Six field hockey players from Atlantic and Cape May counties will play in the NCAA Division I tournament this week.

Kelly Hanna (Ocean City H.S.) had an assist in Monmouth’s 7-1 win over Sacred Heart in the semifinal of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. The Hawks won the final 2-1 over Fairfield, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I tournament. They will play at William & Mary on Wednesday.

Unbeaten North Carolina (19-0) won the ACC tournament Sunday with a 7-2 victory over Wake Forest. Julia Herrington (Ocean City) took one shot.

Several other teams with area players made the tournament. Nicholl Fenton (Ocean City) and Saint Joseph’s will play Michigan on Friday. Jane Donio-Enscoe (Hammonton) and Princeton will face Virginia on Friday. Madison Morano (Eastern Regional, Hammonton resident) and Lauren McNally (Ocean City) of Penn State will face Harvard on Friday.

Haleigh Flukey (Ocean City) scored in FDU-Florham’s 4-0 win over Eastern in the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom tournament semifinals. FDU-Florham beat DeSales 1-0 in the conference final to earn an automatic bid to the D-III tournament.

Nicole Andriani (Southern Regional) made nine saves in Montclair State’s 2-1 loss to The College of New Jersey in the NJAC tournament. Montclair earned an at-large bid to the D-III tournament and will play Smith College in the first round. Last week, she was selected to the NJAC first-team.

Other teams with local players made the D-III tournament.

Erin Hogan (Egg Harbor Township) and Middlebury will face the winner of Keene State and SUNY New Paltz on Saturday.

Melissa Hart (Absegami) and Hailey Rando (EHT) of Rowan will face the winner of Lynchberg and Denison on Wednesday. Jordan Allegretto (Ocean City) and Issy Gilhooley (Ocean City) of TCNJ will face Keystone on Wednesday.

Bryn Athyn’s Eve Miller (Millville) was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference second team.

Men’s swimming

Cristian Bell (Egg Harbor Township) made his collegiate debut, winning the 200-yard backstroke in 1 minute, 51.96 seconds in Yale’s 189-88 win over MIT. He also was third in the 100 backstroke (52.63).

Steven Nguyen (Absegami) was second in the 1,000 freestyle (10:40.38) for Rowan in a 219-75 win over Montclair State. He also won the 200 individual medley (2:06.63).

Montclair State’s Tyler Dorsett (Absegami) was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Oct. 15. He was second in the 500 freestyle (5:08.57) and fifth in the 1,000 freestyle (10:30.18) in a 134-66 loss to Seton Hall on Oct. 12.

Women’s swimming

Alyssa Chain (Ocean City) won the 100 butterfly (59.53) for Iona in a 175-123 victory over Providence. She also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:50.13) and the winning 200 free relay.

Amanda Nunan (Ocean City) won the 500 (4:51.40) for Tennessee at a tri-meet with Wisconsin (204-96 victory) and Purdue (200-98 win).

Tori DeLusant (Oakcrest) swam on Cabrini’s winning 200 free relay (1:58.86) in a 110-95 victory over Lebanon Valley.

Sammy Boswell (Mainland) won the 100 freestyle (57.71) for Dickinson in a pair of tri-meet wins over Wilkes (116-60) and Lebanon Valley (112-84). She also was second in the 50 freestyle.

Chloe Fuetterer (Mainland) won the 100 backstroke (1:04.19) for Gettysburg in a 156-90 victory over Washington College.

Bailey Howarth (EHT) was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.77) and the 200 breaststroke (2:31.82) in Rowan’s 192-108 win over Montclair State. Klaudia Rzotkiewicz (EHT) was third in the 1-meter dive (168.60 points).

Melanie Milam (Vineland) was tied for second in the 50 free (26.42) for Stevenson in a 93-89 loss to Lycoming.

Ashley Lawler (Mainland) won the 1-meter (181.5 points) and 3-meter (160.7) dives in William Paterson’s 137-88 victory over Maritime.

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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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