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Four Rowan University Student-Athletes Earn NJAC Weekly Honors

GLASSBORO, NJ - Four Rowan student-athletes earned NJAC weekly honors for April 12 – Alex Kokos (baseball); Sonia Sharma (softball); Earnest Daniel (men’s track & field) and Francis Terry (track & field). Kokos (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley HS) was named the NJAC Baseball Player of the Weeks as he reached a career milestone by recording his 200th career hit in the 14-11 win over Rutgers-Newark in the first game of a doubleheader on April 10. Kokos went 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI and two doubles in that game and was 3-for-4 in the night cap with one run, two RBI and two doubles. In #20 Rowan’s four wins last week, he batted .588 (10-for-17) with seven runs scored, eight RBI and six doubles. The senior... Read more →

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: Rowan at the Bill Butler Invitational

ROWAN MEN’S 4X400 METER RELAY RECORDS TOP TIME IN NCAA DIVISION III AT BILL BUTLER INVITATIONAL CHESTER, PA (April 10, 2021)--– At the Bill Butler Invitational, the Rowan men’s 4x400 meter relay won with a time of 3:15.86, which is currently first in the NCAA Division III. The meet was held at West Chester University. Amara Conte, Vincent Delle, Hunter Barbieri and Francis Terry were on the 4x400 A meter relay. Jah’mere Beasley won the 200 meter dash in 21.72 and was second (11.01) in the 100 meter dash. Nana Agyemang finished first in the long jump with 22’ 8.50” (6.92 m). He had a second place (22.44) in the 200 meter dash and was third (11.17) in the 100 meter dash. In the 400... Read more →

College Lacrosse: Rowan Falls to TCNJ 22-11

EWING, NJ (April 11, 2021)-- - The Rowan women's lacrosse team had three goals apiece from Julia Grlica and Elise Cohan, but fell to 14th-ranked TCNJ, 22-11, in NJAC action today. The Lions scored the game's first four goals before Cohan notched her first for the Profs at 22:50. TCNJ then tallied four consecutive goals to run its lead up to 8-1. Grilica and Julianna Corson tallied back-to-back goals before TCNJ answered back with two more to increase the lead to 8-3. TCNJ (3-2; 1-1 NJAC) scored five of the next six goals to increase its lead to 10-4. Ashley Lechliter netted her first goal of the game during that stretch at 11:18, with the assist coming from Corson. Dara Hennessy had the Profs' last... Read more →

Profs Swept The Scarlet Raiders in NJAC Baseball Doubleheader; Victor Cruz Hit Grand Slam

GLASSBORO, NJ (April 10, 2021)- Senior Alex Kokos surpassed 200 hits for his career, and Victor Cruz hit a grand slam, to lead #20 Rowan to a 14-11 win over Rutgers-Newark. Lefthander Donald Zellman pitched a complete game in a 9-1 win as the Profs swept the Scarlet Raiders in an NJAC baseball doubleheader. Kokos entered the first game needing three hits to reach 200 and did that one better, going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI in the first-game win. Zellman threw a two-hitter and recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts while allowing just one run in the first complete game as a Prof. GAME 1 The Profs were in charge from the start, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after two innings.... Read more →


JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Rowan softball team extended its win streak to eight games after defeating conference opponent New Jersey City University, 13-1 and 11-0. Both contests were only five innings because of the eight-run rule. In the opener, Rowan compiled 13 hits and pitcher Emily August only allowed one. She struck four batters in two innings. Kelly Duffy (1-0) was on the mound for the final three innings and earned the victory. Seven players contributed with at least one RBI. Shortstop Payton MacNair, third baseman Breanna Bryant and left fielder Morgan Zane each totaled two hits, a double, two RBI and two runs. Catcher Korie Hague and first baseman Cat Thomas had two RBI apiece. Center fielder Rebecca Lombardo and Duffy both added... Read more →

