DalCais sets pole vault record in her freshman year Highlanders go on to college athletic success

| 06 Aug 2012 | 09:25

By Josh Lashley

— Just a freshman during the 2011-2012 school year, Brittany DalCais from West Milford High School has already set records for the State University of New York Oswego women’s outdoor track and field program. At the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship Meet held in Troy, N.Y., DalCais set an Oswego record of 11-feet 7 1/2 inches in the pole vault. At the same meet, she was part of Oswego’s 4 by 400 relay team that set a school record of 4:01.57. She earned All-State University of New York Athletic Conference Second Team honors this spring.
DalCais also did quite well in the classroom. Her achievements include being named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III All-Academic Team.
Let’s take a glance back at other student-athlete’s from West Milford High School who competed in collegiate sports this past spring season. This is the third installation in the series:
Josh Jensen was a sophomore on the roster of the William Paterson University (Wayne) baseball team this spring. Jensen, listed as a communications major, led the squad in pitching wins with seven and earned run average with 2.70. He also recorded 45 strikeouts during the season. Jensen earned New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association All-State Second Team honors. The Pioneers had an overall team record of 29-13 and they were 15-4 on their home field. In the New Jersey Athletic Conference, William Paterson tallied an 11-7 record.
As a junior on the University of Delaware’s (Newark) women’s rowing team this past season, Julia Cagney made the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. Cagney competed in the Varsity Eights races for the Blue Hens and is listed as a mathematics major.
Brett Ashley was a sophomore for the Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pa.) baseball program this past season. Ashley played in 16 games and tallied six hits, two RBIs and scored three runs. The Bison had an overall record of 21-28 and they were 11-9 at home. In the Patriot League, Bucknell had seven wins.
As a freshman for the University of Scranton (Pennsylvania) softball program this spring, Stephanie Romano played in 23 games. Romano had five hits, including a double, a triple and tallied four RBIs. She also scored six runs this past season. Scranton had an overall record of 26-10 and they were 14-3 on their home field. In the Landmark Conference, they had a record of 5-5.