BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School senior basketball player Olivia Ortelli was recognized at National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday at the Seton Hall women’s basketball game.

The event is an annual NJSIAA-sponsored awards luncheon that celebrates scholastic and collegiate athletic achievements from across the state.

Ortelli was nominated for the honor by her coach, Dorcas Edwards, and was then selected by athletic director John Maggio and BRHS principal Mark Morrell to represent Bridgewater-Raritan.

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“We are honored to have Olivia represent BRHS at the NJSIAA National Girls and Women in Sports Day,” Maggio said. “She is an outstanding student athlete who possesses a strong work ethic and excellent leadership skills. Her hard work in the classroom and on the court are evident.”

Ortelli is captain of the girls basketball team.

“Her consistent strong play has contributed greatly to the team’s early season success,” Maggio said. “Olivia is well-liked and respected by her teammates, coaches and the entire B-R community. She is an excellent representative for our school and community.”

Check out the February issue of The BReeze, out now, where Ortelli was named the BRHS Female Athlete of the Month!