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Raptor of the Week: Karla Maisto

Monday, October 24, 2005

By Mike Ballard
RutgersCamden Sports Correspondent

Karla Maisto (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional)

Junior setter Karla Maisto had a record-setting day in leading the Rutgers-Camden volleyball team to its first victory of the season Oct. 20 at Immaculata University. In the decisive fifth game of the match, she served all 15 points as the Lady Raptors won the match, 30-26, 30-20, 22-30, 18-30, 15-0. She set single-match school records with 35 service points and 19 aces, while adding 37 assists, the third-highest total in program history. She already holds the record with 43. Her 19 aces set a Division III NCAA record for a five-game match. Maisto, who entered the week first in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and 16th in the country in aces per game at 1.08, totaled 26 aces for the week in matches against Immaculata, Rutgers-Newark and Bryn Athyn, raising her average to 1.30 per game.

MEN'S SOCCER (13-4-1/5-2-1 NJAC)
Mon., Oct. 17 Rutgers-Camden 4, William Paterson University 1
Wed., Oct. 19 Franklin & Marshall College 4, Rutgers-Camden 3
Sat., Oct. 22 Rutgers-Camden 2, Montclair State College 0

Wed., Oct. 26 Ramapo College 7 p.m.

NJAC Playoffs, TBA
Sat., Oct. 29 First Round
Wed., Nov. 2 Semifinals
Sat., Nov. 5 Finals

The Rutgers-Camden men’s soccer team continued to gear up for the New Jersey Athletic Conference playoffs, winning a pair of NJAC games, sandwiched around a non-conference loss to Franklin & Marshall College (4-3, Oct. 19). The Raptors started the week with a 4-1 win at William Paterson (Oct. 17) and closed it with a 2-0 victory over Montclair State on a rainy Camden night Oct. 22.

Senior forward Kevin Ridgway (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) scored an early first-half goal and the Scarlet Raptors went on to defeat Montclair State to raise their record to 13-4-1 overall. The victory kept the Raptors in third place in the NJAC standings heading into the final week of the regular season. The top six teams make the playoffs, with the first and second seeds getting first-round byes on Oct. 29, while the third and fourth seeds host games that day.

Ridgway scored his fourth goal of the season at 7:10 after senior midfielder Baris Uslu (Giresun, Turkey/Triton Regional) hit a long ball to the top of the box, which was touched to Ridgway by sophomore midfielder Pat Baldiserra (Milmay, NJ/Buena Regional). Ridgway drilled his second game-winning goal inside the left post.

That goal held up until the Raptors added an own goal with 3:13 remaining when a Red Hawk accidentally headed a long Rutgers-Camden restart into his own net.

Rutgers-Camden outshot Montclair State, 7-6, in a game played in everything from light rain and mist to a driving downpour. The Scarlet Raptors held a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.

Montclair State received four yellow cards and had a red card at the conclusion of the game.

Junior keeper David Cunningham (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) made three saves for his first shutout of the season, raising his record to 8-2-1. For Montclair State, senior goalie Edgard Dinten also had three saves.

Three days earlier, Rutgers-Camden held its Senior Night, but it was Franklin & Marshall College sophomores Brandon Corday and Jason Kell who did most of the celebrating. Corday collected two goals and one assist and Kell had one goal and one assist to power the Diplomats over the Scarlet Raptors, 4-3, in the non-conference game.

Prior to the game the Scarlet Raptors recognized their seven seniors: backs Tom Blumenstein (Audubon, NJ/Paul VI), Brandon Bond (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson), Tom Guida (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East) and Brett Mattei (Turnersville, NJ/Washington Township), midfielders Devin Burgin (Pennsauken, NJ/Bishop Eustace) and Baris Uslu (Giresun, Turkey/Triton Regional) and forward Ridgway. The pre-game festivities had barely died down when Franklin & Marshall scored its first goal. Junior back Steven Loscalzo took a long restart from the right touchline and drove the ball into the box, where it was headed inside the right post by junior back Alex Shuptar for his first goal of the season.

The Diplomats tacked on another goal at 11:14 when Kell scored his second tally of the year, following a corner kick by Corday.

In a wild game which featured 27 fouls, three yellow cards and seven goals, Rutgers-Camden cut the gap to 2-1 when Burgin notched his sixth goal of the year, tapping in a shot at the left post which was assisted by sophomore forward Rodney Guishard (Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest). Burgin’s goal came at 26:13.

