It was a great year for MCC athletics. From basketball to golf, Mesa competed with the best in the nation. Men’s basketball took the region title and was seconds away from advancing to the NJCAA national championships, losing in overtime to Eastern Utah, 64-65.
Women’s basketball also competed for the regional title, but lost to Pima 63-60.
Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams made vast improvements this year. After winning just one game only two seasons ago, the men’s team won eight matches.
Baseball and softball both look to advance into the post season. Though inconsistencies have troubled them at times, both teams are strong and atop the region.
Women’s tennis is ranked 14th in the nation, and looks strong heading into nationals. Freshman, Mele Iongi has been downright unstoppable, winning every set she has played in this year.
The men’s tennis team hasn’t been as dominant as their female counterparts, but has shown promise as well. They even beat powerhouse Scottsdale Community College two out of three matches at a national tournament this year.
As the year comes to a close, Mesa has to feel good about the athletics program.