ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Alexa Marinelli has been named Hasbrouck Heights High School’s NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award Winner announced late last week.
Marinelli competed in soccer, swimming and softball for the Lady Aviators during her career at Hasbrouck Heights.
“It is an honor to win this award, and I am humbled to receive it,” Marinelli stated.
Marinelli plans to attend UCLA in the fall. While she will not be competing at the NCAA in any of her three sports, but has plans to try out for a club team while there.
“Our student-athletes always amaze me,” said Hasbrouck Heights athletic director Mike Scuilla. “I can not believe that Alexa played three sports each year and was able to maintain such high grades in our competitive high school. Alexa was a no-brainer to receive this award from the NJSIAA. Alexa has been a force on the soccer field, the pool, and behind the dish in softball. She has been a leader on the field and in her classes. Alexa has a very high GPA and ranks very high in her class. The entire administrative team is so proud of her and how she represents our school in the classroom and on the fields”
Softball coach Jackie Ferranti was effusive in her praise of Marinelli.
"She is a great athlete, a great student, and even better person,” Ferranti stated. “She is very deserving of this award."
Each year, the NJSIAA conducts their Annual Scholar-Athlete Luncheon. Every school sends one representative to attend who has been selected as their scholar-athlete award winner. Unfortunately because of the pandemic, the NJSIAA was forced to cancel this year’s event.
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