Cat Attack Sports Newsletter

Volume 3, Issue 18
March 18, 2015
Pinelands Regional High School Sports Newsletter
The Cat Attack
Softball
Strong Returning Cast Should Lead To More Titles
Entering the 2015 season, the Pinelands Regional softball team looks to build on their incredible success
from last year, when they finished the year with a 27-4 record, that included winning the Ocean County
tittle and capturing the B-South Co-Championship title, along with rival Donovan Catholic. Having lost
two seniors from last year, Corinne Huber and Emma Neuwiler, the Lady Cats return strong talent such
as starting pitcher Naomi Stas, who has committed to Philadelphia University. With this dominant starting pitcher, the Lady Cats also have a talented group of seniors returning to support her in the field.
Catcher Steph Healy, first baseman Emily Dancisin, second baseman Kurstin Binshedler, and third
baseman Shannyn Herron, all of whom were vital pieces to last year success, will all be returning this
year. Along with this veteran
Softball Schedule
group, they are expecting
Date
Opponent
Place
Time
some production from young- Day
Monday
04/01
Barnegat
Home
3:45 p.m.
er talent such as freshmen
Thursday
04/02
Lakewood
Lakewood
3:45 p.m.
Brianna Suralik and Jessie
Tuesday
04/07
Donovan Cath.
Home
3:45 p.m.
Rising. Coach Lowe has high Thursday
04/09
Manchester
Home
10:00 a.m.
expectations for this team, for Saturday
04/11
TBD
TBD
1:00 p.m.
they have shown a lot of
Monday
04/13
Central Reg.
Central Reg.
3:45 p.m.
promise. He hopes his team
Wednesday 04/15
Jackson Lib.
Home
3:45 p.m.
04/17
Pt. Boro
Pt. Boro
3:45 p.m.
will not only do well in con- Friday
04/18
TBD
Hammonton
TBD
ference games and a return to Saturday
Sunday
04/19
TBD
Hammonton
TBD
the Shore Conference TourMonday
04/20
T.R.
East.
Home
3:45 p.m.
nament, but he is looking to
Tuesday
04/21
Barnegat
Barnegat
3:45 p.m.
surpass their last year’s efThursday
04/23
Lakewood
Home
3:45 p.m.
forts in the state tournament. Friday
04/24
Lacey
Lacey
3:45 p.m.
Although a lot of hard work
Monday
04/27
Donovan Cath.
Donovan Cath.
3:45 p.m.
is ahead for the Lady Cats,
Wednesday 04/29
Manchester
Manchester
3:45 p.m.
they are looking forward to a Friday
05/01
Central Reg.
Home
3:45 p.m.
season full of success.
Saturday
05/02
T.R. South
Home
10:00 a.m.
Tuesday
Thursday
Monday
Tuesday
05/05
05/07
05/18
05/19
Jackson Lib.
Pt. Boro
T.R. North
Southern Reg.
Jackson Lib.
Home
T.R. North
Home
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
PAGE 2
THE CAT ATTACK
Baseball
Wildcats Hoping For Big Bats in 2015
This year, the baseball team has high hopes to win B-South. The program is certainly heading in the right direction, after finishing 11-10 last year, and also winning the legion championship this past summer. The team
is coached by Coach Rob Sanzari,
who won the accolade of B-South Baseball Schedule
Date
Opponent
Place
Time
coach of the year, last season. The Day
Wednesday 04/01
Barnegat
Home
3:45 p.m.
key returners this year are seniors Thursday
04/02
Lakewood
Lakewood
3:45 p.m.
Mitch Merrill, Chad Astemborski, Friday
04/03
Matawan
Home
11:00 a.m.
Sage Sysol, David DeFeo, RJ Ro- Tuesday
04/07
Mainland
Mainland
4:00 p.m.
driguez, Austin Hartman, and Pat- Thursday
04/09
Manchester
Home
10:00 a.m.
rick Spagnola. The key returning
Monday
04/13
Central
Central
3:45 p.m.
Wednesday 04/15
Jackson Liberty
Home
3:45 p.m.
juniors are Jared Miller, Darien
Friday
04/17
Pt.
Boro
Pt.
Boro
3:45 p.m.
Martinez, and David Lunn. PromTuesday
04/21
Barnegat
Barnegat
3:45 p.m.
ising newcomers are juniors Brad
Thursday
04/23
Lakewood
Home
3:45 p.m.
O’Brien, Ryan Ross, and Jared
Friday
04/24
Lacey
Lacey
3:45 p.m.
Strang. Merrill led the team in batSaturday
04/25
Donovan Cath.
Donovan Cath.
1:00 p.m.
ting last year with a .400 average
Monday
04/27
Donovan Cath.
Home
3:45 p.m.
and hitting 3 homeruns. Astembor- Wednesday 04/29
Manchester
Manchester
3:45 p.m.
ski led the team in pitching, throw- Friday
05/01
Central
Home
3:45 p.m.
ing 35 1/3 innings last season. The Monday
05/04
Mater Dei
Mater Dei
4:00 p.m.
