Sophomore Naomi Stas pitched Philadelphia University’s first softball no-hitter in almost seven years Sunday.

Stas, a 2015 Pinelands Regional High School graduate, allowed one walk and struck out six in Philadelphia’s 3-0 win over the University of Indianapolis. Stas also went 3 for 4 with an RBI from the leadoff spot.

It was Philadelphia’s first no-hitter since April 24, 2010.

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Philadelphia began its season Wednesday with a doubleheader against Millersville. In a 4-2 loss in the first game, Stas went 2 for 4. She went 3 for 4 in the second game, also a 4-2 loss.

Kaila Smith (Millville) hit a two-run homer in Wagner’s 13-4 loss to Utah State on Friday. In a 10-4 loss to Southern Utah later Friday, Smith went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer.

She singled, scored and drove in a run in a 14-5 loss to Utah State on Saturday. She singled and drove in a run in a 5-3 win over Southern Utah on Sunday.

Carly Testa (St. Joseph) singled and drove in a run in Caldwell’s 3-2 loss to Ashland on Friday. She went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a run in a 13-1 win over Franklin Pierce on Saturday. In a run in a 3-0 win over Slippery Rock later Saturday, she singled and drove.

Ariel Magee (Lower Cape May Regional) went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in Chestnut Hill’s 4-3 loss to Southeastern last Tuesday.

In a 7-0 win over Morrisville State on Thursday, Jenna Long (Wildwood Catholic) went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, and Hunter Irvin (Egg Harbor Township) pitched three scoreless innings in relief. Irvin allowed two hits and a walk and struck out two. Magee went 3 for 3 in a 3-0 loss to Lynn on Friday.

Rachel Zeides (Ocean City) singled and scored the winning run in the top of the seventh of Holy Family’s 3-2 victory over Trevecca Nazarene on Thursday.

In Rutgers-Camden’s 15-0 win over Johnson State on Saturday, Gabrielle Castellini (Wildwood Catholic) went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI, and Jalene Garcia (Vineland) went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI.

Women’s basketball

Julia Duggan (Ocean City) had 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks in Rider’s 67-51 win over Monmouth in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on March 3.

She had 20 points and 15 rebounds in a 49-36 win over Fairfield in the semifinal March 5. She had 23 points and nine rebounds in an 81-73 loss to Quinnipiac in the championship game March 6.

Rider locked up a spot in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) but was also hopeful it would get a spot when the NCAA Tournament field was announced Monday night.

Men’s basketball

Tyler Jones (Holy Spirit) had 11 points, four rebounds and two blocks in Maryland Eastern Shore’s 75-65 win over North Carolina A&T in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament game March 6.

He had 23 points, five rebounds and two steals in a 68-66 win over Hampton in the quarterfinals Thursday.

He had eight points, six re-bounds and two steals in a 79-49 loss to North Carolina Central in the semifinals Friday.

Junior Saintel (Holy Spirit) had six points and two rebounds in Stony Brook’s 63-56 loss to Albany in the America East Tournament March 6.

Mike Greenman (St. Augustine Prep) helped Williams College (Massachusetts) advance to the NCAA Division III Final Four. In a 78-61 win over Susquehanna on Friday, he had 14 points and four assists. In a 79-75 win over Middlebury in the Elite Eight, he had five points and seven assists.

Rowan senior Shawn Wilson (Pleasantville) was named an Eastern College Athletic Conference Metro honorable mention Thursday.

On Monday, Wilson was named to the All-Atlantic Region second team.


Stevens Institute of Technology junior Zach Wilhelm (Southern Regional) took seventh at 149 pounds in the NCAA Division III championships Saturday in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Wilhelm opened with a first-round 9-3 loss by decision and rebounded with a pin Friday.

In the wrestlebacks, he won a 6-5 decision to clinch All-American and then lost to fall to the seventh-place match, which he won a 5-3 decision.

Wilkes junior Nicholas Racanelli (Southern) also competed at the national tournament, going 1-2 at 157.

Men’s volleyball

Liam Maxwell (Southern) had three kills in Belmont Abbey’s 3-0 win over North Greenville on Thursday.

Men’s indoor track and field

East Stroudsburg senior Steve Morgan (Egg Harbor Township) took ninth in a field of 15 in the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-best 8.05 seconds at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Women’s indoor track and field

Rowan senior Christin Bettis (Hammonton) was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference female indoor track athlete of the week. She finished 15th in the 3,000 meter run (10:17.60) at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Illinois, on Saturday.

Women’s lacrosse

Anna Gordon (Mainland) had an assist, four draw controls and a ground ball in La Salle’s 20-18 win over Stetson on March 6. She had three goals and a draw control in a 14-13 loss to Campbell on Friday.

Rachel Lucia (Ocean City) had a goal, a ground ball and two draw controls in Caldwell’s 6-5 win over Queens on Wednesday. She had an assist, two caused turnovers and a draw control in a 22-4 loss to Molloy on Sunday.

Lindsay Lare (Lower Cape May) had two goals, two draw controls and a ground ball in Montclair State’s 10-7 win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Thursday.

Taylor Klever (Mainland) had a ground ball and a caused turnover in Neumann’s 14-6 loss to Alvernia on Thursday.

Ali Herbert (Pinelands) had two draw controls and a ground ball in Rowan’s 12-8 loss to Stevens Institute of Technology on March 6. In a 16-6 loss to Salisbury on Wednesday, Herbert had two draw controls, and Mikala Gillespie (Ocean City) had a ground ball and a draw control.

In Widener’s 8-3 loss to Rowan on Thursday, Jamie Parent (Millville) had two ground balls and two draw controls, and Kristi Rohrer (Ocean City) had an assist and three draw controls.

In a 15-5 win over Neumann on Saturday, Parent had three goals, an assist, six ground balls, six draw controls and five caused turnovers and Rohrer had four goals, an assist, a ground ball and a caused turnover.

Ashley Hunt (Lower Cape May) had two draw controls and a ground ball in Lourdes’ 12-11 loss to Columbia last Tuesday.

She had a goal, two draw controls and a ground ball in a 16-8 loss to Ave Maria on Wednesday.

Hunt also had a goal, four ground balls and a caused turnover in a 13-12 win over Keiser on Thursday.


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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013

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