Vote for the HS Athlete of the Week [5/23]
NJ1015.com is doing something very special this year to honor those special NJ high school athletes who excel in any given week in their respective sport. You help determine the weekly winner by casting your vote for your favorite.
It’s time to cast your vote in this week’s NJ1015 High School Athlete of the Week.
Baseball – Anthony Arneth, Jr., P, Central Regional
Arneth threw a four-hit shutout, striking out six and walking three, to lead Central to a 6-0 win over Barnegat that gave the Golden Eagles their first Ocean County Tournament title since 1986. Arneth also went 1-for-2 at the plate in the win.
Softball – Madeline Taggart, Sr., P, Atlantic City
Taggart pitched a four-hit shutout and also scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning on a double by teammate Cassidy Shea as 16th-seeded Atlantic City shocked top-seeded Kingsway 1-0 in a South Jersey Group IV first-round game. The Vikings have now won eight straight following a 3-10 start thanks to the win over Kingsway, which was considered the No. 1 team in South Jersey.
Girls lacrosse – Bridget Curran, Sr., Attack, Rumson-Fair Haven
The North Carolina recruit scored a game-high five goals to lead Rumson-Fair Haven to its second straight Shore Conference Tournament title with an 11-7 win over rival Red Bank Catholic in a showdown between two of the top 15 teams in the state.
Girls track – Olivia Baker, Sr., Columbia
Baker sparkled with four gold medals at the Essex County Championships to lead Columbia to the team title. She won the 800-meter race (2:17.54), the 100 (12.13), the 400 (54.09) and the 200 (24.72) to give her a record 24 individual Essex County titles in her brilliant career. She only lost one race at the county meet in her four-year career.
Boys tennis - Rafael Colombo, Sr., Schalick
The senior transfer from Brazil helped Schalick reach its first NJSIAA sectional final in at least two decades by leading the seventh-seeded Cougars to upset wins over No. 3 seed Haddon Township and No. 2 seed Lindenwold in South Jersey Group I. He won in straight sets in the win over Lindenwold and followed that with another victory in the semifinals that proved crucial as Schalick won both matches by a score of 3-2.
Now it's time for you to cast your vote for your favorite high school athlete below! Voting ends at NOON on Friday May 23rd.