EMCC Men’s Basketball Ranked #1 in Country

Jan 30, 2012


Eastern Maine Community College has proved to be a powerhouse team in its 3rd year under Head Coach, Steve Rich. The Golden Eagles are #1 in both the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II Rankings with a 16-1 overall record (12-1 conference).

Predicated on defense first, the team is well balanced with a multitude of options. After some strong recruiting by Coach Rich both local and out of state, the team has embraced the challenge on the court and looks forward to controlling their own destiny heading towards the final stretch and postseason play. By holding everyone accountable on and off the court as students first, and as then athletes, Coach Rich has been able to create a successful relationship between time in the classroom and time on the court. Since the beginning of the season, the Golden Eagle student-athletes have excelled in the classroom with the entire team meeting all eligibility requirements for both the fall and spring semesters; which is as much a victory for us as our success on the court.

If you haven’t had the chance to see this “band of brothers” play, you may be missing out on the best kept secret in Maine College Basketball. Come see both the Men and Women Golden Eagles as they finish out their season. You can see both teams play with a $5 admission each game-day. If you are an EMCC student, faculty, or staff member with a Valid ID, you can get into the Johnston Gymnasium for FREE!!

Remaining home games are:

-Thursday Feb. 2, 2012- University of Maine-Fort Kent at Eastern Maine CC at 7 PM

-Wednesday February 15th, Central Maine CC at Eastern Maine CC at 8 PM.

-Saturday Feb. 18, 2012, College of St. Josephs-Vermont at Eastern Maine CC, 2 PM.

Come support YOUR EMCC Golden Eagles in the Johnston Gym, and wear your EMCC gear!

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