Volleyball Splits Weekend Matches

PLYMOUTH, IN – Ancilla split a pair of weekend matches, losing to NJCAA #12 Columbus State Community College 25-11, 25-14, 25-10 and beat Grace College’s JV 17-25, 27-25, 25-22, 25-23.

The Chargers were held to their third lowest kill total of the season in the opener against Columbus State, finishing with just 18 kills. Amber Redinger and Mariah Kinney compiled 11 of those kills, finishing with six and five respectively. Mackenzie White and Sophia Smith both picked up 13 digs each.

In the finale, Ancilla tied their third highest kill total with 41 against Grace’s JV. Redinger slammed home a double digit kill total of 15, while Kinney and Smith finished with eight and seven respectively. White, Hannah Kistler, and Suzanne Grimm all finished with double digit dig totals, with White compiling 19, Kistler picking up 17, and Grimm getting 12.

Redinger led the offensive stats with 21 kills on the day and she also led in blocking with 4 block solos and 3 block assists. Grimm had 22 assists while Kistler and Smith combined for 26 assists with 14 and 12 respectively. Kinney served up 5 aces going 14 for 14 serving and Samantha Albers added 4 aces. Both Grimm and Smith were also perfect on the day serving. Both young ladies served 23 for 23. White was 50 for 53 in serve receive while digging up 32 to lead that stat category. Smith added 22 digs and Grimm added 20.

“It was nice in the second match that we were able to come from behind and win,” said Ancilla coach Lana Singleton. “We figured it out the other day that we were 3-8 when the match went to 4 or 5 sets. I challenged the girls to turn that outcome around the rest of the stretch. I was especially happy to see Redinger playing at the level she is capable of. Against Grace she had 42% hitting percentage, which is really good. I was also happy with how we did serving as a team. On the day we missed 7 serves.  We had a match a few weeks ago that we missed 16 in one match.  Columbus State is a talented team. It’s not hard to recognize why they were undefeated coming in. Grace JV appears to be a much stronger team than they have been in the past too. We have played a lot of good competition this season, probably the toughest schedule Ancilla volleyball has ever played. Hopefully playing the great competition will make us better.”

Ancilla travels to Kalamazoo Valley Tuesday and will host Kellogg on Thursday, which will be the team’s Hunger Game.  Admission into the match will be two canned, non-perishable items.



2 Hannah Kistler FR DS/L 5-8 Goshen, IN Northridge HS
3 Samantha Albers FR OH/RS 5-9 Westville, IN Westville HS
5 Sophia Smith FR OH 5-8 Zeeland, MI Zeeland East HS
6 Mackenzie White SO DS/L 5-5 Ladoga, IN Southmont HS
7 Mariah Kinney SO MB/OH 5-9 Paris Crossing, IN Jennings County HS
9 Suzanne Grimm SO OH/S/RS 5-10 Auburn, IN Lakewood Park Christian HS
10 Amber Redinger SO MB 6-0 Plymouth, IN Plymouth HS
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Ancilla SGA Hosted Successful American Red Cross Blood Drive

DONALDSON – Ancilla College’s Student Government Association hosted a blood drive through the American Red Cross on Thursday, September 18th.

Students, faculty, and staff turned out to donate.  19 volunteers offered to donate and 17 had successful donations.  The event was held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room C231(also known as the Hardesty Room) on the campus.

“We didn’t quite meet goal, but everyone was happy with what was given.  We saved lives!  Thank you again,” said Jill Neidlinger, assistant professor and student government faculty sponsor at Ancilla College.

SGA will host another drive on Thursday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST in room C231 (Hardesty Room). A reminder that the public is welcome and appointments can be made online at www.redcross.org.  Walk-ins are also welcome. Those looking to donate are asked to present photo identification before giving blood.

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Ancilla Golf Opens Season with Third Place Finish

PLYMOUTH, IN – The Ancilla College golf team opened their season with a third place finish on their home course in the Ancilla College Fall Invitational.

Swan Lake’s black course is a par 72 that stretches to 7131 yards.

The Chargers finished with a team score of 330, 42 over par, just eight strokes back of second place Muskegon Community College. Grand Rapids Community College led the invitational with a 304.
Sophomore Spencer Mortola and freshman Michael Petrole led the way for Ancilla by shooting an 80 and finishing tied for seventh, seven shots back of medalist Zach Bialik of Grand Rapids. Rounding out the Ancilla scores, Zarek Finley shot an 84 (15th), Ben Eads took 18th with an 86, and Jack Leland was tied for 19th with his 87.