Three Home Runs Help Rowan Defeat NJCU

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The #20 Rowan baseball team pounded 13 hits, including three home runs, to defeat New Jersey City, 13-3, in NJAC action today, for its third straight win. Ryan McIsaac, Eric DiDomenico and Trip McCaffrey all homered for the Profs, who improve to 5-2 (3-0 NJAC). McIsaac went 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBI, while DiDomenico was 2-for-4, scoring two runs and driving in two more. Michael Manganella was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI and Jason Bobiak came off the bench to go 2-for-3 with a run and RBI. Tied 2-2 after five innings, the Profs broke it open in the sixth as pinch hitter Bobiak started a four-run inning for Rowan as he singled in DiDomenico. He joined... Read more →


LOUISVILLE, KY – Former Rowan women’s soccer goalkeeper Shelby Money has signed a contract with the Racing Louisville Football Club of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Money is one of five trialists that were added to the 22-player roster before the NWSL’s deadline. The squad starts this weekend with the Challenge Cup, which is a preseason tournament against the Orlando Pride at Lynn Family Stadium. “I think this is incredible,” said Rowan women’s soccer coach Scott Leacott. “This has been Shelby’s goal since she was a little girl. No one puts in more work than she has; she has put in countless hours to pursue her dream to be a professional athlete. I know as a program we could not be more ecstatic for... Read more →

College Track/Field (Men and Women): Rowan University at the Oscar Moore Invitational

ROWAN MEN’S TRACK & FIELD WINS 12 EVENTS AT THE OSCAR MOORE INVITATIONAL GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University men’s track & field team took first place in 12 events at the Oscar Moore Invitational. Jah’mere Beasley won the 100 meter dash in 10.86. Beasley was the top finisher in the trials with a time of 10.95. He finished the 200 meters in 21.93 for first place. The 4x400 meter relay of Hunter Barbieri, Jake Kolodziej, Vincent Delle and Amara Conte ran a winning time of 3:22.15. The Profs took first through third in the 110 meter hurdles. John Nguyen was the winner in 15.13 followed by Marquise Young, second (15.21) and Liam Davies, third (15.45). Nguyen had the best time of 15.37 in the... Read more →

College Baseball: Profs Sweep Doubleheader Against Kean

UNION, NJ - A six-run fourth inning and a complete game from Drew Ryback propelled #18 Rowan (4-2; 2-0 NJAC) to a 13-2 first-game win over #25 Kean (5-6; 0-2) in the season opener of NJAC baseball action today, as the Profs swept the doubleheader, winning by a 4-2 margin in the second game. Eric DiDomenico hit a solo home run in the third inning to tie the score at 1-1, before Rowan went on a barrage in the fourth. Michael Manganella and Ryan Mostrangeli started the inning with RBI singles and Nick Schooley hit a three-run double for the Profs. DiDomenico helped bring in another run in the fifth and Schooley singled in another to give the Profs a 12-1 lead. Schooley finished the... Read more →

College Lacrosse: Stockton 14 Rowan 9; Senior Ashley Lechliter scored 4 goals

GLASSBORO - Senior Ashley Lechliter scored four goals but it wasn't enough as Rowan fell to Stockton, 14-9, in non-conference action this evening at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. With the Profs trailing 7-4 at halftime, Elise Cohan got Rowan (2-4) on the board in the second half with two straight goals to pull the home team within 7-6. Stockton (1-0) then answered with two of its own to build its lead up to 9-6. Lechliter scored her second goal of the night to get the Profs within 10-7, before Stockton netted three consecutive goals to increase the advantage to 13-7. Lechliter tallied another to cut Rowan's deficit to 13-8 with under seven minutes to play but the Ospreys added one with 4:30 remaining to put... Read more →

Rowan Field Hockey Receives NFHCA National Academic Team Award

BROCKPORT, NY (March 30, 2021)-– The Rowan University field hockey team received the 2020 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Academic Team Award. The National Academic Team Award recognizes institutions that have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. There were 147 schools that received the honor. Rowan previously had 20 student-athletes that were named to the 2020-21 NFHCA National Academic Squad and two were Scholars of Distinction. photo provided Read more →

