(4/23/12)  Mineral Area sophomore Taylor Ignoto named NJCAA All-American.  Taylor Ignoto (Thousand Oaks, CA) has been named to the 2012 NJCAA

All-American Honorable Mention team.  Taylor was a 1st Team All-Region XVI player as well as a 1st Team MCCAC All-Conference player this year for the Lady Cards.  She has agreed to play basketball next season for Long Island University out of New York.

2012 NJCAA All-Americans

Mineral Area College Women's Basketball Camp June 12-14 (2012). The Mineral Area College Women's Basketball staff will be conducting a three-day summer instructional camp. Gary Koch's Instructional Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 12-14 (Tue-Thu) at Mineral Area College. The Camp is for boys & girls and will concentrate on shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, and strategy. There are three sessions: 9:00am-11:00am for 5th & 6th grades ($50), 11:30am-1:30pm for 7th & 8th grades ($50), and 2:00pm-4:00pm for 9th -12th graders ($50) Information and Questions, please call (573) 518-2259. Download Camp Flyer gkoch@mineralarea.edu

Camp Flyer and Registration Form


(4/16/12)  Three Cardinals to continue their careers at NCAA Division I schools.

Three of the Mineral Area women's basketball teams top contributors from this past year have agreed to play at Divison I schools in the Fall. 

Hana Haden (1st from left) signed with Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC) from the Southern Conference.  Taylor Ignoto (middle) signed with Long Island University-Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY) from the Northeast Conference. Kate Alemann (1st from right) signed with Mercer University (Macon, GA) from the Atlantic Sun Conference.   Head Coach Gary Koch and Coach Todd Koch are behind the players.

(3/21/12)  Two Cardinals named to All-Region Team.  The women's basketball team had two of their sophomore's receive All-Region honors.  Taylor Ignoto (Thousand Oaks, CA) was named 1st team and Hanna Haden (Springfield, MO) was named Honorable Mention.

(2/29/12)  Cardinals win home finale over Vincennes.  The Mineral Area women's basketball team played its final home game last night against Vincennes College of Indiana.   The Lady Cards narrowly escaped, winning 67-66.  They will travel to play Crowder this Saturday for their last regular season game

Daily Journal Article

(2/21/12)  MAC women win MCCAC and Region XVI contest over Three Rivers.

The Mineral Area Lady Cards got an important win on Homecoming night over the school's biggest rival; the Thee Rivers Raiders.  MAC jumped out to a commanding lead early, leading the game 16-1.  The game continued to favor the Cardinals throughout the most of the game as they cruised to a 91-64 victory.  Nathalie Felipe led MAC with 19 with Rita Banaszczak scoring 18.

Mineral Area is now 14-13 and will play play at State Fair on Saturday for their next game in a doubleheader with the men’s team.

Daily Journal Article

(1/30/12)  Cardinals defeated by State Fair at home in close contest.  The women's basketball team lost by one point on Saturday night to the State Fair Roadrunners.  The game was close throughout with the Roadrunners squeaking out a 75-74 victory.  MAC is now back to 11-11 with a road game coming up on Saturday against Vincennes.

Daily Journal Article

(1/23/12)  Women grab Region XVI win over Moberly.  The women's basketball team defeated the Moberly Greyhounds on Saturday night by the score of 62-57.  Taylor Ignoto had a team high 22 points and Hanna Haden hit 2 crucial free-throws and a critical 3 pointer to help the Lady Cards improve to 3-2 in the Region.  Mineral Area (12-9) will travel to Hillsboro on Tuesday to take on Jefferson College in a MCCAC and Region XVI contest.

Daily Journal Article

(1/20/12)  Cardinals defeat Region XVI rival Iowa Western.  The Mineral Area women's basketball team got a much needed Region XVI win last night at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  MAC used a 13-2 run in the final 15 minutes to come away with a 56-50 victory.  Mineral Area (11-9) shot well from the free-throw line down the stretch to put away Iowa Western (13-6).  Taylor Ignoto once again led the Lady Cards with 17 points. 

