By TOM WILLIAMS
The Cape-Atlantic League’s spring all stars are online.
Ten baseball players were repeat first team selections from last year. That group includes Vineland’s Erv Bogan, Garrett Musey of Millville and Rob Petracci and Cory Kessler of Egg Harbor Township in the American Conference; Ocean City’s Brandon Lashley and Oakcrest’s Alec Rodriguez in the National Conference; and Alex Sachais of Holy Spirit, Jayden Shertel of St. Joseph, Justin Klemick of Wildwood Catholic and Alejandro Rosado of Pleasantville in the United Conference.
Six players were return picks in boys lacrosse, led by Ocean City’s Marty Cattie, picked to the first team for the third straight season. Return picks from 2018 included Christian Kuhn, Kyle Saul and Charlie Dahl of Ocean City and Chuck Magill of Lower Cape May in the American; and Oakcrest’s Kevin Albright in the National. Somehow, Ocean City’s Bill Kroeger, who was named second team all-state by NJ.com and was the Lacrosse Player of the Year in the Press of Atlantic City, did not even receive honorable mention from the American Conference coaches.
There were seven returning players from 2018 in girls lacrosse. The group comprised Maya Critchfield and Mel Amator of Lower Cape May and Danielle Donoghue, Emily DiMarino and Anna Devlin of Ocean City in the American Conference; and Maddie Barber and Kira Sides of Middle Township in the National.
Twelve of the 14 first team all stars in golf were repeaters from 2018 and six of them were chosen for the third straight year. That half-dozen was Drue Nicholas and Jonathan Prussel of St. Augustine and Michael Miynick from Mainland in the American; Kolby Carter of Lower Cape May and Andrew Kapp and P.J. Schulte of Middle Township in the National.
There were 17 softball all stars who were also first team selections in 2018. But he leaders of the pack were Wildwood Catholic’s Emily Cimino and Jayla Jamison of Millville, both first team picks all four years. They were teammates in 2016 when Jamison played at Wildwood Catholic before transferring to Millville.
A total of 10 boys tennis players were return picks, led by Mike Giunta of St. Augustine, who chosen for the third straight year.
A lucky 13 athletes were repeat choices in boys track, led by Quentin Bundy of Pleasantville, who was a four-time choice. Sincere Rhea of St. Augustine was a first teamer for the third year.
In girls track, a dozen athletes were also first teamers in 2018. But five were picked for the third straight year – Raelynne Miller of Millville, Claudine Smith of Atlantic City and Mya Pomatto of EHT in the American Conference; and Holy Spirit’s Angela Bannan and Oakcrest’s Brielle Smith in the National.
Check out the complete list of CAL spring all stars, including those given honorable mention.