Brielle Smith, Sahmir Jones win 2019 Billy Schoppy Awards

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.

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Brielle and Sahmir joined Mike Gill on 97.3-ESPN’s Sports Bash

 

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The finalists for the Billy Schoppy Awards who were at the Music Pier Tuesday were (from left) Bill Kroeger (Ocean City), Sincere Rhea (St. Augustine), Reese Bloomstead (Ocean City), Joe Sacco (Ocean City), Anna Devlin (Ocean City), Jordan Sweeney (Egg Harbor Township), Tori Rolls (Ocean City), Ionyonia Alves (Oakcrest), Claudia Mairone (Mainland), Danielle Donoghue (Ocean City), Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), Alexis Marker (Cedar Creek) and Mary Meduri (Our Lady of Mercy)

 

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Atlantic City’s Claudine Smith, a Billy Schoppy Award finalist, missed the group photo but received her award later from Frank Campo

 

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