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ICC men’s soccer advances to nationals Nov 12 — (East Peoria, IL)  ICC men’s soccer beat St. Louis 2-0 to win the Central District Championship and advances to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. Juan Rosique & Tajani Fairclough each had goals while goalie Felix Schuster had 3 saves. Several players received post-season honors: Region Player of Year: Juan Rosique Goalie of the Year: […]
ICC volleyball team headed back to nationals Nov 12 — EAST PEORIA — The Illinois Central College volleyball team is headed back to nationals. The Cougars (32-10) beat Lincoln Land in four games to win the NJCAA Central B District championship match Saturday at Ramsey Gym. “I’m so happy for these girls to be able to go,” first-year ICC coach Tracy Heffren told Alex Staab […]
Cougars Ranked #5 in NJCAA Pre-Season Poll Oct 28 — The ICC women’s basketball team is ranked #5 in the pre-season NJCAA Division II poll as announced by the NJCAA on October 21. The Cougars are coming off a fantastic season having gone 32-3 a year ago, but they will have to be ready from the opening tip as they open against two Division I […]
Cougars Host October 5th Jamboree Sep 27 — The 7th annual ICC Women’s Basketball jamboree is slated for Saturday, October 5th at the Ramsey Gym & CougarPlex courts.  Sixteen teams will kick off the exhibition season with games starting at 9:00 am and concluding by 5:00 pm. All day admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students/seniors.  Academic packets will be available […]
ICC Women’s Basketball Coach Karrie Redeker Announces the 2019-20 Schedule Sep 27 — The Cougars pride themselves on playing a tough schedule year in and year out, and this season will be no different.  The team will open the season in Baton Rouge against D1 foes LSU Eunice and Southwest Mississippi and then travel to the Hawkeye state to take on Iowa’s finest for two weekend tourneys to […]
ICC Athletics Names New Head Volleyball Coach Jun 24 — Illinois Central College Athletics has named Tracy Heffren, of Eureka, Ill., as the new head volleyball coach. Heffren begins her new position at the College on July 1. Heffren comes to ICC from Eureka High School where she was the head volleyball coach since 2004. During her time leading the Hornets, she achieved a varsity […]
ICC Softball Region 24 Champs May 21 — Our ICC Cougars beat Lewis & Clark 17-3 in the Region 24 tournament championship game. Next is Nationals, which begin May 22 in Clinton, MS. Read more on PJStar.com!
Gibson and Milsteadt named to First Team All MWAC Men’s Basketball Team Mar 8 — Congratulations to Martrellian Gibson and Ian Milsteadt for being chosen 2018-19 First Team All MWAC Men’s Basketball Team. The Cougars are currently in Region 24 tournament play and advanced to the semifinals after a 68-61 win over Lincoln Land Wednesday, March 6. The two were also named to the 2019 All Region 24 Team on […]
Men’s Soccer Signs Two New Players Feb 18 — Case Baer from Morton High School has signed to continue his soccer career at Illinois Central College. Case started as a central defender, playing for the Potters for the last two years, and was instrumental in leading the team to a record of 17-5-1 this past season. Case also plays for the Morton Premier Soccer […]
Sue Sinclair Makes Way Into AVCA Hall of Fame Dec 13 — Illinois Central College volleyball head coach and athletic director Sue Sinclair, along with two others, were honored as part of the 16th annual American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame class Thursday. At the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2018 AVCA Convention in Minneapolis, Minn., Sinclair joined the ranks of the greatest to […]
Volleyball Season Ends at District Championship, 5 Named to All Region Selections Nov 7 — In the District K title match Saturday, Nov. 3, Illinois Central College volleyball came up short and the season ended after a three-set loss to Lincoln Land Community College, 18-25, 16-25, 20-25. LLCC advanced to the National Championship tournament with the win. “I’m Very proud of the five athletes being recognized for their season performance,” […]
Men’s Soccer Claims Another Region 24 Championship Title Oct 29 — The Illinois Central College men’s soccer team defended its reign over Region 24 by earning its second consecutive Championship. In a cut-throat match for the Reg. 24 title, ICC (No. 2) defeated Lewis & Clark Community College (No.1), 3-1 at Godrey on Sunday. L&S opened the scoring for the day with a goal at the 16-minute mark. The Cougars […]
Chuck Thome Presents Signed Banner from National Baseball HoF Ceremony Sep 4 — Past, present, and future Illinois Central College baseball players will now be able to say they have shared the same fields as one of the greatest to play the game. Once the Jim Thome-signed banner is raised, that attachment and feeling of pride will now be shared by all who step through the doors of […]
ICC Volleyball, Men’s Soccer Get Preseason Rankings Aug 17 — Two Illinois Central College teams were named to the NJCAA preseason rankings on Wednesday. Defending Region 24 champions, the men’s soccer team has been ranked No. 10 of the top 20 in Div. I. They are coming off of a 10-10-2 record from the 2017-18 season but were No. 1 in penalty kicks with a […]
Former ICC Cougar Jim Thome Inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame Jul 30 — Former Illinois Central College Cougar and then Major League Baseball slugger Jim Thome has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of the game’s greatest to set foot on the diamond. Thome, along with Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, was inducted into the National […]
ICC Volleyball Head Coach, Sue Sinclair Inducted into 16th Annual AVCA Hall of Fame Jun 29 — The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 16th annual AVCA Hall of Fame class. Illinois Central College Women’s Volleyball Coach Sue Sinclair, along with, Jean Kesterson and Glen Lietzke, will all be honored in ceremonies at the 2018 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2018 AVCA Convention in […]
Madi McCoy Makes NFCA NJCAA Division II First-Team All American Jun 7 — Thirty-two student-athletes from 17 different institutions garnered 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division II All-America honors, the Association announced on Wednesday, June 6. Illinois Central College’s Madi McCoy (.433, 20 HR, 73 RBI) was named to the list of infield selections and was tied for second in the nation in long balls. Also named […]
Begner, Lonteen Headline Conference, Region Honorees May 22 — EAST PEORIA – After engineering a 10-win improvement in conference play in 2018, Illinois Central College Head Coach Brett Kelley’s Cougars figured to be in line for postseason honors. The Mid-West Athletic Conference and NJCAA Region XXIV announced its honorees Sunday night and the Cougars took home some impressive awards. Leading the way were freshman […]
Coach Heather Doty and Asst. Coach Kathy Holzhauer Earn 400th Win May 11 — Coach Heather Doty and Assistant Coach Kathy Holzhauer earned their 400th win on May 3rd in the Region 24 Tournament with a 10-1 victory over Spoon River College. This is Doty and Holzhauer’s 12th season coaching. The Softball team will be heading to Nationals next week from May 16 – 19 in Clinton, Mississipi.
Coach Wysinger Earns 300th Win Feb 7 — This is Coach Tony Wysinger’s 19th season as Head Coach at ICC. The Cougars have won the Mid-West Athletic Conference (MWAC) title outright three out of the last nine years. In Coach Wysinger’s tenure at ICC, the Cougars have been able to establish school records for the most wins in a season (29) and most […]