Lightning guard supplying the offense in team's first year in the ACAC
Published Friday, December 14, 2012 3:27PM MST
Last Updated Friday, December 14, 2012 6:54PM MST
Randall Mosca is an offensive juggernaut for the St. Mary’s University College Lightning. In the team’s first 10 games of the season, the 5’9” guard is averaging over 24 points a game, second among all scorers in the ACAC.
Mosca credits the team’s coaching strategy for his success on the stat sheet.
“A lot of it is the freedom my coach gives me,” says Mosca. “I mean it’s awesome when you have a coach that’s so supportive and teammates that really help you out a lot. It’s not all my effort, I just get the good end of it.”
Facility limitations at the independent Catholic liberal arts university in South Calgary means the Lightning are forced to hold all of their practices at the Glenmore Christian Academy.
Assistant coach Shane Pereira is impressed by Mosca’s success which is especially remarkable considering the size of St. Mary’s student body and the fact this is the team's first year in the ACAC, a spot left vacant by Mount Royal University's move to the CIS.
“To see him lead a team that’s coming from a lower level with no facility is just incredible,” says Pereira. “He does moves where he wraps the ball around himself, pro type moves, it’s just incredible. It’s a real privilege to be around him everyday.”
Mosca was named St. Mary's male athlete of the year in his rookie campaign and this Bishop Grandin graduate is an above average student. His career goals include management which is why he's in a business transfer program.
“It’s really transferrable to a lot of Universities,” says Mosca. “Right now I'm interested in looking for a CIS school so I’ll just keep on playing and hopefully I'll get that opportunity.”
“He goes out of his way to make everyone to feel included,” says Pereira. “You couldn't ask for a better person to lead your team. He's a true captain.”
Congratulations Randall Mosca, the CTV Athlete of the Week sponsored by Big Chief Beef Jerky.