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Steinert High School

Steinert High School (also formally known as Hamilton High School East) is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as one of three secondary high schools that are part of the Hamilton Township School District, located in Hamilton Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States; the other high schools in the district are Nottingham High School (Hamilton High School North) and Hamilton High School West. The school mascot is the Spartan .

Steinert High School
Address
2900 Klockner Road
Coordinates40°12′59″N74°39′44″W /40.2163°N 74.6623°W /40.2163; -74.6623Coordinates: 40°12′59″N74°39′44″W /40.2163°N 74.6623°W /40.2163; -74.6623
Information
Other namesHamilton High School East
TypePublic high school
MottoDo not go where the path may lead; Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
School districtHamilton Township School District
CEEB code311483
NCES School ID3406540
PrincipalNate Webber
Faculty98.7 FTEs
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment1,360 (as of 2019–20)
Student to teacher ratio13.8:1
Color(s) Dark Green
White
Athleticsbaseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, tennis, wrestling
Athletics conferenceColonial Valley Conference (general)
West Jersey Football League (football)
Team nameSpartans
RivalsHamilton High School West
Nottingham High School
Feeder schoolsReynolds Middle School
Director of AthleticsSteven Gazdek
Websitewww.htsdnj.org/Domain/1053

As of the 2019–20 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,360 students and 98.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.8:1. There were 219 students (16.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 39 (2.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

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The school was the 148th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 204th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 189th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 199th in 2008 out of 316 schools. Schooldigger.com ranked the school as 176th out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (an increase of 21 positions from the 2009 rank) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).

Steinert offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in AP United States History, AP European History, AP Computer Science, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States Government, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus.

The Steinert High School Spartans compete in the Colonial Valley Conference, which is comprised of public and private high schools in the Mercer County area and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. With 920 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2019–20 school year as Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 761 to 1,058 students in that grade range. The football team competes in the Valley Division of the 95-team West Jersey Football League superconference and is classified by the NJSIAA as Group IV South for football for 2018–2020.

The school maintains sports rivalries with fellow Hamilton schools: the Hamilton West Hornets and the Nottingham Northstars. Steinert plays against crosstown rival Hamilton West on Thanksgiving Day in football. The two schools have played each other on Thanksgiving Day since 1959 as the only Thanksgiving Day football game in Mercer County. The rivalry with Hamilton West was listed at 16th on NJ.com's 2017 list "Ranking the 31 fiercest rivalries in N.J. HS football". Hamilton West leads the rivalry with a 34–23–1 overall record as of 2017.

School colors are dark green and white. Sports offered include baseball (men), basketball (men and women), cross country (men and women), field hockey (women), football (men), golf (men), ice hockey (men), lacrosse (men and women), soccer (men and women), softball (women), swimming (men and women), tennis (men and women), track and field spring (men and women), wrestling (men), and cheerleading (women and men).

The school participates together with Hamilton High School West in a joint ice hockey team in which Nottingham High School is the host school / lead agency . The co-op program operates under agreements scheduled to expire at the end of the 2023–24 school year.

Baseball

The baseball team won the Group III state championship in 1978 (defeating Teaneck High School in the tournament's final game), 1998 (vs. Bayonne High School), 1999 (vs. Morris Knolls High School), 2000 (vs. Bloomfield High School), 2006 (vs. Randolph High School), and won the Group III title in 1992 (vs. Hoboken High School) and 1996 (vs. Nutley High School); the team's seven state titles are the second-most of any public school program in the state. The 1978 team finished the season at 20-4 after winning the Group III state title by defeating Teaneck by a score of 9-0 in the championship game. The 1992 baseball team defeated Hoboken by a score of 5-4, to win the NJSIAA Group III state championship and finish the year with a 31-1 record, the most wins ever recorded in a season by a Mercer County baseball school. The team was inducted into the Steinert Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. The 1996 team finished the season with a 24-5 record after winning the Group III title after defeating Nutley by a score of 4-3 in the championship game. A 3-0 win against Bloomfield gave the 2000 team the Group IV state title and a 30-2 record for the season.

Cross country

The boys' cross country team won the Group III state championship in 1987.

Field hockey

The field hockey team won the North II Group IV state sectional championship in 2000 and the Central Jersey Group IV title in 2007. In 2007, the field hockey team won the Central Jersey, Group IV state sectional championship with a 1-0 win over Toms River High School South in the tournament final.

