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Nyack College: home sweet home

The Nyack College baseball team heads into the weekend with a game scheduled on Saturday at noon against Chestnut Hill College of Philadelphia at Provident Bank Park in Pomona at 3 p.m.

Nyack returns to “The Bank” on Monday to host Wilmington University at 3 p.m.

In their last game at “The Bank” the Warriors (14-4) lost in a matchup of two of the fastest teams in the country, falling to East Stroudsburg University in a non-conference contest, 15-7.

Freshman Cole Tobin of Dover, NH, went 2 for 2, and also threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. 

Freshman Phil Erwin of New Durham, NH, went 2 for 3, and freshman Kris Chatman of Fort Lauderdale, FL, had three hits and two stolen bases.

John Kennedy, another freshman from Fort Lauderdale, also added two stolen bases to his conference leading total, giving him 23 in 26 attempts.


Nyack, Concordia fare well on links

Wilmington University claimed its second consecutive Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Golf Championship at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, PA.

The Wildcats finished with a two-day 615, placing them 12 strokes ahead of runner-up Post University with 627.

Concordia College of Bronxville totaled 630, followed by Golden-Beacom College of Wilmington, DE, with 641 and Nyack with 651.

The CACC all-tournament team included Concordia junior Jeff Schaller of Kingston.


Bonnies coach earns extension

Coming off the most successful season in St. Bonaventure women’s basketball history, head coach Jim Crowley has signed a long-term extension that will keep him through the end of the 2018-19 season.

Crowley guided the Bonnies to the program's first NCAA Tournament berth this past year, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen before losing to eventual national runner-up Notre Dame.

The Bonnies closed the season with a 31-4 record, winning the A-10 regular-season title with a 14-0 mark. With an enrollment of just 2,000, Bonaventure became the second-smallest school to reach the Sweet Sixteen (Cheney State, 1980s), and among active Division I members it is the smallest ever to reach that round. Over the last four years, Crowley has led SBU to a 98-37 record, including four postseason trips.

Crowley and his staff lose four seniors off this year’s team, but returning for her final season is guard Alaina Walker of Pomona. In her junior season the Albertus Magnus alumna, a defensive specialist who routinely drew the opposition’s top threat, averaged 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists, to go along with 24 steals and two blocked shots.


STAC bows on diamond

The St. Thomas Aquinas College baseball team fell to 22-12 on the season following a 8-6 loss to Queens College at Provident Bank Park in Pomona.

Queens used a four-run eighth inning to topple the Spartans, whose scheduled non-conference rematch today has been cancelled.

The Spartans, who still maintain a one-game lead in the East Coast Conference standings over Dowling and C.W. Post, play their next official home game on Sunday when they host Caldwell (NJ) College at noon.

In the Queens setback, Mike Russo of Boca Raton, FL, led the offense, going 3 for 5, while Derek Hirsch of Roslyn, Andrew Hancsak of Lake Worth, FL, Joe Antenucci of Emerson, NJ, and Nicholas Barbalato of Mahopac each had two hits.


Mortarboard musings

  • Junior attack Mike Marzocca of North Babylon leads the Mercy College men’s lacrosse team with 19 goals and six assists. Junior midfielder John Fitzpatrick of Yorktown has four goals and three assists in seven games, while freshman Anthony Accardi of Valley Cottage has appeared in seven games. Senior Nick Fitzgerald of Yorktown has played in one game. The Mavericks return to action on Saturday when they venture to Long Island to battle league-rival C.W. Post at 1 p.m.
  • Senior attack Chrissy Gutenberger of Stony Point added to her team-leading points total with a goal, but the Manhattan College women’s lacrosse team fell to powerhouse Fairfield University, 14-4, at Lessing Field in Fairfield, CT. The host has won 28 straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season games. Gutenberger has 34 goals and four assists for the Jaspers, while sophomore Kelsey Rehain of Suffern is tied for third on the club with 12 points. Manhattan ends the regular season with two home games at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, starting on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Niagara University (3-7, 0-3 MAAC).
  • Amanda Babcock of Haverstraw went 2 for 3 as the Manhattan College softball team picked up its first road win of the season, defeating Albany, 3-1, at Albany Field in the first game of a twin-bill. The Great Danes (25-3) won the nightcap, 8-2. The Jaspers (0-2 MAAC) return to the Capital Region on Saturday, when they resume their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule with a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Siena (7-20, 0-2 MAAC).
  • The Dominican College softball team, which is 25-13 overall and once-beaten in 20 conference games, is ranked ninth in the Division II East Region by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Ashley Corrao of Staten Island leads the Lady Chargers in hitting at .416, with Delaney Childers of Johnstown, OH, close behind at .410. Dominican hosts Pace University today at 3 p.m. for a doubleheader, and then visit Holy Family University on Saturday for another doubleheader set for noon.
  • For a second straight year, St. Thomas Aquinas College earned a $1,000 scholarship for its student-athletes participating in the United Way of Rockland County’s Spring Day of Caring.  More than 50 volunteers from the soccer, basketball, track & field and cross country programs worked together on a variety of community service initiatives throughout the county.
  • Andrew Camardella of Pelham had an RBI single and an RBI double as the Dominican College baseball team salvaged a split with the visiting Rams of Philadelphia University in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. The Rams won the opener, 8-0, but the Chargers rolled to a 15-0 victory in the second game to lift its record to 12-19 all told and 6-6 in the CACC. Dominican opens a three-game series at Caldwell (NJ) College today at 3 p.m., and then plays a doubleheader on Saturday starting at noon.
  • JoJo Marasco of Yorktown Heights, a graduate of Somers HS, has 21 points on nine goals and 12 assists for the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team. Kevin Drew of Katonah, an alum of John Jay, has five goals for the Orange (5-5), who meets Rutgers University on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Warrior Classic at Charlotte, NC.
  • The St. John’s University baseball team opens a three-game weekend set at home against the University of Connecticut today at 3 p.m. at Kaiser Stadium in Jamaica. Junior southpaw Sean Hagan of Larchmont, a graduate of Mamaroneck HS, is 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA for the Red Storm, who meet the Huskies on Saturday at 1 p.m., and again on Sunday at noon. Junior outfielder Jimmy Brennan of Airmont and Suffern HS has seven RBI for the Red Storm, and sophomore Anthony Iacomini of North



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