Home - Men's Soccer News November 2021Nov 6, 2021L&C men ousted by No. 2 Iowa Western 2-0No. 2 Iowa Western scored a goal late in each half and hung a 2-0 defeat on No. 13 Lewis and Clark Community College, ending the Trailblazers season at 12-5-1.Nov 5, 2021Blazers Face No. 2 Iowa Western in District SemisHodge knows his No. 13-ranked Trailblazers face one of their stiffest challenges of the season when they face undefeated and second-ranked Iowa Western at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Iowa Western in a semifinal of the NJCAA Division I Midwest District Tournament.October 2021Oct 29, 2021Region 24 Title Game Moved to Gordon Moore Park TurfThe NJCAA Region 24 men’s soccer tournament title game between Lewis and Clark Community College and Illinois Central College will be played at 2 p.m. Friday on the artificial turf at Gordon Moore Park in Alton.Oct 28, 2021L&C has Home Field AdvantageRyan Hodge was happy when his Lewis and Clark Community College men’s soccer team clinched home-field advantage over Illinois Central College for Friday’s Region 24 Tournament championship game.August 2021Aug 23, 2021Trailblazers Open Season with Romp over OaktonAfter one game in the books, LCCC men’s soccer coach Ryan Hodge knows one thing about his team. It knows how to play with a lead.August 2020Aug 21, 2020Schedules have been Changed, but Plenty of Work RemainsWhile schedules will receive some fine tuning, but Lewis and Clark Community College athletic director Doug Stotler has plenty of work remaining when comes to putting together a plan for the junior college’s athletic teams’ return to action, which will begin in January.July 2020Jul 15, 2020NJCAA, L&C Move Fall Sports to Spring SemesterFollowing a July 13 vote by its Board of Regents, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will move most Fall 2020 athletics to the Spring 2021 semester.Jul 6, 2020Large-School Boys Soccer Player of the Year Cooper Nolan Chooses L&CSoccer, it seems, is in Cooper Nolan’s DNA. And so are trips to the IHSA Boys State Soccer Tournament.January 2020Jan 15, 2020L&C Soccer Alumnus Brian Hoener Selected as Marquette’s Next Athletic DirectorSince becoming a coach at Marquette Catholic, Brian Hoener discovered it is his kind of place. Evidently, folks at MCHS like him being there as well.October 2019Oct 28, 2019L&C Men Faced Uphill Climb Without Walkes & BassettMost of this season, L&C’s men’s soccer team dodged the injury bullet. But when two of the most important links in their chain went down at the end of the regular season, the going got much tougher.Oct 28, 2019Top-seeded Blazers Ousted from Region 24 TourneyCall it a perfect storm. Sunday’s Region 24 Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinal between Lewis and Clark and Heartland was just that for L&C.Oct 23, 2019L&C Men Set for Region Play, but Women Wait Another WeekThanks to more than a few curve balls from NJCAA schedulers, men’s and women’s soccer teams will have plenty of down time prepping for the postseason - or waiting to advance from their region tournaments.Oct 15, 2019Blazers Men Tie ICC and Clinch Home-Field in Playoffs; L&C Women Win 2-1Two double-overtime games in 24 hours did more than make the L&C men’s soccer team tired. The extra soccer clinched the regular-season Region 24 top seed and with it, home-field advantage through the postseason Region 24 Tournament.September 2019Sep 26, 2019Trailblazers Up to the Challenge, Blank JWCRyan Hodge wants his L&C men’s soccer team to be challenged. In his mind, the Trailblazers only get tournament tough if they face tough opponents.Sep 24, 2019L&C Men Finally Make National Poll; Women Hold at No. 11The Lewis and Clark men’s soccer team, after a month of play, has cracked into the top 20 of the NJCAA Division I National Soccer Poll.Sep 23, 2019L&C Rolls In Second Half Against HeartlandPrevious L&C men’s soccer teams may well have wilted under the high-intensity pressure applied by Heartland College Saturday. But not this edition the Trailblazers.Sep 19, 2019Blazers Blank Lincoln Land to Open Region 24 PlayAll things considered, L&C men’s soccer coach Ryan Hodge would just as soon have a consistent pace of play as a bucket full of goals.Sep 17, 2019Voters Ignore L&C, Despite Win Over Ranked CrowderHodge, whose 4-2 Trailblazers are riding a four-game winning streak, pulled off a thrilling player-short overtime victory over Crowder College Friday in Godfrey.Sep 8, 2019L&C Kickers Sweep Southeastern IowaThe Lewis and Clark Community College soccer teams were in an Iowa frame of mind Saturday.August 2019Aug 12, 2019Alumni Games ‘Unofficially’ Start SeasonAs the first half of Saturday’s L&C men’s soccer alumni game was ending, Kaleb Bassett offered a critique to his father, former L&C great Roshan Bassett.Aug 5, 2019Blazers Have ‘Good Blend’ as Practice BeginsWhen Ryan Hodge turned the calendar from July to August, there was already a date circled in red staring him in the face.June 2019Jun 27, 2019Large Recruiting Class Will Join Solid Core at L&CRyan Hodge knows soccer games are won on the field, not on paper. Nonetheless, he’s enjoying a good read as he prepares for the upcoming JUCO soccer season.May 2019May 13, 2019Kicking Off to the Next LevelThree Granite City seniors have recently announced that they will continue their soccer careers in the collegiate level next year.April 2019Apr 22, 2019L&C’s Funk Heading to Virgin IslandsSkylar Funk is a firm believer in talking about the weather. After all, using his gift of gab about the cold winter may well have helped the L&C midfielder land a soccer scholarship in the place of his dreams: The Virgin Islands.Apr 22, 2019AHS Sends 15 Student Athletes On To CollegeThe Alton High auditorium was packed with student athletes on Wednesday.December 2018Dec 20, 2018Trailblazers Men’s Soccer Players Earn HonorsDespite a loss to Illinois