CROSS COUNTRY, SPRING FOOTBALL REACH NEW HEIGHTS TO HIGHLIGHT SUCCESSFUL FALL SEASON
Head Coach Jim Kelly leads the Cougars to a record-setting season.
L to R: Head Coach Kyle Price with all-conference winners Joey Datta, Ana Gonzalez Martin and Karen Herrera.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams posted their best finishes at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championship meet this fall to highlight a successful season. Both teams finished in fifth place at the meet, marking a program high for each team. Senior Ana Gonzalez Martin (Toledo, Spain) and sophomore Karen Herrera (Edison, New Jersey) earned all-conference honors, with both placing in the top 15 at the championship meet. Gonzalez Martin took third place overall, while Herrera finished in 12th place. On the men’s side, freshman Joey Datta (Edison, New Jersey) earned all-conference honors as he took fourth place at the conference meet.
The sprint football team turned in the best season in the program’s young history, finishing with a record five wins. The Cougars took second place in the Collegiate Sprint Football League’s North Division with a 3-1 division mark. The team had a record 12 all-conference winners, including two on the first team. Senior running back Carl Watson (Newark, New Jersey) and senior Derek Michelman (Newton, New Jersey) were CSFL First Team picks. Junior wide receiver Jeremy Colon (Union City, New Jersey), junior defensive lineman Michael Lohrmann (Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey), sophomore defensive lineman Messiah Porter (Rutherford, New Jersey), freshman linebacker Andrew Conklin (Long Branch, New Jersey), senior linebacker Anthony Guarino (Tinton Falls, New Jersey) and freshman defensive back Kyle Readus (Paterson, New Jersey) earned CSFL Second Team honors. The CSFL Honorable Mention team included
junior quarterback Frank DeMaio (Nutley, New Jersey), freshman tight end Angelo Drake (Manville, New Jersey), sophomore defensive back Brandon Curry (Paterson, New Jersey) and sophomore defensive back Tyquil Anderson (Trenton, New Jersey).
The women’s soccer team ended its fall season with seven wins. The team posted a 5-5-1 record in conference play to finish in seventh place, reaching the CACC quarterfinals. The Cougars had two all-conference selections—junior forward Sarah Costanza (Morris Plains, New Jersey) and grad student midfielder Teaghan Darling (Forked River, New Jersey). Costanza was a CACC First Team selection, while Darling was named to the CACC Second Team. Costanza was an all-region honoree as she was selected to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association All East Region Second Team.
The women’s volleyball team finished its season with three conference wins this past fall. The Cougars had four CACC All-Academic winners including seniors Samantha Ashton (Colonia, New Jersey) and Humiko Stormer (Luckey, Ohio),
who were honored for the third time in their careers.
The men’s soccer team ended its fall season with five wins, including a thrilling overtime victory over NCAA tournament team Molloy College. The Cougars had five CACC All-Academic Team honorees as juniors Chris Ferri (Parsippany, New Jersey), Nickolas Fiallos (Kearny, New Jersey) and William Hernandez (Brentwood, New York) were recognized for the second straight season.