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(6/24/14)  Here are the Mineral Area College student-athletes that received NJCAA Academic Achievement Awards:

NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 - 3.99 GPA):


Kayla Thibodeaux - Volleyball 
Lauren Stamp - Softball 

NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 - 3.79 GPA):

Bryce Weibrecht - Men's Basketball 
Larra Kubinski - Women's Basketball 
Jordan Savage - Baseball 
Tanner Ward - Baseball 
Meagan Claxton - Softball 
Alina Fields - Softball 
Sonya Hahn - Softball 
Samantha Horrell - Softball 

 

Women's Volleyball to offer Volleyball Training.  The MAC women's volleyball team is now offering Individual Lessons, Small Group Sessions and One Day Team Camps.  Click on the link below for more information.

Volleyball Training

(2/13/14)  Women's Volleyball releases 2014 schedule.  The Mineral Area volleyball team has released its schedule for the Fall 2014 season. Click above on "2014 Volleyball Schedule" for next year's schedule.

(1/23/14)  Women's Volleyball release camp information.  Women's volleyball assistant coach Chelsey Politte has released the summer 2014 camp information for the program.  Below is the information along with the registration form.

2014 Camp

(11/11/13) All-Region and All-Conference teams announced.

The MCCAC All-Conference volleyball team was recently announced.  MAC had four players named to the All-Conference team.

MCCAC 1st team All-Conference:  Hanna Glasstetter, Natalie Gremaud, and Danielle Guseman 2nd team All-Conference:  Brittany Collins 

The Region 16 All-Region team was recently announced.  MAC had five players named to the All-Region team. All-Region 1st Team:  Natalie Gremaud, Hanna Glasstetter, and Danielle Guseman  Honorable Mention All-Region:  Liza Gray and Brittany Collins

 

 

(11/4/13)  Cardinals season ends in Region 16 Finals.  The MAC Women's volleyball team lost in the finals of the Region 16 Tournament on Saturday to West Plains.  The Lady Cards end their season 26-11.  On Friday, MAC defeated Jefferson College to advance to the final. 

Daily Journal Article vs. West Plains

Daily Journal Article vs. Jefferson College

(10/30/13)  MAC ends regular season on high note.  MAC defeated Lake Land College out of Mattoon, Illinois last night in straight sets.  The Lady Cards finish the regular season 25-10.  Next up is the Region 16 Tournament.  MAC will take on Jeffco at 5:00 on Friday, November 1st in West Plains, MO.

Daily Journal Article

 

(10/29/13) Region 16 Tournament information now set.  Mineral Area will travel to MSU-West Plains to participate in the Region 16 volleyball tournament.  MAC will play Jefferson College in the semi-finals on Friday, November 1st.  Game time is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.  If the Lady Cardinals win, they will play at noon on Saturday, November 2nd against the host MSU-West Plains Grizzlies.

(10/25/13) Lady Cards knocked off by West Plains.  The women's volleyball team lost a home Region 16 match last night against the West Plains Grizzlies.  MAC lost in 4 sets by the scores of:  25-15, 25-20, 24-26 and 23-25.

Mineral Area (23-10) will now play Missouri Baptist JV on Monday the 28th in St. Louis and Lakeland on Tuesday in Matoon, Illinois to close out their regular season.

MAC will play Jefferson College in the 1st round of the Region 16 Tournament.  The winner will have to defeat West Plains to claim the title. 

(10/24/13)  Cardinals clinch share of MCCAC Conference title.  The MAC Lady Cards won a share of the conference title last night with a win over St. Louis Community College.  This marks the first MCCAC conference volleyball championship in our school's history.  They are on quite a roll here lately, winning their last 9 matches and moving to 23-9 overall. 

Daily Journal Article

(10/22/13)  Cardinals play for MCCAC Conference Championship on Wednesday.  The Mineral Area Women's volleyball team will clinch a share of the MCCAC Conference Championship on Wednesday night with a win over St. Louis Community College.  This will be sophomore night for the Lady Cardinals. This would be the first MCCAC conference volleyball championship in the school’s history. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.  Mineral Area will finish their week by hosting Region 16 rival MSU-West Plains on Thursday, October 24th.  Game time for the West Plains contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

(10/14/13) Pro-Rehab player of the game.  This week's Pro Rehab Player of the Game is... Liza Gray from Advance, MO

Liza Gray # 9

Advance, MO

 

(10/14/13)  MAC goes 4-0 in Unico Bank Classic.  The Mineral Area Women's volleyball program hosted the Unico Bank Classic this past weekend at the Bob Sechrest Field House. The Lady Cards had a very successful weekend winning all 4 matches.  On Friday, MAC defeated McKendree JV followed by Rend Lake.  On Saturday, the Cards knocked off Lake Land and Oakton to move to 19-9 on the season. 

Next up for MAC is a pair of road contests in Illinois this week.  MAC will play against John A. Logan on Tuesday in Carterville, Illinois at 7:00.  On Wednesday the Cardinals will take on Lindenwood - Belleville at 7:00 in Belleville, Illinois.

Daily Journal Article

(10/9/13) Midnight Madness and Meet the Athletes Night is tonight This year we will be combining Midnight Madness with Meet the Athletes Night. Come out and meet all of our athletes on Wednesday, October 9th at 5:00 p.m. We will be grilling hot dogs in student parking lot C by the baseball field on the MAC Campus at 5:00 p.m. The community is invited to come out and meet all of our athletes, cheerleaders, and Kirby the Cardinal. After meeting the athletes and tailgating with the Cardinals will can then go into the Bob Sechrest Field House and root on the volleyball team as we play host to East Central College at 6:30 p.m.

(10/7/13)  Cardinals go 3-1 in East Central Tournament.  The Lady Cardinals traveled to Union, MO to participate in the East Central Tournament.  The Lady Cardinals defeated Southwestern Illinois with scores of 26-24, 25-12, and 25-18.  MAC’s next opponent was Indian Hills.  The Lady Cards won the game with scores of 25-21, 25-13, and 26-24.  MAC then defeated Missouri Baptist JV on Saturday with scores of 25-20, 25-13, and 25-18.  The Lady Cardinals wrapped up the tournament by losing to Butler Community College with the scores of 13-25, 25-13, and 17-25.  The MAC Cardinal Volleyball team now has a record of 14-9 on the season.

Daily Journal Article

(10/3/13)  Cardinals fall to Jefferson in 4 sets.  MAC went on the road last night and lost to Jefferson College by the scores of 25-17, 25-14, 17-25, 28-26. Liza Gray (Advance, MO) had a team high 10 kills for the Lady Cards.  Mineral Area defeated Jeffco earlier in the year at home before falling to them in a non-conference match in the ICC Tournament. 

MAC (11-8) will now play in the East Central Tournament.

(9/30/13) Volleyball to face Jefferson on Wednesday.  The Mineral Area College volleyball team traveled to St. Louis Community College on Tuesday, September 24th and played the St. Louis Archers.  The Lady Cards won in three sets with scores of 25-11, 25-11, and 25-12.  Mineral Area remains unbeaten in the conference with a record of 3-0.  The Lady Cardinals then traveled to MSU-West Plains on Thursday and lost to the Lady Grizzlies in four sets with scores of 18-25, 25-18, 25-27, and 16-25.  The MAC volleyball team now has a record of 11-7 on the season.

