Logan Self Collin Sharp Chase Sortor Hunter Spaeth Brady Sullivan Zach Sullivan Holt Van Etten Mario Vela Brendan Venter Cory Voss Palmer Wenzel Griffin Williams RHP RHP RHP OF RHP RHP LHP RHP OF C INF RHP RHP OF INF RHP RHP INF OF OF INF C C RHP 1B LHP RHP 1B OF OF LHP OF RHP RHP INF RHP OF RHP C INF INF C RHP INF R R R R R R L L R R R R L L R R L L R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R L L R R R R R R R R L L R R R R R R R R L R R R L R R R R R R R R R L R So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. 6-2 6-6 6-2 5-11 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-4 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-0 5-9 5-11 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-2 Hometown Plano Texas Austin Texas Frisco Texas Tomball Texas Stephenville Texas Plano Texas Tomball Texas The Woodlands Texas Mansfield Texas Lorena Texas Colleyville Texas Rockwall Texas Katy Texas China Spring Texas Austin Texas Austin Texas Magnolia Texas San Antonio Texas Stephenville Texas Southlake Texas Houston Texas Haltom Texas Fairview Texas Plano Texas Austin Texas Boulder Colorado Magnolia Texas Keller Texas Lorena Texas Belton Texas Lubbock Texas Boerne Texas Robinson Texas Bryan Texas Misson Texas Flower Mound Texas Pueblo Colorado Boerne Texas Austin Texas www.McLennanAthletics.com 9 Day Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun. Wed. Fri. Sat. Mon. Fri. Sat. Mon. Sat. Mon. Mon. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Wed. Fri. Wed. Sat. Mon. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Mon. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Fri.-Tues. Sat.-Sat. 2016 highlanders Schedule Date Opponent Wharton Angelina St. Petersburg Odessa Navarro Blinn Tyler Midland Midland Blinn Howard Howard Tyler Angelina Wharton Blinn Temple Temple Cisco Cisco Grayson Grayson Ranger Ranger Navarro Hill Hill Coastal Bend Weatherford Weatherford Navarro Vernon Vernon North Central North Central Region V Tournament JUCO World Series Place Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 22 Feb. 27 Feb. 29 March 7 March 9 March 12 March 16 March 19 March 23 March 25 March 30 April 2 April 4 April 6 April 9 April 16 April 20 April 23 April 25 April 27 April 30 May 4 May 7 May 13-16 May 28-June 4 Waco Waco Houston Houston Houston Houston Tyler Waco Waco Brenham Big Spring Big Spring Waco Lufkin Wharton Waco Temple Waco Cisco Waco Sherman Waco Waco Ranger Waco Hillsboro Waco Waco Waco Weatherford Corsicana Waco Vernon Waco Gainesville Lubbock Grand Junction CO Time 1 p.m.% Noon 9 a.m.% 6 p.m.% 2 p.m.% 6 p.m.% 1 p.m.% 2 p.m.% Noon 4 p.m.% 2 p.m.% Noon 1 p.m.% 1 p.m. 3 p.m.% 2 p.m.% Noon Noon 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m.% 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m.% 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA TBA North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference game Two seven-inning games Seven-inning game followed by a nine-inning game % One nine-inning game Nine-inning games Home games in bold all times Central and subject to change 10 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Jamie Andriot Sophomore 6-2 Pitcher Home School Plano Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Appeared on the mound in seven of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Recorded a 13-3 pitching record with a 1.85 ERA playing for coach David Lovell ... Named 2011 HSAA Newcomer of the Year and 2014 Offensive Player of the Year... Member of three-time HSAA National Championship team ... 2013 Perfect Game selection ... Recorded best ERA (0.46) in Dallas-Fort Worth area ... Honor student. Personal Son of Don and Sally Andriot ... Born in Plano Texas ... Has two sisters Kelsey and Kailey ... General studies major. 43 Daniel Bullard Sophomore 6-5 Pitcher Stephenville High School Stephenville Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Appeared on the mound in seven of the Highlanders 61 games with a 3.52 ERA and three strikeouts. High School Earned a 7-3 pitching record with a 2.07 ERA playing for coach James Boxley ... Honorable mention all-state selection ... District 7-3A Pitcher of the Year ... All Big County Team selection. Personal Son of David and Nancy Bullard ... Born in Fort Worth Texas ... Has two brothers Kyle and Luke ... Chemical engineering major. 15 reece calvert Sophomore 6-6 Pitcher Plano East High School Plano Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Earned a 9-4 pitching record with a 5.45 ERA and 60 strikeouts while appearing in 14 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School First-team all-district selection playing for coach Travis Collins. Personal Son of Rodney and Ruth Calvert ... Born in Plano Texas ... Has one brother Regan and one sister Rylee ... General studies major. 13 www.McLennanAthletics.com 11 Creighton eldridge Sophomore 6-0 Outfielder Mansfield Summit High School Mansfield Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Recorded a .156 batting average while appearing in 19 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Recorded a .330 batting average with 48 RBIs and 32 stolen bases playing for coach Chris Peacock ... Second-team all-district selection. Personal Son of Charlyn and Mark Eldridge ... Born in Arlington Texas ... Has one brother Caleb ... General studies major. 44 justin garcia Sophomore 29 6-2 Pitcher Covenant Christian Academy Colleyville Texas 2014-15 Appeared in 10 games at the University of Richmond earning a 2-1 pitching record with a 6.62 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 34 innings. High School Recorded a .320 batting average and a 10-2 record on the mound with a 2.67 ERA playing for coach Rusty Beam ... Four-time first-team all-district and two-time first-team all-state selection ... Three-year team captain ... Member of National Honor Society and National French Honor Society. Personal Son of Timothy and Lisa Garcia ... Born in Grapevine Texas ... Has one brother Christian and one sister Shannon ... General studies major. Chris Glover Sophomore 11 6-4 Pitcher Rockwall High School Rockwall Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Earned an 8-3 record on the mound with a 6.71 ERA and 55 strikeouts while appearing in 13 of the Highlanders 61 games ... Named an NJCAA Preseason Top Newcomer for the Southwest District. High School Earned a 10-2 record on the mound with a 0.62 ERA playing for coach Jeff Payne ... Two-time all-district selection ... Set school record for ERA. Personal Son of Chuck and Lisa Glover ... Born in San Antonio Texas ... Has one sister Brett ... General studies major. 12 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Tucker Johnson Sophomore 5-11 Infielder China Spring High School China Spring Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Recorded a .326 batting average with 14 doubles and 44 RBIs while appearing in 56 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Recorded a .389 batting average with 119 RBIS playing for coach Shane Keeton ... Four-time first-team all-district selection ... District Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... Two-time Super Centex selection and second-team all-state selection ... Academic all-state selection. Personal Son of Mark and Kim Johnson ... Born in Houston Texas ... Has two brothers Zane and Carson ... General studies major. 6 Dustin jourdan Sophomore 6-0 Pitcher James Bowie High School Austin Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Earned a 6-2 pitching record with four saves a 6.68 ERA and 26 strikeouts while appearing in 22 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Recorded a .382 batting average and a 7-1 record on the mound with a 2.40 ERA playing for coach Sam Degalia ... First-team all-district selection. Personal Son of David Jourdan and Cheryl Lively ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has one sister Stephanie ... General studies major. 39 Paul kirkpatrick Sophomore 6-6 Pitcher Westlake High School Austin Texas 2014-15 Earned a 3-2 pitching record with a 6.61 ERA and 39 strikeouts while appearing in 20 games at Wake Forest University ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta. High School Recorded an 11-6 record on the mound with a 1.98 ERA playing for coach Jeff Montgomery ... Two-time first-team all-district selection ... Second-team all-Centex selection ... Two-year letterman ... Perfect Game World Wood Bay 17U All-Tournament selection ... Academic all-district and all-state selection. Personal Son of Gayle and Alastair Kirkpatrick ... Born in London England ... Has one sister Olivia ... General studies major. 28 www.McLennanAthletics.com 13 Noah McGowan Sophomore 2 5-11 Infielder Outfielder Magnolia High School Magnolia Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Recorded a .253 batting average with 14 doubles and 37 RBIs while appearing in 56 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Third-team all-state selection playing for coach Dale Westmoreland ... U.S. Army Scholar Athlete of the Year. Personal Son of Natasha and D Wayne McGowan ... Born in Denver Colorado ... Has one brother Cole ... General studies major. jerry murillo Sophomore 24 6-0 Catcher Pitcher St. Pius X High School Houston Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Recorded a .182 batting average with four RBIs and picked up one save on the mound while appearing in 21 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Recorded a .369 batting average with 21 RBIs and a 3.29 ERA playing for coach Adam Massiatte ... Four-time all-district section ... Two-time all-state selection and alltournament team selection ... Perfect Game third-team All-American. Personal Son of Gerardo and Julie Murillo ... Born in Houston Texas ... Has one sister Kalista ... General studies major. Dimas ojeda Sophomore 23 6-1 First Baseman Pitcher Haltom High School Haltom Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Recorded a .346 batting average with 11 doubles and 38 RBIs and picked up two saves on the mound while appearing in 52 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School First-team all-district selection playing for coach Jason Blevins ... Named district Utility Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year ... Team MVP ... NTHSBCA All-Star Game participant. Personal Son of Manuel and Roselia Ojeda ... Born in Fort Worth Texas ... Has two brothers Joe Manuel and Aaron and two sisters Perla and Angela ... General studies major. 14 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide james rudkin Sophomore 6-1 First Baseman Plano East High School Plano Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Recorded a .374 batting average with 15 doubles and 44 RBIs while appearing in 59 of the Highlanders 61 games ... JUCO World Series All-Tournament selection. High School Recorded a .390 batting average with 28 RBIs playing for coach Travis Collins ... Three-time first-team all-district selection ... Led district with a .413 batting average as a junior ... Honor roll student. Personal Son of Dan and Kristi Rudkin ... Born in Dallas Texas ... Has one brother Jake ... General studies major. 35 Mason Schuh Sophomore 5-9 Pitcher Outfielder Magnolia High School Magnolia Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Recorded a .167 batting average while appearing in five of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Recorded a .340 batting average with 25 RBIs and an 8-3 record on the mound with a 2.97 ERA playing for coach Dale Westmoreland ... Second-team alldistrict and second-team all-Houston area selection. Personal Son of Brett and Nita Schuh ... Born in The Woodlands Texas ... Has two sisters Madi and Gracie ... General studies major. 10 Collin Sharp Sophomore 6-0 Pitcher Lorena High School Lorena Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlander squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Earned a 1-2 pitching record with a 5.85 ERA and 24 strikeouts while appearing in 12 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Recorded a 5-4 record on the mound with a 1.23 ERA playing for coach Greg Blanchard ... First-team all-district and second-team Super Centex selection ... First-team academic all-district and all-state selection ... Academic Excellence award recipient. Personal Son of John and Christy Sharp ... Born in Waxahachie Texas ... Has one brother John Dillon ... General studies major. 34 www.McLennanAthletics.com 15 Brady Sullivan Sophomore 32 6-4 Outfielder Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School Boerne Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlander squad that finished fourth in conference claimed the Region V Championship finished in second place at the JUCO World Series and was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team ... Recorded a .182 batting average with five RBIs while appearing in 15 of the Highlanders 61 games. High School Recorded a .405 batting average with 19 RBIs and 23 stolen bases playing for coach Chuck Foster ... Two-time all-district selection ... Under Armour All-American ... Academic all-district selection. Personal Son of Tim and Christi Sullivan ... Born in San Angelo Texas ... Has one brother Brandon ... General studies major. zach sullivan Sophomore 47 6-0 Pitcher Robinson High School Robinson Texas 2014-15 Recorded a .275 batting average while appearing in 23 games at Texas State University. High School Recorded a .400 batting average playing for coach Brian Kent ... Oakley All-American ... Two-time THSBCA all-state selection ... UIL Class 3A All-Tournament selection ... Named district Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... Three-time Super Centex selection ... Three-time Bell Rivals Baseball Classic All-Tournament team selection ... Two-time academic all-district selection. Personal Son of Randy and Maggie Sullivan ... Born in Waco Texas ... Has one brother Rowdy ... General studies major. Cory Voss Sophomore 20 5-10 Catcher South High School Pueblo Colorado 2014-15 Recorded a .345 batting average with 14 doubles five triples five homeruns and 35 RBIs while appearing in 53 games at the University of New Mexico ... All-Mountain West Academic Team selection ... Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year ... Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and NCWBA Freshman All-American selection. High School Recorded a .587 batting average playing for coach J.R. Crowell ... Three-year letterman ... Two-time Colorado All-Star ... Honor graduate ... Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 34th round of the MLB Draft. Personal Son of Kim and Trish Voss ... Born in Pueblo Colorado ... Has one brother Taylor ... General studies major. 16 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide colton bailey Freshman 45 coleman beazley Freshman 48 6-6 Pitcher Lake Travis High School Austin Texas High School First-team all-district and academic all-district selection playing for coach Mike Rogers. Personal Son of Bryan and Janet Bailey ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has two brothers Bryan and Jackson ... General studies major. 6-2 Pitcher Wakeland High School Frisco Texas 2014-15 Member of Dean s List at the University of Alabama. High School Honorable mention all-district selection playing for coach Barry Rose ... Member of National Honor Society. Personal Son of Chris Beazley and Erin Kruse ... Born in Opelika Alabama ... Has one brother Nico and one sister Parker ... General studies major. Joe Breaux Freshman 27 michael cugini Freshman 42 5-11 Outfielder Tomball High School Tomball Texas High School Recorded a .409 batting average with 32 RBIs playing for coach Doug Rush ... Four-year varsity letterman ... Secondteam all-district selection as a junior and first-team selection as a senior ... First-team all-Houston and second-team all-Greater Houston selection ... State All-Tournament selection. Personal Son of James and Jobie Breaux ... Born in Houston Texas ... Has two brothers Josh and John and one sister Joy ... General studies major. 6-5 Pitcher Tomball Memorial High School Tomball Texas High School Earned a 1-0 pitching record with eight saves and a 1.312 ERA playing for coach Monte Huggins ... Honorable mention all-district as a junior and second-team selection as a senior ... Honorable mention all-Houston selection ... Three-time academic all-district selection ... Academic second-team all-state selection. Personal Son of Tony and Sharon Cugini ... Born in Houston Texas ... Has two sisters Katie and Kelly ... General studies major. www.McLennanAthletics.com 17 49 mark Doerries Freshman 41 Ragan Forrest Freshman 6-3 Pitcher Woodland High School The Woodlands Texas High School Played for coach Ron Eastman. Personal Son of Gary and Ann Doerries ... Born in The Woodlands Texas ... Has two brothers Kent and Kurt ... General studies major. 5-10 Catcher Infielder Lorena High School Lorena Texas High School Recorded a .480 batting average with 52 RBIs playing for coach Greg Blanchard ... Second-team all-district selection as a sophomore ... Two-time Defensive District MVP first-team Super Centex and all-state selection ... Three-time academic first-team all-district selection ... First-team academic all-state selection. Personal Son of Jeff and Sunnye Forrest ... Born in Waco Texas ... Has one brother Jett ... Mechanical engineering major. 36 cole haring Freshman 14 Freshman nick mireles 5-10 Outfielder Katy High School Katy Texas High School Recorded a .384 batting average with 21 RBIs and 23 stolen bases playing for coach Tom McPherson ... First-team all-district and honorable mention all-state selection ... Team MVP ... Set school record for stolen bases ... Academic all-district selection in baseball and football. Personal Son of Mike and Deb Haring ... Born in Katy Texas ... Has one brother Dom and one sister Katie ... General studies major. 5-10 Outfielder Johnson High School San Antonio Texas 2014-15 Redshirt season at McLennan. High School Recorded a .405 batting average with 72 RBIs and 48 stolen bases playing for coach Gordon Gesell ... Two-time second-team all-district selection ... Two-time academic all-district selection ... Academic all-state selection ... Member of National Honor Society. Personal Son of Eddie and Tina Mireles ... Born in Lufkin Texas ... has one sister Analicia ... General studies major. 18 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide brock morrison Freshman 31 Nic motley Freshman 22 5-11 Outfielder Stephenville High School Stephenville Texas High School Three-time all-district selection playing for coach James Boxley ... 2012 Newcomer of the Year ... Four-time academic all-district selection ... Academic all-state selection. Personal Son of Billy and Amy Morrison ... Born in Stephenville Texas ... Has four brothers Trent Bradley Trace and Brent ... General studies major. 6-3 Catcher Carroll Senior High School Southlake Texas High School Recorded a .438 batting average with 46 RBIs playing for coach Larry Hughes ... First-team all-district and first-team all-state selection ... Second-team All-American selection ... Member of Young Men s Service League. Personal Son of Marsalyn and Jim Motley ... Born in Bedford Texas ... Has two brothers Aaron and Dillon ... General studies major. brandon provence Freshman 37 chris roller Freshman 5-11 Outfielder Lake Travis High School Austin Texas High School Recorded a .395 batting average with seven home runs and 21 RBIs playing for coach Mike Rogers ... First-team all-district first-team all-Centex and third-team all-state selection in baseball ... Second-team academic all-state selection. Personal Son of Robert Roller and Kathryn Allen ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has one brother Kenny ... General studies major. 7 6-0 Outfielder Lovejoy High School Fairview Texas High School Four-year letterman playing for coach Russell Reichenbach ... Two-time alldistrict selection ... Ranked in Top 500 by Perfect Game ... 2014 Perfect Game honorable mention All-American selection ... 2015 Perfect Game Texas Region honorable mention selection ... Four-time academic all-district selection. Personal Son of James and Mindy Provence ... Born in Dallas Texas ... Has one brother Tyler and one sister Sydney ... General studies major. www.McLennanAthletics.com 19 1 tim ryan Freshman 5-11 Outfielder Fairview High School Boulder Colorado High School Recorded a .400 batting average with 54 RBIs and 18 stolen bases playing for coach Rick Harig ... All-Colorado and all-state selection in baseball and football ... All-conference defensive back and wide receiver ... Conference Offensive MVP in football ... Honor roll student. Personal Son of L teisha and Jon Ryan ... Born in Athens Georgia ... Has one sister Sierra ... General studies major. 30 Logan Self Freshman 6-2 Pitcher Keller High School Keller Texas Personal Son of Aaron and Tobie Self ... Born in Kansas City Missouri ... Has one brother Blake ... General studies major. 36 chase sortor Freshman 3 hunter spaeth Freshman 6-5 Pitcher Monterey Senior High School Lubbock Texas High School Happy State Bank-Avalanche Journal Male Athlete of the Week playing for coach Kent Meador ... Perfect Game World Series All-Tournament selection. Personal Son of Cindy and Tracy Spaeth ... Born in Lubbock Texas ... Has one brother Caleb ... General studies major. 6-2 Infielder Belton High School Belton Texas High School Recorded a .330 batting average with 59 RBIs playing for coach Eddie Cornblum ... Named district Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... Honorable mention all-district as a junior ... Second-team all-district selection firstteam all-area and second-team All-Centex selection as a senior ... Member of Team Texas. Personal Son of Char Sortor and Lisa Stanford Sortor ... Born in Monroe Michigan ... Has two sisters Ashton and Maelee ... General studies major. 20 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide holt van ETten Freshman 16 mario vela Freshman 5-11 Infielder Sharyland High School Mission Texas High School Two-time all-district selection playing for coach Rodolfo Martinez ... District MVP ... All-state selection. Personal Son of Mario Vela Galvan ... Born in Mission Texas ... Has one sister Maria ... General studies major. 4 5-9 Catcher Bryan High School Bryan Texas High School Three-time all-district selection playing for coach David Powers ... 2012 Newcomer of the Year ... Four-time academic all-district selection ... Academic all-state selection. Personal Son of Billy and Amy Morrison ... Born in Stephenville Texas ... Has four brothers Trent Bradley Trace and Brent ... General studies major. Brendan venter Freshman 37 palmer wenzel Freshman 46 6-2 Infielder Edward S. Marcus High School Flower Mound Texas High School Recorded a .417 batting average with 30 RBIs playing for coach Jeff Sherman ... Two-time first-team all-area selection ...All-state selection as a senior ... THSBCA All-Star ... District 5-5A MVP and District 6-6A Offensive MVP ... Academic all-state selection. Personal Son of James and Antoinette Venter ... Born in Port Elizabeth South Africa ... Has one brother Ruben ... General studies major. 6-1 Pitcher Boerne- Samuel V. Champion High School Boerne Texas High School Honorable mention all-district selection playing for coaches Jim Gatewood and Chuck Foster ... Academic all-district selection. Personal Son of Pam and Rusty Wenzel ... Born in Dallas Texas ... Has one sister Stevie ... General studies major. www.McLennanAthletics.com 21 12 griffin williams Freshman 6-2 Infielder Westlake High School Austin Texas High School Two-time all-district selection playing for coach Cole Franco ... Two-time all-district selection ... Team captain ... Team MVP ... Arizona Senior Fall Classic All-Star ... Two-time academic all-district selection ... Honor graduate. Personal Son of Lew and Victoria Williams ... Born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania ... Has two brothers Chase and Cole ... General studies major. 22 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Mitch Thompson Mitch Thompson took the reigns as head coach of the Highlanders baseball team in 2013. In his first year Thompson restored the winning ways of the McLennan baseball program leading the Highlanders to a third-place finish in conference play and a regional tournament berth. The team advanced to the regional championship game before falling to Midland and ending the season with an overall record of 32-27. The squad also excelled in the classroom earning a 3.16 team GPA for the spring semester. Success continued for Thompson and the Highlanders in his second year at the helm. The squad claimed the Region V Championship to earn the program s first JUCO World Series berth since 1983. The Highlanders continued to excel in Grand Junction finishing as the runners-up after falling to Northwest Florida in the championship game and ending the season with an overall record of 41-20. The team also earned NJCAA All-Academic Team honors with a 3.13 GPA. Prior to joining the McLennan staff Thompson spent a season as the South Texasarea scouting supervisor for the Kansas City Royals. Thompson is no stranger to the Central Texas baseball scene having spent 18 years on the coaching staff at Baylor University. He joined the Baylor staff in 1994 as an assistant coach recruiting coordinator and hitting coach and was promoted to assistant head coach in 2009. His recruiting classes ranked among the top 25 nationally six times and of those players 72 moved on to Major League Baseball contracts. Thompson helped lead the Bears to three Big 12 Conference Championships 12 NCAA regional tournament appearances three super regional appearances and a trip to the College World Series in 2005. That success garnered him the Baseball America American Baseball Coaches Association National Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year honor in 2006. Prior to his time at Baylor Thompson spent a year as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Auburn University working with catchers and outfielders.He helped lead the Tigers to an appearance in the College World Series. Thompson began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State University. Thompson spent the 1991 season as an assistant coach at Radford University. He then returned to Mississippi State as an assistant coach and director of baseball operations for two years. As a player Thompson spent a year at Cloud County Community College and a year at Bacone College before transferring to Fort Hays State University. He was a twoyear letterman at Fort Hays State serving as a captain his senior season and was a two-time academic all-conference selection. He spent the summer of 1987 playing in Campus Crusade for Christ s Athletes in Action program in Europe. Thompson earned a bachelor s degree in physical education from Fort Hays State in 1988 graduating cum laude. He received his master s degree from Mississippi State in 1991. He and his wife Amber have two daughters Mary Conley 18 and Caroline 14. head coach Coaching Experience Head CoaCH 1995-2012 Baylor University 2013-present McLennan Community College assistant Head CoaCH assistant CoaCH 1993-94 Auburn University assistant CoaCH assistant CoaCH 1990-91 Radford University 1991-93 Mississippi State Univeristy Graduate assistant 1989-90 Mississippi State University playing Experience 1984-85 Bacone College 1983-84 Cloud County Community College 1985-88 Fort Hays State University education 1991 Master s in physical education Mississippi State University 1988 Bachelor s in physical education Fort Hays State University www.McLennanAthletics.com 23 Chris Berry Assistant coach Chris Berry is in his second year as an assistant coach for the Highlanders baseball program. In his first season with the Highlanders