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JC champion Herkimer plays for deceased captain

The goal of Herkimer County Community College is a fourth straight NJCAA Division III national championship. But its bigger motivation is to play for its Scottish star Pete McAvoy, who collapsed in his college apartment and died of a heart attack in April. "It’s just hard not to hear his voice every day,” said team captain Connor Shearer. "I mean, his voice just echoed through here and he just really drives us." Herkimer is off a 4-0-0 start, getting Pepe Aragon his 300th win as head coach.

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