The Progression of Elisa Cecchetti

The Progression of Elisa Cecchetti

Elisa Cecchetti played her high-school softball career in her home country of Italy. Despite playing abroad, Cecchetti received interest from multiple college teams in the United States. After careful deliberation, she decided to further her athletic and academic career at Tallahassee Community College. “I had to pick between a couple schools and I was told TCC had a good program for education and then they talked really [well] about Coach Patti,” Cecchetti said on choosing TCC. Cecchetti got off to a successful start at the college level. She finished second…

Lawriell Wilson Returns from ACL Injury to Set Records

Lawriell Wilson Returns from ACL Injury to Set Records

Lawriell Wilson was ranked as a three star recruit and the number 25 point guard in the country by ESPN. Then, she tore her anterior cruciate ligament in the state championship during her senior year of high school. After the injury, some schools lost interest in Wilson but Tallahassee Community College continued to be proactive in her recruitment. “The coaches were the most consistent and I felt a relationship with them.” Wilson said about her decision to attend TCC. “I just decided to come here because I trusted them.” Her…

#PeopleOfTCC: Bamba Jaye

#PeopleOfTCC: Bamba Jaye

Bamba Jaye, a 6-foot-8-inch student athlete, is a native of Dakar, Senegal and center for Tallahassee Community College Men’s Basketball. Jaye spurned offers from professional teams in Spain, France, Germany and Qatar in pursuit of his education, before arriving at TCC. Africa has sent a large number of talented prospects to the National Basketball Association, and it remains one of the most used pipelines to find basketball talent to this day. Present day NBA players such as Serge Ibaka, Luol Deng, and Bismack Biyombo all hail from Africa. NBA Hall-of-Famers…

Sports Spotlight: Alyssa NeSmith

Sports Spotlight: Alyssa NeSmith

Name: Alyssa NeSmith TCC Sport: Softball Major: Communications Year in college: Freshman Hometown: Orlando, Fla. Who’s the funniest player on the squad?: Alycia Favorite movie: Taken Favorite food: Pizza What’s your favorite song right now?: Work by Rihanna, featuring Drake What’s your most memorable moment from your athletic career?: Hitting a grandslam during my freshman year of high school. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?: Definitely eating You’re transformed into an animal of your choice, which animal is it and why?: A hippo, because I’m lazy and eat a…

Sports Spotlight: Elisa Cecchetti

Sports Spotlight: Elisa Cecchetti

Name: Elisa Cecchetti TCC Sport: Softball Major: Journalism/Communications Year in college: Sophomore Hometown: Bollate, Milan, Italy Who’s the funniest player on the squad?: Alycia, even though Brandie is goofy. Favorite movie: 50 First Dates Favorite food: Pasta What’s your favorite song right now?: When We Were Young by Adele What’s your most memorable moment from your athletic career?: Playing for a championship in Canada in 2016. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?: Hiking, eating and watching TV shows. You’re transformed into an animal of your choice, which animal is…

Sports Spotlight: Alycia Smith

Sports Spotlight: Alycia Smith

Name: Alycia Smith TCC Sport: Softball Major: Criminal Justice Year in college: Sophomore Hometown: Palm Coast, Fla. Who’s the funniest player on the squad?: Myself Favorite movie: Mulan What’s your favorite food?: Rice What’s your favorite song right now?: Hello by Adele What’s your most memorable moment from your athletic career?: The first time I ever got on base. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?: Eat You’re transformed into an animal of your choice, which animal is it and why?: A monkey, just because it’s my favorite animal.

Sports Spotlight: Brandie Callaway

Sports Spotlight: Brandie Callaway

Name: Brandie Callaway TCC Sport: Softball Major: Nursing Year in college: Freshman Hometown: Becker County, Fla. Who’s the funniest player on the squad?: Alycia Favorite Movie: The Notebook Favorite Food: Steak What’s your favorite song right now?: Better Man by Little Big Town What’s your most memorable moment from your athletic career?: Winning the state championship Junior year. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?: Eat You’re transformed into an animal of your choice, which animal is it and why?: A tiger because they can swim and take naps.

Tallahassee Community College Baseball Season Preview

Tallahassee Community College Baseball Season Preview

The Tallahassee Community College Eagles only return seven players from last season, while they boast 18 newcomers. With so many new players, the team worked all offseason to try to develop chemistry and cohesion between the returning players and new additions. The Eagles have gotten their 2017 campaign off to a 5-3 start. After starting 5-0, TCC dropped three straight games to South Georgia State College, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Santa Fe College. Their next contest will be at home Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. against Florida State College…