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Pfeifle, Baker, Nistorenko, Donoghue among OCHS athletes to pick colleges


Some more Ocean City High School student-athletes have announced their plans for college.

Harry Pfeifle, the record-setting OCHS quarterback and lacrosse all star, will play football at Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham. The Devils play in the Middle Atlantic Conference, Freedom Division, with schools like Miseracordia, Wilkes and Delaware Valley. The team is coached by Brian Surace, a former player at Millville High School. Last season, Pfeifle rushed for more yards (838) and scored more TDs (16) in one season than any quarterback in Ocean City history.

Mickey Baker, a key member of three South Jersey basketball champions and an all star in both cross country and track, will go to Monmouth University as a runner. Monmouth, located in West Long Branch, competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with Fairfield, Iona, Niagara, Rider and St. Peters’s.

Josiah Nistorenko, whose 23 assists in soccer led the Cape-Atlantic League, was second in South Jersey and sixth in the state, will play soccer at Cairn University in Manor, Pennsylvania, which plays in the Colonial States Athletic Conference with Cabrini, Gwynedd Mercy and Immaculata.

And junior Danielle Donoghue has committed to Mount St. Mary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Donoghue is an all star in basketball who has played on two straight South Jersey champions and a lacrosse all star. She intends to play lacrosse at The Mount, which plays in the Northeast Conference with Robert Morris, St. Francis and Wagner.

Among others at OCHS to announce their college intentions were Bob Shallcross, who tied a school record with three TD receptions in one game and will play football at Widener; James Rice, third on the Raiders in tackles last fall, who is headed to Southern Connecticut; Kilie Wyers, a key member of two South Jersey basketball champions, who will go to Marywood; Wyatt Stetzer, who will go to Mercer County College for baseball; and Syd Unsworth, headed to Lewis (IL) University for baseball.

All of these student-athletes join others who had previously committed. That group includes Sofia Cooper (Jacksonville crew), Dan Nunan (Delaware baseball), Shannon O’Reilly (LaSalle field hockey), Jesse Schmeizer (Lafayette cross country/track), Maren Stickley (Miami crew),  Ryann Styer (South Carolina swimming), Maggie Wallace (Indiana swimming) and Alexa Weber (St. Joseph’s cross country/track).

A long list of the college destinations of Cape-Atlantic League athletes is available here – More will be added as they are announced.