The Cardinals will now and will host Moberly on Saturday for a 5 p.m. tip-off.

Daily Journal Article

(12/9/11)  MAC hosts Rotary Shootout tomorrow at Bob Sechrest Field House.

The women's basketball team will play against Southwestern Illinois College tomorrow night at 5:00 pm in the annual Rotary Shootout. 

MAC is currently 7-5 after their MCCAC conference win against St. Louis Community College on Wednesday night.  The Cardinals are 2-0 in the MCCAC conference.  The entire days schedule is listed below.

Rotary Shootout Schedule

9:30- Mineral Area AAU vs. Charleston    (Boys)         

11:00- Bismarck vs. Potosi                    (Boys)                          

12:30- Farmington vs. Festus                (Girls)          

2:00- West County vs. Crystal City        (Boys)                   

3:30- Farmington vs. Clayton                (Boys)                      

5:00- MAC vs. Southwestern, TN           (Women)                

7:00- MAC vs. Southwestern, TN           (Men)       

Daily Journal Article vs. St. Louis Community College

(12/5/11) Cardinals go 2-0 in Vincennes Classic.  The women's basketball team has now won 3 in a row thanks to a couple of wins in the 2011 Vincennes Classic.  MAC defeated Olney Central on Friday by the score of 93-67.  The Cardinals turned around and defeated Rio Grande out of Ohio on Saturday 93-67. 

MAC (5-5) will now play 4 consecutive home games starting Wednesday against Meramec at 5:30. 

Daily Journal Article

(11/28/11)  Mineral Area splits in Cloud County Classic.  The women's basketball team went out to Concordia, Kansas to participate in the Cloud County Classic this past weekend.  The Lady Cards lost to Cloud County by the score of 71-63.  They rebounded to beat Butler Community College 66-61 on Sunday.  MAC is now 3-5 on the season. 

Daily Journal Article

(11/13/111)  Cardinals go 1-1 in Tradition Inn Tournament.  The Mineral Area women's basketball team got off to an impressive start on Friday night defeating John A. Logan 86-64 at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  MAC was lead in scoring by Taylor Ignoto and Kate Alemann who each scored 18 points.  Hanna Haden pitched in 16. 

The Cardinals came back Saturday and played SIUE-club team and fell narrowly 60-59.  They now take on Southwestern Illinois on Monday at 5:30 in Belleville, Illinois.

(10/17/11)  Women's basketball begins on November 11th.  The women's basketball team gets started at home in the Tradition Inn Classic on November 11th at 3:00 in the Bob Sechrest Field House.  MAC will take on John A. Logan at 3:00 pm on Friday, the 11th.  The Cardinals will play Saturday against Maryville JV 3:00.  The Cardinals have an impressive recruiting class and are looking to compete for the MCCAC and NJCAA Region XVI title this year. 

(9/15/11)  Midnight Madness is October 11th.  The Cardinals basketball teams will host their annual Midnight Madness events starting at 6:30 P.M.  This year's theme will be "Dig For a Cure" promoting Breast Cancer Awareness.  Fans are encouraged to wear pink to show support.  The MAC volleyball team will play Lindenwood-Belleville at 6:30 in the Bob Sechrest Field House.  This will be followed by a slam dunk contest, 3 point contest and men's and women's scrimmage. There will be free pizza and a chance for one lucky student to win free tuition.

Midnight Madness Flyer

(8/15/11) Meet the Cardinals scheduled for September 8th at Engler Park. 

Mineral Area College is inviting the community to come out and spend a few minutes meeting the athletes of all of our fine sports teams for the upcoming year.  Bring the kids out to meet the 2011-2012 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Hall Pavilion in Farmington’s Engler Park.  Coaches and athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and the MAC cheerleaders will be on hand.   The coaches will be grilling up hotdogs and serving soft drinks while athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play.

Come out and enjoy the evening with the Cardinals!

Food and soft drinks will be provided while they last.


5:00-7:00 pm