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ZEF DEDA Senior Guard

AJ BURTON Senior Guard

KOUREA HAYES Senior Guard

STAVROS SCHIZAS Senior Guard


Rochester College competes in both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Our athletic program is committed to enriching the lives of our student-athletes by supporting academic dedication and character development on and off the fields or courts.

Men’s Sports Baseball (Varsity & Junior Varsity) Basketball (Varsity & Junior Varsity) Golf Soccer

Women’s Sports Basketball (Varsity & Junior Varsity) Cross Country Golf Soccer Volleyball

A Winning Tradition Rochester College boasts a tradition of athletic excellence, winning national titles in: • men’s basketball (1989, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2013) • men’s cross-country (1989, 1990) • men’s soccer (1996, 2006) • women’s volleyball (1998, 1999) • men’s golf (2009, 2010) • women’s softball (2011) Media Guide Photos by: Great Lakes Action Photography | greatlakesap.com Creative Images Photography | CIPhotography.com


About the NAIA The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The Association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country. Today, the NAIA strengthens its commitment to student-athletes and strives to enrich their college experience by supporting academic achievement and character development. NAIA Champions of Character is the association’s innovative flagship program designed to instill character values in student-athletes, coaches and youth in the communities it serves. To learn more visit, NAIA.org.

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2013-2014 VARSITY SCHEDULE

DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

LOCATION

Oct. 17

6 p.m.

Redeemer University College

Lutheran High School Northwest

7 p.m.

Robert Morris University–Springfield

Lutheran High School Northwest

Oct. 19

12 p.m.

Redeemer University College

Lutheran High School Northwest

Oct. 25

7 p.m.

University of Windsor

Rochester High School

Nov. 1-2 8 p.m.

Lawrence Technological University & TBD Spring Arbor University Tournament

Spring Arbor, MI

Nov. 9

Ohio State University–Lima (HOMECOMING) Rochester High School

Oct. 18

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2 p.m.

Nov. 10

2 p.m.

Ohio State University–Lima

Rochester High School

Nov. 15

11 a.m.

University of Tennessee–Martin

Martin, TN

Nov. 23 2 p.m.

Huntington University

Rochester High School

Nov. 25 7 p.m.

Penn College

Williamsport, PA

Nov. 30 6 p.m.

Oakland University (Exhibition)

Rochester, MI

Dec. 2

St. Clair College (CAN)

Oakland Christian School–Auburn HIlls

7 p.m.

Dec. 17-18 TBD

Madonna University Classic

Livonia, MI

Dec. 21

4 p.m.

Penn State University–Fayette

Rochester High School

Dec. 27

2 p.m.

University of Guelph

Rochester High School

Dec. 28

12 p.m.

University of Guelph

Rochester High School

Dec. 30

4 p.m.

Western Ontario University

Rochester High School

Dec. 31

11 a.m.

Western Ontario University

Rochester High School

Jan. 4

2 p.m.

Eastern Michigan University (Exhibition)

Ypsilanti, MI

Jan. 11

12 p.m.

Vaughn College

Uniontown, PA

Jan. 15

7 p.m.

Great Lakes Christian College

Oakland Christian School–Auburn HIlls

Jan. 17

7 p.m.

SUNY–Canton

USCAA MLK Classic – Montreal, CAN

Jan. 19

3 p.m.

University of Maine–Fort Kent

Jan. 20

5 p.m.

University of Maine–Fort Kent

Jan. 31

6 p.m.

Johnson Wales University

Rochester High School

Feb. 1

12 p.m.

Johnson Wales University

Oakland Christian School–Auburn HIlls

Feb. 8

3 p.m.

Wilberforce University

Wilberforce, OH

Feb. 12

7 p.m.

Great Lakes Christian College

Rochester High School

Feb. 15

2 p.m.

USCAA MLK Classic – Montreal, CAN

USCAA MLK Classic – Montreal, CAN

Wilberforce University

Rochester High School

Feb. 19 TBD

Sault College

Oakland Christian School–Auburn HIlls

Feb. 25- March 1

A.I.I. Conference Tournament (TBD)

March 3–March 9

USCAA National Tournament (TBD)

March 11–March 17

NAIA National Tournament (TBD)

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2013-2014 VARSITY ROSTER

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NAME

0

YEAR

Zef Deda

SR

POSITION

HEIGHT

WEIGHT HOMETOWN

PREVIOUS SCHOOL

G

6’0

190

Sterling Hts, MI Wayne County C.C.

1

Matt Gold

RSO

G

6’2

165

Detroit, MI

Loyola H.S.

2

AJ Burton

RSR

G

6’2

175

Brown City, MI

St. Clair County C.C.

3

Paris Pereira

RFR

G

5’10

160

Rochester, MI

Rochester H.S.

5

Stavros Schizas

Kirtland C.C.

10

John Irons

11

Kourea Hayes

SR

G

6’5

205

Athens, Greece

JR

G

6’1

195

Madison Hts, MI Macomb CC..

SR

G

6’0

175

Ypsilanti, MI

Belleville H.S.

15

Giannis Stavrianidis

JR

F

6’8

225

Katerini, Greece State College of Florida

20

Austin Karbowski

JR

G

6’0

175

Commerce, MI

Our Lady of Lakes H.S.

G

6’3

170

Marlette, MI

Marlette H.S.

G

6’1

185

22

Alex Storm*

23

Jude Gouveia*

24

JR

Dimitri Pappas*

JR

FR

5’10

165

Athens, Greece

4th General H.S.

F

6’6

225

Macomb, MI

Northwood University

6’6

205

34

Andrew Thompson*

FR

G

Viktoras Merkevicius

SO

C

6’8

240

Lithuania

SO

F

6’8

210

Gravendeel, Netherlands

44

Jeroen De Baat

Evan Walker

RJR

G

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Aurora, Canada Kirtland C.C.

