The College of New Jersey junior Michael Olivia (Vineland) and junior Stephen Gibson (St. Augustine Prep) swam for Lions’ seventh-place 200-yard medley relay team at the NCAA Division III championships in Shenandoah, Texas.
The foursome finished in 1 minute, 30.73 seconds to break its own school record (1:30.81) and earn All-American honors.
Gibson also anchored the Lions’ 200 freestyle relay, which placed fourth in 1:20.73 for another All-American nod. The performance was the second best at nationals by a TCNJ relay team. In 2008 the 200 medley relay team took third.
Gibson also swam for the 12th-place 400 freestyle relay team (3:01.90) to earn a third All-American recognition.
Individually, Gibson was 35th in the 100 freestyle with a season-best 45.88.
The Lions finished 14th overall in the NCAA team standings.
Rutgers University senior Charlie Law (Mainland Regional) was named the Big East Conference Player of the Week for the first time in his career after going 9-for-16 (.563) at the plate in four games.
Law also earned a win over Louisville, which was nationally ranked in several polls.
Law got a career-best four hits in six at-bats against Virgina Commonwealth University, scoring twice and hitting the go-ahead two-run double in the top of the 12th inning. In the opener against VCU, he struck out six over 42/3 innings in a no-decision.
Against Louisville, Law went 2-or-4 with two RBIs and gave up one earned run in a career-high eight innings.
Law began this week leading the Scarlet Knights with a .412 batting average and .510 slugging percentage in 15 games.
Barry University relief pitcher Tyler Petsch (Holy Spirit) finished a three-game series with Nova Southeastern with two saves and four strikeouts after pitching in all three games. The Buccaneers won the first two games, 11-9 and 5-2, before losing the third, 10-9. Petsch began this week with a team-leading 1.89 ERA (among those with at least two innings pitched) with 23 strikeouts in 19 innings for the Buccanneers (20-11).
Ryan Irwin (Absegami) went 2-for-2 with a double and grand slam for seven RBIs as Cecil College routed Fulton-Montgomery 19-1.
Rowan senior Steven Melchiorre (Hammonton) picked up his second win of the season, 9-1 over Washington and Jefferson College. He gave up three hits and one earned run in eight innings. Pinch-runner Bobby Romano (Vineland) scored to help the Profs improve to 9-4.
Ryan Farabella (Buena Regional) pitched Rutgers-Camden to a 5-3 win over McDaniel College in Winter Haven, Fla., at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. Farabella (2-0) pitched a complete game with two strikeouts.
Stevens Institute of Technology junior catcher Curt Lowenstein (Egg Harbor Township) was selected as the Empire 8 Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. He helped the Ducks go 2-1 for the week and improve to 7-3 overall record by hitting .556 (5-for-9). He also scored twice and stole two bases.
Anthony Cocuzza (St. Augustine Prep) went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs as The College of New Jersey defeated Muhlenberg College 15-1.
Centenary College senior Roxanne Keelan (Barnegat) got her first win, striking out seven in five innings to defeat Cedar Crest College 13-1. Keelan also was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI for the Cyclones. In the second game, Centenary won 3-1 with Keelan picking up the save. She pitched three scoreless innings, striking out four.
Rowan senior pitcher LeAnne Miller (Vineland) went 42/3 innings in relief, giving up two earned runs, to help the Profs to a 5-4 win over Springfield College at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla., last Tuesday.
Senior Stephanie Labas (Millville) contributed two hits, including a double, with an RBI and a run scored. Labas also hit a game-winning three-run homer to give the Profs a 6-4 win over Utica College in Rowan’s second game last Tuesday.
Miller picked up her second win of the day, pitching one inning of relief allowing one hit and one unearned run. On Wednesday, Miller earned her seventh win of the season in a complete-game 2-0 victory over McDaniel.
Also Wednesday, junior catcher Meagan Lee (Oakcrest) went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run as Rowan defeated Anderson 8-6. Sophomore second baseman Alysa Romero (Vineland) added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for Rowan.
The Profs ran their winning streak to nine games by finishing their Florida trip with two wins Friday, 4-2 over Springfield and 6-0 over Utica. Miller (8-2) got the win over Springfield, pitching another complete game giving up two earned runs. Lee added two hits, including a double, an RBI and a run. Labas added a hit, and Romero scored.
In the win over Utica, Romero hit a two-run home run, and Labas went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Lee added a double.
Rutgers-Camden freshman left fielder Lindsay Day (Oakcrest) drew two walks, stole a base and scored a run in a 4-2 victory over Clarion University. Gabby Colon (Buena Regional) hit a sacrifice fly. Day and Colon each doubled as the Scarlet Raptors (12-3) defeated Minnesota-Morris 11-2. Day also scored twice and drove in two runs. Colon also had two RBIs.
Kutztown University’s Maria Isgro (Absegami) helped the Golden Bears go 4-0 at the Salem (Va.) Invitational. She had three hits, five runs scored and two RBIs. In Savannah, Ga., Isgro got two hits, two runs, an RBI and a stolen base as Kutztown lost twice to Armstrong Atlantic State. In seven games in Clermont, Fla., Isgro got six hits, including two homers and two doubles, seven runs, four RBIs and a stolen base. Kutztown went 1-6 on the trip.
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