Friday, June 17, 2005
By Aquila Staff
The 2005 Boys Varsity Baseball team is coming off of an impressive 13 wind season in 2004, and a trip to the state playoff. Currently, we are in the process of rebuilding as we lost 14 letterman from the prior season, 12 of which were seniors. Seven of the none starting positions will be newcomers and nonstarters from the 2004 season. Despite this, we have had a very good preseason. Our players have developed good chemistry, and are playing well together. Senior Chris Rollins has had an impressive preseason on the mound as a pitcher, and if he continues to progress, may be a possible candidate for the Major League Baseball draft. Senior Patrick Clark has been consistent on the mound, and will throw many productive innings for our team. Senior Jeff Hartley is a welcomed addition to our team.
The 2004 Girls’ Volleyball Team ended with a record of 9 Wins/ 11 Loses (State game included in lose record.) We had 5 Wins/ 5 Loses in our division placing us 3rd. Because of the inclusion of the Indians schools, we were regrouped and placed in a tougher division then previous years. Even with this tougher schedule, we made it to States. Additionally, Amanda Kenney made 1st Team All Conference; Sara Mauro and Ashley Shorten made 2nd Team All Conference. The team also won the Sportsmanship Award from the referees association. Even with the lose of 5 seniors, next year’s team should be just as competitive as this year’s team. Although, we are losing a setter, which is hard to replace, this group of girls have been together for three years. They work well together, and I feel they improved greatly over the past three years.
The team opened the season against Washington Township and suffered a close 18-21 defeat in a hard-fought battle. Two missed extra points and a failed 2-point play were the difference in the game. Junior Quarterback, Anthony Glaud, was the offensive player of the game going 12 for 22 passing for 224 yards. Senior player, Jeremy Miles, led the defense with 10 tackles. We then traveled to Pemberton and suffered a 31-24 loss. After giving up 31 points in the first half, the defense came back in the second half and intercepted 2 passes for touchdowns while shutting out Pemberton. Stanley Okoro and Todshon Jones had the interception returns. On Friday, October 1, 2004, the Eagles travel to Triton for their only Friday night game at 7p.m.
Boy’s lacrosse had a successful season with a record of 13-5, including an overtime loss to Notre Dame in the playoffs. Nine players received All Conference Honors. David Deen, Larry Anderson, Keenan Anderson, and Mike Seidel received First Team All Conference. John Magnus, Dan Moran, Matt Kruszekski, Jon Menk, and Dave Stojakovich received Second Team All Conference. Larry Anderson, John Magnus, David Deen and Dan Moran have plans to play lacrosse competitively in college.
The golf team had its most successful season in ten years. With a 15-6 record, the team qualified for the group four state championship, for the first time in school history. The team was led by senior Greg Keil, who is headed to Coastal Carolina University next year to major in th e professional golf management program. Greg made second team all olympic conference, and retrieved the Annual South Jersey Golf Foundation Scholarship. Brett Sauers, a junior, helped jumpstart the season with some very good scores. Brett also made second team all conference. Junior Patrick Giberson had his most successful season, making first team all conference. Freshman Devan Sweeney and Sophmore Ian Yeagar along with Freshman Jeff Gigilio helped make tgeh team one of the stronges squads of 6 golfers in the region. The team looks to build upon the success of this season next year, and with 5 of the top 6 returning, next year looks good for Winslow golf to make a run at states.
The team’s final record was 10-5-1. This was equal in wins as the 2003 season. We did not expect the phenomenal season that we had. We had a single team goal of just making the state tournament (winning half our games). We not only made the state tournament but we also were picked by the South Jersey Coaches Association to participate in their tournament. This tournament was played by the top 16 teams in South Jersey. This and making the state tournament were great accomplishments after graduating 12 seniors last years. We had many positives this season. We beat Eastern High School for the first time in a long time and we started the season 6-0. There were many first for a great season. They followed the season up with a banquet at Filomena’s restaurant for the varsity team.
This was one of the most successful seasons in the last few years. This season we have seen significant improvement in each of the players. They learned a lot about soccer and each had a good time doing it. We also had 2 girls receive All Conference recognition: Liz Breen and Jenna Arnold.
