NJP Faces of 2022

Showcasing our NJ heroes leading the way for 2022….

Ridgewood senior setter Cammi Quirk has set the school record for career assists tonight with 1,260. The sky is the limit for NJ’s top rated player.
Hillsborough Sophomore Aileen Xue has been a movie star all season for the Raiders. Her first two years at Varsity have been earth shattering. Get the awards ready when this fine player finishes her HS career!
Southern Head Coach Eric Maxwell has been bulking up during his teams 27-0 start to the Girl’s Fall season. Both he and the Rams look in great shape for the Group 4 state tournament.
Taylor Miller of Demarest is having an absolute breakout season as a junior. The “Rock Star” is now the #2 player overall in NJ in the NJP Player Rater completed 10/10. Way to go Tay!!!
West Orange has benefited from the great play of Lucinda Edwards over the last four years at the varsity level. This versatile setter has made a huge difference for the Mountaineers this season during a major turnaround from 2021.
Dajah Williams of the Williamstown Braves appears ready to blast off with her teammates come state playoff time. The 2021-22 undefeated champs may have a few losses, but the Braves will be present and ready when South Group 4 participants gather in November.
Don’t look now, but Burlington Township has zipped to 11-1 and is thriving in the BCSL in part because of the defensive prowess of Kat Wolf. The junior already has 100 digs on the season. Great job Katherine!
When Alexy Eng from the New Providence Pioneers isn’t traveling to San Francisco and re-connecting with nature, she is leading her high school volleyball team in multiple statistic categories. This senior has a bright future but for now she is concentrating on the UCC and state playoffs.
Eastern Viking setter Victoria Fries has had a great senior campaign thus far in Fall 2022. When Tori is not dirt biking and enjoting nature, she is leading her Vikings to victory on the volleyball floor.
Playing high school volleyball for Gill St. Bernard has it’s challenges. But Lilianna Fava carries that weight well. The junior leader has had her strongest season yet with the best still to come.
Samiyah Abdur Rahim has been an absolute Wonder Woman this season for MKA. Can’t wait to see what she can accomplish playing volleyball at TCU next fall. Congrats Samiyah!
Sophomore Lanie Englehardt of St. Rose always keeps a set of sticks around so she can drum her opponents into the ground. She is having a breakout season for the Purple Roses this fall! Very cool…
IHA’s Grace Coughlin (red dress) has turned up the heat for the Blue Eagles and is poised to win some awards by the end of this season. That is, if we can tear her away from her close group of friends that look kinda familiar…
Sibana Gonzalez of WWPS has been the master chef for the Pirates over the last 4 years at varsity. She has been serving up a pretty special talent level and hopes her senior year will end with a championship banquet.
Montville’s Katie Gorski is a renaissance woman who is always looking to innovate at middle for the Mustangs. She is having another outstanding year in the NJAC and is clearly a senior leader for a very solid team.
Junior Aries Fontaine of Elizabeth is having a breakout year and leads her team in three statistical categories: kills, blocks, and aces. She is evolving into an outstanding leader for the Minutewomen.
Legends don’t come to fruition very often but when they do, its something special. BR Head Coach Corey Romanak has been hanging with the cool kids for decades and has made his mark in the record books for the Panthers.
Bergenfield senior setter Kayla Savoia aspires to be an orthodontist and has been a leader on and off the court this season. She runs fundraisers to help needing families in South Africa while running the offense on the volleyball court for the Bears. Opponents should brace for impact because Kayla is ready to band her team together for the win.
Sadie Kent from Mainland knows which way to steer her Mustangs. This senior setter has driven her team to a 3-0 start. Nice Job Sadie!!
How good is the Dayton girls high school volleyball team this season? VERY! Sam Janker is ready to lead the Bulldogs to another Group Title!!
Junior Lara Barrasso of Our Lady of Mercy has gotten out of the gate like an Olympic sprinter. She has 8 aces in each of her two first games to lead the state with 16.
Alyssa Cepero is used to getting the most out of her Mustangs. The Triton senior setter is off to a hot start for the Fall 2022 season.
Future leaders can sometimes be easily identified on the volleyball court. Junior setter Riley Budenas of Toms River North sets the tone on the court and also became “Campus Captain” for student-athlete mental health with “The Hidden Opponent” organization. Congrats Riley!! Recognizing your courage and leadership!
What a great start for Naomi Lygas a freshman at Princeton High School. The beach player burst in to beast mode in her very first match with 10 kills and 3 aces against WWPS providing a big boost and a three set win.
Isabelle Borowinski may look like a Princess when occupying a chair in the Wayne Valley high school library but she was a demon on the court on opening night as she powered the Indians to a massive win over Ridgewood.

Don’t let the smile and frills fool you. Once Amanda Shirk of Hunterdon Central gets on the volleyball court, it’s all business!! And you better get out of the way… FAST!
The summer might be over but don’t expect Paul VI junior outside Emily Ezeiruaku to slow down her athletic activities. This superior athlete will be a “go-to” on the potent Eagle attack.
Union Catholic’s Haiden Fuhrmann is ready to ride her junior campaign to the top as the Vikings appear to be a force in the UCC.
Linden Head Coach Mark Radil has his team primed to take-off come opening day on September 8th. The Tigers will be battling for top honors in the UCC Mountain Division.
Bergen Tech is primed for success this Fall especially with middle Anastasia Kelnik flying through the middle. The Knights are a team to reckon with in 2022.
Sofia Bell from Tenafly will lead the attack for the Tigers when they return their entire team for the Fall season. Watch out for Sofia and the Tigers!!!
Grace Yaeger of Seneca tallied over 100 digs last season playing libero for the Golden Eagles in her freshman year at high school. The rising sophomore is well on her way to becoming one of NJ’s best diggers!!
Fred Siegel continues to make his mark on the volleyball community in New Jersey… one of a kind!
Paul VI senior Ella Pobre will be one of the leaders of a stacked Eagles team that went to last years final and loses just one starter to graduation. Fly! Eagles Fly!
Laura Gruener, the Queen of Hackettstown volleyball, is expected to dominate in the middle as a senior for the Tigers…
Setter Alyssa Ferrante of Lower Cape May had a great start to her high school volleyball career as a freshman in 2021 and she will be looking to push the “Tigers” to new heights this fall.
Sophia Koval was a “Wonderwoman” last season dishing almost 500 assists for the 19-4 Colts Neck Cougars. This season, you will hear “Koval to Foley for the kill” more times than you can count on 30 sets of hands. 🙂 #1
Rutgers Newark new Head Coach Aidan Albrecht from the Old Bridge Knights Volleyball (2013) looks powered up to drive the Raiders to an NCAA D3 Final 4 appearance
Sabrina Arcilla of Pascack Valley is ready to stake her claim as one of NJ’s best libero’s with acrobatic abilities and perfect passes.
IHA’s Brookelyn Talmadge has committed to D1 Bryant College in Rhode Island and will join her former teammate Gianna Grig’s next fall.
Watch for a breakout year for rising senior Taylor Hartung of Secaucus who along with Ava Formisano, Amaya Ocasio, and Nicole Rocha, will perform the concerto for this years Patriots chances in the NJIC.
Maxine Erlanger of Wall was looking like a rock star last season and we expect her to get even more chances to show off her stuff in 2022.
Roselle Catholic’s Gaby Meloni is ready for another standout year as a senior and will be “icing” opponents in the UCC.
Junior Maria Theruviparambil of WWPS is hoping to ride off into the sunset with a BCSL championship in 2022.
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