 

(9/23/13)  Cardinals win 2 more, improve to 10-6. The Lady Cards traveled to Centralia, IL to play in the Kaskaskia tri-match on September 21st.  MAC won both games, defeating Kaskaskia 25-15, 25-14, and 25-23.  The Lady Cardinals then beat Lincoln College 25-14, 25-9, and 25-16.  The MAC Lady Cardinals volleyball team now has a record of 10-6 on the season. 

MAC will play at St. Louis Community College on Tuesday.

(9/18/13) Lady Cards get 2 wins in Tuesday's tri-match.  The women's volleyball team picked up two more wins on Tuesday, defeating Missouri Baptist and Lindenwood Belleville last night at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  MAC was able to win both games in dominant fashion. 

MAC (8-6) will now play in another tri-match on Saturday at Kaskaskia. 

Daily Journal Article

(9/16/13)  Cardinals go 2-2 in ICC Tournament.  The women's volleyball team traveled to Peoria, IL to play in the Illinois Central Tournament over the weekend.  MAC lost to Jefferson College in 5 sets on Friday in 5 sets with scores of 20-25, 23-25, 25-10, 25-23, and 11-15.  The Lady Cardinals next opponent was ICC.  Mineral Area lost in 5 sets to the host school with scores of 25-19, 25-15, 16-25, 20-25, and 10-15.  The Lady Cards bounced back on Saturday and won both games of the tournament, defeating Rend Lake in three sets with scores of 25-12, 25-22, and 25-9.  MAC then defeated Vincennes with scores of 25-17, 25-17, and 25-11.  The MAC Cardinal Volleyball team now has a record of 6-6 on the season.

(9/13/13)  ICC Tournament Information.  This weekend the MAC Volleyball team will participate in the Illinois Central College Tournament in Peoria, Illinois.  The following is the list of games with times and opponents. 

Illinois Central College Tournament

Sept. 13-14, 2013

Friday, September 13th

Jeffco vs. Mineral Area @ 5:00 pm

Illinois Central vs. Mineral Area @ 7:00 pm

Satruday, September 14th

Mineral Area vs. Rend Lake @ 11:00 am

Mineral Area vs. Vincennes @ 1:00 pm

 

(9/12/13) Volleyball wins 4th straight with win over MCCAC rival East Central.  The MAC Volleyball team has now won 4 games in a row after a 5 set win last night against the East Central Falcons in Union, MO.  The Lady Cards now move to 2-0 in the conference and 4-4 overall.  They will play next in the ICC Tournament in Peoria, IL on the 13th and 14th.

Daily Journal Article.

(9/5/13)  Pro Rehab Player of the Game.  Pro Rehab is now presenting a High Energy Player of the Game after each home contest.  Last night's Player of the Game was Natalie Gremaud from Perryville, MO. Natalie is pictured here with athletic trainer Nathan Werremeyer. 

 

 

This weeks

High Energy Player of the Game...

#3 Natalie Gremaud

 

Team High

12 Kills, 26 Assists, 13 Digs

(9/5/13)  Lady Cards defeat Jefferson College in MCCAC and Region 16 home game.  The MAC women gained their biggest win of the year last night, defeating Jefferson College 20-25, 25-18, 25-17, 14-25, 19-17.  Once again, MAC was lead by freshman Natalie Gremaud (Perryville, MO).  Gremaud had a team high 12 kills, 26 assists and 13 digs. 

Mineral Area (3-4) has won three straight now and will look to add another win next Wednesday at East Central.

Daily Journal Article

(9/4/13)  Sophomore Night scheduled for October 23rd.  On October 23rd, when the Lady Cards take on St. Louis Community College, we will honor all of our Sophomore volleyball players.  This year's group includes:  Dani Guseman, Janika McIntyre, Brittany Collins, Kayla Thibodeaux, Marissa Schroeder, and Lupe Kaufusi.

(9/4/13) Camper Night scheduled for October 9th.  MAC will play a home game against East Central on October 9th and is encouraging all of their campers to come out, wear your camp t-shirt and support the Lady Cards.

(8/30/13)  MAC runs win streak to 2 after defeating Missouri Baptist JV.  The women's volleyball team has recorded two straight set victories over Southwestern Illinois College and Missouri Baptist JV to run their overall record to 2-4.  Freshman Natalie Gremaud out of Perryville, MO has been one of the team's bright spots so far this season.  Gremaud recorded seven kills and thirteen assists in the win over Missouri Baptist last night. 

Up next for the Cardinals is an early season rivalry game against MCCAC and NJCAA Region XVI opponent Jefferson College on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:30 at the Bob Sechrest Field House. 

Daily Journal Article vs. Southwestern Illinois Colllege

Daily Journal Article vs. Missouri Baptist JV.

(8/26/13)  Volleyball team participates in Southeastern Iowa Tournament. 

The Mineral Area College volleyball team participated in the Southeastern Iowa Tournament this past weekend.  On Friday, the Lady Cardinals played Kirkwood Community College and the host Southeastern Community College.  The Lady Cards lost to Kirkwood with scores of 11-25, 21-25, and 19-25.  MAC also lost to Southeastern in five sets with scores of 18-25, 25-19, 25-27, 25-21, and 13-15.  Mineral Area faced Parkland on Saturday and lost in four sets with scores of 17-25, 19-25, 25-23, and 16-25.  The Lady Cardinals finished up the tournament against Iowa Central.  The Lady Cards lost in five sets, with scores of 25-16, 22-25, 17-25, 25-20, and 14-16.  The Mineral Area College volleyball team has a record of 0-4 on the season.

MAC SIGNINGS 2013-2014:

MAC signs Liza Gray from Advance High School.  The women's volleyball team has signed Liza Gray from Advance High School in Advance, Missouri.  Liza was a

4-year starter for the volleyball team at Advance. She made the Woodland Invitational All-Tournament team all 4 years. She was a member of the Stoddard County All-Tournament team for 3 years. Liza was All-District 1st team all 4 years. She was All-Conference 1st-team all 4 years. Volleyball All-Regional 1st team 3 years. Southeast Missourian All Star volleyball team 2 years. Volleyball All-State 1st team.

 

Cardinals add Hanna Glastetter from St. Francis Borgia High School.  The volleyball team has added Hanna Glastetter a middle hitter/blocker from Washington, MO and St. Francis Borgia High School.  Hanna was All-District and All-State at Borgia.  She was 212 Lion's Choice Player of the Game her senior year. 

Paige Mays agrees to play at MAC.  Paige Mays, a Libero from Bernie High School in Bernie, MO, will be a Cardinals this upcoming season.  Paige was a All-District, All-Conference and All-County player for Bernie.  She was also named Defensive Player of the Year. 

Sami Meyer from St. Pius High School signs at MAC.  The volleyball team has signed Sami Meyer, a Libero from Festus, MO and St. Pius High School. 

