SUMMIT, NJ - For the Summit High School Football program, March came in like a lion -- a Nittany Lion.
Hilltopper senior center Kevin Cahill -- who will continue his academic and football careers at Penn State University in the fall of 2018 -- is the latest Summit gridiron standout to add his name to the New Jersey Football Coaches Association (NJFCA) 'Super 100' honor roll, the seventh member of the Maroon and White to earn the prestigious honor in the past five years.
Cahill joins previous 07901 honorees honorees Stefano Stadlinger, Mike Badgley, A.J. Iarussi, Charlie Terry, Colm Dougherty, Andrew Helmer and Chris Zanelli, Matteo diMayorca and, in 2017, Liam Dougherty. Summit Head Coach Kevin Kostibos and his predecessor, John Liberato, have each been honored as Coaches of The Year.
The "Super 100 Team" recognizes the top senior class football players and head coaches in the state. The NJFCA was established in 1984 with a purpose to maintain the highest possible standards in football and in the profession of coaching football; to promote the highest level of interscholastic competition and to honor the young men who play this great game.
"Kevin is a prime example of how perfecting a craft will open doors that no one ever expected to be opened," said Kostibos. "When Penn State Coach James Franklin is sitting in your office talking about how excited he is for Kevin to get up on campus and get going, you know you have a special kid."