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Achievements

The women’s basketball program has won the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championship 10 times (2019, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 1999, 1998, 1997). The Cyclones won the NJCAA Region IV championship and appeared in the NJCAA national tournament in 2019, 2017, 1989 and 1988.

Some standout players include Ashley Hunter (2017-19), Julia Ruzevich (2018-19), Erin Drynan (2015-17), Michelle Borgen (2015-17), Nariman Jaber (2013-15), Sharnita Lloyd (2008-10), Nicole Wilk (2008-10), and Laura Gaylord (2006-07).

Ruzevich, Borgen, Drynan, Lloyd, Gaylord were each named to the NJCAA Division II All-American team.

Hunter became the second highest scorer in Moraine Valley's history with 1,205, breaking the 1,000 mark in Feb. 2019. She earned nods to both the All-Region and All-Conference teams both years as well as Region Tournament MVP. Her freshman year (2017-18), she averaged 21.6 points per game and broke a school record for most points in a single game — 48. That same season, she also went 21-for-29 from the floor, breaking a national record for most field goals in a game.

In her one season with the Cyclones, Ruzevich was Region IV Player of the Year, named to both the All-Region and All-Conference teams as well as the region and national All-Tournament teams. She broke the Moraine Valley record for most 3-pointers made in a season (81).

After the 2016-17 season, Drynan was ranked No. 1 in blocks (169), No. 2 in rebounds per game (15.5) and No. 2 in total rebounds (496). She recorded 27 rebounds in one game for a career and college record. She was named All-Region Tournament MVP. Drynan was ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA Division II throughout 2015-16 for blocked shots (192), which initially crushed the school record set by Jaber in 2014 (134). Drynan was No. 2 for total rebounds (406), averaging 13.6 per game. She had six triple-doubles and 23 double-doubles.

Following the 2016-17 season, Borgen ranked No. 1 for free throws (219-324), No. 1 for points (904), No. 3 in points per game (25.8), No. 1 in field goals (342-644), and No. 9 for rebounds (375). She was named Region as well as Skyway Player of the Year. After the 2015-16 season, Borgen ranked No. 1 for free throws (199-286) and No. 7 for points (610), the latter of which smashed a school record (562). Her 21.3 points per game average broke another Cyclone record (18.7) and contributed to her 22 double-doubles. In her best game after two years, she scored 40 points.

Jaber first became Moraine Valley’s all-time leader in blocked shots with a career high of 265, crushing the previous record of 181. She ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA Division II for most of the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.5 blocks per game.

Lloyd and Wilk participated in the inaugural junior college Top 120 national tournament in summer of 2009. This competition recognized the best junior college basketball players in the country


Conference championships- 2018-19, 2014-15, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2003-04, 1998-99, 1997-98, 1996-97
Region championships- 2018-19, 2016-17, 1988-89, 1987-88
Appearances at nationals- 2019, 2017, 1989, 1988

NJCAA Division II All-American

First Team
2018-19: Julia Ruzevich
2016-17: Michelle Borgen
2009-10: Sharnita Lloyd

Second Team
2006-07: Laura Gaylord

Third Team
2016-17: Erin Drynan 

All-Region IV

First Team
2018-19: Hennessey Handy, Ashley Hunter, Julia Ruzevich (Region IV Player of the Year)
2017-18: Creighton Fed, Ashley Hunter, Kristin McGee
2016-17: Michelle Borgen, Erin Drynan
2015-16: Michelle Borgen, Erin Drynan
2014-15: Nariman Jaber
2013-14: Maggie Yandel
2011-12: Kim Young
2009-10: Sharnita Lloyd, Nicole Wilk
2008-09: Sharnita Lloyd
2006-07: Laura Gaylord

Second Team
2013-14: Katie McGann
2011-12: Kelly Foley
2010-11: Jalisa Bryant
2008-09: Nicole Wilk
2007-08: Julie Tracy
2006-07: Kelly McKinney


All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference

First Team
2018-19: Hennessey Handy (Skyway Player of the Year), Ashley Hunter, Julia Ruzevich
2017-18: Creighton Fed, Ashley Hunter
2016-17: Michelle Borgen, Erin Drynan, Diamond Dortch
2015-16: Michelle Borgen, Erin Drynan
2014-15: Nariman Jaber, Shavonne “Bonnie” Lewis, Rachel Ruzevich
2013-14: Jamilla Jones, Katie McGann, Maggie Yandel
2012-13: Kelly Foley, Stephanie Karl
2011-12: Kim Young
2010-11: Jalisa Bryant, Ashley Teresiak
2009-10: Sharnita Lloyd, Ashley Teresiak, Nicole Wilk
2008-09: Sharnita Lloyd, Nicole Wilk
2007-08: Laura Metzger, Julie Tracy
2006-07: Laura Gaylord, Kelly McKinney, Rhiannon Howard