She helped lead the St. Pius Lancers squad that finished 2nd in Missouri class 2A. She was Stl Today #5 in Dig Average Leaders (6.81),a Prep Volleyball Gym Dandy 6th Team. She was also a member of 2012 Under Armour Watch List. Sami was a KTJJ 2012 Dream Team, 1st Team All State,  1st Team All Region, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All District her senior year.

 

            

Natalie Gremaud signs with MAC.  The Cardinals have signed local product Natlie Gremaud from Perryville High School in Perryville, MO.  Gremaud will join the Lady Cards this fall as a setter/hitter. 

     

(8/21/13) Lady Cards open up season this week.  The MAC women's volleyball team will play in West Burlington, Iowa Friday and Saturday as a part of the Southeastern Iowa Tournament.  MAC will play against Kirkwood, Iowa on Friday at 1:00 and Southeastern Iowa at 5:00.  Then, they will play on Saturday against Parkland Community College 11:00 am and against Iowa Central Community College at 3:00.

(8/15/13) MAC Sophomores sign letter of intent with 4-year schools.  Aleksandra Popovic, Jami Jackson, Krista Mihelsone and Magnalynn Diedrich have signed their letters of intent to play next year at 4-year Universities.  All 4 players were key freshman on MAC's team that won the 2011 Region XVI Title and finished 10th in the country. 

Popovic and Mihelsone will be play next year at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky.  Campbellsville is a member of the Mid-South Conference and compete as an NAIA school. 

Jami Jackson and Maggie Diederich have signed their letter of intents to play at Henderson State University.  Henderson State is a NCAA Division 2 school located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  The Reddies compete in the Great American Conference.

 

(5/2/13)  Kayte Peters signs letter of intent with MAC.  The MAC volleyball team announced the signing of Kayte Peters, a 6'0"' All-Conference, All-District and Academic All-Stater out of College Heights Christian School near Joplin, MO.  The Cardinals were 19-17 in 2012. The previous year went 35-7 winning the Region XVI Title, advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament and finishing in the top 10 in the country.

Joplin Globe

(3/21/13) Mineral Area Volleyball releases 2013 camp information and dates.

The Mineral Area Cardinals volleyball team has released its dates for their 2013 summer camps. Visit our summer camp page to see all the details!

(11/6/12) 2012 All-Region team announced. 

The MAC volleyball team has five members on the Region 16 All-Region team. 

Region 16 All-Region

First Team

Maggie Diederich

Krista Mihlelsone

Jami Jackson 

2nd Team

Taylor Pulley

Alex Popovic

(11/5/12)  MAC unable to defend Region XVI Title - The women's volleyball team fell to Jefferson College on Friday night in the semifinals to end their season.  MAC finished 19-17.  West Plains defeated Jefferson on Saturday and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament. 

(10/29/12) Cards tune up for Region XVI Tournament - The MAC Lady Cards volleyball team will play its last regular season opponent on Tuesday, October 30th as Mineral Area travels to Lake Land.  Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

 

The Mineral Area College volleyball team will host the Region 16 Tournament on Friday November, 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd.  MAC will host Jefferson College in the semi-finals on Friday.  Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  The winner of the semi-final game will play #1 seed MSU-West Plains on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. for the championship.  The winner of the Region 16 tournament will play the Region 20 winner at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Harford, Maryland Fighting Owls captured the Region 20 crown and will be awaiting the Region 16 winner.

 

Region 16 Volleyball Tournament - Bob Sechrest Field House

 

Region 16 Semi-Final- Friday, Nov. 2:  (7:00 p.m.)  Mineral Area vs. Jefferson College

Region 16 Finals- Saturday, Nov. 3:  (12:00 p.m.)  Winner of Semi-Final vs. MSU-West Plains

District N Championship- Saturday, Nov. 3:  (6:00 p.m.) Region 16 winner vs. Harford, Maryland

 

(10/15/12)  Cardinals go 4-0 in American Family Insurance Classic.  The MAC volleyball team had a good weekend sweeping through the American Family Insurance Classic and improving to 18-14 overall.  The Cardinals defeated McKendree JV and Rend Lake on Friday before turning around and defeating Oakton and Lakeland on Saturday at the Bob Sechrest Field House. 

MAC has a big game on Tuesday night, hosting West Plains at 6:30.

Daily Journal Article

(10/11/12)  Cardinals fall to Jefferson in 5-set thriller.  The Mineral Area women's volleyball team mounted a furious comeback last night but it fell short as the Cardinals lost the Jefferson College Vikings in five sets.  The Cardinals (14-14) will now host the American Family Insurance Classic at home on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th. 

Daily Journal Article

(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.

(9/24/12) Cardinals go 2-2 in Parkland Invitational. The Lady Cardinals traveled to Champaign, IL to play in the Parkland College Tournament.  MAC lost their first game in the tournament to Kirkwood 15-25, 7-25, and 14-25.  Mineral Area then defeated Kalamazoo Valley 25-16, 25-23, and 25-22.  The Lady Cards dropped the third game of tournament, losing in three sets to Vincennes 14-25, 23-25, and 20-25.  MAC won the final game in five sets, defeating Rock Valley 27-25, 25-15, 14-25, 19-25, and 15-9.  The Mineral Area College volleyball team now has a record of 11-9 on the season.

(9/20/12)  MAC defeats STLCC in straight sets.  The volleyball team improved to 9-7 last night with a home victory over MCCAC rival St. Louis.  The Cardinals defeated the Archers 25-16, 25-13, 25-10.

Next up for the Lady Cards is the Parkland College Tournament this weekend in Champaign, Illinois.

Daily Journal Article

(9/6/12)  Cardinals lose in five sets to rival Jefferson.  The Mineral Area Cardinals volleyball team had a tough assignment last night traveling to Jefferson to take on the Vikings.  MAC pushed the Vikings to the limit, but lost the 5th and final set 15-11.  The Lady Cards are off until next Tuesday when take on Lindenwood-Belleville on the road. 

(8/31/12)  Mineral Area sweeps home tri-match.  The Mineral Area volleyball team swept Lindenwood-Belleville and Missouri Baptist JV yesterday in a home tri-match.  The Cardinals improve to 3-3.  MAC is heading to Kaskaskia on Saturday before a key MCCAC and Region XVI road match-up with the Jefferson College Vikings on Wednesday in Hillsboro.

Daily Journal Article

(8/29/12)  Cardinals play at home tomorrow in tri-match.  The defending Region XVI champion Mineral Area volleyball team will open up their home schedule tomorrow at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Cardinals will play against Missouri Baptist JV and Lindenwood-Belleville at 5:00 and 8:00 pm. 

MAC was 35-7 overall last year, winning the Region XVI title, advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament and finishing 10th in NJCAA DI volleyball. 

(4/23/12) MAC sophomores continue to sign at 4-year universities.  The women's volleyball team is coming off a historic season where they were able to win the Region XVI Tournament and finished in the top 10 in the country.

They were powered by six sophomores who have decided to move on to sign to play at four year colleges and universities.  Below is a list of all of the signees up to this date:

 

Brooke Williams- Drury

Katarina Sretenovic- New York Institute of Technology

Marija Jovanovic- New York Institute of Technology

Bailey Layman- Williams Baptist

Hilary Trevino- SIU Edwardsville

Meghan Dohogne- McKendree University

(3/10/12) Mineral Area Volleyball releases 2012 camp information and dates.

