2016 SSZ Winter Sports Banquet
We honor the top athletes from the Jersey Shore in boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey. Middletown North’s Bobby Hampton wins our player of the year award on the ice, Middletown South’s Stephanie Karcz is Miss Hoop Zone 2016 and CBA’s Pat Andree captured Mr. Hoop Zone 2016. SSZ will be posting videos from our banquet throughout the weekend!
The energy in the room was electric as the top athletes from boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey from the Jersey Shore gathered at the Sheraton in Eatontown for the second annual Shore Sports Zone Winter Sports Banquet.
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We’ve got video of every single person honored at the SSZ Winter Sports Banquet:
CBA’s Pat Andree wins 2016 SSZ Mister Hoop Zone
The Colts forward ended his career as CBA’s all-time leading scorer and edged last years SSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Brendan Barry of RFH to win the top honor. Andree was in Spain for a CBA class trip and accepted the award from Europe and his younger brother Conor came to accept the award at the Sheraton:
Middletown South’s Stephanie Karcz wins SSZ Miss Hoop Zone
The Eagles guard won a close voting battle over Saint John Vianney’s Kelly Campbell and Manasquan’s Stella Clark.
Stephanie Karcz (right) poses with Middletown South teammate Alexandra Balsamo after winning SSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone
Middletown North’s Bobby Hampton captures SSZ Hockey Player of the Year
Committed to Northeastern and an NHL Draft prospect this summer, Bobby Hampton has a bright future on the ice. Hampton won the voting over teammate Khristian Acosta and CBA defenseman Ryan Bogan, Jr.
State Championship Game Balls
The Manasquan and Saint John Vianney girls captured state championships. SJV won the Tournament of Champions as well and thanks to Monmouth Building Center, we were able to honor three great players who played a big role in championship games.
Addie Masonius, Manasquan
Zoe Pero, Saint John Vianney
Vanessa Pinho, Saint John Vianney
Manasquan Bank Scholar Athletes of the Year
Kenny Buell, Brick Township
Katie Hyde, Wall
Michael Vendittoli, Saint Rose
Manasquan Bank gives us a chance to spotlight nine Shore Conference schools located near their branches all year long. We saluted three scholar athletes who excelled athletically and academically.
SSZ Winter Plays of the Year
A special thanks to everyone who came out and voted for our plays of the year:
Hockey goal of the year: Ryan Bogan, CBA
Hockey save of the year: Will Lemonie, Saint Rose
Hoops clutch play of the year: Brendan Clarke, Colts Neck
NJ dunk of the year: Justyn Mutts, Saint Augustine
Shore dunk of the year: Elijah Barnes, Mater Dei Prep