2022 - 2023 NEW JERSEY
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
EMMA
ZAWATSKI
RUNNER
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP HS
FREEHOLD, NEW JERSEY
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-7
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 18:38
STATE MEET OF CHAMPIONS (INDIVIDUAL)
1ST
GROUP 4 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
23RD
CHAMPS SPORTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Emma Zawatski continued to build confidence as the season progressed and, following several strong postseason performances, signaled she could be one of the top competitors in the Northeast this fall as well as nationally. After winning the New Jersey Meet of Champions, Zawatski fared well against a deep field at the Champs Sports Northeast Regional and gained valuable experience racing at a pair of national championship events.”
Erik Boal
editor at DyeStat.com

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-7 junior raced to the individual title at the state Meet of Champions this past season with a time of 18:38. Zawatski also won the Group 4 individual championship, leading the Patriots to the team title, as well as the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational and the Shore Conference Championships. She took 10th at the Champs Sports Northeast Regional Championships and competed at a pair of national meets, finishing 23rd at the Champs Sports National Championships in San Diego.

Academic Achievement


Zawatski has maintained a 4.65 weighted GPA in the classroom. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Zawatski has volunteered locally with the Manalapan Teen Leadership Committee coordinating Earth Day trash pickup and has served as a Blessing Bag Brigade volunteer, organizing gift bags to hand out to the needy. She has also donated her time as a coach for Rally Cap Sports, working with children and adults with special needs teaching them to play basketball in addition to coaching on behalf of the Freehold Township Recreation Youth Track and Field program.