The College Report: Chatham's Mac Nestler Earns Commonwealth Weekly Honors

Credits: Widener University

Widener ran its consecutive win streak to four with victories on the road last week over Messiah, 13-7, on Wednesday and Lebanon Valley, 16-10, on Saturday. Mac Nestler (Chatham, Soph.) did a smart job in goal for the Pride (6-7, 4-1 Commonwealth Conference) stopping 11 shots in the Messiah contest and rejecting 18 shots from Lebanon Valley. For his stellar play, Nestler was named the Conference Defensive Player/Goalie of the Week.

Greg Morrissey (Westfield, Sr.) notched two goals to propel Messiah to a 16-2 victory over Alvernia on Saturday in Grantham, Pa. The St. Peter's Prep alum also was good for a caused turnover and one ground ball as Messiah improved to 7-6.

Chad Wiedmaier (Chatham, Sr.) registered game highs in ground balls (7) and caused turnovers (3) as Princeton defeated Harvard, 12-5, in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday. Going the other way, the Crimson's Terry White (Summit, Sr.) assisted on one goal and Alex White (Summit, Jr.) came up with two ground balls. The Tigers improved to 9-3 overall and 5-0 in Ivy League skirmishes, while Harvard's respective numbers are 6-7 and 2-3.

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Duke won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last weekend in Charlottesville, Va. with victories over Maryland, 6-5, and North Carolina, 12-9. Tommy Patterson (Chatham, Jr.) accounted for an assist and three ground balls in the Maryland win. He then brought up one ground ball against North Carolina, as did Jack McBride (Madison, Grad.), who dresses for the Tar Heels. McBride tallied two goals in North Carolina's 11-9 win over Virginia in a semifinal game. Duke carries on with a 13-3 record, while North Carolina is 10-5.

Colgate edged Bucknell, 11-10, in Lewisburg, Pa. on Friday as both John Donnally (Madison, Sr.) and Bobby Lawrence (Summit, Soph.) scored for the Raiders (11-2, 5-1 Patriot League) in this Patriot League showdown. Lawrence's goal was his first of the season. Lawrence was also responsible for causing three turnovers and grabbing one ground ball, while Donnally forced one turnover and swept two balls off the ground. Billy Eisenreich (Chatham, Sr.) scored a goal and earned an assist for Bucknell (9-6, 3-3 Patriot League); he also lifted one ground ball. Teammate John Scally (Short Hills, Sr.) took possession of four ground balls and caused two turnovers, while Kyle O'Keefe (Madison, Jr.) recovered two ground balls.

Pete Coleman (Madison, Jr.) of Syracuse scored a goal in the Orangemen's 10-8 loss to Georgetown in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Syracuse dropped to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in the Big East.

Lafayette wrapped up a 3-10 season with a 16-6 loss to Lehigh in Easton, Pa. on Saturday, but not without a ray of hope from Sonny Round (Summit, Fr.). Round scored two of the Leopards' six goals, and came up with one ground ball. Teammate Mac Ahsler (Chatham, Soph.) caused one Lehigh turnover and retrieved two ground balls.

Swarthmore and Haverford needed three overtime periods to sort things out, with Swarthmore prevailing, 10-9. John Bukawyn (Short Hills, Sr.) scored a goal for the winning side (5-9, 2-5 Centennial Conference), while Will Sangree (Summit, Sr.) did likewise for Haverford (5-8, 3-4 Centennial Conference).

Cory Weiss (Maplewood, Jr.) scored a goal and assisted on another to help FDU-Florham to an 8-7 road win over Misericordia in two overtime periods on Saturday. He also picked up one ground ball. Lee Blair (West Orange, Sr.) assisted on one goal for the losing side and got his stick under two ground balls. Teammate A.J. Sweetin (Chatham, Fr.) earned credit for one ground ball. The Devils improved to 6-6 with the victory, while Misericordia slipped to 11-2.

Jeff Keating (Chatham, Sr.) scored three goals in Roanoke's 17-7 triumph over Guilford, in Salem, Va. last Wednesday. He now has 153 career goals for the Maroons and moved into second place on the school's all-time scoring list. Roanoke enters the postseason with a record of 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Austin Little (Maplewood, Fr.) threw in a goal to help Oberlin to a 17-7 victory over La Roche in Pittsburgh on Saturday. That's three wins in a row now for the Yeomen (5-8).

Will Stuhler (Madison, Soph.) scored a goal, caused a turnover and retrieved three ground balls as Castleton State defeated SUNY Cobleskill, 11-5, at home last Wednesday. The win puts the Spartans at 8-7.

Ohio Wesleyan's Tim Carney (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) was credited with two ground balls as the Battling Bishops defeated St. Vincent, 25-9, in Latrobe, Pa. last Wednesday. Ohio Wesleyan moved to 10-3 on the season.

Richard Stockton's Cole Dilley (Maplewood, Soph.) caused four turnovers and recovered four ground balls in the Ospreys' 25-4 road win over Rosemont last Wednesday. Stockton is now 7-8.

Colby edged Middlebury, 11-10, in overtime in Waterville, Maine on Saturday. The winners benefited from the defense of Christian Kelso (Summit, Jr.), who caused three turnovers and lifted three ground balls. Teammate Ian Boldt (Millburn, Soph.) came up with one ground ball for the Mules (8-4, 5-4 New England Small College Athletic Conference).

Fairfield's Colin McLinden (Madison, Fr.) had an assist in the Stags' 9-8 overtime victory against Denver at home on Saturday. Fairfield improved to 11-2.

