CRANFORD - As seen with its Last Dance World Series victory, Cranford continues to boast one of New Jersey's best high school athletic programs.
Now, the search is on for which four faces would be on the Mount Rushmore for Cranford athletics, if one existed. NJ.com created a poll earlier in the week that lists 26 nominees, both athletes and coaches, and the public is being asked to pick their top four.
According to poll, the athletes and coaches were chosen based on overall impact in their sports. Voting began on Tuesday and ends Monday, August 10 at noon. The four candidates with the most votes will earn the official Mount Rushmore recognition, while NJ Advance Media will also include its four selections as well.
- Cy Dadd, Football/Basketball/Baseball, 1936
- Norman Muldrow, Football/Basketball/Baseball/Track & Field, 1958
- Joe DiFabio, Baseball, 1962
- John VanBrunt, Football/Wrestling/Baseball, 1971
- Carol Blazejowski, Basketball, 1974
- Margaret Zoeller, Field Hockey/Basketball, 1984
- Anthony DiGiovanni, Track & Field/Football, 1984
- Sonji Jenkins, Field Hockey/Softball, 1986
- Willie Carpenter, Wrestling, 1991
- Jessica Dreyer, Field Hockey/Basketball/Softball, 1994
- Nik Fekete, Wrestling/Football, 1998
- Tim Styler, Cross Country/Track & Field, 1999
- Sue Flamini, Soccer, 2001
- Tom Polito, Baseball, 2001
- Jamar Ingram, Football/Baseball, 2005
- Terence Grier, Basketball, 2006
- Kelly Burke, Track & Field, 2010
- Natalie Englese, Track & Field, 2011
- Chris Folinusz, Baseball/Football, 2013
- Reggie Green, Football/Basketball/Track & Field, 2013
- Ryan Williamson, Football/Baseball, 2013
- Bryanna Grant, Track & Field, 2013
- Julie Byrne, Swimming, 2015
- Luke Christiano, Football/Basketball/Lacrosse, 2015
- Catarina Guimaraes, Track & Field, 2022
- Dennis McCaffery, Coach, Baseball, 1999-present
- Ray White, Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field, 1966-2006
- Renee Dorfman, Coach, Field Hockey, 1970-1972, 1975-2001
You can learn more about the nominees and cast your vote, here.