Dilly, George, Ferguson Producing on the Hardwood
Muhlenberg College sophomore guard, Sara Dilly (Gov. Livingston 2015/Berkeley Heights) notched her first career start for the Mules in their 2016/17 season opener against Moravian College. The Mules who came into the season as the 17th ranked team in Division III women's basketball could not overcome a cold shooting night and dropped a 58-50 decision to the Greyhounds. Dilly, in 28 minutes of action, registered then career highs in points (10) and rebounds (7) added five assists and two steals . After losing the opener, Dilly and the Mules have now won their last 4 games. In the Mules last win against Swarthmore, Dilly set new career highs with 15 points and 9 rebounds, just missing her first collegiate double-double in 32 minutes of action.
Centenary College senior forward, Mallory George (Gov. Livingston 2013/Berkeley Heights) named CSAC Player of the Week after averaging 15.5 points, 11.5, and 4.5 assists after the Cyclones first 2 games( wins) of the season. George followed with another solid week as she once again led the Cyclones in scoring and rebounding. In a loss to FDU-Madison she scored 13 points and pulled down 7 boards in a win against St. Elizabeths she registered season highs with 20 points and 16 rebounds. George is also playing a team high 32.5 minutes per game.
Ithaca College senior forward ,Erin Ferguson (Gov. Livingston 2013/Berkeley Heights) has averaged 13.8 points and 8.5 rebounds in the Bombers first four wins of the 2016/17 season. Last game against SUNY-Cortland she popped for 20 points and grabbed 9 boards. A Second-Team All-Empire 8 selection last season ,Ferguson averaged 10.3 points,grabbed 6.4 rebounds and, shot 62.6-percent from the floor (122-for-195) . She started in 26 of the Bombers 27 games last season.
Salisbury University senior lineman, DJ McHugh (Gov. Livingston 2013/Berkeley Heights) was named second team All-NJAC (offense). McHugh started all 10 games on the offensive line while helping the Seagull offense rush for 361.3 yards per game,good for second in the nation.In addition the O-LIne gave up the fewest sacks in the league. McHugh ended his collegiate career this past Sunday as the Seagulls(8-3) registered a 52-20 win over Caregie Mellon University in the ECAC Legacy Bowl at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Saint Francis University (PA) sophomore punter, Andrew Zecca, (Gov. Livingston 2015/ BH/Mtdse) punted seven times for 324 yards, an average of 46.3 yards per kick in the Red Flash 31-21 playoff loss to Villanova. In the fourth quarter, he crushed a 73-yard punt, the longest in program history and the first over 70 yards. He hit a 47-yard punt in the third quarter, that was downed inside the one yard-line.Zecca average 43.38 yards per kick in the 2016 season.
Dickinson College senior lineman,Justin “Bubba” Smalley (Gov. Livingston 2013/Berkeley Heights) wrapped up a 4 year career as a member of the Dickinson College football team. Smalley an offensive lineman last saw action in the Red Devils only win of the year a double OT 37-34 victory over Gettysburg College on Senior Day.
Penn State freshman golfer , Ryan Davis (Gov. Livingston 2016/Berkeley Heights) competed for the Nittany Lions in 3 fall tournaments playing 9 rounds of golf. In his first collegiate action at the Rod Meyers Invitational (Duke University,Durham NC) he shot a 5 over, 221 good for 32nd in a field of 82 players. In the Inverness Intercollegiate( Toledo,OH) he shot a season low 218, good for 26th place in a field of 78. He will resume play with the Nittany Lions on Feb.4th when the team travels to Kissimmee, Florida to take on West Virginia University.
Stevens Institute of Technology junior saber, Ian Fan( Gov.Livingston 2014/Berkeley Heights) went 3-0 in the Ducks win over D1 powerhouse Sacred Heart as his team has gotten off to a great 11-4 start this Fan took home 31 wins as a freshman and added 24 wins his sophomore campaign when he represented Stevens in the NCAA Regionals.
Stevens Institute of Technology, sophomore saber Michelle Drobish (Gov. Livingston 2015/Berkeley Heights) has picked up where she left off after a strong freshman season. At the Vassar Invitational she posted a 15 win day at sabre as the Ducks went 6-2 in the tourney. Drobish was a First Team All-Conference performer last year when she led all Stevens fencers with 67 wins.
Sacred Heart University junior saber, Dan Marchelitis ( Gov. Livingston 2014/Berkeley Heights) Ia a three year starter on the perennial D1 fencing power and serves as the Men’s Saber Squad Captain. In his first two seasons he has finished in the Top 10 saber fencers in the region. As a freshman, Dan earned a spot as the team’s “B” strip Saber and helped the team to the 2014 – 2015 Northeast Fencing Conference Championship.
Seton Hall University sophomore Julia Stirpe, ( Gov. 2015/Berkeley Heights)Livingston played in 13 games for the Pirates this season and scored her first career goal against DePaul(10/2). Played in 14 games as a freshman, starting 3.
Desales University , senior defender, Michael Bamundo (Gov. Livingston 2013/Berkeley Heights) played in the Bulldogs 2016 season opener,but did not return to action due to an injury. He appeared in 49 career games for DeSales starting in 33 and was named honorable mention All-Mac Freedom as a defender.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) senior midfielder Dylan Weitz,(Gov. Livingston 2013/Berkeley Heights), was named honorable mention All-Liberty League for the 2016 season.Weitz started 18 games for Rensselaer this season, notching one assist, with 12 shots (3 on goal). Playing a holding role, he logged 81.0 minutes per match, including 10 games in which he played 90 minutes or more. In his 4 year career he played in 63 games, starting in 42. Was named team CAPTAIN his senior season.
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