Franklin & Marshall countered at 31:19 when Corday stole the ball in the Raptor back and scored an unassisted tally in a one-on-one with Rutgers-Camden sophomore keeper Brent Grunow (Estell Manor, NJ/Buena Regional).

Rutgers-Camden scored the final goal of the first half on a shot by sophomore midfielder James Ono (Bridgeton, NJ/Cumberland Regional). Ono’s first goal of the season was assisted on a quick one-two passing combination from Baldiserra to freshman Andrew Simmons (Winslow, NJ/Winslow Township), who fed to Ono on the left side of the goal.

The Diplomats regained a two-goal lead 17:12 into the second half when Corday scored again, assisted by Kell, following a penalty kick.

The Raptors scored a goal with 1:29 remaining on a tap-in by Uslu following his own shot, but couldn’t get the tying goal. It was Uslu’s sixth tally of the year.

For the Diplomats, junior goalie Edward Stelz played a fine game, making eight saves. Grunow made four saves in the first half for the Raptors, while Cunningham made two second-half saves.

Rutgers-Camden held a slim edge in shots, 18-15, while Franklin & Marshall held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.

On Oct. 17 in Wayne, NJ, Rutgers-Camden took a two-goal first-half lead, sparked by a diving header from freshman forward Andrew Dorsey (Mt. Laurel, NJ/The King’s Christian School), and went on to defeat William Paterson University, 4-1, in NJAC action.

The Raptors took the lead for good at 13:18 after stringing together a sequence of passes that started from Blumenstein. Guishard eventually touched the ball to the end line on the right side and crossed it into the box, where Dorsey headed it home for his fourth goal of the season.

The Raptors added the eventual game-winning goal at 37:43 on an unassisted tally by Andrew Simmons after a corner kick from Mattei glanced off a Paterson player. Simmons finished off his fourth goal of the season.

Mattei had a hand in the third Raptor goal as well, placing a restart into the box, where it was inadvertently headed into the Paterson goal by a Pioneer defender for an own goal at 68:00.

William Paterson got on the board at 74:17 when junior forward Jay Hooper took a pass from freshman forward Carlos Moreira to make the score 3-1. It was Hooper’s eighth goal of the year.

Rutgers-Camden closed out the scoring with a goal from Nurgin at 82:44. Burgin scored his fifth goal of the season on a feed from Blumenstein, following a restart from 25 yards out.

The Scarlet Raptors outshot the Pioneers, 19-16, and held a 3-1 edge in corner kicks.

Cunningham made eight saves in 83:37 of work to notch the victory, raising his record to 7-2-1. Grunow played the final 6:23 for the Raptors without a save.

For the Pioneers, junior goalkeeper Kevin Nuss made seven saves.

Tues., Oct. 18 Albright College, 1 Rutgers-Camden 0
Thurs., Oct. 20 Rutgers-Camden 2, Wesley College 1
Sat., Oct. 22 Montclair State University 3, Rutgers-Camden 2 (1 OT)

Mon., Oct. 24 at Baptist Bible 3 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 26 at Ramapo College 4 p.m.

Rutgers-Camden saw a school-record shutout string come to an end during a week in which the Raptors went 1-2, sandwiching a Senior Night 2-1 victory over Wesley College (Oct. 20) between losses at Albright College (1-0, Oct. 18) and at Montclair State (3-2 in the first overtime, Oct. 22).

The Rutgers-Camden women’s soccer team opened the week with sophomore back Brittney Mancine (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) being named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 17 and adding the Div. III ECAC Metro Player of the Week the next day. The honors marked the second consecutive week in which the Lady Raptors swept NJAC and ECAC honors. On Oct. 10 and 11, sophomore goalie Therese Comella (Delran, NJ/Delran) was named the NJAC Defensive Player of the Week and the Div. III ECAC Metro Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively.

The week ended as Montclair State senior Jess Amendola had two goals, including the game-winning tally with 4:26 left in the first overtime, and added an assist as the Red Hawks defeated the Lady Raptors, 3-2, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game.

Rutgers-Camden received goals from senior Katlyn Pagaduan (Somerdale, NJ/Sterling) and freshman Ally Jones (Audubon, NJ/Audubon).

In the overtime, the Red Hawks’ Nicole Kogut ripped a direct kick off the crossbar and the ball rebounded to Jennifer Kelleher. Kelleher tapped a pass to Amendola for the winning goal.

Amendola gave Montclair State a 1-0 lead 54 seconds into the game as she drilled a shot from the top of the box into the upper right corner for her seventh goal of the season.

