Athletes of the Month


The Ridge Booster Club Congratulates these Athletes of the Month*

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Wrestling – Jake Stein

Jake was 2nd in District 15 and 5th in Region 4. Jake finished the season with a record of 33-8.

Girls Basketball – Kristin Miscia

Kristin is a senior captain leading the Girls Basketball Team to an overall record of 16-12 this season.  Kristin does a little bit of everything for the Ridge Basketball team, averaging 4 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist per game in the month of February.  Kristin is the leader of the teams defense.

Boys Basketball – Jeremy McCavera

Jeremy was our captain, leading scorer, and started every game for the boys basketball team. He can shoot the 3, get to the rim, and had a few impressive defensive games. Jeremy was a pleasure to coach.

Swimming Girls – Grace Sedlazek

Grace has grown stronger throughout the season and is an integral part of our team. She consistently scores points in the sprint freestyle and excels in the 100 backstroke. Grace leads off our 200 Medley relay and helped the team qualify for Meet of Champions for the sixth consecutive year. She was also our swimmer of the meet in our state quarterfinal win over an undefeated Columbia.

Swimming Boys – Ethan Chiu

Ethan is a tremendous sophomore swimmer that is a dominant distance swimmer. Ethan scores points in all freestyle events and placed in the top 8 at Countys and Conferences in the 500 free. He has also contributed to the team in the backstroke and 400 free relay events.

Fencing Girls – Elizaveta Yugov

Elizaveta made All-State 3rd team in foil.

Fencing Boys – Andrew McGowan

Andrew McGowan (12th grade) – went 19-0 at Squad states, placed 11th in the State individual championships and made 3rd team all-state

Ice Hockey – Alex Konovalov

In February Alex had 8 goals & 14 assists for 22 points. He had 4 goals & 5 assists in the Skyland Cup Playoffs and 2 goals in the Cup Final which Ridge won 3 to 0 to capture the Skylands Cup. Alex also had 1 goal & 5 assists for 6 points in 2 State Tournament games. Finally, Alex equaled the All-Time Ridge High scoring record of 144 points in only 3 seasons at Ridge. He tied the record held by Keith Macey (’08) who did it in 4 seasons.

Ski Team Girls/Boys- Clare Mohan – Warren Halbing

Consistent strong finishes helped to lead teams to a conference title for the boys and the podium for girls in states.

Winter Track & Field Girls –  Girls 4x 800 Meter Relay

Meghan Convery (12) , Olivia Cicchetti (10), Morgan Lyons (9) and Kaitlyn Van Baalen (12)

The girls ran their best races at the right time of the season and captured both NJSIAA Meet of Champion titles in addition to the New Balance Indoor Nationals title for the 2nd consecutive year.  All four girls ran their fastest times of the year over this two week stretch.

Winter Track & Field Boys – Amil Khattar

Amil has done a great job this season both on and off the track.  Amil is one of the team captains and sets an example for all other athletes on the team.  During February, Amil helped our team qualify for the NJ Group meet, Meet of Champions and Nationals.  He was the most consistent leg of all relay teams.  Amil anchored the 4×800 at the Meet of Champions which helped the team medal and place 5th in the state.  In addition he led off the 4×400 in which the team placed 13th.

Competitive Cheerleading – Cassie Raia

Cassie lead her team to a finals finish down at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship. She brought great poise and leadership throughout the 2018 season which lead to our great accomplishments. Her positive attitude spread throughout the team to make the team more cohesive. She will be graduating in June and will be dearly missed by the comp cheer team.

* Descriptions provided by team coaches