Middle Township High School recently honored its graduating student-athletes at its annual athletic awards ceremony held recently.
Cameron Hamer and Victoria London were named the respective male and female winners of the school’s Charles E. Douglas Memorial Award, which is given in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of sports.
Hamer was the starting quarterback on the football team, a starter on the basketball team and was the Cape May County champion in the high jump in track. Hamer plans to continue his football career at Albright College.
London was a starter in both basketball and softball, earning varsity letters in both sports in each of her four years in high school. She plans to continue her softball career at Rowan College at Gloucester.
London was also given the Purple Heart Award, given by athletic trainer Amy Adair to an athlete who overcomes adversity to contribute to the school’s athletic program. London suffered a serious knee injury during her junior basketball season but returned as a senior and was a productive member of both the basketball and softball teams.
A.J. Baez and Bridget Donohue were the recipients of the school’s Robert Penkethman Memorial Sportsmanship Award, given to the senior athletes recognized by their peers as most sportsmanlike.
Baez was an outstanding leader on the football and basketball teams. He plans to attend Rowan University, where he hopes to play basketball.
Donohue was a three-sport participant in field hockey, swimming and track and field. She is Middle’s only 12-sport varsity letterwinner among the current senior class. Donohue is set to attend Catholic University, where she plans to join the school’s crew program.
Emilie Repici was the first-ever recipient of the Athletic Director’s Award, a new award given by athletic director Sharon Rementer. Repici volunteered with the athletic department by performing many tasks, including taking photographs of Panther athletes. Repici is set to attend Neumann University in the fall.
Also recognized at the ceremony was Julia Mallett for being named the school’s NJSIAA Scholar Athlete. Mallett posted a 4.728 GPA and was ranked third in the senior class while playing three varsity sports. Mallett plans to attend Purdue University in the fall.
Twenty-nine members of the senior class were recognized for earning four varsity letters in at least one sport. They included Lacey Abrego, Tori Anzelone, Abri Bostard, Gabriella Caraballo, Johnny Carlson, Gia Conte, Jake Cooper, Maddie Deane, Garrett DiPalantino, Bridget Donohue, Grace Fox, Paige Fox, Carson Haas, Cameron Hamer, Liz Ianiro, Sofia Lomax, Victoria London, Julia Mallett, Augostina Mallous, Kyle Matthews, Diamond McNeal, Ryan Nagle, Angelina Panzini, Eddie Proud, Romeo Rodriguez, Kyle Roscoe, Lauren Ryan, Camryn Seitz, Haley Sparta.