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Archery Team Wins National Recurve Title

ACCC honored its national championship archery team and coaches during a reception in July at the college.

ACCC’s men’s archery team won a national title at the United States Intercollegiate Archery Championships held in May in Los Angeles. They topped teams from Texas A&M and UCLA.

Archery team

ACCC's archery team and coaches celebrated their national championship with President Dr. Peter Mora and Dean of Students Carmen Royal.

The men’s recurve team, including sophomores Brett Lazaroff of Absecon, Noah Patterson of Egg Harbor Township, and Carlos Villa of Pleasantville placed first at the event.

ACCC President Dr. Peter Mora commended the team for its achievement and presented the team with resolutions from New Jersey Assemblyman Jim Whelan and the ACCC Board of Trustees, certificates for individual team members and plaques to head coach Helen Bolnick and assistant coaches Chad Affrunti, Leah Beverley and Jim Repnicki.

Lazaroff ranked third overall in individual men’s competition. He also qualified for a spot on the World University Championship Men’s Recurve Team, and competed in June in Slovakia. For the second consecutive year, Lazaroff was named to the All-America team based on his score from this competition and the National Indoor tournament held in March.

Noah Patterson archery demonstration

Noah Patterson points out different features of the bow during a demonstration at the college.

Patterson finished 11th at the competition and for the second year in a row was named to the Academic All-America team. Freshman Steve Gatto of Hammonton finished 12th and was also named to the Academic All-America team. Sophomore Mark Schiavo of Somers Point placed 19th, freshman Keith Miller of Atco finished 21st, Villa finished 25th and Josh Coleman of Cape May Court House finished 26th.

ACCC’s compound team ranked fourth in the country.

Sophomore Desiree Sparano of Northfield, ACCC’s only female competitor, finished 15th overall.

Bolnick was named Coach of the Year for the third time, an award voted on by all coaches in the collegiate division.

More than 30 colleges and 150 archers attended the competition held at the University of California, Los Angeles. ACCC was one of only two community colleges with students competing at the event.