Utica, MI

Utica H.S. McLennan C.C. (TX)

*Redshirt Head Coach: Klint Pleasant Assistant Coaches: Tom Webb, Scott Samuels, George Beaudoin Student Manager: Alex Ball

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REMEMBERING TRAVIS BASS

1972-2011 Travis Bass was a dear friend of head basketball coach Klint Pleasant. They were teammates together on the football team at Abilene Christian University from 1994-1996. They remained extremely close after their college days and were major influences in each other lives. Due to the close relationship, Travis ended up becoming one of RC basketball’s biggest fans and supporters. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2007 and fought hard for four years before passing away due to complications from the disease in May 2011. Coach Pleasant traveled to Seattle, WA several times during Travis’ fight with ALS and then assisted with his eulogy. Travis was a special individual and one of the most talented persons Coach Pleasant has ever known. Travis owned real estate, car lots and mini storages, and was an accountant by trade. He also developed and sold his own BBQ sauce and had a BBQ catering business. Later in his life, he decided to study and practice law and graduated from the University of Idaho with a law degree. He wanted to fight for people that needed help and always envisioned doing most of his work pro bono. He loved life and he loved people and never seemed to meet a stranger. Travis would take off from work for weeks and sometimes months at a time during the basketball season to watch Pleasant coach while at Wayne State, University of Tennessee-Martin, Kent State University, Abilene Christian, and of course, Rochester College. Travis and Coach Pleasant shared an incredible bond. They traveled all across the country together and not a day went by, until Travis was too weak to do so, that they did not talk. Most importantly, Travis was a man of deep faith. Coach Pleasant cites his relationship with Travis in college as one of the key influences that helped him in his own faith journey. Coach Pleasant remains in contact with Travis’ parents (Randy and Sheila) and his wife (Kim) and children (Hannah, Savannah and Tristin). Travis loved RC Basketball, and his life and memory were honored all throughout the 2011-12 season as Pleasant’s team wore a “TB” patch on their uniforms. Coach Pleasant has now started an annual “Travis Bass Classic” to honor his friend. The classic features RC and three other teams, playing every year with the goal of raising money for ALS research.

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There is no way to put into words how important my relationship with Travis was and still is to me. He was my hero and my mentor, but most of all he was my dear friend. Not a day goes by that I do not think about him and the incredible influence he had on my life. He was there on my best day (the day Rachel said, “I do”) and he was there on my worst day (the day the doctors told me that Rachel would probably die of brain cancer). I often find myself both sad and angry because he’s gone…but then I remind myself, to have a friend like Travis for just one day was one of the great blessings of my life.

—Coach Pleasant

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends and Fans, On behalf of Rochester College and all its athletic teams, I would like to thank you for your past support and welcome you to the sports activities of the 2013-2014 academic year. Our coaches and players all work hard to make you proud to be “Warrior Fans” because Rochester College’s mission is not only to “cultivate academic excellence, principled character, servant leadership and global awareness within an inclusive Christian heritage” but also to serve our community. We welcome you to our sports events and to our campus and invite you to get to know our institution better--our students, coaches, faculty and staff. Rochester College is proud of our strong tradition of athletic excellence. In recent years, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s softball and men’s golf have all won national titles. We are especially proud of our men’s basketball team for its outstanding season last year that culminated in winning the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship. What an amazing season the team gave us! The life of a successful student-athlete is demanding, requiring untold hard work, dedication, discipline and focus. At Rochester College, we are tremendously proud of all our athletes and coaches, and we are very grateful for the continuing encouragement they receive from our campus community and our larger community. Thank you for all you do to support Rochester College and our athletic programs. Sincerely,

John Tyson, Ph.D. President

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HEAD COACH

Head Coach 3rd Season RC Coaching Record 56-11 Rochester College is a very familiar place for Head Men’s Basketball Coach Klint Pleasant. Pleasant took the reigns from his father and long time RC basketball coach, Garth Pleasant, after assisting him for four seasons. Coach Pleasant has enjoyed much success early in his RC head-coaching career. In his first season he led the Warriors to a 26-win season and a runner-up finish at the USCAA National Tournament. Pleasant built off his first season success and took RC basketball on a historic run last year. In the school’s first full year as a member of the NAIA, Pleasant led the Warriors to a 30-win season, USCAA National Championship, and a win over NCAA Division 1 foe Eastern Illinois University. Additionally, he led the school to its first ever berth to the NAIA National Tournament, first top 10 NAIA national ranking, and coached the first two NAIA All-Americans in the school’s history. Pleasant’s coaching resume is among the best. He comes to RC from NCAA Division II Abilene Christian University, where he was the youngest NCAA Division II college coach in the country. At ACU, Pleasant coached the Wildcats to 25 wins in his first two seasons after taking over a program that had won only 13 games in the two previous seasons. Before coaching at ACU, Pleasant was an assistant coach at Kent State University (NCAA Div. I). During the 2001-2002 season, Pleasant helped coach the Golden Flashes to a Mid-American Conference record 30 wins as the team advanced to the NCAA Div. I Tournament’s Elite Eight. The University of Indiana denied them a trip to the Final 4 on a nationally televised game on CBS. Since then, the Kent State team that Pleasant coached was named the “Mid-American team of the decade.” Pleasant coached and played a major role in developing the team’s center, John Edwards, into an NBA player. Edwards went on to play for both the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks. He also coached power forward, Antonio Gates, who now plays in the NFL and is among the best tight ends in the game. Following his only season at Kent State, Pleasant was offered a chance to follow Head Coach Stan Heath to SEC powerhouse Arkansas. Pleasant, however, decided to remain at Kent State, only to be offered the head coaching job at ACU three months later. In addition, Rachel (Pleasant’s wife) received her master’s degree in Exercise Physiology while at Kent State. Prior to joining the Kent State program, Pleasant served as an assistant coach at (NCAA Div. I) University of Tennessee-Martin (1999-2001) and (NCAA Div. II) Wayne State University (19981999). While at UT-Martin, he helped the Skyhawks qualify for the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the first time in school history. During his tenure at WSU, Pleasant helped lead the team to a 25-5 record, a top 5 ranking in the country, a conference championship and an NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen appearance. Pleasant completed his master’s degree in Education in 1999 while coaching at UT-Martin. Pleasant’s coaching career started at Lipscomb University where he served as a student assistant under legendary head coach Don Meyer, who is the fastest coach to reach 700 victories in the history of college basketball. Before his coaching career, Pleasant played football for Abilene Christian University (NCAA Div. II) under head coach Dr. Bob Strader in 1994. He graduated college from Lipscomb University in 1998. As a prep, Pleasant attended Waterford Kettering High School in Waterford, MI and played football for legendary high school football coach Mike Berry. He was a unanimous First Team All-Conference selection in football and was his team’s co-captain on the baseball, basketball and football teams. His 48 pass receptions in his senior year put him among the top five in the state of Michigan.

