Jessup men’s basketball hits record 14-2 start

The Master’s visits Saturday
By: Brianna Campbell for The Placer Herald/News Messenger
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The William Jessup University men's basketball team has done it again achieving national recognition the third year in a row, starting the 2017 season with a program-best 14-2 start and ranked 22nd in the country this week in the NAIA Top-25 Coaches Poll.
In his fifth season of coaching and third season ranked in the nation’s top 25, head coach Lance Von Vogt is proud of the Warriors’ current accolade.

"The national ranking is the result of our hard work and performance so far this season, but it doesn't guarantee any success moving forward. One of my favorite quotes is that 'Success isn't owned it is only rented and rent is due every day.'  So we will stay hungry, lock into the details and continue our journey of becoming the best team and program we can be."
Released today, the Warriors were joined by four other Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) teams; The Master's (No. 5), Hope International (9), Arizona Christian (23) and Menlo (RV) and Vanguard receiving votes in the last poll. 
"Being a part of the GSAC is a great opportunity and challenge as six different teams have already been nationally ranked this season with four ranked currently," Von Vogt reflected. "Our guys know that our continued success will be built on what we do from here."
Closing out non-conference play with a season-best 14-2 record, the Warriors remained undefeated at home (12-0), tying the program record for home wins heading into conference matchups. 
The Warriors will hit the road to start GSAC play this week taking on Westmont on Thursday. WJU follows up hosting nationally-ranked and undefeated The Master's 3 p.m. Saturday.

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