The 2011-12 edition of the Barclay College Lady Bears was quite a ride. The season began with high expectations based on the year before, and the number of experienced returning players. However, life has a tendency to get in the way of even the best laid plans. Marriages, injuries, and a few other unforeseen issues zapped the Lady Bears of most of that returning experience. So the Lady Bears went back to square one and started building again. 


After a disappointing 1-8 start the Lady Bears showed a lot of determination and perseverance to go 8-4 to close out the season, and finish with a record of 9-12. The Lady Bears finished 7th at the ACCA National Tournament and had League as well as National Recognition for it’s players. Hannah Williams was named 2nd team MCCC, and Kaylee Miller received Honorable Mention. On the National Level, Hannah Williams was named 2nd team All-American, and Kaylee Miller was named an Academic All-American. 


Statistically, Hannah Williams led the team in scoring and rebounding at 16.8 pts and 5.8 rebounds. Hannah shot a solid 39% from the 3 point line and an outstanding 85% from the free throw line. Kaylee Miller was second in rebounding with an average of 5.4, followed by Jessica Davis at 4.2. Maurissa Shaffer, a 2nd semester transfer came in and solidified the point guard spot, leading the team in assists at 3.9/game.


The Lady Bears will lose some players, but return a very strong core that should make the Lady Bears of 2012-13 an exciting team to watch!


Head Coach Brad Lingafelter stated, “This team was fantastic. We had some really debilitating circumstances at the beginning of the year that set us back quite a bit. It is easy to say that a team and a coach can just brush that adversity aside and keep plugging along, but, as this year’s team learned, it was a tough climb. We completely changed what we were doing offensively and relied on the great defensive principles Coach Ballard worked on throughout the season to forge a new identity. The way the ladies came together as a team, competitively and from a chemistry standpoint, was really fun to watch.”


Go Lady Bears!!!

“On behalf or our 110 member institutions and over 13,000 student-athletes, welcome to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA),” were the words from the association in an acceptance letter written on May 7, 2012.

The acceptance letter also stated, “the NCCAA offers a very distinct option to its members. As the only mission-fit intercollegiate association for today’s Christ-centered colleges and universities, the NCCAA should not be viewed as an equal or even a competitor with the NCAA or the NAIA. Although you will find our championship competition to be of a very high standard, the clear difference of the NCCAA will be the Christian Service Projects conducted within our National Championships, the availability of sports ministry funding for our membership, and the Christian felllowship at championships and the Annual Convention. Your student-athletes will be challenged and blessed by giving of themselves to local communities and youth prior to competing. These projects allow us to reaffirm that the cross of Christ still has the priority over any banners we may win.”

The Bears will be a part of the Southwest Region which includes Hillsdale Baptist (Moore, OK), Ozark Christian (Joplin, MO), Dallas Christian (Dallas, TX), and Arlington Baptist (Arlington, TX).

For more information concerning the NCCAA, visit their website at

From May 7-13, the Barclay choir is touring the great plains. We hope you have an opportunity to join them in worship and receive a blessing from God.

The Choir began touring this year at Haviland Friends Church on Monday and now they are touring throughout Kansas and Oklahoma. We ask that you would keep them in your prayers throughout the week.


 Tuesday  Rose Hill Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Wednesday  Ramona Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Thursday  Chandler Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Friday  Miami Friends – 5:30 p.m.
 Sunday  Riverton Friends – 10:30 a.m.

The recruiting season is off and running and the Lady Bears have received the first commitment of the new year. Shandy Edenborough of Goodwell, OK has signed her Letter of Intent to attend Barclay College next year. Shandy is a highly decorated athlete following her playing career at Goodwell High School. As a senior, Shandy averaged 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocks. Shandy is the daughter of Roger and Shelley Edenborough.


Shandy’s list of accomplishments is highly impressive:

          · Basketball All Area Team 2009-2010

·  Basketball All Area Team 2010-2011

·  Basketball All Area Team 2011-2012

·  Basketball All Conference Team 2009-2010

·  Basketball All Conference Team 2010-2011

·  Basketball All Conference Team 2011-2012

·  Basketball All Conference MVP 2010-2011

·  Basketball Offensive Player of the Year 2010-2011

·  Basketball MVP 2010-2011

·  HI-Plains Tournament: All Tournament Team 2010

·  HI-Plains Tournament: All Tournament Team 2011

·  Selected to attend Oklahoma Girls State for summer 2011

·  Softball MVP 2010

·  Track MVP 2009

·  Tri-County Electrics: Electrifying Student of the Month for February 2012


Head Coach Brad Lingafelter commented, “Shandy is a girl that will come in right away and help us. When she came on her visit, she was very impressive and I am ecstatic that she chose the Lady Bears! I can envision Shandy being a wing/forward hybrid. Right now she is more comfortable around the basket, but, she is more than athletic enough to work on other areas to make her a threat from multiple areas of the floor. A player of Shandy’s ability and character is a great way to kick off what I feel will be a great recruiting class.”

The Barclay Men’s Soccer Team signed Madison Mines from Tyner High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee over the weekend. “Madison is an athlete with good technical skills, which will enable him to be successful at several different positions on the field,” said Head Coach Kevin Lee. Coach Lee likes Mines’ confidence and calmness with the ball when under pressure as well as his “attacking runs” on offensive corner kicks. The Bears coaching staff hopes to bring Madison’s brother, Morgan, as well. Lee stated, “together they would make a solid “one – two combination.” These men are active in their church and are known on their high school campus as men of good character.

