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RCTC Volleyball signs local student


Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Sports

RCTC 2016 Volleyball signees include Rachel Kimball of Fountain, bottom left. Photo submitted

ROCHESTER, MN - Rochester Community and Technical College signed 11 new players to join its volleyball team for the 2016 season. These eleven women will join six returners from RCTC’s NJCAA Division III Volleyball Championship team.

Included on this team is Rachel Kimball of Fountain, Minn. Rachel played for Lanesboro Public High School on the position, Libero/DS. She was awarded most improved and lettered in volleyball and track. She is planning on completing her general education with an emphasis in accounting.

RCTC welcomes back six National Champions to the 2016 team. Returning sophomores include: Maria Tibesar of St. Paul, Minn.; Megan Schock of Northrop, Minn.; Callie Hanley of Dover, Minn.; Johanna Bungum of Hayfield, Minn.; Ashley Bichel of Caledonia, Minn.; and Kenna Bannister of Lakefield, Minn.

RCTC’s Volleyball Head Coach, Amber Zitzow, was selected Coach of the Year at the NJCAA DIII Volleyball Tournament. Zitzow has been honored with three consecutive Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) Southern Division Coach of the Year awards (2013, 2014, 2015). Amber was also named NJCAA Division III Region 13A Coach of the Year in 2014 and NJCAA Division III District E Coach of the Year in 2014.

In 2015, RCTC women’s volleyball won the MCAC Conference Championship and the NJCAA Region 13A Championship. The RCTC team went on to capture its first national volleyball championship in the College’s history. The Yellowjackets finished their season 27-6 overall with their victory over Brookhaven (Texas) in the NJCAA DIII Volleyball championship match.

RCTC Volleyball’s

Mission/Philosophy

Rochester Community and Technical College volleyball dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students and an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. Our staff respects each student as an individual and their personal welfare is our highest priority. We promote traditional values of honesty, integrity, commitment, and hard work as the foundation of the RCTC volleyball reputation and our continued success. The individual players who participate in our program can learn the benefits of teamwork, self-discipline, personal responsibility, the setting of high standards, and the joy of achievement. We aspire to achieve success at the highest level of academics, as .....
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Falcon Softball Clips GMLOK

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Girls probably aren’t the type to bite fingernails. The weather was probably too cold to leave hands exposed anyway. For a fifth straight game, FCL softball was gnawing right to the end. Coming off a four-game stretch that saw the Falcons win t ..... 
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Softball Same as Same

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Over recent years, Chatfield and FCL have been softball powers. In the first full week of action, it was same as same. Each was winning again. The Gophers went 4-0. Hitting four home runs, they hammered usually-strong W-K twice. Game one’s fin ..... 
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Records Fall at Chatfield Invite

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

As could be expected, with three of the four teams competing falling under the FCJ sports umbrella (Gophers, RPH, LFC), plenty of county athletes finished first at the 15th annual Chatfield Track and Field Invite. Records fell. Tro-Cane Noah Carl ..... 
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Two for the Final Four

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

I didn’t know exactly what to think when he called. He’d hinted at it a year prior, but nothing came from it. Quite frankly, I usually only get asked to help people do things versus go with them somewhere fun! So when KFIL radio guy, and clo ..... 
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Fillmore Central Claybusters

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Front row (L to R): William Nolan, Blake Bigalk, Dustin Daniels, Bronson Hahn, Brady Ristau, Ryli Tostenson, Brogan Hahn, Klayton Miner, Maverick Bushman. Back row (L to R): Coach Dustin Hanson, Coach Bill Hanlon, Cory Brown, Payton Schwingle, Mikay ..... 
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Bulldog Softball Pulls a Never Before

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Kingsland, Grand Meadow, and LeRoy-Ostrander started sharing softball in 2007. Ever since, they’ve played Chatfield twice a year. Not once (0-18) had the Bulldogs come out on top (according to Minnesota-scores.net). The Gophers have won the la ..... 
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Baseball Preview

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

The baseball season starts with a change. It is now four classes versus three. Chatfield and FC/L move up to AA with GMLOK, while R-P, Houston, and M-C remain in A. The last baseball team standing in 2015 were the FC/L Falcons. Keith Larson ..... 
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