GCC Athletics Update

Written by on July 7, 2018

Press Release:

GCC Athletic HOF Set to Induct Five this Fall

The Genesee Community College athletics and alumni departments are pleased to announce five new inductees into the Cougars’ Athletic Hall of Fame to be enshrined this fall.

The list includes four players and one coach. Almost every sport season is equally represented when each of the soon-to-be inductees was involved in Cougar sports during their time at GCC. That demographic includes: fall (one volleyball student-athlete), winter (one swimming and diving student-athlete, and one basketball coach), and spring (one baseball student-athlete, and one lacrosse student-athlete).

Congratulations to Tammy Conrad Wickens, Sara Barr, Scott Hemer, John Polonius, and Connor Latimer; on their outstanding Cougar careers that expanded from the water to the court, field and diamond.

The induction location has yet to be determined, but will take place Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. with the induction ceremony to begin at 5 p.m. Further details – including athletic biographies – will be forth coming as the induction date nears.

With the inclusion of this year’s class of inductees, the GCC Athletic Hall of Fame will expand to 21 with two teams and 19 individuals.

Three GCC Summer Athletic Camps Accepting Applicants

The Genesee Community College athletics department will be hosting three soccer camps this summer. In addition to the boys and girls soccer camps is a new camp designed to improve performance in any sport in speed, agility and conditioning.

The latter all-sports co-ed camp runs from July 9 – August 3 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. for ages 10 and above.

GCC head women’s soccer and lacrosse coach Jeff Reyngoudt and GCC head athletic trainer Amber Nichols (MS, ATC, PES) are the featured instructors.

Both the boys soccer and girls soccer camps begin July 23 and run through July 27.

The girls soccer camp will be held in the morning from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while the boys soccer camp starts in the afternoon at 1 p.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m. Both soccer camps are for ages 10 and above.

To register electronically and reserve a spot and get further information, simply click on this link: http://www.geneseeathletics.com/camps/camps-list

Genesee Community College soccer teams believe the “game” is the best teacher and that philosophy is evident at our camps. Daily activities include individual ball skills, small-sided games, group tactics and learning through playing. Also, we will have sessions strictly for goalies to work on their skills.

Baseball Cougars Land Pitching-Ace Cole

The Genesee Community College baseball team inked Parker Cole as its newest signee, as the Bolivar-Richburg High School Wolverine comes to the Cougars with impressive credentials.

Cole led Bolivar-Richburg to a Section V Class D title by throwing a no-hitter and earning his school its third sectional title in the last five years.

Although that may have been the senior’s most impressive game on the season, voters found Cole’s season as equally impressive as he was awarded the Allegany County Division-I Most Valuable Player Award.

Cole averaged two strikeouts per inning in amassing a 108 total – that was the most of any in the Allegany County division. For those that weren’t struck out, Cole gave up a hit about every four innings on the average with just 16 total on the season. His earned-run-average finished at 1.55.

Cole also helped his team offensively with a .495 on-base percentage that included 29 hits, 29 runs and 21 RBI with a batting average near .400.

Clingerman Solidifies Women’s Lacrosse Defense as Newest Signee

The Genesee Community College women’s lacrosse team added yet another vital piece to its team with the signing of Olivia Clingerman.

The three-year high school varsity defensive starter for the Waterloo Indians is set to trade-in her orange and black attire for Cougar blue and gold, after leading the former to consecutive semifinal appearances in each of her three years of varsity play.

For head women’s lacrosse coach Jeff Reyngoudt, it was a signing that he had pursued beyond most of his already impressive list of incoming players for next season but one well worth the wait.

The former honor student at Waterloo will pursue a career in respiratory therapy with studies in that field while attending GCC.

Mark Jagord
GCC Sports Information


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