10.27.2014 | Soccer
Burlington County College Women’s and Men’s Soccer Players Named All-Region, All-Conference and Player of the Year
Pemberton, New Jersey– Several student-athletes, the majority of whom are freshman, on Burlington County College’s (BCC) women’s and men’s soccer teams were named to the All-Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Division I Teams and All-Region XIX Division I Teams, in addition to being recognized as top players in the Region and the Division I Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, earned by Lady Baron Joan Logan, of Jobstown.
Excelling in her first year as a Lady Baron, Logan, a freshmen and forward, is setting new records at the college—most number of goals in a season, which she exceed by two for a record of 22, and most goals scored in a game, five. In addition to being the Player of the Year and the top player in the region, she was also named to First Team All-GSAC and First Team All-Region.
With an 11-4 record, the women earned top seed in the Region XIX tournament, which begins at BCC on Tuesday, Oct. Oct. 28. They ended their regular season with a perfect record against their conference.
Other Lady Barons named to First Team All-GSAC include Allison Paonessa, a freshmen midfielder from West Berlin, and Ainhoa Clemente, a freshmen defender from Spain. Second Team All-GSAC includes Allie Rabinowicz, a freshman midfielder from Marlton, and Amber Mears, a freshman defender from Browns Mills. Paonessa and Mears were also named First Team All-Region, and Rabinowicz and Clemente earned a spot on the Second Team All-Region.
The men’s team (8-4) finished their regular season in a three-way tie atop the division and will enter the regional tournament, to begin Saturday, Oct. 25, as the third seed.
Two of the top five men’s soccer players in the region are Barons: Orlando Neto, a freshman forward from Fairview, and Charlie McAskill, a freshman defender from England, are ranked second and third, respectively.
Neto and McAskill and their teammate Andrew Morris, a sophomore goalkeeper/forward from Bordentown, were named First Team All-Region. Earning a spot in the Second Team All-Region are Shaiekh Bangura, Jr., a freshman forward from Hamilton, Nick Cristea, a freshman defender from Medford, and Komlan Kouhiko, a freshman defender from Silver Spring, Maryland. Neto, Bangura, and Kouhiko are also included in this year’s Men’s Soccer All-GSAC Team Division I.
Men will travel to Mercer to face the Mercer County Community College Vikings on Oct.25 at noon. Women will host the winner of No. 5 seed County College of Morris and No. 4 seed Harcum College at home on Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m.
4.4.2014 | Golf
The Barons Golf Team Open 2014 Season
On Monday, March 31 the Barons hosted the first tournament of the year at Deerwood Country Club in Westampton, NJ. Teams from Camden County College, County College of Morris, Delaware Technical Community College - Owens, and Ocean County College participated. On Wednesday, the team traveled to Atlantic City County Club for a tournament hosted by Atlantic Cape Community College. The team placed second at Deerwood and first at Atlantic City Country Club.
The team will travel to Bay Wood Greens in Delaware for their next tournament hosted by Delaware Technical College - Owens Campus on April 8, 2014.
Photo: BCC's Rob Singer looks to tee off in this week's Deerwood Tournament. Photo taken by BCC Photography Student John Knight.
3.18.2014 | Men's Basketball
Men’s Basketball Team Volunteers for BCC’s First Book Initiative
Pictured Here (left to right): Burlington County College’s (BCC) men’s basketball players Tabu Gaither, of Browns Mills; Andress Mims, of Willingboro; Terrance Wilson, of Burlington Township; Jalon Wilson, of Willingboro; Louis Baltazar, of New York; Yeltsen Etienne, of Miami; and Coach Keith Crump (third from left) volunteered to help sort 40,000 books, which will go to local community organizations serving children in need as part of BCC’s First Book Initiative.
The Barons took time out from their spring break on Monday, March 17 to participate in this historic effort. BCC is the first college in the nation to partner with First Book and incorporate the childhood literacy initiative into its English and service-learning curriculum. The project spanned both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters.
The effort is supported by the college, Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders as part of the county’s Workforce Development Initiative, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey as part of its education initiative called “Making New Jersey More Competitive” and First Book, a national nonprofit social enterprise that distributes free and low-cost books to children in need.
3.13.2014 | Women's Softball
Local Motivational Speaker Gives Softball Players Pep Talk
On Tuesday, March 11, the BCC softball team received a spring season boost from CEO/President and motivational speaker, Janice Coleman of the Janice Coleman Corporation, a full-service business consulting company in Mount Laurel.
Coleman encouraged the Lady Barons to develop a purpose-driven life and emphasized that each player should become a student of her career and sport choice.
“Know more than what is taught in the classroom. Don't wait to be told how to think or feel about your future,” she said. “Go and create your future and make it become your present.”
Coleman also taught the players a team building exercise that highlighted the importance of good communication skills, focus, and team trust. At the end of the event, all of the players felt more motivated for the season and expressed their gratitude to Coleman.
3.11.2014 | Women's Basketball
Lady Barons Soccer Team Host Youth Soccer Clinic
The Lady Barons soccer team hosted a three-day Youth Girls Soccer “Team Work” Clinic for the “U9” Hainesport Soccer Club on the Burlington County College (BCC) Pemberton campus from Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, March 1. The clinic, overseen by head coach Kathleen DeLitta, included numerous drills and team building exercises for the 12 young players from Hainesport. The girls learned new feints, the rules of attacking and rules of defending, and participated in small sided scrimmages and shoot outs as well as group discussions on character building, mental focus and proper nutrition. All the proceeds from the clinic will benefit the women’s soccer program at BCC.