The Mineral Area Cardinals volleyball team has released its dates for their 2012 summer camps.  The Lady Cards are coming off their finest season in school history winning a Region XVI title and finishing with a final NJCAA ranking of 10th among NJCAA Division I schools.

1. SUMMER LEAGUE: (JV and Varsity) this league will run 6 weeks for a cost of $150 per team. The league will run on Monday nights starting June 4-July 16. Enroll early – Expected to fill up quickly.


2. SUMMER LEAGUE JR HIGH: This league will run 6 weeks for a cost of $150 per team. The league will run on Tuesday nights starting June 5 -July 17. Enroll early!


3. INDIVIDUAL CAMP: The basic fundamentals of the game will be drilled. The age divisions will be divided into grades 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. The coaching staff will include assistant coaches and players to keep the player-coach ratio low. The cost will be $60 for 8 hours of instruction. You will receive a t-shirt at this camp. The camp will be June 4-7. Times will be for entering grades: 5th and 6th- 8am to 10am; 7th and 8th- 10am to 12pm; and 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th -1pm to 3pm. All forms must be turned in by June 1st.


4. Setter/Hitter Clinic: One on one instruction from the MAC staff specifically for setters and hitters. The cost is $50 and the camp will run from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm for 6th, 7th and 8th grades on June 11th. You will also be receiving a t-shirt. You can bring a lunch or leave during the hour off. There won’t be concessions available. . All forms must be turned in by June 6th.


5. TEAM CAMP: 1 day of tournament play. This camp will cost $100 and will run on July 21st There will be a JV and Varsity division. The first place team in each division will receive a camp champ shirt. 10 team limit so register early.

Camp is located in the Robert Sechrest Field House on the main campus at Mineral Area College.

Download Camp Registration Form Here

(1/25/11)  Two Cardinals move on to play at 4-year schools.  Meghan Dohogne and Bailey Layman helped the MAC volleyball team to its first ever trip to the National Tournament this past season.  The added exposure has helped them have the opportunity to play at the next level.  Meghan will play next year at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois.  Bailey will play at Williams Baptist in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. 

Dohogne was a two time MCCAC All-Conference player at Mineral Area. She was also All-Region her sophomore year.  Layman moves on to Williams Baptist who had a very good season last year at 27-9.

(12/8/11)  Region XVI Champs to hold open tryouts.  The Mineral Area volleyball team will hold an open tryout for prospective student athletes.  The tryout will take place on December 11th at 12:30 in the Bob Sechrest Field House.  If you have any questions contact Tim Copeland at 573-518-2231.

(11/19/11)  Mineral Area finishes season with a 10th place finish at National Tournament. The Mineral Area volleyball team continued its incredible season defeating Wallace State-Hanceville and Miami-Dade on Saturday.  This enabled them to play against North Idaho College in the 9th place game.  MAC took North Idaho to a 5th set tie-breaker before losing 15-12 and ending their season.  The Cardinals went 2-2 in the tournament and finishing at 35-7. 

This is the farthest a MAC volleyball team has ever advanced in the post-season.  This season also marked the first time that a MAC volleyball team had won a Region XVI title as well. 

Daily Journal Article

(11/18/11)  Cardinals fall in first round of NJCAA Tournament.  The MAC volleyball Cardinals lost in 4 sets to College of Southern Idaho on Thursday.  Mineral Area took the first set 25-23 before falling 17-25, 20-25, 17-25. MAC falls to 33-6 with the loss.  Mineral Area will now play today at noon against Wallace State-Hanceville.

Daily Journal Article

(11/15/11) Follow the Cardinals live on NJCAA website.  You can watch live streaming video of the MAC Cardinals volleyball team this year at the National Tournament.  PSB Live, in partnership with the NJCAA will provide live stream video of all tournament games at www.njcaa.org/tv and www. psblive.com.  PSB Live will have DVD's of each tournament game available for purchase for $25.00 per DVD during the tournament and online.

(11/14/11)  Cardinals prepare for NJCAA Tournament.  The Lady Cardinals are preparing for the NJCAA National Tournament this weekend in West Plains.  The Daily Journal featured them in one of their most recent stories.  Click below to read more.

Daily Journal Article

(11/9/11)  NJCAA National Tournament information released.  Mineral Area has earned the #12 seed in the 16 team tournament. The Lady Cardinals will be playing at 3:00 on Thursday, November 17th on court #1, against the 5th seed College of Southern Idaho.  Southern Idaho is ranked #9 in the latest poll.  If Mineral Area wins this game, they will play at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.  With a loss the Lady Cardinals would play at noon on Friday.

Tournament Site   - West Plains Civic Center
Ticket information - Tournament Pass (All days of play) $35.00
                            Day Pass  $15.00
                            Students    $5.00 with student i.d.
                            Children under 5   Free
                            Senior Citizens (65 and up)  $5.00 per day

The team banquet will take place Wednesday night.  The tickets to the banquet are $30.00  If you are interested in attending please contact Chad Mills at 518-2134.

Here is the participating teams, seeds, and first day of scheduled games:


1.  Blinn College
2.  Western Nebraska CC
3.  Western Wyoming CC
4.  San Jacinto College
5.  College of Southern Idaho
6.  Iowa Western CC
7.  North Idaho College
8.  Eastern Arizona College
9.  Miami Dade College
10.  Central Florida State College
11.  Temple College
12.  Mineral Area College
13.  Wallace State CC/Hanceville
14.  Barton County CC
15.  Western Texas College
16.  Gadsden State CC

First Round Pairings
Match 1 - Western Wyoming vs. Barton County
Match 2 - Iowa Western vs. Temple
Match 3 - North Idaho vs. Central Florida
Match 4 - Western Nebraska vs. Western Texas
Match 5 - Blinn vs. Gadsden State
Match 6 - Eastern Arizona vs. Miami Dade
Match 7 - College of Southern Idaho vs. Mineral Area
Match 8 - San Jacinto vs. Wallace/Hanceville

NJCAA National Tournament Information

 

(11/7/11)  5 on MCCAC All-Conference and All-Region Team.  The Mineral Area Cardinals volleyball team is heading to Nationals.  Five of the Cardinals players have received both All-Conference and All-Region notice.  Here is a list below:

MCCAC All-Conference (1st Team)

Katarina Sretenovic (Serbia)
Marija Jovonovic  (Serbia)
Hilary Trevino (Hermann, MO)

All-Conference (2nd Team)

Meghan Dohogne  (Cape Girardeau, MO) 
Brooke Williams  (Emminence, MO)

Conference Coach of the Year- Tim Copeland

All-Region (1st Team)
Katarina Sretenovic (Serbia)
Marija Jovonovic  (Serbia)
Hilary Trevino (Hermann, MO)

All-Region (Honorable Mention)

Meghan Dohogne  (Cape Girardeau, MO) 
Brooke Williams  (Emminence, MO)

Coach Copeland is now nearing 100 games over the .500 hundred mark in his career at MAC.  He is 171-73 since coming to Mineral Area.  He has won at least 27 matches each season and never had a losing season since his arrival here.


