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St. Augustine Prep’s Mike Misita accepts congratulations from coach Bill Ward after defeating Zane Coles on Friday at Boardwalk Hall. Below, Buena Regional’s Hunter Suter, bottom, competes against Paulsboro’s Brandon Green. Misita and Suter are among the most talented freshmen in the state.

Charles J. Olson / for the press

The Press Elite 11

Team W-L

1. Paulsboro 20-0

2. Southern Regional 20-3

3. Delsea Regional 16-8

4. Camden Catholic 23-3

5. Williamstown 24-3

6. St. Augustine Prep 18-6

7. Point Pleasant Boro. 20-2

8. Kingsway Regional 18-6

9. Haddonfield 20-4

10. Woodstown 22-9

11. Highland Regional 13-9

A look ahead

Southern Regional is ever retooling and will be no different next season.

The Rams return state qualifiers Nicholas O’Connell, Sebastian Delligatti and John Stout in hopes to win a 12th sectional title since 2005.

St. Augustine Prep will also be in good shape despite graduating a few seniors who were key to this season in hopes to get back to the top of S.J. Non-Public A.

As for individuals, Lacey Township’s Hunter Gutierrez is primed for a big senior season as well as O’Connell. Watch out for rising sophomores Mike Misita from St. Augustine and Buena Regional’s Cael Aretz and Hunter Suter, all state qualifiers this season.

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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013

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