By: BRITTANY THOMPSON
Editor: KYLE BENNETT
Photo Courtesy of: cccnj.edu
Two of CCC’s key sports teams competing this semester are the Men and Women’s Soccer team. Our men’s soccer team has played a total of 15 games so far and our women’s soccer team has played a total of 14 games.
As of Oct. 15, the men’s team has won 6 games against other colleges such as Delaware County Community College, Valley Forge Military College, Raritan Valley Community College, Middlesex County College, Community College of Philadelphia, and Passaic county Community College. The head soccer coach is Tim Schmitz and this is his first year as the coach. He graduated from Rutgers University after transferring from West Chester University where he played for two seasons. They also won 5 home games.
As of Oct. 12, the women’s soccer team has won two games against Montgomery County Community College (PA), and Salem Community College. Their first win of the season was on Sept. 13, 2013 against Salem Community College. The head coach is Don Palmucci and this is his first year also. He holds his USSF National D Soccer License and is heavily involved in advanced competitive/developmental soccer programs at NJ Rush Soccer and other local soccer programs like Harrison Soccer Club, Highland Soccer Club and Kingsway United Soccer. He looks forward to building a winning tradition at CCC for his student athletes on and off the field.
The colors for our sports teams are navy and gold and our nickname is Dukes. There is also a recruitment questionnaire on the sports website if you’re interested in participating in any sport. Other sports that are offered at CCC for both men and women are basketball, soccer, baseball and softball, and cross-country.
To sign up for any sport is easy. You need a physical packet to join. There is also the recruits’ questionnaire you must fill out. You can also speak to the CCC athletic director, Keith Gorman, if you are interested. His office is located in the Fitness Center located upstairs in the Gymnasium in the Student Center. The practice schedules are consistent and there are about 20 games in total that are played depending on which sport you join. Benefits are given when you do your best. So think about it and come join the Dukes this spring!