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GUEST OPINION: The Lying Pro-Abortion Catholic Democrats

Bill Donohue CATHOLIC LEAGUE June 27, 2023 More than 30 congressional Democrats who call themselves Catholic issued a robust defense of abortion-on-demand on June 24 claiming their position is entirely in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic Church. They know this is not true. “The Statement of Principles,” led by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, was issued in response to the Supreme Court’s decision last year in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade. The statement contains at least four egregious falsehoods. First, the Democrats claim that in the Dobbs decision “the Justices stripped women of their... Read more →

From the Court to Your Screen: Get Ready for the Top New Jersey College Basketball Teams

Are you a basketball fan looking for some exciting college action? Look no further than the top New Jersey college basketball teams. These teams are gearing up for an unforgettable season filled with high-flying dunks, buzzer-beating shots, and intense rivalries. From the Seton Hall Pirates to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, you won't want to miss a single game. Get ready to cheer on your favorite team and witness their journey to the top. Join the conversation on social media, share your predictions, and get ready for a season full of heart-pumping moments. Meanwhile, do not forget to go through the... Read more →

MSU's Sam Angelo, Kean's Collin Kiernan Named NJAC Player and Pitcher of the Year

PITMAN, NJ --- Montclair State University senior first baseman Sam Angelo (Toms River, NJ/Toms River North) has been named the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s Bill Dioguardi Player of the Year for the 2023 season, and Kean University fifth-year player Collin Kiernan (Verona, NJ/Verona) picked up NJAC Pitcher of the Year honors. Additionally, Ramapo College junior Will Paoli (Flanders, NJ/Mount Olive) earned the Fireman of the Year honor, which is awarded to the conference’s top relief pitcher. Stockton University freshman Kevin Novobilsky (Ocean Township, NJ/Ocean Township) picked up Rookie of the Year honors. Their selections highlighted the 36-member 2023 NJAC Baseball... Read more →

National Right to Work Foundation Issues Notice to Rutgers Professors...

Impacted by Union Officials’ Strike Order Rutgers employees can legally attend work regardless of union boss demands to strike New Brunswick, NJ (April 13, 2023) – Today, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has issued a special legal notice to professors and other employees of Rutgers University. The notice was issued to inform Rutgers employees of their individual rights during the union official-ordered strike currently taking place. The legal notice is available at the Foundation’s website: On the morning of Monday, April 10, union officials from three Rutgers unions ordered a strike against the university. The officials... Read more →

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.... 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... 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 [email protected] 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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)... 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... 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... Read more →

Broncs open 2017 this weekend at Coastal Carolina

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – With longer days of sunlight and warmer temperatures on the horizon, the Rider University softball team is set to begin its 2017 campaign this weekend with a trip to South Carolina to compete in the Battle at the Beach, hosted by Coastal Carolina. The three-day, five-game trip highlights an early season non-conference schedule that sees that Broncs face quality opponents. “We play a good mix of competitive teams, which I’m really excited for to open up our season,” Rider University Head Coach Jaclyn Timko said. Entering her second season at... Read more →

Broncs add three to 2017-18 incoming class

Courtesy: Brian David Solomon (Rider University) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University Baseball Head Coach Barry Davis has announced three additional commitments to the 2017-18 incoming class. Joining prior commitments Jake Barbiere (Randolph, NJ/Randolph), Elias Gross (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty), Ray Pacella (Stony Point, NY/North Rockland), Lou Priolo (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern) and Vincent Vitacco (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) will be Dominic Caraballo (Colts Neck, NJ/Red Bank Catholic), Zac Gakeler (Jobstown, NJ/Northern Burlington [Mercer County C.C.]) and Timmy Stephan (Culpeper VA/Highland School). “In a critical recruiting year, acquiring as much talent continues to be imperative and with the addition of these three, we have met... Read more →

SAVE THE DATE: Rider University First Pitch Dinner January 21; Special Guest, John Barr

