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Free Tickets for GSE Fall Finals at Rider University

image courtesy of Rider University is hosting the Garden State Esports State Championship on Saturday, December 17. The University released the following statement about the games. We are one step closer to crowning our 5 Garden State Esports state champions at Rider University on December 17. Come see schools from around the state compete to be state champions in League of Legends, Rocket League, and Smash Bros! Get Your Free Tickets for the GSE Fall Finals at Rider University Here! Watching the action isn't all there is to do at the Fall Finals! There's something to do for everyone. Compete against friends and family in our walkup Smash Tournament or virtual dodge ball area and feel what it's like to be part of the esports action! Meet college program directors from NJ and beyond to learn how you can follow your passion for gaming into college. Meet professionals from... Read more →

How to Write a Custom Argumentative Essay

Writing is a tedious task that can be difficult for some people, but following the tips mentioned in this article will ensure you get good results. Writing well is not a one-time thing. However, developing the habit of writing well substance will pay off in the future. If you need assistance with your write my essay, buy a paper from a writing service such as Edubirdie. Argumentative essay outline To write an excellent argumentative essay, you must have a proper outline. The outline should include an introductory paragraph, supporting evidence, a thesis statement, and a conclusion. The preceding paragraph should set the stage and provide background information that explains the position you are taking. It should also answer the reader's questions about the issue. An argumentative essay outline helps you organize your ideas and thoughts in the correct order. It also prevents you from leaving out important points. Body paragraphs... Read more →

GCHS Annual Kathy Campbell Scholarship Golf Outing, Oct. 1 at Pitman Golf Club

Please save the date for the 2022 Kathy Campbell Scholarship Golf Outing on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Pitman Golf Club. All proceeds benefit Gloucester Catholic students. For information on registrations and sponsorships, contact Kathy Dougherty at Gloucester Catholic | 333 Ridgeway Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Read more →

How to Create Your First Career Plan

Career planning is something most professionals can benefit from, yet many of us don’t spend enough time thinking about our future and what we might like to accomplish from a professional perspective. Before you started college or finished your education for the first time, you might have dreamed of a specific job you wanted to get one day in the future. However, as time has passed by, there’s a good chance your priorities and values have changed. Not to mention, the job market itself is evolving at an incredible rate, with new opportunities emerging all the time. If you’ve never taken the time to create a fully comprehensive career plan to guide you through your professional life, here’s how you can get started. Assess Your Options The first step in building an effective career plan is looking at the kind of options that might be available to you. The good... Read more →


WILLIMANTIC, CT – Tenth-ranked Rowan (33-8) visits top-ranked Eastern Connecticut State (42-3) in the NCAA Baseball Super Regional this weekend, with a trip to the NCAA Division III World Series on the line. The Profs and Warriors will face off in a three-game series beginning at noon on Friday, May 27 at the Eastern Baseball Stadium, (image below)continuing on Saturday, May 28 at 11 a.m., with a third game to follow on Saturday, if necessary. The Profs earned a spot in the Super Regional when they won three games last weekend at the NCAA Baseball Annville (PA) Regional. Rowan defeated Mitchell (7-1) and Washington & Jefferson on consecutive days by scores of 14-7 and 9-0 to earn its second consecutive regional title. Rowan is seeking its second straight berth in the NCAA Division III World Series, which will be held in Cedar Rapids, IA, on June 3-8. HOW THEY GOT... Read more →

College Men's Basketball: Rowan's Comeback Attempt Falls Short; Final Score 94-84

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Rowan made a comeback attempt in the second half, but it fell short as the Profs were defeated by Susquehanna, 94-84, in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship at Christopher Newport University’s Freeman Center. Marcellus Ross scored a career-high 34 points for Rowan with 25 in the second half to pace the Profs. Rowan (23-6) faced a 26-point deficit in the first half, and closed to eight points with under four minutes to play, but Susquehanna was able to hold off the Profs. Ross, who had nine points in the first half, made 9-of-10 field goals in the second half and 7-of-8 from three-point range to reach his new personal best. Senior Arian Azemi scored 15 points, Hafeez Melvin tallied 12 and Andrew Seager notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Susquehanna (24-4) held a 52-30 halftime lead but the Profs reversed the... Read more →

Rider University Removing the Name of Van Cleve from Alumni House Because he Owned Slaves

Trustees adopt resolution for Van Cleve House to be renamed Alumni House by Adam Grybowski photos provided Rider University will remove the name “Van Cleve” from an 18th-century house on its campus following the discovery that its namesake, Benjamin Van Cleve, supported slavery. The move follows the adoption of a resolution supporting the name change by Rider’s Board of Trustees on Oct. 20. Van Cleve, a Revolutionary War veteran and statesman, held enslaved people as a private citizen and spoke out in support of slavery and strengthened restrictions on enslaved peoples as a New Jersey legislator around the turn of the 19th century. The house that had conventionally bore his name was part of the property Rider purchased in 1956 as it prepared to move its campus from Trenton to Lawrenceville. The renaming was recommended by the Task Force on Rider and the History of Slavery. Formed in the summer... Read more →

