Student-Athletes of the Week

Tiana Ellis & Justin Sumner - Week of 6/10

Athletic Leadership

The "Matawan Regional High School Student-Athlete of the Week" program serves to recognize players who are stars both on and off the field. Student-athletes who demonstrate leadership, dedication, and perseverance in school and in the community can be nominated by coaches, athletic directors, and teachers for this honor.


The program will recognize not only the best athletes on each team, but also those who dedicate time to school , volunteer organizations, or have overcome a personal obstacle.


Congratulations to all of our student-athletes!

Tiana Ellis

Tiana Ellis finished an outstanding track season competing in the 100, 200 and hurdles. Her sheer talent makes her a stand out competitor and has allowed her to become one of the top sprinters in Monmouth County. Most recently, she placed 4th in 100 and 3rd in the 200 at the Monmouth county champ. She also helped her team win gold in the 4X100 relay at the State Group 2 sectional meet with a blistering time of 49.7. Tiana is dedicated to track and field and works hard at practice. Her ability to motivate the team to improve their personal best is inspirational for all student-athletes.

Justin Sumner

As an underclassmen, Justin Sumner has been a big part of the Matawan Boys Team this year. He is the second leg on the 4x400 which placed 5th at The Meet Of Champions. His best 400 leg came at the All Group 2 when he ran 50.2. He is also a major contributor to the 4x800 team which placed in the state sectionals and state group meet. His personal best in the 800 is 2:01.00. He also is an outstanding long jumper with a best of 20'8". In addition to track, he has been a two=year starter on the varsity soccer team. This two sport student-athlete will be a unstoppable his senior year.