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Stockton’s Chris Kaczmarski is a co-captain this season.


The Stockton University men’s lacrosse team is second in the Skyline Conference after winning its fifth consecutive conference game Wednesday, defeating host Kean University 17-9.

After a close first period that ended with Stockton leading 3-2, the Ospreys pulled away, outscoring the Cougars 14-7 throughout the rest of the game.

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They outshot Kean 45-35, and sophomore Justin Ruiz had 17 saves to help the Ospreys secure the victory. Mike Caposella led with a game-high five goals. Zach Aho and Tommy Gallo added three goals each and combined for six assists.

Stockton is 14-2 overall and 7-2 in the Skyline, currently second in the conference behind Montclair (7-0). The Ospreys will finish out their regular season with another Skyline matchup Saturday when they host Mount Saint Mary (New York).

ECAC awards: Two members of Stockton men’s track and field team earned weekly Eastern College Athletic Conference awards.

Junior Jared Lewis was chosen Metro Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after taking home two individual wins and one relay win at the Osprey Open on April 15. He won the long jump with a leap of 7.24 meters and in the triple jump in 15.07 meters, the second-best distance in Division III this season. He also ran a leg of the 4x100 relay team that won in 42.71 seconds.

Osprey teammate Qudratullah Qadir, a freshman, was selected Metro Men’s Rookie of the Week after finishing third in his first collegiate decathlon at the Osprey Open with 5,305 points.

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