Rowan Field Hockey Sweeps the NJAC Weekly Awards

GLASSBORO, NJ – Ranked #12 in the nation and having won six consecutive games, the Rowan field hockey team swept the NJAC Weekly Awards for October 11, with Kristiina Castagnola, Abby Hainsworth and Julia Cavicchio earning the honors. files The Profs are currently 8-2 overall and 3-0 in league play, with a six-game winning streak, that includes three consecutive shutouts. Castagnola (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) was named the Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime, as the #12 Profs defeated TCNJ, 1-0. She led the way by taking 10 shots as Rowan dominated offensively, holding a 19-3 advantage. Castagnola then controlled the midfield as the Profs upset previously undefeated #3 Kean, 1-0, on Saturday, posting two shots on goal as her team owned a 19-6 advantage. Hainsworth (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown), a sophomore goalie, was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Week for the first time... Read more →

Rowan Soccer Winning Streak Continues

HAVERFORD, PA - The 15th-ranked Rowan men's soccer team (4-0) rallied with three straight goals to earn a 4-3 overtime win over Haverford in the Jimmy Mills Tournament. Wilby Alfred scored two goals within a span of 27 seconds to tie the score and Aaron Robertson had the gamewinner in overtime. With the Profs trailing 3-1 early in the second half, Alfred scored his first at 67:23, taking a pass from Leo Montesinos and one-timing it into the top of of the net. Just 27 seconds later, the duo teamed up again as Montesinos sent a ball over the top that allowed Alfred to go one-on-one and scored at 67:50 to tie the score at 3-3. files The teams went scoreless for the rest of regulation and just six minutes into overtime, Alex Ferrara sent a ball to Robertson who tallied the winning goal at 96:42. Haverford (0-3) got... Read more →

SURVEY SAYS! New Jersey The Worst State To Start A Business

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey is the worst state in which to start a business, according to a new analysis from WalletHub. The Garden State “has the fourth smallest percentage of engaged workers – 29, and registered a growth of just 1.5% in the number of small businesses,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said in an email to The Center Square. “In terms of jobs, there has been a drop of almost 5% since 2017, and the working-age population has also dropped by 1.2%. “But business costs are where New Jersey really lacks,” Gonzalez added. “Office spaces are not affordable, labor costs are high, as are health insurance premiums, taxes and the cost of living. At the same time, the spending on incentives is just 0.13% of the state’s GDP – one of the lowest in the country.” Regionally, New York ranked... Read more →

Alabama Ends Rider’s Season

PHOTO GALLERY RUSTON, LA – Frank Doelling (Riverside, NJ/Riverside) pitched 6.1 strong innings and Kyle Johnson (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) and Sean McGeehan(Hamilton, NJ/Nottingham) had two hits each, but the Rider University baseball team was edged by Alabama, 3-1, in an elimination game at the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Ruston Regional Saturday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park. With the loss, the Broncs conclude their season at 23-18, while the Crimson Tide (32-25) moves on to face the loser of top-seeded Louisiana Tech and second-seeded North Carolina State. The Broncs immediately manufactured a run in the top of the first, with Johnson leading off with a double to right and coming around to score on groundouts from Jake Barbiere (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) and McGeehan. A walk and a two-out RBI double for Alabama in the second evened the score. The two starting pitchers hung zeroes through the sixth,... Read more →

Rowan Opens World Series Play Friday

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The seventh-ranked Rowan baseball team begins its bid for the national championship on Friday, June 4 when it faces Wheaton College in its opening game of the NCAA Division III World Series at 5:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. CT), at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It marks the Profs’ first appearance in the championship round since 2005 and the sixth in school history. Rowan (29-4) and Wheaton (20-5) will play in the third game of the day after the teams in Pool A face off. Washington U. St. Louis will take on Johns Hopkins at 11:00 a.m. ET, followed by St. Thomas (MN) against Adrian at 2:15 p.m. ET. Rowan and Wheaton are in Pool B and that game will precede the Salisbury vs. SUNY-Cortland contest scheduled for 8:45 p.m. The winner of the Rowan-Wheaton game will play at 8:45... Read more →

Francine Conway named chancellor-provost of Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Francine Conway will be chancellor-provost of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, President Jonathan Holloway announced. This new position combines elements of the chancellor's portfolio with those of the provost's to establish a clear focus on academic excellence for students and faculty. Francine Conway will be chancellor-provost of Rutgers Universty-New Brunswick. Photo courtesy of Rutgers University. Conway, the New Brunswick provost since November 2020, will assume the position on July 1, following approval today of the three-year appointment by the Rutgers Board of Governors. Holloway said the new role will support and advance academically centered leadership in New Brunswick, Rutgers’ largest campus and a member of the Association of American Universities. “Chris Molloy has played a pivotal role at Rutgers again and again, including his excellent management of the largest single merger in American higher education history when he led the integration of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into... Read more →

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: Rowan Women's Team Take 3rd at NJAC Championship

