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Sports Roundup VII
Sara Courtney

Where we’re going, and where we’ve been, in sports.

These past week (or so...)

  • Prep A Champion Girls Cross Country took second place at the NJSIAA Championships, and at the Meet of Champions they took 3rd place, missing out on 2nd by only one point.
    • Of note:
      • Olivia Murray '24 took sixth overall (out of 160 runners) and set a new personal record for the Holmdel course.


  • Boys Soccer compiled an impressive 17-2-1 record this fall, capturing both the Skyland Conference Title and Somerset County Title for the first time since 2014. The team's 17 wins are the second-most wins in a season since 2008.
    • Of note:
      • Captain Martin Fields '24 led a defense that surrendered only 15 goals in 20 matches, including posting 12 shutouts—the second-most shutouts since 2007. 
      • Captain Thomas Yanez ’24 dished out 19 assists, breaking the recent high-water mark set by his brother, Daniel Yanez ’22, and climbing into the top 5 of assists in a season in the program’s recorded history.
      • Captain Anthony Bugliari ’24, who was named All-American, scored 15 goals, bringing his career total to 41, which puts him in the top 10 career goalscorers in the program’s recorded history.


Boys Cross Country won the Prep A State Championship this season, and placed fourth at the NJSIAA Championships.

  • Of note:
    • Fred Grote '25 led Big Blue qualified for the Meet of Champions and finished in the top half of over 160 runners, registering an even 17:00 time on a tough Holmdel Course.


  • Big Blue Field Hockey ended their season with a gritty defensive performance in the state final against Oak Knoll, finishing with a record of 16-5.


  • And finally, Field Hockey held a training session with St. Benedict's Prep's brand new field hockey team, where players come together to share skills and techniques, and their love of the game.



Coming up:


Winter Is Coming...


  • Coming off a record of 14-7-1 and a Skyland Conference Championship, Boys Ice Hockey is looking to dominate on the ice once again.


  • Keep an eye out for Girls Basketball, a team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the district tournament last year. With 6 players returning from last year's successful team, this is bound to be a thrilling season.


  • And Boys Basketball, led by Coach Murdock, is ready to make their mark. After jumping up in conference play last season, they placed 2nd in the Valley Division Conference—their only conference losses were by a total of 2 points to the eventual champion. "I'm excited about the upcoming season as we look to win our conference and compete on a high level statewide," says Coach Murdock. "We have a blend of experienced veterans along with dedicated and talented underclassmen who will be great contributors to the team. We plan to play an exciting uptempo style, both offensively and defensively, and it should be another fun and competitive season."


  • And after the Girls Ice Hockey run for the State Championship last season, let's get ready to rent the buses again...






For more athletics news, contact: Alex Nanfara, Assistant Director of Communications, Social Media Strategy & Athletics