11.6.2012 | Mens Basketball
BCC Women's Soccer Team Advances to Districts
The Burlington County College (BCC) women’s soccer team will advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) District E Tournament for a chance at Nationals and the men end their season on a high note as Garden State Athletic Conference Champions, a title which also belongs to the Lady Barons.
On Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., the BCC women’s soccer team will head to Monroe Community College to face Community College of Rhode Island in the NJCAA District E Tournament. The game will be held at the John L. DiMarco Field at Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY, and streamed live online at www.ihigh.com/monroetribunes/. The winning team will play the victor of Monroe College (New Rochelle, NY) versus Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY) for a chance to advance to the National Championships, which will be held November 12-17 at Brevard Community College in Melbourne, FL. The Lady Barons, Region XIX Champions, are led by first-year head coach, Kathleen DeLitta, who was named Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) “Coach of the Year.”
Head coach for men’s soccer, Craig Dewar was also named GSAC “Coach of the Year.” The team ended the season as Region XIX runner-ups and for the second year in a row, the men were named one of the best teams in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
A recent announcement of the 2012 soccer players named to All Region XIX and All GSAC Teams revealed that BCC had several of their stand-out men and women soccer players make the teams. Haydn Cochrane, midfielder for BCC’s men’s soccer team, was chosen as one of the Top Five Players in Region XIX, in addition to being named to First Team All Region XIX. Defender Jack Verth and midfielder Joshua Parades were also named to First Team All Region XIX. Defender Justin Puglisi, midfielder Colton Elliot, and forward Iury Morales were named to Second Team All Region XIX. BCC players in the 2012 Men’s Soccer All GSAC First Team include Jack Verth, Haydn Cochrane, and Joshua Parades.
Susan Trezza, a midfielder for BCC’s women’s soccer, was picked as one of the Top Five Players in Region XIX and made First Team All Region XIX, along with defender Brittany Saucier. Second Team All Region XIX players from BCC’s women’s team include goalkeeper Julia Brown and midfielders Kaitlyn Atmore and Kelly MacIntosh. 2012 Women’s Soccer All GSAC First Team players include Brittany Saucier, Julia Brown, Kelly MacIntosh and Susan Trezza. Kaitlyn Atmore was named to the 2012 Women’s Soccer All GSAC Second Team.
8.10.2012 | Mens Basketball
BCC Men's Basketball Team Participated in "Hooping for Dreams"
Photo Caption: Yvonne Hodge, VP Technical Operation, Lockheed Martin; Jason Thompson, Sacramento Kings; Kevin Bagget, Head Coach, Rider University; Andy Mimms, Freshman, BCC and Keith Crump, Head Coach, BCC.
Former Lenape High School and Rider University star Jason Thompson, now a standout with the Sacramento Kings, was joined by Lavoy Allen of the Philadelphia 76ers at a recent Basketball Showcase for South Jersey and Philadelphia area youth. The Showcase, "Hooping For Your Dreams,'' is a community outreach program sponsored by Shannon Hodge, a Temple graduate and longtime friend of both Thompson and Allen.
Former Burlington Township High School and St. Joseph's University standout Kevin Baggett, recently named head coach of the men's basketball program at Rider University, also participated in this tournament-style event for boys and girls ages 7 to 18. The event provided youth with the unique opportunity to receive instruction from NBA players.
"Hooping For Your Dreams'' was held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, East Second Street in Burlington City.
6.27.2012 | Mens Basketball
BCC Signs RV HS Grad to Men's Basketball Team
Tariq Jett (center), a 6'1 guard from Rancocas Valley Regional High School and Pemberton resident, signs the National Junior College Athletic Association National Letter of Intent, as his brother (left) William Jett Jr. and mother Rita Gunter (right) proudly sit by his side at Burlington County College (BCC). BCC’s Athletic Director Heather Conger explained the terms, eligibility requirements and conditions for the one year basketball scholarship at the signing as Jett was welcomed to the team by Keith M. Crump, the Head Coach for Men’s Basketball at BCC. “Today was another step in the right direction for our program,” Coach Crump said. “We signed another top-quality Burlington All-County player to add to our recruiting class. Tariq Jett is a competitor; he possesses a great mental toughness and was instrumental in the 2011 Central Jersey IV Championship.” Jett is excited to start playing for the Barons and talked about his interaction with some of the players who will also be joining the team this year. “I’ve played against a lot of the team this past year and they are good,” Jett said. Coach Crump talked about the 2012-13 season, which will start on October 1. “We are very pleased with our local recruiting class thus far and are looking forward to the upcoming season. We anticipate the community supporting us to the NJCAA Region 19 Championship,” said Coach Crump.