SCATTERGOOD AND NOTARIANNI WIN CONFERENCE TITLES. MAHWAH, NJ – The Rowan women’s track & field team took third place at the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championships. The meet was held at Ramapo College. Olivia Scattergood claimed the NJAC championship in the hammer throw with 160’ 7” (48.96 m), which improved on her school record of 158’ 8” (48.37 m). Nicole Notarianni won the 100 meter hurdles in 14.66. She was also the top finisher (14.98) in the prelims. Scattergood finished sixth (111’ 3”, 33.92 m) in the discus. Notarianni was ninth (27.04) in the 200 meters. The 4x100 meter relay of Notarianni, Sophia Gresham, Amanthy Sosa Cacere and Promise Fadahunsi ran 50.73 and came in second. Kat Pedersen, Robin Collura, Sosa Cacere and Livvy Stocklin were on the third place 4x400 meter relay (4:16.02). Makayla Taylor came in second in the shot put with a distance of 41’ 6.5”... Read more →

Antonio D. Tillis to Become Chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden

Antonio D. Tillis will become chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden on July 1, 2021. Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced that Antonio D. Tillis will assume the post of chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden on July 1. “Antonio Tillis is a brilliant scholar and gifted administrator whose commitment to the transformative power of higher education presents an exceptional opportunity for both Rutgers and New Jersey. We are proud that he will lead Rutgers University-Camden,” Holloway said. “Rutgers is deeply invested in bringing opportunity and growth to Camden. Antonio Tillis will be a driving force in helping Rutgers University and the City of Camden reach new heights,” Holloway added. Tillis, 55, will lead Rutgers University-Camden, the southernmost campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 39 undergraduate and 29 graduate programs. Nationally recognized for its commitment to access for first-generation students,... Read more →

College Baseball: Ryan Murphy Hits Two Home Runs to Lead Rowan Over TCNJ

EWING, NJ - Ryan Murphy (Reading, PA/Wilson) hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and Jared Marks drove in the go-ahead runs, to lead #17 Rowan to a 10-5 come-from-behind win at TCNJ in NJAC action today as the Profs improve to 13-3 and 11-1 in the conference. Murphy went 3-for-5 at the plate with five RBI and two runs scored, and now has a team-high six homers on the season. Rowan had to rally from a 5-1 deficit in the contest as TCNJ (5-12; 4-8) built up that advantage after three innings. The Profs started the comeback in the fourth as Murphy hit a solo homer and scored another in the fifth when Ryan McIsaac tripled to bring in Jared Marks, who had hit one of his two doubles. McIsaac had also given Rowan the quick 1-0 edge when he led off the game with a solo home... Read more →


Rowan’s Men’s Track & Field Will Rely On Depth For Another Conference Title

GLASSBORO, NJ (March 26, 2021)- This season, the Rowan University men’s outdoor track & field team will compete for its sixth straight New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship. The Profs will also look to take the All-Atlantic Region title and they expect multiple qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Championships. The defending conference champs didn’t get the opportunity to compete last year due to COVID, so they plan on making up for lost time. Head coach Dustin Dimit is excited to be able to compete again. Dimit’s goals for this season are not very surprising. “This team has 16 returning guys who have been to the NCAA Championships and 14 who have earned All-America status in the past,” Dimit says. “So, we are looking to win the NJAC Championship and challenge for a NCAA title.” One of the Profs leading the way this season is senior Julian Pratt, who is... Read more →

IN THE FALL: Rutgers to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Students

The university will require all students to be vaccinated before arriving on campus in the fall March 25, 2021 – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted university leaders to adjust the vaccine requirements for the fall semester. “We are committed to health and safety for all members of our community, and adding COVID-19 vaccination to our student immunization requirements will help provide a safer and more robust college experience for our students,” said Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway. Students may request an exemption from vaccination for medical or religious reasons. Students enrolled in fully remote online degree programs and individuals participating in online-only continuing education programs will not be required to be vaccinated. “Since the... Read more →

Penn State Abington Edges Out Rowan 9-8

JENKINTOWN, PA - Penn State Abington rallied to edge 11th-ranked Rowan, 9-8, in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday afternoon, ruining 3-for-4 efforts from the plate by the Profs' Alex Kokos and Ryan McIsaac. Kokos went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI while McIsaac was 3-for-4 with two runs. Trip McCaffrey was 2-for-5 on the day with an RBI and run scored with Ryan Murphy going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Rowan jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to an RBI single from McCaffrey and runs scored by McIsaac and Nick Schooley. The Profs added another run in the fourth on a solo home run by Murphy, his third round-tripper in four games. PSU overtook the Profs with a six-run fifth inning, in which the Nittany Lions pounded six hits. The Profs answered back with two runs in the sixth to tie the... Read more →

