2018-19 OCCAC Women's Basketball 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.
  • OCCAC Scholar-Athletes for 2018-19
    June 26, 2019
    Rebekah New and Micah Swartz are the 2018-19 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference’s Scholar-Athletes of the Year. New competes for the Edison State women’s basketball program while Swartz runs cross country at Lorain County. Swartz is now a back-to-back winner of this award, earning the honor in 2017-18 as well.
  • 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.
  • Postseason Basketball Central
    March 12, 2019
    Keep up with OCCAC representatives competing in the NJCAA basketball postseason.
  • 2018-19 Basketball Honors Announced
    March 08, 2019
    The 2018-19 OCCAC basketball season is nearing its conclusion and the votes are in for the annual conference awards and all-conference honors.
  • Final Weekly Hoops Honors of '18-19 Announced
    March 04, 2019
    The 2018-19 OCCAC D-II regular season comes to an end with two familiar faces as the league’s Basketball Players of the Week. Amanda Schroeder (Sinclair) snagged her fourth weekly honor this season (ninth career) and John Dawson (Lakeland) won the men’s award for the second time (also on Dec. 3).
  • Stat Stuffers Pick Up Weekly Awards
    February 25, 2019
    Alicia Sephus (Lakeland) and Sean McNeil (Sinclair) stood out above all the rest from Feb. 18-24 and their efforts were recognized by the conference office on Feb. 25, announced as the OCCAC Basketball Players of the Week.
  • OCCAC Basketball Players of the Week for Feb. 11-17
    February 18, 2019
    In a week which saw 13 nominations submitted to the conference office, four student-athletes rose above the rest to claim Feb. 18’s OCCAC Basketball Player of the Week awards. Amanda Schroeder (Sinclair) and Taylor Works (Owens) are the women’s recipients while Lacey Watson (Edison State) and Azende Johnson (Hocking College) brought home the men’s accolades.
  • Players of the Week Selected for Week 15
    February 11, 2019
    With the race for OCCAC regular season basketball championships heating up, three student-athletes stood out above the rest from Feb. 4-10 to earn OCCAC Player of the Week accolades. This week’s recipients are Hattie Murphy (Cuyahoga), Whitney Thames (Owens) and Sean McNeil (Sinclair).
  • Week 14's OCCAC Basketball Players of the Week
    February 04, 2019
    A handful of OCCAC hoopers have been recognized for their superb performances on the hardwood last week (Jan. 28-Feb. 3), named the conference’s Players of the Week. Kierre James (Sinclair) and Clair Schmitmeyer (Edison State) split the D-II women’s votes to earn co-accolades while Owens’ Moreina Moore picked up the D-III honors. For the men, Sean McNeil of Sinclair and Lorain County’s Thomas Hronis brought home the D-II and D-III laurels, respectively.
  • Four Student-Athletes Earn OCCAC Honors
    January 21, 2019
    First-time recipient Jarrell Giles (Hocking College) joins three repeat winners as the OCCAC Basketball Players of the Week for Jan. 14-20. While Giles brings home the men’s D-III honor, Cuyahoga’s James Anderson, Jr., earns the D-II nod. Sarah Pothast from Edison State corrals her second straight D-II recognition and Whitney Staggs of Columbus State is the women’s D-III winner.
  • Three Hoopers Receive Weekly Honors
    January 14, 2019
    Edison State’s Sarah Pothast and Lacey Watson are the latest OCCAC D-II Basketball Players of the Week while Melia Walder (Columbus State) picked up D-III women’s honors for the week of Jan. 7-13.
  • James, Prichard Seize Conference Honors
    January 07, 2019
    A pair of first-time recipients were named the OCCAC’s Basketball Players of the Week (Dec. 31-Jan. 6) as Kierre James (Sinclair) and Dakota Prichard (Edison State) earned the weekly accolades.