he helped lead the team to a fourthplace conference finish and a Region V Championship to earn the program s first JUCO World Series berth since 1983. The Highlanders continued to excel in Grand Junction finishing as the runners-up and ending the season with an overall record of 41-20. Prior to joining the McLennan staff Berry spent a year as an assistant at Florida Gulf Coast University working with the pitchers who ended the 2014 season with a combined ERA of 3.32 with 421 strikeouts and 164 walks. Berry s career includes stints as an assistant at Ohio Baylor Arkansas State and Sam Houston State. During his time with these teams they made a combined eight appearances in the NCAA Regionals since 2000. Berry helped lead Baylor to the NCAA Super Regional in 2003 and 2005 and to the College World Series in 2005. He began his career as a graduate assistant at Rockford College before becoming an assistant coach at Young Harris College. Berry joined the Baylor coaching staff as volunteer assistant coach in 1999. In his seven seasons at Baylor he helped build a highly decorated pitching staff. The 2005 staff tossed a 3.23 ERA (12th in the nation) while piling up a 46-24 record allowing only 227 earned runs. In 2006 the Bears staff won 37 games collected 18 saves and compiled a 4.13 staff ERA as Baylor finished the season ranked 26th nationally by Collegiate Baseball after advancing to the NCAA Regionals. Berry coached 25 pitchers who were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft including two firstround picks. Berry moved on to Arkansas State for the start of the 2007 season. As the recruiting coordinator pitching coach Berry signed the No. 1 recruiting class in the Sun Belt Conference and the No. 45 class in the nation according to Collegiate Baseball. In 2007 Berry was named the pitching coach at Sam Houston State where he went on to serve for four seasons helping the Bearkats to back-to-back Southland Conference Tournament titles and the NCAA Regionals. He coached three players who were selected in the MLB Draft. In total Berry has coached or recruited 39 players selected in the MLB Draft. He also has experience in the professional ranks working as an assistant to the director of stadium operations for the Rockford (Ill.) Cubbies the Class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. In addition he served as an administrative assistant for the Bluefield (Va.) Orioles. Berry received his bachelor s degree in recreational administration from Bluefield College in Virginia where he was an Academic All-League pitcher. He and his wife Connie have two children Kennedy 17 and Jackson 13. Coaching Experience 2014-present McLennan Community College assistant CoaCH PitCHinG CoaCH 2012-13 Ohio University 2013-14 Florida Gulf Coast University assistant CoaCH PitCHinG CoaCH 2007-11 Sam Houston State University 2006-07 Arkansas State University 1999-2006 Baylor University assistant CoaCH Volunteer assistant CoaCH assistant CoaCH assistant CoaCH 1997-98 Rockford College 1994-97 Bluefield College 1998-99 Young Harris College Playing experience 1997 Bachelor s in physical education with emphasis in recreation administration Bluefield College Education 24 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Assistant Coach Zach Dillon joins the Highlanders as an assistant coach this season. He will also serve as an academic advisor for the Athletic Department. zach Dillon Dillon s career includes stints at the University of Iowa Baylor University and Mississippi State University. He also served as the director and head coach of the 18U Iowa Sticks a youth baseball club in Iowa and as director of Premier Baseball High School Spring League and PPC Showcase Camps. He spent last year as an assistant coach and coordinator of camps at Mississippi State University working specifically with hitters and catchers. In 2013 at Iowa Dillon served the Hawkeyes as third base coach hitting coach and recruiting coordinator working in all areas of program development including player development in-game decisions and opponent scouting reports. Dillon spent 2012 as a volunteer assistant at Baylor helping lead the Bears to a Big 12 regular-season championship a No. 1 ranking for the first time in school history a No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament a Super Regional appearance and an overall record of 49-17 one win shy of the school record and a trip to the College World Series. That squad included a school record of 11 All-Big 12 players consisting of six first-team selections the Big 12 Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year four Louisville Slugger All-Americans and six players selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Dillon began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant and camp coordinator at Iowa in 2010. In two seasons he helped lead the Hawkeyes to 50 victories six All-Big Ten honors and 20 Academic All-Big Ten honors including a school record of 12 in 2011. Dillon played at Baylor from 2002-06 leading the Bears to three NCAA Tournament appearances two NCAA Super Regionals and a College World Series berth. He was named the 2006 Big 12 Player of the Year and was a two-time ABCA All-Region all-star a two-time NCAA Tournament All-Region selection a two-time All-Big 12 selection and a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award as a senior. Dillon recorded a school-record .421 batting average as a senior with a .496 on-base percentage in Big 12 play and led the Big 12 in average and base on balls. He finished the season ranked in the top-20 nationally in walks per game. He finished his collegiate career with a .307 average 124 RBIS and 115 walks. Dillon was a four-time academic all-conference selection a First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and a 10-time member of the Big 12 Conference Commissioner s Honor Roll. He was selected in the 20th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles and spent three years playing in the organization. In 2007 he led the Class A-Advanced Frederick Keys to the Carolina League championship and earned an invitation to the Orioles spring training camp in 2008. Dillon received his bachelor s degree in education from Baylor in 2005 graduating Magna Cum Laude and earned his master s degree in education and sports management from Baylor in 2009. Coaching Experience AssistAnt CoACh AssistAnt CoACh AssistAnt CoACh 2012-13 University of Iowa 2011-12 Baylor University 2015-present McLennan Community College 2014-15 Mississippi State University Volunteer AssistAnt CoACh AssistAnt CoACh 2010-11 University of Iowa Playing Experience 2002-06 Baylor University 2006-09 Baltimore Orioles Minor Leagues Education 2009 Master s in education and sports management Baylor University 2005 Bachelor s in education Baylor University www.McLennanAthletics.com 25 2015 review National Runners-Up The Highlanders finished with a record of 19-13 in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference to qualify for the Region V Tournament as the fourth seed from the north. The squad opened the tournament with a 6-3 win over Howard followed by a 5-3 victory over New Mexico before falling 13-0 to Odessa. The loss moved the squad into the loser s bracket where they defeated New Mexico 10-9 to move into the championship round. The Highlanders defeated Odessa 10-7 and 10-2 to qualify for their first JUCO World Series since 1983. In Grand Junction the Highlanders opened the tournament with a 3-1 victory over San Jacinto before falling to Walters State 10-6 in the second round. The squad defeated San Jacinto 11-6 in the quarterfinals and Northwest Florida 5-1 in the semifinals to punch their ticket to the play-in game. The Highlanders defeated Walters State 11-5 to move into the championship round. McLennan fell to Northwest Florida 15-1 in the championship game. National Ranking McLennan received votes in the March 4 March 18 and April 22 polls before breaking into the poll at No. 18 in the final regular season poll. JUCO Honors First baseman James Rudkin shortstop Will Fox catcher Mason George and Jack Finnegan were named to the JUCO World Series All-Tournament Team. George also earned the Murucci Elite Hitter Award for the highest batting average (.588) in the tournament. Conference Honors Three sophomore Highlanders were named to the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference All-Conference teams. Shortstop Brandon Grudzielanek was a first-team selection while centerfielder Kirby McGuire and pitcher Jack Finnegan were second-team selections. All-Star Selections Eight Highlanders were selected to represent the Highlanders in the Texas-New Mexico Junior College Sophomore All-Star Games in the fall. Pitchers Reece Calvert Chris Glover Collin Sharp and Dustin Jourdan were named to the Region V North squad along with first baseman James Rudkin second baseman Tucker Johnson outfielder Noah McGowan and catcher Cory Voss. MLB Draft Selection Pitcher Nathan Bertness was selected in the 16th round by the Los Angeles Angels. Academic Honors Mason George Stacy Heinatz Zach Johnson Zach Kornely Kirby McGuire and Braxton Wilks were named to the NJCAA Region V North All-Academic Team for having GPAs above 3.25. George Johnson and Wilks also received NJCAA Academic Awards. The Highlanders were named a 2014-15 NJCAA All-Academic Team for having a team GPA of 3.13. Movin On Fifteen Highlanders from the 2014-15 squad signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at four-year colleges. Nathan Bertness signed with the University of Houston before being drafted by the Los Angeles Angels. Kirby McGuire and Brandon Grudzielanek are playing for the University of Missouri and University of Memphis respectively. Will Fox is taking the field at McNeese State University while Jako Kelm is playing at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Jon Tauzin and Sydney Daley are both in Houston at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University respectively. Braxton Wilks Zach Kornely and Caleb Dougherty are teammates at Abilene Christian University. Cole Ridgely and Braxton Hollenshead are in East Texas at Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Texas at Tyler respectively. J.T. Stevenson is suiting up for East Central University while Stacy Heinatz is playing for Tarleton State University. Zach Johnson and Mason George are in San Antonio at St. Mary s University and the University of Texas at San Antonio respectively. 26 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Batting Statistics Name Mason George Kirby McGuire Brandon Grudzielanek Zach Johnson James Rudkin Jon Tauzin Dimas Ojeda Braxton Wilks Tucker Johnson Braxton Hollenshead Will Fox Noah McGowan Sydney Daley Stacy Heinatz Jerry Murillo Brady Sullivan Mason Schuh Creighton Eldridge J.T. Stevenson Carson Vanlandingham Totals 2015 stats G 37 60 60 5 59 26 52 45 56 30 59 56 32 19 21 15 5 19 10 3 61 AB 96 210 226 8 203 75 162 116 184 76 198 162 74 26 22 33 6 32 22 3 R 25 60 45 3 44 20 31 23 51 18 59 39 12 8 3 6 1 2 2 0 H 43 81 87 3 76 26 56 39 60 24 57 41 15 5 4 6 1 5 3 0 632 2B 9 20 16 0 15 8 11 10 14 6 9 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 135 3B 0 4 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 HR 0 3 4 0 3 1 1 1 3 3 3 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 RBI 21 49 47 3 44 14 38 22 44 18 25 37 11 1 4 5 0 3 4 0 390 BB 20 24 15 1 30 6 17 19 31 12 41 36 4 6 4 2 0 5 3 0 276 K 11 32 34 3 26 10 24 21 39 19 32 33 19 5 9 7 5 6 4 1 340 SB 4 19 11 0 3 0 0 6 7 5 8 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 72 CS 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 18 AVG .448 .386 .385 .375 .374 .347 .346 .336 .326 .316 .288 .253 .203 .192 .182 .182 .167 .156 .136 .000 OBP .545 .444 .420 .444 .463 .402 .414 .433 .424 .419 .431 .428 .241 .382 .308 .229 .167 .282 .240 .000 SLG .542 .562 .518 .375 .502 .493 .457 .466 .484 .618 .389 .444 .243 .308 .318 .242 .167 .188 .182 .000 1934 453 .327 .419 .462 Pitching Statistics Name Mason Schuh Daniel Bullard Jordan Mattlage Corey Watkins Jack Finnegan Reece Calvert Collin Sharp Dimas Ojeda Dustin Jourdan Chris Glover Nathan Bertness Cole Ridgely Zachary Kornely Jamie Andriot Jako Kelm Jerry Murillo Braxton Wilks Totals G 1 7 10 12 12 14 12 9 22 13 18 15 16 7 14 10 3 61 GS 0 1 0 0 11 12 4 0 0 12 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 W-L-SV 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 9-2-0 9-4-0 1-2-0 0-0-2 6-2-4 8-3-0 3-7-1 1-0-2 1-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0-0 40-20-13 CG 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 IP 1.0 7.2 15.1 18.2 68.1 76.0 32.1 10.1 32.1 59.0 76.1 20.2 27.2 3.2 13.0 10.2 3.2 H 0 8 13 24 64 95 39 13 44 79 120 26 38 8 25 15 9 R 2 7 7 11 33 55 24 12 26 48 75 21 23 4 18 16 7 389 ER 0 3 6 8 30 46 21 7 24 44 61 17 23 4 16 16 7 333 BB 3 7 9 11 32 32 13 3 18 22 26 11 15 2 12 7 1 224 K 1 3 10 16 82 60 24 12 26 55 83 19 32 2 15 9 4 453 ERA 0.00 3.52 3.52 3.86 3.95 5.45 5.85 6.10 6.68 6.71 7.19 7.40 7.48 9.82 11.08 13.50 17.18 6.29 476.2 620 www.McLennanAthletics.com 27 2015 stats Fielding Statistics Name Jamie Andriot Creighton Eldridge Chris Glover Zach Johnson Jako Kelm Zachary Kornely Jerry Murillo Mason Schuh Collin Sharp J.T. Stevenson Brady Sullivan Corey Watkins Jon Tauzin Braxton Hollenshead James Rudkin Kirby McGuire Mason George Dimas Ojeda Noah McGowan Tucker Johnson Brandon Grudzielanek Sydney Daley Will Fox Dustin Jourdan Braxton Wilks Nathan Bertness Jack Finnegan Stacy Heinatz Reece Calvert Cole Ridgely Carson Vanlandingham Jordan Mattlage Totals PO 1 21 1 5 0 0 0 1 3 40 15 0 167 18 381 124 220 58 98 47 56 34 68 1 45 3 1 8 4 0 0 0 A 0 0 5 0 2 1 1 0 5 12 0 6 20 35 15 6 38 5 2 74 106 0 143 10 6 15 8 11 13 4 4 1 E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 8 3 8 2 4 9 13 3 19 1 5 2 1 4 4 2 3 1 95 FPCT DP 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 