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College Softball: 10 Broncs Honored

by the NFCA LOUISVILLE, K.Y.—10 members of the Rider University softball team were recognized with NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors it was announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on October 7. To earn recognition, the student-athlete must have earned a 3.50 grade point average or higher. Recognized from Rider for the 2014-15 academic year were seniors Allysen Breeden, Amanda Irving and Gina McCool, juniors Montana Berg, Dana Sensi and Kim Valdes, sophomores Megan Ailand and Kaitlyn Kallert and freshmen Monica Clark and Samantha Collura. Overall in NCAA Division I, 1,554 softball players were recognized, including 47 from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with Rider accounting for 21 percent of the conference honorees. Rider opens the 2016 season at North Carolina A&T February 12-14 in Greensboro.... Read more →


Rider University Baseball: Coaching Staff Complete

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The coaching staff for the 2016 Rider University baseball team has been completed, head coach Barry Davis announced. In July it was announced that Rider grad John Crane ’96 was returning to his alma mater to be the new pitching coach. Joining Crane on the staff will be assistant coaches Jake McGeary and Matt Maher. “We are thrilled to have Jake and Matt on our staff this year,” said Davis, the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year. McGeary, of Bethlehem, PA, has served as the head coach of the Lehigh Valley Catz of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League and for the last three years as an assistant coach at Northampton County College. An affiliated scout with the Oakland A’s, McGeary has also coached at... Read more →


CNB SPORTS: Why America Offers Young Athletes Better Opportunities than Anywhere Else

(CNBNEWSNET)--All over the world, there are talented young people with their hearts set on a career in sport. For many of them, once they finish high school, the ideal is to get a sports scholarship to a US college, which is why companies that help match talent up to American colleges, such as asmscholarships.com , fill an important role. There are strong sports leagues and competitive athletics meets all over the world, and for some sports like soccer, it can be argued that the US has a weaker infrastructure for aspiring stars than other places like the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. However, even for teens who want to get into these kinds of sports, if they also want a college education then the US... Read more →


Strano Hits Game-Winner in Pro Debut - Rider University Broncs

press release July 8, 2015 College Baseball Rider Grad Hits Game-Winner in Pro Debut TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN—Recent Rider University graduate Eric Strano of Robbinsville, NJ knocked in the game-winning run in his professional baseball debut Tuesday night. A 2015 First Team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference catcher, Strano got the call on Sunday to sign with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League. He drove 14 hours to meet the team in Michigan and started Tuesday night. With one out in the fifth inning, Strano singled to leftfield to break a 1-1 tie and the Miners went on to defeat the Traverse City Beach Bums 2-1. Strano also flew out, struck out and walked in his pro debut. As a senior at Rider Strano batted... Read more →


Valley All-Stars - Rider University Broncs

press release July 7, 2015 College Baseball Two Broncs Valley All-Stars HARRISONBURG, VA—Two members of the Rider University baseball team have been selected to play in the Valley Baseball League All-Star game at James Madison University July 12. Pitchers Nick Margevicius (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Ignatius) and Josh Sharik (Ewing, NJ/Plumstead Christian) have been selected to play in the prestigious game. Approximately 30 Major League Baseball scouts are expected to attend the event. Margevicius, who just completed his freshman season at Rider, is 4-0 for the Staunton team in the Valley league, located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, with a 1.71 earned run average. He has 22 strikeouts and just seven walks in 26 innings. As a freshman at Rider Margevicius won five games and had 50... Read more →


College Baseball: The Broncs of Summer

Rider Baseball Players in Summer Leagues The 2015 Rider University baseball team won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title with a veteran club. The 2016 Broncs will be a young squad, with many of the key returnees being underclassmen. The summer of 2015 is a key one for the development of the 2016 roster, and many Broncs are playing against the toughest competition they can find. Three Broncs; Nick Margevicius (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Ignatius), Josh Sharik (Ewing, NJ/Plumstead Christian) and Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert) are playing in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley in the Valley League, known as the “Gateway to the Majors.” A sophomore to be, Margevicius is pitching for the Staunton Braves. Margevicius is 3-0 in three starts with a 1.90 earned... Read more →


