Coach FRANCE takes the podium:
"What can I say about these graduating seniors? Perhaps the best testament to their value is that before they came here Catholic had managed 1 20 win season in its history. In the last 3 years they have won 80 games.
Every one of the 6 players graduating appears on more than 1 list of the CUA all-time leaders. To list, this class contains the student-athletes 1, 3, and 5 on the scoring list; 1 and 2 on the rebounding list; 1 and 2 on the assist list; 1, 2, and 3 on the block list; 1, 4, and 5 on the steal list; 4, 5 on the FG % list; 2, 3, and 4 on the 3 pt % list; and 3 and 4 on the FT % list.
You ask me to tell you the history of CUA basketball, and I would simply give you the names of Alan McCray, Robbie Keith, Michael Powell, Eric Nowak, "Ice" Villagomez, and William Aquino.
Their mark on this program? Indelible.
Their place in history? Irreplaceable.
Their performance as students and athletes? Impeccable.
If you are looking for award winners, you can look elsewhere. Only one of them even was ever named for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd team all-conference. If you are looking for winners, though, your search can start and end with the class of year 12. I feel privileged for getting to work with such fine men and players."