PERSONAL Resides: Rochester Hills, MI Hometown: Lake Orion, MI High School: Waterford Kettering High School College: Lipscomb University Family: Wife: Rachel Daughters: Abigail & Julia

COACHING CAREER 1996-1997 Student Assistant Lipscomb University 1997-1998 Graduate Assistant Wayne State University 1998-2000 Assistant Coach University of TN-Martin 2000-2002 Assistant Coach Kent State University 2002-2005 Head Coach Abilene Christian University 2006-2010 Assistant Coach Rochester College 2011-Present Head Coach Rochester College

Pleasant’s roots are planted deeply in Rochester College’s soil as his grandfather Lucien Palmer was a founding father. Dr. Palmer served as the first Dean of the College and later

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served as President for eight years. His father, Garth Pleasant, served at Rochester College for nearly 40 years as the men’s basketball coach, Athletic Director, and as a member of the faculty. Klint and Rachel made the move back to Rochester College in 2005 after the birth of their first child, Abigail. Pleasant also serves as the RC Athletic Director and Vice President of Enrollment. Enrollment has increased more than 40 percent since Pleasant took over the reigns, and the largest incoming class in the school’s 52-year history was brought in during his second year managing the recruiting process. The Pleasant family experienced some personal struggles after moving back to Rochester Hills as Rachel survived a brain tumor and several surgeries. Rachel and Klint frequently travel to various places as they speak about their incredible journey. In addition, Klint often preaches at Churches of Christ thoughout Michigan. Pleasant resides in Rochester Hills, MI with his wife Rachel (Stevens) and two daughters Abigail, who will be turning 9 years old on January 1st and Julia, who will be turning 4 years old in November.

what others are saying about coach pleasant tim buckley Assistant Coach, University of Indiana “Klint is one of the rising stars in the coaching profession. He has worked with and been mentored by some of the game’s best coaches. He played a big part in the record-breaking season the Kent State basketball team enjoyed in 2001-02. I expect RC to have a great program!”

jim christian Head Coach, Ohio University “In Klint Pleasant, RC hired a great coach and a person who will have a positive impact on the community. Klint is a tremendous teacher of the game and has an unbelievable passion for the game. I know he will do a tremendous job for RC for years to come.”

john edwards NBA Player Indiana Pacers Atlanta Hawks “Coach Pleasant helped me immensely in gaining the initial confidence in myself and helping me become the player I am today. He saw something in me and kept me working towards my goals. He was always there to talk to, or get extra work or film study. From a player’s perspective he is everything you could ask for in a coach.”

john hammond General Manager, Milwaukee Bucks “Klint Pleasant is one of the bright young coaches in the country. Not only is he a bright coach, he also is a man of outstanding character and determination. You can’t find a better Christian leader or basketball coach than Klint.”

stan heath Head Coach, University of South Florida “RC has found a truly outstanding young basketball coach in Klint Pleasant. His passion and knowledge of the game will bring a lot of success to the Warrior program. With his history of success, there’s no question RC hired the right guy.”

andy katz ESPN College Basketball Analyst “Klint Pleasant should have a major impact at NAIA level after being an integral part of an Elite Eight team at Kent State. Pleasant deserves a fair share of the credit (for that season), and that should translate well for his program at Rochester College.”

don meyer Head Coach Emeritus, Northern State University “Coach Pleasant worked in our program at Lipscomb University. I thought he would be a great coach then, and now after watching him teach his team in practices I know I was right. His teams will always play hard, play smart, play together and have fun.”

kevin o’neill

Former NBA Head Coach “Klint Pleasant is someone who will be successful as a head coach. He knows how to coach, how to recruit and how to be a leader. He will be a success at Rochester College.”

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COACHING STAFF

Assistant Coach 3rd Season Tom Webb enters his third year on the Rochester College Basketball staff after two seasons as an assistant coach for Purdue Calumet’s men’s basketball program. Webb played a crucial role in the PUC basketball program by heading up recruiting, film exchange and player development. Webb is no stranger to the RC basketball program where he was a four-year player, helping the team to a record four 20-win seasons, including breaking the school-record with 25 victories in his senior campaign. Webb also helped the Warriors earn four-straight USCAA national tournament appearances, while serving as the team captain on the 2008-09 squad that advanced to the national championship game. The young coach participated in a number of coaching clinics during his time at Rochester, regularly attending legendary mentor Don Meyer’s Coaching Clinic. He was also a part of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan clinics, working with high profile coaches such as John Belien, Hubie Brown, Jamie Dixon, Tom Izzo and Rick Majerus. Webb graduated from Rochester College in 2009 with a degree in behavioral sciences. He currently resides in Auburn Hills, MI. COACH PLEASANT’S THOUGHTS ON COACH WEBB: “I am thrilled that Tom is on our staff. He loves basketball and he loves Rochester College. Coach Webb pours his entire self into his job and is always trying to make our program better. I enjoyed watching him play in 2005–2009 because he played so hard and was selfless — he coaches the same way. Most importantly, he understands our program and school mission, and he is extremely loyal to the program. His willingness to work hard and assist me is invaluable, and I appreciate all he does.”

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PERSONAL Resides:

Auburn Hills, MI Hometown: Davison, MI High School: Davison High School College: Rochester College (BS)

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COACHING STAFF

Assistant Coach 3rd Season In addition to his work in our basketball program, Scott Samuels serves as Director of Admissions and Assistant Athletic Director at RC. His main responsibility is working directly with the Admissions Recruiters and serves as their day-to-day manager. Scott also serves as the international recruiting coordinator, is the liaison for Admissions with Student Financial Services, and works directly with the VP of Admissions and Director of Athletics in creating the overall strategy for Admissions and Athletics. Scott is no stranger to Rochester as he grew up in Clawson, MI. Scott’s family has been longtime supporters of the College dating back to the school’s early years. Scott began his service at Rochester College in 2002 as he brought his strong business background to the classroom as a faculty member in the College of Business. Scott’s success in leading an employee fundraising campaign for the Athletic Center and his desire to work with prospective students led him out of the classroom and into administration. Scott brings a wealth of experience to Rochester College as he spent 14 years in banking and investment. In addition to his responsibilities in banking, Scott also spent time as a personal financial adviser for professional athletes. Scott helped coach an RC men’s basketball National Championship team in 2004, 2005 and 2013. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 1986 and went on to complete a Masters of Finance from Walsh College in 1996. Scott is married to Christie (Powers) and they have one son, Jacob Scott Samuels. COACH PLEASANT’S THOUGHTS ON COACH SAMUELS: “Coach Samuels has become a very good friend of mine throughout the last seven years while at RC. He worked with the team back in 2004 and 2005 as part of my dad’s staff and I asked him to help again. He is invaluable when it comes to organizational duties. He helps with class checks, study sessions, travel plans, stats and budgetary issues. The guys enjoy being around him, and his positive attitude is infectious. I’m grateful he’s willing to help, and the work he does makes our program better. He is constantly putting the program first and his willingness to give of himself is much appreciated. Scott is a major part of the program’s success.”