College Baseball: Broncs Add California Infielder

press release June 23 LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—There aren’t any direct flights from Oxnard to Lawrenceville, but that is the route a talented infielder from California is taking to become a Bronc. The Rider University baseball team has added sophomore Mikey Volaski of Oxnard, California to the 2016 roster, Rider head coach Barry Davis announced Tuesday. "Mikey will add to our infield immediately,” said Davis, the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. “He can play all three infield positions and shows upside to be a quality offensive player. His experience will be an asset on roster made up of primarily freshmen and sophomores.” Volaski was a starting middle infielder for three years for the three-time Pacific View League Champion Camarillo and Oxnard High School.... Read more →


College Baseball Broncs Add Mayberry

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Rider University head coach Barry Davis had to replace 12 players from his 2015 regular season conference championship team, and added a player on Wednesday who could help fill two voids. Pitcher/outfielder Dalton Mayberry of Chadds Ford, Pa. is the newest Bronc baseball player, coming to Rider from Cumberland County College. “Dalton is versatile,” said Davis, the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. “He will bring added depth to our pitching staff as he can pitch in a number of different roles. He also has shown he can be a good offensive player as well.” A three-time All-Delaware County and All-Conference selection at Garnet Valley High School, Mayberry batted .350 this spring with a .612 slugging percentage. On the mound he... Read more →


College Baseball : Rider Signs Arneth

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Anthony Arneth of Pine Beach, a senior at Central Regional High School, has a signed a National Letter of Intent to further his education and athletic career at Rider University, Rider head coach Barry Davis announced. “Anthony has tremendous upside,” said Davis, the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year. “He’s athletic with plus size.” A 6’5”, 200 pound right-hander, Arneth has recorded 11 wins over the last two years on the mound for the Golden Eagles while striking out 100 batters in 109 innings pitched with a 1.67 era. He was the winning pitcher in the Central Regional Ocean County Tournament Championship win over Barnegat last year, and played on the Carpenter Cup winning Jersey Shore team. As a junior he was the Pitcher... Read more →


Rider University Softball Adds Two

College Softball LAWRENCEVILLE—The Rider University softball team has announced the addition of two players who will continue their athletic and academic careers as members of the class of 2019. Coming to Rider University this fall are Kiera Swank and Ellie Oruska who signed National Letters of Intent (NLIs). Swank, is a 5-8 catcher/outfielder from Bear, Delaware (Caravel Academy) where she was a three-year starter and team captain for the perennial state champions as an All-State honoree. “Kiera has a good bat,” said head coach Tricia Carroll who just completed her 21st season at Rider. “She will definitely fight for playing time at both positions.” Oruska is a 5-6 first baseman, third baseman and outfielder who comes to Lawrenceville from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. “Ellie played primarily... Read more →


MAAC Championship Canisius 8, Rider U 7

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) College Baseball-May 22,2015 FISHKILL, NY—The Rider baseball season came to a premature end Friday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Tournament. Rider (28-22), the top seed, lost to Canisius (31-28), the second seed, in the elimination game, after holding a five-run lead. “We’ve done this all year, where we get an early lead and can’t hold it,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis, the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year. “You have to give Canisius credit, they did a good job.” Canisius scored four runs in the eighth inning on a grand slam to take an 8-5 lead. Before that, Rider was 24-1 this year when leading after six innings. “I guess the law of averages... Read more →


MAAC Championship Tournament :Siena College 5, Rider University 4

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) College Baseball-Wednesday, May 20, 2015 FISHKILL, NY—One swing of the bat. The top seeded Broncs were upset by the fourth seeded Siena Saints in the second round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Tournament, held at Dutchess Stadium. The Broncs had a 4-2 lead with 10 outs to go and their All-MAAC pitcher had just retired nine straight batters. This year the Broncs are 24-1 when leading after six innings. “We’re in the game,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis, the MAAC Coach of the Year. Siena (22-26) scored three runs with two outs in the sixth inning on an error, a walk and a three-run home run to take a 5-4 lead. “Today it came... Read more →


Rider’s Davis MAAC Coach of Year

Eric Thomas Closer of Year Strano, Locklear, Mawson, Fazio All-MAAC FISHKILL, NY—For the third time in 10 years and the second time in three years, Rider University’s Barry Davis has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Davis took a team that was picked to finish seventh in the MAAC Preseason Poll and won the MAAC Regular Season Title. Rider enters the Championship Tournament as the top seed, having won 24 of its last 30 games. Senior Eric Thomas (Dallastown, PA/Dallastown Area) was named the MAAC Closer of the Year. Thomas enters the MAAC tournament with 10 saves, most in the MAAC and 35th in the nation, with an earned run average of 1.07. Thomas has 34 strikeouts and just 16... Read more →