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The Faculty win! After a disappointing regular season saw the coed faculty intramural softball squad go 0-3, they won when it counted.

Led by team captains Dave Williams and Tim Hawkins, the Faculty team entered tournament play as the four seed and pulled off an improbable upset of the top seeded team in the tournament. They then marched their way onto victory in the championship game by a score of 20-6.

Even though the Faculty squad had an average age nearing 40, they were able to limp their way through the regular season, dropping all three games by a total of four runs.

“We just had to get into the Big Dance and keep a positive frame of mind,” said left fielder Royce Bryan. “Once the tournament came, there was no looking back.”

The Intramural Coed Softball Championship concluded the 2011-12 intramural season. This year coed 7 v. 7 flag football, coed 3 v. 3 volleyball, coed 5 v. 5 basketball and coed softball were participated in by students and faculty alike.

“It was a good year of intramural sports. Next year I hope to build on the successes we have had this year with even more participation and more sports as well,” said Bryan.

This year’s celebrating classes will receive special recognition during alumni weekend, May 4-5-6. Plan to be here with them to help them celebrate. Below is the weekend schedule.

Celebrating Classes in 2012

1932 Academy 1982 College
1942 Academy/College 1992 College
1952 Academy/College 2002 College
1962 Academy/College 2012 College
1972 College

Friday Evening Celebration Dinner (May 4)

This dinner is to honor all of the classes which graduated from Barclay in a year endingin “2.” The dinner is held in the Friends church basement at 7:00 p.m. It will be catered by Anita Friesen. The cost is $7.50 each.

Saturday Golf Tournament (May 5)

The golf tournament is held in Pratt at the Park Hills Country Club at 8:00 a.m. It is a 4 Person Scramble and costs $50 per player. There are about 10 teams that compete so you have a great opportunity to win a prize. Entry fee includes green fees, beverages and lunch.Get three friends and come scramble.

Saturday Praise Service (May 5)

This service is held in the sanctuary of the Haviland Friends Church at 2:00 p.m. It is a time of special music, sing-a-longs and testimonies.The MC for the service is Jerry Louthan (1958) from Pearland TX.

Saturday Alumni Banquet (May 5)

A banquet that is open to all of you and will be at Hockett Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. Cost for faculty and staff is $8.00. The banquet honors alumni who graduated in years ending in “2” and the 2012 graduating seniors. The Barclay Singers and Choir will be performing.MC for the banquet is Brockie Harvey Follette (1990).

Sunday Baccalaureate (May 6)

Baccalaureate is held at the Haviland Friends Church at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Commencement (May 6)

Commencement is held at Hockett Auditorium at 3:00 p.m.

On Sunday, April 1st the Barclay College Bears athletics department honored its athletes with their annual Athletic Celebration. Among the festivities, the men’s basketball team announced its Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC), Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA), as well as team award winners.

Both freshman Charles Brodhead (Lompoc, CA) and freshman Brandon Howarth (Dodge City, KS) received MCCC accolades. Howarth made Honorable Mention all-conference after averaging 15 points and 7 rebounds a game. Brodhead’s 23 points and and 8 rebounds a game, on the other hand, earned him all-conference first-team. The two also were ACCA award winners. Brodhead was first team All-American. Howarth was second team All-American.

The Barclay Bears team finished the year 13-16 overall, 6-6 in conference play, and a 4th place finish at the ACCA national tournament. They set records for most three points attempted (571)and made in a season (180), most free throws attempted (635) and made in a season (412), and most rebounds in a season (1184).

Three team awards were dished out. Senior Patric Garrison (Eldora, IA) received the Most Improved Award, sophomore Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS) received the Hustle Award, and Brodhead received the Most Valuable Player Award.

Barclay College Soccer – End of the Year Review (2011)


Team Highlights

· Conquering “The Hill” together

· 7 W, 7 L (not counting JUCO and JV games)

· 2 and 2 in conference play

· Finished 3rd at the national tournament (winning two out of three games at nationals)

· First year to have a chaplain – Sean Austin. We started this role to provide an opportunity for ministry and leadership development. Austin has been encouraging, serving, hard-working, and did a great job of helping us to stay focused on Christ.

Coaching Highlights

· Playing against my childhood soccer hero and improving against his team – Kevin Kewley, formerly of the Wichita Wings and Liverpool.

· Coaching with my life-long friend, Steve Davis, and with associate pastor and coach, Marc Compton.

· Having a team not only outperform expectations, but having a team that did such a great job of glorifying Christ in the midst of the battle that players from other teams are wanting to attend Barclay next season.

Senior Spotlight – Eliot Hinshaw

What does it mean to be a leader? To set an example, to show the way to go, and to direct others. Besides leading in scoring and in assists, senior captain, Eliot Hinshaw, lead the team in receiving the most yellow cards. As most soccer fans know, receiving a yellow card is not always a bad thing. It typically means you are competing too aggressively and simply need a cautionary warning.

Eliot also led the team week in and week out by his work ethic. He was inducted to several all-conference teams throughout his career. This year’s honors include: team captain, MCC All Conference Second Team, ACCA Nationals All-Tournament Team, and ACCA All-American. Eliot finished his collegiate career with 34 career goals, 26 assists, a bunch of yellow cards, and many thrilling moments.