Rowan's August, Agyemang and Kokolis Earn NJAC Athlete of the Week Honors

PITMAN, NJ – Softball player Emily August and track & field athletes Nana Agyemang and Nick Kokolis earned New Jersey Athlete of the Week (NJAC) honors. August was named the NJAC Pitcher of the Week while Agyemang was selected the NJAC Track Athlete of the Week. Kokolis was chosen the NJAC Rookie of the Week. A senior, August recorded the win in an 8-0 five inning shutout in the first game against Stockton University. She pitched a perfect four innings and totaled a career-high eight strikeouts. August came in for the final two outs in the second Stockton game and earned a save. This season, she has a 2-1 record with a 1.38 earned run average (ERA). August had compiled 22 strikeouts in 20.1 innings.... Read more →


Rowan Women’s Track & Field Looks To Regroup During 2021 Outdoor Season

GLASSBORO, NJ – The 2020 outdoor track season was canceled due to COVID. The student-athletes also missed the 2020 cross country and 2020-21 indoor track & field seasons. Now Rowan will have an outdoor schedule but things are not back to normal. “They (athletes) want to have a season and I am actually glad they are having a season,” stated head coach Derick “Ringo” Adamson. “At their level, if they don’t see that they have something to work for they may just give up. That is what I sense from them.” “They know there is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel for the sake of speaking,” continued Adamson. “Every day I go out there (practice) and I keep it positive.... 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... Read more →

Rowan University's SGA Receives Update on the Glassboro-Camden Rail Line

Glassboro-Camden Line Representatives Talk about New Developments with SGA Corey RothauserMarch 24, 2021 The GCL would span 18 miles and connect Camden and Glassboro to Philadelphia through diesel light rail vehicles (DLRVs) along 14 stations. - Photo via glassborocamdenline.com Following the release of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), two representatives for the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) construction project spoke during the Rowan University Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Meeting on Monday, March 22, before senators voted in favor of a resolution that supports the construction. John Hanson, CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and president of the Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO), and Michael Venuto, the chief engineer of DRPA and a Rowan University engineering professor, answered questions from senators. The GCL would span... 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.... Read more →

COLLEGE LACROSSE: Salisbury Rolls Over Rowan 18-6

SALISBURY, MD - Fourth-ranked Salisbury took over in the first half en route to an 18-6 win over Rowan in women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon. Salisbury (7-0) scored the first two goals of the game before Julia Grlica got the Profs on the board with a free position tally. The Sea Gulls then scored 11 in a row to take a 13-1 lead at halftime in the second meeting of the teams. Trailing 14-1 early in the second half, Rowan (1-3) scored three straight with unassisted goals from Elise Cohan, Johanna Diehl and Ashley Lechiter. Rowan closed out the scoring in the game with an unassisted goals by Ashley Lechliter and a tally by Erin Renshaw with the assist from Shannen Sterner. The Profs... 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... Read more →

Rowan's Hainsworth and Donaldson Chosen NFHCA Scholars of Distinction

BROCKPORT, NY – Rowan University field hockey players Abby Hainsworth and Melissa Donaldson were selected National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Scholars of Distinction. Abby Hainsworth The NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction program recognizes student-athletes who have a 3.90 cumulative grade point average or higher through the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. There were over 450 student-athletes that were chosen Scholars of Distinction. Melissa Donaldson This is the second straight year that Hainsworth and Donaldson received the honor. Hainsworth is majoring in civil & environmental engineering and Donaldson is enrolled in health and physical education. The two student-athletes were also named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. The NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award will be released on Monday,... Read more →

