Absegami soccer player, St. Joe football players found greatest joy in helping their teams succeed
The Press co-Male Athletes of the Fall are St. Joseph High School football players Max Valles, left, and Kaiwan Lewis, right. Absegami soccer player Erica Skroski is The Press Female Athlete of the Fall.
Absegami High School’s Erica Skroski, right, tries to work the ball around Toms River East’s Samantha Bombardiere during a South Jersey Group IV playoff game at Absegami High School last month. Skroski scored 15 goals this year.
St. Joseph’s Kaiwan Lewis, left, runs past Hammonton’s Bob Sparta for a 35-yard touchdown Saturday.
St. Joseph defensive end/linebacker Kaiwan Lewis, left, works against St. Augustine Prep during a game this season in Buena Vista Township. Lewis made 54 tackles in helping the Wildcats go undefeated this year.
St. Joseph High School’s Max Valles, right, makes a catch despite the tight coverage of Hammonton’s Dom Williams, during a game last month. Valles’ primary role for the Wildcats was defensive end, and he made seven sacks this year.