Vote for the NJ1015 HS Athlete of the Week [6/6]
NJ1015.com is doing something very special this year to honor those special NJ high school athletes who excel in any given week in their respective sport. You help determine the weekly winner by casting your vote for your favorite.
Baseball – Nick Droboniku, Jr., pitcher, Mainland
Droboniku threw eight scoreless innings of four-hit ball, striking out seven, to help 11th-seeded Mainland stun top-seeded Moorestown 2-0 in nine innings to win its first NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV title since 1999. Droboniku helped the .500 Mustangs (12-12) outduel Mainland ace Scott Zimmer, who was sensational in defeat with 21 strikeouts in nine innings.
Softball – Madison Levine, Sr., catcher, Indian Hills
Levine blasted a game-winning, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to send Indian Hills to a thrilling 5-4 win over three-time defending champion Immaculate Heart Academy in a match-up of teams that were a combined 61-0 in the Bergen County Tournament championship. The win snapped a 19-game BCT winning streak by IHA and gave Indian Hills its second BCT title in history and first since 2010.
Boys track – David Njoku, Sr., Cedar Grove
Njoku, who is headed to Miami on a football scholarship, set the NJSIAA Group I high jump record with a jump of seven feet, one inch to win the Group I title. His jump is the sixth-best in New Jersey history and the third-highest in the nation this spring.
Girls track – Josette Norris, Sr., Tenafly
The North Carolina recruit won the 1,600-meter race and the 3,200 at the NJSIAA Group III championships at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield, which included running a Group III and Bergen County-record time of 10:25.57 in the 3,200. She won both races at the Group meet for the second straight year, and she did it after coming back from a torn plantar fascia suffered during cross country season.
Girls lacrosse – Nicole Donnelly, Sr., Lenape
Donnelly had a hat trick to help Lenape upset Ridge, 11-9, to capture the NJSIAA Group IV championship and advance to the Tournament of Champions. She also scored a team-high five goals in a hard-fought, 17-14 win over West Windsor North to win the South Jersey Group IV title.
Now it's your time to vote for your favorite NJ high school athlete!