Vote for the NJ1015 HS Athlete of the Week [5/16]
Baseball – Brad DeMartino, Sr., LHP, Westfield
DeMartino threw a complete-game six-hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk to help Westfield upend a high-scoring Governor Livingston team, 5-3, to win its county-record 14th Union County Tournament championship. DeMartino also threw a four-hitter, striking out five, in a 4-1 win over Cranford in the UCT semifinals.
Softball – Naomi Stas, Jr., P, Pinelands
Stas struck out seven and walked two to earn tournament MVP honors in a 3-2 victory over Jackson Memorial that gave Pinelands its first Ocean County Tournament championship in school history. She also added a double and a run scored at the plate in the win.
Boys lacrosse – Chris Blewitt, Sr., Attack, Bergen Catholic
Blewitt had two goals and four assists for a team-high six points as the state’s No. 1 team won its first Bergen County Tournament title since 2009 with a 16-5 win over Northern Highlands to remain unbeaten. Blewitt also had three goals and two assists in a 12-5 win over Ramapo in the semifinals.
Boys volleyball – Thomas Burrell, Sr., Middle Hitter, St. Joseph-Metuchen
Burrell helped lead the way in an impressive performance as St. Joe’s went 4-0 against four of the state’s top 10 teams, including No. 1 Southern, to sweep the day at the annual Super Six Showcase in Metuchen. In the win over defending NJSIAA champion Southern, Burrell had 10 kills, 2 blocks and 2 aces in a 25-23, 25-21 victory.
Girls track – Emily Bracher, Jr., Freehold Township
Bracher won the 800-meter race at the Monmouth County Championships in Holmdel in a meet-record 2:11.21, which is the fastest time in the state this season. Bracher’s time is also the third-fastest in state history, and it helped Freehold Township finish second as a team in the county.
Now it’s your time to vote for your favorite NJ1015 High School Athlete of the Week. Make sure to get your votes in, voting ends on Friday May 16th at noon.