The Chargers hit the road this weekend to participate in the Illinois Valley Community College Classic. They will tee off at noon on Friday, playing at the Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby, IL. Saturday’s tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Senica Oak Ridge Golf Club in LaSalle, IL.

Franklin, IN
Franklin Community HS
Wabash, IN
Wabash HS
Franklin, IN
Franklin Community HS
Howe, IN
Lakeland HS
Warsaw, IN
Lakeland Christian Academy


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Charger Soccer Claims Two Conference Wins

MUSKEGON & JACKSON, MI – With back to back wins over Muskegon Community College and Jackson College, the Ancilla College Chargers improve their Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) record to 3-0, 7-1 overall.

On Saturday, Ancilla faced the Jayhawks of Muskegon Community College. A hat-trick from Dayle Robertson allowed the Chargers to win by a score of 3-0. Denny Garcia, Alex Engle, and Andrew Smith provided assists, setting up Robertson for his three scores.

The next day, Ancilla traveled to take on the Jets of Jackson College. After a scoreless first half, it was Andrew Smith who scored first for the Chargers in the 60th minute. The Jets then tied the game in 86th minute. Just three minutes later, Dayle Robertson extended the lead for Ancilla, off an assist from Ranferi Vega. The Chargers were able to maintain the advantage and defeated Jackson College, 2-1.

Ancilla coach Adam Hall commented, “The weekend went very well for us; I was very happy to collect two wins.” “Both games were very physical and very testing for our guys. I’m a little disappointed with the lack of discipline that was displayed on Saturday, but I’ll accept the consequences of their decisions. Hopefully they will learn from their mistakes,” continued Coach Hall. Hall further stated, “As we host Owens Community College and Muskegon Community College this weekend, we hope to continue our success.”

As the Chargers look to improve their record, they will host Owens Community College on Friday and MCCAA opponent Muskegon Community College on Saturday. Both game times are scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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Lady Chargers edged out by Jackson College

PLYMOUTH, IN – Despite winning the first set, 25-23, and a strong effort in the next three, the Ancilla College volleyball could not gain the advantage over the Jets of Jackson College. The Lady Chargers lost by a score of 13-25, 21-25, 16-25.

Perfect in serving, going fifteen for fifteen, with two aces was Ancilla freshman Kaitlyn Jackson. Suzanne Grimm set for seventeen Charger assists, leading in that category. Following Grimm was Hannah Kistler, who provided eleven assists of her own. Mariah Kinney put down nine kills for Ancilla’s offense, while an additional 21 came courtesy of Grimm (7), Sophia Smith (7), and Amber Redinger (7). At the net, Redinger provided three solo blocks and two block assists. Lady Charger Mackenzie White was tops in serve receive, with eighteen for eighteen. White also dished out 21 digs.

Post-game comments from Ancilla coach Lana Singleton included, “I really thought Jackson played some solid volleyball; they did not give up on defense and had attackers really going after it. We just did not have an answer for that. We competed with them in sets one and three, but did not play to their level in sets two and four.”

This weekend, the Lady Chargers will participate in the Kankakee Community College Invitational. Their first match is set for Saturday, September 13, at 5:00 p.m. against Robert Morris University-Springfield. Other opponents will include: Parkland College, Sauk Valley Community College, and host Kankakee Community College.

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Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner Nov 7

You can make a difference with scholarship funding

Ancilla College will host a fundraising dinner for scholarships on Friday, Nov. 7 at Swan Lake Resort. The second annual Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner will raise money and awareness for supporting student learning and helping the college to continue its mission of empowering students to achieve high academic goals.

Changing Lives will be held at Swan Lake Resort, November 7th from 6-9 p.m. EST.

Tickets are $60 per person or $500 for a table of eight. All table reservations will host an Ancilla College student plus the eight in your party. Please plan to join us for dinner as well as silent and live auctions.

RSVP/Donate – Click here to reserve your space at the dinner or to make a donation.

Please check the Special Events box and then type Changing Lives Dinner and the number of reservations desired in the Special Instructions box. Kindly include attendees names.

