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Archery Team Wins National Recurve Title

June 5, 2006

Atlantic Cape Community Collegeís menís archery team won a national title at the United States Intercollegiate Archery Championships held May 19-21 in Los Angeles. They topped teams from Texas A&M and UCLA.

The menís recurve team, including sophomores Brett Lazaroff of Absecon, Noah Patterson of Egg Harbor Township, and Carlos Villa of Pleasantville placed first at the event.

Lazaroff ranked third overall in individual menís competition. He also qualified for a spot on the World University Championship Menís Recurve Team, which will compete in June in Slovakia. For the second consecutive year, Lazaroff was named to the All-America team based on his score from this competition and the National Indoor tournament held in March.

Patterson finished 11th at the competition and for the second year in a row was named to the Academic All-America team. Freshman Steve Gatto of Hammonton finished 12th and was also named to the Academic All-America team. Sophomore Mark Schiavo of Somers Point placed 19th, freshman Keith Miller of Atco finished 21st, Villa finished 25th and Josh Coleman of Cape May Court House finished 26th.

ACCCís compound team ranked fourth in the country.

Sophomore Desiree Sparano of Northfield, ACCCís only female competitor, finished 15th overall.
Coach Helen Bolnick was named Coach of the Year for the third time, an award voted on by all coaches in the collegiate division.

More than 30 colleges and 150 archers attended the competition held at the University of California, Los Angeles. ACCC was one of only two community colleges with students competing at the event.