6.20.2012 | Mens & Womens Soccer
Barons Baseball and Softball Players Make All-Conference & All-Region
Five of Burlington County College’s (BCC) outstanding baseball and softball student-athletes have been named to the All-Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Team and the NJCAA All-Region Team.
BCC’s women’s softball players Lisa Kosteleski and Jamie Lambe were named All-Region XIX First Team, while Courtney Dolson was named All-Region Second Team. All three were named to the All-GSAC Team.
Kosteleski, a Cherry Hill resident, is a freshman infielder who has earned the title of Barons Freshman Scholar Athlete and Barons Freshman Player of the Year. She ranks 20th in the nation and second in Region XIX Division II for individual hitting with a batting average of .513. She is 15th in the nation and number one in the division for On Base Percentage with an OBP of .580.
Lambe, a pitcher from Stratford, is the Barons Women's Softball MVP and ranks 23rd in the nation and first in Region XIX Division II for individual pitching with an Earned Run Average (ERA) of 1.619. With 126 strikeouts, she is also the number one strikeout leader for the division.
Dolson is a pitcher from Gloucester City who finished the season with a 15-5 record and 97 strikeouts.
Shaun Flynn of Tabernacle has been named to both the Division II Baseball All-GSAC Team and First Team All-Region for Division II Baseball. He was also a Division II Top Ten All-American Nominee. Flynn is a sophomore and plays shortstop for the Barons. He is ranked number one in the nation for individual hitting with a .504 batting average. Flynn is eighth in the nation and number one in the division with a .567 OBP.
Infielder Chris Garrett of Marlton made Second Team All-Region for Division II Baseball. Garrett is ranked sixth in the division for individual hitting with a batting average of .391.
The women’s softball team ranked 13th in the nation for team batting average and finished the season as GSAC Champions and the Region XIX Runner Up with a 36-14-1 record.
The men’s baseball team finished the season as GSAC Champions, with a 7-2 Conference record and an overall record of 15-20.
5.29.2012 | Mens Soccer
Students Sign Letters of Intent to Play Men's Soccer
The men’s soccer team at Burlington County College (BCC) will be gaining three new talented student athletes this fall. Recently, Franck Wunsi, Jefferson Acha, and Adhurim Xhemajli, All-Star players from Lynn English High School in Lynn, Massachusetts, signed the National Junior College Athletic Association National Letters of Intent. They will be attending BCC in the fall.
The 19-year-old winger, Wunsi, said he is looking forward to achieving his education at BCC along with enhancing his soccer skills. Acha is also 19 years old and is a striker and attacking midfielder. Xhemajli, whose family originates from Kosovo, is 19 years old and plays the defensive midfielder position.
“I heard really great things about this team. I love soccer and I look forward to the opportunity to further my education and skills,” said Xhemajli.
BCC’s Men’s Soccer Head Coach Craig Dewar describes the team as family. Dewar said the fall roster will start playing in August.
“The team is looking good for the upcoming season,” Dewar said. “I expect the team to challenge for the title again this year.”
The BCC men’s soccer team is recognized as one of the best in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). BCC ranked number 16 in the Junior College Men’s Division I Soccer Poll. The NSCAA conducts the most widely recognized national and regional soccer ranking system in the country as a service to the general public and its members. Last year the team captured the Region XIX Division I Championships and the top two leading scorers in the region were BCC athletes.
4.23.2012 | Mens Basketball
Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Burlington County College (BCC) men’s basketball team will be adding some impressive players to their roster this fall 2012. On Tuesday April 17, three student athletes, Jazmir Miller, Mike Owens and Jalen Armstead signed the National Junior College Athletic Association National Letters of Intent. All three will be attending BCC in the fall 2012.
After explaining all the terms, eligibility requirements and conditions of the Letters of Intent with the student athletes, Heather Conger, BCC’s Director of Athletics said, “Congratulations and welcome to the team. We look forward to getting you started at BCC.”
Miller is a Willingboro resident and a 6-foot-3 shooting guard forward from Westhampton Tech (Burlington County College Institute of Technology, Westampton campus). He was an integral part of the Panthers 17-7 season. In 2011, Miller was named the M.V.P of the Jersey Classic Tournament.
Owens, also a Willingboro resident, is a 6-foot-6, 250-pound center and forward from Willingboro High School. He was instrumental in the Chimeras record-winning season and South Jersey State Championship.
Armstead, a Browns Mills resident, signed the Letter of Intent for his second season with the Barons. A forward and a starter last year, Armstead said, “This is a good group of players who are talented on the court. Hopefully we can do some damage this year.”