The Sr. Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes dedicated alumni in the community who have demonstrated steadfast commitment to and ongoing involvement with Ancilla College and the Alumni Association.  This year’s recipient is Dale Adams.

The Ancilla Award, initiated in 1975, is Ancilla College’s highest award, and honors an individual or couple who have shown distinguished community service and have been a dedicated supporter of Ancilla College.
We are pleased to announce that Richard and the late Suzanne Belcher will receive the Ancilla Award.


We hope to see you there.



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Ancilla Volleyball Sweeps South Suburban

PLYMOUTH, IN – By a score of 25-16, 25-19, 25-14, the Lady Chargers defeated South Suburban College.

Sophomore Amber Redinger led in kills for Ancilla, with eleven. Redinger also had six blocks (1 solo and 5 assists). Adding to the Charger offense with twelve assists was Suzanne Grimm. Hannah Kistler and Sophia Smith combined for fourteen of Ancilla’s assists, setting for seven apiece. Serving two aces, Kaitlyn Jackson bolstered the Lady Charger offensive efforts. Mackenzie White was tops for Ancilla’s defense, dishing out twelve digs.

Charger coach Lana Singleton was pleased with the production and overall team effort that was displayed. “Everyone on the team contributed; it was a nice team win. The girls did a great job blocking at the net with contributions coming from Samantha [Albers], Mariah [Kinney], Amber [Redinger], Suzanne [Grimm], and Gabby [Castillo].

Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) conference action resumes tonight at the LifePlex, as Ancilla hosts Jackson College at 6:30 p.m.


Player stats for the match:

2 Hannah Kistler FR DS/L 5-8 Goshen, IN Northridge HS
3 Samantha Albers FR OH/RS 5-9 Westville, IN Westville HS
5 Sophia Smith FR OH 5-8 Zeeland, MI Zeeland East HS
6 Mackenzie White SO DS/L 5-5 Ladoga, IN Southmont HS
7 Mariah Kinney SO MB/OH 5-9 Paris Crossing, IN Jennings County HS
9 Suzanne Grimm SO OH/S/RS 5-10 Auburn, IN Lakewood Park Christian HS
10 Amber Redinger SO MB 6-0 Plymouth, IN Plymouth HS
11 Gabby Castillo FR MB 5-8 Kokomo, IN Eastern HS
13 Kaitlyn Jackson FR OH/DS 5-8 LaPorte, IN South Central HS
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New CNA course open

Want to get started in healthcare today?

Ancilla College is offering a Certified Nursing Assistant course this fall.

Registration for the program is open to anyone over the age of 18.

Ancilla College is offering a state approved course for CNA training that you can complete in just six weeks. After earning a Nursing Assistant Certificate you can launch a new career and open new opportunities in a fast growing, high employment field. You will learn nursing skills like taking and recording the patient’s blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and respiration. Nursing assistants work in a range of healthcare settings supporting other medical staff in patient care, safety and basic healthcare tasks.

The CNA program is designed for people who want an introduction to healthcare careers and the skills needed to provide safe, effective care in a variety of settings.  It can be a great way to get started in the field. With a CNA you can launch a career and work in clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities.

You can also come back for more training and education at Ancilla and earn a degree in health science or nursing.

This is a great program. I wasn’t a college student and I was scared that the course was going to be overwhelming and too fast paced. It wasn’t like that. The teacher did such a great job with making sure the whole class understood what was being taught and that we understood what you would need in a hospital or home.  – 2013 student graduate.

Unemployed persons can register themselves in the WorkOne ‘Workforce Advantage Program’ provided by Indiana. The program provides funding for CNA training to the promising candidates.

CNA program costs:

Application for the CNA program is free.
$800 tuition fee — covers all classroom and clinical education
Books — $50
Supplies — $20
Miscellaneous — $230 (see below)
Total cost $1,100

You will need:

  • Clothing — Nursing scrubs (available in the Ancilla bookstore)
  • Age Requirement – You should be at least 18 years old. You should be able to present your certificate of birth and/or other sources of identification and verification of your date of birth.
  • GED or High School Diploma – A high school diploma or a GED is suggested, but not required for admission to Ancilla’s CNA program.
  • Medical Clearance – The CNA program requires exposure to patients in an actual medical facility
  • You need to be physically able to assist people and have validation of required immunizations/vaccines including a TB test.
  • Criminal background check. Ancilla College uses Certified Background for your background screen.
  • Pass a drug screening test.

