MCCC Trailblazers, Black History Month and Women's History Month

Janine Dennis, Women's Soccer



In 2016, Janine Dennis became the first MCCC African-American All-American women’s soccer player.  Dennis finished the 2016 season with 28 goals in 14 games, which was ninth most goals in NJCAA Division I Women’s Soccer.  Dennis had 8 assists and 64 points, which was 11th best in the nation.  The forward was named the Division I Region 19 Women’s Soccer Player of the Year.  Dennis was Mercer’s first women’s soccer All-American since 2010.


Following a season at MCCC, Dennis transferred to Bethel University in Tennessee.  Dennis scored 31 goals in her final season at Bethel including nine goals in one game.  Dennis was named Bethel’s Women’s Soccer Player of the Year and Co-Female Athlete of the Year in 2019 and was named an NAIA Academic All-American in 2018 and 2019.   Dennis helped lead Bethel to a National Tournament appearance in 2019 and earned All-Conference honors for her efforts.


Janine Dennis became the first African-American All-American in MCCC women's soccer history in 2016