MAAC Baseball Tournament Information - Rider University Broncs

MAAC Baseball Tournament Information The Rider University baseball team is the top seed at the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Championships, hosted at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, New York. Rider opens play at 7pm on Wednesday, May 20 against an opponent to be determined. Tournament Seeds: #1 Rider #2 Canisius #3 Quinnipiac #4 Siena #5 Monmouth #6 Marist Games are scheduled for May 20-22 at noon, 3:30pm and 7:00pm with May 23 at noon and 3:30pm. Sunday, May 24 will be used as a rain date. Tickets for the MAAC Baseball Championship are on sale now at the Dutchess Stadium box office. Admission will be $20 per day for adults and $5 per day for kids 12 and under. All seating is general admission.... Read more →


Rider University 9, Monmouth University 2

May 16,2015 LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ--The Broncs ended the regular season with a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Monmouth Saturday afternoon on Senior Day. With the win, Rider (28-20, 15-6 MAAC) wins the series for the sixth time in seven MAAC series this year. “Every weekend our goal is to win two out of three,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis, “and we did that again. We’ve been able to be consistent every weekend and the result is that we’ll be the number one seed.” Rider senior Kurt Sowa (Bensalem, PA/Fr. Judge) pitched six and two-thirds innings, striking out eight to improve to 4-3 on the season. “Kurt settled down after the third inning,” Davis said. “He pitched out of a couple of jams early.” The... Read more →


College Baseball Rider’s Margevicius MAAC Rookie of Week

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Rider University freshman pitcher Nick Margevicius was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for all games played May 5-11. “A well-deserved honor,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “Nick has been consistent all year giving us a chance to win.” It marked the second consecutive week a Rider Bronc earned MAAC Rookie of the Week honors. Margevicius (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Ignatius) pitched a complete game shutout against one of the top offensive teams in the MAAC, Quinnipiac, for his fifth win of the season. Margevicius struck out seven and walked just two while giving up four hits in the seven inning contest, leading Rider to a 9-0 win. Margevicius has allowed just three earned runs in his last 30 innings... Read more →


College Baseball : Rider University 11, La Salle University 5

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ— Senior Nick Richter (Fox River Grove, Ill./Cary-Grove) had three hits, three RBI, stole three bases and scored three runs to lead Rider to victory over La Salle Tuesday in the final non-conference game of the regular season. “Nick has been playing well,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “He’s been fairly steady. He’s been getting on base and he has always been a threat on the bases.” Last year Richter was an All-MAAC selection, leading all of Division I with a Rider-record 41 stolen bases. This year he again ranks among the MAAC leaders with 20. “He’s doing a good job.” Senior Justin Thomas (Richboro, PA/Council Rock South) and red-shirt freshman Brian Uliana (Bethlehem, PA/Freedom) also each had three hits and three RBI... Read more →


Sensi All-MAAC First Team - Rider University Broncs

Rider’s Sensi Unanimous First Team Selection BUFFALO, N.Y.—In voting by the league’s 11 head coaches, junior Dana Sensi of the Rider University softball team was named to the All-MAAC First Team as an infielder it was announced on Wednesday evening at the conference championships in Buffalo, New York. "I am thrilled for Dana," said head coach Tricia Carroll who picked up career win 400 during the last weekend of the season. "She worked very hard at her game, including physical and mental preparation." Sensi, from Allentown, New Jersey (Allentown HS), was a unanimous selection after leading Rider (12-35, 6-14 MAAC) in every offensive category including batting average (.380), runs scored (33), hits (54), doubles (12), triples (1), home runs (13) RBIs (38) and walks (15).... Read more →


#1 Broncs Host #2 Bobcats This Weekend

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) College Baseball Broncs Host Quinnipiac This Weekend LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The first place Rider University Broncs will host the second place Quinnipiac University Bobcats in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference three-game series this weekend, beginning with a 12 noon doubleheader on Saturday. The third game of the series will be Sunday, also starting at 12 noon, and also played on the Sonny Pittaro Field. Rider (23-18, 11-4 MAAC) has won eight of its last nine games and 15 of the last 18. Quinnipiac (24-21, 14-7 MAAC) has won four in a row, including a MAAC sweep of Niagara, and 11 of its last 15 games. With just three conference games remaining, Quinnipiac is the only team to have clinched a... Read more →


