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12.16.2016 | Soccer
RCBC Women's Soccer Team Participates in Operation Cookie Drop
Pemberton, NJ – Rowan College at Burlington County's (RCBC) women’s soccer team baked and collected more than 2,000 cookies for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s Operation Cookie Drop - a community service project that distributes cookies to dorm residents and troops mobilizing and demobilizing at the Joint Base during the holidays. The RCBC Culinary Department assisted the team's efforts by baking 500 sugar cookies to donate. The cookies were delivered to the McGuire AFB Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 8 for distribution.
Photo by: Kathleen DeLitta.
Pictured Left to Right: Valya Forrest, Kenzee Hudson, Jessica Petty)
11.30.2016 | Basketball
RCBC Men's Basketball Heading to the 2016 Roadrunner Classic
This weekend is the 2016 Roadrunner Classic held at Rowan College at Gloucester County. The Men’s Basketball team will take on Bronx Community College at 5 pm on Friday, December 2.
Can’t make it to the game? RCGC will be live streaming the games live. To view the stream, click here.
11.3.2016 | Soccer
RCBC Men’s Soccer Vying for a National Championship!
Pemberton, New Jersey—The RCBC Men’s Baron Soccer team is now ranked 19th in the country and is headed to the Northeast District Championship Tournament this weekend.
The Barons (12-4) will play Monroe Community College in New Rochelle, New York at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. If they win Saturday, they will take on the winner of Monroe College vs Massasoit Community College.
The Barons beat Harcum College on Saturday to win the Region XIX championship. Two Barons earned outstanding player awards in the tournament – Jack Hoey for defense and Ismael Guerrero for offense.
Two wins this weekend will advance the Barons to the NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament November 14-19 in Tyler, Texas for the second time in four seasons.
10.20.2016 | Soccer
RCBC Soccer Teams Head to Post Season
The Rowan College at Burlington County Barons wrapped up their regular soccer season with both the men’s and women’s teams headed to the playoffs.
The men’s team is currently 10-4 and finished 5-0 in Region XIX. While the women’s team is 4-9-2 and finished 3-2-1 in Region XIX.
“We are very proud of our student-athletes who distinguish themselves both individually and united in team accomplishment,” RCBC President Paul Drayton said. “I invite the community to cheer them on Saturday as they begin their playoffs.”
The men’s team will host Essex County College at 1:30 pm, and the women’s team will host the County College of Morris at 11 am, Saturday, October 22.
The men's team will play Oct. 29 at Mercer County Community College against Harcum Junior College.
“Our men have worked hard and have faced some great competition to earn the top seed in our region and prepare them for postseason play” Men’s Head Coach Craig Dewar said. “We look forward to the challenge of the playoffs.”
“I am very proud of how far the women's team has come this season, facing injuries and illness, they still held onto the goal of making it to the playoffs” said Women’s Head Coach Kathleen DeLitta. “They happen to be a very resilient team and have a lot of fight left in them, with the hopes to make their season go on for as long as possible.”
Along with each team making the playoffs, specific players were honored by the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and Region XIX.
2016 Men’s Soccer All-GSAC Team Division I
Ismael Guerrero- Forward
Jack Hoey- Midfielder
Steward Salazar- Defender
Guy Aminov- Goalkeeper
2016 Men’s Soccer All Region XIX Team Division I
First Team- Ismael Guerrero- Forward
First Team- Jack Hoey- Midfielder
First Team- Guy Aminov- Goalkeeper
Second Team- Vincenzo Masitti- Midfielder
Second Team- Steward Salazar- Defender
2016 Women’s Soccer All-GSAC Team Division I
First Team- Rachel VanArtdalen- Midfielder
First Team- Valentyna Forrest- Defender
Second Team- Kenzee Hudson- Defender
Second Team- Jessica Larson- Goalkeeper
2016 Women’s Soccer All Region XIX Team Division I
First Team- Valentyna Forrest- Defender
Second Team- Rachel VanArtdalen- Midfielder
Second Team- Jessica Larson- Goalkeeper
08.07.2016 | Basketball
RCBC Names New Men’s Basketball Coach
Mount Laurel, New Jersey—Rowan College at Burlington County has named Seigha Omuso the new Men’s Basketball Coach. Omuso is a professional coach, trainer and mentor with more than 10 years of experience working with young people of diverse ages, skill levels and cultural backgrounds in both recreational and competitive settings.
“Coach Omuso, or ‘Coach O’ as he is known throughout our communities values hard work, camaraderie, loyalty, cooperation and enthusiasm, which will benefit student-athletes at Rowan College at Burlington County,” RCBC president Paul Drayton said. “Coach Omuso’s past experiences and reputation in the local athletics community are really going to help him excel at RCBC and assist the Barons reach their full potential on the court and in the classroom.”
Omuso, who is executive director and founder of the The O League, has more than a decade of experience in developing student-athletes. His career highlights include:
- Graduated from Burlington Township High School where he played varsity basketball for two years before graduating from Cabrini College where he played basketball for four years.
- Assisted in the development of the Doane Academy High School (Burlington City) basketball program for eight years.
