The Central Jersey Hawks 2017/Martorelli team won its Pool in
the 2015 Blue Chip Pre-Season Challenge. After hard fought wins
over the NJ Rising Stars and NY Metros, the team lost a 2 point
overtime thriller to the Always 100 organization out of Indiana.
The Hawks rebounded to score victories over Mid-Penn Motion and
the Carolina All-Stars to lock up 1st place in the pool with a
record of 4-1.
The team will continue to work towards the July NCAA
recruiting events in Lexington, Ky (Run for the Roses);
Nashville, TN (Battle in the Borough); Washington DC (USJN)
before returning to Spooky Nook, PA (Blue Chip Finale) for its
final summer tournament.
Shore area basketball coach/trainer extraordinaire, Tiny
Green, in his Nothing But Skills Blog, highlighted the CJ Hawks
2017/Martorelli team. Coach Green gives his insights about the
team and its players and we have to agree that his analysis is
spot on.The blog can be found at:
RECENT VERBAL COMMITMENTS
Grace Stant - Villanova
Tori Wagner - St. Francis of Brooklyn
Alex Barazotti - Loyola
Kat Phipps - St. Francis of Brooklyn
Morgan Graziano - Manhattan
Andy Lennon - Caldwell
Jessica Louro - Mid Tennessee State
Sam Sullivan - Wagner
Eva Hart - Pace
Cassie Fontana -
Nicole Parriski - Chestnut Hill
Cardaci - Clemson
Morgan Graziano - Manhattan
Central Jersey Hawk, Morgan Graziano (2015) recently signed
to play at Manhattan
College. See Morganís story at
Congrats to the girls, their teammates, coaches and parents on
all of their hard work.
FORMER HAWKS IN THE NEWS
For the second week in a
row, Adelphi Senior
forward Jessica Kitrys earned Spalding Player of the Week honors
for the week of February 24.
Saturday, the 6-foot forward became Adelphi's all-time career points
leader, with 1,598 points.
statistics have Kitrys ranked second in the conference and tenth
in the country in field-goal percentage (59.6 percent) and first
in the Northeast-10 with 19.4 points per game on 60% shooting.
Kitrys is also averaging 7.2 rebounds on the year. Jessica played
on Coach Martorelli's 2010 CJ Hawk team for 3 years.
Senior co-captain Lauren
(Colts Neck, N.J.) was named to the Capital One
Academic All-District First Team in an announcement made by CoSIDA
on Thursday. As a First Team honoree, Clarke is eligible for Capital
One Academic All-American consideration with First Team selections
from the other seven districts.
Clarke, Brown's leading scorer, also ranks second overall in
the Ivy League with 16.4 points per game and third with 39 three-pointers.
On January 3 against New Hampshire, she tallied a career-high 28
points and has scored in double figures in 14-of-16 contests this
A 2012-13 Second Team All-Ivy honoree and Business, Entrepreneurship,
Organizations concentrator, Clarke ranks 11th on Brown's all-time
scoring list with 1,122 points and currently sits atop the record
book with 178 career treys. Lauren played on coach Martorelli's
2010 team and Coach Ryan's 2009 squad.
- 3 National AAU Championships
- 44 NJ AAU Association Championships
- 21 Sweet 16 appearances in National AAU
- 125 Former Hawks playing in the NCAA
- 22 boys and girls teams from U10 thru Open Division