The Northampton Community College (NCC) Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its 10th class this fall. An induction ceremony was held on October 10 to honor the five inductees for the impact each of them made on athletics at NCC.
The only NJCAA All-American in NCC golf history, Jesse Bingaman, who played for NCC in 2014, received many honors. Among these honors were winning the EPAC individual championship and Region 19 individual championship, receiving First Team All-Region and All-Conference honors and being named the Region 19 Player of the Year.
Tiara Aziz led the NCC women’s basketball team to an EPAC championship, and their first-ever Region 19 Championship during her career from 2011-2013. Aziz was chosen as the Region 19 Player of the Year and EPAC Player of the Year and received First Team All-Region, First Team All-Conference, and NJCAA All-American honors.
Emily Buckley holds the record in NCC’s volleyball program with 724 career kills during her time playing for NCC from 2013-2015. Buckley helped her team win an EPAC Championship, Region 19 Championship and NJCAA District Championship. She was named Region 19 Player of the Year, EPAC Player of the Year and an NJCAA All-American. Buckley is the only Spartan to receive back-to-back Region 19 Player of the Year awards in program history.
Megan Sell has both played for and coached the tennis team at NCC. During her time playing on the court from 2007 to 2009, Megan won two singles state titles and a doubles state title with Ashley Bennett. She was named NCC’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 2009. After finishing her schooling, she came back to NCC in 2013 as the head coach of the women’s tennis team. During her seven years of coaching, Megan led the Spartans to 5 NJCAA national tournament appearances, 2 Runner-up finishes in Region 19, and a Region 19 title in 2019. In recognition of her hard work, Sell was named Region 19 Coach of the Year.
Wayne Stewart was one of the best rebounders in NCC’s men’s basketball history with 679 total rebounds. He played a major part in his team’s success, from 1990-1992, shooting 68.4% from the floor, still the record for the highest field goal percentage in a single season. He was honored as an EPCC All-Conference and All-Tournament selection and has been named to the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Conference (PCAA) All-State 1st team.
Congratulations to all of our new Hall of Famers!