Celebrating the Devils’ national championship

Top: Former New Jersey Governor, current state senator, and FDU alumnus, Richard Codey, congratulates the Devils women's basketball team on their perfect season. Bottom: The cake that Carlo's Bakery (of TLC's "Cake Boss" fame) donated for the team. (All photos by Catherine Krawiec)

By Dan Landau

In honor of the Devils women’s basketball team winning the NCAA DIII National Championship on Saturday, March 22, in Stevens-Point, Wis., the College at Florham held a pep rally in the Ferguson Recreation Center on March 26. 

Richard Codey, former Governor of New Jersey and current state senator, was in attendance and congratulated the women’s basketball team on a job well done. An alumnus of FDU, Codey led the crowd in spirited chants of “FDU! FDU! FDU!” and praised the team for bringing the trophy back to New Jersey.

“I don’t think you realized what you just accomplished,” he said. “How many other New Jersey teams won championships? None!” 

““Governor Codey really raised the energy level in the building and you could tell that as an FDU alum and a basketball fan, he was genuinely proud of the team,” said Kristin Granade, coordinator of conference operations. “I was sitting near the parents of some of the girls and I could see how proud they were of their girls. The whole thing was very exciting.”

Head Coach Marc Mitchell was also honored for being named the 2014 Schelde Sports/Women's DIII News Coach of the Year. Mitchell led the Devils women’s basketball team to the championship with a perfect 33-0 record. 

Carlo’s Bakery in Morristown, (of TLC’s “Cake Boss” fame) donated a cake to the pep rally to honor the team.

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