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2014
NJIT men's track and field standout John Porteous earned a spot in next week's NCAA East Regional in the men's 400-meter hurdles to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, the NCAA announced Thursday afternoon. >>
NJIT Women's Tennis wins their first America East championship contest defeating the Hartford Hawks, 4-0. >>
Two NJIT sports, women's tennis and men's soccer, have been invited to join and accepted membership in conferences whose championship team receives an automatic spot in the postseason NCAA Division I championship field. >>
2013
NJIT senior right-hander Mark Leiter, Jr. struck out 20 Chicago State batters in a nine-inning 5-3 win for the Highlanders Friday night. Leiter's 20 strikeouts were the most nationally in a 2013 NCAA Division I game and the most in NJIT program history.Read more in The Wall Street Journal. >>
The NJIT men's and women's basketball teams each were presented with resolutions yesterday from the NJIT Board of Trustees in recognition of their historic championship seasons of both athletic and academic accomplishments. >>
2012
Computer engineering major Christopher Early, an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar and a varsity swimmer, will be featured in an ad scheduled to appear in the New York Times Education Life section on January 22, 2012. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss on December 18, 2011 of Seymour "Zoom" Fleisher '51. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. >>
2011
The NJIT women's track and field team has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2011 season. >>
Piri "Petey" Borja, son of NJIT soccer alum and former Olympian Hernan "Chico" Borja, was chosen from thousands of applicants to appear on the Golf Channel's "Big Break" reality show, the winner of which will receive a PGA tour exemption to compete professionally.  >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles is one of 16 national finalists for the 2011 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award, which is presented by the website CollegeInsider.com. >>
NJIT opened yesterday a new 25,000-square-foot, 40-foot-high concrete facility, the largest indoor space on campus for activities ranging from tennis to career fairs. >>
The NJIT Ice Hockey Team took the championship trophy in the 2010-2011 Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference (GNCHC) playoffs yesterday at at Protec Ponds in Somerset.  >>
Support for NJIT takes many forms and some are literally concrete. In the case of the The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility, it's steel and a host of other materials, including concrete. >>
2010
NJIT newcomers Camille Billing and Amanda Redden collected their first college goals, lifting the Highlanders to their first women's soccer victory of 2010, a 2-1 win at Saint Peter's Sunday afternoon. The Highlanders (1-1) also got the first college assist from freshman Rebecca Tustin, who helped out on Billing's goal, in taking the road win. >>
The NJIT women's track and field team has been named by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2010 season. >>
NJIT placed 29 student-athletes in six sports on the 2009-10 Winter/Spring Great West Conference All-Academic team. Selection to the team requires that student-athletes achieve a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade-point average and also must have participated in at least 50 percent of their respective teams' contests. >>
NJIT is seeded seventh overall and will play in Pool 2 of the inaugural Great West Conference Baseball Tournament, set to begin on Wednesday in Edinburg, Texas, hosted by Texas-Pan American. >>
The NJIT community's efforts to help the victims of Haiti have earned second place in the UNICEF/ACUI Campus Challenge. NJIT raised $9,281.56 by April 1. The 300-plus schools that participated in the Campus Challenge raised over $230,000 which will be matched by the George Harrison Fund. "This just confirms what we already know--that NJIT is truly a giving community that comes together to help those in need," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. "Special thanks to all of the individuals who donated and raised funds, and to these groups who raised funds by hosting events: the NJIT Hockey Team for raising over $3,000 in their Hockey for Haiti Winter Classic game vs. Seton Hall; Engineers Without Borders; Phi Beta Sigma; OXFAM; HASAN; ASCE; Athletics, the Campus Center, Career Development Services; the cast of the Faculty, Staff and Student Variety Show, which raised $250; Gourmet Dining Services for their $1,000 contribution, and the Residence Hall Association." >>
Nine NJIT student-athletes in four sports were named to the Fall 2009 Great West Conference All-Academic team. The honorees were: Joe Ju (men's cross country); Cara Constantino, Iulia Doci, Daisy Gallegos, Kelsey Johnson (women's cross country); Christi Taylor (women's soccer); Sabrina Baby, Katrina Hornstein and Erica Schultz (women's volleyball). >>
The NJIT Ice Hockey team and their counterparts from Seton Hall University will play a benefit game on Sunday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Englewood Field Club rink, with proceeds going to raise money for victims of the Haitian earthquake. >>
More than 500 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from seven schools in Essex, Passaic and Union counties recently toured the campus as part of Education Day at NJIT. The event was initiated after Head Women's Basketball Coach Margaret McKeon suggested a school tour. Read the Star-Ledger article. >>
Junior guard Jheryl Wilson led the way with a game-high 23 points for NJIT in a program Division I record-setting 66-37 men's basketball win over visiting Chicago State Saturday afternoon in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. Saturday's win for the Highlanders raises their Great West Conference record to 1-2 and the game against Chicago State was the first at home for NJIT in its new conference. >>
NJIT scored a season-high 83 points Saturday evening recording its first Great West Conference victory, 83-70, over Houston Baptist at Sharp Gymnasium in women's basketball action. >>
2009
NJIT faculty, staff and their families watched the women's basketball team hold off visiting Colgate University, 52-41 last night in the Fleisher Athletic Center. The annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation event was co-hosted by Athletics and Human Resources. >>
Defense carried the night for NJIT, which also got a game-high and personal-best 17 points from freshman guard Chris Flores in a 78-40 men's basketball win over visiting SUNY Cobleskill Thursday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT senior Sabrina Baby was named to the ESPN Magazine's Academic All-America third-team for volleyball, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She is NJIT's first Highlander student-athlete in any sport to receive Academic All-America laurels at the Division I level. >>
Freshman guard Drejon Scott scored a game-high 15 points, leading six double-figure scorers for victorious NJIT in a 96-54 win over visiting St. Joseph's of New York Monday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT, in its first season as a full member of NCAA Division I, never trailed in defeating the Bears from Brooklyn, NY, who were playing their season opener.   >>