To apply please complete and submit this form (PDF).

The course schedule:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Oct 12 October 13
Oct 14 Oct 15
Class 6-10pm
Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18
Clinical 7am-5pm
Oct 19 Oct 20
Class 6-10pm
Oct 21 Oct 22
Class 6-10pm
Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25
Clinical 7am-5pm
Oct 26 Oct 27
Class 6-10pm
Oct 28 Oct 29
Class 6-10pm
Oct 30 Oct 31
Happy Halloween!
Nov 1No class
Nov 2 Nov 3
Class 6-10pm
Nov 4 Nov 5
Class 6-10pm
Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8
Clinical 7am-6pm
Nov 9 Nov 10
Clinical 5pm-10pm
Nov 11 Nov 12
Clinical 5pm-10pm
Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15
Clinical 6am-6pm
Nov 16 Nov 17
Clinical 5pm-10pm
Nov 18 Nov 19
Clinical 5pm-10pm
Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22
Clinical 6am-6pm
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Chargers Claim First Conference Victory

BENTON HARBOR, MI – The Ancilla College volleyball team defeated Lake Michigan College by a score of 25-13, 25-12, 25-19, giving them their first Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) conference win of the season.

Offensively, the Lady Chargers were led by Suzanne Grimm’s eleven kills, followed by Mariah Kinney’s ten. Ancilla’s Sophia Smith and Suzanne Grimm set for 34 assists, with nineteen and fifteen respectively. Smith also added to the defense, as she dished out nineteen digs. Eleven more digs came from Lady Charger Mackenzie White, who in addition was perfect in serve receive, going thirteen for thirteen.

“We played well against LMC and I was excited to have such a balanced scoring attack,” commented Ancilla coach Lana Singleton. “Samantha [Albers] had her best match to date and I was glad we finally got Suzanne [Grimm] more opportunities to hit,” continued Coach Singleton.

The Lady Chargers are back in action tonight against South Suburban at home. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.

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Ancilla Soccer Brings Home Two Victories

KIRTLAND & PARMA, OH – The Charger soccer team returned home with two wins this past weekend, defeating Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College on Sunday.

The Lakers of Lakeland Community College were no match for the Chargers, as Ancilla won 5-0. Dayle Robertson struck first for Ancilla in the 23rd minute with an assist from Zahir Martinez. Alex Engle’s shot on goal added to the Charger lead just two minutes later. Valdo Garcia crossed the ball, allowing Robertson to earn his second goal. Robertson then hooked up with Martinez again, but switched roles, as he assisted Martinez’s goal, which improved Ancilla’s advantage to 4-0. An assist from Andy Smith allowed Robertson to earn his third goal and end the game in the Charger’s favor.

The next day, Ancilla traveled to take on the Challengers of Cuyahoga Community College. Alex Engle scored first for Ancilla off a pass from Kevin Bonilla. Dayle Robertson assisted Alex Gomez for the second Charger goal. Robertson claimed the third goal for Ancilla, his fourth total for the weekend. The Chargers were victorious over the Challengers by a score of 3-1.

“I am proud of these two road wins. Our team worked hard, so it was nice to come away with victories. We will continue to stay focused, as we have a weekend of conference games ahead of us,” stated Ancilla coach Adam Hall.

The Chargers will travel this weekend for two Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) conference games. Saturday will be against Muskegon Community College and Sunday is Jackson College. Both games are set for 1:00 p.m.


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Split Weekend for Charger Volleyball

WINONA LAKE, IN – After losing a double header to Schoolcraft Community College on Saturday, the Ancilla College volleyball team rebounded at the Grace College JV Tournament on Sunday, by winning two out three matches.

The Lady Chargers struggled in Livonia, Michigan against the Ocelots and dropped both games by scores of 25-20, 13-25, 13-25, 15-25 and 19-25, 11-25, 25-21, 20-25.

Suzanne Grimm led in two categories for Ancilla, with 32 assists and three aces. Grimm also had sixteen digs, while Mackenzie White dished out 28. Mariah Kinney picked up 22 kills and Amber Redinger added 21 of her own for the Charger offense.

