Hunterdon/Warren Athletic Association honors scholars, contributors
The Hunterdon/Warren Athletic Association honored its top students and biggest contributors at its annual luncheon Tuesday at Flynn’s On The Hill in Phillipsburg. Scholar-athletes from the association’s 10 member schools were recognized, as well as a collection of longtime administrators and students with extraordinary stories. Phillipsburg’s Maggie Segreaves, who’s battled mast cell activation syndrome throughout her career, and Belvidere’s Justin Connors, who suffered four season-ending injuries, received the Perseverance Scholarship, presented by St.
Eric Eichorn, a member of Hunterdon Central’s cross country and track and field teams, received the Lowell Snare Most Courageous Athlete Award. Recently retired Phillipsburg athletic director Tom Fisher was given the Raymie Award, an honor named after former Phillipsburg Catholic AD Ray Mantoni, for his service and dedication to the HWAA. Former North Hunterdon athletic director John Deutsch earned the association’s lifetime achievement award.
Duane Brida, who’s worked at Phillipsburg for 37 years, was recognized as the Trainer of the Year. Bob Price, a field hockey referee with 45 years of experience, was the recipient of the Joe Steinhardt Officials Award. New Lafayette College football coach John Troxell, a P’burg graduate, spoke at the luncheon.
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