Mercer County Community College Foundation Announces Establishment of MCCC Athletics Hall of Fame

Public invited to submit nominations by April 19

WEST WINDSOR – Backed by more than a half-century of sports excellence, the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Foundation and its newly-formed MCCC Athletics Committee (MAC) have announced the establishment of the MCCC Athletics Hall of Fame to honor those who have distinguished themselves on the field and on the court.

“Mercer’s sports history spans six decades,” said Dan Klim, MAC chair and Foundation board member. “Our men’s and women’s teams have represented the college around the nation and competed in – and brought home – several national championships. An MCCC Athletics Hall of Fame is a fitting tribute to honor some of these individuals.”

Comprised of Foundation board members, alumni, past coaches, players, and administrators, MAC members will assist with fundraising efforts to fund athletic scholarship programs and to improve athletics facilities. Through a combination of outreach efforts designed to enhance relationships with alumni, students, parents and the community, the committee further aims to promote Mercer school spirit through intercollegiate and intramural athletics. Charles Plohn, MAC co-chair, said this makes the Hall of Fame an ideal first project.

 “Many athletes, coaches, and administrators who have worn the green and gold have achieved athletic greatness, but thousands more have contributed to the betterment of society,” Plohn said.

 MCCC’s storied sports history includes 14 national championships, including titles in men’s basketball and soccer and women’s tennis, with nearly 200 student athletes achieving All-American honors. MAC is currently seeking nominations for the inaugural Hall of Fame class, with a nomination form available at The nomination deadline is April 19, with a community induction ceremony planned for fall 2020 in an event uniting generations under a common theme.

 “By honoring those who have contributed to the sports heritage of MCCC and Mercer County as a whole, we are providing an important link to the past – as well as a bridge to the future,” Klim said.

Members of the MAC are:

  • Daniel Klim (chair), East Windsor;
  • Charles Plohn (co-chair), Princeton;
  • Elyse Diamond,  Hamilton;
  • Charlie Inverso, Robbinsville;
  • Derrick Johnson, Ewing;
  • John Kalinowski, Yardley, Pa.;
  • Kevin Kerins, Hamilton Township;
  • Al Leister, Cream Ridge;
  • Charles R. Plohn, Skillman;
  • Kelly Williams, Franklin Township.

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 In honor of 14 national championships and nearly 200 All-American athletes, the Mercer County Community College Foundation has created the MCCC Athletics Committee, which is seeking nominations for the newly-created MCCC Athletics Hall of Fame.