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Absegami grads highlight Stockton tennis' NJAC awards

Absegami grads highlight Stockton tennis' NJAC awards

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Four members of the Stockton University women’s tennis team received all-New Jersey Athletic Conference honors Thursday.

Cassidy Calimer and Sarb Devi, both Absegami High School graduates, earned all-conference accolades in both singles and doubles.

Elena Nunez received a nod in doubles along with her partner, Calimer. Audrey van Schalkwyk earned a spot in doubles with her partner, Devi.

The four led the Ospreys to a 5-1 regular-season record and second place in the NJAC behind perennial conference power The College of New Jersey. Stockton is the No. 2 seed for the inaugural NJAC Tournament and will host a semifinal match Wednesday.

Calimer took advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted to student-athletes due to COVID and joined the Stockton team this year after playing four seasons at NCAA Division-II Bloomsburg University. The senior assumed the No. 1 singles role and paired with Nunez at No. 1 doubles. Calimer went 4-2 in singles play. She and Nunez posted a 4-1 mark in doubles matches.

Calimer was a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference all-conference selection in doubles for the 2017-18 season.

Devi is in the midst of a dominant freshman season at No. 2 singles, going 5-1. She and van Schalkwyk are 3-1 at No. 2 doubles, with all three wins coming on 8-0 shutouts.

Men’s lacrosse: Joey Tiernan was named the Colonial States Athletic Conference Player of the Year, while Kevin Zulauf was selected as Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Tiernan, Justin Werder, Logan Holleritter and Eric Ellis were each selected to the CSAC first team. Luc Swedlund, Matt Honchalk, Tyler Horvath, Eric Lindskog, Erik Anderson and Max Pukenas each earned second-team honors.

Dante Poli, Jared Long and Eric D’Arminio were honorable mentions.

Will Pellicier was Stockton’s choice for all-CSAC Sportsmanship Team.

Tiernan leads the CSAC in points (5.43 per game) and ranks second in the conference in assists (2.43 per game) plus third in goals (three per game). He is the second consecutive Stockton player to earn the Player of the Year award. Swedlund earned the honor in 2019.

Zulauf won Coach of the Year in 2019. He also won the award in 2015 and 2017, when Stockton competed in the Skyline Conference.

Stockton (6-1) is the top seed in the CSAC Tournament and will host Bryn Athyn in the first round 1 p.m. Saturday. The Ospreys won the title in 2019.

Baseball: The Ospreys lost 5-3 to Rowan on Friday.

Ryan Swift led Stockton with two hits and added an RBI. Luke Fabrizzi singled and drove in . Marco Meleo in the third. Ryan O’Sullivan scored on a wild pitch. Stockton was outhit 11-6. Rico Viani pitched 51/3 innings, striking out four.

Stockton next plays William Paterson in a a doubleheader at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Men’s and women’s track and field: Rachael Leyrer won the Stockton Invitational women’s 100-meter hurdles in 16 minutes, 01 seconds. Jamie Wun won the 3000 steeplechase in 12:47.13. Susann won the high jump with a 1.60-meter leap. Lauren Preston won the pole vault (3.65).

For the men, Kyle Navalance won the 1,500 run in 4:0906. Sam Tenebaum won the 5,000 run in 15:49.26. Hunter Daly won the high jump (2.07). Keith Holland won the pole vault (4.55).

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