Athletes of the Month

The Ridge Booster Club Congratulates these Athletes of the Month*


October 2019


Boys Soccer – Robert Rutkowski – Goalie

Robbie has made over 100 saves this month, recorded key shutouts on Senior Night over Linden and in our County game vs Watchung Hills, stopped a PK Shootout attempt by Union to help us win our 1st Round State game, and was featured as a Skyland Conference Goalie of the Week on earlier this month.

Girls Soccer – Heather Cortese

As a senior and captain, Heather helped lead the team throughout October including 2 game winning goals over Watchung Hills and Pingry to lead the team to the Somerset County Finals.  Heather ended the season with 4 goals and 5 assists.  

Gymnastics – Ashleigh Bober

Ashleigh has been an outstanding asset to the Ridge Gymnastics team for the past four years. She has shown true dedication and leadership to her team and teammates. She is driven and willing to do what is asked of her and completes any task she is given with a smile. She puts her teammates first and is a huge asset to our team. As a senior we will miss her but we wish her the best of luck as she moves onto college. 

Field Hockey – Megan Olsen

Megan moved from the mid field to defense this season and has been extraordinary!  Not only does she match up against some of the best attackers in the state and shut them down, but she also uses her great stick skills to start our attack out of the back field.  She supports our attack on the right side and has been instrumental in our success during the month of October.  In addition to Megan’s skills, she’s been an incredible leader for us as a senior captain.  

Volleyball – Anna Peacock

Anna stepped into a new role this year on the Varsity as one of the Liberos.  For the month of October she averaged 12 digs per game and for the Somerset final she provided the team with 2 very timely ace serves, in addition to her 16 digs.  Anna has helped her teammates become more successful on offense by passing so well and playing a relentless defense.  Congrats!

Cross Country Boys – Jake Dobrowolski

Jake has significantly improved since the start of the season.  Jake has scored on varsity in the last two meets.  He helped the team place 2nd at Conference.  In addition, he was a major reason the team won the Somerset County Championship.  His performance at the County meet was part of the 5-man course record for Pleasant Valley Park.  

Cross Country Girls – Grace LaCapra

Grace has worked very hard and has moved in to a top Varsity position.  At both the Skyland Conference and Somerset County meets she finished as our third girl.  At the county meet she was 7th overall and helped the team to its 4th straight title. 

Cheerleading – Alyssa Ritter

As a senior, Alyssa leads by example and is a role model for the underclassmen on the Varsity Sideline team and the Green Competition team. Her smart, game-time decisions, paired with her mature perspective and ever-growing skills make her an incredibly valuable member of our program. 

Football – Jack Perry

One of our top players and a terrific leader.  He made several big plays week after week to help us win all 4 of our games in October.  Jack does it in the kicking game, on defense, and on offense.

* Descriptions provided by team coaches