Boston, MA - The Fisher College men’s basketball team put together a phenomenal 2014-15 season, ending the regular season with an astounding 21-7 record, with two games being the team’s longest losing streak (.750 winning percentage). This is only Fisher’s third season with 20 or more wins, and the first season since 2010 where the Falcons received top-25 votes twice. The Falcons were also the No. 1 team in weekly Association of Independent Institutions (AII) voting from December through January.
The Fisher Falcons were led by David Lindberg, his ninth season as Fisher College’s head coach. His 150th win came after defeating Framingham State Feb. 19.
This season marked the second year in a row the Falcons made it to the AII Division ll Conference Tournament, this season as a No. 2 seed, and last year as a No. 4 seed (ending the season in the semi-final game). Although the team saw this season also come to a close in the semi-finals, the Falcons have established themselves as a fixture in the AII Top 4 and ranked top 20 in numerous categories among all National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II teams across the nation: - 10th in steals per game, averaging 9.552 - 13th in total steals on the year (277) - 15th with three-pointer percentage on the year (.389), nearly 40% - 19th in opposing team’s field goal percentage (.416).
Records and awards earned by the student athletes in the 2014-15 season are highlighted: Tyler Shular broke 1000 points, ending the year with 1297, averaging 14.8 points per game on the season. Shular also received First Team All (Association of Independent Institutions) Conference honors. Onesimus Moore received honorable mention for the All Conference team. He was also named a 2014-15 Daktronics-NAIA scholar athlete. Geo Ortiz earned Association of Independent Institutions Tournament honors. Ira Haywood also earned All Tournament honors.