Gloucester CC Men's Tennis Sweeps Region 19 Tournament
May 5, 2012
The GCC Roadrunner Men's Tennis Team will be headed to Plano, TX on Saturday May 12th to defend their NJCAA Division III National Championship. The team completed a sweep of the individual championships on Saturday at Mercer County Park in a dominant performance from top to bottom. Sophomore AJ Moore (Williamstown HS) won the Individual Singles Championship and then teamed with freshman Donovan Vassalotti (Sacred Heart HS) to win the Doubles Championship as well. "AJ has really matured into a leader on the team," said Head Coach Brian Rowan. "We were really proud of the way he played and set the tone today and in the championship match he played doubles as well as we have seen him play."
Sophomores Andrew Pfieffer (#2 Singles/#2 Doubles) from Pitman HS, Vlad Koldomasov (#4 Singles/#2 Doubles) from Delsea HS and Dan Hays (#5 Singles) also from Pitman HS all earned individual region championships which had eluded them in their freshman seasons. "Pfieffer stepped up his game this weekend and was a great finisher. He had lost to two of the people he beat on his way to the region championship during the season so it was good redemption for him," added Rowan. A pair of freshman came through in the other singles spots as Donovan Vassalotti won a very competitive match at #3 singles and Shamell Martin won at #6 singles. Aaron Williams and Johann Sjolander easliy won the title at the crucial #3 Doubles flight without dropping a set in either of their matches.
This is the first time in GCC program history that the team has won all nine flights at the Region Tournament. The Roadrunners will be among a group of favorites at the NJCAA Division III National Tournament that will also include Nassau CC (NY), Oxford College (GA), CC Rhode Island, and Rock Valley CC (IL). The Roadrunners are the two-time defending champions of that tournament.
Day 1 Recap
The GCC Men's Tennis team had a strong day today in the early rounds of the NJCAA Region 19 Tournament and has done enough to clinch the championship for the fourth consecutive season. The team win return tomorrow for championship round matches in all six singles flights and all three doubles flights with a chance to sweep all the individual titles. The team was fairly dominant throughout the season in regional play and continued that today as they did not surrender a set throughought the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds played today.
Head Coach Brian Rowan was proud of the teams efforts - "Our guys played hard and trained hard throughout the season and this is the payoff. We now qualify to head to Dallas next week to compete in the National Tournament."
Sophomore AJ Moore (Williamstown HS) will have a chance tomorrow to earn his second Individual Region championship with a win at the #1 flight. He will face either Ambrose Tignan (Brookdale CC) or Randy Esmerjeda (Bergen CC) in the match scheduled for 10am at Mercer County Park. Moore is 17-5 this season and could become the Roadrunners first back-to-back Region Singles Champion in several years. The team went 15-4 overall this season setting a school record for wins in a season.
East Coast Wrestling Powers #17 Gloucester and #9 Nassau Square Off - Watch Live!
January 24, 2012
Tune in on Friday January 27 at 7pm for a matchup of top-ranked Junior College wrestling powers Gloucester CC and Nassau CC. The #17 ranked Roadrunners will host #9 Nassau in a matchup of the top Junior College teams on the East Coast and the match will be broadcast live via the Gloucester CC Athletics website. Gloucester and first year head coach Pete DiPol are looking to get GCC back into contention as one of the top non-scholarship programs in the country and are led by #1-ranked 157lb’er Justin Pencook, a 2011 All-American. Nassau has finished second on the non-scholarship division each of the last two seasons to Harper JC from Illinois. Both teams share a great traditional as East Coast powers in the sport and boast a combined 17 Individual National Champions, and 167 NJCAA All-Americans.
Please follow this link to tune in: http://www.gccnj.edu/athletics/mens_sports/wrestling/WR1.27.12.cfm
Men's Cross Country Wins Region Title
October 30, 2009
The Gloucester County College roadrunners were the host for this year’s Region 19 Cross Country Championships. Runners from all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey converged over the weekend to battle each other, the terrain and the ever-changing weather.
The first race featured the men in an 8000m battle through the woods, wind and rain. Right from the start, the Gloucester County men took command of the race, leading the pack through the first mile. As the race progressed through the hills, the strength of the roadrunners continued to push them ahead. Leading the charge for the entire race, and pulling away from the pack within the last mile, was Andre Thompson to win the Region 19 individual championship. He was followed closely behind by Alec Connelly in 2nd and Kevin Walsh in 5th place, with all three of these roadrunners earning All-Region honors. The rest of the team ran great even with several battling the flu and injuries. The team was rewarded for all of their hard work with a team championship, winning the Region 19 title for the first time since 2007. Top 3 Team Scores: Gloucester CC = 31, Cumberland CC = 42, Brookdale CC = 69.
