Local high school alumni do well on college fields


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Tim Paziora from Pope John High School was a senior for the Ramapo College (Mahwah, New Jersey) men’s cross country squad this fall. Paziora earned the honor of being named First-Team All-New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). Amongst other accomplishments, Paziora placed seventh at the NJAC Championships hosted by Richard Stockton College in Galloway, New Jersey. In fact, he recorded a personal best time of 25:55.17 at the NJAC Championship meet.

Let’s take a look back at other local student-athlete’s who competed in collegiate sports this fall season.

Erika Gerner from Sparta High School was a sophomore on the roster for the Montclair State University women’s volleyball team this fall. Gerner, listed as an outside hitter, played in 12 sets and recorded 28 kills for the Red Hawks.

Montclair had an overall record of 22-11 and they were 4-4 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). At the NJAC Volleyball Championships, the Red Hawks were defeated by Kean University.

Tara Fisher from Pope John High School was on the roster as a sophomore forward for The College of New Jersey women’s soccer team this past season. The Lions had an overall record of 15-2-3 and they were 6-1-2 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

They earned an invite to the NCAA Division III Tournament and advanced to the second round where they were defeated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in overtime.

Michael Curran (Pope John High School) and Evan Costello (Sparta High School) were both on the roster for The College of New Jersey football program this year. Curran, a sophomore listed as a line backer, played in seven games and recorded eight tackles, three of the solo variety. Costello was listed as a freshman on the roster as a punter/kicker. The Lions had an overall record of 4-6 and they were 3-5 in the NJAC.

Michael Schiumo from Sparta High School was a freshman listed as a defender for The College of New Jersey men’s soccer team this past season. Schiumo played in 11 games for the Lions, who had an overall record of 7-11, four of those victories occurred on their home turf. TCNJ posted three wins in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Megan Chrobock (Pope John High School) was on the roster as a freshman for The College of New Jersey field hockey team this fall. The Lions had an overall record of 15-5 and they were 5-1 on their home turf.



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