Cresskill‘s Henderson gave an example of his varied skills last week when he helped the Cougars continue a four-game winning streak to climb to the .500 mark at 10-10.
Henderson had six hits in 11 at-bats with a grand slam, two doubles, six runs and nine RBI in wins over Palisades Park, Wood-Ridge and Elmwood Park. He also pitched two complete games and made several nifty defensive plays at shortstop against Wood-Ridge.
For his three-way efforts, Henderson earned The Record Male Athlete of the Week honor.
“I just want to do whatever I can to help my team win. We’re pretty young this year, with only two seniors and mostly juniors and sophomores,” said Henderson, a 6-foot, 175-pound junior. “We’re getting better, though, and we will look to do as well as we can in the state tournament in a couple of weeks. We’re definitely on a good roll right now.”
Also the starting quarterback and a free safety in football, Henderson directed a power-I and play-action attack that resulted in a 6-4 record last fall. Cresskill made the playoffs before falling to Saddle Brook.
This spring, Henderson has a 6-2 record with six complete games. He’s hitting .330 with two home runs and 20 RBI.
Henderson has three brothers and three sisters, and his oldest sibling Ray, 29, played middle linebacker at Boston College. Brother Brian, 22, played football at The College of New Jersey, sisters Tricia (20) and Shannon (19) ran track in high school, sister Katy (13) runs track, and brother Kyle (10) plays baseball.
A right-handed thrower and batter, Henderson wants to major in business or finance in college, and play football or baseball or both.