Kaitlyn Mooney and Nick Nocco

Kaitlyn Mooney and Nick Nocco, Southern Regional High School graduates, with the medals they won over the weekend at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships. Nocco competes for Rowan University and Mooney for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Southern Regional High School graduates Nick Nocco of Rowan University and Kaitlyn Mooney of Coast Guard Academy ended their indoor track and field seasons as NCAA Division III All-Americans over the weekend.

Competitors who place among the top eight in their events at the national meet earn All-American honors. Nocco and Mooney competed for their respective schools in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday and Saturday.

Nocco, a senior, ran on Rowan’s distance medley relay that took fourth in 9 minutes, 58.49 seconds. The Profs broke their previous school record by less than a second.

Mainland Regional graduate and Rowan freshman Justin Bishop also ran on the distance medley relay team. Bishop earned his second All-American honor with the 4x400 relay team, which took third in 3:15.00, breaking Rowan’s previous record from 1999.

Mooney was fifth in the 3-kilometer run, breaking her own school record in 9:40.81.

Mooney also became the Coast Guard Academy’s first indoor track and field competitor to earn All-American honors since 2000.

Men’s basketball

Jordan Robertson (Wildwood Catholic) scored eight points in Colgate’s 83-54 loss to Bucknell in the Patriot League championship game Wednesday.

Junior Saintel (Holy Spirit) grabbed nine rebounds and scored two points in Stony Brook’s 70-51 loss to Vermont in the America East Tournament last Tuesday.

Women’s basketball

Grace Sacco (Ocean City) had seven points and three rebounds in UNC Wilmington’s 58-47 win over Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association tournament game Wednesday. She had three rebounds and five assists in a 71-41 loss to Drexel in the tournament Thursday.

Lexi Bruno (Millville) scored 12 and added six rebounds and five assists in West Chester’s 118-87 loss to Glenville State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament on Friday.


Stevens Institute of Technology senior Zach Wilhlem (Southern Regional) took fourth at 157 pounds at the D-III tournament held Friday and Saturday in Cleveland. Teammate Thomas Poklkuha (Pinelands Regional), a junior, also won one bout during the tournament. He wrestled at 165.

Rochester Institute of Technology senior Joe Cutugno (Atlantic City) also wrestled in Cleveland. He won his preliminary round match before suffering two losses to end his season.

Gannon redshirt senior Nate Ross (Absegami) competed at the D-II tournament and lost twice.


Chelsea Howard (Lacey Township) pitched 62/3 innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts, in Binghamton’s 3-0 loss to Central Michigan last Tuesday.

Rachael Zeides (Ocean City) went 2 for 4 with two runs scored in Rider’s 5-3 loss to Northern Kentucky on Friday.

Raielynn Genovese (Hammonton) went 2 for 4 with a triple, two runs and an RBI for Saint Joseph’s in a 5-4 win over Central Michigan on Friday.

Kaila Smith (Millville) hit a solo homer in the fifth that stood up as the winning run in Wagner’s 5-4 win over CSU Bakersfield on Saturday.

Carly Testa (St. Joseph) singled, scored twice and drove in two runs in Caldwell’s 12-3 win over New York Institute of Technology on Friday.

Hunter Irvin (EHT) pitched four shutout innings, allowing four hits and a walk with one strikeout, in Chestnut Hill’s 8-0 loss to Florida Southern on March 5. She pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits with a strikeout, in a 2-0 loss to Tampa on Wednesday. In a 12-11 loss to Webber International on Thursday, Ariel Magee (Lower Cape May Regional) doubled, scored twice and drove in a run. Irvin allowed two unearned runs in three innings on two hits and two walks, striking out two.

Heather Visco (Hammonton) went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple, a run and an RBI in East Stroudsburg’s 6-4 win over Winston-Salem on Friday. She went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, a run and four RBIs in a 9-2 win over Concord in the first of two games Saturday. In the second game, she doubled in a 9-4 loss to Wheeling Jesuit.

