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Star Athletes: February, 2011

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine

Julianna Foss (pictured)
Freshman Julianna Foss broke the Shawnee High School record for the 100-yard backstroke, swimming it in 1:00.92. The previous record was 1:01.03 in 1992. Foss also broke the Burlington YMCA Hurricanes team record in the 200-yard fly with a time of 2:14.15. The previous record was 2:22.67.

Shannon Dennehey
Shawnee High School senior Shannon Dennehey broke the record for scoring the most goals in a single season for the Shawnee soccer team. The two-time first- team all-South Jersey player was named all Group 4, NSCAA All American and NSCAA New Jersey player of the year. She will be playing at the University of Louisville next year.

Chris Santo
Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill East senior Chris Santo joined an elite group of South Jersey basketball players by scoring more than 2,000 points. The leading scorer in South Jersey, he received a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Vermont next year. He is also a McDonald's All-American nominee.

Morgan Venuti
Washington Township
Washington Township High School junior Morgan Venuti captured the 2010 New Jersey State Championship title in the uneven bars, attaining a 9.725, the fourth-highest score

Kyle Klaus
Haddonfield senior Kyle Klaus achieved his 100th career wrestling victory, defeating Paulsboro for their first loss at home in 41 years.

Lindsey Kane
Washington Township
Bunker Hill Middle School eighth grader Lindsey Kane placed first in the 1,500 meters competition at the Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest amateur track series. Kane earned 60 cumulative points to win the middle school-level competition and a $1,000 scholarship.

Alex Nork
Moorestown Friends School senior Alex Nork from Mount Laurel signed a letter of intent to compete on the gymnastics team at Ohio State for the 2011-2012 school year. Nork has been a member of the boy’s team at Will-Moor School of Gymnastics for the past 10 years, has competed at the national level for the past five years, and ranks in the top 25 percent of male gymnasts in the nation.

Ronald Baines
Eastern senior Ronald Baines, participated in National Signing Day, the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period, where he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southern Illinois.

Billy Bruno
Mount Laurel
Billy Bruno, 10, from Mount Laurel, was a first-place winner in the 10-year-old age bracket in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held at Lenape High School.

Ariel Anderson & Danielle Smith
Sophomore Cherokee gymnast Ariel Anderson placed first on the uneven bars at the New Jersey South Sectional, qualifying to compete at the New Jersey High School State Competition. At the Olympic Conference Championships, Anderson placed first on the vault and second on the uneven bars. Freshman Danielle Smith placed fifth all-around at the Olympic Conference Championship and sixth on the uneven bars at the High School South Sectional, qualifying her to compete at the High School State Championship on the uneven bars.

Annemarie Donachie
St. Charles Borromeo School third-grader Annemarie Donachie placed 16th out of 35 girls in the traditional hard shoe competition at the 2010 Mid Atlantic Regional Oireachtas. Her eight-hand Under 9 group also placed 12th out of 26 groups.

Carrie Baekstrom
Cherry Hill
Carrie Baekstrom, a sixth-grader at Beck Middle School, placed second at the Meet of Champions for the one-mile cross-country race.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 11 (February, 2011).
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