A City of Lambertville native has been honored by a New Jersey college for his athletic excellence.
Randy Voohrees, a graduate of South Hunterdon Regional High School, was inducted into Mercer County Community College’s athletic Hall of Fame in June.
Voohrees was a baseball star at Mercer County Community College. He played during the 1980 and 1981 seasons.
Two decades later, Voohrees returned to Mercer County Community College as a pitching coach in 2000 and head coach in 2002.
Voohrees was the first player in the community college’s history to attend the NJCAA Hall of Fame as a player, assistant coach and head coach, according to the community college.
During the 1981 season, the team was undefeated in the regional and district tournaments. The team was the first from Mercer County Community College to qualify for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series, which was held in Grand Junction, Colorado. Mercer upset the top-ranked team in the country, Seminole Junior College, on its route to finishing third at the World Series. The Mercer County Community College team finished the year with a 39-7 record.
After attending Mercer County Community College, Voohrees transferred to Penn Stole University and earned a bachelor’s degree in history.
When Voohrees led the community college team as a pitching coach and later head coach, the team qualified for the league’s World Series.
Over the years, Voohrees wrote or edited nine books, including Coaching the Little League Pitcher.