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ALJ Signing Day 2019
11/13/2019 6:46 PM

              OnWednesday, November 13, 2019, various staff members and administration at ArthurL. Johnson High School participated in a signing day ceremony to honor EmmaHilton (Field Hockey), Stephen Harrington (Baseball) and Jenna Wiese (Soccer) fortheir years of service to Crusader Athletics and commemorate their signing of NationLetters of Intent to play NCAA Collegiate Athletics.

              Arthur L. Johnson’s senior student athlete EmmaHilton signed her letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic careerat the collegiate level, where she will continue playing Field Hockey at BallState University for the Cardinals. Emma had an outstanding career for theCrusaders as she led her team to an wonderful season. Emma scored 72 goals andadded 46 assists throughout her field hockey career while also leading theCrusaders to the Union County Championship game this past season. Those numberswere good enough for second all-time in goal scoring and third all time forpoints throughout a career for Arthur L. Johnson High School. As one can see, Emmahas had a wonderful athletic career as a Crusader.

 

            Arthur L. Johnson’s senior studentathlete Stephen Harrington signed his letter of intent to continue his athleticand academic career at the collegiate level, where he will continue competingin Baseball at Hofstra University for the Division I Pride. The senior had anoutstanding career for the Crusaders as he led her team to multiple DivisionChampionships throughout his career, including making the school’s first UnionCounty Championship Game since 1980. Stephen batted .418 as a junior with 30RBIs and is looking forward to another stellar season this upcoming spring. Asone can see, Stephen has had a wonderful athletic career as a Crusader.

 

          Arthur L. Johnson’s senior student athleteJenna Wiese signed her letter of intent to continue her athletic and academiccareer at the collegiate level, where she will continue competing in Soccer atJames Madison University for the Dukes. The senior had an outstanding careerfor the Crusaders as she led her team to multiple Division Championshipsthroughout her career, including winning an NJSIAA Sectional State Championshipin 2017. Jenna is a three-year starter and three year member of the post-seasonall-conference team as well. As one can see, Jenna has had a wonderful athleticcareer as a Crusader.

 

Gus Kalikas, Athletic Director at Arthur L. JohnsonHigh School, had this to say about theevent. “Emma, Stephen and Jenna have been integral parts of the success of our athleticprograms while competing at Arthur L. JohnsonHigh School. More importantly, theyhave been model student athletes that did things the right way both on the fields,in the classroom, and throughout our community. Although it will be sad to see themleave, the Crusader’s loss is their University’s gain, and we look forward tofollowing their successful collegiate athletic careers over the next fouryears.”

 

               Crusader Athletics would like to wish thebest of luck to Emma, Stephen and Jenna as they culminate wonderful careers forthe Crusaders and continue their academic and athletic successes as collegiatestudent athletes.


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