Avengers Football To Be Featured On "City Gridiron"
January 29, 2013
BROOKLYN, NY --- ASA College Football is ready for its closeup!
Avengers Football will be featured in "City Gridiron: ASA College," a two-part television special as part of the local NYC series, "City Gridiron."
"City Gridiron: ASA College" will air on consecutive Wednesdays – January 30th & February 6th – at 9:30 PM on NYC Life Channel 25 on Time Warner, Verizon Fios, DirecTV & Dish Network and Channel 22 on Cablevision.
The show will follow the Avengers Football program – ranked in the Top-5 of the NJCAA polls during the 2012 season – as they navigate through an undefeated regular season, earn their first Northeast Football Conference (NEFC) championship, and compete in the inaugural Carrier Dome Bowl at Syracuse University.
The special will also take an in-depth look at the coaches, players, and administrators that have helped turn Avengers Athletics into a nationally recognized Division I junior college athletic department in only five years of existence.
Cozzi Pictures, creators of the "City Gridiron" series, have been producing NYC sports content since 2008. When asked about the interest in covering ASA, Executive Producer & Director Adam Salazar said, "doing a feature on ASA College was a logical step for us, after covering New York City high school sports for as long as we have. I am a huge proponent of our city's athletes and their successes and ASA has provided a place for those athletes to continue their dreams. The partnership was a natural fit."
To download a copy of the "City Gridiron: ASA College" flyer, please click HERE.
Sophomores Lead ASA To Top Spot At Lady Avengers Classic
January 2, 2013
BROOKLYN, NY --- Sophomore guard Brianna Mitchell scored a team-high 13 points and sophomore forwards Tiffany Jones and Sashana Bucknor recorded double doubles as ASA Women's Basketball defeated Lenoir Community College 60-49 in Game 3 of the Lady Avengers Classic.
Mitchell scored her season high for ASA (10-2) on 3-for-14 shooting, including hitting 2-of-5 three-pointers and 5-of-8 from the free throw line. She led all scorers at halftime with 12 points.
Jones and Bucknor had stellar games together, with the pair combining for 23 points, 37 rebounds, nine steals, eight blocks, and three assists.
ASA finished the first-ever Lady Avengers Classic 2-0, while Lenoir (10-2) finished tied for second at 1-1.
LADY AVENGERS CLASSIC STANDINGS
1. ASA COLLEGE / 2-0
T-2. LENOIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE / 1-1
T-2. CECIL COLLEGE / 1-1
4. BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE / 0-2
ASA returns to action after Christmas, as the Lady Avengers travel to Georgia to play in the Albany Technical College Classic on December 28-29.
Bucknor Powers ASA To First Ever Florida Sweep
January 2, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, FL --- Sophomore forward Sashana Bucknor produced another spectacular performance, exploding for a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead ASA Women's Basketball over Clinton Junior College, 63-40, in the Palm Beach State Classic.
Bucknor shot 10-for-13 from the field (2-for-3 3PT), and also notched two steals, two blocks and an assist. The double-double she earned was her team-leading fifth of the season.
With the win, ASA (8-1) recorded its first undefeated road trip to the Sunshine State in three attempts (2-2 in 2010, 2-1 in 2011).
The Lady Avengers did an excellent job in forcing a shorthanded Clinton (4-6) squad into turnovers. ASA created 21 CJC turnovers and turned them into 23 points.
Freshman guard Kelcey Castro also chipped in with 14 points, including four three-pointers.
ASA returns to action this weekend to play host at the first-ever ASA College Lady Avengers Classic. The two-day invitational will take place on Friday, December 21st and Saturday, December 22nd at the STUY DOME (312 Kosciuszko Street, Brooklyn, NY). The teams set to participate are ASA, Burlington County College (NJ), Cecil College (MD) and Lenoir Community College (NC). The schedule of games is below:
LADY AVENGERS CLASSIC
- ASA vs BURLINGTON @ 5:30PM
- CECIL vs LENOIR @ 7:30PM
- ASA vs LENOIR @ 12:30PM
- BURLINGTON vs CECIL @ 2:30PM
Three Avengers Named NJCAA All-Americans
January 2, 2013
Three ASA College football players earned NJCAA All-American honors. The teams were released by the NJCAA this morning. Sophomore running back, Hosey Williams, was named to the Offensive First Team.
First Team Offense NJCAA All-American: Hosey Williams (SO./RB/Miami, FL)
The sophomore running back from Miami, FL had a phenomal season, rushing for just under 1,269 (best in the conference and third nationally). Williams rushed for his career high when it really mattered against Nassau CC in the conference championship game finishing with 179 yards on the afternoon. He scored at least one touchdown in every game including four out of nine games with two touchdowns. Williams averaged 7.2 yards per carry on 177 rushes. He is ASA's all-time leading rusher.
Honorable Mention Offense NJCAA All-American: Ouslet Volcy (SO./WR/Miami, FL)
Ouslet Volcy made the football field his stage this season. The sophomore wide receiver made a number spectacular plays this season for the #5 Avengers. He finished third in the conference in touchdowns scored with nine in seven games played. The Miami native was second in the conference in receiving yards with 594 good for 20.5 yards per reception. Volcy's standout game in a 69-14 rout of Dean College earned him National Player of the Week Honors after catching eight passes for 250 yards and four four touchdowns.
Honorable Mention Defense NJCAA All-American: Desmond Hollin (SO./DE/Miami, FL)
After strong freshman campaign, the 6-4 265 pound defensive end was even better in 2012. Desmond Hollin finished the 2012 season ranked fourth in the Northeast Football Conference in sacks with six in nine regular season games played. Hollin was a nightmare for quarterbacks and runningbacks alike finishing second in the conference in tackles for a loss with 14. The Miami native was a huge part of an ASA defense that finished the season ranked fourth in points allowed, giving up only 12.4 points per contest.