We have another NJ Girl’s High School volleyball season in the books and it certainly was a season to remember. The crazy high seen on the faces of championship teams compared to several extreme lows of losing members of our NJ volleyball community. The news of the passing of another volleyball head coach has us all reeling today after losing Sterling Head Coach Bill Scully in an automobile accident. But let’s fill in some of the details of the first season in recent memory without a Tournament of Champions.

This season, there were 3,480 games played…

There were 3,720 players at the varsity level with recorded stats. NJP estimates that the total players of all teams in NJ at the varsity level was 4,500…

Of the 3,720 players, 1,564 were seniors, 1,191 were juniors, 667 sophomores, 226 freshman and 71 unknown.

There were 98,763 kills recorded this season, 16,294 blocks, 160,256 digs, 87, 857 assists, and 46,876 aces.

326 NJ high school volleyball teams were on the 2022 schedule…

59 teams did not report individual player stats…

The Southern Rams scored the most points this season with 1,664. Williamstown and Paul VI were second and third.

North Hunterdon had the most difficult schedule according to our schedule strength algorithm. NH was followed by Williamstown, IHA, and Paul VI.

Bogota had the largest average margin of victory at 11.4. IHA, Williamstown and Bergen Tech had the next three highest.

Bogota had the highest set win percentage sporting a record of 57-4. They were followed by IHA (59-5), Southern (62-6), and Old Bridge and Sparta (51-6).

Immaculate Heart finished the season undefeated in New Jersey with their only loss coming at the hands of Pennsylvania power Pope John Paul ll.

There were 16 games on the entire season that NJ teams played out of state teams. NJ was 9-7 overall vs out of state opponents.

Southern Regional had the most wins with 31.

Southern played the most sets with 68. Williamstown, Montgomery, and North Hunterdon were second with 67.

Ashanna Caviness of Bogota led the state with 388 kills. Brookelyn Talmadge from Immaculate Heart was second with 323 and Clare Farrell was third with 322. They were the only three players in NJ to finish with over 300 kills.

Kills per set was also led by Ashanna Caviness of Bogota with 6.36 kills/set. Olivia Alicante was second in kills per set with 6.09. Samiyah Abdur Rahim from MKA was third with 5.74.

Sophomore Erin Fahy from Cresskill had the most blocks in the state for the season with 98. Union’s Ezinne Amadi finished second with 90 and Sofia DiProfio from Johnson and Tori Taylor from Saddle River Day each had 88.

Four players finished the season averaging more than 1.5 blocks per set. Sofia DiProfio was best in the state with 2.1 blocks per set. Tori Taylor (1.91), Erin Fahy (1.81) and Ezinne Amadi (1.64) were second, third and fourth.

Cammi Quirk – Ridgewood Maroons, NJP’s Player of the Year!

It is truly remarkable to finish 1st in the NJP player rater out of over 4,000 players in NJ. It os even more remarkable to finish 1st two consecutive years. Cammi Quirk is once again NJP’s best player based on the algorithm and our Player of the Year for 2022.

Demarest Junior Taylor Miller was NJP’s Top Junior in NJ

Junior Taylor Miller of Demarest finished second in the Rater. Here are the top 20 players, representing the NJP first team All State team…

Just 4 players in NJ had over 400 digs this season. NJ was led by Gianna Favata of Jefferson with 485. Haley Maher of Sparta was second in NJ with 432. Nia Ipeker of Montgomery and Gena Driscoll of Gloucester Catholic had 403 and 301 respectively. Gena was best in the state with digs per set at 10.4 per set. Gianna and Haley followed at 8.36 and 7.58.

Kalena Stavish of Immaculate Heart led the state in assists with 720 and 11.28 assists per set. She was easily cast as the NJP Setter of the Year for 2022. Joanna Andrews of Williamstown, Mia Pimental of Bogota, and Molly Regulski of Southern all get honorable mention.

Here are the Freshman Top 20 for the season… Congratulations to these top first year players…

NJ’s top sophomores will be the players to watch next season…

And of course, we can’t leave out our top juniors. They will lead the way next season as seniors…

NJP would like to recognize our turnaround team of the season. Last season this team finished 3-16 and 1-12 in their division. In 2022, they finished 22-7, 10-4 in their division and road a wave of momentum that took them to the Central Group 4 semi-finals. Congratulations to the Montgomery Cougars!!!

Let’s honor our group and state champions…

All 6 state champions were from the North regions.

Westfield Blue Devils Group 4 Champs
Immaculate Heart Academy Non-Public A State Champions NJP’s #1 Team
Bogota Buccaneers Group 1 Champions
Tenafly Tigers Group 4 Champs
Sparta Spartans Group 2 State Champions
Lodi Immaculate Blue Wolves Non-Public B State Champions

The NJP FINAL top 30 for NJ Girl’s High School Varsity Volleyball Fall season…

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