Waubonsee grabs ISCC’s All-Sports Trophy

Waubonsee grabs ISCC’s All-Sports Trophy

In the closest race ever in conference history Waubonsee Community College won the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) All-Sports Trophy for the 2018-2019 school year. It marks the eighth time that Chiefs' Athletics has won the ISCC's prestigious award, and sixth time in the last decade. Waubonsee teams won four ISCC titles during the school year on the way to compiling 78.5 total points to edge out second-place Moraine Valley Community College by only one point. The Chiefs' average score of 6.54 narrowly beat out the Cyclones' who finished with a 6.46 average. Last year Waubonsee finished second to Moraine Valley in the previous closest battle ever for the league trophy, falling by .25 to Moraine Valley. This year the Chiefs were ISCC Champions in men's cross country, men's soccer, women's volleyball and women's tennis, to go along with second-place finishes in softball, women's soccer and men's golf.

Since the inception of the award in 1976, the Chiefs' Athletic Department has perennially finished near the top of the standings for this annual award, which is a measure of the overall quality of each college's sports programs. The conference's eight schools compete in twelve sports with six each for men and women. A point system, awarded in descending order of each school's conference finish, is tallied in each sport. The total points are then divided by the number of teams each school has fielded, resulting in their overall average score to determine the winner.

It was quite a successful fall season for Waubonsee as six of the department's seven teams finished first or second in the ISCC standings. Coach Trevor Howard's men's cross country team grabbed the ISCC crown and the Region IV title to qualify for the NJCAA Division I National Meet, where they placed 26th out of 40 teams. Coach Brett Suhayda's men's soccer team clinched a share of the ISCC title for the third year in a row. The Chiefs' volleyball team went undefeated in league play to win the ISCC title and reached the Region IV title match for the fifth straight year under Coach Steve Kish's guidance. Coach Jennifer McMullen led the women's tennis squad to the ISCC championship for the second straight year, while Coach Dave Heiss' Men's Golf team and Coach Brad Schlemmer's women's soccer crew both finished second. In the spring Coach Kristen Corning's softball squad also finished second in the conference standings, while no other Chiefs' team finished lower than fourth in the eight-team league during the year.