The 2021-2022 New Jersey high school sports season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on what was an incredible year.
Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists had boots on the ground from August 2021 through June 2022 and covered over 1,000 games in over a dozen different sports during that timeframe.
So, before we turn the page on the past year, our team gets together and looks back on their favorite moments in each sport.
The 2022 Boys’ Lacrosse Season
Jay Cook | North Jersey: Mountain Lakes 21 Rumson-Fair Haven 5; June 13, 2022
“Although it was one of the most lopsided games JSZ covered this season, the last TOC final in New Jersey history gave us one great storyline: small schools can win big. Group 1 Mountain Lakes rolled by Rumson-Fair Haven and brought the big trophy home behind a completely dominant effort.”
Rich Chrampanis | Central Jersey: Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Summit 5; June 3, 2022
“The Shore Conference is often overshadowed in the lacrosse world but Rumson-Fair Haven changed that narrative with a win over a Summit game that took nearly three days to complete thanks to lightning at the end of the first quarter. RFH would go on to reach the Tournament of Champions final.”
Nery Rodriguez | Central Jersey: Scotch-Plains Fanwood 10 Chatham 9; May 28, 2022
“Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s first Boys Lacrosse Sectional Title will live in infamy for years to come. The Raiders remained tied at 9-9 with Chatham in double overtime when a storm would cause a weather delay that led to Matt Power’s golden goal in one of JSZ’s top plays of the year.”
Mike Frankel | South Jersey: St. Augustine 6 Delbarton 5; June 1, 2022
“The Hermits have been South Jersey’s top team for years, but were always unable to break through for a state title. That changed this season, as Noah Plenn scored a late goal to help lift St. Augustine to its first championship.”
James Mooney | South Jersey: Ocean City 7 Holy Spirit 5; May 17, 2022
“It was a historic night at Stockton University as the Red Raiders earned the inaugural Cape-Atlantic League tournament championship behind a five-point night from Pat Grimley. The win capped off a tremendous night for OC, as the girls team also took home the inaugural CAL tournament title.”