October 3, 1996 |
It was the Glassboro-Trenton State football game for the first 30 meetings. The last four matchups have been Rowan-Trenton State. Saturday, it becomes the Rowan-College of New Jersey game. Traditionalists would cringe at such an evolution. Yet, this is not the tradition-rich rivalry one might expect between the two southern-most football schools in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. In the 27-year history of the NJAC, the Profs, Lions and Montclair State have won or shared the league championship all but once.
May 28, 1996 |
St. Peter's College recently announced that Delsea soccer standout Hope Stephenson has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer for the Peahens. Stephenson helped lead Delsea to a 67-11-3 record over four years and was a starting midfielder as a sophomore on the state championship team. She will join another former South Jersey standout, Overbrook graduate Stefanie Zemaitatis, at St. Peter's. Peahens coach Glenn Crooks said he first saw Stephenson play nearly three years ago. "Hope was only a sophomore, but I thought she was the best player on the field that day," Crooks said.
October 17, 1995 |
The Kean College field hockey team's starting lineup features a strong contingent of South Jersey high school graduates. The Cougars (9-6) tied the school record for wins, set last season, with a 5-1 win over Montclair State on Saturday. Serving as team captains for the Cougars are Carey Kessler and Leah Bentcliff. Kessler, a senior from Florence, starts at center midfield. A three-time all-New Jersey Athletic Conference player and an NCAA Division III all-region player last season, she scored her first goal of 1995 in the win over Montclair.
May 6, 1995 |
A Highland High graduate who wasn't recruited by Rowan College became the Profs' worst nightmare yesterday. Jen Flinn, a senior second baseman, hit a two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth inning to give third-seeded Montclair State a 4-2 victory over second-seeded Rowan in the opening round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference softball tournament. Rowan is 0-1 in the round-robin event. When play resumes at Trenton State College today, the Profs will play Kean at noon and Trenton State, the No. 1 team in the NCAA Division III coaches' poll, at 4 p.m. For Rowan to defend its NJAC championship, it must win both games and hope that either Kean or Trenton beats Montclair today.
February 28, 1995 |
The Rowan men's basketball team has a gift-wrapped opportunity for revenge in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional. The Profs (22-3) are seeded second, behind New Jersey Institute of Technology, and drew a first-round home game against seventh-seeded Montclair State at 7 p.m. Thursday. Montclair defeated Rowan, 63-61, in the opening round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference playoffs on Wednesday, snapping the Profs' 39-game home winning streak. "We deserved the second seed," Rowan coach John Giannini said.
February 23, 1995 |
Montclair State upset Rowan, 63-61, last night in the opening round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament. Top-seeded Rowan (22-3) had won the NJAC tourney the last two seasons. The Profs also won the conference's regular-season championship for the third straight time this year. But the fourth-seeded Red Hawks advanced to tomorrow's final at Jersey City State after B.J. Reilly forced Charles Grasty to throw up an off-balance, potential game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.
November 28, 1994 |
The members of the Montclair State University fraternity who were punished this month for briefly displaying a Confederate flag agree with their detractors on one point: They absolutely do not get it. The stuff about the flag, they understand now. That the Stars and Bars - casually tossed over a cafeteria sign after being returned from a sorority scavenger hunt - is found offensive by many people was made very clear, very quickly. It's the punishment that's left the fraternity feeling victimized.
May 14, 1994 |
Rowan's softball team needs only one more victory to win the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament for the second straight year. But the Profs are still worried about the ride, despite being in the proverbial driver's seat. The Profs defeated Buffalo State, 8-0, in six innings yesterday morning, and topped New Jersey Athletic Conference rival Montclair State, 9-3, yesterday afternoon. The double-elimination tournament will continue at Rowan today with Montclair (29-18)
October 26, 1993 |
Rowan College football coach K.C. Keeler and his staff have a straightforward job the rest of the regular season: making sure the Profs don't collapse. The Profs are poised for a big finish, and they took advantage of an off date over the weekend to go over some fundamentals that were starting to slip. "I jokingly told the kids it was Training Camp Two, because there are some things we have to take care of to make ourselves better for the next three weeks," Keeler said. The Profs will face three New Jersey Athletic Conference teams that have a chance to unseat them as conference champs.
February 25, 1993 |
The Rowan College women's basketball team will play host to Montclair State at 7:30 tonight in the opening round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament. Rowan (21-3), the defending tournament champion, cruised to the NJAC regular-season championship with a 17-1 record and earned the tournament's No. 1 seeding. But the seedings got muddled when William Paterson (16-8 overall), Ramapo (17-7) and Montclair (16-8) finished in a three-way tie for second place, each with a 13-5 conference record.