Congratulations to PCTI’s April Athletes of the Month Zachary Polzer (Baseball) and Aaniyah Robinson (Girls Track) and May Athletes of the Month N’Angel Hodge (Softball) and Ibrahim Salem (Boys Tennis)!
Aaniyah Robinson is a three-year varsity starter and a 2016 senior captain who:
Led the Lady Bulldogs to a solid 4-1 divisional record and to their sixth consecutive Big North Conference Liberty Division Championship win. Aaniyah currently leads the girls team in total points earned in competition, finishing in either first or second place in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter and/or 4x400 meter race (depending on the event/opponent), proving her versatility and value to her teammates. In the BNC Liberty divisional meet on April 27th, Aaniyah contributed 38 points and earned the team a Championship meet title and the Co-Championship for the overall BNC Liberty Division Title.
Zachary Polzer is a third-year varsity starter and a 2016 captain who:
As a senior, was again commissioned to be the Bulldogs varsity baseball pitching ace. Zach is currently 4-2 as the Bulldogs’ #1 arm facing off against the opposing teams’ top competition. He has an ERA of 1.88 over 24 innings pitched, featuring 22 strikeouts, and only allowed 5 earned runs on 11 hits. The Bulldogs are 11-8 overall.
Na’Angel Hodge is a two-year varsity starter who:
Had a tremendous junior season as one of the leaders of the Softball team. Na’Angel is truly a five tool player for the Lady Bulldogs who has proved to be a standout player at the plate, on the field, and in the pitcher’s circle. At the plate, Na’Angel has been productive for the Lady Bulldogs, batting .347 with 19 RBIs, 14 runs, and 8 home runs. She has been impressive in the pitchers circle, recording 60 innings pitched with a 3.44 ERA, and 57 strikeouts. She has a personal record of 7 wins with only 3 losses. Na’Angel’s performance has been a major factor in the lady Bulldogs overall success. The team is currently 15-8, 8-1 in the BNC Liberty Division and they have secured a “Three-Peat” as Divisional Champions. The team advanced to the PCCA Semi-finals (3rd time in a row) and will again qualify for the NJSIAA North 1 group 4 state tournament.
Ibrahim Salem is a first-year varsity starter who:
Had a tremendous sophomore season as one of the leaders of the Boys Tennis team. As the first singles player, Ibrahim very often draws the opponents “best overall” player. Ibrahim has an individual season record of 10 wins with only 4 losses against many of Passaic and Bergen County’s best tennis players. He advanced to the quarter-finals of the PCCA Tennis Tournament, eventually losing to the overall PCCA champion. Ibrahim qualified for the NJISAA Individual Championship and will face off against some of the state’s premier tennis players on Saturday June 4, 2016 at Mercer County Park.