Essex County College Wolverines

Essex team


No.    Name                      
00Nijah McQueenG     SO5'2Newark, N.J.
1Janay HendersonGFR5'2Rahway, N.J.
2Ta'Shay JacksonGFR5'7Rochester, N.Y.
4Rendi WelchFSO5'8Union City, N.J.
12Shanice SamuelsGFR5'10Brooklyn, N.Y.
14Kimberley RichburgGSO5'9Jersey City, N.J.
15Chervelle CoxFSO6'2East Orange, N.J.
22Azeezat FatunmbiFFR6'2Nigeria, Africa
34Caiya BurdenF/CFR6'4Brooklyn, N.Y.

Team Overview

  • Although the Wolverines lost in the championship game of the Region XIX tournament against Harcum College, they were afforded the opportunity to go on and play in the District “N” and “O” tournament as the #2 seed against #3 seed Orange County. The Wolverines won the District “N” Championship by defeating Lackawanna College and look to take their overall record of 26-5 on the road to the National Tournament.

  • The Wolverines have been fortunate all season to have major contributions from various members of the team. Each member at any given time could lead the team in any category. The Wolverines have been consistently led all season by the sophomore duo in Kim Richburg and Chervelle Cox as well as the consistent leadership in the floor general of Ta’Shay Jackson.

  • The backcourt combination of Kim and Ta’Shay has been a huge contributor to the success of the program this year. Combined, the two have 1179 of the wolverines total 2388 points on the season.

  • Chervelle, a sophomore transfer has contributed to the team’s success with having a double-double 15 times this season while rebounding the ball 19 times in 31 games in double figures.

  • Other major contributors to the program’s success this season can be attributed to the play and efforts of point guard Nijah McQueen and forward Azeezat Fatunmbi. Nijah has consistently played a huge role in running the team’s offense and making sure players are where they belong. Nijah’s energy is the catapult to our team’s play. Azeezat has done a great job defensively as she has established herself as a blocking machine. Having 42 blocks on the season she gives a presence that makes opponents think twice about driving to the basket. The other reserves that make major contributions are Janya Henderson, Shanice Samuels, Caiya Burden and Rendi Welch, all of which contribute in their own respective ways and will look to do so as the team continues its fight for a National Championship.