JCGridiron.com recently ranked the ascending Avengers No. 10 in its premiere "Dirty 30" National Junior College Rankings – the 13th year of such rankings by the esteemed website -- in large part to a program that is returning a majority of its starters and are now in the second year of head coach Joe Osovet's program. The former Nassau Community College coach came to the Brooklyn campus with a lot of fanfare – and he didn't disappoint – as the Avengers ended their season on a two-game winning streak by averaging an unreal 75 points per game.
Such ranking faith shows just how quickly the program is on the rise, as it's starting to gain national recognition. Having such a nationally-ranked program in just his second season on the job provided Osovet with great prize. But it also now provides the Avengers with a nice target on their collective backs – but that's surely a welcomed "problem" for any program, because it means the team is widely considered to be a national contender.
Osovet welcomes the challenges that the ranking affords, as he noted these Avengers have the potential to be better than any squad he's steered in his illustrious career – and that includes the 2014 Nassau squad that he led to the Valley of the Sun Bowl.
"We've got our guys in here and changed the culture," Osovet said after an earlier practice this spring. "I'm excited to watch this group. They have done everything that we have asked of them and really put in the work to be successful, both on and off the field … From a talent standpoint, this is the most talented group that I have ever been associated with in my coaching career."
Not only are the Avengers a force off the field, with numerous names littered on the Academic All-Region list – including a school-record 20 out of 29 student-athletes being football players -- but the JCGridiron.com national rankings now shows how much of a force the football team is expected to be this upcoming season.
Below is the link to the full rankings by JCGridiron.com.