SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dozens of South Plainfield High School’s senior athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in winter sports during the board of education’s May 13 virtual meeting.

“I want to thank the board of ed for continuing to recognize the accomplishments of our students, even in this unprecedented time of online learning. I want to congratulate all the winter coaches and all the winter athletes for the success they had,” said Kevin McCann, the district’s athletic director. 

Among those honored were: 

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Girls Basketball

Mackenzie O’Brien – All White Division 

Boys Bowling

Team – GMC Team Sportsmanship Award

Shaun Boffard – All Blue Division 

Justin Weber 

Girls Bowling

Samantha Lorito – All Blue Division 

Competition Cheer

Team – NJCDCA Group II State Champions/Medium Division 

Zoe Lambert – All State Cheer and Dance Team

Danielle McParland – All State Cheer and Dance Team

Brianna Padovano

Mackenzie Surowiec

Alicia Vazquez 


Maxwell Strassburger – All White Division 

Winter Track - Boys

Team – Blue Division Relay Champions/Blue Division Champions 

Nicholas Aiello

Justin Billich

Abdul Cokley – All Blue Division/Shot Put

Ernesto Nieves

Robert Rivera – All Blue Division 4x400 

Winter Track - Girls

Team – Blue Division Relay Champions/Blue Division Champions 

Lauren Calvey – All Blue Division /High Jump

McKayla Grabinsky – All Blue Division/55HH/Pole Vault

Jordan Lovett

Leslie Maliqui

Gianna Ruzicka

Ashley Wyber – All Blue Division/ 1600 Meters 

“Congratulations to all our senior athletes; you will be receiving a certificate that we will be mailing out to you,” said McCann, noting that underclassman athletes involved with winter sports will be recognized for their individual and team accomplishments at a later date.

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