(7/1/13)  Women's basketball to hold 1-day camp.  The MAC women's basketball team will hold a 1-day fundamental/shooting clinic for grades 1-12 from 9am to 3pm on Friday July 26th at the Bob Sechrest Field House located on MAC's main campus.  The cost is $40 per player. 

Please contact Briley Milfeld at (573) 518-2259 for more information.

Camp Flyer

(5/30/13)  Cardinal Camp Information.  Mineral Area women's basketball will host a 2013 summer instructional camp for any aspiring basketball player that is entering the 4th grade and older.  The camps dates are set for Tuesday, June 11th through Thursday, June 13th. 

Click on the below link to download flyer.

Download Camp Flyer

Contact Briley Milfeld at:

Cell Phone: 573-760-2649

School Phone: 573-518-2259

Email: bmilfeld@mineralarea.edu  

(4/24/13)  Cardinals sign St. James standout MJ Buschmann.  Mineral Area has signed St. James senior MJ Buschmann for the 2013-2014 season.  St. James has a long history of success as a girls basketball program and Buschmann has been one of their top players in each of the last four seasons.  As a senior she averaged 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.8 steals to help the Lady Tigers finish 26-5 and take third place in the Class 3 State Tournament.

St. James senior all-state girls' basketball player M.J. Buschmann, seated center, signs to attend Mineral Area Junior College. Also seated are her parents, Tony Buschmann and Cindy Kalkbrenner. Standing, from left, are St. James girls' basketball head coach Terry Wells and Mineral Area women's basketball head coach Gary Koch.

Leader Journal Article

(4/24/13)  Terra Helm from Fredericktown signs with Lady Cards.  Fredericktown High School senior Terra Helm has agreed to play basketball next season for Mineral Area.  Terra was an All-Conference and All-District player for Fredericktown this past season.

Fredericktown standout Terra Helm with her parents Terry and Tammy Helm (standing), MAC Assistant Basketball Coach Briley Milfeld and Fredericktown Lady Cats Head Basketball Coach Adam Barton.

(4/24/13)  Chelsea Roberts signs with UT-Martin.  MAC freshman Chelsea Roberts (South Australia) has signed her NCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Tennessee-Martin next season. Roberts was an All-Region 16 honorable mention honoree after the Lady Cardinals went 21-8 and were ranked as high as No. 13 in the nation at one point last season.

Roberts led MAC in scoring (13.7 points per game), rebounding (6.5 per game), field goal percentage (139-for-248, 56 percent) and steals (55, 1.9 per game).She also added 2.3 assists per game and shot 81.2 percent from the free throw line (108-for-133).

UT-Martin is a NCAA Division I school that participates in the Ohio Valley Conference.  They were 19-15 last season. 

UT-Martin Link

(4/23/13)  Women's basketball to host trivia night.  The MAC women's basketball team will host a "Spring Trivia Night Fundraiser" for anyone that is interested in supporting our team.  The event will take place Saturday, May 4th at 6:00 pm at St. Francois Country Club.  Read the attachment below for more information.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

(4/23/13)  Cardinals sign three more from Rogers Heritage High School.  Mineral Area women's basketball has signed three more players.  They are all from Rogers Heritage High School in Rogers, Arkansas.

 Lacey Murray and Brittany and Ashley Ward signed their NJCAA letter's of intent to play basketball for the Cardinals next year. 

Rogers Heritage standouts Brittany Ward, Lacey Murray and Ashley Ward

(4/10/13)  MAC announces the signing of Riley Reddin from Parkway South.  The women's basketball team has signed point guard Riley Reddin from Parkway South High School in St. Louis, Missouri.

Parkway South standout point guard Riley Reddin

(4/10/13) Lady Cards sign Alayah Cooper-Johnson from Cape Central.  MAC is hot on the recruiting trail this Spring and has just announced the signing of Alayah Cooper-Johnson from Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau, MO. "Alayah is going to be a great player for the Lady Cards and we are excited about her energy and intensity!" commented Assistant Coach Briley Milfed.