The NJIT women's soccer team celebrated Senior Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Day with a 2-0 win over visiting Howard Sunday afternoon in Great West Conference action at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium at Lubetkin Field. The Highlanders recognized senior Briana Morales in pre-game ceremonies. With 58 career games played, Briana is among the program's all-time leaders. >>
NJIT women's volleyball players Baaba Hughes and Sabrina Baby have been selected Great West Conference Volleyball Players of the Week. Hughes and Baby led the Highlanders to a five-set victory over Utah Valley Saturday afternoon to clinch first-place in the Great West Conference. >>
NJIT has renamed its on-campus soccer venue as Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium, adding the name of the great former coach, director of athletics and physical education, and professor to the facility's title. J. Malcolm Simon's name was added this year in a special recognition ceremony held in the NJIT Campus Center in conjunction with the home soccer game played the evening of Sept. 12.  >>
NJIT senior Sabrina Baby has been named the latest Great West Conference women's volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. >>
NJIT scored twice in the second half and the Highlanders, backstopped by junior goalkeeper Sadie Mele, posted their first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over visiting Rider University Sunday afternoon on Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium. >>
NJIT women's volleyball captain Sabrina Baby has been named Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Baby, a senior from Florianopolis, Brazil, led the Highlanders to a 4-0 record last week helping NJIT extend their winning streak to seven matches.  >>
Kori Washington scored a breakaway goal in the sixth minute of the second overtime, lifting NJIT to a thrilling come-from-behind 2-1 win over visiting Drexel in the Highlanders' 2009 home opener Friday night on Lubetkin Field. >>
Three Highlanders produced double-figure kill totals to lead NJIT in its season-opening 3-0 women's volleyball win over St. Francis (NY) in the opening round of the St. Francis Tournament on Friday afternoon. >>
The NJIT women's soccer team has been selected first in the East Division of the Great West Conference in the inaugural preseason coaches' poll. NJIT will begin the Great West Conference women's soccer season on October 2, with a 7 p.m. home match on Lubetkin Field against South Carolina State. Read more. >>
Five members of the NJIT men's and women's tennis teams were recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their excellence in the classroom. The honorees were: Steve Erickson, Anthony Tunnero, and Bryan Keelan from the men's team and Iulia Doci and Isha Toor on the women's side. Read more.  >>
NJIT athletics has officially gained across-the-board active membership in NCAA Division I, beginning Sept. 1, 2009. The NCAA made the announcement in a news release posted on its official website and in direct correspondence with NJIT officials. >>
NJIT had 23 student-athletes in seven sports named to the 2009 Great West Conference Winter/Spring All-Academic Team. Selection to the team requires that student-athletes achieve a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests. >>
NJIT swimmers Pablo Botero, Andrew Helbers, Michael Lawson, James Paccioretti and Karen Cilento were named to the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference All-Academic team for the 2008-2009 season. >>
NJIT will induct former star soccer player and fencing alumnus Roland Barth into its 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame on May 9, 2009 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
NJIT will induct former coach Dave DeNure, of Roxbury, into its 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame on May 9, 2009 in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
NJIT will induct Jean Graziano, of Maryland, into its 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame on May 9, 2009 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
NJIT senior left-handed pitcher PJ Saporito has been named Great West Conference Pitcher of the Week. Saporito's ERA for the week was 3.24 in 8.1 innings as he struck out four batters. >>
Tim Camp, assistant athletic director for sports information at NJIT, received the Mike Cohen “Good Guy” Award at the 76th Annual Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Awards Dinner at Giants Stadium Wednesday night. This award is given annually to individuals who have been especially friendly and helpful to the media, often going above and beyond to make their jobs easier and more pleasant.   >>
Senior Amobi Armstrong notched a match-best 25 kills for NJIT, which won its second men's volleyball match in as many starts with a 3-1 victory at New York University Tuesday night.  >>
Senior guard Jill Dickinson produced a game-high 22 points for NJIT to pace the Highlanders' 69-54 win over visiting Texas-Pan American in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Sophomore guard Jheryl Wilson scored 26 points, including 20 in the first half, for NJIT, as the Highlanders defeated visiting Bryant, 61-51, Wednesday night to halt a 51-game losing streak. >>
2008
The bond between NJIT and Newark grows stronger every year.  Since NJIT's founding as Newark Technical School in 1881, NJIT has been a vital partner in education, economic growth and civic betterment in the city.  >>
Faculty, staff and students at NJIT found time to brighten the holiday season for needy children in and around Newark. More than 22 organizations, clubs and departments collected five boxes of new toys and over $500 in donations during the third annual campus-wide Toys for Tots drive. Beneficiaries of all the activities included the Salvation Army, Harmony House, FOCUS, La Casa and other agencies in the greater Newark Area. Members of the NJIT community gave cash donations, dropped off toys or children's books, attended athletic home games, baked and bought cookies or joined the Wall of Fame plaques benefiting the Toys for Tots campaign. “Once again, the NJIT community demonstrated its commitment to the service of others in these hard financial economic times,” said Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, NJIT's Assistant Director of Greek Life and Wellness Programs. "I am thankful for all the faculty and staff, student organizations, Greeks, and the Athletic Student Activity Board, who continue to assist with this program by bringing the holiday spirit to those families in need."  >>
Edward Cruz, CEO of E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc, Holmdel, received NJIT's Outstanding Alumnus Award at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
NJIT's defense held University at Albany scoreless in the second half over nine minutes en route to a 58-47 victory in women's basketball action at the SEFCU Arena Tuesday night. The Highlanders recorded its second win of the season having two double-figure scorers on the night led by sophomore guard Jessica Gerald scoring a game-high 20 points—15 coming in the second half.  >>
Seven members of the NJIT men's soccer team, headed by first-team honorees Eddie Romero, Devon Newton, and Alex Brito, were selected as all-Atlantic Soccer Conference (ASC) players in awards presented at the annual season-ending ASC awards banquet. Juniors Gustav Warfving and Erik Magnusson and seniors Kayo Emojong and Ryan Sutherland were voted onto the all-conference second team. >>
NJIT has received a donation of $30,000 from Charles Lubetkin, of Verona. The money has been earmarked for the Lubetkin Family Soccer Endowed Scholarship fund.       >>
