There are many benefits for students who participate in high school sports, including responsibility, time management, and team work, among other things.

Since the 2016/17 school year has just come to an end, released their list of the Top 100 athletes in the Garden State. Congratulations, to everyone who made the list! I know there's a ton of hard work and dedication that goes into being a high school athlete.

Meet the athletes who call Atlantic and/or Cape May County home:

#82. Alyssa Aldridge - Mainland Regional High School - The list reports that Alyssa won her second straight cross county title!

#59. Cade Antonucci - Holy Spirit High School - There's nothing like ending your years in high school on a high note. Cade was champion again in the javelin at the Meet of Champions! mentions that Cade is on his way to Auburn University in the fall. Good luck, Cade!

#43. Bo Melton - Cedar Creek High School - According to, Bo excelled in both football and track. Bo was also a First Team All-State selection for the second consecutive  school year. Bo will be attending Rutgers in the Fall.

#41. Amanda Nunan - Ocean City High School - Amanda was named Swimmer of the Year for the second season in a row. She was also a champion again in the 200 and 500 free!

 #40. Destin Lasco - Mainland Regional High School - This talented freshman excelled at swimming and broke the 200 IM Mainland record and according to the list, was a champ with the 100 back at the Meet of Champions!

Congratulations again to all the students on an awesome finish to the 2016/17 school year!



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