78 The QUEE NS Courier • DECEMBER 10, 2015 for breaking news visit www.qns.com sports Photo courtesy LaGuardia Community College Lady Red Hawks The LAGCC Lady Red Hawks have been nationally ranked for the first time in school history. LAGCC Lady Red Hawks earn program’s first national ranking By Anthony Giudice email@example.com/@A_GiudiceReport The LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) Lady Red Hawks have been on a roll to begin their season, going 6-1 in their first seven contests. This record has led them to being ranked number 11 in the country in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) first weekly Division III National Rankings, the first time the Lady Red Hawks have been nationally ranked in the school’s history. “This season has been a group effort,” said Anthony Alfaro, Lady Red Hawks head coach. “The coaching staff, the Athletic Office and players have all been an integral part to our early season success.” Additionally, sophomore Kailyn Richburg ranks in the top 25 nationally in nine different offensive categories, including ranking fourth in assists, while freshman Marika Gordon is in the top 10 in all rebounding categories. “We have a long way to go and much work to do,” Alfaro said. “It is all about the progression.” Next up for the Lady Red Hawks will be a contest against No. 7 ranked Sullivan Generals on Saturday, Dec. 5. Sullivan has also jumped out to a 6-1 start, and both teams are currently tied at 5-0 atop the Region XV standings.
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