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    L&C Women a Game Shy of Nationals in Rooney's Farewell

    While Iowa Western College’s women’s soccer team celebrated in the background, Tim Rooney analyzed the game. A game that was his last as a head soccer coach at Lewis and Clark Community College.

    L&C Women Face Reivers for Spot at Nationals

    One thing is for certain for the L&C women’s soccer team as it heads into Saturday Central District playoff game against Iowa Western: It will definitely be Trailblazers coach Tim Rooney’s last home game.

    October 2021

    L&C Hosts Wabash in Rooney’s Final Home Game

    When 8-4 Lewis and Clark plays host to Wabash Valley College in the Region 24 women’s soccer semifinal at 2 Tuesday, one thing’s for certain.

    L&C Dominates but Sneaks Past Lincoln Land

    Just seconds into Wednesday’s L&C women’s soccer game against Lincoln Land, Trailblazers forward Chrissy Mitchell swooped in on Lincoln Land goalie Danielle Lacy and blasted a shot from about 12 yards.

    A Good Saturday for Rooney

    In the grand scheme of things, most of the folks who honored retiring L&C women’s soccer coach Tim Rooney with a surprise gathering Saturday may well remember that more than the outcome of the L&C game against Parkland Saturday.

    August 2020

    Schedules have been Changed, but Plenty of Work Remains

    While 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 2020

    NJCAA, L&C Move Fall Sports to Spring Semester

    Following 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.

    May 2020

    Most of L&C Women’s Soccer Recruits Signed Early

    L&C’s Tim Rooney considers himself one of the more fortunate college coaches when it comes to getting in ahead of the COVID-19 recruiting deadline.

    March 2020

    Fall Sports May Feel Coronavirus Pinch As Well

    Despite plenty of attention focused on the cancellation of college spring sports because of the threat of the coronavirus, coaches of fall sorts are checking if the threat will affect them.

    February 2020

    Kaya Thies Signs onto Lewis and Clark for Soccer

    Marquette Catholic High School student Kaya Thies signed onto Lewis and Clark Community College for soccer on Wednesday afternoon.

    Remember the Trailblazers

    Members of the 2019 Lewis and Clark Community College women’s soccer team, which advanced to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament and finished tied for third in the nation, were honored at Saturday’s Blazer Day celebration at L&C’s George C. Terry River Bend Arena.

    January 2020

    L&C Sophomore Kickers Begin Moving On

    It happens every off season. The migration of soon-to-graduate JUCO sophomores to four-year schools to finish their college careers.

    L&C’s Rabale, Hall, Parziani Collect National Soccer Hardware

    Saturday was an All-America day for National Junior College Player of the Year Boitumelo Rabale and two of her Lewis and Clark Community College teammates, Cassie Hall and Candice Parziani.

    L&C’s Lucas Has Change of Heart and Quick Change of Address

    As the 2019 season was winding down, Lewis and Clark Community College soccer player Emma Lucas began to have some doubts about a decision she’d made to give up soccer following her sophomore season at L&C.

    L&C’s Rabale Named National JUCO Division I Women's Soccer Player of Year.

    Two years ago, Boitumelo Rabale just wanted to play college soccer in America. Thanks to Lewis and Clark Community College and coaches Tim Rooney and Ryan Hodge, Rabale got her wish. And just look at her now.

    November 2019

    Short-Handed L&C Pushes No. 1 Monroe to Limit Before Falling 5-3

    When L&C’s Kara Crutchley’s volley found the inside of the goal in the second half of Friday’s NJCAA National Tourney semifinal against No. 1-ranked Monroe College, two things happened.

    Trailblazers Advance to NJCAA DI Semifinals

    Monday’s 2-0 win over No. 9 Navarro gave the No. 4 Trailblazers the cushion they needed to survive Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime loss to No. 5 Hill College and advance to the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I Women’s National Soccer Tournament.

    Trailblazers Defeat Navarro in NJCAA Tourney Opener

    The Lewis and Clark Trailblazers (No. 4) women’s soccer team got by their first opponent on the opening day of the NJCAA Division I Women’s National Soccer Tournament in Melbourne, Fla. L&C defeated No. 9 Navarro 2-0.

    L&C’s Rabale Named Region 24 Player of Year

    While the announcement of the NJCAA Region 24 women’s soccer player of the year came later than in past years, there was very little surprise in the selection.

    Second Torn ACL Means L&C’s Wagner Is Out For Nationals

    When L&C’s Jocelyn Wagner heard an all-too-familiar sound in last week’s Central District title game, she knew exactly what it meant.

