NJ high school sports have returned!

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.

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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 athletes:

Football – Kiy Hester, Sr., WR/DB, DePaul

The Rutgers recruit caught a pair of 18-yard touchdown passes and also had a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown to help DePaul shock perennial power Don Bosco Prep 35-25 for the biggest regular-season win in the history of the program and the first win over the Ironmen in decades.

Football – Matt Hoberman, Sr., QB, Hanover Park

Hoberman went 10-for-15 for 172 yards and a touchdown passing and also ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries as Hanover Park upset Madison 27-7 to end Madison’s 39-game winning streak, which was the longest current winning streak in the state.

Gymnastics – Jenna Rizkalla, Jr., Westfield

The Westfield junior won the all-around title at the prestigious Cougar Classic in Cranford with a score of 36.125 to also help lead Westfield to its second straight team title in the event. She also posted the top score of any competitor in the vault with a 9.575.

Girls tennis – Michaela Hlavata, Jr., Freehold Boro

The Czech exchange student won the Monmouth County Tournament first singles title as the No. 3 seed, beating top-seeded Abby Duddy of Manasquan, 6-1, 6-1 in the championship match. She also helped lead Freehold to the team title.

Boys soccer – Walter Nolasco, Sr., Forward, Bergenfield

Nolasco had a hat trick as Bergenfield stunned Ramapo, 4-2, for its first win ever over Ramapo. The victory also ended Ramapo’s 33-game unbeaten streak dating back to 2011.

Vote for your favorite NJ 101.5 Athlete of the Week now!