With the conclusion of the NJSIAA fall sports season, points have been tabulated and standings have been posted for the ShopRite Cup. The ShopRite Cup program rewards schools for their performance and fair play through a point system based on their performance in NJSIAA tournament events. Bonus points are awarded for teams staying disqualification free, and points are reduced if any coaches are disqualified during an event. The ShopRite Cup is awarded to the end-of-school year leaders in each of the six enrollment-based groups.
Here are fall-season highlights for each of the leaders:
Group 4: Ridgewood (36 points)
The Maroons earned 10 points by winning the North Jersey, Section 1 championship in football and gained eight more by finishing second in the girls cross country championship meet. Ridgewood also won sectional titles in girls tennis and volleyball. The Maroons were also disqualification free.
Group 3: Millburn (36 points)
The Millers gained 20 points through girls tennis, as it won both the group championship as well as the Tournament of Champions. Millburn also reached the state final in boys soccer, and won a sectional championship in field hockey. The school was also disqualification free.
Group 2: Holmdel (45 points)
The Hornets gained 10 points apiece through their state championship teams in boys soccer and girls tennis. The tennis team also gained five extra points by reaching the Tournament of Champions final. The girls cross country team finished in second place in the Group meet and the boys cross country team placed fourth at the Group meet. Holmdel was also disqualification free.
Group 1: New Providence (20 points)
The Pioneers gained eight points by reaching the state final in boys soccer. The girls volleyball team won a sectional championship, the boys cross country team finished fourth at the Group meet, and the school also competed disqualification free.
Non-Public A: Christian Brothers Academy (63 points - doubled as single-gender school)
The Colts earned 20 points through cross country, by winning both the Group meet as well as the Meet of Champions. The Lincroft school also earned 10 points by winning the championship in boys soccer. The Colts also went disqualification free.
Non-Public B: Trinity Hall (33 points - doubled as single-gender school)
The Monarchs gained 10 points by winning the Group meet in girls cross country. Trinity Hall was also a sectional finalist in girls soccer, and also competed disqualification free.