For an up-close look at life at NJIT, make time this fall and winter to attend an upcoming open house. The take-away will be more than a campus tour and meeting with an admissions counselor. You'll learn about NJIT's graduate and undergraduate programs in high-growth in-demand fields and meet one on one with faculty and admissions representatives. >>
Five members of the NJIT men's soccer team—Rafael Barrero, Keven Blanco, Erik Magnusson, Alex Brito, and Gustav Warfving—have been named to the 2008 Atlantic Soccer Conference All-Academic team. >>
Erik Magnusson and Eddie Romero scored second-half goals for NJIT in the Highlanders' inspired come-from-behind 2-1 men's soccer win over visiting Rutgers on a cold Wednesday night on Lubetkin Field. The Highlanders, hosting a Big East Conference opponent in men's soccer the first time in NJIT's five seasons as a Division I program, gave their strongest effort of 2008 from start to finish. >>
Erika Taugher and Emma Vinski each scored goals and visiting NJIT came away with a 2-0 women's soccer win Sunday afternoon at South Carolina State in the United Soccer Conference opener for each team. The Highlanders will host Longwood University this Saturday at 11 a.m. on Lubetkin Field as part of NJIT Day. >>
NJIT swept Wagner, 3-0, in women's volleyball Tuesday night, but it wasn't easy, as the Highlanders edged the Seahawks, 25-23, 25-21 and 27-25. Baaba Hughes led the NJIT attack with 10 kills, Danielle Thompson had 25 assists and three players—Agnieszka Pregowska, Hughes and Renata Pandolfo—had two service aces apiece. >>
NJIT rising sophomore men's basketball guard Jheryl Wilson was named a Star-Ledger College Summer League All-Star for his play this summer in the top college summer league in New Jersey. The Star-Ledger College Summer League, an NCAA-sanctioned summer league, brings together men's college players from all levels to compete in regular competition in New Brunswick, NJ. >>
NJIT sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Mele earned the first Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Week award, as the league began to recognize student-athletes within the membership. The Highlanders will return to action on Friday, when they host Canisius at 7 p.m. on Lubetkin Field. >>
NJIT senior men's soccer goalkeeper Josh Osit has been named Atlantic Soccer Conference (ASC) Goalkeeper of the Week, the ASC announced today. Osit recorded five saves in the season opener against Siena. >>
NJIT is one of six institutions that have joined the expansion of the Great West Conference to form a Division I all-sports league that will conduct championship competition in several sports in 2008-09 and then begin full conference scheduling and championships in 2009-10. >>
NJIT baseball student-athletes Chris Cardone, PJ Saporito and Miguel Lugo were named to the Division I Independent Baseball All-Academic Team for 2008. >>
Six NJIT student-athletes were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in the May 29, 2008 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. They are: Angelica Sepulveda, civil engineering major, soccer (second team); Isha Toor, business major, tennis (first team); Robert Herrera, architecture major, soccer (first team); Kevin Blanco, business major, soccer (second team); Rodrigo Correa, business major, volleyball; and Leonardo Paludo, business major, volleyball. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. >>
NJIT freshman Dom Hayes was selected by the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association to the 2008 all-rookie all-state team as an outfielder. Hayes is the second NJIT outfielder to be selected for Division I all-state honors as the Highlanders finish up their second year competing at the NCAA Division I level. >>
NJIT rallied from a 0-2 deficit in games to win the final three games and defeat Princeton, 3-2, in the quarterfinal round of the 2008 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Playoff Tournament Saturday night. >>
Timing may not have been everything, but it meant a lot for NJIT, which fought its way to a 3-2 win over visiting Princeton in an Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tait Division match Wednesday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
The NJIT men's volleyball team returned to winning form with a 3-0 win over visiting SUNY-New Paltz in a non-conference match Wednesday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT closed out its 3-1 men's volleyball win over visiting New York University with an emphatic 30-17 victory in game four Tuesday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT women's soccer player Erika Taugher is set to return to the international stage, having been called to train with the women's national team of Portugal in preparation for the prestigious 2008 Algarve Cup. >>
Leonardo Paludo, Amobi Armstrong and Eduardo Welter were the leading players for NJIT in Tuesday night's 3-0 (30-24, 30-24, 30-19) non-league men's volleyball victory over visiting Stevens Institute of Technology in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Freshman Jessica Gerald led the way with a game-high 23 points, joining NJIT's other two starting guards to combine for 54 points in the Highlanders' 90-61 win over visiting Savannah State Saturday afternoon on women's basketball Alumnae Day in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Senior captain Mike Nonnenmann piled up a match-high 22 assists leading NJIT to a 3-0 decision over Ramapo in a non-conference match-up Wednesday night in men's volleyball action. >>
The Newark Ironbound Express soccer team, one of 63 teams that comprise the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League, will play their home games on NJIT's Lubetkin Field beginning in May 2008. Ironbound Express President Joseph Branco ‘74, an NJIT soccer alumnus, made the announcement at a press conference at NJIT on Feb. 8. The team provides the best U.S. and Canadian players ages 19-23 with the opportunity to perform in a professional setting during the summer months while maintaining their college eligibility. “We are hoping to attract the best players in New Jersey to play with us over the summer and give them the opportunity to go to Europe and South America,” said Branco. “If you think about soccer in the U.S., it really starts at the college level.”  >>
ESPN network's SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn will be the guest speaker at the 25th Anniversary of Women in Athletics, NJIT's first celebration dedicated to its letterwomen. Alumnae-athlete pioneers from basketball to swimming, soccer to volleyball, will rally on Saturday, March 29, 2008 in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. >>
Leonardo Paludo and Eduardo Welter combined for 32 kills and visiting NJIT swept East Stroudsburg, 3-0, in Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tait Division action Tuesday night. The Highlanders, playing in the EIVA's higher-power rated Tait Division for the first time since the 2002 season, came away with a 30-22, 30-23, 30-23 win. >>
NJIT freshman guard Jessica Gerald was named Division I Independent women's basketball Newcomer of the Week.  >>
NJIT senior Hayk Ekshian led the way for the Highlanders picking up two individual wins and a season-best time in the 50-free as visiting NJIT edged St. Francis (NY), 94-90, recording its first win of the season Saturday afternoon. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team won for the third time in its last six starts, holding off a late rally by visiting Chicago State for a 66-57 win by the Highlanders Saturday afternoon in the Prudential Center in downtown Newark. >>