College Softball 10 Broncs MAAC All-Academic

MAAC All-Academic Courtesy Rider Sports Information Wed, May 06, 2015 Photo courtesy of Peter G. Borg (Rider University) Gina McCool BUFFALO, N.Y.—10 members of the Rider University softball team earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic honors it was announced Wednesday evening. Seniors Allysen Breeden, Amanda Irving and Gina McCool, juniors Montana Berg, Samantha Judd, Dana Sensi and Kim Valdes and sophomores Morgan Benedetti, Amanda Crimarco and Kaitlyn Kallert all earned a grade point average at or above a 3.20. McCool (Marlton/Cherokee), an Elementary Education/Psychology major has a 3.75 grade point average, Berg (Danville, Calif./Monte Vista) an Accounting major has a 3.71 g.p.a., Valdes (Jupiter, Fla./King's Academy), a Biology major has a grade point average of 3.58, Irving (Westminster, Md./Westminster), a Psychology major has a g.p.a.... Read more →


Uliana Honored by MAAC - Rider University Broncs

College Baseball Rider’s Uliana MAAC Rookie of Week LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Rider University red-shirt freshman Brian Uliana was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for all games played April 27-May 3. In a 4-1 week for the first place Broncs (23-18, 11-4 MAAC), Uliana (Bethlehem, PA/Freedom) batted .500 with eight hits in four games, including a home run, two doubles and a pair of bunt singles, and seven RBI while scoring four runs. “Brian came off the bench and gave us the spark we needed offensively,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “He was impressive.” In the three-game series with Manhattan, won by Rider, Uliana batted .545 with six hits. In Rider’s extra-inning MAAC win at Manhattan, Uliana hit a pinch-hit RBI double... Read more →


Broncs Win Another MAAC Series

Courtesy Rider Sports Information Sat, May 02, 2015 Photo courtesy of Brian David Solomon (Rider University) Brian Uliana 3 hits, 2 RBI doubles College Baseball Rider University 7, Manhattan College 1 (10 innings) Rider University 8, Manhattan College 3 FISHKILL, NY—The Broncs swept Manhattan Saturday with two come-from-behind wins in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheader at Dutchess Stadium, site of the 2015 MAAC Championship Tournament. “It wasn’t easy,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. Rider (23-17, 11-3 MAAC) has now won eight games in a row and 19 of the last 22. Rider has won four of the first five MAAC series it has played this year. Manhattan (14-30, 7-13 MAAC) came into the series having won five of its last seven games, including... Read more →


Final MAAC Series This Weekend

Courtesy Rider Sports Information Fri, May 01, 2015 Photo courtesy of Peter G. Borg (Rider University) Senior Day Sunday between games Softball Home This Weekend Final MAAC Series Saturday and Sunday LAWRENCEVILLE—The Rider University softball team wraps up the 2015 regular season when the Broncs host Niagara University on Saturday and Canisius College on Sunday in a pair of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheaders. Saturday will begin at 1pm and Sunday is a noon start. Saturday will be Cancer Awareness Day at Herb and Joan Young Field with the team raising donations to defer medical expenses for the family of former Bronc softball player Courtney (Weed) Lawrence and her husband Tom who is in remission after battling Lymphoma. Donations to ‘Team Tom’ and The Leukemia... Read more →


Rider University graduate Mike Thomas Makes his AAA Debut

April 27, 2015 press release OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Rider University graduate Mike Thomas made his AAA debut Sunday, pitching for the Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Pacific Coast League. A 2011 graduate of Rider University, Thomas pitched three innings of relief, allowing one run on two hits in a 3-2 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers. Thomas got five ground ball outs and two fly outs. He threw 33 pitches, 22 for strikes, facing 10 batters. Thomas has been selected to play in the prestigious Arizona Fall League the last two autumns. Thomas was called up from the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League, the AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. A 6’2”, 185 pound lefty from Forest Hill, Maryland, Thomas was drafted in the... Read more →


College Softball: Rider Splits with Saint Peter's

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) College Softball Saint Peter’s University 12, Rider University 8 Rider University 9, Saint Peter’s University 2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference JERSEY CITY—The Rider University softball team scored four runs in the third and seventh innings to snap a nine-game losing streak and salvage a split in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and hOURglass rivalry doubleheader at Saint Peter’s University on Sunday afternoon. Rider (9-27, 4-8 MAAC) won the second game 9-2 after losing the opener 12-8. “We hit the ball hard today,” said head coach Tricia Carroll. In the nightcap, senior Gina McCool (Marlton/Cherokee) had three of Rider’s 11 hits and added two RBI to pace the offense with McCool compiling four hits on the day. Trailing... Read more →