Alayah Cooper-Johnson signs letter of intent with MAC

Cape Central standout Alayah Cooper-Johnson pictured here with Head Coach Gary Koch.  She was joined during the signing by her  mother, Tiesha Johnson, seated at Alayah's left in the picture and at right, CHS Head Girls’ Coach Sherri Shirrell.  Standing at left is AAU Travel Team Coach Chuck Williams, and at right is Mineral Area College Head Women’s Coach Gary Koch.

KFVS Article

(4/8/13)  Cardinal Sophomore named to All-American Team.  Janelle Travis was named NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American.  She helped lead her team to a #13 national ranking after the Lady Cards won 16 out of their first 17 games.

Daily Journal Article

(3/6/13)  Janelle Travis named First Team All-Region.  Sophomore guard Janelle Travis (Lafayette, CA and West Point Academy) was named to the 1st team All-Region 16 Team.  Janelle had a terrific year for the Cardinals as their starting point guard.  She averaged 13.2 points per game and 5.4 assists per game.  She shot 44.1% from 3-point range.  Probably her most impressive stat was her free-throw shooting.  MAC has historically been a very good free-throw shooting team and Travis typified that this year.  She missed one free-throw all season (63-64) for an amazing 98.4 percentage.

Chelsea Roberts (Loreto College, South Australia) was named to the Honorable Mention Team.  Roberts, a freshman, lead the team in scoring with a 13.9 points per game average, along with leading the team with 6.7 rebounds per game.  The Lady Cards had a very good season climbing to as high as #13 in the NJCAA national polls and finishing with an overall record of 21-8.

(3/5/13)  Head Coach Gary Koch announces dates for 2013 Summer Instructional Camp.  Mineral Area women's basketball will host a 2013 summer instructional camp for any aspiring basketball player that is entering the 4th grade and older.  The camps dates are set for Tuesday, June 11th through Thursday, June 13th. 

Click on the below link to download flyer.

Camp Flyer.

(2/27/13)  Cardinals fall to State Fair in Region XVI Tournament.  The women's basketball team fell to State Fair last night by the score of 67-64 in the first round of the Region XVI Tournament. After being down 5 at halftime MAC seemingly seized control of the game holding a 10 point advantage with 11:07 left.  State Fair rallied however, and were up by three points before Janelle Travis hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to tie it.  Then, State Fair worked the ball down the court to Kaci Cason who banked in a 20 feet shot from the baseline to end the Lady Cards season. 

MAC (21-8) got off to a terrific start this year winning 16 of their first 17 games and climbing to 13th in the NJCAA Division 1 national polls.  Sophomore guard Travis hit 63 of 64 free throws on the season leading the country with a 98.4 percentage. 

Daily Journal Article

(2/26/13)  Opening round of Region XVI Tournament tonight at MAC.  The Mineral Area women's basketball team will host the first round of the Region 16 tournament on Tuesday, February 26th.  Mineral Area received the #4 seed and will play State Fair in the Quarter Final round at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  Should the Lady Cardinals advance, the Semi Finals and Finals will be held at Three Rivers Community College on Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd.  Game time for Friday’s game would be at 5:00 p.m. with the Finals being played at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

(2/25/13)  MAC wins against State Fair on Homecoming night.  The Lady Cards defeated State Fair on Saturday night as a part of the college's annual Homecoming activities.  MAC used stellar shooting to post a 86-72 victory moving them to 21-7 on the season. 

They will now turn around and face the Roadrunners again at the Bob Sechrest Field House on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.  This time it will be the first round of the Region XVI Tournament. 

Daily Journal Article

(2/12/13) January/February newsletter released.  Click on the below link to find out some recent news on the MAC Lady Cards.  Mineral Area is currently 20-5 and have two home games remaining, starting with Crowder, on Saturday at 2:00.  They will close out their regular season at home against State Fair on the 23rd at 5:00 as part of the college's annual homecoming festivities.


