2015-2016 PRE-SEASON OUTLOOK
The Roadrunner Cagers are gearing up for a run at a third consecutive Golden Valley Conference title and a quest for their 5th in the past 8 years! Finishing the 2014-15 season with an overall 18-9 mark and a 9-1 conference record the Runners made it into the state tournament again losing a hard fought contest on the road at Consumnes River College. Despite losing an outstanding group of sophomores optimism runs high for another solid season in 2015-2016 as the Roadrunners have a potentially strong returning core from their championship team and an outstanding incoming recruiting class.
Returning for the Roadrunners this year are two very capable players poised to help the Roadrunners defend their conference crown and return to the prestigious “California State Championships”. Heading this list is Michael Shoemaker 6’7”, a very talented sophomore and all-conference player who’s a versatile “in-out talent” that will be heavily counted upon to lead the Roadrunners this 2015-2016 season. Joining him is an inexperienced, but offensively skilled player; Cameron Moore, who at 6’7” is eager to get on the court for the Roadrunners! Joining these two returners are “red-shirts” Travis Stevens, another 6’5” talented and versatile sophomore offensive wing; Brandon Sheppard, a 6’7” freshman ” blue collar” player with a “do or die” attitude; and Jared Stidham, a ”gray-shirt” freshman who at 6’4” could be a pleasant surprise for the Roadrunners.
The Roadrunners recruited five outstanding players to bolster their chances for a “conference three –peat” this season and beyond. They are led by a very fundamentally sound 6’10” sophomore post transfer Vladimir Lazarevic from Serbia and 6’0” “jet-like” combo guard Danny Lewis, out of Marysville High School. Rounding out this 2015-2016-recruiting class are Andrew Whitsett, a 6’11” young talented post player out of Hamilton High School, Josiah Wood, a 6’5” multi-talented guard out of Galena High School in Reno, NV, and Trey Foster, a 6’0” outstanding point guard from Charlotte, NC. New players making the team this season and who may prove to be a vital part of the program are Cole Parslow, 6’7” power forward out of Paradise High School ; Tre’ Quan Burnett, a strong 6’3” freshman wing out of East Chicago High School; freshman Terry Clarendon, 6’1” combo guard out of Eisenhower High School in Rialto, CA., and David Richardson, a 5’10” point guard from Warren, Ohio.
This season promises to be both exciting and challenging. We invite our fans to follow our quest towards another banner year and return to the California Community College State Championships and the opportunity to win a state title! You never know what can happen!