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Sports Awards Night Caps Off Stellar 2017-18 Seasons at West Orange High School

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Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year Maurice Williams (with AD Ron Bligh, Soccer Coach Doug Nevins, and Principal Hayden Moore.) Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year Madison Mitchell (with AD Ron Bligh, Basketball Coach Caniece Williams, Volleyball Coach Jackie Cruz, and Principal Hayden Moore.) Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Athletic Honor Roll - Maurice Williams (with Soccer Coach Doug Nevins and Principal Hayden Moore.) Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Athletic Honor Roll - L'Trell Bradley (with Football Coach Jim Matsakis and Principal Hayden Moore) Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual West Orange High School Sports Awards recently celebrated not only outstanding athletes and team members, but another stellar year for the high school teams as well.

The list of championships for the 2017-18 contains returning champions and first-time ever champions:

SEC DIVISION CHAMPIONS:  Girls Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, Girls Track and Field

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ESSEX COUNTY CHAMPIONS:  Girls Track and Field Relay Champions

NJSIAA STATE SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS:  Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Boys Track and Field

Athletic Director Ron Bligh was enthusiastic about present special awards to the coaches that helped their teams achieve championships this, including Flecia Blake, Jackie Cruz, Sean DeVore, Joel Troast, Caniece Williams, Steve Zichella and Jason Lamont Jackson.

Below is the list of awards given to all student athletes.

Essex County Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award

Recipient – Tyler Eatman

UNICO Brian Piccolo Memorial Award

Recipient – Jillian McCauley

Recipient – Thomas Hughes 

ESSEX COUNTY ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION TEAMMATE OF THE YEAR

Recipient – Anant Narain

NJSIAA scholar-athlete award

Recipient – Aion Ashby – Spring Track and Field

Essex County Student Athletes of the Year Award

Recipient – Meghan White – Softball

Recipient – Erik Akerblom – Lacrosse

NJ NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS

Recipient – Madison Mitchell

WEST ORANGE JUNIOR WRESTLING CLUB AWARD

Recipient – Noah Tandy, Sebastian Rawls, Tyler Eatman

GIRLS TENNIS COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Siena Pizzano

BOYS TENNIS BOYS COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Chris Randolph

BOWLING COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Kyle Bernokeits

GOLF – JEROME SANZARI MEMORIAL COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Jocelyn Walden

HOCKEY COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Charles Aborisade

SWIMMING COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Girls - Madeline Narduzzi

                    Boys – James Butcher

Daniel Shiffer Memorial Coaches Award BOYS BASKETBALL

Recipient – Robert Meaux

SOCCER COACHES AWARD – BOYS

Recipient – Brent Llewellyn

WEST ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MEDICINE AWARD

Recipient – Brianne Nieves

Lacrosse COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Conall O’Suileabhain

Mackenzie Fitschen Outstanding Character Award

Recipients – Brian and Dawn Fitschen and son Garrett

THE MACKENZIE FITSCHEN OUTSTANDING CHARACTER AWARD

Recipient – Kaycie Elifani

FOOTBALL - LAWRENCE CUNNINGHAM MEMORIAL COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Vincent DeSantis

SOFTBALL - JUDY RISSE MEMORIAL COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Danielle Fastiggi 

CROSS COUNTRY - BETTY MADDALENA MEMORIAL COACHES AWARD

Recipient –  Girls – Anna Favetta

                      Boys – Ebizie Anuamadi

SPRING TRACK AND FIELD – MARILYN KUHLMANN MEMORIAL COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Tyra Brooks

SOCCER COACHES AWARD – GIRLS

Recipient – Samantha Herbert

BASEBALL – John Skillman Memorial Coaches Award

Recipient – Tyree Bradley

WRESTLING - RICHARD CATALDO MEMORIAL COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Jordan Delvalle

VOLLEYBALL COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Aliya Perkins

WINTER TRACK COACHES AWARD

Recipient – Girls – Daniella Hull

Recipient – Boys – Elijah McLaren

SPRING TRACK AND FIELD – MARILYN KUHLMANN MEMORIAL COACHES AWARD

Recipient – L’Trell Bradley

MATT LOMBARDI MEMORIAL COACHES AWARD GIRLS BASKETBALL

Recipient – Nahtali Simpson

BLIGH FAMILY MEMORIAL TEAMMATE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recipient – Thomas Hughes

Recipient – Cassidy Ferrell

Recipient – Tyler Eatman

MOUNTAINEER PRIDE AWARD

VOLUNTEER COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recipient – Carlos Pasols

MOUNTAINEER PRIDE AWARD

Recipient – Andrew Mazurek

MOUNTAINEER PRIDE AWARD

ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recipient – Taylor Calixto

WEST ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL Athletic Honor Roll

Recipient – L’Trell Bradley, Maurice Williams

WEST ORANGE HALL OF FAME ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Recipient – Girl - Madison Mitchell

Recipient – Boy – Maurice Williams

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