The Dominican College softball team won its third straight Central Atlantic Athletic Conference (CACC) title by beating Bloomfield (NJ) College, 9-0, in the title game and earned its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
Four teams will participate in double-elimination tournaments at each of 16 regional sites. Regional competition will be held May 4-6.
The Lady Chargers will participate in the East 2 regional site, which will be hosted by No. 3 C.W. Post University.
Dominican has an overall record of 37-15 and posted a 4-0 record last week during play at the CACC Championships. Junior shortstop Julie Plante of Swansea, MA, was voted tournament MVP.
Bloomfield, which finished 32-22, was sparked by Krystina Poloni of Pearl River. The junior alumna of Pearl River High School led the Deacons with 39 RBI, finished second with a .500 slugging percentage, tied for second in home runs with six, and her .331 batting average was third-best on the team.
Joining Plante on the CACC all-Tournament squad are teammates Delaney Childers of Johnstown, OH, a junior pitcher; senior outfielder Deidre Jeppson of Sylmar, CA, junior catcher Ashley Corrao of Staten Island, and sophomore first baseman Paige Berza of Cypress, CA.
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Game: Pearl River vs. North Rockland
Highlights: Katherine McLaughlin went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI while Amanda Hartigan hit a double and picked up three RBI as the Pirates improved to 11-0 on the year.
Game: Nanuet vs. Pearl River
Game: Pearl River vs. Albertus Magnus
Highlights: Brian McPadden of Pearl River led all golfers with a score of 42 at Paramount Country Club in New City. Tyler Sayre led Albertus Magnus with a score of 49.
In baseball, Pearl River's game scheduled for 4:15 p.m. at Clarkstown North was cancelled and will now be played Wednesday.
In boys tennis, Pearl River will host Tappan Zee at 4 p.m.
In girls lacrosse, Pearl River will host Nyack at 4:15 p.m.
In softball, Nanuet heads to Pearl River at 4 p.m.
In baseball, Nanuet heads to Albertus Magnus at 4 p.m.
In boys tennis, Albertus Magnus heads to Nyack at 4 p.m.
In softball, Nyack will host Albertus Magnus at 4 p.m.
College Sports Notebook:
- Junior midfielder John Ranagan of Yorktown--the only sophomore to earn first-team all-American honors as a sophomore--is fifth in scoring with 18 points for the Johns Hopkins University men’s lacrosse team, which is coming off a 10-9 overtime victory over Loyola before a capacity crowd of 6,000 at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, MD. Loyola (12-1), which had its 12-game winning streak snapped, will play at Denver in the East Coast Athletic Conference semifinals on Wednesday. The Blue Jays (10-3) are home on Saturday when Army provides the opposition for the annual homecoming game at Homewood Field.
- Westchester Community College standout golfer Anthony Siguil, a graduate of New Rochelle HS, was named the Mid-Hudson conference athlete of the week. Siguil shot a 79 on the 6,500-yard Wiltwyck Country Club course in Kingston, to win the individual title at the Ulster CC Tournament.
- Pat Farina, an alum of Mahopac HS, continued his hot streak with a homer and two doubles as the Westchester CC baseball team defeated visiting Rockland CC, 14-4. The Vikings will be seeded either No. 1 or No. 2 in the Region XV Tournament and will open up play, at home, on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. against either Dutchess CC or Ulster CC.
- Four softball players at Westchester CC have been named to the all-Mid-Hudson Conference team: sophomore pitcher Carolyn Farmer, Yorktown HS; freshman pitcher/first baseman Sara McKenna, Hendrick Hudson HS; sophomore shortstop Jessica Negron, Saunders HS; and sophomore infielder/outfielder Nicole Angelo, Mahopac HS.
- Four Manhattanville softball players earned All-Conference Honors as Katie Pitcher was first conference, and Ashley Dell, Alyssa Taylor and Jessica Van Gallen each made it to the second team All-Freedon Conference.
- Manhattanville College held their annual Athletics Awards Banquet yesterday. The Co-Male athletes of the year went to soccer player Eros Olazabal and baseball player Dan Fiorito the female athlete of the year went to two sport athlete Emy Cote.
Weekly Sports Poll:
This week’s sports poll asks After yesterday’s 3-2 loss to the Capitals, the Rangers lost home field advantage and will head to Washington with the series tied 1-1.
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