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Buccaneers Baseball Team Supports Basketball against Ocean County

Buccaneers Baseball Night at Basketball
Staff Writer, February 5, 2019

The Gym on Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus was rocking as the Baseball Buccaneers came out in force to support their brothers and sisters on the men’s and women’s basketball teams as they competed against the Ocean County College Vikings.

“We teach our guys to be men for others; supporting our fellow Buccaneer athletes is one small way – and a fun way – to fulfill that obligation,” said Head Buccaneer Baseball Coach Rod Velardi. And what a fun night it was. The Baseball team watched and cheered vigorously as the women Buccaneers soundly defeated the Vikings.

“Hopefully, having almost thirty players and coaches in the stands shouting and cheering them on helped motivate our young ladies,” added Velardi. “In any case, they looked terrific out there. I’m sure Coach Fred is proud. I know we were.”
After the game, the Baseball team congratulated the young ladies and they all posed to have their pictures taken together before they retired to the stands to share pizza as they waited for the men’s game to begin.

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Sean Dillon and Oscar Tejada join the line of Buccaneer Baseball Players as they Congratulate the Women’s Basketball Team on their great win. Smiles all around.

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Buccaneer Baseball Players Join the Women’s Basketball Team for a Victory Pose after their terrific and exciting win over Ocean County

 

The ladies joined the Baseball Team as they enjoyed pizza together and waited for the men’s game to begin. And what a game it was. For most of the game it was like watching a heavyweight prize fight as the two teams charged up and down the court, exchanging blows and trading points in a tight see-saw battle as the first half ended with the Vikings up by only two points.

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The Buccaneers Baseball Team watches intently as the men battle the visiting Vikings in a tense contest.

The second half started where the first half left off. Some spectacular dunks by the Buccaneers brought the Baseball Team to their feet yelling and cheering their comrades on. Back and forth they went. The Vikings pulled away at one point only to see the Buccaneers valiantly battle back. In the end, the Vikings pulled out the victory; but the Buccaneers never quit.

It made you wonder if there was more time, maybe the Bucs would have prevailed. We may never know. What we do know is it was a fun night for all involved and the Buccaneer basketball players – men and women – definitely impressed the baseball team.

Head Baseball Coach Rod Velardi succinctly summed up the evening, “This was a great night for our Baseball Team as we hope it was for the Basketball Teams. The students at this college really need to support their athletic teams. These kids work so hard and the games are terrifically entertaining. We will definitely do more of this next year. We salute the basketball teams and their wonderful coaches.”

In the meantime, Coach Velardi and his team have an exciting season of baseball coming up, starting Sunday, March 3 at beautiful Surf Stadium in Atlantic City. There is no doubt the baseball team is hoping for Atlantic Cape fans to show up and bring that Buccaneer Spirit with them!

 

Here’s the Scoop–Oct. 21, 2016

gordon-parks-imageFaculty and Staff are invited to join in the discussion of Gordon Parks’ autobiography, A Choice of Weapons, with Professors Paula Manns and Effie Russell, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the art gallery. Parks (1912-2006) began his career as a photographer, chronicling the WPA projects of the 1930s, and eventually became the first African American staff photographer and writer for Life Magazine, the foremost photojournalist publication in the world of the period.

Although Parks’ subject matter was diverse, much of it focused on bringing awareness to issues of poverty and racism, subjects still relevant today. Continue reading

Cheer on Men’s Basketball in Playoffs Feb. 23

Atlantic Cape’s  men’s basketball team has advanced in the Region 19 playoffs and plays the No. 1 seed Camden County College Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Camden’s Blackwood Campus Gym at 6 p.m.
It’s just a short drive from our campus to CCC, 200 College Drive, Blackwood.
If you can’t make the game, get updates on Twitter @TheBucGuy

President Congratulates Basketball Player on Conference Honor

Dr. Peter L. Mora, president, met with women’s basketball player Barbara Gedeon was named the National Junior College Athletic Association and Garden State Athletic Conference “Player of the Week” for Division III for the week ended Nov. 8. He congratulated her on her success so far this season and talked to her school and her future goals. Gedeon, 20, of Galloway is in her second season with the Bucs.

Dr. Peter L. Mora, left, congratulates basketball player Barbara Gedeon, center, and Mike Rennick, assistant director of athletics.

Dr. Peter L. Mora, left, congratulates basketball player Barbara Gedeon, center, and Mike Rennick, assistant director of athletics.

Women’s Basketball Player Named ‘Player of the Week’

Atlantic Cape Community College women’s basketball player Barbara Gedeon was named the National Junior College Athletic Association and Garden State Athletic Conference “Player of the Week” for Division III for the week ended Nov. 8. She earned the awards by averaging 19 points a game as the Atlantic Cape Buccaneers went 2-0 for the week.

Barbara Gedeon

Barbara Gedeon

Gedeon, 20, of Galloway is in her second season with the Bucs.

Pep Rally to Kick Off Basketball Season Opener TOMORROW

A pep rally is being held 12:30 p.m., tomorrow, Nov. 3, in the main cafeteria of the Mays Landing Campus to kick off the season opener for men’s and women’s basketball.

Wear your red and blue to show your Buccaneer team spirit! Free giveaways, music and signature cookies created by Academy of Culinary Arts students will be available.

Women’s game: 5 p.m.  v.  Montgomery County Community College

Men’s game: 7 p.m. v. Montgomery County Community College

Both games are home.

Basketball Players Gather for Reunion, Game

Nine coaches and women who played basketball for the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers in the late 1970s gathered Feb. 3 at the college for a reception and to watch current players on the court.

The women all played during the 1976-79 seasons under head coach Bill Poulson. At his urging to reconnect with the former athletes, the college’s athletics and alumni outreach departments arranged the event.

From left, Larry Larned, former coach, of Egg Harbor Township; Nancy Norton of Somers Point; Iris Bundy of Mays Landing; Connie McKinnis of Egg Harbor Township; Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; Sherry Vaughn-Miller of Mays Landing; Ave’ McCann Guerrieri of Ventnor; Bill Poulson, former coach, of Moorestown; Donna Price-Green of Galloway; and Michael Brown, former coach, of Penns Grove.

From left, Larry Larned, former coach, of Egg Harbor Township; Nancy Norton of Somers Point; Iris Bundy of Mays Landing; Connie McKinnis of Egg Harbor Township; Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; Sherry Vaughn-Miller of Mays Landing; Ave’ McCann Guerrieri of Ventnor; Bill Poulson, former coach, of Moorestown; Donna Price-Green of Galloway; and Michael Brown, former coach, of Penns Grove.

The alumnae and coaches enjoyed a reception at Careme’s, the on-campus restaurant, and then watched the Lady Bucs take on Cumberland County College in Atlantic Cape’s Jonathan Pitney Hall.