CACC Lacrosse Players of the Year

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April 28, 2010


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 28, 2010) – Junior midfielder Danielle Niccoli of Wilmington University was selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Year, as the All-Conference team was announced Wednesday. Holy Family University’s Stephanie McNesby was named Rookie of the Year, while Georgian Court University’s Mike Migliorisi was tabbed Coach of the Year. GCU and Post University tied in voting for the Team Sportsmanship Award.

Niccoli, a junior from Sparrow’s Point, Md., ranks third in the conference in assists with 1.59   (27 total) and points per-game with 4.12 (70 total) and stands ninth with 2.53 goals per-contest (43 total). She is also the conference leader in draw controls per-game with 3.62. She recorded her 100th career goal earlier this season and holds the school record for career draw controls. She has recorded 12 multiple-goal games thus far in 2010 and eight multi-assist contests. Niccoli was also a first team All-Conference pick last season.

McNesby, a midfielder from Philadelphia, Pa., was tabbed Rookie of the Year after being named CACC Rookie of the Week a league-high four times this season. She has started all 15 games for the Tigers and recorded 29 goals and eight assists for a total of 37 total points, which stands third on her team. She ranks third on the team with 26 ground balls. McNesby was also a second team All-CACC pick and was one of only two freshmen to be named All-Conference.

Mike Migliorisi of Georgian Court was voted Coach of the Year for his work with the Lions. They enter the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed after going undefeated in conference play (12-0) for the second consecutive season. Migliorisi’s team leads the conference in goals, assists, ground balls, points and shot percentage for the season.

Accompanying Niccoli on the All-CACC First Team are teammates Klaudia Furman and Kory Webster, both sophomore defenders. Georgian Court has six first team selections, led by senior goalkeeper Christine Latteri (.586 save percentage). She is joined by teammates Angelica Gero (senior defender), Natalie Bermudez (senior midfielder), Lauren Conaty (junior midfielder), Laura Housel (senior attacker) and Ryan McGrath (junior attacker).

The Glass twins of Chestnut Hill College were both selected to the First Team. Carley Glass leads the conference in points (5.62) and ground balls (3.88), while Maryanne Glass leads in goals per game (4.19) and total goals (67). Kathleen Maurer of Philadelphia, who leads the CACC in assists per-game (1.62) rounds out the first team selections.

The complete 2010 All-CACC Women’s Lacrosse team is listed below.

GK Christine Latteri Georgian Court Sr. West Long Branch, NJ
D Klaudia Furman Wilmington So. Baltimore, MD
D Angelica Gero Georgian Court Sr. Howell, NJ
D Kory Webster Wilmington So. Abingdon, MD
M Natalie Bermudez Georgian Court Sr. Toms River, NJ
M Lauren Conaty Georgian Court Jr. Pt. Pleasant, NJ
M Carley Glass Chestnut Hill Sr. Swedesboro, NJ
M Kathleen Maurer Philadelphia Sr. Rochester, NY
M Danielle Niccoli Wilmington Jr. Sparrow’s Point, MD
A Maryanne Glass Chestnut Hill Sr. Swedesboro, NJ
A Laura Housel Georgian Court Sr. West Caldwell, NJ
A Ryan McGrath Georgian Court Jr. Manasquan, NJ
GK Katherine Sullivan Philadelphia Sr. Mt. Laurel, NJ
GK Amber Smith Wilmington Sr. Aberdeen, MD
D Jennifer Cittadino Georgian Court Sr. Pt. Pleasant, NJ
D Sarah Kiernan Dominican Jr. Saugerties, NJ
D Jenny Sica Philadelphia Jr. Long Valley, NJ
M Silje Karlsen Dominican Jr. Vernon, NJ
M Stephanie McNesby Holy Family Fr. Philadelphia, PA
M Kara Sanford Georgian Court Sr. Pine Beach, NJ
M Elizabeth Schmidt Dominican Fr. Montgomery, NY
M Caribeth Shappell Philadelphia So. Lancaster, PA
A Daryl Carr Georgian Court Jr. Brick, NJ
A Jessica Graybeal Wilmington Jr. Havre de Grace, MD
A Aubree Williams Dominican So. Great Meadows, NJ

Honorable Mention: Amanda Matos, Jr., A, Dominican; Lauren Woodie, Sr., M, Philadelphia; Alley Abbate, Sr., D, Georgian Court; Amanda Miller, Sr., D, Dominican; Melissa Jenkins, So., GK, Holy Family

Player of the Year: Danielle Niccoli, Jr., M, Wilmington
Rookie of the Year: Stephanie McNesby, Fr., M, Holy Family
Coach of the Year: Mike Migliorisi, Georgian Court
Team Sportsmanship Award: Georgian Court and Post



2010 CACC Golf Championship

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 8, 2010) – The 2010 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Golf Championship is set to tee off on Monday, April 12, at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, Conn. Post University will be looking for its fifth consecutive championship at this year’s event, and junior David McGregor will be seeking his third consecutive individual title for the Eagles.

