Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week

May 30, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Michaela Hobson can take the pressure that comes with being on the pitcher’s mound, but with this softball season’s cancellation due to COVID-19, the intensity of game play has taken a backseat to practice and preparation. The 16-year-old Westfield High School sophomore has been ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Amanda Paden’s typical track event is the 800 meter and the 1600 meter, and while she’s running alone on the streets during the pandemic, she’s still covering her usual distances. Paden, an 18-year-old senior at Westfield High School, is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Alivia Macaluso is keeping her head in the game of softball — but it’s not always in the usual ways. With the spring season called off due to COVID-19, the sophomore and third basewoman said, she has been practicing softball daily both on and off the field. Macaluso is this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A great leader both on and off the baseball diamond, third-baseman Victor Coustan was penciled in to bat fifth this season, his coach said. Before COVID-19 came to New Jersey, the 17-year-old Westfield High School senior was set to come back this spring after recovering from a ...

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WESTFIELD NJ — While the varsity golf player has not been on the course recently due to the coronavirus pandemic, he is still practicing the game at home and staying in touch with his teammates. A four-year senior varsity golf player set to play competitive golf in college next year, Jason Lee ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, this Westfield High School lacrosse defenseman remains in touch with his teammates and hopes to get back out on the field soon. A three-year senior varsity lacrosse player, John Eric Tilyou, referred to as “Jet” by his teammates, is this week’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The junior track star has been staying active and motivated while away from practices because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a standout indoor season this past winter, Isabel Boufarah qualified for the NJ Meet of Champions and the Distance Medley Relay, which was recognized as a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School runner is keeping in shape and connecting with his teammates online in the hopes that the track team might come together for a season of competition when the coronavirus pandemic has passed. Sophomore Conor Daly took home a county title at the 3200 this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The 17-year-old junior at Westfield High School recently committed to play lacrosse at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Whether it is as part of a club or for her school’s varsity team, Maggie Aslanian plays the sport year-round. Aslanian is this week’s Ron Bansky and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — He started playing volleyball in his freshman year at Westfield High School and continues to roll with the sport. Despite athletics being indefinitely postponed for the season, Etan Zeller MacLean, an 18-year-old senior at Westfield High School and setter on the varsity ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ali Lisanti scored eight points in the Union County girls varsity basketball tournament win earlier this year. On Thursday, the Westfield High School senior recalled her team’s glory in winning a title that the Lady Blue Devils had not secured since 2008. Lisanti is this week’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The 17-year-old Westfield High School wrestler had long strived for a top spot at a statewide competition. And this past weekend Luke Hoerle did just that, placing seventh at the state tournament in Atlantic City. Hoerle, a senior, is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two-year captain Caroline Dwyer has led the Westfield High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a Union County Tournament title in her senior year. Dwyer dropped 23 points in the opening round of the county tournament in a 29-point win against Dayton on Feb. 18. Dwyer, who is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Julia Csorba finished with a time of 8.62 for the 55-meter-high hurdles at the NJSIAA Sectional Championships on Friday, tying with the Westfield High School record for the event. The 17-year-old senior at Westfield High School holds 10 other school records in various track ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — She was the first ever goalie to play for Westfield High School’s Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey team. Megan Raftery is a three-sport athlete, and the 18-year-old has shown improvements throughout her high school hockey career as she leads the state in saves in her senior season.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — He trains five days a week with the Westfield High School varsity swim team and six days a week with the YMCA’s Devilfish. They are practices that have paid off. Barney Veres, a 17-year-old captain on the high school swim team, is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — She scooped the puck from behind the Lady Blue Devils’ goal, hustled it across the ice and scored the game’s winning shot in the contest against Princeton. Maddie McDevitt is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the week. The 17-year-old high school ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Erin McAndrew helped to propel the Westfield High School girls' varsity swim team to a win over top ranked Scotch Plains and Summit in the Union County Championship Saturday. McAndrew was a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relays while also ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School senior point guard scored 17 points in a close game against Plainfield Tuesday. It was the latest success in a season of successes for Jake Walsh and the Westfield High School basketball team, the record for which stands at 9-2. Walsh is this week’s Ron ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With record-breaking finishes, Katie Hamilton has made it clear that she aims to leave an impressive legacy on the Westfield Track and Field Program. The Westfield High School junior opened up the season with a first place finish in the 1000-meter at the Len Pietrewicz ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Under the leadership of captain Trevor Tanella, the Westfield varsity ice hockey team has risen to fourth in the state’s public B rankings. The senior scored four goals and had one assist in a three game stretch to close out 2019. He then opened the New Year with four assists in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Varsity wrestler Jeremy Silber opened up a 2-0 lead against Jackson Memorial Dec. 20 to score three takedowns in the third period and win 11-3. Silber, a 17-year-old senior at Westfield High School, is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — She swam the 100-yard butterfly faster than any Westfield High School girl has in recorded history. Senior Abby McKinney set a new school record during the Lady Blue Devils’ varsity meet against Scotch Plains-Fanwood Dec. 19. McKinney is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Co-captain of the Westfield High School girls’ varsity hockey team Maddie Katz is looking good to start her senior season. The girl’s hockey program is in its fourth year, and Katz has been with the team since it was created. Katz is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The 17-year-old senior and captain on the Westfield High School varsity swim team is off to a strong start for the winter season. Jeremy Kronheimer placed first in the 50-yard individual freestyle on Tuesday. It was among a series events of he competed in at the swim meet against ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Trey Rabinowitz is on a roll. The co-captain of the Westfield High School varsity bowling team and his teammates secured a 7-0 win over Roselle Park in a match at Jersey Lanes Wednesday afternoon. Rabinowitz is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — He runs cross country, winter track and spring track and will compete in the Nike Northeast Regional, an upcoming championship in Wappingers Falls, New York, Saturday. Will Loggia, an 18-year-old senior at Westfield High School, is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The 17-year-old senior has filled a variety of positions during his time with the football team, but none quite as fulfilling as the one he is in now. A tight end on the Westfield High School varsity football team, John Czarnecki team is looking forward to next week’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Jessi Schlewitt knows how to set a girl up for success. A 17-year-old setter on the Westfield High School varsity volleyball team, Schlewitt is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. Schlewitt, who is a senior, secured eight assists and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 16-year-old junior at Westfield High School, Lila McMahill stepped in as the varsity field hockey team’s goalie in the pre-season, and she’s moved at full speed since. McMahill recorded a save percentage of 81%, allowing only 35 goals this season. McMahill is this week’s Ron ...

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