SJSW Notebook: Upstart athletes, teams soaring to new heights

Check out the Player of the Week, photos from three games last week and more.

South Jersey Sports Weekly is a publication that launched in April. It’s produced by Sun Newspapers and appears in the physical copy within the Suns throughout South Jersey (in Moorestown, Medford, Cherry Hill, Washington Township, Deptford, etc). each Wednesday. Most of the content also appears online. The weekly, online notebook will provide you with even more of the content within SJSW’s physical pages.

Schilling shows off her form with Deptford quarterback Jamir Robinson handling holding duties. (RYAN LAWRENCE, South Jersey Sports Weekly)

This week’s print edition of South Jersey Sports Weekly is chock full of content (including print-only features such as the Power Poll ranking the top fall high school sports programs). Much of this week’s content features teams and athletes who are reaching new heights in 2019.

Sometimes, reaching new heights means doing something almost no one else is done. That can be said of Deptford’s Angelina Schilling. A star soccer player at Deptford the past three years, Schilling decided to play Development Academy soccer over taking the field for for the Spartans. Still wanting to play for her high school on a team during her senior year, Schilling figured out a way: become the kicker for the Deptford football team.

In her debut against Cherry Hill East, she booted her first career field goal from 22 yards. Through three games with Deptford, she’s 9-for-11 on extra point attempts. Learn more about Schilling’s journey to the gridiron in her Q&A with South Jersey Sports Weekly.

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SJSW Player of the Week

One Seneca cross country runner is certainly reaching new heights early in the 2019 season. Junior Dominic Amilcare struggled with injuries his first two seasons, only competing in a few races for the Golden Eagles. This season, he’s healthy and leading the pack, winning the Sept. 17 Olympic Conference batch meet by a wide margin and also finishing in the top-10 at the Sept. 14 South Jersey Shootout. Amilcare has clocked in under 18 minutes in every five-kilometer race he’s competed in this season. His early season achievements make him the South Jersey Sports Weekly Player of the Week.

“Dom is one of the hardest working runners on our team,” Seneca assistant boys cross country coach Matt Carr said. “Over the past two years, he has battled injuries that have hindered his participation in meets. This September, Dom is healthy, and he is making the most out of the summer and preseason workouts. Mentally, Dom has matured and is able to prepare properly for meets and give 110 percent during his races. Dom is a quiet leader who consistently trains with a purpose.”

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ICYMI: More stories from last week

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Games to Watch – Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Girls Soccer: Shawnee vs. Washington Township
4 p.m. at Washington Township High School

Friday, Sept. 27
Football: Lenape vs. Williamstown
7 p.m. at Williamstown High School

Saturday, Sept. 28
Girls Tennis: South Jersey Interscholastic Championships Semifinals and Finals
Play begins at 10 a.m. at Centennial Courts, 415 Lakeview Avenue in Haddonfield

Saturday, Sept. 28
Field Hockey: Haddonfield vs. Shore Regional
1:30 p.m. at Haddonfield Memorial High School

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Boys Soccer: Cinnaminson vs. Rancocas Valley
3:45 p.m. at Rancocas Valley Sports Complex, 1 Millcreek Road in Eastampton.

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Scenes from Last Week

Girls Volleyball
Paul VI at Lenape
All Photos: MIKE MONOSTRA, South Jersey Sports Weekly

Boys Soccer
Lenape at Delran
All Photos: RYAN LAWRENCE, South Jersey Sports Weekly

Field Hockey
Holy Cross at Pennsauken
All Photos: RYAN LAWRENCE, South Jersey Sports Weekly

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