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Volleyball coach celebrates milestone of 300 career wins

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

The wait is over. The Fairleigh Dickinson University women’s volleyball Head Coach Al Campora reached the milestone of 300 career wins during the final tournament of the season against Ramapo
College.

The Devils defeated Ramapo during the fifth set during a tightly contested match-up. FDU lost their previous two matches to nationally ranked Eastern University and Manhattanville College before notching Campora’s 300th win.

“We played some tough matches in between,” Campora said. “We played Eastern, which is a nationally ranked team. When the team had the opportunity, they came through. The team was a little disappointed they hadn’t beaten Manhattanville here at FDU. I didn’t even know they knew about the record … They did it against Ramapo, which was nice.”
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Former FDU kicker continues to chase his dream of playing on Sundays

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

For Michael Barnard, his football career has been an unusual road. It all began his junior year in football because of a
misunderstanding with the soccer coach, which led to him quitting the team.

Barnard was a starter for the varsity soccer team at Rancocas Valley Regional High School since his freshman year. When news about Barnard leaving the soccer team found its way to the football coach, he immediately reacted.
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Former FDU sports information director reflects on career

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

In 1980, Jay Horwitz accepted a job with the New York Mets organization and began his career working in professional baseball. Since his first day on the job, he has seen it all.

Horwitz currently serves as the vice president of media relations for the Mets, but he is known for the humorous stories he shares about the organization.

But before he became one of the known faces of the Mets franchise, Horwitz served as Fairleigh Dickinson University’s sports information director for the Rutherford and Teaneck campuses. He held that job from 1972 until he joined Major League Baseball.
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Professor at FDU releases anticipated rock CD

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

In 1995, a band formed at Rutgers University that consisted of three professors. Two of the professors were a part of the Rutgers faculty and another one was teaching at William Paterson University. They named themselves The Professors and originally started as a joke. Yet after the band had their first gig, they went out and hired a bassist so that they could become more serious.

Two of the original members are gone, but Gary P. Radford, a communication studies professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, still has the band going strong.
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Men’s cross country ready to make name for themselves

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

Junior communication studies major John Cahill is back for his third year with the Fairleigh Dickinson University cross country team and is ready to take over the team as a second year captain.

Cahill said, “I feel as though because we have a whole new team and I feel as though I’m helping coach them because I know about running, but they are listening and really want to improve their running.”

The program has not been publicized during recent years and it has been tough for them to receive support or even recruits. But, if you look at this team, they are one of the closest organizations on campus.
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Sports: Devils football starts season with victory over TCNJ

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

The Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham football team got the early season win they needed to help build confidence for their tough 2013 schedule.

Sophomore defensive back Ryan Rodriguez helped clinch the Devils opening week victory when he picked off TCNJ’s quarterback Chris Spellman during the final minute. The interception helped the Devils secure their road victory, beating the Lions 18-12.

Head Coach Brian Surace knows how big this victory is for his team and the FDU community. The school is used to a losing football team, which has led to a lack of school spirit, but Surace believes the atmosphere is building up and a victory like this can build confidence for his team.
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Golf team to compete in NCAA III tourney

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

After winning the Freedom Conference tournament, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s men’s golf team will compete in the NCAA III tournament on May 14 in Destin, Fla.

The Devils began the 2013 season with one goal in mind: To win the Freedom Conference tournament. They reached that goal on April 26 in Hershey, Pa., by dethroning Manhattanville College and overcoming the competition from DeSales University.

“I think it’s satisfying,” said senior Daniel Bentson.

“We’ve had this date circled on our calendar since our schedules came out in early March. To put all our hard work into it and finally achieve our goal, it’s very satisfying.”

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Freshman Jordan Durham leads women’s golf to successful season

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s women’s golf team is a real contender for the MAC Conference championship this year, thanks to freshman Jordan Durham.

Durham has had a season to remember, averaging a score of 81 per match. The impressive freshman has finished in the top five in every tournament the Devils have participated in this season.

The young golfer had some Division I schools contact her, but Durham decided to attend FDU.
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Men’s golf has successful start, hopes to reach NCAA tourney

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

For senior Billy King and the rest of his class, this is their last chance to meet their goals and accomplish the task they came to do when arriving at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The men’s golf team currently sits at a 2-1 record, but have placed in multiple tournaments this season, including winning the Misericordia University Tournament.

For King, a better parting gift to cap off his career and the careers of the rest of his fellow seniors would be to win the big prize, the MAC Tournament, and head to the Division III NCAA Tournament.
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