Tinton Falls, NJ- The athletic department hosted it's sixth annual Jersey Blues Athletic Awards Banquet dinner at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Tinton Falls. Student-athletes were recognized for their excellence on the playing field as well as in the classroom.
Major Award Winners:
The 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award goes to a male and female sophomore with the highest GPA. In the female category, the department awarded Jordan Grillo, from women's soccer. Grillo continued her classroom domination through her sophomore campaign earning her degree with a 4.00 GPA.
The 2017-2018 Female Athlete of the Year, Katrina Hand from softball and women's volleyball, earned first team All-Region and All-GSAC honors in both sports and was named to the All-Tournament team for the NJCAA national softball tournament. In addition, Hand received the 2018 NGWSD Award (national girls and women's sports day).
Men's basketball saw captain Matthew Ringel take the 2017-2018 Male Athlete of the Year award. Ringel led his team to an undefeated GSAC title , Region XIX championship and NJCAA national championship. Ringel was also named as an NJCAA All-Tournament team honoree.
Eric Malmros, Senior Specialist-Facilities, was awarded 2018 Most Outstanding Brookdalian. Eric continues to support the athletic department, athletic programs, coaches and student-athletes by maintaining the indoor and outdoor playing surfaces while combining his efforts for projects that include all of the banners and plaques displayed around the Robert J. Collins arena.
In years past, the Sixth Man award has been a person who was an integral part of the athletic department – without actually competing. The 2018 recipient, volunteer field specilaist John Fluta, embodies the sixth man because he supports our programs and is constantly looking for new ways to assist with our outdoor facilites. He worked tirelessly throughout the spring season, making sure our baseball and softball fields were ready for competition.
Individual Award Winners From Each Team:
|Cross Country||Most Valuable Player||Alex Fallon|
|Coaches Award||William Nemeth|
|Men's Soccer||Most Valuable Player||Connor Hansen|
|Coaches Award||Willio Jeanvilma|
|Women's Soccer||Most Valuable Player||Devon Moreno|
|Coaches Award||Amy Beringer|
|Women's Tennis||Most Valuable Player||Brianna McCarthy|
|Coaches Award||Krysta Cieslik|
|Women's Volleyball||Most Valuable Player||Katrina Hand|
|Coaches Award||Taijha Williams|
|Men's Basketball||Most Valuable Player||Jaimik Moore|
|Coaches Award||Matthew Ringel|
|Women's Basketball||Most Valuable Player||Che'Kasha Andrews|
|Coaches Award||Katelyn Molloy|
|Cheer / Dance||Most Valuable Player||Madison Kranis|
|Coaches Award||Ny'Thaja Suarez|
|Baseball||Most Valuable Player||Trevor Romeo|
|Coaches Award||Cole Hardy|
|Men's Lacrosse||Most Valuable Player||Erick Chavez|
|Coaches Award||Jake Dudics|
|Softball||Most Valuable Player||Paige Eckert|
|Coaches Award||Katrina Hand|
|Men's Tennis||Most Valuable Player||Daniel Padiukov|
|Coaches Award||Patrick Lombardi|