Season Reflections

Hello everyone! My name is Sam Garcia and I was #3 this year for ICC’s volleyball team. I am a sophomore here at ICC although this is my first year playing volleyball. I am also on the softball team. I am majoring in Accounting and plan on transferring to a four year university to get my masters in Financial Accountancy. I enjoy spending my time with my friends and family when I am not at practice or work.

This season was a very enjoyable one! From our very first adventure of traveling to the high ropes course then to Texas and our pink out game. Although our season is over, we have several things to be proud of. We overcame adversity several times, improved our volleyball IQ and grew together as players. The girls are getting back at it in the weight room. Maddie McCunn and I will be moving on to softball so we won’t get to be with the team in the spring.


It was definitely not easy to play volleyball again since I had been out of practice for two years but everyone made it so easy to get back into the swing of things. I really can’t thank all of my teammates and coaches enough for how much they pushed and encouraged me throughout the season.


The Finale

Hello! My name is Maddie McCunn #13 and I am a freshman setter from Eureka High School. I am majoring in Nursing and I’m also on the softball team here at ICC! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and being outdoors.

The last three months went by super fast! It felt like it was just yesterday we were doing team building activities during pre-season. This past Wednesday, we played Southwestern Illinois College at home for our first round of playoffs. We also celebrated our sophomores as they played their last game in Ramsey Gym. Coming out with lots of energy, we ended up defeating SWIC in 4 sets. Friends and family members celebrated with us at the end of the match and provided cake and punch!

This Saturday we made the trip down to Lewis & Clark to face Lincoln Land. This game determined if we made it to Nationals in West Virginia or not. Unfortunately, Lincoln Land came out on top, but we put so much heart into the game. Despite the loss, we still had fun on the court with each other. I, along with the other freshmen, will miss every sophomore immensely and will miss all the jokes we had on and off the court. Thanks to all of the coaches who put in hours of time to the sport of volleyball! The cougs will be back at it next semester, but unfortunately, Sam Garcia and I will not be there due to the softball season!

#RollCougz for life!!



Hey everybody! Im #18 Brooke Hammer a freshman outside/right side hitter from Limestone High School! I enjoy spending time with my family and enjoying the outdoors!

Being apart of this team has brought me new friends and great experiences. This week the Cougs have been working hard with a full week of practice before our tournament at Parkland. We fought hard and ended 4-0 at Parkland (woohoo)!  We hope to see you next Wednesday for Sophomore night against SWIC at 6pm!!!

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Mid-Season Update

I am Addie Pals #6, a freshman setter from Riverton High School in Riverton, IL. My major is Special Education and I’d like to eventually get a Master’s Degree in Administration. In my free time, I like to visit my family at home and try new foods.

These past few months have been full of new experiences and people. I’ve made lot of new friends that I have a bunch of fun playing volleyball with! I’ve really enjoyed my first few months here at ICC and I’m so glad I chose to be here for my first two years of college!

This past week, us Cougars have been spending a lot of time in the gym practicing and preparing for our upcoming matches. We traveled to Southwestern Illinois College on Thursday in Belleville, IL and got a W! We got a three day weekend after our game to rest up and recover for our upcoming weeks. The next week we played a very important match against Parkland! We also played a home tournament Friday and Saturday this weekend where we went 2-2. Tonight we are on the road in Springfield, IL to face Lincoln Land!! IMG_2733.JPG

Home Tournament

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I am Maddie Malinowski #1 from Bloomington Central Catholic High School and transfer from Lincoln College. In my free time I love to be with my family and friends.


These past months on the volleyball team have been very great to be a part of. I have learned so much as an individual and a player on and off the court. This past week we have had a long week of practices that have been very drill oriented to help us with all of the little things we need to work on. We have focused a lot on team skills and individual skills. We also had some fun before practice with Janelle and team bonding with some blindfolded dodgeball. All of us were matched up together and we had to let the person without the blindfold guide us. This weekend we had a tournament at home with three region matches Frontier, Rend Lake, and John Wood. This week of practice definitely prepared us for this tournament. We came out 4-0 for the weekend! Hope to see you back here next week for some more Cougar Volleyball news!

Join us Wednesday at 6:00 pm at home for our Dig Pink match! Wear pink and come support the cougars against Lewis and Clark!!




Tournament Weekend

Hey everyone!

This is Ciela Tamayo #4. I am a freshman outside/ right side hitter from Illini Bluffs High School. In my free time I love to hangout with friends, listen to music, and be outdoors.

The past month has been full of changes, which is great! I moved into campus housing, became apart of a new team, started college, and have made so many new friends. I am so glad I decided to play volleyball here at ICC! Last weekend we were in Sugar Grove for the Waubonsee Tournament. It was a great time!! After playing on Saturday we ate dinner at Maggianos, an expensive Italian place that did not disappoint. Then we went to the hotel and played games together like slap-tillioso (I won). On Sunday we ate breakfast at the hotel, went to play 2 more games, then those of us that rode the bus home got to eat Mexican food. Overall we finished the tournament 2-2 and I had a great time with my team! Stay tuned for when we take on Texas this weekend!




Cougars Finish Pre Season

#16 Courtney Oeder aka your favorite cougar! This week we finished up the last of pre season. On Friday we went to Great Oaks Park and did the high ropes course. It was a great time we learned how to over come fear, work together, and support each other.

On Sunday we had an athlete mixer with a whole bunch of games. We were split up into 10 different teams and competed against one another. It was a fun time to talk with other athletes.

We hope to see you tonight 5 pm @ the CougarPlex for our home opener!