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 [email protected]
Garth Pleasant AD Emeritus 248-218-2135 [email protected]
Clayton Bissett Associate Athletic Director/Compliance Officer/Men's and Women's Golf Coach 248-218-2181 [email protected]
Scott Kunert Baseball Coach 248-218-2218 [email protected]
Shannon Murphy Volleyball Coach 248-218-2188 [email protected]
Todd Stank Women's Soccer Coach 248-218-2147 [email protected]
Eric Sims Women's Basketball Coach 248-218-2129 [email protected]
Tony Hermiz Men's Soccer Coach 248-218-2147 [email protected]
Katy Busam Women's Cross Country Coach 248-218-2160 [email protected]

 

News

  • [Softball] Softball Signs Two
    June 14, 2018

    Head Softball Coach, Tai Sharpley, announced the signing of two new recruits for the 2018-19 season.  Ivory Mamo, an incoming freshman from Thurston High School in Redford, and transfer Mackenzie Muncy from Schoolcraft College will bolster the Warriors' roster.  Mamo was a three-time All-Conference player in the Western Wayne Athletic Conference.  She has a career high school batting average of over .700.  Muncy was a three-time scholar athlete while at Walled Lake Northern High School before attending Schoolcraft College.  She helped her high school team to three straight division titles, two straight district titles and the regional championship her senior year.  As a freshman at Schoolcraft, she was named to the All-Freshman Team and the All-Conference Team.

  • [Wrestling] Warrior Wrestling Signs Three
    June 13, 2018

    Head wrestling coach, Paul Holdren, announced the signing of the first three members of the inaugural Rochester College Warriors wrestling team.  Andrew Ruhstorfer of Kearsley High School in Flint, Jacob Mohn from Roseville High School and Scott Amaya from E.A. Johnson High School in Mount Morris will be on the mat for the 2018-19 Warriors. 

  • [Competitive Cheer] Cheer Adds Farwell High School Stand-Out
    June 13, 2018

    The Rochester College competitive cheer team announced the signing of Druanne Marsh.  Marsh, a two time letter winner at Farwell High School, will join the Warriors squad for the 2018-19 season.  Marsh helped the Eagles win the district championship her senior year.  She was a 2018 2nd Team All-District and 2nd Team All-Region winner along with being awarded as the Eagles' Most Improved as a senior.  She was on the All-Conference Honorable Mention team as a junior.  Marsh also competed on the varsity track team at Farwell.

  • [Men's Golf] Williams Wins Lourdes Invitational
    April 12, 2018

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.--Will Williams (Orlando, Fl/Circle Christian) competed in the Lourdes Spring Invitational yesterday April 11th. At the end of the day, Williams walked away with the best score of the day, an impressive 73.  Williams ended up with shooting 2 over par with Grant McKay from Trine University right behind him with +3 on the day. 

  • [Baseball] Hadley Selected for American Red Cross/NAIA Leadership Program
    March 26, 2018

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.— Rochester College sophomore baseball player Camden Hadley has been selected to be a part of the Red Cross/NAIA Leadership Program.  Hadley was one of the two student-athletes to be selected to represent the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) this year.  Only 12 collegiate representatives were chosen this year from across the nation.

    The Red Cross/NAIA Leadership Program was started in 2007 by the American Red Cross, State Farm Insurance, and the NAIA.  The purpose of the program is to inspire a new generation of Red Cross volunteers and leaders and to promote leadership opportunities within local communities.

    The program kicks off with two weeks of training at the Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The student-athletes will experience first-hand training and mentor from senior leaders of the Red Cross and NAIA representatives.  The training includes how to organize a campus blood drive and how to actively participate on a leadership board.  They will also take part in diversity and cultural competency training.  Hadley will also be receiving a scholarship provided by the American Red Cross and State Farm Insurance.

    Hadley is just one of fourteen representatives from the WHAC to ever be selected for the program. 

  • [Wrestling] Holdren Named RC First Ever Wrestling Coach
    March 23, 2018

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.— Rochester College Athletic Director, Klint Pleasant, is pleased to announce the addition of wrestling to the athletic department's list of sports and that Paul Holdren will be the first head coach.

    After graduating from Albion Senior High School, Holdren attended Albion College where he lettered four years on the wrestling team. During his time on the team, Holdren was named captain twice, MVP twice, had an overall record of 49-7-1 and holds 11 Albion College wrestling records.

    In 2013 Coach Holdren was inducted into the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame.

    After finishing his wrestling career at Albion College, Holdren started his coaching career at Albion High School.  He then took on the job at Marlette HS.  After one year there, Holdren became the varsity head coach at Flint Northwestern HS. Holdren took on the same position at Bentley HS in 1996.  In 2002, Holdren established a nationally recognized wrestling program at Mott Community College. During his time at Mott CC, Holdren coached one national champion, 15 All-Americans and 44 national qualifiers.

    Pleasant is excited about the new wrestling program and to have Coach Holdren on board.  "Our athletic department is growing and we look forward to watching wrestling grow as a college sport.  High school wrestling in this area has been very strong over the years and there are not many college options.  We look forward to interacting with new student-athletes and introducing them to our school's culture and mission.  Coach Holdren has come highly recommended and we also look forward to watching him mentor our student-athletes."

    Coach Holdren's High School coaching achievements:​

    -Total Record 88-21-1

    -3x District Champ

    -2x Top Ten State Finish

    -Coached 21 All-State Wrestlers

    -Nominated Michigan Coach of the Year 3x

  • [Women's Basketball] Five Lady Warriors Named 2017-18 NAIA Scholar-Athletes
    March 14, 2018

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.—On Monday, March 12th the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2017-2018 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The Rochester College women's basketball team had five players honored this year. 

