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 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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.