Football

The 1966 varsity football team lead by Head Coach Pete Brescia had a perfect 9-0-0 record and remains the only unbeaten team in SHS history.

Boys' soccer

The boys' soccer team won the Group IV state championship in 1966 (as co-champion with Bloomfield High School), 1969 and 1970 (as co-champions with Hackensack High School both years), 1971 (vs. Kearny High School), 1973 (vs. John F. Kennedy High School of Paterson), 1975 (as co-champion with Kearny High School) and 1977 (vs. Livingston High School), and won the Group III state title in 1984 (vs. Indian Hills High School) and 1988 (vs. West Morris Mendham High School); the program's nine state titles are tied for third-most among all public school soccer teams. The 1969 team finished the season with a record of 18-0-2 after the Group IV title game against Hackensack ended in a 1-1 tie, making the two teams co-champions.

Girls' soccer

The girls soccer team won the Group III state championship in 1988, defeating runner-up Indian Hills High School in the finals. In 2007, the team won the Central, Group IV state sectional championship with a 1-0 win over Jackson Memorial High School in the tournament final.

Softball

The softball team won the Group IV state championship in 2004 (defeating Clifton High School in the tournament final) and won the Group III title in 2016 (vs. Middletown High School South) and 2018 (vs. Indian Hills High School). The team won the 2018 Tournament of Champions against Immaculate Conception High School. The girls' softball team won the 2004 NJSIAA Group IV state championship against Clifton High School. The team won the 2016 Group III state title with a 6-2 win against Middletown High School South in the tournament's final round. The team won the 2018 Group III state title with a 2-0 win against Indian Hills High School and went on to win the Tournament of Champions and finish the season with a 26-5 record with a 9-0 win against Immaculate Conception of Lodi, with all nine runs scored in the first inning. NJ.com ranked Steinert as their number-one softball team in the state in 2018.

The school's principal is Bridget O'Neill. His core administration team includes three vice principals, Dr. Lauren Brazil, Duane Robinson and Phil Zomparelli, and the athletic director, Steve Gazdek.

The two other high schools in the district (with 2019–20 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:

Scoreboard located at the Steinert High School football field.

Alumni of Steinert High School include:

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  • The Steinert Spartans play football vs. the WW-P Northern Knights

