GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock High School athletes were recognized for their achievements at the June 11 Board of Education meeting.
Athletic Director, Frank Violante recognized the team achievements, as well as the individual athletes who achieved various milestones, and others who will be going on to play at the college level.
Glen Rock High School sports finished the 2018-2019 school year with 11 league championships, one conference championship, two sectional titles and four county championships.
Wrestling Coach Corey Fitzpatrick; Softball Coach Kelly Dowell; Boys Soccer Coach Casey Schick and Golf Coach Dan Morgan were recognized as NJIC’s Coaches of the Year in their respective sports.
Casey Schick, Glen Rock High School Boys Soccer Coach was named by NJ.com as Boys Soccer Coach of the Year for 2018 and Ben Zakowski was named NJ.com Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Coach Schick was named also as Bergen County and Sectional Coach of the Year.
Glen Rock High School Boys Soccer made school history winning league, county and sectional championships.
Photo Caption #1: Boy's Lacrosse Coach Michael Escalante, Owen Corry, Girl’s Lacrosse Coach Kyle McCourt Justin Douenias, Maggie Smith, Colin Consoli, John Corry, Athletic Director Frank Violante, Andrew Lagattuta and Glen Rock High School Principal John Arlotta.
Not photographed Ellen Feuss, Karina Roze, Sarah Hutchins, Katie O’Connell, Lindsey Burstiner, Rachel Turanchik
"This season, Ellen Feuss accomplished an impressive goal of 100 hits of which she was completely unaware of, " Violante said. "A testament of her humble demeanor and team first attitude. She also entered the season as the starting pitcher for the first time. The team earned 20 wins this season and Ellen was the winning pitcher for all 20, breaking a school record."
- Karina Roze is recognized for outstanding achievements in three different events:
- Javelin: throw of 141 feet-2 inches
- Throw was the 3rd time she broke her own school record in this event
- Placed 4th at the prestigious Penn Relays with this throw and qualified for the New Balance Nationals
- Named 1st Team All County in the javelin
- Discus: throw of 132 feet
- Her throw was a school record, and once again, the third time she has broken her own school record in that event. Her throw secured her 5th place at the State Meet of Champions
- Shot Put: throw of 39 feet-6 ¼ inches
- Gave her a 7th place finish as she broke a school record that had been in place for 50 years
- Only North Jersey athlete to win a medal in this event
- Javelin: throw of 141 feet-2 inches
- Sarah Hutchins – 100 high hurdles
- Ran a 14.7 at the North 1 Group 2 State Sectionals to take the gold medal
- Broke a 1996 school record
- At the Group 2 Championships, she ran a 14.55 which earned her a silver medal
- Broke the record she set at the State Sectionals
- For her accomplishments Sarah was named 2nd Team All County
- She will continue her career at Rowan University
- Sarah Hutchins, Katie O’Connell, Lindsey Burstiner, Rachel Turanchik are recognized for two outstanding achievements.
- 100 meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay - At the East Coast Relays they ran a 62.83 to qualify for the New Balance Nationals
- Broke a school record which was set in 1997
- They currently hold the 5th best time in the state for that event
- 4X100 meter Relay - They ran 49.75 at the State Group II Championships breaking the school record from two years ago
- They were named 2nd Team All –County
- Andrew Lagattuta:1600 meter Run
- Andrew ran a 4:18.33, breaking his own school record from last year.
- His time was the 11th overall in the state of New Jersey and the second best in Bergen County.
- Andrew was named 1st team All County.
- Andrew will continue his career at the College of William and Mary at the Division 1 level.
- Colin Consoli - 500 career saves, team captain, 3 year starter and is only a junior, 2nd team all-league, 2nd team all-county, 2nd team all-state, going on to play at Mt. Saint Mary’s in Maryland
- John Corry - 100 career goals, team captain, 4 year varsity letter winner, all league, all county, and all state recognition throughout his career, also has 100 career points.
- Owen Corry - 100 career points, team captain, 1st team all-league, 2nd team all-county, Honorable mention all-state, going on to play D1 lacrosse at NJIT.
- Justin Douenias - 100 career goals, 100 career assists, 275 career points (all-time leader in GRHS and Bergen County history), Northjersey.com Boys Lax Player of the Year nominee, 1st team all-league, 1st team all-county, 1st team all-state. Will play D1 lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University next year.
- Maggie Smith excelled in her senior campaign for the program as she achieved two milestones.
- She had 100 lacrosse goals and 100 Girls Lacrosse Draw Controls, being one of only thirty girls in the state who had over 100 draw controls.
- She served as one of GR’s team captains, she received 1st team All Independence-North for the second year in a row as well as 2nd team All Bergen County this year. Maggie will be playing next year at the University of Scranton.