I graduated from Clay County High School in 2013. Growing up in the small community of Manchester, Kentucky, I was a little anxious about leaving my comfort zone. There will always be people who look at the negative aspects of my hometown, but I choose to look at the positive. It is a place filled with southern hospitality. Nearly everyone you pass will throw up a hand or offer you a warm smile. People open doors, say thank you, and respect their elders. I honestly feel so blessed to have been raised there.
From an early age, my parents drilled college into my head. My dad worked in the coal mining industry his entire life until an accident on the job left him disabled. His job required tough physical labor and long hours that kept him from being with his family on more than one occasion. I think he knew from the moment I was born that he would find a way to send me to college.
My mother graduated from Alice Lloyd College but she never pressured me to follow in her footsteps. She made sure I considered all of my options and chose the school that would make me happy. I knew how much she had enjoyed her time here, and I could see the many job opportunities she now had because of it, but most importantly I could see the person it had helped her to become. There was not a single doubt in my mind that I would be an Eagle one day.
I think at that point I would have paid whatever was necessary to attend ALC, but when I was told about their many scholarship opportunities I couldn’t have been more excited! The Appalachian Leaders College Scholarship meant that my tuition would be paid in full. Free tuition meant that I could get an education without worrying about putting a huge financial burden on my parents. I don’t know if I have ever been more thrilled than I was the day that I received my acceptance letter.
I am now a sophomore at ALC and I’ve learned that Pippa Passes is a lot like where I grew up. Since I have been here I have met so many wonderful people. Through work study I have not only received free tuition, but I have made so many friends and formed bonds that I know will last a lifetime. I decided to become a biology major since the medical field offers so many occupational opportunities and is always growing. I have some of the most brilliant teachers around and they genuinely care about me. With a student-teacher ratio of 17:1 it’s possible to form a real relationship with your professors and get the help that you need when you need it.
I’m studying to become a physician’s assistant. I want to be sure to make my parents proud. What’s even better is that I’ll be able to continue receiving financial help from ALC even after I graduate through the Caney Scholars Program. I would recommend my college to anyone and I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made to attend Alice Lloyd College.
The Alice Lloyd Eagles journeyed to Rio Grande, Ohio to face the home standing Red Storm in a KIAC conference match-up. The hosts won by a count of 87-77.
In the opening stanza, poor field goal shooting by the visitors (28.6%) helped Rio race out to a lofty 40-25 lead at the half.
In the second half, sparked by Cody Stumbo, the Eagles shooting improved and they began to chip away at the deficit. The Eagles trailed by just 1 (75-74) with 1:31 remaining and had a shot to take the lead. Unfortunately, they missed and were forced to foul and the hosts closed the game out from the foul line.
For ALC (9-12; 4-2 KIAC), Stumbo was nearly perfect as he led the way with 22 points. Overall, he was 8-9 from the field (4-4 from long range) and sank both free throws. Additionally, he added 6 rebounds and 2 assists. He was joined in double figures by Trevor Tiller with 15, and Mason Pack and Austin Crisp, each with 10. Crisp had a game high of 9 assists while Dakota Hall led the club with 8 rebounds.
The Red Storm (13-6; 2-2 KIAC) placed four players in double figures, led by Dwayne Bazemore with 27.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot 40.6% (26-64) from the field including 43.5% (10-23) from long range, and was a solid 75% (15-20) from the charity stripe. They also had 33 rebounds and 13 assists.
Rio Grande shot 46.4% (32-69) from the field including just 15.8% (3-19) from long range, and was an excellent 87% (20 23) from the charity stripe. They also had 47 rebounds and 17 assists.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles journeyed to Rio Grande, Ohio to face the home standing Red Storm in a KIAC conference match-up. The hosts won by a count of 98-59.
From the beginning, things were against the Eagles. Bus problems on the way to the game forced the club to arrive just before tipoff, and the squad was never able to get things in gear.
In the opening stanza, poor field goal shooting by the visitors (25.9%) coupled with the Red Storm playing up to their moniker (56.8%), helped Rio race out to a commanding 50-23 lead by intermission.
In the second half, the Eagle’s shooting woes continued, and they were never able to mount a series challenge.
For ALC (6-12; 2-5 KIAC), Amber Shepherd led the way with 14 points, 3 steals, and 3 assists. Carla Booth chipped in with 10 points while Serena Nickell added 8 points and a team high 7 rebounds.
