Local athletes do well in college sports

Austin Unglaub stretches to make the tag in 2015, while still a Sparta HS second baseman. Unglaub now roams the infield for Ramapo College Photo by George Leroy Hunter

By Josh Lashley
Austin Unglaub and Kevin Foulds, both graduates of Sparta High School were members of the Ramapo College (New Jersey) baseball team this spring. Unglaub, a senior team captain who played infield started in 49 out of 50 games and had a .251 batting average for Ramapo. He had 47 hits, including seven doubles and a triple. Unglaub also tallied 16 RBIs and scored 38 runs.
Foulds, a junior pitcher appeared in 18 games and led the team with 10 saves. He had a 3.79 earned run average with 30 strikeouts. Foulds also recorded two pitching victories. Unglaub is listed as a Communications major and Foulds is listed as a Social Science major.
The Roadrunners had an overall record of 35-15 with a mark of 13-3 on their home field. In the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) they posted a record of 13-5. Ramapo advanced to the NJAC Tournament where they went 3-2 with victories over Kean University, Rowan University and The College of New Jersey. They lost to Rowan (twice) in the NJAC Tournament.
From there, they competed in the NCAA New England Regional in Massachusetts where they also finished with a 3-2 record. The Roadrunners defeated Western New England University, Mitchell College and Keystone College at the New England Regional. They were defeated by the University of Massachusetts Boston (twice) at the NCAA New England Regional.
Let’s take a glance at other local student athletes who competed in collegiate sports this past spring season. This is the second installation in the series:
Beth McGraw, a graduate of Sparta High School was a junior midfielder for the Ramapo College women’s lacrosse team this year. McGraw, listed as a Nursing major started in all 15 games for Ramapo and posted 12 goals and added two assists. McGraw earned a place on the Eastern College Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll.
The Roadrunners posted an overall record of 6-9 with two wins on their home field. They tallied one win in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Michaela Pampin a graduate of Sparta High School was a freshman competitor in middle distance runs and hurdling events for the Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ) women’s outdoor track and field program. Pampin is listed as a History major.
The Broncs hosted and placed second at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Outdoor Championships. Monmouth University won the MAAC team title.