Junior Amobi Armstrong's match-best 13 kills led NJIT in its season-opening 3-0 men's volleyball win over visiting Sacred Heart Wednesday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Freshman guard Jessica Gerald exploded for a school-record 37 points, pacing NJIT to a 76-61 neutral-site win over California State University, Bakersfield in women's basketball action on the campus of Texas-Pan American Friday night. Her 37-point outburst was the highest single-game total in the 21-season history of NJIT women's basketball. >>
Four Highlanders posted double-figure totals as they went on to a 67-61 road win over Texas-Pan American Wednesday night in women's basketball action. The win for NJIT was its third of the season and first road victory under new head coach Margaret McKeon.   >>
Girls in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to practice their basketball shooting techniques at a clinic sponsored by the NJIT Women's Basketball Program on Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Fleisher Athletic Center. Fee: $25 early registration; $35 walk-ups. Contact: Head Coach Margaret McKeon, 973-596-3633; e-mail: margaret.m.mckeon@njit.edu>>
Senior captain Kraig Peters scored a game-high 19 points and passed the 1,000-point career threshold in the consolation game of the UCF Holiday Classic at the University of Central Florida. Peters, who entered the game with 982 career points, became the 22nd member of NJIT's 1,000-point club on his final tally of the game. >>
2007
NJIT sophomore Erik Magnusson, who scored both goals in the Highlanders 2-0 upset win at San Diego State last Friday, was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Soccer Post/Aztec Classic men's soccer tournament. >>
Margaret McKeon was recently named the new head coach of the NJIT women's basketball program. McKeon, whose track record includes five NCAA Division I postseason tournament appearances, will take over a program that completed its first season of Division I competition in March 2007. >>
NJIT sophomore PJ Saporito is the latest New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 6. Saporito threw a complete-game five hitter for NJIT's first Division I shut-out in a 2-0 win over visiting New York Institute of Technology last week at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
NJIT will host a gathering to introduce Yefim Litvan as the new head coach of NJIT's men's and women's varsity intercollegiate fencing teams on May 3 at 4 p.m., Eberhardt Hall, Room 112. >>
Senior outfielders Derrick McCain and Kwesi Mitchell were the home run heroes for NJIT in its 8-7 10-inning baseball win over visiting Felician College Sunday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. Sunday's game was played before an Alumni Day crowd of 300 that included numerous former Highlander standouts. >>
NJIT men's volleyball athletes Rodrigo Correa, Leonardo Paludo, Greg Wagner and Eduardo Welter were named to the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association all-Academic team for 2007. >>
Senior righthander Brian Ascolese pitched a complete game, recording his second win of the season in a 7-2 win over Army Tuesday afternoon at Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field. Ascolese (2-2), who pitched his first complete game of the year, scattered nine hits, two runs and struck out two. >>
The NJIT men's volleyball team will open the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association playoffs on Wednesday in a 7 p.m. match at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. NJIT (19-9 overall) is seeded seventh in the eight-team field after capturing the regular season championship of the EIVA Hay Division with a 9-1 divisional record. >>
Five different Highlanders drove in runs, leading NJIT's baseball team past defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Manhattan, 5-3, Thursday afternoon in the first game of a two-opponent doubleheader at Dick Brown Field in Lake Florida. >>
The NJIT baseball team recorded their first NCAA Division I win yesterday, defeating Long Island University 23-12 in day two of the Palm Beach Challenge in West Palm Beach, Fla. Three Highlanders finished the day hitting 4-for-5. >>
NJIT rolled to an impressive 3-0 men's volleyball win over Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Hay Division rival Harvard Friday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. The Highlanders, who defeated Harvard 3-2 on Feb. 2, upped their EIVA Hay record to 6-1. >>
The NJIT men's tennis team picked up its seventh win of the season last night, posting a 4-3 win over host St. Peter's College. NJIT claimed the singles contest, winning four out of six matches. Read more. >>
NJIT scored one of its most impressive men's volleyball wins in recent years, defeating George Mason University, 3-1, in the second round of the Golden Dome Classic hosted by Rutgers-Newark on Sunday evening. >>
Darlene Lamourt, of Perth Amboy, has joined the development staff in the Advancement Office at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as the new campaign director. >>
2006
NJIT rolled past visiting Wagner, 3-0, Wednesday for the Highlanders' seventh women's volleyball win in their inaugural season of competition at the NCAA Division I level. It was NJIT's second win over Wagner this season. >>
NJIT sophomore Umar Saeed is the national Division I Independent Runner of the Week. Saeed was honored for his record-setting run in the Highlander Invitational hosted by NJIT at Branch Brook Park in Newark on Sunday. >>
osh Osit, NJIT's sophomore goalkeeper, was named as Atlantic Soccer Conference Player/Goalie of the Week for his play in the Highlanders' 1-0-1 week. Osit was in goal for both a 1-1 double overtime tie against defending ASC champ Hartwick last Tuesday and for a come-from-behind 2-1 overtime win over Howard last Saturday. >>
The NJIT men's tennis team made history Saturday afternoon, registering its first victory as an NCAA Division I program in a 4-3 win over Rider University. >>
Freshman Osvaldo Perez scored once in each half to lead a five-goal attack for NJIT in its 5-0 men's soccer win over Iona in Friday night's season opener at Lubetkin Field. NJIT faculty and staff celebrated the opening night of the 2006 soccer season with a welcome-back barbecue. Pictured at left are Lenny Kaplan, athletic director and Tony Howell, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program. >>
The first game of Saturday's baseball doubleheader was decided early and the second game was in doubt until the final pitch, but the end result was the same, as NJIT swept Philadelphia University, 12-3 and 9-6, Saturday at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Herbert M. Iris, '51, a major benefactor to the athletics program at NJIT and the national chair of the Highlanders Athletics Campaign. Iris served in the Navy after graduating from high school and received a BS degree in civil engineering from the Newark College of Engineering in 1951. He started Iris Construction Co. in 1959, building industrial and office complexes across northern New Jersey. >>
Marc Ubaldi set a new school record in the 100-yard freestyle and the NJIT mens' swimming team captured a 78-49 win over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Wednesday night. >>
NJIT began its brief Midwest men's volleyball trip with a rousing 3-2 win over traditional power Lewis University Friday night. The Highlanders, now 2-0, will take on Loyola University of Chicago on Saturday night. >>
