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Becoming a Cyclone

Moraine Valley Community College is a two-year institution dedicated to educating the whole person in a learning-centered environment and recognizing our responsibilities to one another, to our community and to the world we share. Moraine Valley Athletics supports the mission of the college while challenging its student-athletes to reach their physical, intellectual and social potential through participation in intercollegiate sports.

The Cyclones and their dedicated coaching staff and administrators support and seek top-level recruits to become positive contributing members of our community.

Many athletes receive scholarships or financial aid to compete and attend school.

Moraine Valley is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC), the latter which includes other area community colleges (Morton College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, McHenry County College, Elgin Community College, College of Lake County, Waubonsee Community College). 

If you are interested in becoming a Cyclone, the information below will guide you through the process. We hope to see you on our campus soon! Go Cyclones!



Moraine Valley Information

Admissions
Financial Aid
Virtual Campus Tour
Academic Programs
Health Fitness & Recreation Center
Student Life


NJCAA Guidelines

NJCAA Prospective Student-Athlete Guide


Moraine Valley Athletics is a member of

NJCAA Region IV
Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference

 

Facts and Figures

# of NJCAA All-Americans — 29 (and 7 honorable mentions)

# of Teams Competing at Nationals — 54

# of Region Championships — 38

# of Conference Championships — 77

(as of Spring 2022)

 

Notable Alumni

Richaun Holmes (2011-12) – NBA basketball player



Bobby Madritsch (1997-98) – former pitcher for the Seattle Mariners


Saul White Jr. (2004-06) – Harlem Globetrotter


Julia Ruzevich (2018-19)- signed in 2022 to play professional basketball for Eigner Angels Nördlingen in Germany


Ephraim Eaddy
(1996-98) – public information officer with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability in Chicago
Harvie Herrington (1990-92) – former NFL and Arena Football League player
Brian Loconsole (2010) – drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2013, and pitched in various professional leagues

Hanah Shehaiber
(1999-2001)  in June 2018, she became the first woman to serve as center referee for the IHSA in a boys' or girls' soccer state championship game. 

 


Coaches Information

Sport Head Coach Email Phone Number
Baseball General McArthur III (interim) mcarthurIIIg@morainevalley.edu (708) 974-5298
Men's Basketball John Chappetto john.chappetto@morainevalley.edu (708) 974-5461
Men's Cross Country Dimitri Dimizas dimizas.dimitri@gmail.com (708) 974-5465
Men's Golf Matthew Lovelace matthew.lovelace@morainevalley.edu (630) 240-5850
Men's Soccer Chris Koloffon chris.koloffon@morainevalley.edu (773) 209-4600
Men's Tennis David Souza chorisaursouza@yahoo.com  (708) 974-5727
Softball Ari Bulthuis abult20@aol.com (773) 547-2019
Women's Basketball Delwyn Jones jonesd@morainevalley.edu (708) 974-5557
Women's Cross Country Dimitri Dimizas dimizas.dimitri@gmail.com (708) 974-5465
Women's Soccer Carter Olson (interim)   (708) 974-5727
Women's Tennis Matt Marusarz mateusz.marusarz@morainevalley.edu  (708) 929-2930
Women's Volleyball Lauren Lorenz Lorenz.laurenm@gmail.com (708) 974-5505