Varsity: John Schultz, Charles Drummond, Frank Budde, Joe Galea, Jerin Philip, Pete Troyan’
Junior Varsity: Jim Conklin, Steve Budde, Joe Rancour, Brett Beckerson, Jim Mikula, Gabe Crawford, Frank Patino, Patrick Hammer, Mark Hemming, John Sovinsky, Jesse Deguire, David Dylegowski, Brian Holowecky, Phillip Dowan, Mike Warren, Ryan Salata, Patrick Valant, Mike Olson, Andrius Giedraitis, Jason Weingarden
Novice: Alex Romine, David Budde, Ben Harpe, Adam Lusch, Peter Olson, Dan Crawford, David Guastella, Daniel Maciolek, Jefferey Bowling, Isaac Miller, Alan Omilian, Dominic Piro, Brett Wanamaker, Michael Zuidema
Head Coach: Howard Weinberg
Even though four of the six varsity players were lost to graduation, the 2002 team continued the success of their predecessors. Travelling 15,000 miles to play tournaments in nine states plus the District of Columbia, the team recorded championships in ten regular season competitions. In the process, the team posted 183 victories, a winning percentage of .906 and took the varsity program past the milestone of 1,500 games won.
The amazing twelve month period ended in East Lansing where it had begun. On April 19-20, the team went undefeated through two days of competition to win the Michigan state title for the eighth time in fifteen years and second time in twelve months. Not only did the team win the tournament, it also rewrote the record book. The squad posted both the highest single game score and the highest average game score in the fifteen year history of the competition. In addition, CC set the record for the widest margin of victory in a championship game by crushing Hartland High School 810-285 in the finals.
The team capped a remarkable season with an appearance in the PACE National Scholastic Championship Tournament at George Washington University in June. CC’s performance in the two days national competition was hardly less impressive than its exploits during the regular season. The squad posted eleven victories to reach the national finals before being edged 290-300 in the championship game. The 2002 team thus became the fifth squad in the history of the CC program to have competed in a national championship game.
NAQT HSNCT (Austin, TX) RESULTS
- Overall Record: 205-26
- Tournament Wins: 11
- 3rd at NAQT HSNCT
- 2nd at PACE NSC