PERSONAL Resides: Oxford, MI Hometown: Clawson, MI High School: Clawson High School College: Oklahoma Christian University (BS) Walsh College (MSF) Family: Wife: Christie Son: Jacob

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COACHING STAFF

Assistant Coach 32nd Season If the game situation calls for it, Beaudoin can be seen leaning out, offering his glasses to referees as they run down the floor. If his voice goes out, he starts waving a towel. He is a master motivator. Beaudoin’s connection to the basketball program began during the 1983-1984 season, and it continued as his son, Dan, played on Rochester’s 1988 squad on his way to becoming college valedictorian. Beaudoin, who retired as lieutenant from the Madison Heights Fire Department in 1996, and his wife, Mary Ellen, are the parents of two other children and the grandparents of four. COACH PLEASANT’S THOUGHTS ON COACH BEAUDOIN: “Coach George has been a part of our program since 1984 and is one of the finest individuals I have ever been around. He is a servant leader and will do anything for anyone. I think next to my father there is no one who has given as much to RC basketball as Coach George. He is an encourager and a motivator. Our guys love being around him, and his presence in practice and at games is invaluable. I was so excited to hear that he was still going to remain a part of the staff after my dad retired. I can’t imagine RC basketball without Coach George.“

Athletic Trainer 11th Season Keen begins his 11th year as Rochester College’s Head Athletic Trainer. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan (1995), a B.S. in exercise science from Lake Superior State University (2000), and his Athletic Trainers Certification (ATC) in 2000. Keen became interested in athletic training while helping his younger brother rehabilitate from anterior cruciate ligament surgery. As a student at LSSU, he worked with athletes in baseball, basketball, football and hockey from both the university and Sault High School. Before joining Rochester College’s athletic department, Keen spent two years at Oakland University, working primarily with the baseball and volleyball teams. COACH PLEASANT’S THOUGHTS ON RON: “Ron has been with us for 11 years now. He has helped take our athletic program to another level. Ron has truly embraced all of our sports teams, and I am very grateful for the long hours that he puts in all throughout the academic year. He is willing to help wherever needed and we lean on him for injury rehab and taking care of our athletes. Our players are fortunate to have him available to see to their athletic needs.”

Student Manager COACH PLEASANT’S THOUGHTS ON ALEX: “I’m thrilled to have Alex working with our program this year. I had the chance to get to know him over the summer and was impressed. He is a hard worker and has a great attitude. Alex has great rapport with the student body and now also will be connected in meaningful ways with the athletic program.”

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ATHLECTIC DIRECTOR, EMERITUS

Athletic Director, Emeritus Athletic Director Emeratus and former Head Basketball Coach Garth Pleasant has been an active member of the Rochester College faculty since 1971. Born and raised in Flint, MI, Coach Pleasant attended Ainsworth High School and was a two-sport athlete in Baseball and Basketball. Coach Pleasant started his college years at Rochester College in 1967 where he starred on the Men’s Basketball team. After he transferred to Libscomb University and graduated with a degree in Health Physical Education and Recreation, Coach Pleasant started teaching at Rochester College. He also took on several other roles at the college including Dean of Students, Coordinator of Housing and Athletic Director all the while earning his Master’s Degree from Wayne State University. In 1972, Coach Pleasant became the Head Basketball Coach at Rochester College. In his 38 years of coaching, Coach Pleasant won 720 games, four national championships, and was inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Hall of Fame in 2008. He was also named the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Coach of the Year in 1989. Pleasant’s other honors include NSCAA Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1994, and USCAA Coach of the Year in 2004. Aside from coaching, Coach Pleasant was the minister at Lake Orion Church for 30 years and does public speaking to a wide variety of groups. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Pat and his six grandchildren. Coach Pleasant is the father of RC head basketball coach Klint Pleasant, Rochester High School Head Basketball Coach Johnny Pleasant as well as the proud father of daughter Kim Speck.

GARTH’S THOUGHTS ON KLINT: “Having Klint take over the RC basketball program is truly a dream come true. The program has always been a family affair for our family with Pat being the MVP, Kim being a cheerleader and Johnny being a player. Klint literally traveled to games with me since he was 4 years old. One only needs to attend a practice to see that he is an outstanding coach. He will, without question, take the program to another level. I couldn’t be prouder of him. My dream now, though I will not be around to see it, is that in 30 years when Klint steps aside that one of my grandsons will take over the program, which would mean that Rochester College would have 100 years of Pleasant’s coaching.”

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2013 USCAA DIVISION I MEN'S DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013 #1 Rochester College M1-1

Main Arena 2:00 p.m. #8 St. Joe's Brooklyn

#4 Lindenwood Univ.-Belleville M1-2

Main Arena 4:00 p.m. #5 Southern Virginia Univ.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013 #1 Rochester College M1-7 Main Arena 8:00 p.m. #5 Southern Virginia Univ.

#3 Daemen College M1-3

Maltho

5:00 p.m. #6 Apprentice School #2 Ave Maria University M1-4

Maltho 7:00 p.m. #7 Victory University

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#3 Daemen College M1-8 Main Arena 10:00 p.m. #2 Ave Maria University

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

#1 Rochester College

M1-9 Main Arena 12:30 p.m.