 Five Rowan student-athletes earned NJAC weekly honors

PITMAN, NJ - Five Rowan student-athletes earned NJAC weekly honors for March 22 in the sports of baseball, women’s lacrosse and softball as announced by the conference. Righthander Drew Ryback (Mantua, NJ) was the NJAC Pitcher of the Week as the ninth-ranked baseball team went 2-1 to open the year. The fifth-year senior pitched seven scoreless innings in the 6-1 season-opening win over Cabrini, keeping the Cavaliers without a hit through 5 2/3 innings. Ryback struck out nine, didn’t issue a walk and allowed just two hits while facing 23 batters. It was his fourth straight victory, dating back to last season. Chris Curcio (Montvale, NJ) was chosen the NJAC Rookie of the Week in baseball as he made his first career start as shortstop... Read more →

Rowan's Softball Falls to Salisbury 12-3 and 5-1

SALISBURY, MD (March 21, 2021)– The Rowan University softball team dropped two games at sixth ranked Salisbury University, 12-3 and 5-1. The first game ended in five innings because of the eight run rule. The Profs had hits from shortstop Payton MacNair, designated player Kelly Duffy, catcher Cali Kraemer, third baseman Korie Hague and first baseman Mackenzie Short. Kraemer drove in two runs and second baseman Breanna Bryant had one RBI. All of Rowan’s runs came in the top of the fifth. Bryant’s sacrifice fly scored pitcher Alexa Saccomanno who got on base with a walk. Saccomanno advanced to third on a double by MacNair. Left fielder Morgan Zane reached base on a fielder’s choice. Duffy was hit by a pitch then was replaced by... 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... Read more →

Kean's Lacrosse Team Unable to stop Rowan's Elise Cohan and Ashley Lechliter; Profs Duo Score 11

GLASSBORO, NJ - Elise Cohan scored six goals and Ashley Lechliter had five to give Rowan (1-2) an 18-6 win over Kean in women's lacrosse action today at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium, for the Profs' first victory of the year. Cohan established a new career-high while Lechliter tied her personal best and also added an assist on the day. Erin Renshaw scored three goals and Dara Hennessy tallied two with Julianna Corson handing out four assists for the Profs and Julia Grlica dishing out three. Single goals were scored by Michaela Donnelly and Chloe Shea. Kean owned an early 2-1 lead but the Profs answered with four straight goals to take a 5-2 edge. Renshaw's goal at 12:21, on an assist by Corson, gave Rowan... Read more →

Community College Partnerships Key to Four-year Institutional Success

“I don’t understand, for the life of me, why more four-year institutions are not partnering with community colleges,” said Rowan University President Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D. Maybe, it’s because breaking tradition requires a lot of work, trust and new ways of thinking. A bold idea The pandemic has only intensified enrollment declines, further demonstrating the need for institutions of higher education to think strategically and plan for the future in order to survive. Rowan University is setting the example through hard-won partnerships with two community colleges, giving students more pathways toward a bachelor’s degree at a significant cost savings. Three separate institutions—and the singular decision to share Rowan’s name—break down the barriers between the traditional four-year institution and the county or community college. By working... Read more →

$186,312 grant for Rowan University’s Undergraduate Research Training

Norcross Announces CAMDEN, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded a $186,312 grant to Rowan University’s Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program. The U-RISE program is aimed at providing resources and funding for a diverse pool of students to pursue an education in biomedical research. “Future scientific breakthroughs depend on our ability to train the next generation of researchers today,” said Congressman Norcross, a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. “This funding will provide high-quality training to equip Rowan undergraduates with the technical, operational and professional skills they need to succeed in... Read more →

Ryback Pitches 6 Scoreless Innings; Profs Over Cabrini 6-1

GLASSBORO, NJ - Drew Ryback pitched six scoreless innings and struck out nine to pace Rowan to a 6-1 win over Cabrini (2-4) in the Profs' season opener at Rowan Baseball Field. The 1-0 Profs are ranked ninth in the latest D3baseball.com/NCBWA rankings. The fifth-year senior threw five and 2/3 hitless innings before Gilbert Peralta singled for Cabrini's first hit of the game, as Ryback gave up just two hits while facing 23 batters. Centerfielder Trip McCaffrey paced the Rowan offense by going 3-for-5 with two RBI while Chris Curcio went 2-for-5 and drove in a run. "Drew was fantastic on the mound and set the tone from the first inning. We had some key hits later in the game to expand our lead. I... Read more →