(11/5/11)  Mineral Area captures first ever Region XVI Volleyball title.  The women's volleyball team won its biggest match in the program's history Saturday defeating Jefferson College in straight sets to advance to the NJCAA National Tournament. The Cardinals won their 33rd match on Saturday. Since the NJCAA has went to a best 3 out of 5 format, this is the most wins for a Mineral Area squad.

MAC (33-5) has been red hot heading into the Region XVI Tournament winning 9 out of their last 10 matches.  Their only loss was to #8 Iowa Western last Saturday.  Since this loss, the Lady Cards have won every match in straight sets, including six straight to win the Region XVI Tournament. 

The Cardinals defeated West Plains on Friday (25-21, 25-23, 25-18) to advance to today's title game.  The Cardinals turned in another straight set win over Jeffco winning (26-24, 25-22, 25-22) in the championship.

Mineral Area advances to its first ever NJCAA National Tournament to be held in West Plains on November 17-19.

Daily Journal Article

(11/1/11) Region XVI Tournament information released.  The 2011 Region XVI Tournament is set.  The 2011 Region XVI volleyball tournament is hosted by MSU-West Plains at the West Plains Civic Center on November 4th and 5th. MAC will play against West Plains at 5:00 on Friday, November 4th. The winner will advance to the Championship against Jefferson at 2:00pm, Saturday, November 5th. 

The winner of the Region XVI Tournament will play in the NJCAA National Tournament on November 17th through the 19th at West Plains.  This year's field is as strong as ever, as every team in the tournament is ranked nationally. (West Plains #17, Jefferson #18, Mineral Area #20). 

(11/1/11)  Volleyball defeats Lakeland. The Mineral Area volleyball team won their last game of a very successful regular season last night defeating Lake Land College out of Mattoon, Illinois.  MAC won in straight sets (25-22, 25-19,25-17) to finish at 31-5 going into the Region XVI Tournament.

(10/31/11)  Cardinals go 1-1 in Halloween Classic.  The Mineral Area volleyball team dropped a close contest to #8 Iowa Western before defeating Hutchinson Kansas in straight sets.  MAC is currently 30-5 right now and will prepare next for Lake Land Community College out of Mattoon, Illinois.  Then, they will participate in the Region XVI Tournament at West Plains. 

(10/28/11)  Mineral Area to compete in Jefferson College Halloween Classic. Four of the NJCAA's top 20 teams are in Hillsboro this weekend to compete in a tune-up for this year's postseason.  Mineral Area will play against #8 Iowa Western (35-6) on Saturday at 10 am.  They will follow up with a match against Hutchinson Community College out of Kansas at 12 pm.  Other participating teams in the tournament are; # 18 Jefferson College, #17 West Plains, and Indian Hills C.C. out of Iowa.  Here is the complete schedule for the Friday/Saturday tournament below.

Jefferson College Halloween Classic

(10/27/11)  Cardinals defeat Lewis & Clark and earn NJCAA ranking.  The Mineral Area volleyball Cardinals are now ranked as the 20th best NJCAA DI team according to the NJCAA website.  MAC earned a straight set victory last night over MCCAC rival Lewis & Clark. 

The Cardinals (29-4) play in the Jefferson College tournament this weekend before playing against Lake Land College out of Mattoon, Illinois to finish up their regular season.  The Region XVI tournament takes place down in West Plains starting on Friday, November 4th.

NJCAA National Poll

 

(10/25/11)  Volleyball wins 5 set thriller over West Plains.  The MAC volleyball team earned its biggest win of the year last night in dramatic fashion.  The Cardinals lost the first two sets by two points before answering back with three straight wins. (23-25,24-26,25-18,25-23,15-9). The Cardinals have now defeated West Plains 3 out of the last 5 times they played. 

MAC now improves to 28-4. This weekend they will play in the Jefferson College Halloween Classic in Hillsboro.

(10/24/11)  Cardinals play big home game tonight against #16 West Plains.

The MAC Cardinal Volleyball team will play host to West Plains on Monday, October 24th.  Game time for the important region 16 game is scheduled for 6:30.  This will be the final home game of the season for the volleyball team.  The Lady Cardinals will then travel to Godfrey, IL on Wednesday, October 26th to take on Lewis & Clark Community College.  Wrapping up the week, MAC will travel to Hillsboro to play in the Jefferson College Tournament on Saturday, October 29th.

(10/17/11)  Women sweep through American Family Insurance Classic. The Mineral Area women's volleyball team played a home tournament this past weekend going 4-0 and improving their overall record to 26-4.  On Friday, the Lady Cardinals first match was against Oakton Community College.  MAC won in three sets 25-13, 25-12, and 25-12.  Mineral Area then defeated a good Vincennes team in four sets with scores of 25-22, 25-18, 24-26, and 25-11.  Saturday morning the Lady Cardinals defeated McKendree JV in three sets 25-14, 25-19, and 25-11.  MAC’s final opponent of the weekend was Kellogg Community College.  The Lady Cardinals won that game in four sets 25-10, 25-14, 24-26, and 25-10.  The MAC Lady Cards are now 26-4 on the season.  The Cardinals have won 14 out of 15 games. 

Next up for the Cardinals is at East Central College on Wednesday with their next home game coming on Monday, October 26 against Lewis & Clark for the Lady Cardinals conference finale. 

Daily Journal Article

(10/13/11)  Cardinals fall to Jefferson in 5 sets.  The women's volleyball team went to Hillsboro last night and pushed the defending Region XVI Champion Jefferson College Vikings to 5 sets, but could not come away with the victory.  Jeffco goes to 16-7 now overall.  MAC is 22-4. 

Hilary Trevino and Katarina Sretenovic led the Lady Cardinals attacks scoring 17 and 16 kills.  Marija  Jovanovic had 45 assists in alll 5 games.  Brooke Williams had 19 digs for MAC. Meghan Donoghe helped the Cardinals defense with five blocks.

Next up for the Cardinals is the American Family Insurance Classic.  This takes place Friday and Saturday at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The first game is at noon on the 14th.  MAC will play at 4:30 against Oakton and 7:30 against Vincennes. 

Daily Journal Article


(10/10/11)  Women's volleyball team goes undefeated over the weekend in Iowa.

The Mineral Area women's volleyball team is on fire.  They have won 10 in a row after going 2-0 this weekend in the Southeastern Community College tournament in West Burlington, Iowa.  MAC defeated Northern Iowa in four sets 25-14, 25-21, 22-25, and 25-7.  MAC then defeated Colby in three sets 25-16, 25-22, and 25-20.  On Saturday, October 8th the Lady Cardinals battled Kellogg Community College out of Michigan.  MAC won in four sets 22-25, 25-21, 25-21, and 25-22.  MAC finished the SCC Jamboree by taking on Southeast Nebraska and winning in three sets 25-17, 25-14, and 25-22. 

Mineral Area (21-3) will now take on Lindenwood-Belleville tomorrow as a part of the college's annual Midnight Madness activities. The game starts at 6:30 and will take place at the Bob Sechrest Field House. 

