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11.21.2017 | Men's Basketball
RCBC Men's Basketball 2017-2018 Season Outlook

Barons Men's Basketball 2017-18 Season.

Pemberton, NJ - The Rowan College at Burlington County Men's basketball team finished their preseason still needing time to gel. Nonetheless, They opened up their regular season at home against Carolina Christian (North Carolina) a 4 year school defeating them 105-83. The 2017-18 RCBC Barons are comprised of 1​0​ players​: ​​5​ sophomores​, ​​2​ returne​r​s from last season​,​ and ​5​ freshman (​2​ walkons).

The 2016-17 Region ​XIX ​R​unner ​U​​​p​s​ have new challenges for the 2017-18 season. Maintaining the standard of excellence being one of them. This years team faces the high expectations of coming together quickly to hopefully climb to the top of the conference again. With players assuming new responsibilities this season it will be a challenge to find chemistry early in the schedule with only 3 of the 15 first semester games being at home. The team is depending on the leadership of its sophomores to find that bond as quickly as possible.

Head Coach Seigha Omuso​ (​Coach O) is excited to kick off his sophomore coaching campaign. "This year​'​s group can go as far as they put their mind to. We may look smaller than last years team but that also means we can be faster." With a guard centric team, this year's group hopes to be able to get into the open court and play a bit of small ball. Coach O has made no exceptions with everyone on the roster being able to run a mile in 6 mins or less. This years group is ready to get up and down the court. Coach O is a student of the game and the teacher of this team, drawing on the inspiration of great coaches that have come before him.

"Success is the peace of mind which is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable." - John Wooden

With a melting pot of a roster the RCBC men​'​s basketball team is comprised of​:​

Jeffrey Sterling (Guard) - Doane Academy (NJ) {by way of Dominican Republic}. Transferring in from Community College of Philadelphia, Jeffrey hit the game winner vs Brookdale College to take his team to the nationals a year ago.
Darvin Johnson (Guard) - Solebury Prep (PA) Transferring in from Tyler Junior College, a D​I​ school in Texas. Darvin is one of the fastest guys on the team and a dynamic scorer especially around the basket.
Karon Blackwell (Guard) - Deer Park High School (NY) return sophomore. Karon is a passionate player with all the right tools offensively. Back to graduate and lead this team to a successful season, Karon has matured greatly from a year prior.
Fred Young (Guard) - Northern Burlington (NJ) {by way of Waterbury, CT}. What this young man lacks for in size he sure makes up for in heart. A 3 point specialist, Fred gives us the ability to stretch the floor against opposing zone defences.
Tyrail Trussell (Guard) - Milwaukee Rufus King High (WI). Tyrail is a freshman from Wisconson. Ranked 4th in the state of Wisconsin during his high school years, Tyrail is another dynamic scorer who shoots the 3 with ease.
Justin Green (Guard) - Newark (NJ) Justin is a freshman. Another freak athlete who plays like he is 6'9". A natural leader who has a personal mission to graduate and lead this team to the playoffs once again.
Osaze Aiyalogbe (Forward) - New Jersey United Christian Academy (NJ) {by way of Nigeria}. Osaze is a walk on freshman who has great footwork in the paint and an uncanny ability to seek out rebounds.
Grant Gibson (Forward) - Cherokee High School (NJ). Grant is a walk on sophomore who brings unique leadership by example. Grant is a dependable rebounder and passer who can step out and hit the 3.
Devin Matchett (Forward) - Burlington Twp High School (NJ) Transferring in from Murray State, a D​I​
school in Nebraska. Devin is a dynamic double double machine. Devin has the ability to hit a variety of shots while pulling in rebounds in volume.
Sal Blidi (Forward) - Willingboro High School (NJ). Sal is a freshman big man who protects the rim and can put the ball on the floor. With his ability to dribble and finish at the basket Sal will be able to help this team accomplish its goals this year.

Currently the team is fighting the injury bug and has a record of 2-3 (1-1 in conference). Coach O is quite confident that when healthy this team will be able to compete with the best of them come late February. With a successful track record of academics, sending its 3 sophomores last year to competitive 4 year schools, the mens basketball program looks forward to another successful year on and off the court.


11.21.2017 | Women's Basketball
RCBC Women's Basketball 2017-2018 Season Outlook

Pemberton, NJ - The Rowan College at Burlington County women’s basketball team has high hopes for the 2017-2018 season.

Head Coach Carolyn Jones said, "Region ​XIX​ women's basketball is highly competitive every year. With eight freshman and three returning players, the challenge is going to be how quickly the team adjusts to the discipline required to execute at this level of play. We are definitely looking forward to the competition."
The women's basketball 2017-2018 recruiting class consists of seven guards and one center. Coach Jones sees Daeja Moore (PG, Harry S. Truman) running the offense this season.