Rowan Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Salisbury

SALISBURY, MD - The 9th-ranked Rowan baseball team split a doubleheader with #7 Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, dropping the first game, 4-3, but coming back to win the second, 6-2. In the second game, Alex Kokos went 3-for-5 with three RBI while Ryan Murphy was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Ryan McIsaac was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Jason Bobiak went 2-for-4 as Rowan handed Salisbury (3-1) its first loss of the year. Bobiak got the Profs started with a two-run single in the third and Rowan (2-1) went up 3-0 in the fifth when Kokos drove in McIsaac with a single. Salisbury got one run in the fifth but Rowan answered with another in the seventh when a double by Kokos scored Nick Schooley. Salisbury scored one run in the seventh but the Profs added a run each in the eighth and ninth innings to close... Read more →

Rowan University College of Performing Arts Present Phillipa Soo Livestream Concert April 16

The April 16 Performance Will Benefit State-Wide Arts Recovery GLASSBORO, NJ: Rowan University’s College of Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Phillipa Soo, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Hamilton,for a special livestream performance on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST, headlining the 2021 Marie Rader Presenting Series season. She will be joined by her Musical Director and collaborator, Or Matias. The engagement will include an exclusive VIP Q&A opportunity and a Masterclass for Rowan students. A large portion of the ticket sales from the 8:00 PM performance will be passed on to the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund, formed to provide relief to a sector devastated by the pandemic. Additional promotional support is being provided by arts advocacy partners at ArtPrideNJ. Tickets are on sale now. Phillipa Soo is best known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in Broadway’s critically acclaimed Hamilton, garnering her... Read more →

From Prof to Professional: Sgt. Carrie Rathof ’97

by Rachael O​wen '23 GLASSBORO, NJ - In 1994, Carrie Rathof had completed her associate’s degree at Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She moved to New Jersey to attend Rowan University and compete for the swim team. This would be the beginning of her love for Rowan University and it continues to this day. Rathof had known Rowan’s swimming & diving coach at the time, Tony Lisa, ever since she was young. “[I] lived in Florida at the time and how I got to know Tony Lisa when I would come up [to New Jersey] to visit my grandparents, who lived very close by,” says Rathof. “I would go, and I would swim with Tony’s college kids, so I could keep in shape while I was up here.” To say that Rathof enjoyed being a swimmer was an understatement. Being a competitive swimmer from when she was 12... Read more →

5 Common Rowing Machine Mistakes People Make

(August 22, 2020)--Rowing is an effective workout to tone your muscles. You can step onto a rowing machine regardless of your fitness levels. Some people find it to be a meditative exercise too. If you’re a beginner, take a look at this selection of rowing machines from Home Rower, a site dedicated to rowing. You don’t have to be a pro-rower to experience all the benefits of rowing, but make sure you don’t make these 5 common mistakes. Rowing At A High Stroke Rate A common myth among even those who've been rowing since ages is that a higher stroke rate implies more calorie burn. The key is to pull the pedals hard, but not fast. Rowing harder will generate more power than rowing faster. The number of spins does not contribute much in toning your body. Here's how you can break the bad habit of rowing at a higher... Read more →

Meet the Newest Judges of the “With Justice for All” Video Contest 

Senator Mary Landrieu and Corey DeAngelis round out the all-star, bipartisan panel. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Education Reform (CER) today announced the addition of two distinguished leaders to its bipartisan panel of judges for its #MyEducationVideo contest, “With Justice for All.” The newest judges are Mary Landrieu, who represented Louisiana in the U.S. Senate for three terms, and Corey A. DeAngelis, the director of school choice at the Reason Foundation and the executive director of the Educational Freedom Institute. “We’re thrilled to be joined by two more leading lights for education opportunity and innovation,” said Jeanne Allen, CER’s founder and chief executive. “Mary and Corey will bring their keen and respected eyes to our mission of giving voice to America’s students.” Throughout her career, Senator Landrieu was known for her bipartisan approach to addressing national challenges. Before serving in the U.S. Senate, she spent eight years in the... Read more →


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Rowan University men’s and women's swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors. Rowan was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes. CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart mentioned the efforts of Coach Brad Bowser and Coach Elise Blaschke noting that "No team was unaffected by this spring's pandemic but Athletic Director John Giannini and President Houshmand can and should be proud of their teams and the work of the coaches." Additional institutional adjustments to grading systems resulted in GPAs nearly one-quarter letter grade higher than previously. As a result, the CSCAA will not be publishing team GPAs. This semester’s list also does not include teams at institutions that switched entirely to pass/fail... Read more →

Williams’ 43 Points Gives Rutgers-Camden Women Another Win

UNION, N.J. (Feb. 1, 2020) – Senior guard Fatimah Williams collected a career-high 43 points for the fourth-highest single-game total in program history to power the Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team over Kean University, 84-75, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game here Saturday. Rutgers-Camden improves to 11-9 overall and 4-9 in the NJAC. Kean, which entered the day one game behind the NJAC tri-leaders Rowan, Montclair State and The College of New Jersey, falls to 13-7 and 9-4. Although Kean leads the all-time series, 50-23, the Scarlet Raptors are 4-2 in their last six games against the Cougars. Williams became only the second player in program history to notch a 40-point game, an accomplishment that the program’s all-time scoring leader, Terry Cole, did four times. Cole has the three top-scoring games above Williams, notching 53 points against Ramapo (Feb. 26, 1983), 45 against Rutgers-Newark (Jan. 26, 1983) and 44... Read more →

