Memorable Cougar Moments 2015-16

DATE: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Athletic Achievements of the Past Year

Women's soccer 2015 NE champs

10/24/15 (Holyoke, MA)
Lady Cougars' soccer wins the New England Championship by way of a 3-0 victory over Massasoit CC. Holyoke CC women's soccer finished the season 12-4-4 overall and 8-0-1 regionally while being ranked as high as #7 in the NJCAA national rankings during the course of the season. The regional championship was the fourth consecutive one for HCC women's soccer as well as their eighth in the past 10 years.
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5/19 & 5/20/16 (Southwick, MA)
Holyoke CC golfer, Colby Manning, qualifies for the NJCAA Division III National Championship with his brilliant performance in the New England Championship Tournament. HCC hosted the regional championship event at The Ranch Golf Club, where Manning shot 82 and 85 to earn his spot at nationals.
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2/9/16 (Roxbury Crossing, MA)
Cougar men's basketball player, Marquise Caudill, joins the elite 500 Point Club by scoring 500 plus points during the course of his basketball career at Holyoke CC. Caudill reached the milestone in just one season with the Cougars as he scored a total of 566 points in 2015-16. Caudill would later be named the HCC men's basketball team MVP while also being selected to the All-New England team.
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11/30/15
Women's soccer player Natalie Galindo is named NJCAA First Team All-American. Additionally, Galindo was named as the Lady Cougar's team MVP as well as First Team All-New England. Galindo led the Lady Cougars in goals, assists and points from her defensive midfield position.
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3/26/16 (South Portland, ME)
Cougar Baseball's Mike Hagelstein opens the season with a two-hit, nine-strikeout complete game victory on the mound. The Cougars' ace pitcher would later be named MVP of the baseball team.
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10/31/16 (Somerville, MA)
Cougar Men's Soccer earns a spot in the New England Championship game by way of their victory in the regional semifinal. The Cougars defeated Bristol CC in a penalty kick shootout after 110 minutes of soccer couldn't produce a winner.
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11/5 & 11/7/15 (Boston, MA & Randolph Center, VT)
Lady Cougars' basketball opens their season with consecutive wins. The Lady Cougars defeated Bunker Hill CC 56-47 and Vermont Technical College 62-52 to get the season off to a great start.
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11/5 - 11/7/15 & 5/6 - 5/8/16 (Holyoke, MA & Westfield, MA)
The Holyoke Community College Athletic Department hosts the NJCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship as well as the NJCAA Division III Track and Field National Championship. Division III NJCAA colleges from all over the country attended and participated in the national events.
2015 NJCAA Cross Country National Championships - 2016 NJCAA Track & Field National Championships

9/26 - 10/14/16
Women's soccer strings together seven straight shutouts. Led by a solid defense and the great goalkeeping of team captain Megan Zabik, the Lady Cougars went seven straight games without conceding a goal - a feat topped just once in the history of the women's soccer program.
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4/30/16 (Holyoke, MA)
Matt Serra, who played for both the baseball and basketball teams at HCC, blasts three home runs during a doubleheader for the Cougars' baseball team. Serra would go on to lead the Cougars in homeruns, RBI's, and batting average.
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11/2016
Six members from each the women's and the men's soccer team are selected to the All-New England Team. Receiving the honors for women's soccer were Natalie Galindo, Hattie Wilder Karlstrom, Olivia Neiswanger, Allie Stuetzel, Reilly Jodoin and Beky Herring. For the men, Wilson Fidalgo, Luis Gomes, Anthony Nelkoski, Kristofer Page, Yahia Chaoui and Hector Luis Espinal Toruno receive the honors.
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11/3 - 11/24/15
Men's basketball opens the season winning seven of nine games. During the strong start the Cougars also won five consecutive games, including three versus regional opponents.
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10/4 - 10/14/15 (Roxbury Crossing, MA & Holyoke, MA)
Men's soccer wins three consecutive regional games to solidify their spot in the New England Championship Tournament. The Cougars defeated Roxbury CC 5-2, Ben Franklin Institute 4-2, and Springfield Technical CC 1-0 during the three-game winning streak.
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2/2016
Sophie Jesionowski finishes the season as the Lady Cougar basketball team's leading scorer. Jesionowski, who averaged just less than 20 points per game, would later be named women's basketball's team MVP.
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4/16/16 (Holyoke, MA)
Cougars' baseball wins both games of their home double header against regional opponent Mass Bay CC. Holyoke CC's two victories came by scores of 11-1 and 7-3.
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Photos: (Main) The 2015 Lady Cougars soccer team celebrates after winning the New England Championship. (Thumnail) Cougar golfer Colby Manning takes a shot during the New England Championship Tournament.