Post returns three key individuals who were named to the All-Conference team last season, including McGregor, senior Lee Wanklyn and sophomore Gavin Wilson. Post won the 2009 tournament in Middletown, Del., with a 36-hole total of 568, almost 30 strokes better than Goldey-Beacom College and Nyack College, who tied for second with totals of 596. McGregor won the individual title by carding a 137 (68, 69). Wanklyn was fourth (143) and Wilson tied for fifth place (144).

McGregor recently placed third out of 57 participants at the 60thannual Southern California Division II Invitational at Mission Viejo Country Club with rounds of 74, 78 and 72. He has led the Eagles to their current spot as the No. 4 ranked team in the NCAA East Region. However, to win this year’s tournament, McGregor and the Eagles must go through No. 1 regionally ranked Wilmington University.

Wilmington has been led by a number of newcomers this year, as well as senior Matt Hall, who was a member of the 2009 All-CACC team. At the recent Goldey-Beacom Invitational, newcomers Daniel Ott, John Perrine and Jeff Whiteside tied for sixth by each carding a 75. They led their team to a tie for second with host Goldey-Beacom. Wilmington has won five tournaments this season, including the St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational on March 20.

Goldey-Beacom is also ranked in the East Region and currently occupies the ninth spot. The team will look to freshman Devon Ripley and junior Erik Tammsalu for leadership in the upcoming tournament. Ripley, who is from Camden, Del., finished second out of the 80 competitors in the Goldey-Beacom Invitational with a score of 72. Tammsalu tied for sixth with a round of 75.

Seven of the 13 All-CACC members from the 2009 Tournament are back, including the Post trio of McGregor, Wanklyn and Wilson, along with Wilmington’s Hall. Also returning are Joe Lee of Nyack College, Holy Family University junior Jonathan Radick and Caldwell College’s Dan Garcia

Tournament tee times are between 7:15 and 10:06 am on both Monday and Tuesday at the 7,011-yard, par 72 Trent Jones Course. The last time the conference tournament was held at Lyman Orchards Golf Club was 2006, the year Post won its first of four straight titles.

CACC Tennis Ranked Nationally

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April 6, 2010


Courtesy of Sarah Houseknecht, CACC Office

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 6, 2010) – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released Its Division II Men’s Tennis National Poll on March 30 and Concordia College currently stands at No. 11 in the country. The Clippers are also ranked first in the East Region.

The Clippers feature two players that are ranked high on the ITA’s national singles and doubles lists. Alex Grubin, a senior from Belgrade, Serbia, is ranked as the fifth singles player in the nation. He is followed by sophomore teammate, Andrey Boldarev, who is currently 24th. The pair also works as a doubles team for the Clippers and holds the No. 2 spot nationally for doubles teams.

In the ITA East Regional rankings, three other Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) institutions joined the Clippers, who top the list. Philadelphia University holds the No. 4 spot, followed by the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill College, who are ranked No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

In singles play, Concordia had six players ranked in the regional standings with Grubin and Boldarev leading the pack in first and second place. Concordia also took spots four through seven in the regional singles poll in junior Raphael Namias (No. 4), junior Tamas Dobrotka (No. 5), sophomore Felix Missal (No. 6) and freshman Andreas Lindell (No. 7).

Philadelphia also had two singles players break the top 15. Two of the Rams underclassmen, freshman Kyle Burke of Wakefield, R.I. and sophomore Adrian Torroella-Cruz of Gainsville, Fla., were ranked No. 11 and No. 12 respectively.

In doubles play, CACC pairs swept the four top spots in regional standings. The ITA selected three Concordia pairs for spots one through three, Grubin/Boldarev (No.1), Missal/Namias (No.2) and Dobrotka/Lindell (No. 3).  They were followed by the Philadelphia pair of Torroella-Cruz and sophomore Manoli Sgouros.

ITA East Region Poll

1. Concordia
2. Queens
3. Bentley
4. Philadelphia
5. Stonehill
6. Merrimack
7. Dowling
8. University of the Sciences
9. Chestnut Hill
10. Adelphi

NCBWA East Regional Poll

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March 30, 2010


NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its weekly East Region Poll on Monday, March 29. Three Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) teams are ranked again this week.

Wilmington University, currently leading the CACC with a 6-0 record, bumped up a spot in the standings from sixth last week to fifth this week. The team has earned a 15-4 overall record so far this season. Sophomore catcher Mike Godwin was named CACC Player of the Week on Monday.

