Thank You!

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The coaches and I would like to thank all spring athletes and parents for their  commitment and support of Blue Jays Athletics!  The early part of the spring season has been very difficult due to the weather and field availability, which has led to many changes to the athletics schedule.  Some changes have happened the day of the event.

The coaches and I certainly appreciate your patience and flexibility.  In order to have a successful athletics program everyone has to be invested. Thank you for your investment and let’s hope the weather has finally changed for the good!

A few friendly reminders:

1.  The most up to date schedules, results, and head coaches contacts can be found at

2.  Follow the athletic department or your team on twitter:

@GoJaysAthletics, @GoJaysFootball, @GoJaysBaseball, @GoJaysSoftball, @GoJaysBTrack, @GoJaysGTrack

3.  Follow this blog simply by clicking on the follow button and submitting your email.

See you around the fields!  Go Jays!!!




2013-2014 NJSIAA and GMC Award Winners!

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Congratulations to the 2013-2014 NJSIAA and Greater Middlesex Conference award recipients:

NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete

Rebecca Clark

Rebecca is ranked #1 in the senior class and participates in Girls Cross Country and Outdoor Track. She is involved in many school organizations such as National Honor Society, Key Club, and a variety or performing arts/music activities.  Rebecca has greatly added to the rich history of Middlesex High School.

Rebecca will attend Rutgers University and study Engineering.

Past Recipients:

2012-2013  Michael Torre III

2011-2012  Mikala Connery

2010-2011  Nicole Lyons

2009-2010  Rebecca Marchioni

2008-2009  Carolyn England

Greater Middlesex Conference Scholar-Athlete

Julia La Capria

Julia is a two sport athlete who also excels in the classroom. Julia is ranked 3rd in the senior class and participates in numerous school activities such as National Honor Society (Treasurer) and Future Business Leaders of America.  She has been a key participant on our Girls Cross Country and Outdoor Track teams.

Julia is considering attending University of Connecticut, Marywood University, Montclair University, or West Chester University to study Nutrition/Dietetics.

 Peter Domenick

Peter was a four-year starter in football earning four varsity letters. He earned numerous post season honors including a Mini Maxwell Award and making the Super 100 NJ Football team. He also excelled in the classroom where he is ranked in the top 20% of his class.

Peter will continue his football career at Albright College.

Past Recipients:

2012-2013  Giana Guarino and Derek Anderson

2011-2012  Nicolette Reilly and Thomas Cirone

2010-2011  Jennifer Sox and Christopher North

2009-2010  Krista Campbell and Matthew Luettchau

2008-2009  Brittney Glenn and Michael Fuscoletti

Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Award

Melissa Brower

Melissa has earned six varsity letters to date and was recognized this year as a team captain for Football Cheerleading. Always smiling, Melissa is thought of as a leader amongst her peers and always represents herself, school, and community in a positive manner!

Melissa is considering attending University of Delaware or West Chester University and will study Human Services.

Brandon Bollin

Brandon participates in football, basketball, and baseball.  He is a rare three sport athlete!  No matter the season or outcome of the event, Brandon always conducts himself in a positive manner and  will be missed!

Brandon will continue to play football while attending  Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Past Recipients:

2012-2013  Hollie DeBaro and Conor Reilly

2011-2012  Nicole McGuire and Sean Gilbert

2010-2011  Laura Hanson and Mike Passanante

2009-2010  Jenna DeVincentz and Jeffrey Creighton

2008-2009  Mary Chismar and Peter Donhauser

All award winners will be honored at a luncheon at the Pines Manor!Congratulations to all!  Go Jays!!!


*  Please note:  Past recipients listed start from my first year as Director of Athletics (2008-2009 to present).


Criteria For Spring Athletics Lettering

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The athletics department would like to remind all spring athletes and parents the criteria for earning a varsity letter:

Baseball – Appear in ½ Total Games; Pitchers 1/3 Games

Golf – Appear in ½ Total Matches

Softball – Appear in ½ Total Games; Pitchers 1/3 Games

Tennis – Appear in ½ Total Matches

Track (Boys/Girls) – Earn 25 Points

Under unusual circumstances an athlete who has not met the criteria may be awarded a Varsity Letter. Each case is considered separately.

  1. Managers/statisticians who have completed two seasons in good standing will receive a Varsity Letter.
  2. Senior athletes will receive a letter if they have been a team member in good standing for four years.
  3. Certification of participants will be awarded to any varsity roster athlete who completed the season in good standing but did not earn a varsity letter.

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See you around the fields!  Go Jays!!!