1 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .989 0 .981 4 .980 30 .977 1 .970 0 .969 2 .962 0 .931 12 .926 12 .919 0 .917 25 .917 1 .911 0 .900 1 .900 0 .826 1 .810 0 .667 0 .571 1 .500 0 .954 19 SBA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 12 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 26 PB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 CI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1420 548 28 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide 2016 Season Preview McLennan softball has long been a powerhouse in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference and in the NJCAA Region V North. The squad has claimed two conference championships three regional championships and made three appearances in the national tournament since coach Manuel Ordones became head coach in 2003 not to mention numerous appearances in the regional finals. Last season the Highlassies finished second in the conference race and made a run to the regional championship game but came up just short of a national tournament berth. The 2016 squad has set their sights on going one step further. Our goal is to make progress each day and strive for a national tournament appearance Ordones side. It will take a team effort. With only four position players and no pitchers returning for this season the Highlassies will have to rely on many newcomers to carry the team. We expect a lot out of our freshman Ordones said. We are young our pitching staff is young. Seven of our starters will be freshman. We need them to rely on their athleticism and determination to be the best they can be. Sophomore Marisa Flores an all-conference selection as a freshman is expected to step up and help lead the team on and off the field. Marisa is a strong player. She leads by example day in and day out Ordones said. She knows what it takes to be successful at this level. Ordones has put together a tough schedule for the Highlassies that should prove beneficial in developing the squad as the season progresses. We are playing quality programs. Howard Iowa Western San Jacinto and Blinn are always competitors at the national tournament Ordones said. A majority of our games are at home that will be a big advantage. 30 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide 2016 highlassies roster Numerical No. 00 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 18 19 21 22 24 32 Name Mikayla Young Elizabeth Svienty Marisa Flores Andrea Gonzales Vannessa Castro Victoria Gonzales Haley Webre Estrella Guardiola Faith Aguilar Chanlynn Turner Angelina Camacho Dariann Resendez Theresa Gonzales Makayla Hernandez Rachel Ripley Kayleigh Williams Serena Saldivar Pos. C 3B SS INF 1B C P 2B UTL C OF P OF OF 3B OF 3B P 3B 1B Yr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Hometown Lorena Texas Cedar Park Texas Keller Texas Elgin Texas Austin Texas Elgin Texas West Texas Waco Texas San Antonio Texas Sunnyvale Texas New Braunfels Texas Austin Texas Elgin Texas Belton Texas Comanche Texas Georgetown Texas Wylie Texas 2016 highlassies roster Alphabetical No. 9 11 4 2 3 19 5 8 21 18 22 32 1 10 7 24 00 Name Faith Aguilar Angelina Camacho Vannessa Castro Marisa Flores Andrea Gonzales Theresa Gonzales Victoria Gonzales Estrella Guardiola Makayla Hernandez Dariann Resendez Rachel Ripley Serena Saldivar Elizabeth Svienty Chanlynn Turner Haley Webre Kayleigh Williams Mikayla Young Pos. OF OF P INF 1B C 3B 2B C OF OF 3B 3B 1B SS P UTL P C 3B Yr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Hometown San Antonio Texas New Braunfels Texas Austin Texas Keller Texas Elgin Texas Elgin Texas Elgin Texas Waco Texas Belton Texas Austin Texas Comanche Texas Wylie Texas Cedar Park Texas Sunnyvale Texas West Texas Georgetown Texas Lorena Texas www.McLennanAthletics.com 31 Day Date Opponent Place Time Sat. Jan. 30 Howard Waco Noon Wed. Feb. 3 Coastal Bend Waco 1 p.m. Fri. Feb. 5 Murray State Kilgore 2 p.m. Fri. Feb. 5 Crowder Kilgore 4 p.m. Sat. Feb. 6 Gadsden State Kilgore 5 p.m. Wed. Feb. 10 Trinity Valley Waco 1 p.m. Sat. Feb. 13 Kilgore Waco 1 p.m. Wed. Feb. 17 Iowa Western Waco Noon Fri.-Sat. Feb. 19-20 Temple Tournament Temple TBA Wed. Feb. 24 San Jacinto Waco 1 p.m. Sat. Feb. 27 Coastal Bend Beeville 1 p.m. Wed. March 2 Hill Waco 1 p.m. Sat. March 5 Weatherford Waco Noon Wed. March 9 Grayson Sherman 1 p.m. Wed. March 16 Ranger Ranger 1 p.m. Sat. March 19 Vernon Vernon Noon Wed. March 23 Cisco Waco 1 p.m. Fri. March 25 Temple Waco Noon Wed. March 30 North Central Gainesville 1 p.m. Sat. April 2 Hill Hillsboro Noon Wed. April 6 Weatherford Weatherford 1 p.m. Sat. April 9 Grayson Waco Noon Sat. April 16 Ranger Waco Noon Wed. April 20 Vernon Waco 1 p.m. Sat. April 23 Cisco Cisco Noon Wed. April 27 Temple Temple 1 p.m. Sat. April 30 North Central Waco Noon Fri.-Sun. May 6-8 Region V Tournament TBA TBA North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference game Home games in bold all times Central and subject to All games excluding tournaments are doubleheaders change 2016 highlassies Schedule 32 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Marisa Flores Sophomore Infielder Central High School Keller Texas 2014-15 Member of Highlassies squad that finished second in conference and as the Region V Runner-up ... Recorded a .353 batting average with 17 doubles and 26 RBIs while appearing in 26 of the Highlassies 58 games ... First-team all-conference selection ... Texas Junior College Softball Coaches Association All-Star. High School Recorded a .524 batting average with 67 RBIs and 12 stolen bases playing for coach Kimberly Reed ... Two-time all-district selection ... Named district Defensive Player of the Year ... Honor roll student. Personal Daughter of Denise Flores ... Born in Bedford Texas ... Has two brothers Jonathan and Jayson and one sister Madison ... General studies major. 2 andrea gonzales Sophomore First Baseman Catcher Elgin High School Elgin Texas 2014-15 Member of Highlassies squad that finished second in conference and as the Region V Runner-up ... Recorded a .352 batting average with 13 doubles and 40 RBIs while appearing in all 58 of the Highlassies games ... First-team all-conference selection ... Texas Junior College Softball Coaches Association All-Star. High School Recorded a .437 batting average playing for coach Amanda Wolf ... District MVP ... Four-time academic all-district selection and academic all-state selection as a senior ... Member of National Honor Society. Personal Daughter of Charles and Olivia Gonzales ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has one brother Andruw and two sisters Victoria and Theresa ... General studies major. 3 Estrella Guardiola Sophomore Catcher University High School Waco Texas 2014-15 Member of Highlassies squad that finished second in conference and as the Region V Runner-up ... Recorded a .213 batting average with 11 RBIs while appearing in 41 of the Highlassies 58 games ... Second-team all-conference selection. High School Recorded a .434 batting average with 23 RBIs playing for coach Jaime Villarrial ... Four-year letterman and starter ... First-team all-district selection as a sophomore and senior second-team selection as a junior ... Two-time Super Centex honorable mention selection. Personal Daughter of Lisa Smith and Ricardo Guardiola ... Born in Abilene Texas ... Has two brothers Christopher and Derek and one sister Marisol ... General studies major. 8 www.McLennanAthletics.com 33 Makayla Hernandez Sophomore Outfielder Belton High School Belton Texas 2014-15 Member of Highlassies squad that finished second in conference and as the Region V Runner-up ... Recorded a .379 batting average while appearing in 26 of the Highlassies 58 games. High School Recorded a .371 batting average with 18 RBIs playing for coach Matt Blackburn ... All-District 8-5A first-team selection. Personal Daughter of Charles and Melanie Hernandez ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has two brothers Joshua and Anthony and five sisters Ashley Jazmine Laurel Bethany and Delia ... Education major. 21 Kayleigh Williams Sophomore 24 Pitcher East View High School Georgetown Texas 2014-15 Recorded a .333 batting average with 15 RBIs and a 10-2 pitching record with a 1.81 ERA while appearing in 27 games at Jones County Junior College in Mississippi ... Member of Phi Theta Kappa. High School Three-time academic all-state and two-time academic all-American selection ... 2013 Most Valuable Pitcher ... Three-time all-district and two-time all-state selection ... Three-time team MVP. Personal Daughter of Amber and Charles Sorensen and John and Tanya Williams ... Born in Georgetown Texas ... Has two brothers Kyle and Cody ... General studies major. 34 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Faith aguilar Freshman Outfielder Southwest High School San Antonio Texas High School Recorded a .365 batting average playing for coach Sandra Hernandez ... First-team all-district selection ... Honor Roll student. Personal Daughter of Javier Aguilar ... Born in San Antonio Texas ... Has one brother Nathaniel ... General studies major. 9 angelina camacho Freshman 11 Outfielder Canyon High School New Braunfels Texas High School Recorded a .432 batting average with 10 stolen bases playing for coach Kevin Randle ... Three-time first-team all-district selection. Personal Daughter of Joaquin and Kaylynn Camacho ... Born in New Braunfels Texas ... Has two brothers Joaquin and Joseph ... General studies major. Vannessa Castro Freshman Pitcher Stephen F. Austin High School Austin Texas High School First-team all-district selection as a freshman and junior and second-team selection as a sophomore and senior playing for coach Elizabeth Wissel ... District 15-5A Pitcher of the Year as a freshman ... Academic all-district selection. Personal Daughter of Paul and Angelica Castro ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has one brother Paul ... General studies major. 4 theresa Gonzales Freshman 19 Third Baseman Elgin High School Elgin Texas High School Recorded a .516 batting average with 28 RBIs playing for coach Amanda Wolf ... First-team all-district selection ... District MVP ... Member of National Honor Society. Personal Daughter of Charles and Olivia Gonzales ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has one brother Andruw and two sisters Andrea and Victoria ... General studies major. www.McLennanAthletics.com 35 5 victoria Gonzales Freshman Second Baseman Elgin High School Elgin Texas High School Recorded a .444 batting average with 42 RBIs playing for coach Amanda Wolf ... First-team all-district selection ... All-state and honorable mention all-CenTex selection ... Firstteam academic all-district selection ... Member of National Honor Society. Personal Daughter of Charles and Olivia Gonzales ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has one brother Andruw and two sisters Andrea and Theresa ... General studies major. 18 dariann resendez Freshman Outfielder Stephen F. Austin High School Austin Texas High School Recorded a .405 batting average with 19 RBIs playing for coach Liz Wissel ... Firstteam all-district selection as a senior and secondteam as a junior ... Academic all-district selection ... Honor roll student. Personal Daughter of Tesi Trevino and Mark Cervantes and Tony and Tammy Resendez ... Born in Austin Texas ... Has four brothers John Matthew Justin Zach and Ryan and one sister Ashley ... General studies major. 22 Rachel ripley Freshman 32 Serena Saldivar Freshman High School Recorded a .571 batting average playing for coach Drew Cleavenger ... Two-time all-district selection ... Two-time all-Big Country honorable mention selection ... Two-time Offensive MVP ... TSWA honorable mention selection ... Livestock Judging Award recipient. Personal Daughter of Randy Ripley ... Born in Weatherford Texas ... General studies major. Third Baseman First Baseman Wylie High School Wylie Texas High School Recorded a .544 batting average with 22 RBIs playing for coach Heather Damron ... First-team all-district as a freshman ... Offensive MVP as a sophomore ... CoOffensive MVP as a junior and senior ... TGCA All-Star ... Three-time regional and state qualifier in powerlifting. Personal Daughter of Jimmy and Jennifer Saldivar ... Born in Garland Texas ... Has three sisters Karissa Hannah and Alissa ... General studies major. 36 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide elizabeth svienty Freshman Shortstop Vista Ridge High School New Braunfels Texas High School Recorded a .405 batting average with 46 RBIs and 18 stolen bases playing for coach Lauren Myrick ... Two-time first-team all-district selection ... Two-time second-team all-district selection ... All-state and first-team all-Centex selection ... Four-time academic all-district and two-time academic allstate selection. Personal Daughter of Kelly and Bob Svienty ... Born in Cedar Park Texas ... Has one sister Emily ... General studies major. 1 Chanlynn Turner Freshman 10 Pitcher Sunnyvale High School Sunnyvale Texas High School Recorded a .523 batting average with 33 RBIs and a 1.37 ERA with 198 strikeouts playing for coach Lupe Saldivar ... First-team all-district selection ... Named district Newcomer of the Year Defensive Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year ... Four-time academic all-state selection. Personal Daughter of Joe and Charla Turner ... Born in Garland Texas ... Has one brother Caden and one sister Tindall ... General studies major. haley webre Freshman Utility West High School West Texas High School Recorded a .365 batting average with 20 RBIs playing for coach Guyla Smith ... First-team all-district selection ... Two-time Super Centex honorable mention selection ... Firstteam academic all-district and all-state selection. Personal Daughter of Daniel and Mary Webre ... Born in Waco Texas ... Has two brothers Dan and Kyle ... General studies major. 