LANCASTER, Pa. – Washington College sophomore Landon Strober (Millstone, N.J./Allentown High School Class of 2019) has been named All-Centennial Conference first team singles in men’s tennis in a vote conducted by the conference’s head coaches. In addition, sophomore Christian Gruyon (Bronx, N.Y./Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy) was named to the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team.
Strober, who played No. 1 singles in every match this season, went 5-4 overall and 4-2 in Centennial matches. His five wins tied for tops on the team this spring.
“Landon is one of the hardest workers I have seen since being at Washington College day in and day out,” stated Reynolds. “He competed at the top of our line-up this year, going 5-2 at number one. His ability and perseverance to find ways to stay in matches is something we have been looking for to help our team succeed. This young man is going to continue to get better, and the second half of his career at Washington College is going to be a lot of fun to watch!”
Gruyon was named to the All-Sportsmanship for the first time. Each Centennial Conference member institution was permitted to nominate one student-athlete who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship for the All-Sportsmanship Team.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)—Statement from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association- NJSIAA about the spring sports season:
“Following today’s announcement by Governor Murphy, the NJSIAA has officially canceled New Jersey’s 2020 high school spring sports season. This decision was not made lightly and we are disappointed for the thousands of New Jersey student-athletes who will be unable to compete this spring. While we remained hopeful to the end, and left open every possibility, competition simply is not feasible given the circumstances.
“The last few weeks have been heartbreaking on many levels, from the tragic loss of life, to thousands battling the virus, to millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone, and we know our student-athletes are extremely disappointed. That said, these unfortunate circumstances may have put an intriguing challenge in the path of our young people. As New Jersey’s own Vince Lombardi once said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” We’re confident all our kids will get back up and stand tall.
“The NJSIAA will continue developing plans for the potential restarting of scholastic sports during the fall season. Additional information related both to the summer recess and fall will be shared at a later date.”
Governor Murphy: “We’re leaning on the guidance from the NJSIAA against the resumption of spring sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The NJSIAA Medical Board concluded that due to a lack of testing, viable treatments, and a vaccine, that spring sports were not a viable option.”