WOMENS SOFTBALL: Rowan Sweeps Muhlenberg

GLASSBORO, NJ– The Rowan University softball team swept Muhlenberg College, 5-3 and 6-3 in the home opener on a cold and wet afternoon. The second game was called after five innings on account of darkness. Shortstop Payton MacNair led the Profs (4-2) in the opener with three hits, a triple, three RBI, and one run. Right-hander Cate Thomas (2-1) was the winning pitcher and Alexa Saccomanno earned the save. Left fielder Morgan Zane and catcher Cali Kramer each had one hit and one RBI. For Muhlenberg (0-2), Sarah Karmazyn was three for four with a double, one RBI, and one run. Designated player Lauren Griggs and catcher Genna Cicchetti had one hit and one RBI apiece. Rowan led 4-0 after two runs in the second... Read more →

Rowan's Baseball Team Gets Season Underway on Wednesday vs. Cabrini

03/16/2021 The Rowan baseball team opens its 2021 season after a long year of waiting and wondering what could've been if the 2020 campaign was completed. The Profs won their first six games, and were ranked 14th in the nation, when the pandemic caused the season to abruptly come to a halt. Rowan lost some experienced and accomplished players from that squad but still welcomes back 13 seniors or fifth-year players, and is only missing one starter among the position players. The Profs head into their first game of the year on March 17 ranked ninth in the nation in the D3baseball.com/NCBWA Poll. Head coach Mike Dickson, who owns a 151-74 record in six years at Rowan, gives some insight into what to look for... Read more →

CNB SPORTS: 20 Rowan Field Hockey Players Selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad

Dayna DeVincentz received her fourth straight honor BROCKPORT, NY – The Rowan University field hockey team had 20 players named to the 2020 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad. This year, there were 2,050 student-athletes from more than 140 Division III schools that earned the recognition. The program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Back Dayna DeVincentz received her fourth straight honor. The senior from Flemington is majoring in mathematics. She is joined by backs Lauren Cooper, Mackenzie Dakin, Melissa Donaldson and Kylie Taylor. Goalies Abby Hainsworth and Aida Ingram were members of the academic team. The players also included midfielders Kristiina Castagnola, Madison DuBois,... Read more →

 Rowan’s softball, baseball,women’s lacrosse teams will all Play Home Games this Week

GLASSBORO, NJ - Rowan’s softball, baseball and women’s lacrosse teams will all be playing home games this week, as the Profs’ schedules have undergone changes from what was previously announced. Softball added two doubleheaders with Muhlenberg and will open the home slate on Tuesday, March 16 with a 2:30 p.m. start. The Profs are again slated to face the Mules on Thursday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. Rowan’s baseball team will play for the first time in more than a year and open its 2021 season on Wednesday, March 17 against Cabrini in a single game at 3:30 p.m. The game was previously scheduled for March 18, but was moved up a day due to the forecast of rain. The Profs will host Immaculata on... Read more →


SALISBURY, MD (March 14, 2021)– The Rowan University softball team won 8-0 in six innings over Washington College (MD) and had a 3-0 loss against the University of Lynchburg. The games were played at Henry Parker Field. Right hander Alexa Saccomanno threw four innings for the win against Washington. She (1-0) gave up four hits and had five strikeouts. Emily August pitched the final two innings and allowed one hit. Center fielder/designated player Cat Thomas totaled three hits (four at bats) and three RBIs. Third baseman Payton MacNair contributed with two hits, three runs and one RBI. Left fielder Morgan Zane had two hits, one RBI and two runs. Catcher Korie Hague added one hit, one RBI and one run. In the first inning, MacNair... Read more →

GloucesterCityNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Gloucestercitynews.net Kutztown University Announces 2021 Women's Lacrosse Roster KUTZTOWN, PA (03/10/2021)-- Kutztown University will have 25 student-athletes representing its women's lacrosse program for the 2021 season. Read the full season preview. The Kutztown University women's lacrosse team started 2-0 on the new Keystone Field turf in 2020 before the season was cut short. KU is excited to not only open its 2021 campaign back at home, but just to be able to play a season this year. Head coach Jackie Stezzi graduated three seniors from last year's roster, so she will have plenty of experience, along with another injection of youth, heading into this season. In the PSAC Preseason Poll, the Maroon and Gold were selected sixth. West Chester was first, receiving four of the... 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.... Read more →


CHESTERTOWN, MD– The Rowan University softball team dropped its first game, 3-2 at Washington College and came back to take the second, 3-0 in six innings. The game was called due to darkness. Gloucestercitynews.net files It was the season opener for the Profs. Right hander Cat Thomas was the winning pitcher in the night cap. She only gave up two hits in six innings. At the plate, Thomas had one hit and one RBI. Left fielder Morgan Zane collected three hits (three at bats), one double, one RBI and one run. First baseman Mackenzie Short added two hits and one RBI. Rowan scored all three runs in the sixth inning. Right fielder Mariah Wysocki singled and scored on Zane’s double to right center. Zane advanced... Read more →

Rowan Woman's Lacrosse On The Road, Defeated 14-5; Opening at Home Saturday

CHESTERTOWN, MD - Junior Elise Cohan scored three goals but the Rowan women's lacrosse team couldn't withstand an early flurry of goals by Washington College as the Profs were defeated, 14-5, on the road. Washington (1-1) scored six straight goals to open the game but senior co-captain Dara Hennessy got Rowan (0-2) on the board with her first of the year at 13:02, with the assist from Erin Renshaw. Cohan scored two unassisted goals in a row for the Profs in the final two minutes of the half to pull the visitors within 7-3 at intermission. Cohan tallied her third seven minutes into the second half as Washington led, 8-4, but two more goals gave the Shorewomen at 10-4 lead with under 17 minutes to... Read more →

A Look at the Rowan University's 2021 Softball Team

Rowan Softball begins season today at Washington College (MD) In 2020, the Rowan University softball team was on its way to another successful season then the COVID pandemic hit and it came to an abrupt end. The Profs played eight games and had a 5-2-1 record. A year later, Rowan is ready to get back on the field. “I think our kids have done a great job,” stated head coach Kim Wilson. “In the fall, they were happy to be out on the field again. I think for a lot of athletes they are enjoying the game again. When it gets taken away from you, it makes you respect it more and miss it. In that way, it has been positive for us. The players... Read more →

CNB NEWS OF EDUCATION: Teachers Learning Remotely

Educators can learn great ways to teach STEM subjects on line at no cost. by Katherine Bihr, Ed.D (NAPSI)—If you are among the nearly four million teachers in America, according to National Center for Education estimates, here are no-cost digital resources that can support your teaching during these challenging times. Educating Educators Digitally School personnel can now sign up for a new series of six no-cost digital professional learning courses empowering educators with new strategies to support students’ success in school and beyond. The professional learning series for educators presents schools, particularly those from under-resourced communities, the access, and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. The first in the planned series of six professional learning modules support teachers by focusing on student-centered... Read more →

Rowan v Cabrini Lacrosse Game Canceled

GLASSBORO, NJ (March 5, 2021)--- The Rowan women's lacrosse game against Cabrini that was Gloucestercitynews.net files scheduled for Saturday, March 6 has been canceled. It is not yet determined whether this game will be made up in the future. The Profs' next scheduled contest is a home game on Saturday, March 13 against Immaculata at 1 p.m.​ Read more →

