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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Boys basketball - Asem Johnson, Jr., G, Paterson Eastside

Johnson, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, had a game-high 18 points, including four crucial points in the final minutes, to lead the Ghosts to a 49-48 upset last week over perennial state power St. Anthony. He also had a game-high 12 points and six rebounds in a win over Passaic on Saturday. He leads the undefeated Ghosts in scoring at 21 points per game.

 

Girls basketball – Jackie Gallagher, Sr., G, St. John Vianney

The Lancers senior guard had a game-high 17 points, nailing five 3-pointers, in a 58-38 win over Manasquan in a match-up between top 10 teams in the state to keep the Lancers unbeaten.

 

 Wrestling – Kevin Mulligan, So., 170, Bergen Catholic

Mulligan was named the Most Valuable Wrestler for the upper weights at the prestigious Garden State Duals on Saturday after winning four bouts, including one over Holy Cross’s Kenny Long in a match-up between two of the top 170-pounders in New Jersey. He also helped No. 1 Bergen Catholic beat No. 3 St. Peter’s Prep, 34-21, in a highly-anticipated showdown between two of the state’s best teams.

 

Ice hockey – Anthony DelGaizo, So., F, Delbarton

With only 15.2 seconds left in the game, DelGaizo redirected a shot by teammate Sean Petrie into the net for the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Christian Brothers Academy last week in a showdown between two of the state’s best teams. DelGaizo also had two assists in a 3-1 victory over Don Bosco Prep in a match-up of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the state.

 

 Girls swimming – Jacklyn Van Lew, Jr., Red Bank Catholic

Van Lew set three meet records between an individual race and two relays, which included breaking an 11-year-old meet record in the 200 individual medley, to help Red Bank Catholic win its 14th straight team titles at the Monmouth County Championships on Saturday. Lew swam a 2:06.49 to win the 200 IM and also won the 500 freestyle in 5:04.34. She also was part of the Caseys’ record-setting relay teams in the 200 free relay (1:38.57) and 400 free relay (3:33.46). Van Lew was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Swimmer.

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**Voting for this week's athletes ends on Saturday afternoon 1/18 at NOON.