Despite a goal from Casey Gill (Chatham, Soph.) and an assist from Michael Carpetto (Westfield, Jr.), Muhlenberg lost, 15-6, to Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa. last Wednesday. Carpetto also rustled up two ground balls, while Gill had one. Muhlenberg then fell to 2-11 overall and 0-7 in Centennial Conference play with Saturday's 12-7 loss to Ursinus. Gill again scored a goal, along with a forced turnover. Carpetto got credit for two ground balls and causing one turnover, while James Coleman (Madison, Jr.) caused a turnover and retrieved three ground balls.  

James Kennedy (Summit, Jr.) scored a goal and brought up two ground balls for Holy Cross in a 15-6 loss to Army in West Point, N.Y. on Saturday. The Crusaders slipped to 5-9 overall and 0-6 in the Patriot League.

Sean Scrudato (Westfield, Soph.) chipped in a goal as Stevens Tech knocked off Elmira, 20-5, in Hoboken last Wednesday. The Ducks are currently 12-2.


Stanford's Carolyn Bradley (Short Hills, Jr.) entered last week's game with Calif.-Davis with three goals on the season. She matched her season's output in one game, a 19-18 road win for Stanford on Wednesday, and then tacked on two more as Stanford defeated St. Mary's (Calif.), 16-7, at home on Sunday. Stanford is 7-9.

Nora McGuire (Summit, Jr.) scored a pair of face-saving goals for St. Joseph's of Philadelphia in an 11-3 loss to La Salle at home on Sunday. On Friday, the Hawks suffered a 19-11 loss at Temple, as McGuire engineered the offense with three goals and three assists. She also had two draw controls. Teammate Alli MacDonald (Westfield, Sr.) lifted two ground balls for St. Joe's (5-10).

Abbie West (Summit, Fr.) exploded for five goals as William Smith defeated Clarkson, 18-12, in Geneva, N.Y. on Friday. Teammate Lucy Johnson (Short Hills, Sr.) accounted for three goals. West and Johnson both lifted three ground balls in this contest, while Johnson had five draw controls and West, one. The Herons (7-7, 6-1 Liberty League) again played host on Saturday, defeating St. Lawrence, 13-8. Johnson scored two goals with an assist, and controlled two draws. West finished the game with one goal, one assist, three ground balls and three draw controls.

Undefeated Trinity dodged a bullet with an 8-7 victory over Hamilton in Hartford, Conn. on Saturday. Megan Leonhard (Summit, Jr.) tallied three goals for the Bantams (13-0) to go with three draw controls. Kathryn Maiorano (Chatham, Soph.) scored a goal for Hamilton (6-8); she also picked up one ground ball and had one draw control.

Nicole Peotter (New Providence, Jr.) scored three goals for FDU-Florham in last Wednesday's 15-7 win over Eastern in Madison. She then notched a goal on Saturday in Edwardsville, Pa. as the Devils defeated Wilkes, 18-9. FDU is 9-6.

Sarah Weber (Summit, Soph.) made nine saves in goal to help Holy Cross edge Lafayette, 8-7, in Worcester, Mass. on Saturday. The Crusaders improved to 9-7 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League.

Val Hoffman (Westfield, Soph.) scored three goals to pace Dickinson past Muhlenberg, 14-13, in two overtimes at home last Wednesday. She then accounted for one goal in Saturday's 16-11 road loss to Franklin & Marshall. The Red Devils are 7-9 overall and 4-5 in the Centennial Conference.

Wagner's Michela Galante (Maplewood, Soph.) had one of just about everything – goal, assist, draw control, caused turnover, ground ball – in the Seahawks' 13-12 loss to Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa. on Friday. Wagner finished the season with a record of 7-10 overall and 2-7 against Northeast Conference foes. Galante started all 17 games and scored 16 goals with five assists.

Hannah Clark (Chatham, Sr.) scored her 11th goal of the campaign to help Vanderbilt to a 14-9 win over Jacksonville in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday. The Commodores are 8-7. 

Washington & Lee's Caroline Kingsbery (Short Hills, Jr.) caused two turnovers in last Wednesday's 16-4 thrashing of Guilford in Lexington, Va. Washington & Lee has a 13-4 overall record and is 9-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Margaret Richardson (Maplewood, Fr.) came up with two ground balls and two draw controls to help Presbyterian defeat Howard, 19-16, in Clinton, S.C. on Sunday, leaving the Blue Hose with a 2-14 record.


Rutgers' Joe D'Anunzio (Scotch Plains, Soph.) went on a 5-for-10 tear at the plate over a 2-game stretch against Connecticut on the road. He had a double and two singles in six at-bats in a 9-8, 10-inning loss on Friday. Rutgers also lost the first game of the twin bill by the same score. Rutgers avenged those defeats on Saturday with a 15-0 blowout of the Huskies. D'Anunzio managed two singles from four at-bats, along with a base on balls, and came in to score three times. Teammate Dan Perrine (Scotch Plains, Sr.) had a pinch-hit double in the latter game, which brought in a run. Rutgers is now 22-17 overall and 8-7 in the Big East.

Frank Schwindel (Livingston, Soph.) had a 4-for-10 series at the plate as St. John's ripped Cincinnati by scores of 14-1, 9-4 and 9-0 last weekend. His hits were all singles and he drove in two runs. Schwindel is a catcher out of Livingston High. The Red Storm returned to Queens with a 25-15 record (11-4 against Big East competition).

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