Monday, June 14, 2021

Matt Chando

Three Lions earn All-America honors

While the College sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Dubuque, Iowa, it was the two seniors that reached and ultimately lost in the championship round. Seniors Joe Galante and Mike Guenther both reached the championship bout at 157 and 165 pounds, respectively, and fell to higher-seeded opponents for second place.

An addict’s guide to surviving March Madness

Hello. My name is Matt Chando, and I'm a March Madness addict. I've tried everything - the patch, the gum, cessation programs, Arena Football, Valium and even the NBA. But the fact of the matter is for the next four weekends, all non-sports-related areas of my life will come to a grinding halt.

Three Lions crowned champions at METs

The College's wrestling team captured the Metropolitan Conference team title and crowned three individual champions at the Metropolitan Conference (METs) Championships Sunday at Packer Hall. Senior Joe Galante (157 pounds), sophomore Greg Osgoodby (174 pounds) and freshman Tyler Branham (141 pounds) all won conference championships in their respective weight classes.

Eighth-ranked Lions feast on Royals and Lakers

The College's wrestling team finished its regular season with three wins last week to cement its record at 19-1 and push its winning streak to 13 matches. The Lions are ranked No. 8 in the Brute/National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III team rankings.

Lions take the Pride out of Springfield

The College's wrestling team proved there's no place like home in its last two appearances at Packer Hall this season. The Lions went 4-0 last weekend, stretching their dual meet winning streak to 10 matches and improving to 16-1 on the season. The College is currently ranked No.

Ice’s harsh winter practices result in success

When winter break means five weeks of physically demanding practice like the wrestling team endured, starting classes probably doesn't seem like the end of the world. In fact, according to head coach David Icenhower, the College's wrestling team may be looking forward to starting classes.

Women’s Soccer

After falling one win short of a national championship last season, women's soccer head coach Joe Russo says winning one this season is not on the team's mind. "We don't talk about national championships, but we work on improving every day and if you do that, the rest usually takes care of itself," Russo, the 17-year coach, said.

Lions crush opponents with homers, have 3-0 week

The College rode a tremendous power surge en route to an undefeated week, scoring double-digit runs in victories over Rutgers University-Camden, Richard Stockton College and Messiah College. The wins raised the Lions' record to 26-4 and 9-4 in the NJAC. They are ranked No.

Wearied Lions split against Montclair, finish week at 4-2

If anyone needed a holiday last Sunday, it was the College's baseball team. En route to a 4-2 week, the College played extra-inning-games on Thursday and Friday, followed by a doubleheader Saturday. The Lions played 41 innings of baseball in those three days.

Bullis, Haran go deep as Lions sweep Knights

The College picked up two easy conference wins to earn a sweep of New Jersey City University (NJCU) Sunday, raising its record to 19-2 (4-2 NJAC). NJCU fell to 13-4 (1-5 NJAC). The No. 3-ranked Lions won the first game 11-2 and coasted to a 15-1 victory in game two, pounding out 32 hits and plating 26 runs in the two games.

Cougars hand Lions first two losses of the year

The baseball team's perfect record was tarnished Saturday when Kean University swept a doubleheader against the College in Union. In the first game, the No. 29 Cougars defeated the No. 1 Lions 4-1 behind a strong pitching performance from junior Dan Zeffiro.

Offense explodes as Lions finish road trip a perfect 8-0

The baseball team spent its spring break soaking up not only the sun, but also seven consecutive victories during their Spring Training trip to Phoenix, Ariz. The Lions improved to 8-0 on the young season thanks in part to a dominating offensive attack that scored more than 10 runs in six of their seven spring training games.

No. 1 Mary Washington sends Lions to an early exit

The women's basketball team exited the NCAA Division III tournament with a 79-41 loss to the No. 1-seeded University of Mary Washington on Friday in Fredericksburg, Va. "We came in and knew we needed to play our very best game and catch them on an off game," head coach Dawn Henderson said.

Lions maul Stockton in NJAC championship

Beat me once, shame on you; beat me twice, shame on me; but beat me three times . the women's basketball team wasn't about to discover that answer. After losing to Richard Stockton College twice in the regular season by an average of about 15 points, the College captured the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) championship Friday by spanking top-seeded Stockton 60-39 in Pomona.

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