STAFFORD, NJ - Congratulations to Southern Regional High School Seniors signing their National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day, yesterday, February 3, 2016.
Abby Harris: Arkansas State University
Abby had a fine career at Southern under the direction of head coach Ed Decker where she was named the 2015 Offensive Player of the Year. She scored the most goals for the Rams and was the Most Valuable Player. Abby played club soccer for South Jersey Academy FC Academy for head coach Jimmy Dellapietro.
Her coach at Arkansas State Brian Dooley remarked "Abby is an attacking midfielder with a high work rate. She has the ability to play as a forward as well and provide depth at multiple positions on the field." Congratulations Abby Harris.
Pete Jaranek, Golf, Adelphi University
Coach Jeff Reilly had this to say about Pete. "Pete has been a member of our golf program for the past three years. He is hard worker and loves the game. He has made great strides with his game in relatively short period of time. He earned his 1st Varsity letter in the spring of 2015. He helped our team finish 23-0 and secure the A South Championship. Pete also participated in the Shore Conference and State IV Sectional golf tournaments with our team last season.
Pete had a stroke average of 42 for 9 holes matches last year. He shot a career best 35 (1 under par) at Spring Lake Golf Club to help us defeat St. Rose.
The team is looking forward to our spring season and Peter has an opportunity to play a key role in this season. Peter has only been playing competitively for three years and he has made great improvement each season. He has the potential to be successful collegiate golfer at Adelphi.
I am very proud of the great progress he has made in his game, I am looking forward to coaching Peter this season. I am proud that he will represent our growing golf tradition at Southern by continuing to play at Adelphi University.
Anthony Gagliardi, Wagner College Football
Anthony Gagliardi will take his football and academic talent to Wagner College in Staten Island next season. Anthony signed his National Letter of Intent today at Southern Regional. Wagner is a Division 1 program in the FCS and they compete in the Northeast Conference with schools such as Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, etc.
Gagliardi said "I chose Wagner because they were very honest and treated me very well. Their program is on the up and up, The location is close to Wall Street which is great for my major (finance) and they are building a new business building next year."
When asked about his favorite memory playing football for Southern Regional and Coach Chuck Donohue Gagliardi said, "my best football memory happened last year, my junior year. We played a really tough game against Toms River South. We won with one second left in the game with a field goal."
Coach Donohue remarked "He can do a lot of things, He played receiver, corner and safety, he was a kick returner on both punts and kickoffs, and he has very good speed. His number one asset is the speed, and that's what really got the attention of the people at Wagner."
Congratulations to these fine athletes and young people in their athletic and academic careers.