(9/30/11)  Cardinals continue to roll over the competition.  MAC scored two more wins yesterday at home defeating McKendree Junior Varsity and Southwestern Illinois College each in straight sets.  Mineral Area defeated SWIC in the first match by the scores of 25-15 and 25-20.  Then, they won the second match over McKendree winning 25-17, 25-19. 

The Lady Cards are off to another impressive start this season, running their overall record to 16-3.  They play Missouri Baptist next week on Tuesday, in St. Louis before participating in the Iowa Tournament next weekend. 

Mineral Area is currently the 27th ranked team in the country.

Daily Journal Article

(9/28/11)  27th ranked Cardinals defeat visiting Lake Land.  The women's volleyball team improved to 14-3 last night with a victory over the Lakers from Lakeland College out of Mattoon, Illinois.  MAC was able to win the match in straight sets with only the third set being closely contested.  The Cardinals won by the scores of 25-19, 25-21, and 26-24. 

Up next for the Lady Cards is a home tri-match match against McKendree Junior Varsity and Southwestern Illinois on Thursday at 5:00 at the Bob Sechrest Field House.

Daily Journal Article

(9/23/11)  Cardinals continue winning ways.  The MAC women's volleyball team improved to 12-3 overall last night with a home victory over Kaskaskia.  The Cardinals won in straight sets by the scores of 25-23, 25-17, and 26-24 over the visiting Blue Angels.  The Lady Cards picked up a MCCAC victory over St. Louis Community College on Wednesday winning 25-23, 25-20, and 25-12.

MAC is currently ranked 27th in the latest NJCAA Poll and is scheduled to play against Lindenwood-Belleville on Monday night in Belleville Illinois. 

 

(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

(9/12/11)  Women go 4-0 over the weekend, gain national recognition. The MAC women's volleyball team won all four over the weekend. They traveled to St. Charles, Missouri on Friday September 9th to play in the Lindenwood Tournament. The Lady Cardinals played John A. Logan in the first game and won in three sets 25-18, 25-18, and 25-18.  MAC then beat Muskegon in four sets 17-25, 25-14, 25-16, and 25-17.  On Saturday, MAC (8-1) continued with a victory over Vincennes in three sets 25-14, 25-13, and 25-22.  The Lady Cardinals then finished up the Tournament by defeating Longview in three sets 25-21, 25-21, and 25-22. 

Thanks to its torrid start the Cardinals received national recognition in the latest NJCAA poll.  Mineral Area is now ranked 23rd in the nation in Division I junior college volleyball teams.  The Lady Cards were ranked between 18-25 throughout the season last year.  Up next for the Cardinals is a pivotal Region XVI road game at West Plains on Tuesday night at 6:30.

 

(9/8/11) Lady Cards fall to 15th ranked Vikings.  The women's volleyball team dropped a MCCAC and Region XVI home match last night to the Jefferson College Vikings.  MAC (4-1) played even with Jefferson (4-1) throughout the first set before falling by the score of 24-26.  Mineral Area would lose the next set 13-25 before bouncing back with a 26-24 victory in the third.  Jeffco took the fourth and final set handily by the score of 16-25.  Sophomore setter Marija Jovanovic compiled 27 assists and 14 digs.

The Cardinals will look to rebound on the road in the Lindenwood Tournament on September 9th and 10th in St. Charles.

Daily Journal Article

(9/6/11)  Cardinals go to 4-0 after Saturday sweep.  The Mineral Area Lady Cards won all three matches in their tri-match on Saturday.  MAC defeated Missouri Baptist (25-10, 25-23), Southwestern Illinois (25-11, 25-13),and McKendree JV (25-14, 25-21) in succession to run their overall record to 4-0. 

This sets up a showdown with Jefferson College on Wednesday night at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  MAC lost the Region XVI Championship game to Jefferson last year.  The Vikings are currently 3-1 and ranked 15th in the nation. 

(9/1/11) Lady Cards roll in season debut.  The MAC women's volleyball team cruised to a straight set victory over Missouri Baptist last night at the Bob Sechrest Field House.   The Cardinals are now 1-0 in the season.

Daily Journal Article

(8/17/11)  Volleyball season to get underway on August 31st. Expectations are high this year thanks to a strong recruiting class to go along with five returning sophomores from last years Region XVI runner-up team. 

The MAC volleyball team will play their first game on August 31st, at home, in a tri-match against Missouri Baptist and William Woods at 6:30.  The Cardinals have a key home game against MCCAC and Region XVI rival Jefferson College on Wednesday, September 7th against at 6:30.

(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.

MEET THE CARDINALS @ ENGLER PARK

5:00-7:00 pm

ENGLER PARK, HALL PAVILLION

(7/1/11)  Tim Copeland releases 2011 roster and schedule.  The Mineral Area volleyball program has released its roster and schedule for the 2011 season. 

MAC is coming off one of its best seasons in the programs history advancing to the Region XVI title game and accumulating a 26-8 overall record.  Coach Copeland has brought in 10 new players in a highly regarded recruiting class.  They include the following: 

Tori Boyer (Park Hills, MO)

Taylor Pulley (Bloomfield, MO)

Ashley Thompson (Potosi, MO)

Maggie Diederich (Winfield, MO)

Kristen Thele (Glen Allen, MO)

Hillary Trevino (Hermann, MO)

Sara Duckworth (Imperial, MO)

Aleksandra Popovic (Serbia)

Jami Jackson (Senath, MO)

Jamika McIntyre (Portageville, MO)

For the entire roster click here:  2011 roster

The Cardinals first regular season game will be a tri-match at McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois on September 3rd. They will then jump right into a MCCAC and Region XVI rivalry game with defending champion Jefferson College on Wednesday, September 7th at the Bob Sechrest Field House at 6:30.

For the entire schedule click here: 2011 schedule

(4/7/11) Mineral Area Volleyball releases 2011 camp information and dates.

1. SUMMER LEAGUE: (JV and Varsity) this league will run 6 weeks for a cost of $150 per team. The league will run on Monday nights starting June 6-July 25. Enroll early – I predict this will fill up quickly.


2. SUMMER LEAGUE JR HIGH: This league will run 6 weeks for a cost of $150 per team. The league will run on Tuesday nights starting June 7- July 26. Enroll early!


3. INDIVIDUAL CAMP: The basic fundamentals of the game will be drilled. The age divisions will be divided into grades 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. The coaching staff will include my assistant coaches and players to keep the player-coach ratio low. The cost will be $60 for 8 hours of instruction. You will receive a t-shirt at this camp. The camp will be June 6-9. Times will be for entering grades: 5th and 6th- 8am to 10am; 7th and 8th- 10am to 12pm; and 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th -1pm to 3pm. All forms must be turned in by June 1st.


4. Setter/Hitter Clinic: One on one instruction from the MAC staff specifically for setters and hitters. The cost is $50 and the camp will run from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm for 6th, 7th and 8th grades on June 13th. You will also be receiving a t-shirt. You can bring a lunch or leave during the hour off. There won’t be concessions available. . All forms must be turned in by June 6th.


