Region XV school Monroe College Women's Basketball team, one of the premiere National Junior College Athletic Association Division III teams over the last few years, is preparing to defend their title at the NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball National Championship in Utica, NY.
The Lady Mustangs begin play Thursday, March 15 at 1:00 pm est against Holyoke Community College out of Massachuetts. All games will be webcast. Click the logo on the right to listen in.
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Monroe College Press Release:
LADY MUSTANGS WIN FOURTH REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
Take Aim at National Title Repeat
Displaying the flashes of brilliance that have characterized their dominance of the NJCAA, Division III over the past two years, the defending National Champion Monroe Lady Mustangs basketball team won their fourth consecutive Region XV Championship with a convincing 62-46 win over Hostos Community College in the Region XV Finals on Sunday, March 4. The tournament was held at Westchester Community College.
As a result, Monroe (28-2) has again qualified for the national tournament, which will be held March 15-17 at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY. Last year Monroe won that tournament and was crowned undefeated national champions.
“We set the bar pretty high for ourselves,” Coach Seth Goodman said after Sunday’s game. “So while we’re thrilled and proud to have taken the Region again, it’s a step toward our main goal, and that is another national championship.”
With a stellar 14 point, 13 rebound, 4 assist, and 5 steal performance in the Region Final, Monroe sophomore guard Angela Pace followed up her designation as Region XV Player-of-the-Year with a Tournament MVP trophy.
Monroe’s other Angela, sophomore forward Angela Speight, who had 10 points and 8 rebounds against Hostos, was named to the All-tournament team.
Sunday’s win in the Finals was Monroe’s 82nd consecutive win over a Region XV opponent. In fact they haven’t lost to any Division III team since the National Final in 2005. Along the way, Monroe has had an overall winning streak of 47 games and their current home winning streak is still alive at 36-games. It’s also noteworthy that the Lady Mustang players had a combined 3.1 GPA in the Fall Semester.
For more information on the Monroe Lady Mustangs and the upcoming national tournament, contact Director of public Relations Gary Axelbank at 646-393-8315 or email@example.com.