The Red Storm (13-6; 3-1 KIAC) placed six players in double figures, led by Alexis Payne with 15.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot just 27.9% (17-61) from the field including 23.5% (4-17) from long range, and was a solid 84% (21-25) from the charity stripe. They also had 33 rebounds and 10 assists.
Rio Grande shot 52.9% (37-70) from the field including 41.7% (5-12) from long range, and was 65.5% (19-29) from the charity stripe. They also had 52 rebounds and 21 assists.]]>
Cody Stumbo has earned this week’s Male Athlete of the Week honors. In two conference games, Stumbo demonstrated that he is back from the severe ankle injury that hampered his first semester, by leading the club to two big wins. In a 90-48 home victory Tuesday against Crown College, he tossed in 13 points on 6-8 field goals (1-1 on threes). He also added 8 rebounds and 2 assists. In a big double-overtime win Saturday at Indiana University Southeast, the junior guard came through in the clutch by pumping in 21 points on 6-8 field goals (3-4 on threes) and a perfect 6-6 from the foul line. Furthermore, he pulled down 9 rebounds and added 1 steal. For the week, he was 12-16 from the field (75%), 6-8 on threes (75%), 6-7 from the foul line (85.7%). He also had 17 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal.]]>
Megan Jones has picked up her first Female Athlete of the Week title. In two conference games, Jones had her best week of the season. In a 92-82 loss Tuesday against Midway College, she came off the bench to pump in a career high 19 points on 7-10 field goals (2-3 on threes) and 3-3 from the foul line. She also added 2 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist. In a starting role Saturday in the 83-68 road defeat to Indiana University Southeast, the junior guard contributed once again by tossing in 10 points on 4-9 field goals (1-1 on threes) and 1-2 from the foul line. Furthermore, she pulled down 4 rebounds and dished out 2 steals. For the week, she was 11-19 from the field (57.8%), 3-4 on threes (75%), 4-5 from the foul line (80%). She also had 6 rebounds, 4 steals, and 1 assist.]]>
Junior guard Cody Stumbo tossed in 21 points and led a balanced attack as the visiting Alice Lloyd Eagles earned a thrilling 77-76 double-overtime victory over the Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers on Saturday. With the win, the Eagles swept the season series with IUS.
In the opening half, the hosts came out looking for revenge from their earlier defeat in Pippa Passes. Sparked by the play of guard Jake Simpson, the Grenadiers led 37-30 at the break.
In the second half, the Eagles refused to quit, and they methodically began to cut into the deficit. Thanks to solid team play, Alice Lloyd tied the score late at 65 all. IU’s Simpson held the ball for the final shot, but his bucket was off the mark, setting up overtime.
In the first overtime, each club scored five points. With the score tied at 70, Southeast placed the ball in the hands of their leading scorer, Simpson. Fortunately for Eagle fans, his shot failed to connect, setting up the second overtime.
In the second overtime, the Eagles squeaked ahead 77-76 with seconds remaining. With Simpson bottled up, the Grenadiers Aaron Hayes’s shot missed and teammate Parker Henes could not get the putback to stay down.
For the victors (9-11; 4-1 KIAC), Stumbo played a complete game. The junior was 6-6 from the floor (including 3-4 from downtown). He connected on all six of his charity tosses. Additionally, the hard working guard hauled down 9 rebounds.
Sophomore Trevor Tiller continued his solid play as he swished 18 points and dished off 5 assists. Junior Tyler Rogers pumped in 13 points, and added game highs of 12 rebounds and 4 big blocks. Dakota Hall came off the bench to add 10 points, while scrappy guard Austin Crisp added 8 points, 9 huge rebounds, and a team-high 5 assists.
On this night, the victors connected on just 36.9% (24-65) from the floor. They were better from long range, going 8-20 (40%). They sank 63.6% (21-33) from the free throw line.
IUS, shot just 29.6% (24-81) from the field and 28% from deep (7-28). They sank 91.3% (21-23) from the free throw line. The Eagles were only out-rebounded 54-51.
The Grenadiers (3-13; 0-5 KIAC) were led by Simpson with 33 points.]]>
The IU Southeast women’s basketball team completed its season sweep of Alice Lloyd College on Saturday, defeating the Eagles 83-68.
The game was close throughout the first half. The hosts led by as many as 7 only to see the Eagles battle back to lead by 4 (32-28) on a Megan Jones bucket. However, IUS closed the half on a 16-8 run and took a 44-40 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, Southeast picked up where they left off as they opened the half on a 12-4 run to jump ahead by double digits. Defensively, they held ALC to 28 points in the second half on just 29% shooting, and maintained their advantage the remainder of the night.
