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Fall sports practice season ends early

Baseball outfielder Dylan Dilts says he would prefer to continue to practice on campus but supports the decision to send the athletes home.  
December 4, 2020

AACC’s fall sports practice season will end early—on Dec. 3 instead of on Dec. 14 as planned.  “Obviously, with the coronavirus cases continuing to increase and remain at a high level, we...

Baseball team gets new head coach

Former Howard High School baseball coach Nick Hoffner 
is the new head of AACC Baseball.
November 19, 2020

A long-time Howard High School baseball coach is the new head of AACC Baseball.  Nick Hoffner, the founder and owner of Leading Home Mortgage in Columbia, said he always wanted to coach college...

Working out at home keeps student athletes in shape

Men’s Basketball guard Mike Cantrell says he has been following last season’s training plan, running laps around his neighborhood and working on his core strength.   
November 10, 2020

AACC’s student athletes returned to the practice field week after a long break, but some say they have kept themselves in shape on their own.  “When we met with our coach, he said this situation...

Student athletes back on practice fields after nearly 8 months

Baseball players practice on campus  this week for the first time since the college closed in March.
November 5, 2020

After a nearly eight-month moratorium on sports games and practices, AACC’s athletes ventured back onto campus fields this week to begin training for the spring season. AACC, like all of Maryland’s...

Gov OKs outdoor sports; AACC to wait for spring

Men’s Soccer goalie Brenden LeMaster says he would be willing to play for fans if the college allowed it.
October 21, 2020

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday authorized colleges to allow a limited number of fans to attend outdoor sports games, but AACC officials have not approved the return of fall athletics to campus.  Athletic...

Pioneer baseball legend celebrates 44 years as AACC employee

Steve Pegg started his 44-year career on campus as a part-timer in the bookstore while he took classes and played baseball for the AACC Pioneers.
October 2, 2020

AACC’s director of auxiliary services has worked at the college for 44 years—and earned recognition for his longevity at a meeting of all faculty and staff at the beginning of the semester. Steve...

Sitting all day? Get moving, trainer says

Sitting all day? Get moving, trainer says
September 25, 2020

Do your neck and shoulders hurt from sitting at a computer for hours every day? Are you battling the “Quarantine-15” weight gain? Do you feel like you’ve grown roots in your desk chair? Head trainer...

Women’s Cross-Country gets new coach

Long-time Severna Park running coach Susan Noble is AACC’s new Women’s Cross-Country coach
September 23, 2020

A long-time Severna Park running coach is AACC’s new Women’s Cross-Country coach. Susan Noble, who started her job over the summer, has been a running coach and a personal trainer for 15 years...

AACC postpones fall sports until spring

AACC Women's Soccer defender Morgan Duly, left, last fall, says she understands that canceling fall sports will keep college athletes safe.
September 2, 2020

AACC student athletes will not compete in men’s and women’s soccer, cross county or volleyball this fall. The college made the decision after the National Junior College Athletic Association canceled...

AACC athletes meet remotely with 4-year recruiters

Women's Basketball and Women's Lacrosse player Lacey Hinkle (in blue) has an offer to play lacrosse at a four-year college.
May 18, 2020

AACC coaches said a lack of personal contact with university recruiters hasn’t harmed any Riverhawk athletes’ chances of playing for a four-year college next year. “Even if this [pandemic] wasn’t...

Student athletes stay active after campus closes

AACC athletes said they've been staying active since campus closed in March.
April 21, 2020

AACC student athletes have been exercising at home and keeping in touch with teammates since all games were canceled and the campus closed in March. Men’s Soccer goalie Brenden LeMaster said he’s...

Women’s Basketball player named All-American

Autumn Foster-Fields thanked coaches and teammates after being named an NJCAA All-American.
April 20, 2020

The National Junior College Athletic Association has named an AACC Women’s Basketball forward to its Division III All-American team. Third-year sports management student Autumn Foster-Fields received...

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