The Record's Male Athlete of the Week

Updated Thursday April 12, 2018 by North Arlington Little League.

Congratulations to Eric on this great accomplishment!

The Record, April 10, 2018

Male Athlete of the Week: Eric McKenna, North Arlington

Sport: Baseball

Class: Junior. Age: 16.

Accomplishment: McKenna threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks in the 10-0 win over Bogota. During the team's 2-1 week, he also contributed at the plate, going 6-for-11 with four RBIs. He's an honor student who is ranked in the top 15 in his class.

"He's our horse on the mound. I think he's one of the better pitchers in Group 1 baseball. I feel very confident with him on the mound. He's a special talent at shortstop as well. He's our No. 3 hitter, so he gets our lineup going, and he makes every play in the infield."

— Coach Paul Marcantuono


Also nominated: Drew Packen of Wood-Ridge for baseball; Dario Sirni of Wayne Hills and Nick Beninati of Wayne Valley for lacrosse; Dylan Anderson of Bergen Catholic, Stefan Rodic of Wayne Valley, and Aaron Candelaria of Bergenfield for volleyball; Brandon Grill of Dwight-Englewood for tennis; and Aesh Patel of Wayne Valley for track and field.