Women's Basketball Schedule 2014-2015

Day Date Opponent Site Time Results
Tuesday 10/14 Harvard JV Away 8:30pm  
Saturday 10/18 Roxbury JUCO Jamboree Home* 10am  
Saturday 11/8 Gateway Away 1pm  W 111-52
Tuesday 11/11 CCRI Away 5pm  W 93-61
Thursday 11/13 Bunker Hill* Home 5pm  W 91-41
Friday 11/14 Atlanta Metropolitan Away 8pm  W 85-72
Saturday 11/15 Northwest Florida Away 3pm  L 59-97
Thursday 11/20 Quinsigamond Home 5pm  W 105-28
Tuesday 11/25 Massasoit Away 5pm  W 108-22
Tuesday 12/2 Bristol Away 7pm  W 119-23
Tuesday 12/9 Lincoln New England Home 5pm  W 131-34
Thursday 12/11 Holyoke Home 6pm  W 117-28
Saturday 12/13 UConn AP Away 1pm  W 106-34

Second Semester Games

Day Date Opponent Site Time Results
Tuesday 1/6 Frederick CC Away 7pm  W 89-62
Friday 1/8 Montgomery Rockville Away 6pm  W 64-55
Monday 1/12 Gateway Home 5pm  W 116-13
Saturday 1/17 Mercyhurst Away 12pm  W 82-73
Sunday 1/18 Hagerstown Away 2pm  W 68-58
Thursday 1/22 Massasoit* Home 5pm  W 120-30
Thursday 1/29 Bristol Home 6pm  W 125-26
Friday 1/30 UConn AP Home 6pm  W 98-27
Tuesday 2/3 Dean Away 6pm  W 82-74 OT
Monday 2/9 Bunker Hill Away 6pm  W 91-49
Thursday 2/12 Holyoke Away 6pm  Canceled
Saturday 2/14 Lincoln New England Away 3:30pm  Canceled


Day Date Opponent Site Time Results
Sat 2/21 MCCAC State Tournament Massasoit 1, 3, 5 & 7pm  
Sun 2/22 MCCAC State Tournament Massasoit 1 & 3pm  W 102-39
Sat 2/28 Region XXI Tournament Quinsigamond 12, 2, 4 & 6pm  
Sun 3/1 Region XXI Tournament Quinsigamond 1 & 3pm  
3/12-14 NJCAA National Championship North Hampton CC - Bethlehem, PA    

Head Coach: Mark Leszczyk
Assistant Coach: Kisandra Ayanbeku
Volunteer Coach: Tyler Kimball
Volunteer Coach: Keisha Jean-Louis    

* BNN Televised Games
Last Revised- 11/3/14- ELR


Women's Basketball 2014-15

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Class PositionHeightHigh School/Hometown
1 Taj Lewis RCCWB1415 1 Fr. G/F 5'10" Longmeadow HS (Longmeadow, MA)
2 Shontia Punter  RCCWB1415 2 So. G 5'7" John F. Kennedy HS (Waterbury, CT)
3 Nalani Walker  RCCWB1415 3 Fr. G 5'6" E. Longmeadow HS (E. Longmeadow, MA)
10 Nikira Hooks  RCCWB1415 10 Fr. F 5'10" New Britain HS (New Britain, CT)
11 Alyssa Stewart  RCCWB1415 11 Fr. C 6'0" Weaver HS (Hartford, CT)
13 Ryia Newsome  RCCWB1415 13 Fr. G 5'5" W. Roxbury HS (Boston, MA)
14 Morgan Belanger  RCCWB1415 14 Fr. G/F 6'1" E. Longmeadow HS (E. Longmeadow, MA)
21 Amanda Stewart  RCCWB1415 21 Fr. F 5'11" Weaver HS (Hartford, CT)

Head Coach: Mark Leszczyk (8th Year)
Assistant Coach: Kisandra Ayanbeku (3rd 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








Won State Tournament




NJCAA Tournament, 3rd place




NJCAA Tournament, 2nd place




NJCAA Tournament, 2nd place




State Championship




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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


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.