NJIT scored 22 of the game's first 24 points and went on to a 79-66 road win over Post University in a meeting of the two top women's basketball teams in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Thursday night. The win for NJIT was its fourth straight and fifth in the last six games. >>
NJIT held visiting Felician College without a point for nearly 10 minutes in the second half and the end result was a 51-33 win for the Highlanders in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball Tuesday night. >>
Holding a second straight opponent to just 46 points, the NJIT women's basketball team won a defensive struggle, toppling Philadelphia University, 49-46, Thursday night. The Highlanders raised their record to 8-4 overall and 6-3 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. >>
The NJIT men's basketball team scored an 82-69 Central Collegiate Conference win over visiting Wilmington on Tuesday evening. The Highlanders, now 5-7 overall and 2-5 in the CACC, had a balanced offense, with five double-figure scorers. >>
Dena Baskous was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on its 2005 all-New England Region second team. Baskous, a sophomore, was a key player in helping NJIT post new program records for overall wins and conference wins while also making postseason play for the first time. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team defeated the University of Virginia's College at Wise, 79-63, in the consolation game of the South Padre Island Shootout on Dec. 29. Kelly Crowe, who led all scorers with 23 points, became the fifth woman in NJIT history to cross the 1,000 career point threshold. Read more. >>
2005
A last-minute invitation to the William McCarthy Memorial Meet at the New York Athletic Club provided Ana Ossa a chance to further her hold on the NJIT record book. Ossa earned victories in both the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke events, breaking her school record in the shorter race. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team scored another decisive conference victory, winning at Georgian Court College, 74-57, on Monday night. NJIT raised its overall record to 5-2, including a 4-2 mark in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. >>
The NJIT men's swimming team registered a 112-86 win over visiting Stevens Institute of Technology last night. Juniors Hayk Ekshian and Marc Ubaldi set new school records in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard individual medley, respectively. >>
NJIT basketball fans can listen to the men's/women's doubleheader live on the Web on Nov. 29. The home doubleheader, which tips off with the women's game against Caldwell College at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8 p.m., is the first in the season's CACC Conference "Game of the Week" live webcasts. >>
Junior guard Clayton Barker scored a career-high 31 points, including the game-winning basket with seven seconds left, as NJIT rallied for a 74-70 non-conference men's basketball win at Molloy College on Tuesday night. NJIT will play its home opener and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opener on Nov. 29, when it hosts Caldwell College at 8 p.m. >>
Trailing by 12 with 2:19 left in regulation, NJIT rallied to tie the score at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime where the Highlanders men's basketball team defeated St. Michael's College, 79-75. >>
Sophomores Eddie Romero and Collin Cunning were named to the 2005 All-Atlantic Soccer Conference Team, as voted by the ASC coaches. Romero, a forward, was voted onto the All-ASC first team and Cunning, a goalkeeper, was an All-ASC second team honoree. >>
NJIT freshman Aggie Pregowska was named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Volleyball First Team. Pregowska, who ranks fourth in the latest national Division II statistics with 5.67 kills per game, finished with 584 kills in 103 games. >>
NJIT has been selected to compete in and host the entire six-team 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Women's Soccer Championship, starting with two quarterfinal games on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m and 7 p.m. >>
The NJIT women's volleyball team ended its 2005 season with a pair of home wins in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tri-match on Saturday afternoon in the Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT defeated Nyack College and Felician College by identical 3-0 scores. >>
Dena Baskous, Bruna Lotufo and Erika Taugher were named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference team in voting by CACC coaches. The three all-stars were key performers in NJIT's emergence as one of the CACC's top teams. >>
The NJIT men's swimming team opened its season with a 103-90 win at Baruch College on Friday night. NJIT collected seven first-place finishes, posting wins in the 800 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle and breaststroke. >>
Erin Salgado, playing her last career home game, was one of three different players to score for the Highlanders, lifting NJIT to its school-record seventh women's soccer win of the season, 3-1, over NCAA Division I opponent Delaware State on Saturday. NJIT previously won six games in 2001 >>
Freshman Aggie Pregowska posted a season-high 38 kills and classmate Danielle Thompson set a new assists high with 63, leading NJIT in its 3-2 win over visiting Wilmington in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women's volleyball Wednesday night. The Highlanders will host a CACC tri-match on Saturday beginning at 12 noon. >>
The NJIT women's cross country team took the team championship of its own Highlander Invitational on Sunday in Branch Brook Park. Liz Mayo was the top individual finisher for NJIT, placing seventh and covering the 5-kilometer course in a school-record 21:08. >>
NJIT got on the scoreboard in the seventh minute and then held on the rest of the way for a 1-0 win at Dominican in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's soccer Wednesday afternoon. Next up for NJIT is a 10:30 a.m. conference home game against Caldwell on Oct. 8 as part of the school's annual NJIT Day festivities. >>
The NJIT women's soccer team defeated Georgian Court College, 3-0, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match Saturday evening at Lubetkin Field. The Highlanders are 5-1-1 in the CACC and 5-4-1 overall. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team remained undefeated in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) competition with a 7-2 win at Caldwell College. The team (4-0 in CACC play and 5-2 overall) won all the matches that were contested on Wednesday. >>
The NJIT women's volleyball team had its best day of the season, sweeping both ends of Saturday's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tri-match at Dominican College. The Highlanders opened the day with a 3-1 win over host Dominican and then NJIT took Holy Family, 3-0. >>
Sophomore Erika Taugher's unassisted goal in the 72nd minute lifted the NJIT women's soccer team to a 1-0 road win over Nyack in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play yesterday. NJIT will test its unbeaten conference record in another CACC match on Saturday afternoon, when the Highlanders host Holy Family University. >>
