Janell Harden – Old Bridge: Janell is the backbone of her team leading the defense as the center back on the Old Bridge Knights field hockey team. A solid player, the senior controls the back field through her aggressive play and precise ball skills. On the offensive end, the captain controls the corner plays and has scored as a defensive player making her one of the most versatile players on the field. “Janell is one of those players that controls everything. She is the leader of the defensive backs but also is a key playmaker on the field. There are times when she is so quick and strong; you cannot believe that she is everywhere on the field,” coach Toth exclaimed. Harden has shut down some of the most important scorers in the county, making her a defensive threat to most offensive teams. “Harden is a tough, strong player that brings her speed, skill and strength ready to play every day,” said Toth. Her strength as the center defensive back has led Old Bridge to five shut outs and a record of 12-6-1. She has played varsity for three years and was all conference as junior. She was also named top 20 players to watch in New Jersey for field hockey.
Nick Sodano – Old Bridge: Nick has 767 rushing yards, five 100 + rushing games and 11 total touchdowns this season including the game winning run against Piscataway. “Nicky made the strip and he a great play staying on his feet and then finding his way into the end zone, said Old Bridge coach Anthony Lanzafama about the score. Old Bridge quarterback Artur Sitkowski added, “If there is Heisman trophy in high school, it’s Nick Sodano’s.”