A dozen female athletes from the Cape-Atlantic League’s Class of 2018 will be recognized on Monday at the Music Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk. They are the finalists for the 18th Annual Billy Schoppy Memorial Awards as top senior athletes in the CAL.
Here are the 12 finalists, in alphabetical order.
Alyssa Aldridge (Mainland) was the most successful distance runner in New Jersey with multiple state and South Jersey championships. She will attend Georgetown.
Mickey Baker (Ocean City) was an all star in cross country, an all star in basketball and a champion in track. She will attend Monmouth.
Jazzy Duverglas (Cedar Creek) was an all star in basketball and a champion in track. She will attend Rowan.
Kamryn Englert (Holy Spirit) played soccer, was an all star in basketball and was an all star in softball. She will attend Neumann.
Tess Fisher (Vineland) was the No. 1 tennis player in the state with a career record of 159-3. She will attend Rutgers.
Alexis Harrison (Millville) was an all star in basketball and an all star in track. She will attend Goldey-Beacom.
Iyanla Kollock (Our Lady of Mercy) was an all star and champion in both indoor and outdoor track. She will attend Rutgers.
Gianna Morganti (St. Joseph) was an all star in field hockey and an all star in softball. She will attend Rider.
Shannon O’Reilly (Ocean City) was an all star in field hockey and an all star in lacrosse. She will attend LaSalle.
Ryann Styer (Ocean City) was a state champion and record-setter in swimming. She will attend South Carolina.
Maggie Wallace (Ocean City) was New Jersey Swimmer of the Year with multiple state championships and records. She will attend Indiana.
Alexa Weber (Ocean City) was an all star in cross country and an all star in track. She will attend St. Joseph’s.
All 12 finalists have been invited to the 7th Annual CAL Celebration on the Ocean City Music Pier Monday afternoon. The winner will be announced then plus the presentations of the Ed Byrnes All-Sports Award, the Tony Surace Award, the Ken Leary Memorial Award, the Frank Campo Humanitarian Award and basketball awards from All Star Saturday. Mike Gill’s Sports Bash will broadcast live from the Music Pier on 97.3-ESPN.
Previous female winners
2016-17 – Bridget Ruskey, Middle Township
2015-16 – Sara Pietropola, Absegami
2014-15 – Madie Gibson, Lower Cape May
2013-14 – Bridget Flynn, Ocean City
2012-13 – Colleen Callahan, Atlantic City
2011-12 – Katie Champion, Egg Harbor Township
2010-11 – Sarah Marakos, Holy Spirit
2009-10 – Tara Wuko, Wildwood Catholic
2008-09 – Nijgia Snapp, Oakcrest
2007-08 – Tara Booker, Absegami
2006-07 – Casey Beyel, Ocean City/Mary Wilks, Bridgeton (tie)
2005-06 – Renee Tomlin, Ocean City
2004-05 – Kristina Brenner, Vineland
2003-04 – Kara Ayers, Absegami
2002-03 – Adrienne Rochetti, Sacred Heart/Shameka Speed, Bridgeton (tie)
2001-02 – Monica Johnson, Wildwood
2000-01 – Danielle Frith, Hammonton