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Gilman grad Boyle leads Princeton men's lacrosse team


The top-ranked Princeton men's lacrosse team wrapped up its seventh straight Ivy League championship last weekend with a 19-2 win over Dartmouth at the Class of 1952 Stadium. Leading the Tigers was Gilman grad Ryan Boyle, who scored three goals and added two assists.

Gilman has been on a tear for the Tigers (10-1, 6-0 in the Ivy League), registering five goals and nine assists in Princeton's last three victories. Before his five-point performance against Dartmouth, the freshman had three assists to help Princeton erase an early deficit and beat No. 14 Cornell, 7-4. For his efforts, Boyle was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Boyle and the Tigers will close the regular season Saturday against Hobart before beginning their quest for a sixth national championship.

Fairfield junior Ann Gormley, McDonogh, was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Gormley, a member of the Stags' women's lacrosse team (10-7), has one goal and two assists in 12 games. The Stags captured the MAAC tournament title with an 8-5 overtime win against Niagara on Sunday.

Georgetown freshman Jesse O'Connell, a 2000 Westminster grad, ran a 1:48.8 in the 800 meters at the University of Tennessee. It was a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA championships.

North Carroll grad Meredith Gill had a big week for the Bucknell softball team. The sophomore shortstop had five hits and was flawless in the field against St. Francis, Pa., and Colgate. Gill is batting .301 with 47 hits and 10 RBIs for the 17-26-2 Bisons.

Two St. Mary's graduates carried the James Madison women's lacrosse team to a 6-5 upset over Loyola in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship game on April 22.

Senior Michelle Zurfluh's goal with 47 seconds left was the game-winner for the Dukes (10-8), who earned their third league title in five years and an automatic bid to the NCAA championships. Senior goalie Jennifer Corradini recorded 12 saves, earning tournament Most Valuable Player honors.

Megan Hube, C. Milton Wright, is a member of Oklahoma's seventh-ranked softball team. The freshman catcher, who holds 13 C. Milton Wright school records, hit her first collegiate home run in only her second at-bat as the Sooners downed Tulsa, 17-1, in the Texas-Arlington Tournament.

Oklahoma (40-7), the defending national champion, is looking for its third consecutive Big 12 title and its second trip to the Women's College World Series.

Freshman Derek Dixon, Severna Park, has made an impact for the UNC-Charlotte baseball team. The outfielder has started 20 games for the 49ers, tallying 14 hits, 10 runs and six RBIs. He is also 2-for-3 on stolen-base attempts.

Ithaca freshman Mike Styczynski, River Hill, ran a 15:14.23 to capture first place in the 5,000 meters at the Hamilton Invitational.

Former Bel Air High School standout Kelley Flynn recently completed her swimming career at Misericordia (Pa.). Flynn, who holds 11 school individual records and two relay records, competed in all 13 meets for the Cougars (3-10) and led the team in scoring with 239 points. She was named team MVP for the fourth consecutive season.

Senior attacker Meghan Erwin, Garrison Forest, continues to be a major contributor for the 8-6 women's lacrosse team. Erwin has started all 13 games for the Bishops, scoring 14 goals and adding five assists.

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