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Week of December 12th, 2016:
Abby Antognoli-8th grade
Naima Shortridge-6th grade
Naima Shortridge is a sixth grader who really stepped up to the plate in the game on Friday versus Manasquan. When the team’s usual 8th point guard couldn’t attend, Coach Beyer asked Naima if she was up to the challenge and she jumped on it.  Naima’s play was outstanding, bringing the ball up and controlling the tempo of the game.  Coach Beyer and Coach O’Connor knew Naima was capable and they are very proud of her. The second Athlete of the Week is a starting veteran and eighth grader, Abby Antognoli, who has worked very hard to help secure three amazing wins for the team. Abby led the team in points, rebounds and assists against three teams Bay Head has never beaten before: Mountz, Brielle and Sea Girt. Abby is a leader both on and off of the court, and she trains year round in basketball to continually improve. Keep up the good work Naima and Abby!!!  

         P.S.: The Lady Sharks are currently in 1st Place their Division!

Dale Saccone-8th grade
The Bay Head School Boys Basketball Team’s Athlete of the Week is eighth grader Dale Saccone. Coach Speelman said that Dale has improved with each game this season, and he broke out with 7 points against Manasquan last Friday.  Dale is an extremely hard worker, and he is always looking to improve his game.  The fact that Dale never misses a practice has shown is his strong play on both sides of the court. Dale is usually in a good position, which enables him to play solid defense, get rebounds and help the offense. Great job, Dale!

Tyler Stamos-5th grade
The Antrim/Bay Head Middle School Wrestling Team’s Athlete of the Week is rookie sensation, fifth grader Tyler Stamos.Last week, Tyler stepped in to the A-Team line up when a teammate at his weight was sick. Undaunted, Tyler dominated the entire match against his opponent and he ultimately secured a pin to earn the team six points. Coach Whedon says that Tyler shows great promise. He has a good hold on skills and moves as well as intense competitiveness and great coach-ability. Congratulations Tyler!


Week of December 5th, 2016:
Jillian Feehan-8th grade
McPherson-8th grade
Coach Beyer has selected two eighth graders on the Girls Basketball Team as Athletes of the Week. Jillian Feehan is new to the team this year, but when she played in the 5th quarter against Deal she shocked and amazed everyone with her skills. When Jillian had the ball stolen from her she turned around, stole it back, drilled the length of the court and took a shot. Jillian also played against Sea Girt. She has a great attitude and is showing the girls basketball league that size has nothing to do with skills!

Jane MacPherson is a veteran of the team. Jane has learned to read the defense and find the open spot to take a nice easy shot and score.  Although she sometimes doubts herself, Coach Beyer believes that if Jane continues to play and dominate as she has the last few games, Jane will have tremendous success on the court.
Congrats to Jillian and Jane!!!

David Terra-Nova-8th grade
The Bay Head School Boys Basketball Team’s Athlete of the Week is eighth grader David Terra-Nova. David is the team’s leading scorer so far this season, averaging 12 points per game.  Along with his offensive play, David is also is a very good defender. According to Coach Speelman, one of David’s greatest strengths is defending their opponents’ strongest players. Congratulations David!

Seamus Dolan-7th grade
The Antrim/Bay Head Middle School Wrestling Team has five Bay Head School athletes on the roster this season. The first of the five Sharks chosen for Athlete of the Week by Head Coach Chuck Whedon is seventh grader Seamus Dolan. Seamus is a returning starter on the A-team, now wrestling at 100 pounds. Seamus has pinned his opponents in three matches this season against Sandburg, Salk and Belmar earning his team needed points. Two of his pins were after having been down in points, proving that Seamus is a mentally tough wrestler. Way to go, Seamus!

Week of November 28th, 2016:
Entire Girls Basketball Team
Last week the entire Bay Head School Girls Basketball Team suited up in uniform, but not for their games.Due to passing of Coach Beyer’s brother, last week’s games were canceled. In a tremendous showing of solidarity, the entire team attended the funeral services, together, to pay their respects to Coach Beyer and her family. Coach Beyer was overwhelmed by the love and kindness from “her girls” and in selecting the entire team as the Athletes of the Week, she hopes to convey how thankful she is to the players and their parents for their support. Coach Beyer said, “I am now looking forward to a very successful and fun season!”

Well done, ladies. 

Dawson MacPherson-6th grade
The Bay Head School Boys Basketball Team’s first Athlete of the Week this season is sixth grader Dawson MacPherson. The Boys’ Team kicked off last week with games against Brielle and Antrim. Against Brielle, Dawson came off the bench and scored five points. In the Antrim game, Dawson played some key minutes and he was very active on the court. Coach Speelman is looking to Dawson to make some big contributions this year and to dominate in his next two seasons at Bay Head School.
Congratulations Dawson, and Go Sharks!!!!

Week of October 24th, 2016:
from left to right: Jaycee and Madelyn

Madelyn Akersten-7th grade
Jaycee Kalis-7th grade
Madelyn Akersten and Jaycee Kalis, both 7th graders, are the Girls Soccer team Athletes of the Week. Maddie had a very strong season.  As an outside midfielder, she does a lot of work that does not show up on the score sheet but is just as important to the team’s success.  Maddie plays good defensively, and her wide play stretched our opponent’s defense to help create scoring chances. Jaycee was a great utility player for the team this season, with the ability to play four different positions.  She was a standout in the center of the defense, where she regularly broke up our opponent’s scoring chances and started our attack.  When both of our regular goalkeepers went down with injuries, Jaycee stepped in and played some great games in the net as well. Congratulations Madelyn and Jaycee!!!

