CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Verona High School senior C.J. Lavery was named a 2017 Mini Max High School Award winner by the Maxwell Football Club. Sixty-five players were selected from schools located throughout New Jersey. Players were nominated by their coaches and were evaluated based on a criteria that includes; football performance, academics, and community service.
"I have had the chance to watch CJ over the past two years and what you see on the field is a selfless teammate who is a versatile performer. He played a number of positions for us on offense, was a leader on defense, and was really a tremendous player on special teams for us as well," said Athletic Director Robert Merkler. "The college that brings him in is really going to get a special player who will contribute right away. Academically, he shines bright in the classroom and he involves himself in many community organizations. All around, he really is a great kid and I am proud that he is able to represent Verona."
Lavery, along with the other Mini Max Award recipients, will be honored at a dinner on Jan. 28 at St. David the King in Princeton Junction. One player will be selected from the Mini Max winners as the New Jersey High School Player of the Year, which will be announced at the dinner.
The awards dinner is open to the public and tickets are available on the Club’s website www.maxwellfootballclub.org.