Both coaches and athletes play a huge role in the success of a college athletic program, but behind the scenes are the administrators who work day in and day out to make athletics run smoothly. At the head of the College’s athletic administration is executive director of athletics Amanda Demartino.
It has been almost half a decade since the last NJAC championship was earned by the swim team. This was not the first time this team has faced adversity, but no one expected the 2020-21 season to be what it was. Despite the clearance for the season, these student athletes were sailing into uncharted waters. This swim season would be one like no other.
Scott Dicheck is no stranger to the College’s athletic program. In 21 years, Coach Dicheck has been the head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams and has seen quite a bit of success in his time at the College.
With the Spring semester rolling into session with an in-person element, student activities are beginning their roll out. However, there will be a bit of a delay before spring sports are set to kick off.
The lights of the Rutgers University natatorium seemed to be shining brighter than ever on the last night of the Metropolitan Conference Championships. I stepped up on the starting block to swim the 200-yard butterfly for my last race of the season. For the second straight year, I finished in 16th place and our team once again finished in second place, just shy of winning a championship.
The College hosted the 2018 Lions Invitational track and field meet from Friday, April 27 to Saturday, April 28. Some Lions also attended the Penn Relays Distance Carnival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Thursday, April 26 to Saturday, April 28.
The Lions finished up their regular season this week with strong performances in four out of five games. The team finished with a record of 27-7 overall and 14-4 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, good for the top seed in the tournament.
After two successive victories against Stockton and Kean Universities, the nationally top-ranked Lions captured their eighth consecutive perfect conference season, finishing top seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.