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Star Athletes: August, 2010

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine

Meagan Schaefer
Meagan Schaefer (pictured), 15, goalkeeper for the Marlton Pressure Girls 15 and Under soccer team (part of the Jersey Area Girls Soccer premier league), allowed one point in 32 shots on goal at the ESPN-Disney World Cup of Soccer this July in Orlando. With Schaefer in goal, the Pressure had a 4-0-1 record, outscoring the opposition, 17-1, to win the tournament. Their first game was against a team from Honduras, which the Pressure won 5-0. They also beat teams from Long Island and Puerto Rico, tying the team from Ottowa, Canada. Their final victory went 6-0 over the Poughkeepsie, N.Y. team.

Brooke Rose
Cherry Hill
Brooke Rose, 15, competed this month at the JCC Maccabi Games in Baltimore, Maryland on the silver medalist South Jersey girls basketball team. The JCC Maccabi Games, held annually in North America, is the largest, Olympics-style organized sports program in the world for Jewish teenagers.

Alexis Newman
Shawnee High School
Alexis Newman, 17, a member of the Shawnee High School girls lacrosse team, has been offered a full-scholarship to C.W. Post University. She played for the South Jersey Select club team this summer and made the 2010 South Jersey first team for the Schoolgirls National tournament. Last season, Newman had 25 assists and 41 goals for Shawnee, helping to lead them to the state finals.

Jeffrey McGarry
Lenape High School
Jeffrey McGarry, 17, Mt. Laurel, was selected this summer to the All-South Jersey baseball team as a pitcher. Last year, the Lenape High School senior had a 1.51 ERA with a 7 and 2 record. He was also selected as the 2010 Lenape Regional Player of the Year for his play at third base, his position when not on the mound. McGarry has verbally committed to play for the University of Pennsylvania next year.

Kristen Bond
Kristen Bond, 30, won the Advanced Division at the 10th annual Millbrook Horse Trials this month. The Advanced Division is the fourth leg of the 2010 PRO Tour Event Series. Bond competes in the “three day event” which includes show jumping, dressage, and cross country riding. Bond is a riding instructor at the Saddle Brook Ridge Equestrian Center in Shamong.

Jimmy Walsh
Jimmy Walsh, 14, who was hit by a tractor-trailer while riding his bike in 2009, has returned to playing basketball on both his Catholic Youth Organization and in-town rec council basketball teams. He has had 12 surgeries and continues physical therapy for his injured leg.

John “Boo” Vitez
Haddonfield High School
John “Boo” Vitez, 18, is headed to Princeton University, having won a spot on their track team. Vitez is a member of the Haddonfield High School class of 2010, and winner of the 3,200 meter distance run at this year's NJSIAA Indoor Meet of Champions.

Tyrone Mann-Barnes
Collingswood High School
Tyrone Mann-Barnes, 18, was a guard for All South Jersey Basketball team this summer. Mann-Barnes, Class of 2010, is Collingswood High School’s third highest scorer of all time with more than 1,000 points. This fall he will attend the University of the Sciences on a full scholarship. He plans to study pharmaceuticals.

Juliana Foss
Juliana Foss, 13, broke the meet record for the 13-14 girls’ 50 meter backstroke at the 48th annual Jack Hafner Burlington County Swimming Championships this July. The Deer Brook Swim Team member also set a club record of 31.71 seconds in the stroke, winning in 31.51 seconds.

Mary Kate Davis
Mary Kate Davis, 14, competed this July in the Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics, winning first place in the 800m free stroke, 200m back stroke, 200m fly stroke, 200m individual medley and 1500m free stroke. She swims for the Senior A1 Jersey Wahoos team, Mount Laurel.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family, Volume 1, Issue 6 (August, 2010).
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