7 Mikayla young Freshman 00 Catcher Third Baseman Lorena High School Lorena Texas High School 2012 District Offensive Player of the Year playing for coach Steve Dolezel ... Academic all-district selection. Personal Daughter of Brian and Teresa Young ... Born in Fort Worth Texas ... Has two brothers Garrett and Mason and one sister Graci ... General studies major. www.McLennanAthletics.com 37 MAnuel ordones head coach Since Manuel Ordones became head softball coach in 2003 the Highlassies softball team has claimed two conference championships three regional championships and made three national tournament trips -- back-to-back appearances in 2007 and 2008 and a return trip in 2011. Coaching Experience 2003-present McLennan Community College Head CoaCH Last season Ordones coached the Highlassies to a second place finish in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference and an appearance in the Region V Championship. Ten Highlassies earned all-conference honors. The team was named an NJCAA AllAcademic Team with a team GPA of 3.36. Before joining the McLennan staff Ordones was the head baseball coach at Connally High School for 18 years. During his tenure Ordones led the Cadets to four district titles and 10 playoff appearances and compiled a career record of 270-112. He was District 8-3A Coach of the Year in 1999 and was selected that same year to coach the North All-Star team for classes 1A 2A and 3A. The Waco Tribune-Herald named Ordones the Super Centex Baseball Coach of the Year in 1986 and 89. Ordones played for the 1978 Baylor University baseball team which won a regional championship and advanced to the NCAA College World Series. He earned a bachelor s degree in education from Baylor in 1982 and completed his master s in education from Tarleton State University in 2005. Ordones and his wife Gilda have two children Genee and Matthew and two grandchildren Rylie and Nathan. 2001-03 McLennan Community College 1982-2000 Connally High School assistant CoaCH Head BaseBall CoaCH playing Experience 1977-78 Baylor University 1975-76 Temple College 2005 Master s in education Tarleton State University 1982 Bachelor s in education Baylor University education 38 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Jessica Smith Smith was a member of the 2012 Highlassies softball squad that finished as runners-up in the Region V North Tournament. She recorded a .338 batting average with a .363 on-base percentage with 17 RBIs and 18 walks. She has spent six years working both winter and summer softball camps at McLennan. Smith spent the previous two years as the executive assistant at Waco Sports Academy where she oversaw the daily training of athletes. Smith received a bachelor s degree in allied health from Texas A&M University in 2015. Assistant coach Former Highlassie Jessica Smith returns to the McLennan Softball program as an assistant coach this season. Coaching Experience assistant CoaCH 2015-present McLennan Community College Playing experience 2011-12 McLennan Community College 2015 Bachelor s in allied health Texas A&M University Education www.McLennanAthletics.com 39 2015 review Second Place The Highlassies finished in second place in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference with a record of 23.9 to qualify for the Region V Tournament. The team opened the tournament with a 5-1 victory over Cisco followed by a 1-0 win over Weatherford before falling to Temple 11-2. In the loser s bracket the Highlassies defeated Cisco 5-4 before falling to Temple 3-0 in the championship game. Conference Honors Ten Highlassies were named to the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference all-conference teams. Sophomore Ashley Mills was named the Co-Most Valuable Player and a first-team all-conference selection. Joining Davis on the first team were sophomores Summer Dolezel and Aubri Hockenbury along with freshmen Marisa Flores Andrea Gonzales and Cheyenne Bell. Sophomores Amber Mills Kaymee Gooden and Danielle Gregory were second-team selections along with freshman Estrella Guardiola. National Ranking McLennan began the season ranked 11th in the NJCAA poll. The Highlassies remained in the top 20 throughout the season before dropping to receiving votes in the last poll. All-Star Selections Marisa Flores and Theresa Gonzales represented the Highlassies on the Region V North squad at the Texas Junior College Softball Coaches Association Sophomore All-Star weekend in the fall. Academic Awards The Highlassies were named a 2014-15 NJCAA All-Academic Team for having a team GPA of 3.36. Sophomores Leeza Valdez Summer Dolezel and Ashley Mills received the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award for 3.75 3.72 and 3.63 GPAs respectively. Dolezel Valdez and Mills were joined by Amber Mills and Kaymee Gooden on the NJCAA Region V North All-Academic Team for GPAs above 3.25. Movin On Four players from the 2014-15 squad signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at four-year colleges. Ashley Mills is pitching for St. Mary s University and Aubrey Hockenbury is playing at the University of Houston-Victoria. Kaymee Gooden and Danielle Gregory are playing for Texas Lutheran University and the University of North Texas respectively. 40 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide 2015 STATS Batting Statistics Name Makayla Hernandez Danielle Gregory Mercedes Covey Marisa Flores Andrea Gonzales Aubri Hockenbury Summer Dolezel Leeza Valdez Kaymee Gooden Amber Mills Cheyenne Bell Morgan Hill Ashley Silva Estrella Guardiola Ashley Mills Kati Turner Totals G 26 58 20 53 58 56 58 27 56 58 49 34 30 41 39 20 58 AB 29 181 8 167 159 171 146 32 186 169 121 69 34 80 1 6 1559 R 7 41 1 36 26 47 22 7 40 38 12 14 11 5 0 0 307 H 11 68 3 59 56 59 49 10 58 50 35 19 8 17 0 0 502 2B 1 11 1 17 13 12 7 2 9 8 4 0 1 2 0 0 88 3B 1 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 14 HR 0 6 0 2 2 10 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 29 RBI 3 34 1 26 40 83 27 4 35 24 27 11 4 11 0 0 330 BB 1 24 1 11 25 26 15 5 22 32 28 11 3 6 0 0 210 K 6 25 4 18 14 25 12 5 29 17 18 19 8 18 1 0 219 SB 0 12 0 6 0 4 6 2 14 4 0 6 1 2 0 0 57 CS 0 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 2 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 20 AVG .379 .376 .375 .353 .352 .345 .336 .313 .312 .296 .289 .275 .235 .213 .000 .000 .322 OBP .400 .457 .444 .398 .432 .429 .412 .405 .386 .410 .434 .375 .297 .273 .000 .000 .406 SLG .483 .547 .500 .539 .484 .602 .384 .375 .462 .361 .372 .362 .265 .300 .000 .000 .452 Pitching Statistics Name Ashley Mills Mercedes Covey Morgan Hill Kati Turner Totals Fielding Statistics Name Makayla Hernandez Leeza Valdez Cheyenne Bell Aubri Hockenbury Andrea Gonzales Estrella Guardiola Morgan Hill Kaymee Gooden Amber Mills Ashley Mills Summer Dolezel Danielle Gregory Mercedes Covey Kati Turner Marisa Flores Ashley Silva Totals G 26 27 49 56 58 41 34 56 58 39 58 58 20 20 53 30 58 PO 0 1 64 121 392 175 23 36 99 9 81 34 10 3 37 5 1090 A 2 0 4 7 22 18 8 1 114 81 103 2 13 5 113 5 498 E 0 0 1 2 8 5 1 2 13 6 15 3 2 1 21 3 83 FPCT 1.000 1.000 .986 .985 .981 .975 .969 .949 .942 .938 .925 .923 .920 .889 .877 .769 .950 DP 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 5 2 8 1 1 0 3 1 29 SBA 0 0 13 0 14 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 RCS 0 0 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 PB 0 0 5 0 11 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 CI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 39 10 21 17 58 GS 24 5 10 10 58 W-L-SV 19-5-1 4-2-0 8-6-0 6-1-0 37-14-1 CG 19 3 4 2 28 IP 194.1 49.1 83.0 55.0 381.2 H 149 39 65 50 303 R 83 20 48 33 184 ER 46 14 32 27 119 BB 94 9 57 34 194 K 142 11 102 16 271 ERA 1.66 1.99 2.70 3.44 2.18 www.McLennanAthletics.com 41 Date Feb. 29-March 1 2016 highlanders Schedule Tournament TJC Spring Invitational NMJC Ronnie Black Invitational Site Oakhurst Golf Club Bullard Texas March 20-21 Rockwind Community Links Hobbs New Mexico Tanglewood Resort Pottsboro Texas Diamondback Golf Club Abilene Texas Duran Golf Club Viera Florida April 4-5 NJCAA Southwest Championship Apr. 18-19 NJCAA District 2 Championship May 17-20 NJCAA National Championship 42 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Drew Dewald Sophomore Copperas Cove High School Copperas Cove Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders team that tied for second at the NJCAA National Tournament claimed the District 2 Championship finished second at the Region V Tournament and were named an NJCAA All-Academic Team. High School Competed in 10 tournaments claiming three championships and 10 top-10 finishes ... Fourtime first-team all-district and all-area selection and two-time all-region selection ... High School Golf Scoreboard all-state selection ... Ranked in top 10 in UIL Class 5A ... Academic all-district and all-state selection ... Graduated in top 10 percent of class. Personal Son of Dustin and Tiffany Dewald ... Born in Temple Texas ... Has one brother Dawson ... General studies major. cory donnell Sophomore Naaman Forest High School Garland Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders team that tied for second at the NJCAA National Tournament claimed the District 2 Championship finished second at the Region V Tournament and were named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Finished in fourth place at the NJCAA National Tournament to earn first-team AllAmerican honors. High School Competed in 20 tournaments claiming six championships and 15 top-10 finishes ... Named Naaman Forest Player of the Year ... Two-time first-team all-district selection ... Voted Most Talented in senior class. Personal Son of Michael and Beckie Donnell ... Born in Dallas Texas ... Has one brother Cody and one sister Kaylie ... General studies major. ryan Johnson Sophomore Byron Nelson High School Trophy Club Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders team that tied for second at the NJCAA National Tournament claimed the District 2 Championship finished second at the Region V Tournament and were named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Finished tied for 13th at the NJCAA National Tournament to earn honorable mention All-American honors. High School Competed in 35 tournaments claiming three championships and 18 top-10 finishes ... 2011 Byron Nelson Most Improved Player of the Year ... Honor student. Personal Son of Patrick and Kathy Johnson ... Born in Lewisville Texas ... Has three brothers Brendan Logan and Garrin ... General studies major. 44 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide kyle Revis Sophomore Belton High School Belton Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders team that tied for second at the NJCAA National Tournament claimed the District 2 Championship finished second at the Region V Tournament and were named an NJCAA All-Academic Team. High School Honor student. Personal Son of Rickey and Loan Revis ... Born in Temple Texas ... Has one sister Emily ... General studies major. Brandon schafer Sophomore Home School McKinney Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders team that tied for second at the NJCAA National Tournament claimed the District 2 Championship finished second at the Region V Tournament and were named an NJCAA All-Academic Team. High School Competed in 46 tournaments claiming 14 championships and 34 top-10 finishes ... Three-time North Texas PGA Summer Metro Series Champion. Personal Son of Chris and Renee Schafer ... Born in Atlanta Georgia ... Has two brothers Cameron and Jonathan ... General studies major. Blake Stock Sophomore Midway High School Waco Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders team that tied for second at the NJCAA National Tournament claimed the District 2 Championship finished second at the Region V Tournament and were named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Won the individual District 2 Championship. High School Competed in 52 tournaments claiming seven championships and 37 top-10 finishes ... Four-year letterman ... District 8-4A Champion ... Three-time all-district selection and all-region selection as a sophomore ... High School Golf Scoreboard Honorable Mention selection ... 2012 UIL 4A Region I State Tournament Alternate ... Academic letterman. Personal Son of Debbie and Ricky Stock ... Born in Beaumont Texas ... General studies major. www.McLennanAthletics.com 45 Tyler Walsh Sophomore Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School Boerne Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlanders team that tied for second at the NJCAA National Tournament claimed the District 2 Championship finished second at the Region V Tournament and were named an NJCAA All-Academic Team. High School Competed in 38 tournaments claiming two championships and 12 top-10 finishes ... Four-year letterman ... District 27-4A runner up ... Two-time all-district selection ... Volunteered as a Special Olympics golf coach and mentor. Personal Son of Chris and Suzanne Walsh ... Born in Jacksonville Florida ... Has one brother Christopher and one sister Caitlyn ... General studies major. ryan brown Freshman Dunfermline Scotland High School Competed in three tournaments claiming one championship and two top-10 finishes. Personal Son of Elaine and Alfie Brown ... Born in Kirkcaldy Scotland ... General studies major. marshall martin Freshman The Woodlands High School The Woodlands Texas High School Led team to two regional championships and three state tournament berths ... Three-time Jaguar Fighting Heart Award Recipient ... Recorded six under par tournament rounds as a senior ... Three-time all-district and all-region selection ... Member of National Honor Society ... Magna Cum Laude graduate. Personal Son of Mike and Danya Martin ... Born in Waco Texas ... Has one brother Garrett ... General studies major. 