College Baseball: Marist 7, Rider 6

Athletics logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) College Baseball Marist College 7, Rider University 6 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—The Broncs lost a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference series for the first time this season, falling to Marist on Sunday and losing the series two games to one. “Today’s game was a good game,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “We just didn’t close the door when we needed to.” Marist (11-18-1, 6-6 MAAC) scored three runs in the seventh inning, all with two outs, on a single, two walks and a three-run double to take a 7-6 lead. “Marist battled and kept plugging away,” Davis said. “They scored three with two outs.” Rider (15-17, 6-3 MAAC) scored two runs in the seventh inning on a pair of hits, including an... Read more →


College Baseball: Broncs Slit MACC Doubleheader at Marist

Rider University 7, Marist College 4 Marist College 6, Rider University 5 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—The Broncs split a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheader at Marist Saturday. “We didn’t play a complete two games,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “The first game we did a good job. We want to sweep the series every weekend but it is hard to do.” Rider’s All-MAAC first baseman, senior Justin Thomas (Richboro, PA/Council Rock South), had five hits, including two doubles, and two RBI in the twin bill. Senior Mike Parsons (Liverpool, NY) had four hits, including two doubles and two RBI on the day. “Thomas and Parsons had big days today,” Davis said. “They played well,” Davis said. “Mike played solid defense as well.” In the first game... Read more →


College Softball: Fairfield sweep Rider

Fairfield University 4, Rider University 3 Fairfield University 6, Rider University 4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference LAWRENCEVILLE—Trailing 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning, Fairfield University scored four times to take a 6-3 lead and sweep the Rider University softball team in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Herb and Joan Young Field. The Stags won the opener 4-3. “Fairfield is a very tough team and they made us make some mistakes,” said head coach Tricia Carroll. “The team battled and we were right there. We were one or two hits short. Give Fairfield credit for take advantage of the mistakes.” In game two, Rider (8-26, 3-7 MAAC) took a 2-1 lead in the second inning on the fourth home... Read more →


Softball Home Saturday. - Rider University Broncs

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) College Softball Rider Hosts Fairfield on Saturday LAWRENCEVILLE—The Rider University softball team looks to snap a six-game losing streak when the Broncs host Fairfield University in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 1pm at Herb and Joan Young Field. Rider (8-24, 3-5 MAAC) continues to be led by junior Dana Sensi (Allentown) who leads the Broncs in every offensive category, including batting average (.385), runs scored (25), hits (37), doubles (10), triples (1) and home runs (10). Sensi leads the MAAC in doubles, is second in the MAAC in home runs, slugging percentage and RBIs, third in runs scored, fifth in hits and seventh in the conference in batting average.... Read more →


Rider University 6, Villanova University 2

College Baseball Liberty Bell Classic Title Game PHILADELPHIA, PA—Rider senior Justin Thomas (Richboro, PA/Council Rock South) had two doubles and two runs batted in and the Bronc bullpen pitched seven and two-thirds scoreless innings, striking out 13, to lead Rider to victory in the 24th annual Liberty Bell Classic Championship Game, hosted by the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizen’s Bank Park. “We were excited to be here tonight,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. With the win, Rider (14-15, 5-1 MAAC) has now won six in a row and 10 of its last 11 games. “We’re playing all nine innings,” Davis said, “and we’re scrapping at the plate. We didn’t hit the ball great but we were able to move the runners over and steal some... Read more →


College Baseball Rider’s Locklear Honored by CollegeSportsMadness

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The Rider University baseball team has won nine of its last 10 games and one of the main reasons for that has been the play of junior leftfielder James Locklear. Locklear (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) was named the CollegeSportsMadness.com Player of the Week from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. In five Rider victories last week Locklear batted .389 with seven hits and six runs scored. In Rider’s 8-6 MAAC win over Fairfield Locklear hit a three-run triple to give the Broncs a 6-2 lead. In the Liberty Bell Classic semifinal win at La Salle, Locklear had two hits, stole two bases and scored two runs in the 5-2 victory, advancing Rider to the Classic Championship Game against Villanova at Citizen’s Bank Park Wednesday at 7:30. In... Read more →