(2/11/13)  Cardinals to honor longtime employee Linda Huffman.  The women's basketball team will honor former MAC registrar Linda Huffman at its home contest against Crowder on Saturday.  Huffman, who died in January following a battle with cancer, worked at MAC from 1995 until her passing. The Lady Cardinals are currently leading a fundraising campaign that will benefit both the Meredith Huffman Scholarship Foundation, headed by Linda’s daughter, and the Walker Johns Foundation which helps three local children with cancer.

Daily Journal Article

(2/4/13) Mineral Area improves to 19-4 after Region XVI win against Moberly.  The women's basketball team got a key Region XVI home victory on Saturday defeating the Moberly Greyhounds 59-41. MAC was lead by Janelle Travis who had 23 points including 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.  Travis is shooting 98% from the free-throw line this season. 

The Lady Cards are now 4-3 in Region XVI and play on Wednesday up at St. Louis Community College in a double-header with the men's team.

Daily Journal Article

(1/31/13)  Cardinals grab road victory over Vincennes.  The MAC women got back on track last night with a 79-67 victory at Vincennes, Indiana.  The Lady Cards had dropped two games in a row but put forth one of their better efforts this season to improve to 18-4.  The Cardinals were lead by Chelsea Pannier (Cape Central) who scored a game high 25 points.   The Lady Cards will take on Moberly at home on Saturday the 2nd at 5:00.

Daily Journal Article

(1/7/13)  Lady Cards notch 10th straight win against rival Three Rivers.  The women's basketball team defeated Three Rivers on Saturday night at the Bob Sechrest Field House by the score of 88-74. MAC had its typical balanced scoring attack led by Janelle Travis and Chelsea Roberts with 17 a piece. 

MAC (15-1) is off to one of its best starts in school history and await the Jefferson College Vikings at home Wednesday.  The Lady Cards are ranked 18th and are sure to move up when the rankings come out this week. 

Daily Journal Article

(1/2/13)  December newsletter now available.  The Lady Cards are off to one of their best starts in school history.  Read more about the 2012-2013 Mineral Area women's basketball team in their December newsletter.

December newsletter

(12/31/12)  MAC point guard featured in the Napa Valley Register.  Janelle Travis, a sophomore point guard for the nationally ranked Lady Cards was featured in a story by Marty James of the Napa Valley Register out of California.  You can read the complete article here:

Napa Valley Article

(12/31/12)  Cardinals defeat #4 Iowa Western on last second shot.  The women's basketball team tallied one of their most impressive wins ever Saturday in dramatic fashion.  MAC was down 80-66 with 3:40 left to play, but stormed back scoring 16 consecutive points, culiminating with a last second shot by Chelsea Roberts that fell through the basket as time expired, giving the Lady Cards the 82-80 victory.  Roberts scored 15 of her game high 25 in the second half including 13 of 15 from the free-throw line.  MAC, traditionally a very good free-throw shooting team over the years, shot 26 of 32 from the line to claim its 8th straight win. 

Mineral Area (13-1) is currently ranked 18th in the nation will most likely climb into the top 15 when the next polls are released. The win was a part of the two-day Hampton Holiday Inn Classic over the weekend.  MAC defeated Lewis & Clark 84-67 on Friday at the Bob Sechrest Field House in the first game.

The Lady Cards now play three home games in a row starting on January 2nd against Madison College.  They will play Saturday the 5th at 5:00 pm against rival Three Rivers before a Wednesay, 6:00 home start against Jefferson College. 

Daily Journal Article

(12/17/12)  Lady Cards gain another impressive road win.  The Mineral Area women's basketball team defeated John A. Logan over the weekend, in Carterville, Illinois by the score of 86-67.  MAC was in a tight game through the first half, but pulled away in the second half to improve their road record to 8-0 on the season. 

