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Middlesex County College participated in the Region XIX tournament from the dates of Feb. 22-29 with games played at Middlesex, Essex and Northampton where they lost in the semi-finals. The first game of the tournament was against Delaware County at home where they won with a score of 79-63.…

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By Chris Place, Staff Writer Mike Russo is second baseman for the baseball team at The College. Russo has been playing baseball since he was 4 years old. Russo said because of his family’s history with the sport, he was destined to play. “I was born into the sport. Everyone in my family has …

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng Jonathan Torres (6) on the mound Bryan Fernandez (7) stands on second base. Tyler Sharfetz (left) talks with Assistant Coach Brian Weins (right) on first base. William Lonergan (32) pitched after Jonathan Torres. Head Coach Christopher Mooney (left) talks to…

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng Mike Russo (left) gives his teammates high fives. Colts won the first game 6-0 and the second game 5-3. Alex LaMattina (16) catches a ball from a pitch. Chris Giordano (26) throws the ball. Alex LaMattina (16) looks up after swinging the bat. Head Coach Chri…

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Genesis Torres, Staff Writer Inspired by the love of sports medicine, Robert Edmonds, assistant director of athletics and athletic trainer, said he attended East Stroudsburg State College on a track scholarship. Edmonds said that his main priority as an athletic trainer is working with the a…

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng Mike Izzo (left) gives his teammate a brofist. Mike Russo (middle left) and Josh Hernandez (middle right) celebrate after a successful inning. Josh Hernandez (30) waves after getting on second base. Nick Clemente (21) pitched for six innings. From left to ri…

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By Genesis Torres, Staff Writer Athletic director Derrick Johnson has managed to accomplish great depths throughout the athletics program in a matter of months, as he works into converting MCC into a winning mindset. “The hope is to grow the program and to make it better, as we eventually ad…

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By Genesis Torres, Staff Writer   The College’s men’s basketball team finalized their season with a record of 27-7. Beginning Nov. 3, 2018, the Colts sky-rocketed their season on their home court against Carolina Christian College with a final score of 96-80. Freshman guard Letrell West made…

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Team Earns 21 Runs in Game 1 and 28 Runs in Game 2 Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng   Tyler Sharfetz (41) smiles as he runs towards first base. Teammates celebrate after Josh Hernandez (30) hits a home run. Devin Schelmety (14) throws the ball back to the pitcher. Bryan Camelo (18) pitched …

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Box Scores Courtesy of NJCAA.org Game 1 Game 2 Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng Samuel Abreu (12) slides towards home plate. Daniel Gross (23) pitched in the second game for 5 innings. Tyler Sharfetz (41) runs towards first base as his helmet comes off. Pether Minier (28) on the mound.

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Photos Courtesy of Middlesex County College The College’s men’s basketball team was honored by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday, March 20, for having one of the best seasons in school history and for making it into the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III National Tour…

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How do you think you did during the season, and what did you like about being on the team? By Samantha Cheng, Managing Editor Name: Vincent Montgomery Year: Freshman Major: Liberal Arts – General “When I first started the basketball season, it was pretty rough trying to understand the energy…

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By Claudia Ugbana, Managing Editor The College’s baseball team won its third game in a row on March 10 against Spoon River College of Canton, Ill. on its spring training trip in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to http://www.region19.org, the team won 16-6. Head coach Christopher Moon…

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“Describe your experience at the national tournament.” By Samantha Cheng, Managing Editor   Name: Michael Okaro Major: History Year: Sophomore “It was very competitive. It was a great experience. A little heart breaking when I didn’t get the results I really wanted. But it’s a learning exper…

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Photo Courtesy of Samantha Cheng Letrell West was awarded the “a MVP” plaque.   Photo Courtesy of MCC Athletics Department Head Coach David Turco (left) stands next to Brookdale’s director of athletics and recreation, Katelyn P. Amundson (right). Turco was awarded the “Coach of the Year” plaque.