Rowan women’s lacrosse team fell to seventh-ranked Salisbury, 16-7

GLASSBORO, NJ (March 3, 2021)--– The Rowan women’s lacrosse team fell to seventh-ranked Salisbury, 16-7, in the season opener at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. The game marked the return to sports for Prof athletics for the first time in a year after the seasons were canceled due to the pandemic. Junior Juliana Corson had three goals and an assist for Rowan (0-1) while senior co-captains Ashley Lechliter, Julia Grlica and Dara Hennessy each scored a goal apiece. Junior Shannen Sterner also added a goal while Hennessy had two assists. Trailing 3-0, Rowan tallied its first goal of the season as Lechliter, the team’s leading returning scorer, took a feed from Corson at 17:11. Salisbury (2-0) then built up a 6-1 advantage before Corson netted her... Read more →

From Prof to Professional: Anyssa Sanchez '17

NJIT photo credit to Lamar Carter story by Joe Nicolo '22 GLASSBORO, NJ - There are some people in this world who tend to leave a lasting impact on everyone and everything in their path. Anyssa Sanchez is one of those people. Rowan University is one of those places lucky enough to have been included in her journey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is certainly next on the list. After playing for and coaching the women's basketball team at Rowan, Sanchez landed a job as the Director of Basketball Operations at NJIT. Hailing from Pine Hill and attending Sterling High School, Sanchez earned 12 letter awards in basketball, track & field and volleyball. After graduating, she decided to continue her basketball career... Read more →

Rowan U Athletics Returning in March

GLASSBORO, NJ - Rowan University Athletics has announced that it will return to competition in early March for the sports of baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, after being idle for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maintain a safe environment and follow state guidelines, fans for all five sports’ competitions on campus will be limited to two parents or guardians per Rowan student-athletes. Guests of visiting teams will not be permitted to attend any events on Rowan’s campus. Live streaming broadcasts for all home games in baseball, softball and women’s lacrosse will be available via the school’s website, RowanAthletics.com. "This marks a return to the fields and the track after a long year away... Read more →

From Bones We Rise, The Empathics Now Through May 1, Gallery visits by appointment

From Bones We Rise re-imagines the world through The Empathics, a futuristic utopian female race GLASSBORO, NJ – Saya Woolfalk is a New York-based artist who created a complex, futuristic utopian culture and society of an interspecies female race called The Empathics. Their mythology and story of origins began with the discovery of chimeric bones that triggered them to metamorphose into a plant, animal, and human hybrid creature. In modern Empathic society, anyone may elect to undergo the experience of interspecies hybridization, thus choosing to become an Empathic and a socially evolved being. The world of the Empathics emerged from the artist's investigations and interest in anthropology, science fiction, folklore, mythology, and Afrofuturism. Drawing upon her own experience as a Black, Asian, and white American... Read more →

Cross Country/Track Athlete Keller Bean Rowan University's Woman of the Year

GLASSBORO, NJ – Cross country/track athlete Keller Bean was selected Rowan University's Woman of the Year by the New Jersey Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW ) for its celebration of the 2021 National Girls and Women's Sports Day on Wednesday, February 3. Bean is being honored with the state's other student-athletes through a virtual presentation. Video Presentation This is the 35th year of the national celebration to inspire girls and women to play and be active, and to realize their full power. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Women's Sports Foundation recognizes the importance of staying mentally and physically healthy during these challenging times. The event was coordinated by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics For Women. The Woman of the Year awards... Read more →

ROWAN UNIVERSITY SPORTS: From Runner To Runway, Meet Rowan's Kevin Lauer

Kevin Lauer is a cross country/track runner at Rowan University by Joe Nicolo '22 GLASSBORO, NJ - Kevin Lauer is a cross country/track runner at Rowan University and he has quite an interesting resume. He is majoring in Elementary Education and flying past his competition on the track. Along with his endeavors, Lauer is actively working to become a pilot. Lauer has proven himself to be first-class in all aspects of life. He separates himself from his peers in the classroom and on the track. During the 2019-20 indoor season, he was chosen to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team. Lauer was named a Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction and was selected to the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. He received... Read more →

