2014-2015 SEASON OUTLOOK
The Roadrunners are coming off of a banner 2013-2014 season that saw them win the Golden Valley Conference Championship with a 10-0 record. This accomplishment was the first undefeated league record in the tough GVC by any team since the 2001 season. Finishing the with an overall 21-8 record the Roadrunners won their last 15 games and defeated San Jose City College in a home playoff game before bowing out in the 2nd round of the California Community College State Championships. Optimism runs high for another stellar season in 2014-2015 as the Roadrunners have a strong returning nucleus from their championship team along with another outstanding recruiting class coming into the program.
Returning for the Roadrunners this year is a very capable and experienced group of players poised to defend their conference crown and get back to the “state championships”. Heading this list of talented players is Arthur Caldwell (6’5”), who finished last season as the team’s leading scorer. He capped off his freshman year by earning the Most Valuable Player award in the GVC, and being named to the California Community College All-State Team. Joining him are two key outstanding combo guards in Jud Sailsbery (6’0”) and Nikolas Petruk (6’4”). Each garnered All-Conference recognition and will be heavily counted upon to lead the Roadrunners this campaign. Along with this strong three-some is Dominic Parisi (6’4”), a “do it all blue collar” player who came on strong for the Roadrunners last season and was named to the GVC All-Conference Defensive team. Rounding out this veteran quintet is Connor Morningstar (6’8”), a very versatile front line player who could be one of the Roadrunners pleasant surprises this season.
Recruiting talented players is the backbone of any good program and the Roadrunners have brought in four versatile and talented players for this season and beyond. They are led by Michael Shoemaker (6’7”), a multi-skilled stretch-front line “hooper” out of Corning High School where he excelled having a tremendous career. He is joined by Cameron Moore (6’7”), another savvy stretch-front line player out of Will C. Wood High School High School with a good shooting stroke. In the back court the Roadrunners are getting the services of two talented and exciting players in Josh Martin (5’9”) a tremendous floor-leader and distributor out of Chico High School and Bradey Brummel, 6’0” solid combo guard out of Arlington High School in Washington
Also in the mix for this season is Clayton Velasquez 6’3”, a talented shooting guard who made positive strides last season improving his overall game. Newcomers who should add solid depth for the Roadrunners this season are Blake Bass 6’3”, an off guard out of Roseville and point guard Matt McGregor, 5’7” out of Paradise.
This season will be another exciting and challenging one for the Roadrunners. Follow their quest to win their 4th GVC crown in the last 7 years and return to the California Community College State Championships! You never know what could happen there!