Athletics News

  • Volleyball Players Signs Letter of Intent
    July 13, 2018
    Jade VanWagenen has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the Panthers this fall. The McGraw High graduate was a Section III All-Star in both volleyball and softball. At Tompkins Cortland, she is expected to be one of the top hitters at the net for Coach Alfie Okaru's 2018 squad.
  • Eight Panthers Honored with Academic All-Region Designation
    July 05, 2018
    Eight Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been recognized as Academic All-Region by Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Bridger Carreau (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter H.S.), Nicole Deselets (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.), Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia), Cecelia Swan (Cassadaga Valley/Cassadaga Valley H.S.), Ridge Walker (Moravia/Moravia), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
  • Cross Country Added to Varsity Sports for Fall 2019
    June 21, 2018
    Tompkins Cortland Community College is adding cross country as a varsity sport, starting with the Fall 2019 semester. The Panthers will field men’s and women’s teams in Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (N.J.C.A.A.). A search is underway to hire a coach in time to spend the next year recruiting student-athletes for the 2019 teams.
  • Dan Lapp Wins National Championship
    June 08, 2018
    In 2008, Tompkins Cortland Community College golfer Kris Boyes used a big final day to rally from eight place at the start of the day to win the NJCAA Division III National title in a playoff. Boyes’ fantastic finish gave Tompkins Cortland golf its first, and only, national champion. Until now. Ten years after Boyes rallied for his title, Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) posted the best score of the championship on Friday, extending the one-stroke lead he held entering Friday to a dominating nine-stroke victory.
  • Lapp Takes Lead at Golf Nationals
    June 07, 2018
    Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) continued his climb up the leaderboard at the NJCAA Division III Golf Nationals Thursday, taking the lead after day three of the four-day tournament. Lapp fired a 73 on Thursday to stand at 225 for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Chris Kraft from Sandhills Community College (N.C.).
  • Lapp Moves Up Leaderboard at Golf Nationals
    June 06, 2018
    Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) made a move up the leaderboard at the NJCAA Division III Golf National Tournament Wednesday. Standing in 6th place at the start of the day, Lapp climbed up into a tie for second place, just two strokes behind the tournament leader at the midway point of the four-day tournament. Lapp carded his second straight 76 on Wednesday to stand at 152 for the tournament. Trey May of Georgia Military College leads the field with a 150. Lapp is tied for second place with Mason Landborg of Minnesota State Community College.
  • Lapp Opens with 76 at Golf Nationals
    June 05, 2018
    Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) sits in a tie for sixth place after day one of the NJCAA Division III Golf National Tournament. Lapp finished Tuesday with a score of 76, five strokes off the pace being set by Zach Breault of Vincennes University (Indiana). The four-day tournament continues Wednesday at the par 72 Lake Course at the Chautauqua Golf Club.
  • Two Gold Gloves for Panthers Baseball
    May 30, 2018
    Garret Hunter (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox H.S.) and Charlie Hammel (Rochester/Rush-Henrietta H.S.) have made history at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The sophomores were voted to the Region III Gold Glove team, becoming the first two Panthers baseball players ever honored for their defensive skills. Voting on the Gold Glove team was done by coaches from the 17 Region III teams, with the Region III selections now eligible for inclusion on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove Team.
  • Babcock and Hunter Named All-MSAC
    May 22, 2018
    Two Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the Mid-State Athletic Conference baseball all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the six MSAC programs, Garret Hunter (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox H.S.) and Alex Babcock (Cortland/Cortland H.S.) were selected for the 15-player team.
  • Bailey Rose Voted All-MSAC
    May 16, 2018
    Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Bailey Rose (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) has been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference softball all-conference team. A total of 16 players were selected to the all-conference team by the coaches from the six MSAC programs.
  • Lapp Finishes Second at Regionals
    May 15, 2018
    Sophomore Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) moved up one place on the final day of the NJCAA Region III Tournament, finishing in second place with a two-day score of 158 (80-78), two strokes behind the regional champion, Bob Davenport of Mohawk Valley Community College. As a team, the Panthers also moved up one place, finishing in seventh place with a score of 763 (382-381). SUNY Adirondack won the event with a score of 667 (334-333).