    Trailblazers Enter National Tournament as No. Four Seed

    After winning both the Region 24 and Central District championships, Trailblazers women’s soccer heads to Melbourne, Florida, for the NJCAA Division I Women’s National Soccer Tournament, running Nov. 18-23.

    Trailblazers Women’s Soccer Advances to NJCAA DI Tourney

    Lewis and Clark’s Trailblazers women’s soccer team (19-2-0) defeated the St. Louis Community College Archers 6-1 on Nov. 8 to win the Central District title.

    L&C Wins OT Thriller From SWIC For Region Title

    It was a play that seemed to go in slow motion. When L&C’s Ella Kiely spotted teammate Callie Smith to her left, Kiely acted out of instinct. She sent a square pass to Smith just inside the SWIC penalty area. And Smith? She knew what she had to do.

    Defenses Helped L&C and SWIC Women to Region 24 Showdown

    While scorers grab most of the spotlight, the Lewis and Clark and Southwestern Illinois College defenses are big reasons the rivals will square off Monday for the championship of the NJCAA Region 24 Tournament.

    October 2019

    L&C Rolls in Region 24 Semis

    In the nearly two and a half weeks since they last played a game, the L&C women’s soccer team did what it could to stay game ready. And when John Wood College came calling Tuesday for a quarterfinal game in the Region 24 Tournament, Trailblazers coach Tim Rooney was hoping his team wouldn’t be affected by the layoff.

    L&C Men Set for Region Play, but Women Wait Another Week

    Thanks 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.

    Blazers Men Tie ICC and Clinch Home-Field in Playoffs; L&C Women Win 2-1

    Two 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.

    Trailblazers Down Parkland

    With home-field advantage secured, the Lewis and Clark Community College women’s soccer team can eye the postseason with a little more swagger.

    September 2019

    Rabale, Parziani Hat Tricks Pace Trailblazers Past STLCC

    Facing a team that features a returning All America forward who was just named the NJCAA Player of the Week can be a daunting task.

    Rabale Named NJCAA DI Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

    Mid-fielder Boitumelo “B” Rabale scored an NJCAA Player of the Week nod after netting nine goals in just three games for the Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers.

    Trailblazers Roll Past JWC

    L&C women’s soccer coach Tim Rooney came away with a mixed opinion following his team’s 11-0 Region 24 win over John Wood College Wednesday.

    L&C Men Finally Make National Poll; Women Hold at No. 11

    The 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.

    L&C Women Roll Past SW Tennessee 6-1

    With a roster hit with illness, L&C women’s soccer coach Tim Rooney was hoping to make it through Friday’s game without the need to make many subs.

    Trailblazers Roll Past Heartland

    Heartland took advantage of some disorganized L&C defense in the fourth minute and took a 1-0 lead. But the Trailblazers righted the ship quickly, scored 10 unanswered goals and rolled to a 10-1 home victory.

    Nationally Ranked No. 7 L&C Women Shut Out Warriors

    Just like Lincoln Trail a week ago, the Lewis and Clark Community College women’s soccer team blanked another first-year Region 24 team Monday.

    L&C Kickers Sweep Southeastern Iowa

    The Lewis and Clark Community College soccer teams were in an Iowa frame of mind Saturday.

    August 2019

    L&C Women Blank Allen 8-0

    While he was happy with Friday’s 8-0 home victory over Allen Community College, L&C women’s soccer coach Tim Rooney knows there’s a long road ahead of his team, as well as improvements to be made.

    Alumni Games ‘Unofficially’ Start Season

    As 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.

    Trailblazers Reload, Set to Start Practice

    The L&C women’s soccer team has had a fairly non-eventful summer with captain-led workouts and coach-prescribed individual conditioning. Running, dribbling, passing and scrimmaging on their own with no coaches in sight.

    August 2018


    Alumni Help Dedicate Tim Rooney Stadium

    With 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.

    March 2018

    Rooney returning as women’s soccer coach at L&C

    Lewis and Clark Community College’s search for a new women’s soccer coach ended Friday. After a four-month search, the new coach is … the old one.

    December 2017

    L&C Soccer Stadium to be Named for Rooney

    The 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.

    November 2017

    L&C Women’s Soccer Ends Season at Nationals - Players Earn Regional Accolades, Including Player and Goalkeeper of the Year

    Despite yesterday’s win, the Trailblazers from Lewis and Clark Community College were unable to make their way past the pool round of the NJCAA Women’s Soccer National Tournament – but still ended their season on a high note.

    Trailblazers pick up win in pool play

    The Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers played their first game in pool play this morning against the Bulldogs of Georgia Military College in the NJCAA Women's Soccer National Tournament and came away with a 3-2 overtime win.