Central in the finals of the Region 24 tournament, Trailblazers men’s soccer put together a successful 12-3-1 season, with several players receiving post-season honors.October 2018Oct 18, 2018Region 24 NJCAA Division 1 Soccer Tourney Seeds, Schedule ReleasedThat Lewis and Clark Community College’s women’s soccer team is seeded No. 1 in the upcoming Region 24 Tournament came as no surprise Wednesday. But now, the Trailblazers know how the rest of the field will shape up.Oct 17, 2018Idle L&C Teams Stand Pat in National PollsIt was status quo for the Lewis and Clark Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams when this week’s NJCAA national rankings were released Tuesday afternoon. The L&C men remained at No. 7 in their poll, while the L&C women stayed unbeaten at No. 6 in their poll.Oct 8, 2018Lewis and Clark Sweeps Late-Night Games in QuincySaturday was a long, wet day for the Lewis and Clark Community Collage soccer teams. But after all was said and done, the L&C men’s and women’s teams emerged with a doubleheader sweep of John Wood College, as well as home-field advantage in the postseason.September 2018Sep 10, 2018Trailblazers Roll Past Rival SWIC 6-0Ahmed Mahdi was winded when he came off the field in the second half of Thursday’s Region 24 soccer game at Southwestern Illinois College. And with good reason, he’d just scored back-to-back goals in less than a minute to put Lewis and Clark Community College’s 6-0 victory on ice.Sep 7, 2018L&C Women Ranked Sixth in Nation, Men Receive VotesA 5-0 start to the season has helped propel the Lewis and Clark Community College women’s soccer team to sixth in this week’s NJCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Poll, which was released Wednesday.August 2018Aug 24, 2018Alumni Help Dedicate Tim Rooney StadiumWith the help of Trailblazers men’s and women’s soccer, both alumni and current players, Lewis and Clark Community College dedicated the Tim Rooney Stadium Aug. 11.Aug 8, 2018Tim Rooney Stadium Dedication Set for Aug. 11Lewis and Clark Community College is set to dedicate its soccer field in honor of Coach Tim Rooney, Saturday, Aug. 11.March 2018Mar 28, 2018Alton High's Hunter Dill signs letter of intentAlton High School's Hunter Dill signed his letter of intent Tuesday afternoon with Lewis and Clark Community Collge to play soccer in the coming fall.January 2018Jan 31, 2018Trailblazers Men’s Soccer to Move Forward with Seasoned Players Led by New CoachAlthough the Trailblazers men’s soccer team ended their playoff run with a 2-1 loss to Parkland College in the Region 24 semifinals, there were many positives in their 12-5-1 season.December 2017Dec 22, 2017L&C Soccer Stadium to be Named for RooneyThe Lewis and Clark Community College soccer stadium will soon have a new name, the result of decades of tireless dedication from newly retired soccer coach Tim Rooney.October 2017Oct 30, 2017L&C Soccer program nets multiple regional awards as postseason continuesAs the women’s team continues their drive to Nationals, Coach Rooney and players on both the women’s and men’s teams have already been honored with several regional awards.September 2017Sep 1, 2017Rooney’s 400th Career Men’s Soccer Coaching Win Came With a 6-0 Trailblazer ShutoutLewis and Clark Community College Soccer Coach Tim Rooney led the Trailblazers to a 6-0 victory Thursday, Aug. 31, over Lincoln Land Community College, marking his 400th win with the men’s team.July 2017Jul 14, 2017L&C Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic AwardsLewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers student athletes recently raked in academic awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).Jul 2, 2017Alton All-State Soccer player Skylar Funk will play for L&CSkylar Funk, a Lewis and Clark Community College recruit, earned All-State honors from the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association.April 2017Apr 24, 2017Trailblazers Kickers Sign at Four-Year SchoolsSeveral Trailblazers soccer players announced their plans for next year during a signing event at Lewis and Clark Community College Monday, April 24, 2017November 2016Nov 3, 2016L&C soccer teams came up just shy of returning to nationalsBoth L&C teams dropped 3-0 decision to the Cobras in games that were dominated by the Trailblazers. And with the Saturday and Sunday defeats, hope ended for L&C’s hopes of return trips to their respective NJCAA Division I national tournaments.October 2016Oct 11, 2016Honoring Officer Blake Snyder, One of L&C’s OwnLewis and Clark Community College will pay homage to alumnus Blake Snyder during the Trailblazers Men’s Soccer team’s final home game of the season, Saturday, Oct. 15. November 2015Nov 23, 2015Trailblazers Earn All Region Honors for Men’s SoccerThe 2015 All Region 24 Team for NJCAA Men’s Soccer includes player of the year Blake Cearns, Goalkeeper of the Year Nick Johnson and Coach of the Year Tim Rooney. Rooney was also named All Region Coach of the Year for Women’s Soccer. Nov 18, 2015No Hill for a Climber: L&C Defeats Hill College in Pool Play at NJCAA ChampionshipsDuring its first game of pool play at the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament, Lewis and Clark Community College men’s soccer team toppled Hill College from Hillsboro, Texas, 2-1. Nov 16, 2015L&C Men’s Soccer Team prepares for National TournamentAfter a 13-hour bus ride, Lewis and Clark Community College men’s soccer team has reached Axton, Virginia, and is preparing to compete in the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament at the Smith River Sports Complex.Nov 6, 2015Trailblazers Men’s Soccer Crowned Region 24 ChampionsDespite the rain, the Lewis and Clark Community College men’s soccer team sailed past Illinois Central College 3-0 on Saturday, Oct. 31 to become Region 24 Champions and secure a spot in this year’s National Tournament.