ELIZABETH — Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth held its annual “Sports Awards Night” on May 17 at the all-female Catholic college prep high school. Players from the school’s sports teams were recognized for their many talents and contributions during this past academic year. The “Athlete of the Year” Award went to three seniors for their outstanding accomplishments as members of Benedictine Academy’s sports teams: Daniella Travesso of Newark- volleyball; Cheila Cardoso of Elizabeth- soccer; and Alyssia Hudson of Irvington- track.
In addition, senior Andrea Mendoza of Union was recognized as the Benedictine Academy Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Mendoza had been honored as a Scholar-Athlete on May 9 at the Union County Interscholastic Scholarship Conference (UCISC) dinner, along with other outstanding students from high schools around New Jersey. Mendoza was chosen by Benedictine Academy as the senior Scholar-Athlete who best exemplifies the mission and beliefs of the Academy, performs at high athletic standards, and demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship. Her contributions to the school’s volleyball team during the 2011-12 season helped her win the award.
At the Benedictine Academy Sports Awards night, five BA students received awards for “Most Valuable Player”: sophomore Ramira Mayse of Linden for Track; senior Martha Devia of Elizabeth for softball; Daniella Travesso for volleyball; junior Samantha Herrejon of Union for soccer, and, junior Tabitha Davis of Irvington for basketball. Davis, a five-foot-seven guard, finished the season with a county-high 493 points in 22 games, averaging 22.4 points per game.
Another highlight of the Benedictine Academy Sports Awards event was the recognition of senior student Dannah Laguitan, a Woodbridge resident, as the recipient of the U.S. Military Fitness & Sports Award given by the U.S. Armed Services.
Andrea Mendoza of Union (right), a senior at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, has been named Scholar-Athlete by both her school and the Union County Interscholastic Scholarship Conference (UCISC). Senior Dannah Laguitan (left) of Woodbridge, received the U.S. Military Fitness & Sports Award given by the U.S. Armed Services. Both were recognized at Benedictine Academy’s annual Sports Awards Dinner held May 17. (Photo courtesy of Benedictine Academy)
Benedictine Academy junior guard Tabitha Davis (center) of Irvington finished the 2011-12 season with a county-high 493 points in 22 games, averaging 22.4 points per game. Davis received her school’s MVP Award for basketball at a recent Sports Awards Dinner. (Photo courtesy of Benedictine Academy)