3.7.2014 | Men's and Women's Basketball
Burlington County College Basketball Players Earn Postseason Selections
Pemberton, NJ – The Burlington County College (BCC) Barons and Lady Barons basketball teams ended their seasons with seven selections to postseason awards teams.
“Burlington County College student athletes excel on the court and in their studies,” BCC Athletics Director Heather Conger said. “All of our student-athletes work very hard and they deserve this recognition.”
Two Lady Barons earned selections to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region XIX Division II Women’s Basketball Teams – representing the best players in the tri-state area (New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware):
- Cierra Wilson, guard, of Baltimore, (first team)
- Kimberlyn Roy, forward, of Camden, (second team)
Three Lady Barons earned Division II All-Conference selections from the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC), representing the best players in New Jersey:
- Cierra Wilson, guard, of Baltimore, (first team)
- Taryn Vinson-Ellis, guard, of Philadelphia, (first team)
- DeShonna Prescott, guard/forward, of Mount Holly, (second team)
The Lady Barons (17-8) overcame a 2-6 start to win the GSAC. Prescott was recently named the college’s “Woman of the Year” by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.
Two Barons earned Division II All-Conference selections from the GSAC:
- Louis Baltazar, guard, of New York City, (first team)
- Tabu Gaither, forward, of Mount Laurel, (second team)
Click here for complete GSAC All-Conference rosters.
2.26.2014 | Women's Basketball
Lady Barons win the Garden State Athletic Conference and
advance to Region XIX Division II Tournament as the no. 1 seed!
Congrats to the Lady Barons Basketball Team for winning the Garden State Athletic Conference and advancing to the Region XIX Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament as the No. 1 seeded school! The Lady Barons will play Manor College on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3:45 p.m. at Brookdale Community College for a chance at Districts.
2.21.2014 | Men's Soccer
Burlington County College men's soccer team receives county proclamation after advancing to national championship tournament
Burlington County Freeholder Director Leah Arter (right) presents proclamation to
Head Coach Craig Dewar and the Burlington County College men's soccer team.
Mount Holly, NJ – Burlington County Freeholder Leah Arter presented the Burlington County College (BCC) Barons men's soccer team a proclamation Tuesday night in recognition of the team's most successful season in nearly two decades. The team was honored at the college's Board of Trustees meeting.
The Barons (15-3-3) advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship tournament for the first time since 1996, ending the season as the 11th ranked Division I team in the country.
"The Burlington County College Barons were terrific ambassadors for the college and Burlington County and proved they can compete with any team in the country," said Burlington County Freeholder Director Leah Arter. "They embodied teamwork, sportsmanship and community service. We are very proud of their accomplishments, both on the field and in the classroom."
"The Barons proudly displayed the spirit of Burlington County College on a national stage," said BCC Board of Trustees Chairman George Nyikita. "Their pursuit of athletic and academic excellence achieved a remarkable and historic season. The Board of Trustees is glad to join Freeholder Director Arter in recognizing these exceptional student athletes."
Head Coach Craig Dewar, who was a player when the team last reached the national finals 17 years ago, Captain Jack Verth, the first BCC Baron soccer player to be named an All-American since 1996, and several team players accepted the accolades and displayed the plaque won in the tournament held in Tyler, Texas, in November.
"The entire team is grateful for the support provided by the Burlington County Freeholders, Burlington County College and so many in the community who cheered us on," Dewar said. "We are proud of our accomplishments from last fall and look forward to the challenge of advancing further next season."
2.17.2014 | Women's Basketball
Burlington County College's DeShonna Prescott honored by NJAIAW
Burlington County College's DeShonna Prescott selected a "Woman of the Year" by statewide association
Pemberton, NJ – Burlington County College Lady Baron DeShonna Prescott was recently honored as the institution's "Woman of the Year" by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.
Prescott, a captain of the women's basketball team who plays forward and guard, has started for the Lady Barons for the past two seasons, helping the team achieve a 38-14 record. Last year, the team won the Garden State Athletic Conference. This year, the Lady Barons are tied for second place and await seeding for the Region XIX Division II Women's Basketball Tournament scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 24.
"DeShonna exemplifies leadership on the court, in the classroom and in her community," Lady Barons Head Coach Carolyn Jones said. "She is an asset to our team, Burlington County College and for young women who want to compete at the collegiate level."
The "Woman of the Year" honor is awarded every February to mark the National Girls and Women in Sport Day, which celebrates the athletic achievements of women and the value of sports participation among women who continue to struggle for equality in sports.
"This is a tremendous honor that is a credit to my coaches, teammates and Burlington County College for creating an environment in which women can succeed in sports and the classroom," said Prescott, a graduate of Rancocas Valley High School. "The whole team is now looking forward to the challenge of the regional tournament."
Prescott was officially honored on Feb. 9 at the halftime of a Seton Hall basketball game. The award is based on athletic excellence, academic success and community service.
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