The Lady Raptors tied the game at 31:35 after Pagaduan was taken down inside the box and awarded a penalty kick. Pagaduan, who was playing in the 72nd game of her career to tie Nicole Lauri’s (2000-03) program record, drilled a shot inside the right post past the outstretched arms of MSU keeper Kristin Kuhmann.

Montclair State answered just over two minutes later. Amendola moved the ball to within 10 yards on the left side, firing a shot Comella deflected. The ball bounced out to Megan Brown, who tapped it into the open net for her first collegiate goal.

In the second half, Rutgers-Camden had an opportunity to tie the game on another penalty kick with 19:22 remaining, but the Raptors’ shot went high. Rutgers-Camden, however, tied the game 68 seconds later as Jones collected a loose ball and fired a 15-yard shot into the upper right side of the goal.

Montclair State outshot Rutgers-Camden, 15-6, and held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks. Comella made eight saves for the Raptors, while Kuhmann had three for the Red Hawks.

On a night when Rutgers-Camden honored its seniors, Oct. 20, one of those Lady Raptors came up with the biggest pass of the night.

Senior tri-captain Erin Boiler (Medford, NJ/Holy Cross) set up the game-winning goal with a heel flick at the top of the box and junior Aubree McDermott (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) buried a shot into the right panel to lift Rutgers-Camden to a comeback 2-1 victory over Wesley College.

Rutgers-Camden rallied from a 1-0 deficit with two goals in the final 8:10, which were the most goals for the Lady Raptors since a 2-0 win over Manhattanville Oct. 5. It was the eighth one-goal game for Rutgers-Camden, which had played in four straight 1-0 games entering the night – winning three of them.

It appeared that the Raptors might lose their second straight 1-0 game when Wesley took a 1-0 lead at 66:19 on an unassisted goal by freshman Jessica Trenkamp. Only three minutes after entering the game as a sub, Trenkamp collected a loose ball in the box following a corner kick and hit a high shot into the net for her first collegiate goal.

Rutgers-Camden knotted the game at 1-1 when Jones scored her sixth goal of the season, driving home a loose ball from the top right side of the box at 81:50. Junior Katie O’Connor (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) assisted on the play.

With time winding down, the Lady Raptors went on the attack again, and Boiler found herself at the top of the box when she heel-flicked a backwards feed to McDermott toward the left wing. McDermott drove her team-leading seventh goal inside the far post, scoring with 1:27 remaining in regulation.

The two teams played to a first-half scoreless tie, with Rutgers-Camden coming the closest to breaking the deadlock when O’Connor banged a shot off the crossbar midway through the half.

Rutgers-Camden outshot Wesley, 17-9, while the Wolverines held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. Comella had two saves for the Raptors, while Wesley’s sophomore keeper Brittany Block had seven.

Prior to the game, the Lady Raptors recognized their four departing players on Senior Night: Boiler, Pagaduan, Sarah Pacella (Collingswood, NJ/Collingswood) and Kate Machion (Blackwood, NJ/Paul VI), who has junior eligibility but is a senior academically and will graduate this year.

In their first game of the week, the Lady Raptors saw Albright College end more than their scoreless streak. The Lady Lions also ended the Raptors’ winning streak.

Albright freshman Anne Curry scored her team-leading 21st goal of the season 1:00 into the second half to lift the Lions to a 1-0 victory over the Raptors in a non-conference game. The loss ended Rutgers-Camden’s winning streak and shutout streak at four. It also snapped the Lady Raptors’ consecutive scoreless minutes string, but not before Rutgers-Camden Comella set a school record, running her string to 409.20. The old mark of 367.50, set by Tracy Stonaker in 2004, was passed early in the game.

It was the fourth consecutive 1-0 game for Rutgers-Camden, which had won the previous three.

Both teams battled to a scoreless first half in which Albright held a 6-5 advantage in shots and a 3-0 margin in corner kicks. The Lady Lions, however, collected an early goal one minute into the second half on the shot by Curry, assisted by sophomore Megan Gring.

That was all the offense either side could muster as Albright sophomore goalie Jess Schmura notched nine saves to record her ninth shutout of the season. Comella had seven saves in the loss.

The game featured a matchup between the past and the present for first-year Rutgers-Camden head coach Tom Greenawalt. Greenawalt coached at Albright College from 2002-2004.

