Umar Shannon (Atlantic City) tied his career high with 24 points as St. Francis (Pa.) beat Long Island, the Northeast Conference's first-place team, 86-71 on Saturday. This was his third consecutive 20-plus point performance.

The sophomore scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as St. Francis beat St. Francis-New York 75-56 last Thursday. Shannon also had seven rebounds and was 7-for-10 from the field and 4-for-6 from long distance, earning Co-Player of the Week honors in the NEC.

Lucas Levenson (Atlantic City) grabbed seven rebounds, had five blocked shots and three assists in Drew University's 72-70 overtime victory against Juniata College. The win was Drew's fourth straight in the Landmark Conference and the Rangers are now tied for second in the conference.

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Roger Loatman (Bridgeton) scored 11 points in Rowan University's 55-47 victory against New Jersey City University.

Women's Basketball

Rowan guard Alissa Lamey (Mainland Regional) scored 11 points and had eight assists in a 78-43 win over New Jersey City. Forward Brittany Baum (Egg Harbor Township) and guard Bria Hill (Atlantic City) added nine and five points, respectively, for the Profs.

Joanna Persiano sparked a 12-2 run and scored 12 points for Widener as the Pride defeated Elizabethtown College 79-73.

Indoor Track

Rowan's Jena Peacock (Our Lady of Mercy Academy) won the 3,000 meters (10 minutes, 40.36 seconds) and took second in the 800 (2.25.08) in a meet against Montclair State. For the men, Andy Charles (Atlantic City) placed ninth (39 feet, 2.25 inches) in the triple jump.

Boston College's Michael Keebler (Holy Spirit) finished second in the 800 in 1:57.44 against Boston University. Keebler also broke his own record in the mile as he placed fifth (4:13.34).

Swimming and diving

Michael Brooks (Holy Spirit) and Jerry Capriotti (Vineland) were part of Rowan's winning 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:17.76) as the Profs defeated Montclair State 161-133 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference meet. Capriotti also won the 50 freestyle in a season-best 22.71 seconds. The freshman was named NJAC Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season. He also posted first-place showings in the 50 free (22.54), the 100 butterfly (56.36) and in the 400 free relay in a 155-107 win over Scranton.

Against Montclair, Rowan's Jeff Terrell (Mainland Regional) took third in the 500- (5:11.73) and 1,000-yard (10:51.07) freestyles. Mike Demarest (Absegami) came in third in the 200 backstroke (2:07.53). In diving, Mark Balesteri (Egg Harbor Township) won the 1-meter dive twice with 177.97 and 296.75 points.

Rowan's Stacey Rahter (Mainland Regional) and Teresa Stearns (Holy Spirit) were part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:51.57) as the Profs beat Montclair State 169-123. Stearns also took second (26.94) in the 50 freestyle and third (1:00.55) on the 100 free. Heather Sickler (Mainland Regional) finished third in the 1,000 free (11:55.94) for the Profs. Samantha Rottkamp (Cumberland Regional) won both 1-meter diving events with scores of 179.92 and 254.85.

Widener University freshman Colleen Tighe (Mainland Regional) won the 1,650-yard freestyle and placed second in the 500 freestyle. Tighe also anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay team in a victory over Elizabethtown College.

Virginia Tech diver Carissa Santora (Mainland Regional) won the 3-meter dive with 309.53 points in a 173-121 win over Richmond. She also placed third in the 1-meter dive with 262.43 points.

Traci Hofer (Millville) posted a pair of wins in the 1,000-yard free (11:13.31) and the 200 individual medley (2:18.07) in The College of New Jersey's 177-100 win over William Paterson University.


Brett Feldman (Atlantic City) won three matches against Stanford, Tufts and Connecticut College for 16th-ranked George Washington.

Men's soccer

Chestnut Hill College's Julian Fernandez (Absegami) was named to the Fall 2010 Central Atlantic Collegiate All-Academic Team for the third year in a row.

The senior captain achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.


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