TINTON FALLS — The first event related to the 40th Annual Shore Football Coaches Foundation All-Shore Gridiron Classic all-star football game took place on Sunday when some of the top players in the Shore Conference were honored for their standout work in the classroom.

A luncheon at Fort Monmouth’s Gibbs Hall recognized players from the 2016 season who were selected to the Academic All-Shore team. Two players from each team who earned at least a 3.0 GPA and made significant contributions to their team’s success on the field were presented with plaques and along with their parents and head coach, were treated to lunch by the SFCF.

Guest speakers included Rutgers University running backs coach Lester Erb, The College of New Jersey head coach Rocky Hager and Monmouth University head coach Kevin Callahan. The event was presided over by Shore Sports Network director Kevin Williams.

The divisional coaches of the year for the 2016 season were also honored and are as follows: Freehold Township’s Cory Davies in Class A North; St. John Vianney’s Derek Sininsky in Class A Central; Central’s Justin Fumando, Brick’s Len Zdanowicz and Toms River North’s Dave Oizerowitz in Class A South; Wall’s Dan Curcione and Manasquan’s Jay Price in Class B North’ Keyport’s Jay Graham in Class B Central; Point Boro’s Matt Cilento and Pinelands’ Brian Wilkinson.

Among the All-Shore scholar athletes are Asbury Park’s Namir Argilagos, who excelled at the prestigious High Technology High School in Lincroft and will attend Notre Dame University on an academic scholarship, and Pinelands’ Glenn Brown, who will graduate as the school’s class of 2017 valedictorian.

Shore Football Coaches Foundation 2016 Academic All-Shore Team

Asbury Park: Namir Argilagos, Tyrone Bailey

Barnegat: Connor Lustenberger, Jake Schmitz

Brick Memorial: Joe Manso, Justin Szuba

Brick: Dean Helstowski, John Prato

Colts Neck: Liam Abujawdeh, Steven Barsky

Central Regional: Andrew Kelly, Anthony Holloway

Donovan Catholic: Peter Schlendorf, David Novakowski

Freehold: Sean Neely, Reid Oslin

Freehold Township: Matt Cruz, Tyler Schulman

Holmdel: Vincent Vitiello, Seamus Wood

Howell: Ean Craig, Michael Ioannides

Jackson Liberty: Steven Schuster, Xavier Roman

Jackson Memorial: Magnus McCaleb, Dan Barker

Keansburg: Will Lambert, Christian Santiago

Keyport: Erik Nellis, Cody Young

Lacey: Evan Ross, Justin Frazee

Lakewood: Jah’sir Cooper, RaQuan Kenney

Long Branch: Keith Cooper, Xavier Jenkins

Manalapan: Cody Weiner, Jonathan Pimentel

Manasquan: Ben Barry, Damaso Jaime

Manchester: Chris Blaine, Dylan Cervenak

Marlboro: Ryan Cassidy, Anthony Mitchell

Matawan: Andrew Conzo, Joe Beukers

Mater Dei Prep: Shane Mastro

Middletown North: Brendan Kube, Nick Kish

Middletown South: Aneesh Agrawal, Michael Wilson

Monmouth Regional: Jay Eustace, Tyler Rebmann

Neptune: Gary Hoover, Damien Valentine

Ocean: Michael Krug, Anthony Mazza

Pinelands: Glenn Brown, Thomas Madge

Point Pleasant Beach: Roddy Rupp, Dominick Waldman

Point Pleasant Boro: Hayden Frey, Justin Rafi

Raritan: Sean Agar, Eugene Kolibas

Red Bank Catholic: Nasir Darnell, Alex Sargiss

Red Bank: Ryan Garley, Kevin Laughlin

Rumson-Fair Haven: Ryan Tuorto, James Melia

Shore Regional: Matt Pennell, Michael Devine

St. John Vianney: J.P. Tarantino, Edward Sheridan

Southern Regional: Dane Walker, Dylan Smith

Toms River East: Vincent Miranda, Kyle Blue

Toms River South: Todd Stueber, Cooper Guzzi

Toms River North: Esiah Santamaria, Chris Renda

Wall: Kyle Dallicardillo, Mike Andrejco

The 2017 All-Shore Gridiron Classic will take place on Thursday, June 30 at Shore Regional High School’s Feeney Field. It will be the 40th edition of New Jersey’s longest running high school football all-star game. The rosters will be released in May and announced right here on Shore Sports Network.


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