Brielle Smith of Oakcrest and Sahmir Jones of Pleasantville were named winners of the Billy Schoppy Memorial Awards for the top sports careers in the Cape-Atlantic League’s Class of 2019.
The announcement came at the end of the CAL Celebration in the Music Pier auditorium on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
Smith, who set records in the javelin, won multiple state championships and was a soccer all star, will head to Stanford University in September. She is the second Oakcrest student-athlete to win the award. Nijgia Snapp won in 2009 and went on to become a multiple All-American at Tennessee.
Jones, a football all star, 1,000-point scorer in basketball and state track champion, heads to Boston University in August. He is the first student-athlete from Pleasantville to win the award.
A list of previous winners and all of the 2019 finalists is here.