National Soccer Tournament to Return to MCCC in 2009
N.J. -- Mercer County Community College has announced that it
will serve as host for the 2009 National Junior College Athletic
Association Division I Men's Soccer Tournament. Dates for the
tournament will be November 19-22, 2009. An opening night banquet
will be held on November 18.
According to Mercer Athletics Director John Simone, eight teams
from across the country will compete for the title at the MCCC
Soccer Complex. "We are excited to have the national soccer
spotlight back in Mercer County," Simone said. "This
tournament will provide soccer fans with some top level games
right in their backyard." Mercer last played host in 1999.
The tournament has been held in Texas and Arizona in the intervening
MCCC's men's soccer program is recognized across the country.
The Vikings have won eight national titles, five of them under
Head Coach Charlie Inverso, who just completed 23rd season. This
year they came in third nationally; their last national championship
came in 2004.
Volunteer opportunities are available. Sponsorships, including
ads for the program book, are also sought. For more information,
call (609) 570-3778.
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