The Cardinals (11-1) were sparked by Janelle Travis (Lafayette, CA) and her 5 consecutive three-pointers in the first half.  Chelsea Roberts (South Australia) had another solid game for MAC scoring 18 points while going 7 for 7 from the free-throw line. 

The Lady Cards will be at home over Christmas Break playing in the Hampton Inn Holiday Classic at the Bob Sechrest Field House. The Cardinals will play against Lewis & Clark at 3:00 on Friday, before the marquee game of the tournament that matches up the 18th ranked Cardinals against the 4th ranked Iowa Western Reivers on Saturday the 29th at 3:00.

Daily Journal Article

(12/6/12)  19th ranked Cardinals defeat Jefferson in road contest.  MAC went on the road last night and defeated the Jefferson College Vikings 66-47.  The Cardinals move to 1-0 in the MCCAC and 1-0 in the Region XVI.  Mineral Area ran away from the Vikings in the 2nd half, outscoring Jefferson 36-23. 

MAC (9-1) plays at home this Saturday against Olney at 2:00 at the Bob Sechrest Field House. 

Daily Journal Article

(12/3/12)  MAC sweeps at Vincennes Classic.  The Mineral Area women continued their solid play by traveling to Vincennes, Indiana and winning two games over the weekend.  In the first game, MAC defeated Owens College 64-56 before winning against Malcolm X 66-59. 

MAC (8-1) is currently the 22nd ranked team in the nation.  They will travel to Hillsboro, MO on Wednesday to take on Jefferson College at 5:00.

Daily Journal Article

(11/26/12)  #16 Cardinals gain another road win.  Mineral Area defeated Olney College by the score of the 80-57.  Brittany Lawson was the high scorer for MAC with 18 points and 9 rebounds.  The Lady Cards (6-1) will now go on the road to play in the Vincennes CLassic on Friday and Saturday.

Daily Journal Article

(11/21/12)  #24 Mineral Area drops home contest with Southwestern Illinois.  MAC lost a home game last night to Southwestern Illinois.  SWIC defeated MAC by the score of 79-75.  The Cardinals had just defeated the Blue Storm up in Belleville, but this time the Lady Cards could not pull out the victory. 

Mineral Area (5-1) will now travel to play against Olney Central on Friday at 5:30.

Daily Journal Article

(11/15/12)  Lady Cards climb into top 25.  The NJCAA has released its national rankings for all Division I junior colleges and Mineral Area is ranked as the 24th best team in the country.  MAC has started hot this season winning all five games they have played.  They are currently the only team in the Region XVI ranked.

NJCAA National Poll

(11/13/12)  Women win another big road game, improve to 5-0.  The Lady Cards defeated Southwestern Illinois College last night 68-57 to continue its torrid start.  Chelsea Roberts had another big game for MAC by scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.  Point guard Janell Travis had 19 points as well. 

The Cardinals will play SWIC again, this time at home, on Tuesday, November 20th, before a road game with Olney Central on Friday at 5:30.

Daily Journal Article

(11/12/12)  Lady Cards now 4-0 after weekend sweep.  The women's basketball team continues to roll winning two games this weekend over Carl Albert and John A. Logan as a part of the Tradition Inn Classic. 

MAC won 74-57 on Friday night. Courtney Knuckles had 21 points , 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals Chelsea Pannier added 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals  Ashleigh Bow contributed 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and Chelsea Roberts chipped in with 10 points, 4 steals.

On Saturday MAC defeated the John A. Logan Volunteers 88-72.  Chelsea Roberts lead all scorers with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals. Ashleigh Bow had 16 points.  Courtney Knuckles had 12 points Janelle Travis 11 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals.

The Cardinals will take on Southwestern Illinois tonight in Belleville at 5:30 PM.

