2018-19 OCCAC Softball News

  • Many Making Transition From NJCAA to NCAA Competition
    August 24, 2019
    A plethora of student-athletes which competed within the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference during the past two seasons have signed on to join NCAA-sponsored athletics programs in 2019-20.
  • Five OCCAC Reps Earn All-America Status
    June 14, 2019
    Five OCCAC student-athletes were voted to the NJCAA D-II All-America Team in their respective sports for the Spring. Softball representatives includes Megan Mulhan (First Team) and Daniele Rivera (Third Team) from Cuyahoga while the baseball honorees were Sinclair's Mike Sears (First Team) and fellow Triceratops Brock Begue (Second Team) and David Espinal (Third Team).
  • Sportsmanship of the Year Awards Presented
    June 11, 2019
    Five student-athletes earned 2018-19 OCCAC Sportsmanship of the Year Award accolades, one from each of the conference’s sponsored sports. This represents the third year of the award’s existence.
  • Cuyahoga, Sinclair in Contention for National Softball Title
    May 21, 2019
    Sixteen teams across the country still have a shot at becoming the 2019 NJCAA D-II Softball National Champions and two of those squads hail from the Ohio Community College Athletics Conference (OCCAC). Both Cuyahoga and Sinclair begin play in the double elimination tournament on Wednesday (May 22) at 4:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. CT) in Clinton, Miss.
  • Cuyahoga, Sinclair Advance to NJCAA D-II National Softball Championship Tournament
    May 15, 2019
    Not one, but two OCCAC Softball squads will be among the 16 programs contending for the 2019 NJCAA D-II national title next week in Clinton, Miss. Cuyahoga Community College laid claim to the District J crown while Sinclair Community College won the District I tourney to punch its ticket to the National Championship.
  • All-OCCAC Team and Annual Awards Announced for Softball
    May 10, 2019
    Fourteen softball student-athletes were voted to the 2019 All-OCCAC Team, announced by the conference office on Friday (May 10). Daniele Rivera from Cuyahoga Community College was named the conference’s Player of the Year while Sinclair’s Ashley Brown nabbed Pitcher of the Year distinction. Steven Beachler guided the Sinclair Tartan Pride to a 14-2 league mark and OCCAC regular season championship, earning Coach of the Year honors.
  • Player & Pitcher of the Week Performances for Apr. 29-May 5
    May 06, 2019
    The final OCCAC Player & Pitcher of the Week accolades for 2019 have been voted on and the winners are Brandon DeWitt (baseball player; Sinclair), Wendy Hawk (softball player; Edison State), Brock Begue (baseball pitcher; Cuyahoga) and Cierra Chastain (softball pitcher; Sinclair).
  • Tartan Pride Sweeps Spring Regular Season Championships
    May 06, 2019
    Sinclair Community College Athletics picked up two more Ohio Community College Athletic Conference regular season titles this Spring, winning both the baseball and softball conference crowns.
  • OCCAC Hands Out Weekly Honors for Apr. 22-28
    April 29, 2019
    Brendon Perez from Lakeland Community College broke through for his first career conference honor, named the OCCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 22-28. He’s joined in the award alley by repeat winners Megan Mulhan (Cuyahoga, softball player of the week), Dominick Bucko (Cuyahoga, baseball player of the week) and Ashley Brown (Sinclair, softball pitcher of the week).
  • Stellar Performances Showcased in OCCAC Weekly Honors
    April 22, 2019
    Cuyahoga and Sinclair continued their dominance of the OCCAC weekly honors, sweeping the awards for April 15-21. Lexi Rehm and Dominick Bucko from Cuyahoga are the OCCAC Softball and Baseball Players of the Week while Sinclair’s Cierra Chastain and Drake Bauer earned their respective Pitcher of the Week accolades.
  • Weekly Awards for April 8-14 Announced
    April 15, 2019
    Cuyahoga and Sinclair are represented in the Player/Pitcher of the Week accolades for April 8-14. Triceratops Danielle Rivera and Brock Begue garnered Softball Player of the Week and Baseball Pitcher of the Week recognition while the awards flip-flopped for the Tartan Pride with Keira Teserovitch (softball pitcher) and Mike Sears (baseball player) picking up the honors.
  • April's First Weekly Awards Announced
    April 08, 2019
    Cuyahoga Community College continued its recent streak of heavy representation in the OCCAC’s weekly spring sport honors. Noah Laster of Eastern Gateway, this week’s Baseball Pitcher of the Week, crashed the party as the lone non-Triceratops winner for April 1-7, 2019.
  • Cuyahoga, Sinclair Reps Earn Weekly Honors
    April 01, 2019
    Cuyahoga Softball and Sinclair Baseball swept the OCCAC weekly awards for March 25-31. Breanna Musick (Cuyahoga) and Brandon DeWitt (Sinclair) were unanimous choices for the conference’s Position Player of the Week distinction while Lyndsey Baglia (Cuyahoga) and Jake Webb (Sinclair) also garnered all first-place votes Pitcher of the Week.
  • Huge Performances Lead to Weekly Accolades
    March 25, 2019
    ompetition for OCCAC weekly honors was tough on March 25 as several strong nominations came in. Evan Knaus (Eastern Gateway), Megan Mulhan (Cuyahoga), Noah Richard (Owens) and Cierra Chastain (Sinclair) rose above the rest, however, and were voted as the Players and Pitchers of the Week for baseball and softball.
  • Diamond Dogs Earn Weekly OCCAC Honors
    March 18, 2019
    Mike Sears (Sinclair) and Lexie Long (Edison State) earned OCCAC Baseball and Softball Player of the Week recognition for March 3-17. The two institutions swapped sports for Pitcher of the Week honors with Sinclair’s Ashley Brown picking up the softball nod and Layne Riley of Edison State bringing home the baseball award.
  • Five Spring Athletes Honored by OCCAC
    March 11, 2019
    Week 4 of the Spring season brings five OCCAC awards with Noah Laster (Eastern Gateway) and AJ Peter (Sinclair) sharing Baseball co-Pitcher of the Week recognition. The Tartan Pride swept the rest of the weekly honors when Keegan Corbett and Hailey McEldowney were selected as Players of the Week and Ashley Brown was bestowed Softball Pitcher of the Week accolades.
  • Lakeland, Sinclair Sweep Spring POTW Awards
    March 04, 2019
    Lakeland Softball’s Gabriella Monastero and Glendy Bergdorf earned this week’s OCCAC Player and Pitcher of the Week awards while Matt Meyer and Jake Webb of Sinclair brought home the weekly baseball accolades.
  • Spring Sports, Weekly Awards Have Arrived for 2019
    February 18, 2019
    Sinclair Community College began baseball and softball competition for the OCCAC with both Tartan Pride squads splitting their season-opening series. Baseball faced Chattanooga State Community College while the softball team took on Columbia State Community College. Four Sinclair student-athletes earned OCCAC Athlete of the Week status.