This Week in Westchester Sports0

BASEBALL

Congratulations to the following Westchester baseball players named All Mid-Hudson Conference Academic:

  • Alonso Tenya (Scarsdale NY)
  • Joncarlo Angiolillo (Pleasantville HS)
  • Jose Delacruz (Bronx, NY)
  • Scottie Giordano (Croton HS)
  • Luke McDonagh (Carmel HS)
  • Alex Borman (Huntington, NY)
  • Felix Camacho (Bronx, NY)
  • Nicholas Antenucci (Stepinac HS)
  • Paul Franzese (Somers HS)
  • Nicholas Agosto (Westlake HS)
  • Nicholas Haggerty (Bronx, NY)

WCC Announces the Return of Men’s & Women’s Basketball

WCC Athletics is pleased to announce the return of men’s and women’s basketball for the 2017-2018 academic year. Both programs have been restored and will compete at the NJCAA Division II level. Tabbed to be the next head coaches for the respective programs were Nesta Felix for the women’s team and Sean Kelly for the men’s team.

Coach Felix joins the Vikings family having most recently coached at Yeshiva University where she had a successful tenure. In 2014 she was named as the Hudson Valley Conference Coach of the Year. Prior to her time at Yeshiva she was the varsity girls basketball coach at Woodlands High School. She was also a long time assistant coach at Monroe College. Nesta has spent much of her career mentoring and developing young women through the sport of basketball. “I am looking forward to a new era in Viking’s history and I am ready and willing to work hard in order to better the college experience and the development of our student-athletes. She went on to say that “it is a tremendous opportunity to get involved on the ground level of building this program and I can’t wait to get started”.

Sean Kelly comes to WCC after serving the past five years as the head coach at Bronx Community College. While at Bronx, his teams qualified for the Region XV tournament every year with two final four appearances, including finishing as Regional Runners-up in 2013. He also lead the Broncos to three straight CUNYAC Championship game appearance, winning it all in 2013 as well. Prior to his time at Bronx, he was the head coach at Bergen Community College. In 2010 he led his team to a single season school record high for wins with 34, while going undefeated during the regular season. The Bulldogs also made it to the Final Four in consecutive NJCAA Championship Tournaments. His career also features over 10 years as an assistant coach at Mercy College. “I am extremely honored to be the next head coach at Westchester Community College. The program has had a long and storied history and I’m very excited to write that next chapter as we get back to action this fall. We are going to work very hard to promote and environment that will promote both academics and athletics for years to come”.

Both teams will be in action this fall and are actively recruiting for the upcoming season. Please contact michael.belfiore@sunywcc.edu or call 914-606-7895 for more details. The Vikings and Lady Viking’s will take the court for their season opener on Thursday, November 2nd against Monroe Bronx Express

Cantave Tapped As New Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball
June 26, 2017 – Valhalla, NY

WCC Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of a new coaching staff and new Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball, Taneisha Cantave.

Cantave brings a wealth of coaching experience, having served as the Girls Volleyball Coach at Woodlands High School since 2010, where she was nominated for Section One Coach of the Year. She was the Head woman’s Volleyball Coach at Mercy College from 2012-2013 before leaving to start a family. During her career, she has also served as an assistant at Nyack College, Sacred Heart University, Westchester Community College and at Our Holy Child Private Girls School. With over 20 years’ experience she is the Founder and Co- Director of the Westchester Pride Volleyball/ Track and Field Club running out of Westchester, New Jersey and Rockland County.

A two-sport student-athlete at Sacred Heart University and Suffern high school in volleyball and track and field, Cantave has garnered All-Conference, All-County, All-League, All-State and All-America awards, as well as being named the Journal News athlete of the year and participating on the Junior Olympic team (RVC). Cantave was inducted into the Track and Field Rockland County Hall of fame in 2015. She was also a standout jumper and track athlete for Suffern High School.

“I am extremely excited to join the Westchester Community College family” said Cantave. “I can no wait to share my love and passion of the game with the incoming players and help them push towards a championship. With the help of determined, knowledgeable and inspirational assistant coaches, I hope to make this season one to remember. As time passes, I hope to grow into one of the top teams in this region”.

Taneisha graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in social work and is pursuing her masters in counseling. Cantave is CPR and First Aid Certified, Impact Certified, Safe Sport Certified, a member of USA Volleyball, Member of AAU Volleyball. AAU Track and Field and has VB and Track and Field coaching license (s). She resides in New City, N.Y With her husband Joe Payton and she has two beautiful daughters, Gabriella and Ava Payton. Cantave has been a Program Supervisor at the Mental Health Association of Rockland in Valley Cottage, N.Y. since 2009.

Cantave has brought in assistant coaches Steven Bastar, who coached volleyball at Lincoln HS in Yonkers, NY. He also coached baseball at Palasades Prep. Bastar attended WCC and was a player on the baseball team from 2005-2007. He currently also serves as a teaching assistant at Ossining HS.

Also joining the staff is Fitzroy Lawson. Fitzroy has served as an assistant volleyball coach and JV head coach at Keio Academy since 2015. He earned his associate’s degree of Math and Science at WCC in 2016. He then went on to graduate from the College of Mount Saint Vincent with a degree in Biochemistry.

Games This Week:

  • Sept. 12 – Soccer at Queensborough, 4:00pm
  • Sept. 12 – Volleyball at Rockland, 7:00pm
  • Sept. 14 – Soccer vs. Dutchess, 4:00pm
  • Sept. 14 – Volleyball vs. Orange, 7:00pm
  • Sept. 16 – Soccer vs. Ulster, 4:00pm
  • Sept. 16 – Volleyball at Dutchess, 11:00am

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