Rochester Warriors

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Team Colors: Crimson & White
Address:
800 West Avon Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48037

Athletics Phone: 248-218-2000
Enrollment: 1,084
Founded: 1959
President: Dr. John Tyson Jr.
Athletic Director: Klint Pleasant


Name Title Phone Email
Klint Pleasant Athletic Director/Men's Basketball Coach 248-218-2058 kpleasant@rc.edu
Garth Pleasant AD Emeritus 248-218-2135 gpleasant@rc.edu
Clayton Bissett Associate Athletic Director/Compliance Officer/Men's and Women's Golf Coach 248-218-2181 cbissett@rc.edu
Scott Kunert Baseball Coach 248-218-2218 skunert@rc.edu
Shannon Murphy Volleyball Coach 248-218-2188 smurphy1@rc.edu
Todd Stank Women's Soccer Coach 248-218-2147 tstank@rc.edu
Eric Sims Women's Basketball Coach 248-218-2129 esims@rc.edu
Tony Hermiz Men's Soccer Coach 248-218-2147 thermiz@rc.edu
Katy Busam Women's Cross Country Coach 248-218-2160 kbusam@rc.edu

 

News

  • [Men's Basketball] Warriors Knock off Gray Wolves, 67-61
    December 15, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.–The Rochester College men's basketball team boosted their record to 8-6 overall and 5-2 in the WHAC with a victory over Lourdes University. The Warriors earned their fourth home victory by a final score of 67-61.

    The Warriors found themselves in a battle the entire game and were down by 2 with 2:04 left in the first half. At the half, the Warriors were only up by one, 35-34. 

    The Warriors came out of the locker room led by sophomore Cap Wilson's (Davison, Mich./Goodrich H.S.) three pointer to open the second half. On the Warrior's next possession, junior Justin Nafso (Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central H.S.) knocked down a jumper at the free throw line to increase the Warrior's lead to six. 

    With 2:43 left in the game, the Gray Wolves tied the game up at 61 before the Warriors pulled away for the win.  

    Kash Blackwell (Cleveland, OH/Cuyahoga) and Wilson led the Warriors with 16 points each.  Blackwell also ended his big night with 12 rebounds. Armand Cartwright (Bloomfield, Mich./Bloomfield H.S.) scored 10 points while Nafso scored 9 points to go along with his 5 assists.

    The Warriors will be back in action this Saturday as they host Finlandia University for a non-conference match-up.  Game time is set for 7pm and can be watched live here: RC vs Finlandia 

  • [Women's Basketball] Valko Sisters Lead the Way for RC, 85-51
    December 15, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – After dropping a tough 69-73 game to University of Northwestern Ohio Racers, the Rochester College Women's basketball team earned a crucial victory over WHAC opponent Lourdes University on Thursday night.

    The Lady Warriors bounced back last night by putting together a solid game both offensively and defensively and earned themselves their eighth victory of the season.

    RC jumped ahead early to the tune of a 37-27 halftime lead. Coach Wichtner rallied his troops at the half, which proved to be the answer as the Warriors were able to march to an 85-51 victory.

    Precise outside shooting had the Gray Wolves playing catch-up the entire contest led by sophomore Devan Valko (Marysville, Mich./Marysville H.S.) who connected on five of eight behind the arc.

    The Warriors had four players connect successfully from behind the arc. As a team, Rochester College shot 10-27.

    Leading the Warriors to their big victory was the Valko sisters, Maddy Valko (Marysville, Mich./St Clair County Community College) ended her night with 21 points and Devan with 19. Senior Bethany McCord (Warren, Mich./Saginaw Valley State University) added 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

    Also putting up solid numbers for the Warriors was junior Rikki Scherdt (Ypsilanti, Mich./Schoolcraft College) who scored 10 points, and 7 rebounds.

    The Warriors head to Hope College this weekend to take on Wheaton College in the first round of the Hope College Tournament. Game time is set for Friday at 5:30pm.

    You can catch the game live at this link: RC vs Wheaton Game 

  • [Women's Soccer] Jenkinson Inks with RC Women's Soccer
    December 13, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.--Rochester College head women's soccer coach,Todd Stank,is pleased to announce the signing of Maureen Jenkinson.

    Jenkinson will be arriving at RC after graduating this spring from Waterford Kettering High School where she played under Coach Stank.  During her time as a Captain, Jenkinson lettered four times as she played all four years on the varsity team.   Starting as a freshman, and starting ever game since, Jenkinson has earned many awards for her efforts on the field.  At the end of her freshman year, Jenkinson was named Honorable Mention All-Conference.  With an outstanding sophomore season, Jenkinson was named 1st Team All Conference. As a junior and senior, Coach Stank named Jenkinson team captain. 

    In the classroom Jenkinson excelled at Waterford Kettering and received the Principal's Award. 

    Maureen is the daughter of Todd and Kimberly, and the oldest sibling of four.  She has a two brothers, Trevor and Arron.  Maureen also has a younger sister, Lydia. 

