Hightower, Matreale Athletes of Month - March, 2012
LAWRENCEVILLE-Rachael Matreale of the softball team and David Hightower of the track & field team were named the Rider University Athletes of the Month for all competition in March.
Matreale, a senior from Williamstown, N.J., earned MAAC Pitcher of the Week honors three times in March.
She was the winning pitcher in eight of the nine Rider wins in March and owned an earned run average of 1.92. She pitched 92 innings in March and struck out 89 batters.
Hightower, a junior from Easton, PA, began the month by earning All-East honors at the Indoor IC4A Championships, and ended the month by qualifying for the Outdoor IC4As.
He finished the Indoor season by placing eighth in the 60m hurdles at the Eastern Championships, and began the spring season by qualifying for the Outdoor IC4As in the 110m hurdles.