Sophomores ink their NLI's
June 1, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - On May 27, 2015 Cañada Men's Basketball Team Sophomores inked their
National Letters of Intent (NLI) in a signing day ceremony in the Colt gymnasium.
"This is what our program is all about, helping develop these young men as people,
and as athletes. As well as providing a support system for them to be successful in
the classroom, and get a free education when they transfer. This is the first of many
to come!" Coach Reynoso added.
- Rohndell Goodwin - Chaminade University (Hawaii)
- Kenny Hatch - Texas A&M International
- Israel Hakim - San Francisco State
- Manny Martin - Wayland Baptist
Cañada Student-Athletes sign NLI's
Cañada adds Chris Bene from Sequoia for 2015-16
June 1, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Cañada Men's Basketball program announced yesterday that Chris
Bene will be joining the family next season. The 6'6 Forward from local Sequoia High
led his team to a CCS semi-final appearance, which was the first in many years. When
Reynoso was asked about Bene's joining the team he told us, "I think Chris has a lot
of potential, he has great athleticism, and we are excited to help refine his skills
and get him stronger and tougher inside. We are excited that he is joining our family,
and can't wait to get him in and start working."
Bene joins Colts
Cañada Men's Basketball Team invited to Top 24 National JUCO Showcase in October
May 26, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Cañada Men's Basketball Program has been selected as a Top 24 program
in the Nation and has garnered an invitation to Brad Winton's All-American JUCO Showcase
in Florida in October. With hundreds of coaches in attendance from multiple four
year universities, and all the top Division 1 programs in the Nation.
Rodrigo Puliceno invited to Mullen's Camp
May 24, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Congratulations to Rodrigo Puliceno who has been invited to Jerry
Mullen's Camp in Dallas, TX in July. This camp features the top JUCO prospect's on
the Western Coast's.
Colts add DuFrane and Ferrari
May 21, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Cañada Men's Basketball Team announced today that two stellar
recruits will be joining the family next year. 6'8 F Case DuFrane, from Half Moon
Bay High School is a dynamic athlete who can shoot from the outside and has nice touch,
and footwork in the interior. The other is PG transfer from University of San Francisco,
Frankie Ferrari. Frankie a high IQ player and knock down 3PT shooter will be a nice
addition to the Colts roster.
Colts add Two Recruits
Colts commit to National Tournament in Arizona
May 20, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Cañada Men's Basketball Team has been invited to the prestigous
Tohono O'odham in Glendale, Arizona Thanksgiving Week's National Tournament. This
tournament is made up of the top teams in the country and will have over 60 Division
1 coaches in attendance with additional Division 2, 3, and NAIA coaches as well.
Rohndell Goodwin commits to Chaminade
May 18, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Sophomore and NorCal Player of the Year signs (NLI) National Letter
of Intent to Chaminade in Honolulu, HI. Coach Reynoso states, "I am extremely happy
for Rohndell, he picked a great school in the middle of paradise to finish his education
for free. I am looking forward to visiting the Maui Classic next year."
Chaminade Adds NorCal Player of the Year
Goodwin chooses Paradise
Hatch heading to Lone Star State
May 17, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Sophomore Kenny Hatch makes it official signing with Texas A&M
International. Coach Reynoso adds, "Kenny is one of the hardest working players I
have ever had the pleasure to coach. He will be an impact guy and team leader for
Texas A&M International next year."
Hatch to Texas A&M International
Martin selects Wayland Baptist
May 10, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Manny Martin will finish his college basketball playing career
at Wayland Baptist in Texas. "Manny has found a great place to continue his education,
and basketball collegiate career. I couldn't be happier for him in this next chapter
of his life."
Sophomores looking toward futures
March 24, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - After a devastating loss in the State Championships, the 4 Colt
sophomores are all taking their official visit's within March and the month of April.
All four sophomores will receive full athletic scholarships and continue their education
and basketball success at a four year institutions. Rohndell Goodwin is drawing interest
from the top D2's in the nation with the likes of (Chaminade, Angelo State, Alaska
Anchorage, CSU San Bernadino, Cal Poly Pomona, and Tarleton State to name a few),
Israel Hakim has interest from D1's such as (Cal Poly (SLO), Portland State) as of
now, Manny Martin is drawing interest from top D2's as well as top NAIA D1's in the
nation (SF State, CSU San Bernardino, UPike), and Kenny Hatch has D2's, and D3's interested
in his services for next year such as (Fresno Pacific, Texas A&M International, Linfield,
Puget Sound). However the chips fall for these outstanding sophomores it is a prideful
feeling for Coach Reynoso, "This is what our program is about. Wins and losses come
and go, but to see these young men's hard work pay off, and have their education paid
for is the real prize."
