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Women's Basketball Schedule 2015-2016

First Semester Games

Saturday 10/17 Jamboree MPHS 10-6
Saturday 10/24 CCNY scrimmage BCLA 2pm
Monday 10/26 Fisher College scrimmage Home 6pm
Friday 11/6 RCC Invitational Home 4/6pm 83-50 W
Saturday 11/7 RCC Invitational Home 12/2pm 96-68 W
Tuesday 11/10 CCRI** Home 5pm 96-68 W
Thursday 11/12 Bunker Hill Away 6pm 100-44 W
Thursday 11/19 Quinsigamond Away 5pm 116-34 W
Saturday 11/21 Gateway Away 1pm 97-89 W
Friday 12/4 Frederick CC Away 7pm 97-75 W
Saturday 12/5 Cecil CC Away 1pm 75-73 W
Sunday 12/8 Massasoit Away 5pm 101-61 W
Thursday 12/10 Holyoke Away 6pm 118-52 W

Second Semester Games

Tuesday 1/12 LSU-Eunice Away TBD 76-79 L
Wednesday 1/13 Baton Rouge CC Away TBD 51-50 W
Thursday 1/21 Massasoit Home 5pm 95-64 W
Friday 1/27 Post Univ. JV Away 7pm 79-70 W 
Saturday 1/30 UConn AP Away 1pm 97-80 W 
Tuesday 2/2 Dean** Home 6pm 73-64 L
Thursday 2/4 UConn AP Home 6pm 90-54 W
6pm 83-34 W 
Tuesday 2/16 Quinsigamond Home 6pm 101-35 W
Wednesday 2/17 Gateway Home 5pm 68-59 W
Thursday 2/18 Bunker Hill Home 6pm 97-27 W

Tournament/Championship Games

Saturday 2/20 MCCAC State Tournament BHCC    NA
Sunday 2/21 MCCAC State Tournament BHCC    87-54 W
Saturday 2/27 Region XXI Tournament STCC 12, 2, 4 & 6pm  80-54 W
Sunday 2/28 Region XXI Tournament STCC 1 & 3pm  68-58 W
Thursday 3/10 NJCAA National Championship - Quaterfinals Lincroft, NJ    86-63 W
Friday 3/11 NJCAA National Championship - Semifinals Lincroft, NJ    61-54 W
Saturday 3/12 NJCAA National Championship Game Lincroft, NJ    61-57 W

**- BNN Televised Games

Head Coach: Mark Leszczyk
Assistant Coach: Kisandra Ayanbeku

Last Revised: 3/14/2016


Women's Basketball 2015-16

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Class PositionHeightHigh School/Hometown
1 Taj Lewis WomenBasketball16 thumbnail 1 So. G/F 5'10" Longmeadow HS (Longmeadow, MA)
11 Alyssa Stewart  WomenBasketball16 thumbnail 11 So. C 6'0" Weaver HS (Hartford, CT)
13 Ryia Newsome  WomenBasketball16 thumbnail 13 So. G 5'5" W. Roxbury HS (Boston, MA)
5/31 Amariah Brown  WomenBasketball16 thumbnail 5 So. G 5'4' Bulkeley HS (Hartford, CT)
2 Janicha Diaz  WomenBasketball16 thumbnail 2 So. F 5'11' Hyde School (Woodstock, CT)
14 Breonna Pinkcett  WomenBasketball16 thumbnail 14   F 5'10' Arundel HS (Gambrills, MD)

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








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.