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By Chris Place, Managing Editor Christopher Mooney is the head coach of the men’s baseball team at The College who has been around baseball since he was a kid.   “I played all throughout little league, middle school, and junior high school. I played all four years at Spotswood High School, w…

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By Chris Place Managing Editor   Letrell West is a guard for the men’s basketball team at The College. He has been playing basketball since he was 7-years old. He didn’t begin to mix it up with some of the other top players until much later. “I didn’t start playing high level organized baske…

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Photo Courtesy of Middlesex County College Interim President Mark McCormick throws the ball into the air for the honorary Pink Night tip off.   Photo Courtesy of Samantha Cheng Members of the baseball team, such as Daniel Gross (left) and Mike Russo (right), helped sell baked goods and trick…

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Box Score Courtesy of NJCAA.org   Photo Courtesy of Samantha Cheng From left to right: Vincent Montgomery, Cheikh Ndiaye, Abdullah Nieskens and Cameron Saintil watch the game from the sidelines.

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By Claudia Ugbana Managing Editor   The College’s Athletics department will be returning men’s and women’s golf to the Blue Colt’s sponsored sports offering in the 2019 –20 academic year. According to The College’s website, the teams will begin fall 2019 and will compete in the Garden State …

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng   Laura Archille (30) pulling up for a shot   Aliyah Santos (20) looking to get the ball to her teammates

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng   Vincent Montgomery (20) in his free throw motion   Cheikh Ndiaye (42) attempting to drive by the defender   Head Coach David Turco watches the game from the sideline.

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Photo Courtesy of Kyle Brewer Members of the wrestling team went to Scranton, PA on Feb. 16 for the NJCAA Eastern District Tournament. The tournament determined who moves on to the national championship. Middlesex County College athletes Xhelal Lleshi, Michael Botte, Nezzar Dimes, Edwin Agui…

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng   ““We’re sitting pretty good right now. We have eight guys that will be competing. I think six of them have a good shot at making it to nationals. We have one guy that’s ranked first right now, which is Michael Okaro, the heavy weight. Then we have a few […]

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By Genesis Torres Staff Writer   The College’s men’s basketball team beat Lehigh Carbon Community College with a final score of 72-55 on Feb. 7. Coming in with an overall record of 20-4, the Colts anticipated another win as they faced the home court of the Cougars, who have struggled this se…

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng Alexis Banko (11) tries to move with the ball away from the opponent. Keisha Collado (10) tries to move with the ball away from the opponent.  

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Photo Courtesy of Samantha Cheng Members of the men’s basketball team celebrate after a close game against Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC). RCGC currently ranks first in Division III Region XIX while MCC ranks second. Box Score Courtesy of NJCAA.org

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng   Xhelal Lleshi (top) wrestles his opponent.   Edwin Aguilera (top) tries to pin his opponent.   Nezzar Dimes (top) tries to pin his opponent.   Demitruis Ruiz (top) wrestles his opponent.   Farhan Khan (top) tries to pin his opponent.

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Men’s Soccer Zeriab Abdou Anthony Ayoub Dennis Fernandez Michael Malgioglio Paschal Okeke Women’s Soccer Jessica Cortez Josephine Fusco Cristina Reyes Karina Roldan Sarah Solorzano Genesis Torres Wrestling Edwin Aguilera Alexander Bianchini Michael Botte Demetrius Ruiz Norberto Torres Track …

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng   Elmer River-Rivera high fives a teammate before the start of the game.   Alkeim Raines (15) takes a shot.

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Photos Courtesy of Samantha Cheng   Letrell West (11) shakes hands with Camden County College Assistant Basketball Coach Delorian Heard.   Assistant Coaches Karl Towns Sr. (left) and William Kilduf (right) watch the game from the sideline.   Kahir Raymond (10) passes the ball.   Cheikh Ndiay…

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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, […]

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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 s…

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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. […]

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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…

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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…

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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 […]

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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 …

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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. …

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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 awa…

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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 h…

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By Matthew Thornton Staff Writer The Blue Colts Men’s soccer team suffered a 1-3 loss against Camden County College on Sept.27. This game was scheduled as a home match for the Blue Colts, however the match was held at a field in Milltown due to the field at MCC being soaked from rain the pre…

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By Matthew Serraty Staff Writer The Blue Colts men’s soccer team played Manor College on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and suffered a 4-2 loss. The team went into half-time with the score tied at 1-1. The lone goal was scored by Jonathan Franco. Head Coach Zizo Sherif said, “It’s our game. We started un…

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By Matthew Thornton Staff Writer The Blue Colts men’s soccer team defeated the County College of Morris 2-0 at home on Sept. 20. The Blue Colts came out aggressively on both offense and defense. The team took a total of five shots in the first half while holding Morris to only two shots. The…