The NJIT men's soccer team made history Saturday afternoon, registering its first victory as an NCAA Division I program in a 2-0 win over Manhattan College in the opening round of the SoccerPost.com Classic. The Highlanders, who are in their first season as a full, championship-eligible member of Division I in men's soccer, scored twice in the last 11 minutes to claim the win over Manhattan. >>
The Highlanders picked up their first win of the young season, defeating visiting Felician College, 3-0, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's soccer Wednesday night. NJIT will play a non-conference game on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 12 noon, when it hosts New York Institute of Technology at Lubetkin Field. >>
Join NJIT for a round of 18 holes and help support the Highlander Athletic program at the Highlander Athletic Golf Classic on Sept. 15, 2005, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club, Livingston, NJ. Various levels of sponsorship are available. Contact: Pat Breslin, Executive Director, Highlander Athletic Fund at 973-596-5628 or e-mail Breslin@njit.edu. >>
NJIT senior catcher Phil Resciniti was recently named an all-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II baseball honoree. The all-ECAC team consists of just 12 players selected by a coaches' vote from the more than 40 Division II baseball-playing members of the ECAC. Resciniti hit .361 with 11 doubles, four homers, 28 runs and 33 RBI in leading the Highlanders to their first winning season since 1995. >>
Fatima Kasem, a freshman on the women's tennis team, has been named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II Northeast Region Women's Rookie Player of the Year. Fatima Kasem, a freshman on the women's tennis team, has been named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II Northeast Region Women's Rookie Player of the Year. Kasem helped the Highlanders set a school record for victories with a 10-9 mark. Kasem helped the Highlanders set a school record for victories with a 10-9 mark. >>
Four members of the 2005 NJIT baseball team will participate in the annual New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game on Monday, May 30 at First Energy Park in Lakewood, home of the Class A Lakewood Blue Claws. NJIT's selections are seniors Dan Lupo (at left), Zach Porcello, and Phil Resciniti and junior Chris Legiadre. The game's format will pit the Division I All-Stars versus the Division II/III All-Stars in one nine-inning game beginning at 1 p.m. >>
Junior pitcher Chris Legiadre (at left) and senior catcher Phil Resciniti were named Division II Second Team All-Northeast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The Highlanders finished in first place in the CACC, were the runners-up in the conference tournament, and made its second consecutive ECAC playoff appearance. >>
Three NJIT players have been named Division II/III All-New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA), according to balloting released yesterday. Junior pitcher Chris Legiadre was named to the All-NJCBA Second Team. Senior catcher Phil Resciniti (at left) and freshman relief pitcher Cory Kuzmik were voted to the Third Team. >>
For the second consecutive year, the NJIT baseball team has been selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Championship. The Highlanders (22-18) are the No. 2 seed in the two-team event. NJIT, the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) 2005 regular-season champions, will play a best-of-three series against top seed and tournament host Dominican (N.Y.) College, the CACC Tournament champion. Games 1 and 2 will be played on Friday, May 20, as a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Orangeburg, N.Y. More information is available at www.ecac.org. >>
Chris Legiadre, a junior pitcher for NJIT, was named New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) Division II/III Co-Pitcher of the Week, the NJCBA announced today. It is the third NJCBA Pitcher of the Week award for Legiadre this season. Legiadre was honored following his complete-game victory over Caldwell in the CACC Tournament last Friday. >>
The NJIT baseball team clinched first place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with its 11-3 victory over visiting Dominican (N.Y.) College in Game 2 of the teams' doubleheader on Saturday at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
NJIT head baseball coach Brian Callahan was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season in balloting by the CACC's head coaches released Tuesday night. Six of Callahan's players were named all-CACC, and NJIT also won the league's Team Sportsmanship Award. Callahan guided the Highlanders to their first CACC regular-season championship and is the top seed in the CACC Tournament, which begins on Thursday. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team has been selected to the 2005 NCAA Division II Championships, the NCAA Tennis Committee announced late Wednesday. It is the first time in NJIT history that a women's athletic team has qualified for NCAA post-season play, and the first time any Highlander squad has qualified during the program's eight-year membership in Division II. >>
Kwesi Mitchell, a junior right-fielder for NJIT, has been named New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Division II/III Co-Player of the Week. Mitchell went 9 for 16 (.563) in a 3-1 week. NJIT (19-12) sits in first place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with a 17-3 league record. >>
The NJIT baseball team clinched a spot in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament with a 6-4 victory over visiting University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon at Riverfront Stadium. With the win, the Highlanders completed a three-game weekend sweep of USP. The home game against Caldwell College that was rained out on March 24 will be made up on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium. >>
The NJIT men's tennis team ended its 2005 season with a 7-2 victory over visiting Adelphi University on Monday evening at the Fleisher Courts. NJIT (5-10) won all but the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches. >>
The NJIT baseball team came overcame deficits three times in its 12-inning, 7-6 CACC victory over Wilmington (Del.) College on Friday at Wilson Field. The Highlanders have won seven consecutive conference games. The home game scheduled for this Wednesday, April 20, against Dowling College has been canceled. >>
NJIT sophomore guard Kelly Crowe (at left) has been named to the Division II All-Met first team by the National Invitation Tournament and the Met Basketball Writers Association. Crowe was a second-team all-Met selection in 2003-04. >>
The NJIT baseball team has made its second appearance of the season in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II Northeast Regional Rankings, which were released Monday afternoon. Following a 6-2 week, including 6-1 against regional opponents, the Highlanders have ascended to the No. 7 spot, their highest ranking in their eight seasons as a Division II member. NJIT sits in first place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference at 9-2. View The Schedule >>
The NJIT men's tennis team earned an 8-1 victory over host Caldwell College on Saturday afternoon. Steve Arlt, Ramy Lawandy, Mike Lawandy and Andrew Ma (at left) were double-winners for the Highlanders (3-8). >>
Junior designated hitter Chris Legiadre (at left) went 5 for 6 as the NJIT baseball team swept a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader from visiting Bloomfield College, 8-2 and 5-2, on Wednesday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
