The top Shore athletes in boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey were honored by Shore Sports Zone at iPlay America in Freehold.  See all the big award winners!

FREEHOLD – Over 200 athletes, coaches and parents came to iPlay America to celebrate a tremendous winter sports season on the Jersey Shore.  Shore Sports Zone held its first winter sports banquet in Freehold with selections of our All-Zone teams in boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey.  Following dinner, SSZ showed video highlights of every athlete who was honored culminating in our player of the year presentation in each sport.


Manaquan’s Marina Mabrey was crowned SSZ Miss Hoop Zone 2015 with Saint Rose’s Kat Phipps and Middletown South guard Stephanie Karcz on the podium


Congratulations to Rumson-Fair Haven’s Brendan Barry for capturing the 2015 SSZ Mister Hoop Zone trophy.  He was joined on the podium by Toms River South’s Tymere Berry and Pat Andree of CBA


Howell’s Kyle Hallbauer was the state’s leading scorer and was named SSZ Hockey Player of the Year.  He was joined by Middletown North’s Bobby Hampton and Saint John Vianney’s Matt Kidney on the big stage.

ryan herrington

The highlight of the banquet came when SSZ presented a Brick Stars MVP trophy to Ryan Herrington.  The younger brother of Point Pleasant Boro forward and SSZ All-Zone selection Owen Herrington, Ryan stole the show with an outstanding speech.  The Brick Stars is a group of special needs athletes who have inspired with their play on the ice.

Links to our complete banquet coverage

We will take all the videos of every athlete we showcased at the winter sports banquet and post them right here on SSZ:

* Click HERE to see the All Zone Girls Basketball team along with Monmouth Building Center state championship game ball winners and our three Miss Hoop Zone Finalists profiles

* Click HERE to meet the All Zone Boys Basketball team along with our three Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists profiles

* Click HERE for a breakdown of the All Zone hockey team along with our three Hockey Player of the Year Finalists profiles and our feature on Brick Stars MVP Ryan Herrington

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