Led by senior captains Kelli Collins, Ellie Hawkey, Nikki Johan-Wisnierski, and Jayne McGrath, Pennington's Girls' Soccer team won its 15th NJISAA Prep A state championship.
The Red Raiders defeated Lawrenceville by a score of 3-0. Ellie Hawkey scored twice and Hannah Klein added a goal. Jordan Mahony, Steph Balerna and Ella Davidyock assisted the Pennington goals.
Pennington's defense shined again as goalkeeper Sophia Kavulich had little to do thanks to sound marking and tackling by Johan-Wisnierski, McGrath, Jordan Mahony and Reagan Amberson. Jenna Bluni came on late to assist in securing Pennington's ninth shutout of the season.
Defensive midfielders Ella Davidyock and Steph Balerna helped to control Lawrenceville's talented team while attacking midfielder Kylie Daigle supplied her typical deadly passing-game for the Red Raiders.
Molly Gibbard, Molly Klein, Kira Cafferty, and Shea Tirendi all played well in the win for Pennington. Seniors Sam Mazzoni, Lexi Lepold, and Sophia Petrone provided strong leadership and experience throughout the season.
Mia Cresti, Kiki Griswold, MK Kramli, and Ava Brass added to the Red Raiders with depth and were always ready when called on to give their team a boost.
The Red Raiders end their season with a record of 12-4-2 and both the Prep A and Mercer County Tournament titles.