5. TEAM CAMP: 1 day of tournament play. This camp will cost $100 and will run on July 23th. There will be a JV and Varsity division. The first place team in each division will receive a camp champ shirt. 10 team limit so register early.

Download Registration Form

(11/9/10) Lady Cards land six players on all Region XVI team.  Mineral Area Volleyball had a very successful season and many of their individual players were rewarded with Region XVI honors this past week.  There are 3 players that made the 1st Team and 3 that made the 2nd Team.  1st team honors were given to the following players

1st Team NJCAA All Region XVI

Anna Latinen  Sophomore (Finland)

Kelly Kosmopolis Sophomore (O'Fallon, IL)

Meghan Dohogne Freshman (Cape Girardeau)

2nd Team NJCAA All Region XVI

Marija Jovanovic Freshman (Serbia)

Rachel Kleekamp  Sophomore (Washington, MO)

Tisha Meyer   Sophomore  (St. Genevieve)

** MAC had more players receive All Region honors than any other school. 

(11/8/10)  Cardinals make first ever appearance in Region XVI Championship.  The Mineral Area women's volleyball team pulled off an upset on Friday night over the 11 time defending Region XVI Champions and national runner-up West Plains Grizzlies. The Cardinals were able to overcome a first set loss, to cruise to a 4 set victory (17-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21).  Katarina Sretenovic (Serbia) was one of the stars for MAC on Friday night.  Sretenovic had 11 kills and nine digs in the match as well as serving eight points including one ace. 

The Lady Cardinals were down 1 game to 0 and and trailing 20-16 in the second set before Kaylin Rasmussen (Hillsboro) stepped to the service line.  Rasmussen and the Cardinals would rally for 9 consecutive points to change the momentum, and the match, as MAC went on to win the next 3 sets.   

This set up a winner take all championship match against the Jefferson College Vikings on Saturday.  Behind standout hitters Aleksandra Niemiec and Beta Dumancic hammering down 16 kills each, the Vikings captured their first Region XVI crown since 1998 with a 25-17, 25-19, 24-26, 25-18 victory.

Libero Casey Pouliezos compiled 22 digs with aces, and served the final six points of the match for Jefferson, which swept three meetings from the Lady Cardinals this season. Brooke Simpson netted 13 kills in the victory.

This marked the first time MAC volleyball had ever reached a Regional Final.  Jefferson College had dominated the Region XVI under NJCAA Hall of Famer Jo Ellen Stringer in recent decades but had not won a Region XVI title since 1998. 

The Cardinals end one of their most successful seasons at 26-8 including two wins over West Plains and consistently being ranked in the top 20 of the NCJAA national poll.

Daily Journal Article (Semifinal vs. West Plains)

Daily Journal Article  (Championship vs. Jefferson)

(11/1/10) Region XVI Tournament information now set.  Mineral Area will play MSU-West Plains on Friday evening at Jefferson College at 7:00 P.M.  The winner will advance to Saturday's championship game against the top seeded Jefferson College Vikings.  MAC is currently 25-7 on the season and has split the regular season series with West Plains (1-1). West Plains has won 11 consecutive Region XVI Tournament titles. 

(10/20/10)  Women fall to East Central in MCCAC contest. The Lady Cardinal volleyball team lost a conference game last night to a very skilled East Central team.  The Eagles are now 28-5 and ranked in the top 11 of all Division II teams in the NJCAA.  The Cardinals could not overcome the 41 kills and 10 blocks at the net by East Central as the visiting team cruised to a three set (25-18, 30-28 and 26-24) victory. 

Despite the loss, the Cardinals are having one of their best seasons in school history at 23-5. MAC's final home game is tonight against West Plains at 6:30.  West Plains is the National Runner-up in NJCAA Division I last year.  The Cardinals went on the road to defeat the Grizzlies earlier in the season. 

Daily Journal Article

(10/18/10)  Volleyball goes 4-0 at American Family MAC Invitational.  The women's volleyball team swept through both doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday to claim the MAC Invitational title.  They defeated McKendree JV, Northwest Shoals, Alabama, Oakton and Lakeland Community College in the finale. 

MAC (23-4) now has an important MCCAC Conference game at home on Tuesday against East Central (27-5).  East Central has some very impressive wins this year including a road victory at Jefferson College.  They are currently the 11th ranked team in NJCAA Division II.

(10/18/10)  Chad Mills hired as new Athletic Director.  Mineral Area has named former MAC basketball player and assistant coach Chad Mills as the new Athletic Director effective July 1, 2011. 

Daily Journal Article

(10/14/10)  MAC unable to keep momentum after first game win.  The Mineral Area Cardinals lady volleyball team fell to Jefferson College last night in 4 sets.  The Cardinals came out firing in the 1st game winnining it convincingly by the score of 25-21.  But the Vikings reclaimed control of the match and won the next 3 sets ( 25-22, 25-14, 25-11) to go on to a MCCAC and Region XVI win. 

This weekend is the MAC Invitational which takes place at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  The Cardinals (19-4) will play McKendree JV at 4:00 on Saturday followed by a 7:00 match against NW Shoals.  On Saturday, the Cardinals will play against Oakton at noon and Lakeland Community College at 3:00.

Daily Journal Article

(10/13/10) Cardinals play Jefferson in MCCAC Conference rematch.  The #20 nationally ranked Mineral Area Cardinal volleyball team will play traditional power Jefferson College tonight at 6:30 at the Bob Sechrest Field House.  MAC (19-3) is on quite a roll winning 13 out of their last 14 matches.  Jefferson is 13-10 on the season and returning from the very competive Miami Dade Tournament.  Jefferson defeated the Cardinals in 3 games earlier in the season in Hillsboro.

(10/7/10)  Change in the MAC Volleyball schedule.  The MAC Lady Cardinal volleyball team will NOT be at a tri-match at Lewis & Clark on Friday as listed on the schedule and press releases. Instead, they will play Lindenwood University in St. Charles at 4:30 today (Thursday).

(10/5/10)  Midnight Madness events scheduled for October 13th.  Next Wednesday night Mineral Area College will host its annual Midnight Madness events.  The night will start with a very important conference volleyball game.  The 20th ranked Lady Cardinals will take on perennial power Jefferson College starting at 6:30.  This game will most likely decide the MCCAC Conference Champion for 2010.  It is also "Dig Pink for the Fight Against Breast Cancer Night."

Midnight Madness will include a Slam Dunk Contest and a 3-Point Shooting Contest.  It will be your first chance to see the Men's and Women's teams in action. At 9:00 there will be activities and prizes for the fans.  A student will have a chance to win a tuition scholarship during the event.

(10/4/10)  MAC women win 4 games in Northwest Shoals Patriot Classic.  The Women's volleyball team had a successful weekend down in Alabama going 4-1 in tournament play.  The Cardinals only loss was to #19 Wallace State Community College-Hanceville; Wallace State is now 26-1.  The Cardinals swept all 3 matches on Saturday defeating Lawson Community College out of Birmingham Alabama; Snead Community College located in Boaz, Alabama; and Gadsen State Community College.  On Saturday, MAC lost the first match to Wallace State before defeating the host school, Northwest Shoals. 

