MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education “met” April 14 via teleconference, as so many boards and councils are doing during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was punctuated by the lights going off in the conference room at the Board of Ed offices, due to motion sensors in the room, in a comical moment, but mostly went off without a hitch.

Two teams and an individual athlete from Montville Township High School were honored by Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar: Victoria Eisenhauer of the swim team, the competition cheerleaders, and the wrestling team. Rovtar said she regretted not being able to host the athletes in person. See their achievements below.

Katine Slunt, the district’s administrator, said that all the buildings have been sanitized in case the district resumes in-person instruction. Governor Murphy has shut down in-person instruction for students until at least May 15, but as many governors have simply shut down school for the entire rest of the school year, it seems unlikely that New Jersey students will complete the ’19-’20 school year in person. Slunt also said that bids are being accepted for the summer construction on the school buildings.

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Competition Cheerleading

Head Coach: Kelsey O’Connor

Samantha Baum, Tayler Barbosa, Hayley Byrnes, Amanda Citron, Gianna DeBiasi, Olivia DeFilippo, Danielle DelPlato, Julia Gallucci, Allison Giambrone, Antonia Gorga, Noelle Howar, Bianca Hunsinger, Mia Kurzer, Dana Lavista, Kianna Lopez, Madison Mastriani, Alexis Patkochis, Juliana Pizzi, Rachel Scangarello, Despina Triantafillides, Jaycie Veneri, Mckenna Vento, Abigail Vidovich, Amy Wang, Ja’Lisa Williams.

Accomplishments 2019-2020

  • 1st place: Fair Lawn High School 12/8/19
  • 1st place: Impact Cheer at Wayne Hills High School
  • 12/15/19 1st place: Lyndhurst High School
  • 1/12/20 1st place: Hopatcong High School 1/18/20
  • 1st place: Battle at the Boardwalk National Championships, Atlantic City, NJ
  • 1/25/20-1/26/20 1st place: Wayne Valley High School
  • 2/16/20 1st place: Reach the Beach National Championships, Ocean City, MD 2/22/20-2/23/20
  • 2nd place: NJ State Championships 2/29/20

Victoria Eisenhauer, swimming

Head Coach: Kate Slezak

  • County champion four straight years in the 200 individual medley
  • First place in the Meet of Champions – 100-meter breast stroke
  • Set the Meet of Champions record in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:01:00

Wrestling team

Head Coach: John Krip

Seniors: Michael Conrad (captain), Noah Fox (captain), Brandon Teresa (captain), Jack Duddy, Ryan Kahwaty, Ben Rosensweig

Juniors: Aiyan Ahmed, Joe DiTizii, Brian Glasser, Tom LaScala, Michael Marucci, Dan Salzano, Zach Stolz-Illge

Sophomores: Lorenzo Assante, Justin Ciliotta, Mohammad Gaber, Derek Giordano, Tarik Hakimi, Aaron Kurzer, Anthony Monetti, Luke Morella, RJ Russell, Tommy Zamudio

Freshmen: Cole Brink, Michael Forte, Gianni Hurley, Gabe Jones, Kevin Krase, Jake Martinez, KJ Monaco, Billy Templeton, Zack Waltsak, Nolan Youngstein

Accomplishments 2019-2020

  • Lenape Valley Tournament champions
  • Morris Knolls Tournament champions
  • North 1 Group 3 sectional champions
  • Group 3 state champions

Coach John Krip - District 6 and Region 2 Coach of the Year

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