Jake Ross ’96
Three Sport Athlete and Captain Jake Ross demonstrated his versatility on three varsity teams: soccer (three letters), ice hockey (four letters), and baseball (four letters). In his senior year, he served as captain of all three teams. He led the 1995 Boys’ Soccer Team to a 20-0-1 record (including 15 shutouts), a second place ranking in New Jersey, a 10th place ranking in the country, and the conference, county, and state championships. Jake earned 1st Team All Conference, 1st Team All County, and 1st Team All State, mainly for his team-leading 31 goals---the second highest total in Pingry soccer history---and 15 assists. On the hockey team, Jake was a member of two State Prep B championship teams and earned All State recognition as a defenseman his senior year. Jake was named Most Valuable Player of the 1995 and 1996 Baseball Teams, and he earned 1st Team All State Prep both years. In 1995, he led the team in runs, hits, stolen bases, and ERA, and the 1996 team reached its record of 17-6 largely because of his team-leading 28 RBIs and .508 batting average. A recipient of the Timothy Cornwall ‘64 Boys Soccer Sportsmanship Award, Class of 1935 Graham Churchill Baseball Award, and Centennial Cup, Jake played soccer and baseball at Lafayette College, where he received the Hall of Fame Award from the soccer program and was twice named 1st Team All Patriot League and All-Region.