Celebrating International Day of Women with MCCC Athletics



International Day of Women, falls on March 8th and celebrates the historical and cultural achievements of women.  This day gives MCCC Athletics another chance to reflect on the success of our women female student athletes.


The softball program is getting close to 1,000 wins in program history and currently has 937 wins since it first competed in 1977.  Overall, MCCC women’s tennis has 155 program wins.  Women’s basketball has 628 program wins and first competed as a collegiate team in 1976-1977.  MCCC women’s soccer which began in 1981 has 427 wins in program history.

Overall, MCCC women’s sports teams have 2,147 wins.  Mercer’s four women’s sports teams have a .618 winning percentage.


All of MCCC women’s sports teams have made it to the NJCAA National Tournament more than once.  MCCC women’s tennis has won four national championships.


MCCC women’s tennis has had 32 All-Americans including 12 two-time All-Americans, for a total of 44.  Women’s soccer has had 16 All-Americans including six two-time All-Americans for a total of 22.  Women’s basketball has had five All-Americans, including one two time All-American for a total of six.  Softball has had eleven All-Americans, including 2 two-time All-Americans for a total of 13.  MCCC women’s sports have had 85 All-Americans.


In fall 2023, MCCC women’s soccer reached the Region 19 Championship under first year Head Coach Ron Stinson.  Four women’s soccer players earned All-Region 19 honors this fall: freshmen Laura Kucharz (Singen, Germany/Friedrich Wohler Gymnasium), Fiona Madigan (Dublin, Ireland/Fingal Community College), Annika Maringer (Asperg, Germany/Gymnasium IB), and Celina Oliveira (Villa Praia de Ancara, Portugal/Escola Basica e Secoudario Do Vale Do Ancura).  In spring 2023, three softball players earned All-Region 19 honors: Julia Hannawacker (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert), Shea Krebs (Robbinsville, NJ/Robbinsville HS), and Bella Truelove (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert).  Hannawacker, Krebs and Truelove also earned All-Conference honors last spring along with Maya Patel (Burlington, NJ/Burlington Township). Truelove was named an NJCAA All-American and also Region 19 Player of the Year.


In May 2023, MCCC women’s tennis reached the NJCAA Division I National Championship where they finished 25th overall with just four players.  With a full scoring roster this spring, the Vikings expect to be even more competitive and improve upon last year’s success.


MCCC female athletes also have had a great of success off the courts and fields.  Six women athletes earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Fourteen women athletes earned All-Region Academic honors for fall 2023 for having a GPA of 3.2 and higher.  Eighteen women athletes earned All-Conference Academic honors for fall 2023, having a GPA of 3.0 and higher.  And two female athletes earned President’s List honors for Fall 2023, earning a 4.0 GPA: freshman softball player Isabella Bonacci (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) and freshman women’s soccer player Fiona Madigan.


MCCC has a strong and storied history and tradition of women’s sports.  MCCC Athletics is proud of the success of our female athletes on and off the courts and fields, not just on International Day of Women, but each and every day!


For the latest on MCCC softball, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/athletics_women_softball.shtml


For more information on Vikings women’s basketball, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/athletics_women_basketball.shtml


To learn more about MCCC women’s soccer, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/athletics_women_soccer.shtml


For the latest information on Vikings’ women’s tennis, visit: https://www.mccc.edu/athletics_women_tennis.shtml




The 2023 MCCC women's soccer team reached the Region 19 Championship 



All-Region softball pitcher Shea Krebs led the Vikings to a 40-10 record and also earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors in May



 The 2023 MCCC women's tennis team placed 25th at the NJCAA Division I National Championship in May



Softball player Bella Truelove became the 11th MCCC All-American in program history



  Women's soccer player Fiona Madigan earned All-Region 19 honors this fall and also earned President's List honors for the fall semester



Softball player Isabella Bonacci earned President's List honors for the Fall 2023 semester



 Women's soccer goalie Celina Oliveira was one of four MCCC women's soccer players to earn All-Region honors this fall