For Alice Lloyd (6-11; 2-4 KIAC), Carla Booth led all scorers with 27 points. She added a game-high 5 assists. Morgan Chesnut contributed 13 points, and hauled down a team-high 9 rebounds. Jones contributed 10 points.
The Grenadiers (13-6: 4-1 KIAC) out-rebounded the Eagles 51-41. IU Southeast shot 41 percent (29-of-70) from the field in the contest compared to 35% from the guests.
Heather Wheat had 24 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four blocks and four steals to lead her club.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Eagles saw four players crack double figure scoring as they earned a big 90-48 victory over the visiting Royal Crusaders of Crown College last night. The non-conference game was played at the Grady Nutt Athletic Center.
In the opening half, the visitors came out of the gates well, as guard Josh Farmer kept his club close for the first ten minutes. However, sparked by the perfect 5-5 shooting of Cody Stumbo, and two dunks courtesy of Tyler Rogers and Trevor Tiller, the Eagles pushed the lead out to 14 (43-29) at intermission.
In the second half, it was all ALC. They blew the game wide open when Devon Mills came off the bench to provide a big shot in the arm.
For the winners (8-11), Rogers led the way with 14 points, including a crowd pleasing lob dunk that gave him his 1000th career point. He was also honored before tip-off for surpassing the 500 rebound mark in the victory at Boyce last week.
Stumbo and Mills each added 13, all of Mills points coming in the second half, while Tiller chipped in with 11. Stumbo also hauled down a game high 8 rebounds.
For the game, the hosts connected on 57% (35-61) from the floor including 60% (9-15) from long range. They were 64.7% from the charity line (11-17). The visitors connected on 43% (23-53) from the floor including 16.7% (2-12) from long range. They were 0-3 from the charity line. The Eagles won the battle of the boards 31-27, and dished out 17 assists compared to the guests 7.
The Royal Crusaders (2-10) were led by Farmer with 21 points.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday as they travel to New Albany, Indiana to face the Indiana-University Grenadiers. Tipoff is scheduled for 3pm.]]>
The Midway College Eagles closed the first half on an 8-0 run, and rode that momentum in the second half to earn a come from behind victory against Alice Lloyd, 92-82. The game was played at the Grady Nutt Athletic Center.
In the first half, the hosts trailed early, but a three point field goal from Carla Booth knotted the contest (11-11) at the 15:26 mark.
Over the next five minutes, ALC went on a 9-0 run, capped off by a bucket from Sara Robinson, to lead 20-11. Two Serena Nickell free throws ballooned the margin to fifteen (31-16) at 5:35, and the hosts still led by 13 (39-26) with 1:20 remaining.
Unfortunately, three consecutive home team turnovers allowed the visitors to close the half on a 8-0 run, and the entire complexion of the game was changed.
In the second half, sparked by 12 and 11 points respectively from guards Me’Lisa Martiniz and Jasmine Johnson, Midway came out of the gates on a roll and quickly regained the lead. The Eagles battled hard on their home court, but could not overcome MC’s 55.9% second half field goal percentage.
For ALC (6-10; 2-3 KIAC), Booth led all scorers with 28 points. She added 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists. Nickell pumped in 20 points on 8-10 field goals and added 8 rebounds of her own. Megan Jones came off the bench and tossed in a season high 19 points on 7-10 shooting.
For Midway (6-8; 2-0 KIAC), Johnson and Martinez led the way with 21 and 16 points apiece.
On the night, Alice Lloyd shot a solid 52% from the floor, but hurt themselves by connecting on just 18.8% from long range (3-16). On the other hand, MC shot 43% from the floor, but drained 7-18 bombs (38.9%). They also hit more free-throws (19-28) free throws compared to the hosts (11-15). Midway also won the battle of the boards, 41-31.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday as they travel to New Albany, Indiana to face the always tough Indiana-University Grenadiers. Tipoff is scheduled for 1pm.]]>
Alice Lloyd College senior Carla Booth was named the KIAC women’s basketball player of the week by KIAC officials on Monday, January 12th.
Alice Lloyd College won their only contest last week, defeating Brescia on the road 89-75. In the contest, Booth recorded 45 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 5 steals. She shot 50 percent from the field (9-of-18), 50 percent from the 3-point line (5-of-10) and 95.7 percent from the free-throw line (22-of-23). She established new school single game records in points, free throw attempts and free throws made. The senior guard leads the conference with an average of 22.43 points per game which ranks 4th in NAIA Division II.]]>