Overall, Albright outshot Rutgers-Camden, 11-10, and held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks

Tues., Oct. 18 Rutgers-Newark 30-30-30, Rutgers-Camden 9-21-21
Thurs., Oct. 20 Rutgers-Camden 30-30-22-18-15, Immaculata University 26-20-30-30-0
Sat., Oct. 22 Rutgers-Camden 30-30-27-30, Bryn Athyn College 27-22-30-16

Wed., Oct. 26 at Chestnut Hill College 7 p.m.

Setter Karla Maisto (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) set an NCAA record one night while helping Rutgers-Camden’s volleyball team end its losing streak, then celebrated Senior Day with another victory as the Lady Raptors won back-to-back matches for the first time in program history.

Maisto served out all 15 points in the decisive fifth game to spark the Raptors to their first victory of the season, 3-2, at Immaculata University Oct. 20.

The Raptors won, 30-26, 30-20, 22-30, 18-30 and 15-0.

Rutgers-Camden’s victory snapped its season-long losing streak and lifted the Lady Raptors to 1-17. It also snapped a two-year losing streak of 31 matches. The Raptors dropped their final 14 matches last year following a four-game win over Bryn Athyn College on Sept. 29, 2004.

Maisto was phenomenal in serving all 15 points in the final game, collecting a program-record 35 service points overall in the match. She passed the old mark of 26 service points by Clare Li against Rosemont College (Oct. 23, 2003). Maisto also finished with 19 aces in the match, setting an NCAA record and notching a program record by passing the 14 aces in a match by Katherine Maikoksoong in that Sept. 29, 2004 competition against Bryn Athyn. Her 19 aces set the NCAA Division III five-game match record, passing the mark of 18 set by Montclair State's Tori Muller against Rutgers-Newark, Oct. 22, 1991.

Maisto also had five kills, 37 assists, five digs and two solo blocks in the victory.

Sophomore outside hitter Julie Grochowski (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) also set a program record, collecting 28 kills to pass the mark of 27 she accomplished Oct. 15 against St. Elizabeth, which tied the program mark set by Joy Silver against St. Elizabeth (Oct. 19, 2002).

Grochowski added four aces, four blocks and 32 digs, tying for second on the single-match school digs chart. The program mark of 37 was set by Sue Nevins against Ramapo College (Sept. 24, 2002).

Freshman outside hitter Nikki Cosico (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) added 21 digs, one block, two aces, two assists and eight kills, while junior defensive specialist Rosevic Santos (Jersey City, NJ/Abraham Lincoln) notched eight digs and four aces. Sophomore outside hitter Yara Khalil (Medford, NJ/Shawnee) had 13 digs, one ace and one block, while freshman outside hitter Ebony Mosley (Camden, NJ/Camden Academy Charter) collected four digs.

Two days later, on Oct. 22, the Lady Raptors collected their first home victory since the program’s opening season (a 3-2 win over St. Joseph’s College-Brooklyn on Sept. 16, 2000), and only the second home win ever. Grochowski collected 25 kills, five service aces, 36 digs, two assists and two solo blocks to lead Rutgers-Camden over Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, 3-1, in a non-conference match. The Lady Raptors won by scores of 30-27, 30-22, 27-30 and 30-16.

It marked the first time that the Lady Raptors have recorded back-to-back wins in program history.

Grochowski’s 36 digs were one shy of the program’s single-match record of 37, set by Sue Nevins against Ramapo College Sept. 24, 2002.

The match also was another big one for Maisto, who has junior eligibility but is a senior academically. Maisto, who will graduate this year, was the lone honoree as the Raptors celebrated Senior Day. She had nine kills, 34 assists, 16 digs and two blocked shots. She also added three service aces to run her single-season program record to 79.

With Rutgers-Camden trailing, 27-26, in the first game, Khalil rattled off four consecutive service points to win the game. After the teams split the next two games, the Lady Raptors clinched the victory in the fourth game.

Khalil finished with nine digs, one ace and three kills. Cosico added 29 digs, four kills, five assists, three aces and one block, while Mosley had 12 digs and two kills. Santos notched eight digs and two assists. Sophomore defensive specialist Lilliana Quintana (Camden, NJ/Pennsauken Tech) added two service aces and five digs.

The Raptors opened the week watching sophomore outside hitter Sabrina Beecher and junior middle Jen Snyder collect 12 kills apiece to power Rutgers-Newark to a three-game sweep over Rutgers-Camden in New Jersey Athletic Conference action Oct. 18 in Newark. Rutgers-Newark won by scores of 30-9, 30-21 and 30-21.

Beecher added 10 digs, while junior libero Jessica Kleeman collected a match-high 18 digs for the Scarlet Raiders. Junior setter Sheena Eldred had 17 assists and three aces in the first game before freshman Nazly Hasanizadeh came on to collect 23 assists.