  • Commodores Close Out 2018 with Awards
    December 31, 2018
    Lorain County Basketball’s Marquita Thompson and Jovon Jones closed out 2018 by earning OCCAC Player of the Week accolades (Dec. 24-30) following standout performances on the road at Wayne County.
  • Broyles, Turner Recognized by Conference Office
    December 24, 2018
    Kaylesha Broyles (Edison State) and Ronnell Turner (Sinclair) received another gift during the holiday season, picking up OCCAC Basketball Player of the week honors for Dec. 17-23.
  • OCCAC Recognizes Top Hoopin' Efforts of the Week
    December 17, 2018
    Sean McNeil (Sinclair) and Lacey Watson (Edison State) split the conference voting committee for the second straight week and will be named co-OCCAC D-II Men’s Basketball Players of the Week while Lakeland’s Selah Richardson earned the women’s honor unanimously.
  • Big Numbers Posted by Weekly Honorees
    December 10, 2018
    Four OCCAC student-athletes were awarded for their outstanding efforts on the hardwood this past week, each earning D-II Co-Player of the Week (basketball) accolades. Clair Schmitmeyer (Edison State) and Amanda Schroeder (Sinclair) were the female winners while Sean McNeil (Sinclair) and Lacey Watson (Edison State) brought it home as the men’s recipients.
  • Latest OCCAC Basketball Player of the Week Winners Announced
    December 03, 2018
    Three student-athletes have been selected as Basketball Players of the Week for Nov. 26-Dec. 2 by the OCCAC conference office. Danyah Barnes (Clark State), Marquita Thompson (Lorain County) and John Dawson (Lakeland) are the honorees. All three are first-time recipients.
  • OCCAC Shows Gratitude for Top Basketball Performances
    November 26, 2018
    The OCCAC has selected three student-athletes to receive Basketball Player of the Week laurels after a Thanksgiving week with limited on-court action. Sinclair’s Tre’maine Gray and Thomas Hronis of Lorain County were awarded the men’s D-II and D-III accolades while Clair Schmitmeyer (Edison State) is the women’s D-II recipient this week.
  • OCCAC Issues Player of the Week Accolades
    November 19, 2018
    Sinclair Community College swept the OCCAC D-II Basketball Player of the Week awards for Nov. 12-18 with Amanda Schroeder and Sean McNeil earning the honors. Shyah Wheeler of Owens Community College picked up D-III Player of the Week distinction.
  • Big Numbers Posted in Week Two by OCCAC Players of the Week
    November 12, 2018
    Week Two of the 2018-19 basketball season saw student-athletes from four different conference institutions earn Player of the Week honors. Lauryn Gray (Edison State) and Whitney Staggs (Columbus State) were selected for the women’s D-II and D-III accolades, respectively, while Sinclair’s San McNeil and Azende Johnson of Hocking College came away as the men’s recipients.
  • Opening Week Conference Players of the Week
    November 05, 2018
    The 2018-19 college basketball season arrived and the OCCAC has selected its first Player of the Week honorees. The D-II winners are Keeara Nared (Sinclair) and James Anderson, Jr. (Cuyahoga) while Taylor Works (Owens) and Justin Newman (Lorain County) earned the D-III laurels.
  • Sinclair Women's Basketball Pegged as Preseason Conference Favorites
    October 16, 2018
    Sinclair Community College comes in atop the 2018-19 OCCAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll after receiving five of nine first-place votes and being slotted no worse than second by any of the other head coaches across the conference. Owens Community College is ranked second and corralled three first-place tallies while Cuyahoga sits third overall, including a show of confidence by selecting itself as the top squad.
  • Week 13 Players of the Week Announced
    Three student-athletes received OCCAC Basketball Player of the Week distinction on Monday (Jan. 28). Delesha Jackson (Lakeland) and Whitney Thames (Owens) are the female honorees while Tre’maine Gray of Sinclair snagged the D-II men’s accolade.