SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dozens of South Plainfield High School’s athletes and their coaches were recognized this week. 

“I would like to thank the board of ed, [Superintendent of Schools] Dr. [Noreen] Lishak to honor our winter student athletes. We had a phenomenal and fantastic winter. A lot of championships, divisions, conferences, [and] state titles from various team,’ said Kevin McCann, the district’s athletic director, during the South Plainfield Board of Education’s April 10 meeting. 

At this time, student athletes involved with such winter sports as basketball, bowling, competition cheer, swimming, track, and wrestling were honored, their respective coaches taking to the podium to commend the players and volunteers for their accomplishments. 

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Congratulations to following SPHS winter team athletes, coaches, and volunteers: 

Girls Basketball
Mackenzie O’Brien: All White Division/All Conference 

The Girls Basketball Team is led by Head Coach Geoffrey Corisdeo

Boys Basketball
Dondre Tate: All Blue Division 

The Boys Basketball Team is led by Head Coach John Greco

Boys Bowling
Shaun Boffard: All Blue Division 

Girls Bowling
Hallie Bisgaard: All Blue Division 

The SPHS Bowling Teams are led by Head Coaches Brian Panek and David Knarr

Competition Cheer 

Team: NJCDCA Group II State Champions/Medium Division Champions

Rebecca Bloch

Brianna Crenshaw

Jennifer Giannakis

Xenia Lambert

Zoe Lambert

Katelyn Luster

Danielle McParland

Brianna Padovano

Isabella Saffold

Brianna Slover: All State Cheer & Dance Team

Jenna Slover

Mackenzie Surowiec

Alicia Vazquez

Alyssa Vella

Angelique Weaver

Coaches: Jaime Giannakis, head coach; Erin Klimchak, assistant coach; and Gina Durso, volunteer coach 

Ward Al-Ktaish: All White Division
Tyson Nguyen: All White Division
Alyzah Ziga: All White Division/All Conference                                                    

Katie Ziga: All White Division/All Conference 

The co-ed Swimming Team is led by Head Coach Thomas Conneely

Winter Track

Girls Team: Blue Division Champions/Blue Division Relay Champions 

Sarai Adams

Jessica Andrade

Kaziah Betts

Melissa Calderon: All Blue Division

Alexis Curtis

Jileah DeNapoli

Rachel Ann Fallet

Lynda Farinella

Alexiana Gomez

Gabriella Gonzalez

McKayla Grabinsky

Keiana Green

Jordan Lovett

Lauryn McMillan: All Blue Division

Alyssa Moffitt

Isabella Mont

Hailey Palmer: All Blue Division

Tiffany Parajon: All Blue Division

Jasmine Patel: All Blue Division

Samantha Pullen: All Blue Division

Sofia Watson: All Blue Division

Ashley Wyber 


Boys Team: Blue Division Champions/Blue Division Relay Champions 

Nicholas Aiello: All Blue Division

Justin Billich

Abdul Cokley

Ashwin deGroot: All Blue Division 

Jose Delgado: All Blue Division 

Braedon Dobrynio

Brian Gallagher 

Wyatt Gerber

Jeffrey Heine

Dylan Kolvites

Anthony Laudani

Michael Lawrence: All Blue Division 

Keith Lehman: All Blue Division 

Joshua Ng 

John Padovano

Brandon Pascale

Alexander Pear

Everette Pfeiffer: All Blue Division 

Robert Rivera: All Blue Division 

Coaches: Christopher Fish, head coach – Blue Division Coach of the Year; Bryan Holt, assistant coach; and Stephen Balzer, volunteer coach 

Team: GMC Red Division Champions, GMC Conference Champions, District XVII Champions, Central Jersey Group II Sectional Champions, and Group II State Champions 

Alexander Amato: 138lbs. Individual GMC Champion/All Red Division/All Conference

Tyler Balent

Jacob DelVecchio: 106 lbs. Individual District XVII/113lbs. Individual GMC Champion/All Red Division/All Conference 

Zachary DelVecchio: 220lbs. Individual NJSIAA State Tournament Champion/220lbs. Individual Region 5 Champion/220lbs. Individual District XVII Champion/220lbs. Individual GMC Champion/All Red Division/ All Conference

Thomas Fierro: 132lbs. Individual Region 5 Champion/132lb. Individual District XVII Champion/132lbs. Individual GMC Champion/All Red Division/All Conference

Marc Giordano: 152lbs. Individual District XVII Champion

Brenden Hedden: All Red Division/All Conference

Julian Irizarry: All Red Division

Jeffrey Jacome

Makhi Lemond

David Loniewski: 126lb. Individual District XVII Champion/All Red Division/All Conference

Julian Medina: All Red Division

Luke Niemeyer: 195lbs. 3rd NJSIAA Individual State Tournament/195lbs. Individual Region 5 Champion/195lbs. Individual District XVII Champion/195lbs. Individual GMC Champion/All Red Division/ All Conference

Divon Pender
Joseph Sacco:145lbs. 6th NJSIAA Individual State Tournament/145lbs. Individual Region 5 Champion/145lbs. Individual District XVII Champion/145lbs. Individual GMC Champion/All Red Division/ All Conference

Sebastian Santos: 160 lbs. Individual District XVII Champion/All Red Division

Xavier Santos

Austin Scott

Anthony White: 120lbs. Individual Region 5 Champion/120lb. Individual District XVII Champion/120lbs. Individual GMC Champion/All Red Division/All Conference

Coaches: Steven Johnston, head coach - District XVII Coach of the Year, GMC Conference Coach of the Year, Red Division Coach of the Year; Michael Jakubik, assistant coach – District XVII Assistant Coach of the Year; John Nye, assistant coach; and volunteer coaches William Hamilton, Daniel Hedden, Tyler Hunt, and Craig Salvatore

Managers: Madison Geis, Nicolette Massaro, Nicole Mehl, and Jocelyn Mortensen

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