Vote for the NJ1015 High School Athlete of the Week [10/14]
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.
Here’s how it the voting works: Each week, we have a new group of NJ student-athletes who have shined for their respective teams. You can cast your vote for your favorite athlete. Voting ends on Friday at NOON. Find out the winner when they are announced on NJ1015.com at 2pm. Each weekly winner will get a plaque and at the end of the school year we’ll honor all our winners with a very special awards banquet.
Here are this week’s candidates:
Football: Chris Jacobson, Sr., RB, Saddle Brook
Jacobson exploded for a school-record 405 yards and five touchdowns on only 19 carries, and also caught a touchdown pass in a 42-14 win over North Arlington for Saddle Brook’s first win of the season. Jacobson has more than 900 yards rushing in four games and 11 touchdowns.
Football: Tucker Caccavale, Sr., QB, Manasquan
Caccavale threw for a school-record 350 yards and four touchdowns and also set a school record for completions in going 17-for-23 in a 38-0 win over perennial power Middletown South. Caccavale threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone.
Field hockey: Stephanie Pezzuti, Sr., F, West Essex
Pezzuti scored two goals in a 3-1 win over Montclair Kimberley in the Essex County Tournament championship game to give West Essex its third straight county title.
Girls volleyball: Hayley Unger, Sr., Outside Hitter, Marlboro
Unger led the Shore Conference with 54 kills last week and spearheaded an upset win over Sterling. She also had 18 kills in a win over Long Branch.
Boys Soccer: Conor Manning, Sr., Goalie, Morristown
Manning made six saves as 12th-seeded Morristown upset fourth-seeded Mount Olive 1-0 to advance to the Morris County Tournament semifinals. It marked Manning’s second straight shutout, and he also made key saves in a shootout win in an upset of Pequannock earlier in the tournament.
POLL IS CLOSED; The winner will be posted at 2 p.m..