Ocean County College runners, who are currently ranked #1 in the national polls, dominated the women’s race. The Gloucester County College lady roadrunners faired well despite the fierce competition and had their best showing against the top ranked team in the country. Amanda Dole and Tracy Dobkowski, who worked together throughout the race to finish in 4th and 5th places respectively, earned All-Region honors to lead the team. The rest of the ladies kept a tight pack together to help the roadrunners place 2nd in the meet. Top 3 team Scores: Ocean CC = 19, Gloucester CC = 47, Cumberland CC = 69.
The Roadrunnners will be back in action next Saturday at the District Championships held in Westfield, MA and then the season will conclude with the NJCAA National Championship race in Canandaugia, NY on November 7th.
Back to Back - Women's Tennis Wins Second Regional Championship
October 30, 2009
For the first time in school history a Gloucester CC tennis team has repeated as the regional champ. The Roadrunners hosted the Region XIX Tournament this weekend and finished play this afternoon with 14 points to outlast Brookdale CC who finished with 11 points. This is the sixth Region XIX championship for the women’s tennis program and the first time it has been won in consecutive seasons.
The third doubles team of sophomore Amanda Berry (Logan Twp./Kingsway Regional HS) and freshman Courtney Addis (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown HS) clinched the victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Brookdale’s team of Michelle Cheng and Ashley Stanzione. Other finals winners for Gloucester were #4 singles soph Sara Wilkins (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown HS), #5 singles Addis, #6 singles Berry, and the second doubles team of Wilkins and Kristin Abdallah (Washington Twp./Washington Twp. HS).
Brookdale CC proved to be the strongest at the top of the lineup as Carly Graver captured the Region XIX Singles Championship with her win over GCC’s Abdallah by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Graver teamed with Sofia Sarkissova to also win the Region XIX Doubles Championship. Those players qualify automatically for the NJCAA National Tournament.
As team champions, the Roadrunners will now prepare for the NJCAA National Championships which will be held May 1-6, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. Last season the team finished fourth at the championships.
Championship Round Results
#1 Singles Final - Graver (Brookdale) d. Abdallah (Gloucester) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
#2 Singles Final - Sarkissova (Brookdale) d. Bell (Gloucester) 6-2, 6-1
#3 Singles Final - DeSabato (Brookdale) d. Crozier (Gloucester) 6-1, 6-4
#4 Singles Final - Wilkins (Gloucester) d. Eldridge (Mercer) 6-3, 6-1
#5 Singles Final - Addis (Gloucester) d. Werner (Brookdale) 6-1, 6-3
#6 Singles Final - Berry (Gloucester) d. Nishida (Mercer) 6-1, 6-1
#1 Doubles Final -Graver/Sarkissova (Brookdale) d. Bell/Crozier (Gloucester) 6-1, 6-1
#2 Doubles Final - Abdallah/Wilkins (Gloucester) d. DeSabato/Werner (Brookdale) 6-2, 6-1
#3 Doubles Final - Addis/Berry (Gloucester) v. Cheng/Stanzione (Brookdale) 6-2, 6-4
Team Point Totals
Gloucester CC 13
Brookdale CC 11
Mercer CC 2
Ocean CC 0
Soph Matt Maccarone Named National Soccer Player of the Week
September 11, 2009
Colorado Springs, CO
September 9, 2009
The Roadrunner men's soccer team is off to a 2-1 start this season and a key member of the team has been sophomore Matt Maccarone. For his efforts early this season, Maccarone has been named NJCAA National Player of the Week. The announcement came today from the national office in Colorado Springs, CO.
Maccarone had a steady freshman season but has shown flashes of excellence early in this season. In the opening day win, he scored two goals and also played some great defense. He is able to play several positions on the field which adds to his versatility. "Slash" may become a fitting nickname for Matt as he often starts game in the defensive backfield and then shifts to the front of the offensive attack. In the second game of the season he started in the back line then shifted up front and scored a goal before moving back to a defensive position and saving a sure goal from reaching the net.
Maccarone is currenlty in the top 10 in the nation in total points and goals scored.
To read more, please visit the NJCAA men's soccer website at: www.NJCAA.org
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Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 18
Men's Championships: 16
Women's Championships: 2
Breakdown by Sport:
- Men's Division III Baseball: 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2010
- Men's Division III Basketball: 1994
- Men's Division III Cross Country: 1995
- Wrestling (Non-Scholarship): 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007
- Men's Division III Tennis: 2010, 2011
- Women's Division III Cross Country: 2006
- Women's Division III Softball: 2011