'00 - '01 Varsity Ice Hockey Player of the Week

WEEK: November 26 - December 2, 2000
PLAYER: Ryan Guanzon

Hey, he scored the first goal of the season, who else do you expect to be in this position? Not only was Ryan productive in the offensive zone, but he was also stiff in the defensive zone. Any coach will tell you, defense is just as important as offense, if not more so.

WEEK: December 3 - December 9, 2000
PLAYER: Scott Eberenz

One word can sum up Scott Eberenz's past week on the ice: phenomenal. Not only did he score all three goals for Seton Hall against Bergen Catholic, but he continued his scoring streak against Hudson Catholic by tallying one goal and two assists. In two games this past week, Scott registered six points; that is exceptional!

WEEK: December 10 - December 16, 2000
PLAYER: Nick Silvestri

If you work hard in practice, you will play well when game time comes around. Nick Silvestri worked hard in practice all week long, and as a result he played well in both games this past week. Against Portledge, Nick stood out by scoring a goal and adding an assist. Many more productive weeks are in store for this talented young man.

WEEK: December 17 - December 23, 2000
PLAYER: Alex Beatrice

This week's choice for player in the spotlight is a no-brainer; with five goals and an assist against LaSalle High School, Alex Beatrice is this week's remarkable player.

WEEK: December 24 - December 30, 2000
PLAYER: Brian Romano

Considering there was only one game played this week, the choice for peak performer was tough. After much deliberation, Brian Romano has been given the title of Player of the Week. He worked hard on defense, and he even added a goal against St. Joe's Metuchen.

WEEK: December 31 - January 6, 2001
PLAYER: Jon Ralph

The second week in a row that a defenseman has earned Player of the Week. This week's honor goes to sophomore Jon Ralph who had two goals this week and several assists.

WEEK: January 7 - January 13, 2001
PLAYER: Paul Fusco

Nothing sparked the Seton Hall Prep hockey team more than Paul Fusco's huge goal to put the Pirates on the board against Princeton Day School. Paul deserves this honor based solely on that goal, not to mention, he also scored a goal against Notre Dame earlier in the week.

WEEK: January 14 - January 20, 2001
PLAYER: Jon Testa

Jon should've gotten this award before because he has certainly earned it by now. He has worked hard on defense all season long for the Pirates, and although you may not see him rack up a lot of points, he makes his presence known by doing the little things that help his team win.

WEEK: January 21 - January 27, 2001
PLAYER: Mike Atkinson

This talented freshman had a stellar week scoring a total of four goals and three assists in a two game span. Keep an eye on this young man in the weeks to come and in the years to come.

WEEK: January 28 - February 3, 2001
PLAYER: Ryan Collis

This young man is constantly raising the bar as the season progresses. He scored the decisive goal against Bergen Catholic this week; be sure to watch him get better and better as time goes on.

WEEK: February 4 - February 10, 2001
PLAYER: E.J. Solimine

It's about time the team captain received some recognition for his efforts. Truth be told, E.J. has been working hard all season long, and he put on a show this past week scoring four points against St. John Vianney.

WEEK: February 11 - February 17, 2001
PLAYER: Brian Liguori

Filling in against Hudson Catholic, Brian played a spectacular game stopping several odd-man rushes. Look for this young man to get a lot more ice time in the future, he is definitely worthy.

WEEK: February 18 - February 24, 2001
PLAYER: Geordan Murphy

Two goalies deserved this honor in back-to-back weeks. This week Geordan certainly earned his keep by pitching a shutout against Brick then allowing only one goal against Bergen Catholic. All in all, Murphy stopped 57 of 58 shots this past week; that is sensational!

WEEK: February 25 - March 3, 2001
PLAYER: Stephen Hynes

Although he has no points to show for it, Stephen was a hard-working, physical player in this week's game against Don Bosco Prep. He has been with the program for three years, and after this season his high school hockey career will be over. He certainly deserves the recognition for showing up to play this week and in the past.