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Don’t tell Cayli Biele that you can’t play three sports and excel at all of them because that’s just what she has done during her athletic career at Lacey Township High School.

When she finishes up sometime in June, she will have earned 12 varsity letters in soccer, basketball and lacrosse and amazingly has been a four-year starter in each of those sports. Her accomplishments on and off the field/court have helped Biele earn the inaugural Shore Sports Network/92.7 WOBM Athlete of the Month award for April.

The Lions standout has served as a team captain over the past two years in all three sports and has earned multiple honors. Biele has received three academic awards for having the highest GPA on her team, a coach’s award, the Lion Heart Award, and was the soccer team’s defensive player of the year. She also serves as Lacey’s school ambassador for the Shore Conference.

Cayli is a STEM Academy and National Honor Society student who is enrolled in honors and advanced placement classes and has used her time-management skills to play three seasons of athletics while also ranking in the top 7% of her graduating class. She will be attending Clemson University where she plans to major in engineering and also play club sports. Biele earned nearly 47% of the votes to beat out Josh Kline of Pinelands Regional with Toms River North’s Caitlin Beahm finishing third.

Each Ocean County high school is eligible to nominate one student-athlete for the monthly honor with the staff of the Shore Sports Network to determine the finalists. Viewers will then have the opportunity to vote over the course of one week.

Q&A with Cayli Biele:

 Q:      What is your reaction to being voted our first Ocean County Athlete of the Month with so many deserving candidates?

 A:      I was very excited. I haven’t won many awards like this and it was an

exhilarating experience to feel that my hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.

After reading the accomplishments of the other student-athletes I feel proud

of myself to even be among them.

 

 Q:      Three-sport athletes are not nearly as common as they used to be.  Was

          there ever a point in your Lacey career where you thought about giving up

          a sport to focus more attention on the others?

 A:      No, I was raised in a very competitive household where my sisters were both

multi-sport athletes. I enjoy spending almost all of my time playing sports

and doing schoolwork. I even tried to sign up for the volleyball team during

“Season 3” due to the changes in the calendar due to COVID. However, it

did not work out with my schedule, although it would have been a fun experience.

 

 Q:      Do you have a favorite sport?

A:      I could never choose one and call it my favorite.  Typically, whichever sport is in

season is my favorite at that time.

 

 Q:      Is there one moment in your high school athletic career that stands out

            among the rest?

 A:      It would have to be winning the “B South” soccer championship as a senior. This

truly stands out because of the COVID season and the chance our season could

be shut down on any day. However, this did not happen to my team and we

ended up playing every game like it was our last and won the division title

 

 

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