IMG_5404The Girls Cross Country Team at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School finished third in the state the Meet of Champions on November 23…while the RFH Girls’ Soccer squad clinched the NJSIAA Group II Championship that same day.

From press materials furnished  by Rumson-Fair Haven Regional HS and Gottuso Communications
The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Girls’ Soccer players put the “team” in “teamwork” to clinch the NJSIAA Group II Championship on Saturday, November 23.

The girls bested Bernards High School at The College of New Jersey with a score of 2-1 to win the second Group II Title in the program’s history. RFH earned its first Group crown in 2008, with the varsity girls ended their season with a record of 16-7-1.

The RFH girls’ varsity soccer players are Schuyler DeBree, Allie Cuje, Janie DeVito, Anna Finn, Caitlin Griffith, Kaitlyn Hess, Meagan McGurl, Lindsay McKean, Olivia Rosenberg, Michaela Borneo, Lindsey Corydon, Allie Geiger, Emma Gill, Caroline Kostecky, Jacqueline Littleson, Morgan Mulligan, Samantha Beaudreault, Catie Clark, Grace Forsyth, and Hanna LoSavio.

Donna Dini and Jeff Herkimer serve as Assistant Coaches for the RFH Girls Soccer team.

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Coaches Tim McLoone, in gray cap, and Henry Mercer, at center, mingle with supporters at Meadowridge Park before Friday’s dedication of a plaque, below, honoring the 2011 Rumson-Fair Haven girls’ cross-country team. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)


On chilly afternoon in January – a month when many runners head for the nearest indoor treadmill – Meadowridge Park in Rumson honored some hardy cross-country runners and their coaches.

A bronze plaque was dedicated Friday to memorialize the 2011 NJSIAA Meet of Champions win by the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional girls’ cross-country team and its coaches, Tim McLoone and Henry Mercer.

McLoone, a well-known local business owner and philanthropist, called the occasion a celebration of the sport itself.

“Cross-country is such a tough, demanding sport,” he said. “And it’s really still under the radar. We really don’t get a lot of press for what we do. So it’s nice to have this monument up for everyone to see. And personally, it’s a little overwhelming.”

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