Rowan Cancels Winter Athletics Season and Last Semester's Fall Sports

STATEMENT FROM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR JOHN GIANNINI, Ph.D. It is with mixed emotions that I announce the cancellation of Rowan’s winter athletics season, as well as plans to play last semester’s fall sports this coming spring. With coronavirus infection rates rising locally and nationally, I have recommended that we put the health and well-being of our student-athletes and University community ahead of all else. We know this is a great disappointment to many, particularly our student-athletes looking forward to their senior seasons, but the decision was made only after careful consideration of NCAA safety, competition and travel protocols. The sports teams impacted are men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's... Read more →

Rowan University Graduate Jess Durnian Keeps The U.S. Navy Fit

GLASSBORO, NJ – When Jess Durnian came to Rowan, she was an Exploratory Studies major. Now, the Health Promotion and Fitness Management graduate is a Moral Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness Coordinator for the U.S. Navy. The former Prof women’s soccer player works at the Naval Weapons Station Earle. The station’s Mainside is located in Colts Neck, NJ and the Waterfront is in the Leonardo section of Middletown, NJ. The main duty of her job is to provide fitness and sports recreational activities to Active Duty personnel and their families. She started her career as a MWR Recreation Assistant and moved up to MWR Recreation Specialist (Facility Coordinator). Durnian was a MWR Recreation Specialist then a MWR Community Recreation Director before her current position. “I... Read more →

Rowan University's Dr. Thomas Keck explores new medications targeting addiction

More than 2 million Americans older than 12 abused cocaine and more than 11 million abused opioids in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This growing epidemic carries devastating consequences, but a Rowan researcher is exploring potential solutions. Dr. Thomas Keck, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences in the College of Science & Mathematics, is developing potential new medications that may be used to treat addiction to psychostimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamines, and opioids like heroin. To support this work, Keck and his colleague, Dr. Comfort Boateng of High Point University’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy in North Carolina, landed a grant for $428,000 from the National... Read more →

Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame

Rescheduled for October 24, 2021 GLASSBORO, NJ - The induction ceremony for the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 24, 2021, to run in conjunction with the University's 2021 Homecoming Weekend. Gloucestercitynews.net files The Class of 2021 is comprised of: John Bunting – Football Coach (1988-92); Mary Marino – Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach (1987-97; 1988-97 and 1999-07); Moriah Holmstrom – Field Hockey (1997-00); Tiffany Miller – Softball (1994-97); Bob Pfeffer – Baseball (1975-78); Mike Rucci – Baseball (2002-05); and Rob Scott – Men's Basketball (1994-98). Details and ticket information for the afternoon ceremony will be released at a later date. INDUCTEE BIOGRAPHIES John Bunting guided the Glassboro State/Rowan football team from 1988... Read more →


We are proud to announce that our School of Osteopathic Medicine’s COVID-19 Vaccination Center is ready to join the national effort to vaccinate our front line health care providers. We expect to receive the vaccine in the coming week and then move quickly according to NJ Department of Health’s distribution guidelines. This is wonderful news, not only for our institution, but, more importantly, for our region and state. We invite you to visit our newly created Vaccination Center website. It will constantly evolve and serve as the primary source of information about the phases of vaccination and when to register. We also plan to have a series of information sessions for the University and community members once the center is operating. We’re also pleased to... Read more →

Rowan’s Krystyna Hovell Reflects On Foster Care Experience

...and Life Story During Class Project GLASSBORO, NJ - In Krystyna Hovell's screenwriting class, her course's semester project is to write a 45-to-90 page script about a fictionalized version of an important story close to her. Immediately, she thought about her own life story, including her time in the foster care system. Hovell, a forward on the Rowan field hockey team, doesn't quite remember exactly how long she was in the foster care system, but what she does know is that she was able to find a forever home with two loving parents who adopted her and eight others later on. Krystyna sometimes gets flashbacks from her time in foster care. "I get flashbacks a lot from seeing other foster siblings I was living with... Read more →