100 Student-Athletes Named To Fall Academic All-Big Ten Team

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference recognized a record 100 Rutgers student-athletes on the Fall 2019 Academic All-Big Ten list, it was announced Wednesday. Seven different programs were represented on the list including 33 from football, 19 from women's soccer, 15 from field hockey, 11 from women's cross country, 10 from volleyball and six from both men's soccer and men's cross country. The 100 Scarlet Knight selections are a fall school record since joining the Big Ten for the 2014-15 academic season, surpassing the 85 from the Fall of 2018. Peter Tilton was recognized as one of 43 Big Ten student-athletes and one of seven men's cross country student-athletes to achieve a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. The sophomore Scarlet Knight from Highland Park, New Jersey is majoring in computer science. Eighteen Scarlet Knights are making their third-straight appearance on a Big Ten All-Academic Team. "We continue to be... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden cross country ends season at NCAA Atlantic Regionals

CANTON, N.Y. (November 16, 2019) – The Rutgers University-Camden men’s cross country team finished 39th of 42complete teams and the Scarlet Raptor women’s squad ran three athletes as the program closed its season here Saturday on a cold day at the NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional Cross Country Championships. The event, hosted by St. Lawrence University, featured 42 races in the men’s 8K race, which was won by SUNY-Geneseo (30 points), which finished 27 points ahead of second-place RPI. Rutgers-Camden finished 39th with 1,241 points. The men’s race featured 300 runners and was won by RPI’s Noah Falasco in a time of 25:13.3. The Raptors’ top runner, freshman David Morrow, placed 220th overall in a time of 29:24.1. On the women’s side, a total of 38 complete teams competed, with Geneseo sweeping both titles, notching 68 points to beat out second-place RPI (83) again. There were 274 runners on the... Read more →

7 Apps That Will Turn Your Smartphone into a Powerful Learning Tool (October 29, 2019)--Students today study in a completely different environment than their counterparts from just 15-20 years ago. The Internet, mobile devices, and cloud technologies give us access to the tools and possibilities that would have looked completely out of this world not so long ago. However, many students still don’t realize the full potential of all the technology that surrounds them and don’t use the full potential of their smartphone. This article will rectify this – here you will find some apps that may be small and insignificant by themselves, but together they make so many tasks easier and more manageable that you will be able to save hours of your time. RefMe RefMe is a small and simple app that can significantly decrease the time waste and hassle associated with preparing citation lists for your papers. It is one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks you... Read more →

Rider's Joe Simone Named the PGCBL

Lawrenceville, NJ July 24, 2017– Rider University rising sophomore outfielder Joe Simone (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills) was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) by league office on Monday afternoon. Simone pieced together a strong week at the plate for the Trail Blazers, putting up .522/.538/.957 numbers over six games. His batting average ranked third among qualified players with double-digit at-bats, while his 12 hits, four doubles and two home runs all fell just one shy of the league lead over the past week. Simone's slugging percentage, OPS (1.495) and RBI total (14) led the league amongst players with at least 15 plate appearances. The 5-foot-11 outfielder, posted at least one hit in five of his six appearances, including three multi-hit outings. He also drove in two or runs on four occasions, with his first such game coming on July 19, when he launched a three-run homer against Mohawk Valley.... Read more →

Davon Ortega Named Rider Softball Head Coach

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University Athletic Director Don Harnum has announced the hiring of Davon Ortega as the Broncs' new Softball Head Coach. Ortega, who becomes the sixth head coach in program history, comes to Lawrenceville following a successful seven-year stint at Holy Family University. “I am honored and excited for the opportunity to be the next head coach of the Rider University softball program,” said Ortega. “I would like to thank the entire search committee, especially Don, for their belief in my vision as a coach and as the person who they feel is right to lead Rider Softball to future competitive success. I would also like to thank Sandy Michael and Holy Family University for providing me with the support and platform over the last seven years that allowed me to grow personally and professionally, which has prepared me for this next phase.” Ortega raised the standard of... Read more →

Rider Adds Another Arm For 2018 Season

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University Baseball Head Coach Barry Davis has announced the written commitment of another student-athlete for the 2017-18 academic year. Left-handed pitcher Joe Papeo (Matawan, NJ/Old Bridge High School) has signed his NLI and will join the Broncs for the 2018 season. Papeo is part of strong incoming group of hurlers joining Ray Pacella, Vincent Vitacco and Stephan Gakeler, who is junior college transfer. The quartet of pitchers will look to make an immediate impact for the Broncs. “Joe will add to a growing list of new pitchers coming this fall,” Davis added. “He is a young senior with a great deal of upside. We expect him to push for playing time right away and bolster an underachieving pitching staff.” During his career at Old Bridge High School, Papeo amassed a 1.90 ERA in 99.1 innings of work. He went 8-6 with 91 strikeouts and a WHIP... Read more →