    Coach Stank on Maureen:

    "We are very happy that Maureen chose to come to Rochester College.  I have had the good fortune to coach her at Kettering High School, and she has been a stand out student-athlete since her freshman year.  From her first year she has started every game and is our defensive anchor in our back four.  Maureen gives nothing but 100% to everything she does whether in the classroom or the athletic field.  She understands what it takes to be not only a leader but also a true team player.  Maureen epitomizes what we look for in a recruit and embodies the mission statement of Rochester College.  Maureen made an immediate impression with the team on her first visit.  I look forward to working with her and I am excited to see her continued growth throughout her collegiate years." 

  • [Women's Basketball] Valko Leads Lady Warriors to Road Win, 81-74
    December 07, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.- The Rochester College women's basketball team improved their record to 7-3 with an 81-74 victory over WHAC member, Concordia University.

    The Lady Warriors struggled to handle the Cardinals in the first half. Concordia started the game by taking a 24-15 lead into the start of the second quarter. They led the entire way into the locker room with a 45-31 lead.

    Things were different in the second half.  The Lady Warriors outscored the Cardinals 50-29 behind 59% shooting from the field, including 9-12 from beyond the three-point line. The Lady Warriors forced the Cardinals into 19 turnovers on the night.  

    The Lady Warriors victory stemmed from a stellar night of shooting, including 27-56 from the field, 12-22 from behind the arc and 15-21 from the foul line. 

    SeniorMaddy Valko(Marysville, Mich./St. Clair County Community College) led all scorers with 24 points. Valko ended her night with an impressive 6-8 behind the arc. 

    Senior Allyssa Copley (Holly, Mich./Cleveland State University) scored 16 points to go along with 11 rebounds while juniorRio Dudgeon(Macomb, Mich./Grand Valley State University) scored 15 points.

    The Lady Warriors tip-off against University of Northwestern Ohio Racers home this Saturday. Tip off is set for 1pm.

  • [Men's Basketball] Warriors Add Another One to the Win Column
    December 07, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH.- The Rochester College men's basketball team kept up their winning ways making it four wins in a row with a hard fought 77-67 victory over the Concordia University Cardinals. The Warriors improved their record to 7-5 overall and 4-1 in the WHAC while the Cardinals dropped to 6-5 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

    The Warriors came out strong scoring the first two points of the game as Peter Agba (Owerri, Nigeria/University of Akron) layed it up and in, and led the rest of the first half. The Warriors continued to play well in the half highlighted by connecting on 6 of 12 shots behind the arc. The Warriors went into the half with a score of 40-30.

    The second was a much tougher half for RC. The Cardinals came out of the locker room with some fire and brought the game back within one with 15:10 left in the game.  After taking the lead from the Warriors with just over 14 minutes left in the game, Concordia went cold from the field for a five-minute stretch. RC was able to capitalize on a couple of turnovers to take the lead back and to hold on until the final horn. 

    The Warriors were paced by Justin Nafso (Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central HS) who finished the night with 20 points. Cap Wilson (Davison, Mich./Goodrich HS), Kash Blackwell (Cleveland, OH/Cuyahoga CC), and Armand Cartwright (Bloomfield, Mich./Bloomfield HS) pitched in with 12 points each. Blackwell also helped the Warriors' cause with four rebounds. 

    The Warriors square off against University of Northwestern Ohio Racers this Saturday, November 9th at home.  Tip off is set for 3pm.

  • [Men's Basketball] Warriors Make it 4 in a Row, 81-63
    December 05, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.—A big jump out of the gate for the Warriors turned into a dominant performance Saturday against the Blue Devils of Lawrence Tech University. The Warriors defeated the Blue Devils for the first time as WHAC members with a final score of 81-63.

    Rochester College was led by Kash Blackwell (Cleveland, OH/Cuyahoga CC) and Andrew Kline (Clarkston, Mich./Lady of the Lakes) as they both ended the night with 15 points each. Justin Nafso (Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central H.S.) added 13 points and 6 assists to the Warriors offense. Peter Agba (Owerri, Nigeria/University of Akron) ended his big night with a double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the Warriors. 

    Coach Pleasant on road victory: 

    "I felt there were times we let up on the defensive end, but overall I was pleased.  We spoke of the 'game within the game' on Saturday and I was pleased to see we had very few turn overs and triple the amount of assists.  We have been in a long stretch of road games and so far I think our guys have responded with toughness."

    The Warriors look to add another win to their (6-5) overall record as they will be in action again this Wednesday at Concordia University at 8pm. 

  • [Women's Basketball] Lady Warriors Knock off #24 Lawrence Tech University, 68-59
    December 05, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.-- The Rochester College Lady Warriors got back to their winning ways by defeating #24 ranked Lawrence Tech University Blue Devils Saturday with a final score of 68-59.