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  37. Cooper, Darren. "Softball: Bad first inning dooms Immaculate Conception in TOC Final", The Record, June 8, 2018. Accessed October 31, 2020. "Immaculate Conception coach Jeff Horohonich had a premonition.... Steinert, the reigning Group 3 state champion, scored nine runs in the first inning and ran away with a 9-0 win over the Blue Wolves in the Tournament of Champions final Friday night at Ivy Hill Park."
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Steinert High School Language Watch Edit Steinert High School also formally known as Hamilton High School East is a four year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as one of three secondary high schools that are part of the Hamilton Township School District located in Hamilton Township in Mercer County New Jersey United States the other high schools in the district are Nottingham High School Hamilton High School North and Hamilton High School West 4 The school mascot is the Spartan 2 Steinert High SchoolAddress2900 Klockner Road Hamilton Township Mercer County New Jersey 08690 United StatesCoordinates40 12 59 N 74 39 44 W 40 2163 N 74 6623 W 40 2163 74 6623 Coordinates 40 12 59 N 74 39 44 W 40 2163 N 74 6623 W 40 2163 74 6623InformationOther namesHamilton High School EastTypePublic high schoolMottoDo not go where the path may lead Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail School districtHamilton Township School DistrictCEEB code311483NCES School ID3406540 1 PrincipalNate WebberFaculty98 7 FTEs 1 Grades9 12Enrollment1 360 as of 2019 20 1 Student to teacher ratio13 8 1 1 Color s Dark Green White 2 Athleticsbaseball basketball cheerleading cross country field hockey football golf hockey lacrosse soccer softball swimming track and field tennis wrestling 2 Athletics conferenceColonial Valley Conference general West Jersey Football League football Team nameSpartans 2 RivalsHamilton High School West Nottingham High SchoolFeeder schoolsReynolds Middle SchoolDirector of AthleticsSteven Gazdek 3 Websitewww wbr htsdnj wbr org wbr Domain wbr 1053 As of the 2019 20 school year the school had an enrollment of 1 360 students and 98 7 classroom teachers on an FTE basis for a student teacher ratio of 13 8 1 There were 219 students 16 1 of enrollment eligible for free lunch and 39 2 9 of students eligible for reduced cost lunch 1 Contents 1 Awards recognition and rankings 2 Courses 3 Sports 4 Administration 5 Sister schools 6 Notable alumni 7 Notable staff 8 Gallery 9 References 10 External linksAwards recognition and rankings EditThe school was the 148th ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine s September 2014 cover story on the state s Top Public High Schools using a new ranking methodology 5 The school had been ranked 204th in the state of 328 schools in 2012 after being ranked 189th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed 6 The magazine ranked the school 199th in 2008 out of 316 schools 7 Schooldigger com ranked the school as 176th out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings an increase of 21 positions from the 2009 rank which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment HSPA 8 Courses EditSteinert offers Advanced Placement AP courses in AP United States History AP European History AP Computer Science AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics AP English Literature and Composition AP United States Government AP Statistics and AP Calculus Sports EditThe Steinert High School Spartans 2 compete in the Colonial Valley Conference which is comprised of public and private high schools in the Mercer County area and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association 9 With 920 students in grades 10 12 the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2019 20 school year as Group III for most athletic competition purposes which included schools with an enrollment of 761 to 1 058 students in that grade range 10 The football team competes in the Valley Division of the 95 team West Jersey Football League superconference 11 12 and is classified by the NJSIAA as Group IV South for football for 2018 2020 13 The school maintains sports rivalries with fellow Hamilton schools the Hamilton West Hornets and the Nottingham Northstars Steinert plays against crosstown rival Hamilton West on Thanksgiving Day in football 14 The two schools have played each other on Thanksgiving Day since 1959 15 as the only Thanksgiving Day football game in Mercer County 16 The rivalry with Hamilton West was listed at 16th on NJ com s 2017 list Ranking the 31 fiercest rivalries in N J HS football Hamilton West leads the rivalry with a 34 23 1 overall record as of 2017 17 School colors are dark green and white Sports offered include baseball men basketball men and women cross country men and women field hockey women football men golf men ice hockey men lacrosse men and women soccer men and women softball women swimming men and women tennis men and women track and field spring men and women wrestling men and cheerleading women and men 2 The school participates together with Hamilton High School West in a joint ice hockey team in which Nottingham High School is the host school lead agency The co op program operates under agreements scheduled to expire at the end of the 2023 24 school year 18 Baseball The baseball team won the Group III state championship in 1978 defeating Teaneck High School in the tournament s final