  • Panthers Struggle on Day One at Regionals
    May 14, 2018
    Day one of the NJCAA Region III Tournament was a rough one, with hard greens leading to difficult scoring conditions. As a result, scores at the halfway of the championship tournament are substantially higher than expected for most teams, including for Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Panthers struggled to a team score of 382, eighth out of the eight teams at the tournament. On a positive note, Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) remains in contention for the individual title, despite posting his second worst 18-hole score of the year with an 80. The sophomore stands tied for third place, two strokes behind the tournament leader.
  • Panthers Baseball Season Ends in NJCAA Region III Playoffs
    May 12, 2018
    The most successful season in the history of Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball came to an end Saturday as the Panthers lost its opening round series in the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The Panthers, the #3 team in the West Division, traveled to Amsterdam, New York to take on the #2 team from the East Division, Hudson Valley Community College, and got swept 11-5 and 15-7 to lose the series to the Vikings. Tompkins Cortland’s season ends with a record of 22-16; Hudson Valley advances to the Region III Championship tournament next weekend with a record of 24-12.
  • Irizarry and Smith Named All Region
    May 11, 2018
    Two Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the NJCAA Region III all-region team after helping the Panthers advance to the District A championship game for the second straight season. In voting by the coaches in the region, Anthony Irizarry (Middletown/Middletown H.S.) and Nick Smith (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were each voted to the second team.
  • Panthers Baseball Returns to NJCAA Region III Playoffs
    May 10, 2018
    For just the second time in the history of the program, and the first time since 2010, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team has qualified for the postseason. The Panthers finished the regular season in third place in the NJCAA Region III West Division and will now take on the second place finisher in the East Division, Hudson Valley Community College, in the first round of the regional playoffs. The Panthers and Vikings will square off in a best two-out-of-three series this weekend in the Capitol District. The teams will play two nine-inning games on Saturday with a final game on Sunday, if needed. The winner will advance to the regional final four, which is played as a double-elimination tournament starting Friday, May 11 in Little Falls.
  • Panthers Sweep Onondaga to Earn Trip to Baseball Playoffs
    May 08, 2018
    For the first time since 2010, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team is heading to the playoffs. The Panthers qualified for the NJCAA Region III postseason by sweeping Onondaga Community College in the regular season finale Tuesday, 5-1 and 7-6. The wins put the Panthers into third place in the West Division with a record of 15-10 in division. With other teams in the division playing their final games on Thursday, the Panthers could finish either second, third, or fourth in the West, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. The wins over Onondaga improve the Panthers overall record to 22-14, the most wins in a season in the history of the program.
  • Panthers Prime for Regionals with Strong Finish at Genesee
    May 06, 2018
    The final tournament before regionals should give the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team reason for optimism. Playing at the Genesee Community College Invitational, the Panthers fired a team score of 328 to take third place, just ten strokes behind champion Niagara County Community College. The 328 represents the third best team score of the season and a 40-stroke improvement over Saturday’s score.
  • Playoff Hopes Still Alive as Baseball Takes Two from Broome
    May 06, 2018
    The playoff hopes of the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team are alive and well. On Sunday, the Panthers completed a weekend sweep of four games from SUNY Broome Community College, taking both ends of the home doubleheader by scores of 4-2. The wins move the Panthers to 20-14 overall and 13-10 in the West Division. With just two games left, the Panthers are now in position to control their own destiny – a pair of wins over Onondaga Community College on Tuesday would put the Panthers in position to return to the Region III playoffs for the first time since 2010.
  • Softball Season Ends at Erie
    May 06, 2018
    The 2018 season came to an end for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Sunday with the Panthers on the losing end of a doubleheader sweep at Erie Community College. The Panthers lost by scores of 12-1 and 10-2 to end the season with a record of 6-14. Erie improves to 16-10.