    Rochester College guards Maddy Valko (Marysville, Mich./St. Clair County Community College), Griffin Burton (Brownstown, Mich./Gabriel Richard H.S.), and Kirsten Rivard (Marysville, Mich./Marysville H.S.) were named 2017-2018 Daktronics NAIA-Scholar-Athletes.  Bethany McCord (Warren, Mich./Saginaw Valley State University) and Skye Donaldson (Oxford, Mich./Oxford H.S.) were also named to the list of players

    In order to be nominated a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status. The award is given out every year to outstanding student-athletes competing in a sport in which that program is active and their respective teams are eligible for NAIA postseason competition.

     
  • [Men's Basketball] Four Warriors Named 2017-18 NAIA Scholar-Athletes
    March 14, 2018

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.—On Monday, March 12th the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2017-2018 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The Rochester College men's basketball team had four players honored this year. 

    Rochester College guards Justin Nafso (Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central H.S.) and Dimitrios Pappas (Athens, Greece/4th General H.S) were named 2017-2018 Daktronics NAIA-Scholar-Athletes.  Ronald Norfleet (Detroit, Mich./University of Central Oklahoma) and Cap Wilson (Davison, Mich./Goodrich H.S.) were also named to the list of players

    In order to be nominated a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status. The award is given out every year to outstanding student-athletes competing in a sport in which that program is active and their respective teams are eligible for NAIA postseason competition.

  • [Softball] RC Softball Day 3 in Florida Recap
    March 07, 2018

    COCOA BEACH, FL.—The Rochester College softball team swept the day with two wins, one over the Penn State Hazelton and Martin Luther College.  RC won game one with a final score of 14-2 in five innings and then won game two with a final score of 3-0. 

    Game one was controlled by the Lady Warriors from the first inning as they jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after senior Kelcie Juhas (Midland, Mich./Macomb CC) flew out to leftfield scoring Chander Hill (Imlay City, Mich./Macomb CC).

    RC was able to push across eleven more in the second, and three in the third. The Warriors were led by Morgan Box (Bay City, Mich./Oakland CC), who went 3 for 3 at the plate and 3 RBI's.  Allie Jo Brookman (Swartz Creek, Mich./Mott CC) added two hits with 2 RBI's.

    Alexis Evans (Hemlock, Mich./Hemlock HS) threw a complete game allowing 7 hits.  She struck out 3 and gave up one walk.  

    The Lady Warriors picked up in game two right where they left off on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.  Rochester scored two runs in the first and one more in the second inning.  The Knights were unable to find a way to score the entire 7 innings of play.

    Brookman led the way for the Warriors going 3 for 3 with an RBI. Brooke Snyder (Willis, Mich./Ypsilanti Lincoln HS) played a key role offensively with a solid 2 for 2 at the plate with 1 RBI and a base on balls.  Marlena Booth (White Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Northern HS) collected two hits of her own.

    Snyder earned the win inside the circle for the Warriors, pitching a complete game while allowing 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 walks and 5 strikeouts.

    Coach Tai Sharpley on the teams' start of the season:

    "Things are continuing to look for up us. Pieces are starting to fall in place and we're playing with more authority and assertiveness. I'm really pleased with the progression."

    The Lady Warriors will play their last two games in Cocoa Beach, FL tomorrow as they take on the Knights of Martin Luther at 9:00 am, and then the Gyrenes of Ave Maria University at 11:00 am before heading to South Carolina.

  • [Softball] RC Softball Day 2 in Florida
    March 07, 2018

    COCOA BEACH, FL--The Rochester College women's softball team played two tough teams on day two in the hot Florida sun.  The first game they took on the Benedictine College Ravens.  The Ravens came into the game with an impressive 9-2 record in their early part of their season.  Game two the Warriors played the Celtics of Carlow University.  Carlow came into the game with a 1-4 record. 

    Game One: 

    The Ravens of Benedictine came out of the gates swinging a very hot bat and found themselves with an early 3-0 lead at the end of the first inning.  The Ravens struck again in the second with pushing across 9 more runs to give themselves a demanding 12-0 lead heading into the third.  RC was able to put one on the board in the top of the third of an RBI single off the bat of Alexis Evans (Hemlock, Mich./Hemlock HS). Benedictine answered right back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the third.  Rochester was able to score one more in the fourth to give the Warriors their last run of the game.  Rochester College fell with a final score of 2-13 in five innings. 

    RC was outhit by the Ravens 15-6, two of the hits coming from Evans.  Kelcie Juhas (Midland, Mich./Macomb CC) Jonae Bidden (Troy, Mich./Troy HS), and Karli Kline (Flushing, Mich./Elizabeth Ann Johnson HS) each recorded a hit of their own.  

    Game Two: 

    After a long break in between games, the Warriors were back on the diamond as they took on Carlow University.  Just like game one of the day, RC found themselves down after the first inning, this time down 1-4.  Rochester cut the lead in half as they scored a run in the second inning as Kline singled to right field scoring Juhas.  The Celtics answered back with three more runs of their own in the third to give themselves a comfortable 7-2 lead going into the fourth inning.  RC was unable to put any more runs on the board and fell with a final score of 2-8.  

    Evans again led the Warriors in the hit column with two more in the second game. Juhas and Kline each added another hit to their season stats. 

    The Lady Warriors will be back in action and look to improve their 3-3 record as they take on Penn State Hazleton and the Martin Luther College Knights today. The first game of the day is set to start at 1:30 pm.  With just a short break in between games, the second game is set for 4 pm.