ATHLETICS

Lakeland competes in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) within Region XII of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Competition includes colleges from within the region of Ohio and Michigan, as well as independent contest opponents from New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, West Virginia and Florida.

We offer seven sports. Women's sports include basketball, softball and volleyball; men's sports include baseball, basketball, golf and soccer. Visit our team pages below.

 
Student-Athlete of the Month: November

 Nicole UpshawSophomore guard Nicole Upshaw (Cleveland, Ohio / Shaw) has been named Lakeland Community College Student-Athlete of the Month for November after guiding the women's basketball team to a perfect 6-0 record.  On November 15, Lakers captured the 7th Annual TJ Memorial Classic Championship with a convincing 54-37 victory over nationally-ranked Macomb behind Upshaw's team-high 14 points.  She was named Tournament MVP for her performance.  Lakeland continued to roll with victories over Oakland (Nov. 22) and Mercyhurst North East (Nov. 25) for its best start in nearly 15 years.  Upshaw is averaging 9.3 points and 4.5 rebounds through the opening month of the season.

 Montell GoodwinFreshman guard Montell Goodwin (Warrensville Heights, Ohio / Warrensville Heights) has been selected as the Lakeland Community College Student-Athlete of the Month for November after helping the men's basketball team open the season with a 3-2 record.  Goodwin was named MVP of the 7th Annual TJ Memorial Classic after guiding the Lakers to the tournament title with an 89-82 victory over Erie in the championship game on November 15.  The versatile point guard has started in all five games and is averaging 13 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.4 steals through the first month of the season.

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 7th Annual TJ Memorial Classic
 
Lakeland Hosts 7th Annual TJ Memorial Classic

KIRTLAND, Ohio - On Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 Lakeland will host the 7th Annual TJ Memorial Classic inside the Athletic & Fitness Center.  The tournament features two days of competition between NJCAA programs from Ohio, Michigan, and New York and has been a fixture on campus since 2008.  

Link>> Tournament Program

Friday, November 14

2:00 PMWomen: Macomb def. Erie, 80-51
4:00 PMMen: Erie def. (2)Oakland, 106-105 (2 OT)
6:00 PMWomen: Lakeland def. Henry Ford, 74-62
8:00 PMMen: Lakeland  adv. vs. Henry Ford (no game)

Saturday, November 15

10:00 AMHenry Ford def. Erie (Women's Consolation Game), 69-46
12:00 PM(2)Oakland def. Henry Ford (Men's Consolation Game), 65-49
2:00 PMLakeland def. (20)Macomb (Women's Championship Game), 54-37
4:00 PMLakeland def. Erie (Men's Championship Game), 89-82
 
Women's All-Tournament Team
Nicole Upshaw, MVP
Keesha Henderson, Lakeland
Alana Stokes, Lakeland
De'Asia Clark, Macomb
Sydney Morgan, Macomb
Keyanna Austin, Henry Ford
Hannah Hodges, Erie
 
Men's All-Tournament Team
Montell Goodwin (MVP), Lakeland
Ahmid Williams, Lakeland
Louis Cheers, Lakeland
Dashawn King, Erie
Joshua McKenzie, Erie
William Abbott, Oakland
Claude Lewis III, Henry Ford
 
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