#1 Rochester College 2013 USCAA Men's Division I Basketball Champion

#3 Daemen College

Š Jose Juarez

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2012-2013 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

A SEASON TO REMEMBER Last year the Rochester College Men’s Basketball team entered the season with high hopes. When the final buzzer rang on the 20122013 campaign, the team had etched its name into the RC record books as it marked a season of firsts for the 52-year-old program. It was the first time a Rochester College team participated in an NAIA conference tournament, the first time to compete in an NAIA national tournament, and the first time for a team to be ranked in the NAIA national poll. The team also recorded its first ever win over an NCAA DI opponent. In addition, the team beat institutions from NCAA DII, NCAA DIII and the NAIA. Most significantly, the team won its fifth USCAA national title. The Warriors efforts throughout the season eventually pushed them up to as high as #9 in the NAIA national polls, marking the first time any program at Rochester College was ranked in an NAIA national poll. The team traveled to North Dakota to play in its first ever NAIA conference tournament this past February. They lost in the second round of the Association of Independent Institutions Conference Tournament to host school, Jamestown College, who also earned a berth in the NAIA national tournament. From there, the Warriors earned a #15 seed in their first ever NAIA national tournament, eventually falling in the first round to Bellevue College. The experience was a great one for the first year NAIA program. “We knew it would be an uphill battle because there are so many established teams in the NAIA,” second year head coach Klint Pleasant said. “I think it speaks to the quality of our student-athletes and how dedicated this year’s group was. Cracking the top 25 for the first time was quite a feeling and then cracking the top 10 was something that our seniors ought to be proud of for years to come. This senior class was amazing and deserves so much credit for all the success of this year’s team.” After being ranked #1 in the USCAA national polls the entire year, the Warriors entered the USCAA national basketball tournament as the #1 seed. They defeated Saint Joseph’s College, Southern Virginia University and Daemen College on their way to the basketball program’s 5th national championship and the first since 2005. “To be honest,” Pleasant said, “this meant more to me than anything else we accomplished. I have so many fond memories as a child growing up sitting next to my dad at the USCAA Basketball National Tournament, and to have a chance to coach a team to a title in this great association was a dream come true. I also thought that this year’s tournament was by far comprised of the best teams I have ever seen at the USCAA Tournament. I was especially grateful that my wife and children were able to be at the USCAA championship game. My wife works so hard during the season and does so much

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on her own because I am on the road so often.” Along the way, the Warriors set a record for most wins in a season with their 30-4 mark, including a 19-game winning streak and a perfect 16-0 at home. Of their five losses, three were to NCAA DI schools (Kent State University, Indiana Purdue University-Fort Wayne, and University of Texas-Pan American). The other two losses were teams who qualified for the NAIA national tournament. However, the Warriors also earned their first ever win over an NCAA DI opponent when they defeated Eastern Illinois 59-56 on Eastern’s floor this past November. Coach Pleasant could not be happier with this year’s success. “I feel extremely blessed and humbled because some coaches coach all their lives and hope to have a year of 30 wins, a national title and a chance to defeat another team that plays at the highest level (NCAA D1),” Pleasant said. “To do all that in one season was unexpected and I am thrilled that I had a chance to coach this group.” The season saw the Warriors give up only 55 points per game, outscore their opponents by 19 points per game and hold their opponents to just 37.1 percent shooting from the field, all of which ranked second in the nation in the NAIA. It also saw individual achievements from a few of its players. Senior forward Dramell Hogan (Novi, MI), senior forward Drew Maynard (Lake Orion, MI), and junior guard Stavros Schizas (Athens, Greece) earned USCAA AllAmerican honors for their play during the season. Hogan was named USCAA Tournament MVP, scoring 34 points and grabbing 7 rebounds in the championship game. Maynard was named to the USCAA All-Tournament team while adding 19 points and 21 rebounds in the championship. Hogan and Maynard were named to the All-Conference Team as well. Off the floor, sophomore guard Austin Karbowski (Commerce, MI) earned USCAA Academic All-American honors. While the season was one of firsts, Coach Pleasant realizes it was something that has been in the making for years. “I hope it confirms that not only is our foundation solid, but we are building upon it and being good caretakers,” Pleasant said. “In fact, I reminded our guys all throughout post season play, that we owed a debt to all the players that came before and worked so hard to help get the program where it is today. The sense of community and family is pervasive all throughout our program. It is a tangible thing that all our players describe and appreciate. To be coaching in this program and representing a school that I love is a great feeling. I love RC basketball.”

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PRESEASON OUTLOOK School Information

Program History

Location....................................Rochester Hills, MI

First Year of Basketball............................ 1959-60

Founded..............................................................1959

All-Time Record.......................................... 746-392

Enrollment.........................................................1,100

National Championships...................................... 5

Nickname.....................................................Warriors

Coaching Staff

School Colors.............................Crimson & White

Head Coach ..................................... Klint Pleasant

Arena................................. Rochester High School

Alma Mater, Year.........................Lipscomb,1998

Capacity..............................................................2,500

Record at RC (Seasons) ..........................56-12 (2)

Affliation................................ NAIA DII/USCAA D1

Office Phone.....................................248-218-2058

Conference........................................................... A.I.I

Email ..........................................kpleasant@rc.edu

President.........................................Dr. John Tyson

Assistant Coaches. Tom Webb, Scott Samuels

Athletic Director, Emeritus........ Garth Pleasant

Special Assistant..................... George Beaudoin

Athletic Director............................. Klint Pleasant

Student Assistant.......................................AlexBall

Athletic Department Phone.......248-218-2181

Team Information

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2012-13 Overall Record...................................30-4 Starters Returning/Lost.....................................2/3 Newcomers................................................................ 2

KEY RETURNERS

AJ Burton SR 3.3 PPG 1 RPG

Jeroen De Baat SO Zef Deda SR

Matt Gold RS SO

Kourea Hayes SR

Stavros Schizas SR

3.0 PPG 1.5 RPG

3.1 PPG 2 RPG

1.9 PPG 2 RPG

11.2 PPG 3.8 RPG All-American

2.8 PPG 2.0 APG

KEY ADDITIONS

Viktoras Merkevicius SO 6’8” Oakland University Signee HS: 24 PPG HS: 17 RPG HS: 5.9

John Irons JR

Paris Pereira RS FR

14.0 PPG – Macomb C.C. 4.6 APG – Macomb C.C. 3-pt.%: 38.0 All MCCAA

2012-13 Redshirted 2011-12 HS: 19.0 PPG 2011-12 HS: 5.0 APG 2-time 1st Team OAA

Giannis Stavriandis JR 6’8” Jr. college transfer

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SENIORS

#0 Year

6’ • 190 Senior Guard • Sterling Heights, MI Business Management Wayne County Community College Games Played Minutes FG%

Rebounds

Assists

Pts./Game

2011-12 35

497 .313 84

75

2.4

2012-13 28

431 .375 54

61

2.7

Career 63

928 .337 138

136

2.5

COACH PLEASANT ON ZEF: “We will rely on Zef’s senior leadership, maturity and ability to communicate all year. Zef has worked hard to improve his individual game over the last three years and he has blossomed into a fine player in our program. He can play multiple positions and is focused solely on the team’s success. He also has done a great job mentoring some of our younger players and will continue to do that throughout his senior season. Zef knows our system and is a joy to coach. He has been a great addition to our program and has made us better.”