46 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide kade miller Freshman Midway High School Waco Texas High School Competed in 60 tournaments claiming three championships and 24 top-10 finishes ... Four-time all-district and two-time all-region selection ... 2014 Region I-4A state tournament alternate ... 2014 Starburst Tournament runner-up ... 2015 UIL State Tournament qualifier ... Academic honorable mention all-state selection. Personal Son of Wade and Kristi Miller ... Born in Waco Texas ... Has two brothers Kullen and Kanon ... General studies major. carter patterson Freshman The Woodlands High School The Woodlands Texas High School Competed in 32 tournaments claiming five championships and 14 top-10 finishes ... 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2010 Texas Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year ... Tied for sixth at 2015 UIL 6A State Tournament. Personal Son of Chris and Leslie Patterson ... Born in Houston Texas ... Has one brother Blake and one sister Sloan ... General studies major. Peter saxil Freshman Ballerup Denmark High School Competed in 100 tournaments claiming three championships and 15 top-10 finishes ... 2012 Progolf Scandinavia Junior Open Champion. Personal Son of Per Jorgensen ... Born in Ballerup Denmark ... Has one brother Nikolai ... General studies major. tyler uhlig Freshman Tomball High School Tomball Texas High School Competed in 59 tournaments claiming eight championships and 26 top-10 finishes ... Three-time all-district selection ... Four-year letterman ... Team captain ... 2014-15 team MVP ... 2015 Texas Amateur Championship qualifier ... Member of FFA. Personal Son of Michael and Cindy Uhlig ... Born in Houston Texas ... Has one sister Lauren ... General studies major. www.McLennanAthletics.com 47 kyle waldrip Freshman New Braunfels High School New Braunfels Texas High School Competed in 32 tournaments claiming two championships and six top-10 finishes ... Four-time all-district and academic all-district selection. Personal Son of Jim and Kristina Waldrip ... Born in San Antonio Texas ... Has one sister Jessica ... General studies major. 48 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide vince clark Vince Clark has been at the helm of the McLennan men s golf program since 2007 having spent six years as an assistant in the program. head coach Clark led the Highlanders to back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships in 2009 and 2010 bringing the school s title count to three. In 2009 the team s success earned him Coach of the Year honors from Region V NJCAA and Golf Coaches Association of America Eaton Golf Pride. He received the region and NJCAA awards again in 2010. He was named the NJCAA District II Coach of the Year for the 2013 season. In his six-year tenure Clark has coached nine All-Americans and six NJCAA Academic Award winners and the team has been named an All-Academic Team five times. In addition to his coaching duties Clark has taught history classes since joining the McLennan faculty in 1994. A native of Springfield Missouri Clark learned the game from his grandfather a champion golfer. Clark earned his bachelor s degree in history in 1983 and received his law degree in 1985 both from Baylor University. He then moved to Tyler where he practiced law for five years. But in his desire to teach Clark returned to Baylor and earned a master s in history in 1991. He pursued graduate studies at the University of Virginia for two years before returning to Waco in 1994. Coaching Experience Head CoaCH 2007-present McLennan Community College assistant CoaCH 2000-07 McLennan Community College education 1991 Master s in history Baylor University 1985 Juris Doctorate Baylor University 1983 Bachelor s in history Baylor University www.McLennanAthletics.com 49 2015 Spring Review & STATS Tied for Second in the Nation The Highlanders finished tied for second place at the NJCAA National Division I Championships in Newton Kansas. Freshman Cory Donnell finished in fourth place to earn First-Team All-American honors. Sophomore Ryan Johnson earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for finishing tied for 13th place. District 2 Champions The team claimed the District 2 Championship and freshman Blake Stock captured the individual title. Region V Runners Up The squad finished second in the Region V Championship which combined the six rounds of the NJCAA Southwest Championship and the NJCAA District 2 Championship. Shattuck Honors Sophomore Hunter Shattuck was named an NJCAA District 2 All-District and an All-American Honorable Mention selection. Academic Excellence The Highlanders were named a 2014-15 NJCAA Men s Golf All-Academic Team for having a team GPA of 3.54. Sophomore Gunner Cash received a Superior Academic Achievement award for a 3.84 GPA. Shattuck and fellow sophomore Bruce Popp received the Exemplary Academic Achievement award for 3.7 and 3.65 GPAs respectively. Scott Brown Cash Nick Krsnak Bruce Popp and Shattuck were named to the NJCAA Region V North All-Academic Team. Movin On Five Highlanders from the 2014-15 squad signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their academic and athletic career at four-year colleges. Shattuck joined former Highlander teammate Andrew Hans across town at Baylor University. Liam Courtney is playing at Regis University. Gunner Cash plays for the University of Texas at Arlington. Scott Brown is playing for Lubbock Christian University and Nick Krsnak plays for Texas Wesleyan University. NJCAA District 2 Preview Jacksonville Invitational NJCAA Southwest Championships NJCAA District 2 Championships NJCAA Division I Championships Medalist Scott Brown Gunner Cash Liam Courtney 81-79 160 (T32nd) 76-73 1449 (6th) 75-76-77 228 (T17th) Cory Donnell 78-75 153 (T21st) 75-76 151 (T10th) 80-73-76 229 (T25th) 78-69-95 212 (T6th) 71-70-70-75 286 (T4th) Ryan Johnson 74-73 147 (11th) 74-77 151 (T10th) 78-75-80 233 (T34th) 75-74-74 223 (T29th) 74-78-67-74 293 (T13th) Nick Krsnak Bruce Popp 78-71 1449 (T15th) 74-72 146 (3rd) 72-73-74 219 (8th) 73-71-75 219 (T16th) 74-77-7371 295 (T18th) Hunter Shattuck 77-77 154 (T23rd) 68-71 139 (1st) 73-72-72 217 (T4th) 69-66-74 209 (T3rd) 74-73-7475 296 (T21st) Blake Stock 70-76 146 (T8th) 78-73 151 (T10th) 77-79-75 231 (T31st) 66-68-71 205 (1st) 75-77-7078 300 (T32nd) Tyler Walsh 74-70 144 (T5th) 73-71 144 (2nd) Team Score 299-297 596 (T2nd) 289-287 576 (1st) 302-297-301 (6th) 283-274284 841 (1st) 293-297280-295 1 165 (T2nd) 69-72-71 212 (T6th) 72-74-73 219 (T16th) 74-77-78 229 (T25th) 50 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide 2015 FAll Review & Results Top-10 Team Finishes The Highlanders competed in four tournaments in the fall finishing in the top 10 teams at each event. The team finished in first place at the Andrews Collegiate Amateur Invitational and fourth at both the UMHB Fall Intercollegiate Invitational and the NJCAA Division I Championship Preview. Two teams of Highlanders competed at the Dr Pepper Classic finishing first and seventh. Top-10 Individuals Six Highlanders claimed top-10 finishes during the fall tournaments. Sophomore Ryan Johnson finished tied for first at Andrews Invitational and tied for second in the Dr Pepper Classic. Freshman Ryan Brown sophomore Cory Donnell and sophomore Kyle Revis finished fourth tied for sixth and tied for ninth respectively at the UMHB Fall Invitational. Sophomore Blake Stock finished fourth at the Dr Pepper Classic. Nationally Ranked The Highlanders ended the fall season ranked third in the NJCAA poll fourth in the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division I Coaches Poll and fifth in the Golfstat poll. Ryan Brown Andrews Collegiate Amateur Invitational UMHB Fall Intercollegiate Invitational NJCAA National Championship Preview Dr Pepper Classic (Orange Team) Dr Pepper Classic (Blue Team) Medalist 68-73 141 (T13th) 72-71 143 (4th) 81-82-78 241 (T52nd) 74-73 147 (T11th) Drew Dewald Cory Donnell Ryan Johnson 63-67 130 (T1st) 76-74 150 (T21st) 69-74-73 216 (T11th) 71-71 142 (T2nd) 80-79 19 (T47th) 74-76 150 (T17th) 79-77 156 (T32nd) 74-72 146 (T9th) 75-75-76 226 (T29th) 77-77 154 (T31st) 75-75 150 (T17th) 80-80 160 (T51st) 74-70 143 (4th) 84-78 162 (T57th) 75-81 156 (T38th) Kade Miller Carter Patterson Kyle Revis Peter Saxil 72-71 143 (T18th) 81-76 157 (T34th) Brandon Schafer Blake Stock 66-74 140 (T11th) 71-76 147 (11th) 70-74-73 217 (T13th) 74-76 150 (T21st) Tyler Uhlig Kyle Waldrip Tyler Walsh Team Score 261-280 541 (1st) 74-75 297-295 149 295 (T13th) (4th) 286-296299 881 (4th) 78-75 295-291 163 86 (T26th) (1st) 303-303 606 (7th) 64-71 74-71 135 (5th) 145 (T26th) 78-74 152 (T23rd) 72-73 145 (T6th) 72-78-74 72-73-77 224 222 (T23rd) (T18th) 79-74 153 (T26th) 73-73 146 (T8th) www.McLennanAthletics.com 51 Date Feb. 22-23 2016 highlassies Schedule Tournament Islanders Classic HBU Husky Invitational Site Corpus Christi Country Club Corpus Christi Texas March 28-29 Riverbend Country Club Missouri City Texas Lincoln Park East Golf Course Oklahoma City Oklahoma April 11-12 Oklahoma City Spring Classic Apr. 25 Region V Women s Championship Lake Waco Golf Club Waco Texas NJCAA National Championship LPGA International Daytona Beach Florida May 16-19 52 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide www.McLennanAthletics.com 53 Barbers Hill High School Mont Belvieu Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlassies team that placed fourth at the NJCAA National Championships claimed the Region V Championship and was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team. High School Competed in 45 tournaments claiming 15 championships and 20 top-10 finishes ... Four-time first-team all-district and all-region selection ... Honorable mention all-state selection as a junior ... Two-time Barbers Hill Athlete of the Week ... Member of Leo Club. Personal Daughter of Patrick and Kisha Hendricks ... Born in Jennings Louisiana ... Has twin brothers Caden and Cameron ... General studies major. Ashlyn Hendricks Sophomore Piranti Bangsa High School Jakarta Selatan Indonesia 2014-15 Member of the Highlassies team that placed fourth at the NJCAA National Championships claimed the Region V Championship and was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Finished in 11th place at the NJCAA National Championships to earn second-team All-American honors ... Region V Champion and all-region selection. High School Competed in 60 tournaments claiming 10 championships and 35 top-10 finishes ... 2013 Indonesia Golf Tour Linc Group Champion ... Tied for fourth in 2012 Singapore Open ... 2011 Indonesia Faldo Series Champion. Personal Daughter of Rima Mirawati ... Born in Bogor West Java Indonesia ... Has one brother Tristan Ari Malano and one sister Annisa Fitria ... General studies major. Gianti Mahardhika Sophomore Savannah Moody Sophomore Aledo High School Aledo Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlassies team that placed fourth at the NJCAA National Championships claimed the Region V Championship and was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Tied for third at Region V Championships to earn all-region honors. High School Competed in 75 tournaments claiming 16 championships and 31 top-10 finishes ... Four-time first-team all-district two-time second-team all-region and honorable mention all-region selection ... Three-time UIL State Tournament qualifier ... Three-time Split Rail Golf Club Champion ... Texas Christian Athlete of the Year semifinalist. Personal Daughter of Jim and Amy Moody ... Born in Fort Worth Texas ... Has one sister Macy ... General studies major. 54 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Rachel Phillips Sophomore Spring Creek Academy Plano Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlassies team that placed fourth at the NJCAA National Championships claimed the Region V Championship and was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team. High School Competed in 89 tournaments claiming 13 championships and 48 top-10 finishes ... North Texas PGA Tour Champion ... Competed nationally as a Level 10 gymnast winning numerous medals ... Received class Most Creative Most Likely to Succeed and Top Citizenship Awards ... Member of National Honor Society ... Honor graduate. Personal Daughter of Steve Phillips and Barbara Durfee ... Born in Plano Texas ... Has one brother Jacob ... Engineering major. lydia traylor Sophomore Midlothian High School McKinney Texas 2014-15 Member of the Highlassies team that placed fourth at the NJCAA National Championships claimed the Region V Championship and was named an NJCAA All-Academic Team ... Finished tied for 17th place at the NJCAA National Championships to earn Honorable Mention All-American honors ... Finished tied for sixth at Region V Championships to earn all-region honors. High School Competed in more than 100 tournaments claiming 10 championships and 40 top-10 finishes ... District champion ... Two-time first-team all-district and all-region selection ... Four-time academic all-district selection and academic all-state selection. Personal Daughter of Kent and Libby Traylor ... Born in Dallas Texas ... Has two brothers Will and Luke and two sisters Anna and Caroline ... General studies major. www.McLennanAthletics.com 55 cheyenne Bell Freshman Barbers Hill High School Mont Belvieu Texas High School Competed in 38 tournaments claiming one championship and 23 top-10 finishes ... Four-time first-team all-district and all-region selection ... Qualified for the 2015 UIL State Tournament. Personal Daughter of Dennis and Susan Bell ... Born in Baytown Texas ... Has three brothers Garrett Sammy and Jaedon and one sister Sierra ... General studies major. malory hunter Freshman Snyder High School Snyder Texas High School Competed in 62 tournaments claiming 14 championships and 36 top-10 finishes ... Four-time first-team all-district and two-time first-team all-region selection ... Fourtime Fighting Tiger Award recipient ... Named team Most Improved ... 