Friday, June 12, 2009

Merritt College Soccer Summer Updates

There have been some changes to the summer schedule. The summer class has been cancelled, but we will still be playing Mon and Wed from 6-8 on the field. We will just be playing and running some. If you know anyone interested this is when you should bring them out. I am not allowed to coach until August 3rd, so it will be mostly on your own until then. Starting August 3rd practice will be everyday 3-5pm Mon-Fri. Starting August 20th practices will move to 1-3pm Mon-Fri because school starts. First official game is August 28th. Please email or call me with any questions...

Here's the classes-

The first is the summer intersession class-PE 030 from August 3rd-19th from 3:00pm-5:00pm Class code is 30824 and it is under the summer schedule. It is .5 units.

The second is the fall practice class-PE 030 from August 20th until the season is over from 1:00pm-3:00pmClass code is 42480 and is on the fall schedule. It is 3 units.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Overview of the 2008 -2009 Men's Basketball Season

The 2008 - 2009 season has brought promise for the future of the Merritt College Men's Basketball program. The return of 30 year veteran Head Coach, Maurice Compton, Alumnus Keenan McMiller as the top assistant coach, and mentor/coach Ben Tapscott has helped to create stability within the program. The Thunderbirds completed the 2008 - 2009 season with three 1st team all-conference selections (Matt Busch, Kerel Mitchell and Joe Powell) and finished with an overall record of 19 - 12 and 11 -5: 3rd in the Bay Valley Conference. More importantly, academically the Thunderbirds are graduating 6 sophmores. Student athletes (Matt Busch, Javariaus James, Andrew Pughsley, Earnest Pughsley, Jeff Pyrol and Kerel Mitchell) all will obtain their A.A. degrees by summer and look forward to moving on to a 4 year institution. That brings Merritt College sophmore student athlete graduation percentage to 85%. The sophmores will announce their schools of choice in the coming weeks.