Fall Sports Teams Set to Begin Practices
Among MCCC's top returning players are forward Amit Abudmad (Israel), an NJCAA First Team All-American in 2008; midfielders Ido Ligity (Israel) and Frank Tweneboa (Pennsauken, N.J.); and defenders Nigel Blair (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Darnell Edwards (Greenbelt, Md.).
The Vikings begin their regular season September 9 at SUNY Ulster. Their first regular season home game is Saturday, Sept. 12 against Monroe CC (NY) at 2 p.m.
The women's soccer program starts practice Monday, August 17 with a number of veteran players from last year's 17-4-1 season when the Vikings won their frist Region 19 Tournament since 2001. Under Head Coach Jodie Ricciardi, who enters her third season, the Vikings ended their 2008 season only one win shy of reaching the national championships, falling to Monroe Community College, 3-2 in overtime, in the District G title game.
Among MCCC's top returning players are forwards Kasey Kenny (Staten Island, N.Y.), an NJCAA Second Team All-American in 2008, and Erica Juricic (East Windsor, N.J.); midfielders Angelica Modica (Manalapan, N.J.) and Carolyn Walters (Hamilton, N.J.); and defender Brittany Usarzewicz (Ewing, N.J).
The Vikings begin their regular season September 5 at Monroe Community College against Cincinnati State. Their first home game will be played Saturday, Sept. 12 against Manor College at 12 noon.
The women's tennis program opens practice under Head Coach Marc Vecchiolla in late August. The 13th-year head coach is blessed with a veteran lineup after last year's squad finished 4-3, captured second place at the Region 19 Tournament and was fifth at the NJCAA Division III National Championship.
MCCC's returning players include Rebecca Wolf (Hopewell, N.J.), a defending champion in the Northeast Regional Flight A doubles and both Region 19 Tournament No. 2 singles and doubles, as well as Maria Eldridge (Lawrence, N.J.), who was the national runner-up at No. 6 singles and an NJCAA Second Team All-American. Kristina Holsman (Hamilton, N.J.) and Emily Dow (West Windsor, N.J.) also are key returnees.
Vikings begin their regular season September 10 at home (Mercer County
Tennis Center) against Brookdale Community College.
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