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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.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

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 Director Duane Herr said there are no plans to bring back sports to campus this fall.   “We continue to monitor everything that's going on and we just haven't felt t...

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.

Dominic Salacki, Reporter

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 Pegg, who played baseball for AACC when he was a student here in the 1970s, oversees the college bookstore,...

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 Amber Kelso, who works with AACC’s athletes, shared her top tips with Campus Current for students...

Women’s Cross-Country gets new coach

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

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

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 and coached cross-country and track at Severna Park High School and St. Mary's High School. “I...

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.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

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 its fall season--except for cross country and women’s tennis--in response to the pandemic....

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.

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

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 going on, we share videos and we passionately share knowledge of our players [with other coaches...

Student athletes stay active after campus closes

AACC athletes said they've been staying active since campus closed in March.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

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 working out twice a day since the campus closed as a precaution against coronavirus. “I do cardio...

Women’s Basketball player named All-American

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

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

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 an All-American honorable mention after averaging 14.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game this season. Foster-Fields...

Spring sports cancelled due to coronavirus

AACC baseball is among the sports cancelled due to coronavirus.

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

AACC officials announced on Friday the cancellation of the remainder of the spring 2020 athletic season due to concerns about the coronavirus. Athletics Director Duane Herr said the decision didn’t come as a surprise, but he understood the college’s choice.  “This was a very difficult d...

Men’s Basketball guard leads team in points

First-year transfer studies student and guard/forward Davon Jones practices.

Jacob Dear, Daily Editor

March 2, 2020

A Men’s Basketball guard/forward who is leading his team in points said he plays every game to leave an impression on the fans. First-year transfer studies student Davon Jones averaged 15.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game this season. “I’m always out here trying to perform my...

Spring teams prepare for season

AACC Softball and Baseball players say they hope for a successful season.

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

AACC Baseball and Softball players are spending the first weeks of the new season building team chemistry. Men’s Baseball head coach Chris Jenkins said one of the biggest challenges his team faces is the number of freshman players. “One of the things that’s going to be interesting to watch...

Part-time coaches brings passion to job

Many of AACC's part-time coaches have full-time jobs outside of the college. Pictured, Men's Baseball head coach Chris Jenkins.

Brayden Nazarian, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The “cherry on top” of his coaching career, says Women’s Basketball head coach Lionel Makell, was watching center Sarah Healy’s “face light up” when she learned the National Junior College Athletic Association had named her Player of the Week. “I asked her if she’s ever imagined this,”...

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