game 1998 vs Bayonne High School 1999 vs Morris Knolls High School 2000 vs Bloomfield High School 2006 vs Randolph High School and won the Group III title in 1992 vs Hoboken High School and 1996 vs Nutley High School the team s seven state titles are the second most of any public school program in the state 19 The 1978 team finished the season at 20 4 after winning the Group III state title by defeating Teaneck by a score of 9 0 in the championship game 20 The 1992 baseball team defeated Hoboken by a score of 5 4 to win the NJSIAA Group III state championship and finish the year with a 31 1 record the most wins ever recorded in a season by a Mercer County baseball school The team was inducted into the Steinert Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 21 The 1996 team finished the season with a 24 5 record after winning the Group III title after defeating Nutley by a score of 4 3 in the championship game 22 A 3 0 win against Bloomfield gave the 2000 team the Group IV state title and a 30 2 record for the season 23 Cross country The boys cross country team won the Group III state championship in 1987 24 Field hockey The field hockey team won the North II Group IV state sectional championship in 2000 and the Central Jersey Group IV title in 2007 25 In 2007 the field hockey team won the Central Jersey Group IV state sectional championship with a 1 0 win over Toms River High School South in the tournament final 26 Football The 1966 varsity football team lead by Head Coach Pete Brescia had a perfect 9 0 0 record and remains the only unbeaten team in SHS history 27 Boys soccer The boys soccer team won the Group IV state championship in 1966 as co champion with Bloomfield High School 1969 and 1970 as co champions with Hackensack High School both years 1971 vs Kearny High School 1973 vs John F Kennedy High School of Paterson 1975 as co champion with Kearny High School and 1977 vs Livingston High School and won the Group III state title in 1984 vs Indian Hills High School and 1988 vs West Morris Mendham High School the program s nine state titles are tied for third most among all public school soccer teams 28 The 1969 team finished the season with a record of 18 0 2 after the Group IV title game against Hackensack ended in a 1 1 tie making the two teams co champions 29 Girls soccer The girls soccer team won the Group III state championship in 1988 defeating runner up Indian Hills High School in the finals 30 In 2007 the team won the Central Group IV state sectional championship with a 1 0 win over Jackson Memorial High School in the tournament final 31 32 Softball The softball team won the Group IV state championship in 2004 defeating Clifton High School in the tournament final and won the Group III title in 2016 vs Middletown High School South and 2018 vs Indian Hills High School The team won the 2018 Tournament of Champions against Immaculate Conception High School 33 The girls softball team won the 2004 NJSIAA Group IV state championship against Clifton High School 34 The team won the 2016 Group III state title with a 6 2 win against Middletown High School South in the tournament s final round 35 The team won the 2018 Group III state title with a 2 0 win against Indian Hills High School 36 and went on to win the Tournament of Champions and finish the season with a 26 5 record with a 9 0 win against Immaculate Conception of Lodi with all nine runs scored in the first inning 37 NJ com ranked Steinert as their number one softball team in the state in 2018 38 Administration EditThe school s principal is Bridget O Neill His core administration team includes three vice principals Dr Lauren Brazil Duane Robinson and Phil Zomparelli and the athletic director Steve Gazdek 3 Sister schools EditThe two other high schools in the district with 2019 20 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics 39 are Hamilton High School West 40 also known as Watson 1 246 students Nottingham High School 41 also known as North 1 055 students Notable alumni Edit Scoreboard located at the Steinert High School football field See also Category Steinert High School alumni Alumni of Steinert High School include 42 Samuel Alito born 1950 class of 1968 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 43 44 Bill Baroni born 1971 Federal felon and former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who previously represented the 14th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate 45 Erin Bowman born 1990 class of 2008 pop singer songwriter 46 Wayne DeAngelo born 1965 represents the 14th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2008 47 Dan Donigan born 1966 class of 1985 retired United States soccer forward former head coach of Saint Louis University Men s Soccer team and current head coach of Rutgers University men s soccer team who he was named by The Star Ledger as one of the top ten New Jersey high school soccer players of the 1980s 48 Colin Ferrell born 1984 class of 2001 former American football defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts 49 Dave Gallagher born 1960 class of 1978 former MLB outfielder 50 Eddie Gaven born 1986 midfielder for the Columbus Crew 51 Lisa Gmitter Pittaro born 1965 former soccer player who played as a forward making twelve appearances for the United States women s national team 52 Brad Jenkins producer who is the managing director and executive producer of Funny or Die DC and is the former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement 53 Dahntay Jones born 1980 G F for the NBA s Atlanta Hawks 54 Jim McKeown born 1956 class of 1974 defender who played in the North American Soccer League for the Tulsa Roughnecks and Philadelphia Fury 55 56 Art Napolitano born 1956 class of 1974 retired soccer player who played professionally in the North American Soccer League American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League 57 Chris Pittaro born 1961 class of 1979 former MLB second baseman and current Oakland Athletics National Field Coordinator 58 Bobby Smith born 1951 class of 1969 North American Soccer League All Star defender and National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee who won three league championships one in Philadelphia and two with the New York Cosmos 59 Sammy Williams 1948 2018 actor best known for his role as Paul in the musical A Chorus Line for which he won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical 60 Notable staff EditDuane Robinson born 1968 former vice principal who was the first overall pick of the Illinois Thunder in the 1990 National Professional Soccer League Draft 61 Gallery Edit The Steinert Spartans play football vs the WW P Northern Knights The Steinert Spartans play football vs the WW P Northern KnightsReferences Edit a b c d e School data for Hamilton East Steinert National Center for Education Statistics Accessed April 1 2021 a b c d e f Hamilton High School East New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed October 20 2020 a b Administration Team Steinert High School Accessed April 16 2021 About Our District Hamilton Township School District Accessed April 16 2021 The Hamilton Township School District is comprised of a diverse group of nearly 12 400 students It consists of 23 schools which include 3 high schools 3 middle schools and 17 elementary schools Staff Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014 New Jersey Monthly September 2 2014 Accessed September 5 2014 Staff The Top New Jersey High Schools Alphabetical New Jersey Monthly August 16 2012 Accessed August 24 2012 Staff 2010 Top High Schools New Jersey Monthly August 16 2010 Accessed February 1 2011 New Jersey High School Rankings 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy amp HSPA Math 2009 2010 Schooldigger com Accessed February 9 2012 League amp Conference Officers Affiliated Schools 2020 2021 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed October 20 2020 NJSIAA General Public School Classifications 2019 2020 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed November 20 2020 Steinert Spartans West Jersey Football League Accessed September 5 2020 Minnick Kevin Football Entering 10th season a new leader for state s second largest conference NJ Advance Media for NJ com August 8 2019 Accessed September 5 2020 The WJFL was created in 2010 as a way to help teams play a full schedule and face opponents of similar size ability and geographical location The league is comprised of 16 divisions and includes better than 90 high schools NJSIAA Football Public School Classifications 2018 2020 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association finalized August 2019 Accessed October 20 2020 Miller Sean Times of Trenton football Previewing Hamilton West Steinert on Thanksgiving Day NJ Advance Media for The Times November 21 2017 For both the Hamilton West and Steinert football teams the 2017 season has been varying degrees of disappointing Now the two reeling squads will meet on Thanksgiving Day 10 30 a m at Hamilton West for the final game of the season Hamilton West leads the all time series 33 23 1 after a 14 13 win last season for the Spartans Fisher Rich Hamilton Steinert Thanksgiving Game Year By Year Results Hamilton Pulse November 22 2017 Accessed September 7 2020 O Gorman George Talk of the Township Steinert drops Hamilton for 2nd straight time in annual Turkey Day game The Trentonian November 23 2011 updated November 13 2018 Accessed September 7 2020 Yesterday for the second year in a row it was Frank Gatto s Spartans who took control in the second half in front of 5 500 fans and powered their way to a 28 14 win over Hamilton in Mercer County s only Thanksgiving Day football rivalry Stypulkoski Matt Ranking the 31 fiercest rivalries in N J HS football NJ Advance Media for NJ com October 27 2017 updated May 15 2019 Accessed December 1 2020 16 Hamilton West vs Steinert This Thanksgiving these intra district rivals will meet for the 59th time in Hamilton West s only home game of 2017 All time series Hamilton West leads 34 23 1 NJSIAA Winter Cooperative Sports Programs New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed December 1 2020 NJSIAA Baseball Championship History New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed November 20 2020 Muscarella Leni Mistakes foil Teaneck in State final Hamilton East breezes to 9 0 Group 4 win The Record June 11 1978 Accessed February 21 2021 via Newspapers com It was as if all the scholastic baseball pitfalls Teaneck had managed to avoid until yesterday suddenly came down on the heads of the Highwaymen in their most important game of the season When it was over Hamilton East had buried Teaneck 9 0 to win the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Group 4 baseball title 1992 Baseball Steinert Athletic Hall of Fame Accessed December 16 2010 Sports News From the North The News Press June 9 1996 Accessed December 30 2020 via Newspapers com Senior righthander Bryan