Not at the signing ceremony, but scheduled to sign the Letter of Intent, Elijah Bradley is a 6-foot-7 forward and a transfer from Redlands Community College in El Reno, OK. He was a highly recruited high school standout from Future High School in Philadelphia.
Keith M. Crump, the Head Coach for Men’s Basketball at BCC, said “This class brings the quality young men we have been long awaiting." Crump is a Burlington High School graduate who was a two-year starter for Coach Joe Costello. He was also an all marine player at Camp Lejune and an M.V.P player at Cecil Naval Air Station. This is his first year as head coach at BCC.
"We have Burlington County players who made major contributions to their high school teams. They are young men, who are excited about representing the Barons on and off the court, and who will keep the staff motivated and excited. Their basketball skills will enhance the abilities of our present players,” Crump concluded.
Pictured above (left to right, back row): BCC’s Director of Athletics Heather Conger; BCC's Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball Douglas M. Reed; BCC Head Coach for Men's Basketball Keith M. Crump; Darryl Gladden, Jr. and Darryl Gladden, Sr., volunteer assistant coaches; and BCC Athletics Coordinator Craig Dewar; (left to right, bottom row) student athletes Jalen Armstead, Jazmir Miller and Mike Owens.
2.29.2012 | Womens Basketball
BCC's women's basketball team advance to the 2nd round of Region 19 Playoffs
Region XIX’s #4 seed, Burlington County College, defeated the #5 seed Essex County College 68-56, on Feb. 29. BCC advanced to the semifinals on Thursday, March 1 and played the Owls from Union County College, the tournament’s #1 seed. The Region XIX Championship took place on Saturday, March 3 at 12 p.m. The tournament’s semifinals and championship game was hosted by Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. For more information, please visit the Region XIX website at www.region19.org.
2.28.2012 | Womens Basketball
BCC's women's basketball team are the 4th seed in the Region 19 Division II Women's Basketball Championship
The Region XIX Division II Women’s Basketball Championship seedings have been announced. Burlington County College has received the #4 seed and will host the #5 seed Essex County College on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM. The winner will advance to the semifinals on Thursday evening, to take on the Owls from Union County College, the tournament’s #1 seed. The Region XIX Championship will take place on Saturday, March 3 at 12:00 PM. The tournament’s semifinals and championship game will be hosted by Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. For more information, visit the Region XIX website, at www.region19.org.
2.8.2012 | Womens Basketball
BCC's women's basketball team helps raise awareness and funds
for breast cancer at Play4Kay
On Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. the Burlington County College (BCC) women's basketball team will host the Play4Kay game in an effort to help raise awareness and money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers. Donations will be collected at the game against Union County College.
Student-athletes from both colleges will wear pink socks and shoelaces and the official game ball will be pink instead of the traditional orange. The event will also feature a special half time game with two local youth girls basketball teams from a Pemberton Recreation league. BCC's Lady Barons will be on hand to greet the young ladies after the game.
“We are happy to support such a great cause and hope that our fans will join in our efforts on Saturday,” said Heather Conger, BCC's Director of Athletics.
The Play4Kay initiative is a nationwide effort of coaches, student-athletes, and colleges to raise cancer awareness on the court, and across campuses. February 10 through February 20 has been dedicated as the dates for the 2012 national Play4Kay games. BCC's Play4Kay game on Feb. 11 will be at BCC's Pemberton campus, 601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd., in the Physical Education Building.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund mission is threefold: being committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved, and unifying people for a common cause.
If you will miss the game, and would like to support the cause, please visit the Kay Yow website at www.kayyow.com.
2.2.2012 | Mens Soccer
Burlington County College's Men's soccer team ranked one of the best teams in America
Craig Dewar, head coach of Burlington County College's men's soccer, proudly shows off the award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) declaring the BCC men's soccer team one of the best teams in the nation. BCC ranked number 16 in the Junior College Men's Division I Soccer Poll. The NSCAA conducts the most widely recognized national and regional soccer ranking system in the country as a service to the general public and its members. The intent of the rankings program is to stimulate greater interest in men's and women's soccer at the intercollegiate and interscholastic levels and to recognize those programs that are enjoying remarkable success on a regional and national level. "The team worked really hard this year and won the Region XIX Division I Championships. I know we have great players and I'm very pleased that the NSCAA recognized what a talented team we have too," Dewar said. BCC belongs to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), which has over 500 members across the United States. The NJCAA member colleges in New Jersey, Delaware, and eastern Pennsylvania make up Region XIX of the NJCAA.
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