Northern Burlington wide receiver-defensive back Thaddeus Richards has made an oral commitment to Monmouth.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Richards was a second-team all-Burlco/Olympic Patriot selection at wide receiver, but he also excelled on the defensive side.

Despite playing only five games because of a broken arm, he still had 16 receptions for 250 yards and 5 touchdowns and rushed for 240 yards and 2 scores on 15 carries.

Defensively, Richards had 32 tackles, one interception, and seven pass breakups.

"Monmouth has recruited him as an athlete," Northern Burlington coach Jon Reising said. "At this point, I don't think they know what side of the ball he will play."

High school football players can't sign an official letter of intent until Feb. 3.

Lindenwold hires coach

Colleen Oswald, a 2002 graduate of Paulsboro and a former pitcher for Rowan University, has been named the softball coach at Lindenwold.

A math teacher at the school, Oswald just completed her second season as the head field hockey coach at Lindenwold. Last year, she was a softball assistant under Melissa Lomax.

From Eastern to Towson

Eastern senior swimmers Kyra Adamson and Jillian Gamble have signed letters of intent to attend Towson University.

Adamson is a distance swimmer, while Gamble is a sprinter.

"Kyra's distance background will be a great asset to our team, and I am confident she will excel with our training," Towson coach Pat Mead said.

Regarding Gamble, Mead said, "She has tremendous work habits and has natural speed and strength. Those two attributes, along with her fierce competitive spirit, are what make her a great sprinter."

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