Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week

November 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – The high school senior finished eighth overall in a Group 4 cross-country meet at Holmdel Park over the weekend with a personal best of 16:38 on the 5K course. James McCutcheon is this week’s Ron Bansky & Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. It is not just his ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Daily practices with her high school team and 12 hours a week practicing with a gymnastics club have earned accolades for a 17-year-old high school senior. Kaela Azzaretto is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. She won first place in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A center back defense player, Lily Maz is a local fly girl, at least when it comes to field hockey. The 17-year-old high school senior and year-four varsity starter has led the team’s defense, powering the Lady Blue Devils to a 12-5 record this season, head girls field hockey ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A 17-year-old senior and cross-country team co-captain has set a new school record. Sarah Hacker, this week's Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week, finished the course at Greystone Park in Morris Plains with a time of 19:17.1 on Saturday, besting ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Blue Devils quarterback Hank Shapiro led Westfield to a victory against Watchung Hills High School on Friday. “Three touch-down passes. He really managed the game well, and I’m happy with the way he is leading our team this year,” said Jim DeSarno, head football coach at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School girls varsity soccer goalie Caitlin Amman made 14 saves against a skilled East Brunswick team during the season opener this weekend, helping to secure a 0-0 overtime tie. “Caitlin is the type of player that all WHS Girls soccer players should model ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, the popular Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the week series highlighting student athletes at Westfield High School will pause for the summer. Located 502 East Broad St., the Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity track athlete Sarah Hacker ran a personal best time of 11:21 in the 3200 race at Saturday’s Meet of Champions. “She qualified out of a tough sectional 3200 race, qualified through groups by earning a wild card to MOCs, then ran a personal best ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity boys lacrosse player Luke Hunziker has been a key member of his team this year. The senior, who plays defense, is a great teammate and player, a hard worker and a three-year varsity letter winner, according to head coach Patrick Tuohy. “I love how ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School girls varsity lacrosse midfielder McKenna Edmondson is a key player on the team that won its first sectional title in school history last week. This week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week is known for her hard work and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — What separates great athletes from good athletes is not only skill, but the determination to constantly improve. Great athletes must not only work hard, but to work hard even when it is not asked of them. Perfectly embodying these traits is senior Cory Hiltz,which is why the ...

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WESTFIELD NJ — Both skill and determination are essential qualities in the making of any successful varsity athlete. These traits are what Westfield High School golf player George Snell perfectly exhibited this weekend at the Union County Golf Tournament, where he came in second as an individual ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — To be crowned the best tennis player in all of Union County is no easy task. But now in his fourth year competing for Westfield High School tennis, senior Damien Ruparel has been able to do so not only once but twice in a row, going back-to-back at the Union County Tennis ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An essential quality for all successful athletes is the possession of a strong work ethic and intense will to improve. For those attributes, Westfield High School varsity baseball player Chris Wagner is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — As a goalkeeper, Junior Carlee Swanson has been a crucial member of the Westfield High School’s girls varsity lacrosse team. Recently, Swanson made the 300th save of her career. The milestone came during Friday’s game against Sparta, where she made 11 saves and brought her career ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity golfer Anna Bowman made a hole-in-one last week in a match against Kent Place at Canoe Brook Country Club. “We were playing the first nine holes on the north course,” the junior recalled. “On hole seven, which was a par three and 165 yards into the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Members of the Westfield High School varsity softball team know they can depend on pitcher Bridget Hyland, according head coach Catlin MacDonald. “She is always someone who we can depend on to push her teammates to play well,” MacDonald said of this week’s Ron Bansky and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After countless hours spent rehabilitating his injured knee, Westfield High School senior Sean Taylor finally got back onto the golf course in a competitive setting this past week. The varsity golf team captain wasted no time showcasing his skills, shooting a 74 at the Wall ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Jake Saltzer joined the Westfield track team his freshman year to stay in shape for football. Now one of the fastest 400m runners in WHS history, the junior considers the sport a “lifestyle.” “Track has done a great deal for me,” this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Out of the thousands of student athletes who have participated in varsity sports over the years at Westfield High School, only a select few have been fortunate enough to end their careers in possession of a school record. Senior point guard Molly Ryan recently became the all-time ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Saturday night, Westfield High School varsity wrestler Luke Hoerle took home the Region IV title in the 113 pound weight class. “Winning the region was a big milestone in my career,” the sophomore said. “I went into the tournament with something to prove, so being able to come ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When he was a freshman, Spencer Weigand ran to stay in shape for soccer tryouts. Now a two-season track captain and one of the best 800m runners in Westfield High School history, the senior finds that the sport has become so much more to him. “I was training with the cross ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s been banner week for Westfield High School junior Erica Lawrence. On Friday, Lawrence won the North II Group IV State Sectional championship in shot put — the first in her team’s history in this event. She tied her school record at 37’ 10.5” “I could not have been more ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity bowler John Silva is in his second year as team co-captain. The senior has helped the team achieve a fourth place finish in the Union County Tournament and a third place finish in the NJSIAA North II Group IV Sectional Tournament. According to Head ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity swimmer Ryan Bebel came in first in all four of the events that he swam in during the Union County Championships Jan. 22— the 100-Yard Backstroke and the 200-Yard Medley as an individual and as part of the team for the 200-Yard Medley Relay and the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity hockey goalie CJ Duffy was named MVP of the Union County Tournament Saturday after he held off Summit by stopping 32 out of 34 shots, helping the Blue Devils win the championship despite getting injured during the game. “My role in the championship ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School girls varsity basketball player Sam Stravach had 12 points and five rebounds in Tuesday’s game against Roselle Catholic, helping her team win 42-35 and avenge their opening-day loss. “We were down by one late in the fourth quarter and Sam hit both free ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — ​Westfield High School junior Sebastian Ferrero overcame a preseason ankle injury to become one of the leaders on the boys varsity basketball team this year. “After a sluggish start, he has sparked the team both offensively and defensively,” head coach Daryl Palmieri said of this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School varsity wrestler CJ Composto wrestled his first match against Scotch Plains-Fanwood last month, pinning his opponent in 40 seconds. The 106-lb. sophomore won the Roselle Park Tournament by going 3-0 and defeated his opponent 22-3 in the finals. “He had as ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School junior Keeley Thompson won the 50 free and 400 free relay at last week’s swim meet against Scotch Plains-Fanwood, helping the Lady Blue Devils defeat the Raiders 96-74. Along with Muriel Maloney, Thompson was one of two Westfield athletes to win an ...

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