WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School graduating senior and hockey co-captain Mark Starbinski received the NJ Devils Alumni Scholarship at the 24th Annual NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Brunch in the amount of $2,500.
Every senior hockey player in the state of New Jersey was eligible for the award, and Starbinski was one of four winners. Former NJ Devils Bruce Driver and Ken Danyko presented him with the award.
"Mark will be attending Montclair State next year," said According to WOHS hockey coach Eddie Scafidi, Starbinski was a four-year starter in goal and got better every season.”
“Through the years playing in a tough league, Mark had the ability to keep us in every game,” said Scafidi. “He showed outstanding patience and endurance. In four years, Mark never missed a game or practice.”
Over the span of four seasons, Starbinski was one of New Jersey's top save leaders and he is currently the all-time save leader at WOHS.
Scafidi concluded by stating that Starbinski would be truly missed.