Wildcats open up at home against Tuesday
05/05
Jackson Lib.
Jackson Lib.
3:45 p.m.
Thursday
05/07
Pt. Boro
Home
3:45 p.m.
the Barnegat Bengals on April 1.
Wednesday
05/20
Southern Reg.
Home
7:00 p.m.
Golf
All Eyes Are On The B-South Title Once Again
The Pinelands golf team, fresh off conquering the B-South title in 2014, is getting ready to make another run
at it this spring. With returning seniors Kyle Chieffo, Matthew Maresca, and Danielle Elia, as well as returning junior Jared Carney, the Cats are looking to put their best foot forward. After going 12-5 last year, the
Wildcats are hoping to finish with an even better record and also repeat as B-South Champions. Some additional key players on this years team are Tyler Jackson and Connor Smith. Pinelands is also expecting good
things from first year senior, Tyler Szwed, juniors Kevin Laney, Jake Xifo, Jordan Gomez, Tyler Moore, and
Dylan Mears. Some important
matches will be against division
Golf Schedule
rival Jackson Liberty and Central
Day
Date
Opponent
Place
Time
Regional. Key tournaments include Monday
04/06
Jackson Lib.
Jackson Lib.
3:45 p.m.
the Wall Invitational, Wildcat Invi- Tuesday
04/07
Jackson Mem.
Home
3:45 p.m.
04/13
Donovan Cath.
Home
3:45 p.m.
tational, Ocean County Champion- Monday
04/14
Central
Home
3:45 p.m.
ships, and Shore Conference Cham- Tuesday
Brick Mem.
Brick Mem.
3:45 p.m.
pionships. Right now the Wildcats’ Wednesday 04/15
Monday
04/20
Open
Away
TBA
goals are to beat Jackson Liberty
Tuesday
04/21
Barnegat
Home
3:45 p.m.
and to place in the top six at the
Wednesday 04/22
Manchester
Home
3:45 p.m.
Ocean County Championships.
Thursday
04/23
Southern Reg.
Home
3:45 p.m.
Pinelands is expected to open their Wednesday 04/29
Lacy
Home
3:45 p.m.
season on April 6 at Jackson Liber- Thursday
04/30
Jackson Lib.
Jackson Lib.
3:45 p.m.
ty.
Monday
05/04
Central
Central
3:45 p.m.
Tuesday
Thursday
Monday
05/12
05/14
05/18
Donovan Cath.
Barnegat
Manchester
Donovan Cath.
Barnegat
Manchester
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
VOLUME 3, ISSUE 18
PAGE 3
Boys’ Tennis
Strong Returning Players Look To Defend B-South Title
Last season the boys’ tennis team dominated their conference going 14-0 and winning the B-South championship. The team finished 19-3 overall. Their only loses came in a close regular season match against Southern Regional; in the second round of the shore conference tournament to powerhouse CBA; and in the semi-finals of
the state tournament to Hammonton. The boys dominated on their home court by winning all 12 matches, inclusive of winning the first two rounds of state tournament and winning the first round of the shore conference tournament. This year they have three returning varsity players. Seniors Paul Cardillo, Tom Poklikuha, and Joshua
Humphreys. The key new comers are Tim Kelleher, Jordon Humphreys, and Shane Nourie. Coach Jones said
that he is very excited to see how these young players will develop and progress throughout the season. Jones has
been the head coach of the boys’ tennis team since 2012. In his first three seasons Jones has won two B-South
championships, has an overall record of 48-16, conference record of 31-5, and a home record of 30-4. Coach
Jones stated “I feel we have a good foundation and enough athleticism to win another B-South championship and
possibly the Ocean County Tournament. This year’s team has great chemistry and has a desire to win.” The Cats
home opener will be April 3 against Brick Township at 3:45 p.m. They will also battle rival, Southern Regional,
at home on April 7, at 10:00 a.m.
Tennis Schedule
Day
Date
Thursday
04/02
Friday
04/03
Tuesday
04/07
Monday
04/13
Tuesday
04/14
Wednesday 04/15
Thursday
04/16
Friday
04/17
Monday
04/20
Tuesday
04/21
Wednesday 04/22
Thursday
04/23
Friday
04/24
Tuesday
04/28
Wednesday 04/29
Monday
05/04
Wednesday 05/06
Friday
05/08
Monday
05/11
Tuesday
05/12
Wednesday 05/13
Thursday
05/14
Opponent
Central
Brick Twp.
Southern Reg.
T. R. South
Pt. Boro
Donovan Cath.
Jackson Lib.
Barnegat
Manchester
Brick Mem.
Central
Lakewood
Donovan Cath.
Lakewood
Central
Pt. Boro
Jackson Lib.
Manchester
Jackson Mem.
Barnegat
Lacey
T.R. East
Place
Central
Home
Home
Home
Pt. Boro
Home
Jackson Lib.
