METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Kim Muhl thinks he has the ingredients for another successful women's basketball team at Kirkwood Community College this year, but there's one thing he cannot control. Muhl learned that painful lesson last season when injuries derailed another possible trip to the national tournament. "I think the biggest thing is staying healthy," he said Monday. "We have some nice pieces, but we have to stay healthy." Kirkwood finished 25-7 overall last season and 12-4 in the ICCAC Conference. That's an outstanding year for most schools, but Muhl has won six national titles during his 26 years with the Eagles and he'd like another. He's got a veteran group and so far everybody is healthy (knock on wood).
"We've got nine sophomores, so that makes everything a little simpler as far as getting things in and done," said Muhl, who has a 734-135 record with the Eagles. "We've got a good group. "We had a good group last year, too, and we had four knee injuries in a month. I don't want to say too much anymore. We need to keep all the kids healthy."
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Kirkwood Women's Basketball will pair up with Mt. Mercy University to host the Kirkwood/Mt. Mercy Jamboree on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. The jamboree will feature twelve teams. the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference will represent 6 teams and the Midwest Collegiate Conference will represent 6 teams.
ICCAC teams: Kirkwood Community College, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Central Community College, Ellsworth Community College, Southeastern Community College, and Des Moines Area Community College. MCC teams: Mt. Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, Clarke University, Ashford University, William Penn University, and Grand View University.
KIRKWOODSTUDENTMEDIA- Cedar Rapids, IA-- Eagles basketball is preparing for the upcoming season. Both the men's and women's basketball teams are practicing for hours each week in anticipation of their first games of the season.
Men's head coach Bryan Petersen spoke about the team's preparedness. "We are currently going through our pre-season workouts. We are working on getting better as a team. We split our workouts into basketball skill workouts, conditioning, agility, weight training and playing as a group. Our goal this fall is to compete every day in everything we do," said Petersen.
Both teams had success last season and are putting a loss in the semifinals finals Region XI junior college tournament behind them, said the coaches.
Women's Head Coach Kim Muhl also has high expectations for the upcoming season. "Your expectations are always to win the regional and try to go to national tournament…the same expectations as last year but the difference is you have to stay healthy. We certainly didn't do that last year and hopefully this year we will stay healthy and have a chance at regionals," said Muhl.
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