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Meet the Coach: Ashley Malone

By quovadis December 5, 2018

By Chris Place Staff Writer Ashley Malone, also known as “Coach A,” is the assistant coach of the Blue Colts women’s soccer team. Malone said has been around soccer since she was a kid. “Soccer has been a part of my life for roughly 20 years. I started out playing rec at 8 years old, then I played travel and indoor from 10 to 15. I played varsity in high school. In college, I chose to focus...

Head Coach Sherif Reflects on Season

By quovadis November 28, 2018

By Matthew Thornton Staff Writer According to njcaa.org, the Blue Colts men’s soccer team finished this season with a 9-9-1 record and made it to the semi-finals where they lost 1-0 at an away game in overtime to Sussex County College. The Blue Colts had an up-and-down start to the regular season and lacked consistency early on. Over the course of the season, the players learned each other’s strengths and started to play as a team. Coach...

Meet the Coach: Ted Fiorentino

By quovadis November 21, 2018

By Chris Place Staff Writer Ted Fiorentino has been the head coach of the women’s soccer team at Middlesex County College for the past 11 years. Coach Fiorentino has been around soccer for his entire life. “I have been around the game of soccer as a player and a coach now for over 45 years. I started playing in grammar school when I was 12 or 13,” he said. “I played at Brookdale Community College for two...

Photographer Describes Journey Into MCC Sports

By quovadis November 21, 2018

By Samantha Cheng Managing Editor Way back in the spring 2017 semester, I decided to join the Quo Vadis newspaper as a photographer. At that time, all I had was a phone to take my photos. After the semester ended, I felt inferior to those who had professional-looking cameras. They took great quality photos with ease. On the other hand, I struggled to take photos of people at certain events. They would move around and turn out...

Meet the Coach: Rich Catena

By quovadis November 14, 2018

By Chris Place Staff Writer Rich Catena has been the assistant coach of the men’s soccer team since 2016. Catena said that he has been around the game of soccer for over 25 years. “I played goalkeeper in high school at Colonia. I played goalkeeper for four years on varsity. Then, I played at Middlesex for two years,” he said. Catena said that he moved up after playing at Middlesex. “I played semi-pro. I was in the...

Meet the Coach: Zizo Sherif

By quovadis November 7, 2018

By Matthew Thornton Staff Writer Zizo Sherif has been head coach of the men’s soccer team since 2010. Sherif said, “My love for the game dates back to when I was a young as five.” He played soccer all of his life. According to Sherif’s official resume, he was selected to play for Alahi Club in 1991, which happened to be the biggest and most popular soccer club in all of Cairo, Egypt. For the next few...

Baseball Team Raises Money For Trip

By quovadis October 31, 2018

By Matthew Serraty Opinion Editor The Blue Colts men’s baseball team is attempting to raise money to go to the Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The team is using the website Snapraise.com to accept donations for the trip. Head coach Chris Mooney said, “On our site, we have a donation goal. There is a list of what different donations can go for. One covers the fee of the tournament. Another covers the hotel. The page...

Meet the Athlete: Virmerlis Mendez

By quovadis October 25, 2018

By Matthew Serraty Opinion Editor Virmerlis Mendez plays for the women’s volleyball and softball teams and is in her second year at MCC. She attended Highland Park High School and still lives in Highland Park. She is a computer science major and eventually would like to transfer to Rutgers. When asked what made her gravitate to the game of volleyball, Mendez said, “I remember watching women and men playing volleyball on television. That made me want to...

Colts Win 5-0

By Samantha Cheng October 17, 2018

By Chris Place Staff Writer The Blue Colts women’s soccer team played Dutchess County Community College on Oct. 6 and won 5-0. The team started off strong right away as Gianna Sortizza scored the first goal within the first ten minutes of the game. The Blue Colts started to put this game away very quickly as Naytasha Spruiel scored the next two goals to put the lead up to 3-0. They didn’t stop there though as Christina...

Meet the Athlete: Semarjit Singh

By quovadis October 10, 2018

By Matthew Serraty Opinion Editor Semarjit Singh is a sophomore at Middlesex County College and is a member of the Blue Colts women’s volleyball team. She attended Piscataway High School and still currently lives in Piscataway. Singh is a returning member of the volleyball team, this being her second season. She is a business administration major and plans to transfer to Rutgers in the fall. Singh said, “My brother went to Rutgers Newark and played basketball, so...