The best of the memorable 2020 season

By TOM WILLIAMS

The Cape-Atlantic League announced its all star teams this week from the unique fall season that was just completed. There were no championships within the league but the coaches’ votes honored the top performers.

In boys cross country, there were seven runners who were repeat choices from 2019 first teams, including two from Ocean City. The CAL Boys Cross Country All Stars are HERE.

There were also seven runners who were repeat choices in girls cross country – three of them were picked for a third time and one – Alyvia Grey-Rivera of Wildwood Catholic – was chosen to the first team a fourth straight year. That makes her a Quad Star. The CAL Girls Cross Country All Stars are HERE.

Field hockey had seven first team repeaters from 2019 and three girls who are three-time first team picks – one from Millville and two from Middle Township. The CAL Field Hockey All Stars are HERE.

A half-dozen boys soccer players were repeat first team picks, two of them from Egg Harbor Township. The CAL Boys Soccer All Stars are HERE.

A total of 17 players were repeat first team choices in girls soccer, led by four-time pick Faith Slimmer of Ocean City, who becomes the fall’s second Quad Star. The CAL Girls Soccer All Stars are HERE.

There were two more Quad Stars in girls tennis – Samantha Phung of Egg Harbor Township and Charisse Tigrado of Cedar Creek. They were among five repeat first-teamers. The CAL Girls Tennis All Stars are HERE.

That brings us to football.

There were no West Jersey Football League or NJSIAA championships in football this season. If you were paying close attention, you also know that many games were postponed or cancelled and others were created on the fly. It was a season like no other.

The WJFL made no all star selections this year and the CAL decided to simplify its selections by just picking five football players from each team, regardless of position. But The Prime Events Sports Team had another idea.

We took all of the players who will be honored by the CAL as all stars, the five per team chosen by the coaches, added a few and grouped them into the more standard first teams, second teams and honorable mention. Every player selected by the coaches is included.

These are the football all star teams as The Prime Events Sports Team saw them.

There you have it – the top Cape-Atlantic League performers in fall sports. The season produced four Quad Stars, athletes who achieved the maximum of four straight first team selections. It was a season loaded with challenges and unique situations.

But, despite all that, lets hope we have seasons at least as good for winter and spring sports.

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