Moraine Valley Cyclones

Moraine Valley team


No.    Name                      
10Diamond DortchG     FR5'5Chicago, Ill.
13Ciarra HollowayFSO5'9Chicago, Ill.
14Sharnita BreezeFSO5'9Justice, Ill.
20Michelle BorgenFSO6'1Tinley Park, Ill.
21Krista BrillGSO5'6Crestwood, Ill.
22Erin SchaffrathGSO5'7Midlothian, Ill.
23Nadia ShehadehGFR5'6Chicago Ridge, Ill.
24Taylor McGilesFFR5'10Orland Hills, Ill.
30Marissa SalomonFFR5'7Tinley Park, Ill.
31Chantel BrownGSO5'0Summit, Ill.
32Ashley CarrollFSO5'10Beecher, Ill.
33Erin DrynanCSO6'3Evergreen Park, Ill.
RSGabbie BrentGFR5'6Chicago Ridge, Ill.

Team Overview

  • Despite losing just two games the entire season, some minor player eligibility infractions mid-season cost the team 15 games and the conference championship. Despite this setback, the Cyclones persevered through playoffs and dominated every game. On average this season, the Cyclones outscored their opponents by 26 points. Their official 16-17 overall record is not indicative of the immense talent and potential of this crew.

  • Forward Michelle Borgen has led the Cyclone offense the past two years. Her 818 points and 195-279 free-throw average this season top the NJCAA Division II ranks. In February, she reached 1,000 points scored as a Cyclone. She was named 2017 Region Player of the Year and Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Player of the Year.

  • Center sophomore Erin Drynan has been a fighting force with Borgen these last two years, breaking records at Moraine Valley and also topping NJCAA Division II in blocks (155) and defensive rebounds (302) this year. She broke her own Cyclone record for most rebounds in one game two times this season, including the most recent region final game (27).

  • Freshman guard Diamond Dortch has been pivotal to moving the ball quickly and working fast breaks for the Cyclones. She was named an All-Conference first team player with Borgen and Drynan. The trio also earned All-Region Tournament team honors.

  • Sophomore Ashley Carroll and freshman Taylor McGiles, both forwards, have been integral to the team’s success, relentless at both ends of the court, and were each named to the All-Conference second team.

  • Head Coach Delwyn Jones earned Region IV as well as Skyway Conference Coach of the Year.