MAAC CHAMPIONSHIP: Iona Ends Rider's Season

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The sixth-seeded Rider University baseball team fell to No. 4 Iona, 5-2, on Friday morning in an elimination game as part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Baseball Championships at Sal Maglie Stadium. The Broncs (24-28-1) see their season come to an end, while the Gaels (23-25) advance to play No. 3 Canisius in another elimination game later today. Rider opened the scoring in the top of the first thanks to an RBI groundout from senior Tyler Kaiser (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown). The Broncs would add another run in the second to stretch their lead to two courtesy of two-out, run-scoring single through the left side by Richie Tecco (Drexel Hill, PA/Monsignor Bonner). Iona would answer in the bottom half of the second with a single and charge back to take their first lead of the contest with a four-run outburst in the fourth. In the frame,... Read more →

Two-Out Rally in the Eighth Propels Rider Past Manhattan

Courtesy: Claire Leger RELATED LINKS Box Score Sign Up For Free Email Updates NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert Hall) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a pair of RBIs to lead the sixth-seeded Rider University baseball team past No. 5 seed Manhattan on Thursday night in an elimination game as part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Baseball Championships at Sal Maglie Stadium. The Broncs (24-27-1) won their first MAAC Tournament game since 2013, while the Jaspers (18-35) see their season come to an end. Rider opened the scoring with two runs in the top of the fifth thanks to a solo home run from Lipinski and an RBI double off the bat of Jake Bender (Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge). Manhattan would get on the board and take their first lead of the game with a three-run outburst in the seventh. During the frame,... Read more →

College Baseball : Rider Opens MACC Wednesday Against Canisius

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – After finishing the 2017 regular season with a three-game sweep of Youngstown State, the Rider University baseball team enters the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship as the No. 6 seed. The Broncs, who are currently 23-26-1 and ended up 12-12 in conference play, take a four-game winning streak into the postseason. No. 6 Rider begins the quest for their third MAAC title on Wednesday, May 24, against third-seeded Canisius. First pitch against the Griffs is scheduled for noon in Niagara Falls at Sal Maglie Stadium. By virtue of Canisius defeating Niagara, Fairfield beating Quinnipiac, Monmouth and Iona splitting a doubleheader and Marist and Siena splitting a doubleheader all on Friday of the final week of the regular season the Broncs clinched a berth into the MAAC Tournament. With Manhattan defeating Saint Peter's over the weekend, the Jaspers locked up the No. 5 seed. During the regular... Read more →

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Davis Earns 900th Career Win as Rider Edges Monmouth

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Rider University baseball team rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the eighth to edge visiting Monmouth, 6-5, on Monday afternoon in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action at Sonny Pittaro Field. The Broncs (20-26-1, 12-12 MAAC) took the rubber game in the three-game set with the Hawks (17-27, 9-12 MAAC) to close out their regular season conference schedule. Rider opened the scoring, plating two in the first inning thanks to back-to-back run-scoring hits from Riley Mihalik (Churchville, PA/Chestnut Hill Academy) and Harrison McClure (Atlanta, GA/North Atlanta/South Florida State). Monmouth would rally for five runs in the sixth to take their first lead of the day. Rider would answer with a run in the sixth courtesy of a two-out RBI double from freshman Kyle Johnson (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) to cut the deficit to two at 5-3. In the bottom of the eighth, the Broncs... Read more →

Kaiser's Three-Run Homer Leads Rider Past Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Senior outfielder Tyler Kaiser (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) smacked a three-run home run and freshman starting pitcher John Yocum (Easton, PA/Freedom) allowed just one earned run over 6.2 innings of work to lead the Rider University baseball team past Marist, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action at McCann Field. The Broncs (18-24-1, 10-11 MAAC) snapped a four-game losing streak with the come-from-behind win, while the Red Foxes (25-19, 12-6 MAAC) saw their six-game winning streak come to an end. Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth inning, Kaiser sent the first pitch he saw over the fence in right center to give the Broncs a lead they would not relinquish. Marist opened the scoring in the home half of the second courtesy of a Yocum wild pitch. Offensively, freshman leadoff hitter Kyle Johnson (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) paced the Rider attack. Johnson went 3-for-4... Read more →

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: La Salle Edges Rider, 3-2

PHILADELPHIA (MAY 4, 2017)– Amanda Jordan (Somerset, NJ/Franklin Township) hit her second home run of the year and Monica Clark (Bryn Mawr, PA/Archbishop Carroll) tripled and scored a run, but the Rider University softball team fell to La Salle, 3-2, Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, the Broncs slip to 6-40, while the Explorers improve to 20-24. Clark led off the game with a triple down the right field line and scored on Shelby Miller's (Roseville, CA/Whitney) groundout. La Salle took its first lead of the game with two runs in the bottom of the first. The first two batters of the inning reached on a single and a walk, moved to second and third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly and a passed ball. The Broncs evened the score in the top of the second on Jordan's solo shot to right. But the Explorers got what... Read more →