from left to right: Dale, Connor, and Ethan

Dale Saccone-8th grade
Ethan Hinds-8th grade
Connor Laymon-8th grade
The Boys Soccer team’s Athletes of the Week are three eighth graders: Ethan Hinds, Connor Laymon and Dale Saccone. All three players made tremendous contributions to the Sharks securing a birth in the playoffs this year with huge wins over Avon and Belmar. Connor has quietly done an excellent job at both forward and midfield.  He is one of the leaders in assists, and he is always looking to set up his teammates to score.  Connor has a lot of speed, which helps move the ball forward. Dale has steadily improved all season, using his speed and versatility to contribute both defensively and offensively in both our wins. Dale plays with needed aggression on the ball. Ethan played the majority of the season on offense, and when he scores it is usually with a powerful shot from outside the 18. Ethan displayed his versatility in the last two games, playing in different positions in the back to shore up our defense.  Ethan never quits fighting for possession of the ball. Congratulations Ethan, Connor & Dale! Go Sharks!!!

Week of October 17th, 2016:
from left to right: Owen, Amanda, and Colin

Owen Curtis-6th grade
Colin Jacobs-8th grade
The Boys Soccer team’s Athletes of the Week are two defenders, eighth grader Colin Jacobs and sixth grader Owen Curtis. Colin has played a huge part in our defense as sweeper and center back.  Though playing mostly defense, Colin showed his versatility in our win against Lavallette moving to forward giving his teammates multiple opportunities to score. Owen has played great as a right back this season, but his stellar goaltending in the Lavallette game secured the shutout with two tremendous saves at the end of the game. Great job Colin & Owen! Go Sharks!! 

Amanda Lewis-8th grade
Amanda Lewis, an 8th grader, is the Girls Soccer team Athlete of the Week.  Amanda is a player that gives her all in every game.  This season, Amanda has scored 7 goals including one last week against Mountz. Amanda’s speed makes her an extremely dangerous forward who is very hard to contain.  Unfortunately, she suffered an injury this week that will keep her out for the rest of the season.  Amanda’s presence on the field will be missed. Get well soon Amanda!

Week of October 10th, 2016:
from left to right: Derek, Naima, and Tanner

Naima Shortridge-6th grade
Naima Shortridge, a 6th grader, is the Girls Soccer team Athlete of the Week. Naima has been a steady performer for us this season, and she is second on our team in goals scored. Naima is a hard worker and very strong with the ball at her feet.  Her strong play draws the attention of the other team, which helps to free her teammates up for scoring opportunities. Great job, Naima! Go Sharks!!

Derek Garbarino-8th grade
Tanner Curtis-7th grade
The Boys Soccer team’s Athletes of the Week are our Center Midfielders, eighth grader Derek Garbarino and seventh grader Tanner Curtis. Both boys have excellent passing and tackling abilities and the ability to read the game. Derek capped off a great week of important wins with two goals against Sea Girt and helping secure our shut-out. Tanner played superb against Bradley Beach at the end of the second half, switching momentum in our favor leading to back to back goals to give the Sharks a hard fought come from behind victory. Congratulations Derek and Tanner! Go Sharks!! 

Week of October 3rd, 2016:
from left to right: Jane and Josh

Jane MacPherson-8th grade
Jane MacPherson, an 8th grader, is the Girls Soccer team Athlete of the Week. Jane is one of our outstanding leaders on the team. She plays very good defense and usually marks the opponent’s out of games, helping the Girls Soccer team to boast a 6-1 record to date. Last week, Jane also added to her defense stats and got on the score sheet against Deal, tallying her first goal in a BHS uniform. Way to go, Jane!

Joshua Boyan-6th grade
Joshua Boyan, a 6th grader, is the Boys Soccer team Athlete of the Week.  Josh has tallied a goal in all but one game of our seven games to date this season, helping the team to be 4-3 overall which is the best boys soccer school record in a decade. Josh’s offensive prowess gave us leads in games against Avon and Belmar, and he scored late under pressure to clinch a victory against Deal. Congratulations Josh! Go Sharks!!   

Week of September 26th, 2016:
from left to right: Owen and Jada

Jada Clayton-6th grade
Jada Clayton, a 6th grader, is the Girls Soccer team Athlete of the Week. Jada has been a rock on the defense for us this year. In our four games Jada has already had countless plays that have prevented our opponents from getting scoring chances.  She plays with the composure of a much older player, and she helps to make all the players around her better. Great job Jada!

Owen Marcoux-8th grade
Owen Marcoux, an 8th grader, is the Boys Soccer team Athlete of the Week. Owen has played outstanding for the Sharks at midfield. Marking the opponent’s best players and helping secure the middle defensively, Owen also has a good feel for breaking out offensively and setting up his teammates, tallying two assists and numerous shots on goal. Congratulations Owen! 

Week of September 19th, 2016:
from left to right: David and Abby

Abby Antognoli-8th grade

Abby, an 8th grader, is the Girls Soccer team Athlete of the Week. Abby is a leader on and off the field.  This week she scored 5 goals in wins over Deal and Bradley Beach. Aside from scoring, Abby also sets her teammates up for many scoring opportunities and works hard to help the defense as well.   Way to go Abby!!

David Terra-Nova-8th
David Terra-Nova, an 8th grader, is the Boys Soccer player of the week.  David’s stellar goalkeeping has helped the Boys Soccer team start the season 2-0.  After a penalty shot gave Deal an early lead in our first game, David stood his ground and defended the goal with key saves that led to a come from behind, 3-2 victory. David then recorded a shutout against arch rival Bradley Beach, highlighted by an all out dive to knock away a tricky shot from just outside the six yard line, securing a 1-0 victory. Great job David!!