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SCCC recognizes largest group of scholar athletes

in Home Page, News, Sports

Sussex County Community College is pleased to announce that 15 of their student athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Associations (NJCAA) for the 2016-2107 academic year.

There are three NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor as follows: First Team is a 4.0 GPA, Second Team is a 3.80-3.99 GPA and the Third Team is a 3.60-3.79 GPA.

“I am very proud of these student athletes’ accomplishments in the classroom and on the field,” stated John Kuntz, SCCC Director of Athletics and Associate Dean of Student Services. “This is the largest number of student athletes we have had recognized in the College’s history.”

The following SCCC students were recognized:

Benjamin Armstrong Soccer III, Baseball II First Team
Stephanie Ahmad Soccer I, Basketball III Second Team
Daniela Bernal Pineda Soccer I Second Team
Erin Dimino Softball III Second Team
Brielle Hilbert Basketball III Second Team
Merrinda Hill Soccer I Second Team
Celina Faschan Soccer I Second Team
Gabrielle Sarni Soccer I Second Team
Brittany Todd Soccer I Second Team
Keeley McGregor Basketball III Third Team
Kelsey O’Connor Softball III Third Team
Thomas Parry Soccer III Third Team
Alejandro Patino Soccer III Third Team
Jared-Daniel Quintero Baseball II Third Team
Grace Thuen Basketball III, Softball III Third Team

 

Pictured:
Top Row, left to right: Benjamin Armstrong, Stephanie Ahmad, Daniela Bernal Pineda, Erin Dimino, Brielle Hilbert,
Second row, left to right: Merrinda Hill, Celina Faschan, Gabrielle Sarni, Brittany Todd, Keeley McGregor
Third row, left to right: Kelsey O’Connor, Thomas Parry, Alejandro Patino, Jared-Daniel Quintero, Grace Thuen

 

SCCC Athletes continue Collegiate Career at the DI Level

in Home Page, Men's Baseball, Sports, Women's Soccer

Peter Feroney Holds the SCCC record for most career hits

Jared Quintero was named to the NJCAA 1st Team All Region XIX

Jill Pullis holds the season and career assists record at SCCC

Sussex County Community College is proud and excited to announce that three Skylanders have signed National Letters of Intent to play at the NCAA. Division I level this upcoming fall.  Jill Pullis (Women’s Soccer),
Peter  Ferony (Baseball), and Jared Quintero (Baseball) have all signed to play for St. Peter’s University (Jersey City, NJ) for the upcoming 2017/2018 year.

Pullis (Vernon, NJ) has been a stand out player and captain for the SCCC Women’s Soccer program and currently holds the school record for assists in a single season as well as the career assist record.  Jill was ranked in the top 5 in the nation for NJCAA DI women’s soccer players for assists this past season, is a NJCAA Region XIX champion, and has competed in two NJCAA District E Tournaments.  Jill will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education at St. Peter’s.

Peter Ferony  (West Milford, NJ) was a 2 year starter for the SCCC Baseball program and has been an integral player in the team’s success over the past two seasons.  He currently holds the record for most hits in a career at Sussex County Community College and was named to the NJCAA 1st Team for Region XIX and the GSAC as an infielder.  Peter will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at St. Peter’s.

Jared Quintero ( Paterson, NJ) was also a 2 year starter for the SCCC Baseball program.  Jared was a leader on and off the field for the Skylanders and had many roles in the team, including 1st Base, Right Field, and as a starting pitcher.  Jared was named to the NJCAA 1st Team for Region XIX and the GSAC this past season, and will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at St. Peter’s.

22 Student Athletes Receive Academic Scholarships

in Sports

On May 11, 2017, the Sussex County Community College Foundation held its annual Scholarship Awards Reception in the Performing Arts Center.  This year, 21 student athletes (both current and incoming freshmen) were awarded a total of 25 of the available scholarships.  SCCC offers over 100 academic and leadership scholarship awards each year that range from $250 to $2,000.  Students must apply for their desired scholarship award, and meet the required criteria, before being chosen by the SCCC Foundation Scholarship Committee.  The following student athletes were awarded academic scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Current Student Athletes:

  • Euan Fraser – Men’s Soccer
  • Wataru Kazama – Baseball
  • Brielle Hilbert – Women’s Basketball
  • Alejandro Patino – Men’s Soccer
  • Poppy Bignell – Women’s Soccer
  • Ben Armstrong – Men’s Soccer/Baseball
  • Grace Thuen – Women’s Basketball/Softball
  • Tijan Nyass – Men’s Soccer
  • Aaron Delbury – Men’s Basketball
  • Brittany Todd – Women’s Soccer
  • Fabio Pinfildi – Men’s Soccer
  • Summer Taylor – Softball
  • Daniela Bernal – Women’s Soccer
  • David Pluviose – Men’s Basketball
  • Merrinda Hill – Women’s Soccer
  • Mario Umanzor – Men’s Soccer
  • Eden Brown – Women’s Soccer
  • Matt Duckworth – Baseball
  • Tom Parry – Men’s Soccer

Incoming Student Athletes:

  • Elliza Lane – Women’s Soccer
  • Kristina Feeley – Women’s Soccer

Quintero Named 1st Team All Region XIX

in Home Page, Men's Baseball, Sports

Sussex County Community College would like to congratulate Jared Quintero (East Stroudsburg, PA) for being named to the NJCAA All Region XIX 1st Team.  Jared was also named this year’s MVP for the Sussex baseball program, and performed in multiple positions.  He started games as a right fielder, first baseman, and starting pitcher.  He finished the season with a .350 batting average, 9 doubles, 17 runs, 30 RBIs, and 2 home runs.