"I believe that the job of the point guard is to make the team better. With her ability to see the floor, I will rely on Daeja for floor/clock management and to get the ball to the girls where they can be successful," said Jones. "In addition, Alexandria Sams (PG, Salem) is a true hustler on both ends of the court and changes the pace of the game. We're looking for her to play off Daeja and help carry the load of ball handling, especially against the press."

Avian (Bebe) Flunder (TCA) and Brianna Coit (Northern Burlington/transfer student) are combo guards who can also run the point.

"Bebe can take an opponent to the rim or take the short jumper. She has fast hands and will strip the opponent in the open court and finish the layup at the other end," said Jones.

"Brianna Coit brings stability to the team with her nonchalant demeanor and ball handling skills. She has the capability of making a huge impact," Jones added.

Rounding out the guards are Ayanna (Yanni) Lewis (BCIT), Jayda Campbell (Harry S. Truman) and Nicole Lincifort (Willingboro).

"Yanni is a long G/F at 5'10 who can play every position. She has great passing and shooting ability. Jayda loves to go to the rim and with her quickness can close the door on the trap. Nicole is a head on the ball defender who contributes unselfishly on both ends," Jones explained.
Coach Jones hopes to return to her tradition of building DI centers with new recruit Tamecia Ransom (Burlington Twp./transfer student).

"Tamecia is a big body from a small ​h​igh school program. It is going to take Tia some time to learn how to play at this level, but with her size, hard work ethic and great attitude, we feel that she can be a game changer," Jones said.

RCBC's returning center, Breana Phillips-Taylor (Pemberton) averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds last year.

"We're going to need consistent play from her to anchor the team and to let her performance lead the new recruits on and off the court," said Jones.

Returners Alyssa Bacierra (Burlington City) and Brianna Robinson (Burlington Twp.) round out the team and will contribute key minutes at the forward position to help with the heavy lifting.

As of mid-November the Lady Barons are still working on putting it all together. With a record of 1-1 in Region ​XIX play and 2-3 overall, Coach Jones sees a bright future for this team.

"We have gotten off to a slow start; however, if the girls continue to learn and improve, we are going to surprise the region. Every year everyone asks me how the team is going to do and every year I see them in the post season. This year is no different," she said.


10.12.2017 | Women's Soccer
Head Women's Soccer Coach, Kathleen DeLitta, earned her 50th win of her RCBC career

Head Women's Soccer Coach, Kathleen DeLitta, earned her 50th win of her RCBC career, on September 27 when the Barons defeated Mercer County Community College 2-0.  DeLitta started with the program in 2012 and is currently in her 6th season with the Barons.  The team picked up win number eight against Mercer to move their record to 8-2.  

 


9.20.2017 | Men's Basketball
Open Gym & Tryouts
PE Building Gymnasium on the Pemberton campus

OPEN GYM
Friday, 9/22/17, 5 - 7 pm
Sunday, 9/24/17, 12 - 2 pm
Tuesday, 9/26/17, 5 - 7pm
Thursday, 9/28/17, 5 - 7 pm

TRYOUTS
Sunday, 10/1/2017, 10 am - 2 pm

All interested students should see the Barons Department of Athletics by Thursday, September 28, 2017 to submit necessary paperwork. All students must submit a physical submitted on the College paperwork, as well as purchase the RCBC Student-Athlete Insurance for $25. Download the physical paperwork at Student-Athlete Eligibility Preseason Packet.

 


9.14.2017 | Men's Soccer
NJCAA Division I Men's Soccer Preseason Poll Released

Colorado Spring, CO - On Aug. 15, the NJCAA released its 2017 Preseason Poll for Division I Soccer. Atop the poll is the 2016 NJCAA Division I National Champion, Tyler Junior College (TX). Rowan College at Burlington County was one of the schools who received votes. The RCBC Barons are looking to climb that poll quickly by getting a good result versus #2 ranked, and 2016 NJCAA Division I National Finalist, Monroe College. The teams are set to face off on Monday, Sept. 4 on Monroe College's New Rochelle campus.

2017 Baron’s Men’s Soccer

Players to Watch

Goalkeepers
Sophomore transfer Dino Gromitsaris (Bordentown), freshman Ryan Hileman (Shawnee).

Dino will bring a high level of experience after redshirting his freshman year at Rider University.

Defendenders
Sophomore Captain Trenton Hall (Rancocas Valley), freshman Dylan Kazmierowicz (Rancocas Valley), freshman Arpen Singh(Germany), freshman Dory Yates (England), sophomore Adam Bijou (Bordentown), and freshman Mitchell Haddow (Scotland).

Trenton Hall looks to lead the team to another Region XIX championship and is playing alongside his old Rancocas Valley teammate Dylan Kazmierowicz.

Midfielders
Sophomore Luis Rivadeneira (Rancocas Valley), freshman Tyler Kazmierowicz (Rancocas Valley), freshman Raul Cebrian (Spain), freshman Mario Bravo (Spain), sophomore Justin McCarthy (Cherokee), sophomore Allan Loor (Burlington Township), freshman Mario Arroyo (Spain), freshman Guillermo Duque (Spain).

