2016-17 Memorable Moments in Cougar Athletics

DATE: Friday, July 14, 2017

Athletic Achievements of the Past Year

Women's Soccer 2017 New England Champs

10/23/16 (Holyoke, MA)
Lady Cougars soccer wins the New England Championship with a 4-0 victory over Springfield Technical CC. This was the women's soccer program's fifth consecutive regional championship and its ninth in the past 11 years. Holyoke CC women's soccer finished the 2016 season 15-6-0 overall and had a perfect 11-0-0 record regionally while being ranked as high as #9 in the NJCAA national rankings during the course of the season.
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5/17 & 5/18/17 (Chicopee, MA)
Holyoke CC golfer Colby Manning qualifies for the NJCAA Division III National Championship for the second year in a row. The sophomore golfer earned his spot at nationals by way of his superb performance in the New England Championship Tournament hosted by Chicopee Country Club. Manning shot a score of 83 on day one of the regional tournament followed by an 84 on day two. 
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5/12/17 (Columbia, MD) 
Holyoke CC track & field athlete James Moriarty takes eighth place in the javelin throw at the NJCAA Division III National Championship. Moriarty became the first track & field athlete from HCC to compete at the national tournament since the college started participating in the sport again after a long hiatus.
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5/7/17 (Holyoke, MA)
Cougars baseball wins both games of their regular season finale double header to clinch a spot in the New England Championship Tournament. Trailing going into the bottom of the last inning in both games, the Cougars came back in true storybook fashion to dramatically earn consecutive victories while earning their spot in the regional tournament.
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12 / 2017
Lady Cougar soccer player Jennifer Galindo is named an NJCAA First Team All-American. Additionally, Galindo was chosen as the Cougars' team MVP and is one of six HCC players to be selected as All-New England. Fellow teammates Olivia Neiswanger, Natalie Galindo, McKenzie Wilson, Allison Zollo and Allie Stuetzel were also named to the All-New England Team.
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5/11/17 (Chicopee, MA)
Cougar golfer Thomas Kim wins the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) golf championship at Chicopee Country Club. Kim shot a round of 83 to win the state championship while the entire Cougars team took second place in the overall team competition.
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11/10/16 (Worcester, MA)
Lady Cougars basketball opens the 2016-17 season with a 43-37 win. The Lady Cougars defeated Quinsigamond CC to begin first-year coach Kari Manning's tenure in victorious fashion.
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12 / 2017
Three members of the Cougars men's soccer team are selected to the All-New England team. Chris Thomas, Luis Gomes and Jacob Whitacre earned the all-region honor. Thomas additionally earned team MVP honors while Gomes received the team's Player Award for the second straight year.
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3/9/17
Cougar basketball player Reilly Miller is named to the All-New England team. Miller led the Cougars in several statistical categories, including points scored and points per game.
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10/12/17 (Springfield, MA)
Women's soccer sets a new program record for consecutive wins by defeating rival Springfield Technical CC 1-0. The Lady Cougars won 12 games in a row, setting a new all-time mark in women's soccer at HCC. The winning streak lasted over a month and included nine shutouts.
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4/15/17 (Holyoke, MA)
HCC baseball notches two home victories behind the strong bat of Eván Torres. The Cougars were victorious by scores of 12-1 and 11-1 in the double header. Torres, who would later be named All-New England as well as the Cougars' team MVP, batted 6 for 8 from the plate with two home runs on the day.
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2/1/ & 2/2/17 (Roxbury Crossing, MA / Holyoke, MA)
HCC men's basketball earns back-to-back victories in consecutive regional games. The Cougars won 86-60 at Roxbury CC before a 70-58 home victory against UCONN Avery Point the following night.
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Photos: (Main) The 2016 HCC women's soccer team celebrates winning the New England Championship. (Thumbnail) Cougar golfer Colby Manning prepares for a putt at the 2017 New England Championship.