Rogers threw a three hitter and made the game s key defensive play in leading Steinert to a 4 3 win over Nutley 24 5 on Saturday in the NJSIAA Group III title game Steinert 27 4 won its third state title and its first since 1992 Yesterday s NJSIAA Baseball Finals Home News Tribune June 11 2000 Accessed March 13 2021 Group IV Steinert 3 Bloomfield 0 Junior Chris Neylan pitched a tour hitter and Steve Fischer keyed a two run sixth inning to lead Steinert over Bloomfield at Toms River East It was the third straight state title and fifth In nine years for Steinert 30 2 and coupled with Hamilton West s win over Cranford gives Hamilton Township of Mercer County two state champions NJSIAA Boys Cross Country State Group Champions New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed October 20 2020 NJSIAA History of Field Hockey Championships New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association as of December 15 2015 Accessed December 16 2016 2007 Field Hockey Central Group IV New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed November 12 2007 O Gorman George Football coaches part of Steinert HoF class The Trentonian April 15 2009 Accessed September 18 2017 Brescia coached the greatest football team in Steinert annals a 1966 team that went 9 0 and is the only undefeated team in Steinert history NJSIAA History of Boys Soccer New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed October 20 2020 Soccer Crown to Hackensack The Record November 30 1969 Accessed January 14 2021 via Newspapers com Hackensack successfully defended its NJSIAA Group 4 soccer championship by gaining a 1 1 tie with Steinert of Trenton Friday at Princeton University The two teams will share the 1969 crown Steinert which plays in the rugged suburban Trenton league finished 18 0 2 NJSIAA History of Girls Soccer New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed October 20 2020 2007 Girls Soccer Central Group IV New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed November 15 2007 Ziegler Robert Jaguars denied in final Jackson had season to be plenty proud of Asbury Park Press November 9 2007 Accessed November 15 2007 On Thursday they had a chance to capture the program s first sectional title but were denied by Victoria Leigh s goal in the 66th minute which gave Steinert a 1 0 victory at home in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV final NJSIAA Softball Championship History New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed November 20 2020 2004 Softball Public Semis Finals New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Accessed April 25 2007 Fortenbaugh Rick Steinert softball upsets Middletown South in Group III championship for the program s second state title The Trentonian June 11 2016 Accessed October 26 2016 If you had said the Steinert softball team would beat Middletown South in the Group III state championship game it would not have been regarded as a big surprise But yet that s exactly what happened Saturday as Steinert 27 4 rolled over Middletown South 28 4 by the score of 6 2 at Kean University to win the second state title in program history Fortenbaugh Rick Steinert softball claims Group III state championship behind Kaylee Whittaker s one hit shutout The Trentonian June 2 2018 Accessed June 6 2018 Taking on Indian hills in the Group III state championship game Steinert cruised to a 2 0 win in a game played at Kean University on Saturday evening It was the second time in the past three years Steinert 23 5 went the distance with the first coming on 2016 Cooper Darren Softball Bad first inning dooms Immaculate Conception in TOC Final The Record June 8 2018 Accessed October 31 2020 Immaculate Conception coach Jeff Horohonich had a premonition Steinert the reigning Group 3 state champion scored nine runs in the first inning and ran away with a 9 0 win over the Blue Wolves in the Tournament of Champions final Friday night at Ivy Hill Park Stypulkoski Matt and Evans Bill Softball s Final 50 N J s top teams in 2018 NJ Advance Media for NJ com June 13 2018 updated May 14 2019 Accessed January 7 2021 1 Steinert 26 5 The Spartans won the second ever Tournament of Champions with a 9 0 victory over Lodi Immaculate in the final Seeded fourth in Central Jersey Group 3 to start the postseason Steinert went on a run through Group 3 and the T of C that included wins over five ranked teams including No 2 St John Vianney School data for the Hamilton Township School District National Center for Education Statistics Accessed April 1 2021 Hamilton High School West Hamilton Township School District Accessed April 16 2021 Nottingham Hamilton High North Hamilton Township School District Accessed April 16 2021 Members Steinert High School Athletic Hall of Fame Accessed July 19 2019 Note that the site lists graduation years for many alumni Samuel A Alito Jr biography FindLaw Accessed February 22 2011 Abdur Rahman Sulaiman Hamilton school board Steinert students can dedicate library after Justice Sam Alito The Trentonian June 27 2016 Accessed September 18 2017 The Trenton born Alito graduated from Steinert as class valedictorian in 1968 and has been serving on the nation s highest court since Jan 31 2006 but his high school alma mater has not previously dedicated anything in his honor Duffy Erin Victor pays visit to Steinert The Times November 10 2009 backed up by the Internet Archive as of June 29 2011 Accessed July 19 2019 Accompanied by his running mate Lt Gov