Barry University senior Beth Desmond, a Holy Spirit High School graduate, was named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) NCAA Division II first-team All-American on Friday.

Desmond and fellow first-team honoree Rosie Boncheva were members of the varsity eight for most of the season. Barry's successful season for the university in Miami Shores, Florida, was capped with a second-straight national championship May 29.


Rutgers-Camden senior pitcher Brittany Scott (Buena Regional) was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) East Region Third Team.

In 38 games, Scott led her team with a .388 average (47 for 121) with 27 runs, 12 doubles, a triple, four homers and 35 RBIs. She also posted a 16-14 record with a 1.86 ERA, striking out 128.

She also pitched six shutouts, including three no-hitters.


Widener University junior third baseman Michael Elfreth (St. Augustine Prep) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South second team last Tuesday. In 43 games this season, Elfreth batted .331 (50 for 151) with 32 runs, 14 doubles, two triples and 24 RBIs.

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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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