Home
Tip Seaman Park
Brick Mem.
Home
Pine Park
Donovan Cath.
Home
Home
Home
Tip Seaman Park
Manchester
Jackson Mem.
Barnegat
Home
T.R. East
Time
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
Follow-Up Sports News
On Saturday, February 21, Lauren Zodl ran the last indoor track race of her high school career when she
competed at the New Jersey State Meet of Champions in the 3200m race. She placed sixth in the race
running a time of 11:04 (her indoor 3200 PR) and marking the best finish by a Pinelands female track
athlete since Amy Beykirch won the 3200m race in 1997. This was Lauren's 8th straight appearance at a
state championship race. This year she has placed in both the cross country and indoor track state championships and she has high hopes for the spring track season as she enters her final season of sports here
at PRHS.
PAGE 4
THE CAT ATTACK
Track & Field
Veteran’s Hope To Show Newcomers The Way
The girls’ track and field team is looking to repeat winning the B-South title again this year. The girls’
team this year is coached by Matt Fuller and is assisted by Margaret Simms and Dan Abbato. The girls
had a great season last year, persevering throughout the entire season to win the B-South championship.
The key returners are seniors Lauran Zodl, Gillian Schriever, and Juliana White. Junior Noel Hartman will
also be returning to add strength to the field events. In addition, the Lady Cats have some very talented
new comers such as Nicole BabTrack and Field Schedule
cock, Rachel Balko, Susan
Day
Date
Opponent
Place
Time
Grelak, and Katie Waldron. The Wednesday 04/01
Central/Mon Don Central
3:45
Wildcats will open their season Saturday
04/04
Rebel Relays
TBA
TBA
against Central and Donovan
Wednesday 04/15
Barnegat/Jackson
Home
3:45
Catholic at Central on April 1.
Tuesday
04/21
Pt. Boro/Lakewood Pt. Boro
3:45
Friday–Sat. 04/24-25
TBA
TBA
TBA
The boys’ track and field team
Tuesday
04/28
Manchester
Home
3:45
is looking to actively compete
Friday
05/0
1
OC
Relays
Southern
Reg.
TBA
this year in the B-South division
Thursday
05/07
OC
Champs
Jackson
TBA
as well. They are coached by
Saturday
05/09
OC Champs
Jackson
TBA
Don Angelina , Don Whitman,
Saturday
05/16
Shore Conference Neptune
TBA
and Sean Derosa. The Cats had
a rough year last year but now
with distant runner seniors Jayson Casillas, Mike Heck, Erich Seager, and Zach Clark leading the team,
they are looking stronger than ever. Some other key returners are James Richards (sprints) and Michael
Suarez (high jump). The Wildcats also have some key newcomers in the field events, Ryan McAndrew,
and Drew Camacho. The Wildcats will open up against
Central and Donovan Catholic at Central.
Girls’ Lacrosse
Looking To Bounce Back and Improve On Last Year’s Record
The girls’ lacrosse team, coached by Paul Millar, finished the 2014 season with a 1-11 record. After coming off a disappointing season the Lady Cats look to bounce back strong. This years squad will be led by
the lone returning senior, Miranda Cyzmek. Other key returners looking to make their mark are juniors
Brittany Corti, Sumer Keady, Lacrosse Schedule
Sierra Callahan and goalie
Day
Date
Opponent
Place
Time
Sydney Dietrik. The new
Thursday
04/02
Jackson Liberty
Home
3:45 p.m.
comers, sophomore Ellie Sor- Monday
04/06
Central
Central
3:45 p.m.
rentino and junior Alexis
Thursday
04/09
Manchester
Manchester
10:00 a.m.
Saturday
04/11
Pt. Boro
Pt. Boro
10:00 a.m.
Hawkins, will hope to make
04/14
Donovan Cath.
Donovan Cath.
3:45 p.m.
an impact on this year’s team. Tuesday
04/17
Barnegat
Home
3:45 p.m.
The Lady Cats look to finish Friday
Monday
04/20
Lacey
Home
3:45 p.m.
higher in the B-South ConferThursday
04/23
Jackson Lib.
Jackson Lib.
3:45 p.m.
ence than last year. The Lady
Saturday
04/25
Central
Home
3:45 p.m.
Cats believe that putting in
Tuesday
04/28
Manchester
Home
3:45 p.m.
hard work will help achieve
Friday
05/01
Monmouth Reg.
Monmouth Reg.
4:00 p.m.
all of their goals. They open
Monday
05/04
Donovan Cath.
Home
3:45 p.m.
the season on April 2, at
Wednesday 05/06
Lacey
Lacey
3:45 p.m.
home against Jackson Liber- Thursday
05/07
Barnegat
Barnegat
3:45 p.m.
Wednesday 05/13
Brick Mem.
Home
3:45 p.m.
ty.
Monday
05/18
Southern Reg.
Southern Reg.
3:30 p.m.
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