On Sunday, Ancilla first defeated Lawrence Tech JV 25-15, 25-18, 25-15. Then, they were victorious over University of Northwestern Ohio JV 25-13, 25-23, 21-25, 28-26. Unfortunately, Cedarville University JV claimed the win against the Chargers in their third match of the day, with a score of 18-25, 25-23, 25-12, 21-25, 6-15.

On the day, Amber Redinger led the Ancilla offensive attack with 29 kills. She also added six block solos and three block assists. Mariah Kinney again added to the Charger offense, with 21 kills. Defensively, Ancilla was controlled by Mackenzie White’s 41 digs, followed by Sophia Smith’s 39.

Grimm had another solid day, finishing with 28 digs, 36 assists, and was 49 for 51 in serving, with 4 aces. Kaitlyn Jackson stepped in for the Lady Chargers and got some valuable minutes of playing time. Jackson ended the day with 23 digs and was 45 for 50 in serving, with 6 aces.

“Amber played the best she has to date this season; I was excited to see her competitiveness back,” commented Ancilla coach Lana Singleton. “Compliments also go out to Sophia [Smith], who stepped in and helped run a 6-2 setting this weekend. She handled the pressure well and really had a great tournament. She had 39 digs, eighteen kills, added 33 assists, and was 37 for 40 in serving, with 3 aces. Sophia works hard every day and is always striving to get better,” praised coach Singleton. “I was extremely proud of her efforts this weekend because she was thrown into a position without a lot of preparation and she handled it extremely well,” coach Singleton continued.

The Lady Chargers have a busy week ahead of them, which begins when they travel to Benton Harbor, Michigan for a conference match up against Lake Michigan College on Tuesday, September 9. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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Welcome Week Invites Students to Get Involved

DONALDSON, IN – Ancilla College hosted a fall Welcome Week for students, faculty, and staff to kick off the new school year.  The event took place September 2-4 at the college.

Over 400 students, faculty, and staff enjoyed games, free food, prize drawings and Ancilla athletic sporting events.  Information tables about student activities, local vendors, and more were available for attendees to peruse.  Activities began at 10:30 a.m. and continued until 2 p.m. on Tuesday.  Students crowded the halls despite the rainy weather.  A pre-game tailgate for the soccer game was held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn and a pre-game event for the “blue-out” volleyball game was held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“This year’s Welcome Week was a huge success!  Students came together to play games, eat some great food and spend time meeting other students, faculty and staff,”said Ericka Taylor-Joseph, Admissions Counselor at Ancilla College.

In addition, students won a wide range of prizes from the drawings.  Local donations included food donations and/or gift cards from Papa Johns, Mancinos, New Song Church, and Rex’s Deli.

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Charger Volleyball Drops Conference Opener

ancilla volleyball

 ancilla volleyballPLYMOUTH, IN – The Lady Chargers battled against #13 Muskegon and their powerhouse Brandie Jones.  The Lady Chargers won set one 25-21 and then lost set two 21-25.  They fell in sets three and four 15-25, 18-25.

Although Coach Lana Singleton was disappointed with the loss she was encouraged by the gutsy effort the Lady Chargers displayed early in the match.

“Muskegon is a good team, they are always a good team,” said Singleton, “I was very proud of the efforts I saw tonight especially in sets one and two. I really felt the girls did not give up on defense in the early going and my setters Suzanne Grimm and Hannah Kistler were really giving great opportunities for my hitters to shine.”

Mariah Kinney led the Chargers with 15 kills followed by Amber Redinger’s 9. Kistler and Grimm combined for 34 assists getting 18 and 16 respectively. Redinger had 3 block solos and 3 block assists, leading that category.

“Amber really hustled tonight and did a good job both in blocking and hitting,” continued Singleton. “She was also perfect in serving eight for eight.”

Coach Singleton also had high praise for Sophia Smith, Mackenzie White, and Suzanne Grimm who had 18, 15, and 13 digs respectively.

“I tell you what, these girls poured their hearts out on defense, throwing their bodies all over the floor against a quality team and a hitter who can hit from anywhere and has more than just a couple shots up her sleeve.”

Ancilla travels to Schoolcraft College tomorrow for two games at 1:00 and 3:00 and then will be at a tournament at Grace College on Saturday.

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Men’s Golf Ready to Tee Off at Ancilla


DONALDSON, IN – The Ancilla College men’s golf team will begin their season with five fresh faces this season. Ancilla’s team boasts four new players and a new head coach.

