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Schedule

Women's Basketball Schedule 2016-17

First Semester Games

DayDateOpponentSiteTimeResults
Saturday 10/22 RCC Jamboree Home TBD  
Friday 11/4 Monroe Home 5pm  57-70 L
Tuesday 11/8 Gateway Away 6pm  
Thursday 11/10 Bunker Hill** Homecoming Home 5pm  125-17 W
Thursday 11/17 Quinsigamond Home 5pm  109-15 W
Thursday 12/1 STCC Home 5pm  130-29 W
Friday 12/2 Northern Virginia CC Away 6pm  75-62 W
Saturday 12/3 Anne Arundel Away 3pm  87-38 W
Sunday 12/4 Prince George Away 1pm  84-74 W
Tuesday 12/6 Massasoit Home 5pm  90-59 W
Saturday 12/10 UCAP Away 1pm  95-84 W
Tuesday 12/13 Gateway Away 6pm  84-79 W
Thursday 12/15 Bristol Home 5pm  105-49 W

Second Semester Games

DayDateOpponentSiteTimeResults
Sunday 1/8 Central Carolina Away TBD  Canceled
Monday 1/9 Wake Tech Away TBD  Canceled
Tuesday 1/10 Johnston CC Away TBD  
Thursday 1/12 UCAP Home 6pm  95-83 W
Saturday 1/14 Mohawk Valley Home 5:15pm  49-47 W
Tuesday 1/24 Massasoit Away 5pm  87-50 W
Thursday 1/26 Bristol Away 6pm  110-47 W 
Saturday 1/28 Bunker Hill Away 1pm  143-34 W
Thursday 2/2 Columbia Greene Home 6pm  70-77 L
Saturday 2/4 STCC Away 1pm  135-18 W
Monday 2/6 CCRI Home 6pm  98-59 W
Friday 2/10 LaGuardia Away 7pm  96-69 W
Saturday 2/11 Bronx CC Away 1pm  102-40 W
Tuesday 2/21 Gateway Home 5pm  78-76 W

Tournament/Championship Games

DayDateOpponentSiteTimeResults
Sun 2/26 MCCAC State Tournament Quinsigamond 12pm  87-65 W
Sat 3/4 Region XXI Tournament Massasoit 11am & 1pm  79-63 W
Sun 3/5 Region XXI Tournament Massasoit 12pm  76-65 W
Thurs-Sat 3/16-18 NJCAA National Championship Mohawk Valley- Utica, NY    

**- BNN Televised Games

Head Coach: Mark Leszczyk
Assistant Coach: Kisandra Ayanbeku

Last Revised: 3/06/17 ELR

Roster

Women's Basketball 2016-17

Women's Basketball 16-17 team

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Class PositionHeightHigh School/Hometown
2 Kayla Kelley  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 2 Fr. G 5’4” New Mission HS (Boston, MA)
3 Rayven Smith  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 3 So. G 5’4” Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver (Hartford, CT)
5 Brooklin Davis  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 5 Fr. G 5’10” Career Magnet HS (New Haven, CT)
10 Gianni Hill  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 10 Fr. G 5’3” Pope John XXIII HS (Everett, MA)
11 Keisha Rainer  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 11 Fr. G 5’4” Central HS (New Madrid, MO)
12 Taylor Grant  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 12 Fr. F 5’11” Heritage HS (Newport News, VA)
14 Breonna Pinkcett  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 14 So. F 5’10” Arundel HS (Gambrills, MD)
31 Ana Marcelin  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 31 Fr. F 5’6” Kennedy E.M Academy for Health Careers (Boston, MA)
52 Charee Osborne  WomenBasketball1617 thumbnail 52  Fr. F 5'10” New London HS (New London, CT)

Head Coach: Mark Leszczyk (10th Year)
Assistant Coach: Kisandra Ayanbeku (5th Year)

Head Coach

Mark Leszczyk Mark Leszczyk, Head Coach
Birthplace:  Providence, RI
Family:  Married with three children
High School:  Johnson High
Post High School:  Coast Guard, 4 years
Years Coaching:  20

Coach Mark Leszczyk is entering his seventh year with the Roxbury Community College Women’s Basketball Team.  Last season, Leszczyk led the Lady Tigers to a 19-7 regular season record, a MCCAC Conference Championship, Region XXI Championship and An appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament, where they placed 3rd. 

Throughout the past 6 years at Roxbury, the lady Tigers have been nationally ranked in the top 10 the last 4 years and in the top 5 the last 3 years

Leszczyk is a Glocester, R.I., resident with several years of coaching experience.  He came to RCC in 2007 after three years of coaching Dean College’s Women’s Basketball Team, which he guided to a 55-21 overall record and back-to-back appearances in the NJCAA Region XXI Div II Championship Games.

During his Dean tenure, Leszczyk helped two of his players earn Academic All-American honors and several players earn scholarships to Division I and Division II colleges that play at the NCAA level. Six players received Academic Achievement awards from Dean.

Leszczyk founded Rhode Island’s Ocean State Pride Amateur Athletic Union program.  He is also the Region I Northeast Representative for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

During his tenure at RCC, Coach Leszczyk has had an overall record of 131-35. His Lady Tigers have had 5 consecutive Undefeated MCCAC seasons. (09, 10, 11, 12, 13), 3 straight Regional Championships (10, 11, 12), 3 appearances National Tournament reached finals (10,11,12) and have produced 3 All Americans: Jesika Holmes (2010), Tyler Kimball (2011), and Shannon Samuels (2012). He has also received coaching accolades such as, Region XXI Coach of the Year (2009), Rawlings National Junior College Coach of the Year (2010) and District F Coach of the Year (10, 11).

Coaching Record by Year

Years

W

L

Notes

2013-2014

11

10

Won State Tournament

2012-2013

19

7

NJCAA Tournament, 3rd place

2011-2012

28

5

NJCAA Tournament, 2nd place

2010-2011

27

3

NJCAA Tournament, 2nd place

2009-2010

26

4

State Championship

2008-2009

21

6

State Championship

2007-2008

10

10

 

Overall

142

45

76%

Assistant Coach

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Justine Grace-McCarthy
Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach
Birthplace: Boston, MA
High School: Fontbonne Academy
College: The College of the Holy Cross and Boston University
2013-2014:

 

Justine Grace-McCarthy was born in Boston and raised in Milton, MA. Justine attended Fontbonne Academy in Milton where she was a 3-sport student athlete, playing soccer, basketball and track & field. She was an All-Scholastic in basketball her senior year and went on to play Division I basketball at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Justine graduated in 2001 with a degree in Psychology. She began her coaching career at her alma mater Fontbonne Academy as an assistant coach.

In 2004 Justine took a break from coaching to pursue a Master's degree at Boston University. In 2006 she graduated with a Master's in Mental Health & Behavioral Medicine with a specialization in Sports Psychology. Justine worked in the mental health field for a couple of years as she pursued her professional license in counseling. In 2008 Justine started working for the Boston Public Schools as a guidance counselor. She worked for English High School for three years and was also the head girls basketball coach. Justine was named Coach of the Year for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons by her peers.

Justine is now a guidance counselor at the McCormack Middle School in Dorchester and is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. This is her first year as an assistant coach at Roxbury Community College.