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niacc_trojans_logoFrom the NIACC Athletic Department –


What’s next: The NIACC volleyball team (12-12 overall, 1-4 in the ICCAC) hosts No. 20 Northeast CC (13-13, 3-2) at 7 p.m. Wednesday in an ICCAC match.

Last time out: NIACC topped DCTC 3-2 in a home match on Saturday. Sophomore Karlie Niedert led the Lady Trojans with a career-high 17 kills and four blocks. The Lady Trojans received 22 assists and seven digs from freshman Hailey Winter.

NIACC statistical leaders: Kills: Kaylee Whittington 291, Aubury Coleman 207, Karlie Niedert 171; Assists: Hailey Winter 422, Jackie Bleifus 314; Ace serves: Whittington 42, Liv Block 34, Zoe Schneider 29, Winter 29; Digs: Whittington 320, Block 296, Amber Carter 174; Blocks: Niedert 88, Coleman 64, Whittington 41.

Lady Trojans’ match season highs

Kills: Whittington 19 vs. Iowa Central (9-16-15); Assists: Hailey Winter 31 vs. Ellsworth (9-2-15); Ace serves: Whittington 7 vs. Riverland (9-11-15); Digs: Block 24 vs. Bismarck State College (9-12-15); Blocks: Schneider 6 vs. Dakota College-Bottineau (8-21-15), Coleman 6 vs. Kirkwood (9-23-15); Niedert 6 vs. Riverland CC (10-3-15).

Trojan tidbits: Niedert has 279 career blocks … Carter has 410 career digs.


What’s next: The NIACC men’s soccer team (6-7-1 overall, 2-7-1 in the ICCAC) hosts Iowa Lakes (7-4, 6-4) at 4 p.m. Wednesday in an ICCAC match.

Last time out: NIACC tied No. 8 Iowa Western 0-0 in double overtime on Saturday. The Trojans topped Iowa Central 4-3 in double overtime last Tuesday.

Leading the way: Freshman Dion Dozzell leads the Trojans with six goals. Freshman Jackson Finn has four goals, Batista da Silva has four goals and Hafiz Sanor has four goals. Cesar Herrera leads the Trojans with four assists.

Did you know? NIACC also tied Iowa Western 0-0 in double overtime last season in their match in Mason City. NIACC has tied Iowa Western five times since starting playing each other in the 2004 season, which is the most ties against any of the Trojans’ opponents. NIACC has tied seven other opponents once since starting its soccer program in 2001.


What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams return to action Oct. 16 at the Loras College Dr. Tucker Invitational in Dubuque.

The women’s 6-kilometer race starts at 4:30 p.m. and the men’s 8K race begins at 5:15 p.m. The races are held at the Dubuque Soccer Complex.

Last time out: The No. 12 (NJCAA Division I) NIACC women placed 25th in the college division race at the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper on Oct. 3 and the No. 16 (NJCAA Division I) NIACC men placed 26th.

In the women’s race in Fayetteville, Ark., freshman Jessica Blumberg placed 209th in a time of 19 minutes, 18 seconds in the 5-kilometer race, which is the third fastest time in school history.

In the men’s race, sophomore Imad Amenzou placed 67th in a school-record time of 25:12 in the 8K race. Amenzou broke the old school mark of 25:24 by Trey Simons in 2014.



Jessica Blumberg 19:18 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Alyssa Cowan 20:11 (2014 NJCAA national meet); Emerson Sears 20:25 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Kendra Schmidt 20:50 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Lattie Crozier 20:51 (2014 NJCAA national meet); Jordan Lane 21:58 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Taylor Glawe 23:08 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Emma Phipps 29:01 (2015 Buena Vista Invitational).


Imad Amenzou 25:12 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Tyler Randall 26:59 (2014 St. Ambrose Invitational); Jacob Day 27:12 (2015 Buena Vista Invitational); Nick Frenz 28:14 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Jose Aguilera 29:15 (2015 Buena Vista Invitational); John Enright 29:12 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Lucas White 29:23 (2015 Buena Vista Invitational); Aaron Hardcastle 31:25 (2015 Arkansas Chile Pepper); Alec Mulcahey 35:58 (2015 Buena Vista Invitational).

Did you know? In 2010 at the Loras College Dr. Tucker Invitational, Anna Buenneke set the NIACC 6-kilometer school record, which still stands, with a second-place finish in 22 minutes, 27 seconds. Kalyn Kruckenberg was fifth in 23:17, which ranks fourth on NIACC’s all-time 6K list.


Last time out: The NIACC men’s golf team wrapped up its fall season by placing fifth at the NJCAA Region XI preview tournament in Panora. Sophomore Sam Steinwand placed 14th in the individual medalist competition with a 76-84 – 160.


Sam Steinwand (9 rounds) 74.1; Chris Staudt (9 rounds) 80.4; Spencer Davidson (7 rounds) 81.1; Zach Nicholson (7 rounds) 82; Kenton Waters (5 rounds) 83.4; Joe Nordquist (9 rounds) 83.7; Brandon Nordman (5 rounds) 87.4; Brandon Hebel (5 rounds) 92.2.


Savannah Lentz (3 rounds) 84.7; Lyndie Phillips (4 rounds) 90; Carlie Eckenrod (4 rounds) 93.25; Alyssa Purman (4 rounds) 105.75; Rebecca Long (3 rounds) 107.7.

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