What Did the Dragons Do After Kingsway

In an attempt to reconnect with Kingsway graduates of the past, we will be running an ongoing series where we highlight the exploits of former Dragons. We will recall what they did collegiately as well as post-collegiately. Their professional exploits may also be indicated. Hopefully, it allows the local community to see what became of our former athletic greats.

Melissa Sanger- An All-South Jersey goalkeeper for the Dragons as well as a top player for the softball and basketball teams, she moved on to LaSalle where she became one of the top collegiate Division 1 goalkeepers in the country. She set the all-time LaSalle career record for shutouts and wins.

Ozzie Huerta- The former South Jersey Group 3 cross country champion graduated from Kingsway in 2006. He then attended Gloucester County College where he became the most decorated athlete in GCC history. He won a remarkable six junior college national championships (in the 3000 meter steeplechase, the 5000 meter run, and the 10,000 meter run). He was named Junior College National Track Athlete of the Year twice. He continues to be one of the top post-collegiate road racers in New Jersey.

Michelle Carrocino- One of the greatest all-around athletes to ever come out of Kingsway, she earned varsity letters in soccer, track and field, and tennis. She even was the State Group 3 long jump champion. After graduating, she moved on to Rowan where she was a many time All-Conference player in soccer. She currently teaches at Kingsway and is the varsity girls tennis coach as well as a throwers coach for the girls and boys track and field teams.

Dan Meyers- After his time at Kingsway, Meyers starred at James Madison University where he led his team into the NCAA tournament. In the 2002 Major League Draft, he was selected by the Atlanta Braves with the 34th pick in the 1st round. After stints in the Braves Double-A and Triple-A affiliates, he was called up to the Majors in 2004. At the conclusion of the season, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics. He remained with the A’s organization for four years. He later spent time with the Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Baltimore Orioles. He ended up appearing in 103 Major League games.

Kelsey Dominik- Dominik, the 2011-12 NJ Gatorade Player of the year in softball, currently is a freshman at Temple. She recently was named the Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Week after collecting 3 homeruns and 10 runs batted in (as well as a 2-0 pitching record) in a one-week span.

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