Winter Athlete of the Year

by James Stewart, Sports Beat Manager

Every year, The Glen Echo announces our ‘Winter Athlete of the Year’, alongside our spring and fall award winners. This year’s fall athlete of the year was senior Fiona Reilly. After extensive research with qualified writers at The Glen Echo, we created a list of ten student athletes who were essential and valuable players to the teams’ successes this winter season. Results and a feature on the winner will be announced in our March edition.

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Ice Hockey

Colin Redmond #20:

Colin Redmond has been a force on the ice for the Panthers for all four years of his high school career. The senior defense man has been named captain the past two seasons by the coaches, and was named to 3rd Team All Bergen County his sophomore and junior seasons; he was also named team MVP last season. This year Redmond has continued his successes netting eight goals, and dishing out 16 assists. Redmond will be continuing his athletic and academic career next year, playing lacrosse at Quinnipiac University.

Finn Whalen #4:

Finn Whalen has been the catalyst for the Panthers offensive attack all season. Whalen, a senior, has tallied a whopping 18 goals, and 22 assists, both career highs. He does not only lead the team in both of those categories, but he leads the team in points as well with 40. At the beginning of the season, Whalen was named captain alongside Redmond, and fellow senior forward Braden Van Sickle. Whalen was named NJIIHL offensive player of the week back in December, and was also nominated by as a Top 100 Senior in New Jersey.

Parker Dupuis #9:

Junior forward Parker Dupuis has continued to make his mark on the ice for the Panthers during the 22-23 season. Following a strong sophomore season, Dupuis has scored 15 goals, and assisted 13, good for second most points of the team with 28. Dupuis’ best outing was on Dec. 22, 2022 where he scored all three Panther goals in a 3-3 tie vs. West Essex. Dupuis was announced as an honorable mention for the All McInnis Conference team, and was also named as a top 100 player in the junior class by

Boys Basketball

Mason Mangione #35:

Mason Mangione has exploded onto the scene in his first season on the varsity basketball court. The sophomore guard has been the Panthers’ go-to guy on the offensive side of the ball, pouring in 268 points on the year, averaging 12.8 per contest. Mangione is also second on the team in several categories surrounding the defensive side of the ball including rebounds, steals, and blocks. Mangione’s best scoring outing was against Norman Thomas (NY) where he scored a career high 25 points in just 17 minutes of action.

Luke Famularo #5:

In his second year as a varsity contributor, Luke Famularo has made great strides, and has taken a leadership role for the Panthers this season. Voted captain by his teammates at the start of the season, Famularo has produced on the court in numerous ways. The senior forward trails only Mangione in the scoring column with a total of 192 points on the year, but leads the team in rebounds by a wide margin with 85, 13 more than his closest teammate. Famularo’s best game was against rival Hawthorne where he scored a career high 22 points, and added two  rebounds and two assists.

Noah Hu #22

Noah Hu has taken the task of guarding the best opposing player each game for the Panthers on the court this season. Hu has also tallied 134 points this year, and grabbed 71 rebounds, both good for third on the team. He has also been the team’s best passer all season tallying 81 assists on the season which is 33 assists more than his closest teammate. The senior forward’s most impressive outing was during the team’s rivalry game against Hawthorne where he had an unbelievable ten assists. In that game, the Panthers outscored Hawthorne by 17 points with Hu on the court.

Girls Basketball

Mia Vergel de Dios #23:

Mia Vergel de Dios is another underclassman that has made an instant impact for the Panthers in her first year on the varsity court. Despite only playing in 14 of the team’s first 22 games this season, Vergel de Dios scored an impressive 136 points. Her best outing was the team’s first game of the season against Dwight Englewood where she scored 19 points, and grabbed 12 rebounds. The star freshman has also made an impact on the defensive end leading the team in rebounds, and tied for the lead in steals.

Maggie Harris #13:

Junior guard Maggie Harris has continued to make strides for the Panthers in her second year as a varsity contributor. Harris has appeared in all 23 games for the Panthers this season, and leads the team in scoring with 168 total points. Harris’ best game this season was in the Panthers first of two matchups against Cresskill this season back in January where she scored 18 points and helped lead the Panthers to a 33-31 victory. In the month of February, Harris has caught fire and scored 62 points over the team’s first four games.


Liam Manning:

Since his freshman year, Liam Manning has been an absolute force on the wrestling mat for the Panthers. Wrestling in several weight classes over his four seasons on the mat Manning has continued to impress year after year, and was named a captain as a senior. This season Manning wrestled at 157 pounds, and 165 pounds, and produced an extremely impressive record of 18-2 according to Manning has had several impressive wins on the season including two victories by way of pin that occurred in under one minute.


Andrew Lee:

Following an unbelievable junior season, which culminated in being named the first ever Bergen County individual bowling champion, Andrew Lee impressed again as a senior. This season, Lee helped lead the Panthers to a 16-1 record, and the North Group 2 sectional championship by a mere two pins over second place Jefferson. In the process Lee also qualified for the individual state tournament bowling a 634 during the sectional championship match. Lee’s high game this season was near perfection as he bowled a 279.