- Assisted in the development of DeVry University's Men’s and Women’s basketball programs.
- Integral in the development of South Jersey Dominations, an Amateur Athletic Union basketball club; competing on a national circuit, producing more than a dozen collegiate student-athletes.
“This is an exciting opportunity to help student-athletes balance their athletic and academic successes while learning to come together as a team,” Omuso said. “With the athletic talent in our communities, Rowan College at Burlington County can truly be a premier destination for student-athletes.”
Last year the men’s team captured the top title in the Roadrunner Classic in December, defeating Rowan College at Gloucester County, 70- 59. The team finished with an overall record of 7-19, a Region XIX record of 5-10, and a GSAC record of 3-4.
07.09.2016 | Soccer
Former Lady Baron selected to Ocean City Nor’easters women’s soccer team
Former Lady Baron Allison Paonessa was selected to the Ocean City Nor’easters, an amateur development league that has sent more than 50 players into women’s professional soccer.
Paonessa, of West Berlin, is using the Rowan Connection to study psychology at Rowan University in the fall. She plans to play soccer for the university and keep improving her game.
At RCBC, Paonessa was named team MVP, and earned First Team honors for Garden State Division I All-Conference teams, and Division I Women's Soccer All-Region first string team.
“Being picked for the Ocean City FC team is such an honor,” Paonessa said. “I'm excited to play for this team and hope one day I can make it to the professional leagues like many others from this team have. There's a lot of good talent on this team and I'm grateful to have this opportunity and to play with everyone.”
5.20.2016 | All Sports
Rowan College at Burlington County athletes pick up postseason awards for spring sports
Pemberton, New Jersey—Nine student athletes in Rowan College at Burlington County’s spring 2016 sports, softball, baseball, and golf, picked up postseason awards from the NJCAA Region XIX and Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).
- Gabrielle Pfeiffer, of Mount Holly: First Team, All-GSAC Division II.
- Melissa Collins, of Egg Harbor Township: First Team, All-GSAC Division II and Second Team, All-Region XIX Division II.
- Yasmin Vazquez, of Riverside: First Team, All-GSAC Division II and First Team, All-Region XIX Division II.
- Danielle Carey, of Maple Shade: First Team, All-GSAC Division II and First Team, All-Region XIX Division II.
- Amber Steen, of New Egypt: Second Team, All-Region XIX Division II.
- Shane Pastore, of Eastampton: Second Team, All-GSAC Division II and Second Team, All-Region XIX Division II.
- Frank Bilanico, of Chesterfield: Second Team, All-GSAC Division II and Second Team, All-Region XIX Division II.
- Aidin Hernandez, of Santa Rita, Venezuela: Second Team, All-GSAC Division II and Second Team, All-Region XIX Division II.
- John Hauck, of New Egypt: Second Team, All-GSAC.
The Lady Barons softball team finished with an overall record of 18-17 and a Region XIX record of 4-6.
The men’s baseball team finished the season with a record of 21-21
RCBC’s golf team finished 7th in the Region and 3rd in the GSAC.
5.9.2016 | Basketball
Barons Women's Basketball Call for Players
The Barons Women's Basketball Team is looking for players. Are you interested in playing for the 2016-2017 season?
Please contact Head Coach, Carolyn Jones, at email@example.com or by calling (609) 894-9311, ext. 1033.
4.12.2016 | Basketball
Barons Men's Basketball Tryouts
Rowan College at Burlington County will be holding Men's Basketball Tryouts on Saturday, April 16 from 12 pm - 2 pm in the RCBC Gymnasium located in the PE Building on the Pemberton campus.
All players who wish to attend the tryout must fill out an inherent risk of injury from and the Barons tryout/audition form that must be completed by the student's high school athletic director. To download the forms, click here. All forms are due to RCBC's Athletic Director, Heather Conger, no later than Friday, April 15 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 609-894-4973.
Please contact Coach Crump at 609-894-9311, ext.1516 or via email at email@example.com with any questions you have about the Barons Men's Basketball program.
4.1.2016 | Basketball
Rowan College at Burlington County basketball players pick up postseason awards
Pemberton, New Jersey—Two Rowan College at Burlington County basketball players – Aaliyah Saud-Lewis for the women’s team and Niejel Young for the men’s – picked up postseason awards in All-Region XIX and All-Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).
Lady Baron Saud-Lewis, a guard and Willingboro resident, was named to the 2015-2016 Division II Women’s Basketball All-Region XIX Second Team and Division II Women’s Basketball All-GSAC First Team. She averaged 18.9 points per game and finished 22nd in the nation.
The Lady Barons basketball team finished as the Conference Runners-Up with an overall record of 11-2, a Region XIX record of 8-8 and a GSAC record of 2-2.
Another guard from the men’s basketball team, Niejel Young, of Gahanna, Ohio, was named to the 2015-2016 Division II Men’s Basketball All-GSAC First Team.
The men’s team finished with an overall record of 6-20, a Region XIX record of 4-11, a GSAC record of 3-4, and captured the top title in the Roadrunner Classic in December, defeating Rowan College at Gloucester County.
