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Leah Johnson set a new school record with 44 points in the West Chester women’s basketball team’s 80-67 NCAA Tournament win over California (PA).
It was the Golden Rams’ first first NCAA win since 2002-03.
“I can do a lot of things for this team and really try to do whatever the coaches ask of me on a night-to-night basis,” said Johnson in a press release “My shot was falling today, and I don’t think I saw shot I didn’t like, so consistently finding the bottom of the net was big for my confidence throughout the game.”
The former Notre Dame High star also had seven rebounds and three assists during her record setting performance.
The next night she had 13 points and six assists as West Chester defeated the University of Charleston to advance to Monday’s Regional Final against host Glenville (WV) State.
Michibata Hits Milestone
Matthew Michibata (WW-P South) recorded his 100th career win as The College of New Jersey sweep Franklin & Marshall.
The milestone victory came in a doubles match with Harrison Maitland-Carter at No. 1 doubles. Michibata also recorded a No. 1 singles win.
The win gives Michibata a career mark of 101-51 (45-30 singles, 56-21-doubles) and the former South star isn’t done yet.
Michibata was also named the NJAC Player of the Week.
Marino Gets Conference Honor
Annabella Marino (Bordentown) was named the NJAC Pitcher of the Week as the Kean senior picked up a pair of wins.
She tossed 11.2 innings, yielding just one earned run, scattering six hits, and striking out seven and the opposition hit just .143 against her.
Marino opened the week with a win over Bethany (WV), allowing two hits and one earned run while striking out four.
She then fired a complete-game four-hit shutout against Methodist, adding three more strikeouts for the week. In three appearances so far in 2023, Marino sports a 1.13 ERA over 18.2 innings with a 2-1 record.
Colaizzo Named NESCAC Sportsmanship Winner
Hannah Colaizzo (Princeton) was named to the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship team representing Swimming and Diving.
Colaizzo is a senior and she recently finished 9th in the NCAA Division III Region 3 Diving Championships.
Big Headed to Final Four
Jayda Bing (Steinert) has played a key role for Rhode Island College reaching the Division III Final Four in Hartford, Connecticut this weekend against Christopher Newport.
Bing has 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in RIC’s tourney run.
The former Spartan star is averaging about 20 minutes of floor time a game as the Anchorwomen’s first player off the bench.
Locals Gets TCNJ Started
The College of New Jersey opened the baseball season with a win over Ursinus as Justin Marcario (Allentown) had two hits and an RBI and Jack Haynes added a pair of hits.
The Lions were swept in a doubleheader by undefeated Salisbury, but senior Ben Amon (Princeton) was superb in his season debut pitching seven innings, striking out five and just two runs.
Marcario again had two hits for the Lions.
Baseball: Danny Melnick (Hun) was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI for Rutgers in an extra innings game with UNC Greensboro. …Joe Gmitter (Steinert) has six hits for Mercer and Torin McKenzie (Nottingham) has a home run and three RBI.
Men’s Basketball: Jonathan Azoroh (Ewing) had nine points and a game high seven rebounds as Stockton advanced to the Sweet 15 win an NCAA win over Mary Washington and Kadian Dawkins (Rancocas Valley) had 10 points and four assists for Stockton.
Men’s Ice Hockey: Derek Hessinger (Shattuck St. Mary’s/Chesterfield resident) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Colby
Men’s Lacrosse: Sean Haddock (Hightstown) had a goal and three assists for Stockton in a win over Maritime.
Squash: Amherst’s Isabelle Tilney-Sandberg (Lawrenceville) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team. …Jackson Rho (Hun) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Bowdoin. …
Swimming and Diving: Abigail Danko (Hun) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Bates. …Andrew Yuen (Mercersburg/Lawrenceville resident) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Amherst. …Anya Fitzgerald and Sofie Fitzgerald (Wilberforce School/Lawrenceville residents) were named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Connecticut College. …Marie-Eve Herbert (Hun) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Connecticut College. …Isabella Caddeau (Princeton) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Middlebury. …David Nicholson (Peddie) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Middlebury.
Track and Field: Jasmine Broadway (Burlington Twp.) set a new meet and personal record at the AARTFC Championship. The Rowan sophomore set the new mark in the 200 meters with a time of 25.19. she then was a part of the 4×200 relay team that set a new Rowan and meet record at 1:41.93. …Carson Latham (Bordentown) was a part of Stockton’s 4×200 relay team that finished sixth. …Jillian Dowling (WW-P South) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Colby. …Annie Morgan (Lawrenceville) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Connecticut College. …Jordan Andrew (New Trier School/West Windsor resident) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Tufts.
Women’s Ice Hockey: Audrey Lazar (Lawrenceville) was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team from Middlebury.
Women’s Lacrosse: Sydney Sieja (Robbinsville) scored her first collegiate goal in TCNJ’s win over Lebanon Valley, Sabrina Phillips (Notre Dame) had seven draw controls and Morgan Vaccaro (Allentown) had a pair of goals and an assist for the Lions.
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