College Softball: Delaware Sweeps Rider

University of Delaware 5, Rider University 1 University of Delaware 2, Rider University 1 NEWARK, Del.—The Rider University softball team was held to four hits over two games and lost a non-conference doubleheader at Delaware on Wednesday afternoon. In the opener, Rider (8-24) was held to two hits in a 5-1 loss and the Broncs were again held to two hits, including only one after the opening inning in a 2-1 loss in the nightcap. “It was two competitive games,” said head coach Tricia Carroll. “Both pitchers threw well.” In game one, Delaware (23-15) hit a three-run home run in the first inning and the Blue Hens used an RBI double in the fourth inning for a four-run lead. Freshman Jayme Zeilman (Newfield/Delsea Regional) went... Read more →


Bronc Baseball at the Bank

Press release April 13,2015 Rider in Liberty Bell Classic Title Game Tuesday PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Rider University baseball team is laughing all the way to the bank. Citizen’s Bank Park, that is, home of the MLB Philadelphia Phillies. Rider will play 7:30 Tuesday night at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia in the Liberty Bell Classic Championship Game. “The experience of playing in a major league ballpark will be fun, something the players will remember for the rest of their lives,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “We certainly want to play well and win. Hopefully we’ll do that.” Rider (13-15, 5-1 MAAC) beat Lehigh and La Salle in the first two rounds and will now play Villanova in the Title Game. “The tournament was something we... Read more →


College Softball: Jaspers over Broncs

Manhattan College 2, Rider University 0 Manhattan College 3, Rider University 2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference RIVERDALE, N.Y.—Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Manhattan College Jaspers hit two solo home runs for a come from behind 3-2 victory over the Rider University softball team on Saturday morning. The Jaspers won the opener 2-0, holding Rider to three hits to sweep the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheader. “Losing these two games really hurts,” said head coach Tricia Carroll. “Delany (DeMello) pitched well, minus a couple of walks. We just couldn’t score.” For Rider (8-22, 3-5 MAAC) in the opener, despite hits from junior Kim Valdes (Jupiter, Fla./King's Academy), junior Emily Cottrell (Beachwood/Toms River HS South) and senior Allysen Breeden (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown),... Read more →


Rider Sweeps Fairfield

College Baseball Rider University 7, Fairfield University 4 Rider University 5, Fairfield University 2 LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The Broncs swept Fairfield in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday. “We played well again, for a day,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “We need to put an entire weekend together.” Rider (12-15, 4-1 MAAC) has now won its first two MAAC series this year. “That’s very important,” Davis said. “These are the games that are going to take us where we want to go.” In the first game, the Broncs scored three runs in the first inning on three hits, including a two-run single by junior Patrick Murphy (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) and a sacrifice fly. Senior Nick Richter (Fox River Grove, Ill./Cary-Grove) had three of Rider’s eight hits... Read more →


CNB College Baseball: Broncs Weekend at Home

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—For the first time this season, the Rider University baseball team will be home for the weekend. The Broncs host Fairfield in a three-game Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference series on the Sonny Pittaro Field beginning with a 12 noon doubleheader on Saturday. The third game is also at 12 noon on Sunday. Rider (10-15, 2-1 MAAC) has won six of its last seven games, including taking two of three from the defending MAAC Champion and preseason favorite, Canisius, in Buffalo. Rider also defeated Lehigh and La Salle in the Liberty Bell Classic, and will now play Villanova in the Championship Game at Citizen’s Bank Park April 14. The Broncs have been led by the pitching of senior... Read more →


College Baseball Rider University 7, NJIT 4

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wednesday April 8, 2015/press release NEWARK, NJ— Senior Greg Fazio (Far Hills/Ridge) had a home run, a double and two more assists from the outfield to lead Rider to victory at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Wednesday night. “This was a pretty solid win,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “It wasn’t easy. NJIT swung the bat and their pitchers were good.” With the win the Broncs (10-15) have now won six of their last seven games. “We just have to keep playing,” Davis said, “and keep improving. If we can do that we might be able to keep putting these types of runs together.” Making his first collegiate start, freshman CJ Hirschy(Toms River, NJ/Toms River... Read more →


College Baseball Rider’s Thomas MAAC, Madness Player of Week

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Rider University senior Justin Thomas was named both the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the CollegeSportsMadness MAAC Player of the Week for all games played the first week of April. Thomas (Richboro, PA/Council Rock South) batted .375 for the week, leading Rider to a 3-1 week. Thomas compiled six hits, six RBI and scored six runs in four games last week. “Justin had a productive week for us at the plate,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “His efforts wereinstrumental in our success this past week. Well deserved.” A Preseason All-MAAC selection this year, Thomas had four hits, including a home run and two doubles, and four RBI in the MAAC doubleheader sweep of Canisius... Read more →