College Softball: Broncs drop pair of one-run decisions to Lafayette

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Ellie Oruska (Chadds Ford, PA/Garnet Valley) led the Rider University softball team with three hits, including a home run in Game 2, but the Broncs dropped a pair of one-run decisions to Lafayette, 2-1 and 4-3, Sunday afternoon at Herb & Joan Young Field. With the losses, the Broncs slip to 6-39, while the Leopards are now 11-25. Samantha Sweigart doubled and scored on a Maddie Wensel single to give the Leopards a 1-0 lead in the top of the first of Game 1. A wild play in the bottom of the first evened the score as the Broncs appeared to have two runners caught at third base, but the Leopards opted to throw to second, where Sabrina Torres (Clifton, NJ/Paramus Catholic) had reached safely, allowing Elyse Cuttic (Easton, PA/Bethlehem Catholic) to scamper home. But Kristyn Marinelli's RBI single in the third proved to be the difference... Read more →

Rider's Maddy Chain Led Softball Team with Three Hits

Courtesy Claire Leger Maddy Chain (photo provided) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (April 23, 2017)– Maddy Chain (Gloucester City High School, NJ/Gloucester City) led the Rider University softball team with three hits on the day, but the Broncs were swept by Niagara, 10-0 and 6-0, Sunday afternoon at Herb & Joan Young Field. With the losses, the Broncs slip to 6-33 (1-11 MAAC), while the Purple Eagles improve to 15-19 (6-6 MAAC). In Game 1, the Purple Eagles scored five runs apiece in the first and second innings to put the game out of reach. The game started ominously as Niagara’s first batter, Sarah March, homered. Back-to-back doubles plated a second run before a string of two singles and an error made it 5-0. Five hits in the second inning, including a two-run homer by Bridget Hogan made it 10-0 Purple Eagles. Niagara starting pitcher Sierra Bertrand limited the Broncs to just one... Read more →

Rider's Tecco Named College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University sophomore baseball player Richie Tecco (Drexel Hill, PA/Monsignor Bonner) was named the College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week on Monday evening as announced by the website. It marked the first time in his young career that he has earned recognition for his play on the field. He becomes the second Bronc this spring to be honored by College Sports Madness after freshman Kyle Johnson (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) was tabbed as the conference's Player of the Week in mid-March. “It’s well deserved,” Rider Head Coach Barry Davis said. “Richie has battled all year to improve his game. He’s been solid defensively and his offense has picked up, giving the team quality at-bats.” In three starts last week, Tecco hit .500 (6-for-12) with eight RBIs, two runs scored and two doubles. He registered an impressive .538 on-base percentage in a trio of Rider wins, while... Read more →

College Baseball: Rider's Yocum and Lipinski Earn MAAC Weekly Honors

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (April 11, 2017)– After a perfect 4-0 week, highlighted by a three-game sweep of conference foe Saint Peter’s, the Rider University baseball team had a pair of players honored with weekly recognition by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman pitcher John Yocum (Easton, PA/Freedom) was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week and catcher Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert Hall) was tabbed as the MAAC Player of the Week. It is the first weekly honor of Yocum’s young career and it is also the first time Lipinski has received weekly league-wide distinction as well. Three Broncs have now earned weekly recognition from the MAAC this spring after junior lefty Nick Margevicius (North Royalton, OH/Saint Ignatius) was honored as the MAAC Pitcher of the Week in mid-March. “Yocum has stepped into the weekend rotation and has been very consistent,” Rider Head Coach Barry Davis said. “With no walks... Read more →

Rider's Lee Lipinski Named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has added twelve catchers to the official watch list of the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by and Rider University senior Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert Hall) was one of players selected. The total number of student-athletes on the watch list is now 97. The Johnny Bench Award is given annually to the top Division I collegiate catcher and the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 1, 2017. The watch list will be narrowed down to the semifinalists, whom will be announced May 17, 2017. Ballots will be sent to the national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 5, 2017. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita... Read more →

Rider Broncs Fall to Campbell University 7-5

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) BUIES CREEK, NC – The Rider University baseball team fell to host Campbell University, 7-5, in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon at Jim Perry Stadium. The Broncs (5-7) suffered their second road loss in a row, while the Camels (7-9) have won two of their last three at home. Trailing, 7-0, in the eighth, Rider would not go down without a fight. The Broncs plated three runs in the frame and loaded the bases with two outs before Campbell reliever, Wyatt Tyson, got out of the jam. In the eighth inning, pinch hitter Dallas Clark (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) walked with the bases loaded and junior infielder Jake Bender (Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge) delivered a two-run single to left for the guests. After a scoreless bottom half of the frame, Rider cut the deficit to just two runs at 7-5 in the top of the... Read more →

Rider's Johnson Named College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week