    The Lady Warriors took a 17 to 12 lead at the end of the first quarter.  At the end of the half, the score was in favor of the Lady Warriors 36-26. Even though RC and LTU both scored 31 points in the second half, the Lady Warriors were able to earn themselves their 6th win this season and bring their conference record to 2-2.

    Rochester College was led by junior Rio Dudgeon (Macomb, Mich./Grand Valley State University) with 22 points, and 6 rebounds. Junior Rikki Scherdt (Ypsilanti, Mich./Schoolcraft College) led the team with 11 rebounds. Senior guard Maddy Valko (Marysville, Mich./St. Clair County Community College) played a key role in the Warriors win with 18 points, hitting all four 3-pointers she attempted on the night.

    As a team, the Lady Warriors shot 35.2% from the field to the Blue Devils 27.9%.  RC finished the game going 12 for 26 from behind the 3-point arc. 

    Coach Wichtner on the win:

    "This was a very good win for us and our program. We are showing growth as a team. The goal is just to continue to get better as we move forward each day with a new challenge. Wednesday against Concordia will be tough and I look forward to having the opportunity to get better."

    The RC Lady Warriors are back in action as they will tip-off against Concordia University this Wednesday, December 6th on the road.  Game time is set for 6pm.

     
  • [Men's Basketball] Outside Shooting Leads RC to Victory, 83-73
    November 30, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.--The RC Warriors were back on the hardwood Wednesday night as they traveled to take on Siena Heights University Saints in a WHAC matchup. The Warriors jumped on top of the Saints early in the first half and held on for an 83-73 victory.

    The Warriors connected on nine three-pointers in the first half and took a 40 to 29 lead into the locker room. Sophomore Cap Wilson (Davison, Mich./Goodrich H.S.) hit 4 of 8 three-point field goal attempts and finished with 14 points. Sophomore guard Armand Cartwright (Bloomfield, Mich./Bloomfield H.S.) provided a major role in the Warriors victory and led all scorers with 18 points. Justin Nafso (Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central H.S.) ended his impressive night with 15 points and 7 assists.

    The Warriors shot 48.1% from behind the arc and held the Saints to 26.3% from 3 point range. RC's outstanding defense forced Siena Heights to turn the ball over 14 times.

    The Warriors are now 5-5 overall and 2-1 in conference play on the young season and will be in action this Saturday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m. as they travel to Lawrence Tech University to play the 1-7 Blue Devils.

    You can catch the game live here: http://www.ltuathletics.com/SIDHelp/liveEventVideos.php

     
  • [Men's Basketball] Warriors Win on the Road, 77-59
    November 20, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.--The Rochester College Warriors were clicking on all cylinders against the Aquinas College Saints to move to 4-5 (1-1) with a 77-59 win. The win gives the Warriors their first ever Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference victory in school history.

    Rochester College took a 10-point lead into the locker room at the end of the half and never looked back, outscoring the Saints 40 to 32 in the second half.

    The Warriors put four of the five starters in double figures with Cap Wilson (Davison, Mich./Goodrich HS) leading the way with a game high 23 points and 9 rebounds. Kash Blackwell (Cleveland, OH/Cuyahoga CC) finished with 16 points. Justin Nafso (Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central HS) and Armand Cartwright (Bloomfield, Mich./Bloomfield HS) each added 10 points. RC's pressure defense held Aquinas to 38.6% from the field and 11.8% from behind the arc.

    "I was very proud of our players' mental approach for Saturday's game," said Coach Pleasant. "I felt our toughness and commitment to grinding on the defensive end was the difference.  That, coupled with offensive discipline and ball movement, helped put together a complete 40 minutes.  Coming away with a conference road win against a very good team was a nice way to move into the holiday break."     

    The Warriors will be on Thanksgiving break this week and will be back in action again on Tuesday, November 29th as the travel to Siena Heights University for a WHAC matchup.  Game time is set for 8:00pm.

      
  • [Women's Basketball] Lady Warriors Roll Passed Wolverines
    November 17, 2017

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.—The Lady Warriors jumped out to a commanding lead at the end of the first half, 39-24, on their way to their fifth win on the season. That lead turned into a dominant performance Wednesday against the University of Michigan-Dearborn Wolverines.  The Warriors defeated the Wolverines with a final score of 74-40.

    RC was led by sophomore guard, Devan Valko (Marysville, Mich./Marysville H.S.) as she led all scorers with 16 points and going 4 for 5 behind the three-point arc. Junior Kendra Kujat (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth H.S.) added 15 points and 5 assists for the Lady Warriors. Bethany McCord (Warren, Mich./ Saginaw Valley State University) was a key factor in the Lady Warriors' victory as she grabbed 7 rebounds. The Warriors shot 52% from the floor and 75% from the charity stripe.

    The Warriors will be in action again this Saturday, November 18th as they go on the road to play Aquinas College.  The game is set for tip-off at 1:00pm. 

    You can catch the game live at:

    https://portal.stretchinternet.com/aq/