HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - State Championship rings, All-State Plaques and Coaches' awards were presented Sunday at the Hasbrouck Heights football brunch, held at the Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights, hosted by the Hasbrouck Heights Touchdown Club.
Also presented were 6 + 4 Meritorious Service Awards, given out by the Hasbrouck Heights Junior Football League to the Seniors who have participated ten consecutive years in either Hasbrouck Heights football or cheering.
Cheerleaders Elizabeth Condon, Gabriella Pujadas, Alexis Putkisto and Tiffany Temes were recognized for the 10 years in the Hasbrouck Heights cheerleading program. For Football, Nico Facchini, James Klenk, James Varga, and Jordan Wexler were recognized for their service to Hasbrouck Heights football programs.
Hasbrouck Heights Councilman Ron Kistner presented the 2017 North 1, Group 1 State Championship sign to Hasbrouck Heights Nick Delcalzo, which will be added to the press box wall at Depken Field.
Following the recognition of the cheerleaders and underclassmen football players, head coach Nick Delcalzo assistant coaches Frank D’Amico, Rocky Minichiello and Adam Baeira presented various coaches awards.
The Most Improved Player - Jake Schloemann
Arthur Christian Award for Dedication - Nico Facchini
Practice Players of the Year - Spencer Lee and John Sedlmeir
Coaches Award: Nate Kim and Evan Roche
Outstanding Offensive Lineman: James Varga
Defensive MVP: Travis Culkin
Defensive Lineman of the Year: Jordan Wexler
Offensive MVP - Jasiah Purdie
Team MVP - James Klenk
Following the distribution of plaques for players making All-State Group I, the senior class was recognized, and the distribution of rings to all the players, coaches and cheerleaders occurred. A coordinated opening, saw all the players, cheerleaders and coaches open their rings and see them for the first time. Video can be found on the Hasbrouck Heights Touchdown Club Facebook page.
The ring, in a lighted box, with a diamond H in the middle, and Back-to-Back State Champs on the top and bottom, disappointed no one.