Concordia College trails the Wildcats in the sixth spot in the rankings. Concordia is currently 3-1 in CACC action and 15-7 overall. The Clippers had a nine-game win streak snapped by Felician over the weekend.

Dominican College stands eighth with an overall record of 10-7. The Chargers easily handled Adelphi University, which is second in the poll, with a 9-1 win on the road March 19. The Chargers are currently 4-1 in CACC play. Dominican and Concordia have already played two non-conference contests this season, each winning once. Their two conference match-ups will take place on April 13 and 14 in Orangeburg.

CACC Basketball Milestones

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March 10, 2010


Courtesy of Sarah Houseknecht, CACC Office

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The 2009-2010 basketball season has been highly decorated by the many accomplishments of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) institutions.  Teams have persevered for a common goal, individual players have excelled and one coach, Herb Magee, stood out above the rest in his journey toward an NCAA record.

Long-time Philadelphia University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Herb Magee established himself as the winningest Division II men’s basketball coach in NCAA history in February of 2007 when he surpassed the 828-win mark. He has since kept the tally running, adding himself to another list in his 43rd season. Now, not only is Magee on top of the DII list, he has racked up the most wins in NCAA men’s basketball history.

Legendary Bobby Knight moved to the top of the coaching wins list in DI men’s basketball history Jan. 1, 2007. Between that time and Knight’s resignation from Texas Tech in February 2008, he built his win column to a whopping 902 career wins. Knight held his place in the record book, regardless of division, but all the while Magee and the Rams were cutting the margin.

Magee led his team to a victory over conference opponent Goldey-Beacom College on Feb. 23, 2010, for his 903rd win, trumping Knight’s record. Magee is one of just three NCAA coaches to ever surpass 900 wins, and has placed himself at the head of this elite list with 905 total wins entering this week’s NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Division II Most Consecutive Regular Season Conference Victories

Magee wasn’t the only record breaker this season in the CACC. On Feb. 25, 2005, the Holy Family University women’s basketball program beat conference opponent Caldwell College 64-43 and never looked back. The Tigers have led CACC women’s basketball for the past five seasons, extending their consecutive regular-season win streak to a seemingly insurmountable 103.

On Jan. 28, 2010, the team broke the NCAA Division II record for most consecutive conference regular-season victories at Goldey-Beacom with their 93rd consecutive win, breaking the record formerly held by The College of Saint Rose when they were a member of the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Tigers finished the regular season with a record of 27-1, with their only loss coming at non-conference opponent, Bentley University.

Holy Family soared through conference play this season with just one nail-biter against Caldwell on Jan. 30, which ended with a six-point victory for the Tigers. Over the course of the 2009-2010 season, Holy Family’s average margin of victory over CACC opponents was 22 points.

CACC Records Set in 2009-2010

The Concordia (N.Y.) College men’s basketball team pounded the boards in their conference match-up versus Bloomfield College on Dec. 12, 2009. The Clippers placed themselves in fourth on the CACC single-game record list for team rebounds with 59. The team effort was not enough to trump the 2007 record setter of 63 rebounds by Felician College.

Junior Will Eason led Concordia’s rebounding effort this season. He broke the CACC single-season average for rebounds per game with 12.1 and also the single season record with 328 total caroms. His season average was nearly two rebounds ahead of the second place conference rebounder.

Eason also tied the CACC record for rebounds in a single game twice this season, pulling down 21 boards against Caldwell and Nyack College. He shares the first spot on this list with two other CACC athletes, including Philadelphia senior, Mike Yocum. Eason also tied for the fourth spot on the same list three times during the 2009-2010 season by recording 19 rebounds against Bloomfield, Nova Southeastern University and Post University.

Notable Milestones in CACC Women’s Hoops

Many athletes around the conference broke school records or fought their way to milestones. A pair of senior CACC women reached two milestones this season, both getting it done in the post.

Amelia Simmons of Wilmington (Del.) University not only shattered the 2,000 career point marker, but set a new school scoring record by finishing the regular season with 2,256 points. In addition to reaching this lofty goal, Simmons pulled down her 1,000th rebound this season. Jessica Romano of Philadelphia also reached two milestones, ending the regular season of her senior year with 1,839 points. On top of exceeding 1,500 points, Romano earned her 1,000th rebound to become the only female player in program history to notch 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Kirsty Leedham of Caldwell scored her 1,000th point earlier this season against Nyack. Leedham, a junior, has another season to build on this milestone. In addition, she already broke Caldwell’s career three-point field goal record of 149, which was formerly held by Head Coach Jen Carleton of Goldey-Beacom, who is a Caldwell graduate. Leedham finished the regular season with 166 career three-pointers.