Second Team
2017-18: Elizabeth Coffey, Kristin McGee
2016-17: Ashley Carroll, Taylor McGiles
2015-16: Ashley Carroll, Kailey Foster, Duneya “Dee Dee” Shatat
2014-15: Kailey Foster
2013-14: Nariman Jaber
2012-13: Katie McGann
2011-12: Loretta Burton, Natalina Cifaldi, Kelly Foley
2010-11: Jessica Contant, Kristy Scialabba, Kim Young
2008-09: Burcu Aydemir, Kaitlyn Clemens, Julie Tracy
2007-08: Karina Estrada, Shana Creighton, Jessica Polacek
2006-07: Angela Barry, Tiffany Woods

 

Season Records

Most Points
904:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
627:  Julia Ruzevich (2018-19)
611:  Ashley Hunter (2017-18)
611:  Creighton Fed (2017-18)
610:  Michelle Borgen (2015-16)
595:  Ashley Hunter (2018-19)
562:  Charmaine Kenebrew (1990-91)
551:  Hennessey Handy (2018-19)
535:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
530:  Nicole Wilk (2009-10)
526:  Sharnita Lloyd (2009-10)
520:  Kristin McGee (2017-18)
513:  Erin Drynan (2015-16)

Best Point Per Game Average
25.8:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
21.6:  Ashley Hunter (2017-18)
21:     Michelle Borgen (2015-16)
19.7:  Creighton Fed (2017-18)
18.7:  Charmaine Kenebrew (1990-91)
18.3:  Nicole Wilk (2009-10)
18.1:  Sharnita Lloyd (2009-10)
17.4:  Julia Ruzevich (2018-19)
17.1:  Erin Drynan (2015-16)
16.8:  Kristin McGee (2017-18)
16.7:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)

Most Rebounds
496:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
406:  Erin Drynan (2015-16)
380:  Eilish Coleman (1997-98)
379:  LaVetta Mitchell (1987-88)
375:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
338:  Jamilla Jones (2013-14)
333:  Michelle Borgen (2015-16)

Best Rebound Per Game Average
15.5: Erin Drynan (2016-17)
13.5:  Erin Drynan (2015-16)
12.8:  Eilish Coleman (1998-99)
12.4:  LaVetta Mitchell (1987-88)
11.5:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)

Best Field Goal Percentage
61.1%:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
58%:     Charmaine Kenebrew (1990-91)
58%:     Karen Bouchard (1986-87)
55.8%:  Erin Drynan (2015-16)
53.1%:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)

Most Three-Point Field Goals
81:  Julia Ruzevich (2018-19)
74:  Nicole Wilk (2009-10)
69:  Jessica Barabasz (2004-05)
68:  Aushra Kovaite (2002-03 )
66:  Aushra Kovaite (2003-04)
62:  Kim Young (2010-11)

Best Three-Point Field Goal Percentage
50%:  Julie Tracy (2007-08)
47%:  Sharnita Lloyd (2009-10)
47%:  Sharnita Lloyd (2008-09)
40%:  Katie McElherne (1997-98)

Best Free Throw Percentage
92%:  Katie McAlinden (1997-98)
85%:  Jessica Contant (2010-11)
85%:  Kym Campin (1982-83)

Most Assists
167:  Hennessey Handy (2018-19)
167:  Diamond Dortch (2016-17)
156:  Julia Ruzevich (2018-19)
153:  Katie McAlinden (1997-98)
145:  Sue Patterson (1988-89)

Best Assist Per Game Average
5.9:  Beth Nowicki (1986-87)
4.6:  Diamond Dortch (2016-17)

Most Blocked Shots
192:  Erin Drynan (2015-16)
169:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
134:  Nariman Jaber (2014-15)
131:  Nariman Jaber (2013-14)
103:  Lisa Koschinitzki (1988-89)

Most Steals
137:  Katie McElherne (1997-98)
137:  LaVetta Mitchell (1988-89)

 

Single Game Records

Most Points in a Game
48:  Ashley Hunter (2017-18)
44:  Kym Campin (1982-83)
43:  Creighton Fed (2017-18)
40:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
38:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
36:  Michelle Borgen (2015-16)
36:  Tina Moretti (2000-01)
35:  Ashley Hunter (2017-18)
35:  Erin Drynan (2015-16)
35:  Kelly Foley (2012-13)
34:  Michelle Borgen (2015-16)
34:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
34:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
33:  April Flowers (2006-07)
32:  Sharnita Lloyd (2008-09)
31:  Julia Ruzevich (2018-19)
30:  Ashley Hunter (2018-19)
30:  Nicole Wilk (2008-09)
30:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
30:  Michelle Borgen (2015-16)

Most Points in a Half
29:  Tina Moretti (2000-01)
21:  Kristin McGee (2017-18)
20:  Hennessey Handy (2018-19)

Most Rebounds
27:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
25:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
24:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
24:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
23:  Eilish Coleman (1997-98)
23:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)
22:  Elizabeth Coffey (2018-19)
22:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
21:  Michelle Borgen (2015-16)
21:  Erin Drynan (2015-16)
21:  Ann Murphy (1987-88)
20:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)

Most Assists
15:  Beth Nowicki (1986-87)
12:  Diamond Dortch (2016-17)
10:  Creighton Fed (2017-18)