Marc Green took over the golf team this past June and recruited four freshmen to join three returning members.

Joining the Chargers this season is: Ben Eads (Franklin Community), Kerry Herman (Bremen), Michael Petrole (Franklin Community), and Josh Provance (Wabash). The sophomores include Zarek Finley, Jack Leland, and Spencer Mortola.

Coach Green stated, “I am excited for my first season to begin at Ancilla. I am eager to see the team’s improvements from practice.”

This year’s fall schedule will consist of nine fall matches with more to follow in the spring. The Chargers will host the Ancilla College Invitational on Friday, September 12 at Swan Lake Resort. Tee time is set for 10:00 a.m.

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Ancilla Alumni Association Hosts Blueberry Bicycle Cruise

DONALDSON, IN – Ancilla Alumni Association held its 24th Annual Blueberry Bicycle Cruise (BBC) this past Saturday, August 30th.  This event takes place each year in association with the annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival.

The ride is a hit with participants every year. This year 229 riders from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan participated.  There were four routes to choose from including 31, 41, and 62 mile routes and a more family friendly 16 mile route.  Riders traveled through the surrounding countryside and were free to ride at their own pace enjoying the scenery along the way.

Attractions along the routes included Lake Maxinkuckee, the Culver Academies, the town of Culver, the Chief Menominee Monument and for those choosing the 62 mile route, a stop at Ancilla College where fresh baked cookies were there to enjoy. There were over twenty volunteers on site to help in a variety of ways.

“Despite threatening weather all around us, we had a great day for the cruise. All of the riders had a great time and loved taking in the scenic sites of Marshall County.  This is a huge fundraiser for the Ancilla Alumni Association.  Funds raised from this event go to scholarships and the Ancilla College Annual Fund.  I want to thank all of our volunteers who made this past weekend’s ride a success,” said Tom Sibal, Associate Director of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations at Ancilla College and chairperson of the BBC.

The BBC is part of the larger Blueberry Festival that takes place annually over the Labor Day weekend.  Riders enjoyed the festival after their ride which attracts over 500 craft booths, 100 food booths, shows, and athletic events at Centennial Park.

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Ancilla students & faculty- Register to vote!


Remember, there’s an election coming up!

Want to make your voice heard? Vote!

In compliance with federal and state requirements, Ancilla College is making it as easy as possible to register to vote.

You can start here to find out more about voting in your hometown, absentee, or if you general questions.

Forms can also be obtained at the following offices:

  • County Voter Registration Offices (like here in Marshall County)
  • Indiana Public Libraries
  • License Branches
  • Most City, Town and Township Offices

Voter Registration Forms are also available online at the Indiana Election Commission websitehttp://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm and the Election Assistance Commission Website www.eac.gov.  To download and print the form you will need Adobe® Acrobat Reader®.

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Ancilla Volleyball Sends Pioneers Packing

PLYMOUTH, IN – The Lady Charger volleyball team earned their first home court victory of the season, as they defeated the Pioneers of Prairie State College by a score of 25-6, 25-9, 25-9.

Ancilla displayed a well-balanced offense, as Amber Redinger and Hannah Kistler served up five aces apiece. Redinger also picked up eleven kills, while Mariah Kinney added eight. An additional seventeen kills came courtesy of Suzanne Grimm (6), Samantha Albers (6), and Gabby Castillo (5). Kistler and Grimm combined for 35 Charger assists, ending the evening with 20 and fifteen respectively. Ancilla’s defense was led by Mackenzie White, who dished out fourteen digs. With five digs each, Maddie Korra and Sophia Smith added to the Charger defensive efforts.

“The girls played aggressive and we had the opportunity to work on some quicker offenses,” commented Ancilla coach Lana Singleton. She continued, “As a team, we had 41 kills with five errors in 75 attempts for a 48% hitting percentage. That is an impressive stat! It was nice to see the whole team contributing to the win.”

The Lady Chargers will resume home action on Thursday, September 4th, at 6:30 p.m. This will begin the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) conference play, as Ancilla will host the Jayhawks of Muskegon Community College.


