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 Girls’ Lacrosse Season
Jay Cook | North Jersey: Summit 7 Chatham 6 (OT); June 9, 2022
“Summit would go on to win the 2022 Tournament of Champions, but they had their hands filled in the TOC semifinals only a few days earlier with Chatham. Jane Freeman emerged as the hero in overtime by breaking a 6-6 tie with a golden goal, sending the Hilltoppers to the final.”
Rich Chrampanis | Central Jersey: Trinity Hall 17 Rumson-Fair Haven 7; May 17, 2022
“Trinity Hall ended RFH’s nine-year reign in the Shore Conference in 2021 and over 120 straight conference wins. One year later, the other “streak” came to an end as the Monarchs beat the Bulldogs to beat the eight-year run of SCT titles for Rumson.”
Nery Rodriguez | Central Jersey: Oak Knoll 9 Summit 6; May 10, 2022
“The second meeting of the season between Oak Knoll and Summit proved to be yet another hard fought battle featuring the two state perennial powerhouses. The Royals hoisted a second consecutive Union County Tournament Title over the Hilltoppers.”
Mike Frankel | South Jersey: Holy Spirit 18 Lower Cape May 17; May 6, 2022
“It was truly a breakthrough season for the Spartans, and this one was a game to remember. After losing to Lower Cape May earlier in the season, Spirit scored 18 goals in the rain to edge the Capers and get their revenge.”
James Mooney | South Jersey: Cherokee 16 Moorestown 15; April 23, 2022
“This rematch from the 2021 Tournament of Champions did not disappoint as two of the state’s top programs delivered an instant classic in Marlton. Five different players notched at least a hat trick in this high-scoring affair, setting the stage for Delaney Jackson’s game-winner in double overtime.”