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Addy Halpern & the RPS Girls Soccer Team Named Finalist for High School Game Changers Sports Awards

Addy Halpern & the RPS Girls Soccer Team Named Finalist for High School Game Changers Sports Awards

The high school sports staff has selected finalists for the final six categories of the High School Game Changers Sports Awards. These categories, for overall Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year and Breakthrough Athlete of the Year - for both male and female athletes - are the only categories where finalists and winners will be selected by the high school sports staff.

For the other 14 categories, nominations came in from the public, finalists were selected by the staff and readers voted to select the winners in each of those categories.

Winners will be announced at the live event on Monday, June 17 at 5 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The event is free to attend and open to finalists, as well as their coaches, teachers, parents, friends and family members.

For our staff, selecting sport-specific postseason honorees is difficult in any season, but this process - selecting finalists across all sports for an extremely small number of awards - was incredibly challenging. We know some tremendous athletes with remarkable character and determination couldn’t make this list.

Here are the finalists, listed alphabetically by school:

Addison Halpern, Rutgers Prep - Soccer: Halpern, a junior, had her third-straight season of 40 or more goals and she piloted Rutgers Prep to a state title this fall, while earning Player of the Year honors. She has 136 career goals through her first three seasons.

Rutgers Prep Soccer: With a roster stacked with Division-1 recruits, Rutgers Prep finished as the state’s No. 1 team after winning the Non-Public B title in penalties over DePaul. Along the way in a 19-1-1 campaign, Rutgers Prep won its first Somerset County Tournament title, had the state Player of the Year in 40-goal scorer Addison Halpern and, in four state tournament games, outscored opponents, 18-2 with three clean sheets.

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