Broncs Heading to Bank

Courtesy Rider Sports Information Tue, April 07, 2015 Photo courtesy of Neil Davis James Locklear 2 hits, 2 steals, 2 runs College Baseball Rider University 5, La Salle University 2 (8 innings) PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Broncs scored four runs in the eighth and final inning (due to darkness) for a come-from-behind win at La Salle Tuesday in the second round of the Liberty Bell Classic. “This was a good win for us,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. The Broncs (9-15) will now play in the Liberty Bell Classic Title Game Tuesday, April 14 at Citizen’s Bank Park. “That will be fun,” Davis said. “We’re excited to go there.” Rider defeated Lehigh in the first round of the Classic, while La Salle defeated Delaware. Rider scored... Read more →


Canisius College 8, Rider University 6

APRIL 4,2015 BUFFALO, NY—The Broncs won the series but lost the third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at Canisius Saturday. “All-in-all a good weekend,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis. “To come up here and win two out of three you have to be happy with that.” Canisius (14-17, 6-3 MAAC), the defending MAAC Champion, scored four runs in the fifth inning on two singles, a walk, two wild pitches and a home run to take a 7-4 lead. “The three-run home run put us in a hole,” Davis said. Rider senior Greg Fazio (Far Hills/Ridge) hit an RBI double and junior Patrick Murphy (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) followed with an RBI single in the third inning to give Rider a 4-0 lead. “We got out to... Read more →


FBI Warns of Fictitious 'Work-from-home' Scam Targeting University Students

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student receives and is directed elsewhere have been stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to the student’s bank account being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges. Here’s how the scam works:... Read more →


CNBNews Congratulates Rider University Westminster Choir College Dean List Students

Westminster Choir College (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Rider University's Westminster Choir College has announced students named to the Spring 2014 Dean's List LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (07/01/2014)(readMedia)-- Rider University's Westminster Choir College has announced the names of undergraduate students who have been placed on the Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester. Allison Beres from Vineland, N.J., is a Music Education major. Brian Blackburn from Swedesboro, N.J., is a Music Education major. Tyler Cesario from Sicklerville, N.J., is a Music Education major. Emily Gilliam from Clarksboro, N.J., is a Music Education major. Charles Hartung from Collingswood, N.J., is a Music Education major. Matthew Henry from National Park, N.J., is a Music Education major. Christopher Hochstuhl from Maple Shade, N.J., is a Voice Performance major. Ryan Manni from Medford,... Read more →


CNBNEWS SPOTLIGHT ON 2014 COLLEGE GRADUATES AND DEAN LIST STUDENTS

Local students named to Spring 2014 Dean's List at Wake Forest University WINSTON SALEM, NC (06/24/2014)(readMedia)-- The following local students were named to the Spring 2014 Dean's List at Wake Forest University. Michelle Amand of Turnersville (08012) Sanad Ashraf of Vineland (08361) Paulomi Banerjee of Cherry Hill (08003) Lee Begelman of Voorhees (08043) Laura Ciciarelli of Wall (07719) Shannon Ciprut of Belmar (07719) Michael Cooper of Blackwood (08012) Sara Culbertson of Moorestown (08057) Taylor Dow of Lumberton (08048) Amanda Dunn of Medford (08055) Kelsey Gaier of Haddonfield (08033) Wake Forest University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Kijana George of Swedesboro (08085) Emily Haggerty of Sewell (08080) Jonathan Kern of Moorestown (08057) Shannon Magee of Marlton (08053) Nathan McMullen of Haddonfield (08033) Zachary Missan of Voorhees (08043) Hannah... Read more →


Arizona, Duke, Alabama, Rutgers headline NIT Season Tip-Off field | cnbnews.net

NCAA Release Last Updated - September 17, 2013 2:55 GMT Contact | Archive | RSS NIT Season Tip-Off Bracket INDIANAPOLIS — Arizona (Pac-12), Duke (ACC), Alabama (SEC) and Rutgers (American Athletic) are the top four seeds for the 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off field, as announced by NIT selection committee chair C.M. Newton. The 29th annual tournament will also feature number five-seed Rhode Island (Atlantic 10), six-seed Elon (Southern), seven-seed East Carolina (Conference USA) and eight-seed Drexel (Colonial). Canisius (Metro Atlantic), Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast), Georgia State (Sun Belt), McNeese State (Southland), Metro State (RMAC), Norfolk State (MEAC), UNC-Asheville (Big South) and Stillman (SIAC) complete the field. “Year after year the NIT Season Tip-Off proves to be a showcase for outstanding teams, and this year is no... Read more →


