Middlesex County College athletic department and director of athletics Derrick Johnson are pleased to announce the return of men’s and women’s golf to the Blue Colts’ sponsored sport offerings, beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.
The teams will begin this fall and will compete in the Garden State Athletic Conference and National Junior College Athletic Association. Middlesex has begun the search process for hiring the next head coach and will begin recruiting efforts immediately to attract prospective male and female golfers to the program.
The addition of Men and Women’s golf will increase MCC’s intercollegiate athletic program to 14 sponsored sports. The Blue Colts will join Camden County College, Rowan College at Burlington, and Rowan College at Gloucester in offering women’s golf. On the men’s side, MCC will be the 15th school in NJCAA Region XIX to offer golf.
MCC sponsored men’s golf up until 2014 and has not offered the sport since. During the last four years of the program, Blue Colt teams and athletes experienced significant success on the greens. In 2011, Michael Maglione was selected 2nd Team All-Garden State Athletic Conference. The following year, 2012, MCC won the Union county Tournament while Anthony Lentini was selected 2nd team All-GSAC and both Pat Purcell and Lentini captured 2nd team All- Region XIX honors. The 2013 season marked a landmark performance by the Blue Colts, Purcell was ranked 13th nationally while CJ Clementi grabbed the 36th spot as a national selection. Both were ranked for round average. Purcell was also selected to 1st team All-GSAC and Clementi captured 2nd team All-GSAC.
“Middlesex County College is fully committed to supporting a broad-based athletic program providing educational and athletic opportunities for all students,” said MCC Athletic Director Derrick Johnson. “Adding golf in general is great for the institution. However, the addition of women’s golf will enhance the opportunities for and experiences of female student-athletes at our institution. Specifically, women’s golf will be a great addition to our varsity programs because of the interest among current and prospective students as well as the opportunity to compete for the NJCAA.”
“I am thrilled about the return and addition of women’s golf here at MCC,” said Interim President Mark McCormick. “It is a natural fit for the institution and our athletic department, and I think the women’s program will be able to come in and grow right away.”
For more information about Middlesex County College Athletics or the return of Men and Women’s golf, please contact the athletic department at 732-906-2559.