Hansen first KCKCC Jayhawk goalkeeper of the week

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Maria Hansen is the first Kansas City Kansas Community College woman’s Jayhawk Conference soccer player of the week.

A 6-foot freshman from Copenhagen, Denmark, Hansen was named Goalkeeper of the Week for her outstanding play in the Lady Blue Devils’ 2-1 overtime win over Maple Woods. Hansen had six saves in the win and helped set up both KCKCC goals. Hansen first advanced the ball to Bonner Springs freshman Allie Ledbetter, who then crossed the ball to Piper’s Katie Trzok for KCKCC’s first goal. Hansen then advanced the ball up the left flank 40 yards which led to Trzok’s game-winning goal in overtime.

Earlier this season, Hansen posted a shutout against Lincoln College. “Division I talent, she could play any position on the field,” says KCKCC Coach Jeremy Winzer. “A very unselfish player, she will do anything to help this team win. She’s a real leader with her communication skills and the confidence she brings to the rest of the team.”

The Blue Devils will be trying to even their season’s record at 3-3 Tuesday when they play host to Garden City in a Jayhawk contest at 5:30 p.m. The game will be followed by a men’s game at 8 p.m.

Alan Hoskins is the sports information director for KCKCC.

Department of Justice representatives to visit KCKCC for U.N. International Day of Peace event

by Kelly Rogge

Kansas City Kansas Community College is celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace 2015 with three guest speakers from the Department of Justice.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom; Ron Miller, U.S. marshal, and Rita Valenciano, community conciliation specialist with the Department of Justice, will be speaking at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 in Room 2325 on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. The event is open to the public.

Founded in 1981 by the U.N. General Assembly, the goal of the International Day of Peace is to cease hostilities and commemorate the day through public awareness and education. Also known as World Peace Day, the day encourages peace throughout the world and peace education, which the U.N. believes is the key to reducing war.
The theme for this year’s United Nations’ International Day of Peace is “Partnerships for Peace –Dignity for All,” highlighting the importance of working together to create peace. During the KCKCC event, organizers will be looking at peace and justice within the United States, and the Department of Justice representatives will be discussing conciliation, enforcement and protection in relationship to peace and justice.

For more information about KCKCC’s U.N. International Day of Peace event, contact Barbara Clark-Evans, director of the Intercultural Center at 913-288-7504 or Joe Grasela, reference librarian, at 913-288-7650.

Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

KCKCC plays host to Garden City in soccer doubleheader Tuesday

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College men’s soccer team will try to remain unbeaten Tuesday when the Blue Devils host Garden City in a Jayhawk Conference clash at 8 p.m.

The Blue Devil women (2-3) will open the action at 5:30 p.m. when they try to end a two-game losing streak when they entertain the Lady Broncbusters at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue Devil men are 4-0 after lightning forced stoppage of their home game against Allen County last Thursday. The game was deadlocked 1-1 at halftime when lightning and subsequent rain forced the stoppage. The contest will be rescheduled at a later date. KCKCC’s women dropped a 3-0 decision to Allen County in the opener of the doubleheader.

Alan Hoskins is the sports information director at KCKCC.