Our women’s and men’s basketball teams achieved incredible success during the 2014-2015 academic year.
In March 2015 the RCC Lady Tigers defeated Bunker Hill Community College, 115-53, to win the NJCAA Division III District F Championship at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA. The RCC men’s team defeated Springfield Technical Community College, 80-63, to win the NJCAA Division III District VIII Championship at Quinsigamond Community College. The Tigers dedicated their win to the memory of Alex DoSouto.
Both teams ended their exciting championship seasons at the NJCCA Division III Tournaments, in March. The women won their first two rounds, and then lost in the Championship game, in overtime, by 2 points to Rock Valley CC at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The men lost to #1 ranked Rock Valley CC at SUNY-Sullivan Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York. These games came after an historic season, making this the third time since 2008 that RCC has had both teams (women and men) qualify for the national tournament.
Additionally, in April 2015, the Lady Tigers earned three All-American selections, and forward Taj Lewis was named the NJCAA Division III player of the year.
Dr. Valerie Roberson, President of RCC said, “Our men’s and women’s basketball teams each gave us an exciting season full of heart, talent and passion and remain our heroes. They could not have made it as far as they did without the strong support of their coaches, trainers and the RCC athletic staff. We appreciate the students, faculty, staff, family and friends who support Roxbury Community College’s Athletic Programs this year. We are confident that our Tigers will come roaring back next year, and when they do, we will be there to cheer them on.”
Congratulations to our women’s and men’s teams! We can’t wait to see what you have in store for the 2015-2016 season!
In Memory of Alex DoSouto
The RCC Tigers and the RCC community suffered a loss on January 8, 2015, when Alex DoSouto became Boston’s first homicide victim of 2015. At only 24 years old, Alex was working hard to make a better life for himself and was excelling in his studies at RCC. He was a starting point guard and a beloved member of the men’s basketball team. The Tigers dedicated their season to the memory of Alex DoSouto.