Blue Dragon National Players of the Year

EUGENE KINLAW

2008 NJCAA FOOTBALL
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Turning in one of the most dominant seasons ever by a Hutchinson Community College football player, sophomore defensive tackle Eugene Kinlaw was named the 2008 NJCAA National Defensive Player of the Year. The national award is the latest for Kinlaw, who also garnered first-team all-Jayhawk Conference and league Defensive Player of the Year awards as well as first-team NJCAA and JC Grid-Wire first-team All-America honors in 2008.

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KADEEM ALLEN

2014 NJCAA DIV. I PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2014 NABC JUCO PLAYER OF THE YEAR

In the 2013-14 basketball season, Hutchinson’s Community College’s Kadeem Allen turned in multiple scintillating moments and dazzling offensive performances. Allen, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound guard from Wilmington, N.C. who signed with the University of Arizona, earned two national awards for that effort. Allen was named the 2014 NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and also the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Junior College Player of the Year.

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KYLE SIMONDS

2014 NJCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL
NATIONAL PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Kyle Simonds simply had a spectacular All-America sophomore season in 2014 at Hutchinson Community College. The NJCAA named Simonds as the 2014 NJCAA Division I Baseball National Pitcher of the Year, topping off the most accomplished season by any Blue Dragon baseball player in program history.

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SARAH ROTHE

2014 NFCA NJCAA DIVISION II SOFTBALL
NATIONAL CATCHER OF THE YEAR

Offensively and especially defensively, Sarah Rothe turned in arguably the best season by a Blue Dragon softball catcher in program history. Offensively she hit .378 with 11 home runs. Defensively, Rothe fielded .991 and threw out 35 percent of potential basestealers in 2014.

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