Senior Athlete Of The Week: Briana Tedesco


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AOW-Briana-TedescoIf there is one thing that the Verona High School girls tennis team has been able to count on each season, it is a winning season from Briana Tedesco.

A tennis player since the age of nine, Tedesco has led the doubles lineup at VHS for the past three years, paired with junior Caroline Chivily in first doubles. Together, they have defeated almost every opponent they have taken on, from this season’s opening match against Mount Saint Dominic Academy (6-0, 6-1) to North Jersey, Section 1 Group 1 sectionals (6-0, 6-1 again) and the the NJSIAA Group I semifinals against state champion Pennsville High School (6-2, 6-0). For her consistent leadership of the VHS tennis team, Briana Tedesco is this week’s Verona Sports Boosters Senior Athlete of the Week.

Tedesco is a winner off the court as well. She cheers competitively, and is a member of the Art, Spanish and National honor societies. When she was inducted into the National Honor Society this past May, VHS science teacher Jorge Valcarcel praised her work ethic in her science courses. “I can honestly say that in my twenty years at Verona High School, I have never seen a more gifted, talented, hard working, and prolific student scholar,” he said.

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During the 2013-2014 school year, the Verona Sports Boosters recognizes 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.

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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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