Numerous Crusaders Recognized for Stellar Season
Nine Crusaders have been recognized for their stellar play this season. Three Crusaders - Jake Antonucci, Brendan McCaskey and Aram Minnetian - are nominees for the prestigious USA TODAY/NorthJersey.com Sports Award which will broadcast online on Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 pm. Our Crusaders proudly top the ice hockey list with three players nominated of 12 total players, the most for any high school.
Television sports broadcasters Jesse Palmer, Sage Steele, Dr. Jerry Punch and Courtney Cronin will host the awards show with numerous Hall of Fame and All-Star athletes on hand to participate in the event and awards presentations. The event can be viewed on YouTube and the event's website sportsawards.northjersey.com. New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick will present the Coach of the Year and Team of the Year awards. Other presenters include Steve Currie, Patrick Mahomes, Venus Williams, Michael Phelps, Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky, Gabby Douglas, Bode Miller, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Gary Woodland, Misty May-Treanor, Jordan Burroughs, Norm Duke, Rose Lavelle, Jessica Mendoza and Keli Smith Puzo.
All tolled, nine of our Crusaders were recognized for 32 total awards and nominations this season! Congratulations on a great achievement!!