Winter Athlete of the Year


The 2020 Fall Athlete of the Year determined by the readers vote was… Junior Girls Soccer player Jillian Luftman. In her second year on varsity Luftman helped anchor the back end for what turned out to be an exciting girls soccer season. Scoring a goal and 2 assists she wasn’t afraid to join the play on offense. She will be one of the leaders that returns next year that the panthers will undoubtedly rely on.

For the 2021 Winter Athlete of the Year, the award will be decided by a combination of our writer votes and your votes, 50% of the result will be the votes to voice the opinion of you the reader, and 50% of the vote will be issued by The Glen Echo sports staff. For our 3 winter sports, we have 4 nominees per team for Hockey, Girls Basketball, and Boys basketball…

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  • Mack Alvino
    • Bergen County goalie of the year Mack Alvino was one of the biggest keys to the Panthers success this year. Alvino, the conference goalie of the year, and member of the 1st team all county,  has the best career save percentage and most shutouts in Glen Rock High School history. Alvino was also recognized by Jersey Sports Zone as he is up for the save of the year and is a member of the Sports Zone team of the year.
  • Anthony Maurice
    • Number 23, Anthony Maurice was the heart and soul of the Panthers championship team. The senior racked up 11 goals, and handed out 10 assists, to finish his outstanding career here at Glen Rock. Entering the season, Maurice was the team leader in every major stat in terms of active players.
  • Colin Redmond
    • Sophomore standout Colin Redmond continued to have success and play a key role for the Panthers early in his high school career. Redmond finished the season with 5 goals, and 8 assists, and laid out 36 hits. Redmond was named to the all county 3rd team, and was recognized as an all conference honorable mention. Redmond will be one of few key returning pieces for the championship winning Panthers, and he will look to continue the team’s success into next season.
  • Ryan LeBlanc 
    • Senior captain Ryan Leblanc was a key veteran player for the McKinnis cup winning Panthers. The captain tallied 8 goals, and dished out 7 assists. Ryan’s success was noticed by the public as he joined Redmond on both the all county 3rd team, and also snagged an all conference honorable mention.

Girls Basketball

  • Aly Novick
    • Alyson Novick has become a stable of the Glen Echo Athlete of the year awards. After a terrific soccer season she put up 131 points across 11 games averaging almost 12 ppg, and accounting for 32% of the teams total points this season.
  • Isabella Mittleman
    • You would expect nothing less from the child of Boys varsity basketball coach, Mittleman was the only player aside from Novick to tally over 55 points on the year, ending her career with a triple digit season scoring 102 points across 11 games. 
  • Lauren Patasnik
    • After averaging 103 points per season, this year Patasnik’s numbers took a bit of a dive due to the shortened season as she posted just 26 points across 11 games. But her 8 points in a victory over Mahwah made all the difference and her leadership and experience were surely invaluable to a team that went 7-4.
  • Katie Weber
    • Weber put up 54 points in just 7 games this season helping her average almost 8ppg. She will be asked to take on the load left behind by Mittleman and Novick next year. She led the team in every major category out of players who will return next season. She also led the team in rebounds according to

Boys Basketball 

  • Will McLoughlin
    • Senior forward and Scranton basketball commit, Will McLoughlin led the charge for the 13-2 Panthers this year. McLoughlin led the team averaging 11.9 points per game along with 6.8 rebound, both leading the team, as well as 1.5 assists per contest, resulting in 1st team all league and 1st Team All North Jersey per the Bergen Record.
  • Andy Martin
    • Senior Andy Martin was another key piece for the experienced Panthers team. Martin helped carry the load offensively accounting for 8.3 points per game while grabbing 5.1 rebounds. Martin also added 0.6 assists per game, and Martin was recognized for his great season with an honorable mention within the NJIC.
  • Ryan Baumbach
    • Two year captain Ryan Baumbach capped off his high school basketball career with another great season. Baumbach dished out 3.6 assists per contest, while adding 4.1 points per game. Baumbach, although undersized compared to his teammates, still grabbed 2.5 rebounds per contest as well.
  • Michael Silver
    • Michael Silver, a senior sharpshooter for the 13-2 Panthers, had another outstanding year on the hardwood. Silver rattled in 7.9 points per game over the 15 game season, and snagged 3 rebounds a game, and added 1.6 assists per contest. Silver joined Martin on the list of honorable mentions for the NJIC.