  • Lapp Wins Another Tournament
    May 05, 2018
    Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) won another tournament Saturday, taking medalist honors at the Niagara County Community College Invitational. His two-over par 74 helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team to a sixth place finish with a team score of 368. Niagara won the event with a 330 at the Willowbrook Golf Course in Lockport
  • Baseball Sweeps Broome on the Road
    May 05, 2018
    Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a pair of big wins Saturday as the Panthers fight to keep their playoff hopes alive. Playing at SUNY Broome Community College, the Panthers won 5-1 and 4-3 to improve to 18-14 overall and 11-10 in the West Division. More importantly, the Panthers moved into fifth place in the West, just one place out of a playoff position heading into the final few days of the regular season. Broome drops to 6-18 overall and 6-14 in the West.
  • Woods Pitches Panthers to Split with Finger Lakes
    May 04, 2018
    A complete game shutout for sophomore pitcher Jake Woods (Cortland/Cortland H.S.) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team to a split of a doubleheader with Finger Lakes Community College Friday. The Panthers won the opener 4-0 before dropping the second game 11-7. The Panthers are now 16-14 overall and 8-10 in the West Division. Finger Lakes is 16-22 overall and 12-12 in the West.
  • Five Panthers Named All-MSAC Lacrosse
    May 03, 2018
    Five Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the five MSAC programs, Anthony Irizarry (Middletown/Middletown H.S.), Jack Collmer (Vernon/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S.), Jonathan Phillips (Cortland/Cortland H.S.), Nick Smith (Cortland/Cortland H.S.), and Matthew Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) were among the 20 named to the team. The five represent the most all-conference selections in a season in the history of Tompkins Cortland’s lacrosse program. Conference champion Onondaga Community College had the most all-conference selections with eight, followed by the five for conference runners-up Tompkins Cortland.
  • Panthers Baseball Takes Two at Jamestown
    May 01, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep of Jamestown Community College. The Panthers topped the Jayhawks on the road, 4-2 and 9-2 to improve to 15-13 overall and 8-9. Jamestown 7-17 overall and 7-15 in the West Division. The top four teams in the West Division advance to the NJCAA Region III playoffs. With ten games left on the schedule, the Panthers are currently in sixth place in the division, 2.5 games out of fourth place.
  • Panthers Softball Drops Home Finale
    May 01, 2018
    The nicest day of the season weather-wise didn’t translate into a nice day results-wise for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Tuesday as the Panthers dropped both ends of a doubleheader with Mohawk Valley Community College, 10-4 and 11-3. The Panthers are now 6-10 on the year while Mohawk Valley improves to 2-10.
  • Rough Day for Panthers
    April 29, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team’s worst day of the year came Sunday at nationally ranked Niagara County Community College as the Panthers lost 20-2 and 10-0. The Panthers are now 13-13 overall and 6-9 in the West Division. Niagara, ranked fifth in the current NJCAA National Poll, is now 22-4 overall and 10-2 in the West Division.
  • Lapp Medalist Again as Golfers Take Second at HVCC Invite
    April 28, 2018
    Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) won medalist honors yet again Saturday, helping the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team to a second place finish at the Hudson Valley Community College Invitational. The Panther carded a team score of 335 to finish tied with Mohawk Valley Community College for second place. SUNY Adirondack won the event with team score of 316 at the par 72 Frear Park Golf Course.
  • Panthers Lacrosse Season Ends with Championship Game Loss
    April 28, 2018
    The winningest season in the history of Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse came to an end in the NJCAA Region III District A Championship game Saturday as the Panthers lost to national powerhouse Onondaga Community College, 35-2. The season ends with a record of 9-4 for the Panthers while the Lazers advance to the national tournament with a record of 13-0.
  • Panthers Win Streak Snapped By Nation's #5 Team
    April 28, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team’s season-best five game winning streak came to an end Saturday as the Panthers lost to Niagara County Community College 8-3 in the opener of a scheduled doubleheader. The second was called due to rain, but the result of the first game leaves the Panthers with a record of 13-11 overall and 6-7 in the West Division. Niagara, ranked fifth in the current NJCAA National Poll, is now 20-4 overall and 8-2 in the West Division.
  • Panthers Seventh at Herkimer Invite
    April 27, 2018
    Taking part in the Herkimer College Invitational, the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team shot a 357 for a seventh-place finish. The nine-team event was won by SUNY Adirondack with a 318 at the par 72 Mohawk Valley Country Club.
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