Freshman center, Joshua S. Newman of the Jefferson Community College (JCC) men’s basketball team, and freshman guard Sierra M. Fleming-Carlisle, of the Jefferson women’s basketball team, were named JCC co-athletes of the week for the week ending November 19, 2017. JCC's athlete of the week program is sponsored by Under Armour and Victory Promotions.
Joshua, a 2017 graduate of South Lewis High School, is majoring in Early Childhood at Jefferson. Newman’s accomplishments on the court this past week include helping the Cannoneers to their first Region III win against Schenectady County Community College on Saturday with 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 blocks. He then followed up that performance the next day with 19 points and 7 rebounds against Fulton Montgomery Community College.
"Josh is adjusting to the collegiate game nicely and is starting to understand what needs to be done, to be successful at this level of play. Josh is a pleasure to coach and has exceeded expectations for us. The ceiling is very high for him right now and as he continues to grow, he will continue to impress other teams." Coach Vaadi
Sierra, a 2017 graduate of Hammond Central School, is majoring in Humanities and Social Sciences at Jefferson. Fleming-Carlisle’s accomplishment on the court this past week included averaging 25.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 3.5 steals per game in the Region III weekend sweep against Schenectady County Community College and Fulton Montgomery Community College.