SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Jessica Coia, a three-sport standout, represented West Essex High School Sunday at an awards luncheon in honor of Girls and Women in Sports Day at Seton Hall University.

Coia has lettered in basketball, softball and volleyball at West Essex. She currently leads the West Essex girls basketball team in rebounding and is one of the team's top scorers at forward this winter.

The National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is an annual day of observance held during the first week of February to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes and  recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls.