SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Spring sport success was highlighted at the South Plainfield Board of Education’s June 13 Committee of the Whole meeting.
At this time, family and friends gathered as dozens of the high school’s student athletes, along with their coaches and managers, were recognized by the board and district administrators for their accomplishments in baseball, lacrosse, golf, track, and softball during the 2018 spring season.
Additionally, four students were recognized for earning athletic awards. They include Jennifer Grasso, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar Athlete and Greater Middlesex Conference Scholar Athlete; Joseph Heilmann- Greater Middlesex Conference Scholar Athlete; William Keane, Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Award; and Ria Soni, Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Award.
“All the South Plainfield athletes did a fantastic job this spring season. On the team side, we won two division championships and a conference championship,” Athletic Director Kevin McCann told TAPinto South Plainfield.“Many of our student-athletes excelled in their sport to be named to the All-Division and All-Conference Teams. South Plainfield continues to be one of the best athletic schools in Middlesex County."
Congratulations to the following students, teams, coaches and managers:
Team: GMC Champions
Roberto Gonzalez – All White Division
William Keane – All White Division
Christopher Shine – All White Division/All Conference/Cy Young (Best Pitcher in GMC)
Michael Stanczak – All White Division/All Conference
Edwin Niko Vasquez
Alexys Craggan - Manager
Gianna Ruzicka – Manager
Head Coach Anthony Guida - All White Division Coach of the Year/All Conference Coach of the Year
Assistant Coaches Michael Battista, Mark Benak, and Steven Wieczorek
Volunteer Coaches Dan Hansen, Jeffrey Pellegrino, and Vincent Pellegrino.
Lynda Farinella – All Conference
The team is led by Head Coach Tammy Zurka and Assistant Coach Karl Spolarich
David Bickunas – All White Division
Brandon Wizda – All White Division
The team is led by Head Coach Jae Han
Girls Spring Track
Team: Blue Division Relay Champions and Blue Division Champions
Brianna Atkinson – All Blue Division
Kayla Greenleaf – All Blue Division/All Conference
Hailey Palmer – All Blue Division
Tiffany Parajon - All Blue Division
Samantha Pullen – All Blue Division/All Conference
Sofia Watson – All Blue Division
Head Coach Christopher Fish
Assistant Coaches David Rosa and Kelly Gamaro
Boys Spring Track
Team: Blue Division Champions
Alejandro Garcia – All Blue Division
O’Shaun Hinds – All Blue Division
Elijah McNeill – All Blue Division
Jalil Palms – All Blue Division/All Conference
Dheer Patel – All Blue Division
Head Coach Matthew Connell –All Blue Division Coach of the Year
Assistant Coaches Bryan Holt and Stephen Balzer
Jennifer Grasso – All White Division/All Conference
Jillian Holoboski – All White Division/All Conference
MaKayla Sosa – All White Division/All Conference
Head Coach Don Panzarella – Winningest Softball Coach in New Jersey) (749 victories)
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