YMCA of Greater Bergen County

Sports Award Banquet

53rd Sports Award Banquet

November 20, 2018

The Venetian, Garfield, NJ

6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner

Honoring the county’s most outstanding high school, college, amateur and professional athletes, as well as coaches and other adults who have given exceptional service to young people.

Strengthening our community with programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. What we do every day provides us with opportunities to change lives. All proceeds from this event will provide Y scholarships for those in need or program subsidy for Y Youth and Teen programs.


Click Here: 53rd YMCA Sports Award Banquet Event Flyer and Ticket/Tribute Information 


2018 YMCA Honorees


YMCA Person of the Year; MLB Network Analyst and Former Professional Baseball Player

Professional Athlete: Dave McGovern

Walter E. Goepel Amateur Athlete: Jack Wallace

Thomas L. Della Torre Special Achievement: Drew Gibbs

Richard Poor Service to the Community: Thomas Gattoni

Service to Youth - Nicholas G. Saingas Award: Kevin Diverio;  

Service to Youth - William Corcoran Award: Connie Washnik

Special Achievement: Raymond Skjold

Special Achievement: Robert Brady

Special Achievement: Jeff Koehler

Special Achievement: Dave Cieplicki

Special Achievement: Joseph Dionisio

Assistant Coach Award: Bill Hahn

Inspirational – Youth: Andrew Alistair Weatherly

Courageous – Adult: Kelly Conheeney

Inspirational – Adult: Tom Curry

J. Barry Stanford Special Achievement Award

Kevin Brennan,         Don Bosco High School

Megan Gasnick,        Park Ridge High School

Ellen Hamlin             NV Demarest High School

Gena Kaminski,        Hackensack High School

Seth Kricheff,          NV Old Tappan High School

Chris Lee,                Bergen Catholic High School

Justyn-Henry Malloy, St. Joseph Regional High School

Makenzie McGrath,    NV Demarest High School

Carlos Pepin,            Lodi High School

Angela Saric,            Indian Hills High School

Nicholas Vafiadis,      Bergen Catholic High School

High School Student – Athlete Award

Matthew Alaimo,       St. Joseph Regional High School

David Estevez,         River Dell High School

Catherine Fazio,       Immaculate Heart Academy

George Garrison,      Dwight Morrow High School

Shannon Goria,        River Dell High School

Monica Hebner,         Northern Highlands High School

Isabel  Hebner,         Northern Highlands High School

Caroline O'Sullivan,   NV Old Tappan High School

Luka Radovich,         Cresskill High School

Connor Scaglione,     NV Demarest High School



Please visit our Y Sports Award Banquet photo site at: https://ymcaofgreaterbergencounty.shutterfly.com/

YMCA Sports Award Banquet Journals

2017 YMCA 52nd Sports Award Banquet Journal

2016 YMCA 51st Sports Award Banquet Journal

2015 YMCA 50th Sports Award Banquet Journal

2014 YMCA 49th Sports Award Banquet Journal



Individuals, schools and organizations are encouraged to submit nominations to the YMCA Sports Award Banquet Committee for the 2018 Sports Award Banquet. Download and complete the appropriate application and return to the YMCA by e-mail, fax or mail.

Attn: Sports Award Banquet Committee
YMCA of Greater Bergen County
360 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Fax: 201-487-4539
E-mail: Julie Morrow, Communications, Development and Membership Director at jmorrow@metroymcas.org

Special Category Award Nominations Due: Early March; click here for form

Student/Athlete & J. Barry Stanford Nominations due: Mid-April; click here for form