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The College Report: Madison’s Charlie Wagner of Rhodes Named All-American

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Clare O'Malley
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Chelsea Davies
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Charlie Wagner
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Charlie Wagner
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Rhodes College midfielder Charlie Wagner (Madison, Sr.) is a National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division 3 All America second team selection, the first Rhodes player to ever be so honored. She earned third team recognition last year. In each of her four years at Rhodes, she has been an All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference first team choice, as well as first team All-Region. Rhodes went 17-2 this season, advancing to the NCAA playoffs, where they lost in the first round.

Richmond's Chelsea Davies (Madison, Fr.) was named the Atlantic 10 Conference's Rookie of the Year, as well as a second team All-Conference selection. A midfielder out of Madison High, Davies notched three goals and five assists for the Spiders (10-10), and provided invaluable contributions to the team's defense.

Delaware's Clare O'Malley (Summit, Fr.) was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team. The Summit High grad started every game in the midfield for the Blue Hens, tallying one goal and four assists. As the team's main passer, she played a key role on penalty corners. Delaware finished the season 8-10.

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Cabrini College's Courtney Davis (Madison, Sr.) was an All-Colonial States Athletic Conference first team honoree. Davis, a defender out of Madison High, anchored a platoon that allowed only 32 goals in 20 games this season. She also scored one goal and assisted on another. Cabrini finished the season 12-8.

Bucknell's Taylor Siegrist (Madison, Soph.) was a second team All-Patriot League selection. Siegrist, a Madison High grad, scored three goals and four assists for the Bison, which finished the season 7-12.

MEN'S SOCCER

The Patriot League has named Bucknell's Brendan Burgdorf (Westfield, Soph.) its Offensive Player of the Year. The Pingry grad also garnered first team All-League honors for a campaign that saw him score six goals (two match winners) and assist on a pair more. Bucknell wrapped up a 10-9-2 season with an NCAA tournament appearance.

Colorado College's Matt Fechter (Westfield, Soph.) earned All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference first team accolades for the second year in a row. Fechter scored six goals this season (four match winners) and assisted on four others. The Tigers played to a 7-9-2 record.

Duke's Jonathan Aguirre (Madison, Fr.) was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman squad. Aguirre, a Madison High product, started 15 matches at midfield for the Blue Devils and racked up two assists. He played the entire 90 minutes on seven occasions. Duke advanced as far as the second round of the NCAA Division 1 playoffs, where they lost to South Carolina to finish the season at 10-6-4.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

The Centennial Conference chose Dickinson's Annie Weichert (Chatham, Soph.) as its All-Conference first team selection in goal. Weichert, a Chatham High grad, allowed just 19 goals in 22 matches, while making 111 saves and posting 13 shutouts. The Red Devils completed a 16-4-2 season with a 3-0 loss to Messiah College in the NCAA Division 3 tournament.

Abigail Katz (Livingston, Soph.) of SUNY-Purchase was named to the All-Skyline Conference first team. Katz, a Livingston High alum, netted 22 goals and four assists for Purchase (7-8-1).

Monmouth keeper Lia Fierro (Short Hills, Sr.) earned All-Northeast Conference second team distinction. The Millburn High grad started all 18 matches for the 10-6-2 Hawks, allowing just 15 goals while making 67 saves and earning two assists. She held the opposition scoreless on seven occasions.

Hamilton defender Sarah Boak (Summit, Jr.) earned All-Liberty League honorable mention. The Continentals allowed just 15 goals against as they went 10-4-3.

Rider's Becca Kape (Westfield, Fr.) was honored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with a spot on its All-Rookie Team. Kape, a defender out of Westfield High, started 18 of the Broncs' 19 matches. They posted a 9-8-2 mark and allowed 23 goals.

MEN’S SQUASH

Bates’ Richard Keating (Short Hills, Soph.) has begun the 2010-11 season with three victories at third singles. In a 9-0 whitewash of Northeastern, Keating took care of Dennis Brinkworth, 11-4, 12-10, 11-3. Bates subsequently rolled over both Tufts and Wesleyan by identical 8-1 scores, with Keating knocking off Tufts’ Henry Miller, 11-6, 11-6, 11-3, and Wesleyan’s Matthew Candal, 14-12, 11-9, 11-6.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Hamilton's Pat Sullivan (Madison, Jr.) shot a remarkable 77 percent from the field to lead the Continentals (3-1) past SUNY Institute of Technology, 74-61, in Clinton, N.Y. on Monday. The former Delbarton star scored 26 points on 11 of 14 shooting from the floor and four of six from the foul line. He also came down with six rebounds.

Patrick Sabatino (Westfield, Fr.) saw only 14 minutes of action, but that was all he needed to pour in 11 crucial points to help Stevens Tech defeat Kean, 80-77, in Union on Monday. Sabatino, a Westfield High product, shot 3-for-5 from the field and 5-for-6 from the foul line. He brought down seven rebounds and blocked one shot. The winning Ducks are now 4-1.

Catholic University's Jason Banzhaf (Livingston, Sr.) produced a double-double to help keep the Cardinals undefeated at 4-0 with a 52-40 triumph over Haverford in a Monday road contest. Banzhaf, a Seton Hall Prep alum, tallied 14 points, shooting 5-for-9 from the floor (2-for-2 from 3-point land) and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He also put the clamps on 10 caroms.

Berkeley College came along at the perfect time for The College of New Jersey, which was still winless when they took to the court in Ewing on Monday evening. The Lions got that first win, 92-70, to improve to 1-4. Steve Siracusa (New Providence, Sr.) scored 10 points for the Lions, shooting 5-for-10 from the floor. His eight rebounds led the team. Dan Bucher (New Providence, Jr.) scored six points, as he canned all three field goal attempts. He notched two boards.

Johnson State was no match for Middlebury, as the latter won their Sunday contest, 86-31, in their own gym. Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Fr.) chipped in seven points for Middlebury, hitting all of three of his field goal attempts, including one from Ben & Jerry's. Kizel, a Millburn High grad, also managed five assists, four rebounds and two steals. He then had another solid game in Middlebury's 66-44 rout of Castleton State on the road yesterday. He thrived at the foul line, where he converted six of eight free throws. Add in one of four field goal attempts, and he had eight points to go with six rebounds and six assists for the 5-0 Panthers.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Ithaca's Jane DiBiasse (Chatham, Sr.) kept up the pressure on Potsdam State, who the Bombers defeated, 65-41, on Sunday in Ithaca, N.Y. The Chatham High grad pulled off four steals in 16 minutes on the floor. She also scored seven points, hitting two of four field goal attempts (including her only heave) and both free throws, and assisted on a pair of buckets, as well. Ithaca is now 2-2.

Kean remained perfect with a 77-65 victory over California Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, California on Saturday. Emily Cristaldi (Summit, Fr.) threw in 14 points for Kean on 6-for-11 shooting from the field (2-for-5 on 3-pointers). She put the clamps on five rebounds for the 4-0 Cougars.  

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