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Laura Calderone of Monmouth Junction was one of more than 180 Lebanon Valley College students who played a varsity sport during the 2015-16 winter season. Calderone, a graduate of South Brunswick High School, was a member of Lebanon Valley’s women’s indoor track and field team. Calderone received a a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education and special education at The Valley.

Old Bridge Girls Soccer League Opening Day will be held April 2, which is World Autism Awareness Day “Light it up Blue Day.” The day will be celebrated at the field with the Just 4 Kixs Program (soccer for special needs children).

There are close to 100 children in this program and over 100 teenage buddies to assist them.

Senior second baseman Ralph Caccavale (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Plainedge) ended the first game with a walk-off single and junior designated hitter Brennan Price (Middlesex) lined a go-ahead, two-run double late in the second game to lead the Felician University baseball team to a sweep of its non-conference doubleheader over visiting Merrimack College, 5-4 and 7-5, Match 24 at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.

Felician sophomore relief pitcher Danny Naif (Jackson Liberty) picked up his first collegiate victory in the first game and earned his third save of the season in the nightcap.

Dr. Ira A. Shapiro, director of the Plaza Chiropractic Center in Old Bridge, recently taught a four-day sports injury certification seminar in Mexico City. The program was developed by the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) to advance the international treatment of on- and off-field sports injuries.

Held at the CONADE, the headquarters for Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport, Dr. Shapiro was selected for the assignment based on his vast experience attending to the medical needs of athletes competing at numerous international sporting events such as the 1996, 2002, 2004 and 2006 Olympic Games; 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico; and 2013 World Games in Cali, Columbia.

In 2014, he was chosen by FICS to teach nearly 100 doctors in Tokyo, Japan, the latest techniques and practices for evaluating, stabilizing and treating athletic injuries. Dr. Shapiro also serves on the postgraduate faculty of two chiropractic colleges.

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