TCNJ Magazine - Fall 2016

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13 13 MATT FURMAN What to Watch | Fall 2016 CROSS COUNTRY MEN AND WOMEN defend 2015 NJAC championship titles, marking 22 straight conference championships for the men; 19 of the last 21 for the women. Watch: Erin Holzbaur '19, 2015 NJAC Rookie of the Year. FIELD HOCKEY RETURNS NINE STARTERS from 2015 squad to seek its 12th NCAA championship in program history. Watch: Senior defender Lexi Smith, a 2015 First Team All-American (and daughter of field hockey standout Gina Carey-Smith '93). FOOTBALL LOOKS TO CONTINUE four-game winning streak crowning 2015 season; welcomes interim head coach Rocky Hager. Watch: Quarterback Michael Marchesano '17, who builds on 10 career touchdown passes and 217 completions. WOMEN'S SOCCER KICKS OFF SEASON with an overall record of 465-61-38 under Joe Russo, the team's sole coach since inception in 1990. Watch: Junior Elizabeth Thoresen, who led the team last season with 11 goals and 8 assists. MEN'S SOCCER MARKS ANNIVERSARIES for 1996 NCAA Division III national championship team (20th) and the college's first NCAA championship match (25th) at Sept. 24 home game. Watch: Forward Nick Costelloe '17, who closed 2015 season with 13 goals. WOMEN'S TENNIS CHASES its 34th consecutive NJAC championship. Watch: Anna Prestera '17, who led 2015 season in singles wins (12) and doubles (17). —Mark Gola

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