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Jersey Blues Win Third Straight National Title

The Brookdale Jersey Blues women’s soccer team won its third consecutive national championship Nov. 15 with a 1-0 win over Oxford College of Emory University in the final round of the NJCAA Division III tournament, held at Ocean County College in Toms River. Following nearly 75 scoreless minutes of play, Brookdale freshman Amanda Karabin sent […]

Women’s Soccer Captures Third Straight Regional Title

The Jersey Blues women’s soccer team captured the Region XIX title after taking down the Blue Colts of Middlesex County College, 11-0. Freshman forwards Heather Arbachesky and Aubrey Jones powered the Blues offense, netting four goals apiece. Jones also collected two assists while Arbacheksy added one. Brookdale turned up the intensity in the last fifteen […]

Women’s Soccer Team Receives Championship Rings

Officials and dignitaries from across the state came together on June 9 to recognize the historic achievements of Brookdale’s 2014 women’s soccer team, which became the only squad in college history to win back-to-back national championships with an NJCAA Division III title win last fall. Brookdale President Maureen Murphy, Director of Athletics Shawn Noël and deans […]

Softball Players Celebrate Belated Commencement

While their classmates were walking in the 2015 Commencement ceremony on May 15, Alexandra Clayton and Courtney Semkewyc were halfway across the country, battling for a national softball championship. After taking fifth place in the Division III three tournament, Clayton and Semkewyc returned on May 18 to accept their associate degrees in a special ceremony […]

Softball, Lacrosse Teams Take Region XIX Titles

The Jersey Blues continued to dominate the competition this spring, securing regional titles in softball and lacrosse in the span of only seven days. On May 2, the Brookdale women’s softball team swept Ocean County College in the Region XIX championship round on the strength of tournament MVP Cassie Varvaro, freshman pitcher Victoria Vogt, Taylor […]

Jersey Blues Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2015

It was a historic night at the Sheraton in Eatontown on Feb. 6, as the Brookdale Athletics Hall of Fame welcomed its first class of inductees in more than 35 years. From the college’s first athletic director to the 2002 national champion softball team, the event brought together some of the most iconic figures in […]

Brookdale Athletics Hall Of Fame Class of 2015

Bill Hill Baseball | 1978-79 Bill Hill earned honorable mention All-American honors as an outfielder at Brookdale Community College in 1979 and was drafted by the New York Mets as an outfielder in the 16th round that same spring. After Brookdale, Hill went on to play football at Rutgers University under head coach Frank Burns. […]

Brookdale Athletics Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class

For the first time in 35 years, a select group of former Jersey Blues will be inducted into the Brookdale Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2015 class – which includes seven former student athletes, former athletic director Bob Walsack, former baseball coach Paul MacLaughlin and the entire 2002 softball team – is only the second […]

Jersey Blues Win Second Straight National Title

The Jersey Blues women’s soccer team carved their names into the record books once again on Nov. 16, becoming the first team in college history to win back-to-back national championships. Following 99 tense, scoreless minutes in the NJCAA Division III title game at Ocean County College, sophomore Megan Begley connected on a 30-yard strike in […]

Women’s Soccer Team Takes Region XIX Crown

Behind the MVP-worthy performances of Caroline Duerr and Amanda Anastasia, the Brookdale Jersey Blues women’s soccer team defeated Union County College 6-0 on Nov. 1 to win its second consecutive Region XIX title. “It’s hard to find the right words to describe this feeling,” Region XIX coach of the year Katie Miller said after the […]

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