Grochowski paced the Scarlet Raptors with nine kills, 14 digs, one assist, one ace and one block. Maisto added three kills, 10 assists, four aces and four digs.

Sat., Oct. 15 Philadelphia Navy Day Regatta
(Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA)

Women’s College Four+

1. Villanova University C, 16:01.4; 2. Rutgers University A, 16:04.3; 3. Rutgers University B, 16:04.9; 4. Dowling College, 16:09.6; 5. U. of Pennsylvania A, 16:12.5; 6. Villanova University A, 16:17.9; 7. St. Joseph’s University, 16:24.6; 8. U. of Pennsylvania C, 16:39.9; 9. U. of Pennsylvania B, 16:44.3; 10. Dowling College, 16:50.2; 11. Villanova University B, 16:56.7; 12. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 17:09.6; 13. U.S. Military Academy, 17:14.0; 14. Temple University, 17:29.0; 15. Lehigh University, 17:58.5; 16. Loyola College, 18:03.4; 17. Rutgers-Camden, 18:09.8; 18. Hofstra University, 19:33.3. Did not finish: Penn State University. DNS: Lehigh University B, U. of Pennsylvania D.

(cox-Renee Martin; stroke-Nicole Corl; 3-Laura Williams; 2-Monica Fleming; bow-Traci Arnold)

Women’s Club Four+

1. Undine Barge Club, 15:43.2; 2. Mount Saint Joseph Academy A, 17:17.5; 3. Penn State University, 17:27.4; 4. Villanova University, 17:33.0; 5. Loyola College, 17:41.4; 6. Mount Saint Joseph Academy B, 18:01.6; 7. Rutgers-Camden, 19:22.7. DNS: Manhattan College.

(cox-Renee Martin; stroke-Kristin Szostak; 3-Laura Williams; 2-Monica Fleming; bow-Cynthia Burt)

Women’s Dad Vail Eight+

1. Villanova University A, 14:54.3; 2. Dowling College, 15:06.3; 3. Temple University, 15:18.1; 4. Loyola College, 15:42.9; 5. Bryn Mawr College, 15:54.1; 6. Villanova University B, 15:54.4; 7. Saint Joseph’s University, 16:06.1; 8. Lehigh University, 16:14.8; 9. Vassar College A, 16:15.4; 10. Vassar College B, 17:28.3; 11. Rutgers-Camden, 17:45.9.

(cox-Renee Martin; stroke-Nicole Corl; 7-Cynthia Burt; 6-Rachel Negro; 5-Gina Williams; 4-Monica Fleming; 3-Traci Arnold; 2-Liz Schnepp; bow-Kenya Sandhagen)

Men’s College Four+

1. Temple University A, 14:19.5; 2. U. of Pennsylvania, 14.20.3; 3. Rutgers University A, 14.28.0; 4. U.S. Naval Academy, 14:29.1; 5. Rutgers University B, 14:40.6; 6. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy A, 14:48.3; 7. Saint Joseph’s University, 14:48.8; 8. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy B, 15:06.0; 9. Vassar College, 15:20.1; 10. U. of Pennsylvania 150’s, 15:24.5; 11. Lehigh University, 16:27.9; 12. Haverford University, 15:29.6; 13. Hofstra University, 15:37.0; 14. Loyola College, 15:41.0; 15. Temple University B, 15:50.0; 16. Villanova University, 16:25.0; 17. Rutgers-Camden, 17:48.6. DNS: Dowling College, U. of Pennsylvania, Temple University C, Temple University D.

(cow-B.J. Ochal; stroke-Sean Kendall; 3-Anthony Bertolotti; 2-Nick Fresolone; bow-Mike Englisch)

Men’s Club Four+

1. U.S. Naval Academy, 15:25.6; 2. Penn State University, 15:44.0; 3. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy A, 16:34.2; 4. Manhattan College, 17:48.2; 5. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy B, 17:55.9; 6. Rutgers-Camden, 18:50.0; 7. La Salle University, 24:56.5.