Rohndell Goodwin - State of Player of Year / Crisshawn Clark - Freshman of the Year
March 22, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Congratulations to sophomore Rohndell Goodwin and freshman Crisshawn
Clark for their recognition from the CCCAA. Rohndell Goodwin received the honor of
being named NorCal State Player of the Year, along with freshman running mate Crisshawn
Clark bringing home the hardware for Freshman Player of the Year. Congrats again to
these 2 young men again for being recognized, the future is bright for both of these
Colts sweep State Awards
March 20, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - After stinging loss in State Championships it eases the pain a
little for the Colts by sweeping the State Awards. With Coach Mike Reynoso taking
home the honors of NorCal Coach of the Year, Rohndell Goodwin NorCal Player of the
Year, and Crisshawn Clark earning Freshman Player of the Year.
Colts Sweep NorCal Men's Basketball Awards
Colts lose heartbreaker in OT vs. Saddleback
March 18, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Cañada Men's Basketball Team completely dominated Saddleback
College for 40 minutes, never giving up a lead. Only to fall victim to a miracle of
March Madness at the buzzer of regulation with 9.8 seconds left up 3 points. Saddleback
drained a lucky shot from 35 feet out to send the game into OT, where Cañada eventually
fell short with their best rebounder fouled out.
Cañada Men's Basketball Title Run Crushed
Last Second 3-pointer derails Cañada Basketball's hopes for State Championship
Cañada Men's Basketball dancing to the Final Four
March 10, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Cañada Men's Basketball Team won a thriller 73-70 Saturday
night when the beat the host College of Marin (#3 seeded) to advance to the Final
Four in Cerritos, CA. "It is an extreme accomplishment for our guys and a testament
to how hard they have worked to build this program up" Coach Mike Reynoso said. The
Colts controlled most of the game, and were up 17 points in the second half before
Marin surged for a comeback starting with 9 minutes left in the second half. The home
crowd for the Mariners fueled the team's efforts and had Cañada fighting for every
possession. However, in the end it was the sophomores that came up big, with Kenny
Hatch coming up with two key defensive stops in the last 1:30 of the game, Israel
Hakim playing lock down defense during the Mariners comeback, Manny Martin controlling
the glass as he has done all season, and Rohndell Goodwin grabbing the game winning
rebound and sinking two Free Throws to make it a 73-70 Colts advantage with 3.4 seconds
left to win the game.
The following links have a detailed game recap from newspapers.
San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mate Daily News
Colts advance to Elite 8 of State Playoffs
March 5, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Cañada Colts advance to the Elite 8 with a win over San Jose
City College 67-58. They travel to Marin on Saturday, March, 7 to play Marin College
for the right to go to the Final Four. The game recap is detailed in both article
San Mateo Daily Journal by Terry Bernal
San Mateo Daily News by Vytas Mazeika
Colts in the News
January 29, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Attached is a great article by Terry Bernal on the Cañada Colts.
Cañada makes statement with win over CCSF
Sophomores futures looking bright
January 2, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Colt sophomores futures look promising. Rohndell Goodwin is
getting multiple looks from top Division 2 schools in the nation, along with Manny
Martin who is dominating on the glass and is proving to be a handful to guard and
contain. Martin is receiving interest from some of the top NAIA schools in the nation.
Israel Hakim, is receiving attention from some low level division 1 schools, and
Kenny Hatch is being sought after by some division 2 and 3 schools.
Freshman Crisshawn Clark invited to Top 100 Camp in Nation
January 1, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Freshman Crisshawn Clark has been ranked as one of the top freshman
in the nation by Jerry Mullen, and has been invited to his Top 100 Camp in St. Louis
this summer. Clark has been playing very well in every aspect of the game, he can
rebound, score, and distribute.
Cañada Men's Basketball Team in the news
December 16, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - San Mateo Daily Journal Article: Cañada a Scoring Machine / San Mateo Daily News Article: Colts Grind out Foothill Tourney Championship
Colts capture their 3rd straight tournament title and claim the NorCal #1 ranking
December 15, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Cañada College Men's Basketball Team (12-1) captured it's 3rd
straight tourney title beating Sequoias, DeAnza, and Delta to take home the hardware.
Sparked by (Freshman) Thomas Alexandre, the Colts had to battle for the title in the
championship game. Alexandre had 8 points off the bench in a huge momentum shift.
Down the stretch, (Sophomore) Kenny Hatch and (Freshman) Deion Ellis were instrumental
on the defensive end as well as adding in the go ahead bucket with 1:55 left.
With the tourney championship the Colts jumped up the NorCal rankings #1 spot. "We
still have a lot of work to do, we aren't finished."Freshman Deion Ellis said. The
Colts know what their end goal in sight is and are enjoying the success, but know
what got them there is the hard work and focus during practice.
