Vernon honors outstanding athletes

Vernon. The Vernon Township High School Athletic Dept. honored Adriana Soto of the girls' swim team and Harry Malile of the boys' swimming team as athletes of the week of Week 6 of the winter 2019-20 season. Katelyn Motalvo and T.J. Santaita were honored for Week 7.

13 Feb 2020 | 11:44

The Vernon Township High School honored its athletes of the week for Weeks 6 and 7 of the winter 2019-20 season.

Sophomore Adriana Soto has held the top times in the sprint freestyle/backstroke events all season for the varsity girls swim team.

She was a double winner against Kittatinny with a personal best time in the 50 and 100 Freestyle. Adriana also finished in the top 12 at the Sussex County Championships and HWS Championships.

Sophomore Harry Malile won the 100 backstroke in a recent dual meet against Pope John for the varsity boys' swim Team. At the HWS Championships, he placed 7th in the county in the backstroke and he set personal bests in four other events.

According to Coach Miller, Malile has been a leader for the team all season. His peers as well as competitors admire his tremendous perseverance and dedication.

Freshman Katelyn Montalvo had two pins for the girls wrestling team last week in the Vikings' first home wrestling jamboree at VTHS.

Montalvo began the season with an injury but has shown great dedication and commitment all season long. She will compete in the upcoming all-girls state tournament.

Senior T.J. Santaita reached the 100-point milestone for the Varsity Ice Hockey team in a recent win against Old Tappan.

Santaita has led the team in scoring all season and was recently named MCSSIHL Player of the Week.

The ice hockey team clinched another state playoff berth and begin the Mennen Cup Playoffs this week against Sparta/Jefferson.