MCCC's Soccer Program to Welcome Back
1988 National Champs Oct. 18


MCCC's men's soccer program welcomes back its 1988 National Championship team on Saturday, Oct. 18. A recognition ceremony will take place prior to the start of the Vikings' game against Massasoit Community College (MA) at 1:30 p.m. at the soccer complex on MCCC's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

This year marks the 20th reunion for the remarkable 1988 squad, which went 23-0-1 during the season. The Vikings beat Pima Community College (AZ) 1-0 in the final, which took place at Mercer. The national title was the Vikings' first under Head Coach Charlie Inverso, whose teams have won an additional four titles during his tenure. Local players who contributed to the 1988 team include Steinert grads Jim Adams, Tom Farrel, Jim Keegan, and Dan Rust, along with McCorristin grad Kevin Kiernan, North Burlington grad Greg McGann, and Lawrence grad Chris Strycharz.

The current Vikings squad, which has posted a 9-2 record thus far this season, is poised to contribute to more Mercer milestones. With three more wins, the team will earn its 800th victory. With six more wins, Coach Inverso will total 417, surpassing the legendary Peter Sorber, men's soccer coach at St. Louis Community College's Florissant Valley campus and move Inverso into second place nationally behind Mike Pantalione, the coach from Yavapai College (AZ), who has earned 432 wins.

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