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#2 Year

6’2” • 175 Redshirt Senior Guard • Brown City, MI Sports Management St. Clair County Community College Games Played Minutes FG%

Rebounds

Assists

Pts./Game

2012-13 27

342 .345 28

8

3.3

Career 27

342 .345 28

8

3.3

COACH PLEASANT ON AJ: “AJ has been a rock solid player in our program. He is a first class individual, a good student and a good player. AJ has a very high basketball I.Q. and we rely on his ability to knock down perimeter shots. He stepped up last year and helped us win some key games in route to our national championship. But most importantly, he is a great teammate and has a team attitude that our younger players have witnessed. We will look to AJ all year for steady senior leadership. He has left his mark on the program and we are better because of it.”

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SENIORS

#5 Year

6’5” • 205 Senior Guard • Athens, Greece Mass Communication Kirtland Community College Games Played Minutes FG%

Rebounds

Assists

Pts./Game

2012-13 28

699 .523 105

46

11.2

Career 28

699 .523 105

46

11.2

COACH PLEASANT ON STAVROS: “I think Stavros is one of the best players I have ever coached. There is nothing on the court that he cannot do. However, what’s most impressive about Stavros is the fact that he is our hardest worker, he’s humble, he has a great attitude, and just wants to win. That is a rare combination for being such a good player on the court. He has been a pleasure to work with and we will be talking about him for years to come. We will look to him all year for leadership on the court as he is a returning All-American and can score in a variety of different ways. We will also need him to set the tone defensively, which we know he will. I’m grateful to have had the chance to coach such a good player and good person.”

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#11 Year

6’ • 175 Redshirt Senior Guard • Ypsilanti, MI Belleville High School Sports Management

Games Played Minutes FG%

Rebounds

Assists

Pts./Game

2011-12 33

334 .309 77

20

1.9

2012-13 26

294 .358 43

27

1.9

Career 59

628 .330 120

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1.9

COACH PLEASANT ON KOUREA: “Kourea has more seniority than anyone on our team this year. He has been in our program for four years. I believe Kourea has made a remarkable transition during his time at RC. He has become a model student athlete and leader, and I am extremely proud of him. On the court, we have asked him to do multiple things and play a variety of positions. He has always accepted his role and is a ‘team first’ guy, and that helped us win a national championship last season. I personally have grown close to Kourea and am excited to watch him help us this year, but more importantly graduate and move on to be a great leader in the next phase of his life.”

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2013-2014 VARSITY #1

MATT GOLD

#11 Year Games Played 2011-12 Redshirt 2012-13 21 Career 21

#10

6’1” • 195 Junior Guard Madison Heights, MI Macomb Community College

Games Played Minutes FG% Rebounds Assists Pts./Game Transfer Transfer Transfer Transfer Transfer Transfer

#20

AUSTIN KARBOWSKI

#11 Year Games Played 2011-12 6 2012-13 10 Career 16

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Minutes FG% Rebounds Assists Pts./Game Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt 331 .316 39 39 3.1 331 .316 39 39 3.1

JOHN IRONS

#11 Year Transfer Career

6’2” • 160 Redshirt Sophomore Guard Social Work Detroit, MI Loyola High School

6’ • 175 Junior Guard Health Sciences Commerce, MI Our Lady of Lakes Minutes FG% Rebounds Assists Pts./Game 24 .143 7 1 .3 33 .300 6 2 .7 57 .235 13 3 .5

#3

PARIS PEREIRA

#11

5’10” • 160 Redshirt Freshman Guard Sports Management Rochester, MI Rochester High School

Year Games Played Minutes FG% Rebounds Assists Pts./Game 2012-13 Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Career

#15 GIANNIS STAVRIANIDIS

#11

6’8” • 225 Junior Forward Psychology Katerini, Greece State College of Florida

Year Games Played Minutes FG% Rebounds Assists Pts./Game 2012-13 Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Career

#22

ALEX STORM

#11

6’3” • 170 Redshirt Guard Business Management Marlette, MI Marlette High School

Year Games Played Minutes FG% 2011-12 Jr. Varsity 2012-13 Jr. Varsity Career

Rebounds Assists Pts./Game

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2013-2014 VARSITY #23

JUDE GOUVEIA

#11

6’1” • 185 Redshirt Guard Biology Aurora, Canada Kirtland Community College

Year Games Played Minutes FG% 2012-13 Transfer Career

#31

Year Games Played 2011-12 35 2012-13 Redshirt Career 35

6’6” • 225 Redshirt Junior Forward Sports Management Macomb, MI Northwood University

5’10” • 165

#11

Redshirt Guard Athens, Greece 4th General High School

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ANDREW THOMPSON

#11

6’6” • 205 Redshirt Guard Sports Management Utica, MI Utica High School

Minutes FG% Rebounds Assists Pts./Game 392 .531 87 8 4.2 Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt 392 .531 87 8 4.2

#42 VIKTORAS MERKEVICIUS

#11

DIMITRI PAPPAS

Rebounds Assists Pts./Game

EVAN WALKER

#11

#24

6’8” • 240 Sophomore Center History Lithuania McLennan Community College (Texas)

Year Games Played Minutes FG% 2012-13 Transfer Career

Rebounds Assists Pts./Game

#44

JEROEN DE BAAT

#11

6’8” • 210 Sophomore Forward Biology Gravendeel, Netherlands

Year Games Played Minutes FG% Rebounds Assists Pts./Game 2012-13 25 242 .635 34 6 3.0 Career 25 242 .635 34 6 3.0

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JV SCHEDULE and ROSTER

2013-14 JUNIOR VARSITY SCHEDULE DATE LOCATION Nov. 4

Schoolcraft Community College

Nov. 8 Macomb Community College

Nov. 13 Alma College JV Nov. 16 Kirtland Community College Nov. 20 Wayne County Community College Nov. 21 Olivet College JV Nov. 23 Kirtland Community College Nov. 29 Kirtland Community College Tournament Nov. 30 Kirtland Community College Tournament Dec. 4 Schoolcraft Community College Dec. 13 Lake Michigan Community College Jan. 11 Olivet College JV Jan. 14 Marygrove College JV Jan. 15 Northwood University JV Jan. 21 Marygrove College JV Jan. 25 Washtenaw Community College Jan. 27 Northwood University JV

2013-14 JUNIOR VARSITY ROSTER Imran Abdulijami

FR

F

6’4”

170

Dearborn, MI

Joey Ackerman

FR

G

Chase Bullis

FR

Weston Byerly

John Kocik Eugene Pratt

Crestwood H.S.