Player stats:

1 Maddie Korra FR DS 5-1 Bremen, IN Homeschool
2 Hannah Kistler FR DS/L 5-8 Goshen, IN Northridge HS
3 Samantha Albers FR OH/RS 5-9 Westville, IN Westville HS
5 Sophia Smith FR OH 5-8 Zeeland, MI Zeeland East HS
6 Mackenzie White SO DS/L 5-5 Ladoga, IN Southmont HS
7 Mariah Kinney SO MB/OH 5-9 Paris Crossing, IN Jennings County HS
9 Suzanne Grimm SO OH/S/RS 5-10 Auburn, IN Lakewood Park Christian HS
10 Amber Redinger SO MB 6-0 Plymouth, IN Plymouth HS
11 Gabby Castillo FR MB 5-8 Kokomo, IN Eastern HS
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Lady Chargers Prey on Panthers

CICERO, IL – In four sets, 28-26, 25-18, 15-25, 25-20, the Ancilla College volleyball team improved their record to 3-2, as they defeated the Panthers of Morton College.

Serving a perfect fifteen for fifteen and dishing out nineteen digs for the Lady Chargers was Sophia Smith. Mackenzie White added eighteen digs and was 25 for 28 in serve receive for Ancilla. Setters Suzanne Grimm and Hannah Kistler combined for 44 Charger assists, with 22 each. Kistler also had four kills for the evening. Leading Ancilla’s offensive efforts were Amber Redinger and Mariah Kinney, who had sixteen and ten kills respectively.

Charger coach Lana Singleton commented, “Morton College came out fired up and ready to play. They really challenged and battled us the whole way. I was proud in sets one and four that the Lady Chargers rallied from behind to get the win. We have been talking since day one about mental toughness. At practice we put them in pressure situations, where they are down five and have to come back. Hopefully those stressful and mentally tough situations can start swinging in our favor with motivation, intensity, and confidence.”

In their first home game of the season, Ancilla will host Prairie State College tonight at the LifePlex.  Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Ancilla Soccer Claims Victory over Prairie State

DONALDSON, IN – In an exciting home opener that extended into extra time, the Ancilla College soccer team was victorious over the Pioneers from Prairie State College by a score of 3-2.

The Chargers dominated in the first half with possession and shots on goal, but went down 1-0 after the Pioneers struck first in the 38th minute. Ancilla rallied and scored two, both courtesy of Dayle Robertson in the 40th and 44th minutes, allowing the Chargers to lead at the half.

As the second half began, Ancilla created several scoring opportunities, but were unable to capitalize on them. In the 55th minute, a Prairie State goal tied the game 2-2. Just four minutes later, the Chargers lost Robertson to a red card. Shortly after that, another red card was issued to Ancilla’s Zahir Martinez.

Despite being down two players, the Chargers held onto the tie, forcing the game into extra time. In the 92nd minute, Ancilla’s Moustapha Gueye broke into the box and was fouled, resulting in a penalty kick. Andy Smith took the shot and scored the golden penalty, giving the win to the Chargers.

“The boys put forth a great effort and showed a lot of character. Hopefully this was a season defining game,” commented Ancilla coach Adam Hall.

The Chargers will travel to Champaign, Illinois to face Lincoln College on Saturday, August 30, at 1:00 p.m.

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Lady Chargers Start Season 2-2 at Chaparral Volleyball Classic

GLEN ELLYN, IL – In their opening matches of the season, the Ancilla College volleyball team returned from the 19th Annual Chaparral Volleyball Classic with a record of 2-2.

On day one, the Lady Chargers defeated the College of Lake County 25-13, 25-10, 25-9. They followed with a tough loss in four sets to preseason ranked #10 DIII Harper College 19-25, 14-25, 26-24, 29-31.

Saturday they took the Raiders of Oakton Community College to five sets, 24-26, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 8-15, but could not come away with the win. However, the Lady Chargers claimed victory over the hosting team from the College of DuPage 25-13, 25-22, 25-14.

With 43 kills, Mariah Kinney paced the Charger offense and was selected to the All-Tournament team. This was a great honor, as the All-Tournament team was voted on by the coaching staff of each respective team. Ancilla setters Suzanne Grimm (49) and Hannah Kistler (65) combined for 114 assists. Grimm also added 23 kills, 35 digs, and nine blocks for a solid weekend, while Kistler was tops on the team in service aces, with ten. Charger sophomore, Amber Redinger put down 34 kills and had eleven blocks. Libero Mackenzie White led Ancilla’s defensive efforts, dishing out 55 digs.

