The 2012-13 Lady Bears Basketball team has a solid mix of newcomers to accompany a host of returners from a 9-13 season. “I am looking forward to this edition of the Lady Bears basketball team. This collection of girls has a lot of returning experience, and our newcomers have jumped right in and turned some heads. We have some skill sets that we have not had in the past, so it will be fun to mold this group of ladies into a solid team,” said Head Coach Brad Lingafelter.
Returning to lead the Bears are Senior guards Kaylee Miller (Great Bend, KS) and Artaya Climes (Lawton, OK), Junior post Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) and Sophomore guards Jamie Larsh (Haviland, KS) and Morgan Stander (Elmwood, NE). New to the team this year include Junior guard Brandi Moral (Great Bend, KS), Sophomore guards Courtney Merritt (Kansas City) and Kalyn Switzer (Weatherford, OK), Freshman guards Rachel Vance (Caldwell, ID) and Freshman Raelyn Epp (Weatherford, OK), and Freshman posts Shandy Edenborough (Goodwell, OK), Hannah Rohde (Denver, CO), and Sharese Mullikin (Legrand, IA).
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Moore, OK – At the conclusion of the NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament hosted by Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, All-Region teams were chosen by the head soccer and volleyball coaches of all schools represented in the region.
Volleyball players Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) and Sophomore Megan Eby (Arlington, WA) both earned All-Region recognition. Sullivan earned first-team status as she led the Southwest Region in kill average and was second in the region in attacking percentage. Eby cracked the top ten in the region in kill-average and ace-average as she was chosen to the second team.
Soccer players Junior Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS), Sophomore Aaron Collatie (Bel Aire, KS) and Freshman Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX) were recognized for their successes on the pitch. Ogle turned in yet another stellar season protecting the net as goalie. Collatie emerged as a physical anchor for the Bear’s defense while Eduardo led the Bears in scoring on the season with 11 goals.
Moore, OK – The Lady Bears Volleyball team went into the NCCAA Southwest Regional as the #4 seed and faced off against host college and top seed Hillsdale Free Will Baptist on Friday, October 26th.
Hillsdale was able to take the first set 25-14 thanks to stellar serving from NCCAA Division II ace leader, Hannah Horner. In the second set the Bears came out with new found energy. It was back and forth action, with the Bears leading most of the way, but again fell short 23-25. In the third set, it was again close until the Saints finally pulled away to seal the set and match 25-15.
In the Bear’s second match of the double elimination tournament, they went up against a familiar MCCC foe, Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO). The Ambassadors were coming off an emotional five set loss themselves but took the first set 25-10. That set was a wake-up call as the Bears bounced back and played even before dropping the set 21-25. The third set was much like the second set and the Ambassadors finished off the Bears the 25-18.
“I was so proud of how our girls played. We were shorthanded and they made the most out of the situation at hand.” said Head Coach Shari Bryan.
The Bears (5-16, 3-6) will face the Saints of Hillsdale in pool play at the ACCA National Tournament in Joplin, MO on Thursday, November 1st at 2:00 PM CST.
Moore, OK – On Friday, October 26th the Barclay College Bears Soccer team squared off with Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) for the second time this season. This time it was an NCCAA Southwest Region semi-final match and chance to move one step closer to a trip to the NCCAA National Championship in Florida.
On a cold, windy afternoon, the Bears were bound and determined to find a way to come out on top this time around. Midway into the first half Ozark scored first but the Bears answered shortly after when Junior Pilo Miranda-Troup (Denver, CO) sent a corner kick in for a powerful header into the upper 90 by Senior Rusty Eadie (Manton, MI). With the score 1-1 at the half, Ozark once again struck first in the second half and then added a final goal off an indirect kick just outside the 18 yard line to win 3-1.
The Bears (8-9-1, 3-3) will now head to the ACCA National Tournament in Joplin, MO. They will play Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA) at 2:00 PM CST on Thursday, November 1.
The Midwest Christian College Conference handed out end-of-the-year awards over the weekend. Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) was the lone volleyball players to earn recognition while Sophomore Aaron Collatie (Bel Aire, KS) and Freshman Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX) were recognized for soccer.
Following a break-out junior season this year, Sullivan received MCCC Honorable Mention. Sullivan finished the conference regular season fourth overall in kill average (3.07 per-set) and was 6th in attacking percentage (29%). During the conference tournament, she recorded another 27 kills in just two games.
In addition to Salazar being the NCCAA Division II player of the week earlier in the year, he was also named to the MCCC First Team following a freshman year where he led the team in scoring (11 goals) and finished in the top three in the MCCC in points per-game average (1.92) and goals per-game average (.75).
Collatie was named to the MCCC Second Team. His aggressive, tenacious presence on the field solidified the Bear’s defense throughout the course of the season.
Manhattan, KS – Barclay College Soccer headed into the 2012 Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) with some momentum after a win and a tie the previous weekend.
On Thursday, October 18th, #4 Bears took on #5 Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) in the first round. Freshman Kingsley Assibey (Accra, Ghana) scored the game’s only goal to advance the Bears to the semi-finals against #1 Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS).
In this semi-final showdown, the Bears once again struck first. Assibey found the back of the net to the give the Bears a 1-0 lead going into the half. In the ladder half of the second half, the Crusaders scored the equalizer and then snuck in the game winner with less than a minute on the clock to beat the Bears 2-1.
Following the disappointing semi-final loss to Manhattan Christian, the Bears fell 2-0 to Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) in the 3rd place game to finish 4th.
The Bears (8-8-1, 3-3) will be at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist (Moore, OK) as the #3 seed in a four team NCCAA Southwest Regional. They will play #2 Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) at 1:00 PM CST on Friday, October 26th.
Haviland, KS – The Barclay College Bears entered the 2012 MCCC Volleyball Tournament as the #4 seed following a 4-6 regular season, but walked away with a 6th place finish.
At 2:00 PM CST on Friday, October 19th, the Bears had a rematch with #5 Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO). One week prior they played an exciting five set match that saw the Bears pull off the come from behind victory. This time around, the Saints of Central were able to exact revenge in their own five set win, 28-26, 19-25, 25-22, 17-25, 18-16.
On Saturday morning, the Bears were back at it against #6 Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) for the 5th and 6th place game. The Warriors, who split with the Bears during the regular season, were on top of their game and won in straight sets, 25-16, 25-17, and 25-14.
Barclay College will compete in the NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament hosted by Hillsdale Free Will Baptist (Moore, OK) on October 26th. The Bears will be #4 seed and will play #5 Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) at 10:00 AM CST.
Haviland, KS – On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, seven teams in the Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) went head to head in order to crown a tournament champion.
After finishing the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) not only earned the #1 seed but also a first round by. The other top seeds were #2 Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO), #3 Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA), and #4 Barclay College (Haviland, KS).
Of the nine tournament matches, six were decided in three sets. The two fives set matches were when #4 Barclay College and #5 Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO) played in first round action and when #2 Ozark Christian and #3 Faith Baptist played in the semifinals. Both matches saw the lower seed pulling off the upset.
It took #1 Crusaders of Manhattan little time to dispatch Central Christian in the semifinals but then was pushed in the finals against Faith Baptist. Faith was able to take the first set before the Crusaders stormed back to win the next three convincingly to win the championship. Defending champions Ozark Christian won the consolation match for 3rd place.