(cow-B.J. Ochal; stroke-Chris Piligno; 3-Anthony Bertolotti; 2-Sean Kendall; bow-Mike Englisch)

Men’s College Eights+

1. U.S. Naval Academy, 12:35.3; 2. U. of Pennsylvania A, 12:36.7; 3. Georgetown University, 12:59.1; 4. Temple University, 12:59.6; 5. U.S. Military Academy, 13:00.7; 6. U. of Pennsylvania 150’s A, 13:03.9; 7. U. of Delaware A, 13:10.0; 8. Saint Joseph’s University, 13:10.1; 9. U. of Delaware B, 13:12.3; 10. Rutgers University, 13:13.0; 11. U. of Pennsylvania B, 13:18.9; 12. Lehigh University, 13:20.4; 13. U. of Delaware C, 13:39.6; 14. Drexel University, 13:47.9; 15. U. of Pennsylvania 150’s B, 13:50.4; 16. La Salle University, 13:59.8; 17. Penn State University, 14:26.6; 18. Rutgers-Camden, 16:42.7.

(cox-Michelle Sanchirico; stroke-Chris Piligno; 7-Lance Carsillo; 6-Steve Witczak; 5-Anthony Bertolotti; 4-Sean Kendall; 3-Mike Englisch; 2-Nick Fresolone; bow-B.J. Ochal)

Sat., Oct. 29 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
(Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA)

The Rutgers University-Camden women’s crew team competed in its first competition of the fall season here Saturday at the Philadelphia Navy Day Regatta on the Schuylkill River.

The Lady Raptors competed in three events, finishing 11th in the Women’s Dad Vail Eight+ race (17:45.9), 17th in the Women’s College Four+ event (18:09.8) and seventh in the Women’s Club Four+ competition (19:22.7).

The Women’s Dad Vail Eight+ boat included junior coxswain Renee Martin (Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest), senior stroke seat Nicole Corl (Sewell, NJ/Gloucester Catholic), junior 7 seat Cynthia Burt (West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford), freshman 6-seat Rachel Negro (Audubon, NJ/Paul VI), freshman 5-seat Gina Williams (Cherry Hill, NJ/home schooled), sophomore 4-seat Monica Fleming (Collingswood, NJ/Collingswood), sophomore 3-seat Traci Arnold (Pitman, NJ/Pitman), freshman 2-seat Liz Schnepp (Tuckerton, NJ/Pinelands Regional) and freshman bow Kenya Sandhagen (Los Banos, CA/Central Catholic).

The Women’s College Four+ team consisted of coxswain Martin, stroke Corl, sophomore 3-seat Laura Williams (Cherry Hill, NJ/home schooled), 2-seat Fleming and bow Arnold, while the Women’s Club Four+ featured coxswain Martin, senior stroke Kristin Szostak (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg), 3-seat Laura Williams, 2-seat Fleming and bow Burt.

The Rutgers-Camden men’s club team also competed in the Navy Day Regatta, finishing 17th in the Men’s College Four+ race (17:48.6), 18th in the Men’s College Eight+ competition (16:42.7) and sixth in the Men’s Club Four+ (18:50.0).

The Raptors’ College Eight+ boat included sophomore coxswain Michelle Sanchirico (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Bishop Eustace), senior stroke Chris Piligno (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown), sophomore 7-seat Lance Carsillo (Pennsauken, NJ/Pennsauken), senior 6-seat Steve Witczak (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown), junior 5-seat Anthony Bertolotti (Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown), junior 4-seat Sean Kendall (Haddon Township, NJ/Haddon Township), junior 3-seat Michael Englisch (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West), freshman 2-seat Nick Fresolone (Sicklerville, NJ/Timber Creek) and junior bow B.J. Ochal (Cherry Hill, NJ/Camden Catholic).

The Men’s Club Four+ team includes coxswain Ochal, stroke Piligno, 3-seat Bertolotti, 2-seat Kendall and bow Englisch, while the Men’s College Four+ featured coxswain Ochal, stroke Kendall, 3-seat Bertolotti, 2-seat Fresolone and bow Englisch.


Sat., Oct. 29 at New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships W: 10:30 a.m.
(at Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ) M: 11:30 a.m.

Sat., Nov. 5 at ECAC Championships W: 11 a.m.
(at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT) M: 12 p.m.

The Rutgers-Camden cross country team was idle on the week as it prepares for the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships Oct. 29 at Richard Stockton College.


Fri., Oct. 28 Rutgers-Camden Scarlet Raptors Fall Invitational 12:30 p.m.
(at Town & Country Golf Links, Woodstown, NJ)

The golf team closes its fall schedule Oct. 28 when it hosts its own Rutgers-Camden Scarlet Raptors Fall Invitational at the Town & Country Golf Links in Woodstown. In addition to Rutgers-Camden, the five-team field for the Raptors Invitational includes Haverford College, Neumann College, Richard Stockton College and Swarthmore College

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