News: Athletics

Practice made perfect

Jason Thompson Court, named for the 2008 alumnus and current member of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, is housed inside a new 8,400 square foot basketball practice facility on the Lawrenceville campus. The facility was completed in April 2016 as the second phase of the multi-phased Alumni Gym project. A ribbon cutting was held on Sept. 17. The third phase, which includes the construction of new men’s and women’s basketball office suites inside a space that will connect Alumni Gym and the practice facility, is expected to be completed in September. Fundraising for future phases is underway. 

Bronc Bits

The Eastern Wrestling League named Gary Taylor, who is fourth on the all-time NCAA Division I career win list, Coach of the Year and All-American sophomore Chad Walsh Wrestler of the Year.


Junior Robin Perkins was named Second Team All-MAAC while senior Teddy Okereafor and junior Kahlil Thomas were named Third Team All-MAAC.


Sophomore Zack Molloy was named the MAAC Most Outstanding Performer. He won three individual events at the MAAC Championships and was a member of four winning relays. In June, Molloy competed in the 200 free for a chance to qualify for the United States Olympic team.


The golf team tied its best-ever score in MAAC play (293) on the final day to place third in the MAAC Championships, with junior Parker Mann earning All-MAAC honors.


Sophomore Nick Margevicius earned Second Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Academic team honors. In the MAAC, Margevicius was second in earned run average (2.57) and sixth in strikeouts (67).


Senior Nicolette Mateescu qualified for the NCAA East Regional Track & Field Championships in Jacksonville, Fla. This spring, Mateescu set Rider records for the 10,000m, the 5,000m and the 3,000m.

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