Boys Cross Country
The Winslow Township Boys Cross Country team has a record of 2 wins and 4 losses. The boys’ team is working very hard to better its records. We have twenty young men on our team who are working very hard to improve their times as the season progresses. Jordan Brown, a senior, is our No.1 Runner. Next year looks very good with members returning. We will have an early workout during the month of August.
It has been an exciting season for the Winslow Township Varsity Competition Cheerleaders! The team traveled throughout the Tri-County area competing with other talented teams. Through hard work and dedication the cheerleaders were able to earn many honors this season. Some of the team’s accomplishments include: 2nd place at the Jersey City Liberty Competition, 1st place and “Grand Champion” at the Diamond State Wildcat Invitation. The honor the team is most proud of is the 2005 Olympic Conference Patriot Division Championship. This amazing group of young ladies had a very successful season. Next season should be even more exciting!
Russell Bates Boys Track
The girl's basketball team finished second in the conference behind division champion Timber Creek. Major contributions includes MVP, Alexis Culbreath, leading scores Asia Davy, top rebounder Tracey Smith and defensive specialist , Andrea Pinkston. Team honors for All Conference- First Team- Alexis Culbreath and Second Team- Asia Davy and Tracey Smith. All teams finished strong and looking ahead to next person.
Starting out with low numbers caused Winslow Field Hockey team to carry only a Varsity team. Due to the low numbers, this affected the younger players from getting playing time. Although this hurt the program, the girls played hard and managed to overcome this dilemma. Starting off with two wins, Winslow was up, both spirits and their level of play. Defeating Pennsauken and Timber Creek gave the girls hope of making the play-offs. With the strong teams in the conference, it made that goal attainable this year. They kept fighting and consistently scoring but not enough to make the cut-off date. I feel the girls have accomplished their goal this year. They are very excited about the off-season indoor training.
Boys Track is off to a good start this spring. We are looking foreword to a successful season. We would like to thank the Administration for their support. They won the Olympic Conference Championships in what has become a string of championships led by National hall-fame head coach Russell Bates, Coach Chris Chambers, and Coach Innocnzo. The 4*4 team consisting of first leg runner Darnell Barber, 2nd Branden Granthom, 3rd Derek Rogers, and anchor Frank Jackson took 7th at the Championship of America at the Penn Relays this pas April.
This year’s wrestling season at Winslow Twp. was a very successful one. The Varsity wrestling team won their 2nd straight Collingswood Duals Championship on January 22nd. They won their conference and were District 30 champions for the third straight year in a row. Individual district champions include senior captain Jeff Harris, Jordan Burroughs, senior captain Vince Jones, Latwayne Galloway, senior captain Eric Reid. Individual district runners-up include Frank Chambers, senior captain Jeromy Miles, and Matt Trainor. The team’s only third place district finisher was Zack Davis. In Region 8, Winslow’s champions were Jordan Burroughs and Vince Jones. The team’s only region runner-up was Matt Trainor. Third place region finishers were Jeff Harris, Jeromy Miles, and Latwayne Gallowy. All region place winners qualified for the state tournament. At the New Jersey State Tournament, Vince Jones won his second straight state title. Other place winners include Jordan Burroughs who took 2nd and Jeromy Miles who took 7th. This has been the best year in wrestling in the entire history of Winslow Twp. and Edgewood Regional by a very large margin. As a team and as individuals the Eagles were triumphantly victorious. Good Luck Next Year Eagles!
Boy’s Tennis Season
Coach Diaz and Coach Totoro are very proud of the accomplishments in Boy’s Tennis this year. John Monzo and co-captain Frank Buda were awarded 2nd team All-Conference in 1st Doubles, Justin Nicholls (co-captain) was awarded 2nd team All-Conference for 2nd singles, and Freshman Stephen Suboleski was awarded 1st team All-Conference for 1st singles during the Olympic Conference Tournament. Justin Nicholls and Stephen Suboleski received All-Group IV Honors by the South Jersey Tennis Coaches. The team was 9-7 making the State Tournament two years in a row. The rest of the varsity consisted of Carmen Schiavo, Chris Gies, Chris Gallagher, Justin Rifici, and Brian Baturn. Both varsity and JV worked very hard and are looking forward to bigger and better things in the years ahead.