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Atlantic Cape Archer Named to 2017 Collegiate Archery All-American Team

From left: John Repnicki, assistant coach; Phil Holmer of Northfield; Ariella Mossman of Somers Point; Lorena Koidl of Point Pleasant; Christine Papaycik of Egg Harbor Township; Nick Derr of Vineland; Kerri Byrne of Egg Harbor Township; and Chad Affrunti, head coach, at the National Collegiate Archery Championships.

Atlantic Cape Community College archer Lorena Koidl of Point Pleasant was named to the 2017 Collegiate Archery All-American Team, a distinction that combines results from Collegiate Indoor and Outdoor National Championship Competitions and recognizes the top overall finishers. This was her second year earning the distinction while shooting for Atlantic Cape. She was also named to the Academic All-American Team, which recognizes the top shooters with the highest grade point average. Koidl graduated with honors this month with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts.The

Atlantic Cape Community College Archery Team competed in the Outdoor National Collegiate Archery Championships May 17-22, at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. More than 450 archers representing 40 different colleges from across the country participated in the competition.

Atlantic Cape Archers finished in the following places in individual competition:

Male Recurve:
Phil Holmer (Northfield) – 42nd

Male Bowhunter:
Nick Derr (Vineland) – 13th

Female Recurve:
Ariella Mossman (Somers Point) – 17th

Female Compound:
Kerri Byrne (Egg Harbor Township) – 10th
Christine Papaycik (Egg Harbor Township) – 33rd

Female Bowhunter:
Lorena Koidl (Point Pleasant) – 6th

Atlantic Cape’s team is led by long-time archers Chad Affrunti of Atco and John Repnicki of Galloway. Atlantic Cape’s archery team has a history of success, producing more than 50 All-American archers and hosting the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships three times.

Atlantic Cape Opens Veterans Lounge at Cape May County Campus

As part of its efforts to better serve area veterans, Atlantic Cape Community College has opened a new lounge and will offer TeleHealth services at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

The veterans lounge will serve as a meeting place for current Atlantic Cape veteran students to convene, relax and get to know one another. In the lounge, there are couches, a computer and internet access, relevant veteran community resources and a television.

The veterans lounge at the Cape May County Campus is the first of three lounges for the college. Spaces are identified for similar lounges at the Atlantic City Campus and in the new Student Center under construction at the Mays Landing Campus.

The college will also provide veterans with the ability to connect to health providers to address any health-related matters virtually through TeleHealth in the future. TeleHealth allows an individual to privately speak to a health professional about their benefits without having to travel far. All three Atlantic Cape campuses have designated private rooms for this service.

The Cape May County Campus lounge officially opened April 29 during a veterans’ clinic hosted by the Veterans Administration and attended by 250 people.

Veterans interested in learning more about Atlantic Cape’s services or registering should contact Ellen Splaver at