Janelle Biamonte of Felician also reached the 1,500 point marker and finished her career with 1,839 points. She also earned a spot at the top of Felician’s career three-point shooting list this season. Her teammate, Tierra Cleaves passed her way to the lead of another record list, dishing the ball 14 times against Caldwell to set the record at Felician for most assists in a single game. The 14 assists tie her for second all-time in the conference single game record book.

Other 1,000 point scorers this season include Dana Rommel of Concordia, Catherine Carr and Christine McCollum of Holy Family, Kelsy McIntosh and Shelly Yount of Nyack and Kim Parker of Wilmington.

Notable Milestones in CACC Men’s Hoops

Kyle White, a transfer from Delaware State, has spent only two years as a CACC student-athlete but made an immediate impact at Goldey-Beacom. White broke the school’s single-season points record of 468 that had been standing since 2004. He finished the season with 640 points. As a senior, White not only broke the single-season scoring record, but was able to reach the 1,000 point milestone in just two seasons with the Lightening.

Junior guardGage Daye of Bloomfield College notched his 1,000th point this season. The milestone came with a 35-point performance against California University of Pennsylvania. Daye was also able to record a triple-double against Post, finishing the game with 26 points, 11 boards and 11 assists. It was the only triple-double registered in the East Region this year. Daye also tallied 41 points against Post in their second encounter of the season, which is the most of any player in the region in 2009-10.

Other 1,000 point scorers were Julian McFadden of Chestnut Hill College, Kenneth Gaskins III of Concordia,Devon Young of Felician and Justin Swidowski of Holy Family. Both Russell Frederick and Malcolm Ingram of Philadelphia exceeded 1,500 career points this season.

CACC Baseball Makes NCBWA Poll

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March 10, 2010


NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Three Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) baseball teams are ranked in the top 10 in the East Region, according to the 2010 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Pre-season Poll, which was released this week.

Franklin Pierce University was selected for the top spot and was followed by two other Northeast-10 (NE-10) institutions in Adelphi University and Assumption College.

The CACC ‘s top team, Dominican College, stands in fifth place in the poll. Last season, the Chargers earned the top seed in the NCAA East Regional after winning the CACC regular-season championship. The club started out the 2010 season with a 3-3 record. The Chargers fell to fourth-ranked Dowling College Tuesday afternoon.

Wilmington University was picked sixth and currently holds a 5-4 record. The Wildcats took last season’s CACC Tournament Championship and finished the 2009 season with a record of 29-29, and 15-12 against CACC opponents.

In its first season with the CACC, Concordia College stands ninth in the poll. The Clippers have already faced Dominican and Wilmington this season, losing both match-ups.

Other teams picked by the NCBWA East Region voters include Southern Connecticut State (7) and New Haven (8) of the NE-10 and Molloy (10) of the East Coast Conference.

School Record Points
1. Franklin Pierce 4-1 70
2. Adelphi 4-2 63
3. Assumption 3-2 52
4. Dowling 3-2 46
5. Dominican 3-3 39
6. Wilmington 5-4 35
7. Southern Conn. 3-2 31
8. New Haven 2-2 13
9. Concordia 4-2 9
10. Molloy 3-5 8

February Student-Athlete of the Month

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March 9, 2010


Courtesy of Sarah Houseknect, CACC Office

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 9, 2010) – Devon Young of Felician College has claimed the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) February Student-Athlete of the Month award, according to an announcement made by Commissioner Dan Mara. Young is a junior guard/forward on the Golden Falcon men’s basketball team.

Young, who hails from Monmouth Junction, NJ, was named a 2009 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar and also earned a spot on the CACC All-Academic team last season. The junior accounting major, who currently holds 3.65 grade point average, can also be found on the ESPN The Magazine’s 2010 Second Team Academic All-District list.

This season was Young’s second as a team captain at Felician and he serves as the Co-Vice President of Felician’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He was a Silly Olympics participant in the fall, which is a conference-wide fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. As a freshman, Young was awarded the “Spark of the Divine” award. This award is given by Felician’s Office of Residence Life every month to a student who displays citizenship.

To compliment his work in the classroom and the community, Young was recently honored as the 2010 CACC Tournament Most Valuable Player. The honor came after a team-high 23-point performance in a five-point victory over Goldey-Beacom College in the championship game.

Young was named the CACC Player of the Week Nov. 16, 2009 and reached 1,000 career points Dec. 5, 2009 against St. Thomas Aquinas. He is currently sixth in the conference in scoring (17.5 ppg) and fourth in the assist-to-turnover category (1.52).

Young has been honored by the CACC all three years of his career at Felician, first as 2007-08 CACC Rookie of the Year, and then as a selection to the All-CACC Second Team in both 2009 and 2010. He was also named to the 2009 CACC All-Tournament team. Young currently holds the fifth spot at Felician in career scoring, steals and three-pointers.