Luis Rivadeneira and Tyler Kazmierowicz are back alongside each other after their years at Rancocas Valley. Also, four freshman from Spain look to bring their own experiences to the team and hopefully help the Barons achieve back-to-back Region XIX titles.

Freshman Mario Asis (Spain) & freshman Mickey Rodriguez (Life Center).

Mario and Mickey both look to use their speed and quality finishing to help propel the team on offense.

http://www.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2017-18/div1/polls

 


9.14.2017 | Women's Soccer
Barons Women's Soccer Ready to Start 2017 Season

Pemberton, NJ - The Rowan College at Burlington County Women’s soccer team finished their second week of preseason with high expectations.  Early in the first week the team bonded over a team building session where one thing was clear, going as far as they can and playing together for as long as they can is the overall goal for the season.

Head Coach Kathleen DeLitta is very pleased with how well the team is bonding and their overall work ethic.  “There is great leadership coming from the return players, they know what needs to be accomplished in order to have a successful season.  It’s very evident in how prepared they were on the first day of preseason. Their focus and drive is contagious, all of the newcomers have fallen into place because the sophomores are determined to do their best and contribute to the team.”  

Goalkeepers
Freshmen goalkeepers Amanda Ianciello (Bishop Redding, Canada) and Samantha Andrews (Seneca) join the team this year.  “Both are very strong keepers and will contribute to the team’s solid defense. They are also very exciting to watch and understand their role in building the attack.”

Defenders
Valya Forrest (King’s Christian Academy) and Lauren Tomei (Northern Burlington) return as sophomore defenders and will be assisted by Alexis Ashman (Maple Shade) and Allison Lyons (Seneca).  “Allison and Alexis are technical players who understand the importance of building from the back.  With Forrest, Tomei, Ashman and Lyons back there, our core defense is looking to be the strength of our team.”

Midfielders
The midfield is looking exciting with leadership and depth from returners Dominique Kelly (Cherokee) and Zoe Pozo-Garcia (Science Park).  Newcomers Tessa Carty (ACIT), Stephanie Tricocci (Rancocas Valley) and Amila Smajlovic (Delran) will help build up the attack and generate more goal scoring opportunities.  “Having options and threats in the midfield is a goal for the season and we certainly have the players who can make that happen.”

Forwards
Returner Kenzee Hudson will get the opportunity to play up top this season as well as newcomers Cassie Kennedy (Delran), Katya Forrest (King’s Christian Academy) and Julia Monaco (Shawnee).  “Probably the most exciting thing about these attackers is that they play both sides of the ball and are willing to work to make things happen in the final third.”

The Lady Barons are heading towards their preseason scrimmages starting on August 19 at Georgian Court University with a home scrimmage on August 21 at 3:30 pm on the Pemberton Campus verses Bucks County College.

 


2.14.2017 | All Sports
RCBC Fall 2016 Dean's List

The RCBC Athletics Department would like to congratulate the following student-athletes for making the fall 2016 Dean's List. The Dean's List is official recognition by the college of outstanding academic achievement. The following student-athletes completed 12 college-level credits with no grade lower than a "C" in the fall semester, and who further achieved a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

James Cicale - Baseball
Isaiah Hall - Baseball
Bryan Kaelin - Baseball
Brennen Seville - Baseball
Damian Archer - Men's Basketball
Aaran Benjamin - Men's Basketball
Alexandros Avraamides - Men's Soccer
Adam Bijou - Men's Soccer
Ismael Guerrero - Men's Soccer
Trenton Hall - Men's Soccer
Jack Hoey - Men's Soccer
John Findlay - Men's Soccer
Luis Rivadeneira - Men's Soccer
Steward Salazar - Men's Soccer
Claudia Cosenzo - Women's Basketball
Shayna Wiggins - Women's Soccer, Basketball, Softball
Dominique Kelly - Women's Soccer
Jessica Petty - Women's Soccer
Jessica Larson - Women's Soccer
Valentyna Forrest - Women's Soccer
Skylar Davis - Women's Soccer
Jenna Parliament - Women's Soccer
Caitlin Gross - Women's Soccer
Lauren Tomei - Women's Soccer
Kenzee Hudson - Women's Soccer
Savannah Bowen - Softball
Kaysi Gruner - Softball
Niarah Hodge - Softball
Amanda Martyn - Softball
Brittany Short - Softball

 


1.26.2017 | Soccer
RCBC Women's Soccer Freshman, Val Forrest, named to the NSCAA Junior College Division I Women's All-Northeast Region Team

Women's Soccer

For the sixth consecutive season, a Lady Baron has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Junior College Division I Women’s All-Northeast Region Team. Valentyna Forrest, a freshmen defender from Hainesport, has received the honor in addition to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 19 Division I All-Region first team and the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Division I First Team. Val is a graduate of The King’s Christian School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

 



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