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With the end of the '20-'21 school year upon, Veritas Christian Academy took a moment to celebrate its student athletes who dominated across multiple sports in what was at often times an unusual sports season.

A member of the Metro Christian Athletic Association (MCAA), Veritas Christian Academy also boasts rigorous schedule playing public and private schools that are often 4 to 5 times bigger than the small Sparta-based high school. In fact the largest victory of the year for the Veritas girls basketball team came against public school, Hopatcong, as Veritas scored a school record 72 points against a school with 400+ students while Veritas has 50. 

From soccer to basketball to softball and baseball, Veritas offers its students the chance to not only compete at a high level but has become accustomed to winning as well with tournament wins across soccer, basketball and league titles in baseball/softball.  

While many schools this year had shortened seasons, Veritas was able to maintain a full schedule thanks to the flexibility and diligence of the school administration, coaching staff and the support of its parents.

Here are the Veritas Christian Academy Athletic Awards for the 2020-2021 school year:

Girls Soccer 

  • 1st place in MCAA regular season and tournament
  • Kayla Amels Rose Hockman, Charlotte Milanesi and Anna Torppey were MCAA all conference
  • Most iImproved Player - Sarah Reiff (So.)
  • TRP Award - Rose Hockman (Sr.)
  • Offensive MVP - Anna Torppey (Jr.; 16 goals and 13 assists); NCSAA All-American first team)
  • Defensive MVP - Kayla Amels (Sr.)

Boys Soccer

  • Owen Dorrity, Daniel Watson, Max Ryan, Caleb Kuiken - MCAA all-conference team
  • Max Ryan named NCSAA northeast super regional all conference 
  • MVP - Max Ryan (Jr.)
  • Most Improved - Owen Dorrity (Sr.)
  • Coach’s Award - Thomas Yurgel (So.)
  • Super Stopper - Daniel Watson (Jr.; 92 saves)
  • TRP Award - Eric Reiff (Sr.)

Girls Basketball

  • MCAA undefeated regular season and tournament champs
  • Senior class ends career with .900 winning pct. 
  • MVP - Charlotte Milanesi (Jr.; MCAA league MVP; #2 on school all-time scoring list named top 75 juniors in NJ)
  • Most Improved - Anna Torppey (Jr.)
  • Coach’s Award - Morgan Meyers (Sr.)
  • Heart of the Lion - Rose Hockman (Sr.; 1,000 point scorer & 2nd all-time in rebounds with 869)
  • TRP Award - Kayla Amels (Sr.)

Boys Basketball

  • MCAA undefeated regular season and tournament champs
  • MVP - Ethan Mulder (Sr.; MCAA League MVP; career 1,400+ points and rebounds, 227 blocks)
  • Coach’s Award - Caleb Kuiken (Sr.)
  • Most Improved - Simon Valkema (Sr.)
  • TRP Award - Wesley Kuperus (Sr.)

Girls Softball

  • 1st place in MCAA
  • 1st triple play in school history
  • Lady Lions Award - Anna Torppey (Jr.)
  • TRP Award - Migda Baptiste (Fr.)
  • Most Improved - Kayleigh Jeltema (Fr.) 
  • Coach’s Award - Kairos Torppey (Sr.)
  • MVP - Rose Hockman (Sr.)

Boys Baseball

  • MCAA league champions
  • TRP Award - Owen Dorrity (Sr.)
  • Most Improved - Eric Reiff (Sr.)
  • Coach’s Award - Ethan Mulder (Sr.)
  • MVP - Caleb Kuiken (Sr.)