Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science with MCCC Athletics



In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which falls on February 11th, we are going to highlight MCCC female student athletes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) majors and share about the many program options available at MCCC.


There are several Viking student athletes in the Health and Science field.  Freshman women’s soccer play Carey Krajcsovics (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) is a Nursing major, who became interested in being a nurse as she rehabbed from an ACL tear in her senior year of high school.  Sophomore softball player Cierra Acevedo (Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton West) is a Health Science major.  Acevedo’s freshman sister Arianna is also in the Science field, as a Nursing major.  Freshman softball player Emily Wyzykowski (Westampton, NJ/Rancocas Valley) is a Radiography major who wants to be a Radiation Therapist. 


At MCCC, students in the Nursing program combine coursework in nursing and general education with clinical experiences in area healthcare facilities. The program uses a concept-based curriculum to develop students’ clinical judgement to care for a diverse patient population across the lifespan, wherever nursing care is delivered and prepares students to master the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and assume roles as registered professional nurses within the healthcare community. The Nursing program offers both a daytime and an evening/weekend option. 


The Health Science meta major prepares students interested in pursuing a degree or working in an allied health career area. The core curriculum consists of general education, mathematics, and science courses.


MCCC also offers a Health Professions Program with multiple career options including Exercise Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant (with Rutgers University), Physical Therapy Assistant, Public Health, Radiography and Respiratory Care (with Brookdale Community College).


The Radiography program at MCCC combines courses in general education and radiography with supervised clinical experience in area hospitals. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Examination in Radiography to become nationally certified and licensed by the State of New Jersey.


Several women’s soccer players are Exercise Science majors including freshman Fiona Madigan (Dublin, Ireland/Fingal Community College) who earned All-Region 19 honors in the fall and also earned President’s List honors for the Fall 2023 semester.  Sophomore women’s soccer player Hannah Worrell (Florence, NJ/Florence Twp. Memorial) is also an Exercise Science major.  Worrell served as one of the Vikings’ captains this fall and was named women’s soccer selection for National Girls and Women in Sports Day based on her academic and athletic achievements as well as leadership and sportsmanship.  Freshman women’s soccer player Samia Quizpi (Hamilton, NJ/Nottingham) is also studying Exercise Science.  Freshman softball player Isabella Bonacci (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) is an Exercise Science major who earned President’s List honors for the fall 2023 semester.


The Exercise Science program at MCCC prepares students for many career options include coaching, education, exercise physiology, exercise research, health promotion and program management, personal training, rehabilitative exercise, and sport-specific athletic performance.  The Exercise Science program prepares students to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exam and certification for First Aid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


At MCCC, the Biology major prepares graduates to transfer into programs such as ecology, conservation, biology, microbiology, pharmacy, forestry, entomology, genetics, biotechnology, and preprofessional fields of medicine and dentistry. Graduates earning a four-year Biology degree have been employed by various research institutes and industries and/or have successfully completed medical, dental, chiropractic, pharmaceutical, physical/occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, veterinary medicine, and other graduate programs.  Freshman women’s soccer player Vivian Kestler (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) is a Biology major.  Freshman women’s tennis player Makenna Swasey (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) is also a Biology major who would like to become a Marine Biologist.  Freshman softball player Makenna Spak (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) is a Biology major who earned All-Region academic honors in the fall.


Among MCCC female student athletes are a number of Engineering and Technology majors.  Freshman women’s soccer player Annika Maringer (Asperg, Germany/Gymnsium IB) is a Computer Science major.  Maringer earned First Team All-Region 19 honors in the fall and led the Vikings with seven goals. 


Students majoring in Computer Science learn how to: apply the fundamental concepts and techniques of computation, algorithms, and software design to a specific problem in a variety of applied fields, provide detailed specifications, analyze the problem, and design a solution that functions as desired, has satisfactory performance, is reliable and maintainable, and meets desired criteria, apply a firm understanding in areas of mathematics and science; and discuss the societal implications of computer software.


Freshman softball player Angelina Guida (Monroe, NJ/Monroe Township) is an Information Systems major.  The associate degree in Computer Information Systems prepares graduates for careers as business application programmer, business process specialist, database administrator, information systems analyst, network engineer, and system sales associate.


Three freshman women’s soccer players are Architecture majors: Sierra Mitchell (Ewing, NJ/Ewing HS), Natalia Rivera (Trenton, NJ/Bordentown Regional) and Maria Eduarda Olindino (Vitoria, Brazil/Complexo Educacional Do Cariri).  The Architecture major at MCCC offers a balance of academic and design courses, emphasizing the development of skills in architectural conceptualization and design decision-making. The program includes both traditional methods of architectural graphics and model building as well as use of the computer as a three-dimensional design study tool.


The future is very bright for our female student athletes pursuing STEM careers.  We look forward to continuing their success on and off the courts and fields in honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science!


For more information on the Nursing program at MCCC, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/catalog/nur_b_as.shtml


To learn more about the Health Sciences major at MCCC, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/catalog/hlth_sci_aas.shtml


Visit the following link to learn more about the Exercise Science program at MCCC: https://www.mccc.edu/catalog/exer_sci_as.shtml


The following link has more information about the Radiography major at MCCC: https://www.mccc.edu/catalog/rad_b_aas.shtml


To learn more about the Architecture major at MCCCC, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/catalog/arch_as.shtml


Visit the following link to learn more about the Biology program at MCCC: https://www.mccc.edu/catalog/bio_as.shtml


For more information on the Computer Science program at MCCC, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/catalog/cmptr_sci_as.shtml


 To learn more about the Computer Information Systems major at MCCC, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/catalog/info_sys_as.shtml



Women's soccer player Carley Krajcsovics is a Nursing major



Softball player Cierra Acevedo is a Health Science major



  Women's soccer player Vivian Kestler is a Biology major



Women's soccer player Sierra Mitchell is an Architecture major



  Women's soccer player Fiona Madigan is an Exercise Science major



Softball player Emily Wyzykowski is a Radiography major



  Women's tennis player Makenna Swasey is a Biology major



 Women's soccer player Annika Maringer is a Computer Science major