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RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
Thursday, May 16 - Saturday, May 18, 2013
McQuillan Softball Complex
1655 Marion Road SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Official tournament website (including updated brackets, scores, directions, and more!)
Round 1: #3 RVC 9, #6 Itasca C.C. 1
Round 2: #2 Herkimer County C.C. 12, #3 RVC 2
Next game: Fri, May 17 at 10am vs. #1 Brookdale
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The Rock Valley College softball team was not going to be denied a trip to the national tournament. After watching the women's tennis team, volleyball team, and women's basketball team bring home a combined four national championships in the last two seasons, the Golden Eagles softball team and head coach Darin Monroe have had their sights set on a national championship all season. Now they'll get their chance to bring one home.
RVC went undefeated and won the Region IV Tournament in Madison over the weekend and will now head to Rochester, Minnesota for the NJCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles knocked off tournament host Madison on Saturday afternoon by a final score of 9-0. Later that afternoon they edged out College of DuPage, 11-10 in eight innings to advance to the championship game. College of DuPage then disposed of Madison College, 11-1 to set up a rematch with RVC in the championship of the double-elimination tournament on Sunday afternoon. Behind a shutout performance on the mound by Amanda Blankenship, the Golden Eagles secured the championship with a 3-0 win over College of DuPage.
Although College of DuPage was ranked one spot ahead of RVC in the last NJCAA poll, RVC won its last five games against COD, including the two wins in the regional tournament.
Amanda Blankenship, Vivi Marquez, Taylor Neuschwander-Thurow, and M.J. Patten were all named to the all-tournament team, while RVC head coach Darin Monroe was named Region IV Coach of the Year.
The NJCAA national tournament will be played May 16-18 at McQuillan Softball Complex in Rochester, MN.
Amanda Blankenship's shutout propelled RVC to nationals!
NJCAA-Division III Rock Valley College plays in Region IV and is a member of the N4C (North Central Community College Conference). Head Coach Darin Monroe is coming off his first season at the helm, in which the Golden Eagles went 30-17 and finished second at the Regional Tournament. Home games are played at the Mulford Campus on a field that was just built in 2003. The outdoor facilities consist of four outdoor batting cages, brick dugouts, and press boxes. The indoor facilities include a 4,300 seat arena which has two drop down batting cages, as well as a moveable netting system and a student-athlete study lounge.
Illinois is divided into only two regions: Region 4, which includes the junior colleges (approx.) north of Peoria and Region 24, which includes the junior colleges south of Peoria. RVC plays in the highly competitive Region 4, which consists of 24 junior colleges in Northern Illinois as well as Madison in Wisconsin.
N4C stands for North Central Community College Conference. The N4C consists of seven teams:
Rock Valley College, Joliet Junior College, College of DuPage, Triton College (D2), Madison College and Harper College.
For conference play, RVC plays each of the other five N4C teams in a home and away double header on Friday and Saturday afternoons.