Most Field Goals
21:  Ashley Hunter (2017-18)
17:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
17:  Karen Otto (1989-90)
17:  Kym Campin (1982-83)
16:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
15:  Ashley Hunter (2018-19)
15:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
15:  Erin Drynan (2016-17)

Most Field Goal Attempts
32:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)
29:  Ashley Hunter (2018-19)
29:  Ashley Hunter (2017-18)
29:  Eilish Coleman (1997-98)
28:  Jeriann Kukowski (1987-88)
27:  Ashley Hunter (2018-19)
25:  Michelle Borgen (2016-17)

Most Three-Point Field Goals
10: Kim Young (2011-12)
8:   Kim Young (2010-11)
7:   Taylor McGiles (2016-17)
7:   Katie McElherne (1998-99)
6:   Julia Ruzevich (2018-19)
6:   Nicole Wilk (2009-10)
6:   Nicole Wilk (2008-09)
6:   Karina Estrada (2007-08)
6:   Laura Gaylord (2006-07)
6:   Kelly McKinney (2006-07)
6:   Sue Lakawitch (1997-98)

Most Consecutive Free Throws
12: Sharnita Lloyd (2009-10)
12: Sharnita Lloyd (2008-09)
12: Jackie Sims (2008-09)
9:   Angie Maglaris (2001-02)
8:   Kim Buranek (2000-01)
8:   Katie McAlinden (1997-98)
8:   Michelle Borgen (2016-17)

Most Free Throws
14: Michelle Borgen (2015-16)
14: Jeriann Kukowski (1987-88)
13: Michelle Borgen (2016-17)

Most Free Throw Attempts
20: Michelle Borgen (2015-16)
19: Denise Loverde (1991-93)

Most Steals
11: Katie McElherne (1998-99)
11: LaVetta Mitchell (1989-90)
11: Amy Birmingham (1987-88)

Most Blocked Shots
13: Erin Drynan (2015-16)
12: Erin Drynan (2015-16)
11: Erin Drynan (2016-17)
11: Erin Drynan (2015-16)
10: Erin Drynan (2015-16)
9:   Angela Barry (2006-07)
9:   Rhainnon Howard (2006-07)
9:   LaVetta Mitchell (1988-89)

 

Career Records

Top Scorers
1,514: Michelle Borgen (2015-17)
1,206: Ashley Hunter (2018-19)
1,051: LaVetta Mitchell (1987-89)
1,048: Erin Drynan (2015-17)
958:    Amy McCarthy (1994-96)
955:    Katie McElherne (1997-99)
912:    Elish Coleman (1997-99)

Top Rebounders
902:  Erin Drynan (2015-17)
754:  Elish Coleman (1997-99)
712:  LaVetta Mitchell (1987-89)
708:  Michelle Borgen (2015-17)
573:  Lisa Koschinitzki (1987-89)

Most Assists
319:  Amy McCarthy (1994-96)
275:  Sue Patterson (1987-89)
245:  Beth Nowicki (1985-87)

Most Blocked Shots
361:  Erin Drynan (2015-17)
265:  Nariman Jaber (2013-15)
181:  Lisa Koschinitzki (1987-89)
154:  Rhiannon Howard (2005-07)
151:  LaVetta Mitchell (1987-89)
116:  Karen Otto (1988-90)
105:  Michelle Borgen (2015-17)

Most Steals
271:  LaVetta Mitchell (1987-89)
262:  Katie McElherne (1997-99)
203:  Kathy Donahue (1989-91)

 

Team Records

Best Record/Season
34-3:  2018-19
31-2:  1984-85
32-4:  2016-17 (*15 games forfeited)

Best Conference Record
14-0:  2018-19
12-0:  2016-17
12-0:  1998-99
14-0:  1988-89

Best Field Goal Percentage/Season
47%:    1985-86
43.3%: 2016-17
41.8%: 2018-19

Best Free Throw Percentage/Season
69%:  2009-10
67%:  2008-09
64%:  2015-16
63.9%: 2016-17
63%:  2004-05
62%:  2007-08
62%:  2001-02
62%:  1997-98

Most Points Scored/Season Average
85.9: 2017-18
85.8: 2018-19
79.8: 2016-17
79:    1997-98
75:    2009-10

Most Points/Game
124:  2017-18
122:  2017-18
120:  2018-19
116:  2018-19
113:  1997-98
110:  2016-17
109:  2018-19
107:  2018-19
107:  2016-17
104:  2018-19
102:  2018-19
97:    2016-17
95:    2016-17
94:    2016-17

Least Points Allowed/Season Average
52.2:  2016-17
54:    1986-87

Least Points Allowed/Game
18:  2009-10
22:  2011-12
23:  2012-13
25:  1985-86
26:  2010-11
28:  2015-16
39:  2018-19

Longest Winning Streak
31:  2018-19
26 (state record):  1984-85

Highest NJCAA Ranking
#3 (2018-19)
#5 (1984-85)
#7 (2011-12)
#10 (2006-07)
#13 (2016-17)
#14 (2017-18)

National Tournament Appearances
2018-19 (8th place finish)
2016-17 (12th place finish)
1988-89
1987-88