Charger coach Lana Singleton had the following post-tournament comments, “Mariah [Kinney] had a great tournament and I am proud that she was recognized for her efforts. All of the girls played hard and contributed; I was very pleased with our freshman and how much they had to add. Mentally we did not stay tough in set five against Oakton, so that is something we will continue to work on.”

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Charger Basketball Participates in PLAY 60

PLYMOUTH, IN – In an effort to promote healthy living and physical activity to local families, the LifePlex paired up with the Ancilla College men’s basketball team to implement the NFL PLAY 60 program.

This campaign was launched by the NFL with intentions of encouraging children to participate in 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Through education and the importance of fitness, the mission of the program is to decrease childhood obesity.

According to owner/General Manager of the LifePlex, Mary Holm, “A long range goal is to spark an interest in living a fun, quality-filled, healthy life, and pursuing higher education. The program will serve two purposes. The first is to promote activities that will foster healthy kids. The second will provide instruction to parents on pertinent family life topics.”

While parents were educated, the Charger basketball team became role models, as they played various games with the children in attendance. Ancilla coach Aaron Butcher remarked, “We had a great time working with the kids that came out this evening. Our guys did a great job of mentoring the kids during the event and the kids had a great time hanging out with our team. I want to thank Mary Holm for inviting us out to help out with this event; hopefully we gained a few more Charger fans tonight.”

One parent who brought his daughter to the event had nothing but positive comments regarding it and the basketball team. “When I stopped by toward the end, I saw she was having a good time and didn’t want to leave yet, even though the organized part was over.The players were shooting around or playing other games with the kids and I could see all of them loved the chance to play with these college players. As we were leaving, my daughter asked when the next one would be and if any of the women’s basketball players would be there; we’ve definitely got a new Ancilla Chargers fan on board!,” stated the father.

Athletic Director, Gene Reese, added these comments, “This event that our men’s basketball team cooperated in is an example of the Ancilla College Athletic Department’s commitment to the serving in the local community. Coach Butcher and his staff understand how important it is for their players to realize the impact of helping others.”

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Participants in the #PLAY 60 program, 2014-2015 Ancilla College men’s basketball team, and coaching staff

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Ancilla Volleyball Sets up for Successful Season


ancilla volleyballDONALDSON, IN – The Ancilla College volleyball team is returning four key players, as they gear up for a promising 2014-2015 season. They look to continue and build upon the success of last season, where the team qualified for the post season Region Tournament with a 15-20 record.

Returning Lady Chargers include: Amber Redinger (Plymouth High School), Suzanne Grimm (Lakewood Park Christian School), Mackenzie White (Southmont High School), and Mariah Kinney (Jennings County High School). Redinger was selected to the All-Conference 3rd Team and posted 320 kills, along with105 blocks throughout the season. Grimm was selected as an Honorable Mention All-Conference. She was a solid contributor; leading the team in both assists and aces. With 479 digs, White was the Lady Charger’s top serve receiver. Selected as an Academic All-Conference and an Academic All-Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) player, in addition to receiving the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Achievement Award, Kinney was second on the team in blocks and kills with 60 and 224 respectively. Not only did each of these players achieve athletic success, but they all earned Dean’s list honors for the spring semester.

Joining the sophomores are seven incoming freshmen. Sophia Smith (Zeeland East) and Hannah Kistler (Northridge) are athletic and push themselves to get better, which are qualities of a work ethic Ancilla coach Lana Singleton enjoys coaching. Homeschooled student Maddie Korra has been working hard and has improved her passing skills.

According to Coach Singleton, “She is quick and always goes hard.” Gabby Castillo (Eastern) has a lot of court awareness and quickness at the net; “she has been a very pleasant surprise,” commented Singleton.

Westville graduate, Samantha Albers has also been working hard with a positive attitude, as she vies for a position on the team.  South Central graduate, Kaitlyn Jackson and Madison “Grace” Ashcraft (Liberty Christian School) have also signed with the Lady Chargers.

This year’s schedule will consist of 23 games, fourteen of which are MCCAA conference contests, and five tournaments. The Lady Chargers will travel for the first time of the new season, as they participate in the College of DuPage Tournament on August 22-23. The first match is set for 6:30 p.m. against the College of Lake County.


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