2014 West Texas Junior College Tournament Open Champion ... Member of National Honor Society and FFA. Personal Daughter of Wendy and Ricky Hunter ... Born in Snyder Texas ... Has one brother Kade ... Radiologic technology major. roanne tomlinson Freshman Deanery High School Lancashire England High School Competed in more than 150 tournaments claiming 20 championships and 50 top10 finishes ... 2014 Haydock Park Golf Club Junior Captain ... Member of the Lancashire Junior Girls and Women s Teams. Personal Daughter of Graham and Janet Tomlinson ... Born in Welwyn Garden City England ... Has one brother Louis ... General studies major. 56 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide stan mitchell Stan Mitchell assumed the role of women s golf coach this spring after spending 2014-15 as the assistant coach. Mitchell has been coaching golf at McLennan for 26 years. head coach Mitchell took the reins of women s golf as a club sport in 1996 and as an official college team in 1998 when the NJCAA re-established the sport. The Highlassies claimed the national title that first year and have finished in the top five every year since including national titles in 2002 and 2007. With Mitchell at the helm the women s program has produced 60 All-Americans and 15 Academic All-Americans and it has been named an NJCAA All-Academic Team 16 times. In 2008 Mitchell was rewarded for his hard work and dedication to the sport when he was inducted into the Women s Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame along with former Highlassie Ashlie Simmons. Mitchell joined the McLennan faculty in 1984 as a business and economics instructor and began his coaching career in 1989. He received his bachelor s degree in business in 1975 and MBA in finance in 1977 both from the University of Texas. He earned a doctorate in training and development from Oklahoma State University in 1980. Along with his coaching duties Mitchell also holds teaching responsibilities in the Accounting and Economics departments. He is married to Nancy Ray-Mitchell who teaches business at McLennan. They have three children -- Elizabeth Amanda and Jones -- and three grandchildren Scout Hugh and Natalie. Coaching Experience Head CoaCH 2016-present McLennan Community College assistant CoaCH Head CoaCH 2014-15 McLennan Community College 1998-2014 McLennan Community College Head Men s CoaCH 1989-2000 McLennan Community College education 1980 Doctorate in training and development Oklahoma State University 1977 Master s in finance University of Texas 1975 Bachelor s in general business University of Texas www.McLennanAthletics.com 57 2015 Spring Review & STATS Fourth in the Nation The Highlassies finished in fourth place at the NJCAA National Championships in Mesa Arizona. Freshman Gianti Mahardhika finished in 11th place to earn Second-Team All-American honors. Freshman Lydia Traylor earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for finishing tied for 17th place. Region V Champions The Highlassies claimed the Region V Championship. Mahardhika claimed the individual title followed by sophomore Fabiana Salazar in second and freshmen Savannah Moody and Lydia Traylor tied for third and sixth respectively. All four earned All-Region honors. Academic Excellence The Highlassies were named an NJCAA Women s Golf All-Academic Team with a team GPA of 3.61. Salazar and redshirt freshman Katy Colson were named to the NJCAA Region V North All-Academic Team. Movin On Two Highlassies from the 2014-15 squad signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at four-year colleges. Fabiana Salazar and Katy Colson are playing at the University of West Florida and St. Thomas University respectively. Islander Classic Midwestern State Invitational HBU Husky Invitational Region V Championships NJCAA National Championships Medalist Katy Colson 82-80 162 (T41st) 81-86 167 (T39th) 82-82 164 Ashlyn Hendricks 77-75 152 (T6th) 78-85 163 (T29th) 80-92-93 265 (55th) 85-85 170 87-89-81-82 339 (T43rd) Gianti Mahardhika 82-79 161 (T36th) 77-88 165 (T34th) 82-79-75 236 (T23rd) 71-77 148 (1st) 83-78-75-77 313 (11th) Savannah Moody 85-81 166 (T59th) 80-85 165 (T34th) 78-84-79 241 (T33rd) 75-76 151 (T3rd) 81-85-78-78 322 (20th) Rachel Phillips 89-82 171 (T70th) Fabiana Salazar 82-83 165 (T55th) 81-79 160 (T18th) 73-71-79 223 (4th) 74-75 149 (2nd) DQ Lydia Traylor 84-79 162 (T41st) 81-81 162 (T23rd) 82-80-77 239 (T29th) 77-78 155 (6th) 81-76-84-79 320 (T17th) Team Score 324-314 638(T8th) 361-330 646(6th) 313-314-310 937 (5th) 297-306 603 (1st) 322-319-318-316 1 275 (4th) 2015 Fall Review & Results Top-10 Team Finishes The Highlassies competed in five tournaments in the fall finishing in the top 10 teams in all events. The team finished in second place at the Hawks Creek Invitational ninth place at both the ORU Shootout and Bearkat Women s Invitational fourth place at the ULM Fred Marx Invitational and tied for second at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Top-10 Individuals Three Highlassies claimed top-10 finishes during the fall tournaments. Sophomore Gianti Marhardhika finished fourth at Hawks Creek Innovational and tied for second at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Freshman Roanne Tomlinson finished tied for seventh at both Hawks Creek Invitational and the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Sophomore Lydia Traylor finished fourth at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Nationally Ranked The Highlassies ended the fall season ranked third and fourth respectively in the Golfstat and NJCAA polls. Cheyenne Bell Hawks Creek Invitational ORU Shootout 82-90-88 260 (51st) Ashlyn Hendricks 86-80-85 251 (45th) 83-86-91 260 (78th) Gianti Savannah Mahardhika Moody 75-77-75 227 (4th) 76-77-74 227 (T15th) 77-77-77 231 (T29th) 92-92-87 271 (50th) 81-92-95 268 (T49th) 81-83 164 (T44th) 79-74-85 238 (T12th) 72-70 142 (T2nd) 79-77-81 237 (15th) 79-81-74 234 (T35th) 79-78-78 235 (T20th) 77-88-81 246 (T24th) 79-75 154 (23rd) Rachel Phillips 79-80-80 239 (T19th) 81-76-85 242 (56th) 86-86-73 245 (T60th) 86-77-90 253 (T33rd) 77-80 157 (T28th) Roanne Tomlinson 75-76-82 233 (T7th) 75-83-82 240 (T50th) 75-73-79 227 (22nd) 88-82-81 251 (T31st) 73-75 148 (T7th) Lydia Traylor Team Score 86-77-78 241 (23rd) 76-79-79 234 (T35th) 78-81-77 236 (T42nd) 80-79-83 242 (21st) 72-74 146 (4th) 315-307-316 938 (2nd) 306-313-309 928 (9th) 309-309-305 923 (9th) 322-312-330 964 (4th) 294-294 598 (T2nd) Bearkat Women s Invitational ULM Fred Marx Invitaitonal Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Medalist 58 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide www.McLennanAthletics.com 59 Welcome to MCLennan McLennan is a dynamic place to be a student. With a strong commitment to student success McLennan offers dozens of educational programs an atmosphere of cultural and philosophic diversity a supportive learning environment and a variety of extra-curricular programs and opportunities. McLennan is located on a scenic 215-acre campus near Cameron Park and the Bosque River. Nestled among rolling hills and large trees McLennan has been recognized statewide for its natural beauty and outstanding architecture. The college also owns Highlander Ranch a 200-acre horse farm located about five miles from campus and has an Emergency Services Education Center just a few miles off campus. History and Traditions McLennan was established in 1965 by the citizens of McLennan County. For 50 years McLennan has been serving Waco and the surrounding areas to help community members achieve their educational goals. The McLennan tartan the wool fabric with the distinctive plaid pattern of the McLennan clan is the official college banner. The McLennan crest depicted by a human heart pierced by passion nails is the official college seal. The motto of the crest is HOC MAJORUM VIRTUS which is interpreted as This is the valor of my ancestors. The colors of the McLennan tartan are the official college colors. The college flag displays a Highlander in black against an orange and white background. McLennan is represented by a kilted Scottish warrior in battle dress carrying a shield and sword. Students chose the Highlander to commemorate the Scottish founder of McLennan County Neil McLennan. Mac our Highlander mascot debuted in 2010 and his attire includes the official tartan fabric. Foundation The McLennan Community College Foundation activated in 1988 has as its primary mission the acquisition of financial resources and development of support in the community to be invested in scholarships faculty and staff enhancements the latest advances in technology and capital needs. Since its inception the Foundation now with over 15 million in assets has awarded more than 4 300 scholarships totaling over 4 million. 60 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Student Body McLennan has a diverse and vibrant student population of about 9 000 students per semester. They come from all walks of life from all over the country and even the world. McLennan recognizes that each student is unique with individual strengths goals and reasons for attending college. Entertainment McLennan s Visual and Performing Arts Division offers a lively selection of visual musical and theatrical activities throughout the year. Students receive free or discounted admission to concerts exhibits and high-quality plays and musicals held in the Ball Performing Arts Center or at Bosque River Stage a spectacular outdoor riverside theatre. Athletics In addition to nationally ranked play McLennan student-athletes frequently earn national academic honors. Community service is also a part of the student-athlete experience at McLennan. Teams often visit elementary schools during the year to read to the children and invite them to various McLennan events. Community Service McLennan students faculty and staff participate in a variety of activities aimed at improving life on campus and in the community. From tutoring to collecting food and clothing or participating in a benefit race everyone can help make a difference. Organizations With more than 30 student organizations at McLennan there s much more to campus life than the classroom. From social and service organizations to honor and professional societies students are sure to find a group that suits their interests. www.McLennanAthletics.com 61 Academics & Fall Highlights Since McLennan developed its athletic program in the late 1960s the Highlanders and Highlassies have established a tradition of excellence not just in athletic competitions but in the classroom as well. 2014-15 was not an exception. A total of 54 athletes earned their degrees in 2015. Baseball led the way with 14 followed by men s golf with 12. Women s basketball and softball had seven each. Men s basketball and dance had six each and women s golf had two. Gunner Cash (men s golf) Zach Johnson (baseball) and Kaylin Roher (women s basketball) received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement. Summer Dolezel (softball) Mason George (baseball) Ashley Mills (softball) Bruce Popp (men s golf) Hunter Shattuck (men s golf) Braxton Wilks (baseball) and Leeza Valdez (softball) received the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The baseball men s golf women s golf and softball teams were named NJCAA All-Academic Teams. The Dance Company finished in second place for the American Dance Drill Team Schools (ADTS) Division III Academic Championship. Twenty student-athletes were named to the NJCAA Region V North AllAcademic Team Mason George Stacy Heinatz Zach Johnson Zach Kornely Kirby McGuire and Braxton Wilks (baseball) Re Elle Miller and Kayllin Roher (women s basketball) Scott Brown Gunner Cash Nick Krsnak Bruce Popp and Hunter Shattuck (men s golf) Katy Colson and Fabiana Salazar (women s golf) and Summer Dolezel Kaymee Gooden Amber Mills Ashley Mills and Leeza Valdez (softball). men s Basketball The Highlanders finished in second place in the North Texas Junior College Athletic conference with a record of 8-4. The squad entered the Region V Tournament as the No. 2 seed from the North but fell to New Mexico 70-67 in the opening round of the tournament. The team finished the season with an overall record of 23-8. McLennan began the season ranked 20th in the NJCAA poll and was remained either ranked or receiving votes in eight of the season s 22 polls. Sophomore Jalen Jones and freshman Alex Mills were named first-team allconference selections while sophomores James Harrison and Ricardo Artis were second-team selections 62 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide women s basketball The Highlassies finished in sixth place in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) with a record of 6-8 and ended the season with a record of 10-16. Caylinne Martin was named the Freshman of the Year and a second-team all-conference selection. Sophomore Kaylin Roher was a first-team all-conference selection while fellow sophomores Kendra Wynn and Adrienne Drake were honorable mention selections. Re Elle Miller and Roher were named to the NJCAA Region V North All-Academic Team for GPAs above 3.25. Roher also received a Superior Academic Achievement award for a 3.91 GPA. dance Unlike other teams dance begins their year in the summer attending two camps. Last year s squad began with six dancers attending UDA camp winning first place in the Fight Song category and receiving a Superior Trophy for blue ribbons in all dances they learned. The camp staff also voted the squad Most Collegiate. The entire squad attended NDA camp placing first in Team Dance and claiming a Silver Paid Bid to nationals and a Spirit Award. The team featured three All-Americans captain Aliyah Harris Cassidy Larkin and Daisha Mitchell. In the spring competitions the dance company won a fourth consecutive ATDS Hip Hop title finished as third runner-up in Division III Team dance and finished in second place of the ADTS Academic Championship. Harris and Mitchell also finished fourth and fifth respectively in the solo competition. At NDA nationals the squad finished third in Team Performance Division III and fifth in the Division III Hip Hop Finals. www.McLennanAthletics.com 63 athlete housing McLennan student-athletes live in a quiet neighborhood just five minutes north of campus. Each spacious three-bedroom unit houses four student-athletes and has a large backyard and patio and a two-car garage. bosque River ballpark Bosque River Ballpark is home to McLennan s baseball and softball squads and is one of the best junior college facilities in Texas. Both fields include covered stands extended dugouts and recently resurfaced playing fields. McLennan Fieldhouse features men s and women s locker rooms a trainer s room coaches offices a concessions area public restrooms a covered practice area with artificial turf and four practice cages. The McLennan basketball teams call The Highlands gymnasium home. This newly renovated 3 000-seat oncampus arena includes an updated air conditioning system a weight room for all McLennan student-athletes new scoreboards and goals a new lighting system new stadium seating and refurbished playing floor. the highlands twin rivers golf club Twin Rivers Golf Club is the home course of the men s golf team. The 7 478-yard course in west Waco is the second longest golf course in Texas and is nestled between the Bosque River and the rolling hills of Central Texas. Built in 2001 the course was designed by PGA professional Peter Jacobsen and PGA member Jim Hardy. the lake country club The Lake Country Club located along the banks of beautiful Lake Waco is home to the women s golf squad. It features two 18-hole courses designed by Homer Easley in 1963. The regulation course has 18 bunkers and seven lakes while the executive course consists of four holes about 90 yards long four holes more than 200 yards long and 10 holes with yardage in between. 