elect Kim Guadagno Christie spoke before students and a number of local politicians including Steinert graduates state Sen Bill Baroni R Hamilton and Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo D Hamilton Angermiller Michelle Amabile Songwriter Erin Bowman Talks Oscars Sync Performing on Good Morning America amp More Billboard magazine February 26 2017 Accessed October 2 2017 It will be a huge moment for the Hamilton N J native and she can t wait to watch This victory has been a long time coming since Bowman graduated Steinert High School in 2008 and headed off to New York City to pursue her musical dreams Assemblyman Wayne P DeAngelo New Jersey Legislature Accessed February 9 2008 Jandoli Ron The Century s Best Boys Soccer Top 10 Players of each decade The Star Ledger November 7 1999 backed up by the Internet Archive as of January 10 2003 Accessed September 11 2008 Tarr Mary Ann Colin Ferrell Has Enduring Connection To Football Hamilton Pulse March 14 2017 Accessed July 19 2019 Ferrell went on to complete a banner high school career at Steinert and followed that up with an all star career at Kent State University After graduating I went to Peddie as a Post Graduate Ferrell said Maloney Kevin Another Generation of Gallaghers The Times June 25 2007 Accessed July 8 2007 The dining room table is where Logan s dad Dave who had a nine year big league baseball career after starring at Steinert High puts something that he calls the Hitter s Journal after every game he attends Haley Craig Gaven working to regain magic The Times Trenton June 19 2007 Gaven s slump was unexpected considering his vast success In 2001 after his freshman year at Steinert High he was invited into the U S residency program at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton Fla Fisher Rich Gmitter Pittaro continue families proud history at Steinert Community News November 30 2015 Accessed August 16 2019 Two of the biggest cogs on this year s team are also part of Hamilton Township sports royalty Her mother Lisa is Steinert s varsity assistant and the school s all time goal scorer with 177 Clerkin Bridget Steinert government class leads Hamilton native to White House job The Times October 15 2014 Accessed January 17 2018 For Brad Jenkins that journey led from the halls of Steinert High School to the corridors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue The Hamilton native now is an associate director in the Office of Public Engagement literally the front door of the White House he said finding and inviting various leaders and advocates to Washington to discuss how best to move forward with issues that are important to them the president and the country Prospect Profile Dahntay Jones NBA com Accessed February 22 2011 Fisher Rich McKeown headed to Mercer Soccer Hall of Fame The Trentonian October 17 2011 Accessed October 2 2017 Jim McKeown one of the driving forces behind two state championship teams at Steinert High School in the early 1970s did his best to put Mercer County s golden age of soccer in perspective McKeown played on two of Goose Laurenti s four Group IV state champions before graduating in 1974 Jim McKeown Mercer County Soccer Hall of Fame Accessed October 2 2017 Joining an ever growing list of booters from Steinert High School Jim McKeown s accomplishments on the field earns him a place among the many greats in the Mercer County Soccer Hall of Fame A product of the Hamilton Township youth programs Jim was a three year performer for the Spartans leading them to the Group IV title in both 1971 and 1973 Art Napolitano Steinert High School Athletic Hall of Fame Accessed July 19 2019 Anthes Rob All in the family chatting with former Steinert baseball star and major leaguer Chris Pittaro Hamilton Post January 2 2008 Accessed August 24 2008 The Post s Rob Anthes caught up with Chris Pittaro Steinert graduate former major league baseball player and scout for the Oakland Athletics professional baseball team since 1991 Fisher Rich Indoor soccer coming soon to new Robbinsville facility Archived September 30 2007 at the Wayback Machine The Trentonian November 29 2006 accessed April 17 2007 Bobby Smith the former Steinert High and Rider University standout who went on to star for the U S National Team and in the North American Soccer League is now forming indoor leagues at the new state of the art Robbinsville Fieldhouse Roberts Sam Sammy Williams Tony Winner in A Chorus Line Dies at 69 The New York Times March 22 2018 Accessed July 19 2019 Samuel Joseph Williams was born on Nov 13 1948 in Trenton to Joseph Williams a factory worker and the former Nona Dibella who worked in a hospital After graduating from Steinert High School in Hamilton Township N J where he performed in school plays Mr Williams at 19 went to New York to try his luck Sciarrotta S Steinert High vice principal loved soccer at first kick MercerSpace com February 4 2013 Accessed May 22 2013 The first time Duane Robinson was exposed to soccer he wasn t quite sure what he was looking at Robinson now a vice principal at Steinert High School went on to have a decade long professional soccer career External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Steinert High School Steinert High School official website Steinert High School s 2015 16 School Performance Report from the New Jersey Department of Education Data for the Hamilton Township Public Schools National Center for 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