3.22.2016 | Softball
Lady Barons softball team go 1-1
Clermont, Florida – On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the Rowan College at Burlington County Barons softball team went 1-1. Both games showed the teamwork and can-do spirit of the Barons softball team. The Barons won the game opener against Ancilla College in Indiana 1-0. The game against Highland Community College in Illinois was a loss with a score of 8-5.
The first game was the second match-up against Ancilla College. The game started off with a combined defensive effort with the infield players leading the way. Amber Steen, of New Egypt, led the Barons with six put outs. The offense of the Barons was held to one score. However, the hitting and base running speed proved to be the key to the Barons winning game.
The second game against Highland Community College saw the Barons score the first points of the game. The game see-sawed back and forth for both teams with defensive stops through the early inning. Highland was able to achieve a surge in scoring against the Barons and was able the take the lead. The Barons, with a no-quit attitude, was led by Mellissa Collins, of Egg Harbor Township, who had a home-run for her teammates and an RBI to bring in another score. The Barons then loaded the bases twice with two outs with no results. The Barons ran out of steam for the game ending in a loss of 8-5.
3.22.2016 | Softball
Lady Barons win first game of the 2016 softball season
Clermont, Florida – The Rowan College at Burlington County Barons went 1-1 on their first two games of the season. Both games proved to be exciting as the game opener occurred with the Barons prevailing with a score of 3-2 against the JV team of St. Thomas University–Minnesota. The second game ended with a loss of 9-3 against Ancilla College in Indiana.
The first game started off with a pitching duel between both teams as Baron pitcher Freshmen Nichole Nixon, of Burlington Township, had a no score and no hitter for two of the first three innings. The Barons were able to score first with the hit single by Yasmin Vasquez, of Riverside, followed be the RBI by Mellissa Collins, of Egg Harbor Township. The defensive stance of the Barons lead by captain short stop Gabriella Pfeiffer, of Mount Holly, held off the surge by the JV team of St. Thomas University to give the Barons their first win of the season.
Game two had a different result, but also had a great deal of excitement as freshmen Amanda Martin, of Egg Harbor Township, worked very hard to battle the aggressive Ancilla College. Hits by Pfeiffer and Maureen Cascio, of Delran, proved not enough for this game. A defensive highlight of the game occurred as center fielder Vasquez excited the fans with a double play. Vasquez caught the ball very deep at the center field fence and threw the assisted double play toward the awaiting glove of first basemen Leila Artis, of Edgewater Park. Although the Barons ended the day with a loss, they proved resilient in their ability work together as a team.
Tomorrow the Barons will face a rematch of the first game with Ancilla College. Their second game will be against nationally-ranked Highland Community College in Illinois.
2.18.2016 | Soccer
Lady Baron Soccer Player Amber Steen Receives a Woman of the Year Award
Rowan College at Burlington County Lady Baron Amber Steen earned distinction as a “Woman of the Year” by the N.J. Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women at the 24th annual N.J. National Girls and Women in Sports Day awards luncheon held Feb. 7 at Seton Hall University.
“Women of the Year” awards are based upon athletic excellence, academic success and community service.
Steen, of New Egypt, is a two-year starter and goalkeeper on the Rowan College at Burlington County women’s soccer team. During her tenure at RCBC, the Barons accumulated a 21-11 record, going 9-6 overall and 5-0 in the Region in her sophomore season. In 2014 and 2015, the Barons won the Garden State Athletic Conference, and in 2014 were Region XIX Division I Women’s Soccer Runner-Ups.
The 30th anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sport Day was officially recognized on February 3. The day celebrates the athletic achievements of women and the positive well-being associated with sports participation while also recognizing the continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.
Pictured: (left to right) Rowan College at Burlington County's Women's Soccer Head Coach Kathe DeLitta with RCBC soccer player and "Woman of the Year" Amber Steen at the N.J. National Girls and Women in Sports Day awards luncheon.
2.5.2016 | Soccer
Rowan College at Burlington County Baron signs to play Division I soccer at Oral Roberts University
Pemberton, New Jersey—On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Rowan College at Burlington County soccer player Orlando Neto, of Cliffside Park, signed a letter of intent to play Division I soccer at Oral Robers University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
"In his two years at RCBC, Orlando served as one of the team captains. He was a leader on and off the field,” said RCBC men's soccer head coach Craig Dewar. "We are always proud when a Baron goes on to play NCAA Division 1 at a four-year school. We are especially proud of Orlando, his athletic and academic achievements at RCBC. We are looking forward to seeing what he accomplishes at Oral Roberts."
Neto, who maintains a 3.65 GPA, scored 23 goals and 27 assists and played in 28 games the last two seasons at RCBC. During his time playing with the Barons, he was named to First Team All-East, First Team All-Region XIX twice, and First Team All-Garden State Athletic Conference twice.
“I chose to attend RCBC so that I could be a part of a strong soccer team and receive a great education. To receive this type of offer is a dream come true,” Neto said. “I would like to thank my coaches, teammates and athletics staff for supporting me in my two years at RCBC.”
Orlando will play Division I soccer for Oral Roberts University head coach Ryan Bush and assistant coach Chris Taylor this fall.
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