WORCESTER, MA - The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Dillon Grant, of East Dennis, has earned a spot on the Men's Basketball team. Grant, Class of 2022, is competing during the Greyhounds' 2019-20 season.
The Assumption College Men's Basketball team was selected sixth in the Northeast-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll. The team returns Cal Connelly '22, who started all 28 games last season and finished the season averaging 9.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, earning WACBA Rookie of the Week on multiple occasions; and Matthew Kelly '21, who led the team in scoring, averaging 15.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. In the offseason, Assumption hired Scott Faucher as head coach of the Men's Basketball team. Faucher recently served in the same position at Nichols College where he led the team to its most successful season and was selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches as one of the most outstanding men's college basketball coaches under the age of 30.
"I am thrilled to join the storied Assumption College Men's Basketball program, and look to continue its rich tradition of excellence," said Faucher. "I look forward to working with our student-athletes to build a program that will bring pride to the entire community. We have strong core of returning players, and hope to dominate both on the court and in the classroom, as we compete for the NE10 Championship."
For more information on Assumption sports, visit www.assumptiongreyhounds.com.
Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.