Spring Athletics – Roll Call

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Athletics Department -

Director of Athletics:  Rich Gianchiglia


Folliow on Twitter: @GoJaysAthletics

Administrative Assistant:  Denise Calabrese


Phone:  (732) 317-6000 ext. 21621

Medical Staff -

Nurse:  Judy Stringer


Athletic Trainer:  Jaime Klouser


Baseball -

Head Coach:  Mike O’Donnell


Follow on Twitter: @GoJaysBaseball

JV Assistant:  Justin Nastasi

Freshman Assistant:  Tom Burton

Volunteer Assistant:  Joe O’Donnell

Volunteer Assistant:  Tyler Piazzola

Boys Tennis -

Head Coach:  Bill Hottensen


 Boys Track -

Head Coach:  PJ Jankowicz


Follow on Twitter:  @GoJaysBTrack

Assistant Coach:  James Perry

Volunteer Assistant:  Richard Lombardi

Girls Track -

Head Coach:  Darren Lewis


Follow on Twitter:  @GoJaysGTrack

Assistant Coach:  Tom Macmath

Volunteer Assistant:  Mary Chismar

Golf -

Head Coach:  Mike Hayes


 Softball -

Head Coach:  Meghan O’Donnell


Follow on Twitter:  @GoJaysSoftball

JV Assistant:  Melanie Veilleux

Freshman Assistant:  Melissa Ziomek

 To find more team information and rosters about your team go to:

Thank you for your support of Blue Jays Athletics!!!  Go Jays!!!

2013-2014 Winter Season Recap!

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On Thursday, March 27, 2014 the athletics department hosted the Winter Letter Winners Ceremony.  A few highlights of the night:

Competitive CheeringHead Coach LeeAnn Lissy

  • 1st Place – Bishop Ahr Competition
  • 1st Place – Jam Fest Competition
  • Sportsmanship Award – Jam Fest Competition
  • Leadership Award – Nina Ali
  • Showmanship Award – Sara Bozzomo
  • Best All-Around – Danielle Ulrichny

Winter Cheerleading - Head Coach Emmy Ciannello

  • Most Dedicated – Yossy Montecinos
  • Most Spirited – Abigail Naranjo
  • MVP – Jaylin Jaquez

Girls Bowling - Head Coach Chris Chismar

  • All – GMC Blue Division – Brittney Hein
  • Blue Jay Award – Kasie Scheiderman
  • MVP – Brittney Hein

Boys Bowling - Head Coach Chris Chismar

  • GMC Individual Tournament 9th Place – Salvatore Lavenia
  • All-GMC Blue Division – Salvatore Lavenia
  • MVP – Salvatore Lavenia
  • Blue Jay Award – Cody Devereaux

 Boys Basketball - Head Coach Arthur Tooles

  • Final Varsity Record 14-13
  • Team defeated Metuchen High School in the 1st Round of the NJSIAA Basketball Tournament.  First state win since 208-2009 season!
  • Congratulations to Jarrett Bogus – 1,000 career points and listed as one of the top scorers in Middlesex County by The Newark Star-Ledger!
  • Congratulations to Vincent Chiera - The Newark Star Ledger All -Freshman Team
  • All-GMC Blue Division – Jarrett Bogus
  • All-Area Honorable Mention Courier News – Jarrett Bogus
  • All-Area Honorable Mention The Home News Tribune – Jarrett Bogus
  • MVP – Jarrett Bogus
  • Most Improved – Sean Sarnoski
  • Coaches Award – Emilio Gonzalez-DeOlio

Girls Basketball - Head Coach Mike Carlin

  • Final Varsity Record 16-9
  • All-Area Honorable Mention Courier News – Amanda Abate
  • All-Area Honorable Mention The Home News Tribune – Amanda Abate
  • All-Area Honorable Mention Courier News – Victoria Schweyher
  • All-Area Honorable Mention The Home News Tribune – Victoria Schweyher
  • All-GMC Blue Division Victoria Schweyher
  • MVP – Gina Santoro
  • Most Improved – Christine Neu
  • Coaches Award – Rosalina Guarino

