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CONGRATULATIONS--Director of Athletics, Bill Banks and Donald A. Borden, president of Camden County College pose with student-athletes (from left to right) Dymere Rappa, Rachel Ingram, Lauren Lanamis, and Emily Goeltz
Blackwood/Camden, NJ (April 14, 2017)– Four Camden County College student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) level.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our student athletes,” stated William Banks, Director of Athletics. “I know they will excel at the next level academically, as well as athletically. Camden County College has laid a solid foundation for these individuals to succeed.”
Three of the CCC athletes are on the women’s soccer team. The teammates played two seasons for the Lady Cougars--Fall 2015 and Fall 2016. In 2016, the team advanced to the Region XIX Championship Game where they lost to the defending National Champs, Brookdale Community College. During their time at Camden County College, the team went 18-13-1, making the playoffs both seasons.
Rachel Ingram is a 2015 Pennsauken High School graduate and is currently in her second year at Camden County College studying Biology. During Ingram’s career at Camden County College she has played in 32 games making 28 starts at midfield and defense. In her career she has scored two goals and two assists. Today she signed with St. Peter’s University.
Lauren Larmanis and Emily Goeltz signed with Goldey Beacom College (NCAA DII). Larmanis is a 2013 graduate of Timber Creek High School and is currently in her second full year at Camden County College studying Psychology. During her career at Camden County College she played in 32 games making 30 starts. She has five career goals and 10 assists. In her final season at Camden County College Larmanis was named 1st Team All Region XIX and 1st Team All GSAC. Emily Goeltz is a 2014 graduate of Haddon Heights High School and is currently in her second full year at Camden County College studying Liberal Arts and Science. During Goeltz’s career she played in 26 games making 13 starts. In her career she has scored five goals and dished out four assists. Her nickname on the team is Rocky.
“I am so happy and wish them the best of luck as they move onto the next stage of their academic and athletic careers. I hope they can come out and make an impact for their new schools,” states Madison Gregory, CCC Assistant Women’s Soccer.
Wrestler Dymere Rappa signed with Lindenwood University (NCAA DII). Rappa is a 2011 graduate from Paulsboro High School. His path to Camden County College is a long traveled road. Rappa original started at Gloucester County College in Fall 2011 and wrestled for the Roadrunners before an injury cut his freshman year short. After going to school and taking some time off, Rappa decided to attend Camden County College after he heard the wrestling team was brought back under Head Coach Gary Papa. Rappa enrolled at Camden County College Fall 2015 and had to sit out the fall to re-establish his eligibility. When Spring 2016 hit, Rappa was on the mat ready to go.
Spring 2016 saw Rappa go undefeated on his way to winning the 197lb NJCAA National Championship. Over the summer Director of Athletics, William Banks was able to obtain a NJCAA Medical Redshirt for the 2011 season at Gloucester County College, so Rappa was able to wrestle an additional year at the Junior College Level. The 2016-17 season saw Rappa finish the year at 27-5 overall and taking a 3rd place finish at the NJCAA National Championships at 197lb and helping the team to place 10th overall Nationally and was one of four All-Americans on the Wrestling Team. During Rappa’s career, Camden County College he has an impressive 41-5 record, was named 1st Team NJCAA All-American (2015-16) and named 3rd Team NJCAA All-American (2016-17).
“Dymere was a pleasure to coach and I wish him all the best at Linwood. I know he will succeed in the classroom and on the mat.” stated Gary Papa, Head Wrestling Coach Camden County College.