Victoria Szrom (EHT) doubled, scored and drove in a run in Florida Institute of Technology’s 10-6 loss to Embry-Riddle on Saturday.

Naomi Stas (Pinelands Regional) pitched seven innings, allowing two unearned runs on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts, in Jefferson’s 6-2 win over Fairmont State on Saturday.

In Nyack’s 6-2 win over Mary College last Tuesday, Erin O’Brien (Cumberland Regional) went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs. Nicole Wisser (EHT) singled and scored twice. O’Brien doubled and drove in two runs in an 8-6 loss to Merrimack on Friday.

Becca Roesch (Absegami) went 2 for 3 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs in Slippery Rock’s 4-0 win over Illinois Springfield on Satunday.

Neumann’s Kate Korte (EHT) was named the Colonial States Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week on March 5 for her performances the previous week.

Arianna Segich (Ocean City) went 3 for 5 with four runs scored in Penn State Brandywine’s 27-6 win over Mitchell last Tuesday. She went 2 for 4 with an RBI in a 6-1 loss to Alvernia on Wednesday.

KadyMae Makos (Millville) hit a two-run single in Rowan’s 12-2 win over Washington College on Sunday.

Gabrielle Castellini (Wildwood Catholic) singled and scored twice in Rutgers-Camden’s 12-4 loss to St. Scholastica in the first of two games Sunday. In the second game, a 10-4 win over Sarah Lawrence, Castellini went 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.

In Rutgers-Newark’s 13-11 win over Anderson on Saturday, Morgan Walizer (Lacey) went 2 for 5 with a triple, a run and an RBI, and Sam Morton (Mainland) singled and scored.

Monica Brignola (Lacey) singled, scored three runs and drove in one in Ocean County College’s 16-0 win over Grand Rapids Community College in the first of two games Friday. In the second game, an 18-9 loss to Henry Ford, she went 3 for 4 with two runs.

Men’s lacrosse

In Delaware’s 10-8 loss to Mercer last Tuesday, Dean DiSimone (St. Augustine Prep) scored twice and added two ground balls. Joe Eisele (St. Augustine) had four ground balls and a caused turnover, and Charlie Kitchen (St. Augustine) had two goals and two assists. In an 8-7 loss to Binghamton on Saturday, Kitchen and DiSimone scored twice apiece.

Will Fox (St. Augustine) won 14 of 19 faceoffs and scooped nine ground balls in Fairfield’s 9-6 win over Quinnipiac last Tuesday.

Dylan Jinks (Southern Regional) had a goal, an assist and two ground balls in Hartford’s 11-10 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday.

Bryce Young (St. Augustine) had two caused turnovers and a ground ball in Maryland’s 11-10 loss to Albany on Saturday.

Nick DeCaprio (St. Augustine) had three ground balls and three caused turnovers in Michigan’s 14-9 win over Air Force on Friday.

Drew Lewis (St. Augustine) had two ground balls and a caused turnovers in Vermont’s 17-14 win over Sacred Heart on Wednesday.

In Georgian Court’s 19-19 win over Davis & Elkins last Tuesday, Connor Houghton (EHT) had three goals, an assist and a ground balls, and Patrick Quinn (Lacey) had three goals, two assists and two ground balls. In an 11-9 win over Alderson Broaddus on Thursday, Houghton scored and Quinn added two goals and a ground ball.

Daniel Cannon (Lacey) scored twice in Catholic’s 12-7 loss to Clark on Wednesday. He had a goal and four ground balls in an 8-7 win over Mary Washington on Saturday.

Tom Forkin (Vineland) scored twice in Ferrum’s 24-4 win over Averett on Wednesday.

Cole Blackley (Lower Cape May) had two goals, an assist and two ground balls in Kean’s 13-4 win over Mount Ida on Friday.

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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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