Senior Athlete Of The Week: Luke Sniatkowski


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AOW-SniatkowskiIt was a long winter for Luke Sniatkowski. Sidelined by a leg injury, the senior missed what would have been his third season as a starter on the Hillbilly basketball team. But spring brought a new opportunity for the multi-season athlete, and he seized it. Luke Sniatkowski is this week’s Verona Sports Boosters Athlete of the Week.

On April 3, Sniatkowski took to the mound for the Verona High School baseball team, and pitched a two-hitter against rival Montclair Kimberley Academy. He got 11 strikeouts on the afternoon, including seven in the first three innings. In a perfect world, the game would have ended in a Verona victory. But one MKA player got across home plate, and the Montclair team went home with the win.

Sniatkowski has spent enough time in maroon and white to know that these things can happen. In addition to basketball, he was a four-year starter on football and a three-year starter on baseball, where he now serves as co-captain. A regular on the honor rolls at VHS as well, Sniatkowski is actively involved in the Youth Group at Our Lady of the Lake, and serves on its leadership committee.

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During the 2012-2013 school year, the Verona Sports Boosters will be recognizing a different senior athlete at Verona High School every week. The Boosters support male and female athletes in all VHS sports through a variety of fundraisers and recognition events.

Photo copyright Fred Goode. Used by permission.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]



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