Vote for the NJ1015 Athlete of the Week [1/27]
NJ101.5 is doing something very special this year to honor those special athletes who excel in any given week in their respective sport. And YOU help determine the weekly winner! It’s time to cast your vote for this week’s NJ101.5 High School Athlete of the Week.
Boys basketball – James Sofield, Sr., G, Jackson Liberty
Sofield poured in 27 points in a 59-49 win over Brick last Thursday to become the first 1,000-point scorer in the history of Jackson Liberty’s program. He followed that up with 26 points in a 57-44 win over Barnegat a day later.
Girls basketball – Nyree Grant, Jr., F, Paramus Catholic
Grant had 20 points and 14 rebounds while also limiting star Kayla Gibbs to a season-low 10 points to help lead Paramus Catholic to a 67-44 upset of previously undefeated Teaneck.
Wrestling – Jesse Bauta, Sr., 220, Southern
Bauta bumped up to heavyweight and scored a 10-7 decision over standout freshman Nick Rivera to clinch the victory as Southern toppled defending Group IV champion Brick Memorial, 25-22, in a match-up of top 10 teams in the state.
Girls swimming – Caroline Baldwin, Sr., Westfield
Baldwin took first in the 100 freestyle (52.42) and the 100 backstroke (55.94) and was part of the victorious relay team (3:35.82) that clinched a thrilling 87-83 victory over Immaculate Heart in a showdown of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the state. Baldwin is part of a senior class at Westfield that has never lost a dual meet in their four years.
Girls fencing – Kristen Coury, Jr., Bernards
Coury earned her third straight individual title in the foil competition at the NJSIAA District 1 tournament on Saturday to help Bernards win its third straight overall team title at the district tournament.