BY BRETT FRIEDENSOHN
According to Region XIX’s website, the men’s soccer team finished 4-10, 14 out of 19 in its division, and the volleyball team finished last in its division at 3-8. While neither of them have qualified for a playoff, the volleyball team participated in a tournament last Saturday at Delaware Technical Community College, during which it lost to Delaware Tech Terry. The women’s soccer team had the most successful season of CCM’s three non-scrimmage fall teams this year. Finishing its regular season 6-6, it advanced to Region XIX’s playoff tournament. However, it lost 1-0 on October 24 to Sussex County Community College.
“[Sussex has] some good players. They didn’t get the second seed and wind up two or three in the region without having had a lot of good performances,” said Roger Stephens, Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Coach for women’s soccer at CCM before the game. He also praised his players’ progression during each game and their competitive attitudes.
Meanwhile, staff in the Health and Physical Education Department have been anxious most of the semester.
“For the last two years, we’ve experienced an unbelievable amount of turnover in staff, construction projects, abatement situations,” said Jack Sullivan, Director of Athletics. “We’ve kept the ship steady, but full time staff retiring, building construction, coaches resigning and not coming back…There’s so many things for the last two years, it just seems maddening. I think that we’re in a better place, better facility, and the future’s looking brighter, and new energy with the new staff, so sometimes you have to take a step back before you can take a step forward.”
The final addition to the renovations of the HPE building that have occurred over approximately the past year has been completed. On Monday, October 26, the pool opened with its new roof and air conditioning unit, both added with an effort to reduce the humidity in the aquatics building.
Men’s and women’s basketball will open their regular seasons on November 7 at Manor College; the women will begin at 1 p.m. and the men at 3. CCM will host the annual Turkey Hoop Shoot Tournament, consisting of men’s and women’s basketball teams from CCM, Orange Community College, Rowan College, and Cecil Community College, on November 20, 21, and 22.