2019

  • March

    Freshman Selah Dungey Named First-Team All-State

    Newark Academy’s winter track team member Selah Dungey ’22 capped off a championship winning season with All-State recognition. Selah was named to NJ.com’s All-Non Public B First Team for the high jump. The honor comes on the heels of winning the Non-Public B high jump at the NJSIAA indoor track group championships with a high jump of 5-2, tying the meet record.
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  • Fencer Sobia Sammah Reid ’23 Wins Silver at the North America Cup

    Sobia Sammah Reid ’23 won silver in Division 3 Women's Epee at the North America Cup in Cleveland, OH on March 4, 2019. One of eight tournaments hosted by USA Fencing each season, the event features young fencers. After a nearly seven-hour fencing event, Sobia took the final to overtime after nine minutes and a 10-10 tie. 
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  • NA’s Abigale Parker ’19 Named to NJ.com All-State Fencing Team

    Newark Academy senior Abigale Parker was named to the NJ.com’s All-State Girls Fencing Team for sabre for the 2018-19 season. Abigale, who won the District 3 Title in sabre, was named to the Third Team. Check out NJ.com’s All-State Girls Fencing Team here.
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  • February

    Danning Hu ’20 Breaks Two NA Records in Non-Public B Final

    Danning Hu ’20 broke two Newark Academy school records in girls’ swimming in the Non-Public B Final versus four-time champion Trinity Hall at the College of New Jersey on Feb. 24. Danning broke the 200 Individual Medley (IM) record with a time of 2:09.03 and 100 freestyle record with a 53.63. The previous IM record was held by Jen Koide ’13 with a 2:09.49, set in 2013 and the 100 freestyle record was held by Andrea Galea ’16 with a 53.99 set in 2014.
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  • Sam Keller and Ivy Bethea Join NA’s 1,000 Point Club

    In one game, Newark Academy girls’ basketball doubled the number of players on the school’s 1,000 career points list.  Sam Keller ’19 scored her 1,000th point on a layup in the first quarter while Ivy Bathea ’19 scored her 1,000th point on a 3-pointer in the second quarter. Keller only needed one point and Ivy needed three. They both ended with nine points in the win over Caldwell. The other two girls in the NA 1,000-point club are Brenda Baldazi ’92 and former New Jersey Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year Jocelyn Willoughby ’16.
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  • NA Freshman Selah Dungey Wins Non-Public B High Jump

    Newark Academy’s Selah Dungey ’21 won the Non-Public B high jump at NJSIAA indoor track group championships on Feb. 16 at the Bennett Center in Toms River. Selah became just the second freshman of the group meet weekend to win an individual event. With a high jump of 5-2, she tied the meet record matched by five others, most recently of which came last season.
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  • NA Girls Swimming Heads Back to Non-Public B Final

    Newark Academy swimming coach Billy Blomn thinks this is the best girls’ team he’s had in two decades of coaching. If they can avenge the last year’s loss in the NJSIAA Non-Public B Final to top-seeded Trinity Fall on Feb. 24 at The College of New Jersey, they could cement that.

    “The girls worked really hard to get here,'' Billy said according NJ.com after the win over St. Rose at Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy on Feb. 18. “This is probably the best female group that I’ve had in my 20 years. I’m just hoping that we can keep the excitement up for one more meet.”
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  • Alex Kotzen ’19 to play D-I Tennis at Columbia

    Alex Kotzen’s ’19 career has already taken him all around the globe. The next stop will be a bit closer to home. Alex is enrolled at Columbia University for Fall 2019 and will compete on the Lions Division I men’s tennis team.
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  • Newark Academy’s Gabby Neibart ’19 Looks Forward to Playing at University of Pittsburgh

    Gabby Neibart ’19 has wanted to play college soccer since she started playing for her club team. Her childhood dream will become a reality this fall as the Minuteman's former keeper will play at Pitt, what the University of Pittsburgh is more commonly known as athletically, of the Athletic Coast Conference (ACC).
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  • January

    Newark Academy’s Abby Parker ’19 and Michael Pyo ’22 place first in District 3 Fencing Championships

    Sophomore fencer Michael Pyo went undefeated in nine bouts to win the individual foil and lead Newark Academy to a third-place finish in the team competition at the District 3 Championship on Sunday in Livingston, N.J. With a 46, NA finished in front of Christian Brothers (45) and Gov. Livingston (41). NA senior fencer Abby Parker placed first in the individual saber on the girls’ side. In the final tally, the boys' team is in the State Tournament, two squads going to Squad States, and three individuals - Abby, Michael and Unna Nellutla '19 - going to Individual State Championships.
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  • NA Girls’ Swimming Wins Essex County Championship

    The Newark Academy girls’ swimming avenged its only loss of the season to edge out Montclair and win the Super Essex Conference (SEC) Championship for the first time in school history on January 21, 2019.

    “We had a good meet on Thursday against Montclair where we lost by four,” Newark Academy coach Billy Blomn, said according to NJ.com. “We had some fast swimmers there and won seven or eight of the events in that meet. We knew with the scoring system things would be interesting today.”
     
    The point system for the SEC Championship are different of that than a dual meet, and relays are where teams can get the most points. The Minutemen were propelled to victory by a true team effort, not winning a single individual event, but winning two of the three relays.
     
    The SEC started the boys’ swimming Championship in 1965. The girls’ was started in 1974.

    Read the whole story on NJ.com here.
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  • NA Hits Buzzer-Beater in Semis Before Cruising to Holiday Tournament Championship

    Senior Will Mulligan hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to lead Newark Academy past Oratory in the semifinals before the Minutemen cruised past Morristown-Beard for the Oratory Prep Christmas Tournament Title.
     
    Mulligan finished the semis with 10 points before pouring in 20 in the final, where NA won 58-46. Will Hutchinson ’19 averaged 15 points and 9.5 rebounds in the tournament.
     
    Click here to see video of Will's shot for the 47-45 win over Oratory.
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