5’11”

165

Howell, MI

G

6’2”

180

Sandusky, MI

FR

G

6’3”

160

Clarkston, MI

FR

G

5’9”

160

Clarkston, MI

FR

F

6’2”

180

Sterling Hts., MI

Bowling Green State University

Damon Robinson

FR

F

6’4”

210

Crestwood, KY

Moore H.S.

Anthony Terry

FR

G

6’

160

Roseville, MI

Southlake H.S.

Dillon Hinkle

SO

G

6’3”

170

Algonac, MI

Algonac H.S.

Dan Mullens

SR

G

5’8”

160

Romeo, MI

Romeo H.S.

Aaron Thompson

JR

G

6’2”

160

Shelby Twp, MI

Utica H.S.

Stephen Benard Jr.

RS

G

5’10”

155

Gross Pointe, MI

University of Liggett School Novi H.S.

Fowlerville H.S. Sandusky H.S. Auburn Hills Christian H.S.

Harold Cadwell

RS

G

5’8”

150

Novi, MI

John Parks

RS

F

6’4”

180

Sterling Hts., MI

Oakland University

Sulvin Youanis

RS

G

6’1”

180

Warren, MI

Cousino H.S.

6’5

190

Matt Etoh

FR

Detroit, MI

Parkway Christian H.S.

Parkway Christian H.S.

Head Coach: Adam Demorest Assistant Coaches: Kalvin Hillard, Nick Hillard

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

about the rochester college BASKETBALL PROGRAM GENERAL INFORMATION Location:...........................................................................................................................Rochester Hills, Michigan Founded:.................................................................................................................................................................. 1959 Enrollment:..............................................................................................................................................................1,100 Nickname:......................................................................................................................................................... Warriors Mascot:..........................................................................................................................................“Wally” the Warrior Colors:........................................................................................................................................... Crimson and White Affiliation:.........................................................................................................................................NAIA and USCAA

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION President:...............................................................................................................................................Dr. John Tyson Director of Athletics:...........................................................................................................................Klint Pleasant Director of Athletics Emeritus:...................................................................................................... Garth Pleasant Assistant Athletic Director (Compliance):................................................................................. Clayton Bissett Athletics Academic Coordinator:......................................................................................................... Tom Webb Athletic Department Phone/Fax:....................................................................................... (248) 218-2181/2225

COACHING STAFF Head Coach............................................................................................................................................Klint Pleasant Assistant Coaches:...............................................................................................Tom Webb and Scott Samuels Special Assistant:..........................................................................................................................George Beaudoin Basketball Office Phone:.....................................................................................................................248.218.2139

TEAM INFORMATION 2012-2013 Record:...................................................................................................................................................30-4 2011-2012 Record:...................................................................................................................................................26-8

ATHLETIC TRAINING Athletic Trainer:.......................................................................................................................................Ronald Keen Phone:........................................................................................................................................................248.218.2148 Email:.......................................................................................................................................................rkeen1@rc.edu

SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director:..............................................................................................................Ryan Chipka Sports Information Phone/Fax:.......................................................................................... (248) 218-2167/2225 Email:.....................................................................................................................................................rchipka@rc.edu Website:..................................................................................................................rochestercollegewarriors.com Mailing Address:...................................................................800 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

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IN THE COMMUNITY

ROCHESTER COLLEGE BASKETBALL COACH WINS COACH OF CHARACTER AWARD In just two seasons, Rochester College Head Basketball coach Klint Pleasant has made his mark not only as a winning coach, but also as the leader of a team honored for its character on and off the court. On June 1, 2012 the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the governing body for approximately 350 small-college athletics programs in the United States, honored Pleasant as the Association of Independent Institutions 2012 NAIA Coach of Character. The AII Conference, made up of 34 college institutions throughout the United States, honors one coach each year whose program displays the NAIA five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. This honor carries extra value, as Rochester College has only been a member of the NAIA and AII for two years. “This award is humbling,” Pleasant said. “I had no idea. I am grateful for the nomination as well as being recognized from this association. I hope this will solidify our standing with the NAIA moving forward and bring some recognition to Rochester College.” Sean Mattia, a former student-athlete at Rochester College and point guard who helped nominate Pleasant, said, “The amount of work Coach Pleasant puts in to build up our character on and off the court is absolutely incredible. He emphasizes each day that not only does he want us to be the best player on the court but he emphasizes how he thrives on us being the best friend, son, brother and student we can possibly be. Not only does he coach basketball, he coaches life.”

ment of the men and women who attend here in a Christian environment. Klint and his staff in are following through on that promise. The award is certainly an honor for Coach Pleasant at a personal level. It is also an affirmation of everything we are doing as a Christian college.” Sticking to the mission of Rochester College has not been a tough task for Coach Pleasant as it is “the way” for him and his coaching staff. “The mission of Rochester College stands for all the things that end up making a team great like unselfishness, discipline, being on time, and giving your best. These are things we stand for,” said Coach Pleasant. Taking over for his father, Garth Pleasant, Coach Pleasant stated that he simply followed the blue print his dad had left. “We just kept doing the same things my dad did for 38 years,” he said. “The important thing has been the kind of student-athletes that we have recruited, guys who fit the personality and mission of the college. When these guys get here, we simply focus on the things that we think are important like servant leadership, leaving the locker room cleaner than how we found it, the way we act in restaurants and hotels, the way we act before and after a game. These are things that we are always talking about and are always emphasizing. “This is an award for our team and for our guys and for the other coaches too, because they all have embraced the Champions of Character attitude,” Pleasant said.