SAINT JOSEPH’S MEN’S SOCCER FALLS TO RIDER, 3-1/cnbnews

Tim Lazorko Scores Goal for Hawks Sept. 3, 2013 LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer team fell to Rider, 3-1, on Tuesday evening. at Ben Cohen Field. With the loss, the Hawks stand at 0-1-1 after their first two early- season matches. Tied 1-1 early in the 28th minute of action, Rider’s Christian Flath dished a pass to Sonimi Halliday for the Broncs’ second goal, off of the set piece. After an SJU yellow card in the 75th minute, Flath would convert his penalty kick for his second goal of the match to extend Rider’s lead and eventual final score, 3-1. Saint Joseph’s found its first successful scoring opportunity in the 13th minute of action. Awarded their third corner kick of the game,... Read more →


The MaxPreps Career Profile is unveiled - MaxPreps

MaxPreps.com is proud to announce its latest innovation, one that will take every piece of an athlete's high school career and put it in one place: The career profile. Find all photos in one location. Now athletes will have one page where all of their stats, photos, videos and other information from all years and sports will live. And all that information will be included with a new, visually captivating page layout. "MaxPreps stands for celebrating the high school sports experience for coaches, parents and student-athletes. With the release of our new career pages, we can do a much better job illuminating and celebrating the accomplishments of student-athletes throughout their high school experience," said MaxPreps Founder and President Andy Beal. This revolutionary setup replaces a... Read more →


Students from the Area Named to Dean's List

PHILADELPHIA, PA (07/22/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local residents have been named to the spring 2013 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring of 2013. Courtney Ross of Bellmawr, NJ (08031), is a doctor of pharmacy student. John Minchak of Westville, NJ (08093), is a doctor of pharmacy student. Michael Gartland of Gloucester City, NJ (08030), is a doctor of physical therapy student. Gino Randazzo of Bellmawr, NJ (08031), is a pharmaceutical and healthcare business student. At University of the Sciences, students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for... Read more →


UCLA NATIONAL CHAMPS! | NCAA.com

Mark Spoor, NCAA.com Last Updated - June 26, 2013 2:10 GMT OMAHA, Neb. – Efficiency is a term most commonly used in the business world, but for UCLA, a team that is often described as business-like, it’s a term that defined its first CWS championship. Consider the following: In Tuesday night’s clincher, a 8-0 victory against Mississippi State at TD Ameritrade Park, the Bruins had four sacrifice bunts, a single-game CWS record. That ran their CWS sacrifice bunt total to 12, the most for a team since Santa Clara matched the feat in 1962. 2013 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS Game 2: UCLA 8, Mississippi St. 0 Wrap-Up | Analysis | Highlights | Box Spoor: UCLA works sacrifice plays for win Spoor: Bulldogs expect to win... Read more →


COLLEGE WORLD SERIES BRACKET SET

USA TODAY Sports Images USA TODAY Sports Images Ryan Eades and the LSU pitching staff have allowed just 10 hits in its past three games. Eclectic mix makes up CWS Also: Kansas women win T&F title; men’s ends in tie Amy Farnum, NCAA.com Last Updated - June 11, 2013 3:32 GMT It took a little longer than expected, but we have a complete College World Series bracket following North Carolina’s defeat of South Carolina on Tuesday. The Tar Heels secured the final spot in Omaha with a 5-4 win against the Gamecocks after weather delayed Monday’s finale. A blend of new and familiar faces earned berths in the 2013 eight-team bracket. Indiana is making its first appearance, while NC State and Louisville will be going... Read more →


Regional fields announced as countdown begins to College World Series

NCAA.com/ May 27, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS — The field of 64 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced Monday by the DI baseball committee. The national top eight seeds are North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14). The Southeastern Conference led all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with nine, while the Atlantic Coast Conference has eight. The Pac-12 and Sun Belt conferences have four. Making the tournament for the first time include: Bryant of the Northeast Conference, Canisius of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Central Arkansas of the Southland Conference, Savannah State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and South Dakota State... Read more →