Celebrating National Sons Day with MCCC Athletics




In honor of National Sons Day, which was on September 28 th, we want to recognize the achievements of MCCC men’s athletic teams.  Men’s lacrosse won the Region 19 Championship.  Men’s tennis player Peyton Miller (Ewing, NJ/Ewing) won the Region 19 Championship at 1 st Singles and qualified for the NJCAA Division III Men’s Tennis National Championship.  Due to an injury Miller was unable to compete at Nationals.  Mercer baseball had the opportunity to play at Trenton Thunder Stadium against Bucks CCC in April, a game the Vikings won 16-1. MCCC men’s soccer finished the 2022 season 12-4.


Men’s basketball player Izaiah Johnson (Philadelphia, PA/Burlington City) was selected to participate in the NJCAA Rising All-Star Game held at Iowa Western Community College in June.  Johnson was one of 60 returning players selected for the showcase and the only player from the Northeast to participate.


Fifteen men’s athletes earned All-Region 19 honors, 11 All-GSAC (Garden State Athletic Conference) honors and two men’s athletes earned Region 19 Player of the Year honors: Samuel Destine (Union, NJ/Union) in men’s soccer and Luke Vando (Yardley, PA/Pennsbury) in men’s lacrosse.


The 11 All-Region 19 performers included Jimmy Baars (Kudelstaart, Netherlands/Alkwin Kollege), Destine, Dillon Du Toit (Johannesburg, South Africa/Waterstone College), Zoumana Konate (Piscataway, NJ/WWP-South), Ignacio Olguin (Santiago, Chile/Colegio del Valle) and Yehonaton Sabag (Rishon Lezion, Israel/Amiron HS) from men’s soccer, Johnson from men’s basketball, Miller from men’s tennis, Jacob Ramirez (Toms River, NJ/St. John Vianney) from baseball and Thomas Casuccio (Staten Island, NY/Tottenville HS), Joe Eible (Ledgewood, NJ/Roxbury HS), Jack Kalinowski (Yardley, PA/Pennsbury), Izzy Miranda (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic), Braden Travaglini (Berlin, NJ/Eastern Regional HS) and Vando from men’s lacrosse.


The men’s GSAC All-Conference performers were Jalen Perez (Chesapeake, VA/Western Branch HS) and Ramirez from baseball, Johnson from men’s basketball, Miller from men’s tennis and Ryan Callahan (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert), Xavier Ferren (Franklinville, NJ/Clearview Regional), Kalinowski, Miranda, Anthony Petracca (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert), Travaglini and Vando from men’s lacrosse.



Five male athletes earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors.  Baars, Filipo Dapelo (Italy), Rodrigo Suarez Camacho (Santa Cruz, Bolivia/Britanico Santo Cruz) and Olekii Mykhalchuk (Kiev, Ukraine) from men’s soccer and Cody Rosier (Levittown, PA/Pennsbury) from men’s lacrosse.


Congrats to MCCC men’s athletes on all of their success in 2022-2023!  Thank you to the many parents who allowed your sons to come to Mercer and play on our Viking athletic teams!



  Men's lacrosse won the 2023 Region 19 Championship


  The MCCC Baseball team played Bucks CCC at Trenton Thunder Stadium


Men's tennis players Mahmoud El Etriby and Peyton Miller share a handshake during a doubles match


Men's basketball player Izaiah Johnson was selected to participate in the NJCAA Rising All-Star Game in Iowa


  The 2023 men's soccer team huddles up before a game


  Baseball players Dan Errigo and Brayden Meskill celebrate after a win