Mike Turner, a freshman third-baseman for NJIT, has been named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week, the CACC announced this week. Turner went 4 for 9 with a home run and five runs batted in during NJIT's 2-1 week. >>
Freshman relief pitcher Pedro Rivera escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam to save NJIT's 3-2 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference baseball victory over visiting Post University on Friday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. >>
Coming off a 17-day layoff, the NJIT  men's volleyball team posted its most convincing victory of the year, defeating the University of New Haven, 3-0 (30-21 30-16 30-19) in Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association mandatory crossover play Wednesday night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT freshman Eduardo Welter (at left), the nation's leader in service aces per game, recorded a career-high eight aces. >>
Chris Legiadre, a junior pitcher for NJIT, earned two baseball Pitcher of the Week awards today. The right-hander was named by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference as well as the Division II/III segment of the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association >>
NJIT junior pitcher Chris Legiadre recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts as the Highlanders defeated host Felician College, 6-3, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Richmond County Bank Park. The game was the CACC opener for both schools. >>
Freshman Cory Kuzmik pitched 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief, escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth inning, as the NJIT baseball team defeated the University of Indianapolis, 8-7, during the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic at Terry Park. The game marked the season opener for the Highlanders. >>
Junior Ana Ossa, a member of the women's swim team, has earned NJIT's Woman of the Year award from the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW).  In 2004-05, Ossa set 10 school women's swimming records and now holds or shares 20 of the 23 NJIT records.  >>
The NJIT women's tennis team, ranked ninth regionally, earned an 8-1 victory over visiting Pace University on Saturday night at the Tenafly Racquet Club. The top five singles players for NJIT (6-2) were all double winners: Fatima Kasem, Chiori Koike, Deepti Sanjai, Rebecca Solorzano and Grace Bogdan. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team has been selected to the 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Championship as the No. 3 seed-- the first time in program history that NJIT has earned a postseason berth beyond the conference tournament level. NJIT sophomore Kelly Crowe has been named to the All-Tournament Team of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Tournament. The announcement was made following Saturday evening's championship game at Caldwell College. >>
Graduate student Keith Samuel had two kills and three blocks in Game 5, leading NJIT to a 3-2 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association mandatory crossover victory over visiting East Stroudsburg University on Wednesday evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT used a 15-0 second-half run to pull away from visiting Dominican (N.Y.) College in its 67-45 quarterfinal victory of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball tournament on Tuesday night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. It was the first postseason victory for the Highlanders in their eight years as a member of NCAA Division II. NJIT, the tournament's No. 4 seed, moves on to play top seed Holy Family University in the semifinals on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Caldwell College. >>
NJIT senior Elizabeth Mayo has been named a USTCA-NCAA Division II All-Academic Athlete by the United States Cross-Country Coaches Association. Additionally, her NJIT women's cross-country team received that body's All-Academic Team designation. >>
A total of 17 NJIT school swimming records were broken over the weekend at the Metropolitan Conference championships at Rutgers University. Additionally, a Highlander reached the finals (top 24) of eight individual events. As a team, the NJIT men finished 14th of 17 teams, one place better than last season, while the women's team paced 15th out of 21 schools. >>
Sophomore Kelly Crowe (at left) scored all 18 of her points in the second half to lead the NJIT women's basketball team to a 68-64 victory over host Dominican (N.Y.) College on Tuesday at the Hennessy Center. With the victory, NJIT clinched fourth place in the CACC and a first-round home playoff game on March 2. >>
Sophomore Kelly Crowe scored 22 points as the NJIT women's basketball team defeated visiting Bloomfield College, 73-55, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Fleisher Athletic Center. The team has won nine of their last 11 games and seven consecutive home games. >>
Eduardo Welter had 22 kills as the NJIT men's volleyball team defeated host Princeton University, 3-1 (18-30 30-27 32-30 30-27) in EIVA interdivision action Saturday afternoon at Dillon Gymnasium. Welter, a freshman, had a .368 attack percentage and added six digs and four aces. >>
Freshman guard Jackie McCaffrey (at left) scored a career-high 16 points as NJIT defeated visiting Georgian Court University, 71-63, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball action Tuesday evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT has won seven of its last eight games. >>
All NJIT female varsity athletes will be honored on February 8 in commemoration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  A ceremony will take place at halftime of the women's basketball game against Georgian Court University, which has a 6 p.m. tip-off. >>
NJIT sophomore guard Clayton Barker made the game-winning three-point field goal with 1.2 seconds to play in regulation as the Highlander men's basketball team defeated visiting University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 72-71, on Saturday afternoon at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT scored the first 12 points of the second half en route to a 77-49 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Post University last evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. Kelly Crowe and Jackie Lupo (at left) combined for 10 of the 12 points. >>
The NJIT men's volleyball team opened EIVA Sweeney Division play with a 3-0 (30-27, 30-17, 30-26) victory over host Southampton College yesterday afternoon. >>
Sophomore Marc Milbourne Swan scored a career-high 30 points and added 12 rebounds as the NJIT men's basketball team defeated host Goldey-Beacom College, 83-80, in overtime in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action last night at MBNA America Hall. >>
Kelly Crowe's three-point field goal with one minute, 14 seconds, remaining secured NJIT's 62-56 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician College on last evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Ryan McNeil earned his first collegiate head coaching victory as the NJIT men's volleyball team defeated visiting College of Mount St. Vincent, 3-1, in non-conference action last night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. The match was the season opener for both schools. >>
The Highlanders defeated Nyack College 73-46 last night in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women's basketball action. NJIT improved to 7-8 overall and 6-4 in the CACC. >>