64 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide about Waco McLennan is located in Waco the Heart of Texas and the meeting place of the Bosque and Brazos rivers. Founded in 1856 Waco quickly became a hub of commerce in the state and still plays a vital role in the Texas economy. Waco is brimming with activity year-round. Residents and visitors can enjoy the annual Heart O Texas Fair & Rodeo exhibits at the Art Center Waco on McLennan s campus and numerous other museums including the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Cameron Park offers a challenging site for hikers and mountain bikers and at 416 acres is the largest municipal park in the state. Nearby Cameron Park Zoo is one of the state s finest and is just minutes from the McLennan campus. The Dr Pepper Museum in historic downtown Waco celebrates the birthplace and history of one of the country s most popular soft drinks. The museum sits three blocks from the original site of Morrison s Old Corner Drug Store where Dr Pepper was created in 1885. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame honors the Lone Star State s best athletes and coaches. Texas was the first state to honor its athletes with a hall of fame and baseball great Tris Speaker was the inaugural inductee in 1951. The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum pays tribute not to the baseball team in Arlington but to the state s most famous law enforcement agency. The hall memorializes 30 Texas Rangers who gave their lives in the line of duty or served with great distinction. Wacoans are known for their involvement in charitable efforts. Many events are held throughout the year to benefit various charities including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for breast cancer and Cattle Baron s Ball for the American Cancer Society. Waco offers a sub-tropical climate with an average annual temperature of just over 67 degrees. The average temperature for December is 38.7 degrees and the average for July is 96.4. The population of Waco and the surrounding communities is approximately 230 000. The city comprises 85 square miles and sits 90 miles from Austin and DallasFort Worth. Houston is 180 miles away. The city is served by 1 400 acres of park land 10 health centers more than 325 restaurants and more than 200 places of worship. www.McLennanAthletics.com 65 dr. Johnette Mckown President Johnette Edwards McKown was named the third president of McLennan Community College in 2009. During her 25-year tenure at McLennan McKown has provided leadership for the campus first as Vice President of Business Services and then as Executive Vice President. Her many accomplishments at McLennan Community College include providing leadership in commitment to student scholarships developing a hybrid developmental English course leading the sustainability movement on campus and nationally bringing innovative financing to the campus to add more than 117 million in improvements and new construction successful master planning and enhancing campus safety with upgraded technology. For 10 years McKown served as an adjunct instructor in the School of Education at Baylor University where she taught Business and Finance in Higher Education in their Scholars of Practice doctoral program. Every spring she teaches English at McLennan Community College. Active in the community McKown serves on the board of the Waco Family Practice Foundation the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce KWBU Public Radio Community Visioning Board (co-chair) and United Way. She volunteers with Gospel Cafe Christian Women s Job Corps and the Talitha Koum Institute. She has served as President of Waco Sunrise Rotary and the Heart of Texas Business Resource Center and is a past board member of the Salvation Army and the Waco Business League. McKown was recognized as a Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council Woman of Distinction as a Pathfinder in a Non-Traditional Role by the Waco YWCA and as the recipient of the Nelson Award for Community College Administrative Leadership from the Texas Association of Community Colleges. Additionally she received the Distinguished Alumni Citation from Texas A&M UniversityCommerce. She has been actively engaged in professional organizations including Community College Business Officers and National Association of College and University Business Officers and has served on numerous accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Additionally she serves on the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Association of Community College Trustees and is the Chair for the Texas Association of Community Colleges. In fall 2013 McKown traveled to Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship. McKown received an A.A. from Paris Junior College a B.A. in English from Louisiana College an M.Ed. in reading and community college education from Texas A&M University-Commerce and an Ed.D. in Secondary and Higher Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University-Commerce. 66 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide Senior Administration Front row from left Gene Gooch Vice President of Finance and Administration Dr. Johnette McKown President Back row from left Dr. Donald Balmos Vice President of Instruction Dr. Phil Rhodes Vice President of Research Effectiveness and Information Technology Dr. Drew Canham Vice President of Student Success Board of Trustees The McLennan Board of Trustees is composed of members representing seven districts in McLennan County. Board members are elected to six-year terms. Front row from left Doug McDurham K. Paul Holt Chair and Pauline Chavez Back row from left Earl Stinnett Bob Sheehy Vice-Chair and Geneva Watley Secretary www.McLennanAthletics.com 67 shawn trochim athletic director Coaching Experience 2004-present McLennan Community College 1994-2004 McLennan Community College Shawn Trochim was named athletic director in 2004 after spending 10 years as an assistant coach for women s basketball. During her 12-year tenure as athletic director McLennan teams have claimed nine conference championships 16 national titles and have featured 58 All-Americans. Trochim began her McLennan coaching career in 1994 as a volunteer assistant coach for the women s basketball team. A year later she was hired as a full-time assistant and held that position for nine years including a one-year stint as both assistant coach and associate athletic director. During her playing career at Waco High School Trochim was named to the Super Centex and all-district teams twice. After graduating from Waco High in 1988 she played basketball at McLennan and twice nabbed NTJCAC All-Conference and AllRegion V honors in 1989 and 1990. The Houston Chronicle named her the No. 2 junior college prospect in the state in 1990. After graduating from McLennan Trochim moved on to Texas A&M University where she played for two years and captured numerous other awards. She worked as a student coach at A&M for one year and received her bachelor s degree in recreation parks and tourism science in 1994. In 2001 she received her master s in education from Tarleton State University. Trochim is married to Ed Trochim a football and softball coach at Midway High School. The couple has two daughters Rhein 17 and Kadyn 15. atHletiC direCtor assistant CoaCH student assistant CoaCH 1993-94 Texas A&M University playing Experience 1990-92 Texas A&M University 1988-90 McLennan Community College 2001 Master s in education Tarleton State University 1994 Bachelor s in recreation parks and tourism science Texas A&M University education 1990 Associate in Arts McLennan Community College 68 2016 McLennan Spring Media Guide sports information A background in journalism and a love of sports led Candice Kelm to join the McLennan Athletic Department as Sports Information Specialist in 2006. She is a member of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and a founding member of 2ySIDA the association for sports information directors of two-year colleges. Before coming to McLennan Kelm spent three years teaching journalism and business at her alma mater La Vega High School where she also served as newspaper yearbook and student council sponsor. After graduating from La Vega in 1997 Kelm attended McLennan for two years before transferring to Baylor University. She graduated from Baylor in 2002 with a bachelor s degree in education with an emphasis in journalism and business. candice Kelm Education 2002 Bachelor s in education Baylor University becky railsback athletic trainer Becky Railsback is in her sixth year as athletic trainer at McLennan. She helped develop and is the primary instructor for the college s kinesiology athletic training program. Prior to coming to McLennan Railsback was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Baylor University and worked with the cross country and track and field teams. She also taught several athletic training courses and was a clinical instructor for the undergraduate athletic training program. Her affiliation with the track team also allowed her to work with professional athletes who train at Baylor. A Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer Railsback is an associate member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and a member of the Southwestern Athletic Trainers Association. Railsback earned her bachelor s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from San Jose State University in 2006 and her master s degree in education with an emphasis in athletic training from Baylor University in 2009. She is married to Jon Railsback an associate with AT&T. Education 2009 Master s in education Baylor University 2006 Bachelor s in kinesiology San Jose State University Marketing graduate assistant Derek Westbrook is pursuing a master s degree in sports administration at Baylor University. Prior to attending Baylor Westbrook was a four-year member of the cross country and track teams at the University of South Alabama. He served as president of FCA and as a campus ambassador for Team Impact an organization that matches children facing life-threatening illnesses with sports teams. He was also the college s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative for the Sun Belt Conference. www.McLennanAthletics.com derek westbrook 69 Athletic Directory Shawn Trochim Athletic Director 299-8811 strochim mclennan.edu 1400 College Drive Waco Texas 76708 254-299-8622 www.mclennan.edu www.McLennanAthletics.com Zach Dillon Baseball Asst. Coach 299-8821 zdillon mclennan.edu Candice Thomas Women s Basketball Asst. Coach 299-8892 cthomas mclennan.edu Vince Clark Men s Golf Coach 299-8957 vclark mclennan.edu Stan Mitchell Women s Golf Head Coach 299-8658 smitchell mclennan.edu Manuel Ordones Softball Head Coach 299-8876 mordones mclennan.edu Jessica Smith Softball Assistant Coach 299-8875 jsmith mclennan.edu Becky Railsback Athletic Trainer 299-8848 brailsback mclennan.edu Candice Kelm Sports Information 299-8833 ckelm mclennan.edu Mitch Thompson Baseball Head Coach 299-8148 mthompson mclennan.edu Chris Berry Baseball Asst. Coach 299-8822 cberry mclennan.edu Sandy Hinton Dance Director 299-8851 shinton mclennan.edu Kevin Gill Men s Basketball Head Coach 299-8550 kgill mclennan.edu Jamaal Greene Men s Basketball Asst. Coach 299-8845 jgreene mclennan.edu Ricky Rhodes Women s Basketball Head Coach 299-8546 rrhodes mclennan.edu Title IX Statement No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulation at 34 C. F. R. Part 106 (Title IX) In accordance with the requirements of the Title IX Education Amendments of 1972 MCC s designated Title IX Coordinator Drew Canham - Vice President Student Success and Deputy Coordinator Melissa (Missy) Kittner - Director Human Resources shall be responsible for coordinating the College s effort to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. 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