Today in Sports: Final Spring Sports 2023

June 3, 2023

Spring sports are going strong at Valley – stats and updates weekly!

Baseball: The team has a record of 14-10 and 6-4 in Big North – Independence. Big wins included victories over Northern Highlands, Pascack Hills, Fair Lawn and PCTI.

Flag Football: On 5/24, the Wayne Valley varsity flag football team lost their away tournament game against Ridgewood (NJ) by a score of 20-0. They also lost their conference game against Wayne Hills.  Earlier, the Wayne Valley varsity flag football team won their away conference game against West Milford (NJ) by a score of 13-0.

Golf Boys: The Boys Golf Team had a fantastic year in 2023! The golfing Indians finished 12-8, winning the Big North Independence Division and finishing 2nd in the Passaic County Tournament. Standout Lex Ferguson was 1st Team All County/League, with Ryan Hayes, Lucas Egan, Alex Casper, and AJ DiAgistini also receiving postseason honors. Coach Kowal was also awarded the Big North Independence Division Coach of the Year.

Golf Girls: Wayne Valley wins their division and the Big North Cup! Jess Danckwerth shot 79 to lead Wayne Valley. WV Girls Golf won the Passaic County Championship. Jess Danckwerth and Savannah Martin both took home medals.

Lacrosse Boys: On 5/26, the lacrosse team won their home playoff game against Red Bank Regional by a score of 15-10. Earlier this season, the top seeded Boys Lax played a perfect game with a 12-0 victory over Wayne Hills in the semi-finals of the County tournament. The lacrosse boys have a final record so far of 17-3.

Lacrosse Girls: At the end of May, the lax girls had a record of 15 wins to 3 losses. They are also  6-1 in NJIGLL – American North. Goalie Daniella Indomenico earned her 300th save as the Girls Lax defeated Indian Hills 10-9 in OT. Jessica Lee scored her 100th goal in a 16-2 first round PCCCA victory over Clifton. In the semifinals of the County Tournament, the girls had a 14-5 win over fourth-seeded DePaul.

Spring Track and Field Boys: The team finished 2nd at the Big North Championship Meet and taking the overall Championship!  The team also won the last dual meet of the season, and they won every dual meet and are going strong into championship season. can’t wait to see them continue to succeed! Boys track and field star, Christian Mercado had the best long jump and third best triple jump and ran a key 400 leg in the sprint medley relay to help the Indians win the large schools division at the Passaic Relays. He also  set new record for the triple-jump this past month, jumping, hopping and leaping 44 feet, 11.5 inches which is about a foot farther than the previous record at Valley. The team also won the Large Schools Passaic Country Relay Championships. Gold medals for the IH, 4×1600, SM, Shuttles, Disc, HJ.

Spring Track and Field Girls: The girls spring track team finished 8th in the Counties.  They also came in third place the Large Schools Passaic Country Relay Championships. The team finished 4th in the Conference and improving on their season. The girls also represented Valley at the Penn Relays. They are working hard and getting stronger and faster each day.

Softball: Currently, the girls have a record of 10-12 and are 5-4 in Big North – Independence. IN a recent game, Sophia Passaro went 2-for-2 with 4 RBI to help lead 6th-seeded Girls Softball to a 10-0 win over Eastern Christian in the 2nd round of the County Tourn. Sumaya Ali and Emma Politz each collected 2 RBI while Makenzie Crowe had 3 strikeouts and allowed no hits. The girls also won a close call 11-10 over Fair Lawn.

Tennis Boys: Our boys tennis team continue to win and have a record of 13-6 and 7-3 in Big North – Independence. Unfortunately, they were not able to win against Wayne Hills but they have wins against big name teams such as Paramus, Lakeland, St. Joe’s and West Milford.

Volleyball Boys: The volleyball team has a 16-6 and 8-2 in Big North – Independence. They also came home with a Clifton Tournament Championship. They defeated Hoboken in the semi-finals 25-14 and then went on to beat undefeated Hackensack 25-21 in the finals! Recently they improved to 9-2 on the season with a 2-1 victory over Indian Hills. Brandon Leckner and Krenar Shaquiri bought the hammer with 31 kills and Michael Balinski had an incredible 32 assists on the night. This includes a win against Wayne Hills. They are currently ranked in the Big North-Independence division.


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