For the primary time since 2019, NorthJersey.com and The File hosted the North Jersey Excessive College Awards as the highest gamers from the Bergen and Passaic counties had been honored on Tuesday night time.
A full home stuffed the Passaic County Artwork Heart in Wayne as 40 prizes had been awarded, together with 33 that went to the Athletes of the 12 months of their numerous video games.
The most important winners of the night time had been the wrestler St. Joseph Jimmy Mullen and Lakeland athlete Angelina Perez, who took dwelling the award as the lads’s and girls’s athletes of the yr.
Mullen has received his second state championship this season, and can purpose to win third place subsequent yr as a senior. He would be the third heavyweight in state historical past to win the three state championships.
“After I received the primary one, I celebrated at college, however then I received a second job and now it’s time for me to do a 3rd job,” Mullen stated.
Perez is joined by a bunch of world-renowned skilled footballers, with the 2021 gold medal of the European Championships within the fall. Within the spring, she accomplished her profession by successful the three,200-meter race on the Champions League. Perez will attend the College of Florida subsequent yr to skip and observe the sphere.
“It is only a matter of satisfaction to be chosen for this award,” Perez stated. “This sport has modified my life in so some ways and I really feel like I’ve develop into the perfect system for myself due to it.”
Along with the Sports activities Award, different particular awards embrace the McGill Scholarship Prize, which was received by Eastside footballer Kelvin Medina and Bergen Tech footballer Shauna Moran.
Hasbrouck Heights athlete Marybeth Barrios received this yr’s Coach of the 12 months award, whereas Dumont ladies’ coach Dave Cieplicki received the Coach of the 12 months award.
The Paterson Constitution basketball staff has received this yr’s award after successful the primary Passaic and state basketball titles final winter.
“Phrases can’t specific it,” Paterson Constitution coach Jerry Wimberly stated. “It means quite a bit to the college itself. It is essential for teenagers and workers and oldsters, for each division that makes this occur.”
North Jersey Athlete of the 12 months
BASEBALL: Caden Dana, Don Bosco
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Paulina Paris, Saddle River Day
BOYFRIEND FOOTBALL: Will Richardson, Bergen Catholic
WOMEN BOWLING: Sara Holden, North Highlands
SAMARIN BOWLING: Zachary Jordan, Wayne Hills
GIRLS: Angelina Perez, Lakeland
GREAT BOYS: Jacob Heredia, Clifton
WOMEN’S FIELD: Niki Woods, Demarest
YOUNG FIELD: Max Zuckerman, Pascack Hills
FILIN HOCKEY: Krista Lilienthal, Pompton Lakes
FOOTBALL (OFFENSE): Steve Angeli, Bergen Catholic
FOOTBALL: Value Q’yaier, DePaul
GOLF GIRLS: Emma Shen, Bergen Tech
BOYS GOLF: Dylan Gallagher, Dwight-Englewood
GYMNASTICS: Jacqueline Bernardo, Wayne Hills
KANKAN HOCKEY: Will Fuller, North Highlands
STORY FROM GIRLS: Christina Allen, Dell River
YOUNG WOMEN: Connor Munson, Westwood
LACROSSE WOMEN: Kaitlyn Davies, Wayne Hills
SAMARI LACROSSE: Koleton Marquis, Don Bosco
FOOTBALL: Emily Jozak, Wayne Valley
FOOTBALL: Kyle Jahnke, Waldwick
FOOTBALL: Jocelyn Moody, Immaculate Coronary heart
WOMEN swimming: Katie Lawrence, India Hills
YOUNG SUNNA YIN AND: Aaron Baltaytis, Tenafly
TENNIS WOMEN: Stephanie Yakoff, Fort Lee
BOYS TENNIS: Ajay Kartik, North Highlands
GIRLS STORY: Angelina Perez, Lakeland
STORY: French Fabian, Bergen Catholic
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Annabelle He, Ridgewood
BOYFRIEND FOOTBALL: Masa Hamada, Bergenfield
WOMEN’S WRESTLING: Olivia Klein, Paramus
Wrestling boys: Jimmy Mullen, St. Joseph