Link for Article: Colts Claim #1 ranking
Colts take home hardware at Monterey Tourney
December 6, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Colts captured their second straight tournament title when
they went out to Monterey and beat West Valley, Irvine Valley, and American River
to claim the title. (Sophomore) Israel Hakim took home MVP honors and (Freshman) Crisshawn
Clark was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Cañada #9 in week 2 rankings
November 17, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Colts continue their strong start and land at #9 in week 2
rankings. Check the link out below for details.
Colts move up in ranking after week 1
November 13, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - After a great first weekend where the Colts showed they can play
with anybody, they get their first taste of moving up in the rankings. The Colts
although proud of a great weekend are not satisfied. Freshman Crisshawn Clark said,
"This is only the beginning for this program and this team, coach expects more from
us everyday and for us to strive for perfection. Especially on the defensive end.
We made a lot of mistakes defensively and can get a lot better." The Colts will
look to continue their success this week as the play DeAnza, and San Jose City College.
Cañada Men's Basketball profiled in News
November 12, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Men's Basketball Program here at Cañada has been profiled by numerous
Colts bring home hardware in first Tourney of the Year
November 12, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - In the first tourney of the year the Colts showed to be a tough
team to beat as they went undefeated and took home the Championship at the John Wallace
Memorial Tournament at Ohlone. Capped by great all-around team effort's in all three
games, MVP tourney honors went to (sophomore) Rohndell Goodwin, and All-Tournament
Team went to (freshman) Crisshawn Clark.
Colts happy to welcome Thomas Alexandre
August 11, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Thomas Alexandre out of Murrieta Valley High School in Southern
California is another piece to a exciting new Colts team. "Thomas adds tremendous
basketball IQ, and shooting ability to the Colts. He has tons of potential to develop
all the other parts to his game, and I am excited to see his growth and development
as an athlete and young man," Coach Reynoso stated.
Big Expectations as Deion Ellis joins Colt family
August 5, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Deion Ellis out of McClymonds High School (Oakland) will attend
and play basketball for the Colts next year. Ellis boasted numerous awards in his
senior campaign averaging, 21 PPG, 11 RPG, 3.5 APG, 2 SPG, and 1.5 BPG while being
selected as OAL MVP, 3rd team All-Metro, 2-time Oakland Tribune Player of the Week,
February Player of the Month, as well as an All-State nomination. When asked what
made him choose Cañada he said, "Cañada is a GREAT school, the scenery and campus
are top notch. One thing that stood out to me is the family atmosphere here, there
was a lot of love shown to me by the coaches, and players. I feel like this is a place
where I can develop my game." Coach Reynoso believes that Deion not only has the skill
set to be a great player, but possesses all the intangibles as well, "He is not only
a great player who has a ton of potential, but he is a high character young man. Deion
is the type of guy we want here at Cañada."
Brian Garrett will add depth to Colts perimeter
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Colts are adding depth to their perimeter line-up with sharp
shooter Brian Garrett out of St. Francis High School, Mountain View. At St. Francis,
Brian was a key piece to their CCS playoff run. What Coach Reynoso likes best about
the addition of Brian is, "Brian comes from the tough WCAL where he knows how tough
you have to compete, as well as on the academic side they prepare you for college
very well." Coach also added, "Brian can really fill it up, scores the ball great."
Colts add a 5-star recruit
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Cañada is happy to welcome Crisshawn Clark (6’4-G) to the Colt
family. Crisshawn a 4-year varsity player during his time at perennial power Wayne,
was part of 4 conference and section championship teams. In his senior campaign the
two averaged 11.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.5 APG, 2.8 SPG. Coach Reynoso is excited to have
Crisshawn as part of the Colt family, and added, “Crisshawn is a great example of
a young man seizing an opportunity. His is not only a great player, but he brings
the respect and work ethic needed to help build the foundation for this program.”
Knowing that the Colt culture is about respect and hard-work Crisshawn was eager to
join the Colt family. “I really feel comfortable with the family atmosphere here
and I am excited for the challenge that lies ahead,” Crisshawn added. The revamped
Colts have big expectations from Crsshawn.
Colts Welcome home Manny Martin
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Manny Martin will return home to the Colts family to complete his
sophomore season after taking a few years away from the game. Manny previously played
with the Colts during the 09-10 season where he averaged 16.4 PPG, 11 RPG, and 3 SPG.
“He is an explosive talent, and has a much more complete game now,” Coach Reynoso
said. “I am excited for his future with the Colts and am looking forward to his development
not only as a player, but as a student-athlete and young man,” Reynoso also added.
