2009 MCCC Men's Soccer Hall of Fame Inducts
Five Who Contributed to Program's Success


West Windsor, N.J. - Once a player becomes part of the Mercer County Community College men's soccer program, his ties to his coaches and teammates are likely to remain strong. Contributions aren't forgotten even as the years pass.

The Vikings' highly successful program is always moving forward, but it also finds ways to look back at its past. At halftime of MCCC's 6 p.m. game against Herkimer County Community College on Saturday, Oct. 3, the eight-time National Junior College Athletic Association champions inducted five former players into its Men's Soccer Hall of Fame - Joe Bianchini, Denny Poe, David Dorozinsky, George Crampton and Evans Wise. Each contributed significantly to the program.

Pictured at the ceremony are, from left, Athletics Director
John Simone, inductees Evans Wise, David Dorozinsky, George Crampton and Joe Bianchini, and head coach Charlie Inverso.
Not pictured: Denny Poe.

Joe Bianchini was a member of the Vikings' first national championship squad in 1963, earning All-American honors under head coach Stan Dlugosz when the college was still known as Trenton Junior College. His story is particularly notable because he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, served in Vietnam and then returned to MCCC at the age of 30 and again played soccer on the 1975 team. Also a member of Trenton High's 1962 Group IV state championship squad, Bianchini coached youth soccer throughout the 1970s and '80s. He was inducted into the Trenton Softball Hall of Fame in 2006 and is still playing the sport at 64. He retired after 36 years with Public Service Gas & Electric Company. He and his wife, Kathee, have two children, Lisa and Michael, and two grandchildren, Joleen and Tyler.

Denny Poe played midfield and defense for Coach Dlugosz from 1975-'76, serving as team captain. A 1975 graduate of Ewing High School, where he was an All-American team captain, Poe went on to play professional soccer in the NASL with the New York Cosmos from 1977-78. He also played professional softball for the New Jersey Statesmen in 1981. Studying Criminal Justice and Accounting at Mercer, he went on to a satisfying 25-year career in law enforcement, and plans to retire in Spring, 2010.

David Dorozinsky, a local standout who was born in Trenton and graduated from Notre Dame High School, was the stopper back for Dlugosz' 1976 squad that won 24 games, was ranked No. 1 for much of the season and didn't lose until the national final. He went on to play three seasons at the University of Maryland, where he earned a B.S. in Business Management. After an early career in home construction in Maryland, he switched professions to mortgage banking and has spent nearly 25 years in the field. He remains in soccer as a youth coach. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Darnestown, Md., with their son, Michael.

George Crampton says he wouldn't be where he is today without MCCC. He helped lead the Vikings to the 1991 national championship and in his second year was named an All-American under head coach Charlie Inverso. The midfielder/defender went on to play for two conference championships squads at Elizabethtown College, earning conference most valuable player honors and a spot on the NCAA Division III All-American team in 1994. After graduating from Elizabethtown in 1996, he earned a master's degree in education in 1998 while also coaching soccer. The sport remains his passion as Crampton is in his 11th season as head coach of the DeSales University (Allentown, Pa.) men's soccer program. His 2005, '06 and '07 squads won Freedom Conference championships and qualified for the NCAA tournament. He resides in Breiningsville, Pa., with his wife, Lina, step-son, Anthony, and daughter, Catherine.

Evans Wise arrived at MCCC from his native Trinidad in 1994 and immediately began an All-American career for Inverso and the Vikings. He was a key striker for the Vikings' 1995 national championship squad, earning a selection on the national tournament squad. He went on to play professionally, starting with SG Egelsbach in Germany in 1996, and joined Major League Soccer later that year with the Tampa Bay Mutiny, the first of two stints with the club sandwiched around a season with the New England Revolution. He returned to Germany in 1999 and has played there since, currently as a member of Waldhof Mannheim. He considers his career highlight to have occurred in 2006 when he played for the Trinidad & Tobago national squad at the World Cup in Germany.

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