Tigana Dalce Is New Head Coach for MCCC Men's Soccer
Windsor, N.J. - Widmarc Tigana Dalce, of Trenton, has been
officially named head coach for men's soccer at Mercer County
Community College, according to Athletics Director John Simone.
Dalce served as an assistant coach during the 2010 and 2011
Dalce is an alumnus of the Vikings' 1996 national championship
team and was named to the All-Region 19 team in 1997. He has
served as an assistant coach for women's soccer at Rider University
(2008-10) and is the former head coach for boys soccer at
Allentown High School (2006-08), where he was named Coach
of the Year for the Colonial Valley Conference. Prior to Allentown,
he served as assistant coach for girls soccer at Princeton
High School (2001- 2005) and was assistant coach for both
men's and women's soccer at American International College
for two seasons. His extensive experience as a youth soccer
coach includes U16 through U18 leagues in East Windsor, West
Windsor and Princeton.
Last season, the Vikings advanced to the Region 19 championship
game, where they lost in a close contest to Burlington County
College. Three Vikings players were named to the Region 19
top five list, including no. 1 Jonni Ventura, no. 3 Sascha
Haecker and no. 5 Sheldon Parkinson. Defender Haecker is expected
to return next season, along with midfielder Ben Asor, forward
Rochee Bell, and defender Mbecki Johnson.
Soccer Coach Widmarc Tigana Dalce
school soccer players interested in more information about
the MCCC men's soccer program should contact Widmarc Tigana
Dalce at 609-570-3746.
says he is strongly committed to continuing Mercer's winning
tradition and representing the college with distinction. He
also plans to help his players get the most from their time
at Mercer - on the field and in the classroom. "This
is not just about winning on the field. I will work to see
that players transfer on to four-year schools."
is like a home to me," Dalce continued. "It's where
I really started to enjoy playing soccer. I was proud to be
a player under Coach Charlie Inverso. I have always wanted
to return and coach here. I am ready and I am very happy."
Originally from Haiti, Dalce played for the Haitian Olympic
National Team from 1991-93.He played for the Haitian National
Team from 1995-2000. After earning his MCCC degree in Humanities
and Social Science in 1998, he continued his academic and
athletic career at American International College, where he
earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology and was named Defensive
Player of the Year in 1998.
Notes Simone, "With Dalce's considerable contributions
over the past two seasons and his own experience as a highly
successful coach and MCCC player, we anticipate a smooth transition."
The coaching staff will also include assistant coaches Scott
Loesser and John Pietrowski.
In the past three decades, the Vikings have won five National
Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) titles and have
reached the NJCAA Final Four 12 times. More than 80 players
have been named All-Americans, while many more have been selected
to All Region and All GSAC teams.
High school soccer players interested in more information
the MCCC men's soccer program should contact Tigana Dalce
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