The indoor athletic season is well under way. Here are local student athletes who are making a name for themselves in college sports this winter:
• Kenna Squier, a graduate of Pope John High School, is a senior guard for the women’s basketball squad at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
She started in each of the first 14 regular-season games for NJIT and had nine points per game, 24 assists and 14 steals during that time.
The Highlanders posted an overall record of 7-7, with a 3-3 record at home. In the America East Conference, they were 2-0.
NJIT is slated to host Bryant in an America East Conference game on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
• Dante Joefield, a Sparta High School graduate, is a senior guard for the men’s basketball team at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.
He competed in each of the first 11 regular-season games and started in two of them. He had 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Through Jan. 6, the Golden Knights had an overall record of 5-6, with a 3-3 mark at home. In the Liberty League, they were 2-2.
Clarkson is scheduled to travel to face Hobart College in a Liberty League contest on Friday, Jan. 20.
• Morgan Heller, a graduate of Pope John High School, is a senior forward on the women’s basketball team at The College of New Jersey in Ewing.
She played in 10 of the first 14 regular-season contests and had nine assists and three blocks.
After 13 contests, the team was 9-4 overall, with a record of 3-1 at home. In the New Jersey Athletic Conference, the Lions had a mark of 4-2.
On Jan. 18, TCNJ is slated to host Rutgers-Camden.
• Mike Piwko, a graduate of Sparta High School, is a sophomore guard with men’s basketball program at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
He played in three of the first 16 regular-season games and had a 3-point basket and a block.
Through Jan. 6, the Crusaders had five victories, with four occurring on their home court. In the Patriot League, they were 2-0.
On Jan. 18, they are scheduled to host Colgate in a Patriot League challenge.
• Ahjionae Cobb, a graduate of Pope John High School, is on the roster as a freshman guard of the women’s basketball team at Saint Elizabeth University in Morris Township.
Cobb competed in nine and started in one of the first 11 regular-season games. She had 12 rebounds.
Through Jan. 6, the Eagles had an overall record of 5-6, with two victories on their home court. In the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC), they were 3-2.
On Jan. 18, the Eagles are scheduled to host Clarks Summit University in a CSAC matchup.