While fans, families and followers of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have turned to the basketball courts and wrestling mats to watch MCAC programs perform in recent weeks, a couple fall sports items remain on the radar as the NJCAA football and volleyball seasons wrapped up prior to Thanksgiving.
Two volleyball programs - one each from the MCAC Southern and Northern Divisions- were recently picked to receive the MCAC Volleyball Sportsmanship Award by Conference coaches.
In the North, Hibbing Community College was tabbed as the 2018 Sportsmanship team award recepient, while St. Cloud Technical & Community College was the Southern squad to receive the honor. In addition to their noted class and composure on the court, HCC and SCTCC both put together strong MCAC campaigns, with the Cardinals finishing play in the Region XIIIB tournament and the Cyclones reaching the Region XIIIA post-season.
MCAC Volleyball fans will note that NJCAA Volleyball All-America teams, as named by the NJCAA Volleyball Committee, shall be posted in early December.
In football, Northland Community & Technical College will soon hit the highway to head to the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois in the Red Grange Bowl. The Pioneers are set to take on Nassau Community College, currently 7-3 on the year. For more on the Red Grange Bowl please click this link. In addition, be sure to visit the Pioneer athletic department website for the most recent feature story on the NCTC season, or go to: https://northlandpioneers.com/
The NJCAA Football All-America teams are scheduled for release in the second week of December. Fans can watch the NJCAA Football National Championship game which will occur on Thursday, November 29, with an 8pm EST kickoff. For more on the NJCAA National Championship, including viewing information, click here.
For the complete 2018 NJCAA All-Region XIII football team, click this link.
CLICK HERE for the MCAC Football home page.
For MCAC statistical leaders, go to: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/fball/2018-19/leaders
For the NJCAA Volleyball Record Book, including Division III champions, coaching records and more, visit: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/wvball/Record_Book/index
Also, look to @NJCAAVolleyball on Twitter for NJCAA Volleyball news and information.
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.