Daily Journal Article

(11/5/12) October newsletter is now available. To find out more about the Cardinals click below to read the October newsletter.  This is a great way to find out more about the Lady Cards.

October Newsletter

(11/5/12)  Cardinals dominate with two wins to start season.  The women's basketball team traveled to Carterville, Illinois this weekend to start their season in the John A. Logan Classic.  MAC won both games to start the season 2-0.  On Saturday, MAC defeated Elgin Community College out of Elgin, Illinois by the score of 93-51.  Then, the Lady Cards came back on Sunday and beat Kankakee 80-45.  The Cardinals will be at home this weekend to participate in the Tradition Inn Classic.  MAC will play against Carl Albert on Friday at 7:00.  Then, they will play against John A. Logan on Saturday the 10th at 3:00.  All of these games will take place at the Bob Sechrest Field House.

Daily Journal Article

(10/31/12)  MAC in action this weekend.  The new-look Mineral Area women's basketball team will start their season this weekend in the John A. Logan Classic.  MAC will play on Saturday against Elgin at 6:00.  They will play on Sunday at 1:00 against Kankakee. 

(10/8/12) Midnight Madness - Wednesday October 10th

Midnight Madness will be in the Bob Sechrest Field House directly following the MAC/Jefferson College volleyball game on Wednesday, October 10th. There will be free popcorn before the volleyball game. After the game, the cheerleaders, dance team, women’s basketball team, and men’s basketball team will be introduced. There will be a three point shootout and a slam dunk contest. At 10:00 p.m. there will be pizza and soda served.

(9/17/12) The Women's Basketball Program has started a monthly newsletter!  This newsletter is to get supporters following the Lady Cards in everything we do. Click the link below to see the PDF version of our monthly newsletter. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please email Briley Milfeld at bmilfeld@mineralarea.edu and she will be happy to get this out to you.  Also, follow us on Twitter @cardswomenbball and "Like" us on Facebook at Mineral Area College Women's Bball!

PDF Women's Basketball Aug & Sept Newsletter 2012

(8/21/12) West Point guard Janelle Travis of Lafayette, CA transfers to Mineral Area to play basketball for the Lady Cards this year.  Janelle spent her first year of college at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and started the first six games last year as a freshman.  She has joined the Lady Cards this fall and will be coming in as a Sophomore.

(Pictured here is Janelle playing last year at West Point.)

(8/19/12) Carbondale High School guard Loren Scott signs Letter of Intent to play for Coach Koch this upcoming season at MAC.

(Pictured from the left of the back row is Don Osborn, Ashley G, Mary-Alice Jenkins, and Coach Koch.  In the front from the left we Katy Scott, Quincy Scott, Loren Scott, and Gail Scott.)

(8/17/12) Another South Australian to become a Cardinal this season.  Tayla Corrigan will become a post threat for the Cardinals in 2012-2013.

(Corrigan is pictured here making her way to the States.)

(8/16/12) Mineral Area also adds Loreto College guard from South Australia, Chelsea Roberts.

(Pictured here is Chelsea as she says goodbye to Australia for a year.)

(8/15/12) Ashleigh Bow from Trott Park, South Australia has joined the Cardinals for the upcoming 2012-2013 basketball season. 

(Pictured is Ashleigh on her U18 National Team in Australia.)

(8/15/12) Larra Kubinski signs letter of intent to play at MAC along with thirteen other new team members.  Larra graduated from Crocker High School in Missouri where she led her team to the State Quarterfinals this past season.

(Larra, pictured here with Coach Gary Koch of the Cardinals and her basketball coach at Crocker, Nancy Ward)

(8/13/12)  Riley Owens signs Letter of Intent to play at MAC.  Central High School senior Riley Owens has committed to play basketball for the Cardinals this upcoming season.

(Riley, pictured here with her mom and dad, Central teacher Jon Petty,  Central head basketball coach Matt Bradley and MAC head coach Gary Koch)