Sara Ridgway (Barnegat H.S.) helped the Kean University women’s volleyball team secure its first New Jersey Athletic Conference championship since 2001.

Ridgway had 14 kills in Kean’s 3-0 win over Montclair State on Thursday in the NJAC tournament semifinals. She had 11 kills, a dig and a block in a 3-2 win over Stockton in the final Saturday.

The Cougars earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament and will face Johns Hopkins in the first round Friday at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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Amy Bruno (Barnegat) had 10 kills and two digs in Georgian Court’s 3-2 loss to Holy Family on Oct. 31. She had three kills in a 3-0 loss to Thomas Jefferson on Saturday.

Jennifer Severino (Absegami) had three kills and two digs in Keene State’s 3-0 win over Eastern Connecticut State on Thursday in the Little East Conference tournament semifinals. She had two kills and three blocks in a 3-0 loss to Massachusetts-Boston in the final Saturday.

Alexa Cacacie (Southern Regional) had 12 kills and three digs in Maine Maritime’s 3-0 win over New England College in the semifinals of the North Atlantic Conference tournament Friday. She had seven kills and five digs in a 3-1 win over Colby-Sawyer in the final, earning the Mariners an automatic bid to the Division III tournament.

Morgan Ridgway (Barnegat) had three digs in Ramapo’s 3-1 loss to Stockton in the NJAC tournament semifinals Thursday.

In Rutgers-Camden’s 3-0 loss to Stockton in the first round of the NJAC tournament Oct. 31, Jamie Mulligan (Pinelands Regional) had eight kills and four digs, twin sister Morgan Mulligan (Pinelands) had four kills and Jordan Erskine (Barnegat) had five kills and two digs.

Football

Sacred Heart freshman wide receiver Ezekiel Ennis (St. Augustine Prep) earned his second Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week award Tuesday. Ennis had nine receptions for 94 yards in the Pioneers’ 48-45 loss to Bryant on Saturday.

Wrestling

Cory Damiana (Lower Cape May Regional) won a 15-5 major decision at 184 pounds in Hofstra’s 20-6 win over Franklin & Marshall on Sunday.

Princeton junior Pat D’Arcy (Holy Spirit) was a runner-up (141) at the Princeton Open on Saturday. D’Arcy won his first four matches before dropping an overtime 4-2 decision in the final.

Joe Toci (Southern Regional) went 1-2, including a pin in 3 minutes at 197, for Sacred Heart at the Princeton Open on Saturday.

Joe Cutugno (Atlantic City), a junior co-captain at Rochester Institute of Technology, went 3-2 during the two-day (184) Ithaca Invitational. His wins included an 11-1 major decision, an 8-7 decision and another major in the consolation round.

Stevens Institute of Technology won the Ithaca Invitational held Saturday and Sunday. Zach Wilhelm (Southern) and Thomas Poklikuha (Pinelands) won at 157 and 165 pounds, respectively. Wilhelm went 5-0, including two major decisions, with a 12-2 major in the final, two pins and a tech fall. Poklikuha also went 5-0, winning with two major decisions, a tech fall, a pin and a forfeit in the final.

Zachary Goranson (Millville) had five wins, including three pins, for Ursinus at the Messiah Invitational on Saturday. Goranson made it to the third-place bout but didn’t compete after reaching his match limit for the day.

Nicholas Racanelli (Southern) won by fall in 4:41 for Wilkes in a 25-24 loss to Millersville on Friday.

Men’s swimming

Logan McHenry (Atlantic City) set a West Virginia University diving record on Oct. 28 with his score of 380.80 points in the 3-meter dive. He broke the previous record set by Matt O’Neill (364.96) in 2009. West Virginia won its two contests in the tri-meet, 124-22 over Xavier and 120-29 over Seton Hall.

FDU-Florham beat Staten Island 114-99 on Saturday. Josh Atkins (Cumberland) was on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:40.71) and took second in the 100 backstroke (1:03.78). Michael Illick (Middle Township) finished third in the 200 free. Zach Sykes (Middle Township) finished second in the 100 free and twin Thomas Sykes (Middle Township) was third in the 100 free.

Andrew Duff (EHT) was on the winning 400 medley relay team (3:33.49) for The College of New Jersey in a 189-73 win over Ramapo. He also won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.69) and was third in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.92).

Women’s swimming

Amanda Nunan (Ocean City) won the 1,000 freestyle (9:59.34) for Tennessee in a 156-144 win over Louisville on Thursday.

Courtney Middletown (Vineland) finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:14.87) for Bloomsburg in a 131-71 win over Edinboro on Friday.

Rachel Chain (Ocean City) was on Catholic’s winning 200 medley relay (1:56.27) in a 149-113 win over Barton on Saturday. She also won the 100 backstroke (1:04.74)

Sarah Bennett (Vineland) was second in the 50 free (27.04) for FDU-Florham in a 104-66 win over the College of Staten Island on Saturday. She also won the 100 butterfly (1:06.96).

Melanie Milam (Vineland) was on Stevenson’s winning 200 freestyle relay (1:47.76) in a 150-109 loss to Lycoming on Saturday. She also was second in the 100 free (59.26) and swam a personal best to take third in the 100 backstroke (1:04.16).

William Paterson beat SUNY Maritime 130-90 on Oct. 31. Ashley Lawler (Mainland) won the 1-meter (197.50) and 3-meter (195.35) dives for the Pioneers. Daisey Ferraiuolo (Lacey Township) took second in the 1,000 free (13:41.29) and 100 free (1:04.85).

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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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