The Cardinals (19-3) will now travel to Godfrey, Illinois to participate in a Tri-match against Lincolnd Land and Lewis & Clark on Friday at 6:30.  This will be followed by a big home game against Jefferson College on Wednesday night at 6:30 as a part of the annunal Midnight Madness events. 

(9/30/10)  Volleyball team now ranked in the NJCAA top 20.  The Mineral Area College women's volleyball team is officially considered one of the top 20 teams in the nation this year.  The Cardinals were voted in at the #20 spot in the most recent NJCAA poll.  MAC is 15-2 with both of their losses (Jefferson, John A. Logan) coming on the road to teams that received votes in the latest poll.  MAC will travel to the Northwest Shoals, Alabama tournament this weekend where they will look to defend their tournament title from last season.

NJCAA National Poll

(9/23/10)  Cardinals cruise to an easy win over Florissant Valley.  The MAC Volleyball team won a MCCAC Conference game against Florissant Valley at home last night.  Mineral Area scored 3 decisive wins in all 3 games winning 25-16, 25-6, 25-16. 

Mineral Area (12-2) will continue its current homestand with two contests on Saturday. The 10 a.m. matchup with Missouri Baptist will precede a 2 p.m. game against Kaskaskia.

Daily Journal Article

(9/22/10) Women's volleyball team receives votes in national poll.   The Cardinals fast start has not gone unnoticed by the NJCAA voters. The Mineral Area women's volleyball team received votes in the latest NJCAA national poll.  MAC is currently the only Region XVI team listed in the September 22nd poll. Miami Dade Community College out of Miami, Florida is the #1 ranked team in the nation followed by traditional volleyball powers Salt Lake and Western Nebraska Community College. 

The Cardinals are in action tonight at home in a MCCAC conference game against Florissant Valley.  Game time is 6:30.

NJCAA National Poll

(9/20/10) Volleyball team goes 3-0 in ICC Tournament.  The MAC women's volleyball team went to Peoria, Illinois for the weekend and went an undefeated 3-0 They won the Illinois Central Tournament by defeating North Central, Indian Hills, and #6 ranked (defending D-2 national champions) Illinois Central in the championship.  Mineral Area is now 10-2 on the season and have two home games coming up this week.  You can see them on Tuesday night against Lindenwood University JV at 6:30.  On Wednesday, they will play in a conference game against Florissant Valley at 6:30.

(9/16/10) Cardinals go on the road to defeat Shawnee in straight sets.  The women's volleyball team went over to Ulin, IL last night and made quick work of Shawnee.  MAC won three straight by the scores 25-18, 25-21, 25-23.  Mineral Area (7-2) is now headed to ICC Tournament this weekend in Peoria, Illinois.

(9/10/10)  MAC women will not particpate in Tri-Match.  The women's volleyball team will not play in tomorrow's Tri-match scheduled at Jefferson College.  They will now resume play on Wednesday, September 15th at 6:30 in Ulin, IL against Shawnee Community College.

(9/9/10) Jefferson knocks off MAC in Region XVI and MCCAC contest.  Led by Aleksandra Niemiec and middle blocker Beta Dumancic, Jefferson College rallied from 6 points down in the 3rd game to complete a three game sweep over the Cardinals (25-21, 25-23, 25-23).  Anna Laitinen had 11 kills and Katarina Sretenovic added seven in a losing effort for MAC. 

Mineral Area (6-2) will come back to Hillsboro to participate in a Tri-Match against Wallace State and John A. Logan on Saturday. 

Daily Journal Article.

(9/7/10)  Lady Cardinals go 3-1 in Lincoln Land Tournament.  The women's volleyball team had a very successful weekend, going 3-1 against four Illinois schools in the Lincoln Land Tournament in Springfield, Illinois.  On Friday, MAC went 2-0 defeating Kaskaskia College (25-16, 25-14, 25-17) in straight sets. The Cardinals came back later in the day to defeat Shawnee (25-16, 20-25, 25-14, 25-7) in 4 sets.

Saturday the Cardinals went 1-1 defeating Joliet College and losing to John A. Logan.  In the first game, Mineral Area recorded a straight set victory over Joliet College (25-15, 25-19, 25-13).  The second game saw the Cardinals suffer their first loss of the season, losing in 4 sets (24-26, 25-21, 20-25, 22-25).

Mineral Area (6-1) will now travel to Jefferson College on Wednesday for a NJCAA Region XVI and MCCAC conference matchup.  Game time is 6:30.

(9/2/10)  Cardinals makes statement with road win over West Plains.  The women's volleyball team got their biggest win in recent memory, by going on the road to defeat NJCAA #2 ranked and defending Region XVI Champions West Plains last night.  In front of a big crowd, the Lady Cards rebounded from a first game (18-25) loss to sweep the next three games (25-22, 25-17, 25-20) on their way to a 3 game to 1 victory.   

This was the home opener for the Grizzlies who finished 2nd in the nation last year and have won the Region XVI Title 11 consecutive times and have also made it to the NJCAA National Tournament 11 years in a row.  This is the first time in school history that MAC has defeated West Plains. 

The Lady Cards (3-0) got big contributions from their three European players.  Three Cardinal hitter's were were over 30 percent at the net with Anna Laitinen (Finland) recording 11 kills, and Katarina Sretenovic (Serbia) recording 10 more.  Marija Jovanovic (Serbia) and Laitinen made 14 digs each on defense, and Kelly Kosmopolis (O'Fallon, IL) led in blocks with four.

MAC will try to keep the momentum going when they travel to the Lincoln Land Tournament in Springfield, Illinois this weekend.

Daily Journal Article.

(8/27/10)  Cardinals open up on Monday in Tri-Match at home.

The women's volleyball season will officially get under way on Monday in a Tri-Match with McKendree JV and Missouri Baptist JV.  The first game will start at 5:00 P.M. and the second game will be at 6:30 at the Bob Sechrest Field House.

The Cardinals have brought in an excellent recruiting class and have high hopes for the season.  MAC had a very good season last year, going 27-9.

(8/23/10)  Meet the Cardinals at Engler Park scheduled for September 9th.

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 2010-2011 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 9, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Knight Pavilion in Engler Park, Farmington.  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 the athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play. 

(8/18/10)  Women's volleyball team scrimmages alumni on Saturday. The Women's volleyball team is getting ready to start their season.  They will play against the Alumni, Saturday at the Bob Sechrest Field House starting at 6:30 P.M.  Their first official game will take place on Monday, August 30th in a Tri-Match with McKendree JV and Missouri Baptist at home 5:00 and 6:30 on the MAC Campus.

(4/21/10)  Mineral Area College release 2010 Cardinals Volleyball Camp Information and dates.  The MAC Cardinals Volleyball Coaching staff will conduct an Individual Instructional Camp (June 7th-10th), a hitters and setters instructional clinic (June 14th), a one-day tournament-style Team Camp with JV & Varsity divisions (July 24th), a Monday night Summer League (6 weeks) for Varsity and JV teams starting on June 7th, and a Tuesday night (6 weeks) Jr. High Summer League starting on June 8th. Camp Information Link