SUMMIT, NJ - The Girls Winter Track 4x55-meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team of Icisys Sadler, Ciara Lawlor, Sophia Piron, and Kerry Kovar, along with the NJSIAA Public C State Champion Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team have been selected as Summit High School Athletes of the Week, presented by TAPinto Summit, for the week ending March 11.
Each week throughout the school athletic year, an athlete or athletes will be honored for distinguishing themselves in the arena of competition, in the classroom, and for demonstrating exemplary, Hilltopper-caliber sportsmanship and leadership qualities.
Senior Sadler, Juniors Lawlor, Piron, and Kovar broke the School Record with a 35.02, placing 17th at the New Balance Nationals at The Armory in New York City.
Finishing essentially six goals short of a perfect season, the icemen from the 07901 went 24-2-2, a campaign that culminated in a landmark moment for the Kent Place Boulevard campus when the Maroon and White took to the Prudential Center ice and claimed perhaps the biggest win in River Road Road Rivalry history -- a 3-0 shutout win in the Public C Championship game.
The Hilltoppers dominated the opposition this season, outscoring their foes 110-27, an average 3.93 - .96 goals per game.
Depth was Summit's advantage all season long, evidenced in no greater way than the Hilltoppers' goaltending, which featured not one, but two stand-out netminders -- in senior Wilson Lees and sophomore Nikita Pryymak -- who combined for 10 shutouts.
Three-hundred plus game-winning Head Coach Keith Nixon generally rolled four talented lines, and a youngish defensive corps -- led by senior captain Johnny Puskar and junior alternate captain Greg Moller -- exceeded all expectations.
The 2017-18 State Champion Summit High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team
1 - Nikita Pryymak, Sophomore - Goaltender
2 - Johnny Puskar, Senior - Defense (C)
3 - Aidan Wiseman, Freshman - Forward
4 - Spencer Myers, Sophomore - Defense
5 - Remi Vidal, Junior - Forward
6 - Jack Mather, Junior - Defense
7 - Davis Strabley, Junior - Forward
8 - Jake Puskar, Sophomore - Forward
9 - Charlie Collins, Junior - Forward
10 - Will Vitton, Senior - Forward (C)
11 - Luc Radice, Junior - Forward
12 - JP Jacobello, Senior - Forward
14 - Olli Paasonen, Sophomore - Defense
16 - David Sharpe, Senior - Forward (C)
17 - Tom Pryymak, Sophomore - Forward
20 - Gordon Slater, Senior - Forward
21 - Joe Galgano, Sophomore - Forward
22 - Greg Spitznagel, Freshman - Forward
23 - Drew McLaughlin, Freshman - Forward
25 - Greg Moller, Junior - Defense (A)
26 - Justin Ross, Freshman - Defense
27 - Matt Vigliotta, Freshman - Defense
28 - Sam Goldstein, Senior - Forward
29 - Jack Murphy, Senior - Defense
31 - Wilson Lees, Senior - Goaltender
(C) - denotes captain
(A) - denotes assistant captain
Keith Nixon, Head Coach
Ian Bell, Assistant Coach
Jamie Stack, Assistant Coach
Tom Simmons, Assistant Coach
Ann Flynn, Team Manager