April Nominees (video link)
Baseball: Teddy Gorski: Senior
Teddy has gotten off to one of the best starts of any player in South Jersey this season. He is batting .548 with 11 RBIs and 9 runs scored in 10 games and has a 1.75 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 20 innings so far this season and has not made an error to date.
Golf: Joe Simonetti: Sophomore
Joe has been a leader throughout the year for the Golf team willing to work with his teammates to make everyone around them better. Joe has had the lowest overall score for the team this year with a 43 and continues to improve with each round.
Lacrosse Boys: Brent McColligan: Sophomore
Brent leads the team in goals this season with 9, and has scored a hat trick in 2 games. Brent plays hard in games and practice and does not shy away from contact, even when he is outsized by larger defensemen. He always wants to be on the field and gets the most out of his reps in practice.
Lacrosse Girls: Gina Hayford: Sophomore
Gina is a team player who always gives her best effort. People who nominated her for LaxCitizen of the Week have said it best: "She has the most positive attitude and is an inspiration every day because she never stops working."
Softball: Reese Kuni: Freshman
As a Freshman, Reese has stepped into a huge role as our starting catcher. She has done an excellent job behind the plate and also added a lot offensively. She can be counted on to drive in runs in big spots. The best thing about her though, is her incredible work ethic. She is always asking for more reps and looking for ways to improve.
Tennis Boys: Phoung Tran: Senior
Phoung has been a solid foundation for the tennis team this year. He came into the season having put in a significant amount of extra practice and work during the off season, which prepared him well for his senior year. The entire team is impacted both directly and indirectly by his leadership; Knowing that they can count on him for a win during matches, and being pushed to work harder and improve themselves during practice. Phoung deserves special recognition.
Track Boys: Adrian Fred: Senior
Adrian has been very impressive so far in this short season. Missing a last year can be difficult, but he has already started the season better than he was two years ago. He has the team’s best marks in 3 events, and leads the team in points earned in meets so far. He leads by example, always does what he is asked without question. If I need him to jump in an extra race he is more than willing. He works hard and is always looking for ways to improve and help his team.
Track Girls: Brooke Campbell: Freshman
Brooke has been a crucial part of our team's success this spring. We asked her to step out of her comfort zone and try something new with hurdling and has done a great job with it so far this spring. She has taken on the challenge of competing in the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, long jump, and high jump in each of our meets. Brooke has scored points for the team every time she has stepped onto the track. She has been the very definition of a team player and we could not be more proud of Brooke this spring.
Volleyball Boys: Joe Bilgic: Senior
Joe is our team leader on the court, and is considered statistically among the best players in the state. Joe leads our team in kills, aces, digs and service points, and leads all boys volleyball players in the state in average aces per match. Joe was also named nj.com/Tri-County Conference - Player of the Week for the week of April 19-27 for his role in victories at Highland and Hammonton. Joe helps the rest of the team in practice when it comes to playing the game properly, and is a player the rest of the team looks up to.
Volleyball Girls: Kaitlyn Klus: Freshman
As a freshman, Kaitlyn played a huge role on our varsity girls volleyball team this season. Her maturity and hard work helped the varsity girls team in wins over Timber Creek and Highland. Kaitlyn also played in all of the JV games as a JV captain as well. On both levels, Kaitlyn played all six spots on the court and helped the teams have success. Kaitlyn will be counted on to be a main player on the varsity team for years to come.