 Wrestling - Head Coach Patrick Appello

  • Final Varsity Record 16-10
  • GMC Blue Division Champions!
  • Recognized as the GMC Most Improved Team
  • Finished #9 in The Newark Star Ledger Middlesex County Final Top 10!
  • Finished #10 in The Home News Tribune Final Wrestling Top 10!
  • 2nd Place District 12 – Bob Dinger
  • 3rd Place District 12 – Brandon Bollin
  • All-County 2nd Team The Newark Star Ledger – Ryan Paff
  • All-County 3rd Team The Newark Star Ledger – Bob Dinger
  • All-Area 2nd Team The Home News Tribune – Ryan Paff
  • All-Area Honorable Mention Courier News – Ryan Paff
  • All-Area 3rd Team The Home News Tribune – Bob Dinger
  • All-Area Honorable Mention Courier News – Bob Dinger
  • All-Area Honorable Mention The Home News Tribune – Brandon Bollin
  • All-Area Honorable Mention Courier News – Brandon Bollin
  • All-Greater Middlesex Conference - Ryan Paff
  • All-GMC Blue Division – Tom Dinger
  • All-GMC Blue Division – Bob Dinger
  • All-GMC Blue Division – Ryan Paff
  • All-GMC Blue Division – Brandon Bollin
  • All-GMC Blue Division - Kevin Ambicki
  • All-GMC Blue Division – Edson Flores
  • All-GMC Coach of the Year - Patrick Appello
  • Most Improved – Matthew Hode
  • Most Improved – Kevin Ambicki
  • Top Newcomer - Bob Dinger 

 Athletes of the Month

December 2013 – Victoria Schweyher and Ryan Paff

January 2014 – Brittney Hein and Salvatore Lavenia

February 2014 – Amanda Abate and Jarrett Bogus

Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, and parents for a fantastic winter season!  Follow us on twitter @GoJaysAthletics!!!  Go Jays!!!

The Jays Report! Go Jays!!!


Welcome to the Go Jays Athletics Blog!  This will be the place to find all information about Middlesex Athletics.  To receive  email notification when there is a new post, click on the “Follow” button which is located at the bottom right corner of the screen.  Go Jays!!!

Good Things Happening in Athletics: 

Athletics Department

  • Thank you to all the senior winter athletes for your commitment to your team, school, and community!  Best of luck in the future!
  • If your child has a problem with his/her coach, encourage your child to go see the coach and discuss the problem or concern.  If the problem or concern is not resoloved please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for the next step!
  • For the most up to date information in athletics please follow us on twitter at:  @GoJaysAthletics, @GoJaysFootball, @GoJaysBaseball, @GoJaysSoftball, @GoJaysGTrack, and @GoJaysBTrack.
  • Any quetions or concerns?  Please do not hesitate to contact me at

Boys Basketball

  • Congratulations to Jarrett Bogus for scoring his 1,000 career point!  It is an outstanding accomplishiment and one that is well deserved!  Jarrett always played hard and represented himself in a positive manner.
  • The team advanced to the Second Round of the NJSIAA Tournament with a big first round win over Metuchen High School!

Competitive Cheering

  • Congratulations to the Competitive Cheering Team for their 1st Place Finish at Jam Fest!  The Lady Jays also brough home the Sportsmanship Award!!!

Girls Basketball

  • The Lady Jays finished an outstanding season with a record of 16-9.  The team is young and will only improve.  Big things will be expected!


  • Congrats to Bob Dinger for his 2nd Place Finish in Distirct 12!
  • Congrats to Brandon Bollin for his 3rd Place Finish in District 12! 
  • Both Bob and Brandon won a match in Regions but just came up short in their quest to make it to the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Athletes of the Month


Female:  Amanda Abate, Sr., Basketball

Amanda closed out her high school career with one of her best games of the season.  Amanda recorded a double/double scoring thirteen points and pulling down fifteen rebounds in the the Lady Jays NJSIAA First Round game against Metuchen High School.

Male:  Jarrett Bogus, Sr., Basketball

Jarrett capped a stellar career by scoring his 1,000th point in his last home game, which was a First Round NJSIAA State game.  Jarrett also led the Jays to their first state victory since the 2008-2009 season.  Jarrett will certainly be missed!

Important Information

1. Team Web sites can be found at

2. Fall 2014 athletic schedules will be posted on or about May 15, 2014.


 Go Jays!!!






One For All!!!

On Wednesday night I attended the Girls Basketball Banquet. It was a great to see the athletes, parents, and coaches celebrate a wonderful season. As each coach recapped each team’s season, one message was certainly clear: the whole is bigger than the parts.

Successful athletic teams/programs have the team first mentality. When individuals on a team sacrifice personal achievement for the greater good, it is a powerful thing. The three levels (V, JV, Fr) combined had an overall record of 40-15! If you include Von E. Mauger Girls Basketball (18-4) the combine record is 58-19! Wow!!! It is evident that to have that type of success, many personal sacrifices were made, not only by players, but also by families.

The smiles, laughter, and conversation that I witnessed is by far more important than any win or loss. It is refreshing to see a group of athletes and families coming together to celebrate a successful season and many great memories!

Thank you to the athletes, families, and coaches for allowing me to be part of the ride! Go Jays!!!