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NJIT freshman guard Jessica Gerald is the national NCAA Division I Independent women's basketball Newcomer of the Week. Gerald combined for 13 points while shooting 6-for-11 from the field in 22 minutes of action off the bench last week. >>
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NJIT junior forward Nesho Milosevic is the national NCAA Division I Independent men's basketball Player of the Week. Nesho and the Highlanders are slated to return to action on Thursday, Dec. 6, when they host Army in NJIT's first-ever game in the Prudential Center in downtown Newark. >>
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Sophomores Taiwo Oyelola and Katie Piekielski shared game-high honors with 14 points, while freshman Adriana Johnson recorded a career-high 11 points in the Highlanders' 58-44 victory over defending AEC champion UMBC Wednesday night. The win marks the first NJIT victory for new head coach Margaret McKeon and the first for the Highlanders this year. >>
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Agnieszka Pregowska, Kristy Haeckel and Sabrina Baby of the NJIT women's volleyball team were selected to the 2007 Division I All-Independent second team. Sophomore Erica Schultz was honored with an honorable mention. >>
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Third-seeded NJIT blanked sixth-seeded South Carolina State, 4-0 in the first round of the United Soccer Conference women's soccer quarter finals Wednesday afternoon. >>
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Freshman Kori Washington's pair of goals led the NJIT women in a 5-1 win over Howard University in United Soccer Conference play in a steady rain Wednesday night on Lubetkin Field. Washington, who collected her second and third goals of the season, added an assist, giving her a five-point night. >>
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Kubra Tanrikulu, with 10 kills, 20 digs and three service aces, helped NJIT score a 3-1 women's volleyball win over visiting Wagner Friday evening in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. The win was the eighth of the season for NJIT, which won 10 last year in its first season of NCAA Division I competition. >>
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The Young Alumni Club hosted its popular Chili Cook-off on Oct. 6 at NJIT Day 2007, the university's annual fall festival for students and their families, faculty, staff and alumni. Other highlights included men's soccer, the Highlander Games, historical tours of Newark and electronic game expo. >>
NJIT sophomore men's soccer player Erik Magnusson was named Atlantic Soccer Conference Player of the Week—his second such honor in as many weeks—for his play in games through September 16. >>
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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. >>
The next step in the evolution of NJIT athletics begins on Sunday, Sept. 2, when soccer takes the field as the school's first women's sport to achieve full NCAA Division I status. NJIT women's soccer received formal certification for Division I championship eligibility earlier this summer. >>
NJIT junior PJ Saporito was voted onto the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) all-star second team. Saporito, who pitched for the Brockport entry in the NYCBL, made history late in the season when he tossed the first perfect game in the history of the NYCBL. >>
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NJIT will step into big-time men's college basketball in a big way this season as one of 16 teams picked for the 2007 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament. The Highlanders, who are headed for their second season of NCAA Division I competition, will venture to Seattle for the four-team West Regional. >>
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PJ Saporito, the left-handed ace starting pitcher for the NJIT baseball team, made history Thursday night, tossing the first perfect game in the history of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, a summer circuit that was founded in 1978 as a development league for Major League Baseball. >>
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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. >>
The 2007 Highlander Racing Team was one of 53 teams nationwide and one of two in New Jersey who have been selected for a site visit in June. Highlander Racing is a team of graduate and undergraduate students at NJIT who are competing in the DARPA Grand Challenge. >>
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. >>
Michael Pallotta, a senior majoring in mathematics, received the Presidential Leadership Award yesterday from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch at the Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
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. >>

KUDOS - May 2007

May 01, 2007
NJIT Development Director Honored by North Essex Chamber of Commerce   Billy McDermott, director of development for NJIT's School of Management, received the President's Award at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet on May 16, 2007. Three Highlanders Receive Independent Baseball Academic Honors NJIT baseball athletes Austin DeRogatis, Rob Pietrocola and PJ Saporito were named to the NCAA Division I Independent All-Academic team for 2007. The NCAA Division I Academic All-Independent team was selected by sports information directors at member institutions. Nominations from each school were accepted for student-athletes who had a least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, had reached at least a sophomore academic standing and were a starter or key reserve for their respective program. >>
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. >>
The NJIT Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Interest Group attended their Sectional Conference on March 24 at Drew University. The Lambda Delta Chapter at NJIT won the Section 99 Spirit Award wearing kilts and playing Irish pipe music. The NJIT Highlander was the theme of the delegation. “It was a great opportunity to meet the brothers and directors of APO,” said Chris Dowd, president of the APO Interest Group. “They are all making a difference at their respective colleges and universities and we hope to do the same at NJIT.” >>
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. >>
Record-setting swimmer and scholar-athlete Ana Ossa will represent NJIT as part of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration on Feb. 11 at Seton Hall. >>
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The NJIT men's volleyball team extended its season-opening winning streak to five straight matches, taking a 3-0 decision Tuesday night at Rutgers-Newark.  Three wins have come in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Hay Division. Tuesday's win marked the first win of the season for NJIT over a team from the EIVA Tait Division. >>
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The NJIT men's volleyball team stayed hot Wednesday night, winning its second Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Hay Division volleyball match with a 3-0 win over Sacred Heart at the Pitt Center. The Highlanders began their 2007 campaign with a 3-0 sweep against NYU on Jan. 25. >>
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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. >>

NJIT Tops Queens, 88-65

January 29, 2007
The NJIT men's swimming team swam past Queens (NY), 88-65 Friday night at the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT collected nine first-place finishes on the night, posting wins in the 200 medley relay, 1000 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. >>
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Amobi Armstrong and Leonardo Paludo notched 20 kills apiece, as NJIT opened its 2007 men's volleyball season with a 3-1 win over visiting New York University Thursday night. The Highlanders, who finished second in the EIVA Hay Division in 2006, earned a berth in the six-team EIVA postseason for the first time since 2000. >>
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Sophomore Jill Dickinson's team-high 22 points led four double-figure scorers and NJIT past Lafayette 70-59 in women's basketball action Thursday night. The Highlanders, playing a Division I schedule this season for the first time, recorded their third win of 2006 in impressive fashion, outscoring Lafayette, 48-32, in the second half. >>
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