SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- A three-sport starting athlete in football, basketball and lacrosse, Anthony Porter is the Joint Motion Physical Therapy's Athlete of Athlete of the Year for 2018-19.
Porter, a bright spot during a disappointing football season, scored all of the Raiders' points versus Governor Livingston last fall. The senior scored 8 rushing touchdowns on the season and amassed over 100 yards on the ground in five of six contests, including 218 yards and two TDs vs. Montgomery.
- North Hunterdon (Sept. 7): 16 carries for 129 yards and 2 TDs
- Montgomery (Sept. 14): 19 carries for 218 yards and 2 TDs
- Immaculata (Sept. 22): 25 carries for 184 yards and 1 TD
- Summit (Sept. 29): 35 carries for 155 yards
- Warren Hills (Oct. 6): 18 carries for 149 and 1 TD
- Gov. Livingston (Oct. 13): 20 for 84 yards and 1 rushing TD
On the basketball court, the ever hustling Porter played in 18 of 21 games, finished second in scoring (172 pts.) and free throws (53), and hit 21 three-point buckets for the Raiders.
"Anthony had a tremendous high school athletic career and should be very proud of all his accomplishments. His hard work, dedication, and commitment to getting better every day made him the athlete he is today," said varsity basketball coach Steve Siracusa. "Most notably, I always admired how "tough" both physically and mentally Anthony was as a player."
"As a coach, you only dream and wish for every player in your program to display these toughness characteristics. I am lucky to say I have had the privilege to get to know and coach Anthony Porter over the past four years," Siracusa added. "He will be truly missed on our team next year and can only hope the examples he set this past season, will be a source of motivation for the players returning next year."
Of the three sports he played, Porter made his greatest mark in lacrosse as he became the program's all-time leading scorer.
"Anthony has been tremendous for us not only in our sport, but also for the football and basketball teams," said Raiders lacrosse coach Nick Miceli. "We saw back in middle school that he showed great promise, but we could have never imagined what he turned into for us. He became our all-time leading scorer, a three-time All State and three-time All Conference player."
"He was the motor behind our team's success the past few years, and he will be irreplaceable," Coach Miceli added. "As a coach I'm going to miss him not just because of his worth on the field, but also because of the way he carried himself. He is hands down the toughest kid I have ever coached, and he played with an edge that was unmatched. I'm going to miss having him around day in and day out."
Anthony Porter will continue his academic and lacrosse career at Kean University.
Joint Motion Physical Therapy is located across the street from the Stage House Tavern and shares a free, handicap accessible parking lot with the Scotch Plains Public Library. Joint Motion can be reached for an appointment by phone 908-322-3202, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more at www.facebook.com/JointMotionPT.
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