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2023 JSN Awards Finalists Announced

After public nominations, the staff at Jersey Sporting News has named the finalists for the 2023 JSN Awards. The JSN Awards honor accomplishments during the calendar year of 2023. 

Final voting will open later this week.

Here are the finalists for the 2023 JSN Awards.

High School Boys Team of the Year

Bergen Catholic Football - Toms River North Football - Don Bosco Prep Baseball - Seton Hall Prep Soccer

High School Girls Team of the Year

Rutgers Prep Soccer - St. John Vianney Gymnastics - St. John Vianney Basketball - Southern Volleyball - Point Boro Field Hockey

High School Boys Athlete of the Year

Dylan Harper (Don Bosco Prep) - Micah Ford (Toms River North) - Landon DePrima (Ramapo)

High School Girls Athlete of the Year

Addison Halpern (Rutgers Prep) - Zoe Brooks (St. John Vianney) - Christian Fallon (St. John Vianney)

High School Coach of the Year

Vito Campanile (Bergen Catholic Football) - Eric Maxwell (Southern Volleyball) - Brian O'Conner (Mount Olive Football)

High School Game/Moment of the Year

Westwood football come back drive in state finals - Toms River North back-to-back football state titles - Jackson Memorial girls basketball upsets No. 1 Hightstown in state finals

College Men's Team of the Year

Fairleigh Dickinson Basketball - Montclair State Soccer - Princeton Basketball - Rutgers Lacrosse

College Women's Team of the Year

Rutgers Softball - Princeton Basketball - Fairleigh Dickinson Volleyball - Rowan Softball - Monmouth Field Hockey

College Male Athlete of the Year

Amer Lukovic (Montclair State Soccer) - Demetre Roberts (FDU Basketball) - Jaden Shirden (Monmouth Football)

College Female Athlete of the Year

Damaris Rodriguez (New Jersey City Basketball) - Sofia Fouces (Monmouth Field Hockey) - Chloe Timberg (Rutgers Track & Field)

College Coach of the Year

Greg Schiano (Rutgers Football) - Todd Tumelty (Montclair St Men's Soccer) - Leslie La Fronz (Kean Field Hockey) - Meredith Civico (Rutgers Field Hockey) - Carli Figlio (Monmouth Field Hockey) - Kim Wilson (Rowan Softball)

College Men's Freshman of the Year

Christian Coppola (Rutgers Baseball) - Caden Pierce (Princeton Basketball) - Decon Stopek (Rutgers Soccer)

College Women's Freshman of the Year

Kaylene Smikle (Rutgers Basketball) - Emily Simko (Monmouth Track & Field) - Cayley Morrison (Kean Volleyball) - Shannon Mullins (Montclair State Soccer)

College Game/Moment of the Year

FDU Men's Basketball Upsets No. 1 Purdue in NCAA Tournament - Rutgers Field Hockey Defeats No. 8 Maryland in Penalty Shootout - Princeton Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Run - Monmouth Women's Basketball CAA Championship, NCAA Appearance.

Pro Team of the Year

New York Liberty - NJ/NY Gotham FC - Somerset Patriots - New Jersey Devils

Pro Athlete of the Year

Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees) - Breanna Stewart (New York Liberty) - Jack Hughes (New Jersey Devils) - Anthony Volpe (New York Yankees)

Pro Comeback Player of the Year

Breece Hall (New York Jets) - Jack Hughes (New Jersey Devils) - Michael King (New York Yankees)

Pro Rookie of the Year

Anthony Volpe (New York Yankees) - Jenna Nighswonger (NJ/NY Gotham FC) - Deonte Banks (New York Giants)

Pro Coach of the Year

Lindy Ruff (New Jersey Devils) - Brian Daboll (New York Giants) - Juan Carlos Amoros ( NJ/NY Gotham FC)

Pro Game/Moment of the Year

Domingo German Perfect Game for New York Yankees - NJ/NY Gotham FC Wins NWSL Championship - NY Giants defeat Minnesota Vikings in NFL Wild Card Playoff Round

Away From Home Athlete of the Year

Isiah Pacheco (Kansas City Chiefs) - Paxton Aaronson (Bundesliga) - Rashon Gary (Green Bay Packers)