Nicole Gerdes of Robbinsville, as a sophomore, is a leader on the St. Joseph’s University field hockey team. The former Robbinsville High standout ranked second through the Hawks’ first 17 games with four goals, five assists and 13 points.

Another ex-Robbinsville High student-athlete, Morgan Michon, is a member of the St. Joe’s women’s soccer team that has earned a ranking in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Poll. Michon, a four-year starter at midfield for the Ravens, is a freshman forward for the Hawks.

Former Trenton Catholic Academy all-star Emmanuel Temeh is a key member of the Hawks’ men’s soccer team. The freshman forward from Trenton scored two goals in St. Joe’s first 14 games.

Levy leading Tulane tennis

Princeton native Emma Levy, who will lead Tulane University as a captain as a senior, became the sixth Green Wave tennis player to bring home a flight title this fall when she defeated Auburn’s Ashley Kitchen, 1-6, 6-0, 10-4, in the finals of the Flight A Singles Consolation Bracket at the 2012 Southern Regionals at the Alabama Tennis Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Levy was the seventh overall seed in singles, but stumbled in the first round to Auburn’s Jackie Kasler. However, Levy rebounded in the consolation bracket with three straight wins en route to the flight championship.

Levy joined freshman Jacqui Katz, who claimed the Flight B Singles Consolation title, as the only players from one team to win singles titles at the regional event.

Also, at the Auburn Invitational, Levy joined senior Hila Elster in doubles and the duo brought home the Flight 3 Doubles title.

This summer, Levy won her third women’s open singles title in the 47th annual James E. Cryan Memorial Tennis Tournament.

The Lawrenceville School alumna entered her senior year in a college as a three-year letterwinner with career records of 69-33 in singles action and 65-33 in doubles play. She is a three-time All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana performer.

Hillas to captain Yale track

Tim Hillas of Princeton has been tapped by his teammates to captain Yale’s track and field team for the 2012-2013 season. The Lawrenceville School alumnus is the current owner of the Bulldogs’ fastest time in the 1500-meter run and is a member of the cross country team.

Hillas, who had a breakout season as a junior, is emerging as one of the Ivy League’s elite middle distance runners, qualifying for the IC4A Championships in the 3000 and 1500 meter runs.

In other news…

Fordham has its top scorer, Arielle Collins of Hamilton, back for her senior women’s basketball season. The former Steinert great averaged 11.1 ppg as a junior … Renee Washington of Ewing continues to move up in the record books at La Salle. In a recent 3-2 victory by the Explorers’ women’s soccer team over Atlantic 10 foe Fordham, the ex-Pennington Prep star netted the game-winner which put her in a tie for third in the all-time annals at La Salle …

Described as her strongest race of the season, freshman Jackie Lazzaro was fourth in the team scoring with a time of 22:49 in the Paul Short Invitational in Lehigh, Pa. The freshman from Robbinsville helped the University of Maryland women’s cross country team place 25th out of 70 teams …

Kelly Curtis of Princeton ended her track career at Springfield College with a bang, earning fifth place in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Championships. A former Lawrenceville track star, Curtis earned All-American status and she also was named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s 2012 Division III All-Academic Track and Field Team.

Former Princeton Day School standout Charlotte Lescroart is a captain of the field hockey team at Hamilton College. Lescroart, a senior midfield, has one assist through the first 13 games for the Continentals. She is on track for her fourth varsity letter in college.

In other news from the school in Clinton, N.Y., James Ehret of Ewing is a junior defender for the men’s soccer team. The Pennington School alumnus plays in most games for the Continentals.

And, Alex Mitko of Princeton is excelling on defense for the football team at Hamilton. Through games ending October 20, the freshman ranks fifth on the team in tackles and has two pass break-ups and one blocked kick.

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