Sunday athletic administrators from the Shore Conference saluted senior student-athletes from 47 schools who were selected as their 2014 Sportsmanship award recipients during separate breakfast events in Ocean & Monmouth County.


Taking nothing away from our friends to the north I served as emcee for the Ocean County event which once again was held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Toms River.  This was the 21st time in the 22 year history of the Sportsmanship Awards program that I have served as emcee to help salute those who best personify the ideals of fair play, citizenship, ethics and respect.

The 2014 class of “good sports” in Ocean County is an impressive group of student-athletes:


Barnegat                       Andrea Alleyne                      Zach Andrews

Brick Memorial            Kate Lipuma                          Kevin Veltre

Brick Township            Bailey O’Hara                        Drew Scott

Central Regional          Brianne Allender                   Tom Koenig

Jackson Liberty            Morgan Koerber                   James Loiacono

Jackson Memorial        Tiffani Kipila                          Khani Glover

Lacey                                Brittany Biele                       Eric Reitmeyer

Lakewood                        Kaitlin Peltz                          Alex Catalan

Manchester                     Olivia Sumeriski                 Joseph Bick

Monsignor Donovan       Dana Carbone                   Vincent Grasso

Pinelands                          Kirsten Holloway                Tyler Carney

Point Beach                      Amanda Hoeler                   Ryan Ulo Prima

Point Boro                          Jamieson Gilmore             Will Boccanfuso

Southern Regional            Renee Chambers             Rob Yaiser

Toms River East                 Valerie Hirschfeld              Matt Gudzak

Toms River North              Sam Reilly                           Zack Molloy

Toms River South              Madison Kenny                  Kyle Kroon


Also honored was Bill Bruno of Brick Memorial as the Ocean County Athletic Director of the Year while retiring Toms River High School South Principal Len Stanziano was presented with the Ocean County Service Award.

Congratulations to not only those saluted Sunday but the Athletic Directors for their commitment to this program which recognizes those who understand both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.