The award has shared meaning with former Rochester College President Rubel Shelly. “This award means that Rochester College is being true to its mission,” Shelly said. “We have promised to provide for the intellectual, social and athletic develop-

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IN THE COMMUNITY

PLEASANT SPEAKS OUT AGAINST BULLYING ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Winning championships is one of the main focuses throughout the year for Rochester College Head Basketball Coach Klint Pleasant. However, as a father of two, most people do not know that Coach Pleasant has another agenda that he tends to and feels very strongly about. On Friday, May 23, Coach Pleasant addressed a crowd of 850 middle school students at Van Hoosen Middle School for AntiBullying Week, put on by the Van Hoosen’s Girl Scouts. “Klint was absolutely incredible,” said Van Hoosen Middle School Principal Michael Behrmann. “He spoke for about 10 minutes at our assembly which was the culminating event of our Anti-Bullying Week.” Van Hoosen Middle School, part of the Rochester Community School District, runs several different types of assemblies each year, ranging from pep assemblies to recognition assemblies to ones such as the anti-bullying assembly that build character. “Coach (Pleasant) was incredible and delivered a powerful, yet simple message. He held our 850 middle school students spellbound,” said Principal Behrmann. “It was silent in our gym. He was clearly one of the most impactful speakers I have seen in my years. He truly connected with the students.” Having a brother (Johnny Pleasant) who currently works in Rochester Community Schools and a mother who worked for the district, Coach Pleasant jumps at any opportunity to work with the kids in the same school district his two daughters attend, especially when the students are in the important years of development. “I think talking to 6th, 7th and 8th graders is a unique opportunity because they are at such a formative stage in life,” said Coach Pleasant. “I was very impressed that the students actually came up with the idea to have an Anti-Bullying Week and wanted to end the week of awareness with a speaker.”

had players on our team here at RC express past experiences with being bullied, so it is a sensitive topic even for college students,” said Coach Pleasant. “I know that bullying can be a real problem both physically and now even through social media. I hope we can do our part in spreading the word about how hurtful it can be. Hurting someone that is weaker than you is not power, it is actually a sign of being a coward. We stressed that real power is having the ability to harm someone, and then not harming him or her. We also stressed the importance of being a good friend and not being a ‘on looker’, but helping out victims,” said Coach Pleasant. The Rochester College Basketball team will participate in several talks and camps throughout the summer and fall months that will get the RC basketball players involved in the local community. Stay tuned to the Rochester College Athletics website for further information.

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NAIA

2012-2013 NAIA ROCHESTER COLLEGE

BY THE NUMBERS TOP 25 DIVISION II MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES’ POLL

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Pre-Season

Oct. 23 Unranked

Week #1

Nov. 27 Unranked

Week #2

Dec. 4

Unranked

Week #3

Dec. 11

#22

Week #4

Jan. 8

#13

Week #5

Jan. 15

#13

Week #6

Jan. 22

#14

Week #7

Jan. 29

#11

Week #8

Feb. 5

#11

Week #9

Feb. 12

#9

Week #10

Feb. 19

#9

Week #11

Feb 26

#16

Week #12

March 25 #25

#2 in Division II in Scoring Defense per Game (55.32)

#2 in Division II in Field Goal Percentage Defense (.370)

#3 in Division II in Scoring Margin (18.28)

#7 in Division II Steals per Game (10.64)

#7 in Division II in Field Goal Pct. (.487)

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2013 NAIA DIVISION II MEN’S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE

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ALL-AMERICANS

USCAA ALL-AMERICANS HANK WOODMORE 1984

MIKE TOBIN 2005

GREGG SORAGGINS 1985

WILL GOREE 2007

STEVE BOYD 1986

TYLER LEIPPRANDT 2008

WILLIAM “JR” SAYLES 1988

ADRIAN SCHAFFER II 2009, 2010

ERIC VAUGHN 1990

RICKY DORAN 2011, 2012

KENYATTA BAYLOR 1993

DRAMELL HOGAN 2012, 2013

TY CLARK 1994, 1995, 1997

DREW MAYNARD 2013

PAUL ROBAK 1998

STAVROS SCHIZAS 2013

BOB KOFAHL 1999 PETE MALES 2000 MIKE ROBINSON 2001, 2002 BENNY THERIOT 2002

NAIA ALL-AMERICANS DRAMELL HOGAN 2013 3rd TEAM DREW MAYNARD 2013 HONORABLE MENTION

JD AUSTIN 2003, 2004

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2013-2014 STUDENT GOVERNMENT

#11

LAURA CORP

KELLY PEPER

President

Vice President

Livonia, MI

Allen Park, MI

Business Management

#11

MARIA BANOU

MATTHEW SANDERS

Treasurer

#11

Bloomfield Hills, MI Accounting

Accounting

#11

Secretary Willis, MI Secondary Education, Mathematics

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Oct. 17 6 p.m. Redeemer University College* Oct. 18 7 p.m.

Robert Morris University–Springfield*

Oct. 19 12 p.m. Redeemer University College* Oct. 25 7 p.m.

University of Windsor**

Nov. 1-2 8 p.m.

Lawrence Technological University & TBD Spring Arbor University Tournament

Nov. 9 2 p.m.

Ohio State University–Lima** ROCHESTER COLLEGE HOMECOMING

Nov. 10 2 p.m.

Ohio State University–Lima**

Nov. 15 11 a.m. @ University of Tennessee–Martin Nov. 23 2 p.m.

Huntington University**

Nov. 25

@ Penn College

Nov. 30 6 p.m.

@ Oakland University (Exhibition)

Dec. 2 7 p.m.

St. Clair College***

Dec. 17-18

Madonna Classic – Madonna University

Dec. 21 4 p.m.

Penn State University–Fayette**

Dec. 27 2 p.m. University of Guelph** Dec. 28 12 p.m. University of Guelph ** Dec. 30 4 p.m.

Western Ontario University**

Dec. 31 11 a.m. Western Ontario University** Jan. 4

2 p.m.

@ Eastern Michigan University (Exhibition)

Jan. 11 12 p.m. Vaughn College Jan. 15 7 p.m.

Great Lakes Christian College***

Jan. 17 7 p.m. SUNY–Canton USCAA MLK Classic – Montreal, CAN Jan. 19 3 p.m. University of Maine at Fort Kent USCAA MLK Classic – Montreal, CAN Jan. 20 5 p.m. University of Maine at Fort Kent USCAA MLK Classic – Montreal, CAN Jan. 31 6 p.m.

Johnson Wales University**

Feb. 1 12 p.m. Johnson Wales University*** Feb. 8

3 p.m.

@ Wilberforce University

Feb. 12 7 p.m.

Great Lakes Christian College**

Feb. 15 2 p.m.

Wilberforce University**

Feb. 19 TBD Sault College*** Feb. 25–March 1 A.I.I. Conference Tournament (TBD) March 3–9

USCAA National Tournament (TBD)

March 11–17

NAIA National Tournament (TBD)

Home Games: * Luthern High School Northwest ** Rochester High School ***Oakland Christian High School–Auburn Hills

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