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Rowan's August, Lutz, Murphy, Atiya, Green, Lorjuste and Stevenson Earn NJAC Honors

 

PITMAN, NJ -- The New Jersey Athletic Conference announced its Players of the Week which features seven Rowan student-athletes among the weekly accolades. Screen Shot 2022-03-03 at 17.15.46


In softball, Emily August was named the NJAC Pitcher of the Week with teammate Rylee Lutz selected as the NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week.

For baseball, Ryan Murphy was awarded the NJAC Player of the Week with Eli Atiya chosen the NJAC Pitcher of the Week.

Molly Green was cited as the NJAC Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week.

In women's outdoor track & field, Nevaeh Lorjuste took home the NJAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week.

On the men's side, Treshan Stevenson captured the NJAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week as well.

August tossed two complete game victories in her two starts last week for the Profs. She started off with Wednesday's 4-1 game one win over Haverford, allowing just one run on four hits with no walks and five K's. August followed that up with 10 strikeouts, zero walks and yielding four hits in a 6-0 win over William Paterson. August owns an 8-3 record with a 2.01 ERA in 15 appearances and 11 starts.

Lutz picked up a pair of wins in the circle this week, posting a 1.17 ERA in 12 innings of work with a total of seven K's, zero walks, two earned runs on nine hits. In Wednesday's 8-2 game two win over Haverford, Lutz fanned four while scattering two runs on three hits on 67 pitches. The rookie then scored a 10-1 win over William Paterson in five innings. In that second game, she struck out three, yielding one run on six hits. On the year, Lutz is 8-1 in 14 appearances with a save adding a 2.09 ERA in 57 innings of work.

Atiya, a junior lefthander, threw the first complete game and first shutout of his career as the #7 defending NJAC champion Profs opened conference play with a 16-0 win at William Paterson on Saturday. He posted a career-high 11 strikeouts while allowing just five hits and one walk. Atiya upped his record to 4-0 while he leads the NJAC with an 0.79 ERA.

Murphy, a junior outfielder, batted .579 (11-for-19) in the Profs' four wins last week, with two doubles, two home runs, five RBI and 19 total bases. Murphy, who posted a slugging pct of 1.000, went 3-for-5 with two runs in the 12-10 win over Penn State Harrisburg. He was 4-for-5 with three runs, one RBI, a double and a solo home run in the 8-5 win at Cabrini. Murphy hit a three-run home in 16-0 win over Wm Paterson to start the conference season, going 3-for-5 with two runs and four RBI. He scored two runs in the ninth inning of the second game against the Pioneers, as Rowan rallied from a 10-6 deficit by scoring eight runs in the 9th inning to pull out a 14-10 win. Murphy is batting .353 on the season with 20 RBI.

Green earns NJAC top rookie honors for the second week in a row. She totaled four goals and two assists in the Profs' 1-1 week. In the 17-16 overtime win at Cabrini on Saturday, she had two goals and one assist while adding three groundballs. Green started the week by tallying two goals and an assist in 14-10 loss at Stevenson, and contributing three groundballs, two caused turnovers and three draw controls

Lorjuste ran a PR in the 400 meters at the Danny Curran Invite at Widener University on Saturday in a time of 57.45 to rank her #6 in NCAA DIII. She ran on the winning 4x400 meter (#3 DIII time) and 4x100 meter relays.

Stevenson ran the sixth fastest time in NCAA Division III in winning the 400 meter hurdles at the Danny Curran Invite over the weekend. He was also a member of the winning 4x400 relay, finishing with a #3 Division III-best ranked time.

This week, the #19-ranked softball team (17-5, 2-0 NJAC) plays at Rutgers-Camden in a doubleheader on Tuesday then returns home to square off with Rutgers-Newark for two to continue NJAC play.

Baseball (15-4, 2-0 NJAC) will welcome Penn State-Berks to Glassboro on Tuesday before a two-game set with NJCU on Thursday (away) and Friday (home). On Saturday, the team travels to Montclair State for a doubleheader.

Women's Lacrosse (4-6, 0-0 NJAC) is off this week and resumes action on Tuesday, April 12th opening its NJAC slate as they host TCNJ.

The outdoor women's track & field team will see action at the Temple University Inivitational on Friday then at the Ospey Open at Stockton University on Saturday. The men will only compete on Saturday at Stockton.​

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