Junior center Emese Gyuricza scored a career-high 18 points in 17 minutes as the NJIT women's basketball team defeated host Caldwell College, 70-52, last night at the Newman Center. NJIT (5-7, 4-3) extended a four-point halftime lead to as many as 21 points midway through the second period. >>
Sophomore center Marc Milbourne Swan posted 23 points and 11 rebounds in the Highlanders' 87-82 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men's basketball victory over Wilmington (Del.) College last night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
2004
The NJIT swim teams ended their fall semester schedules with victories over host Mount St. Mary College earlier this week. The Highlander men earned an 83-52 victory, while the women won, 92-66. >>
The NJIT men's basketball team has volunteered to assist Cherished Creations, a New Jersey-based charity, throughout the 2004-05 season. Cherished Creations is a non-profit corporation that helps create better lives for seriously ill children and the underprivileged. The Highlanders have adopted the wish of a 12-year-old girl with leukemia for a pet puppy. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team set a school record for points in a game in its 98-72 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over visiting Goldey-Beacom College last night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team earned a 65-55 victory over host Felician College last night in the CACC opener for both schools. Sophomore Kelly Crowe (at left) led all scorers with 23 points for NJIT. >>
Freshman forward Brett Johnson made the go-ahead basket with 2.0 seconds left in overtime to lift NJIT to a 64-63 victory over Philadelphia University last night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT forced the extra session on a three-point field goal from Clayton Barker (at left) with just over eight seconds remaining in regulation. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team has been ranked No. 9 in the Division II Northeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association following the fall season--the first such recognition for NJIT during their eight years as a member of Division II. >>
Sophomore Kelly Crowe scored 22 points as the NJIT women's basketball team defeated East Stroudsburg University, 66-55, on Friday afternoon at Kutztown University. The game marked the opener of the two-day Golden Bear Classic. >>
Angie Casado, a freshman outside hitter, was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Volleyball Newcomer of the Year earlier this week. A First-Team All-CACC selection, Casado is the first all-conference women's volleyball player at NJIT since 1995. >>
NJIT graduate student Mario Douglas has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District II Men's Soccer Second Team for the University Division. Douglas, a defender and co-captain, is the first player in school history to win an NCAA Division I postseason award. >>
The NJIT men's basketball team will spend the 2004-05 academic year as mentors to the students of Warren Street Elementary School in Newark. They will serve as teaching assistants in the school's English and math programs and conduct a basketball clinic. The Highlanders play their first home game against nationally-ranked Philadelphia University on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. >>
The NJIT women's soccer team ended their last game of the season with a 4-1 non-conference victory over visiting Purchase College on Sunday afternoon at Lubetkin Field. >>
The NJIT women's tennis team concluded its fall season with a 4-1 record following a 9-0 home victory over Georgian Court University last week >>
The NJIT women's volleyball team earned a 3-2 victory over host Bloomfield College on Tuesday night. >>
2003
Team practice is looking a lot different for NJIT's men's soccer this season.   The time alloted has not changed. Under the rules of college athletics, players are limited to 20 hours of practice a week.   But according to team members, those 20 hours are lot tougher than last year's--longer runs, grueling drills, more sessions.   There's a reason for that: Coach Pedro Lopes. Hired this season with a goal of making NJIT's entry into Division One soccer a success, Lopes and his new assistant coach Javier Velasco have  a major challenge ahead. With backing from NJIT's president Robert A. Altenkirch, they intend to turn NJIT into a soccer-loving school and the team into a winner.   As the Highlanders face their first Division One game Saturday, September 7 at Long Island's Adelphi University, the pressure is on like never before.   How do you take a team that won only two games last year and turn it  into a winner?   "Our biggest challenge is that NJIT is very good academically, but athletics has not been seen as a priority here. We have to make athletics an equal concern to achieve success," he says.   That's the big picture. The more narrow focus is on creating a soccer team that plays with sustained intensity and teamwork.   Last year's game statistics show that the team has the raw talent, Lopes says.   "We do have the athletes, there's no question there," says Lopes.   But they were unable to translate their efforts into wins.   Their passes weren't sharp enough.   Their game strategy seemed often to be two steps behind the play.   "Players have to play within a system. These players were thinking too much as individuals, now they are learning to work as a group, with discipline and professionalism," Lopes says.   He says he's seeing a change of attitude already. "These players are eager to learn," he says.   You don't shoot just because you have the ball, he says.   You always play to your opponent's weaknesses.   You teach players to recognize certain situations and capitalize on them.   First he says, you work on the team's physical conditioning. "Our players have been injury-prone partly because they are taking longer to get fit," says Lopes,a Somerset resident who formerly worked as an assistant soccer coach at Rutgers University.   That means more long runs, more intense drills, and the expectation that players log time in the weight room on their own. Even routine passing drills have been stepped up in speed, to give the team a harder workout.   "Is it harder than last year? I don't know. I didn't ask anyone what they used to do. I'm concentrating on what we need to do now," he says.   A native of Portugal, Lopes says he grew up with a soccer ball in his hands.   His father was a fisherman and the family lived on a farm until they came here to live in the Ironbound Section of Newark when Lopes was 11 years old. "I missed the freedom of living in the countryside, but as a kid you adjust quickly. It was exciting to move," he says.   He attended Newark's St. Benedict's Prep and played there before attending Rutgers.   Assistant Coach Velasco, a S. Plainfield resident, is a native of Ecuador whose family moved here when he was 16 years old. He played varsity soccer at North Brunswick High School. He expects to spend much of his time recruiting, since the team has only 19 players compared to the 30 most schools have. Further, nine are seniors and  they will be leaving next year. Most of the Highlander players are from soccer-loving nations, including Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria, Haiti, and Ecuador.   The team's first home game is Sunday at 1 p.m. versus Millersville University.   Any season predictions from Coach Lopes? "I won't get too specific on games. But we're going to do better than last year. That's a promise." >>