 

 

O’Connor and Conlon Receive Athletic Honors

in Sports, Women's Softball

Sussex County Community College is proud to announce that softball player Kelsey Conlon (Freshmen), a North Warren HS graduate, was selected to the 3rd team All Region XIX Softball Team of the National Junior College Athletic Association at the catcher position.  In addition, Kelsey O‘Connor (Sophomore), a Sparta HS graduate, was  selected to both the  3rd team All Region XIX and the 2nd team All Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) team at the shortstop position. Congratulations to our two Kelsey’s.  To see the complete teams go to www.njcaaregion19.com

Sussex Falls to Orange in Annual Military Appreciation Game

in Men's Baseball, Sports

What an atmosphere last night at Skylands Stadium under the lights as Sussex took on Orange CCC in our Annual Military Appreciation Baseball Game.  It all started as Nathan Stillings, SCCC Student and SCCC Ambassador sung the National Anthem followed by SCCC Veteran and Professor, Michael Hughes throwing out the first pitch.  There were numerous activities in between innings such as the dizzy bat race, t shirt toss, trivia questions (all with prizes), interviews with Home Town Heroes (veterans) and, of course, the traditional singing of  “Take Me Out To the Ball Game”.  The Stadium video board was lit up with pictures of our players as they came to bat as well as the showing of the SCCC commercial and the announcing of other SCCC events.  As for the game, the Skylanders made a valiant comeback effort before falling 7-6 to Orange after scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning with the tying run on 3rd base as the game ended. Next up for SCCC baseball team is our rival as we travel to CC Morris on Sat 4/29 needing to sweep Morris in a DH in order to qualify for the Regional playoffs.

Pullis Signs for NCAA DI St. Peter’s

in News, Sports, Women's Soccer

Jill Pullis signs with St. Peter’s University

Sussex County Community College would like to congratulate Jill Pullis (Vernon High School) for officially signing with St. Peter’s University (Jersey City, NJ) to play for their Women’s Soccer team.  Pullis was a starter and captain for the SCCC Women’s Soccer program, and currently holds the school record for assists in a single season as well as the career assist record.  Jill was ranked in the top 5 in the nation for NJCAA DI women’s soccer players for assists this past season, is a NJCAA Region XIX champion, and has competed in two NJCAA District E Tournaments.  Jill will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education at St. Peter’s.

 

Military Appreciation Game rescheduled for 4/26

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Please Note: The game is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 26th at 7 pm, Skylands Stadium

Sussex County Community College prides itself on being a military-friendly college. The College works closely with veterans on a number of levels, assuring that they get the attention they need. In some cases, veterans need some extra assistance.

The SCCC Skylanders Baseball team is hosting a special Military Appreciation Game on Tuesday, April 25 at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, starting at 7 p.m. The Skylanders will face the Colts of SUNY Orange County Community College.

This event will be a fundraiser for the College’s Student Veterans Emergency Relief program (SVER). SVER provides emergency funds to student veterans at SCCC who need financial help in between semesters. Veterans receive a VA housing allowance of $2600 per month, but only when college is in session. SVER aids veterans with additional assistance for those veterans who qualify and are in need of housing, car payments, food, and other essentials when college is not in session.

There are no colleges in the area that offer this type of added support to student veterans. They are able to get additional assistance and continue their education without interruption. The SVER is able to provide an emergency stipend during a gap in their lives.

Additionally, SCCC will be accepting non-perishable food items for the SCCC Horton Food Pantry at the gate.

To make a donation to SVER please visit: https://commerce.cashnet.com/sussexfoundationpay.

SCCC Defeats Rockland

in Men's Baseball, Sports

The Sussex County Community College baseball team won against Rockland Community College 3-2 after 9 innings on Wednesday.  Anthony Carida (Hackettstown) continues his hot play this week, but on the bump for this game.  He threw 5 scoreless innings as he was able to get out of jams with big pitches. Anthony, a freshman transfer from Rutgers New Brunswick, pitched well for his second start of the season (his last coming in Florida) and came up big with getting us that win to inch closer to a .500 record.

Offensively, it started in the 3rd inning with freshman Ben Armstrong (High Point) bunting for a single to get things started, then next batter Mike Lucero (Colorado) hit a double down the line to put himself and Ben in scoring position. Next, batter Peter Ferony (West Milford) laced a single up the middle to score Ben, then the following batter, Justin Smith (Newton), hit a single to left to score Mike to make the score 2-0. In the 4th inning we added another run on a errant throw to make it 3-0. In the 9th inning with the score 3-2… Trevor Risdon (High Point) came in to close the game for the save to bring our overall record to 11-13.

Sussex Holds Annual Breakfast of Champions

in Men's Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Softball

Sussex County Community College held its annual Breakfast of Champions this past Wednesday to honor student athletes who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  This year, over 40 student athletes were recognized at the ceremony, and each athlete invited a faculty or staff member who has had a positive impact on their academic success.  The student athlete representatives this year were Brielle Hilbert from women’s basketball and Ben Armstrong from men’s soccer and baseball (pictured above).

Brielle Hilbert (women’s basketball) and Ben Armstrong (men’s soccer and baseball) announce the names of the Breakfast of Champions honorees