Tue, March 14, 2017/Courtesy Peter G. Borg (Rider University) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University freshman baseball player Kyle Johnson (Jackson, NJ (Jackson Memorial) was named the College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week on Monday afternoon as announced by the website. It marked the first time in Johnson’s young career that he has earned recognition for his play on the field. “Kyle was the catalyst in all three games against Georgia last week setting the tone for us from the start,” Rider Head Coach Barry Davis said. “He also played exceptional defense as well. He was a significant contributor factoring into the team’s success.” Johnson had a stellar week for Rider, hitting .429 from the leadoff spot as the Broncs took two out of three from Georgia. Johnson had three multi-hit games against the Bulldogs and he has two or more hits in four straight contests. Last week he... Read more →

Broncs Softball Sweep Coppin State

Monday, March 13, 2017 Courtesy Peter G. Borg (Rider University) BALTIMORE, MD – Amanda Crimarco (Levittown, NY/Kellenberg) and Maddy Chain (Gloucester High NJ/Gloucester City) had four hits apiece as the Rider University softball team swept Coppin State, 6-3 and 6-5, Monday afternoon at UMBC. Crimarco homered, drove in four and scored twice as the Broncs improved to 2-11. Chain also added a pair of RBI’s and a run scored. Coppin State falls to 2-16 with the losses. After the Eagles struck for two in the second inning of Game 1, the Broncs scored one in the third, three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead. Chain’s RBI single in the third got things started, before an Amanda Jordan(Somerset, NJ/Franklin Township) single tied the game and two more runs scored on another Chain single. Ellie Oruska (Chadds Ford, PA/Garnet Valley) added her second home... Read more →

Broncs drop final two games of Camel Stampede

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Courtesy Rider Sports Information Sat, March 04, 2017 BUIES CREEK, NC – Monica Clark (Bryn Mawr, PA/Archbishop Carroll) went 2-for-3 vs. Appalachian State and Kiera Swank (Bear, DE/Caravel Academy) delivered an RBI single vs. Campbell, but the Rider University softball team was defeated by the Mountaineers, 7-1, and by the Camels, 5-2, to close out the Camel Stampede Saturday afternoon. With the losses, the Broncs drop to 0-9. The Broncs scored first against the Mountaineers in the top of the first, with Josettee Spencer (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) reaching on an error, advancing two bases on Clark’s single and scoring on a two-out error by the shortstop. But Appalachian State scored twice in the second, single runs in the fourth and fifth and three more in the sixth to take the 7-1 victory. Campbell starting pitcher Katie Baker went the distance against Rider and held... Read more →

Rider Dropped Doubleheader Against Charlotte

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CHARLOTTE, NC – The Rider University baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Charlotte at Hayes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The 49ers (5-2) took the opener, 13-2, and scored a 12-2 victory versus the Broncs (0-3) in game two. In the first game of the day, Charlotte played three in the first and added seven runs in the third to chase Rider starter Paul Sparano (Ewing, NJ/Ewing). Rider would score runs in the sixth and seventh frames to get on the board. In the sixth, Jake Bender (Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge) picked up and RBI on a fielder’s choice to short and in the seventh Mike Volaski (Oxnard, CA/Ventura CC/Oxnard) knocked in the other Bronc run on a single down the right field line. In the finale, the 49ers once again got off to a quick start scoring nine runs over... Read more →

Broncs fall to UNCG, UMKC

CONWAY, SC – Senior Delany DeMello (Roseville, CA/Roseville) went 3-for-4, but the Rider University softball team fell to the University of North Carolina Greensboro 6-0, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 8-0, Saturday on Day 2 of the Battle at the Beach, hosted by Coastal Carolina. With the losses, the Broncs slip to 0-4, while the Spartans improve to 4-3 and the Kangaroos are now 2-5. DeMello went 2-for-2 against the Spartans, while Toni Nino (Adelanto, CA/Silverado), Gabby Bram (Jackson, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) and Josettee Spencer (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) also added a hit apiece. The Spartans scored two each in the second and third innings, while adding single runs in the fourth and sixth to secure the 6-0 win. Against the Kangaroos, DeMello, Elyse Cuttic (Easton, PA/Bethlehem Catholic) and Alexa Feliciano (Thousand Oaks, CA/Oak Park) added a hit apiece. UMKC built a 5-0 lead through four and walked off with a... Read more →

Broncs Softball Drops First 2 Games of the Battle at the Beach

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CONWAY, SC (February 17, 2017)– Junior Monica Clark (Bryn Mawr, PA/Archbishop Carroll) homered against UNC Greensboro, but the Rider University softball team was defeated by the Spartans, 19-1, and host Coastal Carolina, 11-0, on the opening day of the Battle at the Beach Friday. With the season-opening losses, the Broncs are now 0-2. The Spartans improved to 2-3, while the Chanticleers are now 5-2. In the first contest, the Spartans scored three in the first, one in the second and blew the game open with a nine-run third. The Broncs got their only run of the game on Clark’s solo shot to center to lead off the bottom of the fourth. Against Coastal Carolina, the Chanticleers scored two each in the first and second innings, before posting a seven-run fourth. Armed with an 11-0 lead, Chanticleers sophomore hurler Taylor Rahach pitched a five-inning... Read more →