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Clark's ALJ High School Holds Spring Athletic Awards Evening

Girls' Spring Track and Field were the G.P.A. Challenge Winners Credits: Courtesy of ALJ Athletics
Athletic Director Gus Kalikas Credits: Victoria Zatko
Credits: Victoria Zatko
Credits: Victoria Zatko
Credits: Courtesy of ALJ Athletics

CLARK, NJ –  Arthur L. Johnson High School student spring athletes were recognized during a ceremony sponsored by the Crusader Athletic Booster Club and held last Tuesday evening at the school.  

Throughout the evening, each coach highlighted their team’s athletes and achievements through words and with varsity letters.

 “The Spring Athletic Awards was a wonderful event that allowed the administration, teachers, coaches, parents, and student athletes a chance to reflect on a wonderful spring athletics season while honoring our student athletes for their remarkable accomplishments. Our teams, coaches, and student athletes continue to raise the bar both in the classrooms and on the athletic fields and the Clark School District could not be more proud of their performance this past spring athletics season,” said ALJ Athletic Director Gus Kalikas  

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Kalikas presented the Student Athlete Award, which is given out each season to a student athlete that is not only a champion on the field but in the classroom too. The 2018 recipient was Lindsey Hofschneider.

The Girls Spring Track and Field team was awarded this season’s Crusader G.P.A. Challenge award with an overall G.P.A. of 4.0034.  This award recognizes the team that finishes with the highest overall G.P.A. amongst athletic teams for the spring season.

The following members of the team were named G.P.A. Challenge winners: Gianna Caldiero, Gia Colicchio, Grace Duffy, Saga Elsekhely , Emma Hilton, Lindsey Hofschneider, Julia Kalynchuk, Alyssa Keane, Paige Kelly, Kayla Kowalenko, Jessica Knowles, Meagan Lambert, Shailynn Rapp, Carly Tarentino, Natalya Torres, Yasmine Torres, Taylor Turek, Victoria Venezio, Jenna Wiese,  and Kylee Zawacki.

The recipients are presented with certificates, have their team memorialized on a plaque, and enjoy “Breakfast with the A.D.” to celebrate their success.

The following students won the "Best Teammate Award" in their sport:

  • Dylan Bohm – Lacrosse
  • Jack Delaney – Boys’ Spring Track and Field
  • Grace Duffy – Girls’ Spring Track and Field
  • Logan Guarino – Tennis
  • Jennifer Tinger – Softball
  • Rosse Wildes - Golf
  • Zachery Thornton - Baseball

Spring team Most Valuable Players are:

  • Tyler Bohm  - Boys’ Spring Track and Field
  • Nicole Casssano – Softball
  • Lindsey Hofschneider – Girls’ Spring Track and Field
  • Brandon Hund – Lacrosse
  • Christian Teixeira – Golf
  • Joe Turek – Baseball
  • Matthew Vigliotti - Tennis

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