The Rider University baseball team will have its ninth annual First Pitch Dinner on from 6-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in the Cavalla Room of the Bart Luedeke Center on campus. The special guest will be former Bronc baseball player and current Major League Baseball executive John Barr ’79. Barr just completed his 32nd season as a Major League Baseball executive, including the last nine with the San Francisco Giants. With the Giants, Barr oversees amateur and international scouting. Under his guidance, the Giants drafted 2010 Rookie of the Year Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Joe Panik... Read more →

Broncs Sign Five For 2017-18

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information Release: November 18, 2016 Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University Baseball Head Coach Barry Davis has announced the written commitments of five student-athletes for the 2017-18 academic year. Jake Barbiere (Randolph, NJ/Randolph), Elias Gross (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty), Ray Pacella (Stony Point, NY/North Rockland), Lou Priolo (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern) and Vincent Vitacco (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) will join the Broncs for the 2018 season. “I am excited to announce five additions to our baseball program for the 2017-18 season,” said Davis. “Each of these young men are likely to contribute right away. In an... Read more →

College Baseball Rider Signs Lehigh Valley Star

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ--John Yocum of Allentown, PA, a recent graduate of Freedom High School, will be a member of the Rider University baseball team in the fall. The Eastern PA Conference MVP, Yocum was a First Team All-Conference selection as a pitcher and also a First Team All-Conference selection as a third baseman. (JJ Yokum, courtesy: lehighvalleylivecom.) “We are very fortunate to land JJ,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “He was one of Lehigh Valley’s top performers. He will compete for a significant role in either our rotation or in the back end of our bullpen.” As a senior Yocum... Read more →

College Baseball : Broncs Add Florida JUCO Star

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Rider University baseball coach Barry Davis has added Harrison McClure of North Atlanta, Georgia, a slugging outfielder/pitcher from the Florida Junior College ranks, to his 2017 squad. “We are excited Harrison chose Rider to further his education and baseball career,” said Davis, the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year. “I expect him to contribute immediately in the outfield and on the mound.” As a sophomore last season at South Florida State College in Avon Park, McClure batted .309, collecting 54 hits in 50 games, including a team-high 13 doubles and two home runs, with 39 RBI. He was one... Read more →

Rider Presents Team Awards

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The Rider University baseball team presented its individual awards recently. Junior Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert) was named the team Most Valuable Player, sophomore Nick Margevicius (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Ignatius) was named the Most Valuable Pitcher and junior Tyler Kaiser(Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) was named the Most Improved Player. Lipinski played in 47 games, starting 44, and led the team in RBI (27) and home runs (five) and was second in walks (21). Lipinski started 39 games behind the plate and threw out 19 runners attempting to steal. Margevicius earned Second Team All-MAAC honors this season. The left-hander owned a team-best... Read more →

Nine Broncs MAAC All-Academic

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 9 Rider Broncs MAAC All-Academic POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.—Nine members of the Rider University softball team were named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic team it was announced Wednesday evening at the post-season awards banquet. Seniors Montana Berg (Danville, Calif./Monte Vista), Samantha Judd (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake), Dana Sensi (Allentown) and Kim Valdes (Jupiter, Fla./King's Academy), juniors Morgan Benedetti (Ewing), Amanda Crimarco (Levittown, N.Y./Kellenberg) and Kaitlyn Kallert (Woodland Park/Passaic Valley) and sophomores Monica Clark (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) and Samantha Collura (Lambertville/Hopewell Valley Central) were all honored for a grade point average over a... Read more →

Broncs Swept by Quinnipiac

LAWRENCEVILLE—The Rider University softball team lost a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheader to Quinnipiac University on Saturday afternoon at Herb and Joan Young Field. “We swung the bat well,” said head coach Jaci Timko. “We worked the count and had great looks but hit the ball right at them and they made all the plays. We did the right things but it didn’t work in our favor.” In game two, despite the team-leading eighth home run of the season from seniorEmily Cottrell (Beachwood/Toms River HS South) the Broncs lost 9-3. Trailing 6-0 in the nightcap, Cottrell launched a solo home... Read more →