Middlesex County College will reinstitute its men’s golf program and add a women’s golf program to its intercollegiate athletic department, starting in the academic year of 2019-2020..
The teams will compete in the Garden State Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Middlesex has already started searching for a golf head coach. It is not clear if the men’s and women’s teams will have separate head coaches.
The college will also begin recruiting male and female golfers “immediately,” according to a press release.
With the addition of golf programs, Middlesex County College will offer 14 sponsored sports.
It actually offered men’s golf before, until 2014, and the program enjoyed some success.
In 2012, Middlesex won the Union County Tournament. Middlesex golfers Pat Purcell and Anthony Lentini were named to the All-Region XIX Second Team. One year later, Purcell and C.J. Clementi both achieved national rankings.
The school’s administration is excited to make the program even better this time around.
“Middlesex County College is fully committed to supporting a broad-based athletic program providing educational and athletic opportunities for all students,” said 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 in the NJCAA.”
“I am thrilled about the return and addition of women’s golf here at MCC,” added 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.”