Israel Hakim invited to Top Juco Showcase
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Freshman standout for the Colts has been invited to a top junior
college showcase in Dallas, Texas in July. The event invites only 100 players, and
will showcase some of the top 100 junior college players in the nation, and will have
many of the top division 1 and 2 school in attendance. Israel Hakim is excited about
this opportunity to compete and showcase his talents against come of the best players.
2014-2015 Schedule Released
Friday, May 9, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The announcement of 2014-2015 schedule has the Colts traveling
to the Ohlone, Monterey, and Foothill tournaments, as well as road games vs. San Jose
City, Marin, and Monterey. They will be home for 3 games during the pre-season facing
off against DeAnza, Gavilian, and Redwoods prior to entering conference play on Jan.
7, 2015 in the toughest conference in California, the Coast North.
Click here to view Schedule
Sophomore Marquis Glenn signs letter of intent to accept athletic scholarship to University
of Maine-Fort Kent
Monday, April 28, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Sophomore Marquis Glenn out of Fremont High School (Oakland) accepts
offer to play at University of Maine-Fort Kent on a basketball scholarship. Marquis
was a Coast-North Conference Honorable Mention player his freshman season. In his
sophomore campaign he developed and matured into a mentor and leader for a young Colts
squad. Coach Reynoso said, "he is very proud of Marquis and how he has developed."
Coach believes Marquis will be ready to make a big impact for the Bengals immediately.
He also added, "this is what our program is about, developing student-athletes for
the next level both on the academic and athletic level, this is a proud moment for
our program as we see one of our family members go out and strive for success at the
Click here for Full UMFK Article
Israel Hakim boasts great resume in first season
Monday, March 3, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Freshman Israel Hakim's debut season was a breakout one; as he
boasted 1st team All-Conference honors as well as Coast North Conference scoring champion
"Israel is a special type of athlete, he has the potential to give himself the opportunity
to play at a very high level," Coach Reynoso. As an incoming freshman who decided
to give up basketball and attend a four year for college for academics out of high
school, Israel didn't need much time to get back into his grove on the basketball
court. Israel has found a place where he can thrive academically and athletically.
The Palo Alto High School, 2012 graduate has helped set the tone for what is to come
from the Cañada Colts program in the future, and as it seems the programs future is
bright as one of it's stars soars to success.
NorCal Close-Up on Coach Reynoso
February 5, 2014
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NorCal Article on Israel Hakim
January 31, 2014
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Confidence Grows for young Colts
January 27, 2014
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Mike Reynoso Named Head Coach
Thursday, July 11, 2013
REDWOOD CITY, CA - Cañada College has hired Mike Reynoso as the man to lead the Men's Basketball Program. Reynoso takes ofter after being
an Assistant Coach with the program for the past two seasons.
The Colts stayed in-house this time around looking for a new Head Coach, hiring Reynoso
from within the staff. Reynoso is excited to continue and further the program with
high character student-athletes, and will build the foundation of Colt Basketball
on hard work, toughness, and dedication.
The Colts bring in some standout incoming freshman such as Rodrigo Puliceno (Burlingame),
David Hobbs (Carlmont), Kenny Hatch (St. Ignatius), and Israel Hakim (Palo Alto).
In addition the Colts bring back some tough sophomores who are eager to start the
new foundation for Cañada Basketball which should give the Colts a great position
to be competitive in the powerhouse Coast Conference-North.
2013-2014 Schedule Released
Saturday, June 15, 2013
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The 2013-2014 Men's Basketball Schedule has been released. Cañada
will host 8 home games this season, and, as always, home games are free for all students
and faculty. You can see the schedule in its entirety. here.
The Colts will open the season on Thursday, November 7th, across the Bay in Fremont
at Ohlone's annual Jonathan Wallace Memorial Tournament (opponent to be announced).
The Colts went 2-1 in this tournament last season, winning the Consolation Bracket.
The home-opener will be on Wednesday, November 13th, at 5:00 pm, when Monterey Peninsula
comes to town. Other notable games during non-conference play include at home versus
De Anza, 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27th (yes, the day before Thanksgiving), and
an appearance in the Quinn Henry Memorial Tournament, December 13-15th, just down
the way at Foothill College.
Cañada will begin conference play January 8th with back-to-back road games versus
San Francisco City then Foothill, before returning home to host Las Positas on Wednesday,
Glenn earns All-Conference Honorable Mention
Monday, February 25, 2013
REDWOOD CITY, CA - The Coast North Conference released the 2013 All-Conference Team
on Sunday evening, and Cañada College Freshman forward Marquis Glenn was selected
as Honorable Mention. Glenn (Fremont High/Oakland, CA) came on strong the second half
of the season and led the Colts in scoring during conference play.
"I couldn't be happier for Marquis. His work ethic and enthusiasm for the game made
it a joy to come to practice everyday. It is satisfying to see him get recognition
for something that is well deserved," said Coach Matt Stanley.